What a great day to run the R! It really got to show what a Volvo can do, especially the R cars.<p>The event was put on by Fox Valley Motorcars, a Lambo and Lotus dealership. It is my first track event, so I opted for an instructor the first session out. I took it a bit easy to learn the course, which was still damp, and rather slick from a rain the night before.<p>Mead, the instructor, was floored by the power the car had, as well as how well it handled, and how easy it was to correct when the R took a drift around one of the wetter corners. <p>The R sounds absolutely wonderful running a cut-out on a track. When it's singing at high revs, its music to the ears!<p>I did meet a V70R owner who was there with his Lotus (are you on here?) as well as quite a few other nice people. Even the owner/manager of the dealership came up to check out the R after hearing it roar by on during one of the sessions. Chris, the event organizer, caught me as I was about to leave and said the R had drawn a lot of attention, mentioning that others had commented on the good driving and pure performance of the car.<p>Thanks to all those that contributed to helping me prep for this track day and giving me all those bits of advice! I'm definitely addicted now!<p>Sorry, no pictures of the R. Didn't have a good camera man <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> FVMC should have some pics on the site in the next couple days, so I'll check and see if they got any of me.