TRACK DAYS ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIP RIDING SCHOOLS

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Track Day Information and FAQ's

Motorcycle Track Day and Rider School General Info

 

Track days have never been more fun or affordable!  We offer prices that everyone can afford. 

No membership fees required for track day riders and no race license necessary. 

Anyone can tack on a date with us, even if they ride with another organization! 

However, what we offer that no other group can is a clear path from track day newbie to licensed racer!

 

Our Novice group ranges from novice street riders and new first time at the track to moderately experienced track riders teaching skills to improve every day street riding to taking them to a beginner race pace up to full race licensure.  After several novice track days most riders can confidently graduate from the novice group and begin riding in the intermediate group taking advantage of the multi day weekend events by adding Friday evening for more time on track. 

 

The Intermediate group has no direct instruction, but some official riders will be present to monitor safety and can be used for riding advice and instruction on an individual basis.  If a member is found to be circulating at an inadequate pace or unsafe riding, the rider will be moved into the novice/instructional group to receive direct training to help correct or improve skills needed.  This is for the benefit of all riders.

 

Lastly, the Advanced group is for advanced racers and the fastest of track day riders.  We recommend novice and most small bore racers to enter the intermediate group, leaving the advanced group for larger machines and the more experienced in general.

 

Track days vary in cost by location and date.  Their costs can be found on the calendar and in the online registration system.  All payments for track days are handled in an easy to use, online checkout system.  For administrative reasons, the cost for a track day will be increased 7 days before the event for late registrations.  Many of our days sell out completely well before that mark anyway!  Our intermediate groups commonly sell out weeks prior, so do not anticipate available positions if you walk in the day of.

 

We ride rain or shine, no refunds unless an event is cancelled by Moto Series.

 

 

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Track Day FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions for Motorcycle Track Days and Rider Schools

 

Use some of this to make up new q and a         Motorcycle Preparations:

Getting to the track in the novice group is easy and requires very little bike preparation.  The following bike preparation is required:

  • Remove or tape your mirrors

  • Tape your headlight lens if it is made of glass

  • Tape your brake lights

  • Tape your speedometer

  • New-er "track day" or High Performance Street compound tires are recommended with no pronounced flat spots or irregular wear.

  • Anything that can be an entanglement or impalement hazard should be removed (non folding rear passenger pegs, stunt cages/bars, spike bar ends)

  • Recommendations, but required:  Race bodywork and if possible remove or secure your kickstand and license plate and/or bracket and rear passenger pegs and/or brackets, and safety wire your oil drain plug and cap and filter, radiator cap and drain plug

For taping, blue masking or painters tape is recommended; Duct tape is commonly used, but is sometimes difficult to remove.

 

***  ANTI-FREEZE DOES NOT NEED TO BE REMOVED in the Novice Group only.  However removal is recommended, and if removed water or water with Red-Line Water Wetter are the only fluids allowed in your cooling system.

 

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  • Fuel  (Only Expensive Race Gas is available at the track)

  • Folding Chair and umbrella

  • Water (drink constantly, track riding is an athletic activity!)

  • Earplugs (you will ride faster!)

  • Running/Bicycle Shorts and or shirts (aids in fitting in and out of leathers)

  • Sunscreen

  • Tire pressure gauge (temperatures vary greatly over the day)

  • Snacks such as energy bars or fruits and nuts

 

Q. What time does the track open on race weekends? A: Gates typically open at 7:00a.m. on race weekends. (Gate time does vary.)

Q. Do I have to pay to watch an Event? A: Yes. Each Event will have a different ‘Gate Fee’ so either call the Track to inquire or check the website.

Q. Can I listen to the races while I’m at the track? A: Yes, while at the track, 90.1 FM carries live coverage of spectator events throughout the season.

Q: What should I bring? A: For the most comfortable and enjoyable day at the races, blankets and lawn chairs are a must. You may also want to bring bug repellent, suntan lotion and rain jackets, just in case.

Q: Are there bleachers? Where do I watch from? A: There are no bleachers on track property. But there are several good vantage points to watch from so bring your lawn chair.

