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TRACK HOT LAPS

  • Saturday will feature FIVE Hot Lap run groups varying from A group (Expert/licensed race car driver) to E group (novice/entry level), with FIVE sessions each. Instructors are mandatory for all E group drivers. Cost: $295/driver, and includes event t-shirt.
  • Sunday will have FOUR Hot Lap run groups (A through D) with FIVE sessions each. Cost: $265 per driver, includes event t-shirt.
  • The cost to participate is based on ONE driver per car. No sharing of cars within a particular run group.
  • This is not a race event! Our goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable event for all participants, whatever their level of experience. Anyone who does not drive in a safe and courteous manner may be asked to leave, with no refund. 
  • There are no sound limits for this weekend.

WHAT TO DO CHECKLIST

BEFORE REGISTERING

  • EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Read the Experience Requirements to make sure you sign up for the correct group.

Note: If your desired run group is full when you go to register, contact us to be added to the waiting list. In the interest of safety do not just sign up for a group that is beyond your experience level.

Being in the correct run group is not only safer for you and those around you, it is considerate to the other drivers in your group.

Any drivers identified as having intentionally placed themselves in the wrong group will be pulled from the track with no refund.

  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Read the Technical Requirements section which includes our Rules & Regulations and Tech Form to make certain your car has the necessary safety items including an approved roll bar.

You will need to complete a full safety inspection of your car prior to the event, as well as print, complete and sign your Tech Form to bring when you check in.
  • DOCUMENTATION

Have all your required information ready, including:

  • Emergency contact info (name, relationship, phone #).

  • Car number. See Miata Reunion Rules and Regulations for specifications.

  • Verifiable number of track days completed in past 2 years. (“Verifiable” means you can provide the track-day organization you ran with, the date and the track. Autocross and parade laps do NOT count as “track days”).

  • Total verifiable number of track days completed at Road Atlanta.
  • Track Hot Laps sold out completely in 19 minutes last year.  Have all your info gathered and ready. We’ve provided a complete practice registration form link below so you can make sure you’re ready. It will take you through all the fields, and when you fill it out correctly you will receive a confirmation email. This is only a practice form and is not actual registration.

The payment page will allow you to pay immediately with your credit card.

AFTER REGISTERING

  • HOTELS/CAMPING

We strongly encourage you to book your hotel room ASAP. We have arranged discounted room blocks at Hampton Inn and Chateau Elan, but those are likely to go quickly.  Camping is also available for free at Road Atlanta.  More info here

  • FIND FRIENDS

Are you caravanning with a group? There will be groups who want to caravan together forming from all over North America, including from Canada.  There are also a large number of local area Miata Clubs, enthusiasts groups attending in case you want to connect.

Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Miata.net feeds to help you find a group.
  • NEW DRIVERS

Do you want more experience at Road Atlanta before our big event? We enthusiastically  encourage new drivers  to get some seat time with Jzilla Track Days (the team who will be running the Miata Reunion track day portion) prior to the event so you can learn the track. 

Make sure you know the rules and regulations, and make sure you are familiar with the flags (See Rules and Regulations) ahead of the event so you can concentrate more on driving your car and learning the track line.

AT THE EVENT

  • EARLY CHECK-IN
Before going to the track we STRONGLY RECOMMEND getting checked in at the Miata Reunion Early Check-in,  Bordeaux Room at Chateau Elan (Miata Reunion Event Hotel) on Friday, 30 October. Open from 3pm to 7pm. That way you’ll be ready to go bright and early Saturday morning. Your Miata Reunion event wristband means no waiting at the gate to sign waivers.

Event Central will also be open all day Saturday and Sunday for stragglers. It is located in the blue trailer, center of the Main Paddock. However early check-in on Friday will make your life a LOT easier. 

  • MANDATORY MEETINGS

There is a mandatory “all drivers” meeting on both Saturday and Sunday mornings.    Saturday E Group drivers have mandatory classroom sessions immediately following the 8am drivers meeting, and after each E Group track session. See Event Schedule. 

  • SCHEDULES

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

  • DOCUMENTATION
For everyone’s safety we require a full safety inspection of your car prior to the event. Bring your completed and signed Tech Form to check-in at Event Central.

DRIVER EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

A - Expert

  • This group is comprised of current or former licensed race drivers or extremely experienced non-racers with a minimum of 20+ track days in the past 2 years, driving highly-prepared track cars, and who are have driven Road Atlanta before.  These are essentially the fastest cars and drivers at the event.  Open passing is allowed, but passing in corners, stealing apexes, and aggressive driving is frowned upon.  Courtesy point-by hand signals are required, and we prefer to see passes made before the turn-in point of a corner.  The key here is track experience, awareness, predictability and no surprises.

