The Comeback at Laguna Seca: SCCA STL / Spec Miata Racing - Doug Makishima
Driver: Doug Makishima -- 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.
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
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.
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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
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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
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Media Contact: Errol Tucker Sr.
143CAR.com - Miatas @ Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Join Jonathan Yeung of 143Car as he journeys to the North American "home"
of the Mazda Miata - Mazda Raceways Laguna Seca - to discover what the
Miata is all about. Will he make it back in one piece?
If you are interested in attending this year's event, please check out the
Follow 143Car on:
Web site: http://143Car.com
Music by Josh Woodward
Mazda MX5 Race Car / Track Car
Team Ultra Racing with Leona Chin competing in Malaysia's first 4 hour
endurance race. Held at Sepang International Circuit on the 12th of June
2013 SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Road America
This is the 50th SCCA National Championship Runoffs H Production race as
seen from the #99 Toyota Yaris of Jason Isley. Started 5th, but it didn't
last long as things went bad in a hurry. In Turn 1 I received a hit in the
right rear corner from Chris Albin, who appeared to dip his right side
tires in the grass under braking, which knocked the alignment out of whack
- fortunately Road America is predominately right hand turns, and the car
still worked great in those, but the car picked up a big push in Turns 5, 6
and 8. At the same time two of the leaders, Tim Pitts and Jay Griffin, got
together just ahead of me. Luckily just as I recovered the car a gap opened
between the spinning cars, and I came out in 3rd place. However, a black
flag all reset the field to the previous order for the restart - back to
5th. About mid-point in the time shorten race things took a turn for the
worse, I had a run going down to Canada Corner and went for the outside at
Kettle Bottoms, Albin started to drift right, I went left and so did he. On
a prior lap I had passed him in the same place, on the left side, and I
guess he took notes and was not going to leave that door open again. The
hit killed the front of my car. With the front now flattened my top speed
was limited and the car began to overheat. Was happy to hold on for the 6th
and final trophy.
2013 SCCA Runoffs: Crazy Spec Miata Race with Wreck
Ride onboard with Josh Bilicki during the 50th anniversary SCCA Runoffs
held at Road America. After a poor qualifying session, Josh started 39th
out of 70+ Spec Miatas. After the first 1/2 lap, Josh moved up 10+
positions, until he ran out of room during a wreck and hit another SM
driver. Josh was forced to pit under a full course yellow to take care of
the damaged hood. After rejoining the track in 58th position, Josh charged
back up the field into his final finishing position, 34th.
Trackspeed Engineering ABSURDflow Miata - Laguna Seca
July 11th, 2010 - fast lap 1:36.242
Another flying lap from our turbocharged
time trials car. This lap is believed to be the lap record for Miatas of
all types at Laguna Seca. The Exhaust
note is muted to meet the 92dB sound limit for this event.
1994 Mazda Miata - curb weight approx 2100lbs with full fuel load
ABSURDflow tubular manifold/downpipe
Garrett GT2871R turbo
TiAL MVS wastegate
Precision 600hp Intercooler
modified Blox B18 intake manifold
KONI RACE shocks
Ground Control coilover sleeves
Eibach springs (700/450)
225/45-15 Hankook C71 slicks
Trackspeed Engineering front BBK
-Wilwood DP6 calipers
-Raybestos ST-43 pads (front)
-Hawk DTC-60 pads (rear)
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