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2002 miata

It’s been a while since I have posted on Simplistic Thoughts. Moving from Japan back to the US, and then moving again to Hawaii meant a lot of changes. We have been here for just over a year and things are going well. Enough about that….onto racing.

For quite a long time now, I have been wanting to get into auto racing. After a bit of searching, I found there is a small racing track and an autocross group. Autocross is a race where a small track  is setup using cones and a solo driver drives the course trying to get the best time possible.

I went out to see the group several months ago. At the time I only had one car and didn’t want to risk anything happening to it. With racing in mind, I picked up another car. It’s a 2002 Miata LS 6 speed. I have been slowly taking care of everything that needed to be fixed/serviced and tomorrow I have my first day of racing.

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As timing would have it, there is a high performance racing class that is taking place this weekend and I signed up. It was quite expensive, but I figure it’s a great way to get started.

I am taking along my cameras and will be shooting as much as possible. I’m really not sure how much time I will have to shoot video since I am supposed to be learning.

Below is a picture of me sporting my new helmet. I was going for “The STIG” pose. Anyone who watches Top Gear will know what I am talking about.

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