April 23rd 2014

2014 Dates Now Posted! Upcoming SCDA Events: Lime Rock Park May 1, May 29, June 11. New Hampshire Motor Speedway June 2.

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Recent SCDA Action: 

 Click here to view over 800 photos from Lime Rock Park April 7!

 

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Photo Courtesy of David Haueter

We are pleased to announce our 2014 track schedule! Please see this link for detailed 2014 event descriptions and online registration!

2014 SCDA Dates:


4/7 MON     Lime Rock Park
5/1 THU      Lime Rock Park 
5/1 THU      Lime Rock Park - Auto X and Skid Pad Advanced Driver Training 
5/29 THU    Lime Rock Park
6/2 MON     NHMS – Featured Marque SUBARU
6/11 WED   Lime Rock Park
6/16 MON   NJMP Lightning – Featured Marque BMW
6/17 TUE     NJMP Thunderbolt – Featured Marque BMW
6/25 WED    Thompson Speedway
7/7 MON      Watkins Glen – Featured Marque CHEVROLET
7/8 TUE        Watkins Glen – Featured Marque CHEVROLET
7/16 WED    Lime Rock Park
7/29 TUE      Lime Rock Park Unmuffled 1-6 PM Experienced Drivers Only
7/29 TUE      Lime Rock Park - Auto X and Skid Pad Advanced Driver Training 
8/6 WED       Thompson Speedway
8/11 MON     NHMS – Featured Marque PORSCHE
8/25 MON     Lime Rock Park
9/8 MON       NJMP Lightning – Featured Marque HONDA / ACURA
9/9 TUE         NJMP Thunderbolt – Featured Marque HONDA / ACURA
9/17 WED     Thompson Speedway
9/25 THU      Lime Rock Park – Featured Marque FORD
9/29 MON     NHMS – Featured Marque MAZDA
10/8 WED     Lime Rock Park - Featured Marque VW / AUDI
10/8 WED     Lime Rock Park - Auto X and Skid Pad Advanced Driver Training
10/25 SAT    Lime Rock Park 1-6 PM Experienced Drivers Only
10/25 SAT    Lime Rock Park - Auto X and Skid Pad Advanced Driver Training 
11/1 SAT      Lime Rock Park 1-6 PM Experienced Drivers Only
11/15 SAT    Lime Rock Park 1-5 PM Experienced Drivers Only

Upcoming SCDA Events:

 

 

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Lime Rock Park May 1 - Full Day Event, Open to all Drivers.

MAY 1 Event Update: Please note that this event is now sold out. Please contact us, (with car type & desired run group) if you would like to be added to the Wait List. Thank you.

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The Sports Car Driving Association, LLC is pleased to announce that we will be returning to Lime Rock Park for multiple events throughout our 2014 track driving season! This 1.53 facility is a roller coaster ride that deserves its nickname as the Road Racing Center of the East. From the challenging uphill, to the fast 90 degree West Bend turn, to the exhilarating downhill turn - this track has it all. These events sell out quickly, and registration is handled on a first come, first served basis. Mark your calendar now for this exciting SCDA Lime Rock track day! To clarify, the event on May 1 is our "usual" SCDA event; full day in format. Participants can expect four on track drive sessions, one on one In Car Instruction if needed, and two Classroom Sessions. In an effort to provide maximum levels of safety, quality, and fun at our events, the SCDA will provide trained and certified SCCA flaggers at the corner stations.  This ensures that our drivers can focus on one thing- improving their driving skills. This event is geared towards all skill level drivers, from Novice to Advanced. We would like to remind you that Spec Miatas are available for rent at this event. Please note that cars will need to be muffled to 86dB at all Lime Rock Park events. All Lime Rock Park SCDA events are $345.

Click Here to Register for Lime Rock Park on May 1.

 

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Lime Rock Park May 1 - Auto X and Skid Pad Advanced Driver Training. Open to all Drivers.


* Please note that this event is now Sold Out. Please contact us, with car type, if you would like to be added to the Wait List. Thank you.

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At the request of our customer base, the SCDA is excited about a brand new event which will take place at Lime Rock Park on May 1! The Advanced Driver Training day will include a Chalk Talk, covering vehicle dynamics, oversteer, understeer, threshold braking, and most importantly, fine tuning your Car Control! The event will then quickly transition to both the Skid Pad, as well as Hot Laps on the Lime Rock Park Autocross track. This event is open to any driver aged 18 years or over, NO prior track experience is needed. The event will be professionally staffed by the SCDA Instructor team. They will be available to work with you ONE on ONE to ensure some serious in car training, and of course a heck of a lot of fun, playing on the Skid Pad and Auto X tracks. The event is Limited to 20 Participants, ensuring Maximum Seat Time on both the Skid Pad and Auto X, as well as a very intimate Instructor to Student Ratio. Spots are extremely Limited for this brand new Advanced Driver Training clinic; so if learning the limits of your car in a safe environment is what you are looking for, then this is the event for you! Arrive and Drive Spec Miatas are available for this event as well. The event will start at 9 AM and end at Noon. The Advanced Driver Training Clinic is $295.

Click here to Register for the Lime Rock Park Skid Pad and Auto X Advanced Driver Clinic on May 1.

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Lime Rock Park May 29 - Full Day Event, Open to all Drivers.

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The Sports Car Driving Association, LLC is pleased to announce that we will be returning to Lime Rock Park for multiple events throughout our 2014 track driving season! This 1.53 facility is a roller coaster ride that deserves its nickname as the Road Racing Center of the East. From the challenging uphill, to the fast 90 degree West Bend turn, to the exhilarating downhill turn - this track has it all. These events sell out quickly, and registration is handled on a first come, first served basis. Mark your calendar now for this exciting SCDA Lime Rock track day! To clarify, the event on May 29 is our "usual" SCDA event; full day in format. Participants can expect four on track drive sessions, one on one In Car Instruction if needed, and two Classroom Sessions. In an effort to provide maximum levels of safety, quality, and fun at our events, the SCDA will provide trained and certified SCCA flaggers at the corner stations.  This ensures that our drivers can focus on one thing- improving their driving skills. This event is geared towards all skill level drivers, from Novice to Advanced. We would like to remind you that Spec Miatas are available for rent at this event. Please note that cars will need to be muffled to 86dB at all Lime Rock Park events. All Lime Rock Park SCDA events are $345.

Click Here to Register for Lime Rock Park on May 29.

