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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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New to the site, looking for fellow track day riders

I am originally from Rockford, IL, I now live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I am a new member of NESBA but I just learned that they will not be doing much in the Midwest this year due to budget cuts. I'm just looking to meet more people into track racing...especially if they know what clubs will be racing Road America this summer.
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Only two that I know of:
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Dont count on NESBA doing RA days, even if they do come back to the midwest at some point.


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I put up a post in the Motovid forum for the 2013 schedule.

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Another person suggested to me motovid, and they did have a lot of Black Hawk dates scheduled. I'm really trying to find a club that races Road America every month.
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Only two that I know of:
Road America
STT - June 3rd and 4th
MVP Track Time - October 12th and 13th

Dont count on NESBA doing RA days, even if they do come back to the midwest at some point.


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This was my first year with NESBA...I am sorely disappointed. Hoping to find a way to race Road America often.
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Sorry but NESBA blows, ask for your money back!

Are you wanting to race or do track days? 2 different things.
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Another person suggested to me motovid, and they did have a lot of Black Hawk dates scheduled. I'm really trying to find a club that races Road America every month.
Wont find any that do RA every month. The track is EXXXXPPPEEEENNNNSSSIIIIVVVVEEEE to rent so its only done maybe once or twice a year by most groups.

And demand a refund from Nesba.

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This was my first year with NESBA...I am sorely disappointed. Hoping to find a way to race Road America often.
Race or trackday? 2 totally different things. No race org races at Road America every month because its very exspensive.
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This was my first year with NESBA...I am sorely disappointed. Hoping to find a way to race Road America often.
Yes is sad that NESBA is not around in the mw!!! Try motovid they're as good as nesba you won't be disappointed.... Motovid has some very CRs.
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I'm really trying to find a club that races Road America every month.
There isnt one. Youd be lucky to get to RA 3-4 times a year with all of the Track day orgs combined.

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remember when CCS went to RA twice in one season? No? well it was pretty cool you homos.

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learning curves/CCS for racing.
I've been looking into CCS quite bit, and I'm honestly a bit overwhelmed. This is the first year I plan on doing any track days. I have very little familiarity with how these organizations function.
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Wont find any that do RA every month. The track is EXXXXPPPEEEENNNNSSSIIIIVVVVEEEE to rent so its only done maybe once or twice a year by most groups.

And demand a refund from Nesba.
I'm a military member, I was taking advantage of NESBA's 3 year no membership fee offer. But I did write them and ask that the membership be extended in such a way that I can actually USE it for 3 years.

I'm beginning to realize that I may be shit out of luck for racing RA as often as I'd like, but there are plenty of other good tracks are here. Shit Motovid is racing Blackhawk alone 5-6 times this year.
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CCS and AMA every season. The good old days.
I looked into AMA, I was under the impression they didn't do much in the Midwest. Was I mistaken?
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Race or trackday? 2 totally different things. No race org races at Road America every month because its very exspensive.
Track days. I should have been more clear.
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I looked into AMA, I was under the impression they didn't do much in the Midwest. Was I mistaken?
If you want to race AMA races, at the minimum you need to do some CCS/WERA races and get your expert license. After that you have to apply for an AMA license and you'll get it as long as you have a reasonable amount of success racing as an expert.

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so,let me get this straight, you have never done a trackday and want to start at road america?

my advice, join STT and do your first day at autobahn north, then take it from there
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I've been looking into CCS quite bit, and I'm honestly a bit overwhelmed. This is the first year I plan on doing any track days. I have very little familiarity with how these organizations function.

CCS, WERA, ASRA, AMA, etc.... are race organizations. You cant just show up and "RACE". Typically, people do some trackdays with orgs like STT, MOTOVID, NESBA, MIDWEST TRACK DAYS, and a multitude of other ones to get some experience in a controlled environment (Racing is outta control, LOL) with a graduated skill level structure and staff dedicated to customer safety and learning.

After some seat time, many riders choose to take some sort of "race school" that offers a licensing program. "Learning Curves" school for example, includes a CCS License in thier program. Once you have a license, you can RACE in that organization.

No license is needed for trackdays, just an open mind and a willingness to learn. Some orgs charge a nominal membership fee, others dont. I believe that as a veteran/armed forces member, most times, membership fees are waived (But dont quote me on that)

Try some trackdays with whatever org you choose, build your skill level and decide if you want to get a license.

All of the orgs in the midwest are good, I dont believe in bad mouthing any of them. Ive ridden with STT, MOTOVID, NESBA, and some other private orgs down south like GOTTRACK.NET, SOUTHERNTRACKDAYS etc.........Ive never had a bad experience with any of them, but you can find instances from individuals of bad experiences with all of them on the internet.

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