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!!
FORMULA DRIFT ROAD ATLANTA 2012
Went to the Formula Drift in Atlanta. Best thing ever!!!! I plan on going
every year. Anyways heres what I caught. Didn't get the end of the races
cause we had to take off a bit early.
2012 Mitty Road Atlanta Saturday Corvairs
2012 Mitty Road Atlanta Saturday Corvairs. Qualifying and Feature race for
April 28, 2012 Photos at
Al Wicht 3
David Clemens 24
Rick Norris 36
Spencer Shepard 66
Mike Levine 4
Eddie Meadows 062
Jim Schardt 7
Dave Edsinger 18
Michael LeVeque 23
Robert Coffin 31
Bob Storc 35
Norman Latulippe 41
Curtis Wood 46
James Reeve, Jr. 51
Warren LeVeque 93
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.
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.
2012 Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta - /TRACKSIDE
You know the drill guys. Bringing you closer to tens of thousands of horsepower, hundreds
of liters of engine displacement, countless fragments of shredded rubber,
unbelievable noise, and many miles traversed. This is TRACKSIDE at the 2012
Petit LeMans, Road Atlanta.
Troy's Z06 running at Road Atlanta
Troy's C6 Z06 at Road Atlanta
Shot with a Chasecam HD
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2011 Spec Miata Highlight Reel
A highlight reel of some of the more exciting moments during the 2011 SCCA
Mazda Spec Miata season. This was our first year racing sports cars and we
had a great season amassing multiple wins, a track record, and the CACC
Sports Car Rookie of the Year honors.
2012 will mark new beginnings as we are focused on drifting, obtaining our
PRO Formula Drift license. Come along for the ride - www.brodygoble.com
VIPER IDIOT AT ROAD ATLANTA - 12/03/06
Check out this footage taken from one of our Porsche group on Road Atlanta
this past weekend. More details can be found here: