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Old 03-19-2007, 11:27 PM   #1
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How was NPR?

Did anyone go to race or spectate? So is this track going to be a regular with CMRA? I will be camping there at the end of the month for a track event. How is the camping setup? Any showers?
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Old 03-19-2007, 11:41 PM   #2
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Facilities are actually quite nice. The track on the other hand......
Put it this was I lost count of the red flags during the 6 hr endurance. I believe 8 or 9 was the finally number of red flags.
The track is hairy, walls everywhere, jumping curbs, blind corners. The surface has good grip, it is just the configuration is a little screwy.
If I had to bet $$ I'd say the CMRA will not return to NPR next year. That is just an opinion not based on anything official.
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Facilities are actually quite nice. The track on the other hand......
Put it this was I lost count of the red flags during the 6 hr endurance. I believe 8 or 9 was the finally number of red flags.
The track is hairy, walls everywhere, jumping curbs, blind corners. The surface has good grip, it is just the configuration is a little screwy.
If I had to bet $$ I'd say the CMRA will not return to NPR next year. That is just an opinion not based on anything official.
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I was concerned about the safety issues as well. Logic would tell me that the dragstrip was there first, then the road course was an afterthought, hence the safety issues.

I was mainly concerned about the facilities since we would be two nights. Glad to hear that aspect is pretty decent.
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Old 03-19-2007, 11:56 PM   #4
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if you are going thats not a race event you will have plenty of room to do whatever and not bother others around.........they got hookups for rv but no electricity for pits also no cover so bring ez up. track is ok i guess yea i corner worked all day sat and too many red flags.
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:01 AM   #5
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There is electricity and shade under the big carport. Just have to get there early to get a spot.
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:14 AM   #6
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well when i was there, it was 175 a day????
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:16 AM   #7
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$175 for a power hookup? Are you serious?

That's not how it usually works at track days.
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:17 AM   #8
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yea it was roped off too........well it was a race weekend so maybe they thought they can make a buck or two.
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:20 AM   #9
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Oh I wouldn't be surprised if they decided to charge on a race weekend, but $175 is several leaps beyond ridiculous. Anyway I've never known anyone to pay at track days, hopefully they didn't change the policy.
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:47 AM   #10
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4 red flags on the big bike endurance the track had a lot of gravel. The desert rats bikes looked like they had been in a bb gun fight. Troy Green lost a brand new radiator as did a few others. What took out Troy's radiator also put a big whole in the hardware cloth he had over it in a double layer to protect it.

Chuck E wouldn't even ride the track after one practice.

No I really don't think they want to go back there.
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parts were fun as . like turn one especially. very hairy but if youve got the size of walnuts than it will be fun as . i had to out ride everybody in the lightwieght class to make up for the lack of power that my sv was putting out. i have never been to a track with such a slow bike. but the suspension on my bike has never been better and it was cornering like a son of a
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I was concerned about the safety issues as well. Logic would tell me that the dragstrip was there first, then the road course was an afterthought, hence the safety issues.

I was mainly concerned about the facilities since we would be two nights. Glad to hear that aspect is pretty decent.
when I raced there the dragstrip wasn't quite done but the concrete walls were in place for it.:eh:

at the end of the straight they had a big bump this time, it used to be a hole by the end of the day.
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parts were fun as . like turn one especially. very hairy but if youve got the size of walnuts than it will be fun as . i had to out ride everybody in the lightwieght class to make up for the lack of power that my sv was putting out. i have never been to a track with such a slow bike. but the suspension on my bike has never been better and it was cornering like a son of a
How much power is your SV putting down?
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for some reason it has lost power since last year and everybody was pulling mad gaps down every straight away
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:40 PM   #15
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for some reason it has lost power since last year and everybody was pulling mad gaps down every straight away
If its a race only bike, then its probably time for a compression test. May be time to get things freshened up on the top end.
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:29 PM   #16
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how about i just put all my stuff on my o6 with 419 miles and then not worry about the other one
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