Track Days

If you really want to have fun in your car once your swap is completed, you need to do some track events. There are four types of events (that I’m aware of) for you to participate in:

  1. Autocross
  2. HPDE (High Performance Drivers Education) Track Days
  3. Drag Racing (at the track, not on public roads!)
  4. Drift Events

I’ve actually yet to do a proper drag racing event or a drift event, but I’ve done 3 years of autocross and HPDE events. I recommend starting with autox to get a good idea of how your car handles with the new power and balance. Then once you are comfortable you absolutely need to do an HPDE event. This was the most fun I’ve ever had with my car. My theory is, learn to handle your car, then handle it under speed. Now when you feel confident in your driving ability go do a drag event. That’s my plan at least. This way, if your car gets loose on the drag strip you have a better chance of bringing it under control instead of crashing into the walls.

If you haven’t checked out this site, go do it now. It will tell you about most of the track events in your area. http://www.motorsportreg.com

Trying to hit the Apexes at Putnam Park

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