I can't see a situation where I'd want to share my car with anyone*. I'd rather just learn to be as good a driver as I could be.
*the only instance where I could see this making sense if relatives (father and son) share a car as a way of bonding.
A lot of people in autocross share cars, if you're doing a lot of events it helps keep costs down. Usually, but not always, one of them is more mechanically adept than the other. Not sure I'd do it, but I know quite a few people who did/do it.
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My B5 S4 track car in the Advanced/Open Passing group - no point bys and passing anywhere. I was turning 2:04-06's fast laps and the older Porsche that passed me was full track/race prepped with a World Challenge level driver at the wheel - He was turning 1:54's.....
-At big events, having a second driver means the car makes runs twice as often - warming the tires faster and keeping them warmer.
-Race tires are pricey. Having your car make 8 runs in a day instead of 4 doesn't add much wear and tear, except to tires. So if you have a well prepped car and someone offers to buy you tires for the season if they can co-drive it, good deal for both of you!
-If you want to know how you stack up against the big boys, but don't want to spend big boy money on car prep, co-driving is appealing. I did this for one year. I'd have bought the tires anyway. Above that, it cost me less than one 'good' shock absorber. (And I hear you need four of them things!)
-Codriving with someone of higher skill level will teach you things and make you faster. To address your comment about hard feelings, well, suck it up. If someone steps into your car and kicks your ass, you could learn a thing or two from them, eh? I've had it go both ways, but it's most fun when you and the other person are closely matched.
-It's just plain fun to drive other cars among people you trust, for a change of pace or if someone's usual car is out of commission.
The common factor to all of the above that makes it reasonable is that wadding up a car at an autocross event is much less common than on a track, nevermind a wheel-to-wheel race. Plus, if you're smart, you arrange this ahead of time. Generally the car owner deals with maintenance and anything that breaks that is not the fault of the driver. Flat spot the tires? Hit a pole? You're payin'.
[QUOTE=compy222;77312464]waterford hills claims another victim. looks like he lost it coming off the back straight?
been there once or twice myself. nice looking vw OP!
Thanks, its been a long on-going project.
The Mustang actuallly crashed off on the left side of the track before big bend before going onto the back straight. I didn't see it happen but the car was left there until the remaining 3 sessions finished. It was actually hard to see becasue it was basically down in the trees.
Anyone that has been to Waterford Hills knows it's not a forgiving track and has claimed many many cars over the years. Every time out there I always see one or two getting towed out.
He spends more time on the track than I do, and at this point, I'd expect him to run away from me at Laguna if I was in my E39, and rather than be pissed, I'm proud at how far he has come.