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Morgan Puchek
01-18-2017, 10:10 AM
Hey guys,

New racer this season! I'm on a 600rr and I'm trying to plan my race/work weekends this year (gotta work around the fam). I'm trying to figure out what class I'll race in with a 600rr and what the process is for signing up for those races to clear my provnov requirements. I'm planning on knocking out my class and corner working in one long weekend. After that, what races on what days (sat or sun) would I qualify for and how do I sign up for them?

Thanks! I can also hop on the phone with someone who can help out a newbie if you don't feel like typing out a whole response, just pm me!

Brandon Orr
01-18-2017, 10:22 AM
Usually there is a "Class Cheat Sheet" but it doesn't seem to be working. It is listed on the Home Page along with the entry forms.

http://www.cmraracing.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=816&d=1455226634

Depending on the parts you have (superbike or superstock) a 600 will usually run in Team60/Solo30 Middle Weight, and B/C sprint classes. You can run a class up in whatever you want.

Jacob Britt
01-18-2017, 10:43 AM
http://www.cmraracing.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1016&d=1483675113

Should be able to read on it in section 6 of the rulebook. It's good to generally read the entire thing. Has everything you need to know.

Basically you'll sign up for the class, get your race license, then show up on a race weekend and sign up for the class your eligible for. It's best to tag along with someone that's very familiar with the process because it can be a little hectic (it was for me for my first race lol). My buddy helped me out a lot.

Steven Smith
01-18-2017, 10:50 AM
Sat - Team 60 Middleweight / Solo 30 Middleweight
- you can run Heavyweight if you want to race up in class

Sun - Superstock C (depending on bike mods) / Superbike C / Formula 40 MW (if 40 years old or older) / Modern Classic (if bike is 2004 or older, or specifically allowed per the rule book)
- as mentioned, you can also run up the B and A classes, but can not go down in class. A lot of people that run C also run in B.

Michael McGehee
01-18-2017, 11:12 AM
whatever you do, DON'T take Cody Stewarts advice and race SSA and SBA for your prov nov races. in fact don't listen to anything Cody says ever.

Brandon Orr
01-18-2017, 11:12 AM
#promotecody

Alan Etheredge
01-18-2017, 11:51 AM
Sat - Team 60 Middleweight / Solo 30 Middleweight
- you can run Heavyweight if you want to race up in class

Sun - Superstock C (depending on bike mods) / Superbike C / Formula 40 MW (if 40 years old or older) / Modern Classic (if bike is 2004 or older, or specifically allowed per the rule book)
- as mentioned, you can also run up the B and A classes, but can not go down in class. A lot of people that run C also run in B.Good info here but Morgan, please note that Team 60 is not open to Provisional Novice racers - you can enter that series if you are a non-yellow-shirt Novice.

So, at MSRH, if you're working on your Prov-Nov requirements, Saturday would be a great day for cornerworking (http://www.cmraracing.com/showthread.php?35254-OPEN-RACE-1-MSR-HOUSTON-FEB-17-19-2017).

:thumb:

If you need help with what school/license/pre-entry forms you should fill-out based on your situation give Nancy a call at 817-570-9779, she'll take care of you (noting I don't see you on this list yet 2017 - Sprint Competition Numbers (http://www.cmraracing.com/showthread.php?35221-2017-Sprint-Competition-Numbers&p=334877&viewfull=1#post334877))

Morgan Puchek
01-18-2017, 12:31 PM
Thanks everyone!

Alan, are there any races I can enter on Saturday as a yellow shirt? If not, do I need to race on two separate Sundays to fulfill my racing without crashing requirements?

Also I don't know who cody is, but now I will surely do whatever he recommends, I'm terrible at following well-learned advice from others. :)

Michael McGehee
01-18-2017, 12:41 PM
I mean, unless you're already fast, racing in the A's is going to be an interesting experience as a yellow shirt.

Actually, now that it's not a wave race (experts and novices on the grid at the same time), i dunno. Nothing like having Eddie Thornton and Derek Wagnon lap you in the middle of an 8 lap race.

With a 600rr you're limited to being on someone's endurance team or racing lightweight bikes on saturday. Saturday is dedicated to lightweights and endurance.

Michael Snyder
01-18-2017, 01:37 PM
Thanks everyone!

Alan, are there any races I can enter on Saturday as a yellow shirt? If not, do I need to race on two separate Sundays to fulfill my racing without crashing requirements?

Also I don't know who cody is, but now I will surely do whatever he recommends, I'm terrible at following well-learned advice from others. :)
I would recommend contacting Nancy, Walter or Danny. Their contact can be found on the contact page on the main web site for the most accurate guidance.

