Last night's Track Night in America at High Plains Raceway was a great success. Only a pair of Lotus' showed up; mine, and Ross Carlson's.
I was running the event last night, so take it for what it is worth, but talking to all the participants, everyone had a great time. No incidents, no mechanicals, fifteen drivers, including a father/son combo (dad was in a 4wd F150, of all things), a husband/wife team.
Ross was by far and away the most accomplished of the group, he's not the "target market," but he knows a good deal on track time when he sees it.
The SCCA is hosting Track Night in America events across the country - they're selling out on the coasts, but HPR is not really drawing big numbers. That's due to the fact, at least in part, that inexpensive track time is easy to come by. At $150 (or $100ish, if you "know a guy" ^^^^
, this is NOT expensive, 3 20 minute sessions plus some parade laps, and the beauty of it is, the TNiA program puts strong controls over passing - it is as low-risk as you can get, save renting the track by yourself.
We have professional corner workers and an EMT staff on hand, just like a roadrace or TT, but we make very sure that we're "on top" of everything.
It'd be great to see more Lotuseseseses (my plural of Lotus) out next month - if you want to get out on a track, but are concerned about damage/reckless drivers/Corvette people/etc, this is the perfect opportunity.
I'll likely be working the next TNiA at HPR - if you have questions, please PM me, happy to help!