Despite driving for this whole year as a fellow rival in Unlimited class for Miata Challenge, I've never ever actually watched him drive or seen him live on the track. This is a good experience to see what Gordon "TrackDayHookey" Jennings can do with that 300whp Rotrex-powered racecar of his.
Track: Buttonwillow Raceway (C13)
94 Supercharged Miata - Laguna Seca
NCRC Track Day at Laguna Seca April 16th. 2009. Supercharged 94 Miata, Stock 6lb. Boost Pulley. In this sequence I pass a Mazda 3, then a 911 and a Miata NB. www.rocketeerperformance.com
Buttonwillow Raceway 13 CW NASA Pro Racing March 10, 2011
A great time with friends and competators. Was down on good tires but great fun pushing the truck at it's adhesive limits. Wanted to keep up with the 66 truck but its grunt was just too much. Not too mention the Blue Mazda GT again blocked me and I almost did a loop in that very same corner with him several months ago! Got some good vid of my friend John and his well sorded Porsche and a very tight white rotary.
Emilio of 949racing driving Kraftwerks Rotrex Miata at Laguna Seca Raceway
This was at MRLS 2010. Emilio of 949racing driving a 230whp Kraftwerks Rotrex 99 Miata at Laguna Seca Raceway. lap time is 1:40.9.
Car is running on XIDA, 6UL, Kraftwerks Rotrex Supercharger, NT01, on stock engine block. engine never been opened.
Yes, none of the guages were working. no tach, no fuel, no water temp, no oil temp, only working gauge was EGT (we all know how important that is). it is due for IQ3 instrument panel, so too lazy to rewire. car is very reliable. who watch gauges anyway :)
Miata Challenge: Sparring Session
After Round 4 of the Miata Challenge time attack was over, there was an open session for us Unlimited class Miata drivers to fool around and film a sparring session. And man, it was epic. WATCH UNTIL THE VERY END!! It will not disappoint.
Venue: Speedventures @ Thunderhill (4/11/2009)
(Miata Challenge: Round 4)
Drivers in driving position order from the hot pits and their cars:
1. 949Racing / 949Racing OGK ('91 Miata)
2. savington / '94 Miata
3. VagaXt (me) / '04 Mazdaspeed Miata
Speedventures Miata Challenge at Buttonwillow #13 2:07.6 lap on 1/30/11
This is Speedventures 2011 Miata Challenge #1 at Buttonwillow #13 on 1/30/11.
Car is Spec Miata with restrictor pulled. and 949racing 6UL wheels on NT01.
This was my fast lap of the day, driest condition of the day. It rained on and off since 6am. one hour of dry, and 10 minutes worth of sun made this fastest lap of the day. Had to lift at Riverside just to be sure of the pass. another second left in it. There are some wet spot, so had to drive around apexes at few corners.
this was using iPhone Harry's Lap Timer, great app for ~$12. lap time is not super accurate. might be off as much as 1/2 second compare to an AMB.
Miata Challenge #1 Buttonwillow 13 CW Jan 31, 2010
Miata Challenge 1/31/2010
Buttonwillow 13 CW
video of my 2 TA laps
lap 1 - 2:08:261
lap 2 - 2:08:356
2390 lbs w/ driver
est hp: 115
* 6 pts - NT01 225/45/15
* 2 pts - 15x9 6UL
* 2 pts - Tein Flex 10/7, RB fsb, ES bushings
*0.5 pts - RB header+ Good-Win Exhaust
*1.5 pts - exhintake mod
*0.5 pts - DIY intake duct
* 1 pts - clutch type lsd
*0.5 pts - GV front lip
*.25 pts - front bumper support removal
Streets of Willow - CCW: Spec Miata Battle
Chasing down an SM. Loving it. Also, I pulled my fastest lap during my last lap of this video clip. Filmed 5/1/2010.
My NA's performance mods to date (5/1/2010) for this film:
1. FM springs with KYB AGX (40k-miles, pretty much dead now).
2. Falken Azenis 195/60/14 on 14x6 OEM NA8C wheels
3. Jackson Racing high flow catalytic converter
4. Fujisubo RM-01A catback Exhaust
5. 949Racing NA chassis braces
6. OEM NB8C Mazdaspeed Miata front and rear swaybars
7. 949Racing adjustable endlinks
Texas Miata Challenge - 01/30/10
Texas Miata Challenge, Motorsports Ranch Houston, Lapping Group B, excerpts from sessions 3 and 4.
DogHouse, Spoolin2bars, and Hustler are featured. The track was dry but the air was cold (50 degrees max.) and windy.
Photos by Bryce.