SHELBY GT 350 Member
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Central Massachusetts
I guess I better check out Phoenix before I order the strut kit from Vorschlag; and will also prioritize the safety equipment. I haven't had anyone in the back seat of my Mustang since my daughter was little so the basic roll and harness bar (not a full cage) will not be a big issue.
By "reaction time" I was thinking of when unexpected things happen, like the rear suddenly breaks loose. I am not confident that I can save it, if I get into big trouble at high speed. Check out Palmer Motorsports Park (Palmer, Massachusetts) sometime and I think you'll see why I get a little intimidated sometimes (long sweeping 100MPH left with boulder wall on the right, for example).
I am actually pretty smooth and getting pretty good at consistently hitting my marks lap after lap. As long as everything goes as planned, I'm good. But at "Track Night in America" you never know what might happen; there are a lot of inexperienced drivers on the track.
I haven't done any Autocross yet, that sounds like a good idea. Also understand the point about gaining a lot of experience in a shorter time; I took a whole year off in 2018 (life happens) and then in 2019 it was like I was starting over.
Thanks for the tips -- I know that was not the original point of this thread, but it's great to see an active thread in the Road Racing section again!
| 2010 GT coupe | Daily Driver with some Steeda and GT500 take-off stuff for the occasional track day