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McHaffie’s second in STL caps a great Runoffs!

    The 2018 SCCA Runoffs are in the books, and Team Flatout has much to be proud of. Craig McHaffie grabbed the headlines with his runner-up finish in STL, driving his Flatout-built Mazda MX-5. (And if anybody besides Flatout Motorsports had to win, there’s nobody we’d rather see in Victory Lane than our pal Danny Steyn!) Our own Joe Schubert took 13th spot, not far ahead of Whit Gregg (16th) and Amy Mills (17th). Iron Whit was Flatout’s sole entrant in the STU class, and he brought home an outstanding top 5 finish. Nice drive! Company prez Nick... Read More >

Schmidt wraps up MX-5 Cup season with top 10!

In his first season of Global MX-5 Cup racing, client Jesse Schmidt quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with. Unfortunately, he hit a spinner at Portland International Raceway (nowhere to go) and his hotrod suffered heavy damage. It wasn’t pretty – see below. But the crew worked mightily to get the robust Mazda in shape for the season finale at Monticello … and Jesse made the effort pay off with an outstanding seventh-place finish. He was fast right off the trailer, and remained in the mix all weekend. Congratulations, Jesse! The 2018 season is now in... Read More >

Frenetic fall: MX-5 Cup, Runoffs, Devil in the Dark … and more!

The nights are longer and the days cooler, but the racing is hotter than ever! Fresh off a huge weekend (7 cars – God bless our amazing crew!) of SCCA Regional racing at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, we’re eating extra Wheaties to prep for: The Global MX-5 Cup finale, Sept. 28-29 at Monticello. The Big Dance: SCCA’s Runoffs, waaaaay over to the left of the map at Sonoma Raceway. We’ll field 7 more entries there, including Flatout President Nick Leverone and hotshoe clients Joe Schubert, Amy Mills, Whitfield Gregg, and Craig McHaffie – all running multiple classes (Iron Man Whit... Read More >

New spec SM shocks coming for 2019 – get yours starting in November!

Just an early heads-up for our many Spec Miata clients: Mazda and Penske have developed a spec damper, approved by both SCCA and NASA, to be phased in next year. (No, you can’t get a set in time for Runoffs – sorry!) The shocks will be available only through Mazda Motorsports, and will cost about a grand for a full set. You can learn more here. Naturally, we will be among the first to get our hands on these new pieces, test them, and see how they affect overall handling. Call or email to talk about it! Read More >

Flatout alums in NASCAR, MX-5 Cup rolls on, prepping for Runoffs …

Lots to cover, as usual. So let’s hit the throttle! The cool photo is of our buddy and former client Max Tullman, who recently made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Iowa Speedway. We are bursting with pride, because another alumnus, Dylan Murcott, will start his first Xfinity race August 11 at Mid-Ohio. NASCAR is a regular Flatout Motorsports reunion tour these days! Max and Dylan were both insanely fast the moment they climbed in our Miatas, and we’re not the least surprised by their bigtime success. Speaking of Mid-Ohio, the Global MX-5 Cup series held there in late... Read More >