AMA Supersport Racer
Join Date: Jun 2010
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Feedback Score: 2 reviews
I had a great time with TPM today. I did the full track day, but also sat through ART level 1 with my buddy Anthony. It was HOT!
The class was good, covered all the basics, such as apexes, braking, body position, etc. Good tips from all the rider coaches.
Unfortunately, and I don't know if it was the heat or what, but there were lots of red flags. Several riders went off at turn 2, one broke a collarbone. I heard she was air lifted out. A few more high-sided out of turn 11, including my buddy Anthony. His gear held up and he walked away from it, but I think his bike is totaled. Another faller in that corner wasn't so lucky - he was pushing pretty hard, high-sided on exit, and apparently was knocked unconscious, resulting in an ambulance ride for him. I was about 100 yards behind him, so that was enough for me. It was the next to last session anyway, so I packed up after that red flag. I put in around 40 laps, so that was plenty for me.
All in all, I had a great time, even with the shortened sessions. I learned a few things, and found some things I really need to work on, such as my lean angle on left turns. Apparently I get down fine to the right, not so much to the left. I'll post pics soon.
Last edited by DoomCue; 06-20-2015 at 09:53 PM.