B - Advanced

  • This group is similar to A Group but is not restricted to current or former race licensed drivers.  'B' drivers will have done a minimum of 10+ events in the past 2 years, including at least one track day at Road Atlanta, and have the awareness on track to pass and be passed with open passing rules.  This group also consists of both race and highly track-prepared street legal cars that are driven to the event.  As with A Group, there is no passing in corners, stealing apexes, or aggressive driving, and courtesy point-by’s are required to enhance safety. Once again, the key here is track experience, awareness, predictability.

C - Upper Intermediate

  • Drivers in this group must have the skills and track experience to safely share the track with other cars of varying speeds and capabilities. The vehicles in this group could be highly prepared street cars or fully track prepared cars arriving on a trailer. C drivers are required to have a minimum of 4+ verifiable track days under their belt in the past 2 years. ("Verifiable" means you can provide the track-day organization you ran with, the date and track. Autocross and parade laps do NOT count as “track days”). This must also include completion of at least one track day at Road Atlanta . ALL passing in this group is controlled by the vehicle being overtaken, and also requires a mandatory point by. Passing is not allowed unless the car being overtaken has authorized the pass with a hand signal. Passing in corners, stealing apexes, or aggressive driving are not allowed.

D - LOWEr Intermediate

  • Drivers in this group will typically have recently graduated from the novice group, but do not yet have enough track experience to run in C Group. The vehicles in this group could be high performance street or fully track prepared, and D drivers are required to have a minimum of 2+ verifiable track days in the past 2 years. ("Verifiable means you can provide the track-day organization you ran with, the date and the track. Autocross and parade laps do NOT count as "track days"). All passing in this group is controlled by the vehicle being overtaken, and only with mandatory point by, and passing is restricted to designated straightaways as described in the drivers meeting and shown on the Track Hot Laps map. Passing is not allowed unless the car being overtaken has authorized the pass with a hand signal. As always, there is no passing in corners, stealing apexes, or aggressive driving.

E - NOVICE

  • This group typically consists of first-time drivers and/or drivers with 2 or fewer track days experience in the past 2 years, and no experience driving at Road Atlanta.  In the interest of everyone’s safety, we require first-time drivers to have an assigned instructor, to include riding along in the car, and will also have mandatory classroom/download sessions. (Instruction is free, included in your entry fee for all Track Hot Lap Drivers). After demonstrating the requisite skills and experience to their instructor, those who show they have the adequate experience, safety and skill may be allowed to run 'solo' (without an instructor).  All passing in this group is controlled by the vehicle being overtaken by way of mandatory point by hand signals, and passing is restricted to designated straight sections of track described in the drivers meeting and shown on the Track Hot Laps map.  Passing is not allowed unless the car being overtaken has authorized the pass with a hand signal.   As above, there is no passing in corners, stealing apexes, or aggressive driving.

CANCELLATION POLICY

FULL REFUND: More than 10 weeks before the event (Aug 28th cutoff)

50% REFUND: Between 10 weeks and 4 weeks before the event

NO REFUND: 4 weeks or less before the event (Oct 2nd cutoff)

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Our Technical Inspection process is designed to assist you prior to the event to ensure that all vehicles entering the track have no problems or safety issues. The system ensures both you and other drivers in your group are operating safe vehicles.
  • Drivers are required to get a thorough vehicle safety inspection prior to the event performed by a qualified individual or repair facility using the form provided.
  • Drivers confirm that this inspection has been conducted and passed when they sign the event waivers and submit their completed and signed Tech Form during check-in.
  • Hot laps credentials will not be issued without a completed and signed Tech Inspection Form.

REGISTRATION FAQS

Please see our run group page for detailed group descriptions and experience requirements. As courtesy to other drivers and for everyone’s safety do not sign up for a faster run group than you are qualified for. This is unsafe and may result in you being removed from the track.

All groups will likely be sold out, making it difficult or impossible to move anyone from group to group at the event.  However there may be some special situations:
Prior to the event: You can find another driver to change spots with, as long as that driver is qualified for your run group.  Contact us at info@miatareunion.com to make the necessary changes in the system. 
At the event: Please see the team at Event Central to make this official for everyone’s safety. Don’t just show up in the wrong group. Due to the high level of activity at the event, we may not be able to make changes to run groups in time for the next session.

It is your responsibility to accurately assess your experience level before registration opens. If it becomes apparent on track that you signed up for a group that is beyond your experience level, the event organizers reserve the right pull you from the group due to safety concerns. As it is highly unlikely there will be room in a different group you will not be eligible for a refund.

