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    Re: Rate that Track


    Mid Ohio
    NYST (added)
    NJMP Thunderbolt
    NHMS
    Monticello North
    Daytona
    NJMP Lightning
    Pocono East


    Soon to be added Thompson!!!! Where i don't know but judging from my walk thru in the uppper 2/3's.

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    Re: Rate that Track

    NHMS
    Shubenacadie - technical, but rough (makes Loudon look like a motogp track)
    VIR North
    NJMP Thunderbolt

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    B/c I've already got trackdays on the brain, updated for Monti North and 66:

    13. Pocono East - unlikely to go back now that the new kid (NJMP) is in town.
    12. Firebird, AZ (West) - smooth and fast and a blast to try on Code's 636.
    11. VIR Patriot - Loudon's counterpart in the south, with smoother pavement.
    10. Lightning - Had the slipper clutch installed just in time to take on T7.
    9. Grattan counter-clockwise - Looks like poop but quirky and fun as all get-out.
    8. Grattan clockwise - Still looks like poop but still quirky and fun as all get-out. But 17 hours is a long ride home with broken ribs . . .
    7. Mont North - For some reason this course made me feel faster than normal
    6. VIR Full - holy acorns! but fun! fastest speeds that my 749s ever hit were here.
    5. Monti 66 - I need a couple consecutive days on this track, still haven't quite figured it out, but I do know that me likey.
    4. Barber - smmoooth, but too easy to keep you honest (e.g. you can screw up and still be fine . . . less incentive to nail every turn perfectly.)
    3. Loudon - I wish I knew how to quit you. I love this little bitch!!
    2. Thunderbolt - fast AND technical . . . can't wait to go back.
    1. Calabogie - still. the. best. ever.

    Looking at this list makes me think I should be way faster than I am.

    Hoping to add Tremblant or maybe a new VIR config in 2011 . . .

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    Re: Rate that Track

    Updated

    Quote Originally Posted by brewmaster View Post
    1) Portimao Portugal (hands down the best by far)
    2) Aragon (fantastic but you really want more than 79 Hp to enjoy at fullest)
    3) VIR north course
    4) Cadwell Park (Brilliant! One cracking course. The Mountain is a bit unsettling but fun once you get used to it.)
    5) Mosport
    6) NJMP Thunderbolt
    7) Watkins Glen
    8) NHMS
    9) Beaver Run
    10) Mallory Park (short, not to challenging but still fun)
    11) Lime Rock

    Hope to be adding within the year the following:
    Le Manns
    Brands Hatch
    Silverstone
    Donnington
    Castle Combe
    Oulton Park
    Thruxton
    Anglesey

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    Re: Rate that Track

    From a pure fun layout standpoint....

