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.
Emilio at Homestead - TTE Track Record.wmv
Emilio Cervantes sets the NASA TTE track record in my Miata. Now I have a
much higher (lower?) bar to chase. This broke the previous record by 1.5
seconds! The car is a 1993 Mazda Miata with a 2000 engine, Tein Flex
coilovers, Racing Beat hollow front anti-sway bar, 949 Racing 6UL 15x8"
wheels with Hoosier 205/50/15 R6 tires.
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!!
Trinity Rd in my Miata, scaring my girlfriend
In my 1996 Miata going over Trinity Rd from Glen Ellen to Napa. Wanted to
test my Samsung TL220 camera with my Panavise 809 mount, the video is quite
shaky, need to work on that. Driven this road a lot, but went a little
quicker this time and my girlfriend got a little freaked out!
Driving 949Racing's OGK
This is a highlight of my first-ever filmed session in a real racing car.
I have had a few laps in this car before at a few auto-x's and 2 laps at
Buttonwillow, but nothing like this. All I can say is, "Wow...I want a
racecar, like now!"
I think I want to buy my third Miata now and finally make a legitimate
racing car. However, I'm holding off until my MSM project is finished,
which I hope is soon.
Thanks to Emilio at 949Racing for letting me borrow the car for the
Car: 949Racing OGK ('91 Miata)
Tires: Nitto NT01 (225/45/15)
Venue: AAA Auto Club Speedway (Interior Road Course)
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.
Streets of Willow (CCW): Interesting Moments
1. 135i has a bit too much power.
2. R32 Skyline GT-R getting his drift on.
3. Elise S flying off the track and a really fast STi can't shake me in the
tight back sections of the lap.