Welcome to NESR! Most features of this site require registration, including replying to threads, sending private messages, starting new threads, and uploading files. Click here to register.

Page 1 of 8 12345678 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 180

Rate that Track

  1. #1
    Lifer a13x's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Escondido, CA
    Posts
    6,589

    Rate that Track


    I've been keeping a mental list on this, but during my 5 hour drive home yesterday I thought it'd make a good topic of discussion. Especially in the off-season.



    So, what tracks have you ridden and how would you rate them (best to worst). Keep it concise.


    1) Barber, AL
    2) Laguna Seca, CA
    3) VIR North, VA
    4) Sear's Point (Infineon Raceway), CA
    5) Loudon, NH
    6) VIR South, VA
    7) Thunderhill, CA
    8) Portland International, OR
    9) Streets of Willow, CA



    1) Epic track and grounds. Flowing layout. Great elevation. Wide and smooth.
    2) Legendary track. Fast yet very technical. The Corkscrew! Very safe.
    3) Great layout. Fun elevation. Fast straight. Good runoff.
    4) Technical with tons of elevation changes. Good flow.
    5) Very technical and demanding layout. A 'riders' track.
    6) Good surface, not very challenging but fun track.
    7) Some good blind elevation parts. Some boring stuff. Cyclone is cool. Sketch surface.
    8) Extremely simple and boring layout. Super fast front straight. Not challenging. Concrete patches
    9) No real flow. Horrible surface. Ugly area. Great on a motard.


    updated: 9/14/08 with Laguna and Sear's

    0 Not allowed!
    Last edited by a13x; 09-14-08 at 12:31 AM.
    Boston --> San Diego

  2. #2
    Lifer Pittenger5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Austin
    Age
    38
    Posts
    15,223

    Rate that Track

    1. Loudon
    2. Storrow Drive

    1. No cars, no cops
    2. Lots of cars, lots of cops

    2 Not allowed!
    Zip Tie Alley #505

    Quote Originally Posted by Pookie View Post
    My favorite was you going through T2 with your eyes closed.

  3. #3
    a little crazy... 978chris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Haverhill, MA
    Age
    45
    Posts
    434

    Rate that Track

    Quote Originally Posted by a13x View Post
    Streets of Willow, CA
    When did they start calling it this, anyway?

    It's Willow Springs, dammit.

    Streets of Willow, CA are what you will be on as soon as you LEAVE the motorsports park.

    0 Not allowed!
    2007 GSX-R600
    1997 ZX-9R (sold)
    1979 RD400F Daytona Special (sold - i know, i know)
    Had at one point or another for off-road: KX125, Four-trax 250R, 250 3wheeler, XR250, XR400

  4. #4
    Just Registered BMFR6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Worcester, MA
    Age
    41
    Posts
    3,444

    Rate that Track

    1) Laguna Seca - pre-repaving nightmare, fast, flowing, elevation changes, wide.
    2) Loudon - Alex put it best, tight technical, a riders track.


    Quote Originally Posted by 978chris View Post
    When did they start calling it this, anyway?

    It's Willow Springs, dammit.

    Streets of Willow, CA are what you will be on as soon as you LEAVE the motorsports park.
    I could be wrong but I think Streets of Willow is using a different layout at Willow Springs, pit roads etc. Technically making two tracks, hence different names. I'm sure somone more in the know will chime in though.

    0 Not allowed!
    LRRS EX #165 (formerly)

  5. #5
    Lifer a13x's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Escondido, CA
    Posts
    6,589

    Rate that Track

    Quote Originally Posted by 978chris View Post
    When did they start calling it this, anyway?

    It's Willow Springs, dammit.

    Streets of Willow, CA are what you will be on as soon as you LEAVE the motorsports park.
    Two different tracks homeboy.

    Willow Springs is the 'big track'
    The Streets of Willow Springs
    Streets of Willow is the smaller track on the grounds. The Streets of Willow Springs
    There is also the Horse Thief Mile track there too. (and a kart track, and a oval, etc etc)
    THorse Theif Mile

    0 Not allowed!
    Boston --> San Diego

  6. #6
    Just Registered Doc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Jericho, VT
    Posts
    19,619

    Rate that Track

    1. Loudon, NH What they said!
    2. Firebird Main, AZ A drag strip and a parking lot with cones... not much else to say.

