Team Hammer School

Discussion in 'General' started by svracer22, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. svracer22

    svracer22 Well-Known Member

    Do they offer this school at Daytona in the spring, or is it only in the fall?
     
  2. HPPT

    HPPT Admin/Mod

    I think it used to be both. Has it changed?
     
  3. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

  4. L8 Braker

    L8 Braker 'Murica

    October for sure. I don’t think they do it in March.
     
  5. notbostrom

    notbostrom DaveK broke the interwebs

    Oct only
     
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  6. Pneumatico Delle Vittorie

    Pneumatico Delle Vittorie Retired "Tire" Guy

    Bikeweek keeps the track really busy with the TT and SX races in the trioval along with the 200 so I would think they just cant fit it in.
     
  7. HPPT

    HPPT Admin/Mod

    They used to do it the week of the CCS races.
     
  8. tzrider

    tzrider CZrider

    Not sure if it's the best track for a school, but....
     
  9. HPPT

    HPPT Admin/Mod

    You don't go there to learn how to ride a motorcycle. You go there to learn how to ride Daytona.
     
  10. svracer22

    svracer22 Well-Known Member

    That's it exactly. Problem is I can't go this month.
     
  11. tzrider

    tzrider CZrider

    It shouldn't take too long....

    Spectacular, impressive but simple...
     
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  12. HPPT

    HPPT Admin/Mod

    Do you know how many times per year there are opportunities to get on that track when you're not actually racing? The school/track day used to be it.
    Five-lap practice sessions during a CCS weekend are not exactly conducive to a serene experience when seeing the track for the first time AND having to figure out your setup. At least, that was my experience. Your mileage, as they say, may vary.
     
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  13. tzrider

    tzrider CZrider

    Fair enough, I guess different tracks offer different level of challenges to different people.

    The first few corners (3-4-5?) of VIR (Bottom circuit) were way more fun and hard (for me) to figure than Daytona (Fullgas! for minute and a couple of corners in between) ever was...

    I will say, if you take time to peer out, there is a fascinating view from the top of the first Daytona banking. :D
     
  14. HPPT

    HPPT Admin/Mod

    I wasn't talking about just learning where the track goes.

    p.s. I guess there's guys like you and Scott Russell. And then there's guys like me who can use all the help they can get. :D
     
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  15. britx303

    britx303 I H8 HIPPIES.com

    Its only 50 bucks more than what doing just the track day portion costs. So you get a full day of practice before the races and learn skills that you can take to any track,not just Daytona, and from guys like Wyman,Debise,etc. It was worth it IMHO.
     
  16. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    That place looks simple but it ain't.
     
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  17. britx303

    britx303 I H8 HIPPIES.com

    The place is f*cking massive, is what it is. The first time we went and we pulled up through the tunnel,I just looked up at the banking and thought to myself...."I think I just f*cked up driving all the way down here!":crackup:
     
  18. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe Breaker of chains.

    Some guy in our class picked that as his very first time on any track. He was whiter than coconut meat after the first session. Poor fella.
     
  19. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    That probably wasn't a wise choice. :crackup:
     
  20. tzrider

    tzrider CZrider

    The tunnel was closed when we went so we crossed the track to get to the pits. I was sitting sideways in the back of a medium sized pickup and was aghast by how far the banking was; then I turned around.....

    :D

    Oh, and top tip: Bring Fuel! :D
     

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