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Q&A with young hotshoe JT Coupal

  JT Coupal (on the right in this photo) finished on Spec Miata podiums before he got his driver’s license! Now he’s competing for wins every time he hits the track. We recently caught up with JT to learn more about his background and goals.    First, tell us a little about yourself. I’m 16 years old (going to be a Junior in high school) and am from Rochester, New York. I grew up – and continue to grow up – in the Finger Lakes Region, meaning I’ve been to Watkins Glen countless times as a spectator and finally... Read More >

Podium sweep at NJMP!

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Mid season madness!

It’s been a crazy-busy time around both the shop and the track. As often as not, it seems, Flatout is taking care of clients at two tracks on the same weekend – usually in 95-degree heat. So let’s start by thanking everybody you see in this photo, plus Adam Desrosiers, Nicky Beans, and Jody Leverone, for tireless crew work! May 27-29 found us at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for SCCA Regional racing. Our own Jody, who hadn’t raced in too long, got to drive Doug Fisher’s beautiful Flatout-built Miata. Tony Vaccaro, Kent Vaccaro, and Wendy Cappola all rented, while... Read More >

Now rent an S2000 for STU, STL, T1!

Our customers have been clamoring for cars to race in SCCA’s STU and STL classes, and some of them even want to try something that’s not a Mazda (gasp!). Hey, we’re listening: We’re now renting out a gorgeous, in-house-built Honda S2000 (with the 2.0-liter engine) that can run STU, STL, and even T1. Is it fast? Hell yeah. His first time in the car, at Lime Rock, hotshoe client Eric Thompson won a bunch of races, finished second in all the rest, and flirted with track records all weekend. Contact us to talk about renting this beast! Read More >

Leverone takes checkers at Pittsburgh Major

With the season in full swing, how about some race-weekend updates? The weekend of April 28-May 1, Flatout President Nick Leverone and client Peter Doane hit an SCCA Double Major at Summit Point. Both drivers did well and had a ball at the venerable track. Immediately afterward, we swung up to Watkins Glen for Joey G Track Days. Everybody was eager to sample the Glen’s new pavement, and there was no disappointment. Hotshoe Amy Mills was one of the fastest Spec Miatas on the new surface! Whit Gregg was quick as well. Old friend Stephen Pope rented a Miata.... Read More >