Originally Posted by Supercharged111
And if you hit an open track day you'll forget all about auto-x. Instead of 5 minutes of wheel time you'll get a couple hours.
I think you'll enjoy an open track day, but there is a huge difference between running laps and competing. Unless your going to cage the car, the autocross allows you to compete, and measure yourself as a driver against like cars.
Basic rule of autocross, if you feel your car is slower than your competitors, have a champion with experience in your type take a 10/10's run in your car, then you do the same. The difference in your times is pure driver.
track days are great, no question. All motorsports are expensive. Autocross a lot less expensvie, offer the possibility of trophies and championships, and competiton at the pro and national level.
I personally love autocross.