Ballaban is just a shave away from looking like the John Hodgeman of racing, and he's clearly incredibly nervous to start lapping the track for his first time. Even if he's playing up some of the anxiety for the cameras, it's hard to fake the fear in his eyes and his shaking hands on the steering wheel. Still, Ballaban slowly gains speed and confidence as the laps tick by, and his instructor even eventually switches them to a mid-engine Italian redhead from their starter Volkswagen Golf R.
Make the time, and follow Ballaban's lead by facing a fear and lapping a track. The experience is definitely worth it.