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3-Rotor RX8's Sweep Daytona Qualifying

Old 01-28-10, 05:28 PM
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3-Rotor RX8's Sweep Daytona Qualifying

Jeff Segal powered his No. 69 SpeedSource Mazda RX-8 to the GT pole. Turning a lap time of 1:49.282, Segal edged out the Racers Edge Motorsports RX-8 of Jordan Taylor by 0.089 seconds. 2009 pole-sitter Sylvain Tremblay qualified third, giving Mazda an impressive 1-2-3 sweep in qualifying. The RX-8 was also selected as the pace car for this years race.

The race will air on SPEED Channel beginning at 3pm Saturday.

3-Rotor RX-8 in car video lap of Daytona: http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/artic...-in-car-video/
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Very cool! sounds amazing, can't wait to watch the coverage on Saturday!
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Nice!
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For those of you in to details of the prep level/rules:

2-15 Mazda RX8 (Prep 2)
2-15.1 20B Cosmo three rotor (Mazda Spec parts). 2.0 liter, 9.7 compression ratio, 3-52mm throttle bodies, maximum of 6 injectors, maximum fuel pressure 4.2 bar, intake manifold is free. Maximum RPM 8600. Call GRAND-AM for parts list at 386-681-6681.
2-15.2 Minimum weight 2220 lbs or 2310 lbs with DP transaxle.
2-15.3 Six-speed transmission.
2-15.4 Maximum body width is 73.5 inches.
2-15.5 Engine set-back 5.125 inches from spindle centerline to 1st spark plug.
2-15.6 Complete rear wing height w/ end plates cannot exceed roof height. 2-15.7 Fuel capacity 24 gallons May use oil in fuel. May machine the blue fuel rig restrictor
to an inside dimension of 1.200 inch with square edges.
2-15.8 Allowed larger/higher exhaust position.
2-15.9 Tire sizes are 285/645-18 front and305/660R18 rear.
2-15.10 2009 Mazda RX-8 “R3” bodywork permitted with 3” maximum front splitter dimension.
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Old 01-28-10, 07:55 PM
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Those are some big tires
Love watching and hearing that car!

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I like the three 52 mm TB's
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Old 01-29-10, 06:52 AM
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Come on Saturday and SPEED channel. Sweet!
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Very cool! The red car from the video, the #30 racer's edge car, is also being driven by a semi-local here named Jade Buford. I want to say he's only 20 or 21yrs old! Living the dream! I paddocked next to him at Barber back in May(he was driving a mini cooper then). They also had there 997 GT3 at the track. Really nice people and as soon as his dad found out I had just returned from Afghanistan 2 weeks prior, he absolutely insisted on buying my lunch. Very nice people. I ran into his dad at Road Atlanta at PCA event back in October and asked him how Jade was doing. His dad gave me one of his business cards and I saw the 3 Rotor RX-8 on it. That was followed by all kinds of questions on my end
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I was thinking qualifying would be today so had not checked. Good news.

RacerJason--Do you know if the motor is a peripheral port or not?
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It is a peripheral port. But rev limited to 8600rpms blows. Use a smaller tube, get better mpg and torque.

Can't wait till the weekend, 16hours of racing on SPEEDtv.
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We are the champions! Thank you SpeedSource Racing!
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for all the PP 20B Rx-7s i've seen in videos, for some reason it just sounds sexier (to me) in an Rx-8. i'd give 2/3 of my liver to drive one of those cars.
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