1990 Mazda Miata Turbo Drag Racing Thunder in the Alberni Valley Port Alberni

Here is one of my runs from the Thunder in the Alberni Valley drag racing in Port Alberni, British Columbia Canada. My best time was 13.633 at 101.26mph. The car is a 1990 miata with a 1.8L 1997 motor swap, custom turbo setup, and a bunch of other good things :)

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1990 Mazda Miata 1.6 Stock Acceleration: view of tach/rpm
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Turbo Miata Drag Racing
Decided to bring the old Yata out for shake down #2. Ran faster this time but the car (and myself) can definitely get faster. Still trying to find that perfect balance of a hard launch that's friendly to the stock NA6 differential. Fast run was a 9.2 @ 80mph, hitting the limiter in 3rd right at the line. Thinking of bumping the rev limiter up 100RPM to 7300 next time to see if I can tag 81mph.





Miata turbo drive
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Mazda Miata RB26 Wipe Out at Sacramento Raceway
Guy lost control of his 9 second Mazda Miata while racing at the drag strip. His excellent reaction and control saved his life. Recorded at Sacramento Raceway Park. He regularly traps over 140+mph. If he would have slammed into the side walls or the other car, things would've been really bad. He is okay. Now let him enjoy his snow cone. UPDATE: For those wanting to see the footage from his GoPro cameras, unfortunately, both his GoPro cameras failed to record because both cameras ran out of storage memory just after leaving the burn out pit and turned off. I know a lot of people would love to see that footage. But glad I was there to capture the event. Thanks for all the views!! The owner of the Mazda Miata: http://www.originalautoperformance.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ORIGINALAUTO?ref=hl




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