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      04-06-2012, 09:29 PM   #26
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Drives: 2014 991 Carrera S
Join Date: May 2009
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Originally Posted by dnvrdrvr View Post
The timing of this thread is TERRIBLE. I'm heading to Vegas for a girls-only trip the beginning of May. Of course their calendar is wiiiiide open. I figure I swing do 5 laps in 4 cars (I'd rather spend the money doing this than in a casino). Haven't driven any of those listed but am thinking: Carrera, 997 Turbo S, R8, 430 Scuderia, 458. Advice?
Do it! Do it! Do it! You won't regret it!

I absolutely agree--I feel money spent doing this is much more fun and productive than gambling and losing in the casinos.

The facility is easy to get to--only about 20 min from the strip, next to Nellis AFB. (It was cool to watch the F22s doing maneuvers.) If you fly to Vegas, I recommend using the limo service listed on the Exotics Racing website to get from your hotel to the track and back--Presidential Limo. They pick you up in an Escalade, know exactly where to take you, and they are there at the end of your session to take you back.

As to which cars to choose, I can think of a couple of strategies. If you are seriously interested in buying one of them in the near future, such as the new 991 Carrera S, this is the perfect opportunity for a test drive. On the other hand, you could consider this an opportunity to seriously drive some of these cars that you would otherwise never be able to (Aventador). Either way, I would recommend the advice Dave gave me above--save the car(s) you're most excited about for last. That way you've settled into it a bit, know the track a bit, and can get more out of the experience with the car you're most jazzed about.

During our brief intro/classroom session, one of the instructors said they recently had a father/son pair come through and spend all day at the facility, driving 10 cars each! I'm sure it was a small fortune, but fun!

We expect a full report afterwards!