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Old 01-16-2013, 09:03 AM   #1
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Taking the dive on getting my CMRA License

I just wanted to ask a few random questions i wanted to ask for a beginner like me to watch out for when getting my CMRA License.
Was it hard to begin for you?
Did your family & friends help out or was it your drive?
Any other pointers or a heads up would greatly be appreciated
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My opinion, if you want to race then RACE. It's a passion that drives you to race not others.

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My opinion, if you want to race then RACE. It's a passion that drives you to race not others.

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Very true i just dont want to get a race # for me its all about challenging myself, having fun, racing & lot of learning. I definately want to enter at least 10 sprint races w/ in the year but 1st thing 1st cmra class, corner work then RACING
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Alot of things depends on how many races you would want to do in a weekend and how much your willing to spend $$$$

Say if you decide to race 4 races a weekend.

That's 2 sets of tires, also don't forget the Friday practice is a set. So you would need almost 3 sets of tires for the weekend.

Now you don't have to put new rubber on the bike but it def helps because that's what most are doing.

Just be ready to spend some money. Racing isn't cheap. However, IT'S A BLAST!
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If you're racing for fun - and not for being competitive for a championship (and even then...) 3 tires a weekend isn't necessary - at all.

I ran 3 races at TWS (Texas World Speedway) at the end of last year. Friday practice were on tires that I had used for a few track days. I did have a new set for the race. My fastest time of a 1:53 was done on the last lap of the last race. I've ran a 43 at MSRH on a tire that was almost toast.

Unless my finances change or I get a deal on tires - I will be using the same rear every 6 races - flipping it accordingly and use the front for probably 9 races before I switch it out.

Even if you do get a new set of tires for every race, you can use your old race tires for the Friday practice.

If you're not corner working for track days - racing doesn't have to be that much more expensive than track days. The slower you are - the more money you save on tires That's my excuse anyway.

BTW - for tires, I'm running the Dunlop UK n-tec's for now. Might be switching to the Americans later this year and my tire changing schedule might change.
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Cody,

Never said he had to have that many tires. Said it would def help, which it would. If you run a soft compound for sprints to get the advantage of grip there is no way you can do what your trying to do. Like I said, depends how much bank your willing to spend on racing.
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Never said he had to have that many tires.
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So you would need almost 3 sets of tires for the weekend.
Maybe I misunderstood?

Wait, I understand - you run Pirelli.


But in all seriousness - you can run fast times if you're smooth on the inputs. Like I said, I ran a 43 at MSRH (in December no less...lol) on a ntec dot that you couldn't see the tread in part of the tire. I run a med front (typically) and a med+ rear. No issues yet *knocks on wood*
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Alot of things depends on how many races you would want to do in a weekend and how much your willing to spend $$$$

Say if you decide to race 4 races a weekend.

That's 2 sets of tires, also don't forget the Friday practice is a set. So you would need almost 3 sets of tires for the weekend.

Now you don't have to put new rubber on the bike but it def helps because that's what most are doing.

Just be ready to spend some money. Racing isn't cheap. However, IT'S A BLAST!


Guess you did misunderstood.

I do agree with you about you can still run fast if being smooth.
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dew it Ray!!! You'll be fine just have fun! Start off small and just watch your rubber...don't push past your limits...well just a little. i'm running Dunlops too and feel great! It will just depend on your budget!
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Thanks for the insight guys. Im looking to atleast 2 races a weekend to get into the swing of things. I'm looking to have an extra set of tires & rims like Cody says 1 set for practice 2nd set for sprints to make it easier & faster. Im at a ok pace 1:50-1:55 pace at MSRH but practice makes for more improvement. Plus i think this will further improve my riding,skill level & be safer on the track.
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dew it Ray!!! You'll be fine just have fun! Start off small and just watch your rubber...don't push past your limits...well just a little. i'm running Dunlops too and feel great! It will just depend on your budget!
im trying ive just been procrastinating alot about this so here goes nothing... not looking to break records you know me its all about having fun & racing... Cant go wrong w/ Dunlops plus im not trying to break bank either
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Also, you dont have to CW to start racing! You can race immediately after you get your license. You just don't get rid of your prov nov status until you fulfill your CWing duties.

