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Old 05-07-2016, 11:59 AM   #1
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First trackday at Jennings - Novice Instruction?

So I'd like to do my first trackday, but all the FTD weekends for months are on weekends where I'll be traveling for work. Jennings GP has a weekend of June 11-13 open and I think I can make it.

However this will be my first trackday, and while they have a novice group, their novice class is only 3 times a year. Can I expect to get any kind of instruction or guidance in the novice group at a regular trackday? I'm getting out of racing cars due to the time commitment, looking at bikes as a new challenge and with the initial goal to learn as much as possible/attend as many schools as I can. Being on my own 1st time out doesn't really match those goals.
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Old 05-07-2016, 03:16 PM   #2
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Re: First trackday at Jennings - Novice Instruction?

Jennings for the first track day is going to be a little lacking with instruction... From what i saw the last 2 times I've been there, they have 3 instructors that go around with each group, and I think they go into the classroom a little bit to go over a few things. You may not get as much instruction as with a FTD event, but there ARE people there who can give you tips and help you. Just giving you a heads up, jennings is very laid back and relaxed... they don't even do a tech inspection. So just go out and learn to get comfortable with the flow of a race rack.
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Old 05-07-2016, 05:37 PM   #3
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Re: First trackday at Jennings - Novice Instruction?

Great, something is better then nothing, and even if it was nothing, I just can't make it to any of the FTD novice dates until atleast September.
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Yeah Jennings is very fun. I like the vibe there. I should be going next weekend the 14th :)
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:41 AM   #5
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Re: First trackday at Jennings - Novice Instruction?

10c, drop me a private message if you want to chat about Jennings. I probably have a couple thousand laps on that track and have seen how they have changed over the last several years. Would be happy to walk you thru the track and some basic pointers for your first day.

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