I came across this article and thought I would share it. Check it out!
“Some, whether sensible or not, will neglect this stage and jump feet first into proper track work. That’s fine, as long as you know and respect your limits: Driving a car on a racetrack is a cross between bravery, coordination, and a clear understanding of what you’re asking the machine to do. That last part, specifically, is the difference between hitting a wall and having a safe, enjoyable day — hence I highly recommend that for your first few days on track you utilize an instructor.”