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Old 02-19-2007, 01:09 PM   #41
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:09 PM   #42
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Old 02-19-2007, 02:25 PM   #43
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Will we be allowed into the Denton track on the Friday of the race weekend for setup and practice?
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Will we be allowed into the Denton track on the Friday of the race weekend for setup and practice?
Doubt it, unless you have some kind of special arrangement with the track.
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Doubt it, unless you have some kind of special arrangement with the track.
So we'll need to be there at like 5AM to setup?
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Old 02-19-2007, 03:21 PM   #46
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So we'll need to be there at like 5AM to setup?

Here a link to the last race weekend schedule.. they are usually pretty much the same every weekend with the exception of the endurance race start time.


http://tmgps.8k.com/round8k.htm
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Make sure everybody is there early to take a few laps around the track before the race starts.
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Oh yeah.. And take an EZ-UP or some sort of canopy with you to Denton. The pits are not covered.
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Who else needs to take the riders class?
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I have another question. Are street tires mandatory for all classes? I may want to run the sprints just to fulfill license reqs and not try to win or push it. This would keep me from spending $$ on tires.
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I have another question. Are street tires mandatory for all classes? I may want to run the sprints just to fulfill license reqs and not try to win or push it. This would keep me from spending $$ on tires.
What are you going to endurance on?
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What are you going to endurance on?
Running endurance on the team bike.

Running sprints and license class (if riding is necessary) on my XR70.
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Running endurance on the team bike.

Running sprints and license class (if riding is necessary) on my XR70.
They will want you to ride.

Plus it gives you 30 extra minutes to ride the track before open practice begins.
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So how do we register? Do we just show up at the track with $$ and fill out the paperwork there?
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Old 02-20-2007, 02:36 PM   #57
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It is all pretty basic. Just show up with money and a bike... or borrow one and you will get a license and be ready to race.
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I have another question. Are street tires mandatory for all classes? I may want to run the sprints just to fulfill license reqs and not try to win or push it. This would keep me from spending $$ on tires.

I don't think street tires are mandatory. I've seen some knobby-ish tires out there.

Or at least trail type tires.
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It is all pretty basic. Just show up with money and a bike... or borrow one and you will get a license and be ready to race.
Do they only do one class per day?
What if several memebers on a team need a license with ONE team bike?

I don't think Mama will let me buy a third bike yet
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Correction: The sprints and rider's schools have been changed to Saturdays to accomodate getting new riders up to speed for the endurance in the same weekend.

Tires: Knobbies are frowned on, except in the junior motard or scooter race. The tires often seen are trailwings, better on the road than the dirt, but they look like a knobbie. Quick fix for a ttr125 or XR100 to get it on the track.

Rider's school: Taught once. To get you lapping without the pressure of faster traffic. To "unspook" you and get you used to track lines riding by in a ducky line. It's not about the speed, it's about learning the flags, cornering lines, pit in / pit out, dealing with faster riders, looking thru the turns....which is why you can use....

Spare bikes: Even a street tired XR50 does fine for the rider's school. I know of about 10 on this board, some still in impound. I always bring a spare (XR100) for friends to use for the rider's school.

Sprint Registration: Be there when the gate opens, with cash, ready to sign waivers, and bring your own pen.

Endurance Registration: Day of race, all riders there at gate opening, all sign, captain submits form. Teammates take care of tech for captain while he waits in registration line. If done smoothly you can be lined up,dressed, at pit row waiting for practice to begin. Done poorly, you will prolly miss practice.

Bike prep: Complete a week before the race. Bring a spare larger and smaller front sprocket to every track, minimum. Do not expect to get bike thru tech with no prep before race day, but it has been done. When you get to the track, ask a knowledgeable person (look for dingy, odd colored, worn out leathers...sure sign) to look over your bike to see if it has any issues that might keep it off the track. Better yet, take it to Patrick and crew a week before for a once over.

Scoring: Be prepared to rent a transponder, or have a good buddy sit for hours on end writing lap times on a scoring sheet.

Mental prep: Get your health and life insurance lined up (cards in hand) before heading up. Enter emergency numbers in quick dial 2,3,4 on your cell phone.

Most important: Jeff and Linda run the organization for fun with the help of their 20 children and friends. Don't do anything to them off. They don't want your hassle, only your enthusiasm. Save the attitudes for CMRA, or Stuart (Hulk) will twist your arm a little. This is a racing family, where everyone knows everyone. Keep it fun, cheap, and friendly.
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