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New Hampshire Motor Speedway June 2 - Full Day Event, Open to all Drivers - Featured Marque Subaru 10% Discount for Subaru Drivers

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The Sports Car Driving Association, LLC is pleased to announce that we will be hosting three events at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) in 2014! NHMS is located in Loudon, New Hampshire, about an hour north of Boston. This unique facility is a 1.6 mile road course that utilizes both permanent road course, as well as Nextel Cup Oval sections. Furthermore, there are some dramatic elevation changes that keep drivers of all ability levels on their toes. The facilities at NHMS are first rate, and the track surface is smooth as glass.

The SCDA will provide four on track drive sessions per day, one on one In Car Instruction and Classroom Instruction is also included as part of the SCDA program! In an effort to provide maximum levels of safety, quality, and fun at our events, the SCDA will provide trained and certified SCCA flaggers at the corner stations.  This ensures that our drivers can focus on one thing- improving their driving skills.

For New Hampshire Motor Speedway area hotel suggestions, you may try:

Red Roof Inn     Loudon, 10 minutes from the track     603-225-8399
Fairfield Inn       Concord, 20 minutes from the track     603-224-4011
Comfort Inn       Concord, 20 minutes from the track     603-226-4100
Hampton Inn      Concord, 20 minutes from the track     603-224-5322

A few more NHMS Reminders:

Food will be available on site at the Checkered Flag Restaurant.  www.tracktimephotos.com will be at this event, taking pictures of you and your car!

A limited number of garage bays will be available at NHMS. Garage bay stickers will be available for purchase at SCDA Registration. Garage bays are first come first served, two cars per bay. Garage bay stickers are $25 per car. We look forward to having you drive with us at NHMS! 

Arrive and Drive Spec Miatas are currently available for all NHMS events.

All NHMS Track Events are $325 per day.

Subaru will be the Featured Marque at this event. Any Subaru driver that registers will save 10% off their entry - and drive for only $292.50! 

Click Here to Register for New Hampshire Motor Speedway on June 2.

 

 

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Lime Rock Park JUNE 11 - Full Day Event, Open to all Drivers.

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The Sports Car Driving Association, LLC is pleased to announce that we will be returning to Lime Rock Park for multiple events throughout our 2014 track driving season! This 1.53 facility is a roller coaster ride that deserves its nickname as the Road Racing Center of the East. From the challenging uphill, to the fast 90 degree West Bend turn, to the exhilarating downhill turn - this track has it all. These events sell out quickly, and registration is handled on a first come, first served basis. Mark your calendar now for this exciting SCDA Lime Rock track day! To clarify, the event on JUNE 11 is our "usual" SCDA event; full day in format. Participants can expect four on track drive sessions, one on one In Car Instruction if needed, and two Classroom Sessions. In an effort to provide maximum levels of safety, quality, and fun at our events, the SCDA will provide trained and certified SCCA flaggers at the corner stations.  This ensures that our drivers can focus on one thing- improving their driving skills. This event is geared towards all skill level drivers, from Novice to Advanced. We would like to remind you that Spec Miatas are available for rent at this event. Please note that cars will need to be muffled to 86dB at all Lime Rock Park events. All Lime Rock Park SCDA events are $345.

Click Here to Register for Lime Rock Park on June 11.

 


SCDA Action from Lime Rock Park :

Photos Courtesy of David Haueter

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Please click below for more information on our Arrive and Drive Spec Miata Rental Program :

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Please click on the track logos below for more information about our track partners :

 

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April 20th 2014

SCDA Discounted Track Packages To Continue for 2014 Season. Save up to 25% off entries!

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SCDA 2014 Discounted Track Packages

Purchase packages in advance & receive a 10%, 15%, or 25% discount! 

* The more events you attend, the more that you will save! Package discounts are based on retail event pricing and cannot be combined with any other specials or discounts.

Package 1

SCDA Season Subscriber: 25% Discount for the full 2014 event season.

With much excitement, we are now offering a "SCDA Season Subscriber" track package.  The SCDA Season Subscriber  Package will GUARANTEE you a spot at every 2014 SCDA event with a savings of 25% off EACH EVENT!  If you plan on driving with SCDA at most, if not all of our 2014 events, then this package will provide savings and thrills for you!

Please note that this package must be fully paid for in advance. Events are not transferable.

 

Package 2

Receive a 15% Discount when you sign up for TEN or more events!

SCDA values your business.  We recognize that life is hectic: friends, family, and work are all important and may preclude you from doing as many track events as you would like.  This exciting package will enable you the flexibility of planning out 10 or more event days of your choice.  Pick out the events that work for YOUR schedule, email us your list through the contact page, and receive a 15% discount!

Please note that this package must be fully paid for in advance. Events are not transferable.

 

Package 3

Receive a 10% Discount when you sign up for FIVE or more events!

This package should provide the peace of mind knowing that you are guaranteed a spot at the five SCDA event days of your choice, while offering you hundreds in savings!  We recognize that life is hectic: friends, family, and work are all important and may preclude you from doing as many track events as you would like.  This exciting package will enable you the flexibility of planning out 5 or more event days of your choice.  Pick out the events that work for YOUR schedule, email us your list through the contact page, and receive a 10% discount!

Please note that this package must be fully paid for in advance. Events are not transferable.

 

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Smart Car. Very Smart.

April 15th 2014

SCDA "Refer A Friend" Program. Bring a new customer to an SCDA Event and you Both get a $50 SCDA gift card!

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"Refer a Friend and you Each Get $50 off your Next SCDA Event"

As a thank you to existing customers, the SCDA is pleased to announce a new program for the 2013 season. If you "refer a friend" and both of you sign up for the same SCDA event this season, Each of you will get a $50 SCDA gift card that can be applied to any future 2013 event! Please note that "refer a friend" $50 vouchers are not transferable year to year. The SCDA appreciates the fact that many of our existing customers have been instrumental in introducing our program to friends, family and co-workers. This program will reward you AND your "first time SCDA" friend with $50 off a future SCDA 2013 event!

* Please Note that the Refer A Friend Discount applies to Summer Events only. Refer A Friend discounts cannot be redeemed at events where either Early Bird pricing or a Featured Marque discounts are being offered. Winter Events are not eligible for the Refer A Friend Program. Refer A Friend Discounts must be redeemed during the season in which they are issued *

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April 10th 2014

SCDA Customers now Eligible for the OnTrackinsurance.com and Lockton Affinity HPDE Insurance Programs!


