The Comeback at Laguna Seca: SCCA STL / Spec Miata Racing
Hit twice at the start and got spun around just before turn 2. Half the field goes by. Time to play catch up!!! One of my best drives. Version w/o music here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXF1vsf8Sj8
10/02/2011 SCCA Race at Laguna Seca.
Driver: Doug Makishima
Car: Spec Miata #52 entered in STL class.
Music by: GNR, Go Home Productions, DJ Dosvec and DJ Earworm. I do not own the music content.
Note: Search for "The Comeback at Laguna Seca: STL/Spec Miata Racing (Sans Music Track)" to watch the version of this video without the music.
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.
iRacing Laguna Seca MX-5 Roadster Tutorial
A tutorial for the Mazda Laguna Seca track in the MX-5 Roadster. I think
it will help anyone trying to tackle this track.
Don't forget to check out more about me: http://www.richardbasford.com
Subscribe as I have many more videos coming helping people get into iRacing
The 2011 SCCA June Sprints - Race groups 1 & 2 shown on GoRacingTV.com
GoRacingTV.com has released the first two races of the 2011 Chicago Region
SCCA June Sprints for fans to view. Viewers can see the two first races on
the GoRacingTV.com web site. The --- minute race coverage show captures
the excitement of this 56th running of this event at Road America.
"The June Sprints has for many years been a must do for any SCCA driver who
is serious about becoming a national Champion. "We are pleased to be part
of this historic and famous event", said Errol Tucker, Executive Producer
of GoRacingTV.com Inc. "We are particularly grateful for Honda Racing HPD
for stepping up and sponsoring the video coverage of the event. Without
them it would not be possible".
GoRacingTV.com plans on releasing two more race coverage shows covering the
remaining 2011 June Sprints races in the next few weeks. Look out for
additional information on their availability.
About GoRacingTV.com Inc.
GoRacingTV is the premier web-video channel for the club racing/grassroots
racing community. GoRacingTV.com began airing episodes of its
instructional video shows, the "Club Racer" and "Auto Crosser" web-based
video shows in February of 2009, but has quickly become the site where club
racers can obtain updated information and news related to the amateur
racing community. Presently, GoRacingTV produces several video programs for
the grassroots racing community. GoRacingTV also provides a daily updated
news article section on the front page of its site, for those fans who
either cannot or do not want to view video for their news. These articles
cover news from the entire top Amateur and Pro Racing series in the US. For
the past two years GoRacingTV.com has provided video coverage of the SCCA
Chicago Region June Sprints, airing all 9 racing groups from the event.
GoRacingTV.com has also covered the past two years of the SCCA Championship
Runoffs, producing a daily news show from the event informing fans of
breaking news in a format similar to a standard network evening news show.
GoRacingTV.com has partnered with some of the top Sports Car series in the
U.S. and Canada to host their racing video archives. Racing fans around
the world can now come to the GoRacingTV.com web site to see racing from
their favorite series, SCCA Trans AM, Mazda Playboy MX5 Cup, Dodge Viper
Cup, Star Mazda and Canadian Touring Car to name a few. This is just a
handful of some of the video coverage available on GoRacingTV.com
Media Contact: Errol Tucker Sr.
On-Board Schumacher's F1 Laps Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Ferrari Racing Days 2011 in 720HD
In the begining of our 2011 season we hosted the Ferrari Racing Days
Event....it was a blast! Thanks to Ferrari and the Clienti (the clients who
own the cars) for allowing us to send some cameras along for the ride. Also
big thanks to Jay Rosas and Vision Wells On-Track Video Productions for
lending himself, his expertise in mounting cameras on extremely expensive
cars, and his fleet of Contour cameras. The other big thanks of note goes
to Phillip Powell and Charlie Davis for shooting the large format HD shots
that will be incorporated into their production of the weekend. The driver
is Luis Perez Companc in Ferrari F2004 Chassis No. 234 (Schumacher) with an
extremely unofficial best lap of 106.25 music by danosongs.com
2011 Spec Miata Highlight Reel
A highlight reel of some of the more exciting moments during the 2011 SCCA
Mazda Spec Miata season. This was our first year racing sports cars and we
had a great season amassing multiple wins, a track record, and the CACC
Sports Car Rookie of the Year honors.
2012 will mark new beginnings as we are focused on drifting, obtaining our
PRO Formula Drift license. Come along for the ride - www.brodygoble.com
Spec Miata Mayhem at Roebling
Nothing like the start of a Spec Miata race for crazy excitement. People
get shuffled out of order and it takes a few laps to sort things out. Make
sure you see the action at 2:20.
This is 5 laps from the Sarrc Invitational Challenge, the championship race
for the SCCA Southeast Division at Roebling Road Raceway near Savannah, GA,
held October 9th, 2011.
Data by Traqmate
Heel-Toe Downshifting in a BMW PRO3 Race Car
Ever wondered how to heel-toe downshift? Here's a video of just that in a
BMW PRO3 race car at Portland International Raceway in August 2011. Plus,
read practical tips and tricks at our blog
SCCA Runoffs Spec Miata
Here are a few laps from the Spec Miata race at the 2009 SCCA National
Championship Runoffs at Road America.
Created with Traqmate.
March 11, 2012 Road Atlanta Miata Crash - NASA HPDE 2 group
This 2003 Miata Shinsen Edition was a brand new build by OPM Autosports in
Cumming, GA. They installed cage, seat, Schroth 6 point harness, SPA AFFF 6
nozzle fire suppression system, radiator, brake lines, tow hooks and much
more. They also oversaw the painting of the interior and hard top. Their
workmanship is beyond reproach. It really was the coolest looking track
Miata I had ever seen -- which makes this story so sad (OPM also did ride
height, corner weights and alignment for Spec Miata class and provided
track side support for this NASA SE event). I was in HPDE 2 group (one step
I waited three months for the build to complete. I promised myself I would
not wreck on the very first weekend I had the car back but ... I did. I hit
the inside wall after T3 pretty hard. Personally, I think I went to full
throttle too soon at T3. If I had just waited a few tenths longer until the
right rear tire had cleared the curbing before mashing the throttle, I
think I would have been ok. It's a painful lesson.
Here are pics of car after repairs - better than new!!