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Old 02-16-2009, 08:58 PM   #1
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Where do you start?

So im very interested into getting into the race scene, where do you start? and any tips would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 02-16-2009, 09:00 PM   #2
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I recommend visiting one of the tracks during a track day. Check the sponsor calenders. Talk to some of the instructors etc.

They will inform you about set up for the bike(tape off and safety checks), gear etc.

You can even rent suits if you dont want to make the plunge right away.


On your visit, if you are geared up properly you can ride the track during the parade laps at lunch.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:10 PM   #3
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How many trackdays do you have under your belt?





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Old 02-16-2009, 09:10 PM   #4
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Thats the thing i dont have any, i dont know where to start basically
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:11 PM   #5
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Take a few track days to ease into it, at the same time you'll learn a bunch and meet a bunch of people who can help out.

If you want to jump in head first, check out CMRAracing.com
However, you'll need to get your license first, through either LSTD (Lonestar) or Ridesmart.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:19 PM   #6
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Thanks alot! Im looking at lone star trackday now
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:22 PM   #7
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go march 7th im a noob on the track also , but i keep hearing about his " track pipe " lol
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Theres 4 classes, you'll start out in Level 1. Its by far the best investment you can do on your bike. You'll learn more in 1 day then you ever thought possible, and its FUN! Theres a trackday coming up on March 7th at MSR-H, which is a great track to do your first Trackday at. You can rent leathers and whatnot when you get there, youll have to supply boots and gloves, and throw some painters tape in your truck to tape your lights up.



Thats a start to racing, learn the basics and go from there
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get your license first, through either LSTD (Lonestar) or Ridesmart.
Ridesmart offers that too?
couldnt find it posted anywhere .........
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Take a few track days to ease into it, at the same time you'll learn a bunch and meet a bunch of people who can help out.

If you want to jump in head first, check out CMRAracing.com
However, you'll need to get your license first, through either LSTD (Lonestar) or Ridesmart.
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Ridesmart offers that too?
couldnt find it posted anywhere .........
Ride Smart doesn't offer the "race class" to get your CMRA or CCS lisence, but a Ride Smart trackday is a great place to learn the basics of road racing. Come on out march 7th
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Ride Smart doesn't offer the "race class" to get your CMRA or CCS lisence, but a Ride Smart trackday is a great place to learn the basics of road racing. Come on out march 7th
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Trackdays are great, but U gotta have a fat wallet and oh yea some skill also, If U really wanna be competitive, I wanna win the lottery, but that prolly aint gonna happen either
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Trackdays are great, but U gotta have a fat wallet and oh yea some skill also, If U really wanna be competitive, I wanna win the lottery, but that prolly aint gonna happen either
one could start by buying a lotto ticket,right?
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one could start by buying a lotto ticket,right?
Oh Yea, I guess I gotta do my part, huh, damit NOW U tell me
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I'm taking the race class soon



Trackdays can be cheap, depending on you. But yeah racing is flat out expensive
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50.00 leather rental as well. Free lunch too. 3/7 at MSRH would be a great place to start.
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My first race will be in April and this is how it went for me...

1. I did a track day and had to rent leather.
2. Bought leathers and did 13 track days last year in 6 months.
3. Took the CCS license class with Larry Meyers and Longhorn Motorcycle School.
4. Mailed off certificate and 120.00, I think, to CCS.
5. Mailed CCS license and 130.00, I think, to CMRA.
6. Get your bike wired and built to CMRA guidelines.


There's alot of other little in there like safety wiring, case covers, coolant changing, getting fast enough to upgrade tires, brake pads, ss lines, gearing, bodywork, etc etc etc $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$

GL to ya!
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