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Old 05-16-2007, 08:00 AM   #1
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How many racing schools do we have here locally?
And when do you think would be a good time to take a racing school as opposed to just running with instructors @ Trackdays?
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I was thinking the same thing. Heard the TY school is supposed to be good but thinking of hitting up an instructor for private lesson at a track day.(I wonder how much it would cost as well).
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:26 AM   #3
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Theres a few different viewpoints on this. IMO any training that you can get is a good thing, whether its from a pro or the trackday fast guy. One thing to consider is that not all fast guys or racers for that matter are good teachers. When you get into schools and such rest assured that the instructors can convey the information especially if its a full time riding school. I've never done the Ride Smart Ty Howard school so can't comment on that one. One thing I did like about bargy is that he focused a lot on off track preparation. I did consider training with marcus mcbain and that may be something to consider if you want to win races. If you look at the CMRA results his team riders are always top 5 guys and win races. I don't know what boot camp he puts them through but his riders always seem to do really good.

When you get in personal coaching and such, you're looking at around $500 per day on training.
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:27 AM   #4
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all these guys should be good enough for anyone on here..
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Eric, when cornerworking at LSTD last year with Gordon, a CMRA racer, we got to talking about racing schools. He said he did Schwantz' school and another whose name I cannot recall. He highly recommended them and I remember him telling me that you learn more there than you could ever imagine and more than you would learn anywhere else. He must know, he won his class.

So, if you are serious about racing, I'd recommend one of those schools. I only heard good things about them.
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:48 AM   #6
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Eric, when cornerworking at LSTD last year with Gordon, a CMRA racer, we got to talking about racing schools. He said he did Schwantz' school and another whose name I cannot recall. He highly recommended them and I remember him telling me that you learn more there than you could ever imagine and more than you would learn anywhere else. He must know, he won his class.

So, if you are serious about racing, I'd recommend one of those schools. I only heard good things about them.
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:53 AM   #7
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nice thread. i'll be looking into getting more instruction about racing in the very near future as well. a little chicken soup for the soul never hurt nobody.
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One of my old endurance teammates did the Ty one on one private lesson... said he learned alot, and at the next race, he dropped about 3 or 4 seconds per lap! After doing a few siting laps, Ty noticed that he needed some work on braking... after they worked on that for a few sessions, they moved on to something else.

I'm recommend doing the Ty private lesson with one other person who is at about the same skill level as yourself.

I think it was $500 or $600, which included track useage, lessons, video, and instruction.
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I would be interested in doing a racing school as well, like vfr stated some of us can get together and make a weekend out of it.
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hey swift, your sh-t box is full
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swift, at this point i would ask a fellow rider that is faster than you than consider some school. Check with guys like Mr. Whoopie, Billy Lee, Brandom, i am sure they are willing to help for some cash, track time or something. Then i will jump to ty or schools of that nature.
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Moral of the story is that most people are not going to say the blunt criticisms and tell you straight what is up. I really appreciated the blunt and direct approach
SO TRUE. There is nothing worse than paying serious Dollars and knowing that you aren't the champ out there and then someone tells you "You looked good out there." I am totally with you Tom.

It reminds me of American Idol's Paula Abdul "You looked great! I love you" and then Simon's "That was horrible! It was pitchy and quit that beebop stuff for crying out loud" I am sorry, but I'd rather have the true criticism than some sugarcoating 'stuff'. Often I think it is just laziness of the instructor's part. :eh:

So, I guess key is finding an instructor that can not only see what you are doing wrong or what you could improve but who will actually tell you.
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hey swift, your sh-t box is full
Cleaned up the sand box bro

You sir I'm sure could offer me several pointers.
Didn't you do the Ty-Howard or Sanchez School?
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