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MiataCon at Lime Rock

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    • Pro
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    It was really a fun event.  Could not ask for a better weather.

    Also works if you have a friend with a camera take pictures of your car!

     

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    • Ace
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    Not sure about anyone else…but I had an absolute BLAST this weekend…close to 200 Miatas in the corrals on saturday…lots of Miatas on the autoX course on Friday…Bob Meany in the shootout on Saturday…a bunch of folks venturing to the campground to spectate saturday afternoon and socialize…SPECTACULAR weather…if you were not there, you missed out on a great all Miata experience.

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    Abby Wurtman went all out on these pumpkins!!

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    • Novice
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    Does anyone have a list of the results from the invitational shootout or know where I can find it?  Doesn’t appear to be up on the LRP website.  Thanks.

     

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    • Spectator

    Format this year was 2 rounds of 4 timed laps for each driver. Trever had set the track record earlier in the year with a 41.81 lap (the first person ever under 42 seconds) and was leading until Ed Bogue turned in a 41.662 on his 8th and final timed lap to win for the second year in a row. Our own Rob Meany turned in a 43.702 to finish with the 6th fastest time! (not including the cleverly named “Career Change” who is John Murphy, one of the Lime Rock instructors).

    This was also the first event that Lime Rock used their new GPS timing system from MyLaps.

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    • Novice
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    Did something go wrong with Rob’s car toward the end of his last timed laps? I left just after he finished. It looked like like he slowed way down. Hope it was ok.
    Side note: it was super cool seeing Mike Piera there, he manufactures and modifies guitar effect pedals so it was a worlds-colliding moment for me 😅

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    • Gear Head
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    Yes the car started cutting out on me during my last two laps so I pulled off.  Pretty sure it was just fuel starvation due to low fuel level in gas tank sloshing around (fingers crossed).

    I had a 43.602 btw, they wrote the time wrong 😛

    Got mentioned for the john deere award anyway lol

    Ed Bogue Wins Second Consecutive LIQUI MOLY Autocross Invitational Shootout at Lime Rock Park

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    • Ace
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    Here is a link to the Lime Rock webpage with their recap of MiataCon

     

    Huge Turnout for Inaugural MiataCon

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    • Gear Head
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    There’s Robin!

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    • Ace
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    Well folks…it has been a full week since MiataCon.  what a great time!!

    The LRP folks are have a meeting on Monday and would like attendees input …

    what can be better?

    other than the following, which are already on their list

     

    What happened to the vendors?…(very few and more geared to the racers instead of the paddock folks)

    What happened to the Friday corral and parade laps?

    last minute boondoggle with the waiver/wristband thing with the parade laps

    Shorter and lower cost autoX option

     

    Any comments and suggestions will be passed on to Waly Irvine, VP at LRP

     

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    • Novice
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    Good to hear, Rob. Hopefully no major issues there and you were able to get some fuel to get home 😂.
    Joe, I posted some of my opinions on what could have improved the event in the other thread and yeah, a lot of the same stuff. I was also kind of surprised I had to pay 25 at the gate on Saturday, in addition to the car corral and autox tickets. It’s not a big deal but I wasn’t expecting it. More clarity on exactly what we’re supposed to pay and for what would be great.

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    • Spectator

    @Joe, my MiataCon feedback:

    Not sure how they could make the MiataX sessions shorter and keep them meaningful. To me 4 hours is already too short 😉

    It wasn’t really clear what general admission tickets got you access to. What did paying to join a car corral get you? (Laps on the big track?) I think the pricing and access needs to be clearer next year.

    MiataCon and Shootout should be separate weekends. (Just my opinion, Rob may disagree as it’s probably easier for him to compete in both in one weekend 😉 )

    I was preoccupied with MiataX on Friday and the Shootout on Saturday, so I probably missed out on a lot of the other activities.

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    • Pro
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    Here’s a link to the pics I took at MiataCon, mostly Friday afternoon Autocross and the Shootout on Saturday and some from the coral. Feel free to share the link with other’s who may not happen to see this post.

    https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/dy3tjja8zf3ain2zfmh9z/h?rlkey=mty2119trn8ns3vo7pwh9qfl4&dl=0

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