Looks like I found a reason to go to across the border this year!

Mazda is doing a special event for the 25th anniversary of the Miata at Laguna Seca. http://www.miatasatmazdaraceway.com

I'm so gonna register, but I know it's gonna be a full week trip....in a Miata. The trip is about 10000km going there and going back home included. I don't even know if I wanna bring a friend with me knowing all this. I'm not a traveler neither so I don't know where to go, what to bring, the guidelines and how much money I shall save up. Any insights on this?