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Tracks near Savannah, GA

I am planning on track riding next year. I am in the process of putting together a bike and all the leathers and safety equip. I found Roebling Road Raceway but I will like to check out others in the area also. Any of you locals know of anywhere else?
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I also considered roebling road when I was getting started. Don't start there. Its a very fast track that is asking for trouble. Get yourself to a technical track that will slow you down and force you to focus on other aspects beside speed. I personally like jenningsgp.
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who do you normally go with when you go to Jennings. I like the track layout. I did notice that Roebling is a fast track. I was worried about that.
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Anything down towards or in Florida? I am sure there is something...btw bike night at Fuddruckers (off 17 in Berwick) in Savannah Sept 25 show up at 630 to hang out 430 to cruise! Would love to see some local 600rr's there...I hate/love being the only one!




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I've gone with southerntrackdays and public days. Public days are nice because they're often. You also have more freedom that way but that could be bad. Orginization days at Jennings are nice in their own way because its very controlled for a novice rider. Either way you go, it'll be a blast. Prepare your wallet. Also, read the other threads regarding bike prep and stuff to take with you to make life easier.

Edit: Jennings is in FL and there's PBIR as well that looks fun but I can't get myself to drive 9 hrs
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Anything down towards or in Florida? I am sure there is something...btw bike night at Fuddruckers (off 17 in Berwick) in Savannah Sept 25 show up at 630 to hang out 430 to cruise! Would love to see some local 600rr's there...I hate/love being the only one!
I would love to be there but I'm still deployed. I'll be back in time for thanksgiving. we can definitely meet up then. I live in Richmond hill right off of 17

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I've gone with southerntrackdays and public days. Public days are nice because they're often. You also have more freedom that way but that could be bad. Orginization days at Jennings are nice in their own way because its very controlled for a novice rider. Either way you go, it'll be a blast. Prepare your wallet. Also, read the other threads regarding bike prep and stuff to take with you to make life easier.

Edit: Jennings is in FL and there's PBIR as well that looks fun but I can't get myself to drive 9 hrs
I want to start in the controlled environment then move to public days once I know what to expect. Right now i have never been so its all new to me. either way its like you said I know it will be a blast.
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Join the forum at floridasportbikers.com. Southerntrackdays.com is through there. They do TD's at Jennings with very good control riders and advice. Good bunch of guys/ girls. Put me on as your referance.
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STT does TDs at RRR, Jennings, Kershaw S.C.(CMP), Barber, Road Atlanta, and Talladega all just a few hours from Savanna. PBIR is a dangerous place. Several org. refuse to even ride there. CornerSpeed does VIR. Tdub

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Join the forum at floridasportbikers.com. Southerntrackdays.com is through there. They do TD's at Jennings with very good control riders and advice. Good bunch of guys/ girls. Put me on as your referance.
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STT does TDs at RRR, Jennings, Kershaw S.C.(CMP), Barber, Road Atlanta, and Talladega all just a few hours from Savanna. PBIR is a dangerous place. Several org. refuse to even ride there. CornerSpeed does VIR. Tdub
have you riden any of these track. if you have how was your experience?
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have you riden any of these track. if you have how was your experience?
Are you refering to PBIR? Yes I have been there. No, I am not a rider. I was there last fall when there was a senseless death. I was there when an AMA official was there to evaluate the track as they requested a superbike race. He said, and I quote,"I am surprised you would run 125s here...there is no way in hell we will run a SB race here". PBIR is a death trap in it's current configuration. The track has a really cool layout, but concessions are made because of the other tracks. NO, we will not return!!! JMO Tdub

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RRR, Jennings, Barber, Tally, Kershaw are all top notch tracks! Tdub

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RRR, Jennings, Barber, Tally, Kershaw are all top notch tracks! Tdub
I believe theres problems with all but jennings for a new track rider.

Just my $0.02

Barber is extremely technical. Off camber turns, banked turns, and rediculous elevation changes make it my Eleanore. Talladega is asking for the same trouble roebling is with the speed aspect. Kershaw is just torn up due to the heavy cars they run out there.

Jennings is motorcycle ONLY with referance meatballs and brake markers. There are no banked or off camber turns. Its technical enough to slow you down but not so technical you cannot enjoy yourself.

Call me biased. I havent even been to the other tracks im bashing.

Whichever way you go, listen to the advanced/ control riders. Theyre ALL willing to help. Dont try to be Rossi (or Lorenzo) your first time out and youll have a BLAST regardless of what track it is.
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I can tell you have never been to Tally. It is probably the best first timer track ever. A little over a mile long. 95mph top speed. Short but technical. Dont remark about a track you have not been to. Tdub

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I can tell you have never been to Tally. It is probably the best first timer track ever. A little over a mile long. 95mph top speed. Short but technical. Dont remark about a track you have not been to. Tdub

Regardless, thank you. I do have an excellent ability to read. Unlike some (read below again). I can research which tracks would be smart to attend as a cherry popper. Incase youre confused, I PUT THE DISCLAIMER ON THIS MYSELF! No need to boss anyone around big DUB.



