When we last left the #86 Miata, it was stranded in Virginia after having a major engine issue last Sunday right in the middle of the first autocross run in Virginia Beach. After sitting all week and resting, getting some sun and sand by the beach, Brian and his friends Kyle DeGennaro and Harlan Williams returned from South Carolina with another friend's Excursion as tow vehicle and a U-Haul trailer to get the Miata back to NMS-South in Columbia SC and one step closer to returning to the road, likely with a replacement motor.
I'm sure we'll have more updates to follow as the saga of #86 develops, so in the meantime here's some of the scenes from Friday afternoon.
One thing I learned today is on the left side of the U-Haul car trailer, the fender over the two wheels easily slides down and out of the way so that you can still open the driver's side door, just in case you need to climb in or out of the car while it's on the trailer.
With some straps to go over the front wheels and a chain for the front and another for the back end, the trailer should have the Miata safely home by now.
If things work out, Brian will be auto-crossing on Sunday June 28th in a different car, and then we'll find out more about the fate of this Miata and how soon it will be back on the road.