The first Autocross event with the Miata Club is on Sunday May 26, 2013. For those of you considering participating in any of the Autocross events hosted by the Miata Club, I’ve pulled their Club instructions (verbatim) for “Self Tech” (i.e. the pre-race requirements and prep). It is the responsibility of each participant to complete a "self tech". Don’t forget to pre-register.
Removal of all loose contents in passenger compartment (including floor mats) and trunk.
Brake pedal feels stiff
Seat belts in good condition
Throttle return spring (safe and positive)
Battery tie down secure
Brake fluid level above the minimum level
No fluid leaks of any kind
Fuel cap (and all fluid caps) tightly secured
Spare tire (and assoc. tools) removed or double checked to be secure.
Wheels and tires
Tires in good condition (e.g. No steel belts or cords showing, excessive wear)
Tire pressure checked (min. 25psi. for street tires, if in doubt ask)
Wheel bearings in good condition, no excessive play
Remove wheel covers or "hub caps"
Lug nuts torqued to spec
Car does not "pull" to one side
D.O.T. rated helmet (Snell SA or M80 for SCCA Competition) note: the club has several "loaner" helmets
Car number visible on both sides of the car. note: the club MAY have tape or shoe polish. It is advisable to have magnetic numbers for your car once you have chosen a number per the Windy City Miata Club instructions on the website (www.windycitymiataclub.com). If not, bring some white or bright colored tape to make some for both doors.
Any questions, call me at the number on the inside cover of Driveline.
-- Joel-Paul Brossard