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  • Blackbird
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    Welcome to posting status, lurker!

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  • ebruner
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    My name is Erik Bruner. I'm an just an hpde noob that runs miata challenge. I'm hoping to hone my skills and join a chump car or lemons effort in the next year or two. I live in Costa Mesa and I'll be doing speedventures events around the southern california area. I've been doing hpde events since I was 17 in cars ranging from a subaru svx, alfa romeo milano, mini cooper s and a miata. I am a project manager for the large scale commercial construction industry (ie my job sucks) and a semi-pro photographer to fill out the rest of my time.

    This next year I'm trying to do 7-8 events this year in my miata and 2-3 east coast events in my dad's camaro.

    West of the Mississippi you'll find me in this.


    East of the Mississippi you'll find me in this.


    If anyone would like me to provide event photo's or a full on car photoshoot please feel free to contact me. I have no problem doing work for used take off rubber.

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  • Richard EVO
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    Originally posted by PacificRaceways View Post
    My name is Willis, the Road Course Manager at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington.
    I have minimal track experience, a lot of indoor karting and some Rotax kart experience. Plenty of lapping experience at my home track too.
    I drive a 1979 Chevy Camaro Z28 with a 383 stroker. Needs some serious suspension tuning tho!

    PM or email me if you have questions about the track or when we're having track days!
    I have heard great things about Pacific Raceways from the few drivers I know who have run there. It's hard for us in SoCal to get up there, but I hope to do it one day.

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  • redtopz
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    Originally posted by PacificRaceways View Post
    My name is Willis, the Road Course Manager at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington.
    I have minimal track experience, a lot of indoor karting and some Rotax kart experience. Plenty of lapping experience at my home track too.
    I drive a 1979 Chevy Camaro Z28 with a 383 stroker. Needs some serious suspension tuning tho!

    PM or email me if you have questions about the track or when we're having track days!
    Welcome to trackhq! Some day I'll make the trip up north and visit your track.

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  • PacificRaceways
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    My name is Willis, the Road Course Manager at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington.
    I have minimal track experience, a lot of indoor karting and some Rotax kart experience. Plenty of lapping experience at my home track too.
    I drive a 1979 Chevy Camaro Z28 with a 383 stroker. Needs some serious suspension tuning tho!

    PM or email me if you have questions about the track or when we're having track days!

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  • Neocataboi
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    Hi Ham!!!! Welcome! We have cake!

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  • Bueller
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    Hello new members.

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  • Ham
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    Michael Hom
    San Diego, CA

    1991.5 Mazda Miata

    Hey guys I am heading to the track in 2013 so why not sign up?

    In terms of modifications there isn't much. K&N Drop In panel filter, HKS header, Hawk HPS brake pads, Tein HA coilover (for NB), Hard Dog Hard Core Hard Top with Double Diagonal roll bar, 4.1 open 1.8 rear end and Buddy Club bucket seat (my most favorite driver orientated modification so far).

    Track experience-wise I do not have much. A few days at Horse Theif Mile for grip/drift events. I have done more autocross with our local SCCA region at Qualcomm and Speed Ventures at Auto Club Speedway.


    My main problems are finding the correct line, braking points and overdriving the tires.

    Goals for the first quarter of 2013 are to do an HPDE event at each of the SoCal tracks (Big Willow, SoW, Button Willow, Roval and Chuckwalla) before the annual MRLS event in April to get seat time and experience. After that is do as many track days as I can.

    Thanks for having me and I look forward to gain insight from posts and your feedback when I have questions!

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  • Richard EVO
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    Favortie corner: Star Mazda corner CCW#1 direction at Buttonwillow so far
    Welcome, Elliot!

    I know what you mean. It's not my favorite corner, but it is way more fun CCW than CW.

    Favorite corner: WSIR Turn 9. I may never get it exactly right, but my balls get bigger every time I try. Sonoma Turns 7, 10 and 11 are pretty fun too. And the bowl at Chuckwalla is an absolute hoot . . .
    Last edited by Richard EVO; 12-24-2012, 10:42 AM.

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  • Spettro
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    Yeah, the internet has made my life a living hell. For what it's worth, my last name isn't pronounced "meem" like the internet things, it's like saying the word "me" twice.

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  • Deepdish
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    Originally posted by Spettro View Post
    Name: Elliot Meme
    Cars: 95 Miata, 99 Miata
    Hope to see some of you at the track in '13.
    Welcome Elliot!


    And yes I had to go there.

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  • Spettro
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    Name: Elliot Meme
    Home: Bay Area, CA
    Cars: 95 Miata, 99 Miata
    Experience: ~13.25 hours
    Most feared track: Don't have one yet
    Favorite tracks: Spa Francorchamps (never been though)
    Favortie corner: Star Mazda corner CCW#1 direction at Buttonwillow so far

    Hello. Thought I should sign up since I check timing and scoring information here a fair amount. 22 years old, 2012 was really my first real tracking year (well half year, got started in August), I have some prior experience in karts and a few sessions in a time attack civic hatchback but that was 4 years ago. My track car is a 1995 Miata. It's rather slow unfortunately, the original drivetrain is still in it and it has over 205,000 miles on all of it, and in the past 2 years it's had about 150 hours of extremely hard driving put on it. Kenjo at GarageStar out of Sacramento, CA has been sponsoring me and this car since pretty much day one, and Limitless Motorsport out of San Bruno, CA just became my other sponsor. Car is getting a cage thanks to Limitless in January for the 2013 season.

    Short term goals for 2013 are to continue doing HPDE events, hopefully run a full season of NCRC's Chrono Series if they bring it back or instead test into their ARC series, and do some NASA events to hopefully obtain a regional license for 2014 after completing their HPDE4 group. I'd love to do the SCCA school at the beginning of the year, but I can't afford all of the required certified equipment before then and my car is not legal for any of their classes as far as I know.

    Long term goals are to go as high up the racing ladder as possible. I think I have a decent/average amount of driving talent, but I'm hoping my dedication and studying of the sport can take me to a higher level than paying money to drive around a track in an HPDE environment. I love every aspect of the sport, even the sponsorship duties and requirments, the odd interview (hopefully more are to come), and instructing others.

    I guess all that really matters is times, so here are all of my personal bests so far from my 4 months of tracking in 2012:
    Thunderhill (~7.5 hrs of experience) - 2:10.375 CCW Cyclone
    Buttonwillow (~3 hrs of experience) - 2:19.181 CW #1, 2:20.197 CCW #1
    Laguna Seca (~1.25 hrs of experience) - 1:50.778

    This is what the vehicle looks like


    This is my 2:10.375 from Thunderhill in October
    E Meme Thunderhill 10/12/12 - YouTube

    Hope to see some of you at the track in '13.
    Last edited by Spettro; 12-17-2012, 08:46 PM.

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  • Neocataboi
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    Welcome to the Thunderdome.... Jess!

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  • XCLR8TN
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    Originally posted by Force McCocken View Post
    Jessica's LS build is on a few other forums. It is amazing!
    I don't know about amazing... but it's something, lol.

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  • Force McCocken
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    Jessica's LS build is on a few other forums. It is amazing!

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