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Old 01-06-2014, 12:41 PM   #1
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Anyone racing NE WERA this year?

Hey guys, I'm taking the plunge into racing this year, going to race WERA, LWTSS and SB, I think. anyone on here raced or racing this year?
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:19 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone racing NE WERA this year?

Lrrs for me.
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:38 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone racing NE WERA this year?

I will be there with a few other regulars, you planning on running the full season? Feel free to hit me up with any questions and I hope to see you out there!
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Re: Anyone racing NE WERA this year?

I def hope to run the full season. Right at the moment im absorbing the rule book and have all kinds of questions. But mostly i need to get my bike ready and get leathers, etc.
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:47 PM   #5
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Re: Anyone racing NE WERA this year?

Well if you have any questions feel free to post here or PM me.

Basically you need to:

Replace coolant with distilled water and water wetter;
Safety wire oil drain, oil fill, oil filter, front and rear brake caliper bolts and brake pad retaining pins, oil galley plugs, front cylinder coolant drain, water pump coolant drain, exhaust mounting bolts (not exhaust header bolts);
Slap on some yellow number plates and WERA legal numbers (you can look up drippinwet decals online, that is who I buy my vinyl numbers from);
Either run full fairings or rig up a belly pan;

Everything besides that is optional. You mention you will be running SB but not SS, do you have a GSXR front end or something? You can legally run a 5" wide OEM wheel (GSXR, F2, etc.) but not an aftermarket wheel in SS. Slicks are also legal in SS now as well as a double bubble windscreen. If you can run SS I would, I find running three classes is a good number and you get your money's worth for all the gas and other travel $$ to get to the track and back.

Your first day there everyone is super helpful, especially the guys in tech. They will check out your bike in the morning when you take your race school (if you haven't taken it somewhere else that is) and they are very understanding that it's your first time on track and will do their best to help you out. The only reason I didn't start racing sooner was I was anxious about missing something on my bike and causing a problem but I shouldn't have worried.
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:39 PM   #6
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Re: Anyone racing NE WERA this year?

I def plan on doing ss, didnt mean to say i dont. Hope to do f2 as well.
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:04 PM   #7
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Re: Anyone racing NE WERA this year?

I see that you need leathers. Just curious, have you ridden on the track before?
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:17 PM   #8
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Re: Anyone racing NE WERA this year?

Nope. I was going to do some track days first, but i talked to a couple WERA sv guys here who both said they skipped the trackdays, and just did the WERA school and went into novice. They suggested that money spent on trackdays was money wasted if i wanted to race anyway.
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Re: Anyone racing NE WERA this year?

Colin, did you talk to a guy named Jim Fowler about racing? He is a good buddy of mine and sent me an e-mail earlier today saying he met someone who wants to get into racing. If that's you we definitely need to meet up for a beer or something, we can probably hook you up with some gear and stuff to get you out on the track.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:57 PM   #10
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That would be me, and that would be awesome.
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