Has any one here had the opportunity to attend the best track school in the nation?
I'm excited for you, what a great learning opportunity!I will post footage when I get back. I just hope I can get some tips from someone here and hopefully see others perspective that have attended.
Speaking of which...I haven't attended YCRS, but I did attend quite a few schools put on by one of their coaches, Chris Peris. He used to run his own school at Inde after he stopped racing for Team Iron Horse BMW/Evan Steel Performance in AMA.
I actually preferred his schools since the class size were very small... and his wife made us sammiches Learned quite a bit every time I went.
I heard he signed on with YCRS and it looks like it's a year long deal as he has no track classes up on his website and only offers private lessons and track rentals for $1200. This is a little more than 2x what his classes used to cost but I'd gladly pay that for the track/instructor time for myself. Especially on Inde. That is a fun ass track. The facilities there are absolutely amazing as well. Enjoy your time out there! You'll have a blast.
:thumbsup: :cheers: that's the nicest compliment I've gotten in awhile.Sweet, thanks animal. I'll get on that as soon as I get home. Maybe I'll work my way into having a season like you had last year in the near future.
YCRS is the Freddie Spencer school rebranded.So here is the deal, and I want you licensed racers and other track vets to chime in here.
We DON'T have to spend a grand or more to get a good educational experience at a track day and that's the message I'm throwing out here.
There may be some difference between YCRS and similar schools and your local track day but it's not worth the vast premium in cash layout. Everyone ought to attend one big bucks track day if they can, but the meat and potatoes is at your local track and with your local racing club. Try it if you haven't done so.
Aargh, sorry to hear that. Like I say some are a crash-fest and that sucks, like the other guy said, it is all about seat time (long as we don't just do the same thing over and over again).I have done so, and it was terrible or here in south Texas, there was not a lot of teaching. There was little invested time into really improving riders skills. On the opposite I have came out worst from my local track days. By trying to do what they said. Went from a day paste lvl 2 to super slow and confused rider.
Nick is there, Freddie is not. Not sure who else might be there, Jeff Haney was part of Freddie's deal in the beginning, too, and Jeff was terrific. Very easy-going but every bit the racer as anyone else, and a great intellect to boot.:thumbsup: :cheers: that's the nicest compliment I've gotten in awhile.
YCRS is the Freddie Spencer school rebranded.
It all depends what you're looking for. What is the rider/instructor ratio at some of the cheaper options? Who are the instructors and what qualifications do they have? Are they teaching just a basic curriculum, or working on specific aspects of your personal riding?
Why I signed up for RickDiculous is:
1) Scott Russell, Shane Turpin, Ken Hill are well accomplished racers, and have worked with some of the guys who are at the top now. They know how to teach correct techniques.
2) they have a guaranteed 1:2 rider to instructor ratio. There are only 10-12 people at the track that day so finding clear space is never an issue.
3) the basic curriculum and normal trackdays have gotten me this far, but $1k is less expensive than fixing the bike after 1 crash from trying to figure out how to go faster on my own
I agree with Hernando, seat time is definitely the key. Practicing the correct techniques and skills is the quickest and cheapest (aka less crashy) way to get faster and safer