To be honest I’ve given up on Club Racing this season… But since I still hold a valid SCCA license and my friend Jamie offered to let me work on the Starter stand with him, I jumped on the opportunity!
Boy am I glad I did.
I came for the Miata’s, but stayed for all the variety that was there.
The various Spec Miata fields were huge… I liked the battles going on from my vantage point. And since there were four of us on the Start stand I got to rotate into every position available for a few sessions at a time… so I got to Start and Chequer races. I got to work as a backup. I got to do lap charts. And finally, got to do comms. It was neat to say the least and much needed practice I wanted to have as I did make mistakes a few weeks ago at Lime Rock working the PWC race as a backup starter.
But anyway. For the NA and NB Miata fans there was a lot to love. I only spotted one NC there. Briefly thinking a few Honda S2000’s were Miata’s as they were under car covers… Ooops! They sure do have similar dimensions and it’s especially hard to tell when you can only see wheels, and both Mazda and Honda tend to use the same Enkei wheels.
Anyway, here’s some pix of my favorite cars this weekend:
This fella raced one of the SAC NC Miata Cup Cars during PWC.
Love the paint job on this Formula Vee…
Surprised how flashy some cars looked wearing sponsors on their liveries…
Woo Hoo… NC Miata!
Not a Miata!
But it’s wearing a +5HP sticker…
This thing kicked ass in the rain, winning one race.
Stock vs. Non-Stock S2000’s… probably my favorite looking race car at the track… wonder why they created a class that eliminates the windshield of a car…?
This thing too had a very dramatic last lap, front straight, chequered flag finish… dash to the win!
Several young female racers, which is awesome to see on such grassroots level of Motorsport.
I’ll be back for more tomorrow… Saturday = Race Day!