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Old 01-28-2006, 10:45 PM   #1
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Question learn to race?

Hey guys. I just moved here from New Mexico. Im living in Fresno now, near Missouri City. Where is an close and not too expensive track to go to and get some classes on racing? Thanks a lot
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Old 01-28-2006, 10:47 PM   #2
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Hey guys. I just moved here from New Mexico. Im living in Fresno now, near Missouri City. Where is an close and not too expensive track to go to and get some classes on racing? Thanks a lot
You don't generally take "racing classes" but you can go to trackdays and trackschools. Trackdays are an open style where you just practice lines, control and general bike discipline. YOu can also take trackschools where you learn more advanced corner, braking and passing techniques...

...but to learn to race, you need to learn "racecraft" which is honed over years of experience.

Tracks "near" Houston...

MSR Houston in Angleton
Texas World SPeedway in College Station
MSR Cresson in Granbury
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Old 01-28-2006, 10:51 PM   #3
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Ya I wasn't sure if I needed to get anything done before I tried to hit up a track day. I use to do corner working in NM so I kinda saw whats the flow of things. I may ride over to that MSR houston tomorrow to just check it out.

It would be good to hit up a track school before you went on your own to a track day right?
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It would be good to hit up a track school before you went on your own to a track day right?
They are generally one in the same... I may not have explained it properly. But you take trackschools as part of trackdays. Some places just have open trackdays.

YOu have A,B and C groups with Lonestar (whom I highly recommend www.lstd.com). In group C, the beginner group, you have the option of taking a trackschool to help noobs familiarize themself with the whole trackscene. You get one on one training, a good core skills lesson and lots of tracktime. But it's as a fairly basic level.

Then you have places like CSS (california Superbike School) Where everyone who attends the trackdays is part of the school. Everyone there gets one on one training on the track and in the school. It's generally targeted at advanced riders.

I highly recommend the LSTD trackday and the school for all noobs...

Oh, and don't think that you'll be "on your own" at the track... there are ALWAYS people there willing to help out. They let me jump into C group on ocassion to ride with some noobs. Henry (FZ1moto) takes lots of footage of noobs and then allows them to watch the footage as a learning aid.
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that sounds like something i wanna do, i havent ridden a bike in years and then i traded my mustang for my cbr, and my skills are rusty. how much does it cost and will i need a suit?
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Trackdays are generally around $150-$175 and yes, you need a full leathers... you also need to prep your bike for the track.

Go to www.lstd.com and read the requirements...
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Welcome to Houston Brotha!!
I reccommend going by Motorcycles Unlimited - 281-444-0545, and talking to Patrick, he post here as well. He can provide you with anything you need from leathers to setting up the bike. He's also a cool cat to know with a wealth of knowledge on racing/riding.
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how long does the season last? i dont have the cash to get started now but im most definitely psyched about this
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ok i stopped being lazy and looked at the website and found the schedule. it last awhile but it sucks that there isnt many days to go.

|| Monday, February 6th @ Texas World Speedway

|| Friday, February 17th @ Oak Hill Raceway *

|| Monday, March 6th @ MSR-Cresson

|| Friday, March 24th @ MSR-Cresson *

|| Friday, April 21st @ Texas World Speedway *

|| Monday, May 1st @ MSR-Cresson

|| Monday, May 15th @ Texas World Speedway

|| Friday, June 9th @ MSR-Cresson *

|| Friday, June 30th @ Oak Hill Raceway *

|| Monday, July 17th @ Texas World Speedway

|| Friday, August 18th @ MSR-Cresson *

|| Monday, August 28th @ Texas World Speedway

|| Friday, September 8th @ Oak Hill Raceway *

|| Monday, September 25th @ MSR-Cresson

|| Friday, October 6th @ Texas World Speedway *

|| Monday, October 30th @ Texas World Speedway
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Trackdays are generally around $150-$175 and yes, you need a full leathers... you also need to prep your bike for the track.

Go to www.lstd.com and read the requirements...
are you just not about giving out www.ridesmart.org or what they do track days also you kknow.........
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start w/ alot and go racing.

if you get into racing it's a very $ sport, might i suggest texas mini gp to start out w/.
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TMGP is 1st off very cheap to do, and it's also soooo much fun. you'll learn alot from riding those tiny things. i know i have in just two races that i did last year.
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are you just not about giving out www.ridesmart.org or what they do track days also you kknow.........
Yeah I know... :icon_tong But I've never done their events so I can't support them.
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might i suggest texas mini gp to start out w/.
I was part of a TMGP team once... things happened and I'm not anymore. :eh:
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