2010-2011 Road Atlanta HPDE Mistakes Compilation
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.
Road Atlanta NASA 3 13 2011 CRASH
Thunder Roadster No. 26 Spins in front of Porsche 944 No. 19, causing a
crash and retiring both cars, Minw with bosy damage and a broken radiator.
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
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!!
Mike Skeen: BMW E36 M3 at Road Atlanta
Mike Skeen driving a BMW M3 (E36) at Road Atlanta during the Chin
Motorsports event, August 29, 2009. The car has the usual Bimmerworld
prepared class setup with minimal power upgrades (~230whp).
Road Atlanta Corvette Z06 chasing MTI Z06
This was taken at Road Atlanta running with NASA on March 16, 2008. I am
driving a relatively stock C5 Z06 Corvette trying to keep up with a highly
modified MTI Corvette Z06. I was able to keep up in the corners, but it had
a lot of power to pull away on the straights. I am on Nitto 555R2 tires
that are now due for replacement. The owner of the MTI Z06 is a very nice
guy and has a very cool car. It was a lot of fun trying to keep up.
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
Road Atlanta 2012 HPDE
Road Atlanta, March 4, 2012 w/ Peachtree BMW CCA.
GoPro cameras on the roof, rear window and left rear panel.
1:47 open lap at 8 min.
Mazda Miata Fan - Episode 6 - Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
In this episode, I demonstrate how to remove the valve cover, replace the
valve cover gasket and replace the valve cover on a Mazda Miata. It's
geared toward the NA and NB models.
I also cover inspecting the timing belt and painting the valve cover while
it's removed from the car.
Filmed in 720p HD quality with a Kodak Zi6 camera. Edited in iMovie '09 on
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* At the end, I said that if you follow these instructions you will have an
"oil free top of your motor." I meant to say that you would have an "oil
leak free top of your motor."
Mark Hicks driving my Miata around Road Atlanta
Mark gets around the track pretty well in my car with an impressive time of
1:48.34. Mods include Tein Flex 10/7kg coilovers, Racing Beat hollow front
anti-sway bar, 949 Racing 15x8" 6UL wheels with 205/50/15 Hoosier R6 tires,
Fuji Racing header and CM Muffler Exhaust.