How Much does a Spec Miata Cost? -A simplified buyer’s guide for Club Racing’s most popular class.

One of the single biggest conversations among Spec Miata drivers, fans, and random people on the internet is How much does a Spec Miata COST? There are Spec Miatas around for every type of Budget: How much do you really need to spend to get into SM? Continue reading How Much does a Spec Miata Cost? -A simplified buyer’s guide for Club Racing’s most popular class.

The 17 BIGGEST mistakes you can make with your brakes on (And off) track

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

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Racing Sponsors. How it REALLY works, what it really is, and how to get it.

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.

Guest Post: Bring your own food to the track -Avoid the shock of overpriced mediocre food.

Amanda Leahy (Instagram @livelaughmiata) messaged me a while back with a great suggestion to post with strategies to save money at the track: by bringing your own food. With Trackday norms changing so quickly due to Covid-19 (bans of large … Continue reading Guest Post: Bring your own food to the track -Avoid the shock of overpriced mediocre food.

The 15 MOST effective tips to SPEND LESS on Track Days and Racing. Maximize your Track Time.

No matter how we spin it, Track Days are an expensive hobby. It takes some serious cash to be able to participate, but if you are wise with your spending you can stretch your dollar and get a lot more … Continue reading The 15 MOST effective tips to SPEND LESS on Track Days and Racing. Maximize your Track Time.

The CHEAPEST Racing Simulator (Gaming) setup: What you need and how much you need to spend

Near global shelter-in-place orders put a serious damper on the 2020 track day and racing season. This entire situation evolved so fast that many of us were only weeks from our first track day of the year before this indefinite … Continue reading The CHEAPEST Racing Simulator (Gaming) setup: What you need and how much you need to spend

What to Expect at your first Track Day – “A Day in the life” – A Beginner’s HPDE Guide

Your first HPDE Day (or weekend) will be an action packed blur. HPDE (Track) days typically begin very early in the morning and go through the late afternoon. This guide is based on a HPDE day in my NASA Region … Continue reading What to Expect at your first Track Day – “A Day in the life” – A Beginner’s HPDE Guide