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The Official 5X Racing Blog!

The home for all news, updates, product features, tech articles, reviews, race reports, and general going-on's at 5X Racing
Jul
19
2017

Product Release: 5X Racing Miata Door Bushings!

We've been teasing these for quite some time on our social media channels and they're finally here! We've heard of this door bushing revelation before - and thought it interesting - but never...

Jul
18
2017

5X Racing Partners with Preston Pardus

Supporting, or "sponsoring" a specific racer has never been a road we traveled. Our recent shift in the way we support Miata racers came to us in a bit of a "moment of clarity". That moment of...

Jul
17
2017

Team Support Program Changes

NOTE! We cover this in more detail within the article - but for quick reference - all existing members in good account standing (have submitted a recent picture with our decals on and race...

May
23
2017

SP Induction Systems Product Line Acquisitions

As we go into our 10th year of being in the business of Miata racing parts, opportunities to expand our horizons seem to arrive to us more often than they did in the very beginning (well, they...

May
23
2017

Product Testing via Racing

Racing is in our blood and it's in the DNA of every product we make. While we race because we love to race and it's been a part of our lives since birth (mine at least), it also marries perfectly...

May
18
2017

Toughnutz TNZ17 shoulder nuts for your DIY Miata shock mount kits?

We have been getting emails recently about the use of Toughnutz TNZ17 shoulder nuts  in Miata shock mount kits, and in each of those email responses I warn on why you shouldn't use the...

May
17
2017

SM Rules Case Study 1: Coil-Over Kits

Case Study 1: Spec Miata Coil-Over Kits This rule was a focus of ours after trying to put together a complete and more affordable Spec Miata Suspension kit for our customers years ago. It is...

Feb
14
2017

Spec Miata Rules Interpretation: Bump Stops

Read this rule and see if you understand it on the first pass: Maybe again, slower: "All cars may use the Fat Cat Motorsports bump stop kit (p/n FCM-MT-KIT-SM) or the unmodified...

Feb
1
2017

Spec Miata Rules Interpretation: Enter the "Gray Area"

There is a lot to know regarding what you "can and cannot do" in Spec Miata. The rules book states what these things are, but it doesn't state so clearly what it is you "cannot" do (unless it...

Jan
5
2017

The Art of Heel-Toe Downshifting

Why heel-toe downshift? When you are racing a car - or driving it within the higher RPM range during spirited jaunts - downshifting to a lower gear causes a mismatch between engine speed and wheel...

Oct
14
2013

5X Racing visits the Nurburgring

As racecar drivers and sports car enthusiasts, we probably can agree that we all share a common dream - which is to someday drive the Nürburgring Nordschleife (if you don’t, then I...

May
31
2013

Project Miata Streetfighter: Vol 4 "Driving the Train"

For our fourth entry in our Project Streetfighter series, where we are highlighting the rehabilitation/race inspired rebuild of John's daily driven 1999 Mazda Miata, we will highlight the...

May
17
2013

Project Miata Streetfighter: Vol 3 "Getting our Head straight"

For our third entry in our Project Streetfighter series, we're "Getting our Head Straight". Yup, we're documenting the process of our engine build for John's 1999 Mazda Miata daily driver, dubbed...

Mar
25
2013

Race Recap: NASA FL Homestead March 23-24 2013

The 5X Racing team visited Homestead-Miami Speedway again this past weekend for the second round of the NASA Florida Spec Miata Challenge, which just happens to be the series 5X Racing supports...

Feb
15
2013

Project Miata Streetfighter: Vol 2 "the foundation"

*Addendum: This article has been renamed "volume 2" as we've written an article that pre dates this. Please see the first edition in this series: Project Miata Streetfighter: Vol 1 "the concept"...

Feb
7
2013

Project Miata Streetfighter: Vol 1 "the concept"

I am writing this entry in retrospect of the previous article about our engine build, and moreso to everything I've ever done to my daily driver 1999 Mazda Miata when actually I should have...

Dec
19
2012

We're celebrating 5 years!

Hello loyal 5X Racing customers, friends, and faithful followers of Miata racing! As you might have already noticed, especially if you’re reading this blog post on our website, we’ve...

Jun
27
2011

Team 5X Racing June 2011 Race Report

Racing in Florida always brings two possibilities: heat, and rain. Well, we experienced both of those Florida factors this past weekend at the NASA Florida race weekend held at Sebring...

Jun
15
2011

5X Racing partners with Treasure Coast Miata

We are Proud to Announce a new Business Partner! Treasure Coast Miata! We have been working really hard lately adding unique and hard to get Spec Miata and Miata parts to our product catalog....

Jun
14
2011

2010 Racing Program: Year in Review

2010 was a great year for Team 5X Racing's Spec Miata Racing Program. We made the switch from full time SCCA Spec Miata to full time NASA Spec Miata for the beginning of the 2010 season because we...

Jul
6
2010

Race Recap: SCCA Enduro at Roebling Road Raceway on July 3rd 2010

Since the NASA FL Spec Miata Challenge is on summer break until September, we decided to participate in a Southeast Division SCCA Endurance race at our favorite track, Roebling Road Raceway in...

Jun
30
2010

Race Recap: Rounds 7 & 8 of the NASA Florida Spec Miata Challenge presented by 5X Racing

Overview Rounds 7 & 8 of the NASA Florida Spec Miata Challenge presented by 5X Racing were held at Sebring International Raceway on June 19 th -20 th 2010. The track might as well have...

