Hi, I'm planning on driving to California probably this summer to participate in a race. Im 18, the longest road trip I ever took was like 3 1/2 hours down to PA with some buddies. I might have to go alone this time. Anyway if the race is on Sunday at 6 am, when should I depart? I want to get there as soon as possible and not spend a lot of cash. Also any tips would be cool.