    Bridgehampton - fast, flowing, blind, elevation changes, tons of grip, gave you ample opportunity to scare yourself once a lap...did I mention fast?
    Barber - Elevation, creativity, most beautiful course in the nation
    Road Atlanta circa 1998 (with gravity cavity) - Tons of character,elevation, huge g-forces
    VIR North - The back section is the best set of switchbacks anywhere
    Elkhart Lake -Best course for a big bike, #1 place for hard brakers, Super fast, challenging
    Loudon circa 1988 (the old track) - challenging with a great flow to it
    Daytona - Has an oh S%*@ factor like nowhere else. Classic course had great character
    Loudon - Makes you work, great switchbacks, really a great skill builder track
    Mosport - Like Bridgehampton....great flow & mostly fast / blind. Good g-forces as well
    Road Atlanta - Still good, just a little less fun than it was
    Mid Ohio - Great layout, lots of elevation, pavement changes that make you think.
    Infineon - Great first few turns...as good as anywhere. T2 is the #1 place in the nation to light up a tire and make it haze blue smoke
    Homestead - Best use of a speedway course, has a little of everything. Takes a complete skill set to really master
    Laguna Seca - Beautiful, flowing...I just never got in the groove there
    New Jersey -Has a couple sections I really like....wide open under the bridge is a breathtaker every time
    Brainerd - Fastest turn one / two anywhere. It's like that carnival ride you have to do once
    Miller - Big, fast, fun, safe....just pretty flat
    Summit Point - Inconsistent pavement, decent layout
    Topeka - Has some fun sections...needed reapaving badly when I rode it
    Pocono - Topeka squared (no - cubed)
    NJMP Lightning - Could be fun, but too sketchy for me
    NYST - See above. This track could be way up on the list if it were not for trees and a crazy pit in /pit out.
    California Speedway - Mostly blah with one really fun increasing radius corner that allowed you to absolutely roast the rear tire. Without that turn...dead last
    Portland - OK, just not a lot to it...felt like 4 turns and do it all over again
    Mid America - Flat....really flat
    Pike's Peak - Kinds like riding in a wheel in a gerbil tank.....go, left, then left, then left, then left again....4-5 seconds of rights on a 55 second track
    Jennings - Some guys like it...I just never felt a flow here at all. Also very flat
    Willow Springs - The wind wrecked this one for me...10 mph one lap, feels like 100 the next. You feel like you could be a tumbleweed at any given moment at 140mph. Not confidence inspiring
    Las Vegas - Probably the most "manufactured" speedway course I've ridden

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    Re: Rate that Track

    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    1 NJMP Thunderbolt
    2 VIR North
    3 NHMS
    4 Monticello North
    5 Monticello 66
    6 VIR South
    7 NJMP Lightning (in the rain for 10 laps. Couldn't get a decent feel for it but it needs more turns)
    8 Center garages racing Peter Kates on Gerard's XR70


    Haven't met a track yet that I don't like.
    With all of the changes that NHMS has made over the last year or so, it definitely earned some points with me... But I still can't move it up a spot past NJMP or VIR North.

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    Re: Rate that Track

    Pete you gotta update with Chuckwalla

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    Calabogie moved to the top of my list this year. Id love to do a new track every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a13x
    Pete you gotta update with Chuckwalla
    Oh shit, yer right. Damn, that's gonna mix up some things...

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    Re: Rate that Track

    Another vote for Calabogie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a13x View Post
    Pete you gotta update with Chuckwalla
    Haven't done Chuckwalla yet, but Im trying to decide whether to race at Willow or Chuckwalla. What do you think?

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    Re: Rate that Track

    Quote Originally Posted by hammadown View Post
    Haven't done Chuckwalla yet, but Im trying to decide whether to race at Willow or Chuckwalla. What do you think?
    Both. That was easy

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    My favorite was you going through T2 with your eyes closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammadown View Post
    Haven't done Chuckwalla yet, but Im trying to decide whether to race at Willow or Chuckwalla. What do you think?
    Chuckwalla. Fun, flowing track with good people.

    I've ridden both, including Streets of Willow.

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    Haven't done Willow, but Chuckwalla is DEFINITELY one of my favorites after having only ridden there one day... may even be my new #1, but I'll have to get back there another day before I can give it that title

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittenger5 View Post
    Both. That was easy
    I agree but watch out, if you make a mistake racing the Big Track at Willow Springs, that animal can bite hard!

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    Re: Rate that Track

    1 Chuckwalla
    1 NJMP Thunderbolt
    1 VIR North
    1 NHMS
    5 Monticello North
    6 Monticello 66
    7 VIR South
    8 NJMP Lightning (in the rain for 10 laps. Couldn't get a decent feel for it but it needs more turns)
    9 Center garages racing Peter Kates on Gerard's XR70

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    Re: Rate that Track

    Please keep in mind that most of these are from a car racing perspective. But I've raced bikes at a few of these as well.
    1. Monticello long course..4.1 miles of the best pavement on the planet. (especially when behind the wheel of a Ferrari F430 Scuderia)
    2. Daytona. What more is there to say?
    3. Bridgehampton. So sad that it is gone, was a great track. Turn 1 was all about who had the biggest balls.
    4. Limerock. Deceptively fast, has a great rhythm
    5. Watkins Glen, classic fun, somewhat technical great for lots of power
    6. Pocono long course. Very fast, high HP cars are a lot of fun here.
    7. Road Atlanta, say what you will but I love it.
    8. Barber Motorsports, great lay out, fast, fun, technical.
    9. NHMS. It works, cut my teeth there, its home.

