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Old 01-09-2015, 09:01 PM   #1
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Miata Challenge round #1-Buttonwillow!

*January 25*


The first rule of Miata Challenge: Itís not Fight Club.
Who will be Niki Lauda and who will be James Hunt this year?
Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna?
Will Matthew K hold his 0.2 second gap over Pablo this year (Bastard!).
Will William be able to beat Emilio using Emilio's own car this year? Always a bridesmaid, never a bride...


Itís safe! [Safest trackday organization you'll ever run with.]
trackday's are safe. Everyone is going the same direction, 99% of the time. Or 90%.
Itís cheap!
Have you seen your insurance increase after a ticket or three? Or the cost of tickets now with any supplemental fees!?
Itís fun!
How can it not be? Often we do night before bbqís where we grill beef and drink good craft beers (thereís rumor to be bourbon at select events!).
Driving the cars at your limit is beyond fun! Bring a spouse, bring a friend, give each other joy rides (in the cars).
Heck, Iíll give you a joy ride but wonít guarantee actually being fast, lol.


Round 1 traditionally visits Buttonwillow Raceway. A lovely track-2.63 miles of wicked goodness.
This is really one of the best tracks around. Some technical sections, some fast sections, some elevation changesÖ
It doesnít get better than this unless youíre that little b*tch of a historic track that rhymes with bagoona Leca or some thunderous mound.
It's also been repaved recently so the tarmac is as smooth as a baby's butt!

Round 1 is Buttonwillow 13cw configuration. The fastest. Youíll be fastest here, and suave, very suave.
Register here!
Miata Challenge registration-Round 1




There are 4 classes:
-Street, aka Iím pretty stock and I think I have a helmet somewhere.
-Modified, aka I think I like this and want more.
-Super-Modified, aka donít tell my wife what Iíve done to the car!
-Unlimited, aka thereís a Miata under there somewhere.
Link to rules:
Rules & Classing

Also a very active Miata Challenge Facebook group where you can ask any rules, class, build, party questions can be found here:
Miata Challenge Facebook page
Also conveniently on that Facebook page is a link to an Excel spreadsheet for you to fill out that tells you what class you'd be in.
Good resource to have.
Link here













Join us! This year thereís $5,000 in cash/prizes from sponsors 949 Racing-SuperMiata and TrackSpeed Engineering!
Enter at least 4 events to be eligible for overall end of year placings.

Humbly submitted,
Pablo; amateur wannabe race car driver, philanthropist*

*my philanthropy is limited to throwing my money at good beer and beef steaks. That occurs at the track the night before when we bbq.
#MCSPMBBQFTW!
And we WILL be BBQing at the track the night before. You can camp there or sleep in a local hotel but dont miss the festivities...
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:13 PM   #2
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My car:

if you show up to any events look for me and introduce yourself. I'll introduce you to all the regulars.
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When is the cutoff for early registration? I just need to get my roll bar installed this weekend, and I've read some people have had issues with it.
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When is the cutoff for early registration? I just need to get my roll bar installed this weekend, and I've read some people have had issues with it.
I asked Speedventures staff and they said, "We have no hard fast rule... But usually a day or so before the event. Also, we only usually raise the price 5-10 bucks per day, nothing astronomical. "

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I asked Speedventures staff and they said, "We have no hard fast rule... But usually a day or so before the event. Also, we only usually raise the price 5-10 bucks per day, nothing astronomical. "

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Sweet. Roll bar is half way in*. It's looking good.

*technically the roll bar is all the way in, but it's not really bolted in place and the car is in pieces.
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wish you ran this event on the east coast too. i want to play.
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Dont forget to sign up. Both days are filling up fast! Looks like this year's Challenge could be the biggest yet based on early enthusiasm. See you guys there sunday!



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I'm already registered for feb 22 at autoclub speedway. Do I need to fill out anything else to do miata challenge or just show up with the points tech sheet filled up on the day of the event?
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I'll see you folks when you swing through Sonoma... Until then, good luck and have a blast.
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I'm already registered for feb 22 at autoclub speedway. Do I need to fill out anything else to do miata challenge or just show up with the points tech sheet filled up on the day of the event?
When you get there and sign in let them know you're in Miata Challenge and there's a form to fill out for that. Simple form, has points checklist on it but you have to use their form. Other than that I'll see you there!
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This was super fun. It was great to meet you all!

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Great meeting you too Nigel! Glad you had a great time. It's a great group of guys and gals that do this series.
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I've got quite a bit of work to do on the car. I'm going to try the foamectomy, but I'm thinking elise seats or something to keep the stock look while getting me lower, as I think the foamectomy won't get me all the way there.
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I know it would be a bit of a hassle/expense/etc but if you could swing a second drivers seat to swap in and out for trackdays, even a stock one thats been massaged, that would be better. You wouldnt give up comfort day to day and you could take the track seat and rip all the foam out of it and mount it directly to the floor, no sliders. Or pony up a few bucks for a race seat and mount that to the floor, swapping it in and out for trackdays.
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I know it would be a bit of a hassle/expense/etc but if you could swing a second drivers seat to swap in and out for trackdays, even a stock one thats been massaged, that would be better. You wouldnt give up comfort day to day and you could take the track seat and rip all the foam out of it and mount it directly to the floor, no sliders. Or pony up a few bucks for a race seat and mount that to the floor, swapping it in and out for trackdays.
That's an interesting idea. Probably cheaper too. The seats are super easy to take in and out.
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Results are in!



Also of note, Emilio set a new track record for Supermod (MCSM) as did Erik Bruner for Mod (MCMOD)!
The highlights of the day were all in the pits though with all the camaraderie and exchanging of sh*t talking as well as tips and tricks. Which pale in comparision to the bbq the night before!

Roudn 2 will be Feb 22 at Autoclub Speedway in Fontana!
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I'll be sure to make up those 30 seconds by next year.
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You totally have it in you. My first time there (but I had already had a few car trackdays and many moto trackdays) I ran a time of 2:25.xx. You TOTALLY can make that up with a little seat time.
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