 

Please see our Cancellation Policy in red above.

Yes. You are welcome to transfer your registration to someone else. However, the new driver will need to be have the required experience to take your spot. If this change ends up presenting a safety issue (for example a novice driver taking a group B spot), we reserve the right to deny track access.

HOT LAP FAQS

Please see the Required Rollover Protection section in Rules and Regulations. Contact us directly if you have any questions.

Because the car is safer that way. If you have trouble fitting your helmet under the roof, then your helmet is also taller than your roll protection and you might want to consider addressing that problem. We know it’s more fun with the top down, sorry.

 

Yes, as long as that passenger has signed all track waiver and has a General Admission wristband. They will also need an approved helmet, available for rent at the track. Saturday E group drivers will not be allowed passengers until signed off by an instructor.

Helmets approved for the event can either be reserved in advance or rented at the track.

Sorry, this is a Miata event. As such any car going on track must either be a Miata, or use parts that originally came from an actual Miata (such as Exocet for example) before being allowed on track. Fiats are welcome to stop by, but they are not invited on to the track surface.

Yes. Miata-based kit cars and engine swaps are welcome. What sets these apart from the Fiat is that they were, at some point, built and sold as Miatas.

Yes. For your safety we require at a minimum closed toed shoes and long pants, with common-sense coverage “on top” like a long-sleeved shirt. (No tank tops or crop tops). Drivers in faster groups (A, B) are encouraged to wear approved race driver suits.

TRACK HOT LAPS SCHEDULE

  • The schedule is different for Saturday and Sunday.
  • For everyone's safety we require Point By Passing ONLY.
  • If there is a black flag all or incident that requires the track to be shut down, we will adjust accordingly.
SATURDAY
TIME
SESSIONS
7:00
MANDATORY DRIVERS MEETING
8:00
GROUP A
GROUP E CLASSROOM
8:20
GROUP B
8:40
GROUP C
BLANK
9:00
GROUP D
9:20
GROUP E
9:40
BUFFER
GROUP E CLASSROOM
9:45
GROUP A
10:03
GROUP B
10:21
GROUP C
10:39
GROUP D
10:57
GROUP E
TIME
SESSIONS
11:15
BUFFER
GROUP E CLASSROOM
11:20
GROUP A
11:38
GROUP B
11:56
GROUP C
12:14
LUNCH BREAK
13:14
GROUP D
13:32
GROUP E
13:50
BUFFER
GROUP E CLASSROOM
13:55
GROUP A
14:13
GROUP B
14:31
GROUP C
14:49
GROUP D
15:07
GROUP E
TIME
SESSIONS
15:25
BUFFER
GROUP E CLASSROOM
15:30
GROUP A
15:48
GROUP B
16:06
GROUP C
BLANK
16:24
GROUP D
16:42
GROUP E
17:00
CHECKER
SUNDAY
TIME
SESSIONS
7:00
MANDATORY DRIVERS MEETING
8:00
A & B GROUP MIXED
GROUP E CLASSROOM
8:18
GROUP C
8:36
GROUP D
8:54
GROUP E
9:12
BUFFER
GROUP E CLASSROOM
9:17
A & B GROUP MIXED
9:37
GROUP C
10:00-12:00
Parade Laps/Photo/Lunch
12:04
GROUP D
12:24
GROUP E
TIME
SESSIONS
12:44
BUFFER
GROUP E CLASSROOM
12:49
A & B GROUP MIXED
13:09
GROUP C
13:29
GROUP D
13:49
GROUP E
14:09
BUFFER
GROUP E CLASSROOM
14:14
A & B GROUP MIXED
14:34
GROUP C
14:54
GROUP D
15:14
GROUP E
TIME
SESSIONS
15:32
BUFFER
GROUP E CLASSROOM
15:37
A & B GROUP MIXED
15:57
GROUP C
16:17
GROUP D
16:37
GROUP E
16:57
CHECKER