UPDATE : Two HPDE options now offered for SCDA Customers OnTrackinsurance.com & Lockton Affinity!

At the SCDA we are not experts nor involved in the insurance industry. Over the years, the question about automobiles being covered in the unlikely event that damage is incurred to a customer's car during a track event has come up. Our experience has shown that coverage varies greatly amongst the many different insurance companies. We have looked into the options pertaining to track insurance for our customers and we are pleased that there are two reputable outfits that provides this unique and specialized service. As a general reminder to all our customers :  All SCDA events are strictly non - competitive, non - timed high performance drivers educational events. The SCDA is not a racing school. 

Below is information about OnTrackinsurance.com Insurance Program:

Click on logo to go directly to OnTrackinsurance.com site

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Welcome SCDA members and participants to OnTrackinsurance.com, an HPDE Physical Damage Insurance Program, specialized for your specific needs.

With www.OnTrackinsurance.com there are no grey areas with your personal auto insurance policy.

OnTrackinsurance is brought to you by  Steven Katz and the good people at Jacob J. Katz and Company
in business since 1937 !!!

Don't get stuck with coverage from a non-admitted insurance companies. Make sure you choose the best coverage available in the market place.

OnTrackinsurance.com HPDE Physical Damage Program was  designed to provide the most comprehensive program available.

1)      Fully admitted insurance company “A rated” (Best’s rating)

2)     Full agreed value policy with flexibility with modifications and collectability

3)     Lowest event rates (1-3 day events are the same price)

4)     SCDA member discount

5)     Lowest deductibles

6)     Broadest Coverage form

7)     Instructor automatically covered

8)     Second driver coverage available

9)     Easy application and payment options

10)   Personal claims service with no run around

11)   Underwritten and administered by 20 year  veteran racer and instructor

Please remember this is a Physical Damage policy only and does not include liability coverage.    

Steven Katz
Jacob J Katz and Company
455 Rte 304
Bardonia, NY  10954
845-638-0505
845-638-0527 Fax
Steve@katzinsurance.com   

Below is information about Lockton Affinity HPDE Insurance Program:

UPDATE : Lockton Affinity now offering HPDE track insurance for events at Lime Rock Park!

The HPDE Insurance Program was formed in 2008 to provide an affordable solution to track enthusiasts.  This program is only available to organizations that meet the high level of structure and safety required by the program.  The Sports Car Driving Association, LLC is pleased to let our customers know that we have been approved for this program. In recent years, many SCDA participants signed up for this affordable protection.

The policy provided is purchased on a single-event basis via the HPDE Insurance Program website.  The policy covers physical damage to vehicles both on and off the track while at approved events.  When purchasing this coverage, the driver selects an agreed amount for their base vehicle.  The driver also has the ability to add to the base value of the vehicle by scheduling modifications within the online application.  To receive a quick premium indication, enter your vehicle’s total value to get an idea of the cost of protection for your next SCDA event: http://hpdeins.locktonaffinity.com/Default.aspx?cID=38

The policy is underwritten by Mt Hawley Insurance Company (rated A+ by AM Best).  The HPDE Insurance Program is administered by Lockton Affinity, part of Lockton Companies, the largest privately-held insurance brokerage firm in the world. Please feel free to mention SCDA if you decide to contact Lockton. Their toll free number is 866-582-4957. Please note that the SCDA is in no way connected to this insurance program nor do we accept any liability for any interactions between the insurance company and our drivers.

"Insurance program administered by Lockton Risk Services

April 5th 2014

SCDA Race Blog: SCDA VP Elivan Goulart wins 2013 SCCA STU National Championship! - and more SCDA Race Blog Info!


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2013 SCDA Race Blog :

Sept 20, 2013 - SCDA Vice President Elivan Goulart scores 2013 SCCA STU National Championship. Congratulations, Elivan!

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SCDA Vice President Elivan Goulart put on a brilliant drive in his Krugspeed Lotus Exige S at Road America on Sept 20, 2013 and earned the 2013 SCCA STU Class National Championship!

SCDA President Ian Prout scores another win at the July 13 SCCA John Stim Memorial Regional Race at Lime Rock Park.

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SCDA President Ian Prout crosses the Start/Finish line in the #40 SCDA ITR BMW 325i on the way to another race win at Lime Rock Park on July 13!

SCDA President Ian Prout, along with SCDA Instructor and team Engineer Duncan Burke continued the 2013 racing season by returning to our home track of Lime Rock Park  to compete in the SCCA "John Stim Memorial" regional on July 12 & 13 with the # 40 SCDA ITR BMW 325i. The event saw race action on the historic and challenging 1.53 mile Lime Rock Park track. The weekend was a success with Prout getting scoring a pole position time of 1:00.3 on friday, and backing that up with the ITR and overall race group 6 victory on July 13! The SCDA would also like to congratulate SCDA Instructor Jonathan Goring on a dominant race win in the competitive Spec Miata race, as well as setting a new Spec Miata Lap Record at Lime Rock Park! Another story book weekend at our home track!

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SCDA Instructor Jonathan Goring set a new Spec Miata Lap Record at Lime Rock on July 13 - Congrats Jonathan!


SCDA Vice President Elivan Goulart scores two big Wins at the July 6 and 7 Watkins Glen Double SCCA Major Races! 

Despite some serious heat and serious competition, Goulart got the job done and brought home yet another Win in his SCDA / S.A.C. Racing 99 Spec Miata on Saturday July 6! Goulart repeated this impressive performance by winning again at Watkins Glen on July 7.

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SCDA President Ian Prout scores two wins at Lime Rock Park in the SCCA "Double the Fun" June 21 & 22

SCDA President Ian Prout, along with SCDA Instructor and team Engineer Duncan Burke continued the 2013 racing season by heading to our home track of Lime Rock Park  to compete in the SCCA "Double the Fun" double regional on June 21 & 22 with the # 40 SCDA ITR BMW 325i. The event saw race action on the historic and challenging 1.53 mile Lime Rock Park track. The weekend was a success with Prout getting scoring a pole position time of 1:00.2 on friday, and backing that up with two ITR and overall race group 1 victories on June 22! A story book weekend at our home track!

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SCDA President Ian Prout's # 40 ITR BMW 325i sits in the Lime Rock Paddock after two race wins on June 22!

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Ian Prout's SCDA ITR BMW 325i crosses the scales after the second win of the day at Lime Rock Park on June 22.

