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I've had a hankering to get into motorsport of some description, but had absolutely no idea where to begin. Probably not best that I cut my teeth on a 6 hour event or similar, so I took up an opportunity to take part in a practice day. This was organised via the Toyota Car Club of Australia & the Ford Four Car Club to be held at the grounds (recently cleaned up & readied for use) in Weribee. No timing was involved, so there was not pressure & having fun/learning was the order of the day. We had drivers ranging from some 'older' gentlemen in hand-built specials (some with some very interesting engine & drive-train set-ups), to some early -teens who were learning the basics of car control in their Dads Moke. All types of vehicles too, an Hyundai Excel, a Honda CRX, an older Ford Laser, half a dozen MX5's, a new GT86 & a new BZR (yep, new cars out there in the dirt), a Mini & a new-ish WRX that was just insanely fast on the low-grip surface. There were 3 configurations of witches hats set-up & a page of different tests to choose from, simply a matter of picking which route you were going to take & off you go. Being practice, there were no penalties if you hit a witches hat or like me, forgot which way to go next. You just correct the hats you knocked over after your run for the next person & all is good.There was also the opportunity to either go for a ride with some more experienced drivers or have them ride with you in your car & give you some feedback. I highly recommend it! The best part, the entry fee was just $15. Yes, $15 to be able to go to a relatively safe, controlled environment & (to the extent of intelligent behaviour) literally throw your vehicle around & see what it can do. How cheap do you want to get?!? Okay, I did have acquire myself a CAMS Level 2 Speed licence, but as I had purchased a day licence less than 6 months ago, handing in that d/l with the application form gives you the cost of the d/l off of the full licence. So the 12 month L2S only cost $75 which will cover me for any event I wish to do (hillclimbs, sprints, trackdays etc), also looking at acquiring steward/scrutineers tickets through CAMS to be able to help out at events. There's an actual competition on the 24th of February, being hosted at the same venue. Am thinking of entering simply because it's so much fun. Anyway, enough talk, videos are still uploading but I have some photos.