Testing is done on my new race car. It is a Mazda 2 B-Spec car that I will race in Grand-Am next year. It was at Homestead and I was running the Mazda 2 in ERME and racing the Miata in FARA. I was able to put down very respectable times that were only 3 seconds on a my Spec Miata's pace in a bone stock car with Spec Miata tires on. I got a 1.53.4 at Hometead running the road course (no banking), while SM's get 1.49.0 on average. Hopefully by the next event it will be caged and race ready. I believe the car, lightened, caged, and more power will be about the same speed as a SM.
One thing that was fun was being up on 3 wheels for the first time. The car handled very good and griped very good. It leaned alot, but that is STOCK suspension. The shifter felt good. (never missed a shift). The brakes lasted a long time and slowed me down very quick. The car is very quiet, but that all changes with exhaust. Overall it was very good and will be a fun car to race in the future.