Originally Posted by streetbikeford
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.
Just try it you will like it.
Bring a good attitude, proper gear and a small ego, and you will be fine! Have fun!