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Old 04-04-2009, 12:30 PM   #1
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Default Possibly the best Miata racing footage you've ever seen

Jesse Prather in the E Production Miata at the runoffs in October:





F-Prod version of the same car:

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Mazdaspeed is only getting close to the laptimes of this thing with their spec miata turbo, not beating them. Imagine what this chassis could do with some boost. BTW, about 45k to build one of these.
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Definitely needs a little more power. Looks fun as hell though.
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What's the piece in the mouth for?
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Block airflow through the mouth and to the radiator. Better aero, you only want as many and as big of a hole as you absolutely need for cooling.
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Nice videos. Why so much money to build it?
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Boost it and go after the Atoms. Put some major HP in that car, ISC air dam, big *** wing and see what it does at the ulimate track car challenge!
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Umm......anyone notice the close-ratio dogbox? Rare and expensive ($10k) piece of equipment I'd like to lay my hands on.
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Loving how he was catching up/passing in the corners...just a weeee bit short on power
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Nice videos. Why so much money to build it?

Custom everything......body panels, dog-ring gearbox, professionally modified & tuned N/A engine, front and rear subframes, tubular heim-jointed control arms, possibly even uprights. Take the cost of a nationally competitive spec miata and double it, this is what you get.
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nice whats the wheel spec?
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...************ driving like a man at 1:20!!!
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Definitely needs a little more power. Looks fun as hell though.
I had a ton of fun in my car at 94whp. It because painfully clear at times when I had skill, and didn't. It was cool on the last few track days to be able to say that my little green car was my bitch, and I owned it. It was really cool to go into turn 1 at Hallett at 80+mph, flick the back of the car in, and use the curbing on the inside front tire to steer the car in and out.

Its somewhat unfortunate that now the car requires a bit more respect and restraint.


edit: and then, on my last track day at 94whp, a lady in a Prius was ******* with me on the way home and wouldn't let me into her lane to exit...and laughed at me. Then, I decided it was time.
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...************ driving like a man at 1:20!!!
I too was impressed.
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Also impressed, and 2:11 was a bit hairy too!
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Also impressed, and 2:11 was a bit hairy too!
meh...at 1:20 he pulled out an oyster, and told the rx7 not be caught standing-up to make #1.
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meh...at 1:20 he pulled out an oyster, and told the rx7 not be caught standing-up to make #1.
The way he turned his head and looked as he passed him, I swear I thought he was gonna give him the finger.
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This was fun


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