It was a very well organized event, with probably the strictest rules I've seen
That said, 2:30 hours of track time in 5 sessions for $180 was a great deal.
I was initially in group B, but after passing 8 NSXs having no one catch up with
me, I suggested that I probably wasn't in the right group
(not that I'm that good, mind you, but people in group B probably were going
easier on their cars, which considering their price, makes sense)
Group A was much better, and while I was sometimes hard to catch in the
turns, I was quick to wave people by in the straights (includes 7-8 & 9-10).
Some NSXes with sticky tires were also quite impressive in turns.
It felt like were actually happy that I was there, it gave them a different car
to compete^H^H^H^H^H^Hcompare against. A miata is no NSX, but a few were still
impressed by what the car could do when pushed a bit.
My S-03s are just amazing, I've been ripping through turns. I'm now going in
1 with about 85mph (I don't quite have the guts to do more yet), I can exit 2
at 75mph, rev-limiting my 3rd gear, and it seems that I can do turn 8 flat out
(which in my stock miata is apparently 87mph, but I'll take that as good enough
The cool thing is that on my very last run around (just before the checkered
flag), I felt that I was going to spin in 14. I don't think I went in that
differently than other times, but anyway, I somehow actually managed to
countersteer and catch the spin before it happened.
I'm not sure I could reliably reproduce this on demand quite yet, but this
was way cool. Woohoo!
End result: my front break pads were toast, and so were my 7K S-03s
(incidently, the Wheelworks guy I just saw told me I was past the sticky part on
my S-03s, and that I would have had to expect more upcoming spins had I kept
The few picts I took are here