Be Mid-Pack Don’t set yourself up to fail. Start in the beginner’s group and don’t graduate to intermediate until you find yourself fighting traffic an unpleasant amount of the time. Being faster than half of your group is a great place to be. If you move too early, you may be a constant traffic obstruction, which isn’t fun for anyone. These were the only vintage cars of the day. All three were comparable in buildup, but each of us were in a different run group based on skill and experience level.