MiataCon at Lime Rock Park, CT, October 27 & 28, 2023
The following announcement was sent to an LVMOC member by Mike Distefano, Manager, Partnerships & Sponsorships at Lime Rock Park, Ct.:
ATTENTION MIATA CAR CLUB MEMBERS! DON’T MISS OUT ON THE FIRST EVER MIATACON AT LIME ROCK PARK!
Lime Rock Park will introduce a new event to its calendar this year, celebrating one of the most beloved sports cars of all time, the Mazda MX-5 Miata. Slated for Oct. 27-28, 2023, “MiataCon” promises to be an action-packed weekend honoring the Mazda Miata. This inclusive grassroots race weekend will bring together Miata owners, fans and industry experts from around the country to revel in the passion for this legendary roadster.
The weekend will feature three different Miata race groups: Spec/Global MX-5, Spec Miata, and an Exhibition group which will include any race-prepped Miata that doesn't fit into the first two groups. Also featured on the weekend will be a number of Miata-only HPDE sessions. Practice and qualifying will fill Friday's on-track activity, with Saturday opening with sprint races from each group and culminating with an hour-long multi-group enduro. Lime Rock Park is proud to announce that it's partner Sports Car Driving Association (SCDA) will sanction MiataCon, opening registration up to professional and club racers.
Friday’s activities will also feature “MiataX” – Miata-only autocross lapping sessions on the FCP Euro Proving Grounds. A limited number of MiataX spots will be available, so act fast! MiataX participants will also receive FREE ENTRY to MiataCon on Saturday.
Miata owners from all generations will have the chance to come together to celebrate their love for the Japanese sportscar. The weekend will feature five different Miata Car Corrals where like-minded Miata enthusiasts can park amongst each other and participate in parade laps around the iconic LIme Rock circuit. The different corral classifications include: NA Miata (1989- 1997), NB Miata (1998 - 2005), NC Miata (2006 - 2015), ND Miata (2016 - present) and JDM Sportscars.
We encourage all Miata Car Clubs to come together to showcase their clubs’ support for this exciting event. Car Clubs may register to have a pop-up tent put up on our Midway or Car Corral area, and special hospitality & catering services are available for clubs that wish to have a more personalized experience. Camping spots are also available for those wishing to stay for the weekend. Camping spots are limited, so act fast to secure your spot!
GROUP TICKET DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR MIATA CAR CLUB MEMBERS. Lime Rock Park is offering a special discount for all Miata Clubs & its members. A special $5.00 off Car Corral ticket discount, and a 10% off General Admission ticket discount are available. Please use the code MIATACON23 when prompted at checkout to receive this offer, or call up the Track Office at (860) 435-5000 for more assistance. For Clubs bringing more than 30 members, a bigger discount package is available. Contact Mike Distefano at (845) 264-1569 to learn more and to receive your club’s personal discount code.
For more information about Tickets & Camping, go to www.limerock.com or contact the Track Office at (860) 435-5000.
For more information on the MiataX, contact Stephen Huntley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 648-8578.
For more information on the Miata HPDE sessions, contact Elivan at SCDA at email@example.com or (516) 500-7232.
For larger group discounts, or hospitality options, contact Mike Distefano at firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 264-1569
See you in October! Zoom Zoom!
Silver 2011 NC PRHT Grand Touring (actually Janice's car)
On a side note, LRP offers free admission to active military and veterans. This will only cover admission into the track. If you wanted to join one of the corrals, you would have to pay that fee minus any discounts.
2016 ST Ceramic Metallic GT aka Ghost
The dates for 2024 have been announced. This year the event will be held October 25 -26.