I just went to my first track day last week. It was a blast!
- your car's responses are very different on the track. I heel and toe every day, every shift. Doing it when you're trying to get maximum braking changes where your foot is. I couldn't get enough force using the position I do on the street.
- even though I've taken some very good racing school's, I was totally un-prepared for how hard my car can corner on street tires. Guys in clapped out '80s Toyota's were pulling away from me till I got a feel for my car.
- bring a helmet. Some guys didn't, then had to scramble before they got on track.
- leave your ego at the door. I thought my car was all that, but some guys know the track and their car very well. For example, a fellow with a TDI golf was schooling me in the fast sweepers.
- start saving your money now. Once you hit the track, you'll find all sorts of things that need to be upgraded.
I'm dreaming of a big brake kit right now...