Re: Racing Question (section8superbike)
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These guys are pretty serious. I would want to start off with Wera unless I had a few track days under my belt.
These guys are pretty laid back and they have a great atmosphere. You may want to start here.</TD></TR></TABLE>
To expand on Jason's comments a bit: WERA has a Novice class, and their big twins classes are usually have pretty small grids, so I wouldn't hesitate to send a novice racer there. This is, of course, assuming you're not racing 600 Novice . . .
FastTrax is definitely laid back -- maybe a bit too much for some folks. It's a very "cliquey" group. Big downside is they only race at Nelson Ledges (as far as I can tell, as their website doesn't seem to be working properly). Nelson is better than it used to be (it would be hard to be worse) but it definitely an acquired taste.
I'd also suggest you consider AHRMA (www.ahrma.org
) which includes "alternative" (singles, twins, triples) modern bike classes along with their vintage classes. Generally a bit older crowd than WERA, but often have more bikes on their twins grids than a WERA regional. You have some very serious folks on the grid, but also a good mix of newbies and guys just looking to have fun. They have races scheduled at Grattan, GingerMan, BeaveRun, along with their huge Vintage Days event at Mid-Ohio (Ducati is the featured marque at this year's event, BTW).
All of the organizations are going to require that you've taken an accredited track school prior to granting you a provisional license.
Oh, and don't forget Peter Egan's sage advice that racing makes heroin addiction look like a slight craving for something salty.