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I havent even been to the other tracks im bashing.

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well sorting through al the bikering I hear that Jennings and Talladega are both good tracks for a bigginer. that begginer being me. I understand the importance of technical ability over speed. I am focused on that. in fact thats why I want to start riding on the track. there is just nowhere on the street to attain those skills. thanks all for your input. different question same thread. what are some good tires to run for these types of tracks?
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Regardless, thank you. I do have an excellent ability to read. Unlike some (read below again). I can research which tracks would be smart to attend as a cherry popper.
Apparently not on both counts..

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Talladega is asking for the same trouble roebling is with the speed aspect.
I was just pointing out the inaccuracy of your research and advise.

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Join the forum at floridasportbikers.com. Southerntrackdays.com is through there. They do TD's at Jennings with very good control riders and advice. Good bunch of guys/ girls. Put me on as your referance.
I signed up for florida sporbikers today. I added you as a reference.
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Cool. Find Niner1000rr. He's a control rider with southern track days and willing to help however possible. He rides ALOT of track days at different circuits. Something like at least a TD every week.

There's also a thread I started long ago with lots of websites for different organizations. Save them because we both know you wont be at Stewart? forever. Just watch your arse and make it back.

As for tires, I ran 2CT's for my TD's and they were great. Regardless which tire you choose, they're not fully functional without your suspension set up properly.
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Cool. Find Niner1000rr. He's a control rider with southern track days and willing to help however possible. He rides ALOT of track days at different circuits. Something like at least a TD every week.

There's also a thread I started long ago with lots of websites for different organizations. Save them because we both know you wont be at Stewart? forever. Just watch your arse and make it back.

As for tires, I ran 2CT's for my TD's and they were great. Regardless which tire you choose, they're not fully functional without your suspension set up properly.
so how do I properly setup my suspension? I've been riding a while but more commuting than anything else.
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Another vote for Jennings and Florida Sportbikers here. I've been to Roebling and I really didn't enjoy it that much. It wasn't the high speed aspect as much as the lack of runoff. It seemed to me that the transition from track-grass-tires-trees was pretty short in a lot of places. At Jennings you can run off and ride in the grass for hundreds of yards.
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Another vote for Jennings and Florida Sportbikers here. I've been to Roebling and I really didn't enjoy it that much. It wasn't the high speed aspect as much as the lack of runoff. It seemed to me that the transition from track-grass-tires-trees was pretty short in a lot of places. At Jennings you can run off and ride in the grass for hundreds of yards.
I pretty much decided that Jennings will be where I start. I probably will have a better experience there. A little far for me but I drive south of daytona at least once a month. Do you got out there with STD also?
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Do you got out there with STD also?
I have done track days with STD, but not recently because I work on the weekends. They are a cool bunch. I would also recommend coming down for a Monday open track day. The crowds are light and you get tons of track time. I was there yesterday. I don't think there were 20 people total at the track.
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I have done track days with STD, but not recently because I work on the weekends. They are a cool bunch. I would also recommend coming down for a Monday open track day. The crowds are light and you get tons of track time. I was there yesterday. I don't think there were 20 people total at the track.

do they have the same groups as in any other track day?
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Take the opportunity to walk the track with a control rider. It is very helpful. Late apex turn 8 so you exit on the inside. Alot of people have drug hard parts sliding out of it so the asphalt is gouged up.

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i've seen videos of the track and I see what you are saying about T8.
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do they have the same groups as in any other track day?
Yep, and hardly any people.
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JGP!!!! WOO HOO!!!

Saw my name mentioned ;) lol

We are hosting an event there Halloween weekend. Come on out!!! $240 for 2 days


"at 8k i often get the tire to slip a bit(kinda like stoner in motogp) when i start to get on the throttle"
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Oh and like Bullast mentioned we do a trackwalk Friday night, sometimes Saturday also. You should definitely join us!


"at 8k i often get the tire to slip a bit(kinda like stoner in motogp) when i start to get on the throttle"
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Saw my name mentioned ;) lol

We are hosting an event there Halloween weekend. Come on out!!! $240 for 2 days
Showing my appreciation mang. Wish I could be there.
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Showing my appreciation mang. Wish I could be there.
Thanks man, wish you were too. Soon though, right? haha

Can't make it in Halloween huh? It's going to be a BLAST! We've got a good crew, the BEST photographer and the best CR's you could ask for (and a LOT of them).


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