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Aug 4th 2017, 08:18 AM   #1
 jared p's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
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OPRT @ Pacific Raceways Thursday August 24 2017

Facebook event HERE

Registration page HERE

What's a track day? A track day is when we rent out a race track for the day and sell you a spot to come ride on it. We split up our riders into 3 groups, beginner, intermediate, advanced. Before you let your pride put you in the wrong group, beginner just means at the track, your 15 years of ripping on the street doesn't count here so cool it. Pride at the track leads to ambulance rides. We also can move you throughout the day group to group if there's space, if it's too fast, we can move you down a group, or if you're too fast, we can move you up.

During the sessions, we have blue vested control riders riding around watching everything and everyone, they respond to any incidents, help riders with lines if they need help, etc. We also have orange vested instructors on track, and they'll be leading around students in green vests. They're taking the schools we offer and getting on track instruction and feedback from our fantastic and well experienced instructors.

We limit our groups to 40 riders max per group. We do this for safety and fun for everyone, there's more open track for you to ride around on.

We ride the track in 20 minute increments, group 3 rides at 9am, group 2 at 920, group 3 at 940, then repeats throughout the day. So you get 20 minute rides on the track every hour. It may not sound like much but, you'll be nice and sore sooner than you think

The track is a great place to learn to ride your motorcycle. Fast, slow, street bike, sport bike, cruiser or adventure. It's where you can learn to brake, corner, body position, accelerate, safely without speed limits, cops, cars, kids, potholes etc. The skills you learn at the track directly correlate with your safety and fun on the street.

We also offer schools for level 1 and level 2 that are great at laying down basic fundamentals and then build upon them. It's a great way to refresh on riding techniques, and also learn something new.

We have some rules, you gotta wear gear, over the ankle boots, gloves, a helmet that hasn't been crashed in before, and a leather or textile suit, 1 piece or 2 piece but it has to zip together. Your motorcycle has to pass a technical inspection. In the morning you register, then take your bike through tech and we give it a once over making sure your bike is in good running order.

We have vendors and sponsors at the track to provide you with things like tires, suspension services, bike demos from dealers, etc.

There's a lot that goes into a track day but it's 100% worth it. If you have questions, please ask as we're here to help!

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Aug 4th 2017, 02:20 PM   #2
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  Feb 2016
  Seattle

I'm signed up for the 24th trying to make the 21st work also.

I'm wondering if bringing two bikes is a problem? I would like to run both of them in your level 2 group.
Aug 4th 2017, 03:30 PM   #3
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  Jul 2017
  Fairwood

  1290 UberDuke of doom, F800GS of doom
I shall be there.
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Aug 4th 2017, 04:41 PM   #4
 
  Jan 2016
  Redmond, WA

Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeMikeMike
I'm signed up for the 24th trying to make the 21st work also.

I'm wondering if bringing two bikes is a problem? I would like to run both of them in your level 2 group.
The more the merrier!
Aug 5th 2017, 04:30 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

I'll be there trying to figure out my way around the track...
Aug 5th 2017, 04:36 PM   #6
 Spydrmon's Avatar
 
  Mar 2016
  Bothell

^ lol
Aug 6th 2017, 12:44 AM   #7
 Zoomie's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kirkland

Yeah, okay Damon, #3 and #4 Champion at Pacific?
Pffft, I want some lessons!
Aug 6th 2017, 01:00 AM   #8
 Zoomie's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kirkland

Pacific Raceways is a really fun track, and very convenient to the Seattle area.
If you've been contemplating coming out to a trackday, this is the one I'd recommend.
Want help? Somewhere to pit, transport to the track, coaching while you're there?
Hit me up.
This date is very much about helping you discover what trackdays are all about.
Ask around, anyone who's done a trackday will tell you it's an awesome experience.
Sport bike, ADV, cruiser, guaranteed you'll have fun, and it's our mission that you take away some valuable riding experience that will enhance your skills.
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Aug 7th 2017, 08:59 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  T-town,WA

  Some KTM'S and a Duc
Absolutely in for the fun!

Derick
Aug 7th 2017, 11:09 PM   #10
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  Feb 2016
  Bellingham

  Suzuki
I had a good time with OPRT at Pacific in early June. Hadn't been there in 16 years and it was the first place I ever did a trackday back in 2000. Used to go in the early 80's and watch WMRRA races as a spectator. A fun layout. The corners seem to come up much quicker than the Ridge.
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Aug 11th 2017, 07:13 PM   #11
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  Mar 2016
  Bothell

Signed up for my first track day and included the classroom sessions. See ya guys/gals soon.
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Aug 24th 2017, 09:22 PM   #12
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  Feb 2016
  Bellingham

  Suzuki
Good times once again with OPRT. Rained the night before, puddles in morning in the pits, a little damp first session, then dryed out. Perfect temperature and track the rest of the day. No red flags in my particular group. Thanks OPRT for another fun day.
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Aug 25th 2017, 07:55 AM   #13
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  Feb 2016
  Seattle

Yeah what an awesome day. The morning was a little damp so I got out on my Hyper in the morning and the sun came out mid morning so I got to take my track bike in the afternoon. Everything was well organized. Ran into some awesome people, friendly guy with a KTM 390 helped me unload one of my bikes, pit neighbors loaned me a chair, and Premium Rush hooked me up with a front stand. Everybody was awesome and it was a great time out on the track. I missed the last session because my fairing was getting melted but I don't think anybody crashed. Saw a pannier that got loose in one of the morning sessions, and somebodies go-pro was on the ground in the inside of turn 4.

I had some friends come out and they took a bunch of pictures (mostly of me) but I can post them up.
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Aug 25th 2017, 08:36 AM   #14
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  Jan 2016
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeMikeMike
Saw a pannier that got loose in one of the morning sessions.
it was one lap and nothin fell out!
Aug 25th 2017, 09:05 AM   #15
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  Mar 2016
  Bothell

I'll echo MMM's comment. Everyone was really generous and offered to help when needed. I know I helped a few peeps get bikes in and out of trucks. Pit next to another first time track attendee which added to the learning experience.

I think I made 4 or 5 new rider friends. Had a few "oh shit" moments, but pulled them off well. Crazy seeing the Ducati rider break off the shift pedal! WTF Ducati make that thing modular for easy replacement or change that angle.

D - Yellow R6.
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