Alright, well not my best track day to date but myself and my bike went home in one piece
During registration when I heard "I" was overbooked by 15 to 20 people I cringed, so I decided to start out in the back due to the ego's and inexperience that I knew was going to be in I. I did get a lot of open track that day by doing this I think. I passed and was passed as usual, it did get frustrating when you would come up on a group of 6-10 riders all clustered together but I either pitted out for a bit or passed as many as I felt comfortable doing. So Chey...you did NOT lap me
I cut the day short because I was just mentally exhausted and didn't want to push myself and possibly hurt myself and others. The seams were really messing with my head and I couldn't find a line I liked in a few turns so I decided to call it a day, I was just working too hard. Travis and Nick worked with me and I was fine when they were towing me around but they couldn't babysit me all day
I did Gingerman last year and the seams didn't bother me one bit so not sure what my problem was.
But I was disappointed in the over booking and also some rules not being followed. In the past 2 STT track days I've done the 6 foot rule is NOT being followed..... A LOT. Now I'm not bitching because I don't like you passing me that close, I'm fine with it now due to all the track days I have done, but I KNOW there are people out there in I that have no clue what they are doing, so first off they might not be passing me safely cuz they don't know what they are doing but they just GOTTA pass you or they are going to pass someone who they are going to freak out.
Now I did talk to a CR about the 6ft passing rule but I couldn't find the guy that did it to me (less than 2 feet) twice in 2 sessions. Red/black leathers and red bike
And he had a whole track to pass me so not sure why he HAD to pass so close both times. But I have some video so if I find him on the video....I'm calling him out
So yes, go yell at the CR's, talk to them, tell them if people aren't following the rules, they can't do anything about it the next day. I'm going to start calling people out on the 6 foot passing rule...especially in my videos!!!
I was also disappointed in the red flag issue....if people crash and the bike is pretty much on the track, don't they usally red flag it? I saw 2 crashes while I was on the track where the rider that went down could've gotten hurt cuz they were still by their bike or their bike was near the track...and just a yellow flag got thrown. And as Steve mentioned we watched the guy on the yellow duc crashe b/w 1 and 2 and he stood there by his bike for awhile...big
and still no red flag
Hopefully these issues get addressed for the next Gingerman day!
But I still had a WONDERFUL day with my favorite track people; Chey, Marr, Steve, Kim, Nolan, Dani, Tea, Nick, Travis, Wally...and I'm sure I missed a few!
Pics coming in a bit