Just to follow up for anyone interested in road racing, the school was fantastic! Total amount of laps driven-I don't know, but I entered the track with a full tank of gas (as they recommend), and left with a quarter remaining!
Lots of curves, with a 1,400 mile straight where I was getting to 85 mph. By the end of the day I was exhausted. The amount of concentration required, plus the non-racing seats really taxes you. Not to mention the wear and tire on brakes, and tires. There was nothing but brake dust smell in the air when we first started.
We learned about corner entry and exit and braking, and by afternoon, we were allowed to pass cars in the designated areas. They broke us up into 2 groups of roughly 10 cars. Around 1pm, the Open Track guys came on (advanced drivers), and they rotated on the track with us. Once completing the course, the next date's event, you can return and take the Open Track session.
HIGHLY recommended if you don't mind the abuse on the brakes/tires and yourself. We raced in groups with about 10 mins. of rest as the other group raced. Everybody has resepct for each other, and their rides. Couple of guys ended up in the grass, and one car had to be towed home due to blowing the power steering rack, but overall, its a great time. Next event is Oct. 7th.
Pics can be found in our events pics section: Raceway Park NJ, Road Course School - Aug 26th.