Mark Hicks driving my Miata around Road Atlanta

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.

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Damaging my Miata at Road Atlanta 10B, Nov 27, 2011
This beautiful and fast OPM Autosports 2003 Spec Miata is for sale. Pictures here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+bocon007/albums/6118420828853590353 Details here: http://mazdaracers.com/classifieds Also available: 2007 28’ Pace Pursuit trailer with E-Track on all walls, Reese strait-line weight distribution system with sway control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW. 2007 2WD Toyota Tundra Double Cab, 5.7L, 74,000 miles, SR5 package, tow package, Prodigy brake controller, Swift Hitch portable back up camera. Chin Motorsports Thanksgiving event on Sunday Nov 27, 2011 - 12:00PM green group. Spec Miata trades the lead with 944 and Vette but then goes off at 10B causing some damage.





Miata at Road Atlanta GoPro Hero3 Incar Onboard Track Day
hero 3 black on 1080p at 30fps mounted to the roll bar. This was an MVP Track Time event. I couldn't do better than 2 minutes flat. car has no motor work besides big radiator. Raceland coils, 195/50r15 Potenza re-11s at 30psi cold, hawk dtc-60 pads all around, motul brake fluid.





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!! https://picasaweb.google.com/106213036764439306024/2003ShinsenSM





Crazy Mazda Miata Flip
Spec Mitata flipping on the front straight of Road Atlanta.




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