5X Racing Team
5X Racing isn't just a webstore trying to make a buck, we're a serious race team that is the foundation of our business and the platform for us to test and prove our prototype parts on the racetrack. We are Miata specialists because we race Miata's, and we've gained a profound knowledge from building Miata race cars and maintaining them since 2006. This knowledge helps us pick out and offer the best parts for Miata's, both race and street, as well as knowing what parts to recommend to our customers because we use them and know what's best from our racing experience. Racing helps us make legitimate parts and to learn what works, what doesn't, and what we can build that will work on everthing from a hardcore racecar to a hard parked stance car.
Here's some facts about our race team, where to find us, and how to get involved with racing your Miata:
- The 5X Racing Team comprises of four Adamczyk family members (John, his wife Brittany, Rick, and his wife Donna Adamczyk) and two Spec Miata racecars driven by John Adamczyk and Rick.
- Our current racecars are:
- 1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L
- 1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L
- 2002 Mazda Miata 1.8Lvvt (future build)
- Spec Miata (SM) is a race class within NASA and SCCA that comprises of 1990-2005 Mazda Miata's and has a highly restrictive and tightly governed rule set. The emphasis on the class is to promote driver skill by keeping the speed capabilities of the cars level with very restrictive rules. All aspects of the car have specifications that cannot be exceeded, such as tires, wheels, suspension, brakes, engines, exhausts, and just about anything that would add to the power of the engine or improve handling capabilities. The engines are comprised of OEM parts but built to the max extent of the factory tolerances, no aftermarket parts are used within the engine. Power output of a Spec Miata engine usually ranges from 110hp (stock engine) to 125hp (pro built SM engine) at the wheels. The shocks, springs, exhausts, brake pads are all race parts, and the entire interior is completely stripped to make room for a race seat and roll cage is added. The cars are serious racecars and can outhandle just about any car on the track that isn't a purpose built formula type racecar.
- The team races 7-10 weekends a year in the Southeastern United States between NASA (National Auto Sport Association) and the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) clubs.
- Our race schedule can be found on our Events Calendar here: http://5xracing.com/calendar.html
- The type of racing we participate in is called club level "road racing", however it has nothing to do with racing on roads or streets. Road racing events are held on "road courses" or "circuits" (in Europe) that are used specifically for race events. Some of the tracks (road courses) we race at are: Sebring International Raceway, Homestead-Miami Speedway (road course configuration), Daytona International Speedway (road course configuration), Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR) road course, Roebling Road Raceway, Road Atlanta, Barber Motorsports Park, Virginia International Raceway, and virtually any road course throughout the country. NASA and SCCA holds events at every road course in America, we can participate in any of these events if we are willing to make the haul!
- A typical Club Racing race weekend for 5X Racing comprises of a 15 minute practice session, 20 minute qualifying session, and 30+ minute race both on Saturday and on Sunday, and a few times a year we will participate in endurance races that run 90 minutes or more in length.
- The Team has a personal race shop located on the Adamczyk compound in St Cloud Florida where they build and maintain their Miata's. All work on the cars is performed in house, everything from roll cages, race engine assembly, race alignments, product prototyping, fuel pressure regulator modifications, composite aero design and development. We do not perform commercial work out of this shop, however we are always willing to do side jobs on an appointment basis.