- This topic has 17 replies, 13 participants, and was last updated February 26, 2021 at 7:53 pm by Dave McCaughan.
Well folks, it’s time to start thinking about the autoX at LRP…already. Last year we were able to pull off the event despite COVID restrictions. We will still be subject to restrictions this year, whatever they may be at the time of the event. That is a big unknown right now so we just make our plans and adjust as necessary.
Last year’s event was immensely popular, and filled up very quickly. Mark your calendars:
This year’s date is July 10th
The cost this year is $160 for club-members
$175 for non-members, if club members don’t fill it. The day is limited to 40 drivers. Please note that this is the first cost increase for this event in 4 years. LRP has raised their price, and with things the way they are, we had to bring in lunch from outside instead of cooking onsite from my camper.
So, let’s start off with…what is the Open AutoX?
A full day of getting to know your car, under controlled conditions… and finding YOUR limits as well.
Like previous years, this full-day event…9am-5pm. on the LRP kart track will consist of:
Practice sessions on the upper course
practice sessions on the lower course
3 solo timed laps (to qualify for the Shootout)
And finally “fun runs” on the combined upper/lower course
In addition, a driving-instructor will be on-hand, lunch will be provided and trophies will be presented. By the end of the day you’ll have much more seat-time than a typical parking lot autox event!
Spectators are welcome to attend… SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE AT THE TIME… there is no cost to come and watch… you might even score a ride with one of the entrants or an instructor to get an idea of what this is all about. Again, subject to restrictions set by Lime Rock and the state, not the club. If a spectator would care to join in the lunch, we will ask for a donation to cover the cost of lunch and let us know a few days ahead. Everything related to non-drivers is subject to change at any time. Watch this thread and or the forums for updates as the time approaches.
We’re offering slots to Nutmeg Miata Club members EXCLUSIVELY from February 17 to March 31. Club members may pay for one spot each. If Club members don’t fill the event
we open it up to other Miata drivers on April 1st, and then if any slots are left to other types of cars. We will start a waiting list as soon as it fills, which came in handy last year. But there are no guarantees.
This is a rain or shine event…NO REFUNDS!!…if you have to cancel, YOU will be responsible for making arrangements to sell your spot. This will make things much easier on Bob and the Club. We can help with names off the waiting list, but ultimately, it will be up to you, the individual to get things sorted out.
Warning- Last Year This Event Sold Out As Soon as we opened it up to non-members so if you are interested get your payment in before the end of March.
YOUR PAYMENT IS YOUR RSVP
You can make payment several ways…
send a check to
Nutmeg Miata Club
c/o Bob Barron
165 Rossi Dr.
Bristol, CT 06010
Also PayPal payments
We will also take cash in person, but this is not the preferred method. Paypal is the fastest way to make sure your spot is secured. Check has to clear before your name added to list, so there would be a slight delay. Cash payment will be relayed to Bob, but has to get to a computer to add your name.
Watch this thread for any additional information as we go forward…and there WILL be additional information…this is just a little something to get us started and the signups started.
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