Hi everyone! The 2020 Tanacross track day schedule is out and just in case any of you want to come up and play here it is: May 16-17 June 6-7 June 27-28 July 18-19 August 8-9 The Tanacross airfield is the ONLY pavement in the north that has access for track day use. We have a cone track set up and operate the above five weekends: the May event is officially "Test and Tune" and there will be no timing equipment or official timings offered. The rest of the weekends are broken into open practice sessions and timing runs made in the late afternoon. On most Saturdays we have the "Endurance Race", an event wherein everyone antes up $5 and the "winner" is whomever passes the start and stop flagger at a random time chosen before the ride, and the winner gets the cash. Its got nothing to do with skill or speed- and is the only time everyone is out on the track at the same time. Open practices are set up in two lap time categories, over 2:50 lap times and under 2:50. Sessions are about 20 minutes each and alternate throughout the day. You will be able to get a LOT of riding in over a weekend- most folks clock in 100-150 miles. At the end of the day we do the timing runs, with riders arranged in order of their lap times collected during open practice. Riders get sent out in groups of five or six and are flagged out in 20 second intervals. You get one warm up lap and two flying laps, with your official time being the sum of your flying laps. Each rider has essentially a clear track to themselves, so it's really not "Racing" in the traditional sense- but a time trials event. Small awards are given to whomever posts the best times in their class for the day. So here is the super cool thing: there is no real pressure to be the fastest or the best and everyone up there is there to ride and have a terrific time. There is no better place to hone your riding skills and you DO NOT NEED A DEDICATED RACE BIKE to come up and ride. We have had everything from Yamaha 200 enduros to vintage TZ750's show up, and all are welcome and all have had fun. Track day fees are about $110 for the weekend, which pays for the porta-potties, track rental, and the corner flaggers and EMT. Camping is free and if you want to just come and spectate we would all love to have you. Bikes should be in good nick and the riders need to have appropriate safety gear. We do not have a tech inspection or require belly pans or safety wiring, but we do ask you use your head and display a modicum of common sense. If you have a machine that is obviously dangerous and unsafe you will be parked. The Tanacross airfield was made during WWII and operated as a lend-lease stopover and refueling location- its a typical 1940's triangle with two long runways and a connecting taxiway. The pavement was produced on site from local aggregate, and as you can see in the pictures above, it's not terrific. It has been repaired but never repaved, so there are plenty of bumps and cracks, as one would expect on something made nearly 80 years ago. But it's what we have, and it's still a ton of fun- 3.25 miles in length and about 40 turns. It's a tough track to learn and a weekend of riding here will improve your skills more than a full year on the road. Please feel free to PM me with questions- any an all new riders are welcome!