Besides the schools listed at www.amaprostar.com, does anyone know of any drag racing schools geared towards the motorcycle bracket racer I'm not looking for a school where you can get a Pro license. It seems that there are no Rickey Gadson schools scheduled for this year. Even his website seems out of date, with some info from last year still posted. I'm in Ohio and would look for schools more in the midwest than any other area of the country right now. TIA Edited by: tt6pam
contact Maura Hall at www.zippersperformance.com, she has held a couple classes this year , I'm guessing there will be more to come
If you don't mind traveling to STL, Bret Kepner has a FREE drag racing school every first thursday of every month during the summer. The next one is August 5th.
Heres more info on the class....
Jason Miller's go to MIROCK.COM
Originally Posted by USCRD
Hey, thanks for that link! I tried searching the internet for the school & maybe found an old email address for Bret, but never got a reply.
I doubt if I can make anyof his schoolsthis summer. Do you know if he might be doing the schools again next year
Originally Posted by USCRD
That sounds like the email address that I found on another web page, but I received no reply unfortunately. Oh well, I'll wait for next winter or spring to plan something & schedule time off work.
What is it you are wanting to learn about motorcycle bracket racing The basic fundamentals are the same as car bracket racing. You can learn a lot from picking up any car racing magazine with articles about beginning bracket racing. I think the race track is a great place to learn, but mainly on race night. Go to test n tune nights to get used to your bike, then go to race night to get"schooled". Yeah, you may be a "duck" for a while, but that's what it takes to get started. I'm sure that local bike racers would be glad to help you. My best advice is don't hit your brakes hard, ever. It's easier to be consistant going fast than trying to brake at the top end. Do what is comfortable, and try to do it over and over. Staging shallow is more consisant than rolling in farther. I use my index finger as a line lock. It automatically comes off the brake when you roll on the gas. It's this simple: cut the light, run your dial, you win. And never ever take it seriously, that just takes the fun away.
So far I have only been to 4 tune & test days. I would like to learn techniques from people with "proven" track records. I need more practice getting consistent r.t., launching, and lower 60' times. I definitely will be at more tune & test days. Also I can get some advice from Scott Valetti from time to time. I guess I'm just the kind of person that looks for books, seminars, any kind of instruction I can find, whatever hobby I'm involved in.
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