Miatas At Thunderhill - August 3, 2018
Trackmasters Racing, a premier Northern California track day organizer, is offering an ALL-MIATA intermediate run group at their Friday, August 3rd open track event at
Thunderhill Raceway.  This is a great opportunity to enjoy an open track outing with your fellow Miata enthusiasts.  The run group will be limited to the first 30-35 Miata
signups (
see NOTE 1 below), and will be run in conjunction with Trackmaster's other scheduled run groups.  All Trackmasters technical and driver requirements for a
mixed intermediate run group apply ( each driver must have a minimum of 2 prior track days experience, open passing on straights unless showing a circle on your rear
bumper, requiring a point by to pass you), as well as car safety and rollover protection requirements (NA/NB Miatas require aftermarket 4-point rollbar, NC/ND factory
rollover protection allowed).

The Miata group will get 5 20 or 25 minute sessions on the East 3-mile track.  We will run all five of our sessions over the top of turn 5 (cyclone -
see NOTE 2 below).  
The Miata cost has been generously
discounted to $175.

To sign up, log on to
www.trackmasters-racing.com and follow the link to the August 3, 2018 event.  If you are not already a Trackmasters member, you will be
prompted to do so.  It's free (enter your contact, car and experience information), and allows Trackmasters to make sure you sign up in a group appropriate for your
abilities and experience.  When prompted, in the field labeled
Role, change the choice from the default Member to SAMOA, and enter the access code SAMOA2018
when prompted to obtain the $175 price.  Click continue, optionally select your car from the drop down list, and select the run group labeled
Continue to payment info.

This event is being offered to all interested Miata drivers who qualify and has recently been posted in the NorCal section of the
Miata Forum.   If you sign up please
send a courtesy RSVP at the link below.  Thanks.  Questions?  Please contact me by phone or email...

Ron Petrich
(916) 601-5338
Trackmasters Discount Code is SAMOA2018
Effective Monday, July 16, 2018, this event is open to all makes of cars for the same price.  
There is interest on the S2000, Fiat Spider, Mini Cooper and Lotus forums.  It will still be mostly
Miatas, however, and the intermediate rules remain in place.  As of July 16th 18 Miatas had
signed up, but only one in the previous 2 weeks.
Effective Wednesday, July 18, 2018, I was informed that we would be running all of our
sessions (1@20 minutes and 4@25 minutes - total 2 hours) in the morning.  First SAMOA group
out at 9:00AM, last session out at 12:10PM.  We will have a minimum of 20-25 minutes
between each session.  This is necessitated because the track is being run in reverse CW
direction after lunch, which is how NASA will be running all of their races on the weekend.  
Trackmasters recognizes that they will get far fewer weekend racers to sign up on Friday if they
do not make the switch, but they did not want to force us to do the same.  This is actually a
win-win for the SAMOA group, as we will run our sessions when it is cooler.  All of our sessions
are over the top of turn 5 (cyclone).