Just busted my cherry this past Monday up at Miller and wanted to share the experience and info with my peeps. If anyone has been considering doing that track, stop considering it and do it!!! That place is absolutely amazing. For those that don't know, the facility is set up with two 2.2 mile courses (East and West) and can also be configured to run the outter perimeter of both courses (3.06 miles), or the "full" course which is every single turn out there and the full 3500' front straight which is 4.5 miles around. We did the full course and it was incredible! The front straight is so long, when you come out of the final turn (turn 23, yes, that is 23
) you can't even see turn 1, it's that far away. The track is nice and wide (saw some guys come through the last turn 5 wide once), has tons of grip, and isn't bumpy anywhere. Best of all, it seems to be a rider's track, meaning, it has both technical sections, as well as fast flowing sections (kinda a combination of Pahrump and LVMS, but to the 10th power).
4.5 miles per lap is a huge lap too. If you make a mistake in a particular turn, you have about 3.5 minutes to think about it before you're in that turn again. To ride the full course, it was $269 and worth every penny. I'd do it again this weekend if I could, it was that great of an experience. If anyone is interested, the organization hosting the event was Apex Track Days (Schedule | APEX Trackdays
) and they were pretty solid. Unfortunately, they're last event of the year is Oct 15th and it's only the East course, but keep them in mind for next year. If I'm able, I plan to go at least once a year.
Oh, and they have everything there for you. There is a cafe there that serves pretty good hot food so no need to bring food unless you need snacks. They also have a ton of garages (didn't even get charged) with air/power plug ins EVERYWHERE. All you basically need to do is show up and have fun! Oh, and gas is available at the track, but THAT you will want to bring because it's stupid expensive.
I had the Go Pro going so once I get through the video footage, I'll try to put something together and post it