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Old 01-26-2010, 11:10 AM   #1
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Question for the racers

I did a search first and didn't find my answers anywhere even in the CMRA rulebook. So I'm going to get my license this year to race here and there, so my question is this. On race weekend if I pre-register for a sprint race on Sunday can I literally show up at the track on Sunday morning and tech in for the day, get my transponder I'm renting, do the racers meeting, etc.. or do I have to do all this Sat. and come back for Sunday to race. Also is there a practice session on Sunday before the races? Just trying to get the logistics laid out so no supprises when the time comes.

Oh also I see in the rule book that Suzuki's need case covers on both sides which I have, but it doesn't state which ones are needed. I assume i get to pick then because I don't see any for sale from like woodcraft, vortex, circuit 1 for my clutch cover. I do have a stator, crank and starter cover on already though. Does anybody know if I need the clutch cover one to?
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:40 AM   #2
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You can show up extra early on Sunday morning and do everything.

There is usually 3 (15 min) practice sessions split up in novice, expert, lightweights, schedule permitting of course.

As for the case covers....i would contact alan@cmraracing.com and he'll direct your question to the right person.
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Link to covers from woodcraft. That is what I used. You might need the clutch cover...I would get it to be safe.

http://www.woodcraft-cfm.com/Scripts...Category=12860

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Old 01-26-2010, 01:14 PM   #4
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The Key word is "Pre-Register" to my knowledge unless you are a CMRA member you can't pre-register for the event. That being said, contact Alan, as Tony suggested, he will know.
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You can do it all Sunday morning, I think everything typically starts at 6:15am. I did that a time or two and I'll say that it is a rushed feeling.

Even though you pre register you still need to go to registration, get your transponder, take your belly pan off, get to tech, get your belly pan on, get to the riders meeting, get to practice, get all your contingency filled out and sponsors list.

Plus, if you are racing on different tires than what you are practicing on, you'll need to include changing wheels out and if you dont have an extra set of wheels, then you're really pushing it to get tires changed. I think practice starts at 7:45 too. It's definately tight.

Just sayin...it can be done...but if your an anxious person like me, it was pretty stressful.

I try to do it all on Saturday. Then Sunday morning is more relaxing.
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You can do it all Sunday morning, I think everything typically starts at 6:15am. I did that a time or two and I'll say that it is a rushed feeling.

Even though you pre register you still need to go to registration, get your transponder, take your belly pan off, get to tech, get your belly pan on, get to the riders meeting, get to practice, get all your contingency filled out and sponsors list.

Plus, if you are racing on different tires than what you are practicing on, you'll need to include changing wheels out and if you dont have an extra set of wheels, then you're really pushing it to get tires changed. I think practice starts at 7:45 too. It's definately tight.

Just sayin...it can be done...but if your an anxious person like me, it was pretty stressful.

I try to do it all on Saturday. Then Sunday morning is more relaxing.
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be early for everything

be early for everything.
since it's your first weekend, i would have your race tires mounted already(bought from John Hutchinson, of course), then all you have to worry with is running your bike through tech and your registration.
i would definitely pre-register.
if you start getting stressed or you need something special that you've forgotten, look up us LSTD guys and we'll help you if we can.
we pit by the snack bar in the big red volvo semi and we carry lots of tools and pit supplies. and we have lots of new-racer babysitting experience.
and to prep your bike, shop at Motorcycles Unlimited. they really support the CMRA racers and have lots of race knowledge that can make your life at the track smooth, easy and fun.
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man great info guys. Exactly what I was looking for.
Sounds like doing the neccesities on Sat. is better, but it all can be done on Sun. as well. Do they only practice in the morning on Sat. before the Endurance racing or do they offer it in the evening as well. Also is tech open all day Sat.? I'm thinking if I can come in the evening Sat. tech etc.. and then run a practice session Sun. morning. In the beginning I'll probably run the same tires for practice and race on. Sounds like they would last through 1practice sessions and 3 races. At least until everything becomes old hat to me. Oh and yes I buy from John for sure. He's taught me alot about tires. Also deal with Pat at Motorcycles Unlimited. He set up my suspension last season with the Ohlins rear. Both standup guys.
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man great info guys. Exactly what I was looking for.
Sounds like doing the neccesities on Sat. is better, but it all can be done on Sun. as well. Do they only practice in the morning on Sat. before the Endurance racing or do they offer it in the evening as well. Also is tech open all day Sat.? I'm thinking if I can come in the evening Sat. tech etc.. and then run a practice session Sun. morning. In the beginning I'll probably run the same tires for practice and race on. Sounds like they would last through 1practice sessions and 3 races. At least until everything becomes old hat to me. Oh and yes I buy from John for sure. He's taught me alot about tires. Also deal with Pat at Motorcycles Unlimited. He set up my suspension last season with the Ohlins rear. Both standup guys.
Thanks all.
i don't think you can practice on saturday but i could be wrong.
i think they stopped all that but email alan to be sure.
there should be plenty of session on sunday, i think.
if you could be there saturday, there's a chance you could practice sitting in your lawn chair on sunday morning.
bring a girlfriend, wife(don't do both), or good friend that will help you...pay their way in or somethin'.
for tech..remove your lower fairing and bring them your helmet to inspect and sticker. you won't get on the track without techin' your helmet.
i think tech closes at 6pm saturdays.
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cool thanks. I was actually just thinking of teching Sat. evening before they close and then run a practice session on Sunday before the races if I don't do it all Sunday mornings. Thanks again.
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