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!
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.
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 :(
F1 Lola onboard at Blyton Park
F1 Lola at the new Blyton Park circuit
Feature: John Barker
Photographer: Jon Cass
Car Owner: David Harrison
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.
Mazda MX5 Cadwell park trackday March 2012. 3 Mk1's go at it. 808 keyfob cam #16
3 Green mk1 mazda mx5's (eunos) on trackday at cadwell park uk.
All 3 are standard 1.8's with rollbar, and stiffer suspension, and that's
As usual we were catching people on the corners and losing out on the
straights. They have 130bhp at the flywheel (at best) as all of the cars
are over 100k miles.
Camera car has an LSD as its a VR limited edition, with 4 new cheapo BCT
ditchfinder tyres, which were not ideal!!!
Camera was an 808 keyfob micro cam #16 filming in HD mounted on the
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!
How to prepare for your first track day / first autocross - Boosted Films
0:39 - Tires and Brakes
1:56 - Suspension
2:47 - Interior
3:19 - Under the hood
4:17 - Safety Equipment
5:23 - Be Prepared
6:45 - Pushing the Limits
9:23 - Connect with us
Read more here:
Brakes and Tires - Spend the money on good high temp brake fluid and good
racing brake pads especially if you are doing a lapping day/TT/HPDE.
Under the hood must dos: 1) Battery tie down. 2) No leaking fluids 3)
Positive battery terminal covered
Interior: Remove all loose items, including floor mats!
Safety: Have an Snell SA rated helmet. (Hans device recommended for big
Suspension: No modifications necessary, just needs to be in good operating
Cool Down laps: Use them!