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    I went May 7. It is an absolute blast.
    For a novice like me, they set it up I think purposely so you can safely go aggressively and learn. The East Track, at least, was almost all 3d gear, with plenty of runoff room, and it's long enough that you don't run up on others unless they are really slow. So, basically, you can see what happens if you go into corners way too hot (polite drifting). The instructors are delightful and do nothing but encourage you and offer really good feedback on all your driving.
    Even some of the guys that were pretty experienced auto-xers and trackday guys seemed to have a really good time. There are enough of them to get competitive with, too. They had good words about the instructors, also.
    I can't remember laughing that much in a day in years. 10/10 trying to get my friends to get STs and bring me back as a guest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CankleStack View Post
    I went May 7. It is an absolute blast.
    For a novice like me, they set it up I think purposely so you can safely go aggressively and learn. The East Track, at least, was almost all 3d gear, with plenty of runoff room, and it's long enough that you don't run up on others unless they are really slow. So, basically, you can see what happens if you go into corners way too hot (polite drifting). The instructors are delightful and do nothing but encourage you and offer really good feedback on all your driving.
    Even some of the guys that were pretty experienced auto-xers and trackday guys seemed to have a really good time. There are enough of them to get competitive with, too. They had good words about the instructors, also.
    I can't remember laughing that much in a day in years. 10/10 trying to get my friends to get STs and bring me back as a guest.
    Can't wait! Going June 5...taking my 21 year old son as a guest!! Think it is going to be an awesome trip! Will be driving about 9 1/2 hours each way!

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    I'm registered for Sept 11-12. Plan to drive from Fort Worth, TX to Santa Fe, NM and camp my way north to SLC and back. Taking 10 days total to spend lots of quality time in the Fist on back roads!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastcompany166 View Post
    I'm registered for Sept 11-12. Plan to drive from Fort Worth, TX to Santa Fe, NM and camp my way north to SLC and back. Taking 10 days total to spend lots of quality time in the Fist on back roads!
    That sounds fun. I'm driving from OKC through Colorado.

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    Originally planned on going in May, but work got in the way and registration filled up all the way to September when I looked again. Now going 9/20-9/21. Can't wait!

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    I'll be going September 4-5th

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    Did it on 5/30 and couldn't recommend it more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyd View Post
    Did it on 5/30 and couldn't recommend it more!
    What was your skill level before going and do you feel more comfortable with the car? I'm sure you learned a lot.

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    I went 6/5, it was such a blast! Crazy how capable our cars are with an experienced driver behind the wheel! I feel slow now haha! The one thing I took away is I can be more aggressive with the car and it will hold, at least i hope so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadlast View Post
    What was your skill level before going and do you feel more comfortable with the car? I'm sure you learned a lot.

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    I've tracked my past cars a few times so I felt comfortable on the track portion of the event, but when I went on the hot lap with the instructor, I was floored as to what the car is capable of. Pretty amazing what it can do in basically stock form.

    The Urban X course was definitely unique, with the 180 degree handbrake turn and the 90 degree parking box exercise, but it was all really fun.

    Definitely feel more comfortable with the car, especially in terms of what its natural tendencies are and predicting what it will do at the limit.


 
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