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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-10-2006, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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OK you SBTT guys, how does it work

I'm thinking about signing up for a couple events with SportbikeTrackTime. Do they limit group size like NESBA? With the fact that they have no rain insurance I'm trying to figure how to increase my chances of not getting rained out. If I just show up at the track will I be guaranteed a spot? Also, do they charge more if you don't sign up in advance. They don't let you cancel for credit do they? Thanks.
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-Group sizes are limited, basically the same as NESBA, and their Novice group is limited in size even further than NESBA's
-If you show up, you can buy a spot on the track IF it is not already sold out.
-There is a $20 late fee if you sign up less than 7 days before the event or at the track I think
-No canceling for credit, you have to sell your spot to someone.
-If it is rained out, they will still ride. Swap on those rain tires!

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[depressing sigh]

Well, thanks anyway...
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Much more relaxed atmosphere is the one thing I feel. I'm going May 20th with STT and there's 15 bikes per group with 3 groups riding. Don't think you'll find that with Nesba. Also, Nesba seemed a bit more competetive to me.
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Can you say NESBA?
NESBA is great... but I'd like to do Mid-Ohio. I'd also like to do Grattan again.
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Well if you want to do Mif Ohio for free do a search for Mid ohio on the www.wera.com board. STT is having a free trackday if you have had some tracktime before. It is actually 2 day for free.
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STT is doing Mid-Ohio July 3rd and 4th and doing Grattan May 20th and 21st.

Rain happens, we live in the midwest. Rain Insurance? I think STT was talking about implementing something like that for a fee. Rain tires cost 300 bucks and last a LONG LONG time. I have had mine for almost 3 years and I used them a couple weeks ago at Autobahn with no hassle or traction issues. Riding in the rain is good experience with full rain tires and is quite fun. You will be pleasently surprised how much traction you get.

What happens if it rains at a CCS or WERA event? You don't get rain insurance for races.

I'm almost positive though if the track is decided to be not rideable, like if there is too much standing water on it they will call the event day a wash and give you a credit to come back another day. The track day org will not have to pay for the track if it is decided to be not rideable. If the track is rideable the track day org has to pay for the track anyway.

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Well if you want to do Mif Ohio for free do a search for Mid ohio on the www.wera.com board. STT is having a free trackday if you have had some tracktime before. It is actually 2 day for free.
Thanks for the heads up, I'll check it out.

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... Rain tires cost 300 bucks and last a LONG LONG time. I have had mine for almost 3 years and I used them a couple weeks ago at Autobahn with no hassle or traction issues. Riding in the rain is good experience with full rain tires and is quite fun. You will be pleasently surprised how much traction you get.

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I'm almost positive though if the track is decided to be not rideable, like if there is too much standing water on it they will call the event day a wash and give you a credit to come back another day. The track day org will not have to pay for the track if it is decided to be not rideable. If the track is rideable the track day org has to pay for the track anyway.
I'd like to give rain tires a try, but they're not in the budget. Not to mention the cost of swapping them back and fourth, or a second set of wheels... also not in the budget.

At this point I'm thinking watch the 10 day forecast, and sign up 8 days before the event if everything looks good.

Thanks again.
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