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    If you have local track events that allow you to beat the crap out of someone else's car while having a professional instructor sitting next to you helping you find the right line, then yeah it's not worth it. I had a ton of fun when I went. Being able to drive Fiesta's and Focus's back to back on the track was also enjoyable. You can see how each one is a little different. The only thing I wish they did different was the hot lap with the instructor was after your solo driving laps. I would have pushed it even harder after riding with him.

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    Still have to pick a date, but I'm going to make a vacation out of it visiting SLC and the national parks. It's going to be expensive though since I'm in FL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChillinZX View Post
    I'll see if I can get my gf to attend it. Problem would be transportation and lodging costs if it falls through. Plus she probably doesn't want to go unless I attend with her, which adds up the transportation costs even more.
    If you drive, you might save on transportation costs and have a vehicle locally to get around if you need. Course the trade-off is time, but I love road trips so I'll probably do this myself.

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    I went the cheap route and had an epic adventure, but like you I love road trips. I stayed at the super 8 by the airport in salt lake. It was like $60/night, and right off the interstate. Only took like 15-20 mins to get to the track. My only regret is I didn't have $1500 to stay for day 2 to drive the mustangs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flat_lander View Post
    I went the cheap route and had an epic adventure, but like you I love road trips. I stayed at the super 8 by the airport in salt lake. It was like $60/night, and right off the interstate. Only took like 15-20 mins to get to the track. My only regret is I didn't have $1500 to stay for day 2 to drive the mustangs.

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    How did you like it there? I am thinking of doing the exact same thing if I can. You may have saved me looking for a good spot to stay. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nfazz View Post
    I'm interested but not sure it's worth getting a flight, rental car, and hotel, for a few hours of driving. Anyone chime in if it's really worth it. Plenty of track events locally I can attend.
    It was well worth it. A lot of fun, decent amount of seat time, the instructors were awesome, and take you for a spin to show you the potential of the platform. I got my flight when southwest had them on sale, room near the track was like 100 or so for the night. Only thing I would do differently is stay in Downtown Salt Lake as there's some cool spots to grab a beer and hang out
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    Should I take the trip out to SLC for a long weekend and Octane Academy or buy a hybrid turbo???
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    I'm there May 6-7. I heard on TTAC that it was really good. The supporting opinions here have me reassured, but I was pretty excited regardless.


 
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