The 40th anniversary of "The Mitty" was a success. Friday morning was our first practice session and the goal was to just get a feel for the car since I had never driven it. Things went well and the car seemed good, I was within a few seconds of the Mazda3 I ran a few years back in the first session so that was a good start. The second practice was the same thing but with so much traffic (over 40 cars) it was hard to get a clean lap so I worked on just running wheel to wheel
With the opening round of the 2017 Formula One World Championship behind us and the second round getting ready to take place this upcoming weekend in China, it seems like a good time to reflect on the changes we have seen so far. We all knew coming into 2017 the cars should be faster thanks to more grip and downforce. The tires are wider all around, example being the rear tires are some three inches wider with better rubber from Pirelli. The front wing now has a wider span as
My season started off February 10-12 at Road Atlanta with the American Endurance Racing series. I was driving the #78 Casey Carden Motorsports Mazda Miata. One cool bit about this car is the team finished it the night before the official practice/qualifying day! In fact two weeks before the race it was barely a car let alone a race car. Saturday's nine hour race went fairly trouble free. The only time the car went behind the wall was for a precautionary fluid check. Otherwise
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.