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Old 06-14-2008, 10:35 AM   #1
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Clue Me on TWS (Texas World Speedway)

Iím planning on doing the Ridesmart T.D. at TWS (Texas World Speedway) on 6/21. Iíve done 2 TDís so far, GSS and MSRH and Iím doing just fine with the intermediates. For some reason my perception of TWS (Texas World Speedway) is that itís high speed and has at least one turn that people crash in a lot. Thinking about this has me a little anxious. Iím probably just thinking too much and Iím sure it will be fine once I get there and do a few laps. Anyway is there a common crash turn there? And any comparisons to TWS (Texas World Speedway) and the other tracks Iíve been on would be appreciated.

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Old 06-14-2008, 10:37 AM   #2
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It is a fast paced track. Just ride your own ride and dont worry about anything.
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Old 06-14-2008, 10:37 AM   #3
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yea TWS (Texas World Speedway) is a fast track. but approach it like any other track. go slow first and take a peek around. youll have all day to go fast.
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TWS (Texas World Speedway) is fast, Fun and exciting. Like everyone has said Learn it first and then get faster on it. Turn 11 ate my last year only because i blew turn 10 for some reason. I just ran a weird line thru there and went in to hot and tried to correct in 11 and wadded my up last year. But now I watch for my braking points and don't sway from them and havent had any problems since. It was just a freak deal that day and you will love it. turn 1 is the best turn also 140+ and it's smooth sailing thru there.
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basically what everybody else said. everybody is right when they say that it is a fast track. just remember its not a race and youre just havin fun. and yuh turn 11 gave me a scare once, only because my tires werent heat cycled yet and i was haulin . have fun, ill be there june 22nd with lstd
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:42 AM   #6
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I instruct with RideSmart and when a rider goes down we stop to assist. Over the years the trouble spots at TWS (Texas World Speedway) are T10 (which is actually T9 to use who race) and the left right after. The main problem with this turn (aka: the carousel) is people coming into the turn too fast for their ability which causes them to run off or run very wide. Blowing this turn will make you mess up the next turn which is known to be a highside machine. The chicane before the straight gives riders fits all the time because it's technical for proper drive on to the straight. T6 has all of run offs but not crashes because people either enter it too shallow or they don't realize how much your pre-entry setup matters on that turn and will run wide on the exit. T1 run offs and crashes are due to too much speed on the rider's part. Overall though, just about every turn at TWS (Texas World Speedway) will have riders having issues whether it be crashes or run offs. I woudn't say TWS (Texas World Speedway) has a "bad turn" but it used to be the tire wall turn (known as 8b). The tirewall has been removed but the track surface is sketchy there and it's actually off camber.
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After riding GSS and the Angleton track, you won't think that TWS (Texas World Speedway) is "technical" at all. It's a different kind of track than the previous two you've ridden, I've done a write-up in the LSTD section on several of the Texas tracks if you're interested, it may help, and also has an embedded video too. Here's the link:

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=49455

Hit me up if you want some more info, it's one of my favorite tracks, definitely the coolest and best of the "local" to Houston tracks
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Old 06-14-2008, 03:45 PM   #8
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You can take turn 1 faster than you think... its kinda deceiving. Many run-offs there, but just lean a 'lil more (easier said than done, I know).

You can also take turn 7 faster than you think (make sure your chain is good and loose, turn 7 will really compress your suspension).

Overall, I think its a pretty forgiving track (cause its so friggin' wide). Maintain good lines and you'll be cool!
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Just like pre K said, pinned the throttle coming into turn1 don't let off until you hit that bump.
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TWS (Texas World Speedway) has many lines ive seen tons of lines out there. T1 is hy favorate have it pinned coming off the straight bounding of the limiter in 6th gear until you hit the bottom. You will find out there if your lid fits or not.
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Just like pre K said, pinned the throttle coming into turn1 don't let off until you hit that bump.
[Matrix reference]What you will come to know, is that if you take the right line, you'll realize there is no bump.[/Matrix reference]
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[Matrix reference]What you will come to know, is that if you take the right line, you'll realize there is no bump.[/Matrix reference]
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Just like pre K said, pinned the throttle coming into turn1 don't let off until you hit that bump.
WTF ever... aint none of u novices holdin it on til the transition.
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Great input, thanks to all, can't wait.
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WTF ever... aint none of u novices holdin it on til the transition.
Its wishful thinking Jody... that or they're geared -1 and +15

But John is pretty fast, maybe he can do it...
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WTF ever... aint none of u novices holdin it on til the transition.
I bet you can do it....with your motard. I might have to see you at TWS (Texas World Speedway) to prove this theory true.
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Its wishful thinking Jody... that or they're geared -1 and +15

But John is pretty fast, maybe he can do it...
i doubt that. 95% of the experts out there dont even hold it on that long. ill be more than happy to stand at the end of pit road and have him show me that he can. i hear guys say that all the time only to watch them let off 10-20 yds before the transition. i run stock sprockets on my 06 1000rr and i run outta gearing about 10 yds from the transition. generally ill let off, but if im racin with jeff ill hold it on bangin it of the limiter just for and giggles i looked at the speedo a few times... 182 & 183mph. we all know it really aint goin that fast, but it sure makes u go DAAAAAMN !
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I bet you can do it....with your motard. I might have to see you at TWS (Texas World Speedway) to prove this theory true.
Dammit John!
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I bet you can do it....with your motard. I might have to see you at TWS (Texas World Speedway) to prove this theory true.
like i said before... there AINT NONE of u novices holdin the throttle on til you hit the transition. ill be @ TWS (Texas World Speedway) next sunday if any of yall think u have the to prove me wrong.
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I bet you can do it....with your motard. I might have to see you at TWS (Texas World Speedway) to prove this theory true.
Jody will be there on the 22nd, we'll both go down to the end of the front straight and hear his chickenshid azz roll off at the start/finish!

J/K, I've been on that track plenty of times with Jodine, and he holds on to the throttle a lot longer than I do at TWS (Texas World Speedway)!

John, are you going to have your new bike by the 22nd?
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