bfd, i'll have my own southern style hospitality!! i'll have umbrella girls in my booth handing out condoms and budweiser. what happens in birmingham stays in birmingham. any way i'll be muching off of yous guys in the pits and bouncing around like a kid in a candy shop or an old man in a sex shop!!
Last year I flew down to spectate and arrived at like 7pm, thought I'd just go to the track and pick up my tickets and go inside and camp... see I bought tickets in advance from the website... Well, no spectators after 6pm (or so?) Said I was just going in to pick up racer friends for dinner... this they allowed... Then when I got to the paddock I was turned away by more security, no spectators in the paddock after 6pm, no exceptions... also no spectator camping (like I'm used to most places).
So back to the gate, pull out my AHRMA card (glad I brought it) and sign in as a crew member to get an arm band, pay for the gate fee to AHRMA (no one will refund the spectator ticket since I've already been inside). This worked fine, free acess to the paddock and camped with racers... All is well after another 75$ down the drain...
joe c, texmawby is correct, for now I'd be more interested in ahrma, not enough open weekends to do both. I'd like to learn more on braking mods, and frame setups from you guys. This a bit different than the Galfer brakes and front end valves I got used to. I also want to learn about tire choices. Thanks ks for the heads up. I'll bring the credentials. C y'all there.
well, than you might as well build a sportsman 350 bike and bump to sportsman 500. go over the motor, fresh rings (bore to hi-comp THR pistons if you can swing it), slipper cam chain tensioner, bigger carbs (32mm), port job, new valves, keepers, and r/d springs, avon or dunlop tires (i perfer avon) 90/90x18 front, 110/80x18 rear...i use am20 front and am23 rear (i think), new rear shocks (works or progressives), rearsets, 35mm forks, 35mm clipons, damper, big front brake (buffalo 4LS, or a big 2LS grimeca drum), race bump seat (tannermatic), belly pan (tannermatic), amb260x transponder, pvl or dyna ignition, THR headers and meggies, rearsets, number plates......i think that about covers it.
i figure about $4000.00 and a lot of work gets you ready for roebling road (ahrma) or vir (wera) next march.