Originally Posted by focusonthefocus
I'd say for your first... don't worry about anything. Just go at it. Try to get ride alongs, have someone ride with you, make sure you do something to help, and be sure to bring food. Lots of it... oh... and maybe some energy drinks cause it gets pretty tiring out there.
Yep. First thing you need to focus on (pardon the pun) is doing your absolute best to have fun.
There are plenty of people that will encourage you, help you, and ride with you if you need further guidance. Don't be afraid to ask either. Your next step should be learning the course. The rest comes a bit easier each time after that.
Like others have posted, make sure EVERYTHING is out of the car. Inflate your tires 10 PSI above stock for the event, but be sure to reset them for the ride home.
Finally, HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE. You'll be shocked at how quickly the heat sneaks up on you. May not feel like a lot of exertion, but you will dehydrate twice as fast behind the wheel.
Let us know how you do and take plenty of pictures!