SCDA VP Elivan Goulart scores Double Podiums at NJMP June 1 & 2

SCDA Vice President Elivan Goulart kicked off his 2013 racing season by heading down to New Jersey Motorsports Park to compete in the SCCA Double National Races on June 1 and 2. Goulart rolled out a brand new 99 Spec Miata to do battle with the fastest Spec Miata drivers in the Northeast. The debut weekend was highly successful, with Goulart earning two second place finishes. Elivan will be racing his Spec Miata at Watkins Glen double National in July - be sure to check back for updates!

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SCDA VP Elivan Goulart's 99 Spec Miata at NJMP

 

SCDA President Ian Prout sets 2 new Track Records at Watkins Glen May 25 & 26

SCDA President Ian Prout, along with SCDA Instructor and team Engineer Duncan Burke kicked off the 2013 racing season by heading out to the historic Watkins Glen International raceway to compete in the SCCA "May Madness" double regional on May 25 & 26 with the # 40 SCDA ITR BMW 325i. The event saw race action on the full 3.4 mile Long Course on Saturday, May 25; while Sunday's racing took place on the ultra fast (104 MPH avg lap speed) 2.4 mile Short Course. The weekend was a success with Prout getting wins on both saturday and sunday, with the highlight being two new ITR Track Records:

Saturday, Long Course 2:09.6
Sunday, Short Course 1:24.7

A great start to the season, check back soon for some in car video from both races!

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SCDA President Ian Prout raced the SCDA BMW 325i ITR to two wins and 2 Lap Records at Watkins Glen May 25/26 - a nice way to start the 2013 Racing Season!

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# 40 SCDA BMW 325i sitting pretty after 5/25/13 racing action!

2012 SCDA Race Season Recap :

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SCDA President Ian Prout raced the SCDA BMW 325i ITR to five wins in five starts and 2 Lap Records during the 2012 Racing Season.

SCDA President Ian Prout raced his SCDA BMW 325i in the SCCA ITR Class throughout that 2012 season. With five wins in five starts, the season was strong. Season highlights include winning the PRO IT Race at Watkins Glen in July, as well as setting two new lap records at Watkins Glen on September 15 & 16 on both the Long and Short Course Configurations. Prout rounded out his 2012 racing season with a class win at the SCCA 4 Hour Watkins Glen Enduro on October 7.


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SCDA VP Elivan Goulart raced an Audi R8 in the Grand Am Rolex GT Series at New Jersey Motorsports Park early in the season.

SCDA VP Elivan Goulart also had a strong season. Goulart started off the 2012 season racing an Audi R8 in the Grand Am Rolex GT Series. Goulart had a strong P4 qualifying run and ran in the top five for portions of the race, competing against many well funded factory teams. Goulart also returned to his Club Racing roots, posting wins at both the Lime Rock Park and Watkins Glen SCCA Nationals in the competitive Spec Miata Class, racing his SAC Racing / SCDA Spec Miata. Elivan rounded out a strong season by winning the 4 Hour Watkins Glen National on October 7, with a thrilling last lap pass for the class win!

5 wins and 5 starts and 2 Lap Records for SCDA President Ian Prout; and 3 SCCA Club Racing wins and a Pro Start for Goulart in the Rolex GT Series kept us on our toes in between SCDA Track Events. Prout will be campaigning the SCDA BMW in the 2013 Season, with a target goal of getting the Lap Record at Lime Rock Park. As a true Racer, expect to see Goulart in both SCCA Club Racing competition, as well as some TBD Pro Series starts during the 2013 season!

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SCCA Watkins Glen 4 Hour Enduro October 7 results with an ITR Class win for SCDA President Ian Prout & Spec Miata Class win for VP Elivan Goulart

SCDA President Ian Prout raced his SCDA BMW 325i ITR at the Historic Watkins Glen International race track on October 7 during the SCCA "Last Chance" 4 Hour endurance race. SCDA VP Elivan Goulart also raced his SAC Racing/SCDA Spec Miata at the 4 Hour Enduro. Prout teamed up with friend and pro driver Eric Curran in the SCDA BMW; while Goulart teamed up with SCDA Customer Dan Moen in the Spec Miata. The weather was overcast and chilly with temps in the 40's throughout the race. When the checkered flag flew, Prout and Curran ended up P1 overall in the ITR Class and P2 overall in the race! Goulart and Moen did a great job throughout the race, including a last lap pass after 4 hours of close racing to grab the Spec Miata win and an amazing P3 overall. The Last Chance 4 Hour enduro was a blast and a great way to wrap up the season. 
Here is some In Car Video from the SCDA ITR BMW 325i!

 

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The SCDA ITR BMW started the 4 Hour on the overall Pole. Eric Curran started the car, while SCDA Instructor and Team Engineer Duncan Burke makes final preparations

 

 

 

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SCDA President Ian Prout, co driver Eric Curran, and Team Engineer Duncan Burke after 4 hours of racing at the Glen

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Prout and Burke stand aside the BMW post race, while SCDA VP Goulart and co driver Dan Moen stand near the class winning Spec Miata

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The SCDA ITR BMW 325i on one of 92 laps during The Watkins Glen 4 Hour Enduro OCT 7

SCDA President Ian Prout wins Watkins Glen SCCA Fun One Double Regional at Watkins Glen Sept 15/16

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SCDA President Ian Prout with Ashley McAvey and Ann Prout following the Saturday Race at The Glen

SCDA President Ian Prout raced his SCDA BMW 325i ITR at the Historic Watkins Glen International race track on Sept 15 & 16 during the SCCA Fun One Double Regional. The weekend was story book from both a weather and results stand point: 2 x Race Wins and 2 x New Track Records @ The Watkins Glen Fun One Double Regional for the SCDA ITR BMW 325i!

1:26.03 New Track Record Short Course on Sunday
2:11.1 New Track Record Long Course on Saturday

Here is in car video from Saturdays race on the 3.4 mile Watkins Glen Long Course:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gCudf4ZRRk&feature=youtu.be

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SCDA President Ian Prout and SCDA Instructor / Team Engineer Duncan Burke are all smiles after another win and lap record Sunday Sept 16 at Watkins Glen.

 

SCDA VP Elivan Goulart races with Mitchum Motorsport at Lime Rock Park on Sept 28 in the Continental Tire Series in an ST BMW 128i #60

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SCDA VP Elivan Goulart and SCDA Customer and friend Robert Nimkoff teamed up and raced a BMW 128i #60 at Lime Rock Park on Sept 28 in the highly competitive Continental Tire Series ST Race!

