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intro to track - October 3, 2011, 01:19 PM

sooo i really want to start getting on the track, i just had a few questions any suggestions or tips are apreciated.

where is the closest track to this area? and whats the deal if i wanted to go to the track jus to visit and watch how a track day goes and see the ins and outs so i know what to expect. do spectators have to pay also?
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October 3, 2011, 01:23 PM

Come out and meet up with a bunch of us on Monday the 10th for the Roger Lyle day @ Summit Point WV. Its a great way to meet some folks and get the hang of what needs to be done in the pits.


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October 3, 2011, 01:27 PM

Summit will usually charge a fee to come watch I think, but its only like 10 or 15 dollars I think...worth it if you ask me. I already did 1 track day and was pretty nervous when I went out there, but luckily I had a few people here that were happy to show me the ropes.


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October 3, 2011, 01:27 PM

dam thats next week wont be able to make that. when is the next time?
oh another question what time does the track open??
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I know on Sunday with Roger Lyle, during the lunch break, a control rider will take people out on the track (no leathers required) for a few slow laps. This is free of charge and is intended for people like you wanting to get a taste of what its like. I don't know if they do this on Monday as well.


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October 3, 2011, 02:05 PM

FYI.. Summit usually does not charge spectators to come out and watch during track days... at least I have never seen them charge to get into the track when there is a track day...


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look at the schedule for Roger Lyle, Team Pro Motion, and Nesba. Swing by summit point on one of the days any of them are there.

Then sign up for either Roger Lyle days, or Team Pro Motion days.


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October 3, 2011, 02:15 PM

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Summit will usually charge a fee to come watch I think, but its only like 10 or 15 dollars I think...worth it if you ask me. I already did 1 track day and was pretty nervous when I went out there, but luckily I had a few people here that were happy to show me the ropes.
Only races / events do they charge a fee, trackdays do not have a fee unless it's a racer practice in which case you get a refund if you turn in your wrist band.


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Only races / events do they charge a fee, trackdays do not have a fee unless it's a racer practice in which case you get a refund if you turn in your wrist band.
Ahh it was a racer practice...can't remember if I turned mine in. Was too tired and probably forgot


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look at the schedule for Roger Lyle, Team Pro Motion, and Nesba. Swing by summit point on one of the days any of them are there.

Then sign up for either Roger Lyle days, or Team Pro Motion days.
What he said.
There is a RL day 10/9 on Shenny and 10/10 on Main. Also 10/30- 10/31. No fee for spectators. Go up and hang out, see how they operate. Riders meetings are around 08:15 and anyone can attend (they don't know you are just a spectator and wouldn't care anyway).
TPM has a "ART" class, or Advanced Rider Training. The ART 1 class is good for n00bs. Slow pace to start and usually a good instructor/ student ratio.


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I know on Sunday with Roger Lyle, during the lunch break, a control rider will take people out on the track (no leathers required) for a few slow laps. This is free of charge and is intended for people like you wanting to get a taste of what its like. I don't know if they do this on Monday as well.
Do you know where I can find more info on this? I'm planning on going Sunday and this seems like something I could talk the gf into doing.
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Do you know where I can find more info on this? I'm planning on going Sunday and this seems like something I could talk the gf into doing.
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I'd Highly recommend the ART for your 1st track day, they'll give you lots of feed back.


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Do you know where I can find more info on this? I'm planning on going Sunday and this seems like something I could talk the gf into doing.
That might have been a 1 off.... I have never seen them do it in 2 plus years of going to his days... Plus they have a deal with the church in the area, that they will be quiet between certain times on Sundays.. I know there was one Sunday I went out to watch and I was really surprised there were people on the track... apparently someone decided to take a few people out to show them around.. It coulda been this.. not normally done with him though.


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think im going to try and make it to the track day oct 30 to watch and get a feel for how the day goes
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That might have been a 1 off.... I have never seen them do it in 2 plus years of going to his days... Plus they have a deal with the church in the area, that they will be quiet between certain times on Sundays..
I think it's TPM that does the "try the track"

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Yeah Sunday's @ Summit from 11-12 there is supposed to be no track activitites, this is a Summit Policy, so should for all Track days.


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