Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Motorcycle Track Day?
We like to say that in its simplest form, a track day is like a Sunday ride with friends but minus the speed limits, law enforcement, automobiles, road debris, and straight boring roads. What we do is bring the curviest Florida roads, experienced instructors and safety team, some basic structure and we make the best possible day of performance riding you will ever have.
Are Track Days for Me?
What we ask of new riders is that they have basic motorcycle operation skills. Graduates of the Florida MSF training course are perfect candidates for a track day. If you have the ability to safely ride with traffic on public roads you will be fine.
What Kind of Motorcycle Do I Need to Attend?
Any motorcycle that will go around a corner will make a perfect bike to attend. Of course we see the usual assortment of Honda CBR's, Yamaha R6's, and Ducati's, but we also get BMW GS 1200's, Suzuki Hayabusa's, Kawasaki ZX-14's, and Ducati Diavel's. Kawasaki 250 Ninja's make great track bikes as well.
What Kind of Motorcycle Preparation is Required?
A Roll of Duct Tape or Painters Tape will just about do it. Take a basic street bike and tape the headlights, taillights, turn signals, wheel weights, and either remove the mirrors or tape them. We also ask that you remove any ethylene glycol (anti-freeze) and replace with Water Wetter, Engine Ice or similar product. Your bike is now ready. Of course we are looking to make sure everything is in order such as tire condition, brakes working properly and basic upkeep of the motorcycle.
What Kind of Personal Gear is Required?
Leather riding suits - one piece or two piece. Two piece suits must have a full circumference zipper attaching the jacket and pants. Sturdy over the ankle motorcycle boots. Sturdy full leather gloves. No mesh gear please.
Is a Racing License Required?
Can I Just Show Up and Ride?
Yes it is possible to just show up and ride. But we HIGHLY recommend preregistering ahead of the event date. We limit the amount of riders in each group and often sell out. If you show up without saving a spot you may have to wait for an opening in order to ride.
How Does It Work? Is This a Motorcycle School? Is This An Open Track?
We are a hybrid of open track time and motorcycle school. We have three main groups Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each group rides 20 minute sessions in rotation each hour all day (20 minutes may not seem like much on paper but trust us you will be happy to see the checkered flag at the end of each session). Within those groups we have three motorcycle schools happening consecutively - the New Rider School (NRS), the Advanced Rider School (ARS), and our Race School. Members who sign up for the Novice group are automatically entered in the New Rider School for no extra cost. Our ARS and Race School are available for an extra cost and are very limited in the amount of riders that can enter to ensure a great instructor / student ratio.
What Riding Group Should I Sign Up For?
Regardless of the amount of street riding experience each new track rider should sign up for our Novice group. Riders with prior track experience may sign up for the Intermediate group.
What Time Should I Arrive?
Unless otherwise specified the gates open at 7:00am. We would recommend getting to the track as early as possible in order to get unloaded, checked into registration, get your bike(s) tech'd and to attend the mandatory rider's meeting at 8:15am.
Do I Need to Bring a Tent or a Generator?
No tent or generator is required at Homestead Miami Speedway as we have full use of the garages and free electricity. We recommend bringing a tent to Palm Beach International Speedway and JenningsGP. If you plan on using tire warmers we also recommend bringing a generator as well.
Is there Food Available at the Track?
We always recommend bringing food and drinks with you. Palm Beach International Raceway and Homestead Miami Speedway do have a concession stands available.
Do I Need Special Race Tires or Tire Warmers?
For newer riders DOT race tires and race slicks are not needed for track riding. Today's performance street tires are more than capable for knee dragging fun. Tire warmers are not needed for today's performance street tire.
What is the Cost?
The general cost for the day is $205. Our New Track Rider School is included in the cost of a Novice group sign up. Our ARS (Advanced Rider School) is $475 and the Race School is $355.