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Old 09-05-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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despite a terrible start, managed to snag one of these and a free hoosier yesterday. alot of people liked the little miata fighting off american supercars!

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Win. Any vids?
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This is good ****, congratulations. You're still going down in TXMC though. I want the gold, give me the gold.


Seriously, good job, I'm proud of my Miata brethren.
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vipers...it's whats for breakfast! (and vettes and mustangs to snack on)
skip the warm up lap, sorry, uploaded straight from my phone - no editing

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Nice job. Were you running A6 or R6 Hoosiers? Size? Laptime? Winners time? Can't seem to find **** on mylaps or NARRA's site..I might run with this group, I see they visit Cression (close to home)..
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Nice job. And you deserve more credit than you're giving yourself. Most don't realize what big advantage all the torque is for compensating on late throttle input coming out of turns. You're doing a great job of accelerating light years ahead of the guys in front- making up car lengths by accelerating while they're still feathering, or coasting. And then there's the braking... An underpowered (relatively speaking) car is great way to encourage one's driving skills. btw- your phone makes the car sound like a 13b...sry
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Nice job. Were you running A6 or R6 Hoosiers? Size? Laptime? Winners time? Can't seem to find **** on mylaps or NARRA's site..I might run with this group, I see they visit Cression (close to home)..
those old hoosiers you gave me last year! 225 r6. they weren't as grippy as my nitto's but i had to do the best with what i had. 4 wheel drifted off the track once. winners time was 1:55.6ish. it was tim ray from nasa tta class. actually leading the points i think. i missed 2nd place on sat. by 0.2 tenths of a second, and 3rd by less than a tenth iirc. that was on 205 bfg's. now i see why your so mad about nasa classing, i like free tires too!
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apparently, james bond races vipers when an aston isn't available.



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425whp TT1 class srt-4

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those old hoosiers you gave me last year! 225 r6. they weren't as grippy as my nitto's but i had to do the best with what i had. 4 wheel drifted off the track once. winners time was 1:55.6ish. it was tim ray from nasa tta class. actually leading the points i think. i missed 2nd place on sat. by 0.2 tenths of a second, and 3rd by less than a tenth iirc. that was on 205 bfg's. now i see why your so mad about nasa classing, i like free tires too!
Cool. Tim Ray is fast in his vette. NASA classing (of miatas) blows. This group appears to mimic TT/SUR hp/wt specs, yet no points for mods. Looking at their site, it looks like they ran Hallett and MSR-C last year, but only TWS this year?

I won't be compettive at their hp levels (can't dial up more boost/hp) but I'd still run for fun with them if they come back next year..
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So I wonder what class a V8 swapped Miata would end up in, and what kind of times I would need to run to finish 3rd or better.
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Nice job. And you deserve more credit than you're giving yourself. Most don't realize what big advantage all the torque is for compensating on late throttle input coming out of turns. You're doing a great job of accelerating light years ahead of the guys in front- making up car lengths by accelerating while they're still feathering, or coasting. And then there's the braking... An underpowered (relatively speaking) car is great way to encourage one's driving skills. btw- your phone makes the car sound like a 13b...sry
He's also doing a great job of rolling on the throttle despite the empirical evidence that data shows, umm, wait, nvrmind.
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So I wonder what class a V8 swapped Miata would end up in, and what kind of times I would need to run to finish 3rd or better.
Doesn't matter wt swap you have. 3 rules, power/weight ratio, r-comps required. So your class would be TT1 and this sat, a 1:58 would have gotten you a podium.
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Spoolin is became significantly faster this year, I'm taking notes.

lol @ calling our Miatas "underpowered". I know they are compared to the Vipers but god damn my hands are full in my under-powered car.
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Great job on some take off Hoosiers, can't wait to see what it will do on fresh 245 or 275's. I see 1:56's in the future.
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Congrats Spoolin!
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Doesn't matter wt swap you have. 3 rules, power/weight ratio, r-comps required. So your class would be TT1 and this sat, a 1:58 would have gotten you a podium.
Damn, I'll bet I could have done that too. Coulda shoulda woulda. Oh well.
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yup you should'a, probably could'a.... i posted about this on trackjunkies and other places 6 months ago.

here's the race report:

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/W...id=Nd2cSvSBSVA
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i am amazed at how much of motorsports Whelen sponsors. I went to highschool with both of the Whelen sons. Whelen engineering is just a town over. Always did drool over their cars.
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i am amazed at how much of motorsports Whelen sponsors. I went to highschool with both of the Whelen sons. Whelen engineering is just a town over. Always did drool over their cars.
then why in the world are you not a race car driver? if i had grown up with or near someone involved in racing, i'd be on tv right now.
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lol, its not what you know but who
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