Jun
30
2010

Building a Spec Miata Trainer: Part 1 “The Theory”

After racing a 1991 Mazda Miata in the Spec Miata class for the last 3 ½ years, I felt I needed even more seat time than I was getting during my race weekends to become truly “one...

May
31
2010

Race Recap: Rounds 5 & 6 of the NASA Florida Spec Miata Challenge presented by 5X Racing

Rounds 5 & 6 of the NASA Florida Spec Miata Challenge presented by 5X Racing brought the series back to the infield road course of Homestead-Miami Speedway deep in the everglades of South...

Apr
28
2010

NASA Florida Spec Miata Challenge Race Recap: Rounds 3 & 4 from PBIR

The NASA FL Spec Miata Challenge presented by 5X Racing visited Palm Beach International Raceway for rounds 3 & 4 of the 2010 championship season on April 24-25 2010. The field was the biggest...

Mar
12
2010

RX-8 Spark Plug and Spark Plug Wire Installation How-To

One of our many goals for 2010 was to contribute more to the community and start writing some tech articles. We do a lot of cool things at our shop, so we thought it would be cool to share those...

Feb
2
2010

5X Racing Sponsors 2010 NASA Florida Spec Miata Challenge!

NASA FL Spec Miata Challenge presented by 5X Racing   John Adamczyk, Owner and President of 5X Racing, is pleased to announce his, and his companies’ involvement and commitment to...

Dec
13
2009

NASA FL Spec Miata Series Race: Homestead Dec 2009

The first day of racing has come to a close, and the podium stood: 1st: Alex Bolanos 2nd: John Adamczyk 3rd: Tim Allen It was a good day of racing with a lot more track time than I was used to,...

Oct
26
2009

John Adamczyk accepts NASA Florida Spec Miata Director position

In an effort to give back to the Spec Miata racing community and to become more involved with Florida Spec Miata racing, John Adamczyk, owner of 5x Racing has answered the call from the Florida...

Oct
18
2009

Race Report: 2009 SARRC Invitational Challenge at Roebling Road Raceway

Our 2009 SARRC season did not end as we had hoped at the 2009 SARRC Invitational Challenge this year as our annual bad luck continued at Roebling Road Raceway. We actually did very well all...

Sep
20
2009

Race Report: SCCA SARRC/SARRC at Barber Motorsports Park September 5-6 2009

Overview: Barber Motorsports Park has been on our bucket list since we heard it was the mecca of road racing in the United States. This year we took the summer off and saved up our money to make...

Jul
29
2009

5x Racing Pitpass: July 2009

Hello from the 5x Racing front! We started this monthly blog to give our customers and fans an inside look at what we are doing here at 5x Racing and what is going on with our 5x Racing Spec Miata...

Jun
23
2009

What's Happening at 5x Racing: June 2009

I am going to try and do my best to write an article once a month (or more) letting customers and fans of 5x Racing know what we are doing here with the Online Race Shop and Spec Miata race team....

Apr
10
2009

Race Report: SCCA SARRC/SARRC Palm Beach International Raceway April 4th - 5th 2009

Overview: This was the second race in our SARRC championship points chase, and with the new tire rules we had a lot of figuring out to do while trying to score decent points. This was also the...

Apr
10
2009

Next Race: SCCA SARRC/SARRC at Roebling Road Raceway April 25-26 2009

Our next race is only a couple of weeks away, we are going back to where it all started, Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah Georgia. The Jim Stark Memorial double SARRC was John's first race after...

Mar
31
2009

Next Race: PBIR April 4th - 5th 2009

Come out and join us at Palm Beach International Raceway on Saturday April 4th and Sunday April 5th for the SCCA double SARRC Races. We will be entering two cars in Spec Miata as Rick Adamczyk...

Jan
24
2009

5x Racing adds a 2007 Mazda RX-8 to it's garage!

5x Racing has acquired a Crystal White 2007 Mazda RX-8 GT to its team. The vehicle was purchased two weeks ago at Daytona Nissan as a used car found on Autotrader.com and was eventually purchased...

Nov
16
2008

SCCA Florida Region Palm Beach Classic SARRC/Regional Race Report

Overview Our latest race weekend was full of many firsts, it was the first race at the new Palm Beach International Raceway; it was the first race for Rick Adamczyk in his quest to acquire his...

Sep
21
2008

Race Report: 2008 SCCA SARRC Invitational Challenge

Overview Coming at the close of yet another SCCA SARRC Season is the big SARRC Invitational Challenge. This is the defining race for all regular SARRC competitors in the SCCA Southeast...

Aug
13
2008

Race Report: SCCA Daytona Double SARRC

Overview We finally went to Daytona, and the thrill of racing at one of the most famous tracks in the world was exciting enough, but the 50+ Spec Miata's that were racing made the weekend an...

May
20
2008

Race Report: NASA Savannah Sizzler

Overview 5x Racing decided to try our hand at a NASA Southeast Spec Miata Challenge Race, and what better of a track to visit than Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah Georgia? NASA racing...

Mar
6
2008

Welcome to our new web site!

5x Racing is going BIG in 2008! We have decided to upgrade our program in more ways than one, both on the track and in the office. The biggest change is our new web site. We contracted the...

Dec
29
2007

Race Report: Double SARRC at Moroso Motorsports Park

Overview The Double SARRC at Moroso after Christmas is always a must do on 5x Racing's list. The fair weather, double points race format, and affordable race weekend are attractive to any...

Oct
20
2007

Race Report: SCCA SARRC/Regional at Sebring International Raceway

  Headline: 5x Racing's bad luck streak continues at the first SARRC Race of the 2008 season. Overview The 2008 SARRC season begins just one short month after the close of the...