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Old 05-02-2013, 10:28 AM   #31
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I've done car track weekends with NASA ( http://nasaproracing.com/ ) .
Membership is ~$50, and track days vary by location from 225-500.

You will easily get 2+ hours of track time over a weekend. You can get 'free' tracktime if you volunteer and work the corners or pits ( usually 4-5 work weekends for a free track weekend ).

I did track days at VIR, Summit Point, Beaver Run, & Mid Ohio.

Me at Mid Ohio

Me at Beaver Run
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:01 PM   #32
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I have no track day riding experience, but I did help work on bikes for a guy that raced WERA. We went to a track day once for practice and it was comical how much faster the two racers practicing were than the track day only guys. Then, I watched my racer friend race at Road Atlanta against sponsored AMA riders and the speed differential was about the same in the opposite direction. Fast is always relative.
My point stands, but I agree with your statement as well.

street < track

racer < serious racer

serious racer < PRO

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Old 05-02-2013, 10:34 PM   #33
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I have no track day riding experience, but I did help work on bikes for a guy that raced WERA. We went to a track day once for practice and it was comical how much faster the two racers practicing were than the track day only guys. Then, I watched my racer friend race at Road Atlanta against sponsored AMA riders and the speed differential was about the same in the opposite direction. Fast is always relative.

Yup.

At NJMP I get to see from beginner to AMA pros.

It goes (track day)
Beginner 2:00...maybe less on T-bolt
Intermediate 1:45 for the faster guys
Advanced 1:35(ish) down to 1:40

CCS
Amateur middle weights 1:30
Armature superbike (about the same) maybe 1:28 on the podium
(there are so many CCS classes I don't even attempt to time them)

AMA (the fast end)
Datona Supersport 1:26
Daytona Sportbikes 1:24 and down
Daytona Superbike 1:22

I think my best time ever was 1:38 around T-bolt, I can't imagine where the FUCK you find 12 seconds.

...and yes, I've been out there with Melissa Paris, Josh Hayes, and PJ Jacobson (whom is always there it seems) feels like you are going backwards when they pass you. Watching Josh slide that R1 completely through the brake markers and over the hill into turn two was pretty breathtaking.
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