KBB Races a Mazda Miata - Part 1: Skip Barber Race School
A few months back Kelley Blue Book got the crazy idea to go spec racing in
a Miata. With a little guidance from some smart folks at Mazda our first
step in preparing for fender-to-fender racing was to send our driver, KBB's
Micah Muzio, to Skip Barber's 3-day Mazda MX-5 Race School. In this, the
first of a 3-part series, Micah learns the ins and outs of driving on a
race track and what it takes to win behind the wheel of Mazda's popular
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Wild Racing Action - 2013 June Sprints - Spec Racer Ford
Follow the Craftlogic Racing Spec Racer Ford piloted by Denny Stripling
through a crazy race including a botched start, a lap 1 wreck, a run from
13th to 1st, and some last lap chicanery (contact) costing me a shot at the
win. Never a dull moment at Road America with SRF's!
Make sure you watch in 1080p on the largest screen possible. Enjoy!
How To Drive Your Tires To Go Fast - /SHAKEDOWN University
Leo Parente and ShakeDown talk about the starting-point skills, techniques,
and feelings you need to get maximum performance from your tires. And
surprising to some, the lesson of this ShakeDown University suggests the
same approach works for racing tires AND street tires.
/DRIVE's Josh Vietze jumps on a racing sim to prove over-steering / braking
is bad. Plus, we share more Pirelli F1 tire information.
All the ShakeDown University Courses, to date -
SDU / The '4 Fasts' - http://tinyurl.com/sd120310
SDU / Driving Skills - http://tinyurl.com/sd121010
SDU / Passing Skills - http://tinyurl.com/sd21111
SDU / The Racing Line - http://tinyurl.com/sd4811
SDU / Car Setup - http://tinyurl.com/sd81911
SDU / Sponsorships - http://tinyurl.com/sd12012
Starting w/ Karting - http://tinyurl.com/kartskills
Seb Vettel Advice - http://tinyurl.com/sd61011
Allan McNish Advice - http://tinyurl.com/sd100711
Allan McNish Advice2 - http://tinyurl.com/sd31612
Track Notes from Sebring - http://tinyurl.com/sd33012
Lola F3 at Sears Point - http://tinyurl.com/sd51112
Lap of Laguna Seca - http://tinyurl.com/lsd51812
Pirelli F1 -
R1 Go Kart Passes a Cop
COOL INFO: Kart was bought for $5,000 plus shipping. It has had several
owners. Previous owner from Georgia owned kart for literally two weeks then
re-listed on eBay citing it was the most ridiculous thing he'd ever driven
and there weren't many places to use it. Originally this kart had 6 wheels
(google images R1 go kart). It was drag raced and crashed due to the front
wheels coming off the ground. One owner told the story of trying to get
the major tire manufacturers to produce a tire that would allow the kart to
attempt to go over 200mph and not blow up (find video below in description
of tire blowing up with speedo reading 181mph). 150mph or higher is
reached in fourth gear, there are six gears :). Kart has been sold and the
new owner is putting paddle shifters and other goodies on it. The local
police have had two driver suspects. Both suspects have been
harassed/threatened by police. They think they know who the driver was,
they're wrong. He still remains a mystery.
You DO NOT have my permission to re-upload my "R1 Go Kart Passes A Cop"
without my written permission. I have already filed copyright infringement
claims against 5 channels for re-uploading my video for financial gain.
This is a one of a kind custom frame built specifically for this engine.
One of the previous owners told me the gentlemen that bought it from him
had it up to 170-181mph. This kart is wicked.
WATCH TILL THE END, A POLICE CAR PASSES IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION!! If your
impatient to watch 10 minutes of video, skip to 7:50 and watch till the end
for the best part.
2005 Yamaha R1 Sport Bike engine in a Beisse Shifter Kart. Around 180 HP,
weighs about 220lbs. Previous owner had Kart up to 181 mph before a tire
blew out. Using GoPro Hero High Def camera with adhesive mount.
NOTE: The rear tires are worn out so the driver didn't do anything to
crazy. The ending was edited out to protect the driver.
Location: Northern Michigan
Here are a couple videos of the previous owner; where the speedo read
181mph and spun out.
RACER: How To Pass 15 Cars In One Lap At Sebring
C.J. Wilson Racing's Stevan McAleer put on a show during last week's
Continental Tire Series race at Sebring International Raceway where he
drove from last on the grid—thanks to a minor technical infringement in
qualifying—to pick off 15 cars on the opening lap in his Mazda MX-5!
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Laguna Seca Skip Barber Driving School
Instructor Tommy Fogarty shows students Gator and Factor the course in a
Mazda 3. The video starts with Factor driving and Tommy commenting. Then
Tommy takes the wheel to show how it's done. Notice that even with three of
us in the Mazda 3, Tommy catchs up to a student in a formula race car.
It was great fun!