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 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!
Racing Beat sales associate Bruce Kress is quite the sports enthusiast, but not in the traditional sense. While attending high school Bruce developed a love for both surfing and ice/roller hockey. While surfing certainly fits the image of a home-grown So Cal boy, longing to play competitive ice hockey was a bit more unusual. After spending a short stint playing junior ice hockey out of high school, Bruce soon returned back to So Cal to resume a more traditional lifestyle.
When Mazda recently announced they were forming teams for a local roller hockey team and were seeking experienced players from both Mazda’s employees and corporate partners, Bruce jumped at the chance. Since joining, Bruce has lent his extensive experience to MazdaSpeed’s-B team and helped them secure a first place finish in league play and a first place finish as league champions!
Racing Beat teamed up with Mazda USA during the 2011 Las Vegas SEMA Show on both the MX-5 Spyder and MX-5 Super20 project cars. Both vehicles featured Racing Beat Power Pulse Exhaust Systems, Racing Beat Exhaust Headers, and front and rear tubular sway bars.
The Super20 gets a fresh coat of paint this year as it makes it return to the SEMA show sporting flat black accents and a vibrant yellow outer skin. Under hood mechanicals remain the same with the standard 2.0 engine sporting both an RB header and exhaust.
The MX-5 Spyder featured a skimpy, weight-saving, low-profile fabric top, which begged to be removed for a more thrilling romp. Powered by the same MZR 2.0-liter four as the Super20, this engine differs as it’s been weened to sip BP isobutanol biofuel while breathing through a Racing Beat intake, header, and exhaust muffler.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the MX-5 has been re-imagined with a darker, edgier attitude in the MX5 Super20. It’s a purposeful combination of street-tough style and motorsports-inspired attributes. This third generation vehicle acknowledges the iconic first-gen iteration with modifications such as a supercharged Cosworth engine, small diameter wheels, more substantial tire profile and wider fenders.
Additional modifications include a DPTune reflashed ECU, Racing Beat 304-stainless steel header and exhaust, ACT organic street clutch, MAZDASPEED coil overs, Racing Beat hollow front and rear anti-roll bars, MAZDASPEED shock tower brace, Power Slot slotted brake rotors, StopTech DOT-compliant stainless steel brake lines and street performance brake pads, SpeedSource front brake ducts, 16×9 Enkei RPF1 wheels wrapped with 245/45-R16 Toyo Proxes RA-1 R-compound tires, 20mm H&R Trak+ hubcentric bolt-on wheel spacers in the rear and 15mm Sparco hubcentric wheel spacers up front.
Although we’ve been offering these upholstery-grade seat replacement seat covers for the past few years we never got around to actually installing a set on our Racing Beat Miata. Since our 1990 Miata seats were looking rather worn we decided to finally install a set on our own car. We now have some great photos (with more to follow) of the replacement covers installed on the original seats. These covers are a great deal at only $289.00/pair (including shipping). Make your Miata seats look brand new again!!
Racing Beat’s body kits for the RX-8 and Miata were recently featured in the October 2010 issue of Modified Magazine. Our body components for the Miata have been extremely popular over the years and have been praised for their contempory but conservative stying.
We also offer two different replacment nose peices for the RX-8 model, both offering completely differnent stying influences. Vist the website for more details and photos.