Two reasons to NEVER, EVER buy a "prevoius daily rental":nwaring said:You can go to most any drag track and bracket race it. There was an article in on of the car mag's last month about them bracket racing a H2. Sounded fun. They even had a sidebar on a professional bracket racer who would travel the country renting Ford Taurus’s to race. He was very successful.
Been there, done that, in a car more suited to the track. That picture is from a lapping day at Portland International Raceway. I'm in the Steel Mist Gray MR2 Turbo, having just passed that BMW Z3 on the back straight There was no requirement to change coolant. The Alfa Romeo Club had rented the track for the day, and invited other sports car clubs to join them, in order to defray the cost of renting the track. It was $80 per car. There were 3 different run groups, beginner, intermediate, and advanced with six 15 minute sessions on the track per run group. That is one way to get on the track with a personal vehicle, although as others have suggested, the MDX is hardly suited for that venue.
The other alternative, and the one that I'd recommend, would be a driver training course that is taught on a racetrack like PIR. The one I attended several years ago was hosted by Team Continental and was an excellent course. You can pretty much take the course in any vehicle you choose, and you will learn the limits of your vehicle in a relatively safe, controlled environment.
Hope that helps,
First time out I was hitting about 135 on the front and was braking at the 100 mark for the chicane. But I was doing that with my top down . But doing that was toasting my brakes and rotors. Track days after that I would just hit 120 mph on the strait which was plenty fast enough and braking starting at the 400 mark. I didnt have brake or rotor problems after that. At the BMW track days in intermediate class.. I didnt really need to bang 135 to dominate the class I think I lapped every other car out there.kblake said:Hi Y2ks2k,
But I bet my exit speed from the corner was higher
I was seeing 135mph on the front straight, before the braking zone for the chicane.