Online conversations about Spec Miata are often steered by a few voices at the utmost top of the class. Prep shops and top drivers flaunt their impressive resumes and hard earned experience to show they are the end-all for Spec … Continue reading Ultimate Spec Miata Handbook for BUDGET racers
One of the more common questions to come up when someone begins shopping for a Spec Miata is: “Which is the best year car for Spec Miata?” To sum it up in a couple sentences: Buy the first NA or … Continue reading Which year Spec Miata is the BEST?
Just a few weeks ago, I posted about an alternative to ARP wheel studs. Someone from the Spec Miata community, Bill Agha replied to my post that he will have his own soon, from his company Dfuser. “Soon” has arrived, … Continue reading An Alternative Miata Wheel Stud Source – Dfuser Motorsports – Affordable, Available, and from a Racer.
Around the holidays, dozens of “Best car guy/gal gifts” articles appear… just in time for requests for wish lists from the significant other and parents. The articles I find are always full of car wax, $300 leather motoring gloves, car … Continue reading The 37 Gifts that Car enthusiasts and Track Day people actually want.
This list was put together as a guide along the lines of: “Are you new to Spec Miata? Check out this list to see what has worked for me”. This is intended as a starting point for those new to … Continue reading Basic Spec Miata Maintenance Guide
UPDATE: These studs seem to be coming in and out of availability as well, the one set listed currently on eBay is at an astronomically high price. However, do not fret, since writing this post, another source has surfaced! This … Continue reading Is there an Alternative to pricey, backordered Wheel Studs? – Another source.
Track days are a significant departure from what people consider “normal”. There aren’t many parallels where you can do something so extreme, with so much responsibility, while also having so much FUN. Since my first time at the track (and … Continue reading Top 15 “First Track Day” FAQ’s – All you need to know in order to get yourself driving on a race track.
How to be a sprint race radio spotter: Radio spotters are expected in professional racing like NASCAR, but they are a surprisingly helpful resource during even a club level sprint-race. How? What can spotters do during a Sprint Race? The … Continue reading How to be a Sprint-Racing Radio Spotter
Over the last few years, I’ve both implied and said it explicitly: Spec Classes are THE way to go if you want to go racing, with VERY few exceptions. The affordability of spec classes makes them more attainable, so there … Continue reading Spec Miata vs Spec E30 – Which is the BEST spec racing class? 13 factors to see what is best.
Spec Miata Resource List: Trackbox Spares Most track junkies spend all of their “normal” life just waiting for their time to head to the track. While most weekends go off without a hitch, the occasional problem can become a serious … Continue reading The Ultimate Must-Have Spares List for Spec Miata – 33 things I make sure to pack (and a few that I don’t)