SCDA President Ian Prout wins Watkins Glen SCCA Pro IT and SCCA July Sprints at Watkins Glen July 21/22

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Ian Prout's SCDA ITR BMW 325i in the paddock after winning the 45 minute Tread Zone Pro IT race at Watkins Glen July 22

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Prout's SCDA ITR BMW 325i on the grid before winning the 12 lap SCCA July Sprints Regional July 22. A great race weekend debut for the car! Two wins in two starts with a big field of tough competition.

Here is some In Car Video from the SCDA BMW during the PRO IT SCCA July 22 race.

Here is some In Car Video from the SCDA BMW during the SCCA "July Sprints" sprint race.

SCDA VP Elivan Goulart wins Watkins Glen SCCA National July 7

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Elivan and father/Crew Chief Ademir Fedumenti celebrate a second consecutive SCCA National Victory in the # 70 SAC Racing / SCDA Spec Miata at Watkins Glen July 7!

SCDA VP Elivan Goulart wins Lime Rock Park SCCA National June 23
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Elivan and family are all smiles after setting Pole Position and leading flag to flag to get the Lime Rock National Victory June 23 driving the SAC Racing / SCDA Spec Miata!

SCDA VP Elivan Goulart and SCDA Customer Dr. Jason Lee to race Audi R8 in the 2012 Grand Am Rolex GT Series!

Below are photos of the Limitless Racing Audi R8. Go get em' guys!

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Below you will find some information on SCDA President Ian Prout and VP Elivan Goulart's Spec Miata racing activities!


SCDA VP Elivan Goulart Joins Team AMG and Races to Victory at 2011 25 Hours of Thunderhill California


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SHELTON, CONN. (December 6, 2011) - Elivan Goulart, SCCA 2011 Spec Miata National Champion and North East Division Driver of the Year, joined Team Atlanta Motorsports Group in their successful bid to win the United States Air Force National Auto Sport Association 25 Hours of Thunderhill race last weekend, December 3-4, at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, California. Goulart, along with Team AMG teammates Jim Daniels, Mike Cooper and Jesse Combs, came from the back of the pack and overtook the lead in the 25-hour race called the longest automobile endurance race in the western hemisphere.
 
"What an incredible, exhausting and exhilarating experience," Goulart said. "Coming out on top is a true testament of our driving skills as well as the entire Team AMG (DriveWithAMG.com) on car preparation. I can't thank Jim Daniels enough for putting together this opportunity.
 
"I got the call to join the team on Tuesday afternoon, and from that moment on, the true race began. It was very fast paced getting travel plans and arrangements to spend time in the car, and from the beginning it was a challenge," he said.
 
Although the team was scheduled to practice on the 3-mile track before the event, mechanical issues ended up leaving Goulart with no wheel time in the Mazda MX-5 race car before the grueling race began. Because of the mechanical problems the team was unable to make qualifying, and was forced to start the race from the back of the pack, adding to the driving team's challenge.
 
"We started running really consistent, quick laps, and moved up steadily in the pack - until we lost what we had believed to be a transmission only one hour into the event. It ended up only being a shifter problem, but we got the car back to the pits, and this amazing crew changed the tranny and got us back onto the track in less than 25 minutes. Those guys were a huge reason we were able to keep on racing and jump to the top of the pack.
 
"I ended up driving more than ten hours of the race, and it was some of the most fun racing I have ever done.  There were almost 90 cars on the track at the start, so there was always someone to be looking out for, and the track was a challenge, especially at 3 a.m.!  
 
"Of course, a race like that isn't just about driving, it's about the vehicle standing up to the challenge, and I have to say this Mazda is a great car. We passed the competition, mainly BMWs, built up a huge lead, and were able to out-last the battle of attrition because of car failures," Goulart said.
 
Overall, competing in the E0 class, the team ran 615 laps - more than 1,800 miles - and beat the second-place team by 15 laps.
 
"It was a weekend I will never forget, and I'm sure I'll really be able to enjoy it - once I get home and catch up on my sleep. I have to add, it was awesome to have my dad, Ademir, by my side the whole event, coaching me and encouraging me the whole way," he said.  Ademir is a key component of his son's racing, serving as crew chief and engine builder/designer on several of the cars Elivan has piloted.
 
According to Goulart, his next racing adventure will be announced very soon, and will include a full season in 2012 as he continues to advance in his career.

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“Team AMG members Elivan Goulart (left), Mike Cooper and Jesse Combs celebrate after their win at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Photo Credit: Team AMG”

SCDA Spec Miata podium and wins continue in 2011!

SCDA VP Elivan Goulart wins 2011 SCCA National Championship in Spec Miata at Road America!

The SCDA Spec Miatas enjoyed an amazing 2010 season with a combined seven wins in seven starts for SCDA President Ian Prout and SCDA VP Elivan Goulart. Goulart capped off an amazing 2010 seson with a new Lap Record at Lime Rock Park on 10/2/10 with an amazing 1:01.6 lap. In 2011, the SCDA Spec Miatas have again made their way to the top step of the Podium multiple times in the 2011 season! SCDA VP Elivan Goulart rounded out an amazing 2011 SCCA Club Racing season by winning the Spec Miata National Championship race at Road American in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin! Here are a few highlights :

We are also thrilled to congratulate SCDA Vice-President Elivan Goulart on his awesome achievement of winning the Spec Miata National Championship!  Check out the press release and link to the action-packed race.  Congratulations, Elivan!  You make us proud! And further congratulations to Elivan on being this year's recipient of the SCCA Mark Donohue Award! 

Here is a link to the press release on the SM National Championship:

http://www.scca.com/events/news.cfm?eid=3128&cid=50844

And here is the link to the race!

http://www.speedcasttv.com/#/races/272

 

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SCDA VP Elivan Goulart drove the # 70 SCDA / S.A.C. Spec Miata to wins both days at the recent Pocono Double National! Goulart would go on to win the 2011 SCCA National Championship Spec Miata race.

