signed up for an HPDE due to some arm twisting by my good friends at Summit Point (Jefferson) with PCA Potomac. Had an excellent day. For prep, I had my trans and diff fluids flushed, motul 660 brake fluid, got new rotors since my originals had 52k miles on them, and some carbotech pads xp10/8. I run super sports and they were fairly new. On bedding the carbotechs...you really have to beat the shit out of these to bed them. I tried to bed them the day before but northern va is hard to find room to do it proper. Luckily after morning classroom, the morning exercises were a bunch of braking exercises so they got worked in on the track. My instructor Chuck was amazing. Really pushed me to drive extremely hard (which I wanted to do anyway). We did some slalom and skid pad. Then the afternoon was 1 ride along and 2 driving sessions on jefferson. There were 12 people in my group. 11 porsches and me! Let me say the V was slaying out there. I did not get passed in the first session until I boiled the brake fluid and had to pit. Screw motul 660. I was really pissed it put me in a bad situation and ruined the end of my first stint. We bled the brakes and get the car back out for the 2nd stint. I capped my straight speeds at ~100mph and lengthened the braking zones and we concentrated on lines and turn exits. Probably dropped 3 seconds a lap to keep the brake fluid alive. Still I only got passed by one 911 and he seemed to know what he was doing. I got some friendly ribbing from the porsche people about the v and some nice comments. That club is run like a well oiled machine. I was super impressed with everyone the whole day and the event was awesome. I can't be complimentary enough about them. I'm not really a porsche guy but damn it would be worth it just for that club. All in all I don't really think the v is a good long term race car. It's fast as hell no doubt but it is so hard on parts, particularly brakes. I had an absolute blast though, most fun I've ever had in a car.