So I went to Shannonville Motorsport Park with a few buddies to see what my car was really capable of.
I learned a lot about it and had tons of fun!!
I went with one friend who had a Honda Civic hatchback and another friend who had a Nissan 240SX (Kouki S14)
The car I brought was the stock SLK 280.
I took some pics and posted them up on Facebook so click below if you're interested!!
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First times are usually the scariest. I was pretty intimidated when I got there by all the fast cars and skilled drivers. I started off by sitting in my friend's 240sx (S14). It was a pretty crazy first experience. Then I drove my first 2 laps. I drove them like the b!tch that I was. Man I totally lost focus and didn't know what to do!! I was so nervous that anything I ever knew about driving or racing went right out the window. I just couldn't apply anything!! Also there was this super aggressive Integra Type R there ridin' everyone's @ss like a hemroid and it just didn't make my first experience any easier for me.
After I pissed my pants, my friend took over and he showed me what my car could do...
I pissed my pants again...
After a couple more laps he handed the car back over and I started driving pretty decently!!
By the end of the night I felt like I was almost driving the way I did in Gran Tourismo 4!! ('Cept a lot crappier in real life)...I was taking my turns a lot sharper, driving with a better line, and wasn't downshifting and braking as early as my first few laps.
Now I'm hooked!!