Jump to content

Photo

Secret P$ Showed Up At Road America

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1
Bench Racer

Bench Racer

    Different strokes for different folks : )

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,300 posts
  • Location:Wauwatosa, WI
  • Region:Milwaukee
  • Car Year:1990
  • Car Number:14

Well kept secret.  Or did I miss the thread. Gridded 15th, L10 in 13th.  EDIT: opps, L15 in 32nd  L20 in 35th guessing an issue of some sort.

https://www.news-jou...in-xfinity-race


  • Danny Steyn likes this
Broken record - You are starting to sound like a broken record. Donor - Made PayPal donation Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver

#2
Ron Alan

Ron Alan

    Veteran Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,570 posts
  • Location:Northern CA
  • Car Year:1995

Going to assume mechanical based on the park job during second stage? Bummer to have a DNF 1st race out...best of luck at the roval Preston!


  • Danica Davison likes this

Ron

RAmotorsports

2014 NASA SM Western States Champion(Car owner)

2015 NASA 25HR E3 Champion(Car owner)

2016 NASA 25HR E3 Champion(Car owner)

2017 NASA 25HR E3 Champion(Car owner)

2018 NASA 25HR E3 Champion(Car owner)

2017 NASA NORCAL SM Series Leader

2018 NASA NORCAL SM Series Leader

Donor - Made PayPal donation Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver

#3
LarryKing

LarryKing

    Veteran Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,516 posts

Josh Bilicki is a former SM racer and Ryan Ellis is a former NASA club racer and MX-5 Cup racer.

What's an Xfinity ride cost these days?


2017 - SMSE SEDiv ECR Champion
Donor - Made PayPal donation Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver

#4
Jim Drago

Jim Drago

    East Street Racing / 2 Time National Champion

  • Administrators
  • 6,196 posts
  • Location:Memphis, Tn
  • Region:Mid South
  • Car Year:2005
  • Car Number:2

Josh Bilicki is a former SM racer and Ryan Ellis started out club racing in NASA.

What's an Xfinity ride cost these days?

Rides are all over the board..  

Dan Pardus bought this car and campaigns it himself He hired a former Hendrick crew chief  and car chief that he knows well from his days in NASCAR. The Pit crew comes in just for the race. Lots of friends and employees were there helping out. But for the most part Dan,the crew chief and car chief are the three main guys on the job.   I spotted in 5/14 and tried to stay out of the way as much as I could :)  It is easy to race than to spot :) 


  • Danica Davison likes this

East Street Auto Parts
Jim@Eaststreet.com
800 700 9080

NASA Champs Winner - NASA Champs Winner Hoosier Super Tour points Champion - Hoosier Super Tour points Champion ARRC Champion - Won the ARRC Race in a Spec Miata Series Champ - Won a points based series in a Spec Miata BFG Supertour Winner - Majors Winner - Circuit of the Americas Winner - We have a Winnah! - Won their 1st race... Congratulations! June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner SCCA National Champion - Won SCCA Runoffs at Road America SCCA National Champion - Won SCCA Runoffs at Road America

#5
Tom Sager

Tom Sager

    Veteran Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,543 posts
  • Location:Chicago Suburbs
  • Region:Central
  • Car Year:2001
  • Car Number:94

Results linked below.  Looks like Josh finished 20th and it shows Preston retired with a suspension problem?  Looked like a very promising first event for Preston.  IIRC he qualified in the teens and raced in a similar position?  Wasn't able to catch it on TV but hopefully he'll post something here and tell us about the experience and what it's like to drive such a different car.

 

https://www.nascar.c...nufacturing-180


Donor - Made PayPal donation Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver We have a Winnah! - Won their 1st race... Congratulations! Make it Rain - Made Paypal donation of $100+

#6
wheel

wheel

    Veteran Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 798 posts
  • Location:Kansas City
  • Region:KC
  • Car Year:1992
  • Car Number:20

Nic Hammann, car 74, who finished 15th, is an SCCA racer.  He was one of my first students in the non traditional drivers' school at MAM.  He won the overall gaming competition that ended up with him at Brands Hatch.  He now is a driver/engineer for Honda.


