Breaking my road course virginity! - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Race Prep Miata race-only chat.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-26-2012, 12:54 AM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Granbury, Tx
Posts: 815
Total Cats: 14
Default Breaking my road course virginity!

Well for memorial weekend me and my brother in law are off to MSR-C to get some track time in!!

He will be running in his 79 Datsun 210 and I will be following in my mx5. I have never been on a road course myself but only rode passenger so I am pretty stoked. I am use to being behind the wheel of a dirt track car and hoping to get on the asphalt here in the next few months fully equipped.

I don't have much done to my car, just a built 1.8 swap n/a with a godspeed radiator. Everything else is stock, yes I will be running on 14" daisies! Basically I want some track time and to have the car in 1 piece when it's done!

Here is the last pic I will have if I demolish the car, at least it looks good for its first time on the track lol

Attached Thumbnails
Breaking my road course virginity!-photo0210.jpg  
FowlerMotorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 01:06 AM   #2
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 201
Total Cats: 12
Default

I'm jealous! My first day was an amazing experience, I hope yours is too.

A stock Miata, in good mechanical condition like yours, is the perfect car for at least the first several events.

Enjoy it!

Cheers,

Will
wildo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 01:21 AM   #3
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Granbury, Tx
Posts: 815
Total Cats: 14
Default

I figure if I can get use to slipping and sliding around on these 185 tires then the upgrades of suspension and wheels/tires will be a huge difference! I have always been told if you can learn to drive a bad car good, you can drive a good car much better.
FowlerMotorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 01:28 AM   #4
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

I LOVE driving stock Miatas on the track.
hustler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 01:31 AM   #5
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Granbury, Tx
Posts: 815
Total Cats: 14
Default

you can come be my pit bitch hustler, my daisies need a good scrubbin so they look good on track
FowlerMotorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 01:36 AM   #6
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FowlerMotorsports View Post
you can come be my pit bitch hustler, my daisies need a good scrubbin so they look good on track
That's probably not going to happen.
hustler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 01:39 AM   #7
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Granbury, Tx
Posts: 815
Total Cats: 14
Default

I'm kidding. Only because I had washed them before I left work
FowlerMotorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 03:11 AM   #8
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
mr_hyde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Seattle
Posts: 799
Total Cats: 25
Default

I had a minor mechanical issue with the MSM last summer and had to put the stock NA into emergency service at the last minute (long story). I didn't have anything except basic maintenance and the NT-01s from the MSM. It might have been the most fun I had all season. It was so fun, I put a cage in the car, cut 300# out of it and tripled the power...
mr_hyde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 03:08 PM   #9
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Granbury, Tx
Posts: 815
Total Cats: 14
Default

Track is awesome! Spun out once but for my first day it's going very well considering my brother spun 3 times!

A lot of porsche/lotus's running around, they are eating me alive. I can't wait to get my turbo, wheels/tires and suspension. I'm starting to love this place
FowlerMotorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 03:36 PM   #10
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: East Texas
Posts: 230
Total Cats: 11
Default

1.7 or 1.3?
shanem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 06:13 PM   #11
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Granbury, Tx
Posts: 815
Total Cats: 14
Default

1.7 counter clockwise. We gave up after the GTR spun off track and caught the grass on fire. We will be back tomorrow!
FowlerMotorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 06:52 PM   #12
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: East Texas
Posts: 230
Total Cats: 11
Default

whats a little grass fire amongst friends.
shanem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 01:38 AM   #13
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 951
Total Cats: -252
Default

Smoking grass while open tracking-not a good combo
wannafbody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 12:44 AM   #14
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Granbury, Tx
Posts: 815
Total Cats: 14
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wannafbody View Post
Smoking grass while open tracking-not a good combo
I have seen a lot of people smoking grass while racing dirt track or motox. My friends dad told me he use to do it so if he fell of his bike the pain didn't hurt then lol

Track time was great. Today we raced with 1 only car, a spec miata! Sad to say he ran 8 second laps faster than me I was just enjoying being out on the track. I can't wait to get my turbo going and start my suspension/wheel project.

Name:  msr.png
Views: 2
Size:  621.3 KB
FowlerMotorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 03:12 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Arl. Texas
Posts: 937
Total Cats: 23
Default

Looks like good clean fun. Any more pics of either car..?
Miater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 05:35 AM   #16
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: East Texas
Posts: 230
Total Cats: 11
Default

it's hard to tell in that pic, but is that a green/blue spec? that guy is fast, been on the track with him before so don't feel too bad.
shanem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 09:58 AM   #17
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: south texas
Posts: 1,419
Total Cats: 9
Default

Most fun I had at Tws last month was battling a buddy in 2 TxMC street class miatas. His car was a tiny bit faster on the straights, but was only his 2nd time at that track, 1st time in his miata, and needed work on a couple brake zones. Once I was in front, he was able to see where he was braking too early and picked up 3sec.! We kept a gtr at bay for a few laps because we would pull bus lengths on him at every fast or technical corner. Lol, poor guy. Gaurantee he never posts that video. Crazy thing is, my buddy kevin was almost 10 seconds faster in his '01 miata, than in his '07 STI! That thing was understeer city.
spoolin2bars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 01:30 PM   #18
Newb
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Jacksonville FL
Posts: 24
Total Cats: 0
Default

Congrats on your first track day. I remember my first. It is addicting, so much so that I ended up with a spec miata now.
DBrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 06:09 PM   #19
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Granbury, Tx
Posts: 815
Total Cats: 14
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shanem View Post
it's hard to tell in that pic, but is that a green/blue spec? that guy is fast, been on the track with him before so don't feel too bad.
No sir, that is my brothers Datsun 210, the spec car was white with blue stripes

This is his 79 Datsun 210. He has gold BBS racing wheels whenever he doesn't have the street tires on.


Only other pic I had was of the fire, it was a close one!
Attached Thumbnails
Breaking my road course virginity!-photo0191.jpg   Breaking my road course virginity!-photo0211.jpg  
FowlerMotorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 08:04 PM   #20
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Houston
Posts: 409
Total Cats: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shanem View Post
whats a little grass fire amongst friends.
At my last TT a C5 with a big *** splitter became a 120mph lawn mower. He got it back on track without much trouble but a lap later the grass in his engine bay caught fire

After putting it out we dug a 5 gallon bucket worth of grass out of the bay. Yet another good reason to duct your heat exchangers!

Anyways, sorry to derail your thread. Sounds like you had an awesome time! Welcome to the club, now empty your pockets.
Handy Man is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 57 07-19-2017 05:11 PM
Momo Supercup seat jpreston Miata parts for sale/trade 2 05-17-2016 01:51 AM
Bad head gasket or ? shooterschmidty Engine Performance 8 09-30-2015 11:28 PM
Got bad Crank Angle Sensor and Random Misfire codes, but runs fine. Greasyman General Miata Chat 2 09-28-2015 11:44 AM
Recommended Tire Temp for best friction thumpetto007 Race Prep 4 09-27-2015 06:16 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:38 PM.