Local Meets, Events and Tech Days Track Day? Autox? Tech Day? Beer Run? Dave and Busters?

Supermiata East at Barber March 2-3

 
Old 11-15-2018, 04:45 PM
  #1  
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (14)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Murfreesboro,TN
Posts: 1,553
Total Cats: 92
Default Supermiata East at Barber March 2-3

It is official. March 2-3, 2019 will be the first SuperMiata race east of California/Nevada at the beautiful Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, AL. The event will be hosted by World Racing League and Tracks Unlimited. Cost will be $600 for the weekend. That includes 2.5-3+ hours of track time each day. To really lock this thing in, we need to get 15 drivers signed up by January 1st.We are still ironing out the time schedule details for the weekend. By early December we will have more details ready. We are currently only targeting S2 class, but will entertain others.
So get your Miatas ready for some great racing. It does not have to be fully prepared to the rules to have fun. Got a Spec Miata? Get a set of Maxxis RC1's, pull your restrictor and come have fun. Got a Miata with a cage? Read the rules on racesupermiata.com and get your car prepared as close as you can. If you have any questions, let just contact myself and I'll be happy to answer any questions. I know a lot of folks have been waiting for this, so lets make it a hit! If Barber is well attended, we'll be looking into more tracks in the Southeast, Mid Atlantic, Mid West, and Texas to add dates to file out 2019.

Last edited by sixshooter; 12-14-2018 at 02:18 PM. Reason: Two threads had same name
Midtenn is offline  
Old 11-15-2018, 06:39 PM
  #2  
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (3)
 
emilio700's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 5,996
Total Cats: 1,711
Default

So happy to see some movement on this. Kudos to you and the other locals who are helping get it off the ground. I really think S2 could be a lot bigger there than it even is here.

Woot!
__________________


www.facebook.com/SuperMiata

949RACING.COM Home of the 6UL wheel

.27 SNR
emilio700 is offline  
Old 11-15-2018, 10:03 PM
  #3  
Moderator
iTrader: (12)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 18,576
Total Cats: 2,292
Default

sixshooter is offline  
Old 11-15-2018, 10:19 PM
  #4  
Elite Member
iTrader: (14)
 
GeneSplicer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 2,092
Total Cats: 176
Default

Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
I've been ALL over it today
GeneSplicer is offline  
Old 11-16-2018, 09:55 AM
  #5  
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (14)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Murfreesboro,TN
Posts: 1,553
Total Cats: 92
Default

Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
So happy to see some movement on this. Kudos to you and the other locals who are helping get it off the ground. I really think S2 could be a lot bigger there than it even is here.

Woot!
Thanks. I'm pretty sure I'll be bugging you, Dan, and the rest of the SuperMiata crew over the next few months to make the first race run as smoothly as possible. While I am years away from having a car ready to race, I want to push this forward so people will finally see SuperMiata outside of California.
Midtenn is offline  
Old 11-26-2018, 09:12 AM
  #6  
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (14)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Murfreesboro,TN
Posts: 1,553
Total Cats: 92
Default

I just wanted to update everyone on some more details that we have locked in for the first SuperMiata East race at Barber Motorsports Park on March 2-3 presented by World Racing League and Tracks Unlimited.

Entry fee: The entry fee will be $599 for the weekend. SPM drivers will get nearly 3 hours of total track time per day. SuperMiata registration will be setup this week. Tracks Unlimited @ Barber Motorsport Park registration. Please remember we have to have 15 cars registered to race by January 1st to lock everything in. So register now and show WRL and TU you want to be a part of this growing series.

Schedule: SPM will be run within the Red – Advanced group for practices and qualifying. Then in the afternoon there were be an hour to run the dual sprint races in the same format as the West group. That means the inverted grid for the first race based on qualifying. Then a 15-20min race. From the results of that race, the grid will be inverted again for the second race (15-20min as well). Sunday’s races will start with an inverted grid from the second race on Saturday and follow the same format as Saturday’s races.


Car requirements: Any car that is legal for competition will be allowed to race, except the following items need to be present (not optional)
- Aluminum, non FIA, or expired FIA seats must have a back brace attached to the cage
- No slider seat rails. Seats must have a fixed mount.
- Center nets required.
- If no onboard fire system is present, the driver must demonstrate the ability to reach the handheld fire extinguisher bottle while belted into the seat.

SuperMiata strives to meet FIA safety standards as we feel this is the most up-to-date regulations presently being used. Currently SPM West is requiring full halo seats and onboard fire systems for 2019. That is being waived ONLY for SPM East due to the increased cost of entering a new series. For 2020 all SPM East cars will be require to meet/exceed the safety standards set by SPM West. The items listed above make the biggest impact on safety for the value.Classes: Please read the rules multiple times. Will be focused on S2 class cars, however if anyone shows up with a legal S1 car, they will be allowed to run as well. S3 will not be run. This was an experimental class that SPM West ran last year with limited results. If you have a 1.6L car, you will need to convert to any 94-05 1.8L (non MSM) to be legal. Emilio posted a few items we will make concessions on for the first race below, but other than that your car will need to be S2 legal. If you have a question, please contact Javier or myself before the race.

