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CCS / ASRA Racing Discussion => CCS / ASRA Racing Discussion => Topic started by: 05R6 on January 14, 2006, 07:22:37 am

Title: Why!!!!!!
Post by: 05R6 on January 14, 2006, 07:22:37 am
They made me go expert  :'(.......

One year of racing and i will be in the mix with those SUPER FAST GUYS............woohoo. ...
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: barb_arah on January 14, 2006, 09:40:36 am
Perhaps it will turn out better than you think.
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: clutch on January 14, 2006, 11:34:44 am
Beacause with CCS double points and twin sprints weekends, it doesnt take a whole lot to meet the 750 point criteria.  Protest it if you dont feel comfortable.  Did you have good finishes?  Championships?
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: 05R6 on January 14, 2006, 12:16:42 pm
I had decent finishes i guess...

I only won 1 race all year long...

Overall Class Points:
4th in MW SS
15th in MW SB
3rd in HW SS
49th in HW SB
Classes i mainly ran in.
I did 1 race here and there in a few other classes.

Overall Points:
18th

I guess i shouldn't have done so many races.

           
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: Ridgeway on January 14, 2006, 04:24:42 pm
Those sound like pretty decent results to me.
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: H-man on January 14, 2006, 06:46:56 pm
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I had decent finishes i guess...  I only won 1 race all year long...

Overall Points:
18th

I guess i shouldn't have done so many races.        


A sandbagger is born!  ;)

Uh...  BTW.  Just how many races would you expect you should win before you'd have been bumped up?
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: Super Dave on January 15, 2006, 11:39:41 am
I never won a race as an amateur...well, we were novices then.
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: Jeff on January 16, 2006, 04:47:05 am
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I never won a race as an amateur...well, we were novices then.


Me neither...  The 1st race I won was as an expert...  And FWIW, I did better as an expert than I expected...
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: towelie on January 16, 2006, 08:31:35 am
yeah, same situation here too. Did too many race and accumulated points. Unintentionally bought my way to become EX...

you can write a letter requesting to stay AM. In my case, I got denied from another org (WERA) to stay AM so I'll have to go EX for CCS.

I've been hearing myths that "you'll shave few seconds off your lap time just by becoming expert"
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: weggie_man on January 16, 2006, 05:00:13 pm
It has to do with confidence in your fellow racers.

As a first year expert you can trust the other guys to be better, hopefully safer racers and your confidence level goes up each time you're on the track.

You will go faster if you have the confidence in yourself and trust your fellow racers. It's much easier to go deeper into a corner or make a pass on someone if you have the confidence they are not a new racer, fresh out of school, and are going to take your arse out with some stupid move. ;D ;D

Not saying all new racers are stupid, not at all, but c'mon, we've all seen enough weird crap from newbies that you know what I'm talking about.
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: x2468 on January 17, 2006, 11:16:16 am
thats awesome! u should be proud. u get to tango with the best. i'd be so happy if i moved up to expert. plus it sounds better than amateur if ur talkin to chics.
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: x2468 on January 17, 2006, 11:23:05 am
how long were u street riding b4 u started racing?
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: N8Kern on January 17, 2006, 12:36:28 pm
Dude, congrats is all I can say!  You earned it.  You sound alot like my girfriend did when she reached the next tax bracket...  WHY? Boo Hoo Hoo, she says.  I said Congrats to you and her you earned it!
Best thing to happen in my career is Kevin Elliot bumping me up after the first Am. weekend in 2002, that first weekend as an Expert I won, so he saved me a season of not going slow and was able to learn how to go faster from veterans.


N8! Kern
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: tigerblade on January 17, 2006, 12:42:03 pm
Well welcome to the board Nate.  I met you a couple years ago at a ROGUE trackday at VIR.  I'll never forget the look on your face after you came back from the "sighting lap" after having the tractor run across your path on the South Course.   ;D
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: N8Kern on January 17, 2006, 12:45:36 pm
lol, yeah it was an eye opener to say the least.  How have you been?  What does your schedule look like for the season?  How are the Rogue guys?  Shoot the guy that runs Rogue and tell him I said hello, I forget his name, its at the tip of my brain?!  If you are at the track look me up sometime.

