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FYBO Tour – Sat 4/24 UPDATE

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UPDATE!!!
Tour Leaders: John and Donna Garsteck
   440-238-9363 440-666-6993. Cell

Meet:     Buehler’s Fresh Foods
                   3626 Medina Rd,
                  Medina, Ohio 44256  (click for map)

Time: 9 AM

ATTENTION! this is a new location to gather for the tour.

We will be meeting in the Buehler’s  parking lot, on RT.18, Medina Rd., west of I71.  We will be at the far end.

Please arrive at 9 AM, drivers meeting at 9:15, first group leaving promptly at 9:30. 

When you arrive please check in with Donna and John. Get your information, and select a group that is not full.  A group will have ten cars including leader and sweep. 

Those that need insurance release forms, please print one from the website, fill out and bring with you to save time when checking in.

Bring walkie-talkies. Be prepared for cold weather, this a top-down tour unless it is raining. “FREEZE YOUR BUTT OFF TOUR “ gloves, hats, blankets, etc.

Please have a full tank of gas and an empty bladder!!!! No pit stops are planned.  There are none where we are cruising. This a leisurely drive on curvy backcountry roads and a stop for lunch around 11:30. Because of covid, we will not be providing water or snacks. Plan for these on your own.

The DerDutchman Restaurant requires MASKS and social distancing when not seated at tables.  10 people to a table spaced 9 ft. apart.

Those of you who are bringing lunch, you can eat in the parking lot or there is a State roadside park not far from the restaurant with clean restrooms and tables.

We can provide the directions. We hope you enjoy the tour.

FYI. THERE IS CONSTRUCTION ON RT. 18 W. BETWEEN MEDINA AND I71 . Please allow extra time to arrive on time.

We have a few spots left for the tour if anyone else wants to join the tour.  Please include your name, contact information, and whether you will be eating at the restaurant or bringing a bag lunch.
John & Donna

Miata Reunion – Oct 23-24/2021

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The 2021 Miata Reunion (click for video announcement) will be held at the New Jersey Motorsports Park on Oct 23 -24, 2021 (click for event website).  New Jersey Motorsports Park  (click for track website) is located at 8000 Dividing Creek Rd., Millville, NJ 08332  (directions) which is about a 7 – 8 hour drive from the Cleveland area. 

The events will be on the Lightning Raceway which is a 1.9 mile 10 corner circuit within the Motorsports Park.  It is fast and challenging featuring some of the most interesting and dramatic corners and elevation changes in the park. The 20-acre paddock area has a 4-acre skidpad and autocross area.

The 2020 event at Road Atlanta was canceled so here is the next opportunity to gather with fellow Miata owners from all over.  The last event in 2019 had about 1,600 people – so Miata’s at the Gap times 2 plus a racetrack and more activities. 

Closer to the event there will be details posted about members going to the event. 
Rich Velardo

Autocross 2021

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Pit Lane (aka; competition team) 
 
Autocross season is getting started soon and we’re just about ready to go. If you’re interested, please remember that we have loaner helmets (with sanitary head socks for helmet users) for our club members’ use. To secure a helmet for an event, contact Rich Velardo ncm.competition@northcoast-miata.com to be sure there’s a helmet for you at the event…there’s not enough storage room in a Miata to bring all of the helmets along to every event if they’re not going to be used.
 
We autox with the Akron Sports Car Club, if you’re ready to go for the whole season don’t forget to join ASCC, go to:  https://www.motorsportreg.com to join. The cost for new members is $65 and gets you lower entry fees, $25 gift certificates for Summit Racing (use that to help pay for a new helmet) and you’ll get an option to pay $10/event to escape cone chasing duty. Find ASCC here;  https://www.facebook.com/AkronSportsCarClub 
 
A helpful link that’ll answer some of your questions is  https://www.scca.com/pages/i-want-to-autocross   There’s a lot of information in the competition section of our website as well, including videos, maps of the typical autox layout, directions, suggestions & much more https://northcoast-miata.com/autocross.
 
Hope to see you on the autox course this summer.
 
Rich Velardo
Chairman, Competition Team