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Sage wisdom on studying both track maps and vids prior, and hopefully you've spectated live at the event you intend to run just for familiarity.

Agreed on running the 944 until you're comfortable "out there". DE = entirely different than autox and like others said best to hone your comfort and ease on the track in something less demanding and more neutrally balanced. I'd not run toooooo many in the 944 though, as, then you're just going to have to relearn new lines and techniques when it comes time you feel good enough to venture out in the 930.

Random thoughtlessness off the bottom of me head:

Most events require long sleeves / pants / proper footwear. Gary mentions a cooler, definite plus is staying hydrated and fed. Bring a chair so you can take a break when needed (usually a lot of time spent walking / on your feet). Bring a rain coat and different "levels" of clothes to be comfortable for an all-day outside stay with potentially changing weather conditions. Sunblock if appropriate (sounds goofy but I've gotten scorched being unprepared).

Introduce yourself to as many of the organizers and participants as you can w/o making a fool of yourself. Listen to others, but realize some info is misinfo sometimes as well - it's a balance.

DO keep an instructor with you for as long as possible. And advancing groups adds the factor of having to either step it up a notch or practice your mirror watching / hand signaling skills for passing cars, is an added stressor out there.

Know your car, know you, know your limits.

Check wheel torque, ask around those who run "your car" about preferred tire pressures. Bring an airtank if ya got one, and a toolkit for the just-in-case.

Have the fam come mid morning in a separate car so they can bag out when bored - which will be quick. See if you can convince Wifey to vid a few laps and shoot some on track pics.

Above all, enjoy yourself - and always always be careful.

HTH! What everyone said ^^^here^^^ is nail / head.
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