    0 Not allowed!
    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow"
    Bikes: Ducati: 748 (Track) Honda: RC31 (Race/street)/ CRF 110 Mini Moto/ Hawk Endurance Racer Kawasaki: ZXR1200R
    BOMO Instructor
    EX# X

  7. #7
    a little crazy... 978chris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Haverhill, MA
    Age
    45
    Posts
    434

    Rate that Track

    Quote Originally Posted by a13x View Post
    Two different tracks homeboy.

    Willow Springs is the 'big track'
    The Streets of Willow Springs
    Streets of Willow is the smaller track on the grounds. The Streets of Willow Springs
    There is also the Horse Thief Mile track there too. (and a kart track, and a oval, etc etc)
    THorse Theif Mile
    Hmm that Streets link looks like the same layout as when I used to go there. Never heard it called that though. It was always just Willow Springs for the whole place.

    I feel old.

    0 Not allowed!
    2007 GSX-R600
    1997 ZX-9R (sold)
    1979 RD400F Daytona Special (sold - i know, i know)
    Had at one point or another for off-road: KX125, Four-trax 250R, 250 3wheeler, XR250, XR400

  8. #8
    KB KB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Manchester NH
    Age
    47
    Posts
    8,270

    Rate that Track

    1. Loudon
    2. NHIS
    3. LRRS

    1. If you can ride here you can ride anywhere
    2. This track is technical and demanding
    3. This series is the tightest in the east

    KB

    0 Not allowed!
    LRRS/CCS EX #13

    GMD COMPUTRACK

  9. #9
    Member Pookie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Nashua, NH
    Age
    51
    Posts
    314

    Rate that Track

    1) VIR north
    2) Summit Point main
    3) Beaver Run
    4) NHIS
    5) Pocono
    6) Shenandoah

    0 Not allowed!

  10. #10
    Just Registered smf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    MA
    Age
    45
    Posts
    1,484

    Rate that Track

    1. Loudon
    2. Summit Pt (big track)
    3. Pocono (old WERA layout, then old FUSA layout, then East little course)

    0 Not allowed!
    Scott
    1990 Honda Hawk NT700 (rebuilt?)
    2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 (retarded fun)

  11. #11
    First name on the shit list.... SVRACER01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Farmington
    Age
    41
    Posts
    17,309

    Rate that Track

    1)Firebird east-Phoenix AZ
    2)Firebird west
    3)Firebird main

    1)kinda technical. back section way mre fun than the front straight with a chicane. surface not bad
    2)lotsa fun. no time to rest. fast blind turn. technical. surface not bad. a bump here and there
    3)looooong straight(dragstrip) followed by a great late apexing back section. get one wrong and your fucked until the straight. good flow.technical (on the backside). surface looks sketchy on the back but isnt bad. exit of tower turn onto the dragstrip can be slippery but fun if your good with the throttle.

    0 Not allowed!
    When I start my KTM in the morning, rules are broken. Its inevitable...
    01 SV650S (RC51 eater)/07 KTM 690SM /03 KTM 300EXC
    TRACKS:Firebird/NHMS/VIR/Calabogie/California Speedway/NJMP/MMC/NYST/Palmer/Thompson/Club Motorsports

  12. #12
    Just Registered The Crashing Tomato's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Around the corner
    Age
    47
    Posts
    2,087

    Rate that Track

    NHIS = nuff said
    Pocono East = flat, fun, not so challenging, couple of ripply spots
    NE dragway = flat straight fast!!! just watch out for the sand trap at the end
    rt 17 = mildly patrolled, mostly smooth, technical in spots b/c of traffic
    T***** rd ny = FUUUUUUUUNNNNNNN

    0 Not allowed!
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Originally Posted by hammadown .....
    The rule is:
    If even Zip Tie Alley says, "no you shouldn't use a zip tie on that" you REALLLLLLY shouldn't use a zip tie on that! lol

