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Old 05-05-09, 10:34 PM
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Whats up guys, I have been on here for sometime but havent posted much. Anyway I just thought I would share what I do for a living, I have the pleasure of working for SpeedSource and the #70 Castrol Syntec Mazda Rx-8 & #69 FXDD Mazda Rx-8, And wanted to get the word out that we are on you tube and twitter,

here are the links for SpeedSource TV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8LBl...x=0&playnext=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx9nh...3F7082&index=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoY1j...3F7082&index=2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx-oK...eature=related

Enjoy and feel free to follow us through out the year on Twitter & Facebook.
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Old 05-05-09, 11:11 PM
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I wasnt able to make it to this years new jersey event. But last year I spent most of the race around your guys paddock. Thank you guys for continuing on with the rotary. I am very envious of your job!
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Old 05-05-09, 11:31 PM
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Nice. Thanks for posting. I watch you guys on Speed whenever they televise a race. Congrats on your hard work paying off. You guys rock!
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Old 05-06-09, 10:07 AM
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Wow, I had no idea we had crew members from them on here.
Good stuff!
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Old 05-06-09, 10:22 AM
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Very cool. Are there any articles out there that give some details on the motors you guys run? I'd love to know more about what rotors and housings you use, what the porting is like, how long between rebuilds, any hiccups or reliability issues you came across, and so on.
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Originally Posted by Smokey The Talon View Post
Very cool. Are there any articles out there that give some details on the motors you guys run? I'd love to know more about what rotors and housings you use, what the porting is like, how long between rebuilds, any hiccups or reliability issues you came across, and so on.
He'd probably would get fired if posted any of this proprietary/confidential information.

:-) neil
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Old 05-06-09, 06:49 PM
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Hey your ad in grassroots motorsports says you guys are 2nd gen specialists, but I can't find anything resembling a products section on your website...
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Originally Posted by Smokey The Talon View Post
Very cool. Are there any articles out there that give some details on the motors you guys run? I'd love to know more about what rotors and housings you use, what the porting is like, how long between rebuilds, any hiccups or reliability issues you came across, and so on.
He'd tell ya, but then he'd have to kill ya.

What they are doing to those motors is between the SpeedSource engineers and Mazda.

I have met Sylvain Trembley and David Haskell --as well as the crew--several times at race events and at Sevenstock. They are great guys, always willing to chat between rounds in the paddock and always glad to have fan support at the track or on-line. So don't be shy about giving them props as often as possible. Go to the events if they are in your area. Give them the thumbs up on-line when they do well or even when they have had a bad outing. They really live for that stuff.

Who knows, maybe their cars house the next power plant for a new 7.
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Old 05-06-09, 08:14 PM
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Yea unfortuantley I had to sign a waiver saying that anything I saw or heard I could not repeat, But we are really good with are fans at the track, and in fact this past weekend @ New Jersey Motorsports Park Mazda had about 100 guest come and they got to check out the cars up close and look at all the stuff on the car..So that was pretty cool.

Again we appreciate everyone's support and hope to see some of you at a race track near you...Next stop Mazda Race Way (Laguna Seca). May 16-17.
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Old 05-07-09, 07:20 AM
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hey, I had to try right?
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Hey your ad in grassroots motorsports says you guys are 2nd gen specialists, but I can't find anything resembling a products section on your website...
They used to build the fastest ITS cars years ago. They know the 2nd Gen well but don't really sell any products for it now.
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Originally Posted by Smokey The Talon View Post
Very cool. Are there any articles out there that give some details on the motors you guys run? I'd love to know more about what rotors and housings you use, what the porting is like, how long between rebuilds, any hiccups or reliability issues you came across, and so on.
I had a chance to talk to some of them last year. They rebuild after every race, and as far as housings they are running Racing Beat PP housings. During the race they ended up destroying a oil cooler, and had to loop the lines. It was with 280+ oil temps for 2 hours that day, and still ran. Amazing
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I dont know who you talked to but, We dont rebuild everyrace.. We just changed the motor in the 70 and it had the 24 of daytona homestead test, VIR & NJMP...the 69 car is running the same motor from the 24.

We can usually get about 85 hours out of a motor before we rebuild them.
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Old 05-09-09, 08:17 PM
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I thought I remembered you guys saying you rebuilt after every race. Maybe it was just because of the oil temps you guys hit that day? I would love to see the internals after the motor running that hard with those temps!
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Old 05-10-09, 08:32 PM
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I'll be there on the 17th, hanging out with the Pirelli guys. I'll be by your pits. Maybe get a insiders tour?

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Old 05-10-09, 08:34 PM
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I was at NJMP as well. I sat through the stupid cold rain to watch you guys I tried to get some speed source stickers, but the guys were trying to pack everything up so I was out of luck haha.

You guys rock!!

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Old 05-11-09, 06:03 AM
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Awesome. Thanks for the links and the info.
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Old 05-13-09, 12:21 PM
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For anyone thats goin to be @ Laguna feel free to stop by and check us out, Ask for Rene

See you guys this weekend.. Not sure what garage we are in, but ill let you guys know tomorrow when we get there.
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How about some pics of your 1989 race car? I have an 86 GXL I am working over to go racing with. Still in early stages of work. I'd be interested to see what you have going on.
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Old 05-16-09, 10:07 PM
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Got the pole in GT at Laguna
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Old 05-16-09, 11:52 PM
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Yes the #70 Castrol Syntec SpeedSource Mazda Rx-8 Qualified on Pole today....& the #69 FXDD SpeedSource Mazda Rx-8 Qualified 8th....for those that can come out and support us great!! If not it will be on SPEED Live @ 4pm est.....
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Old 05-17-09, 02:16 AM
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Dammit! I'm moving this weekend and can't make it.
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WE win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Laguna Seca - Congrats!

CONGRATULATION Gents. A brilliant performance from green to checkered flag!! GOD, I love the sound of those rotaries!

Also, a very touching dedication by Sylvain in the Monterey papers... very classy!
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Link to dedication? I would like to read it.
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