Originally Posted by gsmith_22
I think me and a friend are planning on going to the nesba track day at the midamerica motoplex near omaha on July 16th. You do have to be a member, but we figure that's better for the perks you get anyway. I can't wait for summer now, I'm so pumped. Anything that I really need to know being this is my first time to a track?
I think they might have an associate membership, which is like a 1-day type deal but most orgs that do that allow you to apply it towards a full membership if you choose to continue with them.
There should be lots of threads on this subject here. I know I have responed to a ton in the past. Just do a search. But the biggest thing is to make sure you check your ego at the gate when you sign in. Be a sponge, ask questions, listen, learn. No one is too good for instruction. AMA level riders routinely go to instruction and race schools. Sometimes it takes another persons point of view or methods to make yours better. We get stuck doing one thing and it takes another to show you that it can be done a better, faster way. I just read something from Nate Kern, (Hooters Suzuki ex team member, BMW World PowerCup/Boxercup racer) and he said he came back from Freddie Spencers school with a whole bunch of different thought, thechnique and approach to riding/racing.
Just keep in mind that trackdays are just that. They are to have fun and learn and work on your limits while remaining in your comfort zone. Take it easy and you will find you will progress accordingly. Trackdays (and practice sessions before racing) are not racing or qualifying. It's not about who can turn the fastest lap. Ride within your limits and just have fun and enjoy the experience.
And once you do one, it's all down hill from there. Thats like saying you're going to happy hour with the office hotties and are only going to stay for one drink. Who are you kidding?