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by kyle.bowker
Tue May 27, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: The Car Lounge
Topic: Mazda MX-5 Miatas Sweep Lime Rock Podium
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Mazda MX-5 Miatas Sweep Lime Rock Podium

Winning Car Co-driven by U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. with Prosthetic Leg. That's none other than Liam Dwyer! I first met Liam about 10 years ago at CDC. He's still recovering from severe injuries sustained in Afghanistan but his racing career is really starting to take off. Besides co-driving a Pro MX-5...
by kyle.bowker
Fri May 09, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Road Rally
Topic: Clustered Spires Spring Rally 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1212

Re: Clustered Spires Spring Rally 2014

I've done this rally in the past. It's a lot of fun thanks to the many good, twisty roads around the boonies of Frederick. I plan to run it this year. Which reminds me, I need to e-mail Don Dean to let him know I plan to attend.
by kyle.bowker
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: The Car Lounge
Topic: Atlanta Motorsports Park
Replies: 0
Views: 601

Atlanta Motorsports Park

Looks like fun! What really caught my eye was the auto-x membership. Just $2500 buy in, $50 monthly dues, $10 daily use fee. When everyone runs out of parking lots to use, the motorsports country club will be your only option left!

http://www.atlantamotorsportspark.com/membership/
by kyle.bowker
Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: The Car Lounge
Topic: Feedback from the miata guys...
Replies: 27
Views: 5441

Re: Feedback from the miata guys...

Unless you have forced induction or a V8, Miatas generally have a lot more grip than available power. Don't get me wrong, I like the Torsen diff I swapped into my Miata, but if you're trying to go fast in a parking lot, Rcomps are a much better way to spend money than LSD.
by kyle.bowker
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: The Car Lounge
Topic: Racing Inflation: The rough realities of racing
Replies: 2
Views: 2301

Racing Inflation: The rough realities of racing

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/811/12426/Motorcycle-Article/Backmarker--Racing-Inflation.aspx ^^^ great article about motorcycle racing but the sentiment transfers to other motorsports as well. One of the comments on the WERA forum did a really great job of summing it up Same story in every form of m...
by kyle.bowker
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: For sale or trade
Topic: Works Bell 15mm Steering Hub Spacer
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Works Bell 15mm Steering Hub Spacer

I'll take it.
by kyle.bowker
Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: The Car Lounge
Topic: WRX Suspension Upgrade. What to do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1489

Re: WRX Suspension Upgrade. What to do?

I concur with konkilr. Just drive the car as is for now. The car's limits far exceed your personal limits and you'll get the best bang for the buck spending money on event entry fees. Then, after a year or so of developing your own driving skill, if you want to go faster the next best bang for the b...
by kyle.bowker
Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Autocross
Topic: sea of cones
Replies: 0
Views: 292

sea of cones

Do you ever find yourself getting lost in a sea of cones? Well, you might not be alone! Check out this motorcycle cop zig and zag through this tight course :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJxOsYh12yY
by kyle.bowker
Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Update on Liam Dwyer
Replies: 2
Views: 1784

Re: Update on Liam Dwyer

Click here for the NBC 30 story on Liam

There are many other videos of Liam that have been uploaded to YouTube and Facebook so be sure to check those out also
by kyle.bowker
Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Update on Liam Dwyer
Replies: 2
Views: 1784

Update on Liam Dwyer

Former CDC organizer Sgt. Liam Dwyer ( ldstang50 ) was seriously injured on May 22 while serving in the United States Marine Corps in Afghanistan. His left leg had to be amputated above the knee. Both femurs broken, right leg tib/fib broken, collapsed lung, heavy damage to right hand/lower arm, doze...
by kyle.bowker
Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Freebies
Topic: NA Miata Passenger Door Liner and Handle
Replies: 4
Views: 1873

Re: NA Miata Passenger Door Liner and Handle

$35 isn't going to get you much GO. But it will allow you to get rid of the big, intrusive arm rests while keeping things tidy looking inside. Both door panels cost me $6 total for the masonite, $20 for the black vinyl (you can find it cheaper if you wait for it to go on sale), $4 for some nylon rov...
by kyle.bowker
Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Freebies
Topic: NA Miata Passenger Door Liner and Handle
Replies: 4
Views: 1873

