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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 08-13-2007, 08:33 AM   #21
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It would be nice if they ever allow mini's to ride or race out there.
I'd be down for some of that action next season.
Also plan on bringing the track car down if I ever get it together.
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:35 AM   #22
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Mini race at GSS would be awwwwwesome.
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Old 08-13-2007, 09:14 AM   #23
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Can anybody post a video of the track on a bike?
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Old 08-13-2007, 09:21 AM   #24
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there is or was one on their site, was in a car though.
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Old 08-13-2007, 09:34 AM   #25
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Sounds like the track was build for cars.
Is is not too accomidating for motorcycles?
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Old 08-13-2007, 09:38 AM   #26
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Most tracks build for cars.
I can't think of any track's truly design only for motorcycles.
Compare to cars, we are minor market.
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:46 AM   #27
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I don't think the track is good for cars. The asphalt is flying everywhere as the day ends. GSS is all right, I didn't do too well because there were no curbing for braking/line reference. Another thing I don't like is small track. I got dizzy going round and round. Double the size or legnth, it would be all right.
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:50 AM   #28
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I don't think the track is good for cars. The asphalt is flying everywhere as the day ends. GSS is all right, I didn't do too well because there were no curbing for braking/line reference. Another thing I don't like is small track. I got dizzy going round and round. Double the size or legnth, it would be all right.
How long is it bro? What do you mean asphalt was flying everywhere?
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:54 AM   #29
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Yeah... I think GSS would be a great track for Formula 3000 or Formula Mazda cars...
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:56 AM   #30
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How long is it bro? What do you mean asphalt was flying everywhere?
1.4 mile.
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:58 AM   #31
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Personally I like the tighter tracks. I'm gonna try to make it out to GSS soon.
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:58 AM   #32
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it's about 1.4 miles. You can see the whole track on the side lines.
the asphalt was hitting me/bike like light rain and everytime I look down at the corner, I see those loose asphalts and hoping that I didn't go down because of that.
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:59 AM   #33
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When it comes to track, I'll find something to love and enjoy about it.
Anywhere enclosed from traffic it's alright in my book.
Heck that piece of junk Oak Hill is my favorite track in Texas!


I'm just happy there's another track we can ride.
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When it comes to track, I'll find something to love and enjoy about it.Anywhere enclosed from traffic it's alright in my book.
Heck that piece of junk Oak Hill is my favorite track in Texas!


I'm just happy there's another track we can ride.
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Old 08-13-2007, 11:08 AM   #35
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I personally enjoyed every minute out there besides the blistering heat... I believe what many of you say... You guys probably will enjoy it more once everything is complete.

I think that David has really stepped up to the plate in bringing a track so close to our city! Other than the two spots on the track where the black top was coming up... the grip stayed consistent through out the day even as the temperature got hotter and hotter. It is a very predictable surface and a lot of fun to ride on. I think they will be speaking with the folks that laid the surface and will be discussing some possible resolutions for keeping the surface together in those 2 areas a little bit better.

Once again I have to say thanks to David Zubick and co. for building such an awsome race track. From a racers perspective I thought they all hit the nail on the head with this place. And the fact that there will be even more track to play on later gets me looking forward to the day that Grand Sport Speedway is in its prime and I am hearing 3rd and final call before my next race there! Just my thoughts. Thanks and have a nice day.
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Old 08-13-2007, 11:28 AM   #36
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i think they should leave a suggestion box somewhere....

that would probably help. i was anxious about getting on a brand new track with smooooooth surface. but once i got on the track.....i was thinkin to myself, man, i'd rather be at another track with all the bumps. after they closed off that sharp turn.....i started having a little bit of fun, but it seemed like i was coming around in less than a minutes time. and after they took out that turn.....seemed like nothing but left hander turns. and i would have to say, there were only about 3 real turns.

i still think Grandsport Speedway would be WAY better for mini-riding. I think TMGP should set something up there. as for CMRA.....i don't think grandsport could accomodate CMRA racing. so the only thing i could imagine is my 3rd and final call before i jump on the mini to race.
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. as for CMRA.....i don't think grandsport could accomodate CMRA racing. so the only thing i could imagine is my 3rd and final call before i jump on the mini to race.
If it is any peace of mind dewd.. Go over to Alabama and ride Talladega (if you already have not).... WERA has been hosting races there for YEARS.. Some times with 2 to 3 waves in a race.. If races can be run there then I believe Grand Sport could easily host a CMRA race.

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Old 08-13-2007, 12:22 PM   #39
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I was really impressed with the fact that we were a new track for the first time and we had no seriours accidents. Most were run offs that were easily handled. I think that speaks volumes about the track design and also with track safety in mind. There was a spill that took place between two bikes in level 4 that took them out to the tire wall. I asked if that area if the tire wall could be moved back, but it could not becuase of property lines. The track reps did say they plan to run the two tracks together once everyting was complete. It was extremely HOT and we had a safe day on a new track. I think thats great. Once the track comes in a bit more and stiffens up the track will be safer. It will continue to get safer as the grass comes in and the curbing is installed. A+ to Grandsport and I look forward to getting out there to ride as often as possible.
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Old 08-13-2007, 01:04 PM   #40
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All of the bikes that ran off in the first 3 turns did fine (I thought) with the amount of runoff room available. What I did see that I'd like adressed was remnants of the track construction on the infield and runoff areas. Pieces of rebar can be VERY BAD if it comes in contact with a sliding rider. I did my best to toss whatever I could find into the banded tires, but the track just needs to be gone over thoroughly before the next event.

Oh, and if y'all want to keep hanging out with disabled bikes at the CW station, I'm going to need more bottled water! (although the riders seemed very grateful for the cold drinks)
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