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Old 05-27-2008, 12:38 PM   #1
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Talking Track Day on the Katana!

Did my first track day this weekend. I've been riding for years and had my '05 Katana 750 for a little over a year. I did two track days this past weekend at the Talladega Gran Prix track in Munford,AL more commonly known as "Little Talladega".

The instructors with SportbikeTrackTime are all really awesome and do a GREAT job! They have a SUPER program for new track riders. The Novice program includes 20 minutes classroom, 20 minutes break, 20 minutes track time. Then repeat. Over and over all day. They teach you basics and build on them in the next session. I don't know if you can get a training/classroom value like this anywhere else.

If you've never done a track day I can't even begin to explain to you how awesome it is. All I can say is DO IT! It will definitely help you understand the capabilities of your bike and yourself.

The Kat is not a track bike by anyone's standards, but you can still have a hell of a lot of fun on a track with it! I was into triple digits on some VERY short straights (entire track is 1.4 miles) and was able to finally drag a knee on the only right hander on the track. (They run Little Talladega counter-clockwise.)

Here is the track:

Here is the Talladega Gran Prix website: http://www.tgprace.com/about_track.htm

I'm waiting for US129 to get the pictures posted then I'll get some of the Kat in action posted up.
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:52 PM   #2
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Wow!!! Sounds like alot of fun didn't know that you could go to that track and I live in Alabama.
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:06 PM   #3
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I have been there before. Buddy use to race in WERA. They are having a trackday up here in Nashville in August and October. I am hoping to get in on the October one.
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:14 PM   #4
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awesome this will only push me to make it to a track near me to learn more and get more comfortable with my kat. Thanks for the post
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:57 PM   #5
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Old 05-27-2008, 03:22 PM   #6
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Sounds awsome, I wish I had that over here.
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:14 PM   #7
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Very nice! Glad you had a great time
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:24 PM   #8
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Check out www.trackdaymag.com if you want more info on track days.

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Old 05-27-2008, 06:29 PM   #9
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That's alright! The closest thing to me doing Track Day was around Lake Apopka, here in Orlando. Gotta check Daytona to see if they do a Track Day. They usually have AMA race days during Bike Week. Glad you had fun!!!
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:09 PM   #10
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Sounds like a blast! I have to look for a trackday nearby where I live.
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