Skid Marks Racing

NASA Pro Racing 2022 (Ryan Roberson, Spec Miata 44; Mike Dale, Spec Miata 9

Founded in 2009 as a LeMons race team, Mike, Jon, Scott and Ryan eventually evolved into a very competitive endurance racing team, winning several races and a regional championship along the way. With life pulling the team in different directions in 2012, the Skid Marks Racing ran it's last full season that year, with only a handful of races contended as a team through 2015. In December of 2015, t

Operating as usual

2022 NASA, Mid-Ohio Club Course, SM44, Roberson, Saturday race (1 of 3) PUBLIC 06/06/2022

May Mid-Ohio races. Had a pretty decent race on Saturday, but was DQd for passing under yellow (1st time in over 200 races!, ugh) which put be at the back for the next race. Ran from 21st to 10th, and started race three from 10th and finished 8th. Not a great weekend, but the racing was pretty fun, for the most part(!), and it was great to hang out in the paddock.
https://youtu.be/e0IQEht8s2Q Saturday race
https://youtu.be/bpFWlFMf_Sg Sunday morning race
https://youtu.be/_TRhFBc5NJo Sunday afternoon race

2022 NASA, Mid-Ohio Club Course, SM44, Roberson, Saturday race (1 of 3) PUBLIC

2022 NASA, Mid-Ohio Pro, SM 44, Roberson, Saturday race (1 of 3) (PUBLIC) 04/29/2022

Pretty cool race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Started P7, dropped to P9 at the start, and drove my way to P3 with fastest lap in the race (set my starting position for race 2 at pole). The competition in NASA Great Lakes Spec Miata continues to improve at a crazy rate. John and John are doing a fantastic job working with the new/young guys to bring them up to speed quickly while keeping them focused on clean racing.

https://youtu.be/0oH1XEEJx7o

2022 NASA, Mid-Ohio Pro, SM 44, Roberson, Saturday race (1 of 3) (PUBLIC)

06/03/2020

Race 2 of 3 last weekend. Won the 1st, won the 3rd. In race two (this video), I had amassed a 15+ second lead with a car that was really strong at the start. On the last lap, with just a few corners to go......
https://youtu.be/BIwz9t135OA

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Timeline photos 04/08/2020

What a great weekend with Scott Baker!

Juggalo theme. Yeah, I didn't know what a Juggalo was until two weeks ago!

Photos from Skid Marks Racing's post 04/08/2020

Taking it a little slower than I was before the bug hit. It's coming along, and I expect to have it finished/ready for the track by the end of this long weekend.

Photos from Skid Marks Racing's post 03/09/2020

Some pics of the #44 2020 build. After the wreck at Mid-Ohio, it was time for a new car. East Street Racing built me a beautiful caged roller, and I’ve been swapping the go-fast parts from the old car to the new car over the last five weeks. At the same time, working on interior and power distribution improvements. Oh, and I caught myself on fire today. First time....

12/09/2019

Photos from Skid Marks Racing's post

12/09/2019

Ford Performance Racing School

Introducing your 2019 NASA Pro Racing 25 Hours of Thunderhill E0 Class winners: Dale Sievwright, Dan McKeever, Brian Smith and Ryan Roberson!

The next time anyone says a production car can’t win at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, introduce them to the MPACT Racing team. The group ran a Ford Mustang GT, and the only upgrade was the suspension and updated Brembo brakes. The car came out of the Ford Performance Racing School.

“We’re really excited. We’ve got some seasoned guys, we’ve got some first timers here, so it’s a great win,” said Rob Birkhead, president of MPACT Racing. “To take a school car first time out and pull something like this, we’re real excited.”

09/25/2019

2019 NASA Championships, Mid-Ohio, Roberson, SM44

Roberson's run at the 2019 NASA National Championship race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The car will live to race another day.....https://youtu.be/B0MqkJSr8AA

Started 6th, dropped to 27th, back to 12th. Sped up the video from the off into the wall at T6 to the end of the FCY at lap 14.