Elivan Goulart returned to Pocono on the weekend of August 13 and 14 for the SCCA Pocono Double National. Goulart, piloting the # 70 SCDA / S.A.C. Racing Spec Miata battled with some of the top Spec Miata racers in the Northeast. Former National Champions and many top Spec Miata drivers in the field kept Goulart on his toes. Elivan put on a hard drive Saturday in the dry at Pocono and when the checker flag waved, Goulart emerged with a win! On Sunday Aug 14, mother nature greeted racers with rainy track conditions. Despite the nasty weather, Goulart picked up where he left off Saturday, securing another National Spec Miata win in some very tough track conditions! A great weekend of close Spec Miata Racing!

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SCDA President Ian Prout emerged with a Win and a Third at the recent SCCA Watkins Glen July Sprints!

A few weeks earlier in the summer, SCDA President Ian Prout headed to Watkins Glen International to compete in the SCCA July Sprints and Pro IT races. Prout had some unfinished business, after a rare mechanical failure sidelined him from competition at the Watkins Glen Double National the week before. The format for the July sprints included a 9 Lap SCCA Regional on Sunday, as well as a 45 minute Pro IT Race. The Pro IT race includes a variety of classes, including race prepped BMW's, Porsches, many Spec and Showroom Spec Miatas as well as other Improved Touring Sedans. The Pro IT race was slightly wet to start, with a track that quickly dried out. With close to 60 cars on the track, there was always action to deal with. When the checker waved, Prout emerged with the SSM class win, and the need to drink a gatorade after the 19 lap event on the 3.4 mile Watkins Glen Long Course. With not much time to spare, next up was the 9 lap SSM Regional Race. Prout qualified P2 behind SCDA Instructor TJ Hanifan, with SCDA Instructor Mustafa Ugurlu a very close P3. The race was a blast, and when the checker flew, all 3 SCDA Instructors were on the Podium! A great weekend of Spec Miata Racing! A reminder that if driving a dedicated track prepared Spec Miata sounds like fun, that arrive and drive Spec Miata rental cars are available for remaining 2011 events! Stay tuned for additional updates!

 

 

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2010 SCCA Club Racing Results for SCDA Spec Miatas  :

- 7 Wins in 7 Starts for Prout and Goulart. 4 SM Wins; 3 SSM Wins
- Lap Record at Lime Rock 10/2/10 Goulart 1:01.6
- Lap Record at Monticello 10/18/10 Goulart 2:47.5 
- 1st Place Maybury Cup Lime Rock Park 5/21/10
- 2nd Place Maybury Cup Monticello 3 Hour Enduro 10/18/10
- 1st Place Maybury Cup Lime Rock Park 10/22/10

 

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 SCDA VP Elivan Goulart set a new lap record at Lime Rock Park on October 2 in Spec Miata!

 

Fresh off a storybook weekend at Watkins Glen the week before, the SCDA Spec Miatas had a strong showing at Lime Rock Park on October 2 for the hotly contested Narrc Runoffs SCCA event. SCDA VP Elivan Goulart capped off an undefeated season in the highly competitive Spec Miata class, with a flag to flag race win! Goulart had an amazing 32 lap race, and along the way, set a new lap record at Lime Rock Park for Spec Miatas at a blistering 1:01.6! Crew Chief Ademir Fedumenti and his guys set up the SCDA Spec Miata # 70 perfectly for the track conditions. The hard work paid off and a race win and new Lime Rock Park track record were the reward. SCDA Instructor Matt Ferris made a guest appearance, piloting the # 32 SCDA SSM Class Spec Miata. Ferris ran at the front of the competitive SSM Class all weekend. Despite never having driven Spec Miata, Ferris was battling for the race win, until a lapped car cut his race short. In other Narrc Runoffs news SCDA Instructor Garry Delea put in a strong showing, winning the Showroom Stock C race in his new Mazda3; while SCDA customer and friend Dan Moen notched up an impressive 9th Place finish in the over 30 car Spec Miata field! SCDA Instructor Mark Gregory also had a great drive, starting 19th and finishing in the top 5 in the Rosmar ITS Mazda RX7. With the Narrc Runoffs now in the record books, SCDA President Ian Prout and VP Elivan Goulart have notched up an impressive 7 wins in 7 starts in 2010 SCCA SM and SSM Competition. If you would like to experience the thrill of running a purpose built, safe, fast and proven Spec Miata, please contact us today! We have limited arrive and drive Spec Miata availability for the 2011 SCDA Season.

 

 

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* SCDA Spec Miatas sweep Watkins Glen SCCA Fun One Double Regional Sep 18 & 19 4 Wins in 4 Starts *

SCDA Spec Miatas enjoyed a story book weekend with 4 wins in 4 starts in both SSM and SM Classes at the SCCA Watkins Glen "Fun One" Double Regional on September 18 and 19. SCDA President Ian Prout defended his 2009 double Fun One SSM class wins in the # 73 SCDA SSM class Spec Miata. Prout started from pole position both days, had two fast race laps and grabbed the checkered flag on both Saturday and Sunday.  SCDA VP Elivan Goulart drove brilliantly and brought home two more race wins on both saturday and sunday in the hugely competitive Spec Miata races. Piloting # 70 SCDA Spec Miata; Goulart held off some of the fastest drivers in the Northeast at this event, but he kept his cool under pressure and Goulart added two more wins to his undefeated season in Spec Miata Racing.  Crew chief Ademir Fedumenti had the cars meticulously prepared and had the set up perfect on both SCDA Spec Miatas! With the Watkins Glen event in the books, the SCDA SM and SSM Spec Miatas are now undefeated in 2010 SCCA Club Racing with 6 wins in 6 starts! Please check out some of the Watkins Glen Double Regional excitement below. A limited number of race winning and arrive and drive Spec Miatas are currently available for upcoming SCDA Events. 

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dsc_2311.jpg VP Elivan Goulart kept his cool under immense pressure and did not put a wheel wrong in the # 70 SCDA Spec Miata

 

dsc_1646.jpg Crew Chief Ademir Fedumenti and Crew Members Chris and Kary had the SCDA Spec Miatas set up perfectly.

 

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Goulart and Prout continue their winning ways in the SCDA Spec Miatas, with SM and SSM Wins at Lime Rock Park on June 19!