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Cody Stewart
01-18-2017, 01:47 PM
whatever you do, DON'T take Cody Stewarts advice and race SSA and SBA for your prov nov races. in fact don't listen to anything Cody says ever.

I'm an expert, you should always listen to me.

Oh, and...
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/Exalted512/trophies.jpg

Morgan Puchek
01-18-2017, 02:39 PM
Thanks again everyone! Left Nancy a message so I'll bug her for some particulars. And Cody... seems legit man! See you all out there!

Josh Henke
01-18-2017, 02:49 PM
I'm an expert, you should always listen to me.

Oh, and...
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/Exalted512/trophies.jpg

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Cody Stewart
01-18-2017, 02:50 PM
http://data.whicdn.com/images/54540198/original.gif

I didn't have that much going for me. I was on a 600 :-P

Jordan Pence
01-18-2017, 03:22 PM
on a 600 you should race B and C SuperBike and Superstock on sunday.

If you want to corner work and race take your license on friday work Saturday then ride Sunday. Then another weekend work friday race Saturday(Solo30) Sunday(B&C SS SB). That way you do not have to miss a race weekend.

Steven Smith
01-18-2017, 03:37 PM
I didn't have that much going for me. I was on a 600 :-P

Doesn't stop Cleland.

Cody Stewart
01-18-2017, 03:45 PM
Doesn't stop Cleland.

It did when he raced against Ty.

Matthew Palmore
01-18-2017, 03:54 PM
i took 20 or so podiums on my 600 across A,B,C superbike and F1 on my 8 year old 600 as a novice a few years back..This being your first rodeo just go into with an open mind and stay on the race line..be predictable... and have fun, you will be fine. endurance is a great way to get into racing though.. times are a few seconds slower and all levels of skill share the track. I started this way and chased my way to decent sprint race times before i ever saw a sprint grid.

Joe Lopez
01-18-2017, 04:46 PM
whatever you do, DON'T take Cody Stewarts advice and race SSA and SBA for your prov nov races. in fact don't listen to anything Cody says ever.

LOL.
It wasn't that bad.

Wait....so you are seriously gridding back up this season?

Brandon Orr
01-18-2017, 04:50 PM
LOL.
It wasn't that bad.

Wait....so you are seriously gridding back up this season?

He was waiting for me to be injured so he could make his move. :hail:

Michael McGehee
01-18-2017, 04:51 PM
Super cereal Sasquatch. Rainbow coalition represent?

Zach Morris
01-18-2017, 04:54 PM
LOL.
It wasn't that bad.

Wait....so you are seriously gridding back up this season?

Indeed.

Brandon Orr
01-18-2017, 04:58 PM
Super cereal Sasquatch. Rainbow coalition represent?

I did miss seeing the 600 Sherbet at the track.

Joe Lopez
01-19-2017, 03:26 AM
Super cereal Sasquatch. Rainbow coalition represent?

Hahahaha.
I still rep that on my vest.
Everyone who reads it gets a kick out of it too.

Awesome sauce.

So, time to build that "paint booth" again or is ol Sherbert coming back out?

Morgan Puchek
01-23-2017, 09:42 AM
Firing this thread back up! Could I run a grom in multiple classes on Saturday as a prov nov? Or just the grom challenge?

Carter Rossner
01-23-2017, 11:19 AM
You can run the Grom in every Saturday race if you really want to. Well, not Junior Motard. Your best bet would be Formula 4, though.

Morgan Puchek
01-23-2017, 11:30 AM
Thanks Carter, with the Grom race and Formula 4 being back to back, how would that work for gridding up? First season for me :)

Carter Rossner
01-23-2017, 11:55 AM
It's up to you how you want to run it, grid-wise. The first option is doing your full cool-down lap after the Grom race, then going out again for the warm-up lap of F4/SSE. The other option is just not pitting in after your Grom cool-down lap and heading straight to your grid spot. At every track except Cresson, the grid is in between pit in and pit out, so you wouldn't be stopped in the middle of an active portion of the track. People who race big bikes back-to-back (typically Formula 40 and SBK B or C) typically prefer the 2nd option as it gives you at least a bit of a breather, but if you're feeling good, you can get that extra lap in :) Also, if you do choose the "stay on the track option" be sure to let the grid marshal know before the start of the Grom race so that they don't think you're just lost out there.

Russell Yazbeck
01-28-2017, 07:54 AM
Hey, buddy guy. I'll be racing in superstock C that weekend. Looking forward to seeing you.

David_Gonzalez
03-07-2017, 10:05 PM
I'm on the same bike, I'll be racing;

Super Stock B & C.

there is more you could get in, but that's for sure this two will work lol.