This post was originally published on October 18, 2017 on Grand Prix Road Trip blog at MyRoadTrip.net // under the title:
DAY 3: MIATAS AT MAZDA RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA – DRIVING THE CIRCUIT
The final day of Miatas at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was perhaps my best day in California yet because I got a chance (second year in a row) to drive a NC Miata around the circuit! WOO HOO! My buddy Peter with a beautiful NC2 Silver Soft Top allowed me the opportunity to drive his car after we lined everyone else up for the lunch time parade laps. We were the last car on track in the tail as the head of the parade lead by Moss Miata people caught up behind us. Apparently it takes 350 cars going somewhat swiftly to safely populate Laguna Seca two-wide.
I love this track… I really do love Laguna Seca, what a fantastic place!
I stand corrected on my previous claim of where Miata owners came from… turns out there were MX-5’s from as far as ALASKA!
this is another gorgeous NC in dark green… emerald?
Oh look… my Miata!
Great view of the gorgeous AMG GT’s from the track experience…
My beautiful ride for the drive around the Circuit… this NC2 Sport. Shortly before our parade laps… all lined up!
Fewer cars for the parade laps on Sunday compared to Saturday, which was great for going around the track a little quicker…
A gorgeous day for a drive around Laguna Seca!
Fin! The end to a wonderful experience… Some more photos from the day in the paddock.
Sad to see this beautiful NC from north of the border crash on Saturday… apparently the owner would have some explaining to do at immigration before crossing back into Canada
…even the glass cracked 🙁
Maybe one of these days in the future I’ll get a ride around the track at speed in this official Pace Car (that was actually used next weekend for the Pirelli World Challenge/California 8 hour race)
And that’s a wrap. What a fantastic event. So proud to be a part of it. Thanks again to Rick Weldon and the whole crew for welcoming into the volunteer fold. I am super thankful! I highly recommend this event to everyone that would listen. And would love an opportunity to come back and participate again in the future… if I can.