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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 >

Did you know we work on street cars too?

This roadgoing NC Miata is gorgeous, we’re sure you’ll agree – but man, it’s too tall! Looks like it’s ready for rock-crawling duty. Never fear, though: The car’s in for an altitude adjustment in the form of a coil-over kit. Flatout Motorsports has a quarter-century racing heritage, so not everybody realizes we’ve been modifying and tuning street cars since our earliest days. Lots of folks bring us their dailies and track toys for suspension work, brakes, rollbars, high-performance seats, chips, exhausts, turbo installs, and general maintenance. And while Miatas are certainly our bread and butter, we’re not a Mazda-only... Read More >

Checkers for Kicera, Leverone at final Hoosier Super Tour

Leverone, Bergstein and Mills working the draft. Wow, there’s tight racing on the track and in the points!  The weekend of June 22-24 found us at Watkins Glen for the final pre-Runoffs Hoosier Super Tour. The Glen is one of our favorite tracks, so it was no surprise that the Flatout Compound was jammed: Company president Nick Leverone raced, as did Tyler Kicera, Hugh McHaffie, Craig McHaffie, Amy Mills, Whitfield Gregg, and Lance Bergstein. Crewmen Adam Desrosiers and Cory Bentley did their usual sterling job, with a boost from old friend (and part of the original Flatout gang) Forrest... Read More >

Summer rolls along – Cup testing, Road America!

With our next Global MX-5 Cup race coming up in July, FOM hotshoes Jesse Schmidt and Matt Koskinen (71) recently squeezed in a full day of testing at Palmer Motorsports Park (we hasten to add that this particular pic was shot previously at Barber Motorsports Park). The guys reported that the cars were on rails, and the lap times proved it! A promising sign for that late July date at Mid-Ohio. Meanwhile, we had a terrific contingent at Road America in Wisconsin, as Arrive & Drivers Amy Mills and Whit Greg; Tyler Kicera; and a cast of thousands descended... Read More >

Summer is here – full speed ahead!

Memorial Day Weekend found Team Flatout at one of our favorite venues: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, where many FOM drivers got their start and we have thousands of collective laps under our belts. So we couldn’t help but reminisce a bit, especially when it turned out all four of us old-timers showed up to crew or just hang out. Right to left, that’s Nick Leverone, Andy Bettencourt, Adam Desrosiers, and Steve Ulfelder. Mount Rushmore we ain’t, but it sure was good to see everybody! With the late-May weekend ushering in summer, it was also useful to glance at the... Read More >