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Old 08-24-2006, 10:50 AM   #1
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Private Track Days?

First of all i have never been on a track with a bike. I have raced shiftercarts dirt bikes and drag bikes before though. Open track days or also known as test and tune for those types of tracks was only about 30 $. It involved taking your machine out there and tweeking it. i heard that track days are like 175 $ at the cheapest. I was wondering what all is included in these track days.
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:54 AM   #2
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My guess is because you are not a member of the Track. If you are a member of the track then is cheaper but the membership is expensive. However the Private Days that I see around here you get some help from more experience riders. never been on one but this SAT i'm on.
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YAY a day of fun like you'd never belive!!!
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ok so its fun that much is for sure. I have been racing since i was younger i know its fun sat and sundays i was at some track
30$x4 days of fun =120 $
175$x4 days of fun=700$
Also how many days in a month can you put your bike on a track
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I think that question is for people that go to the track often. As far as i know if you are a member, many times as long as there is no other event being host. If you are not a member and you check all the schools that offer track days maybe 3 or 4 a month but I may be wrong.
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mebership fees are i heard like 10000 or something like that
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I think it is different on each track but they are expensive. However if you plan to go or can go more than 10 times a month to the track is worth the money. Believe me I wish it was only 30 dolars LOL I would be in line for that offer.
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if i get professional tips and advice the 175 would be worth it but to go out there and just ride on the track umm i dont know as far as expirienced riders talking to me you can go out to any hang out and do that if i am going to pay what it costs fo one class at college i want to get alot out of the track day if you cans see where i am coming from
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I understand where your coming from.
I doing my first T/D this weekend and I'm curious as to what information I'm going to bring home after the day.
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Ill try to help answer some questions. Im no expert on the matter but this is what I think I see.

First of all, this is a private track. Kinda like and exclusive country club...not anyone can just pay a fee and go out on the track.

Second, MILLIONS of dollars are involved in the facility, construction, on going improvements, salaries of track officials, owner, groundskeeper(who is kick by the way) and probably other people im leaving out.

Third, memberships to be able to use the track. Have you checked into them?

Forth, garages, and equipment.

and Fifth, education, whoever the instructor is, is normally a expert rider and can give you great pointers on your riding.


Buck, feel free to elaborate....
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if i get professional tips and advice the 175 would be worth it but to go out there and just ride on the track umm i dont know as far as expirienced riders talking to me you can go out to any hang out and do that if i am going to pay what it costs fo one class at college i want to get alot out of the track day if you cans see where i am coming from
You'll get pro instruction and more than enough time to ride. Most people leave before the day is over.

As for cost comparison to a kart track or dirt, remember that it costs a whole lot more to build and pave a 2.5 mile track. Track days usually include an ambulance on standby also.

But hey, it's an expensive hobby right? How much would it cost to fill up your boat and run it for a day?

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You forgot to mention..........no trucks/buses/mini vans/Grandma & Grandpa going to church/ POPO/speedlimits/u-turns/stop lights/stop signs/POPO etc. etc. etc.
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No i understand how much money it takes to run the track but i am wondering if its worth paying even though i may not ever race in cmra

Also i understand that a speeding ticket will more than likely be more than 175
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All I can say, try it JUST ONCE and youll understand and be hooked.
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No i understand how much money it takes to run the track but i am wondering if its worth paying even though i may not ever race in cmra

Also i understand that a speeding ticket will more than likely be more than 175
I guess that's all up to how badly you want to improve your riding.

Maybe if the demand for trackdays goes up then the prices will come down.
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Maybe if the demand for trackdays goes up then the prices will come down.[/QUOTE]
supply and demand theory would be incorrect if that happened

i will deff. try a track day sometime soon i just wanted to know more info about them i have a close friend that used to race he tells me the same thing
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Sport Rider, DenHou1974 is right. It is going to be a lot more expensive than going to a drag strip or a go-kart track and riding out there. However, you will receive actual instruction from a professional on everything from body positioning, to braking points, to proper racing lines, smooth acceleration, setting the bike up for the turn, proper downshifting, etc etc. You will learn a lot about your bike and how it is supposed to perform. If you want to pay the $175 fee and go out there and skip all the classes and just ride, you can do that also. But I highly recommend taking the class at least once because all they can teach you in one day is incredible.

You don't need to buy the track membership to get on the track. Just find out when the next trackday is and do that. As for how many times can you take your bike out, well that depends on how many trackdays you want to do in a month. There are 3 organizations around this area that run trackdays so, theoretically, you could run about 3 times a month at various tracks. Hope that helps.
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Sport Rider, DenHou1974 is right. It is going to be a lot more expensive than going to a drag strip or a go-kart track and riding out there. However, you will receive actual instruction from a professional on everything from body positioning, to braking points, to proper racing lines, smooth acceleration, setting the bike up for the turn, proper downshifting, etc etc. You will learn a lot about your bike and how it is supposed to perform. If you want to pay the $175 fee and go out there and skip all the classes and just ride, you can do that also. But I highly recommend taking the class at least once because all they can teach you in one day is incredible.

You don't need to buy the track membership to get on the track. Just find out when the next trackday is and do that. As for how many times can you take your bike out, well that depends on how many trackdays you want to do in a month. There are 3 organizations around this area that run trackdays so, theoretically, you could run about 3 times a month at various tracks. Hope that helps.
Thats what i wanted to hear thanks
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trackdays suck!!!!!
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This might help ya.

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