Originally Posted by rhouck
Unless you screw up Turn 8
or Turn 9
Both of those are on Big Willow if I'm not mistaken. I would start on Streets of Willow anyways as it isn't as high speed of a track for beginners.
Of course with any track, there is some risk involved. I like to think in general that the tracks in socal are safer than ones in other areas. And as others have stated, if you can't walk away from your vehicle if it is totaled, then this activity/sport/pastime may not be the right one for you. It is more or less a time to bond with your car, get to know its limitations and to "have the most fun a man can have with his clothes still on" as another M enthusiast once said.