Having a track toy is a whole other money pit. Rarely are things fast enough or best enough (there is always a new best thing). Sonoma Raceway is a very cool complex. It is a fairly tight course and has a dragstrip, too. Jeff Gordon has won there. I will tell you that having an instructor in the car with you is the best way to sharpen your skills. Take advantage of that perk.It would be a track car, although if i'm honest I don't intend on making this a full out weekend track-only type car, but it would definitely get it's fair share of time on the track. My best friend's Aunt teaches professional driving courses at Summit Point and she actually came into a fair share of money during the dot com boom and was wise enough to invest her money. She is in no stretch a insanely wealthy person, but just was able to invest well, has a great job she loves and that gives my me and my friend access to the lift/tools/garage she has and time on Summit Point when the track is mostly closed on occasion. I haven't really been able to take advantage of her offer of tack time since I really don't have a car set-up for it, nor at this time, did I have the money since I was in school and a set of new tires, or a burnt up clutch is something I couldn't afford to handle as this was my DD I was to drive 400 miles from my home to college.
My friend I was talking about got a used Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, which he really loved, but as it goes he sold it about a year later to focus on buying a home with his wife. I honestly don't know what cars the aunt has now, but I remember she used to go through them like crazy. Keep in mind I was a quite a bit younger, but she bought a Ferrari 355, Porsche 911 Turbo S, a couple used Porsche 911s, and she had a fondness for cheaper "performance" cars like a Mini Cooper S, Subaru BRZ, and other cars I can't even remember.
I am considering adding Sebring to my Bucket List. I am not sure if I want to put my car and my back through that. However, it would be a cool graphic to add to the front fender. Yes, I have graphics of all the tracks that I've driven on, on the left front fender of my car. The black offers a striking contrast to the white fender.