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Hi to all. This next week will possibly be one of the most intense weeks in Spec Miata. The depth of the field is really incredible. Feel very proud to be racing with this group of racers.


Here’s to hoping that we can keep the man-drama to a minimum, and that we can all race FAIRLY AND CLEANLY. Nothing would give me more pleasure than to have the top 15 qualify within a second of the pole sitters time, and have 15 drivers all together on the last lap challenging for a win. Then we can all say, ……..”remember the 50th Anniversary of the Runoffs, now that was a race  to remember”.


Here’s wishing all competitors a SAFE and FUN weekend, and I wish every driver the best of luck, as we will all need it for things to our way.


If time permits, I will add updates to this thread….. I encourage all drivers, crew and interested parties to add updates here as it progresses.


Here’s to an amazing week of racing. GOOD LUCK ALL!


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Good luck to everyone out there!  ... for those of us sitting behind a desk salavating to be part of the action, please keep us in the loop here. 


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Nothing would give me more pleasure than to have the top 15 qualify within a second of the pole sitters time, and have 15 drivers all together on the last lap challenging for a win. Then we can all say, ……..”remember the 50th Anniversary of the Runoffs, now that was a race  to remember”.

Here’s wishing all competitors a SAFE and FUN weekend, and I wish every driver the best of luck, as we will all need it for things to our way.

If time permits, I will add updates to this thread….. I encourage all drivers, crew and interested parties to add updates here as it progresses.

Here’s to an amazing week of racing. GOOD LUCK ALL!

 

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I am flying out tonight, we all are excitred and this looks to be an incredible event. I wish all the best of luck as well hope alll have a safe and fun filled week.  I will try and post updates here as well.

Jim


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The very first thing I'm going to do when I arrive is check to see if one of my friends used a water level for "weight scale" set-up, not platform set-up. :rotfl:

 

To those of you sitting behind a desk salavating next week, please keep im mind that all we retired folks thank you very much for contributing to our enjoyment while were at the Runoffs. 

 

Everyone be safe during travel to and from the Runoffs.


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We are driving through Nebraska. Some husker fans almost crashed us out before we got there! The traffic to get to the hunkers game reminds me of what 71 spec miatas will look like at the start!
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Tune in to the Racing Insiders on MAVtv. Bill Wood says it best at the sign off. Let's show the world how great this class is. They will be watching.


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If you see my car at the track, its being piloted by a much better driver.  Good Luck Chris Haldeman.  I am flying up on Thursday to watch the show.


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Good luck all...  Going to be a big show!  Make us proud!


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First real day of testing in the books. No carnage to report. Several guys in the 2:43's already. Drago, Elivan, Brown and several others. Some very very close "racing" in test session 3 today. Have never ever felt the desire to post up a test day session video before, but today was one of those days. Two wide through the kink, not only me but a few others too. Pretty wild. Not for the faint of heart! Alliances and friendships are being forged. Time will tell how they hold up. Best thing about this event, its test day and its already HUUUUUGE!!!. Great to see old friends again, so much fun to be had. Highly recommend this event to everyone who loves racing!!!!


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Coverage on Race Monitor from the 16th~22nd

http://www.race-moni...Live/Race/11563

 

Good luck everyone.

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Here is the weeks schedule

http://scca.cdn.race...ule_8.20.13.pdf

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I woke up earlier than my normal 5 today. I was wiped out last night. Last few days of getting ready can really tire you out. I think I was in bed by 9:30.  I hear the rain on my sky light now, so we will have some time to go through things today and probably ge out in the afternoon. 

 

As far as me, both cars did well,  the setup we with left with was real close and both cars were fast out of the box. I went faster than I have ever gone in my STL car by almost a second. Hopefully sportscar is wrong again, havent seen any of the Honda guys, so no idea how fast they are.

 

One funny, Yesterday in session 2, I went out in practice( STL and SM are in the same group)  I came up on STeyn leading stearns and Sandlin. I snuck in behind them and pushed Sandlan about 30 mph passed Stearns and Steyn, pretty funny stuff. :) That may be the new "team" car, maybe no one will notice :)

 

Off to study some data,


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Boarding my flight now, be there this afternoon. Looking forward to the 50th hoopla.

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One funny, Yesterday in session 2, I went out in practice( STL and SM are in the same group)  I came up on STeyn leading stearns and Sandlin. I snuck in behind them and pushed Sandlan about 30 mph passed Stearns and Steyn, pretty funny stuff. :)

 

Off to study some data,

^   :rotfl:

 

STeyn, Steyn. :banana:

 

Did ya wave?  :wave:

 

Rain day, ya have time to water check yer weight scales.  :raincloud:


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you got me on that one  :nonono:

 

Not much going on today nbut rain, we didnt go out.  Looks liek we should see who has what tomorrow as it looked to be dry,

 

I have een up since about 3:30, anxious. Heading to bed!  See you all in the am..

 

Btw if anyone needs engines or transmissions, we did bring several spares

 

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Wow, 2.42.520 for drago on lap 3. New track record...or darn close. Top 15 all with in a second. This is going to be a crazy week. Nice Job Guys.


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Wow, track really fast this morning.  Lots of big name guys way back in the pack.




 

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Wow, 2.42.520 for drago on lap 3. New track record...or darn close. Top 15 all with in a second. This is going to be a crazy week. Nice Job Guys.

Info only, track records come from race only.

 

 

 

Practice

Drago       42.520

Goulart

Ferris

Berry

Sandlin

Charb

Novak

Bickham

Stearns

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Carbonell

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Elder         43.464


 

 


 

Drago, Berry and Sandlin did 3 laps.


 


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WOW..What an effort from the East Street Crew. Nice Work..

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I think Brown popped up in the last second as well 2.42.9xx (put him 4th or 5th) on lap 11.


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