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)
Fulfilling your dream of RACING is not as hard (or expensive) as you may think Two common questions I get are “How do I get sponsors?” (which I answered HERE) and “How can I get a license and go RACING“. … Continue reading How to go RACING – 4 Popular paths to earning a competition racing license.
Common among track days beginners are cars with noses taped up like they’re about to duel with a sandblaster. There’s nothing wrong with this, and I don’t blame them for wishing to protect their pride and joy… but I don’t … Continue reading Windshield chipped on at a Track Day? Save it for CHEAP before it’s too late with the best cheap Windshield Repair Kit
Brakes are THE most important system on your vehicle (Safety gear is a close second). Engines are important, but if yours doesn’t work, you just can’t get moving…. oh well. If you have brake issues, you can’t slow down. However, … Continue reading The 17 BIGGEST mistakes you can make with your brakes on (And off) track
Sponsorship. I’m going to open this post with a hard Truth: Road Racing “Sponsors” are NOTHING like what 99% of people think they are. Everyone from the outside thinks we all have “sponsors”. Many people think sponsorship is easy: Company … Continue reading Racing Sponsors. How it REALLY works, what it really is, and how to get it.
I was having a conversation with a friend who thinks that I am very good driver (much too generously on his end). He claims I am held back by not having and maintaining a top prepped engine for my class, … Continue reading No Money Motorsports Tip #1 – The Money Spent to Fun ratio.
After the final event of the season, most racecars are driven (or pushed, or dragged) off the trailer, parked and generally forgotten about until a month before the first event. However, Race cars have a winterizing step that most HPDE … Continue reading Bleed your Cooling System the easy way – My Favorite tool
Track Days are run at dozens of race tracks every (warm) weekend all over the country. Everyone can (and SHOULD) participate in some form of High Performance Driver Education. Getting on track takes little more than a car club membership, … Continue reading The Easiest Way to Find Track Days near you: HPDEJunkie.com
Spec Miata is the largest, most well-known class in amateur “Club” Racing. Drivers are drawn to the class for a myriad of reasons. The tight racing, large fields, low running costs, and support from Mazda, are just a few. Lately, … Continue reading Is Spec Miata (and spec racing in general) Affordable? How do costs compare to open classes?
Race tires age more like eggs than fine wine. I’ve made several posts about the importance of checking date codes when buying tires. But does tire age really matter? Anecdotal evidence is obviously anything but scientific… but sometimes these anecdotes … Continue reading Does Race tire age REALLY matter?