Presentation on theme: "Racing a Spec Miata To Racing F Production Miata"— Presentation transcript:
1Racing a Spec Miata To Racing F Production Miata ConversionRacing a Spec MiataToRacing F Production Miata
2History/Bio Going from track day to National Champion Will discuss racing career and how I ended up in a Miata racing F Production and winning the National Championship.
3Convert to What? E Production 2. GT Lite 3. F Production Production All interior removalSlick Race TiresWider TracksFender FlaresLevel 1 and Level 2 PrepDrive train ModificationsEP 1.6 & 1.8 MotorFP 1.6 Motor onlyGT Lite – Purpose Built Race CarsTube Frame ChassisMultiple different Mazda MotorsMX-5 with a rotary engine at the 2009 RunoffsOpen brakesOpen suspensionOpen inductionSilhouette BodiesSIRE Prod and GTL is much more expensive to build and maintain over a F prod car
4FP Miata Conversion Keep all of your spare parts You will be surprised at how stock you can build an FP carUse the complete stock brake systemDo Not use aftermarket Brake Rotors – Use only Mazda rotorsThe only stock electrical I used was the starter wire and brake lights!!Keep it SimpleJust because the GCR says you can modify doesn’t mean you have toFind a reputable dependable engine builderThese engines could be a little sensitive if not built exactly rightRear Wheel HPEP Mid 180’s with a 1.8 motorFP Mid 140’sGTL Basically an EP motor with the 24mm SIR – High 130’sThere are turn-key FP Miata’s availableI will be more than happy to share my build sheet
5Pros and Cons Pros Cons More Mazda Contingency Different Makes / Models to choose fromEasy to convert a SM to an entry level FP and then work on your programUse of non-stock componentsBuilt Motors/suspension dog ring trannyHigher HorsepowerShock /Control Arm package unlimitedGear ratios unlimitedSlick Race TiresVery consistentReal Race Car look and feelRacing a Spec Miata is a blast, racing a Spec Miata on steroids is a thrilling experience and you get to go really fast.Used pro built FP Miata’s – Mid $20’sConsMore expensive than SMOverall Cost of Ownership is considerably higherCars need more maintenance and upkeepMaybe just a tad more sensitive to component failure from higher corner speeds, vibration, higher RPM’sFiberglass body panels easier to break with contactMotor refresh every 13 – 15 races weekends (FP)More stress on entire drive trainTires to buy/mount/balance is right at $1000 per setRace Fuel $$ instead of POGNew Pro Built FP - $50K