  • Jim Drago likes this

#7
Danny Steyn

Danny Steyn

    Zulu rain warrior

  • SMembers
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,413 posts
  • Location:Fort Lauderdale
  • Region:FL
  • Car Year:1999
  • Car Number:39

Just clicked on all the drivers profiles, most of the field in their 20's, a few in their 30's and one lone ranger in his 50's. Not sure if this was a function of it being a road course, but I was surprised at how young the field was. Not totally up to speed on the Infinity series, but plan to now that we have a few SM ringers showing up!


Danny
Danny Steyn Racing | DSR YouTube Channel
Danny Steyn Photography | Adept Studios | Ocean MachineryOPM AutosportsRossini Racing Engines | G-Loc Brakes | 

2018 SCCA Runoffs Champion, NASA Champion, Hoosier Super Tour Champion, June Sprints Winner

2016 June Sprints WInner, ARRC Winner, NASA Eastern States Championships Podium

2015 Eastern Conference Majors Champ, June Sprints Winner, ARRC Winner

2014 NASA Eastern States Championship Runner Up.

2013 SEDiv Driver of the Year, Eastern Conference Majors Champ, SEDiv National Champ, ARRC Winner, Runoffs Podium

2011 SEDiv Driver of the Year, SEDiv National Champ, ARRC Winner, Palm Tree Quad National Champ, SEDiv ECR Champ
2010 June Sprints Winner, ARRC Winner

2009 SARRC Champ, SEDiv ECR Champ, FES Champ
2008 SEDiv ECR Champ

June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner Series Champ - Won a points based series in a Spec Miata ARRC Champion - Won the ARRC Race in a Spec Miata We have a Winnah! - Won their 1st race... Congratulations! Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver NASA Champs Winner - NASA Champs Winner June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner ARRC Champion - Won the ARRC Race in a Spec Miata ARRC Champion - Won the ARRC Race in a Spec Miata Majors Winner - BFG Supertour Winner -

#8
Jim Drago

Jim Drago

    East Street Racing / 2 Time National Champion

  • Administrators
  • 6,196 posts
  • Location:Memphis, Tn
  • Region:Mid South
  • Car Year:2005
  • Car Number:2

Just clicked on all the drivers profiles, most of the field in their 20's, a few in their 30's and one lone ranger in his 50's. Not sure if this was a function of it being a road course, but I was surprised at how young the field was. Not totally up to speed on the Infinity series, but plan to now that we have a few SM ringers showing up!

 

What I find now is college kids look like middle school kids.. Well at this race the drivers a looked the same. What was even more surprising is Preston was the norm as far as height.. Matty D who looks like a pretty big guy on TV is also relatively short, maybe 5 '9". I think Preston can hold his own on track and if an old car Nascar dust up starts after the race, Preston can hold his own with more than half of the field :)    


  • Danny Steyn likes this

East Street Auto Parts
Jim@Eaststreet.com
800 700 9080

NASA Champs Winner - NASA Champs Winner Hoosier Super Tour points Champion - Hoosier Super Tour points Champion ARRC Champion - Won the ARRC Race in a Spec Miata Series Champ - Won a points based series in a Spec Miata BFG Supertour Winner - Majors Winner - Circuit of the Americas Winner - We have a Winnah! - Won their 1st race... Congratulations! June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner SCCA National Champion - Won SCCA Runoffs at Road America SCCA National Champion - Won SCCA Runoffs at Road America

#9
LarryKing

LarryKing

    Veteran Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,516 posts

 

What I find now is college kids look like middle school kids.

That means you are old.  :devil:


2017 - SMSE SEDiv ECR Champion
Donor - Made PayPal donation Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver

#10
Jim Drago

Jim Drago

    East Street Racing / 2 Time National Champion

  • Administrators
  • 6,196 posts
  • Location:Memphis, Tn
  • Region:Mid South
  • Car Year:2005
  • Car Number:2

That means you are old.  :devil:

sad but true :( 


East Street Auto Parts
Jim@Eaststreet.com
800 700 9080

NASA Champs Winner - NASA Champs Winner Hoosier Super Tour points Champion - Hoosier Super Tour points Champion ARRC Champion - Won the ARRC Race in a Spec Miata Series Champ - Won a points based series in a Spec Miata BFG Supertour Winner - Majors Winner - Circuit of the Americas Winner - We have a Winnah! - Won their 1st race... Congratulations! June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner SCCA National Champion - Won SCCA Runoffs at Road America SCCA National Champion - Won SCCA Runoffs at Road America

#11
tjohn67

tjohn67

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 15 posts
  • Location:Tulsa
  • Region:Midwest
  • Car Year:1992
  • Car Number:67

But it is still fun for us old guys to beat up on the kids......just getting harder to do.


