Originally Posted by foosh
I particularly cheer your advice to get professional instruction. I always marvel at the sanity of those who take an expensive car to an HPDE with no professional instruction. The schools are expensive, but they very cheap compared to what people pay for after-market exhaust systems, wheels, and carbon fiber bits.
I don't get it either. It's one thing to mod for looks, but if you want to mod for track performance, you'll be better served getting proper instruction. I've seen too many nice cars with expensive mods get badly damaged at the track. It's a shame really. To each his own I suppose. Walk, then run. Learn properly, and speed will come.