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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-29-2007, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Jennings GP trackday, July 21st w/end

Anyone heading to Jennings for this trackday? It shall be my first trackday, can't wait. Any pointers?
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Re: Jennings GP trackday, July 21st w/end

I will be there also doing my 1st one. We ride the twisties here pretty hard so I am looking forward to the safety of the track and being able to see through the corners. I have a black R6 with flame graphics. My budy has a yellow r1 he'll be in the intermediate class. We will be in the same pit. See ya there!
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Re: Jennings GP trackday, July 21st w/end

just looked at the 10 day forcast and it shows 60% rain. That will suck. Anyone done a rainy track day?
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just looked at the 10 day forcast and it shows 60% rain. That will suck. Anyone done a rainy track day?
are you serious? I knew I shouldn't have registered til I check the forecast...I hate rain..
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Re: Jennings GP trackday, July 21st w/end

I cant wait for the trackday anyway, even if it does rain...I have a blue '05 and ill be pitting with my buddy who has a red 600RR and a white 600RR. We are coming up with about 15 other riders too...should be a good time as long as I dont eat it
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just looked at the 10 day forcast and it shows 60% rain. That will suck. Anyone done a rainy track day?
Rain sucks, caught some at Barber last year, but heck, you're still on a track!

I want to get to JGP someday, heard some fun things about it. Not this time though..., RRR this Sat, RAtl 8/4, Barber LED 9/29..., might try JGP late fall.
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Re: Jennings GP trackday, July 21st w/end

it is not that bad. just be smooth on the throttle. riding in the rain makes you a better rider. depending on how hard it is raining, jennings has a tendency to puddle up in certain corners. just be prepared to feel it break loose in the rear end. after a few laps, you will know where it will break loose and know when to expect it.
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Looked today it is down to 30% and 90 degrees. Keep your fingers crossed. I will be nervous with the rain but I do believe it will make a better rider out of me. Hope to get some dry laps in though being my first track day.
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Re: Jennings GP trackday, July 21st w/end

I have done two trackdays in the rain. You would be amazed of the amount of grip you can still get out of street tires in the rain. Just be smooth and don't flog the throttle.

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Amazing day at Jennings. We had a huge group about 20-25. Weather started out overcast so it was nice. I continually got faster and better lines through out the day. A guy on the 1000rr said he was running a 1:32 and He only passed me twice. He crashed later and had no plastics left. We had an up and coming AMA rider out with the combined Intermediate / expert group who was just killin it. He was on a beautiful 07 R6. I was extremely comfortable and never had a almost off track experience. My street pilot powers with about 800 miles on them did awsome and am very impressed with them. Did 8 sessions of 15 min. Still have some street time in them. It was so hot in the afternoon that my buddy on his yellow 05 R1 is missing about a 180 degree blister off his left side rear tire. I went through 6 litres of water, 2 rockstar juiced, 5 gel pack energy replacement packs, 2 bowls of rice, and 3 granola bars. I am pretty soar on my left knee and thigh muscles. Planning another one in Early November, work and funds are limiting me til then. can't wait!:thumbup
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