General Information

Track events are held at:

These events provide a safe and fun environment for riders to enjoy the performance of their modern sport motorcycles at a modest cost. Track experience is no longer a requirement. However, riders new to the track must be proficient with operating a motorcycle and must have street riding experience and a mature attitude.

At the track we ride as fast as we want with the fewest sensible rules, but safety always comes first. Hooligan, aggressive riding is not tolerated

Number of groups:

Two Groups (A advanced, B intermediate):

Sessions are run every 30 minutes (alternating groups)

Three Groups (A advanced, B+ fast intermediate, B- slower intermediate):

Sessions are run every 20 minutes (alternating groups)

Flexible riding during group days:

We are more than happy to allow riders to spend a little time in groups other than their own. It's fun to ride with friends or help a buddy! There are a few rules:

Rain:

We ride rain or shine. Rental contracts always say weather is not an acceptable reason for cancellation (i.e., no refunds or rescheduling).

Track Day Schedule

Your day will start out with slow, easy "sighting laps" to learn all about the turns, entering and exiting the track.

7:00AM - 7:30AM - Arrive at the track.

Gates open at 7:00AM. Sign the racetrack waiver at the front gate. Find a spot in the paddock, park, unload and set up.

7:30AM - 8:15AM - Registration.

This is where the important waivers must be signed.

7:30AM - 8:15AM - Tech Inspection.

After registering you must bring your bike to the Tech Inspection area. Registration & Tech Inspection ends at 8:15! If you miss it you might not ride on time.

8:15AM - 8:45AM - Riders Meeting.

This starts promptly. All riders must attend. During the riders meeting we will review the day's agenda, track rules (such as passing, entering and exiting, etc.), behavior in the pits, corner worker flags, and so forth. It is at the riders' meeting where you'll find out what you can do to get thrown out of the place and to make it difficult for us to return for future track days. Pay attention please. If you miss the riders meeting you will not be allowed to ride until you pass a written test (really).

9:00AM - 9:20AM - Sighting Laps.

Riders assemble on pit lane in groups for slow, follow-the-leader "sighting laps". This is your chance to get familiar with the track, understand how to get onto and off it properly, and shake off the jitters.

9:20AM - 1:00PM - Hot track!

1:00PM - 2:00PM - Lunch. (12:00 to 12:20 at Laguna)

Track is closed.

2:00PM - 5:00PM (4:30 at Laguna) - Hot track!

Things to Bring Along

Foods: Liquids (something with electrolytes, like Gatorade, is better than water), snack foods (candy bars, hard boiled eggs, etc.).

Clothing: Hat, sweatshirt, comfortable garb during lunch (shorts, T-shirt, sandals), bathing suit (pool/hot tub at lodging?).

Miscellaneous: Sunscreen, chap stick, sunglasses, camera, canopy and chairs, gas, aspirin/ibuprofen, driver's license, cash, credit card, pen.

Tools: Duct tape, compressed air, bike stands, wrenches and other tools, tire gauge, tape measure.

Don't forget your riding gear. Also, you wouldn't be the first guy to arrive at the track with a bike in tow but no ignition key!

Sound Monitoring

Laguna Seca, Thunderhill and Sonoma have noise restrictions.

Laguna (90 & 92dB): Click here to read complete details regarding bike sound.

Sonoma and Thunderhill (103dB): Tolerance for noise should not be a problem unless your exhaust system is defective. Bikes don't need numbers.

Skill levels

Lap time guidelines

Thunderhill Buttonwillow
(CW, config #13)
Sonoma Laguna-Seca
A group under 2:15 under 2:11 under 2:02 under 1:50
B+ group 2:10 - 2:25 2:08 - 2:20 2:00 - 2:13 1:48 - 2:00
B- group 2:25 - 2:45 2:20 - 2:45 2:13 - 2:35 2:00 - 2:30
You'll see plenty of gals at the track enjoying the sport just as much as the guys!

Novice schools are for experienced street riders and moderately experienced track riders (B- and B+) looking for significant personal instruction in a school format. They are focused on fundamental skills -- cornering, lines, body position, use of reference points, etc. No track experience is required. Read more about our schools here.

Intermediate schools are for non-novice, A and B+ group riders. Students will be placed in one of two groups (faster intermediate or slower intermediate). The curriculum is advanced and the focus is on becoming a faster, safer, more capable rider.

New Racers School (NRS) are conducted by Keigwins for the AFM racing club. These NRS schools are optional features offered at several track day events throughout the year. They will prepare and certify riders for racing in the AFM club. Attendees will get a complete track day and must attend classroom lessons during non-riding periods. Read more about the NRS program.

Rewards and Bonus Plans