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Old 02-20-2008, 09:32 PM   #21
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Old 02-21-2008, 12:05 AM   #22
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Any tracks is good for practice or beginner. Try it all to find out your favorite.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Oakhill is very technical
TWS (Texas World Speedway) is very fast, big, and intimidating. I've seen many beginners eat there.
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Nothing could be further from the truth.
Oakhill is very technical
TWS (Texas World Speedway) is very fast, big, and intimidating. I've seen many beginners eat there.
Well, very dramatic comments there.

Thousands of people have done their first track experience at various tracks around Texas, probably more than anywhere else at the two Alan is trying to steer you away from. Trust me when I say, beginners (and not-so-beginners) "eat " at every track.

As mentioned on the first page, you can benefit greatly from any track you go to. While places like Grand Sport Speedway (GSS) and the Angleton track (Buck's track- LMS) are flat with no blind corners (and believe it, people still "eat " at those tracks), which is a lot easier to learn on, there is no reason that you can't do a "first trackday" at any other track in the State.

LSTD offers 3 levels of riding, from "noob" to expert racer. Every event that has a "C" group is geared toward "noobs", we've been doing it for years, and will be here for a long time continuing to introduce people to their first track experience at 5 different tracks in the State.

Race weekends do not have a "noob" or "C" group, but every other one does. If you're easily intimidated and don't want to ride a more technical track, Grand Sport Speedway is coming up with another event soon (check the schedule at www.lstd.com).

Don't buy in to the hype- any track can bite you and you'll "eat ".
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Who are instructors for Texas Trackdays?
It is to my knowledge that Tim aka Godsuki is also an instructor for TTD
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Who are the other insturctors for TTD ???
Derek - Dereksteptoe aka Mulatto
Alonzo - Dr. Gonzo
Jason - Riddler
Jimmy - Jimmy"zx6

the most helpful guys you'll ever meet, on or off the track.....

see something weird about those list of names? oh yeah, because they are all instructors for BUCK'S TRACKDAYS ALSO!!!! which is why i think TTD might just do well.
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i forgot to mention, that is just a handful that i know of.....as i'm sure there are others of great caliber as well.
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Derek - Dereksteptoe aka Mulatto
Alonzo - Dr. Gonzo
Jason - Riddler
Jimmy - Jimmy"zx6

the most helpful guys you'll ever meet, on or off the track.....

see something weird about those list of names? oh yeah, because they are all instructors for BUCK'S TRACKDAYS ALSO!!!! which is why i think TTD might just do well.
no sh*t...that's frickin' awesome

and class act for Buck "allowing" those guys to instruct for other orgs as well
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Oakhill is very technical
TWS (Texas World Speedway) is very fast, big, and intimidating. I've seen many beginners eat there.
i'm gonna have to agree with mr whoop.

oak hill might be a good training track....but has VERY little room for error.

TWS (Texas World Speedway) is a very fast track.....and is not a good place to crash....because of the high speeds. whats the average speed for corners there....about 80-90mph? plus if you have no track experience, TWS (Texas World Speedway) creates a lot of bad habits for new riders...especially those with literbikes who use the power of the bike as a crutch to get around the track.

MSR-Houston is a good all around track, and GSS is a great starting point. the other tracks i would say is best to ride on AFTER some experience.


my first trackday was at TWS (Texas World Speedway), slow as can be there.....did a handful of trackdays with Buck at MSRH, and came back to TWS (Texas World Speedway) months later.....shaved off a good 15 seconds off my lap times there.
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I thought that was the case and seen that they had about the same instructors. Just wasnt sure who all they where, I wont ride with either TTD/MSRH due to one of the instructors they choose to have teach on the street.

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Jet, just for the record....when Buck introduced the instructors at the last LMS day...that person in particular was not named as an instructor...not sure why...I don't care. He's a great rider and can be extremely helpful although I agree he takes it to the street all too often, but who are we to judge? We ain't his daddy. And I'll continue to "inform" others not to try the SMR as a nice group ride
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no sh*t...that's frickin' awesome

and class act for Buck "allowing" those guys to instruct for other orgs as well
great of buck fo sho....class act indeed

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I thought that was the case and seen that they had about the same instructors. Just wasnt sure who all they where, I wont ride with either TTD/MSRH due to one of the instructors they choose to have teach on the street.

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the people will ride on the street how they will......if you see someone doing something wrong wouldn't you try to help them correct it? i mean, it could save their life one day....and from what i hear, he does preach trackdays. but it's none of my business, because i dont ride outside the tracks
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I believe these are all the guys with TTD

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well i personally cannot comment on teaching organizations other than lstd...

however as far as tracks go, keep in mind that they're all potentially dangerous - without exception... for example, i know of four lifeflight incidents out at msrh within the last 10 to 12 months...

so my point is - people crash everywhere...

crashing aside, you will find 1st timers at every track - so this is all really just a matter of opinion...

that being said, the track i would recommend for all first timers to start out on is gss...

it's an amazing track with enough of a technical challenge to for experienced riders and forgiving enough speeds for newer riders... i really think this is where all noobs should go first...

just my 2c...
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I have to agree, every track can be a newb track, and every track can bite you in the if you dont watch it.

Seeing as how GSS is a slower speed track, Id say under the right circumstances, itmay be the best track to get your feet wet on..

but thats just my opinion.

TTD and LSTD will both be doing days there and they both have newb groups.

First track I EVER rode was MSRH(Thanks to Buck) and I did fine. Ive ridden that track with people that were WAY faster than I.... as long as you keep your lines and dont start acting a fool, you'll be fine.


Now, MY FAVORITE TRACK?

TWS (Texas World Speedway) hands down. I wont go as so far to say thats its the BEST newb track...but its REALLY fun, and fast. and long.
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No biggie at all I have my views, and will choose to ride with the orginization that promotes riding the way it should be. Not trying to start anything I just know that I wont attend any track days this year with either org due to that particular "insructor". He will be dealt with accordingly

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That issue was a problem for me as well Jet and as a result he is no longer with us.
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No biggie at all I have my views, and will choose to ride with the orginization that promotes riding the way it should be. Not trying to start anything I just know that I wont attend any track days this year with either org due to that particular "insructor". He will be dealt with accordingly

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That issue was a problem for me as well Jet and as a result he is no longer with us.
WELL, there you have it folks
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Buck, thank you for being a very stand up guy. Look forward to seeing you at the track in the future.

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It was nothing personal, as he is a good guy, just not what we wanted to be associated with our TD's. Speaking of being stand up, you already said in the ambulance thread you wouldn't ride with us. I'm confused?
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