Targa Miata
September 23, 2010 - I spent last weekend at Hallett, near Tulsa Oklahoma.
I was there with one of the Flyin' Miata shop cars at a Miata event. So no Targa car and not even any AFCO suspension. It's a pity, because that track is relatively rough and would have been a fun test. Still, it was a good weekend. The car I was driving was a 2006 model which made for a very interesting comparison to the 1999 we had also brought along. The newer car has a very stiff structure and generated surprising levels of grip while coping with the rough surface. In fact, the more hard-core 1999 wasn't dramatically faster.
The 2010 edition of the Targa finished while I was there. I might not have run in the race this year, but I did spend three days on tracks I'd never seen before and racked up nearly 3000 miles of driving going to and from various tracks! So it was about as good a substitute as I could have arranged.
The 2010 event was quite eventful. Lots of lead changes in Modern with a number of cars encountering problems. As with last year, I kept up a running commentary on the race on the Grassroots Motorsports forum. Yup, living vicariously.
entry 766 - tags: hallett, 2010