How much 1-on-1 time do you get from the CRs?
Do they place individuals in the right groups or is it a (you place yourself) type deal?
Any problems with theft at the tracks? I've heard bad things on this matter down there. Never had or heard of any problems with NESBA. This includes leaving my stuff out overnight and not coming back until the next morning.
How good is there Tech or do they just kick the tires and let you on the track?
How organized are they?
I ask these questions because I should be moved down there by the end of summer.
Depends on the class size and how many students are needing one-on-one. The instructors are very outgoing and I would say that everyone that wants one-on-one gets it.
You can place yourself, but you better have your stuff together or you'll get bumped.
I've never heard of anyone getting property stolen. To the contrary, actually. A guy left his generator behind and it was secured for him last Monday. I have left stuff overnight at many events and never had a problem.
Most of the TD riders are regulars, and those that aren't are brought to the track by the regulars. It's a pretty close knit community, and everyone either knows one another or has mutual friends.
Tech is tech. Tape ,brakes, kill-switch, throttle, etc. Helmet check too.
People are aware of the rules before showing up so tech is relatively painless for most.
The organization is pretty good considering what happens on the track is unpredictable. Sessions are broken down in 20 min increments, PA system calls at 10,7,5,2 min til grid. Lunch calls, and any other pertinient info.
My girlfriend is one of the regular Track Marshals at their events, and she runs a tight ship.
No tires getting cold on the grid when she's on point
Corner workers in good communication, ambulance on site, etc...
There are a couple other organizations, but RideSmart is my preferred.
We also have Lone-Stars TDs, ELite TDs(at one track only.) Groove Union (one track only,) Longhorn Motorcycle School (Mainly racers, advanced riders-one track only) maybe one or two others I can't think of.
Feel free to hit me up when you move down to Texas, and I'll point you in the right direction. I will be at almost every RideSmart event this year.