I think I'm ready to pull the trigger on my first race day/ weekend...but i have alot of questions. To start off, I'll give a bit of details and background. *Bike: GSXR K6 1000 (complete street trim except some basic bolt on goodies) *Currently have done about 15 t-days. *All have been between little tally or barber. *Still in upper "I" class but haven't asked for the bump to "A" yet. A few things i know i need to do. *Send application to aquire license. *sign up for a school *sign up for a race and get to it Here's where the questions start. I do not want to take a "race school" class that cost $400.00 if it's not necessary. I see that WERA offers a school at certain tracks on certain dates. I read somewhere that the cost is around 80 bucks. Is this the same style class that the "schools" offer our is this a "come in and take a test" Do I need to aquire the license prior to this class? Will this class hold any tracktime like the schools or just class time? Will it be held prior to the race weekend (friday) or on the first race day? If it's held on the first race day. ...will I be able to compete on Sunday? I know that the bike needs to be safety wired. ...but what about the belly pan? Any suggestions? I have read that a turkey pan works best for a temp solution. How dies that actually work? Doesn't seem like there is alot of room under there for a pan. I have swapped my master cylinder out with a r1 brembo (stock unit). Will that eliminate me from the stock class? Would it be who of me to go back to a stock mc if it does push me into the super stock class? How will I know what races I can actually sign up for? Are there "novice only" races? Or "newly licenced" races? Are case savers required. I only ask because I believe CCS requires them on suzuki's for certain year models. My goal is to be ready by July for Barber. Think it can be done? While I'm nearing 40 with 2 teenagers and 1 toddler, wife, and a career. ... obviously my time and money are limited so I want to try to keep this venture on a budget......not looking to become a full time club racer with every sponser under the sun....just looking for a bit of fun at a competitive level. All though t-days are awesome. ..i think i could learn alot more, become faster and more skilled while having a blast if I stepped up the game and actually raced. Thanks in advance.