The first championship round of Pikes Peak International Raceway’s Time Attack series took place almost two weeks ago so here I am to talk about it. That’s me up there in the green Miata running in RB, the slow RWD class. There were 72 drivers in my class and 272 drivers overall. Lots of cars.

I finished 21st out of 72 in my class, so in the top 30%. Not bad considering I could add another 70-odd horsepower without jumping to the faster RA class. This was my first time pushing my brand new Hankook RS4 tires, so I’m still sort of figuring them out. Here’s video of my fastest run, a 46.941:

Some notable cars I beat, regardless of class, because it’s fun and I only have 110 whp:

  • 2002 Subaru WRX: 47.238
  • 2003 Honda S2000: 47.257
  • 2017 Subaru BRZ: 47.323
  • 2013 Mercedes C63 AMG: 47.340
  • 2006 Porsche Cayman S: 47.583
  • 2015 Ford Fiesta ST: 47.938
  • 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata: 48.196
  • 2001 BMW M3: 48.206
  • 2011 Mazdaspeed3: 48.426
  • 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat(!!): 48.489 (this guy has made it out to a bunch of events and I’ve beaten him every single time. no shame in my 110 hp game)
  • 2008 Chevrolet Corvette: 48.569
  • 2016 Ford Mustang Roush: 48.601
  • 2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10: 48.738
  • 2017 Mercedes C43 AMG: 49.299
  • 2015 Mercedes AMG GLA 45

In between my runs I took about a thousand photos. Here are the handful that I’ve actually edited:

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Was I the only Oppo out at this event? I seem to recall someone else saying they were planning on attending some of them. If any of you do make it out, swing by and say hello! I’ll be the guy with crazy hair and the RB55 green & gold Miata.

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