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GNCC/VCHSS - January 10, 2014, 02:33 PM

EDIT - Here is the link to the VCHSS Competition Card (to get points and a number).

http://vchss.org/forms/2014_VCHSS_Comp_Card.pdf


So, does this look totally awesome as well as totally feasible to race in (as an amateur) to anyone else?

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All the races are local-ish and I think it would be really cool to be able to say you have raced in the series. Somehow Stille convinced his wife to let him race (despite having a family and a "real" full time job). I think I want to try and at least make a few of these if I can. Might be a pipe dream, but I think we could totally make it happen if a few of us were committed.


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January 10, 2014, 03:21 PM

The term "totally feasible" would be directly related to the size of your bank account, how flexible your family/employer is regarding your absence, etc. While it's only a pipe dream for me, smoke em if ya got em!


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January 10, 2014, 03:35 PM

It looks like all of the races are on Saturdays, so you would probably need to take Friday off to commute, but aside from that and the travel costs, it's not any more expensive than the other races we enter. I'm not talking about starting a race team, just showing up and racing as a "First Year Racer"/C rider in the amateur class.

Now I just need to win the lotto... lol


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'85 ZL-900 Eliminator
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'94 Ninja 250 (Sold)
'99 YZ-250 (Sold)
'73 CL 450 (Sold)
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January 10, 2014, 03:47 PM

Depends on your level of commitment. I'd *suggest* looking into VCHSS instead. Basically the same idea, but a lot more local. You know...V = Virginia.

You will still spend a bunch of travel, food, lodging, broken parts, ibuprofen, and ben gay.

It's not as expensive as roadracing obviously. But it's not cheap either. My guesstimate is $500/round. (fuel, tires, broken parts, entry fees, gate fees, lodging, etc) That's only if you go with 2-4 friends to split expenses. Otherwise it goes up quickly.


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Depends on your level of commitment. I'd *suggest* looking into VCHSS instead. Basically the same idea, but a lot more local. You know...V = Virginia.

You will still spend a bunch of travel, food, lodging, broken parts, ibuprofen, and ben gay.

It's not as expensive as roadracing obviously. But it's not cheap either. My guesstimate is $500/round. (fuel, tires, broken parts, entry fees, gate fees, lodging, etc) That's only if you go with 2-4 friends to split expenses. Otherwise it goes up quickly.
Valid and logical points. It just does not have the same ring to it as "Remember that year I raced in the GNCC".


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'06 636 (Sold)
'99 ZX-6R (Sold)
'94 Ninja 250 (Sold)
'99 YZ-250 (Sold)
'73 CL 450 (Sold)
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Valid and logical points. It just does not have the same ring to it as "Remember that year I raced in the GNCC".
Well, I've done the whole east coast thing chasing championships before. It gets really expensive. And the number of guys who want to do it will start out as X. The number who can get a kitchenpass for the time and money expenditure is X/100.


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January 10, 2014, 04:02 PM

Why not look at the local VCHSS first for dates you can attend. Then think about GNCC for times (like Jan-Mar) where it would be more fun to ride in Florida/Georgia.

I plan on riding more this year. A lot more. So I'm down for chasing VCHSS for fun.

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Why not look at the local VCHSS first for dates you can attend. Then think about GNCC for times (like Jan-Mar) where it would be more fun to ride in Florida/Georgia.

I plan on riding more this year. A lot more. So I'm down for chasing VCHSS for fun.

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In - I'll research it further


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'07 ZX-10R - 156 RWHP/182 MPH
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'85 ZL-900 Eliminator
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'06 636 (Sold)
'99 ZX-6R (Sold)
'94 Ninja 250 (Sold)
'99 YZ-250 (Sold)
'73 CL 450 (Sold)
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January 10, 2014, 06:54 PM

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I think we could totally make it happen if a few of us were committed.
Interesting choice of words...



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I am signing up for my VCHSS number this weekend. I ain't getting younger I need to get off the pot and ride.


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OK. Just plan to drop between 10-20K during the year. More if your bike/engine needs to be repaired or replaced. Then there is the whole backup bike thing.


We can certainly use my trailer for this type of racing, but it's a bit rough to sleep in. Just saying.


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It's only as expensive as you make it. When I was deeply dedicated I raced 32 weekends in 2009 and spent $6800 and won a 250A championship and 2nd in a 200A championship. I even raced a few GNCC races. Just got to stay away from stupid stuff like graphic kits, fresh tires every race, race fuel, expensive gear, hotels, and eating out.
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Why not look at the local VCHSS first for dates you can attend. Then think about GNCC for times (like Jan-Mar) where it would be more fun to ride in Florida/Georgia.

I plan on riding more this year. A lot more. So I'm down for chasing VCHSS for fun.

Mud
The VCHSS is a great way to introduce your self into offroad racing

the first three races are the closest to No Va

March 16.....Race for Vision.....Dahlgren, VA
April 6.....April Fools.....Arrington, VA
April 13.....Central Virginia.....Dillwyn, VA
May 4.....Blue Ridge I.....Martinsville, VA
May 25.....Harleywood.....Bristol, VA
June 8.....Tidewater.....Ivor, VA
June 22.....Hillbilly HS.....Sutherlin, VA
August 3.....Coyote Run.....Rural Retreat, VA
August 10.....Blue Ridge II.....Martinsville, VA
August 24.....Sandy Bottom.....Penhook, VA
September 7.....Cross Trails.....Charlottesville, VA
September 21.....Peninsula.....Spring Grove, VA
September 28.....Rivers Edge.....Chatham, VA
October 12.....Rattlesnake.....Rural Retreat, VA
November 2.....Pipsico.....Spring Grove, VA
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January 11, 2014, 08:39 AM

The wife seems ok with the idea. I will likely have to sit the two races in early August out, but the others should work for me.


You can live in your car, but you can't race your house.

'07 ZX-10R - 156 RWHP/182 MPH
'09 KX450F - VCHSS 29F
'85 ZL-900 Eliminator
'01 Ninja 250 (Sold)
'06 636 (Sold)
'99 ZX-6R (Sold)
'94 Ninja 250 (Sold)
'99 YZ-250 (Sold)
'73 CL 450 (Sold)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6Jpc...eature=related
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