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Holly cow, this car is fun! I kind of jumped head first into all this and am glad I did. After reading up on the Spec Miata circuit, I decided to attempt to build a car (with no driving or building experience). I have learned alot, and am starting a second (this time a 1996 1.8).

First track day went great. A little rain in the morning made the track wet, but after a few hours and different groups running, it dried up (not before my car found some grass). Grandsport Speedway in Hitchcock Texas is a nice little track that is very forgiving when you decide to do a little offroading. As the day progressed, and an instructor gave me some great pointers, the offroading stopped and I started to really feel the car and the track.

I did not have my dead pedal in, but will be installing it this week. I don't know if it will fit or not yet with the Miatacage, but I will let you know.

I was running RA1's full tread and they performed wonderfully. Time to start reading my first book WINNING - A RACE DRIVERS HANDBOOK. Hopefully I can get a better handle on the physics behind breaking, acceleration, and cornering.

I will be doing many more open days and HPDE events this year with the goal of having my license by next years season.

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Hopefully I can get a better handle on the physics behind breaking, acceleration, and cornering.


The physics of breaking is simple. The physics of braking is a little more complex. :blush:
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Good catch. I am in aviation and I get frustrated when people use Hangar and Hanger interchangably.

But I agree. Breaking is a little easier than braking! Heck, some people in the forum are good at breaking while braking. :lol:




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