  • Danny Steyn likes this

#12
Joe (dad) Jordan

Joe (dad) Jordan

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 310 posts
  • Location:Fallbrook,CA San Diego
  • Region:San Diego
  • Car Year:1991
  • Car Number:47

Many of you don't know about Will Rodgers, but he was a spec miata racer out here in SOCAL.  He also ran Bspec and jumped from a Bspec car to a K&N car and won 3 road course races at Sonoma, Watkins Glen and NJMP.  He ran the Mid Ohio Xfinity race a few weeks agoand finished 12th. ( I was one of his spotters)  He moved to Charlotte and is chasing the dream.  He is not like many of the up and coming Nascar kids who have family money to bankroll them, just a good kid who is working hard.   I told him early on in his racing career that if you can win a Spec Miata race you can win any race at any level.  He still feels that is true.  He is constantly trying to get the NASCAR hopefuls who come to him to get taught how to drive road courses to drive spec miata, sadly only the Deegans said yes and gave it a try and loved it, although Brian was mid pack Haille was farther back.  

 

Anyway it's great to see the Spec Miata drivers doing so well, I had a discussion with Steve Latarte and explained spec miata racing is like late model sportsman or legends cars is to oval racing, it's where many of the good ones go to figure it out.


  • Mark, Ron Alan, Jim Drago and 5 others like this

Joe Jordan the turd.....Joey is IV or quatro!

Ran in Firestone Firehawk in a Miata in 1994

Speedvision Cup Miata's 95-99

World Challenge Miata in 2000 AT MRLS

Had 3 Rookie of the year winners "Rising Stars" In IMSA

Kids now racing...Started them in Lemons Miata we built into the 2013 Western Division SCCA Majors Champion!

6th at 50th SCCA Runoffs in SM OPM's Rental 01

2nd fastest race lap at the Runoffs.

2014 Teen Mazda Challenge (west) Champ!

2015 Pirelli World Challenge Round 15 Winner in TCB and round 16,17,and 18 Winner!

 

 


#13
Danny Steyn

Danny Steyn

    Zulu rain warrior

  • SMembers
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,413 posts
  • Location:Fort Lauderdale
  • Region:FL
  • Car Year:1999
  • Car Number:39

Many of you don't know about Will Rodgers, but he was a spec miata racer out here in SOCAL.  He also ran Bspec and jumped from a Bspec car to a K&N car and won 3 road course races at Sonoma, Watkins Glen and NJMP.  He ran the Mid Ohio Xfinity race a few weeks agoand finished 12th. ( I was one of his spotters)  He moved to Charlotte and is chasing the dream.  He is not like many of the up and coming Nascar kids who have family money to bankroll them, just a good kid who is working hard.   I told him early on in his racing career that if you can win a Spec Miata race you can win any race at any level.  He still feels that is true.  He is constantly trying to get the NASCAR hopefuls who come to him to get taught how to drive road courses to drive spec miata, sadly only the Deegans said yes and gave it a try and loved it, although Brian was mid pack Haille was farther back.  

 

Anyway it's great to see the Spec Miata drivers doing so well, I had a discussion with Steve Latarte and explained spec miata racing is like late model sportsman or legends cars is to oval racing, it's where many of the good ones go to figure it out.

 

Miss your wisdom and experience Joe - hope to catch up with you and Joey again one day soon. Yesterday Tom Fowler was discussing (in esteemed company) the fact that some kid put his rental car into 5th place at the Runoffs. I still think he is more proud of that than he is of my podium finishes!!!!!!