  13. #13
    Just Registered Crash Dummy Denno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Foxboro, MA
    Age
    36
    Posts
    7,601

    Rate that Track

    VIR North - fast, technical in spots
    NHIS - all been said
    Pocono East - dumbed down NHIS with no elevation changes, but fun

    they are all fun, they are tracks

    0 Not allowed!
    Denno - CCS|LRRS EX#49
    2006 Yamaha R6
    LRRS Rookie of the Year 2008

  14. #14
    Soul Rider Paul_E_D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    western, MA
    Age
    49
    Posts
    13,672

    Rate that Track

    NHIS
    Beaver Run
    Willow Springs

    0 Not allowed!
    Paul_E_D


  15. #15
    Lifer
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Ma
    Posts
    10,827

    Rate that Track

    No considering facilities?

    Daytona the layout i ran
    VIR North
    Beaverun
    NHIS
    VIR south

    0 Not allowed!
    It's all water under the bridge, and we do enter the next round-robin. Am I wrong?

  16. #16
    Lifer brewmaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Portsmouth, NH
    Age
    52
    Posts
    1,113

    Rate that Track

    1)VIR North - agree with previous comments
    2)NHIS - technical, etc and because I know it the best.
    3)Watkins Glen - Fast, Flowing, SCARY amounts of armco! Would be my favorite if they fixed it to be a motorcycle track.
    4)Beaverun - Fast fun back straight, a fun carousel and a blind fall away right hand-er, but gets boring quickly. Good pavement, except for in the first kink on the back straight. Might be more fun with a more powerful bike.
    4)Mosport - before the repaving & I was just learning (2nd trackday) so really can't comment, but it must be awesome now! Probably would end up in #2 spot if I rode it now.
    5)Lime Rock - Not really a bike track but I have done some practices there on the bike. Short, interesting layout but has the same problems as Watkins Glen. It's too bad they don't do the practice sessions anymore.

    0 Not allowed!
    M900ie
    SS750
    69 gas gusslin' Chevy
    LRRS EX #418

  17. #17
    Littering and........
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    7,233

    Rate that Track

    1) Mont Tremblant - somewhat lousy facilities last time I went, but an awesome track. Near perfect for me - the front half is tight with lots of sharp turns and elevation changes, the back half is long and wide open for some top end WFO runs. A good, safe track as well, lots of runoff most everywhere (a couple of questionable spots in reasonably low-speed areas.

    2)VIR North - great facilities, and the track is a tie with Mont Trembant. If anything, its a bit safer. I only ranked it second because it takes so f'n long to get there.

    3)Lime Rock - I dont know if this counts because I never did it on a bike. But its a great track, very, very rythmic and easy to drive fast on, but hard to perfect because each corner is reliant on the one before it.

    4) NHIS - Loudon would be a great track if they could move the walls back off the track somehow. I love the course itself, and the pavement has gotten better (although I have to admit that I enjoy some of the challenges the rough pavement provides), but I have a tough time concentrating when I'm too busy making sure I dont collide with a concrete wall.

    5) Watkins Glen - Havent dont this one a bike either, and wouldn't want to - you think the walls at Loudon are bad, they're everywhere at the Glen. Its a fun track in a very, very fast car, but boring in anything under 300hp.

    6) Sanair - this is a scary little racetrack outside of Granby, Quebec. Its a drag strip where they piece together a road course by adding the off ramp of the drag strip and the adjacent parking lot. Canadians love to race, thats for sure, because this place was more of a supermoto track than a road course - think potholes in the race line of turns. Also, no facilities at all.

    0 Not allowed!

  18. #18

    Rate that Track

    1.VIR (full course)
    2. Laguna Seca
    3. Road America
    4. Loudon
    5. Mid Ohio
    6. Daytona (both layouts)
    7. Jennings
    8. Homestead
    9. Iowa Speedway
    10. Pocono (all layouts suck)

    0 Not allowed!
    Mike 37

  19. #19
    a little crazy... 978chris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Haverhill, MA
    Age
    45
    Posts
    434

    Rate that Track

    Quote Originally Posted by TESTINGurTOMATO View Post
    T***** rd ny = FUUUUUUUUNNNNNNN

    Why does everyone say T***** Rd.? Is it really *that* good that we must be secretive?

