My name is Stephan, I am 21 and live in Mississauga Ontario, Canada. I recently bought my first Miata.
I come from a Mazda background owning two 1988 323 GTX's. I sold those two cars and have recently picked up the Miata as the new daily driver.
It's a 1991 that had 192,000kms when I bought it. I've owned it for 5 months and love it. I have two track days on it. One at Cayuga, and one at Mosport DDT. I have put a lightened flywheel in along with a better clutch. As well as I swapped in the torsen rear end, installed Megan EZ street coilovers and hawk HP plus pads.
I have also bought majority of a turbo setup. All I am missing is a FMIC setup, or an intake setup in general. However, two days at the track have proven the last thing I need behind me is more power. My car with the setup I have now proves to be great fun, as well as showed me I have a lot to learn in terms of driving. For an example if anyone is familiar with the cayuga circuit with my setup I ran a 1:30.9 on falken zeix tires.
Plans for the future:
Proper track rims/tires
Roll bar setup asap.
Turbo setup over the winter.
I am currently a student so funds are limited. I plan on picking up as many small tips and tricks to have a little bit better setup working with what I have.
I also plan on competing in a time attack series held at Shannonville in June. I hope to have some good experience and a well set up car by then. I have a few track days booked between now and then so hopefully I can be competitive.
I would like to believe my mechanical skills are pretty good. They are at the point where changing headgaskets, clutches, differentials, suspension, are manageable by me. But, I still have lots left to learn.
Track day at Mosport.