KMiata is thrilled to host the first annual Miata Meetup at Gingerman Raceway on Saturday, May 11, 2019!
This new grassroots event is designed to bring beginners and advanced drivers together to share in a ton of fun, lots of track time, and quality driver education, all centered around our love of the Miata.
Drivers can expect two hours of seat time, broken down into six 20 minute sessions throughout the day.
Everyone is welcome to come hang out and enjoy the event even if you don't want to drive on track! Lunch is included with all driver tickets, and vendors and select advanced drivers will be giving ride-alongs all day.
This goal of this event is to pack the track with as many Miatas as possible. Registration opens 1/14 for early bird pricing of $199 for Miata drivers only. Regular event pricing is $225 starting 3/1.
If there is still room for more participants by 4/15, registration will open to drivers in any vehicle. Of course we'd love to accommodate all makes and models immediately, but we want to do our best to keep the event as Miata-centric as possible.
Don't delay, REGISTER NOW for the Midwest's premier Miata gathering!
Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: When will the schedule be released?
A: The schedule will be finalized and posted up by March 1st.
Q: What about tech inspections?
A: We use self tech. If you do not trust yourself to tech your car for a track event, any reputable shop can go over your car for you. We will have a tech form that MUST be turned in at registration. If you have any safety questions, please reach out to us before the event. Also, please do not hesitate to ask any questions of staff before getting on track.
Q: Does my car have to have a roll bar / cage?
A: NA and NB chassis requires a 4 point roll bar minimum. Drivers should be able to pass the “broomstick” test with a helmet on to be sure their head is below the bar when driving. NC and ND chassis do not require an aftermarket rollbar. A hardtop does not constitute rollover protection. “Style” bars are prohibited in any chassis.
Q: What kind of helmet do I need?
A: SA2010 and above are acceptable. DOT/motorcycle helmets are NOT allowed.
Q: How old do you have to be to drive on track?
A: Drivers must be at least 18 with a valid driver’s license
Q: Can I give my buddy / wife / kid / friend a ride in my car?
A: Passengers are allowed with Advance and Instructor groups only.
Q: How do vendor ride-a-longs work?
A: All ride-alongs must obtain a $5 passenger band that can be purchased at the KMiata tent.
Q: What time do gates open?
A: Exact times will be TBD
Q: I purchased a ticket but found out I can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?
A: Tickets are non refundable, however they are transferable with prior approval from the admins.
Q: What happens if it rains?
A: Miata Meetup is a rain or shine event. Come prepared.
Q: Is there a charge for spectators?
A: No, spectators are free and encouraged to join!
Q: Can I share a car with someone?
A: If both drivers are running in the same run group, the cost is $50 for the additional driver (1 full price + $50). This applies to Advance and Intermediate only. Sharing a car in the Beginner group is not permitted. If you are running one car in 2 separate run groups, i.e., Beginner and Advanced, full price for each driver applies and requires 2 separate registrations. Please email us if you plan on sharing a car in the same run group.
Q: Can I wear my muscle shirt on track?
A: If you are driving and / or riding in a car, you must have long pants, closed toe shoes, and a shirt that includes some kind of sleeves. Save the tank tops, short shorts, crocs and mesh shirts for the paddock.