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Wed, Dec. 31st, 2008, 02:23 pm
candiddani: Miatas at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

*Miatas at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Miatas at MRLS)*
Ever since its introduction nearly 20 years ago, the Miata has been at home on the track, winning hundreds of races. It's equally at home on great roads, like every good sports car. And since 2001, Mazda has been the sponsor of the world-class Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. So what better way to wish the Miata happy birthday than a two-day event
on a famous track, in a region known for some of the most scenic roads in the country?

On March 21 and 22nd, Miatas from all over the US will be attending Miatas at MRLS for one big birthday party. The main focus is a two-day track event on one of the world's top tracks. Everyone's welcome from novice to expert. Instructors will be on hand for anyone who wants some tuition. Two full days of driving one of the best tracks in the
world – just picture yourself diving down the Corkscrew, following in the tire tracks of racing legends.

But it's more than just a track weekend. The pits will be full of vendors, showing off everything from the latest products for the NC to their hottest show cars. If you ask nicely, you might even get to go for a ride! There are also going to be show specials for participants. Various competition Miatas will be on hand along with their drivers to
show what the car can do. There will be parade laps available for those who want to take a slightly less frantic look at the track. On Saturday afternoon there will be a big group photo of all the participating Miatas on the front straight of the track. Tours of the stunning Monterey penninsula will also be available for a more relaxed pace and chance to check out one of the most beautiful spots in the US.

Saturday night is a big banquet, giving everyone the perfect opportunity for bench racing and general tall tales. The plan is to make it fun, not full of boring speeches – but there will be a few Miata celebrities on hand, including Tom Matano as Grand Marshal.
There's also going to be a book signing by Miata expert Keith Tanner. A legendary track, cool cars, neat toys, fun people, great drives and good food – there's no better way to celebrate 20 years of the world's most popular sports car than to drive it as it's meant to be driven. Prices range from free for spectators to $500 for a full weekend of track time. For all the information, hotel details, a timetable, safety requirements and registration call 408-439-7434, email info@MiatasAtMRLS.com or check out miatasAtMRLS.com There's a limit of 100 cars on the track and the banquet hall is only so big, so don't delay!

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