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Old Fri, Jan-11-2019, 03:05:27 AM   #41
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Iím a solo A or advanced driver. I have friends that are instructors that are very, very talented behind the wheel. Occasionally, Iíll ask one of them to hop in the car for a session with me. The feedback they provide almost always helps me find time in my car.

Best thing to do is leave the ego at home and listen to the feedback your instructor provides. Being a ďgood driver on the streetĒ does not translate to skill on track. Just some food for thought.


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Old Fri, Jan-11-2019, 04:40:25 PM   #42
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I ask a question in the class.

Q "How many of you have paid for mods or your car(s)?"
A 90% hands go in the air.

Q "How many of you have paid for a coach to be in your car?"
A If one hand goes I am always amazed.
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Old Fri, Jan-11-2019, 05:50:05 PM   #43
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Just registered for Extreme Speed on the 20th at streets of willow! Should I pay the extra 75$ and have an instructor the whole day? Or is the standard instruction good enough?

I will be changing engine oil, and would be on stock 19s with spacers, stock brakes, stock suspension, stock engine.

Let me know if you have any more tips for me! Really excited!!

Also should I purchase track insurance from hagerty? If so how does it work? Car isn’t under my name and my name isn’t on insurance.
Echoing what others have said. Get the instruction. You'll be overwhelmed with everything new that's happening, so having somebody take part of the load off of you and guide you is the way to go. For reference, Jade Buford does instructing with Chin. He charges 200 bucks PER SESSION to coach. You can expect to pay a good 1k+ for pro coaching, such as Ross Bentley or the likes, per day.

Do get track insurance. For my car, i valued it at 25k and it costs me 150 for a two day event.
Hagerty works fine. There is also Lockton. Tried both, both are good. Doesn't matter whos name is on the car, the regular road insurance.

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Just registered for Extreme Speed on the 20th at streets of willow! Should I pay the extra 75$ and have an instructor the whole day? Or is the standard instruction good enough?

I will be changing engine oil, and would be on stock 19s with spacers, stock brakes, stock suspension, stock engine.

Let me know if you have any more tips for me! Really excited!!

Also should I purchase track insurance from hagerty? If so how does it work? Car isnít under my name and my name isnít on insurance.
What does 'standard instruction' include? If it means an instructor for less than every session, then yes, pay the extra $75.
Only you can decide about track insurance. I never have, but my car is disposable.

Have fun, and let us know how it goes!!!!
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Old Fri, Jan-11-2019, 07:06:30 PM   #45
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Yeah, clarify what standard instruction includes. Sometimes it's classroom time and a few lead/follow sessions but you don't actually get an instructor in your car.

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Yeah, clarify what standard instruction includes. Sometimes it's classroom time and a few lead/follow sessions but you don't actually get an instructor in your car.

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Instructor in your car, and you in his for 1-2 sessions depending on the need by other beginners. $75 would be dedicated instructor for the day.
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Instructor in your car, and you in his for 1-2 sessions depending on the need by other beginners. $75 would be dedicated instructor for the day.
Amazing deal

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It's not bad! Although ExtremeSpeed has more cars on track, equaling less seat time than other groups, it's still a great deal for someone starting out.
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Anyone worried about spinning a rod on the track? My Vanos is good but no clue about the rod bearings. And it’s kind of too late for a Blackstone analysis.
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