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Old 05-02-2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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TWS (Texas World Speedway) or MSRH which one should I do for my first?

I'm either going to go with Ride Smart on 5/27 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) or 6/22 at MSRH.

What are the pros and cons of both tracks from some of you experienced track day addicts?
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I think for the first track on level 1, i'll pick the one closest to home. I think most would prefer MSRH.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:40 AM   #3
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TWS (Texas World Speedway) is longer and faster track. MSRH little more technical.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:43 AM   #4
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Agree with Mark.

I'd recommend MSRH.
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I don't think it really matter which track you ride on first. There is so much to take in on your first day most of it will be a blur. Msrh is a little more of a technical track but has slower top speeds. TWS (Texas World Speedway) flows well with fewer hard braking zones but it is older and a little more beat up. I would go to MSRH first since it is the next one for you. Go ahead and get hooked on the track now that way you will have more time to ride other tracks this year. Enjoy.
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I think that TWS (Texas World Speedway) is more forgiving for your first track day.. That was mine anyways..needed lots of forgiveness.
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I agree with both these Hobos!!

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TWS (Texas World Speedway) is more fun to me....
Banked flowing turns and some elevation change, and all the speed you care to bite off.
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I think that TWS (Texas World Speedway) is more forgiving for your first track day.. That was mine anyways..needed lots of forgiveness.
I've heard this one a few times and agree!
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TWS (Texas World Speedway) is wide and big
MSRH is a lil tighter and a lil more technical

I say go to the one closest to you.
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I see more noobs go down at TWS (Texas World Speedway) than MSRH. You always get these guys that get a little excited with the straight aways and come into corners too hot. I think turns 3 and 4 are the main places beginners crash.

MSRH is a lot tighter and not much room to really get wide open at MSRH, the only turn that gave me at first was turn 5. I swear i hit that thing going 10 mph and still ran wide.
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TWS (Texas World Speedway) is more fun to me....
Banked flowing turns and some elevation change, and all the speed you care to bite off.
Banked turns? I guess turn 7 counts.
MSRH is best your first time due to slower speeds. Mistakes may be more forgiving.
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Do both.

They are two different animals.
And it doesn't matter which one you start off with.

If you're out there wrecking on your first day, you're not:
1. Listening to your instructors
2. Keeping your ego in check
3. Experienced enough
4. Maintaining your bike

With 2 years under your belt, I don't think you'll worry about #3.

PS- Turn 1, 7, 15 are banked if you're going fast enough....
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I see more noobs go down at TWS (Texas World Speedway) than MSRH. You always get these guys that get a little excited with the straight aways and come into corners too hot. I think turns 3 and 4 are the main places beginners crash.

MSRH is a lot tighter and not much room to really get wide open at MSRH, the only turn that gave me at first was turn 5. I swear i hit that thing going 10 mph and still ran wide.

I don't know about you but I sure can get it wide open in a few places at MSR... plus your suppose to be full open..isn't that the goal... ...jk,..not on your first track day its not!!!
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TWS (Texas World Speedway) TWS (Texas World Speedway) TWS (Texas World Speedway) - It's Wide! And that gives you a lot more room for error. MSRH is less forgiving in that aspect, tighter and more "technical" as others have stated. I've rode both tracks at least 10+ and have picked far more flowers at MSRH than TWS (Texas World Speedway). TWS (Texas World Speedway) flows smoother and doesn't zap your energy like MSRH will. While TWS (Texas World Speedway) is a "faster" track that is besides the point as you will be riding at a pace you feel comfortable with. I've had saved high sides at both tracks, MSRH resulted in a run off while TWS (Texas World Speedway) had a wide enough track for me to recover and finish the turn.

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TWS (Texas World Speedway) TWS (Texas World Speedway) TWS (Texas World Speedway) - It's Wide! And that gives you a lot more room for error. MSRH is less forgiving in that aspect, tighter and more "technical" as others have stated. I've rode both tracks at least 10+ and have picked far more flowers at MSRH than TWS (Texas World Speedway). TWS (Texas World Speedway) flows smoother and doesn't zap your energy like MSRH will. While TWS (Texas World Speedway) is a "faster" track that is besides the point as you will be riding at a pace you feel comfortable with. I've had saved high sides at both tracks, MSRH resulted in a run off while TWS (Texas World Speedway) had a wide enough track for me to recover and finish the turn.

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