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18 Feb, 2020

Leverone named Driver of the Year!

Hey, how about that! Flatout President Nick Leverone has just won the Driver of the Year Award from SCCA’s Northeast Division. We may be biased (yuh think?), but it seems like a great choice to us. Nick has been a formidable SCCA competitor for over a quarter-century, excelling at Solo, Pro Racing, and of course Club Racing. This all culminated in his 2019 Runoffs championship in the T4 class. Way to go, prez!

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29 Jan, 2020

Spec MX-5: One-stop shopping

By now, most racers have heard about Spec MX-5, Mazda’s brilliant next step in the evolution of Miata racing. The program features several laudable facets: cars that can race with multiple sanctioning bodies; a factory-backed build kit and consumables; and a stout contingency program.

Our good friends at Mazda Motorsports have even created a single web page to serve as a repository for all the info you need – check out Spec MX-5: Just What’s Important to You.

Flatout Motorsports offered input and feedback to Mazda during the development of Spec MX-5, and naturally we will be deeply involved in this racing for the foreseeable future. Feel free to contact us to get a build started, or just to discuss this exciting program!

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9 Jan, 2020

Podiums for Schubert at Homestead!

On a recent January weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, hotshoe client and old friend Joe Schubert snagged a pair of podiums in the competitive STL class. Great drives, Joe!

And let this serve as a reminder to our many clients in the northeast: You don’t have to get your giggles snow-drifting around parking lots all winter. Check our schedule, contact us, and reserve a Winter Series seat at Sebring, COTA, VIR, and more!

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11 Dec, 2019

2020 schedule – race all year!

Hey, click on the frosty customer above to check out our 2020 schedule – as usual, we’re everywhere, all the time! If you’re stuck in a cold place, pay special attention to our Winter Series. Sebring, Road Atlanta, and COTA are calling your name!
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12 Nov, 2019

Spec MX-5 and Winter Series news!

Have you heard Mazda’s Spec-MX5 news? With its customary devotion to grassroots competitors, Mazda Motorsports has developed a racing package for third-generation (that is, NC) Miatas produced from 2006 to 2015.

Just as the NB Miatas were successfully introduced to club racing, we expect a smooth transition to the NCs. And thanks to our close relationship with Mazda Motorsports, we’re well on our way to developing cars already. Can we build one for you? Contact us!

In other news, we’re gearing up for our traditional Winter Series, in which we move operations away from frosty New England to support racers at Sebring, Daytona, Road Atlanta, VIR and more. As always, we’ll kick things off with a big presence at Sebring’s Turkey Trot, Nov. 29 – Dec. 1. Give us a call to escape those winter blues for some racing!

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19 Oct, 2019

Runoffs roundup – videos!

The 2019 SCCA Runoffs are in the books, and what a week it was. Flatout Motorsports brought 11 cars for eight drivers, all of whom acquitted themselves honorably. As noted in a previous post, one highlight came when Flatout President Nick Leverone earned his first Runoffs win in the T4 class. But everybody has a race (or two, or three!), a tale to tell, and great memories.

Here are links to the official SCCA videos for each race in which we fielded at least one driver. We congratulate them all!

STU: https://www.scca.com/videos/2037564

SM: https://www.scca.com/videos/2037563

T4: https://www.scca.com/videos/2037557

STL: https://www.scca.com/videos/2037556

T1: https://www.scca.com/videos/2037572

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17 Oct, 2019

FOR SALE: Runoffs-winning T4 BRZ

Hey, if you’re in the market for a race car, why not buy one that’s dead solid reliable … and just won a national championship at the SCCA Runoffs? Contact us for more info, including pix and price.

  • 2014 T4 Subaru BRZ
  • 2019 championship-winning car
  • Flatout-built cage
  • Fully painted interior
  • JRZ struts
  • Race Technology Dash2 Pro
  • Race Technology Video4 4-camera
  • Full sensors: oil pressure, water temp, TPS, volts, AFR, etc.
  • Radio setup
  • Racetech head-restraint seat
  • Schroth belts
  • Cool Shirt setup
  • Ready to win again!!!!!
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11 Oct, 2019

National championship for Leverone!

Victory lap!

It’s a great week at the SCCA Runoffs, held this year at VIR, and we’ll be updating you on all our drivers. But the big news is that in the very first race, Flatout President Nick Leverone, driving a 2013 Subaru BRZ, brought home the checkers in the T4 class! Nick has been a great driver for over a quarter-century, going back to his autocross days, and this victory is the ultimate confirmation. Congrats to Nick, to all the crew who made it possible … heck, congrats to us! Flatout Motorsports is a national championship-winning team!

The crew that made it happen!
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5 Sep, 2019

Runoffs roll call: 11 (!) Flatout cars

Breakfast of champions! Also lunch and dinner.

The crew at the shop is chugging lots of Monster and Red Bull these days. That’s because next month, we’ll be bringing no fewer than 11 cars to the SCCA Runoffs at Virginia International Raceway. Here’s the roster:

  • Amy Mills: SM and STL
  • Whitfield Gregg: SM, STL, STU (the Iron Man is doing the Hat Trick again!)
  • Eric Thompson: STU, STL, T1 (Iron Man Jr.!)
  • Joe Schubert: SM, STL
  • Joe Stadelmann: SM, STL
  • Hugh McHaffie: STL
  • Craig McHaffie: STL
  • Nick Leverone: SM, T4

We can’t wait for the Big Dance!

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12 Aug, 2019

Getting ready for Runoffs!

Our busy racing season continues, and as usual, we’re supporting drivers with all sorts of goals. Some are angling for regional points championships, some are getting started by renting whenever they get a chance – and plenty are just having fun.

Naturally, though, many of our clients build their season around the SCCA’s Big Dance: the Runoffs, which will be held at Virginia International Raceway. VIR is one of our favorite tracks. We visit several times each season, so our clients have many, many laps there.

Dates for the Runoffs are October 8 to October 13. Team Flatout will be, as usual, well represented. We’ll be easy to spot in the SM, STU, STL, and T4 classes – and probably a few others besides! At both the track and the shop, we are busy getting prepped. Can’t wait! If you’re in search of some final pre-Runoffs tweaks, coaching, transport, or crew support, contact us and let’s talk.

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