I'm not really qualified to give anyone any guidance on racing...but I'll do it anyway I'm in the same boat as you, did some trackdays and wanted to try racing. I had it set in my head that I needed to be running good in advanced group before racing, I was wrong. A bunch of racers, here and at the the track said as long as you can hold a good racing line, be consistent, and dont get spooked with being passed, then go racing. The fast guys will pass you no problem, so don't worry about being in the way. SURPRISE, they were right. I've only done one weekend (last year, 2 races) but I plan to do more. I didn't get any track time this year until 3 weeks ago, so I'm just going to finish this year out with some trackdays. But next year I plan to go racing again (or at least ride around on track while the fast guys race ).