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  • scarsofcarma
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    Originally posted by thoreau View Post
    Hello All,



    I look forward to meeting you all.
    Welcome! Any plans to try Sonoma?

    Originally posted by billybobster View Post
    Moderate time lurker, first time poster.

    I’m Bill Niemeyer. I know a few people here and have met some others.


    • Newest fun piece – a Blackbird Fabworx spoiler mounted to rusty yellow trunk purchased for $40. And I’m leaving it rusty yellow!
    Welcome! A friend of mine bought that same wing at the ND Miata reveal at Laguna Seca recently. Seems like a great part to me, how do you like it?

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  • scarsofcarma
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    double post
    Last edited by scarsofcarma; 03-03-2015, 06:01 PM.

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  • Schmoe Money
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    Good to see you've finally... arrived, Bill.
    And welcome Thoreau!

    Glad to add two more from north of the grapevine.

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  • billybobster
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    Moderate time lurker, first time poster.

    I’m Bill Niemeyer. I know a few people here and have met some others.

    I’ve been a motorsports fan all my life and started doing track days in early 2008. Started off tracking my 08 A4 Avant with Audi Club Golden Gate. Got hooked by the second session. After a few years I needed a big brake kit – on the B7 A4 ~$4K installed for just fronts. So I started looking for a pre-modded track day NA Miata, rented a Spec Miata for a few weekends to make sure I wanted one (and of course I did). In late 2010 I bought a 95M that was pre-modded and pre-dinged.

    As the addiction continued, I became an instructor with Audi Club and Hooked on Driving. And soon I will plunge further into the depths. I was invited to join a Lemons team (Delinquent Racing 1996 Taurus SHO – black/white skunk theme) and my first race will be at Sonoma in late March.

    I’m active on NorCalRoadsters, Quattroworld NorCal, track forums on Miata.net and MiataTurbo.net. Looking forward to being on TrackHQ and running into people here at various Left Coast venues.

    PS...

    Here’s what my baby looks like now minus numbers plus brake ducts coming though the bumper cover.

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    • BEGi S2 GT2554 turbo kit at 8psi
    • Rod departed the 140K engine last March so new engine built up by T (Twibs415) – Manly rods, Supertech pistons, Boundary Engineering oil pump (all bought slightly used for a great deal). FM lighter clutch/flywheel while we’re in there. T did a nice port/polish on the head, plus valves/guides from (don’t remember). Engine runs sooo nice.
    • FCM coilovers, OEM bar rear, RB bar front
    • 205/50 R888 on 15x8 6ULs
    • OEM brakes with XP10s
    • Because it’s a hot car (literally) – bigger alum. radiator, coolant reroute, GT500 hood vent
    • To keep me and students in one piece (or is that two pieces?) – Hard Dog roll bar, Recaro seat for me, Ultrashield Spec Miata seat to accommodate a wide range of passenger rear ends, Schroth six points for both
    • Newest fun piece – a Blackbird Fabworx spoiler mounted to rusty yellow trunk purchased for $40. And I’m leaving it rusty yellow!

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  • thoreau
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    Hello All,

    I'm Toni from San Jose, CA. I was referred to this forum by some folks that I met at one of our local trackdays. I drive a 99 MIata in blue. I've been autocrossing for about two years now and have recently transitioned into track driving in preparation for Lemons in late 205 or early 2016.



    The car (21) is Miley. She is our budget fun car/hpde car. The only things that have been done to her are FCM 600/425 and Racing Beat Headers/Midpipe/RS3 Exhaust. I am currently on Federal RS-Rs on 15x8s because they are cheap and sufficient for learning on track. I also have my autox set of R1Rs on 15x8s which are not cheap but I find are much better on (colder) track.

    So far I have done Thunderhill (2:26 - my first track day) and Laguna Seca twice (2:08). I am always looking to improve and have been mainly focusing on acquiring seat time. I have a lot to learn when it comes to the limits of the car. I am still underdriving it at this point but am growing more comfortable with each session.

    The next modification for me is probable just further emphasis on safety equipment. I would like to get an FIA seat and harness (could use advise on this) and eventually a HANS.

    I look forward to meeting you all.
    Last edited by thoreau; 02-25-2015, 01:08 PM.

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  • scarsofcarma
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    Originally posted by 03 True Blue View Post
    I have been a lurker for a while so I thought I would finally introduce myself.

    Name: Scott McIver
    City: Irvine
    Car: 2004 SPM Miata
    Experience: I was doing HPDEs with a mustang, then a vette, then grew tired of the expense and lack of safety of tracking a street car so I bought an SPM of William Chen "Bellwilliam", hoping to be more present this year at SPM races in between work and having a 10 month old daughter at home. See you all at the track!!
    Welcome!

