The 2018 SCCA American Road Race of Champions marked my final visit to Road Atlanta for the 2018 season. I drove the Casey Carden Motorsports Mazda MX-5 in the ECR endurance race with MX-5 driver Assen Rachev. We took the T3 win in Sunday's race and finished third overall. This marked my eighth win of the season and added to an extremely successful season for the Casey Carden Motorsport's Mazda race cars. Talk about a short recap! Sometimes short is sweet though, that just me
This weekend we head back to Road Atlanta for the 2018 SCCA American Road Race of Champions weekend. I'll be driving one of the Casey Carden Motorsports Mazda MX-5 T3 cars in the ECR race on Sunday. My last ARRC weekend was in 2016 driving with Casey Carden where we won ITA in the ECR race. It will be my final event of the year at Road Atlanta before we head to the Circuit of the Americas later in November with the 24H Series in the Sorg Rennsport BMW M235I Racing Cup car. St
July always marks the return to Road Atlanta of the Sports Car Club of America for the South Atlantic Road Racing Championship (SARRC) series. I would have a chance to take a break from the usual endurance racing and run a double sprint race weekend in the same Mazda MX-5 that I race in the World Racing League and the American Endurance Racing series. While I am passionate about endurance racing, sprint racing is always a fun challenge. Instead of driving with conservation in
My next race of the 2017 season is October 20-22 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Once again I'll be driving one of the Casey Carden Motorsports Mazda Miatas in the American Endurance Racing series. The weekend kicks off with practice and qualifying on Friday before two days of endurance racing on Saturday and Sunday. #aer #midohio #scca #mazda #miata #simontibbett #sports
This past weekend I returned home to Road Atlanta to race in the double SCCA SARRC weekend which was also named the Hazel Harrell Memorial. I was driving the #78 Casey Carden Motorsports Mazda Miata in ITA over the weekend, the same car we have been racing in AER and WRL racing. The setup was the same minus running BFG R1s versus the usual BFG Rivals and we had to add quite a bit of weight to the car to meet ITA regulations. The weekend went well, I was able to finish third b
My next race will be July 29-30 at Road Atlanta. I'll be driving one of the Casey Carden Motorsports Mazda Miatas again as I have been driving in AER and WRL with them. I'm excited to be back in a Miata at my home track and also in a sprint race format. We have two sprint races that weekend, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. It will be the third year in a row I have ran the miserably hot July event. In 2016 it marked the death of the VW Rabbit: #scca #roadatlanta
My next race in the 2017 season brings me back to Road Atlanta for the huge "Mitty" weekend. This has been one of my favorite events to attend ever since I was a little kid. When I first got the chance to race at The Mitty in 2015 I knew I'd have to find a ride every year thereafter. The car I will be driving is not so vintage though! I'm getting back behind the wheel of a Mazda3. The car was a Runoffs competitor in the SCCA SSC days, now converted to more Touring 4 trim. The
Well you win some and you lose some. We had a bad weekend. There is not much to say other than the car broke. I managed to get pole in HP during qualifying but on lap two of the first race I made a mis-shift and bent two valves. So that was the end of the weekend.
While racing always throws these curve balls it just makes you want to come back better than ever. Which we will! The car is currently undergoing some surgery, luckily nothing in the bottom end was hurt. The good
Well what a weekend. Let me start by saying this was one of the most miserable weekends at a race track I have ever had. I almost packed it up twice but I’m glad I didn’t because the ending wasn’t too bad. Let me also say that while I say the car had no brakes, at no point did I think it was dangerous for me, fellow drivers, or workers to go on track. The car had brakes but not brakes that would make for a fast race car nor were they anything like I had felt previously.