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Old 12-01-2008, 05:35 PM   #1
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...at the autocross outside of Tampa, FL, this weekend. Even though I have a N/A NA, I bested several more powerful cars (actually, they all had more power than me). I was faster than the GTO, both Mini Cooper S's, the Solstace, and at least two of the Vettes. I hope you guys enjoy the pics.

-Waiting to run. The Blue RX7 was mine. I sold it to buy the Miata.


-Extra points if you can tell what this one is:

Ok, here's another look. Clue-It's all wheel drive and twin turbo...

More cars in the paddock. The weather was 77 degrees and sunny. Turnout was light and we all got as many runs as we wanted.

Very fast, long, sweeping course favored the high horsepower cars, but I held my own. I had the opportunity to drive the GTO and bested the owner's time by 3 seconds on my first try. I also drove my buddy's RX7 that used to be mine, and spun it out in a fast, hard braking section. I'm not a fan of his suspension mods. The car unsettles too easily.


The rest of the pics are at Florida Corvette Racing Photos :: FCRC 11/29/2008 funday
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Feel free to sign up to join us on Jan 31 for the next event. I'd like to have a boosted Miata show up if anyone's interested. Mine probably won't have boost by then.

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the car in question is an r32 skyline.
looks like it was fun.
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Yeah and was easy to tell.
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who the hell doesn't know what an r32 skyline looks like?
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and yes i know it's not a 32 but w/e, lawls
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Wanaaaaabe!

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I can't wait to beat up on rich people.
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after all that rice he could've almost bought a real gtr.
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My buddy is a retired Marine and he brought that car back from Okinawa, Japan. He just rebuilt the engine and is limiting the rpms to 8500 for break-in. He is also limiting the boost to 1.4 bar. I admire his restraint. It's a strange ride, though. Boost doesn't come in until 5000 rpm because of the big cams and turbos he's got on it. From 5k up, it's breathtaking.
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a 6 cyl that doesnt spool till 5k? HOLY CRAP!! what size turbo's is he running?
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a 6 cyl that doesnt spool till 5k? HOLY CRAP!! what size turbo's is he running?
Two TD06's, and 1000cc injectors if I recall. We road-tripped it to Atlanta from Tampa last weekend and got 24 mpg on the Interstate. But the Japanese racing seats are uncomfortably narrow for my American posterior.
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Any pics of your poor mans vette?
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Any pics of your poor mans vette?
I don't remember taking any yet, but I'll look through my camera folders. I've had it a few years and it's been apart for just about all of that time with the engine swap and fab work, etc. That is yet another reason I haven't torn into the miata yet. Too many projects and interests.
I guess I could take some pics, huh?
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R32 with florida plates? Interesting
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Was this held at the Zephyrhills Airport? It has been a looooooooong time since I have been out there. I remember the course having way too much sand on the surface.
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Wow...the only miata at an auto-x...wierd.


An auto-x without a miata is like a wedding without the token drunk uncle.
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Was this held at the Zephyrhills Airport? It has been a looooooooong time since I have been out there. I remember the course having way too much sand on the surface.
This was at the Hernando County Airport (Brooksville).
Yeah, Zhills was a terrible surface. That was old rotten blacktop. I used to go to Porsche and BMW autocrosses out there a long time ago.
Hernando County is all concrete and in really good condition.
Next event is Jan 31. Info at floridacorvetteracing.com
These guys put on really nice, laid back events with as many runs as you can stand. Unlike some others.
And the courses are long and fast. Much fun.
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Wow...the only miata at an auto-x...wierd.


An auto-x without a miata is like a wedding without the token drunk uncle.
And I get a kick out of being that drunk uncle...

There is something gratifying about beating $50k 400+hp Corvettes in a $3k Miata with bad paint and 100hp.
It ruins everybody's wedding.
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Maybe, by the time you're done there will not be any rich people left!
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Nice pics sixshooter! If you want pics of a local R32 with a huge turbo I can get them for you. The guy tunes his car at the same shop I take mine.

BTW, you need to get a Roll Bar.
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