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i was wondering about getting a racing thing going....how hard is it to get into?? i would love to get out on the track, i think.....mahalo
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there are no wera races in the n.e. you'll want a uscra license to start with. check out www.race-uscra.com or www.weravintage.org or www.ahrma.org i think. there are links on the cafe racer site. probably the closest wera race to you will be either out in michigan, summit point, or maybe in pa if they get that going. or at the track near pittsburg for ahrma next year. you have way more options if you go into canada too! but 250champ probably knows more about that than any of us here. its really easy to get racing. go to the school for a day, probably penquin at nhis or george decamps hawk school, learn what to do when, get the card, join a club. thats the easy part. picking the bike, building the bike, getting all of the gear, driving 10 hours one way, camping for days in the pouring rain, thats the hard stuff. its what keep us all comming back for more though!

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so you guys ever think of starting a club?? thanks for all the help everyone i am looking foward to racing....at least getting out with other road riders that enjoy vintage rides. seems the only people around here are dirt, harley or sportbike riders..i do see some really nice vintage brits around but no one seems to ride together around here....i am buying a nice chunck of land and building a large shop, oh yeah a house too, but a large shop....yeah!!!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Corey, I am an instructor with the Hawk Racing School. We usually run 3-4 schools a year at NHIS. We have a specific program for vintage racers wanting to get their racing license for the USCRA. The school consists of classroom instruction that covers everything from body prep to bike prep to understanding how to get around the track with the appropriate lines all the while focusing on safety. Then it's out on the track for a follow the leader for quite a few laps at a slow pace and gradually get the students up to speed. After lunch you have an open track to practice what you were taught with any instructor standing by to help whenever it is needed. It is a great experience if you ever thought about racing.

For those of you that already race it is a good day to hone your skills. I guaranty you will all be exhausted at the end of the day!!!

John
 
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