Spec Miata racing at Road Atlanta, 7/05

Some excerpts from a Spec Miata race I drove in at Road Atlanta in July of 2005.

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2013 Road Atlanta Majors Spec Miata Race 2 - Danny Steyn vs Andrew Carbonell
Race 2 was a real barn burner with many lead changes. Steyn starts from outside pole, drops back as far as 4th place, works back to the front with 6 to go and tries to gap Rossini engine team mate Andrew Carbonell, but to no avail. On the last lap Carbonel makes an attempt in T3 and bangs into Steyn twise, Steyn saves it, and continues in the lead. Carbonnel drafts Steyn on the back straight and makes the clean pass in T10A to get the win by 1/10th second. Dillon MacHavern back in 3rd place





Damaging my Miata at Road Atlanta 10B, Nov 27, 2011
This beautiful and fast OPM Autosports 2003 Spec Miata is for sale. Pictures here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+bocon007/albums/6118420828853590353 Details here: http://mazdaracers.com/classifieds Also available: 2007 28’ Pace Pursuit trailer with E-Track on all walls, Reese strait-line weight distribution system with sway control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW. 2007 2WD Toyota Tundra Double Cab, 5.7L, 74,000 miles, SR5 package, tow package, Prodigy brake controller, Swift Hitch portable back up camera. Chin Motorsports Thanksgiving event on Sunday Nov 27, 2011 - 12:00PM green group. Spec Miata trades the lead with 944 and Vette but then goes off at 10B causing some damage.





Lap at Road Atlanta in American Le Mans Series P1
The NameSilo-sponsored Autocon Lola BA06 runs a lap at Road Atlanta prior to Petit Le Mans 2011. If you'd like your name or web address to appear on this American Le Mans Series race car, register or transfer a domain at www.namesilo.com/alms.





March 11, 2012 Road Atlanta Miata Crash - NASA HPDE 2 group
This 2003 Miata Shinsen Edition was a brand new build by OPM Autosports in Cumming, GA. They installed cage, seat, Schroth 6 point harness, SPA AFFF 6 nozzle fire suppression system, radiator, brake lines, tow hooks and much more. They also oversaw the painting of the interior and hard top. Their workmanship is beyond reproach. It really was the coolest looking track Miata I had ever seen -- which makes this story so sad (OPM also did ride height, corner weights and alignment for Spec Miata class and provided track side support for this NASA SE event). I was in HPDE 2 group (one step above beginners). I waited three months for the build to complete. I promised myself I would not wreck on the very first weekend I had the car back but ... I did. I hit the inside wall after T3 pretty hard. Personally, I think I went to full throttle too soon at T3. If I had just waited a few tenths longer until the right rear tire had cleared the curbing before mashing the throttle, I think I would have been ok. It's a painful lesson. Here are pics of car after repairs - better than new!! https://picasaweb.google.com/106213036764439306024/2003ShinsenSM




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