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Old 09-22-2009, 04:58 PM   #1
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Anyone done a track trip w/ multiple stops?

I was thinking that it would be awesome to to a long trip but instead of just site seeing you would hit up 3-5 tracks along the way. I know they have a lot of tracks out there and it would just depend on what days they were occurring on. But if you could make it like a circuit how would you do it?

I was thinking about starting @ Texas Motor speedway or MSR Houston, then to No Problem Raceway, then to Barber, they have a track called the Blue grass motor sport track in Kentucky, then Indianapolis Motor speedway on Monday(hopefully that would be done on a Friday, Sat, Sunday, Monday) Then either call it a trip back or site see til the next weekend. What yall think, any places that need to be hit up in between?
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Texas Motor Speedway and NPR both suck . TMS is only a little infield track barely over a mile and NPR is decrepit.
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Since most track days are on or around weekends I think you would be on a trip of several weeks if you plan to hit very many tracks.
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Is NPR the one that's built on like an old airstrip, and has chunks of asphalt and missing?
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OJgsxr and I did High Plains Raceway and Miller in July. 4k miles in a week. It was definetly a fun trip, and I think we're planning on making it a yearly thing. Next year will likely be Barber and Road Atlanta.
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NPR is a lot like MSR Houston. it has some concrete patches but its not too bad. Its a fun track that has its quirks.

No it has a drag strip as the first stretch.
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Summer of '07 we did a 2 day at Barber, then went on to Deals Gap and rode street bikes for the rest of the week. The picture below is of both of my bikes in the pit at Barber.
FYI "Deal's Gap" itself pretty much sucked but, almost any other road in the area is fantastic!

Not exactly what you were asking but it would be difficult to hit multiple tracks because, as mentioned, trackdays are usually weekends.
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OJgsxr and I did High Plains Raceway and Miller in July. 4k miles in a week. It was definetly a fun trip, and I think we're planning on making it a yearly thing. Next year will likely be Barber and Road Atlanta.
I have to say the trip was a blast. It had the added fun for me of going through the canyons in CO cause I brought my street bike with me (Popo was to scared to ride the canyons )
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I have to say the trip was a blast. It had the added fun for me of going through the canyons in CO cause I brought my street bike with me (Popo was to scared to ride the canyons )
If by "scared" you mean I don't own a streetbike and last time I road the canyons I destroyed my aprilia AND my ankle...............then yes, I'm scared.
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If by "scared" you mean I don't own a streetbike and last time I road the canyons I destroyed my aprilia AND my ankle...............then yes, I'm scared.
Not to mention I offered you to ride my bike and you turned it down, might have been because you were trying to polish your but still.

Back on topic, I would say doing 2 tracks in 1 trip is really tough 3 is next to impossible mostly because of the individual tracks schedule. Popo and I could have added 1 more day with STAR school at high planes raceway and possibly caught a day at Hallett on Sunday on our way down but we were EXHAUSTED and broke as it was so adding the 3rd day was a bit much.
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Go do 2 days at barber that will be plenty.


I'd totally avoid the Mercedes Benz Sugar Land track Angleton in your plans- that track isn't exactly that interesting enough to make a trip stop for. I'd sooner hit up MSR (hopefully on a day that they're running the 3.1) and/ or TWS (Texas World Speedway) before I'd ride any other Texas tracks on a trip.

NPR has good pavement, but I personally won't race there, maybe a track day but not really worth the trip IMHO- to each their own.

TMS is a mini track at best. It's a lot like GSS but somehow it seemed smaller... a ton of fun on a mini with a GP chassis but even that bike was a bit overkill there.

If I were leaving Houston, I'd hit up MSR for the 3.1 and make a stop at Hallett, then head up to Miller, Road America is pretty fun, definitely hit Laguna just 'cause. But you're talking about a month of travel or more to do this type of thing.

A two day weekend trip to Laguna, Miller, or Barber would be more than enough. Miller and Barber are at the top of my "to do" list.
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H2r is a really fun track, btw.
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NPR is a pretty cool track. Way better than Oak Hill (pavement wise) and Oak Hill is a great track if you wanna learn to go faster
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