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!!
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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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.
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
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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 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
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
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
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2012-04-21 - Spec Miata Engine Explodes on the Track - Barber Rezoom Event
My stock 1.8L with 92K miles on it explodes on the Barber track. Luckily I
did not get charged for oil cleanup (Barber is really strict in terms of
giving you a bill for any cleanup or damage to their facility - but it is a
nice track). This was a stock engine except the timing wheel had been
adjusted per the SM rules for 1.8L. There was a hole in the block for
number 4 cylinder and bits of piston head had come out the hole. I will
take the engine out and examine the damage more closely. But now I need a
new engine :(
Here are photos of the hole in the block and installation of new engine:
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:
Miata 12 Point Roll Cage Install
Just finished caging a miata with a 12 point. Took me 2 days to complete
notching, fitting & welding it up. DOM seamless 1.5 x 095 tubing was used.
Customer is a fairly big fellow and wanted the door bars as low as
possible, not my style but,... its not my car either, car turned out good
and customer is happy!!!
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.
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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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.