If they did it like they did last year - for February, if you're taking the licensing class on Friday, you ONLY pay for the licensing class. As in, you don't pay for the track day and the class on top of that. (first race practice only!)

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Are you going to Do the race school on Feb 15th? That is the soonest you can take it and get your license and sign up for a race on the 16th. I have team members signing up for the 15th to get thier license. I think the race school will cost you 75 and that will cover your trackday for that day. Then it will cost you 146 for your license for the year.
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Also, you dont have to CW to start racing! You can race immediately after you get your license. You just don't get rid of your prov nov status until you fulfill your CWing duties.

If they did it like they did last year - for February, if you're taking the licensing class on Friday, you ONLY pay for the licensing class. As in, you don't pay for the track day and the class on top of that. (first race practice only!)

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i was going to try that but im probably going to school on friday then maybe get my CW out the way the next days but ill see dont want to overwhelm myself to quick

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Are you going to Do the race school on Feb 15th? That is the soonest you can take it and get your license and sign up for a race on the 16th. I have team members signing up for the 15th to get thier license. I think the race school will cost you 75 and that will cover your trackday for that day. Then it will cost you 146 for your license for the year.
No i was trying but funds wont be straight by then im shooting for March 22nd. Just trying to do it easy & as painless as possible no rush here but i do want to get everything sorted out by mid year
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i was going to try that but im probably going to school on friday then maybe get my CW out the way the next days but ill see dont want to overwhelm myself to quick



No i was trying but funds wont be straight by then im shooting for March 22nd. Just trying to do it easy & as painless as possible no rush here but i do want to get everything sorted out by mid year
You wont have to pay full price for the license if you on race half the year. but you cannot start your pro nov requirments untill you pay for your license.
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i was going to try that but im probably going to school on friday then maybe get my CW out the way the next days but ill see dont want to overwhelm myself to quick



No i was trying but funds wont be straight by then im shooting for March 22nd. Just trying to do it easy & as painless as possible no rush here but i do want to get everything sorted out by mid year
Sounds good. If you do plan on racing Sunday (at MSRH) - I wouldn't recommend trying to CW Saturday. Being your first time, I'd try to get the bike teched and everything else taken care of on Saturday. The last thing you want is to be rushed for your first day.

After the first weekend though, I don't see a problem CWing Sat / racing Sunday. You'll know what to expect.

Also, this is personal preference, but I'd do my first race at a track I'm comfortable at. That's just me. One less thing on your mind.

It's a lot of fun! I'm only making a few rounds this year - but I'm already looking forward to it.

What bike are you on?
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Sounds good. If you do plan on racing Sunday (at MSRH) - I wouldn't recommend trying to CW Saturday. Being your first time, I'd try to get the bike teched and everything else taken care of on Saturday. The last thing you want is to be rushed for your first day. Thanks for that info i didnt know you could do that

After the first weekend though, I don't see a problem CWing Sat / racing Sunday. You'll know what to expect.

Also, this is personal preference, but I'd do my first race at a track I'm comfortable at. That's just me. One less thing on your mind. Im doing TWS (Texas World Speedway) in March 22 plus im very comfortable there It's a lot of fun!
I'm only making a few rounds this year - but I'm already looking forward to it.

What bike are you on? The BUSA nah jk R1 & Suzi 600 for now might sell the 600 & get another R1 to have a back up bike for just incase purposes
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I was wondering if you were going to try and race a busa...I have no idea what classes that thing could go in...haha. The thing about liter bikes is that you reduce the amount of classes you can enter. And you go through tires more...haha
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