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Old 09-06-2014, 11:19 AM   #1
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Track levels

Ok so I'm a noob and never been on a track yet.
I saw there are levels to tracks and google doesn't talk much about it and I couldn't find a post in the forum talking about these.
My question is: do you have to take some educational track class before entering the track?
And what does these level stand for?
Anything else I should know cause I wanna start some track days but I wanna do them right.
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:21 AM   #2
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Ok so I'm a noob and never been on a track yet.
I saw there are levels to tracks and google doesn't talk much about it and I couldn't find a post in the forum talking about these.
My question is: do you have to take some educational track class before entering the track?
And what does these level stand for?
Anything else I should know cause I wanna start some track days but I wanna do them right.
The only requirement is that you have proper gear and your bike has the standard prep done.

Most schools run three levels. Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced. Some call it level 1,2,3. Others by other names.

If you haven't ridden a trackday yet, I would strongly suggest the beginner level at whatever school you choose.

Come out to MSRH on Sunday and check out the Fastline event. If you can't this weekend, I think Ride Smart will be there the following weekend.

TWS (Texas World Speedway) won't be around long, and Lone Star Track Days will have a double weekend coming up soon as well. You ought to try to get that in so you can experience TWS (Texas World Speedway).

I'll be at MSRH this Sunday, I'd be glad to introduce to a few people so you can get some questions asked and answered.
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:38 AM   #4
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The only requirement is that you have proper gear and your bike has the standard prep done.

Most schools run three levels. Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced. Some call it level 1,2,3. Others by other names.

If you haven't ridden a trackday yet, I would strongly suggest the beginner level at whatever school you choose.

Come out to MSRH on Sunday and check out the Fastline event. If you can't this weekend, I think Ride Smart will be there the following weekend.

TWS (Texas World Speedway) won't be around long, and Lone Star Track Days will have a double weekend coming up soon as well. You ought to try to get that in so you can experience TWS (Texas World Speedway).

I'll be at MSRH this Sunday, I'd be glad to introduce to a few people so you can get some questions asked and answered.

Yea I just read about MSRH hosting an event this weekend. I'll try to make it on Sunday unless I get called in to work.
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:53 AM   #5
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I broke my cherry with Fastline, and have opened Pandora's box! I was nervous my first time, but after the first hours of reg, tech and 1st class you feel right at home and I thought I knew everything, but learn something every time I go to Fastline Track Days. Tim, Deano, Slyder, X-Ray, Steve, and the rest of the Fastline Crew are awesome at instructing, and making you feel part of the family. Do it and you won't regret it!
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Remember, we (Fastline) are not having a Novice level this weekend since we're running lightweight in its place for CMRA practice. Our next event with Novice classes are at GSS on the 28th. But still come check it out if you get a chance. Sometimes we have run a few parade laps at lunch time just to let people get out and see the track but I'm not sure of the schedule for this weekend.
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no educational class required before hand, the trackday is basically a class. its for fun and learning, improving. you ride your sessions and during the breaks you go into a classroom where they discuss the raceline and body position so you can get faster

the levels are for different paces, you start in level 1 and then they will let you know when you are ready for a faster pace class level 2. and then level 3 later.

http://ridesmart.info/

check out ridesmart, they will give you 50% off on their first trackday. if you want to do the trackday thats coming up the 13th and 14th id highly recommend those days and shoot me a PM and I'll get you a code if the code on their website is already used up.

here is fastline's website

http://ridefastline.com/

You can find a ton of information on bike, gear preparation and what you might want to bring, the different levels.


Here are links though answering your question about what each level is anyway though.

http://www.ridesmart.info/index.php?page=school.level1

http://ridefastline.com/riding-level

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Im looking at starting to do some track days too, to see if i like it at least. been spending the last few weeks getting the r6 up to specs
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Im looking at starting to do some track days too, to see if i like it at least. been spending the last few weeks getting the r6 up to specs
You got the right bike I can tell you that hehe
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Old 09-07-2014, 12:48 PM   #11
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Thanks guys. Unfortunately I got called in to work this weekend :( but I'll plan for the next trackday. I'm kinda worried to mess up my R1 cause it's the love of my life lol
I'm thinking of buying an r6 and set it for track cause I've heard that 600cc are best choice for beginners
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Ride within your limits and you will be fine. I wouldn't say an 600cc is the best beginner bike but I think it's better than a liter bike.
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