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!!
Spec Miata Mayhem at Roebling
Nothing like the start of a Spec Miata race for crazy excitement. People
get shuffled out of order and it takes a few laps to sort things out. Make
sure you see the action at 2:20.
This is 5 laps from the Sarrc Invitational Challenge, the championship race
for the SCCA Southeast Division at Roebling Road Raceway near Savannah, GA,
held October 9th, 2011.
Data by Traqmate
ALMS 2012 - Nissan Deltawing Big Crash During Testing At Road Atlanta
During testing for Petit Le Mans the Nissan DeltaWing crashed with a
Porsche GTC car and was forced into a roll.
Gunnar Jeannette was behind the wheel at the time of contact with the GTC
Porsche. There's been no official word yet from the DeltaWing team or
Nissan whether or not the car can be repaired in time for this weekend's
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Whelen Rolex Corvette @ Road Atlanta
Eric Curran and Marsh Racing / Whelen Motorsports using a three hour
endurance race at Road Atlanta as a test session for the Grand-Am Rolex
Series 2011 season.
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.
Monster Miata! - The Downshift Episode 27
On this episode of The Downshift, we visit Monster Miata where Martin
Wilson and his team are dropping Ford 5.0-liter V-8 engines into MX-5
convertibles to create wild performance monsters.
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Troy's Z06 running at Road Atlanta
Troy's C6 Z06 at Road Atlanta
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'02 M3 Crash at VIR
Towards the end of a great HPDE at VIR Full in February 2009, i get a
little tired and make a mistake in the high speed esses which results in me
dropping right rear wheel off the track and loosing control, hitting a tire
wall in m 2002 BMW M3 coupe. Lesson learned: Stay hydrated and focused.
Mazda MX5 Bear Mountain Drive
The Smoking Tire stops by a Mazda meet at OCC then heads up to bear
mountain for some testing in the twisties of the new MX5
2012 Mazda Miata MX-5 Convertible Test Drive & Car Review.mp4
The Mazda MX-5 is the one true sports car that has lasted the test of time.
The recipe for success was written ling ago: convertible top, sport scar
design, engine up front, and rear wheel drive. The 2012 Mazda Miata MX-5
carries on the torch.
Liberty Auto Mazda
1000 E Park Ave (Rte 176)
Libertyville, IL 60048
Corvette and Ferrari Crash
At a local event for a track day, some Corvettes and Ferraris get tangled
up in Big Bend at Lime Rock. Keep your eye on the front of the pack.
Nobody was hurt but 3 cars did get some damage and alot of other cars got
wet and muddy from avoiding the carnage.
Corner Carving 2000 Mustang GT NASA HPDE 4 Road Atlanta March 2011
Driving my 2000 Mustang GT
in the advaced HPDE4 group @ Road Atlanta. Watch for a guy in a Corvette
almost loosing it in the Esses right in front of me.. At the beginning of
the video I'm moving through slower traffic: (Corvettes, BWM's, Porsche 911
GT3's, etc..) Then I get a few faster laps in.
My Mustang is built to NASA
TTC Specs (2008 NASA SE Champion)
The Mustang is the
Supermobile Performance shop car. Check us out @ www.Supermobile.com
The car has a basically stock 4.6 V8 engine save for a tune and free
flowing intake / cat back Exhaust.
The suspension and brakes are pretty much full-on race complete with
Hoosier R Compound tires.
Cadillac Racing - CTS-V Coupe -Road Atlanta
Jump inside a Team Cadillac CTS-V Coupe as racers Johnny O'Connell and Andy
Pilgrim offer an insider's perspective of the fastest American racetrack
they faced this year -- Road Atlanta. As the camera reveals the track from
the driver's perspective, Johnny and Andy explain the incredible maneuvers
they must use to master the daunting corners and rapid elevation change
found at Road Atlanta in this last round of the SCCA World Challenge
Spec Miata Crash At Infineon
This was the Labor Day double regional at Infineon. I dropped a wheel off
on the exit of 8a and put the car in the tire wall on the outside of T9.