I've been riding since February of this year, my first bike, and I hit the track for the first time last month. Honestly I think it all depends on the person whether they will be able to handle the track or not. I havn't eaten it yet and I've managed to put over 14,000 miles on my bike so far. Others have managed to eat it 5 times and only have 3,000 miles on their bike. It all depends on who YOU are and how YOU react to situations.
Just remember that if you do go to the race track that you WILL crash on your bike. If you don't then you're lucky like me or you weren't riding on the track like you should be. Also, when you go don't worry about dragging knee. I don't know why everyone has this facination with draggin their knee, I guess it makes them feel like they are faster than most. When I was out there I never once hit my knee to the pavement, I kissed pavement with my boots but never my knee and you know what....I was on a STOCK bike and managed to be faster than all the other C group riders when I was out there, and 600cc bikes are a RARE site to see out on the track...or at least it was the 3 times I've gone so far. Also you wont see many STOCK bikes, usually the only stock bikes are 1000cc.
It is about being smooth, not about seeing if you can touch your knee. Do like I did and learn your lines for the first session and then speed up with every session out their, by the end of they day you'll be passing the 1000cc bikes and their riders who are draggin knee...meanwhile they see you go past them at a faster speed through the turn and then they notice you're knee isn't hitting...PISSES THEM OFF, then they pass you in the straight away and think they are all badass and drag knee on the first turn or two untill you pass them, then they get pissy and claim you're riding a 1000cc that has more upgrades than theirs.
this happend to me at Laguna Seca...guy on a CBR1000RR accused me of lying when I said my bike was stock and only 600cc. The three other CBR1000RR I was grouped with all laughed at him. This guy thought he was the **** too because he had been to Laguna twice before and he was faster than all of us the first two sessions out. Third session out I finally decided to speed up because I had my lines down....that's when the crying began.
here are some pics from when I went. You'll have a blast dude, but I suggest you wait a bit longer. The track is a EYE opener and if you aren't ready for it it will consume you.