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Old 02-15-2014, 07:15 PM   #21
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Can't wait. I'll be there! Based on Rick's insistence I registered for D but really don't want to be in D (no prior track experience). Whatever, it'll work out. Looking forward to meeting a lot of you there!
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So, Saturday is basically sold out. Oversold, actually, but attrition will take care of that. Sunday has one sold out run group and two more on the cusp.

We've got 359 registrations either for the track, the race or participants. That's after 8 hours. In 2013, we had a total of 277 when registration closed. It's going to be big.
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Signed up, glad I was up early saturday morning
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The entire track day sold out in 36 hours. We've never actually filled every slot on the track before.

A group is going to be interesting - we've got a lot of racers showing up for the Sunday race and using A for practice. So it'll be the big power track day dilettantes (such as yours truly) mixing it up with some very experienced drivers practicing for the Runoffs in low power cars. We've always had that, but I think it'll be more pronounced than in the past.
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I'll be dragging the FE3 Miata down for the Saturday track day, never saw the option for the Sunday race, Keith is this still available?

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Yes, although the classes are Spec Miata and Supermiata. An FE3 car doesn't fit in either. We decided to stick with established classes instead of opening it up to absolutely everything.
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Yes, although the classes are Spec Miata and Supermiata. An FE3 car doesn't fit in either. We decided to stick with established classes instead of opening it up to absolutely everything.
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I kinda want to throw this big FM banner I have lying around on the NSX and troll around the parking lot at the Embassy Suites.
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Only if you pull off the Acura badges and replace them with Mazda ones, then tell people its the new ND
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I could slap Mazda eternal flames over the Honda badges and write "this is the new ND" on the back window with shoe polish.
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:55 PM   #31
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Please, yes.
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Mother of god... where in Monterey County are you going to find a parking lot large enough to hold 1,600 Miatas?
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I can think of at least three
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Due tell! Though guessing is fun

The sheer logistics of trying to move 1,600 cars any great distance in this county is mind boggling. I'm trying to think of somewhere you could get 1,600+ cars in and out of even semi efficiently with decent proximity to MRLS. The only thing that pops into my brain is the Marina Airport or some of the spaces in Ft. Ord like maybe the motor pool area or parade grounds.

The ancillary parking for MRLS might hold that many cars, but its all dirt and hillsides. I would foresee issues with cars that are "CR low" getting in and out. Any rain would turn this into a disaster on wheels.

Paddock won't do it in one shot, but maybe the paddock + marketplace + pond area + infield packing + parts of the ancillary parking areas? Its probably enough space but its not going to make for nearly as impressive a picture



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We're not sharing the location quite yet, there are still a few approvals required. The information will be shared in lots of time for you to make plans. Suffice it to say that we will have a lot big enough.
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I like how the parking survey email popped into my inbox just now.
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Ugh, I still need to register for this.
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Which day are you going down? Let's have a Ti caravan.
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I'll likely be making some of the drive Thursday after I get off work, maybe make it to Medford, then get up early Friday and make the rest of the drive. Come back late Sunday. I'd love to leave Thursday morning and be at MRLS on time Friday, but then I'd be taking 3 days off work...and I really don't want to lose that much income lol
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In case some of you aren't in Hustler's cycling thread, bicycles are a go around Laguna Seca (like ride your bike down the corkscrew) AFTER all motorized activity on track is finished, obviously.

The event/Mazda cannot be held responsible or liable for anything that happens though, so if you hurt yourself crashing at 50mph on T9 you're on your own.
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