Captains Log - Three Days and Counting "The One" just went in to have its mandatory inspection this morning. Although it was up in the air just a week ago while rotating tires and changing oil and such, a "Professional" needs to sign off on the paperwork. Funny enough, he thinks I'm nuts. That's alright, that's just his opinion, that's why he's a mechanic and I'm not. After talking with him for a minute, he said "Baby, you're going to do great, make me proud".To humor me, he asked if I need to be shown around he car, we laughed. He signed. Thank you Keenans Service Center in Greenville, SC for being awesome (notably the same mechanic we've been taking our Nursery junk to for almost 30 years). My wheels are awesome, I just have to poke a flashlight in there and see how the pads are doing. After this little session, it will be time to really think about investing in some upgrades, maybe fuzzy dice and a chain steering wheel. Which brings up another question - whilst on the track, where do my tools go? I'm aware that just about the only thing allowed in the car while ON the track is your hot body and your instructor, but is there secure areas to keep stuff like that. I'm not a paranoid individual, but I'd be pretty pissed if I got back and found my handy dandy flashlight had been absconded with by some sticky fingers. Its a pretty ritzy track,perhaps I'm thinking too much into it. Another question (I'm full of those and coffee this morning, so bare with me), while on the track are we to be driving with DTC on or off? I understand that it can alter your performance greatly on the track, but are we trying to learn how to drive the car better on the track or in everyday conditions where the DTC is typically on. Truth be told this is the first car that I've ever had that has this feature and it kind of gives me a giggle every time I get the flashing Triangle of Danger. I wonder quietly to myself (sometimes loudly with expletives) what did I do in cars that didn't have this feature. I've never crashed... I'm quite handy, at least in prior circumstances with the point and shoot mentality of driving. I need to brush up on exactly what to shoot for to acquire that "Consistency" rather than luck. Believe it or not, I'm pretty comfortable behind the wheel, I just need to keep that cockiness in check, lest the "one" will give me a reality check pretty freaking quick. Speaking of reality checks, track insurance...certain need or piece of mind luxury?