Chris makes several good points in his post about HPDE Tracking MX-5 PRHT's. These are great little cars, but the choice we have made by selecting the PRHT is limiting with regard to HPDE events. While it is ture some organizers / promoters allow PRHT's, it varies and sometimes even at the same track. For example, Summit Point/BSR allows this model to run with the top up, however the North American Audi Club running at the same track does not, regardless of the top up status. Additionally, you may encounter some problems meeting tech requirements at high speed autocrosses and / or time trials. It all just depends who is running / holding the event. PRHT's do not meet SCCA or NASA Tech Requirements for wheel to wheel racing, without major modifications that would most likely require the removal of the roof system and the addition of a full roll cage. So the short of it is you need to check with the organizers, before signing up for the event. We made our choice and have to live with it, this is not something that can be solved by making a purchase from Goodwin Racing, or I would have bought it already! I have run my car in advanced/solo class at HPDE events and it was fun! But I could also see some instuctors refusing to ride along in a stock PRHT, regardless of the organizer's Tech allowances, because there are risks involved. Good luck and enjoy your car where you can ! Regards to all.
Pat- Va MX5
2012 MX5 PRHT GT