You really don't need mods just better tires than stock helps. Any mods move you up a class and too many you're with track only cars. It is more about learning to drive your car. Last months course was only 40 seconds long so nothing crazy that you have to worry about heat or tearing up anything more than entering the highway in new orleans tbh.
I'm Josh, by the way. I'm on the Board of Directors for the CENLA (Central Louisiana) region of the SCCA. The group that runs at Zephyr's is the Delta Region.
CENLA races monthly at the Hammond Airport. I run my Rspec every event, and yes it's my DD.
I would encourage everyone to get out and give it a shot. Come race with us! I'll even get you $10 off your entry for the next event if you find me
We have novice walk throughs and are a very participant focused event.
I got a spare set of rims off the guy on the forum today. If anyone wants the tires they have 12 miles and stock 2015 tires. Probably would do a trade off if you pay the mount and balance of new tires to the rims or something.