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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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.





Fast Spec Miata Lap at Road Atlanta
This was my best lap of the weekend. Unfortunately it was still 1 second off the pole. Thanks to Mike in his pinkmobile for the tow. I wish I could have been just a little closer to stay in his draft. 1992 1.6L Spec Miata Hoosier tires 60 degrees temperature Recorded with GoPro HERO2 camera and Traqmate Data Acquisition Video created with TraqStudio





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





Miata passes Ferrari while racing
Start of a race with mixed cars, I'm driving the car with the video, which is a Miata, and I'm following another Miata. We smoke the high HP Camaro and Ferrari! too much fun..




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