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    Quote Originally Posted by GriddleYouth View Post
    Name: Jose
    Hey all, been lurking for a while and finally decided to sign up.
    Awesome forum here, lots of good info. I have a pretty much stock '91 MX5/Miata that has been serving me well in the local autocrosses. Living in Auckland, New Zealand. Looking to move to tracking the thing soon so figured I'd learn a bit here.

    Also a fan of endurance racing which is what brought me here in the first place.

    See you 'round.
    Beautiful country. I spent some time there a long time ago, and I never will forget it.

    Such a nice place . . . and a very high standard of common decency.

    Be it by land or be it by sea,
    Aukland New Zealand is a wonder to see . .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Loose Caboose View Post
    Beautiful country. I spent some time there a long time ago, and I never will forget it.

    Such a nice place . . . and a very high standard of common decency.
    Haha thank you very much. Auckland's pretty nice. We just lack racetracks.

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    Been a while since I've been down there. Think it's been 2 seasons (?) since the series I work with last raced at Ruapuna. Track was alright but the facilities were lacking. Hopefully the change in sponsorship will improve it. Not sure if I'm overstepping some boundary about limiting discussions here on the introduction thread though =P

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    International track talk is welcome anytime, anywhere. Carry on.

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    Name: Matt
    Home: Denver, CO (Formerly OC/LA)
    Car: 2002 Z06, 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Experience: DE'S in So Cal + Colorado


    I have met some of you at the Super Miata Race in August, I was taking turns in Scott's car Nemo. I'm currently in the market for a SM >$10K. I have been lurking here for quite some time and have yet to see any Denver folks.

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    Hi Matt,

    PM me with your address and I'll mail you some TrackHQ.com stickers for your car. When people at the track see your stickers, they'll want in!

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    G'Day fellow track junkies. I have limited experience but we all start somewhere.

    Name: Justin
    Home: Indianapolis
    Car: 93 Miata (Autocross, winter turbo project), 94 Miata (Racecar), 99 Miata (DD), Duramax (Toy Hauler)!
    Experience: HPDE/Testing at; Putnam Park. Endurance races at; Road America, MIS, Gingerman, Autobahn, Gateway, National Corvette Museum
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    Favorite tracks: Gingerman

    Team owner and one of the team drivers for Thing3 Racing. We run a laid back yet competitive amateur endurance racing team in the Optima Batteries ChumpCar World Series. Tons of good cheap racing fun to be had and the competition is quite stiff. Nice eclectic mix of cars and talent to keep you on your toes. Strategy is huge here

    Thing 3 Racing Miata Midwest Chump Car Endurance Racing Series

    This is us at the "Chumpionship" last year at Road America

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    Welcome, Justin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craZee View Post
    Welcome Aaron,

    Good to see another 510 geek on here!

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    Thanks! I just picked up another Miata last week (stock 94 with hardtop) so I may be selling the 510 in the near future. I only have so much room in the garage before the wife gets suspicious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mca View Post
    Thanks! I just picked up another Miata last week (stock 94 with hardtop) so I may be selling the 510 in the near future. I only have so much room in the garage before the wife gets suspicious!
    Paging Brett Brecker . . .
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    Got mine in the mail! Thanks Brett....I did a little customization
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    Hello I have been lurking around for a while but never done a proper introduction. I don't want to get yell at by the sheriff.

    I have, another of the many, miata. No windshield and with original cute baby blue color. It is an ex-SCCA GTL class. I have only done 5 or 6 track days with it in the last year and a half. I am doing a lot of little things to it, buying more safety gear, wing, splitter, new wheels and tires and adjusting things to my liking and driving style. Right now I am adjusting the kirkey seat. Although I would like to buy a fiberglass seat with head bolsters in the near future.

    I would like to go to the Alfa driving school in early november. So hopefully I am ready by then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpaige22 View Post
    Got mine in the mail! Thanks Brett....I did a little customization
    Loving it!

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    Team owner and one of the team drivers for Thing3 Racing. We run a laid back yet competitive amateur endurance racing team in the Optima Batteries ChumpCar World Series. Tons of good cheap racing fun to be had and the competition is quite stiff. Nice eclectic mix of cars and talent to keep you on your toes. Strategy is huge here

    Thing 3 Racing Miata Midwest Chump Car Endurance Racing Series

    This is us at the "Chumpionship" last year at Road America

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    That's no "Thing" car. This is what a "Thing" car looks like! LOL

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    No offense, CraZee, but that might be even uglier than the Chump Car I raced once. And it was UGLY.

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    Thank you for the compliment. That picture is a few races old. It looks even better/worse now!
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    PS, I thought the holes to make it lighter would be a good idea until I was playing wiffle ball with my grand kids one day and realized I created a wiffle car. It would probably go 20 mph faster w/o them!
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    Hahaha yes that does look quite a bit more Thing-ish! It's weird, the themes are shifting more towards LeMons and actual competitive racing towards ChumpCar. Both series are fun!

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    Cool Hello TrackHQ

    Name: Narayan or 'Nar' for short...
    Home: Bay Area, CA
    Car: 96 Miata M-Edition
    Experience: HPDE Instructor, Rally-X, Auto-X and Drifting competitor at Thunderhill.
    Most feared track: Sonoma
    Favorite tracks: Thunderhill, Laguna Seca

    Hello everyone, I found this forum researching racing parts for Miata's. I picked up a 96 M-Edition recently and I'm eager to get it ready for some track events. My track experience started at Thunderhill several years ago supporting the Butte College SCCA T2 class S2000 as part of their pit-crew (along with Brad Dressen's FB RX7 and a couple of David Voddens Miata's). I volunteered to do some flagging and coaching for their teen car-control clinic.

    After my first HPDE event in my FC RX7 I was asked to be an instructor, which I did for a while. I also competed in some Rally-X events in an SCCA Pro Rally RX3-SP, along with drifting and auto-X events in my FC. Lastly I was training to be a NASA instructor at Laguna Seca until family obligations dragged me away from track driving... but things are different now so I'm eager to back into it. Most recently I was competing in a local Auto X club in a GSL-SE RX7 until it was cancelled.

    I've had many many different car projects over the years... including five FC RX7's, two FB RX7's, a RX3-SP, three MKIII Supra's (two of which were turbo's), a VW Scirocco and a Corrado, two Honda Accord hatchbacks, two Civics (91 Hatchback and 95 Coupe), an 82 BMW 528e and a 79 Nissan 280 ZX-R...

    Here's my Miata as it sits now... lightly modded with just a Racing Beat intake, ARP wheel studs, 949 Racing wheel nuts, Magnaflow muffler, Drilled/Slotted rotors and Koni adjustable shocks. I have a lot more planned for this car.



    And some random pics of my former track day stuff...


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