Whew! The past year has been a wild ride as Racing Beat has experienced overwhelming demand for almost every item in our product line. We’ve been working long hours and weekends as finished product leaves our production building and then heads directly to the shipping table. Now, limited raw material availability, significant cost increases, and supply chain delays are continuing to impact our product availability. We’re adding new production staff as we attempt to catch up with orders, we appreciate your patience! If we’re temporarily out-of-stock on an item, bear with us, we’re pushing as hard as we can. While many of us have greater issues that concern us, the joy and passion of our Mazda vehicle can be an ideal and momentary distraction from daily life. We invite you contact us personally with any questions or comments regarding our products, we’re here to assist. Thank you for your continued support.
R&D work is underway for a sport exhaust for the 2018-20 Mazda 6. We’ve purchased a Mazda OEM muffler for use on construction of a prototype jig, next step is to fab together working models and undertake sound level testing. Work will take place through the spring, we expect to have final muffler units available during the summer. Stay tuned!
Parent company Centric has recently changed the name of the Power Slot brake component line to the more familiar StopTech brand name. These are the same components, just packaged and marketed under the StopTech name. We offer an extensive line of the most popular StopTech Mazda applications in both slotted and drilled/slotted rotor configurations.
Good news, Tokico products should be available at Racing Beat within the next few weeks. Recent conversations with Tokico’s new US distributor indicated that product was being sent from Japan with an estimated distribution date of early May. We’ll post more news at it becomes available.
Racing Beat Power Pulse Exhaust Systems for the 2014 Mazda 6 Skyactiv are now available! Developed by Racing Beat specifically for Mazda’s Skyactiv engines, these exhaust systems add just the right amount of aggressive tone – without being being overly loud or harsh. Perfect for use on your daily-driven Mazda 6, if you’re considering an exhaust for your Mazda 6 Skyactiv, check out the Racing Beat Power Pulse system!
Racing Beat is back again in the just-released Xbox game, Forza Horizon. Unlike a typical racing game, Forza Horizon is an open-world game which allows the game player to explore, race, and drift along the vast highways of Colorado while attending the fictional Horizon Festival. The goal of this game is to earn fame by competing in various competitions while driving fast, destroying property, avoiding traffic and causing general mayhem along the way!
Mazda has been teasing us with recent video images of the all-new 2014 Mazda6 – front view and c-pillar and rear combination lamp. According to Mazda these images are not the Takeri concept car, but the first glimpse of the all-new Mazda6. It takes many of the KODO design cues of the widely acclaimed Takeri concept car and adds true-to-form Mazda performance. Akira Tamatani, Chief Designer of the new Mazda6, says it best: “The deeply sculpted face with sharp eyes gazing forward, defined by the chrome ‘signature wing,’ instantly conveys to onlookers that this must be Mazda’s new flagship sedan.”