If you ever have the opportunity to attend a high quality racing school, you will find that the experience is worth more then its weight in gold.
While the amount spent could easily buy a few more horse power for your daily driver, in the long run you will be better off being able to squeeze the most out of any vehicle you climb into.
Programs like Skip Barber’s allow individuals to push their own limits as well as those of their vehicles in a safe and controlled environment.
Skip Barber allows their alumni to hone their skills in everything from “fender cars” like the Lotus Elise and Mazda Miata to a much more visceral open wheel Formula machine.
The school usually uses a wingless single seater with a traditional H pattern gearbox to instruct their students, however on the day that we showed up for class we were pleasantly surprised to see that we would be driving the cars that compete in their regional racing series, the Formula 2000.