My dad's going to Barber Motorsports Park this upcoming Father's day, but we're new to this.

Previous Driving Experience

He and I will go to an autocross event on the 31st this month and we've experienced a few twisties. Is that enough training for before you hop onto a track? (Referring to Barber Motorsports Park) He will have an instructor the first few times he goes I think. (because novice classification)

Car Prep?

It's a fully stock 2014 Focus ST1. Someone said more solid brakes are recommended because the stock ones get mushy after a few laps? What else should we plan on? Will the tires get torn up? (I'm assuming yes.)

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Thanks for any help you guys give. Really cool people are so willing to help out (usually). As a bonus to feeling good helping someone you can know you're helping me transition my family from treating cars like appliances to machines with personality.