Although I am not new to motorsports, racing or cars, I am new to Spec Miata. I have had a lot of seat time in various cars at various tracks, mostly for training puroposes, or HPDE. For the last 2 years i have been running my 2012 Mazdaspeed 3, and I can tell you its been a blast. that little rocket surprises a lot of people.
After looking at some cars that were already built, and having that internal struggle on built vs. buy, I recently purchased a 99 Miata with the sport and Special Edition package with about 75k on the odo, for $800!. My plan is to build a spec car to race with. The car is very clean, and all stock. Its almost to clean to chop up and make a racecar out of, but thats what I want to do. I have a shop, and love being in the garage. Im not sure if im going to run the motor as is, or just suck it up and build it so I have less of a chance of failure long term.
suspension, brakes, hubs, and a bunch of other crap has been ordered already. the last thing i am going to do is the interior and cage on some off chance that My senses come around and just want to make it a fun weekend track car.
someone please convince me to get out of this circus while I can!!!!.
looking forward to meeting some good people and having fun racing.