CMP is fastttt. And you may want to think twice about getting your feet wet like this. Not to discourage you in the least, but just wanting you to examine the task at hand as well as what you are putting yourself in the middle of.
WERA is generally more competitive than CCS. If I were you, I would start with CCS. ( www.ccsracing.com
) But you might grow some hair on your chest by putting yourself out there. Either that or it might scare the sh!t out of you.
How many track days have you done and what kind of experience do you have on the track? Hessogood mentions the TPM gp cup race which is a sprint race on a track that you have had way more time to get accstomed to then any race weekend. And its only $35 bucks on top of your track day fee.
If you have never been to CMP and are set on racing, there is usually practice on Fridays for racers. Then you get two 15 minute practice sessions on Sat and Sun morning plus your races. f you race Sat, you can still practice sunday even if you dont race.
WERA also requires transponders to my knowledge and must be rented at a cost of $60 or purchased for around $300. If you keep your rental receipts, once they add up to the value of the transponder its yours. CCS does not charge for transponders.
Racing is awesome but it is dangerous and CMP is a very fast yet fun track. You come through the bank righ hander kink well over 110 mph. And there is a fast downhill right hander that can send you off track in a hurry if you are not careful.
TPM does a track day there over Thanksgiving weekend. I will be there. And there will also be a GP cup race that weekend. This weekend is fun since it is the end of the season for most and some ama and WERA experts come out and then you get to see what fast really is.
Read the article I wrote on Trackdays and racing by going to this thread.
And Best of luck to you if you choose to go out there. Let us all know how it goes!