page contains a timeline of information, starting with January of
2012, with the most recent post at the top of each section.
Much of the content will be duplicated on our
Facebook page, as well. Most of the videos can be found on
YouTube, posted under the channel for user: UltimaBuilder.
Here's some information about Jewelliet, the 1997
Mazda Miata being used at track days.
A video was added from the last Thunderhill track event.
Please view the video and leave a comment on YouTube. Under
Products, the Racelogic Video VBOX page has been updated with
PayPal buttons and new information about accessories with user
manuals and specifications. We expect to give the
ChatterBox! page the same treatment soon.
Welcome to the revised P1Coaching.com website. Were looking
forward to a fantastic 2012 season with lots of track days and
maybe a new power adder for Jewelliet, our track car
Had to post this crazy R1-engine kart! Although we don't
condone driving a kart on the street, this thing would make a
wicked track toy. He passes a patrol car at about 8:49
into the video.
A new video has been added - Laguna Seca!
Circuit Tools lap analysis software really shows what's going on. My position, speeds, braking and acceleration points, G-force, and split times all show where
and how to improve lap times. I studied this information between sessions, made adjustments, improved lap time by over 7 seconds and became more
consistent. Interesting to note that lap-7 would have been
0.49 seconds faster than lap-8, if not for the loss of a second in
sector-7. (Anyone know of a better free screen
recorder? This one - AutoScreenRecorder 3.1 - only recorded
15 fps and didn't capture audio.)
Todd, from Bay Area Miata Drivers (BAMD), is the passenger at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows,
CA. Although the lap isn't perfect (none really are), it's
the best my Miata has done with a passenger, through the bypass,
at 2.16.26, with a stock engine, header, and cold air intake.
Having a passenger is worth about 2 seconds, so this lap would
likely have been well into the 14's solo. The Racelogic
Video VBOX system has been prepared for recording engine RPM, but
the sending unit hasn't arrived yet.
The Video VBOX is now connected to the Micro Input Module (MIM),
which has 4 CAN channels and a tach signal input. The
brake switch was hooked into the MIM and a brake light is now
displayed in the video upon application. The
"brake" channel is logged with the rest of the
data. The next step will be to install a pressure
transducer in the brake line, which will provide an analog
signal to show how much brake pressure is being applied.
Also, the tach signal will be integrated. Three additional
channels are available. Planned data logging includes
throttle position, steering angle, and the 4th channel will be
switched between right-front suspension travel and oil
Racelogic has released its latest in a series of PDF documents
containing multiple articles, authored by pros and titled,
Circuit Driving Techniques". If you are new to
performance driving, or an old pro, the information is valuable
to all participants. We'll update the document in this
In preparation for higher horsepower levels from adding boost, a
new radiator has been ordered for the Miata. The KoyoRad
Racing V1139, a 2-row, aluminum, 36mm radiator, with all of
the factory fan and mounting points, was purchased today from
Albert at The BoomBop Shop for $275 delivered to Reno, NV. A
Stant 11233 cap will be purchased locally. The Koyo cap is
over $20. Research has started for a better clutch and
high-flow catalytic converter, which can be a choke point for
Considering power options for Jewelliet -- Looking at the
FastForward - Eaton MP62 Supercharger or Flyin' Miata Garrett
GT2560R VooDoo-II Turbocharger systems. Superchargers are
known for smooth power delivery, where turbochargers are
considered to be somewhat "peaky"...they deliver better
power at higher RPM. It's possible to run a supercharger
without an intercooler, at certain power levels (up to
~180whp). Looking for a take-off, if available.
The new pages have been a labor of love, because of all the great
pictures, videos, information about driving and cool products we
have to share. I didn't realize how cathartic building a
website can be. It becomes a reflection of one's personality
and thought process. Hope it's not too wordy and you find
what you are looking for quickly. If not, please don't
hesitate to contact us with any constructive criticism you might
have. We are always open to suggestions. Also, if you
have content you would like to share, please forward via email.