  • Joe (dad) Jordan likes this

Danny
Danny Steyn Racing | DSR YouTube Channel
Danny Steyn Photography | Adept Studios | Ocean MachineryOPM AutosportsRossini Racing Engines | G-Loc Brakes | 

2018 SCCA Runoffs Champion, NASA Champion, Hoosier Super Tour Champion, June Sprints Winner

2016 June Sprints WInner, ARRC Winner, NASA Eastern States Championships Podium

2015 Eastern Conference Majors Champ, June Sprints Winner, ARRC Winner

2014 NASA Eastern States Championship Runner Up.

2013 SEDiv Driver of the Year, Eastern Conference Majors Champ, SEDiv National Champ, ARRC Winner, Runoffs Podium

2011 SEDiv Driver of the Year, SEDiv National Champ, ARRC Winner, Palm Tree Quad National Champ, SEDiv ECR Champ
2010 June Sprints Winner, ARRC Winner

2009 SARRC Champ, SEDiv ECR Champ, FES Champ
2008 SEDiv ECR Champ

June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner Series Champ - Won a points based series in a Spec Miata ARRC Champion - Won the ARRC Race in a Spec Miata We have a Winnah! - Won their 1st race... Congratulations! Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver NASA Champs Winner - NASA Champs Winner June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner ARRC Champion - Won the ARRC Race in a Spec Miata ARRC Champion - Won the ARRC Race in a Spec Miata Majors Winner - BFG Supertour Winner -

#14
Jim Drago

Jim Drago

    East Street Racing / 2 Time National Champion

  • Administrators
  • 6,196 posts
  • Location:Memphis, Tn
  • Region:Mid South
  • Car Year:2005
  • Car Number:2

Miss your wisdom and experience Joe - hope to catch up with you and Joey again one day soon. Yesterday Tom Fowler was discussing (in esteemed company) the fact that some kid put his rental car into 5th place at the Runoffs. I still think he is more proud of that than he is of my podium finishes!!!!!!

I know another one of those dam kids who put a rental car in victory lane at the Runoffs :)


  • Joe (dad) Jordan, mellen, Richard Astacio and 2 others like this

East Street Auto Parts
Jim@Eaststreet.com
800 700 9080

NASA Champs Winner - NASA Champs Winner Hoosier Super Tour points Champion - Hoosier Super Tour points Champion ARRC Champion - Won the ARRC Race in a Spec Miata Series Champ - Won a points based series in a Spec Miata BFG Supertour Winner - Majors Winner - Circuit of the Americas Winner - We have a Winnah! - Won their 1st race... Congratulations! June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner SCCA National Champion - Won SCCA Runoffs at Road America SCCA National Champion - Won SCCA Runoffs at Road America

#15
Ron Alan

Ron Alan

    Veteran Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,570 posts
  • Location:Northern CA
  • Car Year:1995

Many of you don't know about Will Rodgers, but he was a spec miata racer out here in SOCAL.  He also ran Bspec and jumped from a Bspec car to a K&N car and won 3 road course races at Sonoma, Watkins Glen and NJMP.  He ran the Mid Ohio Xfinity race a few weeks agoand finished 12th. ( I was one of his spotters)  He moved to Charlotte and is chasing the dream.  He is not like many of the up and coming Nascar kids who have family money to bankroll them, just a good kid who is working hard.   I told him early on in his racing career that if you can win a Spec Miata race you can win any race at any level.  He still feels that is true.  He is constantly trying to get the NASCAR hopefuls who come to him to get taught how to drive road courses to drive spec miata, sadly only the Deegans said yes and gave it a try and loved it, although Brian was mid pack Haille was farther back.  

 

Anyway it's great to see the Spec Miata drivers doing so well, I had a discussion with Steve Latarte and explained spec miata racing is like late model sportsman or legends cars is to oval racing, it's where many of the good ones go to figure it out.

Will is doing a great job of hustling the dream! And because of that and making lots of connections he is getting some opportunities!

It also helps he is smart, a great communicator and just an all around great young man. He and Preston have this end covered(driving skills for both is a given!)

