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Old 06-19-2008, 09:29 PM   #1
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Question Question bout getting into racing...

Like it says... i wanna get into track racing and i really dont know much of anything about it... is there any kind of website that i can go on and read up on it or order some type of catalog especially for that? ie; race fairings, handle bars, suspension stuff, engine and performance products for road racing.

And if you have any info. on how to get started and what i should do to get into it?
I'd really appreciate it... i've been thinking bout it for a while and this is what i wanna do... or atleast go to some races with some of yall and find out what its all about...
Thanks to all in advance...
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:50 PM   #2
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CMRA forum is probably the best place to read up. Do more than just a handful of trackdays and gradually build up your speed, technique, form, fundementals, track etiquette, etc... As for your bike, don't worry about motor work, just keep is stock and simple. CMRA rulebook will tell you all you need about bike prep as far as safety is concerned. Performance mods like clip-ons, suspension, rearsets, exhaust, quick shifters, and on and on are rider preference and depending on what classes you want to race in...skies the limit.
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:13 PM   #3
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Like it says... i wanna get into track racing and i really dont know much of anything about it... is there any kind of website that i can go on and read up on it or order some type of catalog especially for that? ie; race fairings, handle bars, suspension stuff, engine and performance products for road racing.

And if you have any info. on how to get started and what i should do to get into it?
I'd really appreciate it... i've been thinking bout it for a while and this is what i wanna do... or atleast go to some races with some of yall and find out what its all about...
Thanks to all in advance...
Like AJ said, hit up the CMRA website at www.cmraracing.com. Check out the quick links they have on the opening page, and try to browse the rule book (if you can stay awake while reading it....).

To echo AJ again, you don't have to change any of the parts if you don't want to. I know some really fast folks who race with stock clip-ons, stock rear-sets, and no other performance mods but maybe a slip-on pipe.

Your best bet all the way around regarding getting in to racing, is to buy a bike for the track that is already set up for the track. That's the cheapest and easiest way to do it, and you don't chance wasting your nice bike.

The quickest way to get to the track is to visit some track day web sites like ours www.lstd.com. There is a ton of information on there. Other td orgs have web sites too.

Come on out to the races for the CMRA, the next venue is in Angleton at the Mercedes Benz Sugar Land Road Course off 288 on July 4th.

We also have a track day in College Station on Sunday the 22nd, you can come out and watch how the day runs and all of the staff for LSTD would be happy to talk to you and answer any questions you have.

Basically, don't worry about adding any performance goodies right now, your stock bike will get you to the track day scene. From there, it's only a process of having a great time with a new addiction, that is unlike any other! Oh yeah, and you'll go in to debt too...
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:19 PM   #4
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What they said. I would take at least a year to get the pace and techniques.
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:48 PM   #5
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Just leave all the stock clipons and rearests till you break them. You will mostlikely crash once or twice as your pace starts coming up. Crashing happens to everyone. Take your time and be open to any advice the instructors give you. Dont think that your going to be fast over night, if you do someone like buck or larry will come screaming by you and make you look like your standing still. Ive been on the track for year and a half now and still have lots to learn.
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:38 AM   #6
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i prefer drag racing myself. i did the track day, both are great but you need to atleast try hmp, angleton, or baytown drag racing. it's alot of fun.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:46 AM   #7
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Take a private lesson with a racing instructor, MSRH offers this service. It is a little expensive but pays huge dividends in the long run. You will learn how to do things correctly, not bad habits.

I should have done this from the start...instead I received lots of bad and contradictory advice by just hanging around the pits.
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:05 AM   #8
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i prefer drag racing myself. i did the track day, both are great but you need to atleast try hmp, angleton, or baytown drag racing. it's alot of fun.
yeah....or you could do road racing and have humongous loads of fun. I know -> it's just my opinion.
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