HOD will probably be a bit more beginner-friendly. That said, I'm sure there will be some talented instructors at hand for this Shelby club event. FWIW, Hooked On Driving never rents Sears Point, so if you are looking for an event that doesn't require a hotel stay, then this one is IDEAL.I'm tossing around the idea of doing Saturday, but I'm not 100% sure that running with a club would be a good 1st time on track (as opposed to running with someone like HoD). Thoughts?
Well, given what Larry just wrote, then why don't you do NCRC on the weekend of June 21/22? I can coach you, or you can get an even BETTER coach directly from the club.That's the tough part...its RIGHT in my backyard. Decisions, decisions...
It's a very forgiving track, at least in terms of making mistakes. I recommend Thunderhill to all beginners. That said, it is still a "technical" track, and in this sense, it's fun and challenging. In many ways, I think Thill is just as challenging as Sears -- but Larry is right in that Sears is a quintessential momentum track, and if you screw up one turn, it can take quite a while to get your momentum back.Thanks for the info both of you. I'm sure I'll have to swing by the Sears Point event just to watch and say hi at least.
Jon, thanks for the heads up on the NCRC event. I'll look into doing one of those days instead. I'm fairly certain I'd feel safer with my novice skills (read: none) on a more forgiving track.
jon knows his stuff around these tracks, he would be a good source of info and help..Well, given what Larry just wrote, then why don't you do NCRC on the weekend of June 21/22? I can coach you, or you can get an even BETTER coach directly from the club.
As for Sears Point: It is more technical than Thill, yes, and there are certainly more immovable objects to hit. But I wouldn't let that stop you. No, I think the more salient comment Larry makes is that the Shelby club won't have much formal help at this event. To be honest, I didn't know that, and that would be a consideration, indeed.