I believe he will be at the Roval as well so we can do a little West Coast/East Coast jabber jawing :)


  • Joe (dad) Jordan likes this

Ron

RAmotorsports

2014 NASA SM Western States Champion(Car owner)

2015 NASA 25HR E3 Champion(Car owner)

2016 NASA 25HR E3 Champion(Car owner)

2017 NASA 25HR E3 Champion(Car owner)

2018 NASA 25HR E3 Champion(Car owner)

2017 NASA NORCAL SM Series Leader

2018 NASA NORCAL SM Series Leader

Donor - Made PayPal donation Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver

#16
Joe (dad) Jordan

Joe (dad) Jordan

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 310 posts
  • Location:Fallbrook,CA San Diego
  • Region:San Diego
  • Car Year:1991
  • Car Number:47

Miss your wisdom and experience Joe - hope to catch up with you and Joey again one day soon. Yesterday Tom Fowler was discussing (in esteemed company) the fact that some kid put his rental car into 5th place at the Runoffs. I still think he is more proud of that than he is of my podium finishes!!!!!!

 

Thanks Danny!  Not sure on wisdom though...  I'm glad Tom is still telling war stories.  Joey hoping to get in a racecar in his latest adventures in Peru!

 

I'll be at the Runoffs so I'll be sure to stop by and say hello!   


  • Danny Steyn likes this

Joe Jordan the turd.....Joey is IV or quatro!

Ran in Firestone Firehawk in a Miata in 1994

Speedvision Cup Miata's 95-99

World Challenge Miata in 2000 AT MRLS

Had 3 Rookie of the year winners "Rising Stars" In IMSA

Kids now racing...Started them in Lemons Miata we built into the 2013 Western Division SCCA Majors Champion!

6th at 50th SCCA Runoffs in SM OPM's Rental 01

2nd fastest race lap at the Runoffs.

2014 Teen Mazda Challenge (west) Champ!

2015 Pirelli World Challenge Round 15 Winner in TCB and round 16,17,and 18 Winner!

 

 


#17
Joe (dad) Jordan

Joe (dad) Jordan

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 310 posts
  • Location:Fallbrook,CA San Diego
  • Region:San Diego
  • Car Year:1991
  • Car Number:47

I know another one of those dam kids who put a rental car in victory lane at the Runoffs :)

 

Yeah me too!  But did you get pissed off at him for being a California kid barefoot in the tech shed?  


Joe Jordan the turd.....Joey is IV or quatro!

Ran in Firestone Firehawk in a Miata in 1994

Speedvision Cup Miata's 95-99

World Challenge Miata in 2000 AT MRLS

Had 3 Rookie of the year winners "Rising Stars" In IMSA

Kids now racing...Started them in Lemons Miata we built into the 2013 Western Division SCCA Majors Champion!

6th at 50th SCCA Runoffs in SM OPM's Rental 01

2nd fastest race lap at the Runoffs.

2014 Teen Mazda Challenge (west) Champ!

2015 Pirelli World Challenge Round 15 Winner in TCB and round 16,17,and 18 Winner!

 

 


#18
Joe (dad) Jordan

Joe (dad) Jordan

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 310 posts
  • Location:Fallbrook,CA San Diego
  • Region:San Diego
  • Car Year:1991
  • Car Number:47

Will is doing a great job of hustling the dream! And because of that and making lots of connections he is getting some opportunities!

It also helps he is smart, a great communicator and just an all around great young man. He and Preston have this end covered(driving skills for both is a given!)

I believe he will be at the Roval as well so we can do a little West Coast/East Coast jabber jawing :)

 

 

Yes Will will be at the Roval and Drago and I will be spotting for our respected youngins!  should be hysterical.    I expect 4-6 spec miata vets in the Xfinity field for the Roval!  I also expect it to be a crashfest!


  • Danny Steyn and lillyweld like this

Joe Jordan the turd.....Joey is IV or quatro!

Ran in Firestone Firehawk in a Miata in 1994

Speedvision Cup Miata's 95-99

World Challenge Miata in 2000 AT MRLS

Had 3 Rookie of the year winners "Rising Stars" In IMSA

Kids now racing...Started them in Lemons Miata we built into the 2013 Western Division SCCA Majors Champion!

6th at 50th SCCA Runoffs in SM OPM's Rental 01

2nd fastest race lap at the Runoffs.

2014 Teen Mazda Challenge (west) Champ!

2015 Pirelli World Challenge Round 15 Winner in TCB and round 16,17,and 18 Winner!

 

 





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users