Keigwins@theTrack has been running motorcycle racetrack events since 1998, and has hosted hundreds of track days and schools for tens of thousands of riders and racers.
The company was originally started by Lance and Linda Keigwin, of Los Altos Hills, California. In 2015, the company was purchased by Szymon Dziadzia and is now run by Szymon and long-time K@TT instructor Jesse Carter (VP, Operations) and his wife Leah Carter (CFO and Events Coordinator). K@TT puts on a wide variety of highly praised schools and track days. Events are run at popular California racetracks (Laguna Seca, Sonoma -- nee Sears Point, Thunderhill, and Buttonwillow).
Our schools are run at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, California, a favorite track of thousands of west coast riders and racers, and the world famous Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. K@TT schools are focused on a specific rider level: novices only, intermediates only and those needing AFM-certification to race with the American Federation of Motorcycles. (K@TT is approved to conduct these New Racer Schools and issue AFM certification.)
We've been doing this a long time. We've come to learn what makes events successful, what riders enjoy most, and how to run them efficiently.
Our events are extremely well managed - Our goal has always been to bring plenty safe, well-structured track time to customers. We keep to schedule, run the morning registration, technical inspection, riders' meeting and introductory "sighting laps" efficiently, and get riders onto the track on time (9AM). Any spills are dealt with promptly and capably so riders aren't inconvenienced waiting for the track to reopen.
We have a large, permanent staff of experienced capable instructors Our large staff of instructors is there to help riders, to monitor safety and enforce our rules, and make sure our events are run flawlessly.
We have a high caliber of safe, experienced riders - This has been our hallmark since day one. You! Our track customers have a reputation for excellent skills and courteous riding. They know we discourage "squidly" riding and adhere to our passing rules (which are liberal but demand courtesy). Show-off, dangerous wheelies are not allowed. Burnouts, doughnuts, or high speed riding in the paddock is also forbidden. Any violations of these rules (and they are rare) are dealt with promptly.
We spend more to get the best dates - Racetrack rental rates are all over the map. Weekends and good weather months cost more. We're willing to pay more to get the dates riders want and at the tracks they demand.
Our rates are very competitive - We keep our rates low and sign up fewer riders. So how do we earn money? With smaller margins on many events. We host more track days and schools than any other school or racetrack organizer in the West.
Our format assures plenty of track time for everyone - Keeping the track "hot" (available to riders) is our biggest priority. Downtime can happen in emergency situations. But 95% of the time we can deal with a rider who ran out of gas, had a mechanical problem, or ran off the track without shutting down the track. We retrieve stalled or broken bikes when the track is closed at the end of the day or during a lunch break. That means more riding time for everyone.
We focus our events to rider skill - New riders don't belong at open track events. They belong in schools among other newer riders. Keigwins@theTrack has been running novice-only schools for a number of years just for this reason. Experienced riders and racers can enjoy our regular track events without concern over inexperienced riders on the track at the same time.
Sign-up is easy and we're readily available - We believe that a good indication of how well an event will be run, and the earliest indication you can use to judge organization, is how well the enrollment process was handled. Was the sign-up simple and straightforward? Was your preferred form of payment accepted? Did you get confirmation of your payment? Did the website fully address issues? If you had questions was your email or phone call promptly returned and were your questions answered thoroughly? If you had to cancel was your refund processed quickly? In short, did you feel you were dealing with a well organized, customer-friendly, legitimate business operation?
If you feel there is anything more we can do to help you decide whether you should try the racetrack or a school and what to expect, please feel free to call or write. We are always glad to talk to riders and are happy to give you all the detail you desire. We promise to try our best to make sure your racetrack experience is a truly fun and educational one.