Expand Track Selection?

Discussion in 'Member Feedback' started by rlong.us, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. rlong.us

    rlong.us Ron Long

    This is just a wishlist type thing...but maybe other's would also be interested...

    With the EvolveGT/N2 partnership bringing more numbers, is there any talk about expanding tracks you hold events at a little further.

    For instance, Florida - Jennings, etc.

    Personal Incentive:
    I have family that ride in Florida, and luckily GA tracks are close so we're currently able to link up at RA which allows me to use my track package, but would be awesome to be able to do a Florida trip to visit family and integrate a track day.

    Would be cool if it were on the road map but I certainly understand if it's too much logistically. Thanks for all you do and for reading.

  2. Mike:p

    Mike:p Don’t be a Hero, be consistent.

    I have asked the same question in the past. Mostly because I was hoping to find tracks closer to home. As for Jennings, I have only been down there once on an open track day, it was fun and the CR's were helpful but that N2 essence was missing.
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  3. Romans Eight

    Romans Eight Control Rider Director

    we are pretty much all hoping for the same @rlong.us

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  4. mvdon

    mvdon New Member

    Never rode here but Mid-Ohio looks like it would be a cool track.
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  5. D-Zum

    D-Zum Alex's Dad

    As I understand it, Mid Ohio runs their own track days in house...pretty much a closed site to outside track day orgs.

    Personally, I'll pass on that track. I hear the surface is very sketchy when it comes to grip and weather conditions just don't help the situation.

    To the OP...you want Jennings, you just missed the Dave Sanders Winter Classic there this past February. It's not an official N2 event, but it's an annual event.

    Our largest concentration of members is in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region, so that's also the tracks we hit the most. Tracks are also selected based on safety considerations
    and how they treat us when we're there. (F*ck Pocono on both accounts. If you're not NASCAR, you're just a bother to them)

    I'm sure the Board of Directors is always looking to expand and attract more and new members. Growth is good for us all. One of the lessons learned with NESBA though has to be
    you can have too much of a good thing. NESBA was almost nation wide. They had track days in Spokane, Washington. It became unmanageable.

    So, while I hope N2 gets big...I hope it also doesn't get too big...kind of like my new black lab puppy who now needs to go out after a healthy breakfast.
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  6. mpusch

    mpusch Micah

    OP, I get where you're coming from and I'm sure N2 is often looking for adding new tracks and dates as their infrastructure allows.

    If you don't have a road racing world subscription (which I'd highly recommend - fantastic road racing magazine), they do a yearly track day directory. Shows just about every TD organization, and locations and dates of each event. If N2 doesn't have the largest list they are really close, and that's obviously not including the Evolve GT partnered days.
  7. HondaGalToo

    HondaGalToo Control Rider

    I'm all for more tracks, too, but we need the staff to cover them. If they're far from our base group, it can be difficult logistically.
  8. CleverRiver6

    CleverRiver6 New Member

    I always thought it would be cool if N2 could help lead members to other closer related sports. For example something closer (DC area) than NJMiniGP for MiniMoto or something dirt related. I think it would be a great way to stay in touch with members in the off season when tracks are the main focus
  9. rlong.us

    rlong.us Ron Long

    I know, I had looked up the other orgs and it completely makes sense logistically. I actually caught Emerson at the N2 Bike Night and learned more about the logistics of it all so definitely wouldn't make sense if they don't break even. Would be nice for us TD Package holders though :sneaky:

  10. mvdon

    mvdon New Member

    Has N2 ever run Nelson Ledges Road in Ohio, looks like they are re paving it right now.. Its only hour past Pitt.
  11. Motofun352

    Motofun352 Control Rider

    NESBA did NL many years ago (2009???). The track was very sketchy in my opinion. Holes in the middle of the track, tire walls in the crash area and a turn that if you ran off you would cross over another section of track. With new owners and lots of improvements, perhaps. Their "bathrooms" were famous......:laugh:
  12. Ronstopable

    Ronstopable Control Rider

    If you can ride nelson you can ride anywhere :) There is a trackday scheduled for the end of July a few of us are going to go check out the new pavement. As far as the bathrooms I can't say if those have been addressed yet. I mean who doesn't like dropping a deuce in a 14" pipe with a toilet seat lid over it :)
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  13. Otto Man

    Otto Man John Control Rider

    Dirt bikes! Plenty of places to ride that don't require nearly as much driving.
  14. R1Baby

    R1Baby Control Rider

    I'm might be interested in going to check
    The track out also. Keep me posted.

  15. Slitherin

    Slitherin Control Rider Director

    Did someone say dirty bikes? We ride dirt as often as possible. Lots of riding here in PA. Maybe John H has some stuff down that way. I'm up for a road trip to ride. Just blew a fork seal last weekend but we are riding next weekend in PA if anyone wants to join us.
  16. tdelegram

    tdelegram Control Rider

    Who's the new guy you're riding with? Mr Fork Seal, sounds like a lucky guy to be with you.

    Let me know the details, maybe I'll run up for the day.
  17. vinny337

    vinny337 Vin is in...Beastmode! Control Rider

    Doesn't hurt to ask, Jennings is a great track.
  18. bmart

    bmart Control Rider

    VIR South please. Oh yea, and more VIR South! I love that place. Blind entries. Off camber exits. Plenty of places to pass. Paved pit. Building with A/C to cool off between sessions and a second floor to view nearly the whole track.

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