at my first autocross i was super nervous & very intimidated. but as soon as those 40 seconds of my first run were done, i knew i'd be doing this for a very long time to come! it is a very nice stress reliever, i can't think of a better way to clear ones mind. seriously, my mind is completely focused on driving and nothing else. it's a great feeling. to tell you the truth, i still get nervous before my first run at an event. i'm pretty sure there are even experienced drivers that get nervous before run #1. or maybe they get nervous before that last run where they need two tenths to take the class lead.
for us "cone dodgin," "parkin lot thrashin" cone heads, it's a rush like no other!
my advice is to go and have a complete blast!
"if in doubt, flat out!"