    Pics of the spec Miata?

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  • 03 True Blue
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    I have been a lurker for a while so I thought I would finally introduce myself.

    Name: Scott McIver
    City: Irvine
    Car: 2004 SPM Miata
    Experience: I was doing HPDEs with a mustang, then a vette, then grew tired of the expense and lack of safety of tracking a street car so I bought an SPM of William Chen "Bellwilliam", hoping to be more present this year at SPM races in between work and having a 10 month old daughter at home. See you all at the track!!

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  • RacelineUSA_Matt
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    Hello everyone! Here's my re-introduction. I've been MIA for a while.

    Name: Matt Eugenio
    Home: Temple City, CA
    Car: 1994 Acura Integra LS Hatchback (DC4) AKA "DJ'
    Experience: 20+ HPDE events with NASA, NCRC, Raceline USA, Speed SF, and Speed Ventures

    I got my DC4 Integra back in 2011 from my cousin-in-law. While he was still the owner, it was stolen and was missing for almost two months before the police called and told him that the car was found. He had already bought another car and couldn't afford to have a second car at the time. He asked me if I wanted to buy it and of course I said yes. He sold her to me for $100. The rest is history.

    Every since then, I've been slowly restoring DJ to proper running form and building her for weekend track events. My previous PB at Buttonwillow with my old DB8 (Integra GS-R Sedan) was a 2:24.xxx with bolt-ons and Falken RT-615s back in '09.

    At my last event at Buttonwillow Raceway Park with Raceline USA/Speed SF on Black Friday, I was able to clock a new PB of 2:07.77x with DJ. She currently has a JDM B20B non-VTEC motor, S80 GS-R transmission, Buddy Club Racing Spec Damper coilovers, Project Mu Club Racer brake pads, and Buddy Club P1 Racing SF 15x8 wrapped in 225/45/15 Nitto NT01s.

    PB lap from my Black Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVZMYU-2iZc

    Here are some photos from my last track event on Black Friday with Raceline USA/Speed SF at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. All photos were taken by Bill Wang.







    She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts.
    Last edited by RacelineUSA_Matt; 12-10-2014, 05:54 PM.

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  • NOT A TA
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    Thanks, glad ya like it. Engine's a mildly built Pontiac 400 with MSD ignition, Speed Demon, Canton road race pan etc. Suspension is Global West Del A Lums, Hotchkis springs, sways, etc. with Bilsteins.





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  • ucfbrett
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    Welcome, John. *****in' F body. Those early 70's cars were the best of the breed. We'll need to see more photos, please. Interior, engine, suspension.

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  • NOT A TA
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    Hi, I'm John. Found this site while surfing around trying to find information on materials for some aero mods I'm doing while rebuilding one of my cars. It's a 70 Firebird Esprit I built a sort of TA clone out of. Here's a pic of the car taken the last time I ran it at Sebring. Although road courses are my favorite place to run it I also take it to the strip, Land Speed Races, and drive it on the street.

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  • j0nwall
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    Originally posted by tq3z View Post
    Finally signed up, you turtle?
    You're more clever than that on the daily. Lol

    Originally posted by scarsofcarma View Post
    Welcome, M3's are sweet, never had a chance to drive one yet though but I have gone for rides.
    Thank you! funny enough, I have yet to sit in a well sorted M3 on the track.

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  • scarsofcarma
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    Welcome, M3's are sweet, never had a chance to drive one yet though but I have gone for rides.

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  • tq3z
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    Originally posted by j0nwall View Post
    Hello All,

    Long time lurker here. My name is Jon Wallace and I am from Chino Hills, CA. I've been attending track events since 2010, but drove my first event just this year. My dad got me interested in Motorsports and wrenching at a young age.

    1999 BMW M3
    Mostly Stock but well maintained.


    I've only driven Buttonwillow 13CW, but I've been to WSIR and CVR and sat as a passenger.

    Best recorded time at BW 13cw was a 2:19 (pre-repave) out of the hot pits with passenger and old Bridgestone S-04. 225/245

    I'm excited to make it out to more events! thanks for reading.
    Finally signed up, you turtle?

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  • j0nwall
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    Hello All,

    Long time lurker here. My name is Jon Wallace and I am from Chino Hills, CA. I've been attending track events since 2010, but drove my first event just this year. My dad got me interested in Motorsports and wrenching at a young age.

    1999 BMW M3
    Mostly Stock but well maintained.


    I've only driven Buttonwillow 13CW, but I've been to WSIR and CVR and sat as a passenger.

    Best recorded time at BW 13cw was a 2:19 (pre-repave) out of the hot pits with passenger and old Bridgestone S-04. 225/245

    I'm excited to make it out to more events! thanks for reading.

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