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Old 10-05-2011, 08:36 PM   #1
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Wink Attention Morvegil!!!

You were curious who Jay Newton was!! He is a 13 year old kid that likes to ride, but most of all, he is someone who loves to go fast!!
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheRacer.../0/rXHOxGCIJ_A
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:32 AM   #2
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You can also find more information on him here.
http://www.jaynewtonracing.com/
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:54 AM   #3
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Wow, that kid is gonna be something.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:25 AM   #4
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Is he going to ride 600s now? Ive seen his races, id be interested in seeing him race the 600s. Young talent on the rise for sure.
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13 years old? Imagine what level he will be at, at the age of 18.
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Is he going to ride 600s now? Ive seen his races, id be interested in seeing him race the 600s. Young talent on the rise for sure.
That was a borrowed bike, and the first time on a 600 at all. I would love to get him a 600 to do some track days on for a while, but he can't actually race one until he is 16 due to the rules. There is a petition process with the CMRA that we could go through, but I am ok with the rules for now!!! Thanks.
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That was a borrowed bike, and the first time on a 600 at all. I would love to get him a 600 to do some track days on for a while, but he can't actually race one until he is 16 due to the rules. There is a petition process with the CMRA that we could go through, but I am ok with the rules for now!!! Thanks.
2-3 years of track riding the R6 (or any 600) by the time he can race im sure he'll be more than ready to dominate. Best of luck to him.
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That was a borrowed bike, and the first time on a 600 at all. I would love to get him a 600 to do some track days on for a while, but he can't actually race one until he is 16 due to the rules. There is a petition process with the CMRA that we could go through, but I am ok with the rules for now!!! Thanks.
Hey James,

Just curious, because I dont know. Do you think it is beneficial for someone like Hayden Shultz, who is 14, and already racing a 600 in the expert class? Or is there no advantage to moving kids along faster? It seems like he is getting a 2 year head start on other 14 year olds waiting to turn 16.
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Hey James,

Just curious, because I dont know. Do you think it is beneficial for someone like Hayden Shultz, who is 14, and already racing a 600 in the expert class? Or is there no advantage to moving kids along faster? It seems like he is getting a 2 year head start on other 14 year olds waiting to turn 16.
I really think it all depends on the rider. Hayden is a fantastic rider, especially for his age. He handles the bike well and rides clean. He is a mature rider, and I think he is fine where he is. Jay and Hayden are very similar in that they both know when and when not to push, and both are very fluid on a bike. Personally, I want to keep Jay a novice as long as possible, regardless of what he is riding, and bring him along slowly. I am perfectly fine with him not racing a 600 right now, or even next season. That view may change, but we will have to see where he is at that point. It has to be a joint decision though, whatever that might be.

I do think that Hayden, and other riders that start on the bikes earlier, will have a huge advantage over their peers that they will be racing against in the future. It's as simple as a learning curve theory, but again it really depends on the rider.

I honestly thought Jay would take a lap or two, pit, and say, "I'm done for now." Obviously I was wrong. He loved the bike and said he could have gone faster, but we told him to just take it easy. Will you see him riding a 600 soon? I hope so. Will you see him racing a 600 soon? Nope!!!

Believe me, there are few that wait until they are 16 to throw a leg over a 600. Most of the youngsters moving into the AMA have been on a 600 for at least a year or two, just not racing one!!

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Will you see him riding a 600 soon? I hope so. Will you see him racing a 600 soon? Nope!!!!
How about a SV?
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How about a SV?
Ergonomics of the bike don't suit him too well.
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My son started on the 1000 / 600's at 14. Now at 15 with about 12 trackdays under his belt he's pretty comfortable and will likely be racing a 600 in CMRA novice next year.

Camera is on his bike...
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I think a big part of racing a 600 is also having the opportunity to put miles and miles under you as a street or trackday rider. The 16 year old rule makes sense to me as most kids don't have the mental maturity or outright seat time to handle a 600. Jay looks smooth on track, confident, and ready to start dabbling in the big bikes. Just make him wait a couple of years so my son has a chance of winning something, lol.
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:12 PM   #14
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Ergonomics of the bike don't suit him too well.
Well, he looks comfortable on the 600. And we already know he can haul on the 250.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:58 PM   #15
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My son started on the 1000 / 600's at 14. Now at 15 with about 12 trackdays under his belt he's pretty comfortable and will likely be racing a 600 in CMRA novice next year.

Camera is on his bike...
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2019075001162

I think a big part of racing a 600 is also having the opportunity to put miles and miles under you as a street or trackday rider. The 16 year old rule makes sense to me as most kids don't have the mental maturity or outright seat time to handle a 600. Jay looks smooth on track, confident, and ready to start dabbling in the big bikes. Just make him wait a couple of years so my son has a chance of winning something, lol.
I very much like your comment about the 16 year old rule. It is exactly why I am in no hurry to move Jay to a 600 for racing. Looking at his best lap times from Sunday compared to lap times of the last race at TWS (Texas World Speedway) on 600cc bikes in the novice classes, he would be roughly mid-pack or later. That would just him off!! Why do that?? It is almost a given that he drops a minimum of 2 seconds per lap in a race scenario, so at best he moves to the bottom half of the lead pack. If he gets to where he needs to be, as far as relative practice lap times up front in the novice classes on a 600, then maybe we will look at the possibility of asking for him to be admitted to the class. Again though, if he does not want to do it, then it won't be done.

I am almost certain your son will have no problems!!!
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Well, he looks comfortable on the 600. And we already know he can haul on the 250.
That 250 class will be a tough one next year. We think he will be on a Ninja 250 next year, but there are some talks in the works of a possible CBR250R ride in the sprint classes. We will see what happens in the off season. Either way, he wants to win.
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This is awesome! Good luck to Jay! As a 19 year old, I wish I would of started riding sooner! I would love to race competitively!
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This is awesome! Good luck to Jay! As a 19 year old, I wish I would of started riding sooner! I would love to race competitively!
Thanks! I always say, it's never to late to start anything, unless you are as old as dirt like me!!! Jay started riding at the relatively young age of 5, then began racing MX at 5 1/2. Though not a veteran of riding by any means, he has always wanted motorcycles in his life. He chose them over all other sports at a very young age, I think about 7 or 8, when he was still playing the mainstream sports like football and baseball. The day he decides to give it up, then we will move on to the next thing. Don't look for that to happen anytime soon though!! A few weeks prior to each race weekend, I ask him if he wants to go race, and he looks at me like I am stupid or something!!
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Good info guy's. My son is only 1 year old and i want him to start riding soon what is the best age for him to start and with what bike?
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And good luck to all the kid's that race in CMRA
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