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Pro podium! Koskinen, Kicera shine in MX-5 Cup debut

What a Labor Day weekend!  Hotshoes Matt Koskinen and Tyler Kicera took their first shots at the Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup Series – and proved not only that they belong in the pro series, but that they belong up front! The races were run in support of the IndyCar series at Watkins Glen, so the entire weekend had a festival atmosphere. Driving a pair of Flatout Motorports-prepped 2017 Mazda MX-5s, both drivers ramped up quickly – even though others in the series were far more familiar with the spec cars. Matt notched a top ten finish in the... Read More >

Koskinen, Kicera prep for MX-5 Cup at the Glen

What are you doing Labor Day Weekend? Why not take in some IndyCar racing, along with Global MX-5 Cup action, at one of the nation’s great race tracks? Team Flatout will be at Watkins Glen International to support hotshoes Matt Koskinen and Tyler Kicera in a pair of Flatout-developed Mazda MX-5s. And this is just the beginning; we aim to run the full season in 2018. So:  Rounds 9 and 10 of the Global MX-5 Cup, in support of the Verizon IndyCar Series at the Glen, Aug. 31 – Sep. 3. See you there!       Read More >

Majors podium for Mills in first STL race!

A couple of nice updates as we continue through a jam-packed summer of racing … Hotshoe client Amy Mills is a veteran of cutthroat Spec Miata racing. At a recent SCCA Majors weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Amy tried out the STL class for the first time, driving our wicked winged number 37. And the result? Second place, her first Majors podium. Way to go, Amy!                     We told you in a recent blog post about Flatout’s strong relationship with Richard Childress Racing. Well, following the recent NASCAR Monster... Read More >

Race report: Pope dominates at the Glen!

Veteran hotshoe and Flatout Arrive and Drive client Stephen Pope, pictured here (center), is still smiling after a dominant weekend at Watkins Glen: 2 poles and 2 wins in the ITA class! We’ll come back to Stephen, but we have a whole bunch of racing to catch you up on … June 2-4 we visited New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Lightning circuit, renting Miatas to Nai Nan Ko, Erik Beck, Rick Miller and Seth Mansfield. All four racers ran strong on both Saturday and Sunday. June 13 found us doing a one-day test at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The idea... Read More >

Worth a thousand words!

We’ll have full race and event reports for you soon, we promise! But until then, just a few random shots from our past few weeks at Road America, Lime Rock, and the Glen. Everything from a classic podium shot to Adam and Dave trying to catch a mouse in the RV  … enjoy!       Read More >