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Flatout alum is going big!

How quickly they grow up! We remember JT Coupal when he had trouble getting around the paddock because stick-shifts were new to him (seriously – he came to us from karts, and he barely had a driver’s license!). JT immediately began running up front and winning in his Flatout-built Spec Miata, and so we’re not surprised that his racing career is progressing. This year, he’ll be running the Pirelli World Challenge in an Audi RS3 LMS. As befits a cool up-and-coming racer, JT’s got a cool website where you can learn more about him and follow his exploits. Check... Read More >

Winter Series – fun in the sun!

                          Lots to catch you up on, so let’s get to it! Homestead-Miami Speedway, SCCA Major, Jan. 5-8. Whit Gregg, Joe Schubert, and Hugh McHaffie all drove. We welcomed Tyler Kicera to the team, too; he ran the 89 rental in SM. Tyler’s one of the nation’s fastest Miata pilots, and we’re always looking for ways to make our cars faster. He’s already proved invaluable! Company president Nick Leverone finished first Saturday and second Sunday in STL. Hugh took 3rd Sunday, and Whit enjoyed a double-dip weekend. In SM,... Read More >

It’s good to get noticed

Flatout Motorsports was launched in 1992 (wow, it feels weird to write that!). In our early years we waxed and waned, but we’ve been a constant presence on the U.S. roadracing scene since 2001, when we campaigned our first RX-7 in SCCA’s ITS class. Lately, it seems, our cars and drivers have been turning up on a lot of podiums, at tracks from sea to shining sea. One gratifying result: the racing world is focusing some attention on li’l old us. The video presented here is Exhibit A – company president Nick Leverone being interviewed by the SCCA after... Read More >

Leverone, McHaffie tear it up at NOLA!

It was our first-ever trip to NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, Louisiana, and we liked it. A lot! At the recent Hoosier Super Tour weekend, company prez Nick Leverone won both STL races, setting a track record in the process. Hotshoe Craig McHaffie wasn’t far behind in the family MX-5, snagging a pair of podiums. Everybody had high praise for the track, including Amy Mills (coming off a twin-podium weekend of her own at Sebring!), Whitfield Gregg, and Hugh McHaffie. Huge props to the crew as our own March Madness rolls on – we’ve got races at VIR, Road... Read More >

Guest post: This is not exactly a Miata

NOTE: JT Coupal is a talented young racer who, we’re proud to say, got his first race-car (as opposed to kart) starts in Flatout Motorsports cars. While he continues to drive his Flatout-built Spec Miata, JT recently got to try something very different indeed: A Ginetta G57 at the Dubai 24 Hour in the United Arab Emirates. What follows is an edited version of JD’s Facebook post reflecting on the experience. When a Spec Miata starts up, you’re not intimidated. Stimulated, yes, because it is a race car and it makes a satisfying little crackle that tells you it... Read More >