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kung fu jesus
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HPDE feeler

Post#1 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:45 pm

Hello! I was proposed an idea that I wanted to relay because I thought it was pretty interesting. An Atlanta HPDE organization was looking for a way to create a Miata-only track event. It was suggested that perhaps one way to garner enough interest was to do one a day or two prior to M@TG weekend.

Plans are fluid and the organizer is extremely reputable, safety-first with an emphasis on fun and friendly atmosphere. It would be held at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, GA. The track has terrific amenities on site and is a great course for our cars. Events by this organizer at AMP usually include a catered lunch, soft drinks, water, and snacks. There is a great, fully-stocked proshop for helmet rentals and other accoutrements. There are also air conditioned lounges and an observation deck/mezzanine for viewing the action. It is a wonderful time!

Now, it is about a 2.5-3 hour trip from the Fontana to AMP. That is actually part of the fun! There are three main routes, one of which would take you over Blood Mountain through part of the Suches Loop. That would be an excellent primer for a Miata-only track day. :)

The impetus for this event comes from the adventure I had when I did Miatas at Laguna Seca by caravanning up the Pacific Coast Highway with other Miatas from LA to Monterrey. Part of the fun to that event was the drive up. The drive from Fontana to AMP is far shorter, but no less fun.

The event will have instructors on site, and the intention is to limit the field to four groups; novice, intermediate, intermediate 2, and advanced. Essentially, all you need to bring is your car, yourself, and your excitement.

Cars would be limited to those able to run safely on a track (rollbar) that don't leak, and are in good running condition.

I think if any vendors wanted to come out and demonstrate what their products can do on the track, they would be welcome.

Feedback and interest would be welcome so plans can be made to get it rolling. Thanks for reading!

kung fu jesus
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Re: HPDE feeler

Post#2 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:35 pm

>>>>BREAKING NEWS: the HPDE would be at ROAD ATLANTA!<<<

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... Q/viewform

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Re: HPDE feeler

Post#3 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:05 pm

Steven I'd definitely be willing to help with this in any way possible! I can volunteer as an instructor (current NASA instructor). Or help advertise the event.
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kung fu jesus
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Re: HPDE feeler

Post#4 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:31 am

Thanks! I appreciate you reaching out!

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Post#5 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:17 am

Definitely interested in this. 1999 Sleepy Black

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