Spec Miata Engine Dyno Testing
Attack Motorsports testing and tuning a new engine.
This is going to be a great season for us. We have 20% more power this
Thanks to Tuners Inc. for letting us use their great facility and to Race
Engineering for putting together such a solid motor.
LS3 V8 Miata Build - Project Thunderbolt Part 3
This time we let that big LS3 out of its crate, mount it up to its new
subframe and modify our engine bay to make it all fit!
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Fast Spec Miata Lap at Road Atlanta
This was my best lap of the weekend. Unfortunately it was still 1 second
off the pole.
Thanks to Mike in his pinkmobile for the tow. I wish I could have been just
a little closer to stay in his draft.
1992 1.6L Spec Miata
60 degrees temperature
Recorded with GoPro HERO2 camera and Traqmate Data Acquisition
Video created with TraqStudio
Spec Miata Engine Rebuild - First Start
My first time rebuilding an engine. Did a budget rebuild on the old 180k
mile, 1.6 motor for my Spec Miata - new piston rings, ACL Race bearings,
rebuilt head, new HLAs (lifters).
Thanks to those that helped me with this project. Long list of names...
Austin, Brandon, "Bench Racer", Chris Halderman, Dave @ Advanced
Autosports, DT Stevens Johnny D, Jim Drago, Keith Novak, Richard L, Ron G
and the good folks at Bay Area Miata Drivers and Miata.net.
Race car driver heel-toe & footwork - Spec Miata
Click here to see how the race went that weekend:
My footwork in the Spec Miata race car at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The
car is prepared by Ed Railton and Premier Auto Service.
This footage was taken at the end of a long test day, during which I
seriously burned off my tires. As a result it was hard to get a 1:51 lap
time, which is about 2-3 seconds slower than it should have been. I did
mid-1:48s when I got fresher rubber. In the video I'm feathering the
throttle more than usual.
You'll notice the shift from 2nd to 3rd is slower. The 3rd gear synchro is
weak in first generation Miatas, and if you shift too fast it hurts the
You'll also notice copious left-foot braking in turns 3 and 10. I start the
video during braking for turn 11.
I was surprised I could find a spot for the Contour down there, but it's
got a lot of mounting options and it was pretty simple to get a good angle.
Some quick settings changes on the lap top and it was good to go.
I like watching the dirt in the footwell shooting back and forth. With
nearly 1.5 G, it's like upending a bucket.
Spec Miata Road Atlanta July 13 2013
My First Spec Miata race at Road Atlanta. I qualified well, but a spin in
turn 1 while trying to make a pass put me down a lap. I still had fun, and
the track is awesome.
thunderhill 2nd place spec e30
BTM Motorwerks driver Michael shawhan Racing at Thunderhill Raceway park.
didn't edit the video so the start is around 11 min in. video cuts out
with 1 lap left... I didn't catch him
Barber Spec Miata Race 8/31/14 Damon Brock
This was my first trip to Barber Motorsports Park and was absolutely
amazing! Thanks to everyone that helped make the weekend run so smoothly. I
finished 7th and was the first of the 1.6 Miata's.