Track Preparation List

Over the past 9 months, I’ve figured out some sort of a system to keep myself organized so that I can stay on top of my game when I get to the track.  My “home track” is Virginia International Raceway, in Alton, VA…less than an hour drive from home.10366163_10203891712751843_7400374643415372804_n

The preparation is partly due to items that need to be brought to the track for my mean manchine…Her name is Bianca, by the way. She is a 1985 Porsche Carrera.  Another important part of preparing for a High Performance Driving Event involves my own prep: both mental and physical.

The mental part includes taking 5 minutes each night to visualize and study the track, plan where I will accelerate, where I will brake and downshift, and where I will turn. The physical part involves making sure I get plenty of sleep, and getting lots of exercise. I have found that yoga and swimming the week before I go to a track event prepare me: strength and flexibility are what I need most.

Here is what I’m the most excited about: my assigned instructor Larry emailed me. I told him about what my goals are for this event, and about my experience level. Then, I asked him if he had ever driven an older 911 on track before. He replied “Only about 200 days in my old SC”!  Now I can’t wait to meet him. Driving an older 911 is a labor of love, especially the ones that have the 915 transmission. I will have to make sure I don’t drool on his car…

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