It has been two years since I started campaigning my Mazda Miata on the race track in the form of high performance driving events, and to those savvy to the HPDE game that means one thing – it’s time to change my safety harnesses.
The biggest change in how I now approach performance driving has to do with the concept that I should be investing in myself, rather than investing in the car. There is no question in my mind that seat time and quality instruction are the two most important elements in turning in hot laps.
One of the things I enjoy most about the Miata is that it doesn’t have a roof. Well, it does have one, of sorts – it’s made of fabric and plastic – but it is almost never raised on my car, except when it has to be stored for an extended period.
Benjamin Hunting is a freelance writer who enjoys reading, writing, and keeping the shiny side up during track days. He is also an avid musician and a friend to vinyl. He is available for your freelance writing projects.