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Old 01-12-2007, 12:36 PM   #1
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Texas Mini Grand Prix (TMGP) Overview For Noobs

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TMGP: 6-8 races per year. All in Katy or Denton. Go cart tracks .5 and .7 miles long, with enough variety to keep you entertained. 3 classes - 1. Stock YSR 50 with pipe and carb 2. Leight weight super bike: 100cc four stroke with clutch, 110cc automatic, 50cc two stroke liquid cooled, or 60cc air cooled. Any frame, any engine, and tires, everything goes 3. Super Bike: 65cc two stroke, 125cc four stroke.

5 riders to a team for a season. Must take rider's school, available every race. Endurance is only allowed on your second weekend, and you must race a sprint race on the first weekend. Rider's school is waived if you have a CMRA license, or a bunch of A group trackdays under your belt (at promoter's discretion), or a good talker.

Endurance races are Saturday. Races are 3-6 hours. Points are scored by number of laps completed added to the number of competitors in the race you beat. Laps are 40 seconds at Katy and 50 at Denton for an average novice. Good teams can turn prolly 300 laps in a 3 hour race. Novice and expert classes. Trophies every weekend and for the whole year.

Sprint races are Sunday. 8 laps. Winner gets the most points. Season champ crowned at year end. Prolly 15-20 races on Sunday. 5-6 races runs you $75 or so. Most bikes can be raced in a number of classes. Scooter class for fun. Pocketbike also.

Fees are $35 for a year long license, about $30 for rider's school, $25 an hour for the endurance race (i.e 3 hour race - $75 per team....3 riders = $25 each aka cheaper than track 21). First weekend expect to spend $100 with annual license, school, gas, oil...) After the first weekend you can get by spending as little as $35 or so. For $275 you can get a membership to the track and have 24/7 access and unlimited use (except when karts are racing).

Prep: basic safety wiring is required. Oil fill, oil drain, cotter pin in axles, caliper mounting bolts wired. I can prep a whole bike in 30 minutes on race morning to pass "tech"

This is no pressure, no glory, old fat guy, little kid, wife, daughter, son racing. Winner takes home a t shirt at season end. But it is very competitive, while relatively safe. Ambulances are on site at all tracks.

Skills learned transfer directly to the big bikes. And if you've never really dragged a knee or done a two wheel powerslide braking into, around, and out of a turn you might have some fun.
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Old 01-12-2007, 12:59 PM   #2
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Cool! I've got an XR70 that I might race. Has an auto-clutch though. Probably get my a$$ handed to me!

One question ... the rules say that the kickstart lever must be removed. How are you supposed to start the bike?
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Cool! I've got an XR70 that I might race. Has an auto-clutch though. Probably get my a$$ handed to me!

One question ... the rules say that the kickstart lever must be removed. How are you supposed to start the bike?
Push it????
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most bikes there are push started.

i wouldn't mind getting back into TMGP again, it was lots of fun and a great learning experience.
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Hey Peter,

Which team you racing for next year?
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Any word on adding the MSRH mini track to the line up?
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Old 01-12-2007, 01:29 PM   #7
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Hey Carbon,

I might be doing TMGP this year with my YXR100 that i bought from Peter (the orignal poster).

I might post up for team mates, yea yea we can use my bike - you crash you pay for the damage, and we are gonna have to work some sort of $$$ deal on the rides. But i want a decent running team & guys i already know preferablly from MotoHouston or TSBA.

PM me if ANYBODY is interested in doing TMGP on my bike, all you have to do is show up with Leathers, your helmet, get the license and then we can discuss the $$$.
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Just split the cost of the race fees... it is usually like $20 a person for the race.
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Just split the cost of the race fees... it is usually like $20 a person for the race.
, yes, this is the only fair way of doing it i guess, you break you pay should be a given. I will talk it over with the BOSS, and let you know but, i wouldn't mind getting on a team. haven't ridden a tard before so i guess a diversity role would be in order
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im waiting on the mini super moto track with dirt at msr .. i think he said around april or something
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im waiting on the mini super moto track with dirt at msr .. i think he said around april or something
thats going to be so pimp!
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, yes, this is the only fair way of doing it i guess, you break you pay should be a given. I will talk it over with the BOSS, and let you know but, i wouldn't mind getting on a team. haven't ridden a tard before so i guess a diversity role would be in order
Yea, that's pretty much how i was thinking about doing it. That whoever wants to race on the team, pay for their whole $$$ and some percentage of mine to cover up for the tire costs, oil costs and etc. And if you break you pay.

Its not really a tard handling machine though, its a YSR50 frame with an XR100 motor in it, with GP shift it handles like a mini SS bike :icon_bigg with slicks on her.

PM me, open to any and every one.
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oh, YSR, thats cool, we rode an NSR last year..
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Why wait when you can start working on your street skills now?
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I think it is more fun then big bikes I will be racing again this year I hope

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Would someone have to pay to fix a mechanical problem or just crashing?
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Crashes really don't do much to the bikes usualy unless you really pile it up... I wrecked the NSR probably a good 7 times in one season. Most of them where from other people taking me out but, the bike suffered little damage.
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