I would like to do a trackday and have the gear, tires, money to do it. The only thing I do not have is a track next door so I'd have to travel a few miles (Summit Point, WV or VIR, Danville VA) to get there.
My question is: Does anyone ride their bike to the track with a car following with supplies, or should I try to find a trailor to haul it there? What if I don't have anyone there with me? Is it stupid to go by yourself? Can I bring 'spectators'? Do they pay to get in like at real races?
Sorry for all the questions...never been and really want to experience it.
Some people ride their bikes, but I wouldn't advise it. What happens if you go down? How do you get your bike home? What about a mechanical problem? You still can't get it home. One solution is to rent a trailer from Uhaul. A second is to rent a cargo van. They run about 50 a day with mileage, and you can load your bike in the back. Try Enterprise.
Spectators are allowed and encouraged. They generally pay a track admission fee (so will you) of about 5 dollars. That covers you the whole weekend. It is always nice to have someone there with you. They can help with the pit, run a stop watch for you, help you put your bike on the stands, and keep your insurance information handy just in case. If you don't have anyone to go with you, you can always find people on here that are going to trackdays. They are almost always willing to lend you a hand.
Alternatively, you can use a track day organization with an orientation program. NESBA has one, gottrack.net has one, and a lot of others. These programs will teach you how to ride on a track, and the pace isn't so frantic that you are going to lose the bike (well...usually).
It isn't stupid to go by yourself. If you are sociable and a nice guy, there will be plenty of people at the track to hang out with between sessions. They are also great sources of information.
The hardest part about track riding is getting the balls to do your first one. A lot of people wait years to try the track, only to discover what they have been missing. You already have the desire. Make it a reality and you will never look back.