About the Cars

The NMS Miata in Lincoln NE for the SCCA Championships!
September 4-9, 2016



NMS at Carolina Motorsports Park, May 2017

-NMS-South continues to focus on developing  the 99 Miata for track work this year. In addition, Brian will also mix it up a bit with plenty of autocross in his friend Luke's Corvette, two rallycross car projects, track time, and the Lemons car.  For more information on the 24 Hours of Lemons racing, check out: Lemons

-NMS-North plans on some HPDE track action and autocross in 2020 when the virus slows down, finally getting to drive the new to us 2009 Porsche Cayman.

MIATA MODIFICATIONS:

-1999 Mazda Miata: K&N air intake, Racing Beat header, custom lightweight exhaust, Racing Beat 1.125" front sway bar, upgraded 12mm rear sway bar, 949 adjustable endlinks, Koni Sport adjustable shocks, Fat Cat Motorsports bump stops, Ground Control coil-over conversion kit with 550/350lb springs, Toyo R1R tires, Kirkey aluminum racing seats, Schroth six point harnesses

MIATA HISTORY:

-After starting to autocross with a groovy 2004 turbo Mazdaspeed Miata, Brian sold it to buy this fixer-upper, since the 99 Miata was better suited to development and gearing for autocross. Found as a bargain buy salvage title car on Craigslist, the car has been modified as above, with more to come in the future. With co-driver Jason Rucker in 2016, this car started to win regional events and place at national events as well. Both drivers competed in the Miata in that year's SCCA Solo Nationals. For 2018 Brian is going all out track car with the Miata.



2009 PORSCHE CAYMAN

CAYMAN HISTORY:

-Arriving at NMS in 2020, the Cayman is a two previous owner car, with about 39,000 miles, 19 inch wheels, and the Porsche PDK automatic transmission. As the first mid engine NMS car, we're expecting a lot of driving thrills out of this 265HP German engineered and assembled in Finland sports car.

CAYMAN MODIFICATIONS:

Currently we've got some brand new shiny 18 inch O.Z. wheels and Hankook RS4 tires installed, and we have some spare Raybestos brake pads standing by for duty, and hope to get this thing on track in the near future. With the new wheels we are replacing the old lug nuts since they're looking might rough. The Cayman came with options for 17, 18, or 19 inch wheels, so we'll see how the 18 inchers compare with the big 19s we ran in the first autocross.
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CORONET MODIFICATIONS: 

-1972 Dodge Coronet: Stage 3 rust (for weight savings), wheels, one seat, a couple wires, fuel tank, manual transmission from a 90s Chevy pickup, oh, and a steering wheel, new rear trunk lid and rear window, brake pads, purple paint, etc.

-CORONET HISTORY:

-The full history on this car would fill a book, so the short version is that a previous Lemons racing team was done working to keep it running, so it was donated to the new Team Coronautski, and prepped for more Lemons racing. After not competing for five years, the car had a great first outing in September 2017 at Carolina Motorsports Park, and earned the Lemons officials coveted "Hella Sweet!" recognition! Some on track testing in December 17 was followed by a 2nd Lemons endurance race at Barber Motorsports Park in February 18. With an epic head gasket change and other repairs after racing on day 1, the Coronet was back on track and completed all of day 2 racing thanks to huge Team Coronautski effort late into the night!

-For their second Lemons Race, Team Coronautski was at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama early in 2018, and after more work on the car and improving their pit stop times, moved up to a 4th place in Class C. The team returned to Lemons racing at the Fall CMP event in South Carolina in September where they took their first class C win! The car has been in storage and is awaiting a few new team members to perform a number of additional modifications and get it back out to CMP in the fall of 2020.

BEFORE: Cool Runnings!

AFTER: PLUM CRAZY!

1989 MIATA MODIFICATIONS:
BSI-build roll cage, AFF fire suppression system, Sparco Sprint racing seat with Schroth 6 point harness, cool shirt mount in the trunk, custom hood, trunk and fuel cap pull releases, hellasweet purple exterior lighting and blue cockpit lighting, buttterrible 188k mile Mazda 1.6l engine

1989 MIATA HISTORY:
One of the earliest model year 1990 Mazda Miatas sold, the Lemons Racing division picked up this '89 build date car in November 2018. With 188,000 miles on the clock, and the previous owner's plans to swap in a V8 engine falling through, the team picked it up for a bargain. It was stripped down, taken to BSI Racing in Daytona, FL for a full roll cage to meet Lemons specifications and was prepared to make its racing debut in May 2019. It survived most of the 24 hour race with some teething problems. It's second race in September yielded an 11th overall finish, which was the best for the team at the time. 
In 2020 the Miata kept rolling, and took an outstanding 2nd Overall at CMP in the fall! This thing just keeps going!
Brian wheeling the '89 at CMP.

2011 BMW 335is MODIFICATIONS:
K&N cone filters, camber plates, lowering springs

BMW 335is HISTORY: When teammate, John got the opportunity to rebuild a somewhat rare family-owned Firebird Firehawk, he jumped at the chance. Unfortunately that meant his BMW had to find a new home. Brian took the opportunity and purchased the car in late 2018. It saw several friends behind the wheel in 2019 through multiple autocross events. The inline six cylinder engine is force fed air with two turbo chargers, making over 300hp and 300ft-lb of torque.
Brian instructs Alicia at Michelin Proving Grounds with SCR-SCCA.


Next up is the 1936 Bugatti that Brian used to own when he was 10 and learning to drive on our private NMS track in Monte Carlo. Currently on loan to the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA PETERSEN.ORG where this photo was taken, if you believe that story, then come see NMS-North on Long Island and shop our fine selection of bridges of New York City we have for sale! We're blowing out the Brooklyn and Throgsneck Bridges this week, and no one sells bridges in NYC cheaper than us! With every bridge, we'll throw in a free EZPass so you don't have to pay the tolls!

1936 Bugatti



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