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      01-11-2013, 06:36 PM   #20
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Drives: 2008 E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA

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The costs are not even remotely the same.

Your tires will last two days. As will your pads. As will your rotors. Especially when you have never tracked before.

If you are budgeting buying track pads then you can't count it as a per-day expense, because they will last you for many more days into the future. As would track tires.

Just go do a one day event at Summit. It's an easy drive from MD and no issues there and back. If you decide to do two, a $200 hotel in WV is palatial -- you can stay for less.

I have no doubt you will have a great time at the M school and it will make for a great memory. If your goal is just to get on track and get the most for your money, regular HPDEs are significantly more cost-effective.
2009 Honda S2000 -- 1:59.726 Buttonwillow 13CW (N/A, OEM Aero, RS3); 1:55.792 Buttonwillow 13CW (S/C, aero, RS3)
2008 BMW e92 M3, 6MT, MR/FR, NT-03+M 18x10, JIC Coilovers
2007 Yamaha R6
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