We have a big season of racing coming up, and here are a couple of ideas to help you prepare.
If you have not been to one of the tracks, like Laguna or Portland, one great way to learn the various secrets is simulator training. Many of us have gone to see Tom Pabst at PRS Driver Development.
Another great option is Karting. If you don't own a Kart, call Infinity Karting, they will rent you a true racing kart, and provide you with support and coaching at the Sonoma Kart track.
And finally, get out for some test days, here in Northern California, many of us gather at Sonoma raceway for test days. They are a great seat-time value, see the Sonoma Raceway testing schedule and the Thunderhill Testing Schedule.