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View Poll Results: Do you like Grandsport Speedway?
Yes, I love everything about it 7 12.28%
Maybe, we'll see after they COMPLETE it. 39 68.42%
I don't like it, but hey, it's another track. 3 5.26%
I'd rather go somewhere else. 8 14.04%
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:32 PM   #1
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Grandsport Speedway....Your thoughts

So what do you think? Please vote...and explain.


I personally don't like the track (for big bike riding). The layout of the track doesn't FLOW as it should. I think there are two turns which to me can be a safety hazard as well. if someone was to come in too hot or exit too fast, they could possibly run into another part of the track. Pictured below.

I do however think this would be a badass track for the mini's/motards. Even after completion of the curbing and facilities, the track doesn't seem appealing to me for big bikes. I would take the bumps and flaws of one of the other tracks over grandsport. Even if price was a factor, i think "as of right now" i would rather spend the extra bucks for another track. That's just me though. Maybe if I didn't fall asleep for half of the trackday it might've been better ......or NOT. :laughing6
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:35 PM   #2
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track run clockwise or counter-clowckwise?...i'm assuming counter?
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:38 PM   #4
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in the picture attached....the red circle on the left side....if someone was to come in too hot, i really think they would fly into entrance of the straightaway.

and the red circle to the right....if someone was to exit with too much speed, they'll wind up in the exiting of the next turn.

and even if there were tire walls or what not to keep that from happening....the tire wall can seriously jack someone up.
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What you might not have seen from the track was the fact that the ground inside the infield was lower than the track surface (or at least it was on the right side of your pic where I was). While sitting on a standard chair, the track wa about even with my head.

This means two things in my mind - runoff would run you down into the dirt/grass, but it would be nearly impossible to bottom out and head back up the hill. It's possible, but highly unlikely.

Also - because the track is so much higher than the CW station(s), I'd say an elevated station would be more beneficial than one built at ground level. Think about the raised stands at the back end of TWS (Texas World Speedway).

Although the high weeds and overgrowth in the infield were annoying (at best), it did help slow down and stop the sliding for everyone that hit it. It's a natural, cheap, and effective runoff IMHO.

What I didn't like was the amount of dust that kicked up with just a slight breeze. Dust devils were forming all day, and I couldn't help but think it was getting in y'alls eyes as well as reducing visibility when the wind kicked some up. Looking back toward the straight, it almsot looked like a smoke screen at times. I tried to get a pic of the bikes coming down the straight and "appearing" from the dust, but I could never get the shot to work from that distance.
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Old 08-12-2007, 04:37 PM   #6
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I liked the track a lot.
When it comes to track, I'll find something to love about.
I would like to see the track again after they finish detail and facility.
There were some issues, but they can be improved.
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Old 08-12-2007, 04:44 PM   #7
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hey you're that girl who was at Motorcycles Unlimited on tuesday selling those rims to patrick ..... yah I was that guy on the bench behind yah .... ok nvm .. this seems stalker-esk ... nvm

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The red circles are my favorite parts of any tracks... I like stop and go type of tracks, although those points are built for cars
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The red circles are my favorite parts of any tracks... I like stop and go type of tracks, although those points are built for cars
that's the problem.....it's exactly what you say it is.....a STOP and go.

i think it would've been better if it was a 90 degree turn.....but it's a sharper turn than that. i don't know about you guys, but i don't feel safe leaning a bike over at 15-25mph.

the red circle on the right is not a bad turn.....just a bad spot to come in hot, you may end up rolling into another part of the track, if you know what i mean.
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i forgot to mention....the blue line is what we ended up running after lunch. i'm pretty sure it was because a lot of people didn't like that 60 degree turn (the red circle to the left in the picture of my first post)
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i forgot to mention....the blue line is what we ended up running after lunch. i'm pretty sure it was because a lot of people didn't like that 60 degree turn (the red circle to the left in the picture of my first post)
They cut out a section after lunch because of the pavement in that turn. After almost every session the CW had to go out and sweep off the chips that came up out of the asphalt, so the owners wanted to take that part out.

I'm with the others - once the track is "done" it'll be fun. If you don't like leaning the bike over at lower speeds, I'd say stick to TWS (Texas World Speedway). Big track, fast track. That said, I know the Strom might be too much for this track. I'll have to wait and see for myself.
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that's the problem.....it's exactly what you say it is.....a STOP and go.

i think it would've been better if it was a 90 degree turn.....but it's a sharper turn than that. i don't know about you guys, but i don't feel safe leaning a bike over at 15-25mph.

the red circle on the right is not a bad turn.....just a bad spot to come in hot, you may end up rolling into another part of the track, if you know what i mean.
Hehehe... I love the slow turns... when I tide twisties, I love to go to the 10mph to 20 mph turns and double that speed and flick my bike left and right ... I love slow chicanes the most.. 90 degress chicanes... not rattlesnakes tho..
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They cut out a section after lunch because of the pavement in that turn. After almost every session the CW had to go out and sweep off the chips that came up out of the asphalt, so the owners wanted to take that part out.

I'm with the others - once the track is "done" it'll be fun. If you don't like leaning the bike over at lower speeds, I'd say stick to TWS (Texas World Speedway). Big track, fast track. That said, I know the Strom might be too much for this track. I'll have to wait and see for myself.
Funny... TWS (Texas World Speedway) is my least favorite track... too wide to ride defensively...
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