Grand Junction Motor Speedway is a big kart track. Since Miatas are basically big karts, that works. It's tight enough to keep you busy, challenging enough for experts but forgiving for novices. Every year, we probably have 20% of our drivers that have never been on a track before.
Satellite track view
It will be $80 per day to drive on the track. There's no cost to go for rides, of course, and the FM staff will be on hand to take people out in a variety of FM cars.
Thursday, August 4th
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 am. - Ground School, class 1.
10:00 a.m. - noon - Ground School, class 2
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. - Driver's meeting and classing
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Track time for Thursday group and Flyin' Miata rides
Friday, August 5th
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 am. - Registration. We do recommend early registration on Thursday if possible.
8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. - Driver's meeting and classing.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Track time for Friday group and Flyin' Miata rides
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Pack up and get ready for Sonic
We will run four or five cars, appropriately spaced apart, per session. If there is an accident, the track will close to clear the vehicle from the track. The group having the accident will not re-start; this session is forfeited and the next run group will go out on the track. It is up to the group who loses their session to punish the offending driver. Bats will not be provided.
Roll bars are not required. The track isn't a terribly high-speed one, so it's actually similar to an autocross in terms of speed (and activity). Helmets are required. Flyin’ Miata will not be able to provide loaner helmets. However, the track has rental helmets available for $5 for the day. Arrangements for helmet rentals can be made at the track office after you have registered. Passengers are allowed in the cars, but must be wearing a helmet. Drivers will need to have closed-toe shoes but long pants and long-sleeved shirts are not required.
All drivers will have to fill out a tech sheet.
The track will not close for lunch, but drivers will have lots of time between sessions to eat and keep hydrated. Fay's Kitchen On Wheels will be on hand selling food on Friday, or you can take a quick run to town for something different. The track also has pizza.
The track will be running sound tests. If you have a really loud exhaust, you may be black flagged for noise which means you would lose your driving privileges for the day. The limits are a fairly reasonable 95 dB at trackside. Miatas have no reason for concern.
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