Good to see you're ok. Was DSC left on?
And who's paying for the pole?
And just join the BMWCCA and go to a few track events. It's the best value for newbs and intermediate drivers who want instruction on a track. Just don't get a vert since their insurance won't cover most convertibles.
Let me get this straight... You are swapping out parts designed by some of the top engineers in the world because some guys sponsored by a company told you it's "better??" But when you ask the same guy about tracking, "oh no, I have a kid now" or "I just detailed my car." or "i just got new tires."