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Old 07-06-2012, 03:22 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Emilio put me on to this forum today, and i have to say its been fun reading posts (so far, mostly about tires and weight loss)

I'm really too big for the Miata, but my bucket list got checked for racing license and a handfull of wreck (I mean Spec) Miata races in a rented car. Of course I had to buy one, just a DD, not race car,...whoops!

I'm yet another idiot who should have bought rather than build, but it's too late now, I MUST, PUSH, FURTHER!!!

At least I was bright enough to learn road racing means running out of talent often has nothing to do with you the driver, but rather the backmarking red misted douchebag that thinks large breasted umbrella girls await his two lap down, 37th place finish. My outlet has become Track Days and AutoX.

So, what's an NA guy doing here? I can already see where we can share on weight loss, tires and set-up. I'm sure there's more.

Here's my car when it had a sickly 3rd owner M45 and a whopping 135whp. Not much power, but handled like a gem and allowed me a few TTOD's.


Here's a lovely GTL car. It has the same F-Production cage/windshield/A-pillar chop I'll soon have (for reference FP 1.6 naturally aspirated cars are roughly 8-10 seconds faster than spec miatas on a two + mile course, not sure how much faster the GTL cars are):


Cheers,

Craig Northcutt
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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Ski_Lover, congrats on signing up at the best site on the web!
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:28 PM   #3
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Emilio said there are a lot of very smart contributers here, but you need thick skin. AFAIK the abuse I've seen so far is just the character building $hit flinging you do to your good friends. Lots of great humor here. Just sorry I have nothing to contribute for Hustler's new avatar.

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Old 07-07-2012, 02:54 PM   #4
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New b here just getting my wings out..
Nice gtl car. Is this a popular class ??
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Posting up your car is good enough! WELCOME!
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:11 PM   #6
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Mike, thanks for asking, i did not know. After a little seaching it appears GTL is around middle of the pack, or around 17th of 30 classes in 2008. I was also surprised to find that typical HP is down on FP and EP classes. My car will be E Production / D Prepared, i'll be happy with 165-170 WHP since I'd rather have reliability. Top guys make 180-200 but have to refreash these very expensive motors every 10-15 hours (no thanks!).

Very "boring" HP levels for most turbomiata guys, but everything I hear and read tells me these purpose built race cars are tremendously fun to drive. Very light weight, low CG, stiff and prodigious grip. I've always had to contend with making slow cars fast, and I love the throttle response of NA.

For the track, these NA Miatas wont be keeping up with GT1/2, but 10 seconds on a spec miata has GOT to be fun as hell. For AutoX it's enough for TTOD quickness depending on course design.
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It sounds like a fun class. I'm going to research it some more. Thanks
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