When Did You Decide To Race?

Discussion in 'Information For New Racers' started by gixxer357, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. 675AV8R

    675AV8R Jetski Extraordinaire

    I decided when I looked at lap times from some of the races and realized I was running times that would easily make me competitive. I've been riding just over a year, was only riding for 6 months before I did my first trackday. My first race is in February :D
  2. track wagon

    track wagon MCAS MIRAMAR

    Dam thats it I was coming back from vegas. got clocked at 90 in a 65.....$480

    Out by palomar MT. I was just driving to go back home got pulled over for a 97 in a 55 .........$597

    I guess cali likes there money.
  3. CBob1k

    CBob1k Well-Known Member

    Started doing track days this year. Took some schools, learned a lot. I thought I would be interested in racing since I'm a pretty competitive person. Did a lunchtime race with TPM during one of the trackdays. I'll be on the grid this year, even if I only make one weekend... Sadly, I don't think any of the guys I do trackdays with are really interested in racing. I think the associated costs are what really pushes them away. It is definitely what's going to limit how much I can get out there this year.
  4. 969

    969 Well-Known Member

    On my way home from work one day, i forgot it had rained the day before and there was gravel across the road on an off camber corner that you could normally take at about 90 mph. Well i made it through the gravel but ran out of road. My 1984 gpz 1100 ended up landing on toilet in the bottom of the ditch. Started racing the next summer. :beer::beer:
  5. motox

    motox 164

    decided to race last fall after owning the bike for less than a year. I have some background in motocross racing and riding on the street simply didnt cut it for me. Never even had the bike on a track so Im jumping in head first. im good at picking things up quickly, though (or so i think :P )
  6. DWhyte91

    DWhyte91 Well-Known Member

    Been riding since I was 10. Raced mx at 13-17 and got my street license when I was 16. Rode on the street but didn't want to convert my bike or trash it and new better than to try and push my limits on the road. I was looking into renting a bike for a track day and they were done for the year so I convinced the wife to let my buy a track bike and leathers. I did my first track day in sept and ran pretty decent times so I'm going to do my first race next year. I'll hopeprfully get to do a few races and really see what my potential is. Should be Spies' teamate in a year, two max :D
  7. tiggen

    tiggen Things are lookin' up.

    I decided to go racing as soon as I realized that I was going to ask my wife to marry me and that kids would be on the way shortly thereafter.

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