We're expecting to have a great event! Here are some last minute
for this weekend's event at Spring Mountain/Pahrump.
Well it looks like a gorgeous weekend! The latest forecast calls for
around 71 degrees (overnight lows around 45 degrees)! And even though
will be pretty nice as the day warms up, remember to take the first
laps to get your tires warmed up since the track temp is going to be
during the first AM session! AVOID COLD TIRE CRASHES!
Before leaving for the track, put your bike's ignition key on your tow
vehicle's keychain. Nothing is worse than missing your first 3 sessions
while a local locksmith charges you $100 and takes 2-3 hours to make
new key for your bike.
With some of the newer race tires on the market pressures will vary
dramatically. However you are VERY unlikely to run higher "street"
for a track day with positive results. For most production street tires
the DOT race tires from Dunlop, Metzeler, and Pirelli, we suggest 31-32
front and 29-30 psi rear (yes, less in the rear) for track use. For the
Michelin Power Race and race PR
tires we suggest 30 front and 23 rear
we mean 23). For Pilot Powers we suggest 32 front and rear.
While you can ride while physically tired, being able to stay mentally
focused on the racetrack is critical to your survival. I encourage you
eat a good dinner and get plenty of sleep. When you wake up in the
do a couple stretches before leaving your hotel room. Remember, you are
going to be getting a workout on the track...be limber and ready for
You've all heard track day providers preach about staying well
it's important to remember that good hydration starts THE NIGHT BEFORE
event..and that alcohol, coffee, tea, and sodas can all dehydrate you.
suggest that you LIMIT alcohol any night before a track day and have a
of water along with any alcohol consumption. We will provide waters and
gatorades for you at the track, so make sure you use it! Our staff will
these in coolers near the grid area, so take advantage of it!
(Sorry, the water girls are playing for their soccer teams this weekend
needed to make playoffs!)
The most important thing for you racers and advanced riders is to put
more seat miles and slowly chip away at your lap times.
For intermediate and novice riders, your focus needs to be on building
skills and not riding over your head. Become a smoother and more
rider and your speeds will improve as a by-product.
Remember, it's going to be warm from 11-2 or so. Be sure you remain
on your riding. If you get fuzzy, do yourself and everyone else on the
a favor and take a session to recuperate in your pits. With 30 minute
sessions, you're getting a LOT of track time. PACE YOURSELF!
Tire Service: We have in-house tire service for this event with
pricing and mounting/balancing (off the bike). If you want to plan a
afternoon tire purchase/change, you will want to speak to them in the
morning to prepay for the set so you're sure to get what you need. We
not some big tire vendor, so supplies are limited. But we try to bring
mix of DOT race tires and "track/street" tires for you to have
Fuel: Fill your cans before coming to the track, as there will not be
at the track. The closest gas station is a few miles north of the track
the highway. Fuel cans MUST BE KEPT at the concrete pad near the
and you may ONLY fill your tanks in this area.
Photography: Mike La Putt from Trackday.net will again be with us
his excellent photographic services. See him as the day progresses to
preview your shots!
Suspension Tuning: James Morse and Tige Daane will again be with us to
provide suspension setup and tuning services. Riding a showroom-stock
suspenion? Ack! Come see the suspension guys and dial in the bike for
Chat with them about pricing and time slots to work with you to get
bike set up right!
Videography: Tom Davlantis will be on hand with his video equipment.
at the grid area to arrange a video session to gauge your progress or
home a souvenir video.
***DO NOT CROWD THE ENTRY AREA AND BLOCK OUR STAFF FROM ENTERING THE
TRACK!!! If you must get to the track early, either park along the
(facing NORTH) away from the gate or down the highway slightly please.
Our staff is arriving at 7AM to set up. We ask that you arrive after
so that we may position our trailers, tire service, and canopies around
grid entry area at TURN 9. DO NOT pit along the front dirt area and
near the hot pit entry. This lane must be kept clear for the riders,
truck, and ambulance access.
7:15AM Arrival time opens
7:45AM Registration and tech inspection open
7:45-8:25AM Cont breakfast items available
8:25AM Registration and tech close
8:25AM MANDATORY RIDERS MEETING AT RIGHT SIDE WHITE BUILDING
9:00AM Track goes hot: A group on course (Rotates A/B in 30 min
12:00PM Catered Subway lunch in right side building (BRING MEAL TICKET)
12:40PM Track drive/talk in crash trailer
1:00PM Rotations commence
4:30PM Track closed
5:30PM Riders must be off the premises
* NOTE: Late arrivals must wait until 10:30AM for tech and briefing!
We look forward to having you ride with us!
Todd "El Jefe" Robinson
Cal-Sportbike Track Days
"Track Days with Class"