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Old 06-22-2010, 09:03 PM   #1
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Which trackday organization do you prefer?

This isn't to start a thread of who is the best so, please no flaming or negative slams. I'm just curious what each one has to offer for a noob.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:15 PM   #2
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I like ridesmart so farr.. but def curious to go check out lonestar next season!
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They all have strong points (for the 4 I've ridden with). For me its more of location and timing than anything else.
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depends on what you like. Ridesmart is focused more on instruction and classroom.

LSTD is a bit more laid back, relaxed, ride, enjoy your time between sessions...and when there is a crash...Pam handles it. (more than likely the person who crashed has to sit there and wait till sessions over.)

I like both for different reasons. From what Ive noticed, most of the fast guys (racers) tend to ride with LSTD because 1. They usually go where the CMRA events are because I believe the lstd crew handles cmra marshalling. And most racers are practicing.

When I ride with Ride Smart, sometimes I just want to chill in between sessions and instead have to sit in class and hear stuff ive heard a lot already, and have to hit the track 10 minutes or less after classroom is over.


I ride both...just depends on location too. Great thing about ridesmart is its on weekends instead of Friday. Cant always take off work on Fridays.
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oh and if you go to lstd on a race weekend (friday)..its a bit faster paced than you may be used to if you are new to the track. Ive always seemed to notice faster paced riding with lstd anyway, but maybe thats cause Ive always gone on fridays. lol.
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depends on what you like. Ridesmart is focused more on instruction and classroom.

LSTD is a bit more laid back, relaxed, ride, enjoy your time between sessions...and when there is a crash...Pam handles it. (more than likely the person who crashed has to sit there and wait till sessions over.)

I like both for different reasons. From what Ive noticed, most of the fast guys (racers) tend to ride with LSTD because 1. They usually go where the CMRA events are because I believe the lstd crew handles cmra marshalling. And most racers are practicing.

When I ride with Ride Smart, sometimes I just want to chill in between sessions and instead have to sit in class and hear stuff ive heard a lot already, and have to hit the track 10 minutes or less after classroom is over.


I ride both...just depends on location too. Great thing about ridesmart is its on weekends instead of Friday. Cant always take off work on Fridays.

I'm glad that you said that, because I could not stand being in that classroom all day long right after a session!! I just wanted to chill and take a break.
They did have some good points, yes. But I am more of a hands on type guy. I learned more following or having the instructor follow me, than I did in the classroom!!
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For a first Trackday I would reccomend Ridesmart. Seems like they are a little more structured, and try to instill not riding above your head, and obviously cause of price.

Later on when you get faster and want more open track space. Then go with LSTD. Little more laid back as mentioned, and usually less people to clog the track. I had a great time on the day I rode with them.

In the end (when you get really fast) and can ride in A-group (lstd) or Level 3 (Ridesmart) then it really doesnt matter which day you go to. So far its been dang near open tracks for either one of those organizations when I've ridden with the experts. I think thats just how it goes though.

LMS- never ridden with them, but you have to be fast to get in anyway. So its not a place to start. When you are smoking 90% of level 2 with ridesmart or b-group with lstd. Then you are probably ready for LMS..
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I enjoyed my first track day with RideSmart, they didn't say much about body positioning but from what i've heard they go over that level 2.
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GSS was a GREAT track for my first trackday. I felt 100% the entire time up until I ran off the track at 80 screaming like a little girl.
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LMS...fastest guys around and they are willing to teach alot. I'm def the slowest guy there, but they make me feel comfortable, they pass close but that's how it's gonna be, and i feel like i take a little bit more home each day from chasing the fast guys...

look for one of their nooob days to start out though
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LMS does offer noob days. Just gotta get on mailing list.

No matter who you ride with, ask a bunch of questions, get an instructor to follow you and ride within your limits.
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Depends on what track you want to ride. For your first I'd say GSS with Groove Union due to thefact even with a sold out trackday it's still not crowded.

Ride Smart is ok I just don't like the track being packed and folks signing up for the wrong group.

LSTD has Pam and that says it all right there, wonder if she gives CPR if needed?
bwhahaha. Pam is awesome.

Yes..I agree with the wrong group comment. Ridesmart IS GOOD...dont get me wrong with stated above.

Classroom is in A/C, instructors are cool. Everyone gets one on one, its structured nice, they provide lunch, they have more events than others from what Ive seen. They show you the line and stress more aspects of the track rather than just free ride time. If its your first track day...Ride Smart is great place to start out. Pace wise...its not as fast as others (maybe due to the number of riders? idk) You dont HAVE to go to the classroom, but they do give out wristbands a few times through the day to put on your upper tripple and you need that to be allowed on the track.

LSTD does seem like you have the track to yourself though. It was the first organization I ever did a track day with. Crew is really cool.
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I have ridden Ride Smart and LSTD at TWS (Texas World Speedway). I have also ridden with LSTD at Cresson. I will be at Barber with Ride Smart later this year.

For me LSTD takes the spot for best. I feel more comfortable there with the other riders and the track control that is effective but not intrusive or counterproductive to a good time. They have been doing it a long time (10 plus years) and have it down to a science.

Ride Smart was a nice to ride with, I just had some concerns as to track control that made me a little uncomfortable; but it may have been a one time thing when it occurred. It wasn't and isn't enough to not ride with them again.

I ride at GSS with GU and have zero complaints and hope to keep being able to ride there on the motard and may even try one of the other bikes there just for grins.

When it comes down to it, we are very fortunate to have different track day orgs to pick from. I would say try to support them all.

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