Can’t have fun without something going wrong, right?

The Level 3 class at The Driveway today was a blast, I enjoyed getting to go on their Grand Prix style track with two of the most amazing corners in Motorsports recreated on the track.  Turns 6 and 7 from Road Atlanta and the Corkscrew (turns 7 – 8a) from Laguna Seca.  The thrill of coming into the Atlanta corner at speeds close to or over 100 and then slamming on the brakes to bring yourself back down to 50 or 60 MPH is too much fun for words.  The problem came however, was after the morning session was complete, when a re-tech of all the cars was done, my front passenger side tire was worn down to the cords.  My options were to not complete the class or use another car for the last half of the day.  I, of course, chose to use another car for the second half of the day.  So, I hopped into a Spec Miata and had a blast driving that car for the next four hours.  At the end of the day, I sat down with the instructors and made a list of everything I need to get to make my 911 completely ready to run The Driveway’s Grand Prix course all the time.  The list included getting a fire extinguisher, a master power cut-off switch and new tires for the 911 (along with some maintenance items like a corner balance and alignment and new tires).  For myself, I need to get a fire suit, Nomex undergarments, a closed face helmet, a HANS device, new shoes, gloves and other various bits of safety equipment (which I completely agree with.. better spend some money and be safe, than not spend it and be burned).

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