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ECR Track Night

Postby 111 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:41 pm

Anyone doing the Night event with Tracktactics at ECR? I was thinking about signing up for this. Hopefully the Temperature won't be too bad, I've not had the chance to do a night ride anywhere.


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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby fixxervi6 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:46 pm

I may do it one day
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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby Striple » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:39 pm

I'll be there on our 250 race bike for a few sessions.
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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby DemonDuck » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:28 am

What time does it run?
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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby Striple » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:16 pm

DemonDuck wrote:What time does it run?

7pm - 2am.
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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby DemonDuck » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:43 am

I would have to leave early to be at work on time.
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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby U-Turn » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:51 am

Would this be with headlights or floodlights?
Thinking about it I have never heard of night time motorcycle racing.
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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby DarcShadow » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:04 pm

Apparently they bring in flood lights to light up the track. Headlights only would be...interesting...and probably scary as hell. :-x
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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby Striple » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:46 pm

This event is being canceled.
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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby milesmiles » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:48 pm

Not enough interest?
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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby shilka99 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:54 pm

I suspect its track surface related.
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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby Striple » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:56 pm

Yes, CMRA has cancelled their upcoming round at ECR due to safety concerns, and 3Ts is following suit.
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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby milesmiles » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:00 pm

So is it me, or has ecr become even worse in the last 6months. I love the layout don't get me wrong. Maybe it was because we had half the track shut down due to water and I had to change lines. I don't know. Might be in my head due to all the talk, but I wasn't feeling it last time
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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby Fish R1 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:12 pm

Ridesmart and EMTD both put up cones in the following turns for thier events. Turns 1 and 2. short straight between turns 4 and 5. Turn 8, Turn 9 and Turn 10. The cones were put up to avoid the seepage that is still a problem. On the Ridesmart sunday event I corner worked. There was a delay in the afternoon session start due to CMRA representatives and the owner of ECR doing a track drive and looking at the turns with seepage. Fast forward 5 days later the post from CMRA showed up on thier members only message board the September CMRA event was cancelled at ECR.

I rode level 2 with EMTD on Saturday at ECR with the cones in a similar location as the weekend before. Thank goodness no one got tied up with one of these cones (especially me). The cones seemed to be the best solution to a bad situation. I am sure Shaun has more input on the cone placement.

I will continue to ride ECR with the cones in place. It just means that my pace will be slow thru these areas. I need seat time. I guess I will continue to work on double apex left hand turns, 1 off camber left hand turn and some straight line riding.

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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby milesmiles » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:40 pm

On the subject of cones.... I nearly got taken out twice by them! Both were hit by someone in front and then both hit the teacher I was following. Then I had to play dodge not to hit them. It was nerve racking coming around a corner having to go between knocked over cones and wondering if they were going to be in the same place every time.
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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby Striple » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:55 pm

I don't generally dislike ECR; the layout is great, and the elevation changes are fun. That said, at some point the condition of the track does become a serious safety issue, and that point has been reached this year. When we last raced there in April, the seepage caused a ridiculous number of crashes, including some serious injuries. Unless the track is properly fixed - which would require a significant investment - I don't think that we are going to be able to race it again anytime soon.
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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby 111 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:16 pm

I had already decided against it. I plan to do sat & sun at Cresson the same weekend.
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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby DemonDuck » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:02 pm

I have been told the owner is planning to take the bad sections of the track completely out and replace with concrete.... wouldn't this be a bad thing?
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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby dufremle » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:46 pm

Yes, unless he covers the concrete with pavement.
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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby DarcShadow » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:18 pm

It won't be any worse than the concrete patches they have now.
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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby fixxervi6 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:54 pm

He should just chip seal it so we all feel at home
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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby milesmiles » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:57 pm

Lol
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Re: ECR Track Night

Postby 111 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:57 pm

I just noticed extreme motorsport trackdays is posting pics up of the ECR progress on their facebook page.
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