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This 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.



March 11, 2012:  A new page has been added titled, "101 Notes About Track Days".  We've added the first 50 items.

February 15, 2012:  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.

January 1, 2012:  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




April 12, 2012:  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.


March 18, 2012:  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.)


February 11, 2012:  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.



March 11, 2012:  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 pressure..

February 24, 2012:  Racelogic has released its latest in a series of PDF documents containing multiple articles, authored by pros and titled, "Advanced 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 link regularly.

February 23, 2012:  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 boost.

February 23, 2012:  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.

February 22, 2012:  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.



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