The Kitchen LS RX7 Tames the Track

August 7th, 2017

Once upon a time… some drag strip clowns told Brandi Sharp (she is extra sharp – by the way) to “get back in the kitchen”. Well, Brandi liked that idea so much that she brought her kitchen to the track and now she whips their tails with it. As you have already figured out – Brandi’s kitchen is an LS (6.0-liter) powered Mazda RX7. The engine has forged connecting rods and pistons and a large shot (300hp) of nitrous. The little coupe is making around 700hp and Brandi really knows how to use it. Brandi is a competitive No-Prep racer Read More

NOT a Rotary RX-7 – Street Hits

May 27th, 2017

Climb into the passenger seat, buckle your safety belt and get ready to ride along with Matt from Evolved Tuning as he rips through the streets of suburban Atlanta (Mexico). The car is a hybrid Mazda RX-7 which was resurrected from oblivion in a parking lot and transformed into the masterpiece that you see in this video. Since the rotary engine was missing in action, the possibilities were endless for choosing a power plant. While most car enthusiasts would have opted for an LS swap, Matt chose to go another route. He selected to pair a fully-built Toyota 3.0-liter 2JZ Read More

Sunshine State Street Showdown

May 25th, 2017

Hello drag racing fans and welcome to sunny North Florida (Mexico) for the Street Mafia Cash Days. This clip features some of the most capable cars in the Sunshine State in some very competitive street (dig) racing action. To give us all a better understanding of just how competitive these digs are, there are cameras on both ends of the track. The rules are simple;; don’t jump the light and don’t cross the center line. Other than that it’s run-what-ya-brung, single elimination dig racing with a cash prize going to the top two finishers. Let’s take a gander! Round 1 Read More

2200HP TT Big Block Mazda RX7

May 12th, 2017

Do you like surprises? If you do, then you’ll love this tricked out Mazda RX7. Never mind the awesome emerald green paint job. Sure, it looks great but the real treat is under the hood. It is full to the brim under there with a giant 555 cubic-inch Chevrolet big block and a pair of massive Garrett 88-millimeter turbochargers. Talk about a shocking revelation! This car is capable of producing an estimated 2,200hp (the dyno can only register a maximum of 2,000hp). The green machine just hooks up and goes straight down the track – every time. It has posted Read More

Roll Racing – 2JZ Mazda RX7 vs. Blown Cobra Mustang

April 28th, 2017

As much as I love, respect, and support my friends in the law enforcement community, if I am racing on the interstate and a cruiser pulls into my peripheral, I might draw up so tight that the seat cover would have to be surgically removed. My insurance guy would draw up even tighter. Not so on this night of roll racing action, when Dick Tracy pulls alongside and openly issues a challenge over the public address system. Seriously, have a look for yourself. After the customary meet-and-greet at the local filling station, our competitors pull onto the interstate (or whatever Read More

7-Second Mazda RX7

November 19th, 2016

We all know that guys named Bacon are famous for getting footloose but Len Bacon took it to a whole different level during the Haltech World Cup Finals. His RX7 got hooked up coming out of the hole and showed the belly of the car to the whole wide world. Despite the wheel stands, Len and friends finished the weekend with a best 1/4-mile pass of 7.98-seconds @ 174 mph. That is even more impressive when you consider that the car is still running the factory independent rear suspension. As you can see, it takes a talented driver to get Read More

7-Second Mazda RX-7

October 14th, 2016

This little Mazda RX-7 coupe has got me green with envy! Like most of he gear heads that I know, I only dream of getting down into the 7-second realm. This green streak is no longer rotary powered. It has had a heart transplant. Now there is a 555-cubic inch big block Chevrolet engine, with a pair of Garrett 88-millimeter turbochargers, under the hood. This car looks great but it sounds even more amazing. Enduring the experiences of Drag Week 2016, this team is hit with a hydraulic lifter issue that resulted in a new valve train, lifters, and camshaft. Read More

Tri-Turbo Mazda RX-8

December 4th, 2015

They say that good things come in threes and I guess this car owner took it to heart. This car has a three-rotor engine and three turbochargers. This unique combination of rotary power and triple forced air induction gives this car one of the most intense exhaust notes that you will ever hear. Wilbert Performance put this car together and helps to campaign it. It has been dyno certified at 1,670hp and routinely makes sub-seven-second quarter-mile passes. This fire-breathing monster looks like a million bucks and sounds like a pissed-off bumble bee on steroids. You simply must see this import Read More

1200HP Rotary Powered Miata

November 17th, 2015

Check out Mad Mike’s four-rotor Mazda Miata at the 2015 SEMA Show. This unique roadster is setup for drift racing and it is on display in the Garrett Turbochargers booth. Mad Mike is a native of New Zealand but he makes frequent trips to the U.S. to compete in Formula Drift events. With its four rotor engine configuration and a pair of Garrett GTX 40 turbos, this car sounds awesome. Sure, you could build a high-powered V8 for a fraction of the cost but there is something to be said for originality. This specially designed rotary Mazda engine certainly has Read More

Twin Turbo Mazda RX-7 Turns 8.1-Second Quarter-Mile

October 1st, 2015

Despite evenings that involve pulling a small trailer across the Midwest (during Drag Week 2015), this Chevy powered 1990 Mazda RX-7 overcomes oil leaks and overheating problems to post some low eight-second times and a top speed of more than 180 mph. This bright green modified import is equipped with a Chevrolet big block engine bored out to around 460-cubic-inches. That seems pretty bodacious but this racer has added a pair of monstrous 75-millimeter turbochargers. The car seems a little sluggish coming out of the hole but it blazes through the trap like a champ. At 1,400hp, when this guy Read More

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