NASA Spec Miata race at Infineon Raceway on February 12, 2012.
Started 11th, finished 9th. A few highlights:
2:38: Had a good run going on the #27 and then had a bit of a "moment" in T10.
3:15: Another small moment in T2, might have been some pickup from the earlier problem.
3:55 Had a run going on the #27 into T7 when the yellow flag comes out.
4:10 And here's the reason for the yellow flag. Check out the tire wall on driver's right and the front of the E30 sitting on driver's left at the end of T8.
4:20 Snookered the #27 on the restart only to lose a place to the #64.
5:20 Outside pass on the #64 in T6 to regain position.
5:50 Passing an E30 that goes just a bit wide on the exit of T6.
Had a run going at the finish for 8th place and came up a few feet short.
14 year old driver 1st place finish at NASA HMS race 3-10-12
Today was a great day at Homestead Miami Speedway for the second race of
the second NASA Florida region event. I took the win in the Spec Miata
race. I qualified 4th and the top four all were within 1 tenth of a second.
The top for were 2 seconds faster
then 5th place. Selin Rollan was my drafting partner in qualifyed and the
race. We were able to bump draft around the entire banking. At the start I
fell to 5th but got to third within the first lap. Me and Selin Rollan
teamed up and passed first and then pulled away from the field of 25 very
competitive spec miatas with a few national winners in the field. We were
hitting speeds of 122 mph while bump drafting compared to the 112 mph
without bump drafting. I stayed behind him and pushed him the entire
race... until the last lap. I found out earlier in the race I don't have
the power to pass him by pulling out of the draft in the banking. The only
chance I had was in turn eight, a tight hairpin leading to the
backstraight, where my 1.6 liter miata has better launch against his
heavier 1.8 liter. So on the last lap in turn eight I drafted as much as I
could and pulled out. I got the lead and was able to hold off Selin in
NASCAR turns 3 and 4 and take the win. I achieved a time of 1.40.5 which is
very quick and would be considered a front runner in a SCCA National. I
tested and got times on my Mazda 2. I was able to get a 1.48.2 consistently
and that is about 6 seconds off a decent Spec Miata time. Overall a great
weekend and now off to Sebring on March 30th.
Special thanks to Bob Van Epps my Coach, Race Pack, Rossini racing Engines,
Joe Heck Racing, Metro Wrapz
Rivers Edge Roadcourse - Brody Goble's Spec Miata
We attended this local event for fun and to cap off a great 2011 season. We
set a new track record our first time racing here in the Spec Miata class.
Here is some footage of Sunday's race win! The other miata is an IP3 car
(different class) but I still wanted to beat him.. Follow my drifting and
road racing via my website and blog at www.brodygoble.com
Thanks to Tracy Beier at R3 Motorsports, Speedware Motorsports and GoPro
Hero HD Cameras, for making the 2011 season super successful! In our first
year moving from go-karts to cars, we managed to qualify for the SCCA
National Runoffs and snag a few wins and more importantly end up 2nd
overall in the SCCA National points in the Northwest Division. Many thanks
to my dad and family/friends that are always there to support me!
PiR SCCA Spec Miata Race - Contact While Passing for Lead
Some contact was made between Matt Schultz and I as I was passing for the
lead. I was then shuffled back in the pack as I went out into the grass.
Live and learn; scrub those tires after an off-track excursion! We managed
to still sneak out a third place result in the race and I went onto
finishing second the following day.
September 9, 2011
NASA HPDE 3 @ Infineon Raceway 2/11/2012 - Mustang #770
This was my first trackday of the 2012 season and the first time running in
group 3. The car that I am driving is a 1998 Ford Mustang Cobra "FALEEN" #770. It had a
suspension overhaul during the winter so I was still trying to re-learn the
car. It has a stock 32-valve 4.6L Cobra motor outfitted with Maximum
Motorsports suspension components.
KBB Races a Mazda Miata - Part 4: Training With a Pro
With the car assembled and ready for action, Micah Muzio turns his focus to
improving the most important component of Spec Miata racing: The driver. In
this video, Micah delves into the nuances of competitive auto racing with
the help from professional Mazda racer, Kenton Koch.
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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.
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.
KBB Races a Mazda Miata - Part 1: Skip Barber Race School
A few months back Kelley Blue Book got the crazy idea to go spec racing in
a Miata. With a little guidance from some smart folks at Mazda our first
step in preparing for fender-to-fender racing was to send our driver, KBB's
Micah Muzio, to Skip Barber's 3-day Mazda MX-5 Race School. In this, the
first of a 3-part series, Micah learns the ins and outs of driving on a
race track and what it takes to win behind the wheel of Mazda's popular
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This is Spec Miata Racing.wmv
This is how bump drafting should work. Kyle Webb gives me a push past John
in the Saturday race at Road Atlanta to take back 3rd place. I felt bad for
Kyle because he had a spin after the push. Man this stuff is fun!!!!!
Race car driver heel-toe & footwork - Spec Miata
Click here to see how the race went that weekend:
My footwork in the Spec Miata race car at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The
car is prepared by Ed Railton and Premier Auto Service.
This footage was taken at the end of a long test day, during which I
seriously burned off my tires. As a result it was hard to get a 1:51 lap
time, which is about 2-3 seconds slower than it should have been. I did
mid-1:48s when I got fresher rubber. In the video I'm feathering the
throttle more than usual.
You'll notice the shift from 2nd to 3rd is slower. The 3rd gear synchro is
weak in first generation Miatas, and if you shift too fast it hurts the
You'll also notice copious left-foot braking in turns 3 and 10. I start the
video during braking for turn 11.
I was surprised I could find a spot for the Contour down there, but it's
got a lot of mounting options and it was pretty simple to get a good angle.
Some quick settings changes on the lap top and it was good to go.
I like watching the dirt in the footwell shooting back and forth. With
nearly 1.5 G, it's like upending a bucket.
Racing out of class?
NASA Norcal Race Group A. Two clips of my encounter with a SpecE30 in
Traffic. Is this out of class racing? What are your thoughts? Comment
below. I have posted this to encourage discussion not throw anyone under
the bus. I have not talked with the driver involved as of yet. I will
when I have a chance.
SCCA Spec Miata Group 17, Sept 4th 2011 Car #20
SCCA Group 17 Spec Miata race on September 4th, 2011 @ Infineon Raceway.
This was the second Spec Miata race of the weekend. On board with car #20:
My 3rd and final race of the weekend. This one was a total blast: much
smoother & controlled all around the track. I had my line pretty much
nailed down and cruised through the back of the field. The start was a bit
fast (and stretched out) I was in the back of the pack and expected to get
way slowed down into T-11 (like the other races) but instead pretty much
started my race in T-7.
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