I agree 100%. It doesn't matter what kind of car you start out in... you'll be amazed by how bad of a driver you actually are. My entire driving perspective changed as I started getting better and better at autox-ing.go onto SCCA website and slowly go through the rule book.
Everybody has different theories in terms of how to race, what creates best learning curve, etc. etc.
Some of my friends believe you driving best car or worst car or race tires first or street tires first has no affect on your learning curve.
Thats just one example, but I believe learning to go fast in a shitty car will make you that much faster once you jump into a good car.
Remember, driver skill makes the biggest difference out of anything. On average, I jump into my friend's cars with less experience and for most of them I am anywhere between 3-6seconds faster on average.
Miata Miata Miatathanks for the info both. and it helps make choosing a car a lot easier, i can disregard 4wd. i don't have a car right now, but have been saving for a while, and want a car that i can build "slowly" and learn how to drive. im going to college and majoring in physics and mechanical engineering and figure i can do my senior projects on the car. right now my choices are: integra 3rd gen or a sr'd s14, any opinions or recommendations.
Sebring, Homestead, and Barber (Alabama). Mostly Sebring because its closer and a more interesting track and I have history there. Check out www.chinmotorsports.com the group I run with, there are others like NASA. Chin also runs at Roebling Road in Savannah up your way and will be at Road Atlanta in November. Come to Sebring in October and introduce yourself, I'll be there in my new Mazda.where do you go to race justjim? I'm in jacksonville and I really want to start getting my rsx out on some road courses. I keep hearing about gainesville but what do you recommend. I'm willing to drive pretty far.