Moto GP Racer
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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If this is your first time you dont need a full set of spare bodywork. Check the organization as MOST (not all) require coolant replaced with water+water wetter. The orgs I've done trackdays with either let everyone run coolant (only a couple orgs do this) or they require everyone to replace it.
Your tires should be more than 50% and if they show any significant wear they may not pass tech inspection. Same for the brakes.
Once you do your first, you'll quickly become addicted as I did...LOL. I go at least once a month and I DID buy spare OEM bodywork on ebay (stuff already rashed up) for when I go to the track. I also bought a blem trackday upper from ebay (guys a regular seller and still sells a bunch on ebay)-all this paid for itself when I crashed 4 weeks ago at the track.
Also, you'll be alright just going for the first time, without observing first. You should go with the attitude that you're going to ride like you do on the street, only in a safer environment. Then you'll get your speed up incrementally. ALways go with a plan-something you want to accomplish when you're there, more than just going fast. Work on your lines, your vision, your body position, being smooth, etc.
And most importantly HAVE FUN! You'll likely be wearing a big **** eating grin for weeks afterwards.