Q: Are pets allowed? A: Yes, as long as they are leashed. Aggressive pets should be left at home. And you must pick up and dispose of waste left behind by your pet. And PLEASE do not lock your pet in the car with the windows up.

Q: Can I camp? Are there hook-ups? A: Camping is free with the purchase of a weekend ticket. Camping is allowed in the Infield area. There are no hook-ups. All campers are expected to place trash in appropriate receptacles or in trash bags. Nothing is to be left on site at the end of your weekend. Help us to keep Nelson neat. There is a 10:00p.m. – 7:00a.m. curfew on loud noise and engine noise.

Q: Are there showers? A: Yes, hot showers are located just west of the Time/Scoring building in the main restroom.

Q: Are camp fires allowed? A: Yes, at the end of the race day and as long as a fire ring is used. Your fire must be attended at all times and doused at the end of your evening.

Q: Where do I pick up credentials/pass if I am a guest of a team or crew member? A: Credentials/passes for family and friends of team and crew members must be picked up in Registration. The sanctioning body sets the hours for Registration. Please check with them to verify what their hours are, for once Registration is closed; NLRC staff has no way to contact them to obtain your credentials. If Registration is missed, access to the track will be granted only with purchase of an admission ticket. Please note: there are no refunds.

Q: What do tickets cost for children? A: It depends on the Event. So call ahead or check the website. For the majority of the Events, Children 16 and under are free. Note: Children are inquisitive about the world around them and for this reason, an unattended child at a road course is very dangerous. If you are bringing children to the track, an adult must accompany them at all times. This is not an environment that allows a child to wander free, such as a playground. So, for your peace of mind and ours, please keep your children close to you at all times.

Q: Are there ATM machines at Nelson? A: No.

Q: Are there payphones at Nelson? A: No.

Q: What dining, lodging and entertainment facilities are available in the area? A: We have provided a list of area hotels and campgrounds in the Track Facts section of this website. Additionally, dining and entertainment information are listed in the Contacts/Local Attractions section of the site.

Q: Can I purchase food and drink at the track? A: Yes, for most of the events at Nelson the Concessionaire is open. It is located just behind the Time/Scoring building.

Q: Can I bring a cooler and food? A: Yes you can, but please no glass bottles.

Q: Do you allow alcohol? A: We do not prohibit spectators from enjoying a beer while watching the races. What we do ask is that you be mindful of your consumption. Drunkenness and profanity will not be tolerated.

Q: If I encounter a problem, whom do I speak with? A: Either a Race official or Track personnel. You can always find someone at the front office during the day. Or call the track phone number at 440-548-8551 and you will be directed to the proper party.

Q: How do I contact someone at the race in the event of an emergency? A: On Race Weekends there is someone in the office, though the times do vary. Usual hours are 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. The Track phone number is 440 548-8551.

Q: What facilities are available if I have a medical problem? A: During most events, there is an ambulance with either medics or paramedics on site who can help you.

Q: What if it rains? A: Bring your raingear. Events will occur rain or shine, except for FunDays, which are weather permitting.

Q: Can I ride my bike at the track? A: Bicycles are allowed. Nelson Ledges retains the right to impound any bicycle if it is being ridden in an unsafe manner (as judged by NLRC management).

Q: What is the difference between a “Cold” track and a “Hot” track? A: A cold track means that the racing hasn’t started yet or has ended for the day. It also means that no motorized vehicles may be on the track. You can walk the track or ride your bike but that is all. “Hot” track means that there are cars/motorcyles on track.

Q. Can I bring my 4 wheeler / ATV / Mini-bike / Scooter? A: No, unless it is being used by a race team or for medical reasons. In those cases it must be operated by a licensed driver. If you aren’t sure, please call ahead to verify.

Q: Are golf carts permitted? A: Yes, but only by race teams or for medical reasons. These must be operated by a licensed driver. If you aren’t sure, please call ahead to verify.

Q: What is the paddock? A: In road racing, the paddock is the "garage" area where teams work on their cars. It is the best place to get up close to both the cars and drivers. Children under 18 are welcome in the paddock as long as an adult accompanies them. Speed Limit in the paddock area is 10 MPH

Q: Can I drive my own car on the track? A: Oh, we know you would love to, but that simply isn't possible. Instead, contact one of the car clubs that conduct events at Nelson OR come out to FunDays where you can drive the Track for speed.

