It gets better. It was the last Track Guys/Camp Steeda event at Sebring. I had bought some things from Steeda and received a mass email on the event around my birthday that year. I thought this might be fun and booked it on a whim. I had no idea what to expect. The instructor I was paired up with got car sick on me. We had to pull off to the side of the track on a straight where he vomited. Of course the black flag came out and I had my first experience with the grid nazi. Jeff Lacina talked with my instructor and they decided to let me finish the session solo on my first track event ever. I am still not sure how they rationalized that, but I survived. Jeff didn't have any spare instructors so he jumped in with me for the last session of the day. That was around 7 years ago. A lot has changed, the car is no longer driven to track events, but trailered. Taking the truck and trailer means I can even take a spare tires. That first event at Sebring I didn't even have a spare for the car if something happened on the drive down or back.