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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-25-2008, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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What classes to race. First weekend @ BHF (ccs)

I'm trying to figure out what classes to run for my first race at BHF on the 10th\11th. Any suggestions? I don't to do too much and stress myself out (and spend too much$ right away), but at the same time, if I'm there, I don't want to be done in 20 minutes and be watching for the rest of the day. Thoughts/ Ideas? Can you sign up for additional races on the day(s) of the event? Thanks for the help!

Andrew

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You can run any of the MW classes, as well as HW or even unlimited. I suggest HW if you want to runs few extra races. The grids are smaller and abit less chaotic in my experience. Unlimited GP pays out to 9th place, so might as well enter that one. BHF is tight enough that 600's do quite well even against the literbikes.

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I would race the two middleweight races on Saturday. There tends to be a larger turnout on Sunday. I don't know how much track experience you have, but the Sunday races I was in were absolutely nuts. Saturday was a bit more tame.

Here is a link to the recap of my first weekend. I hope you enjoy it.

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Greg,
Great read. It's definitely got me psyched for my first race weekend. It's also got me considering the GTU race. It just seems intense. I faxed in my pre-registration earlier today, and didn't have the GTU on there, due to the race length and all that, but after your read, I'm just gonna do it. What have I got to lose right? Thanks again for a great read.

Andrew

ps. I should add that I am attempting to not go broke right off the bat here either. haha. As appealing as it seems to race everything, I gotta work within my means. At least until I get more sucked into it, and can't resist the urge to race more.
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The GTU will give you the most bang for your buck. A lot of racers aren't used to riding hard that long. They poop out after about 10-12 minutes. Just stay patient and you'll be amazed how much people slow down toward the end.

You can register for more races the day of the race. You'll just be gridded farther back.

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