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    Default Supermiata wins Unlimited RWD @ Super Lap Battle 2017

    Global Time Attack - Super Lap Battle
    Buttonwillow 13 CW Nov 9-10/2017

    We won!

    This perhaps came as much of a surprise to us as our competitors. We also brought our bone stock GT350 with some oversize sticky street tires for Limited RWD, a lightweight Miata track rat "Taxi" with 175whp engine in Street RWD and Bullet for Unlimited RWD. We figured the only shot at a podium
    was in Taxi and even that was a stretch. Bullet was just a simple S1 road race car with a few quick tweaks. After first session, we found ourselves leading Unlimited in Bullet with a high 1:46. Super fast for a Miata but a long way from the record in URWD so we thought, "it was nice while it lasted". As Thursday turned to Friday morning sessions, we were still in second only a few tenths out. It was clear that no one
    had an answer and our cars was just getting faster every session. We clinched the win in the second to last session with a 1:45.13. Last session was just a sort of victory lap and one last shot at getting in the 1:44's. Managed to just nick it in despite some traffic on fastest part of the course.

    The story here is not how radical our SLB build was but indeed, how rather pedestrian it was. Basic ingredients. An unmodified, uncut tub. Stock spindles, subframes, control arms, transmission, block, head. Bushing suspension, no bearings. Stock engine and trans location. Full OEM body with a huge DIY splitter made from sign material, a generic APR GT-1000 rear wing. No diffuser, no canards, no flat bottom, no skirts.
    306whp, 2300# for a relatively modest by URWD standards 7.5lbs/hp. Nothing resembling the typical hardware list that shows up for Super Lap Battle in Unlimited. It wasn't that we didn;t know how or didn't want to, it's more than I simply had the crazy idea to enter at the last minute. So a week or two before the event we fabbed the front end, bolted on the wing we had laying in the warehouse from another project, bought a set of Hoosiers and turned the boost up.
    The end result of this project is that we have decided to pull out the stops and build a car from the ground up specifically for URWD which we will campaign next year. Maybe not a great idea but we're gong to give it our best shot. 500# less weight, another 200whp, 7 speed sequential, 2x the downforce, maybe 25% less drag, much wider Hoosiers. Should be fun.

    Oh yeah, Miatas make terrible time attack cars




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    Amazing. Big Happa and I were at the car show and were talking about your earlier results.


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    Congrats! You guys are insane and awesome! Car looks killer. If you guys add to your insanity in 2018 with sequential and all the rest please let us know before the event so we can come watch.

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    Awesome performance.

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    Congrats Emilo! Well done!

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    Congratulations!

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    Looking forward to next year

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    that's amazing !!

    just curious, with miata's short wheelbase, and now high power, do you have any issue putting power down on corner exit? From the video the car seem to put power down very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlpineFD View Post
    that's amazing !!

    just curious, with miata's short wheelbase, and now high power, do you have any issue putting power down on corner exit? From the video the car seem to put power down very well.
    Nope. Just hooks up and goes. Wheelbase doesn't hurt it there. Credit to good shocks, suspension tuning, ECU mapping, diff tuning. IOW, it's not an accident that it works well. We have been tuning Miatas for a while now.
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