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GingerMan May 16th $100 No Membership Fee

May 16th GingerMan Raceway

Special "Get to Know Sportbike Track Time" Day

No Membership required......same low price for everyone.

Three-Group format Novice, Intermediate and Advanced

20-minute sessions

Run Time: 9AM - 6PM

Camping Saturday Night

PRICE $100


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post #2 of 199 (permalink) Old 04-22-2010, 02:56 PM
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Holy crap, that is a great price!!! Everyone should jump on this.

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Track extension in due to be finished in June.

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Can we sign up the day of? or is there a deadline?


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Something that I have read in prior posts that would be a good thing for people to know is that Gingerman is EASTERN TIME, not central. I'm also interested if there is a sign up deadline.
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Hey good thing for mentioning that.


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Are all the Seams still there? I heard they have repaved some, but haven't been there in a few years. That track has such potential.
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The only bad I remember for seams was turn 2, but also been about 3 yrs for me.


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Those seams will fuck with you when the track is wet. At least it did for me.

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I'm to slow when it's wet


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I remember a CR talking to me the last time I was there, his advice was to ignore the seams as they don't really affect traction that much. Then he said, wait, well I did crash once because of the seams.
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You should ignore the seams. There are very few places where you need to run parallel to them, and in the corners, you're always crossing over them at an angle (for the most part).

Looking at the seams and worrying about them will make you ride in them.

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I did my first trackday there and the seams didn't bother me. I can see if it was wet, they might get slippery, but I didn't notice them at all.

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Yeah, I understand I am supposed to ignore the seams and it was only my second track day the last time I was there so it was probably more of a distraction then, then now. But it is still an unnecessary distraction to have at all. In my opinion.

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Yeah, I understand I am supposed to ignore the seams and it was only my second track day the last time I was there so it was probably more of a distraction then, then now. But it is still an unnecessary distraction to have at all. In my opinion.

I believe Ron Burgandy would call it "Bush League"!
Seams are a non-issue, just ignore them. The problem with seams is that the human eye is drawn to contrast and shapes... seams attract your attention. Be smarter than the seams. New(er) riders have more trouble because they tend to fixate on objects.

ten days out... price goes up to $115.

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Sweet deal! I'll have to see if I can schedule this! I really like Gingerman!

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Is Gingerman about 2 hours away? Wondering if I can make this and just go there and back...
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Seams are a non-issue, just ignore them. The problem with seams is that the human eye is drawn to contrast and shapes... seams attract your attention. Be smarter than the seams. New(er) riders have more trouble because they tend to fixate on objects.

ten days out... price goes up to $115.
Let me rephrase seams. The last time I rode there is was like a split in the pavement between two sections of pavement, like a small divot or space, not just a filled in seam. I've heard it's much better in recent years.

Let me say, i'm still IN for this and not trying to dissuade anyone from going, etc. It IS a great track for riders and spectators (my wife loved sitting up in the tower watching me ride and reading in between sessions), it's close, and challenging. I'm just saying it could on par with all of our other favorite tracks, if it were paved better. IMO.

Plus, for the price you can't beat it. I'm excited about giving it another try, and I appreciate STT putting this together!

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Is Gingerman about 2 hours away? Wondering if I can make this and just go there and back...

1.5 hours from the city.
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1.5 hours from the city.
Is it that close? How far is Autobahn Steve?

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Let me say, i'm still IN for this and not trying to dissuade anyone from going, etc.
I didn't think you were, I was just trying to help make riding there more enjoyable. I wish they would repave it too, but it's still a fun track anyway, and yeah, it's cool that you can see a lot of the track from the tower.

By repeatedly telling yourself to ignore the seams, when you find yourself target fixating on them, it's easier to tell yourself to look somewhere else.

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When Shaugdog and I went there last year, we left Naperville at 3:30am Central and got there at 6:45 Eastern time just before the gates opened. Like Pocket Rockets said, you have to compensate for the time change.

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Had a couple of folks ask.....

The price is THE price. No higher or lower prices. This is a no membership required event and we're not charging extra for letting non-members in. Simple is good IMO.

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Yeah Monte when I left from my condo in the city is took 1.5 hours but that was in the middle of the night with no traffic. Autobaun was 55 min for me. I will most likely be in I just have to make sure I have nothing going on that I have to take my kids to. If I do go I will most likely have space for 1 bike.
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Gingerman is closer than Blackhawk for me being south of the City.

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