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    Lol now I want to know

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    Any feedback on Beaverun..........?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigman View Post
    Any feedback on Beaverun..........?
    1. Calabogie
    2. VIR North
    3. Monticello South
    4. VIR South
    5. NJ Thunderbolt
    6. Monticello '66'
    7. Loudon/NHMS
    8. Barber
    9. Beaver Run
    10. Summit Point Main
    11. Summit Point Patriot
    It's a fun track! Worth the trip once anyway! And you can buy a cool tshirt there - "You Haven't Lived Until You've Lapped The Beaver"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DucDave View Post
    It's a fun track! Worth the trip once anyway! And you can buy a cool tshirt there - "You Haven't Lived Until You've Lapped The Beaver"!
    nice thanks Dave......

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    Lol now I want to know
    know what?

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    know what?
    What?

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    1. Blue Hills - it's free & local
    2. NHMS - fan of T3
    3. VIR South - big fan of the Oak Tree turn
    4. VIR Full - T1 and the Oak Tree turn
    5. VIR North - I didnt like T7 and the Stevie Wonder
    6. Monticello South - couldnt figure out the double apex
    7. VIR Grand East - would be #4 if I ran it again after learning North & South
    time to update this. Need to add Summit next month.

    1. Daytona
    2. VIR (riding the repaved course in June)
    3. Roebling
    4. NHMS
    5. NJMP
    6. CMP
    7. Monticello (south)

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    1. NHMS- It has been my home since it was Bryar. I will always have a soft spot for this track and especially the people!
    2. Barber- I like this track a lot. It flows well and that back kink is fun! Also I think the Vintage Festival in October just makes this track the whole kit and caboodle!
    3. Phillip Island- Do I have to say much more. Pavement laid by God. To the point where there aren't many reference points on the pavement because they keep it so nice! Plus you crest the hill going down the straight and see the ocean. Don't look for too long though! I think the only reason it is not higher is I have only ridden it once.
    4. Mosport- Long, sweeping track with great elevation changes. Turn 2 and Mosses corner are like no other corners I have ridden. Plus the Canadians are great!
    5. Mid-Ohio- So much freakin fun.....until it rains. Then it is like riding on ice. Not exaggerating on that either!
    6. NJMP, Thunderbolt- Fun, but wish their was some more elevation changes. Plus Jerseygirl has to love a Jersey track right
    7. Daytona- What can you say....it IS Daytona. The bankings are like nothing I have seen. It is a true experience.
    8. Summit Point Main- I like this track. Great sweeping corners. Nice elevation changes. Just watch out for the deer. I also love passing big bikes going into turn 1 with my drum brakes at track days!
    9. NYST- More fun than I thought it would be AND you can run it both ways. Win win in my book!
    10. Pocono East- Barely remember it as it was my first track experience, but for that reason, I will have a soft spot for it. But is was bumpy as heck back in 2006!
    11. Autodrome St. Eustache- Raced here to qualify for Barber (long story, but racing in Canada made me an international racer and that was enough to get in). Probably the most dangerous track I have ever raced, but the Canadians are a good time. And because it was in a residential area, no motors till 10am. Sleep in!!
    12. Roebling Road- Do not like. The surface is eh and the last time I was there, it was 17 with the windchill. Plus you have to cross the track to get out.

    Have lapped Beaverun and Summit Jefferson in a car and slept in the corkscrew at Laguna Seca when I was two, but not enough info to rate them

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