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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-30-2007, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Grattan or Putnam

I could only scrounge enough money for one track day in June. I have'nt been to either one. I'm also looking for something technical.

Which one should I go too?

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Grattan is more technical and more fun in my opinion. Putnam does kick ass as well.

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Either choice is good. I'd say go with Putnam though. We have a lot of fun down there.

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Grattan is cheaper... more technical.

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Technical.... It's got to be Grattan.

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I've not been to Grattan, but I love Putnam. It sounds like you can't go wrong though, so pick one and have fun.

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Alright,

I decided and signed up for Grattan on the 23rd. For $95, can't beat that for a track day.

See ya guys there.

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Alright,

I decided and signed up for Grattan on the 23rd. For $95, can't beat that for a track day.

See ya guys there.
Nice looking wheels in that avitar man!

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Nice looking wheels in that avitar man!
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You got some nice looking fairings out at Road America.

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Alright,

I decided and signed up for Grattan on the 23rd. For $95, can't beat that for a track day.

See ya guys there.
You should change the date to Sunday and we can car pool and split gas.

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Good choice.....


Putnam is a rythym track.....fun, fast, flowing....connected.

Gratten is a precision track, very technical, wrong lines will punish
your laptime and make you fight the track..... patience is good here.


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putnam pavement = awesome

Grattan pavement = might as well bring your MX bike
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putnam pavement = awesome

Grattan pavement = might as well bring your MX bike



That's Dual Sport...........

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Okay.. dual sport... your going to need the extra travel.


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hmmm... I really want to do Grattan sometime, after hearing about all its hill crests and off camber turns...

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hmmm... I really want to do Grattan sometime, after hearing about all its hill crests and off camber turns...

Cheap too !


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hmmm... I really want to do Grattan sometime, after hearing about all its hill crests and off camber turns...
Don't let all the hatin scare you aware from doing Grattan. The pavement does indeed look horrible, but if you just stop looking at it and put your head down and run there is actually a lot of grip there to be had.

Plus, we run clockwise on Sat and counter-clockwise on Sun. How freaking cool is that!?!?

I'll say it again, "ALL TRACK IS GOOD TRACK".

Tom's video above is the clockwise version, here is the counter-clockwise version, which is my favorite.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr_dwZ0hJ_o

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Grattan is a sweet track, I love riding there. I'd recommend Putnam over it though if you are a first timer or not very experienced. It's a bit more friendly of a track when you make mistakes.

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