Stock “NA” Miata – (Track) One Take at the FIRM



The FIRM – Florida Intenational Rally And Motorsports park is a car enthusiast’s heaven. Thanks to them for letting us come play with all their toys, and book a play day for yourself and your friends at:
http://www.gorally.com

The Smoking Tire’s Zack Klapman, former Miata owner, rear-wheel-drive enthusiast, and killer of Jeeps, goes out on the FIRM’s 1.6 mile road course in the 130 HP ‘NA’ Mazda Miata. And we learn that even with such little power, the Miata is just as fun on a race track as when drifting around the autocross.

23 thoughts on “Stock “NA” Miata – (Track) One Take at the FIRM

  1. sergsrt8 says:

    how often does the firm have open track?

  2. Lil Canoe says:

    rip gopro 1:41

  3. STICH666 says:

    Lol you can see the exact moment he hits 65mph with that infamous Miata shimmy. The wheels are simply too light to balance with a normal machine.

  4. 1:42 camera on hood falls lol

  5. Kevin says:

    I thought he was done but hes got some quick hands. And maybe you shouldn't try and slide a car for the first time that your not familiar with at the fastest corner on the track… You know build up to it.

  6. jpdog1381 says:

    Spend more time watching review or reading comments?

  7. gh h says:

    put me to sleep man

  8. I've run a rallysprint there and it is FANTASTIC.

  9. Love Miatas! Had a couple NB's myself (both 99's) and did a lot of autocross and occasional Time Trials. Fantastically fun cars to drive!

  10. SONICtortise says:

    I want to see more from Zac!

  11. Tyler Wrage says:

    Awesome video, Zack did an awesome job. Wouldn't mind seeing more vids from him.

  12. Who dis new nigga?

  13. Pat Mill says:

    Why did it take so long? Zack is a natural. His fishing bit in All Cars 1 fucking killed me.

  14. Rob Owen says:

    Great Vid Zack. I think you should get in front of the camera more, maybe do some more stuff with you and Matt. The chemistry is always good on the podcasts and I think it would be good on video too (although you would need to be a lot less high haha)

  15. That looks like heaps of fun! Looking forward to see the rest of these vids.

  16. Isn't tank slapper (speed wobble) a motorcycle term? I've only every heard it from other motorcycle riders but never from my car friends.
    Just wondering because I've heard Matt say it & now Mr. Zach.

  17. eric fader says:

    Hey Matt normally I love your videos but this series related to the firm seems like a series of advertisements

  18. Welcome back Zack
    +TheSmokingTire

  19. Jared Moore says:

    I know where I nee to get myself over to :) Good save @7:25 though

  20. Jared Moore says:

    I know where I nee to get myself over to :) Good save @7:25 though

  21. My favorite Zach was definitely the R8.

  22. Sam Stoner says:

    Not bad, Zack. Not bad at all.

    I'm considering the Skip Barber 3 day course to get into racing, since I wasn't in karts at 2 like a professional driver. I really want to learn some of the advanced techniques those guys can teach.

    Also, that tank slapper at around 7:30 is why the Miata is great. In pretty much any other car, you would have been off in the woods.

  23. mojostevo says:

    Somebody's driving and reviewing/talking skills have improved, good job dude.

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