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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-08-2007, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Track day ???

Ive allways signed up for my track days early. The problem with that is there is occasions when the weather can bight u in the butt. The big problem is of course u dont get your money back. Has anyone ever waited to the end or a few days before to sign up without any problems. Im asking has anyone ever been told they are all filled up or sold out? Thanks for any input.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-08-2007, 07:41 PM
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Ride with NESBA. We have a rain out policy. If we don't turn a wheel, you get a full credit.

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Does Nesba ever sell out?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-08-2007, 08:11 PM
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Yep, at the more popular tracks. Register early.

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Yep, at the more popular tracks. Register early.

In the midwest, those tracks are Road America, BHF and Putnam. Signing up early also avoids the $20 late registration fee.

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If your going to ride on the track with any regularity, buy rain tires. You can find a gently used set for not to much money.

I just couldn't sit there and not ride, watching it rain, knowing what I paid for the day. It also pains me to ride super slow on DOT tires in the rain, waiting for them to give.

Rain tires are the best money I've spent in this sport. They traction is more consistent in the rain then on DOT tires. You still have to be careful and learn to be smooth. But I've seen riders pull the front wheel and drag a knee on rain tires.

TheGrouch is correct, if no on turns a wheel that day because of rain, Nesba will give you credit for the day. In 20 events, I haven't been to an event that we received a credit. We've typically riden in the rain if the weather isn't dangerous.

If your going to wait to sign up for last minute, expect to miss some events. Many people that are not track regulars do this. You can play the weather waiting game based on the forecasts. I forget the exact statistic, but it's something goofy like this. In 1950 forecasts were 35% accurate 5 days out. I with all our new technology, we're now at a staggering %38 or something like that.

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