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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-11-2007, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
Jayfooey
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
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Exclamation Last Minute Reminders!

National Weather service is showing the weather to be: Sunny, with a high
near 84. Calm wind becoming northeast between 7 and 10 mph.

It may be a little chilly in the morning so please take the time to warm up your
tires first couple laps... AVOID COLD TIRE CRASHES!

I know it's not real hot, but it's easier to get dehydrated from not drinking enough
fluids, be sure to grab some water or gatorade when they bring it around.

don't forget your key, hate to end your day or call a locksmith out for some thing
so simple...

TIRE PRESSURE

With some of the newer race tires on the market pressures will vary
dramatically. However you are VERY unlikely to run higher "street" pressures
for a track day with positive results. For most production street tires and
the DOT race tires from Dunlop, Metzeler, and Pirelli, we suggest 31-32 psi
front and 29-30 psi rear (yes, less in the rear) for track use. For the new
Michelin Power Race and race PR tires we suggest 30 front and 23 rear (yes,
we mean 23). For Pilot Powers we suggest 32 front and rear.

PHYSICAL PREPARATION

While you can ride while physically tired, being able to stay mentally
focused on the racetrack is critical to your survival. I encourage you to
eat a good dinner and get plenty of sleep. When you wake up in the morning,
do a couple stretches before leaving your hotel room. Remember, you are
going to be getting a workout on the track...be limber and ready for it!

You've all heard track day providers preach about staying well hydrated. But
it's important to remember that good hydration starts THE NIGHT BEFORE the
event..and that alcohol, coffee, tea, and sodas can all dehydrate you. I
suggest that you LIMIT alcohol any night before a track day and have a LOT
of water along with any alcohol consumption. We will provide waters and
gatorades for you at the track, so make sure you use it! If the girls don't bring
them around to you, our staff will have these in coolers near the grid area, so
take advantage of it!

MENTAL PREPARATION

For intermediate and novice riders, your focus needs to be on building your
skills and not riding over your head. Become a smoother and more skilled
rider and your speeds will improve as a by-product.

Remember, it's going to be warm from 11-2 or so. Be sure you remain focused
on your riding. If you get fuzzy, do yourself and everyone else on the track
a favor and take a session to recuperate in your pits. With 30 minute
sessions, you're getting a LOT of track time. PACE YOURSELF!


***DO NOT CROWD THE ENTRY AREA AND BLOCK OUR STAFF FROM ENTERING THE
TRACK!!! If you must get to the track early, please park to the side of the road
away from the gate.

Our staff is arriving at 7AM to set up. We ask that you arrive after 7:15AM
so that we may position our trailers, tire service, and canopies around the
1st hartman garage closest to the cafe . DO NOT pit along the Yellow pit will
in front of the hartman garages and the cafe. This lane must be kept clear for
the riders, crash truck, and ambulance access.
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