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Jul 11th 2018, 07:53 AM   #1
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What Happened to PSSR?

I'm behind the curve as always... Does anyone know what happened to PSSR? I'm saddened to see that their website is down and they are not on any track schedule that I can find. Talk about a class act that will sorely be missed if they closed their doors for good.
Jul 12th 2018, 04:35 AM   #2
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It's been a couple years now that they got out of the track day business. From what I gathered from Tom Young, it was just "that time". They had been running track days since what the late 90's or early 2000's? I think he just wanted to basically retire and have more time to enjoy his life at home. You'll see him at an event here and there, as he was still selling tires at "track time" track days last year. I was a PSSR follower since my first time on the track in 2013 and I miss all of the good times with Tom and those guys. And you are right, they were a class act for sure!

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Jul 12th 2018, 06:43 AM   #3
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It's been a couple years now that they got out of the track day business. From what I gathered from Tom Young, it was just "that time". They had been running track days since what the late 90's or early 2000's? I think he just wanted to basically retire and have more time to enjoy his life at home. You'll see him at an event here and there, as he was still selling tires at "track time" track days last year. I was a PSSR follower since my first time on the track in 2013 and I miss all of the good times with Tom and those guys. And you are right, they were a class act for sure!

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Thanks. Completely understand why, but will certainly miss that group. I really enjoyed the way they ran things.
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Jul 12th 2018, 07:05 AM   #4
 
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PSSR was ran by some big name OG OMRRA racers. I will miss that group something fierce! Especially Janice R.I.P.
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Jul 12th 2018, 01:40 PM   #5
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PSSR was ran by some big name OG OMRRA racers. I will miss that group something fierce! Especially Janice R.I.P.
She was a very sweet lady and always there. Still remember the day I crashed second or third session in and she sought me out in the pits afterward. Asked me if I was alright and gave me the money back for the track sessions I'll miss for the day to get myself to the hospital. Still nearly speechless about that one.
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Jul 13th 2018, 08:31 PM   #6
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Yes, PSSR was a great group! Tom, Al, Janice, the Pinkstaffs, Ollie J, et al,
They did great things for our sport. Legends!
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Jul 14th 2018, 03:28 PM   #7
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I'm behind the curve as always... Does anyone know what happened to PSSR? I'm saddened to see that their website is down and they are not on any track schedule that I can find. Talk about a class act that will sorely be missed if they closed their doors for good.
MotoCT is correct. Tom and Al decided to retire two years ago and close down PSSR. They had their last session at PIR August 2016. Tom sold off the mobile tire changing equipment this summer. They were just ready to get out and slow down a bit. It's a hell of a lot of work keeping a group like PSSR running and I'm grateful to them for all they did for us. I still see Tom regularly and Al occasionally when he's in town for events. Tom's really happy with the move and is doing well and Al is spending more time in Baja.

It was heartbreaking to lose Janice, what a sweet person she was. I hope Seemo is doing OK.

I sure miss riding with the PSSR crew, Tom and Al, Mike Grey, Kevin Taylor, Scott Roper, Doug and Star, Naomi and Brad and the Pinkstaffs and the rest of the crew....PSSR was a class act with great people. I always felt safe at speed with everyone of them.
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Sep 24th 2019, 01:11 AM   #8
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PSSR was one of my track day sponsors in the early 2000s when I was an OMRRA expert, and I gotta say that Janice was an absolutely exceptional human being. I really miss her, and I continue to wish her son Rayce and Simo the very best.
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Sep 29th 2019, 08:09 PM   #9
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Especially Janice R.I.P.
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She was a very sweet lady and always there.
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It was heartbreaking to lose Janice, what a sweet person she was. I hope Seemo is doing OK.
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I gotta say that Janice was an absolutely exceptional human being.
I was very close to Janice way back in the day, from the mid '80's to the mid '90's and then she gave me the go ahead nod to run expert classes upon my return in '03 since she was like the only one that knew me and the other officials wanted me to go through novice class...……..what happened?? This is the first for me.....
Sep 30th 2019, 02:48 PM   #10
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Yep, a good group PSSR was, Keith Pinkstaff was a great guy.
Sep 30th 2019, 02:56 PM   #11
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Yep, a good group PSSR was, Keith Pinkstaff was a great guy.
Absolutely! Keith always shared valuable information about track strategies that really helped me battle the likes of Mike Sullivan.....way back!

I'm still hoping to find out what happened to Janice. A PM would be appreciated.
Sep 30th 2019, 04:51 PM   #12
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I still have a couple PSSR hats hanging in the closet, seems were getting less providers and less trackdays to choose from. i remember hitting 12 days a year and missing alot of days, i think i hit 9 last year and only got 3 this year. Last year i hit and early season preferred day with 2 fast and there was about 12-15 people there riding in 2 groups and although it made for the most clear track ive ever gotten i looked around and said how long till they are gone too.
Sep 30th 2019, 05:06 PM   #13
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I still have a couple PSSR hats hanging in the closet, seems were getting less providers and less trackdays to choose from. i remember hitting 12 days a year and missing alot of days, i think i hit 9 last year and only got 3 this year. Last year i hit and early season preferred day with 2 fast and there was about 12-15 people there riding in 2 groups and although it made for the most clear track ive ever gotten i looked around and said how long till they are gone too.
Wow, it's a bit of a shock to come back and take a look into this sport and see such sparsity.....if I can use that word.....

I would like to point out a big plus regarding my experience with PSSR. Back in oh '06, I got the privilege of being a guest instructor for PSSR one event.

The coolest experience I got from that event, was that the regular instructors showed me how they enter T-1 for the students. Riding a steady 100mph down the straight and then NO brakes into one......Hey, my entry speed into one during a race was around 120 or so but going in like this was quite a rush.

You're reflexes tell you to hit the binders but your brain has to tell you otherwise....great exercise!!!

Tom young was a big sponsor of mine back in '92. I gave him a poster of (me) to hang in his office....I don't know if burned it or tore it up by now
Sep 30th 2019, 07:11 PM   #14
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Wow, it's a bit of a shock to come back and take a look into this sport and see such sparsity.....if I can use that word.....

I would like to point out a big plus regarding my experience with PSSR. Back in oh '06, I got the privilege of being a guest instructor for PSSR one event.

The coolest experience I got from that event, was that the regular instructors showed me how they enter T-1 for the students. Riding a steady 100mph down the straight and then NO brakes into one......Hey, my entry speed into one during a race was around 120 or so but going in like this was quite a rush.

You're reflexes tell you to hit the binders but your brain has to tell you otherwise....great exercise!!!

Tom young was a big sponsor of mine back in '92. I gave him a poster of (me) to hang in his office....I don't know if burned it or tore it up by now

I too remember doing 4th gear no brake laps back with the old turn 4.
Sep 30th 2019, 07:50 PM   #15
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PSSR introduced me to the Ridge back in 2012?
Think I did 6 days with them @ the Ridge.
Did 4 days with Class @ SIR/PR back in 2000-01, then took a 10 year break for whatever reason. Just a lowly street rider, probably riding too fast on the street, so doing trackdays was good thing.

Remember PSSR having a KTM RC8 for demo to A & B riders and I was a C, wanting to try it. Tried to convince Tom & Al to let me have a go. They sort of somewhat reluctantly gave a supposed green light, but I was highly intimidated by the bike with slicks mounted and just the menacing look of the bike. Luckily for me, it started to rain, so I didn't have to embarrass myself on a bike I probably wasn't ready for anyway.

They ran a good show and the BBQ's on 2 day events were a nice added bonus!
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