06/29/2019

NASA Great Lakes

Nasa Great Lakes spotlight: Congratulations to Ryan Roberson for finishing first place with a time of 1:49.101 in the Spec Miata class last weekend at Gingerman Raceway
! What an incredible weekend we had, longest day of the year and beautiful weather to match. Hope everyone else had a blast, we can't wait to see you at the next event in July!
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05/27/2019

mid-ohio T9 near miss

Close call at Mid-Ohio during Sunday’s race. Dropped from P1 to P3 while avoiding the car at T9. The track went red shortly after the wreck, and ended 25 min later while still under caution.

https://youtu.be/F4YJXNKJrpE?t=197

All the guys are ok, but lots of cars messed up pretty well. Tough corner/tough place for a guy to end up sideways on the driving line.

04/05/2019

Skid Marks Racing's cover photo

04/02/2019

NASA Pro Racing, Spec Miata, Roberson 44, NCM, March 2019 (race 2 of 2)

Race 2 video. Race 2 was much more exciting than race 1! After "thinking" I'd cracked a lap off in qualifying that was good enough for pole, I brought it in (like I didn't at Autobahn last September (and wrecked the car!)) only to find that my seat-of-the-pants gauge was off and I qualified P3 after exceptional runs from John Allen and Kyle Webb. Brian Domont, always a threat, picked up a ton of time and was slotted in P4. The top four cars were covered by .4 seconds on a 3.15 mile track.

I was fortunate to get through some really great racing and all the guys raced hard and fair, pulling off a last lap pass for the win. Kyle saw and took advantage of a great opportunity with six corners to go, and raced hard, but we both gave each other room to race, and another out-of-class car gave back the advantage I lost at T17 due to another out-of-class car. It made for a very crazy last lap. Kyle was .143 seconds behind at the stripe, with Brian another .2 seconds back. John, coming back from his lap 12 off, was running a handful of seconds back in P4 and set the track record on the last lap. And, it's good enough that it will probably be there for a while!

In the video, the first lap is worth watching, and then there's a red flag followed by a double yellow. Racing picks up again on lap seven and it's pretty crazy/close through the end of the video.

https://youtu.be/MQ363AOes14

Race 2 of 2. Started P3. Probably had tire pressures too low at the start, but the tires came into it after the mid-way point of the race. Good for the end! ...

04/02/2019

NASA Pro Racing, Spec Miata, Roberson 44, NCM, March 2019 (race 1 of 2)

Video from the 1st race of the 2019 season for SMR. Jon wasn't there, and Mike is getting close to having his car ready. I believe they'll both be at Mid-Ohio in 10 days.

After getting behind and finishing up the new paint and mechanical work on the car just before heading down to the track on Friday morning (18 hours later than I planned!), I was able to put six laps on the car on Friday.

Fortunately, it wasn't far off and Will Dodd helped me bleed the brakes which was what it took to have confidence in the car.

Race 1 was great. Pole, win, and the quickest race lap. Lots of action behind me.

https://youtu.be/RIcSkOpZ8zw

Race 1 of 2 for the weekend. Started on pole, finished P1, and set the fastest race lap. The paint job worked.

04/02/2019

It's been a while since I've updated anything on the SMR page. I'll try to keep race updates and videos current this season. Plus, it makes it easy to keep track of what happened during the races!

10/09/2018

Autobahn South, Roberson T5 wrecks

Like Father/like Son!
https://youtu.be/mb-mwu6iDEc

Yeah, that's multiple wrecks AND multiple Roberson's! Both of us lost it in T5 and both of us ended up in just about the same exact spot, although one of us ...

09/11/2017

Great shot!

09/11/2017

NASA Pro Racing, Spec Miata, Autobahn South, September 2017, Sun Race (morning race) - YouTube

Epic race today! Started on pole, blew it on lap 5, and fought my way back for the win with a last lap/last corner pass. https://youtu.be/aaHnZBzzAS8

youtube.com NOTE: front-facing cam was intermittent after running on the gators at the exit of T8 on lap 2. But, I have both cam view up until that point, and then I w...

04/10/2017

April 2017, NASA, Gateway Motorsports Park, Sunday qualifying

Qualifying laps from yesterday's action at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Ran just enough laps.

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