Doane dominates; midseason madness!

The good weather is here, and so is the meat of the schedule! We’re having a blast at both the track and the shop.

Let’s start with some well-earned congrats for our clients. At a recent NJMP event, Peter Doane won all three of his STL races, while Wendy Cappola enjoyed her best race weekend ever. Great driving all around!

Whole lotta Flatout goin’ on! 4 Miatas on the wedge, a full hauler, a duallie with pit cart …

Meanwhile, we’re ready for a big split weekend. Longtime friends, clients, and hotshoes Whit Gregg and Amy Mills are running at Road America, while the rest of the team swarms down to Lime Rock for an SCCA Regional. Next weekend we’re supporting a dozen (!) customers at Watkins Glen. Following a rare weekend off, it’s back to the Glen (with 10 more cars!), another 10 or so clients at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, and finally eight clients at NJMP for an SCCA Majors weekend. Our crew and clients are the absolute best!

Ready for summer racing!

Even as we write this, Team Flatout is at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for Memorial Day Weekend racing – one of our favorite events of the year.

With the traditional start of summer upon us, it’s time to finalize racing calendars and lock in your seat. In coming weeks, in addition to NHMS, we’ll visit NJMP, Watkins Glen, Lime Rock, and other northeast favorites. Keep in mind, though, that Flatout is everywhere, so we’ll also venture to Mid-Ohio, Road America, and more!

Whether you want to rent or drive your own hotrod using our crew and transport, check out our schedule and contact us!

Our wide variety of rentals

If you’re reading this, you probably associate Flatout Motorsports with Mazda, and specifically with Miatas. And that’s great! We’re proud of our close relationship with Mazda Motorsports, and count us among those who believe the Miata is the roadracing miracle of the past 30 years.

But we’re not a Mazda-only shop or rental firm, not by a longshot. And many casual fans and racers may not realize just how many possibilities Miatas present. So we thought we’d run down our present list of rental rides, along with their SCCA classes.

What’s the right car for you? Depends on your experience level, the track, and your goals! Contact us to talk about it and reserve your seat.

  • Start with our non-Mazda: we have available a Subaru BRZ that is very competitive in T4
  • We have a pair of originals – 1.6-liter Miatas for Spec Miata fun
  • We’ve also got a 1.8-liter 1994 Miata if you want to race an NA with a little more grunt
  • With NBs often running up front in bigtime SM races, we have two ’99 rental Miatas
  • Finally, we have available a fully developed ’99 optimized for STL competition

Get in on a good thing!

As we prepare to swing north, we’re fielding lots and lots of questions from racers who want to get rid of the cobwebs on both their cars – and their skills! Check out our schedule for a full rundown, but here are some dates that look very popular with both renters and Arrive & Drivers:

  • We’ll be at Palmer Motorsports Park April 5-6 for first an open lapping day, then an SCDA event. Team Flatout will support at least 10 cars, so reserve your seat soon!
  • The following weekend, it’s off to VIR for testing and an SCCA Hoosier Super Tour. We’re looking at 12 to 14 clients for that donnybrook!
  • April 26-28, we’re at Summit Point for testing and an SCCA Double Major. If you can’t get in on our early April events, this is a great opportunity to rent.

Contact us to nail down dates and go racing!

Are you ready for racing season?

With March comes a glimmer of hope … For now, we’re still supporting racers south of the Mason-Dixon line, but the shop is buzzing with prep work for northeasterners. Before you know it, we’ll be renting and arrive-and-driving at Thompson, the Glen, NHMS, and NJMP! Now’s the time to contact us and set your plans, whether that means general prep, upgrades, or securing a seat for a particular weekend. Spring is right around the corner – we promise!

Winter roundup: Mills rips at Sebring, Penske shocks, new Mazda contingencies!

Old Man Winter continues to do his thing up north … but whether you’re racing now (like us!) or prepping for spring, we’ve got updates:

  • Client Amy Mills had a dynamite January Hoosier Super Tour weekend at Sebring, taking third and fourth in an STL Miata that you can rent anytime!
  • Speaking of which, we’ve got more Florida racing, a stop at COTA, and a trip to VIR coming up – check out our schedule and get out of the cold!
  • We’ve already gained great setup experience with the Penske shocks that are now mandatory in Spec Miata. Contact us to get yours installed and tuned.
  • Mazda continues to be the best marque in the world where motorsports support is concerned. Did you know Mazda Motorsports is expanding its contingency program in some very innovative ways? Check them out here to learn more!

The Winter Series is here – come on down!

Each Thanksgiving, we pack up the trailers and leave frosty New England behind. For many Flatout clients, winter racing at Sebring, COTA, VIR and other great tracks is the highlight of the year.

Why not join them, either in your own ride (we’ll haul it down for you!) or one of our many rentals? Check out our schedule and contact us to get the ball rolling!

Jam packed 2019 – book now!

We’ve filled out our 2019 date book – and it might just set a Flatout record for days spent at tracks, supporting racers! While you’re compiling your Christmas list, check out the schedule  and contact us to nail down your weekends.   

Flatout Motorsports Winter Series – sign up now!

It’s here, friends, and it’s here until late March anyway.

You know what we mean.

Rather than brag that by the time you read this, we’re on our way to Sebring for the Turkey Trot – great SCCA Regional racing wrapped around deep-fried Thanksgiving bird! – we hereby invite you to join us.

December will find us at VIR for a rescheduled Goblins Go weekend. Come the new year, we’ll be hitting SCCA Majors at Homestead, Sebring, Road Atlanta …

But hey, we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Check out our schedule and contact us to rent or have us bring your car down for some warm-weather Arrive & Drive competition!

 

 

 

McHaffie’s second in STL caps a great Runoffs!

A podium equals air time! Craig McHaffie interviewed after his second-place Runoffs finish.

 

 

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 Leverone took fourth in T4. Nick also led the Flatout pack in Spec Miata, starting and finishing 13th. In that enormous field, Joe finished 32nd; Amy 33rd; and Whit 34th (a Flatout Motorsports mini-pack!).

For complete results and, soon, video of the races, visit SCCA.com.

It takes a hell of a lot of talent and determination to qualify for and run the nation’s premier amateur motorsports event – especially when said event is held 3,000 miles from home. A big hand, please, for all our entrants. And let’s not forget the crew, at both the track and the shop, who put great cars underneath the drivers all season long!