GENERAL ADMISSION

WHAT'S INCLUDED

HOT LAPS

PASSENGER RIDES

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

PARADE

LAPS

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

MOSS MIATA

MONTEREY CRUISES

SATURDAY

GROUP PHOTO

SATURDAY

MOSS MIATA BBQ

SATURDAY

CAR SHOW

SATURDAY

WHAT TO DO CHECKLIST

AFTER REGISTERING

  • HOTELS/CAMPING

Reserve your lodging ASAP! October is considered high season in Monterey, so hotels will be booking up and prices skyrocketing.

We have arranged discounted room blocks at Embassy Suites and Holiday Inn Express, but those are likely to go quickly also.  Camping is also available.  See options.
  • FIND FRIENDS

Want to form a caravan to the event with a group of friends? There will be groups forming from all over North America, including from Canada and Mexico. 

Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Miata.net feeds to help you find a group.
  • FUN STUFF TO DO

Check out all the other things you can do (Parade Laps, Group Photo, Moss Miata Cruises and BBQ) to get familiar with when, where, and how things will be happening so you don’t miss anything.

AT THE EVENT

  • EARLY CHECK-IN

We strongly recommend you get checked in at Event Central at the track on Friday, 11 October, (open from 3pm to 6pm).

Event Central will be open all day Saturday and Sunday, but checking in Friday eliminates time pressure.

  • SCHEDULES

During the weekend follow the Event Schedule and Hot Laps Schedule and you can’t go wrong. 

NOTE: Your General Admission wristband also enables quicker paddock entry, as you can just show the guard your wristband without having to sign waivers at the gate each time.

HOT LAPS PASSENGER RIDES

  • You MUST have signed all event waivers and have an event wristband to go on track.
  • To get a Hot Laps ride, go to Vendor Alley and ask any of the event Sponsors or Vendors if you can get in for a ride.
  • You can get a passenger rides in any group.
    E (Novice) Group drivers must get instructor sign-off before giving passenger rides.
  • Loaner helmets are NOT provided. If you want to go for a ride, it is strongly suggested to bring your own.

PARADE LAPS

  • At lunch on each day we’ll have parade laps for all Miatas so you can see Laguna Seca from the best seat in the house.
  • Miatas only on track please. Don’t have a Miata along, or not enough room for extra friends? Now’s a good time to make a new friend and bum a ride in an empty seat!
  • Speeds will be much lower than in the hot laps and will be closely monitored for everyone’s safety. The lapping sessions are NOT a race event.
  • There is no additional cost, as it is included in your General Admission ticket.
  • The only requirement is that you and your passenger be registered with a wristband, and that you’re in a Miata – that’s it!
  • There are no special safety regulations for parade laps beyond standard seat belts. Helmets and roll bars not required. Driver and passenger must be wearing their seat belts and any obviously unsafe car will be asked to pull out of line.
  • Our goal is to give everyone a chance to see the legendary Laguna Seca Raceway and Corkscrew from the track surface in a safe way, so please be considerate of others.

PARADE LAPS PROCEDURES

  • No passing. Anywhere.
  • Max speed 40 mph. Everywhere.
  • Do not stop on track for ANY reason – it’s super dangerous!!
  • Do NOT slow down to open a gap so you can speed up for a corner. This causes an unsafe “accordion effect” for everyone behind you. Maintaining a constant speed will make it more enjoyable and safe for everyone, not just you.
  • As you enter the track you will be guided to the left or right side by our team members. Stay to your side while on track instead of following single file. This adds an extra margin of safety between you and the car in front of you while giving you a better view.
  • At the end of Parade Laps both days, team members will direct you to exit the track at the Turn 10 Hot Laps Track Exit (see map) to go back into the paddock. Please proceed through the paddock to one of the other parking areas, as we anticipate a huge number of cars and don’t want to hold things up with a traffic jam in the paddock.

GROUP PHOTO

We’ll be setting up a huge group photo during the staging process for the Saturday Parade laps.

It will include still photos, aerial photography and video of the parade laps.

Group photos are included for free with your admission. They will be posted on our Facebook page after the event.

Videos will be available via our YouTube channel (please subscribe via link at bottom of page).

CORKSCREW PHOTOS

Want to get a photo of you in your Miata descending the legendary Corkscrew?

Optional photos of you driving your Miata down the Corkscrew will be available for purchase from GotBlueMilk photography (both Saturday and Sunday Parade Laps).

These will be available at the GotBlueMilk trailer in the paddock area near Event Central as soon as they are processed.

Make sure to get a windshield number (free) from the GotBlueMilk trailer in the paddock prior to going to the staging area. 

This will make it easier to find your car in the photos later. GotBlueMilk staff will also be in the staging area if you forget.

