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Old 02-19-2014, 08:29 AM   #1
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Good vids, it looks like you had fun and you rode very safely,you participate in many categories and at the end of the day came back with shiny bikes and lot of fun......I think it was a successful weekend for you!
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Good vids, it looks like you had fun and you rode very safely,you participate in many categories and at the end of the day came back with shiny bikes and lot of fun......I think it was a successful weekend for you!
I agree , great day of fun and home for the family


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I was there for the 1st time watching the races and enjoyed it very much .

Could you elaborate just a bit on al the diff classes .

Is it cc of machine , or class of rider or both ,

like example you posted I think 3 superstock races . are these the heats or classes ?

Sorry for being a Dumbazz about this .

I'm sure others would like to understand a litte better also.

and again Congrats on the fun your having .

And thanks for sharing

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You looked good out there. Many races, no crashes = good!

See you at TWS (Texas World Speedway).
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Aww man, I was hoping to see vid of the bike cartwheeling in the keyhole of lap 1 of race 20, but your starts are too good!
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Could you elaborate just a bit on al the diff classes .

Is it cc of machine , or class of rider or both ,

like example you posted I think 3 superstock races . are these the heats or classes ?
Roughly speaking there's a super SPORT and a super BIKE class for each displacement.

So supersport and superbike C is for 600cc machines

supersport and superbike B is for 750cc machines.

You can race up classes if you want, though. The difference between superbike and supersport is modifications. Superbike allows slicks, supersport doesn't.


This is oversimplifying things, but it gives you the gist.




Also, there's novice and expert level for each class. If you're one classification, you can't race in the other.
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Roughly speaking there's a super SPORT and a super BIKE class for each displacement.

So supersport and superbike C is for 600cc machines

supersport and superbike B is for 750cc machines.

You can race up classes if you want, though. The difference between superbike and supersport is modifications. Superbike allows slicks, supersport doesn't.


This is oversimplifying things, but it gives you the gist.




Also, there's novice and expert level for each class. If you're one classification, you can't race in the other.


Thanks for helping with different classes ,

for example , seemed like every race had 2 different starts .

Would this be same class bike with diff class riders ?

Or 2 different classes of bikes , slicks / no slicks ?

Thanks for helping ,

I cant wait to go watch the the one in Sept here .
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Thanks for helping with different classes ,

for example , seemed like every race had 2 different starts .

Would this be same class bike with diff class riders ?

Or 2 different classes of bikes , slicks / no slicks ?

Thanks for helping ,

I cant wait to go watch the the one in Sept here .
They call that a "wave" start. For some races that have low rider count they'll actually put two totally different classes on the track at the same time. For instance, Expert Heavyweight twins (1000cc twins) and Novice Heavyweight twins are two totally seperate races that occur at the same time. They'll also use the wave start for massive classes. For instance, novice superbike C had something like 50 registered riders. So they chop it in half to spread people out on the track.
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Aww man, I was hoping to see vid of the bike cartwheeling in the keyhole of lap 1 of race 20, but your starts are too good!
LOL - I was wondering where all those skidmarks in the keyhole came from...

Not sure my starts were all that great, but I am definitely glad I was ahead of that keyhole incident.
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Could you elaborate just a bit on al the diff classes .
looks like blake addressed most of your questions, but post up if you have any more - most of us have annoyed our significant others enough that they won't listen to us talk about racing any more, so having someone interested in hearing more about it is a very good thing.
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LOL - I was wondering where all those skidmarks in the keyhole came from...

Not sure my starts were all that great, but I am definitely glad I was ahead of that keyhole incident.

Your starts are better than mine! My best start ever was to only lose 4 places before the first turn.

And that cartwheeling bike was NOT fun to dodge.
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Scott love the videos! Glad you are out there mixing it up.
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Scott,

You did great. We practically had all the same sprint races on the 250 and the 600. It was load of fun to race with such big group.

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You did great. We practically had all the same sprint races on the 250 and the 600. It was load of fun to race with such big group.
clearly I pre-registered for my races and you didn't...

you sure made up for it, though.

and I learned a better line through the bus stop turn and the crossover on the mini course from following you through there a few times in practice.

(I was gonna use redford's line, but I still can't figure out how he does it without crashing... every. single. time. )
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Your starts are better than mine! My best start ever was to only lose 4 places before the first turn.
did your starts get worse when you went from the mille to the 600 or have they stayed about the same?

my tuono is definitely harder to launch than the 600 due to all the midrange and that hydraulic clutch.

and the clutch on my 600 got a little harder to modulate on launches when I added the slipper, but I'll gladly make that trade-off for being able to bang off downshifts into S&S and diamonds edge without fear.
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did your starts get worse when you went from the mille to the 600 or have they stayed about the same?

my tuono is definitely harder to launch than the 600 due to all the midrange and that hydraulic clutch.

and the clutch on my 600 got a little harder to modulate on launches when I added the slipper, but I'll gladly make that trade-off for being able to bang off downshifts into S&S and diamonds edge without fear.

Hard to say if they got worse as I only ran the mille in my first 2 rounds of CMRA racing late last year so I was already at the back of the pack. Although I did manage to stall the mille off the line at Hallett, and you know how those bastards don't like to start...

The problem with the R6 is that it has a "usable" 1st gear on the track, and no power below 10 grand. So it's just nutless out of the hole unless I'm revving the pee-poo out of it. Finally launched at 13k in my last race this past weekend, and that's when I only lost 4 spots.
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(I was gonna use redford's line, but I still can't figure out how he does it without crashing... every. single. time. )
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looks like blake addressed most of your questions, but post up if you have any more - most of us have annoyed our significant others enough that they won't listen to us talk about racing any more, so having someone interested in hearing more about it is a very good thing.


I appreciate that from yall to offer the help .


Was this event something extra special or is this what to expect at most events .
mainly, the # of bikes and racers participating ?

I don't know how to gauge it , but without counting and just walking around the pits and watching the races ,

seems like maybe there a couple of hundred Racers there for Sunday ??

I have know idea if this turnout was epic or just run of the mill , but very curious ?
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I appreciate that from yall to offer the help .


Was this event something extra special or is this what to expect at most events .
mainly, the # of bikes and racers participating ?

I don't know how to gauge it , but without counting and just walking around the pits and watching the races ,

seems like maybe there a couple of hundred Racers there for Sunday ??

I have know idea if this turnout was epic or just run of the mill , but very curious ?
according to CMRA, there was an all-time record number of race entries for this round - I heard 700 or so. walking through the pits, I beleive it, too.

I think the first round has historically been pretty busy, though.
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