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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-30-2006, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Who has run Jennings, and what are your thoughts on this track vs. Barber, Gratten, BHF, Autobahn??

I'm doing a track day here on Oct. 8th and am REALLY excited about the tracks of the south!!!!

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Oooohhh.... Jennings... I love that track.

I can't compare it to Barber but the others I've been on. First of all unless it's really went downhill over the last year the pavement is much better than Grattan, and Blackhawk. Autobahn well I've only ridden the north course which to me flows really well except for turn 2, so that's somewhat similar. Jennings is a very flowing track it doesn't pay to overcook one corner because it will just cost you more time in the next few. Especially on the back section, the turn 1, 2, and 3 combo is fun fast corners, then on the back side it starts to tighten up with a double apex left hander that gave me a little trouble, but good to work on.

It has a short front straight so not much of an opportunitiy for HP to just pull away. The pit areas are top notch, concrete patches the perfect size to place an EX-Up over. All in all it's one of my favorite tracks. Again I haven't ridden Barber but I have ridden the following, and it definitely ranks pretty high on my list.

Grattan
Gingerman
Putnam
Blackhawk
Road America
Roebling
Jennings

Those aren't in any particular order but Jennings would be very high on my list. Although some complain that it doesn't have any elevation changes, I know that's a reason many like Grattan so much, and Barber too.

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Been there about ten times. Next to Barber it is one of my favorites. I will be doing a private trackday with friends on Oct. 9th and the 10th. We have the track to ourselves. 20 guys, 20 min. on 5 min. off for the whole two days. $265 for all the riding you can handle.
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What dave said. just watch out for the sand on the pit lane.
You'll like the track a lot. They have big red dots on the side of the track to show you turn in appex and exit. Makes it real easy.

Also it's a bike only track so there are no breaking bumps from the cars.

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What dave said. just watch out for the sand on the pit lane.
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This just in!!!! I forgot I will be doing the trackday on the 8th I have to keep all you squids in line.
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