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Local Track Organization Rules?

I'll be moving up to Chicago soon and hopefully will be doing a lot of track days so I have a few questions about the local track day organizations and their rules.

1) Do track bikes have to be fully safety wired?
2) Water wetter a requirement or can people run coolant?
3) Do bikes have to be numbered with a yellow plate?

Thanks!
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I'll be moving up to Chicago soon and hopefully will be doing a lot of track days so I have a few questions about the local track day organizations and their rules.

1) Do track bikes have to be fully safety wired?
2) Water wetter a requirement or can people run coolant?
3) Do bikes have to be numbered with a yellow plate?

Thanks!
all of these depend upon which organization and which level you are at. For novice - no. For Intermediate - yes somewhat. Advanced - yes. numbers are by organization, some require number some dont. Also doesnt have to be yellow

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Welcome to Chicago! I used to live in Allen TX, I would say do all of the the above just so u don't have to worry about it.

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Check the site of the org that is running the trackday. STT does most weekends around here www.sportbiketracktime.com

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As Pat noted, the rules for each organization are on their web sites if you dig through them.

http://www.sportbiketracktime.com

Regulations link http://www.sportbiketracktime.com/tr...gulations.html

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I strongly suggest you go through the organization's web site thoroughly before you show up, to be familiar with the way they do things. Every org is a little different in how things work.

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I'll be moving up to Chicago soon and hopefully will be doing a lot of track days so I have a few questions about the local track day organizations and their rules.

1) Do track bikes have to be fully safety wired?
2) Water wetter a requirement or can people run coolant?
3) Do bikes have to be numbered with a yellow plate?

Thanks!
Turkishexpress,

Excellent to hear you are coming to the chicagoland riding community and looking to do a lot of track days with local organizers who hold the events at regional race tracks. Motovid.com provides 22 track days and rider clinics on schedule in 2012 at Blackhawk Farms Raceway which hosts all regional motorcycle road racing events in Illinois for CCS and WERA with six events this season.

Let's get to the high level answers you are looking for, then a backgrounder as it relates to the Motovid.com program at Blackhawk Farms Raceway.

1- novice, intermediate groups no; advance group oil drain plug must be wired
see rider packet @ motovid.com for specific wiring requirement details
2- novice, intermediate groups no; advance group YES
3- no - motovid.com provides the required session number sticker
Since we are not racing at these events, number plates are not required.

Backgrounder: Motovid.com is a local track day organization which operates the All Levels Motorcycle Track Days and Track Championship Rider Clinics program with sixteen (16) events each season at Blackhawk Farms Raceway approx. 75 min. Northwest of Chicago, currently in its 8th season.

A majority of Motovid.com track day events are held on Weds. with rider clinics scheduled on Fri. before each regional motorcycle race weekends. However, Motovid.com now offers weekend track day riding opportunities at Blackhawk Farms Raceway with an addition five (5) track days on schedule thru a joint partnership with JOS Motorsports on the following weekends in 2012.

July 28-29
Sept. 1-2-3

Please check out the Motovid.com site (http://www.motovid.com) for event details, season dates, riders packet, technical requirements and event sign up. Hope to see you out on track with us when you make the transition north.

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#1: No douchebaggery aka don't be a dick
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Turk, looks like all of your questions have been adequately answered!

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Universal track rules
#1: No douchebaggery aka don't be a dick
#2. Have fun and don't kill yourself or others

Others?
Trying to say "Be courteous, its not a race"?

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Good stuff! Thanks for all the answers and the links fellas! It looks like there is a very large track culture out there. Really happy about that!

Motovid - Thanks for the detailed info. Coincidentally when I was visiting Chicago about three weeks ago my buddies from RnR racing in VA were up there as well doing a CCS endurance race and I got to see the track. Entering the track with your vehicle is a bit weird but really liked the track surface and paddocks. That'll probably be one of my first track days.
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Motovid puts on a great trackday. I wish I could take more days off to ride with them.

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Just FYI no trackday org requires #'s in the midwest region.
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A majority of Motovid.com track day events are held on Weds. with rider clinics scheduled on Fri. before each regional motorcycle race weekends. However, Motovid.com now offers weekend track day riding opportunities at Blackhawk Farms Raceway with an addition five (5) track days on schedule thru a joint partnership with JOS Motorsports on the following weekends in 2012.

July 28-29
Sept. 1-2-3
How can you sign up for July 28-29 or Sept. 1-2-3 track days, they are not on the motovid.com ?

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How can you sign up for July 28-29 or Sept. 1-2-3 track days, they are not on the motovid.com ?
http://motovid.com/catalog/product_i...products_id=19

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Good deal. Every region is so different. Out Mid-Atlantic I had to run numbers and nearly full wiring. Out in TX you can run with your kickstand and mirrors still attached with no wiring. I always run water wetter but since Chicago is going to be freezing during the winter I was going to switch over to anti-freeze. I guess I'll have to go back and forth. Thanks fellas.
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