Blyton Park Trackday 3/3/12 - Apex Trackdays - MX-5
Blyton Park with Apex Trackdays - www.apextrackdays.co.uk
Stan and Cap's first time on track and first outing for the Mk1 MX-5 we were in. Engine is completely standard but it has different shocks, geo setup, tyres, TR Lane half cage and buckets/harnesses.
Great day out as always - special thanks to the chap who broke our steering lock at the start of the day. Nope, not joking, I left the keys 120 miles away so we had to effectively hotwire the car to get it started!
Blyton Park Track Day - 02/10/2011
Chasing Adrian in his Fisher Fury around Blyton Park through the traffic.
First visit to the circuit.
Video recorded on my new ContourGPS (with inbuild mic and rattling lens
cover so sound is of dubious quality!)
Overlay with DashWare
Ended with 3rd gear falling out of the engine :(
323bhp MX5 Turbo crash at Knockhill Hot hatch day May 2011 Part 1
Fun at Knockhill including a stupid error at the end of the straight. My
brakes were terrible after running low on pads and failing to bleed them
before the track day.
Specs on the car are:
93 1.8 Eunos in Brilliant Black
MSPNP Standalone ECU
Gaz Gold Pro 400 / 300 Coilovers
Superlegerra 15x7" wheels with Federal 595 RS-R tyres (195/50)
Corrado 280mm discs
2.5" / 3" Exhaust
GTI-R T28 turbo
FM2 Cast Manifold
BEGI Seperated gasses downpipe with dumped wastegate
550x225x65 universal Intercooler
F1 Stage 3 Clutch
Devils own W/I triggered at 8psi running 50% methanol
Innovate MTX-L wideband
TSE Inconel turbo manifold studs
Hard Dog M2 Roll Bar
Rolling road result 323bhp (270whp) and 275lbft torque.
Car is at full weight with electric windows, mirrors, mohair roof etc.
Some bad driving and bad etiquette from a Lime Rock track day (20131116 lrp scda irritation)
I had a great day today with SCDA at Lime Rock in my 2010 Porsche 911 GT3.
Unfortunately, however, the first session of the day included some really
bad driving and also some bad etiquette. Not what I've come to expect from
the Advanced run group.
It may be hard to tell from the video, but the passing rules during these
track days are extremely strict. You're not allowed to pass another car
unless the driver of the car you're overtaking has seen you and has
literally pointed with his/her hand out the window to tell you they've seen
you and on which side they would like you to pass. Not pointing someone by
who is obviously faster than you
(e.g. is behind you now, but wasn't there before) is considered very bad
etiquette, and will get you thrown off the track. Equally bad is
overtaking without a point-by. In both cases, because this isn't a race
but rather just a practice/educational event, this is done for safety
reasons, since passing without point-by as is done in racing (see my
Mazdaspeed Challenge videos) exponentially increases the likelihood of
collisions. I actually got one of these on video during one of those races
where two cars hit while being side-by-side at Lime Rock in turn 1 -- the
same place the Porsche passes me in this video. It's fine and fun to run
this way when everyone is playing by the same rules, but infuriating when
you're observing the rules and others are not.
2:07 - Yellow Lotus doesn't give point-by to a faster black GT3, so the GT3 passes anyway
without permission. The Lotus driver also doesn't point me by, so I wait
for a bit.
3:05 - Blue R32 gives me polite point-by and moves offline in the downhill.
This is a very polite move, thanks to this good driver!
3:28 - I catch a black Corvette, and he catches black Mercedes C63 AMG who
isn't pointing anyone by. We're now both stuck behind the Mercedes.
4:16 - This would be the obvious place for the Mercedes to point us by.
But there's no point-by.
4:20 - Instead, the Corvette passes the Mercedes without a point-by. The
Mercedes brakes abruptly before the 6 board and I'm afraid I'm going to
rear-end him, so I move over to the right, being careful not to pass or
present myself at his side without a point-by (which I still haven't
4:38 - The Mercedes takes an erratic line through Turn 2 and brakes in the
middle of the corner. I again take evasive maneuvers to avoid rear-ending
him. I'm now beginning to wonder what is the matter with this person.
Either he doesn't see me or he thinks he is faster than I am.
5:13 - By this point, I'm keeping some distance going into the corners to
avoid an accident, because this person is driving so unpredictably (braking
very hard for fast turns, etc). I go into west bend very slowly.
5:19 - I start to flash my lights to see if I can get his attention.
Again, I need to be very careful not to rear-end the Mercedes coming out of
the downhill. He continues obliviously along the main straight as I flash
my brights very excitedly.
5:40 - A guy in a Radical has had enough and decides to pass us both
without permission from either of us. As I go into turn 1, I get pushed to
the outside, driver's left, by a black and orange Porsche which has dived
in and passed me without a point-by. The Mercedes continues on his crazy
line and both cars pass him without a point-by as well. Blue flags are
out, but the guy in the Mercedes continues obliviously on his way.
6:08 - I try honking my horn to see if that will help. As I come down the
hill, I decide to pull into the pits because I have had enough.
6:37 - Inexplicably, our hero also decides to pull into the pits. I signal
to the cars behind me that I'm going to stay on the track, and two more
cars pass me without a point-by from me (although perhaps reasonably so,
since I had appeared to be heading towards the pits).
Now that the track has been cleared of this particular menace, I now have
to go work my way through traffic again, which you can see in the video
titled "2010 Porsche GT3 at Lime Rock Park with SCDA 1/1 (20131116 lrp scda
Apex Trackdays: Blyton Park, 18th June 2011. Clio 172 Cup.
Video of my first track day at the newly reworked Blyton Park. Richard's
done a great job here, the track has a good variety of stuff and is
I managed 85 trouble-free laps, no queuing or problems with traffic - great
Huge thanks to the guys at Apex Trackdays (www.apextrackdays.co.uk) for the
good organisation as always. All their days include free 2nd driver, free
passenger, free instruction and free photo from their photographer
www.adeycorp.co.uk. Highly recommended!
1.8 NA mx5 at Blyton park 23/03/14
A couple of videos from a Blyton park track day attended on the 23/03/14.
The car in the video is a stripped out Mk1 1.8 mx5 with a skimmed and gas
flowed cylinder head. The tyres used are kumho road tires.
Blyton Park trackday 25/06/11 - Mk1 1.8 mx5 - vid 1
*** EDIT *** I'm back on track! New video from Blyton filmed 11/09/13 can
be found here:
Trackday at Blyton park with mazda on track
Cars a mk1 1.8 mx5 NA
Good 'fun' session and following John for a lap.
You Need a Track Day | HD
Track days are so fun! You must try it at least once, and it will be
enough to get you hooked! Track Day Mixed Compilation #1.
All footage in this music video have been taken during our first two track
days. Hope you enjoy!
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5Club Racing - Donington Park, 5th October 2014
Decided to give a round of the 5Club / 750MC MX-5 series a go instead of
trekking down to Pembrey for the last round of MaX5, and I'm glad I did!
A 35-strong all-Mk1 grid made for some pretty hectic and exciting racing.
Camera didn't work for Race 1 but that was probably even better than this
Qualified 10th having not managed a single clear lap, then went backwards
in the races, but didn't care cos it was so fun :)
Crotch Rocket Track Days Beaver Run GSXR 750
This Track Days event was sponsored by European Motorsports. The track is
located at Beaver Run in Western Pennsylvania. The video was recorded using
a Go Pro Hero 2. The bike is a 2006 GSX-R 750. This was the first day I
have ever ridden on a closed course, so spare me.