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Old February 9th, 2006, 07:35 AM   #1
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Thunderhill - June 19, 2006

Got Guts at Thunderhill
An Open Track Day
June 19, 2006

SAMOA, the Sacramento Area Miata Owners Association, is proud to sponsor an open track day at Thunderhill Raceway Park, Willows, California, on Monday, June 19, 2006. This will be a traditional track event with 3 run groups, 6 scheduled 20-minute sessions per group (with an open session at the end of the day), and optional instruction for novices. Groups A and B will be limited to 25 cars each, and the novice group to 20 cars. Our event will emphasize safety and fun. Although SAMOA is a Miata club based in Sacramento, drivers of all types of cars are welcome. The cost is just $210 per driver ($225 after May 31, 2006). You can pay by check, PayPal, or credit card (through the PayPal website - you don't need a PayPal account).

The event is being presented as a benefit to raise money for the Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for IBD – Inflammatory Bowel Disease. All net proceeds of track-related activities and 100% of all raffle receipts will go directly to CCFA. Raffle prizes are being solicited from more than 50 Miata and other general automotive vendors, and prizes will be raffled during the lunch break so that on-track activities will not be affected.

A website has been created to promote this event – http://www.gotgutsatthunderhill.com. At the site you will find complete event information, signup forms, and prize and driver lists. Please check it out. If you need additional information feel free to contact me via email at freescopesdad@yahoo.com or by phone at (916) 454-1008. Looking forward to seeing you at the track…

Ron Petrich
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Old March 8th, 2006, 09:33 AM   #2
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Well, just a reminder that this event is starting to fill up nicely and the raffle prizes are rolling in. We'll also have some special stuff from Autoweek, GRM and several other vendors that hasn't arrived yet at my front door. If you can afford the $$ its always best to sign up sooner rather than later so you get your choice of run group.

Ron
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Old April 10th, 2006, 02:50 PM   #3
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Driver List Is Up

Log on to www.gotgutsatthunderhill.com/DriverList.html for an up-to-date list of who has registered so far. I've heard from 40-50 others that plan to participate, so we are confident that the event will sell out. Sign up sooner rather than later to be assured of your requested run group.

Ron

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Old April 19th, 2006, 10:18 AM   #4
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Quick Update...

Well, we are 2 months out and as of today I have 23 paid...just about right I guess. If you plan on signing up don't wait too long as some of the groups can literally fill up in a week. And we don't want to disappoint anyone. No Boxsters yet but I'm sure its just a matter of time.

Ron
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Old May 4th, 2006, 04:06 PM   #5
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WHOA...we are almost 50% full in all groups (but no Boxsters yet ). You don't wanna be stuck at home (or worse, at work) do you? Come on and sign up now before the price goes up. Hope to see you there.

Ron
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BTW, I had a pax ride in a new Cayman last Friday at Thunderhill at the UL track day. WOW!!!
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Old May 4th, 2006, 05:27 PM   #6
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The last time I did a DE at Thunderhill, seemed the only cars that wanted to go backwards were Miata's....If you are going, keep your distance going into those corners requiring lots of braking and turnin...wouldn't want anyone in their Boxster kissing Miata's...lol
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Old May 4th, 2006, 07:06 PM   #7
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ouch...of course the last time I did a track day at Laguna Seca I narrowly missed a yellow Boxster that spun in front of me exiting turn 4. So what kind of conclusion should we draw? Boxsters oversteer in Monterey, and Miatas oversteer in Willows? Of course not. Unfortunately there are good drivers and bad drivers, regardless of make and model of car.

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Old May 19th, 2006, 07:22 AM   #8
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One Month Out...

and we already have 43 paid with another 5-6 in the mail...more than $7000 in raffle prizes have been collected. This promises to be a super event and a successful fundraiser for CCFA. Thanks to all for helping to make it a success. We still have space in A and B groups for experienced and intermediate drivers, but just a couple of slots in C (novice). So get your applications in. Hope to see ya there.

Ron
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Old May 29th, 2006, 09:29 AM   #9
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$210 Price Extended...

I have 55 paid drivers as of today. The novice group is full, there are 4 spots left in B group and about 10 in A. Because of the great turnout so far, and because I know some folks may be a little short (of money that is ) we are keeping the price at $210 all the way to trackday. No Boxsters or Caymans yet, but we do have a couple of 993's and a 996 in the fold.

We are also looking for at least 2 more volunteer instructors. You don't need to be a race driver, just experienced and confident in your track knowledge and abilities, and willing to help. In exchange, I'll buy you $20 in raffle tickets and an extra lunch if you have a significant/spouse/friend/family with you. You would only need to devote one hour to this instruction (the 3 morning sessions). Or, if you plan to come up just to watch, and you have the skills, I'll make it worth your while if you help out.

This promises to be a great event and a successful fundraiser for CCFA. We have garnered about $7,000 in great raffle prizes - everything goes at lunch time. Winners do not need to be present to win (all I need is your name and phone number).

Looking forward to seeing you all at Thunderhill.

Ron
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