SCDA President Ian Prout and SCDA VP Elivan Goulart kicked off their 2010 SCCA Club Racing season with two wins at Lime Rock Park on 2010. Goulart piloted the # 70 SCDA Spec Miata; while Prout drove the # 73 SSM Class Spec Miata. Of note is the fact that due to a scheduling conflict, Goulart was not able to post a qualifying time. Despite starting dead last in the highly competitive 35 car Spec Miata field; Goulart emerged with the race win; passing multiple cars every lap on his charge to the front of the pack! During the Spec Miata race, Goulart posted a very impressive 1:02.4 lap! The SCDA would also like to extend a congratulations to customer Dan Moen, who piloted the # 25 SCDA SM. Dan ran some fast times in qualifying and ended up with a solid finish, mixing it up with fellow competitors throughout his race. SCDA President Ian Prout ran the # 73 Showroom Spec Miata later in the day. Showroom Spec Miata is similar to Spec Miata, but SSM class cars are required to run a stock intake and exhaust. Prout posted a 1:03.5 in qualifying, and ended up with Pole. The SSM event was hard fought and filled with close competition, and Prout emerged with a victory once the Checkered Flag waived. All in all a great day at Lime Rock for the SCDA Spec Miatas, with two wins in two starts!  The SCDA would like to thank our Crew Chief Ademir Fedumenti and his crew for the great job prepping and supporting the SCDA Spec Miatas at Lime Rock Park. As always, customers should note that these are the same Spec Miatas that are available for upcoming SCDA events! Proven fast, safe and race winning: SCDA Spec Miatas!

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SCDA VP Elivan Goulart and President Ian Prout are all smiles after the June 19 SCCA Races at Lime Rock Park.

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The SCDA Spec Miata leads the pack at Lime Rock Park on June 19.

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SCDA Spec Miata Crew Chief Ademir Fedumenti, along with Chris, Keith and Kary hard at work at Lime Rock Park. 

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SCDA Spec Miatas wrap up 2009 SCCA Club Racing Season with 9 Podiums in 10 Starts. Below is our 2009 Season Recap.

 

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The SCDA Spec Miata fleet staged in Pit Lane at Monticello Motor Club on October 26, 2009.

 

During the 2009 SCCA Club Racing season, SCDA President Ian Prout and VP Elivan Goulart combined to finish on the podium 9 times in 10 starts, including six wins between them in SCCA Club Racing events! Of note is that these are the same Spec Miatas that SCDA customers have enjoyed throughout the SCDA track day season. We would like to thank our crew chief Ademir Fedumenti for his efforts in preparing such fast Spec Miatas! Although the season is winding down, the Spec Miata fleet will still see track action at the remaining SCDA events of 2009. We would also like to thank all SCDA Spec Miata rental customers for their support during this past year! We will be expanding our arrive and drive Spec Miata rental program in 2010, please keep an eye on the website for additional information! Please read further for specific 2009 SCCA Race Recaps!

 

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One of the 3 SCDA Spec Miatas that we brought to the SCCA Narrc Runoffs Races at Lime Rock Park on Oct. 3.

Check Out ALL the qualifying and race excitement from the SCDA In Car Cameras!

SCDA President Ian Prout, VP Elivan Goulart and customer Chris Maybury raced 3 of the SCDA Spec Miatas at Lime Rock Park for the SCCA Narrc Runoffs on October 2 and 3. Friday was qualifying, with sunny skies and fast track conditions. At the end of qualifying, both Prout and Goulart ended up in P2 for their respective races. Goulart turned an impressive 1:01.7, starting on the front row for the competitive SM race. For the SSM Race, Prout earned an outside pole in the 17 car SSM field, turning in a 1:02.8 in the # 26 SCDA Spec Miata. Customer Chris Maybury made an impressive SCCA SM and SSM debut weekend in the # 29 SCDA Spec Miata, posting times in the 1:03's, setting himself up solidly for Saturday's feature races. In addition to the SM race, SCDA VP Goulart notched up an impressive 53 second Pole Position in the F500 class, and backed this solid performance up with a F500 Victory on Saturday in the www.scda1.com / www.savingsautocenter.com QRE F500! On Saturday, The SM group started the day, faced with wet track conditions. Both Goulart and Maybury drove smart and competitive races and neither put a wheel wrong. When the checker flag flew, Goulart completed this hotly contested battle in P3 --- On the Podium in the #25 SCDA SM! It should be noted that in four Spec Miata starts this year, Goulart earned 3 wins and a 3rd place finish! In the SSM race (Showroom Spec Miata) Prout got a solid start, but the tricky and slick conditions caught him out with a quick spin, resulting in playing catch up most of the race, having to settle for an 11th place finish once the checkers flew. SCDA Customer Maybury rounded out his "double race weekend" (competing in both the SM and SSM Races) with a brilliant drive in slick conditions, charging from 13th on the grid to a very respectable 6th place finish! We would like to thank Crew Chief Ademir Fedumenti and assistant Keith, and SCDA Customer Bo Tang for their help during this busy weekend. The season has been a good one for Prout and Goulart in the SCDA Spec Miatas. Between the two of them, they have notched up 6 Wins, 3 thirds in 10 starts~!  The season is winding down, but not over yet! Please contact us if you would like to book an arrive and drive Spec Miata for our remaining 2009 events!~

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SCDA President Ian Prout adds two more Wins to the SCDA Spec Miata season tally at the 45th annual Watkins Glen "Fun One" SCCA Double Regional Races on 9/19 & 9/20.

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SCDA President Ian Prout and crew chief Ademir Fedumenti headed to Watkins Glen International to compete in the 45th annual Watkins Glen "Fun One" SCCA Double Regional Races on 9/19 & 20. The format for this event was two separate races : On Saturday, competitors ran the full Long Course and Sunday saw wheel to wheel competition on the ultra fast Short Course. Race group 2 was a huge field of over 55 competitors each day, as Spec Miata and Showroom Spec Miata drivers did battle at this historic facility. Once the dust settled, Prout was able to continue the momentum of a very successful season for the SCDA Spec Miata fleet, notching two more SSM victories; winning the Long Course on saturday and the Short Course on sunday! Check out the in car video on http://www.vimeo.com/6723578 from Ian's Spec Miata during the Saturday 9/19 race on the 3.4 mile Watkins Glen Long Course! SCDA customer Dan Moen put in two great drives as well. Dan campaigned the # 29 SCDA Spec Miata, and with the help of SCDA friend and Professional Coach Peter Argetsinger, Dan left the event with two solid Spec Miata finishes under his belt. Dan did not put a wheel wrong throughout the weekend and improved his lap times each day. In eight SCCA regional race Starts in the highly competitive SM and SSM classes, Prout and SCDA VP Elivan Goulart have now notched up an amazing Six Wins and Two 3rds! Prout and Goulart will be competing at the SCCA NARRC Runoffs at Lime Rock Park on October 3rd, with the goal being to "continue the streak!" Saturday, October 3rd at Lime Rock Park will be a full day of action packed SCCA Racing, Please stop by and say hello! As always, customers should note that these are the exact same Spec Miatas that are available for upcoming SCDA events! Proven fast, safe and race winning: SCDA Spec Miatas!

