Five Tips for Taking it to the Track 5
The Most Important Thing is to Have Fun
Check your ego, donít get discouraged , and remember why youíre doing this in the first place.
Finishing last in novice class is nothing to be ashamed of. So what if your finger is tired from giving point bys to the kid in the clapped-out Daewoo? Most people will never set foot on a racetrack, let alone lap one. Donít let initial frustrations sour you to the point that you never go back.
My first day at the SCCA Solo Nationals was horrid, and my second day wasn't much betteróI came in 42nd out of 43 cars. But this artwork, courtesy of my buddy "Lord" David Alarcon, helped put things in perspective. And instead of swearing off autocrossing I now consider myself a proud member of Team DFL, which either stands for "Dead F'n Last" or "Down For Life," depending on how it goes at the track!
Stay tuned for updates from my adventures this season...
Veterans, how was your first track day or autocross experience? Think I left something out? Let me know on the Forum!