I have a bit. but will do more this year (waiting till October). I went stock for my first 3 times. I now installed a Mocal oil cooler and that is about it. No suspension mods yet (I don't think I'm good enough).
War has done quite a few events as well.
I've taken a couple at Road Atlanta.....just the basic mods...nothing with new suspension work yet........I did the basic gutting of the car (Rear tire, seats, etc.), made sure I had new pads and shoes on my brakes, changed the oil, and made sure all of my fluids were good. Just the basic prep stuff, and getting there at 6:30 in the morning when they start and you'll be set
I ran mine once, just bled the brakes with fresh fluid. I'll assume that you keep everything else in good running order. I doubt I even took the spare out of the back, it's not a race, so what difference does another 25 lbs make?
In the end, I don't ocnsider my '00 Celica disposable, and you need to be able to do that to run on track (or you really should re-evaluate your priorities).
My current track car is my '73 Celica. It's paid for, it's not a daily driver, etc. If I crash it and can walk away that is all that matters.
I don't feel that I have that luxury with a nearly new car.
I ran my XRS at limerock in CT. I did the basic prep (emptying all the junk out, check fluids, check pads) i also changed my brake fluid to ATE super blue high temp fluid, and got some good synthetic gear oil.
all in all, a great time. i plan on doing it often
I've run my Celica at 3 tracks and haven't run it at a track for a while. Definitely make sure all the fluids are topped off and bleed the brakes before and after the event A second set of wheels/tires helps, also I'd also recommend bringing extra fluids for the car and for yourself! Water does a body good!