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Has anyone taken any classes from them? I’m looking at the tracks near Phoenix. Price seems reasonable at $200 for new member orientation/class plus track time with instructor.
This car is so much fun, Blows all my high school (40+yrs ago) super cars away, maybe not my 65 tri power GTO but hell the doors would open at 110! I really want to learn how to drive the HELL out of Vanessa.:devilish:
 

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I know a guy that has been doing HPDE stuff in the Phoenix area for a while. I'll hit him up for some advice and pass it along.
 

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Very Experienced Driver / Instructor said:
The three clubs I run with are

NASA-AZ www.nasaaz.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/NASAAZ/ I instruct with these guys and IMO they’re the best from an education/driver development standpoint.

Porsche Club of America www.AZPCA.org I also instruct with these guys, really laid-back group, open to all makes and models. Also usually get 5 20-minute sessions per day instead of 4 with the others, and they usually provide lunch. Also quite education-focused.

ProAutosports www.proautosports.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/ProAutoSports/ Pretty laid back, lots of cool cars, less disciplined about who can drive in what level so you get guys driving in advanced groups because they have fast cars, not because they can drive them. Still a lot of fun but quite frankly I don't usually run in the most advanced group with them anymore, not because I'm incapable, but because so many jackoffs self-select into the run group with no clue what an apex is or why they should consider pointing anybody by. The other run groups are usually a pretty good time.

He should look for events at AMP (Arizona Motorsports Park) because it's the best track in the valley, about 2.5 miles, challenging layout but flows well. However, it does have a sound restriction and cars who've never been there before need to get tested with a flyby of the track's dB meter the morning of the event before being allowed to participate. It's not an unusually restrictive limit, if the car isn't stupid loud it'll usually pass.

The tracks at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler are the usual go-to's, but they're shorter, about 1.1 miles. The Bondurant school course is also there, and is being opened up to club use more frequently now. In fact I'll be there Saturday with the PCA. The "East" track is probably the best of the other three, but the paddock isn't paved. The "Main" track's main straight is also the drag strip, and that VHT is slippery as snot when it's cold or wet, so it requires some care. Probably the most walls to hit of any of the local tracks. The "West" track has a paved paddock and a lot of people like it, but I don't go out of my way to run it unless they run it clockwise, which is rare.

Inde Motorsports Ranch is under 3 hours away east of Tucson and is well worth the drive. Chuckwalla Valley Raceway is 3 hours the other way in the middle of nowhere California. GREAT track, but very little gas/food/lodging nearby.
Hope that helps! I'm always happy to help get someone else addicted to track events! :D
 

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Hope that helps! I'm always happy to help get someone else addicted to track events! :D
Fantastic info. Interesting he mentions the AMP track, that is the one I was thinking of. I will deffinataly contact the other ones before I choose. Thanks for the help BIG TIME (y) (y)
 

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Fantastic info. Interesting he mentions the AMP track, that is the one I was thinking of. I will definitely contact the other ones before I choose. Thanks for the help BIG TIME (y) (y)
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The AZPCA.org link is a dog adoption site! HaHa.
I found a NASA-AZ class closer to me outside of Bakersfield. Buttonwillow Raceway. They have a class a coming up in a couple of weeks, YeaHa!
 

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You've heard of Cars 'n' Coffee? Well, AZPCA does Pups 'n' Porsches. :LOL: Looks like it's actually https://az.pca.org, which you've probably already found.

Glad to help. Have fun at Buttonwillow. I ran there a couple times way back in 2002. It's a cool track with all the different configurations.
 

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Finally took the driving class, way fun, Hard on my baby but glad I did it.Got away with just a engine hot light that turned off on the way home. I was able to keep up with the Audi's and BMW's. A few folks stopped by to see what was in the car that passed them twice!! The Spectre intake sounds crazy! I will rent a car next time!
 
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