Driver Spotlight: Muoi Tran

In this Driver Spotlight we’re getting to know one of our fearless females, Muoi Tran!Muoi Tran

Where are you from?
San Jose, CA

NA, NB, or NC?
1.8 NA

Current class in the Roadster Cup?
Street Class

Sponsors?
Evasive Motorsports

Is there a story behind your Miata?
This is my 3rd Miata so far, the first two were duds. My coworker had a Miata sitting at the shop for the last 3-4 years and I told him I wanted to buy it since I trusted it was well taken care of. Best decision ever. Lol.

What do you have done to your car?
Cusco 2 Way LSD, Tein MonoFlex, Fujitsubo exhaust, Racing Beat Headers, Carbotech XP10/XP8, Hard Dog Roll Bar, Enkei RPF1, Yoko AD08R, ACT Clutch, Bride Vios III, Koyorad, Rev Autosport Fenders, Nardi Steering Wheel, Tilton Rear Brake Bias, and some other little things.

How long have you been driving?
I believe I started in 2011 driving the STI, but I’ve been on and off for the last 3 years because of school. Now that school’s over, I’m definitely making it out to more track days.

For how long or how many times have you competed in the Roadster Cup?
I’ve done about 3-4 Roadster Cup events so far.

Do you have any upcoming plans for your car?
Its actually getting painted right now, but the next thing on the list is a new Bride seat for the passenger and Cusco harnesses.

Muoi 2

If you didn’t have your Miata or STi, what do you think would be your track car right now?
S2000

What track would you like to see the Roadster Cup go to?
Thunderhill!

What do you hope to accomplish this season?
Improve my driving and hopefully make podium!

Favorite track you’ve driven so far and why?
Buttonwillow. Its just a lot of fun. I learn something new every time I go there.

Have you done any other series outside of the Roadster Cup?
Nope.

What’s the sketchiest thing you’ve ever experienced on track?
I almost flipped my car at Phil Hill. Never was scared of that turn until that happened.

How did you get into driving?
I have a lot of track friends back when I was living in San Jose and they convinced me to come take the STI out.

What do you think your biggest challenge will be this year?
Everyone in the series is a great driver so there is a lot of competition!

Muoi 3

Favorite track in the world?
I’ve never really watched videos from other tracks around the world, so I think Buttonwillow would still be my top choice.

Who is your favorite driver or a driver you look up to?
I also don’t really follow driving that much either =X

Do you have any hobbies outside of driving?
I do illustrations of cars for other people. But I also love to snowboard.

What do you like most about driving?
Something about learning and maintaining car control is relaxing. And driving is like a competition with yourself, you always want to keep improving and better yourself as a driver. Also passing 300hp+ cars in your miata is satisfying too.

If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you and why?
I can’t think of one at the top of my head, but any movie that has that one awkward character in it would be me.

What car would you buy/build if you won the lottery?
NSX or FD3S. I like old Japanese cars with popup headlights lol

Are you a cat person or a dog person?
Cat.

If you had to describe yourself in 3 words what would they be?
Motivated, friendly, sensible.

Thanks for answering our questions, Muoi! Check back next week to meet more Roadster Cup drivers.

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