TOPEKA, Kan. (July 31, 2008) – Following the program’s approval by the Sports Car Club of America Board of Directors in December of 2007, the Spec Miata Compliance Program continues to progress as planned. The SM Compliance Program team has already visited many National events across the country and recently hosted a training weekend in Topeka, Kan.
Nominated by their respective Executive Stewards, representatives from each SCCA Division were invited to Topeka for a Spec Miata technical training seminar. At the seminar, participants were given hands-on training with essential Spec Miata tech equipment, like the whistler, ultrasonic thickness tester, ccing equipment, as well as bore and stroke tools. Demos were given on the Cam Doctor and Shock Dyno and an array of parts from Gen 1 and Gen 2 cars were on hand to give participants an up-close look at the differences, not just between generations, but model years as well.
Time was also spent discussing methods to make the teardown and impound processes run smoother and more efficiently, as well as how to keep these processes consistent across Regions and Divisions.
Participants in the seminar, which was funded by the Spec Miata Compliance Fee, will now take their training back to their Divisions to share with others. Plans are already underway to expand the program and purchase additional tech equipment for each Division. The SM Compliance Program team will continue to travel to Regional and National events for the remainder of the season.