WHERE TO LINE UP

GROUP PHOTO & SATURDAY PARADE LAPS STAGING

Our team will guide you into the staging area to park before entering the track.

After parking your car, please come up to the very front of the staging area where we’ll set up the first group photo.

The goal of this photo is to get all your faces in one picture, outside your car.

Once this photo is taken, we’ll direct you back to your cars for more overhead photos of people alongside their cars before heading on track for Parade Laps.

At that point our staff will direct you on track for Parade Laps, where there will be more photos and videos taken.

At the end of Parade Laps team members will direct you to exit the track at the Turn 10 Hot Laps Track Exit (see map) to go back into the paddock.

Please proceed through the paddock to one of the other parking areas, as we anticipate a huge number of cars and don’t want to delay the event with a traffic jam in the paddock.

WHERE TO LINE UP

SUNDAY PARADE LAPS STAGING

We will be staging in the Paddock area for Sunday’s Parade Laps.

Look for the red car icon the map for the location.

Please proceed to the area shown on the event map and follow directions of our staff for lining up.

Staff will direct you onto the track once it is clear.

At the conclusion, you will be exiting the track via the Turn 10 Hot Laps track exit (see map).

CAR SHOW

ENTRANT INSTRUCTIONS

  • Register your car and selected category at Event Central during event check-in. At that time you’ll pick up the sheet to display in your windshield to identify your car for voting.
  • On Saturday afternoon, park your car in the designated Car Show parking area adjacent to the Moss BBQ area before 5pm for people to view and vote.

CATEGORIES

  • Best in Show - Stock Miata
  • Best in Show - Modified Miata
  • Miata I'd Most Like to Own

RESULTS

  • Voting ends at 7pm on Saturday.
  • Trophies and dash plaques will be awarded during the BBQ.

MOSS MIATA BBQ

  • Free for everyone with an event wristband.
  • Enjoy a live band, awesome food and a great opportunity to catch up with old (and new) friends.
  • Once again, our friends at Moss Miata will be hosting their legendary Miata Reunion BBQ on Saturday night.
  • The Moss Miata BBQ will be held in the Lakebed BBQ area of the track on Saturday from 5pm to 8:30pm (Please see Track Map below).

MOSS MIATA CRUISES

Join a group of 50 Miatas for an organized cruise of a different scenic Monterey area each day on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. (Space is limited so sign up early)

MAIN EVENT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11TH

START
FINISH
LOCATION
EVENT
3:00 PM
6:00 PM
EVENT CENTRAL AT TRACK
DRIVERS/ATTENDEES CHECK-IN (SEE TRACK MAP)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12TH

START
FINISH
LOCATION
EVENT
7:00 AM
6:00 PM
LAGUNA SECA PADDOCK
TRACK GATES OPEN
8:00 AM
8:45 AM
LAGUNA SECA CLASSROOM
MANDATORY HOT LAP DRIVER’S MEETING
8:00 AM
4:00 PM
EVENT CENTRAL
EVENT CENTRAL OPEN FOR CHECK-IN, REGISTRATION + MERCHANDISE SALES
9:00 AM
12:05 PM
LAGUNA SECA RACETRACK
HOT LAP MORNING SESSIONS
11:20 AM
OUTSIDE OF TURN 5
STAGING FOR PARADE LAPS
12:00 PM
OUTSIDE OF TURN 5
GROUP PHOTO
12:05 PM
12:50 PM
LAGUNA SECA RACETRACK
PARADE LAPS
12:50 PM
5:30 PM
LAGUNA SECA RACETRACK
HOT LAP AFTERNOON SESSIONS
2:00 PM
4:00 PM
MOSS MIATA CRUISE
5:00 PM
8:30 PM
LAKEBED BBQ AREA
MOSS MIATA BBQ PARTY & CAR SHOW

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13TH

START
FINISH
LOCATION
EVENT
7:00 AM
6:00 PM
LAGUNA SECA PADDOCK
TRACK GATES OPEN
8:00 AM
8:45 AM
LAGUNA SECA CLASSROOM
MANDATORY HOT LAP DRIVER’S MEETING
8:00 AM
4:00 PM
EVENT CENTRAL
EVENT CENTRAL OPEN FOR CHECK-IN, REGISTRATION + MERCHANDISE SALES
9:00 AM
12:05 PM
LAGUNA SECA RACETRACK
HOT LAP MORNING SESSIONS
9:00 AM
11:00 AM
MOSS MIATA CRUISE
11:20 PM
OUTSIDE OF TURN 5
STAGING FOR PARADE LAPS
12:05 PM
12:50 PM
LAGUNA SECA RACETRACK
PARADE LAPS
12:50 PM
5:30 PM
LAGUNA SECA RACETRACK
HOT LAP AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Track Maps (.pdf)

Food/drink: Cruisin’ Cafe will be open from 8am to 4pm each day

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