You absolutely must change your brake fluid. It is nearly 5 years old (as are your tires).not sure I’ll need to change brake fluid, doesn’t the front hood have to come off for that?
PCA should have given you a car inspection sheet that needs to be completed. Part of that would be a brake fluid flush.
PCA runs a tight ship. If your car isn't up to snuff, they won't let you run. If I was your instructor and knew that you were running on old brake fluid, I wouldn't ride with you. This is fun but . . . take it seriously so it can stay fun.
Philster, last time I was in your neck of the woods, it was for centrifuge training over in Warminster. Got a serious case of G-rash that day.