We are working hard to iron more details out in the coming weeks. I look forward to seeing everyone out there and meeting everyone. Even if you do not have a legal W2W car, but are interested in SuperMiata and have plans to join the races in the near future, please sign up for HPDE program with Tracks Unlimited. Let us show them there is a serious interest in the race series.
Midtenn is offline  
Old 12-14-2018, 12:16 PM
  #7  
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (14)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Murfreesboro,TN
Posts: 1,553
Total Cats: 92
Default

Registration for the first SuperMiata outside of California is live! It will be held at Barber Motorsports Park outside of Birmingham, AL on March 2-3.

Remember we must have 15 cars signed up by January 1st to make this happen. I know many of you have told me you were just waiting on registration to be ready. So join now so we can start planning more details. Once we have 10-12 cars signed up by mid-January, Emilio is going to pack up two of his cars and make the trip out as well.

Barber is a wonderful track. I was just there last weekend and it is perfect for a Miata. Great flow and multiple passing opportunities.

If you aren't planning on racing, come out and join the HPDE. Lets show Tracks Unlimited that there is serious interest in growing this series outside of California.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact me.

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events...limited-997957
Midtenn is offline  
Old 12-14-2018, 02:02 PM
  #8  
Moderator
iTrader: (12)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 18,576
Total Cats: 2,292
Default

I have entered to support this endeavor. See you there.
sixshooter is offline  
Old 12-14-2018, 02:29 PM
  #9  
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (14)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Murfreesboro,TN
Posts: 1,553
Total Cats: 92
Default

Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
I have entered to support this endeavor. See you there.
Thanks. Marcus is coming down as well. Bryan is building a car. We should have a pretty good MiataTurbo turn out.
Midtenn is offline  
Old 12-14-2018, 03:19 PM
  #10  
Moderator
iTrader: (12)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 18,576
Total Cats: 2,292
Default

Yeah, I won't qualify for SPM but figured supporting by packing the DE with Miatas would be something better than sitting home talking about it. We can let the organizers know we come out to support our own.

And I get to hang out with some of my boys! I haven't seen Bryan in a coon's age. And I've never driven on Barber.
sixshooter is offline  
Old 12-14-2018, 05:08 PM
  #11  
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (14)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Murfreesboro,TN
Posts: 1,553
Total Cats: 92
Default

Barber is great. I don't have a car ready either. If things go well, I may come out and do a few DE sessions myself.
Midtenn is offline  
Old 12-14-2018, 05:26 PM
  #12  
Elite Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 2,418
Total Cats: 156
Default

Life happened and I can't afford to compete in SPM S2 for this event. Hopefully I can make it down to at least support and help out Andrew. I'm also offering to rent my car out for the S2 races, some details to iron out on that as well. But if somebody is legitimately interested, let me know.
flier129 is offline  
Old 12-15-2018, 09:01 AM
  #13  
Elite Member
iTrader: (14)
 
GeneSplicer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 2,092
Total Cats: 176
Default

Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
Yeah, I won't qualify for SPM but figured supporting by packing the DE with Miatas would be something better than sitting home talking about it. We can let the organizers know we come out to support our own.

And I get to hang out with some of my boys! I haven't seen Bryan in a coon's age. And I've never driven on Barber.
you're right - it's been years :( That'd be awesome if you came up to join us!
Flier - check your PM! You ain't getting away that easy!
GeneSplicer is offline  
Old 02-11-2019, 01:41 PM
  #14  
Moderator
iTrader: (12)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 18,576
Total Cats: 2,292
Default

Well, I'm out. I'm not going to be able to get the car back together in the next two weekends and have a vasectomy. And the vasectomy timetable is non-negotiable. Sorry fellas. We will have to catch up again later.

I got to see if I can get a refund.
sixshooter is offline  
Old 02-11-2019, 05:17 PM
  #15  
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (14)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Murfreesboro,TN
Posts: 1,553
Total Cats: 92
Default

No worries. The race is on hold due to lack of participants. I'm still working on events for later this year.
Midtenn is offline  
Old 02-11-2019, 05:41 PM
  #16  
Moderator
iTrader: (12)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 18,576
Total Cats: 2,292
Default

The racers didn't get much time to prepare for a new series coming to the area, I guess.
sixshooter is offline  
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
GeneSplicer
Build Threads
18
12-27-2018 11:38 PM
Midtenn
Race Prep
32
12-19-2018 04:37 PM
GeneSplicer
Miata parts for sale/trade
17
12-16-2018 08:17 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Supermiata East at Barber March 2-3


Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.