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08-07-2007 11:37 PM
WeeAsp Bluey-

Watch this video... as provided by SPEED... and you will see the benefit of AX
08-07-2007 04:18 PM
SpeedOften there's going to be an Evolution Performance Driving school (autocross) at VMP (Dimwiddle, VA)

http://www.nasaproracing.com/nasa_ev.../?event_id=500

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1phB_a_ttZk
08-07-2007 09:57 AM
Nye No one has suggested it but seat time is the key to being a good driver, and yes driving schools are an awesome way to learn, but they can get very expensive, so along with tending the schools a cheap solution would be to start autocrossing at your local region events and just start asking questions there are always people willing to help. It might not be as effective as a driving school but could be alot cheaper. Also worse case scenario you get some seat time.
07-25-2007 03:35 PM
shlbygt I know trainfan had an enjoyable experience with the Mercedes folks at Summit Point and VIR.
07-25-2007 10:02 AM
WeeAsp There is a performance driving school at Summit Point on August 4-5. We'll be on the Shenandoah Circuit.

There are still slots available.

For more information and registration - http://www.gws-mbca.org

Many of the instructors from the SVTOA events are assisting the Benz club this year. Also, BSR is handling the classroom portion.

This event would be a good place to start. I'll be there as well as a couple of other foci drivers.

Don't let the Benz event intimidate you. These people are enthusiasts like us, they just have more money. However, they don't look down their nose at people.

Later in September, once again at Summit Point, the DC Council for SCCA is holding another Performance Driving Experience (PDX).

This event will also be held on the Shenandoah Circuit. The bulk of the instructors at the SCCA events are racers themselves. The first priority is car control and you gradually begin to learn the finer points of performance driving. Such as "the line", threshold braking and so forth.

For more information and Registration -

http://www.wdcr-scca.org/07schedALL.html#PDXOnly

Being in MD, the trip is about 1.5 - 2 hours for you. So, not far at all. Prices range anywhere from $190 for 1 day to $375 or so (Depending on the sponsoring club) for a weekend.

That said, don't discount autocross either. Just about every weekend in the Greater DC area, there is an AX event.

This weekend, the Capital Driving Club (CDC) is holding an event at the Fredrick Keys Stadium in Fredrick, MD. Also check out the AX events on the Benz site. Both are small events where drivers get a minimum of 7 runs (vs. 4 with SCCA) at $30 for the day.

Everything that you do in an AX is applicable on a road course. Not necessarily the other way around.

There is an old saying. "Good Autocrossers make Great road racers. Great road racers make lousy autocrossers."

Good luck and if you want more information on these and other events in the DC area, shoot me a PM. I'll be glad to walk you through them.

07-23-2007 11:22 PM
Peregrine SVT members also receive discounts at the Skip Barber School.
07-23-2007 11:16 PM
arrestmespi pca in this region is cool with the foci
07-23-2007 08:23 PM
macdiesel I can vouch for a SVTOA event. I attended one this past weekend at Gingerman raceway in Michigan. I'm a beginner and my Instuctor was great, very helpful with braking,line and tire pressure recommendations. I highly suggest this event if you can get to one.
07-23-2007 02:44 PM
Egz For the region, I think NASA / SVTOA is a great entry level driving education.
07-23-2007 02:11 PM
WD40
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SVTOA runs a very nice program for novice drivers.
Holy cow...how could I forget that one?!
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