yea i had a great time. which groups were you guys in?
There's a lot of crashes out there. but the org did a great job. Saw a guy crashed and he was siting on the exit of t1. A guy on a mint white/red R6 crashed on last session also. I hope they are all okay.
I was there both days and I have to disagree with you on STT. I was in the novice group. My buddy was intermediate. We both had the same opinion. The coaches and staff were great. Very friendly and very helpful but overall I think it was a $hitshow. I've ridden with NESBA, TPM, and TTD and I would pick any of those three over STT from my experience this weekend.
The track day was great and me and my buddies had a ton of fun but there were way too many crashes and no one enforcing or followign rules. Of course most of that could be attributed to the huge number of asshats on the track but they should have had more controls.
First off I was told that lunch was at 12 but apparently it was at 1. So i missed a session there on saturday...no big deal since I was there for 2 days. My biggest issue was with the illegal passing. I dont care if a coach passes me on the inside of a turn because they know what they're doing... But I got passed on the inside of a turn before the apex on a yellow flag and the coach was right there watching and did/said nothing to the rider. I was about 10 feet behind another rider at the time and this guy just dove into the turn infront of me just to get between the 2 of us. I had been waiting to pass the guy in front of me but I wanted to do it safely and not on a yellow flag. I ended up just passing them both in the next short straight. This was very typical behavior for the day so I just pulled into the pits, waited for the track to clear up (since all 40 riders in the novice group were within 600ft of each other) and then went back out and if felt like I had the track to myself for a while.
I dont know if it was STT or just a super high ratio of idiots but there were more crashes this weekend than I have seen in my past 5-6 track days combined. Most organizations have clearly defined passing rules for the novice group (and usually intermediate as well) but if there were passing rules I wasnt told about them. It was pretty much a free-for-all.
I will ride with STT again because they were all very friendly, experienced, and willing to help but if my next track day with them ends up like this past weekend I probably wont give them another shot.