    I've seen it so many times on here that I finally took 5 minutes to Google it and am pretty sure where you're talking about. I want to see this road. Looks far. Around 2.5-3 hours to get there from Haverhill?

    Or do I have it totally wrong? PM me if you have to.

    0 Not allowed!
    2007 GSX-R600
    1997 ZX-9R (sold)
    1979 RD400F Daytona Special (sold - i know, i know)
    Had at one point or another for off-road: KX125, Four-trax 250R, 250 3wheeler, XR250, XR400

  20. #20
    Just Registered Crash Dummy Denno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Foxboro, MA
    Age
    36
    Posts
    7,601

    Rate that Track

    Quote Originally Posted by mmracer37 View Post
    1.VIR (full course)
    2. Laguna Seca
    3. Road America
    4. Loudon
    5. Mid Ohio
    6. Daytona (both layouts)
    7. Jennings
    8. Homestead
    9. Iowa Speedway
    10. Pocono (all layouts suck)
    im jealous of this list

    0 Not allowed!
    Denno - CCS|LRRS EX#49
    2006 Yamaha R6
    LRRS Rookie of the Year 2008

  21. #21

    Rate that Track

    Sorry, there was one cool thing about Pocono. I got to ride with Gary Rothwell and put my arms around his wife!!!!!

    (That's me in the green)

    0 Not allowed!
    Mike 37

  22. #22
    Just Registered Crash Dummy Denno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Foxboro, MA
    Age
    36
    Posts
    7,601

    Rate that Track

    she looks hot

    0 Not allowed!
    Denno - CCS|LRRS EX#49
    2006 Yamaha R6
    LRRS Rookie of the Year 2008

  23. #23
    Littering and........
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    7,233

    Rate that Track

    Quote Originally Posted by 978chris View Post
    Why does everyone say T***** Rd.? Is it really *that* good that we must be secretive?

    I've seen it so many times on here that I finally took 5 minutes to Google it and am pretty sure where you're talking about. I want to see this road. Looks far. Around 2.5-3 hours to get there from Haverhill?

    Or do I have it totally wrong? PM me if you have to.
    There is no T**** Road.

    0 Not allowed!

  24. #24
    a little crazy... 978chris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Haverhill, MA
    Age
    45
    Posts
    434

    Rate that Track

    Quote Originally Posted by highsider View Post
    There is no T**** Road.
    You're too late. PMs have come in. And no, I will not expose the informant.

    Don't worry I won't tell.

    0 Not allowed!
    2007 GSX-R600
    1997 ZX-9R (sold)
    1979 RD400F Daytona Special (sold - i know, i know)
    Had at one point or another for off-road: KX125, Four-trax 250R, 250 3wheeler, XR250, XR400

  25. #25
    Just Registered Crash Dummy Denno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Foxboro, MA
    Age
    36
    Posts
    7,601

    Rate that Track

    Quote Originally Posted by 978chris View Post
    You're too late. PMs have come in. And no, I will not expose the informant.

    Don't worry I won't tell.
    pm me

    0 Not allowed!
    Denno - CCS|LRRS EX#49
    2006 Yamaha R6
    LRRS Rookie of the Year 2008

Page 1 of 8 12345678 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. new track in PA
    By wookie in forum General Bike Related
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-25-07, 01:20 AM
  2. Track Help
    By The Snowman in forum Pit Area
    Replies: 78
    Last Post: 03-04-07, 09:01 PM
  3. New Track Day forum... "The Track Net"
    By OreoGaborio in forum General Bike Related
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-16-07, 03:48 PM
  4. Motorcycle Accident Rate Study
    By CitizenFrye in forum General Bike Related
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 09-05-06, 09:32 PM
  5. Track Day
    By Kip in forum Pit Area
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-16-02, 09:21 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •