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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-15-2005, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Where are the tracks in the midwest?

Im trying to get into track days but cant seem to find any tracks in the midwest. Im from Des Moines, Iowa looking for tracks in the surrounding states.

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I poked around for a while too thinking there were none near me. Turns out there is one less than a half hour away. I'm not sure what the best way to find them is, but you could to a google search on road courses in your area. Or find a company that does trackdays and go to their page to see their schedule. The one I went to (with kanwisch, he actually told me about it) was through Sportbike Track Time or something.

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I was in Omaha last year (2003) and they just completed a racetrack about 20 miles south of the city. If driving south on I29 you can see it off to your right. I think it's close to the Glenwood exit. And there were actually bikes out there riding when I drove past.

Im pretty sure it's called Mid America Motorplex, and I checked out their website once. it looks like a pretty cool track with few straights.

I don't know if there's competitive racing or just trackdays.

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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-18-2005, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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thanks for the replys! this is exactly what i was after.

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-03-2005, 06:00 PM
 
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Brainerd, MN-----FAST track
Road America, WI-----no experience.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-03-2005, 07:41 PM
 
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There's now the Autobohn in Joliet, IL too.

Road America is fast too. You will spend a lot of time at full throttle. It has the great fast carousel that is 3/4's a mile by itself. It's a 4 mile track, with 3 major straight-aways where you can exceed 150-170+. Each turn has some straight track in front of it, so you'll have time to set up for each turn.

The front straight is way over a mile long. You would not believe how fast you get going by the time turn one comes up.

This track always puts a big smile on my face.

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-30-2005, 02:05 PM
 
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yea, road america is a killer track, never rode it but i have seen 2 ama super bike races there, i think they get close to 190 on the front straight
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-21-2005, 12:44 PM
 
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There's now the Autobohn in Joliet, IL too.

Autobahn is great. South track is more technical. But when they do North and South together, it's a blast.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-26-2005, 02:52 PM
 
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This link lists nearly every track in the us: http://www.frappr.com/motorcycleroadracetracks
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