N8! Kern
CCS MA #1
CCS MA #1
Main Line BMW
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: wvracer97 on January 18, 2006, 02:44:16 am
Nate-- what's up!?  Congrats on your season... I didn't have a chance to talk with you at the end due to my relocation to Arizona.  Hope all is well-- maybe we'll ride together again??  I'll be racing the SW region this year with some more AMA Pro stuff mixed in (if I can get some Sponsorship partners).  I'd even like to get back out there for some TC racing if the opportunity presents itself;)
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: gpstar1 on January 18, 2006, 08:05:24 am
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Dude, congrats is all I can say!  You earned it.  You sound alot like my girfriend did when she reached the next tax bracket...  WHY? Boo Hoo Hoo, she says.  I said Congrats to you and her you earned it!
Best thing to happen in my career is Kevin Elliot bumping me up after the first Am. weekend in 2002, that first weekend as an Expert I won, so he saved me a season of not going slow and was able to learn how to go faster from veterans.


N8! Kern

Last year I was an Am looking to go faster by following a fast expert. So during the fusa weekend at summit I wanted to try and keep up with a fast rider and I followed Nate around. Well, it totally helped! I started out in the begining of the year doing 1:28's after following nate for a couple laps i was down to 1:23's. So go expert it will make you a faster and better racer. Oh and thanks Nate you really helped me out.
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: N8Kern on January 18, 2006, 09:30:12 am
dude no problem!  I would not be where I am withut help either!  What were you riding?  Take care!

N8!


Oh yeah, WTF, your in AZ Scott?  Congrats in a way, its beautiful out there!  Represent the MA buddy!

N8!
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: gpstar1 on January 18, 2006, 10:15:47 am
I ride a silver and black Sv 650 # 797. You may not remember me because you were always out in front, but now that i'm going to be an expert the number and bike may ring a bell.
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: Gixxerblade on January 18, 2006, 02:55:48 pm
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I ride a silver and black Sv 650 # 797. You may not remember me because you were always out in front, but now that i'm going to be an expert the number and bike may ring a bell.

And you were in front of everyone with yellow plates!
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: gpstar1 on January 18, 2006, 03:56:18 pm
 ;) :D ;D  See you at the banquet steve.
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: tigerblade on May 31, 2006, 11:18:31 am
lol, yeah it was an eye opener to say the least.  How have you been?  What does your schedule look like for the season?  How are the Rogue guys?  Shoot the guy that runs Rogue and tell him I said hello, I forget his name, its at the tip of my brain?!  If you are at the track look me up sometime.

N8! Kern
CCS MA #1
CCS MA #1
Main Line BMW

Thanks to the new forum (all hail Jeff), I can finally reply to this.  I broke my back in 2004 so haven't been racing the past couple of years, but doing fine.  Sounds like you had a little heat problem this weekend, so hope you're recovering from that.

Do you remember this bike?


Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: SliderPhoto on May 31, 2006, 02:09:59 pm
lol, yeah it was an eye opener to say the least.  How have you been?  What does your schedule look like for the season?  How are the Rogue guys?  Shoot the guy that runs Rogue and tell him I said hello, I forget his name, its at the tip of my brain?!  If you are at the track look me up sometime.

N8! Kern
CCS MA #1
CCS MA #1
Main Line BMW

Mike Wheeler, LDH. You missed it, a couple weeks ago we did Barber. Was a fun event!

Nate, it was nice meeting you in person a couple weeks ago at RA. I still remember the BMW going passed me into 3 with the rear tire locked up and sliding. How did I know that was the fast line? I'm used to being in the slow lane. :)
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: tigerblade on May 31, 2006, 03:06:30 pm
Hey Jack.  If I get to doing track days again, I definitely need to get back to a ROGUE event.  Great bunch of guys, except for that DD51 fellow.   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: SliderPhoto on May 31, 2006, 06:23:31 pm
Barber is booked for next year!
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: Mark Bernard on May 31, 2006, 06:32:33 pm
A sandbagger is born!  ;)

Uh...  BTW.  Just how many races would you expect you should win before you'd have been bumped up?

Um... 6 years worth??  ::)
Title: Re: Why!!!!!!
Post by: tigerblade on June 01, 2006, 09:22:31 am
Barber is booked for next year!

Seriously?  Maybe I can sweet-talk Wheeler...