Good luck. I am likely not doing the event this year. May try to spectate, we'll have to see.
FWIW, I've done the event 2x and second everything Dave says. If you can possibly compete, do so. Great folks and an entire week immersed with many luninaries of racing.
Tail of the Dragon at Deal's Gap... Avoid it now, do a trackday.
Do not do business with Myrtle West Cycle... Not a reputable vendor by a long shot.