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      01-11-2013, 04:48 PM   #8
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Drives: 2011 E92 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Alabama

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Originally Posted by Yugo View Post
Great question! Was wondering the same. Similar situation here, was debating on the 1 day M school and also have an '05 .

To add to it, say if you are a beginner (which I am, never tracked my car) would I really need a new set of pads after my first event? In my case I would be racing on the VIR.

I imagine first time around I would be driving rather slow-er. Don't even want to think about the rotors, ZCP here and that would be over a grand for all 4.
I can tell you my experience: last year was my first year attending any motorsports events. I made it to the end of the year (6 months with this car) on stock brakes and PSSs. That includes 3 track days and 7 autocross events. My PSSs are shot, but brakes still have some life. I expect to consume tires and brakes at a greater rate this year with a little experience under my belt, but, as a whole, it was very reasonable.