Q: How can I receive packages at the track during event weekends? A: Have your package shipped to Nelson Ledges Road Course, 10342 State Route 305, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231, Attn: Team Name/Number. Shipments must be clearly marked with the team's name. Nelson Ledges will not be held responsible for any package delivered to the track.

 

FAQ's:

Rider Questions:

Q:  Rider:  Can I ride my bike to the event?

A:  You can ride your bike to our events, however we recommend you truck or trailer your bike there because you will have a long day that may cause you to become tired and we want everyone to get home safe.

 

Bike Questions:

Q:  Motorcycle:  What types of bikes usually attend your track days and schools?

A:  All types attend our events and we welcome just about any type of motorcycle, unfortunately we do not allow mopeds or small displacement scooters under 250cc (250cc are allowed) to participate due to the types of training we offer designed for street applications including highway speeds.

 

Q:  Motorcycle:  Is bodywork required or any special plastics?

A:  No, as long as your bike meets the safety standards you would expect to operate on the street then your bike is welcome to participate.  Please contact us if you have any concerns or special questions about your particular bike.

 

Helmet Questions:

Q:  Helmet:  What types of helmet are allowed?

A:  Full face or modular style helmets are only allowed.

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Q:  Helmet:  What do the letters DOT or SNELL or ECE mean?

A:  These are safety standards set by the government and foreign countries to notify customers they are purchasing a helmet designed to meet certain guidelines for impact absorption.  DOT offers the least standardized protection compared to SNELL and ECE.  SNELL and ECE helmets are the safest designs to purchase and are generally the highest quality brands.  Currently we do not have a standard minimum rating for participating in our track days, but do have SNELL or ECE requirements for racing.

 

Glove Questions:

Q:  Gloves:  What is the difference between a Gauntlet style glove and others?

A:  Gauntlet or race style gloves offer a cuff or more material around the wrist allowing your jacket or suit sleeve to add an additional layer of protection as well as ensuring no exposed skin is possible in the event of a crash. 

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Boot Questions:

Q:  Boots:  Why we require ankle high? 

A:  Ankle bones are the first to impact and also abraid skin or worse in event of pavement contact.

 

Q:  Boots:  What is acceptable? 

A:  8 inch high minimum, you want to avoid any exposed skin between the leg covering and boot top.  Road Race style boots are the best for our applications but considering the cost of boots if you are not prepared to invest in properly can be a poor expense if you are not sure how much use you will get out of them..

 

Q:  Boots:  What do you recommend? 

A:  Roadrace boots are specifically designed to provide maximum protection, however for Novice Group riders only we allow exceptions for work type boots commonly found in most households.  This is only because we take great care to provide the safest instruction possible to students from crashing.  Once you progress and move up into the Intermediate Group safety requirements will be higher because you will not be monitored as closely due to that groups design of an open riding experience.

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Coolant/Antifreeze Questions:

Q:  Antifreeze:  Why is this mentioned as required to remove? 

A:  This only applies to other groups. removal is not required for the Novice Group only, you can use whatever coolant you prefer in the Novice Group.

 

Q:  Antifreeze:  Why is it required to be removed in other groups?

A:  Almost all coolants if spilled on the track can make a very slippery and dangerous area to cause accidents.  The time to clean up these spills or even simple overflows will cause us to shut down the track for lengthy delays to clean up taking away from your time to ride, you are there to ride not sit around while staff members push brooms and degreaser around.

 

Q:  Antifreeze:  What coolants are allowed for the other groups? 

A:  We only allow water (we recommend Distilled water for most bikes, check with your owners manual for compatibility just incase yours has special requirements), we highly recommend the use of Redline brand Water Wetter  INSERT PICS with Distilled water to aid in cooling abilities and also help lubrication of internal water pump parts.

 

Q:  Antifreeze:  Why are coolants designed for track use such as Engine Ice not allowed? 

A:  Even though these non proplylene glycol coolants have a less greasy consistency they still are not the safest option and do not provide any better heat disapation  properties than plain water or water with Water Wetter. 

 

Q:  Antifreeze:  What are the advantages of non standard coolants?

A:  The only advantage the non proplylene glycol coolants offer is a cold weather protection as well as the normal coolant functions, however again these products do not provide the level of protection as standard based antifreezes. 

 

Q:  Antifreeze:  How difficult is it to change antifreeze to water?

A:  Generally it is only a few minutes of time to remove the lower radiator hose and empty the coolant system, reattach and fill with water to flush, start the engine for several minutes allowing the fan to come on and then turn off the engine and allow a few minutes for the system to cool down and then drain the flush and reconnect and properly tighten the clamp, and finally filling with water or water with Water Wetter for summer use, and then repeating the flush before winter and instead fill with common antifreeze. 

 

Q:  Antifreeze:  What is the advantage of changing my own coolants?

A:  It may seem like some hassle compared to permanently using Engine Ice all year long, but given the best cooling and best antifreeze as well as performing this procedure will better help you learn to maintain other aspects of your motorcycle without having any real technical experience.  The better you are about maintenance and you can do yourself the safer your bike will be as well as better performing as you will learn to become more involved with other simple maintenance items.

 

What do I need to bring?
•   Helmet, gloves (gauntlet style), and Boots (must cover bottom of pant leg).
•   Enough Gasoline to ride 200 miles.  Race gas is available at the track but is very expensive.
•   Plenty of drinks, water or sports drinks preferred.  Soda pop does not re-hydrate you.
•   Feel free to bring Friends and Family.  Pets are allowed but must be leashed and secured at all times.  Children are welcome but must be companied by adults at all times and cannot cross the blue metal barriers by pit lane.  Children on bicycles are allowed but must have helmets and can only ride outside of the pit areas in the grass.

Do I have to wear a full leather suit?
A full leather suit is recommended as it provides the most protection. But it is not required. You can wear a Kevlar or Ballistic Nylon suit (Jacket and Pants) that attaches together at the back.

What if I don't have a leather suit?
If you are need of leather rental please make sure that you have filled out the proper form during registration.  Leathers are located in the Moto Series trailer.  A representative will be there to assist you in sizing.  We recommend you wear Lycra or bicycling style shorts under the leathers.  Leather Rental is $35 for the day with a $75 refundable damage deposit.

Do I need to bring food or something to drink?
We will be taking an hour long lunch break. At most tracks there are food vendors, however we recommend you pack something just in case.

Water is available at the track, but we recommend you bring extra snacks and plenty of sports drinks.

Can I bring a friend or family member?
We highly recommend bringing someone to help you throughout the day. There will be Moto Series representatives there to help you during the day, but having a friend or family member along will make your day more enjoyable.

Do you have motorcycles for rent?
Sorry, you must provide your own bike for the day.

Is there a Gate Fee?
Yes, Gate fees are determined by the track facilities at which the event is held. Gate fees are typically $10.

How much does a track day cost?
All day practice starts at $165 dollars.
Price is based on Pre-Registration.
A Post-Registration fee of 25 dollars is applied to registrations received 7 days or less prior to the event.
There is no membership required.

How do I learn more about Moto Series Track Days or Race Series?
Simply browse the other sections of our web site to learn more about all the exciting things Moto Series has to offer. Each section will contain additional FAQ and information on their specific Moto Series event. 

I want to sign up for an event.  How?
Simply go to the page for the specific section.  All forms applicable to that event can be downloaded.  Simply print out the forms and either mail or Fax them to us and you will be registered for the event of your choice.  All efforts will be made to confirm your registration.  If you haven't heard from us in a few days of your submission then please contact us via email or phone. 

What is Moto Series Club Membership?
Moto Series is a private motorcycle club.  This allows us to maintain a high standard of courtesy and respect among our members.   


Where is Nelson Ledges?

Nelson Ledges Road Course is located on the south side of Ohio State Route 305 in Garrettsville Ohio between OH-282 and US-422. It is approximately one mile east of the intersection of OH-282 and OH-305.

10342 SR 305  Garrettsville, OH 44231   

What does the track look like?

Click Here for Nelson Ledges Track Map

What services will be available at the track?

Tire service will be available on all dates.



Professional photography services will be available all dates with on site printing.

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Where can I stay overnight?

Camping is free at the track along with the restroom facilities, however there is a charge for electrical hook ups. Local accommodations nearby are:

Who is the Road Racers School for?

Track day riders interested in learning race etiquette and anyone interested in beginning a career in road racing.
It is required that you have previously participated in an Intermediate Level Track Day or equivalent.
You must be comfortable running high speeds from the start of the class and familiar with track day procedures.
Also, by taking our Intermediate Level Track Day prior, you will benefit from learning the track layout and optimal lines allowing you to make the most of your Road Race School, not to mention more enjoyable.
Please see our Calendar for venue locations. Classes will run rain or shine.
All Race Schools will be scheduled on Pre-Registration Only 14 days in advance of a race event.

Race School: What do I need to prepare my bike?

  • REMOVE THE ANTI-FREEZE, water or water with Red-Line Water Wetter are the only fluids allowed in your cooling system.

  • Tape your speedometer

  • Race bodywork is highly recommended

  • Remove your mirrors

  • Remove or tape all turn signals

  • Remove or tape your headlight lens

  • Remove or tape your brake lights

  • Remove or secure your kickstand

  • Remove your license plate and/or bracket

  • New or newer tires. New “track day” or race compound tires are recommended

  • Anything that can be an entanglement or impalement hazard should be removed (rear passenger pegs and/or brackets, stunt cages)

Safety Wired as required by our Road Race Rule Book or fully race prepared, see our Road Race Rule Book for more information in Chapter Six  Click Here for the 2009 Racing Rulebook.  The rulebook is also available in a more printer friendly version.
(Blue masking or Painters tape is recommended; Duct tape is commonly used, but is sometimes harder to remove)

Race School: Will I need a transponder?

No, transponders are only required for races. We will have the timing system running, so if you have a transponder we should be able to give you a list of your lap times if you request.

 

When I graduate the Road Race School will I receive a competition license?

Everyone that completes the Road Race School will receive a Certificate of Completion. You must meet our safety requirements to receive a Certificate of Graduation and Competition License; this includes that you must show that you understand race day procedures and rules, maintain a safe racing line while passing and being passed, reacting properly to displayed flags, and be able to run a maximum lap time of one minute and thirty seconds (at Nelson Ledges) or 120% of competitive lap times or less. Those unable to meet the maximum lap time may use our Open Track Days to improve their lap times safely, and may be qualified at that time.

Graduates receiving their race license will be issued a Provisional license until they safely complete at least one race with Moto Series, upon which a full competition license will be issued.

How much does the school cost?

Road Race Schools cost 225 dollars or less.

Price is based on Pre-Registration.

Beginner Level Track Days

 

Who is the Novice/Beginner Level for?

Street enthusiasts interested in improving their skills and gaining confidence for daily riding. This is a track day designed as a safe environment to learn enhanced riding skills and an introduction for anyone that is interested in riding on a track for the first time. Please see our Calendar for venue locations. All events will run rain or shine.
 
Novice Level: What do I need to prepare my bike?

•   Removal of anti-freeze is optional. If you wish to remove the anti-freeze, water or water with Red-Line Water Wetter are recommended in your cooling system.
•   Remove or Tape your mirrors
•   Tape your speedometer
•   Tires must be in good condition and not more than three years old and having at least seventy percent tread
•   Remove anything that can be an entanglement or impalement hazard such as sissy bars, highway pegs, and luggage, etc.
(Blue masking or Painters tape is recommended; Duct tape is commonly used, but is sometimes harder to remove)

 

Intermediate Level Track Days

 

Who is the Intermediate Level for?

Confident street riders or aspiring racers interested in learning advanced street skills and enjoying our track days. If you have never been to a Beginner Level or equivalent track day, we recommend our Beginner Level Track Day first. If you feel very confident in your abilities or have done previous track days, this is a great way to improve your skills and lap times as well as preparing you for our Open Track Days or Road Race School. Please see our Calendar for venue locations. All events will run rain or shine.

 

Intermediate Level: What do I need to prepare my bike?

•   REMOVE THE ANTI-FREEZE, water or water with Red-Line Water Wetter are the only fluids allowed in your cooling system
•   Tape your speedometer
•   Remove or tape your mirrors
•   Remove or tape all turn signals that protrude from bodywork
•   Tape your headlight lens if it is made of glass
•   Tape your brake lights
•   New or newer tires. New “track day” or High Performance Street compound tires are recommended
•   Anything that can be an entanglement or impalement hazard should be removed (non folding rear passenger pegs, stunt cages/bars, spike bar ends)
(Possible recommendations, but are not required include: Race bodywork and if possible remove or secure your kickstand and license plate and/or bracket and rear passenger pegs and/or brackets, and safety wire your oil drain plug and cap and filter, radiator cap and drain plug)
(Blue masking or Painters tape is recommended; Duct tape is commonly used, but is sometimes harder to remove)

 

Advanced Level Track Days

 

Advanced Level: Who are the Moto Series Days for?

Licensed racers and Advance level track day riders who want to enjoy a day of open track time.

Advanced Level: What do I need to do to prepare my bike?

•   REMOVE THE ANTI-FREEZE; water or water with Red-Line Water Wetter are the only fluids allowed in your cooling system.
•   Tape your speedometer
•   Race bodywork is highly recommended but street plastics are accepted
•   Remove your mirrors
•   Remove or tape all turn signals
•   Remove or tape your headlight lens
•   Remove or tape your brake lights
•   Remove or secure your kickstand
•   Remove your license plate and/or bracket
•   New or newer tires. New “track day” tires are recommended
•   Anything that can be an entanglement or impalement hazard should be removed (rear passenger pegs and/or brackets, stunt cages)
•   Safety wire the oil drain plug, cap and filter, coolant drain plugs and radiator cap (the more you wire your bike the safer you will be, see our Road Race Rule Book for more details. Masking or Painters tape is recommended for taping the lights; Duct tape is commonly used, but is sometimes harder to remove)

 

 

All Track Days:

 

What do I need to bring?

•   Helmet, gloves (gauntlet style), and Boots (must cover bottom of pant leg).
•   Enough Gasoline to ride 200 miles.  Race gas is available at the track but is very expensive.
•   Plenty of drinks, water or sports drinks preferred.  Soda pop does not re-hydrate you.
•   Feel free to bring Friends and Family.  Pets are allowed but must be leashed and secured at all times.  Children are welcome but must be companied by adults at all times and cannot cross the blue metal barriers by pit lane.  Children on bicycles are allowed but must have helmets and can only ride outside of the pit areas in the grass.

What is the days schedule like?

Please arrive at the track no later than 7:30 AM on the date of your event.  Upon your arrival please report to registration.  Here you will receive your necessary paper work and direction for the rest of the day. If you have Pre-Registered and have your bike unloaded before 7:00 AM you may participate in a Track Walk with an Instructor.

o   7:30 AM – Registration Opens, Optional Track Walk
o   8:30 AM – MANDATORY SAFETY MEETING
o   8:45 AM – Group Instruction and Discussions Begins
o   9:00 AM until 12:00 PM – Alternate each hour between Group Discussion and on Track Instruction sessions
o   12:00 AM until 1:00 PM – Lunch Break
o   1:00 PM until 5:00 PM – Alternate each hour between Group Discussion and on Track Instruction sessions
o   5:00 PM Report to Registration building for Completion Ceremony and Complimentary Gift Package

 

Do I have to wear a full leather suit?

A full leather suit is recommended as it provides the most protection. But it is not required. You can wear a Kevlar suit (Jacket and Pants) that attaches together at the back.

What if I don't have a leather suit?

If you are need of leather rental please make sure that you have filled out the proper form during registration.  Leathers are located in the Moto Series trailer.  A representative will be there to assist you in sizing.  We recommend you wear Lycra or bicycling style shorts under the leathers.  Leather Rental is $35 for the day with a $75 refundable damage deposit.

Do I need to bring food or something to drink?

We will be taking an hour long lunch break. You will receive a ticket for your lunch during registration. Your lunch ticket is for one sandwich, one bag of chips, and one drink.  Lunch meal contents may vary from date to date. If you have any special dietary needs please contact us at least one week prior to the event or you may bring your own lunch if you brought it of course. Water is available at the track, but we recommend you bring extra snacks and plenty of sports drinks.

Can I bring a friend or family member?

We highly recommend bringing someone to help you throughout the day. There will be Moto Series representatives there to help you during the day, but having a friend or family member along will make your day more enjoyable.

Do you have motorcycles for rent?

Sorry, you must provide your own bike for the day.

How much does a track day cost?

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advance Level Track Days cost 180 dollars or less.
Price is based on Pre-Registration.
A Post-Registration fee of 25 dollars is applied to registrations received 7 days or less prior to the event.
There is no membership required.

Is there a Gate Fee?

Yes, Gate fees are determined by the track facilities at which the event is held. Gate fees are typically $10.

Q – What do I need to do to my bike?

A – This depends on your skill group. For Street Groups tape over the lenses and mirrors. Blue masking painters tape works the best. Always check your bike over for safety and come with Tires and Brakes with at least 80% life expectancy. The bike does not need to be safety wired in this group. We recommend securing the oil drain and fill caps. A street bike works great on the track. For the Race Group No side stands, DOT Racing tires, use of tire warmers, oil and drain wired, no anti-freeze, water, water wetter, evans, ok, belly pan ( no OEM platics), one piece suit, motorcycle boot (high)
 

Q – What do I need to wear?

A – A full leather suit, or textile suit for the Novice group only. Two or one piece is fine. Two piece needs to zip all the way around. A hard shell back protector, boots over your ankle ( work boots ok for group 1 only) and leather gloves (gauntlet) past your wrists. A full face quality helmet with eye protection Snell or ECE rating highly recomended.
 

Q - How much time will I get to ride?

A – You will ride once per hour for about 15-20 minutes. There will be a 1 hour lunch break. You can ride as much or as little as you like. We start at  7:30 am with Registration and Technical inspection and usually end at 5:00pm.
 

Q – Is riding on the track safer than riding on the street?

A – Yes. Riding the track gives you the opportunity to ride in a controlled, safer environment when compared to the street. We also have emergency staff within minutes if an emergency arises.

Q – How do I know what skill group I should ride in?

A – If you have never ridden on the track before place you in our Novice Street school . We offer three skill groups starting with Novice , Intermediate, Advance and expert. You can request a group you would like to ride depending upon your skill level if you have not ridden with our club before, however you will get a call or email from our director asking specific experience questions and previous riding skills groups that you may have participated in with another organization.
Moto Series reserves the right to assign rider group level based on the riders answers, or after observed in the track day itself at any time.

Q – Can I ride my bike to and from the track?

A – Yes! But be prepared to be tired at the end of the day!

Q – Is there gas/fuel available at the track?

A – Yes for the most parts the track or a specific vendor will sell fuel to you. Be prepared to use at least 10 gallons at an event.

Q – Where should I stay for a two or more day event?

A – Many have arrange camping. We work with nearby hotels for group rates. See our message board or email us direct for specific questions. 

Q - What if I don’t like it?

A – We want everyone to be satisfied.

Q- Does Moto Series offer Military Members Discounts?

A- Our prices are at the lowest we can offer, unfortunately we do not offer any special discounts, however you may contact us if you have a large group we may be able to work something out.

Q- Currently my bike is prepped to pass Absolute expert & Nesba A tech inspection. I plan to attend race school this spring so I can get my race license. Does my bike need to pass CCS requirements? I have no plans to race my bike in CCS.

A- You do not need a CCS requirement for participation in the race class, however our Race Required tech requirement is pretty close to it if you plan to race see our Rulebook.

Q- Do you have a Referral Program?

A- Our prices are at the lowest we can offer, unfortunately we do not offer any special discounts, however you may contact us if you have a large group we may be able to work something out.

Q- where do I stay at ?

A- Please see our Circuits Tab for the track you plan to attend and at the bottom of the page will be a list of places we recommend.