I say go for it! The perspective from being on the track, and being in the pits (not as a spectator) is great.
I've had a few hecklers (like on a run with a missed shift) in the stands, but most of the racers are Really, Really cool. The love the sport and are happy to see people get started.
I even talked my wife into taking her 96 full size, 5.0 Bronco out. She ran 18s but was "booed" by the drugies/drunks that like to hang out at the end of our track. She still had fun, but now has dreams of forced injection...
04 SVT Focus
"lunch box" muffler delete
15.35 @89mph, 2.29 60', 9.90 1/8 (100% stock)