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
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.
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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The Comeback at Laguna Seca: SCCA STL / Spec Miata Racing
Hit twice at the start and got spun around just before turn 2. Half the
field goes by. Time to play catch up!!! One of my best drives. Version w/o
music here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXF1vsf8Sj8
10/02/2011 SCCA Race at Laguna Seca.
Driver: Doug Makishima
Car: Spec Miata #52 entered in STL class.
Music by: GNR, Go Home Productions, DJ Dosvec and DJ Earworm. I do not own
the music content.
Note: Search for "The Comeback at Laguna Seca: STL/Spec Miata Racing (Sans
Music Track)" to watch the version of this video without the music.
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 BMWCCA March 2012 HPDE Sunday BMW E30 325iS 24 Valve.MP4
M52B28 Engine - 3.5" MAF & Intake
Custom Tune by Technica Motorsports
Custom 2.5" Single Exhaust by Technica
Getrag 420G Transmission(6 Speed)
Ground Control Conversion Coilovers
Bimmerworld Front Sway w/ Adjustable End Links
Performance Friction PFC06 Pads
Grand-Am/Continental Tire 225.45.15 Slicks
Troy's Z06 running at Road Atlanta
Troy's C6 Z06 at Road Atlanta
Shot with a Chasecam HD
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