Spec Miata Road Atlanta July 13 2013
My First Spec Miata race at Road Atlanta. I qualified well, but a spin in
turn 1 while trying to make a pass put me down a lap. I still had fun, and
the track is awesome.
The Comeback at Laguna Seca: STL/Spec Miata Racing (Sans Music Track)
The Comeback at Laguna Seca: STL/Spec Miata Racing
Fun version with music track here: youtu.be/pP05SiUhblM
10/02/2011 SCCA Race at Laguna Seca.
Driver: Doug Makishima
Car: Spec Miata #52 entered in STL class.
Hit twice at the start; spun around just before turn 2. Half the field goes
by. Time to play catch up!!!
One of my best drives.
Spec Miata Engine Dyno Testing
Attack Motorsports testing and tuning a new engine.
This is going to be a great season for us. We have 20% more power this
Thanks to Tuners Inc. for letting us use their great facility and to Race
Engineering for putting together such a solid motor.
Race car driver heel-toe & footwork - Spec Miata
Click here to see how the race went that weekend:
My footwork in the Spec Miata race car at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The
car is prepared by Ed Railton and Premier Auto Service.
This footage was taken at the end of a long test day, during which I
seriously burned off my tires. As a result it was hard to get a 1:51 lap
time, which is about 2-3 seconds slower than it should have been. I did
mid-1:48s when I got fresher rubber. In the video I'm feathering the
throttle more than usual.
You'll notice the shift from 2nd to 3rd is slower. The 3rd gear synchro is
weak in first generation Miatas, and if you shift too fast it hurts the
You'll also notice copious left-foot braking in turns 3 and 10. I start the
video during braking for turn 11.
I was surprised I could find a spot for the Contour down there, but it's
got a lot of mounting options and it was pretty simple to get a good angle.
Some quick settings changes on the lap top and it was good to go.
I like watching the dirt in the footwell shooting back and forth. With
nearly 1.5 G, it's like upending a bucket.
SCCA ARRC Spec Miata Race at Road Atlanta - November 2, 2013
Highlights of the 2013 ARRC Spec Miata race from my perspective. Fun stuff!
My first official Spec Miata race - finished 38th out of 44. Very pleased.
For those who are interested, this was a 20 lap/40 minute race. My car is a
1990 Spec Miata with 114 horsepower at the wheels (in
other words, way more car than driver!).
Music by Chris Strand.
Is the Mazda MX-5 Any Good? - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
Chris Harris has been known to not like the Mazda MX-5, even calling it
dirty words in an article a few years back. Now he gets to support his
point by swapping his Ferrari 599 with Cameraman and Editor Neil Carey's NA
Mazda MX-5. Was Chris wrong a few years ago?
2011 Spec Miata Highlight Reel
A highlight reel of some of the more exciting moments during the 2011 SCCA
Mazda Spec Miata season. This was our first year racing sports cars and we
had a great season amassing multiple wins, a track record, and the CACC
Sports Car Rookie of the Year honors.
2012 will mark new beginnings as we are focused on drifting, obtaining our
PRO Formula Drift license. Come along for the ride - www.brodygoble.com
25 Years of Miata - Jay Leno's Garage
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25 Years of Miata - Jay Leno's Garage
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Redline Review: 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata
After nearly 10 years on the market in its current generation, the 2014
Mazda Miata still offers the same lightweight, pure, and fun package the
car has always been known for. Unfortunately, age may be catching up with
Mazda fun little roadster, as the lack of tech features, noisy/cramped
cabin, and somewhat lackluster acceleration make the car feel very old.
We'd recommend sticking with lower trim and making this car as simple as
possible. Be on the lookout for an all-new model for 2016.