I know I will probably catch some slack for this, but I am fine with that. This is nothing personal, and I only posted because you asked for feedback.
Not sure if you meant catch some slack from me or someone else?
If you meant me, that would not happen. I am always looking for feedback and I am grateful to receive it... good or bad.
Having said that, I will say that we do things a little differently than most trackday org's... and we know that we're not the trackday for everyone.
I try hard to keep first timers from being surprised at how we operate, but sometimes riders don't pre register and maybe miss the website warnings.
I'm actually going to make a webpage on our site outlining our rules, the logic behind them, etc.
When complete, I'll put the link up here.
Since you and Cru brought up the "look back" issue though, I'll touch on that now.
Everything we implement is designed to minimize dangerous passes and maximize track time. We encourage people to take an occasional check back on the straights to ensure they don't have a bike or train of bikes that simply can't get by. Usually, this is because the front bike has more power, but is slower in the corners.
So we've found that if the lead bike takes a peek and then lets the riders by on the straight... everyone is happier and the session goes smoother... with no late braking types of passes.
I equate this with the guy driving in the left lane on the highway, with a line of cars stacked up behind him.
If he doesn't move over, all the other drivers are forced to go around. Sit back and watch sometime and you'll see all the unnecessary jockeying that occurs by those drivers having to go around. And when they do get in front of the guy, they often agressively move back into the left lane.
If any rider is unable to take a peek behind them safely once in a while, we simply encourage them to not accelerate full speed on the straight. This allows the smaller horsepower bikes that are faster in the corners to get by easily and safely.
Sit up in the tower sometime and watch a session where people are doing what we suggest. You'll see that the riders on the track stay evenly spaced out, with no bottlenecks or packs of bikes. When there are no packs of bikes, it's very easy to safely pass within our passing rules... and everyone has a good session.
But... you also have to remember that our normal riders are not the super fast and aggressive type.
So when you have a group of like minded riders, all being courteous to each other... you'll find that you get tons of track time and the rules become very easy to live with.