Open Flat Track Practice Day, Ukiah Ca.

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  1. meatsack

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    THAT'S RIGHT!!!!!! OPEN FLAT TRACK PRACTICE DAY!!!!!!!! (weather allowing)

    WHERE?- Ukiah Speedway Race Facility at the 1/8 Mile Banked Blue Grooved Track. Take the North State St. Exit and head south. Turn Left at Ford Rd. drive 1/4 mile. (the entrance for the old Ukiah MX Track).

    WHEN?- Sunday March 3rd, 2013

    WHAT TIME?- Gates Open at 9:00am. Practice starts at 11:00am. ends around 4:00pm.

    HOW MUCH?- $25.00 per rider/ per class. Spectators $10

    WHAT TIRES CAN I RUN?- It will be Class C Traction only. Basically what that means is No Knobbies Whatsoever! Other than that...Flat Track specific tires, or some sort of Smoother styled Dual sport tires should work.

    WHAT KIND OF BIKE CAN I RIDE? - Anything goes, as long as the Kickstand has been removed. There will be big bike, as well as Pee Wee Classes, so anyone from Grandkids to Grandpa's can ride ( Grandma's too!)

    IMPORTANT!!!!!! WHY SHOULD I GO?- because its fun (Duuuuhhhh?). Seriously though...We need a good turn out for this. The new race promoter for the speedway is very seriously considering doing a regular Flat Track Race Series, and this would be a good way to gauge not only attendance, but what (if any) changes should be made to the track to make sure that it is a safe racing facility.

    This is a great opportunity to keep the rejuvenated growth of Flat Track Motorcycle Racing Going in the North Bay!!!!!!
    Good for the Sport all Around! Please forward this email to anyone and everyone.

    I'll be there rockin' the CRF150. That's right, the little bikes are the hot ticket on the short track, nearly as fast as the big bikes in the bull ring, but lots cheaper!
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  2. JeffS77

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    sounds like fun.. I would go if it wasnt 8 hours away :lol3
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  3. meatsack

    meatsack Moto-idiot

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    It's not that far to go for flat track!!! :evil
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    Thanks! sounds interesting, will try to ride up there tomorrow....
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    dropped by and watched the practice...a VERY short track! lots of interesting bikes out there including an old Bonneville and a Honda Passport...recorded a short video w/ my phone

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5ry5fUQwHyA?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    Looks like it'd make a good speedway track, though the barrier leaves things to be desired.
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  7. meatsack

    meatsack Moto-idiot

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    We had a great turnout and a lot of fun yesterday!

    The track is ~1/8 mile and the banking made it kind of interesting. The track owner was really pleased and we've already scheduled another open practice date for Sunday February 3rd.
    The barriers do leave a bit to be desired, but honestly they weren't too much of a concern given the reasonably modest speeds. There is talk of extending the track another ~25-30 feet in the near future though.

    The flat track revival continues!
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    When's the next one?
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  9. SlowJoefromBako

    SlowJoefromBako Aint livin long like

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    Im in when is the next one?:clap
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    meatsack Moto-idiot

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    The next Ukiah practice day is scheduled for Sunday March 3rd.

    The RACING schedule was finalized late last week!
    That's right, there's going to be a 7-race series. :clap

    I'll post the dates, class structure, rules, etc... in a separate thread.
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  11. AngryShawn

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    Please do!
    Also may be worthwhile to cross post on other local forums to generate interest, I suspect there are quite a few other folks out there that would love to take advantage of this opportunity, now excuse me while I go look for some tires :)
    http://www.supermotojunkie.com/forumdisplay.php?25-SupermotoUSA-Forum-Northern-California
    http://bayarearidersforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=66
    http://bayarearidersforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=63
    http://www.southbayriders.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=64
    If you don't want to register for all of those forums, PM me the info and I'll gladly post away.
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  12. meatsack

    meatsack Moto-idiot

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    Here's the thread I posted yesterday with all of the race series info:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=860828


    Thanks for the forum suggestions Sean.
    I already dropped the information into the BARF racer forum.
    It's been years since I poked around SMJ but I'm pretty sure my account is still active there.
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  13. AngryShawn

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    Would have helped if I had searched around the forum a little more to see your other thread :lol3
    I'd strongly suggest cross posting on the dirtbike/sm forums on BARF and SBR since most of the folks that frequent those would probably be really in to trying out flat track.
    I'm just afraid that posting in the racing section won't appeal to the folks who would really be in to this kind of fun.
    Hope to see you out there!
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  14. PacificPT

    PacificPT Been here awhile

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    It does look like fun!
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    meatsack Moto-idiot

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    Bumping this back to the top because the second Ukiah Flat Track Open Practice day is this Sunday March 3rd.

    Come on out and get your slide on!!!
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  16. mwolff

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    Do worn out knobs count as no knobby tires? Is this full on hard pack dirt.......smooth enough for street bike with street tires? This sounds like a hoot, but which bike; the Street Triple or DRZ400S....with worn knobs?
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  17. AngryShawn

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    I don't think the triumph would be a good choice for this application :lol3
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  18. meatsack

    meatsack Moto-idiot

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    There was a street bike out there last time (old KZ I think...)

    Honestly, a dirtbike of some sort with a smooth tire on the back would be a ton more fun. Worn out knobs really won't cut it though. Sorry.
    I'm sure you can dig up a worn street tire off the local bike shops discard pile if you don't have another option. Only takes a few minutes to bust a new tire on. :deal

    The Ukiah track is a hard pack, "blue groove" track.

    Honestly, if you've got access to a "little" bike like an XR100, TTR125, CRF150, etc... these are about the most fun. The big bikes are cool too, but if you haven't done this before they could be a bit of a hand full.
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  19. brewmike

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    It is now 10$ to watch.
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    meatsack Moto-idiot

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    Thanks for that reminder BrewMike.

    To clarify...

    The first practice day there was a misprint on the flyers that all spectators were free. The deal was supposed to be that each rider could bring a spectator free.
    This was the deal for the initial practice day only.

    All spectators are $10. (The track has to make a buck in order for us to have a place to race!)

    Yesterday was great btw...
    ~84 bikes showed up with a good mix of vintage bikes (Yamaha 500s, Triumphs, Bultacos, Yamaha 250 2-strokes, etc...), modern bikes, and adult minis.
    Weather was great and the track crew did a nice job of keeping the track surface in good shape and the groups rotating smoothly.
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