I'm guessing Nasa time attack. Anyhow, I'm in the process of building mine for autox/track use. And I've decide to go with Koni/GC setup. Had the same combo set on my last autox civic and the suspension handle extremely well.
this is my first year running nasa so i will be running HPDE, i am new to the track scene lol. Does AST make suspension for the GC8? i've looked couldnt really find anything about it, and i was told to look into them.
Ya, if you're new to track driving, best to just get use to it, before jumping into any upgrades. Also take it easy when you start, although it's not like they'll let you go hard at HDPE anyways, according to their site.
Either way, take it easy and I'd say learn how to brake. That's what I see that causes the most accidents, bad braking. People braking too late, braking too hard, braking in a turn and not thinking about the weight shift, etc.
what level of a driver are you at? pro license? is the car caged? what tires? what other suspension mods are done to the car?
edit...you're doing HPDE. It's a ton of fun, but it's not racing. Save the $2000 and get yourself a good helmet, some good gloves, a pyrometer with tire pressure gauge and good tires. Between that and entry fees, you'll spend your $2k with the blink of an eye. Anything left over, save it for maintenance.
Take notes...on paper, after every session. Take note of what the car is doing well, and what it's not. The car, even in stock form with good tires, is likely to be far more capable than the individual first time HPDE'er behind the wheel. Once you know what the car does and doesn't do well with you behind the wheel, then it makes sense to make upgrades, gain your pro licence, and then move up the ranks