The Female Enduro
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Pennsylvania, United States of America
That would be me! lotek, here, also has track experience.
Your plan sounds like what I would suggest. Definitely take an introductory class. That way, you'll get help with riding the bike (ever ridden a fixed gear?), and learn the ways of the track, and the different mechanics involved.
The road and track are pretty closely related. The major differences are the distances of the races (track usually being shorter), the quickness of it (on the track, everything happens quicker) and the fields are tighter (the ability to ride very close throughout a race will come with time.
Let us know how the classes are going once you start!