Past Sunday autocross action in the Miata!!

Sunday was funday for sure! Two friends and I went and participated in a SCCA solo event in St. Charles, MO and had a ton of fun doing so.

Now, none of us had driven in an event but I had at least attended and rode in a couple so I was a bit more familiar on how everything would function. I drove my Miata while my two friends brought a 1989 Mustang and a 2001 Focus. The Mustang has a 331 short-block with a trick flow top end kit and runs hard. The Focus, all stock as my friend had bought it just for this weekend. No matter the mods we all had a great time.

On the way there:

Past Sunday autocross action in the Miata!!

Un packing and taping our assigned numbers to the cars:

Past Sunday autocross action in the Miata!!

Past Sunday autocross action in the Miata!!

Walking the course:

Past Sunday autocross action in the Miata!!

After a drivers meeting we had to work track sections for heat 1 which provided me with a nice sunburn. Lots of variety in cars and drivers.

Some random cars from around the grid:

Past Sunday autocross action in the Miata!!

Convertible 240SX on the left...never even knew they made these cars!

Past Sunday autocross action in the Miata!!

Hartop Solstice!!

Past Sunday autocross action in the Miata!!

This EVO had a boat-load of money in it and was stupid quick!!

Past Sunday autocross action in the Miata!!

My buddy getting ready to run:

Past Sunday autocross action in the Miata!!

Some cars in my grid....many rival Miatas as expected! Mine was the only 100% stock Miata there!

Past Sunday autocross action in the Miata!!

Past Sunday autocross action in the Miata!!

Unfortunately we couldn't get any good shots of the cars running as the track was huge and far from the grid. If I happen to find some I will post them up.

The three of us all made big improvements during the 5 runs we did and I came out the quickest by 2 seconds. My goal was to get in the 54 second range and I got close. Our best times below:

Miata: 55.410

Mustang: 57.431

Focus: 58.624

We cant't wait until the next even in July along with a team even in October which we want to attend. Very addictive sport and very affordable!