That was at Spring Mountain with TrackXperience. Thinking of doing Chuckwalla in November. I've heard good things.
Speaking of TrackXperience, they offer a new riders school to anyone who signs up for Level 1, for FREE. If anybody in the SW part of the country is interested in track days but are unsure of the intensity of the whole deal, this is a great way to not only get on a track, but also get hooked up with some very experienced riders who will personally follow you around all day and teach you how to ride better, or just plain how to ride a sportbike in general.
Don't even get me started with trackxperience! They are probably THE COOLEST MOST HELPFUL group of riders I know. I did their track day at Streets of Willow end of September (it was my first track day) and I never had so much fun or learned so much in my whole year of riding than I did on that day.
Leave your riding school vest on all day and let the instructors follow you around and teach you lines, body positions and answer all your questions, ALL DAY LONG! AND MOST DEFINITELY DO THE SCHOOL! (That's actually the only way to get the vest)
As for just how cool they are, I decided to stay another day (I had only planned for one day) and they found me a mattress to sleep on and let me sleep in one of their trailers! Their goal is to see you improve and have a blast!
I will be signing up def for a level 1. Do they rent out suits too?
I bet they do but I do not know for sure.
My bike will pass tech I assume, as long as it doesn't NEED to be safety wired. I have handroids, some full size boots from cortech and a suomy helmet so I'm good there, I'm assuming you didn't rent a suit from them but any idea on how much they charge for their loaners? I'm probably gonna pick up an alpine* leather jacket with my taxes this upcoming year so all I'll need to pick up is some pants to zip them to and I'm sure that will be good for a while.
Also I've heard from people around here that you have to be a member of the AMA (or some motorcycle association) to race on most tracks, is that true?
The only thing u really need to worry about with your bike passing tech is the tires. There should be plenty of meat left on the tires. IN LEVEL 1, you do NOT need anything to be safety wired. You don't even have to change coolants (Though I really like waterwetter and it's cheap too). If you have a helmet, boots, and gloves, then you should be golden as you can most likely rent suits there.
You also do not need to be part of AMA to do a track day.
Now sign up and ride!