Onboard 1991 Mazda RX7 IMSA GTO four-rotor at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
What's it like to drive a priceless, four-rotored piece of Mazda history on
the weekends? Ask Jeremy Barnes, the transplanted Aussie who heads Mazda
North America's public relations department, and the amateur racer can't
help but let an ear-to-ear grin begin to rise.
Along with a dozen other Mazda colleagues, Barnes spent last weekend at the
aptly-names Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports
Reunion where five of the brand's four-rotor rockets were on display.
Thankfully, the static display in the paddock came to life twice a day as
the cars were raced in the IMSA group where Barnes is entrusted to wring
the neck of the tubeframe 1991 RX7 IMSA GTO, and as he shares below and in
the video, each session in the flame-spitting beast is filled with sensory
Mazda RX7 SCCA Runoffs 2003
First two laps of my second runoffs. I finished just barely in the top
half of the pack in my second go at the runoffs. Tons of fun!
24TH APRIL 2010 ITCC KIRKISTOWN RX7 RACE CAR
THIS RX7 RACE CAR IS NOW FOR SALE,RUNS 400 BHP ON 0.7 BAR OF Boost,490BHP ON 0.95 SO VERY SAFE Boost LEVELS,HAS HALF BRIDGEPORT ON FRESH
BUILT ENGINE AND BOX,WATER/METHANOL INJECTION.TEIN COILOVERS,RACING BEAT
FULL Exhaust SYSTEM,APEXI MANAGEMENT
AND CONTROLLER ,275 / 40 17 INCH ROTAS,HOOSIER SLICKS BEST AVAILABLE,BEST
HANDLING CAR AROUND WITH THE POWER TO MATCH.SAFETY DEVICES ROLL CAGE,SEATS
FIA,BELTS,FIREATER SYSTEM ETC ETC.CAR IS MOTED AND TAXED ROAD LEGAL
My First Head-on Collision - SCCA PRO-7 Race at Cal Speedway
Be sure to watch "First Lap Head-on Collision" for this same clip with the
actual incident played at full speed instead of half-speed slo-mo.
This is the start of the opening race of the 2007 SCCA PRO-7 regional class
at California Speedway. After a great start I was coming off the oval
through turns three and four when I was punted from behind (still trying to
figure out who that was!) which spun me around 270 degrees. That set me up
with a front row seat to watch race go by, when the next car to come around
the corner had no where to go but drive straight into my car. OOUCH!
No drivers injured, but a few cars will need some work before the next
race. Also,special thanks goes out to the all workers for a great response
to the incident.
400hp FC3S Mazda RX-7 Turbo Gymkhana
http://octanereport.com for more. We talk with Formula Drift and time
attack driver Kyle Mohan at Ken Block's Gymkhana Grid event. 400hp turbocharged FC3S Mazda RX-7 racecar used in
drift and time attack.
SCCA Winter RallyCross
We were looking for something with a little more motorized energy and
dropped by the first RallyCross event of the 2008-2009 winter season. The
Arctic Alaska Region of the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) hosts several
car racing events throughout the year, but in my opinion, the rally racing
is by far the most fun. More shows at www.alaskahdtv.com
Speedway Motors 2009 SCCA Solo Midwest Divisional Championships Music Video
Music Video of auto-crossing action at the SCCA Midwest Divisional Solo
Championship in Lincoln, Nebraska. Imports, Domestics and Exotics were all
on hand as they tucked against cones and competed against the clock.
Trophies were not the only rewards as the winners clenched their rightful
spots in the SCCA National Championships which will also be held right here
in Lincoln, Nebraska.