#3- Track time for $100 or less.
We live in a golden age of motor sport where racing is available to all drivers at all levels, from beginners to professionals. If you know of a local racetrack close by or know of a local SCCA/NASA driving league that operates around your area, make some friends online or in person and get to know what kind of deals they have for beginner drivers.
Not only is track time really the only safe way to figure out the limits of your car, but typically beginners are given instruction and one-on-one coaching is oftentimes included with whatever track package you purchase.
There are indeed a couple of days in the year depending on where you live where the local race track will be open for beginners and intermediate drivers if they want to come out and try a bit of open course driving for themselves.
Typically instruction is given the same day and the basics of braking, cornering and proper track etiquette will be gone over for every driver that shows up.
For example, this particular track event in Southern California is held at Willow Sprints International Raceway has a starting price of $120. For that price you get free basic on-track instruction and free timing for all drivers. After they deem your car and you safe to drive alone, a bit of open competition between drivers takes place.
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