Autocross events bring out all kinds of good talent. I met Jeff, an enthusiastic autocrosser, an SCCA club member (is the Houston Miata Club President) & the 2008 CS Houston SCCA Region Champion. As you can see, Jeff really believes in competition!
He brought his Titanium Grey 2004 Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata to the SPOKES 2009 Autocross #5. He calls his car “Kiryu” & is his second Miata. He’s owned it since last July.
Jeff already had a great platform to start off with his 2004 Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata. He simply went to the next level to continue to improve its already great performance. Here’s what he’s been able to do, to bring his car to winning form:
- Manual Boost controller (set at 10.5 pounds)
- Corksport 3.1 catback exhaust (allows turbo to spool faster & smoother, with more top end power)
- Spectre cone filter cold air intake
Running on the stock Miata wheels, utilizing a sticky set of Kuhmo MX tires, you can see how Jeff really enjoys handling his car in autocross.
The interior cockpit area is very clean & stock – actually, like the car, it’s stealthy (except for the distinctive red stitching…)!
Jeff has put together a nice website chronicling the ownership & modification upgrades of his 2 (!) Miatas. Check it out at: www.jeffgoji.org
Winning comes from not only from orchestrating quality parts to improve your car’s performance, but also from your ability to perform at your best, to take advantage of all that improved performance. Jeff already knows that. He learned the hard way by over-improving his 1991 Miata, a few years back. He actually had to bring that Miata back to near stock configuration to learn to drive & compete better. Jeff’s learning took place by participating in many local autocrosses he called practice events.
Racing Ready believes in the balanced approach to competition preparation; that is, prepare yourself (first) as well as your car.
In other words,
Improve the nut behind the wheel before you ever turn a wrench on the car…