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Total Control trackday class feeler - May 15, 2012, 03:38 PM

Hi guys. I'm one of the instructors for Total Control in MD (and sometimes VA) and I'm posting on several websites to see if there is enough interest in running a Total Control trackday class to make it worthwhile. This is just guaging interest but we would probably need at least 12 people signed up for it to go. The class is on a racetrack (probably would be Shenandoah) and it's geared towards riders who have already taken a TC level 1 class. I rode out to CA last week and did the class with Lee at Willow Springs and let me tell you it was a blast.

It's not a free for all like a trackday. You have instructors stationed around the course and you practice specific techniques while being observed. You do 3 lap stints and then come in to a hot pit area for feedback from another instructor then you go out and repeat. When your group isn't out riding the track, you practice some of the parking lot excersises from both the level 1 and level 2 classes with instructor feedback just like the normal classes. We could probably even talk Lee into coming out and participating.

So what say ye? Sound like fun?
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May 15, 2012, 04:07 PM

This sounds like it might be a really interesting class. Is TC-1 a required prerequisite? Lots of folks like myself that have previous TD experiance, perhaps a Cornerspeed class, etc but have not taken a TC class before.

Also be interested to hear what the make up of the instructors experience is?

Linky would be cool too for us lazy types.


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May 15, 2012, 04:14 PM

Here's a link to the last one with some more details. Again, this is just a feeler to see if this is something worth setting up.

TC Track Clinic 5/6 Rosamond, CA from Lee Parks Design Catalog
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May 15, 2012, 04:24 PM

Never hear of Total Control. Might want to give some details.

And of course, everything depends on price/value ratio.
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May 15, 2012, 04:36 PM

From the website:

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Requirements: Students must have completed a Total Control ARC prior to attending a Total Control Track Day Clinic.
Guess that answers that question. Interested, but I don't qualify.


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Never hear of Total Control. Might want to give some details.

And of course, everything depends on price/value ratio.
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I'd love to do the total control ARC, but can't seem to find the time


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May 15, 2012, 06:25 PM

I did the Total Control parking lot class in Frederick, MD (CamDLux of this forum was there, too). I really liked the class and still utilize many of the taught skills to this day. But I somewhat lamented the fact that the parking lot obviously limited the speeds and wished that it has been combined with a track day.

That's the long-winded way of saying that I'm very interested.
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May 15, 2012, 08:09 PM

I've heard good things about this class.

I would be interested, but I haven't taken the first class. I have taken a Cornerspeed class on the track though. Depending on if and when this happens, maybe I will try and take the first class beforehand.
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May 15, 2012, 08:57 PM

I took the Total Control in April at HWCC. It definitely improved and changed the way I ride.. I'm definitely interested in the TC trackday class.
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What were you riding? I probably taught that class.
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I was riding red/silver CBR1000RR. Are you the one with the Goldwing or BMW?
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I'm the BMW rider.
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Cool! Hopefully there are enough interests to get this going!
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Let's hope so. It really was a boatload of fun and it made those parking lot exercises so much clearer at real world speeds.
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