Re: NA Miata Passenger Door Liner and Handle

David, I can help you make new door panel lowers if you want. I made a pair for my car and covered it in black vinyl. It's a good Saturday project and it doesn't cost much. I did it to get rid of the annoying plastic speaker grills on the 1.6 and because I deleted the arm rest for more clearance and...
by kyle.bowker
Mon May 23, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Road Rally
Topic: Frederick May 29th Rally
Replies: 3
Views: 1878

Re: Frederick May 29th Rally

Here is the flyer I got from the organizers. Be sure to let them know ASAP if you are planning to go as they need to know how many registration packets to make.
by kyle.bowker
Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Looking for someone with a plasma cutter
Replies: 1
Views: 1236

Re: Looking for someone with a plasma cutter

D'oh! This is why you always try left handed drill bits before resorting to EZouts because those break half the time. Actually, the proper approach is to apply your penetrating lubricant of choice each day for several days. If that doesn't work then you get out the flame wrench (blue propane torch)....
by kyle.bowker
Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: Autocross
Topic: BEST STREET TIRES
Replies: 19
Views: 1098

Re: BEST STREET TIRES

I'm happy with my RE-11. Great street tire. I don't think I'll ever set FTD with them. Whichever tire you choose, get them shaved to 3/32nds for max auto-x performance. Full tread depth is for the street, not the parking lot (unless it's raining cats and dogs).
by kyle.bowker
Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Suggestions for 2011
Replies: 62
Views: 3411

Re: Suggestions for 2011

Drops. Seems like there's a lot of effort that goes into keeping score and time. However there's only a handful really competing for year end trophy. In small bore, there's only 5-6 of us who actually made it to 10+ events (less than that you would have a zero count for some events b/c of not makin...
by kyle.bowker
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: 2010 Final Standings
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Re: 2010 Final Standings

Congratulations to our 2010 champions Don Fit and Frank T Dam, to all who won FTD this year and a big thanks to everyone who came out to participate, help organize the events, clean up afterward, lend a hand to a fellow competitor, etc.
by kyle.bowker
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Last CDC Autocross of the season
Replies: 55
Views: 2464

Re: Last CDC Autocross of the season

The official results have been posted to the CDC website Results page. Congratulations to our 2010 champions Don Fit and Frank T Dam, to all who won FTD this year and a big thanks to everyone who came out to participate, help organize the events, clean up afterward, lend a hand to a fellow competito...
by kyle.bowker
Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB: Miata Door Speaker Covers/Grilles
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: WTB: Miata Door Speaker Covers/Grilles

What year is your Miata? The 90-93 cars have a separate plastic speaker grill. The 94-97 have a round speaker grill that is integrated into the door panel. I have two of the early style speaker grills you can have. I no longer need them since I made new M2-1001 style door panels.
by kyle.bowker
Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: 10/9 at Bowie
Replies: 41
Views: 2015

Re: 10/9 at Bowie

The official results have been posted to the CDC website Results page.
by kyle.bowker
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Gymkhana
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Gymkhana

*** At this time CDC has no intention of hosting a gymkhana *** *** This thread is just for fun / informational purposes only *** All the Ken Block hype has put the spotlight on the old sport of gymkhana, which was originally invented as a training exercise for Genghis Khan's cavalry. It is much mor...
by kyle.bowker
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: The Car Lounge
Topic: Fire Extinguisher
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Re: Fire Extinguisher

I decided that a portable handheld extinguisher was the right price and size for me. All said and done it cost me about $270 to protect my ride. But if you have a bit more room to spare SafeRacer is having a sale on a FIA Homologated on-board AFFF fire suppression system. It's only $325! Perfect for...
by kyle.bowker
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: The Car Lounge
Topic: Fire Extinguisher
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Re: Fire Extinguisher

mla163 wrote:And most fire extinguishers will eat through rubber (not sure about Halon).
See my warning above about dry chemical fire extinguishers. There is a reason they use Halon on airplanes and race cars.
by kyle.bowker
Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Bowie 9-25
Replies: 62
Views: 2734

Re: Bowie 9-25

The championship points total was updated to reflect the 9/25 results. Revised official results have been posted to the website. Be sure to force your browser to refresh the page to see the latest version as opposed to one loaded from your browser's cache.