MAIN EVENT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30TH

START
FINISH
LOCATION
EVENT
3:00 PM
7:00 PM
BORDEAUX ROOM, CHATEAU ELAN WINERY
TRACK DRIVERS/ATTENDEES CHECK-IN

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31ST

START
FINISH
LOCATION
EVENT
6:00 AM
TRACK GATES
OPEN ALL WEEKEND (6 AM SATURDAY TO 6 PM SUNDAY)
7:00 AM
7:50 AM
CLASSROOM TENT, PRO PADDOCK
MANDATORY HOT LAP DRIVERS’ MEETING
7:00 AM
4:00 PM
EVENT CENTRAL, BLUE TRAILER, PRO PADDOCK
OPEN FOR CHECK-IN, REGISTRATION (TRACK DRIVERS ONLY)
8:00 AM
12:14 PM
MICHELIN RACEWAY ROAD ATLANTA
HOT LAP MORNING SESSIONS
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
VENDOR ALLEY (FAN ZONE)
GENERAL ADMISSION, EVENT MERCHANDISE OPEN
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
VENDOR ALLEY (FAN ZONE)
VENDOR ALLEY & CLUB CORRALS OPEN
9:00 AM
12:00 PM
AUTOCROSS COURSE
FLYIN’ MIATA AUTOCROSS COURSE MORNING SESSIONS
10:00 AM
4:00 PM
CAR SHOW CORRAL, VENDOR ALLEY
CAR SHOW PRESENTED BY MOSS MIATA
10:00 AM
4:30 PM
MICHELIN TOWER
SEMINARS IN PODIUM CLUB (SCHEDULE TBA): ROOFTOP OPEN FOR SPECTATING
12:00 PM
1:30 PM
PODIUM CLUB, MICHELIN TOWER
TOM MATANO & NORMAN GARRETT AUTOGRAPH SIGNING
12:14 PM
1:14 PM
LUNCH BREAK
LUNCH BREAK
1:14 PM
5:00 PM
MICHELIN RACEWAY ROAD ATLANTA
HOT LAP AFTERNOON SESSIONS
1:15 PM
4:30 PM
AUTOCROSS COURSE
FLYIN’ MIATA AUTOCROSS COURSE AFTERNOON SESSIONS
6:00 PM
9:00 PM
MICHELIN TOWER PODIUM CLUB & ROOFTOP
MIATA REUNION HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST

START
FINISH
LOCATION
EVENT
TRACK GATES
OPEN ALL WEEKEND (6 AM SATURDAY TO 6 PM SUNDAY)
7:00 AM
7:50 AM
CLASSROOM TENT, PRO PADDOCK
MANDATORY HOT LAP DRIVERS’ MEETING
7:00 AM
3:00 PM
EVENT CENTRAL, BLUE TRAILER, PRO PADDOCK
OPEN FOR CHECK-IN, REGISTRATION (TRACK DRIVERS ONLY)
7:45 AM
8:00 AM
NEXT TO MICHELIN TOWER
MEET FOR MOSS MIATA CRUISE
8:00 AM
9:45 AM
NEXT TO MICHELIN TOWER
MOSS MIATA CRUISE; DEPARTS 8:00AM SHARP
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
MICHELIN RACEWAY ROAD ATLANTA
HOT LAP MORNING SESSIONS
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
AUTOCROSS COURSE
FLYIN’ MIATA AUTOCROSS COURSE MORNING SESSIONS
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
VENDOR ALLEY (FAN ZONE)
GENERAL ADMISSION, EVENT MERCHANDISE OPEN
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
VENDOR ALLEY (FAN ZONE)
VENDOR ALLEY & CLUB CORRALS OPEN
9:00 AM
5:00 PM
MICHELIN TOWER ROOFTOP
OPEN FOR SPECTATING
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
TOWER PADDOCK ADJACENT TO MICHELIN TOWER
STAGING FOR PARADE LAPS AND GROUP PHOTO
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
MICHELIN RACEWAY ROAD ATLANTA
PARADE LAPS & GROUP PHOTO. NO RACE VEHICLES OR LOUD EXHAUSTS
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
LUNCH BREAK
LUNCH BREAK
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
EVENT MERCHANDISE, VENDOR ALLEY (FAN ZONE)
TOM MATANO & NORMAN GARETT AUTOGRAPH SIGNING
12:00 PM
4:30 PM
AUTOCROSS COURSE
FLYIN’ MIATA AUTOCROSS COURSE AFTERNOON SESSIONS
12:00 PM
5:00 PM
MICHELIN RACEWAY ROAD ATLANTA
HOT LAP AFTERNOON SESSIONS

MAPS & FORMS

Food/drink: The Paddock Grill (Tower Paddock) will be open from 8am to 4pm each day.
There will also be food concessions near Vendor Alley and the Flyin’ Miata Autocross course.

Fuel: Available in the Support Paddock at self-serve pumps

Tech Inspection Form Revised 2020
TECHNICAL INSPECTION FORM (.pdf)
Overall Track Map
SITE MAP (image)
RULES & REGULATIONS (.pdf)
TRACK MAP (.pdf)

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