Hey guys! If you call or email in to Good-Win Racing, you might speak with me. So I think it’s about time that I did a quick intro here and get a thread about my own car off to a start so that everyone can follow along with me moving forward.
I’ve been playing with these roadsters for nearly a decade, and my first one is still with me though the evolution has been pretty dramatic.
Here she is years ago, one of my favorite pictures from a day carving through the back-roads. I stopped in the middle of the road for the picture because I was the only one around for miles:
When I caught the racing bug, I purchased another miata - this one a 1999 - to use as my street car to ease my reservations about taking the 1990 down the rabbit hole of becoming a track car.
This is how she looks today, this from the 2014 Time Attack finals:
A brief run-down on the current specs look like this:
2,000 lbs flat with fluids and all the aero additions (without driver)
215 horsepower at the wheels via a turbo on the 1.6L motor
Racing suspension and Brakes
15x9" wheels with street tires & 15x10" wheels with race tires
Cage inside with all the necessary safety equipment
You can probably tell from pictures that my personal fascination and passion is in the aerodynamics category, and this car is my test-bed for many ideas, so this car has an ever-evolving aero package that is fairly comprehensive with many additions front, rear, under the car, and above with a flat bottom, wing, and much more.
YES it is still a street car (sort of). Driven to each event:
I’m a fabricator, driver, and tinkerer - nearly all the work done on this car is by my own hands. Everything on the car is version 3 or 4 (or 5 or 6…) so follow along with me as I’ll keep this area updated with progress on the car, and feel free to ask me any questions you have.
Another season of racing is beginning, and I have some big plans for the car this year that will tie in with developments at Good-Win Racing so stay tuned!
Whatever your goals with your own car, likely I’ve been there too, and I drive my 1999 to work most days because I enjoy these cars in every form from street to race, so don’t worry - if you tell me yours is a street car, I’m not rolling my eyes, I get it and I’m right there with you!