Racing the ‘NC’ MX5 Cup at NJMP in American Endurance Racing

In this video Matt takes the start of the second race (of two) in the American Endurance Racing Championship’s New Jersey Motorsports Park race weekend. Team Road & Track & Friends, consisting of Matt, Jack Baruth, Larry Webster, and Jesse Lazare won class 2 in the first race, and ride shotgun with Matt in the first 5 laps of the second.

The MX5 Cup race car is prepped by Bozi & Bojan Taterevic and Josh Howard and features a spec powertrain, Penske shocks, lightweight wheels and 200 treadwear series Dunlop Direzza street tires, per race rules.

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Title photo by Artin Karimian

38 thoughts on “Racing the ‘NC’ MX5 Cup at NJMP in American Endurance Racing

  1. Daniel Wood says:

    What wheels are those?

  2. Love your videos Matt.

  3. Nice video MAtt!

  4. KingLoganIV says:

    you guys should upload and narrate every race you participate in, in their entirety <3

  5. that net centralized in the car looks like I would hit it over and over quickly going for the gearshift

  6. Pretend elbow attract male lung nice murder answer remaining

  7. That sucks. Nothing is worse than having mechanical problems. At COTA I had the throttle of the Z I race stick wide open in a pack of 10 cars going into turn 3. It's always something…oh well. At least you made it out alive!

  8. Logan Noone says:

    my favorite smoking tire video thus far. please upload more videos of races! that start was absurd

  9. 2dope4u says:

    This was super dope. Looking forward to more videos from this endurance series. Quick question: how do you minimize wind noise when filming in an open top car like this?

  10. More footage next time covering more overtakes/stress of driver change and refuelling

  11. Tyler Davis says:

    don't mind me but why were you grabbing the e-brake lever every once in awhile

  12. PRC9011 says:

    I rode this track last year on my motorcycle and always wanted to go back and go at it in a sorted car. This was very cool Mr Farrah!

  13. Ferdl Loox says:

    I would be happy to see more videos like this. I can imagine how much fun it was to drive the car.

  14. krbcrwlr says:

    commentary sans LeMans was great

  15. my nc just got totaled ):

  16. Balo657 says:

    Noon question but why so they put those nets on the driver?

  17. romero1337 says:

    absolutely love this, watching with the commentary is perfect

  18. Ivan WNY says:

    you should review my modded S55 AMG which is soon to have a QUAIFE!!

  19. Too bad the clutch gave up.

  20. The first car I shifted was this, I watched my dad my push in the clutch I shifted passenger seat. Reality this clutch and manual are the best

  21. WTF is up with youtube it is no longer recommending your videos to me. I can tell off of your views on your recent videos its doing the same to alot of other people.

  22. Dude, there were a couple turns you came out of where i yelled "fuck yea matt" in my head lol. 370z was just bad, my sister drives better. That one miata tho…cya on the right!

  23. clubracer6 says:

    The racing gods strike! My throttle cable came off our Continental ST cars at the Grand Am race in 09. Also in an MX-5. Love most of that track, but hate some bits of it. Especially that goofy decreasing radius part before you start heading back to the main straight.

  24. Is the car in the thumbnail the one you drove? It looks like a meathead car, but I can't be certain

  25. When are you going to be at Summit Point again? I live 20 minutes from the track

  26. We need more AER videos. You seem to be having a lot of fun driving there and you talk about it so much in the podcast that the rest of us need more videos like this. Even if it's GoPros slapped in as an after thought and half edited later, we still want to see it.

  27. P. A. Grens says:

    Thanks for sharing, Matt. Bummer about the clutch, but the car sounded great and seemed set up really well. Nice driving!

  28. Reasure says:

    may sound like a amateur question, but what are those nets for?

  29. SpitfireR3v says:

    That's me passing Matt at 10:46!

  30. I can't wait to see laps from summit point! One of my favorite tracks on iracing, i've done god knows how many laps in an mx-5 and a skippy around that place! Best of luck and y'all definitely should have stolen the skippy shocks just the contemplation made for a helluva story.

  31. mcolman02 says:

    The NC needs more love, stiff rx8 derived chassis that accepts a v8 and fat tires no problem- modern AC cobra! Or 2.5 engine swap either built NA or turbo if you want to keep it simple. The balance and handling are obviously fantastic but this chassis can handle huge power adders unlike na/nb/nd

  32. That looks so fun!

  33. i remember you talking about this on the podcast. that sucks man you guys were doing well out their..

  34. NoBrakes23 says:

    Good shit. Look forward to seeing more from this series.

  35. ErronGames says:

    Aw darn, well that is part of racing. But still was a really well put together video, and I always like your narration. You weren't joking with how aggressive they were! Phew! Looked like some really solid, really fun laps that you did get in though! +1

  36. Dori Dori says:

    Simple. He doesnt know how to drive.

  37. Petrol_Head says:

    Ok this is new…. and I like it!

  38. oz land says:


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