In retrospect, if we'd refreshed the Neon's tires and spark plugs before Event 9 of 15 it could of dominated. Instead, we invested in the Miata which was one position out of the trophies until the end of the season when we pulled into second with two first place finishes on the season., one credited to Dennis Armstrong at the National Tour and the other to Chuck Miller who, in the three Events he's ever autocrossed, finished first twice and third once...
Both cars delivered on the Street Tire'd class allure of dual purpose vehicles, one that can be competitive on Sundays and equally serve other duties during the week.
Funny story regarding driving a race decal clad car on the street as you seldom know the image you're imparting. Dennis was in the Miata following me in the Neon on the way to BigO in Dublin when in double left turn lanes we pulled alongside folks waiting on the inside line. As I came to a stop waiting for the light Dennis is beside a blue Accord when the right rear window rolls down and a little girl, probably 5 years old, shouts out the window; “I have that hat, I wear it when I ride my bicycle”, as she pointed at the Bell Racing sticker on the right rear quarter panel of the Miata.
Precious moments, indeed.