Eat your Wheaties at Carolina Motorsports Park

Eat your Wheaties at Carolina Motorsports Park

Written by Sandro Espinosa "el chupacabra", Carolina Motorsports Park - SE30 Track Record Holder & three-time NASA National Champ.

Whoever tells you this track is no good, is not a real driver and they probably didn't eat enough cereal growing up.

February 14, 2018 by Carlos Mendez
Dancing on the limit at Roebling Road Raceway

Dancing on the limit at Roebling Road Raceway

Written by Alex Barroso, SE30 racer and Road Atlanta Track Record Holder. 
Roebling Road is one of the truest to form old school club racing tracks that still exists in the US. Its relatively straightforward layout and a rather flat elevation may fool some into thinking that it’s simple to learn, and it is certainly easy to simply navigate after a few laps, but to really start going fast at Roebling requires some careful thought, some fancy footwork, and a whole lot of car control...
January 17, 2018 by Carlos Mendez
Grab the bull by the horns at Lime Rock Park

Grab the bull by the horns at Lime Rock Park

Written by Rob Casella, Lime Rock Park - SE30 Track Record Holder: 

 The course layout looks simple, but is actually quite challenging with the up hill and down hill, and a fast, 180-degree corner at the end of the straight. Developing a rhythm is important, and there is no rest for the weary. There is a reason why the nickname for the track is “The Bulls Ring”. The front straight is fast, but relatively short, and can hold speeds well over 100mph. 

December 07, 2017 by Carlos Mendez
How to wheel Sebring International Raceway

How to wheel Sebring International Raceway

Written by Scott McKay, 4 time NASA National Champion:

“A man has got to know his limitations” – Clint Eastwood

I want to help you find the fast way around Sebring in a Spec E30. The line below also generally works for a Miata or other rear-drive small bore car (I’ve driven this in a SE30, Spec Miata and a Spec 944, they all drive similarly), although the shift points will be different.  This track is historic and fun, and probably the roughest track you will ever drive.   

October 10, 2017 by Carlos Mendez
Tips and Tricks to keep in your back pocket for VIR.

Tips and Tricks to keep in your back pocket for VIR.

Written by Robert Grace:

“If there’s a Heaven on Earth, it’s VIR.” – Paul Newman

Boy was he right! Virginia International Raceway has become my favorite racetrack, hands down. For those of you that have been there you know how well it flows and utilizes the topography of the land, for those of you that haven’t been, think of a better flowing Road Atlanta. The track was built back in the 1950’s so it has that high speed high risk feel, but went through a full restoration when it reopened in the early 2000’s greatly improving runoff and safety. The track has evolved a lot over the years, from repaving and widening, to the loss of the beloved Oak Tree – but it has fundamentally remained true to its roots. Here are a few tips and tricks to keep in your back pocket in case you get the opportunity to drive this legendary track.
May 05, 2017 by Carlos Mendez
Tips and tricks for a quick lap at Road Atlanta in an E30

Tips and tricks for a quick lap at Road Atlanta in an E30

By Don Stevens

I have actually not driven Road Atlanta in a properly equipped Spec E30. I have driven it in a high performance street E30, my old Alpina C2. While it was capable, it did not have sticky tires, racing pads, or a racing seat. It was also my highly coveted daily driver. Therefore, I was being a bigger pussy than I would be in the SE30.

Having said that, I have instructed there several times and have ridden with some very fast E30 pilots. That being said, we do not instruct even superior students to use exit rumble strips at 5 and 7, nor go flat down the hill through the esses, or flat down the hill through 11. I’ll give you my driver’s ed tips below. You can use these to get your bearings during the first session or two...

March 01, 2017 by Carlos Mendez