Well, someone has to be the first if this is to turn out to be a decent forum. What series do you run in and with who? Maybe we can all learn a little from each other. As for me: Currently building an '87 RX-7 Turbo for NASA Super Unlimited series. Competed in last years Open Track Challenge and won Touring 4, returning this year to defend our title. Five plus years hotlapping, a year or so of instructing at various events, some autocrossing, and of course the 2002 Open Track Challenge rounds out my experiance. -Matt www.bfimotorsports.com
My friend and I are planning on joining 'some' racing organization and building an rx-7 from ground up (ie, seam-welding everything, ported engine, good suspension setup, etc), but at this point the organization is still up for question. I am interested in NASA, but haven't had time to look into them or SCCA (are there any others?).
1990 GTU Rx-7 intake, cat-back, some suspension mods
I hope to be competing in my first road race this summer in a borrowed '83 RX-7 in the CASC-OR series. I started with Solo 2 three years ago and tried lapping at the end of that first summer. Me and my Miata have been addicted to the track ever since, doing lapping days and time trails across Ontario.
I started road racing in 2002, getting my license with EMRA in the Northeast. I did 2 races at Shannonville and 2 at Watkins Glen with my 88 Honda Civic (ex-Michelin series car) DX. It's slow, but competitive in its class, fun to drive and reliable. By the way, if you're wondering what I'm doing on this Mazda board, my rally beater is a 1990 323. This year, I will be running select EMRA events, and a combination of Tremblant road races and FAQ Sedan racing (we'll see when the schedule finally comes out!).
I'm a former RX7 owner (1987 Turbo II) but when I had that car, I couldn't afford to track it. I'm also the president of Quebec's Solo 1 club called LAPS www.laps.ca in case anyone needs info on Solo 1 in Quebec. I've been running Quebec Solo 1 since 1999. For you American North East residents, consider coming out to our events. With the exchange rates, these events will cost you peanuts.
Good to see you made it over here. Hopefully your get dialed in this year, and be in front of me (as you should). My "sophmore year" will continue the learning process. I learned quite a bit from those books I mentioned to you the other day. Shoot me an e-mail to email@example.com and I'll fill you in on the books and MD Race info.
Last Edit: Feb 26, 2003 4:26:35 GMT -5 by paulydee
I have a Spec RX7 (So Pac rules) that I have raced for about 6 years. We race PIR, Firebird and a new track that opens March 7 called Arizona Motorsports Park. Also Buttonwillow, willow springs and California Speedway (I missed that one). We have 2 primary race orgs -- SCCA and ASRA. NASA tries, and we have another that doesn't welcome Spec 7's very much.
The car is an 85 with the spec stuff. A new TRrotorsports motor and some suspension rebuild should help the ole girl go a bit faster this year.
Post by Speed Raycer on Feb 26, 2003 0:25:58 GMT -5
This is the start of my 2nd year road racing. We run in the SCCA and COMMA (Hallett's series). We're still working out the bugs with our ITA RX7 and the driver We only did Gateway last year as time was tight, but hopefully we'll get to more tracks this year.
Right now we're building a Spec Miata for a client as well as rebuilding the RX7 after a crash at the end of last year.