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Can't help but notice how many 992s I have seen at drag strips, road course tracks and even carving through mountain roads (i.e. Tail of the Dragon). Interested in knowing what tracks people here have been to since taking delivery.

I think it will be useful to also include any must-have gear for track days that you already use or plan to in the near future.

P.S. with winter setting in I know it's a bad time to be asking this.
 

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Can't help but notice how many 992s I have seen at drag strips, road course tracks and even carving through mountain roads (i.e. Tail of the Dragon). Interested in knowing what tracks people here have been to since taking delivery.

I think it will be useful to also include any must-have gear for track days that you already use or plan to in the near future.

P.S. with winter setting in I know it's a bad time to be asking this.
Heck no! I would probably hit a wall! I waited too long to get it so I just use it as my daily driver.
 

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I’ve been to a track which provided a couple of supercars (F430, Gallardo) …and a copilot instructor. Loved it! Wish I could do the same with my 911 even if it’s at a « snail’s pace » (relatively).

Do you get track day insurance? Must be crazy high for a 200K car! 🥵 I never asked. I guess if someone can afford to push his car off a cliff and feel okay about that, then insurance is probably not worth it. Not my case.

What do you guys do and what should I expect for a track day insurance premium. Not even sure that my insurance offers it.
 

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Can't help but notice how many 992s I have seen at drag strips, road course tracks and even carving through mountain roads (i.e. Tail of the Dragon). Interested in knowing what tracks people here have been to since taking delivery.

I think it will be useful to also include any must-have gear for track days that you already use or plan to in the near future.

P.S. with winter setting in I know it's a bad time to be asking this.
Got my brand new 992 C2S in January of 2021. Put 1500 miles on it and took it to a PCA HPDE weekend at NJMSP in Vineland NJ. First time on the track and first time owning a 911. Most of my friends and family thought I was nuts. I did purchase insurance from Lockton for the weekend so if something bad happened my out of pocket was limited to 10% of the declared value of the car. Not inexpensive, but a MUST have for tracking your street car (unless you don’t care or have unlimited resources to repair or buy another one).

Rented a helmet and bought Sparco driving gloves (another must have to keep your hands from falling off or blistering while holding the wheel).

Things I didn’t have but should have:

A pop up sun tent (like the ones detailers use if they work outside) - it was a hot weekend and there is no where to hide on the infield tarmac.

A MUCH larger cooler to keep water and other liquids. Fortunately, the PCA crowd couldn’t have been nicer and people shared their stashes. At the end of the second day, many folks hung out and had tailgates and invited me to join. Great experience and great to talk to people who have done this a lot.

Things to bring:

Tire pressure gauge.
A few changes of shirts/jeans (again, it was HOT)
Good driving shoes (my piloti’s were invaluable)
Food
Water (Lots!)
Good basic tool set
Glass cleaner and lots of towels
Painter’s tape to cover your headlights/turning indicators. The front of the car gets abused (mine has PPF which saved a ton of potential dings/scratches).
A set of numbers to put on the car - you can use painter’s tape, but precut numbers are much better
A good attitude and an open mind - be ready to learn and don’t get frustrated. You WILL make mistakes.

I was fortunate to have a really great instructor for the weekend who reassured me that my car was much better than me and since he was in the car, he wasn’t going to let anything bad happen. He also let me know that my car was built for this type of use and would easily handle whatever we threw at it. It did with absolutely no issues.

All in all it was a great experience and I learned so much over the course of eight 30 minute sessions on the track. Not sure I would take my car out again, but if some day I’m able to afford an older Cayman or 911 as a dedicated track car, I would be back in a heartbeat. The key is to enjoy yourself regardless of how fast or slow you lap the track. Don’t worry about what other drivers are doing (unless they’re going to hit you), and focus on finding the best line around the course. By the end of the weekend my confidence was much higher and I was used to speed at which things happen on a track. Do it and have a blast.
 
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