For a primer, it's OK;however there's really no competition for first, second or whatever when we hit the track--just A,B and C(novices) who usually move up to B later in the day. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a stop watch, a camera and something to write with. Ask to ride with someone who appears to be a good driver, ask questions, leave your hood up after a run and don't apply the parking brake. Take a torque wrench, some cleaner, paper towels. It's endless.