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.

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2010-2011 Road Atlanta HPDE Mistakes Compilation
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. Here is a compilation of my Road Atlanta HPDE mistakes from my first two years. There are five clips in the video - some with slow motion. I did have more screw ups than these but unfortunately (or fortunately :), the camera was not rolling. Only one of the mistakes in the video resulted in damage to the car.





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





How Mike broke my Miata!
My Miata died at VCMC #2, Mike was driving so I blame it all on him.





Horrific Crash at Road Atlanta Fabrizzio Barbazza Ferarri Knocked in Half 1995
The carreer ending accident of drivers Fabrizio Barbazza and Jeremy Dale on the 1995 IMSA Road Atlanta's 3 hour Grand Prix Race. Jeremy had no place to go and no time to react in one of the fastest corners at Road Atlanta.




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