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What are some thoughts and/or feelings, from anyone who has recently attended their first track day experience?
 

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Well I've never been but I wouldn't mind it. How close is Pontiac to say.. New Buffalo? I'm up there a lot over the summer. The track by me is closed to the public and a membership is outrageous
 

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The closest track to me is Grattan. Its 2 1/2 hrs from me, just east of Grand Rapids. I am not familiar with New Buffalo. What other cities are around there?
 

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You are not far from Gingerman Raceway. Its located in South Haven. From the entrance of the track, go 5 miles west and you are on the beach, on Lake Michigan, in South Haven. Its a 2 mile road course, 11 turns. Google for a schedule and find out when they are having track days. I have not been there for a few years. I know CCS use to race there. WERA does have 1 race weekend there this summer. That is about 3 hours from me.
 

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The closest track to me is Grattan. Its 2 1/2 hrs from me, just east of Grand Rapids. I am not familiar with New Buffalo. What other cities are around there?
Have you ever been to Grattan? There's an annual 3 day event there put on by another .org that is an excellent opportunity for first timers to the track. This year's dates are 6/30, 7/1, 7/2. Definitely a good time with good people...
 

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What org. puts on that 3 day event? I dont see it on Grattan's schedule. I have been racing at Grattan since 2000, back in the GLRRA days! Oh what good days those were too! :)
 

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A group of people that used to frequent this site started an annual event at Grattan. They mostly migrated to a new site and have continued the annual tradition. If you raced GLRRA, I'm sure you probably know the person who organizes it. PM me for more details if you're interested.

FYI, the Grattan website doesn't post any of the private track days, and even fewer of the public ones. Sportbike Tracktime, Apex2Apex, as well as a few others, all run numerous track days there.

EDIT: <<< If you look close enough, you'll see those little green emblems under my avatar are the Grattan logo with each year noted for attending the event.
 

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A group of people that used to frequent this site started an annual event at Grattan. They mostly migrated to a new site and have continued the annual tradition. If you raced GLRRA, I'm sure you probably know the person who organizes it. PM me for more details if you're interested.

FYI, the Grattan website doesn't post any of the private track days, and even fewer of the public ones. Sportbike Tracktime, Apex2Apex, as well as a few others, all run numerous track days there.

EDIT: <<< If you look close enough, you'll see those little green emblems under my avatar are the Grattan logo with each year noted for attending the event.
Yeah, I've got a bunch of those green logos, and one when fireblades.org went to Jennings. :D And we drive out to Grattan all the way from Jersey, that's how good the event is!
 

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Red Rider,
Yes, I do recognize the Grattan logo now! Is your avatar pic the right hander after the jump? I will PM you for details! I really miss the GLRRA days! Those were some great times! Great people, great racing! Like one big family! I was always told that if you could ride well at Grattan, you could ride well anywhere. Its a great track! I was there with NESBA back in Oct., and they had paved half the track. Do you know it they paved the rest of it? If so, I cant imagine what the track record will end up being after this season!
 

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My avatar was taken in T1 back in 2006. I haven't been back since they repaved, but I don't think they've finished paving the rest of the track yet. Grattan is truly unique because offers a little bit of everything...long straight, off camber turns, sweepers, hairpin..and especially the jump. You're right about being able to ride anywhere if you can ride Grattan! Let me know if you're interested in the 3 day event and I'll fill you in on the details. :thumb:
 

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Yes, I am very interested in the 3-day event. Please send me details. Thank you in advance! Looking forward to it already! At the WERA events held there, I hardly see any of the old GLRRA-ites! My brother and I often talk of those days. He started racing there a few years before I did.
 

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I've never been track day befor.But i will try one time,how much is cost?
About $170 a day... but from the looks of it this event is the best bang for the buck. It wont be as crowded as all the other track clubs. Plenty of track time. You're local so it should be more affordable for you. (Unlike us east coasters) If I were you I'd definitely try at least 2 days.


PM RedRider for details.
 

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2 days? hell you might as well stick around for the third. its really that much fun. I can't wait for this years event. Grattan is so much fun.
 
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