I did Road America yesterday for the first time w/STAR. LTL, I hope you got your headshake problems solved!! That is one FAST track - very different from the tighter tracks I'm used to - but it was cool to have the extra HP motoring down all the different straights. Saw 178 indicated, and was in the 170s a few times... braking is a lot different than from 140s! I ran in the advanced group and there were some Really Fast guys - also the instructors were the real deal as well... I was behind one (ok, he blasted by me on the brakes) going into 5 and he backed the rear into the turn, and then lit it up through the carousel. Cooool....
What I learned:
SET UP YOUR BODY EARLY - especially for the crazy braking at Road America, it really helped illustrate to me how important it is to set up early, get your downshifts in, and then brake. My bike went from bucking underneath me to a smooth ride.
they're big fans of practicing "middle" entry lines - helps when your racing and someone is on the outside going into a turn.
reference points - they are your friend, be very conscious of them... I noticed I had them, but wasn't deliberately aware of what I was using. Once I made an effort to sort it out, no matter what the corner, I was faster though it.
I also gained 10MPH through the carousel after getting off the bike even more.
Corner exit speed is absolutely critical at Road America, unless your the guy on a liter bike surrounded by 600s All in all I had a good time and I really gain a lot of useful information. I was running sub 3 minute lap times at the end of the day but not by much E. Boz set the lap record there a few weeks ago with a 2.08... WOW.
It was cool motoring down the track and seeing the places where I watched the AMA guys a few weeks ago... I got to pretend I was Nicky until I had to brake