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Haag Performance recently caught up with Andrew Holifield, who won 1st Place ITA at the Spec Miata Festival Sonoma Raceway 7/2/17 . When asked about his love of racing and how it all started he had this to say:

“My love for racing started as a kid playing racing video games with my free time. As I got older the racing games got more and more realistic and eventually in 2006 I went to my first high performance driving event. The track day was run by Hooked on Driving, I drove Thunderhill in my street car, and it was a blast! I was hooked.

In 2007 my Dad decided to go to SCCA driver’s school to see what it was like. My brother and I crewed for him later that year at several races. The following year, 2008, my brother and I went to SCCA driver’s school ourselves and we’ve all been racing ever since! We’ve been sharing a Spec Miata (sometimes two) between the 3 of us drivers. On a given weekend whoever isn’t driving is typically crewing to help keep the car running or being on radios during the race.


I enjoy sprint racing several times a year as well as coaching with various track day groups. I try to drive Thunderhill, Laguna Seca, and Sonoma Raceway each at least once a year. In 2015,  I participated in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill for the first time as a driver and then again in 2016. My dad, brother, and I are currently building an NB SWpec Miata that we hope to have on track soon and are looking forward to many more years of racing!”

We are looking forward to seeing the new NB Spec Miata out on the track soon.  Keep up the good work Andrew!

Tupper Hull has campaigned his 1990 Spec Miata since 2005 and was the SCCA ITA Regional Champion in 2015 and 2016.  He placed second in the Spec Miata Toyo (SMT) championship in 2016.  Tupper was a mid-pack racer until he connected with Mike Haag and Haag Performance.  He not only benefited from the professional engineering provided by Mike, he was helped tremendously by the guidance and coaching Mike provided to help him become a better, faster driver.  Tupper currently shares shop space with Haag Performance Sacramento and helps out at the shop when he can.

We look forward to seeing Tupper out on the track!

Tupper at NasaNorcal Sonoma Raceway June 18, 2017 with grandson