 

 

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Fresh off a sold out Monticello Motor Club SCDA track event just one day earlier, SCDA President Ian Prout and Vice President Elivan Goulart headed back to Lime Rock Park on August 1 to race the SCDA Spec Miatas in the SCCA John Stim Memorial Races. A short 12 minute qualifying session with over 40 cars sharing the track at Lime Rock put the pressure on to get a good fast lap in on a crowded track. Prout campaigned the #26 SCDA Spec Miata in the SSM class and grabbed pole position at a 1:03.3. Goulart piloted the #25 SCDA Spec Miata in the highly competitive "SM" Class and notched up a dominant pole position in that class. When the green flag flew for the 19 lap race, both Prout and Goulart capitalized on their respective pole positions and got great starts. Despite tough competition from fellow competitors in both the SM and SSM classes, when the Checker Flag flew, both Prout and Goulart wrapped up some fierce wheel to wheel action with two wins! This marked the third consecutive Spec Miata win for Goulart this season, and the second podium SSM finish and first race victory of the season for Prout. It should be noted that these are the exact same Spec Miatas that were enjoyed and rented by SCDA Customers just one day prior at Monticello for the SCDA Track Event. In six starts this season, the SCDA Spec Miatas have produced Four Wins, one third and a fifth place finish in the hugely competitive SM and SSM classes.Contact us today to reserve your seat in our race winning Spec Miatas for the September 14 & 15 SCDA event at New Jersey Motorsports Park!

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The Start! Goulart leads the 42 car field towards turn 1 with Prout tucked in behind.

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Goulart and Prout at the front of the pack!

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A beautiful day at Lime Rock!

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Prout and Goulart after the race!

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Below summarizes the June 20 SCCA Races at Lime Rock for Prout and Goulart :

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Fresh off 2 podium finishes during the May 30 SCCA races at Lime Rock Park, SCDA President Ian Prout and VP Elivan Goulart returned to LRP to compete in the June 20 SCCA Races. At this event, Elivan Goulart drove the #23 SCDA Spec Miata in the hugely popular SM class; while Prout campaigned the #28 SCDA Spec Miata in the SSM class. Goulart started the day by putting the #23 SCDA SM on Pole Position in the huge 40 car SM Field - at a time under the Lime Rock Park SM Track Record! Qualifying went well for Prout, as he was able to place the # 28 SCDA SSM third on the grid in the 27 car SSM field. In the SM race, Elivan had a great battle with Ken Payson, and ultimately was able to make a thrilling outside pass on Payson in Big Bend with 2 laps to go. Elivan never looked back and kept his cool under pressure, scoring his second win of the season! The SSM race was held later in the day, just as the heavens opened up. Prout opted for a full wet setup, with full tread rain tires and disconnected sway bars. Unfortunately, the track dried out much sooner than anticipated, but Prout was able to post a solid top 5 finish in the SSM race. In addition to Goulart and Prout, SCDA customers Jim Craige, Emmett Horgan, and Dan Moen all posted very respectable finishes behind the wheel of our race winning Spec Miatas! In addition to the races on Saturday, the SCDA supported "young gun" Ross Berger on Friday June 19 while he successfully completed his SCCA drivers school piloting the #25 SCDA Spec Miata. We would like to thank the SCDA Customers that stopped by to say hello at this event, and a special thanks to Crew Chief Ademir Fedumenti for preparing and supporting the Spec Miatas for the SCCA races. Also, we would like to thank SCDA Instructor Duncan Burke for some great photos from a great day! These are the exact same SPEC MIATAS that are available for upcoming SCDA Events. Book your (race winning!) arrive and drive SCDA Spec Miata today!

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Pressure Cooker : SCDA VP Goulart gives chase to Ken Payson early in the SM race

 dan.jpg SCDA Customer Dan Moen hard at work during the SSM race!

 289.jpg SCDA President Ian Prout during the SSM Race.

jim.jpg SCDA Customer Jim Craige had a very impressive run during the SM race in the # 25 SCDA Spec Miata

close_call.jpg Miata Mayhem : Ian Prout squeeks by a spinning competitor going onto no-name straight!

23june20_1.jpg The hard work paid off.... Again!

steph.jpg SCDA Customer Stephanie Economu had a successful outing at the June 19th SCCA School, and notched up her first race at LRP on 6/20

 

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   BELOW SUMMARIZES THE MAY 30th SCCA Lime Rock Races for Prout and Goulart:


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SCDA VP Elivan Goulart enjoying a hard earned Victory Lap at Lime Rock Park on May 30!

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SCDA President Ian Prout on his way to a 3rd place finish during the SSM Race at Lime Rock Park on May 30.

Saturday, May 30 was a busy yet successful day at Lime Rock Park for SCDA President Ian Prout and Vice President Elivan Goulart.  Both SCDA staff members competed in the Sports Car Club of America races held at Lime Rock Park. Ian Prout raced in the SSM Class # 2 SCDA Spec Miata. Prout put his head down and drove through the pack, ending up with a 3rd place finish in the SSM class, despite a 17th place starting position. Shortly thereafter, SCDA VP Goulart had his work cut out for him in the highly competitive, 30 car field, Spec Miata race. Earlier in the day, Elivan did a brilliant job putting the # 23 SCDA Spec Miata on the front row during the qualifying session. Elivan capitalized on his front row starting spot, and drove a story book race that resulted in a hard earned Victory! We would like to remind our customers that these are the exact cars that you can use at your next SCDA event. Fast, safe and fun Spec Miatas with proven podium finishes and race winning pedigrees!

Here are a few more shots from a great day at Lime Rock. A special thanks to Crew Chief Ademir Fedumenti, SCDA Registrar Ann Prout, and SCDA Instructor Duncan Burke for the support and help during our "day off!" All Photos Courtesy of Duncan Burke.

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L to R : Prout, Crew Chief Ademir Fedumenti, Sarah, Ethan & Elivan Goulart

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Elivan leads the SM field on the pace lap in the # 23 SCDA Spec Miata

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Spec Miata drag race!


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Goulart was under pressure the whole race!

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The hard work paid off!