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Just signed up for my first HPDE on the road course at Homestead-Miami Speedway 6/15-16. Yep, two day session my first time out. This is going to be a lot of fun. It's a joint event between PCA and the local Porsche/BMW club.

They have a deal in place where a new PCA member (like myself) can receive a free entry to their first event. Awesome, sign me up! But I can't help but think....isn't this like the corner drug dealer saying - "The first hit is free"? ;)

I'm just hoping I don't embarrass myself too badly... the turbo Cayman is so much faster than I am it's not even funny. Rationally, I know I'd probably learn more driving the slower S2000, but this time I'm going to drive the Cayman.

I know a couple of you are regular track rats - fireball, macnugget, etc. Any specific advice for a noob? I've got a helmet, fresh brake fluid, track pads (from previous owner), alignment, and had my tech inspection done. Planning to take a camera (regular and GoPro), jack, extra brake pads, extra oil, tools, sunscreen, etc. Anything major that I might not think of that you'd recommend?


BTW, the Porsche specialist I took my car to (met the owner through PCA) called me as they were starting to do my alignment - they needed to know how much I weigh. I think I found an awesome shop. They're big into motorsports too - they had a Cayman racecar, and old RSR, a Radical, a 911 Cup car, and that's just the ones they pointed out on the shop tour. Some that they campaign, others are customer cars they prep.
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