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Old 10-23-2008, 04:14 PM   #41
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if msr-h was 7 days a week at $30 a day im sure i could gather us 5-10 friends on a weekday and have a blast for $30 ... yes SOME weekends might be packed but for $30 a day ill take that chance
yep. right up til the moment when those fast 65's blow by and rip ur plastics off
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put a 65 front end on that 114 project
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:40 PM   #43
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Deal's Gap was cheap.

But you had to consider the death factor.......and cleaning stains of your leathers and seat was never fun.
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:02 PM   #44
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Katy is only $325 for a year with no daily fees. You can go out there and practice anytime you want as long as there isnt a race going on. as far as I know you can go run the tards out there when there are no karts. Not sure though.
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:19 PM   #45
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:20 PM   #46
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Err...

Katy's $350 (new price), and you can go whenever you like...

Heck when it rains, I make it a point to go, it's only 45 minutes from me in Sugar Land and that track is a nice big track for any and all motards upto 85cc. Anything bigger and its not one....
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:26 PM   #47
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We have a track like that out here in Midland. it about 3/8 mile with 10 turns. Load of fun on an NSR. Price is $100 per year and they give you a key to the gate to use it anytime you want.
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Old 10-23-2008, 06:32 PM   #48
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:15 PM   #49
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tried to post a pic of our track but... ithe pic is to big

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Is this the track in Katy you guys are talking about?
http://www.racekarts.com/Track/Layout.html
If so, it looks good enough for all size motards. We moved here from California almost two years ago and this is the place that was packed every Monday with people riding mostly 450's. http://www.in2higear.com/html/TrackLayoutA.htm I think it's only .6 or .7 of a mile long and the straight is only 600'. The Katy track looks like it has a little bit longer straight. More than a few AMA Pros show up to that track and use it for practice. It works good enough for them at that size. At $25 for a full day of riding it had a lot of people using it to practice and race. Supermoto USA has it on their schedule. I'm sure the Katy track could be plenty fun.

I've tried checking with kart tracks around my area (Austin) and a little farther out with no luck at all. I was hoping to get something like we had in California going here, but nobody wants to let the big bikes ride their tracks. We were required to have full sliders on the bikes so the surface wouldn't get ruined. We also had to use water wetter in place of coolant and sign a release every time we showed up. I don't know if they are worried the 450's will go too fast or what? You can only get going so fast on a track that size no matter how big your bike. I'm sure the shifter karts probably go faster than the bikes would. I can't even get anyone to let us give it a try. If Katy would allow big bikes, I'd be willing to make the trip every now and then. I'd go more often if it was closer to me. The track in California was only an hour away and open till 10:00 (since it had lighting), so we were able to make it once a week. Someone needs to get something like this going in Texas to help the sport of Supermoto grow. Supermoto is big in California and it all started on these little tracks.

Maybe this should be in the Motard forum??
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I think Katy would be fine on a Motard. My understanding is the track only has insurance for "Karts" up to some cc size, like 150cc. I know for TMGP the limiting factor on cc size has historically been insurance requirements. So taking anything over a CRF150 is officially off limits.

However, the track is vacant many many hours of the week. Get a membership, a gate code, and go have some fun.

The track is north of the Peterson road exit on i-10, about 3 miles past Katy Mills mall. Go north on Peterson, left (West) on hwy 90 (the old HWY that goes thru Katy), then right (North) at the first right. About 2-3 miles make a right on Stockdick. Track is on the left 200 feet after the turn.

$350 / 365 days = $.99 a day.
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Hmm.... That sounds like it might work. In California you just had to sign a waiver before you went out to release the track from any liability and show them that you understand there is no insurance. Over there you only need track insurance if it's a race. Test and tune days or practices don't require any insurance. From what I understood, that's how the track was able to let the big bikes ride it during the week. No insurance and no ambulance. You were on your own. I think Oakhill out here does it that way too.
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Hmm.... That sounds like it might work. In California you just had to sign a waiver before you went out to release the track from any liability and show them that you understand there is no insurance. Over there you only need track insurance if it's a race. Test and tune days or practices don't require any insurance. From what I understood, that's how the track was able to let the big bikes ride it during the week. No insurance and no ambulance. You were on your own. I think Oakhill out here does it that way too.
Oak Hill is a privately owned track and CMRA licensed racers are allowed to practice there for a small fee. You're right about the no ambulance and no insurance thing.

The difference is that Oak Hill isn't a track that's open to the public though.
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we have this here close by,not near as nice but only $100 a YEAR!!!!
i think its 3/10 of a mile and only runs ccw
FWIW i would rather be close to big tracks and pay $150 a day........


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we have this here close by,not near as nice but only $100 a YEAR!!!!
i think its 3/10 of a mile and only runs ccw
FWIW i would rather be close to big tracks and pay $150 a day........
Its bigger than 3/10ths of a mile.... closer to 3/8ths
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we have this here close by,not near as nice but only $100 a YEAR!!!!
i think its 3/10 of a mile and only runs ccw
FWIW i would rather be close to big tracks and pay $150 a day........


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What track is that and where?
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I'm probably gonna renew my katy membership once i finish my mini tard.
Cheapest track time in houston.
Anyone with a mini or cart should definetly get signed up.
That track kicks now with the new section.
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What track is that and where?
between midland and odessa,TX
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