I raced WERA in 2010 as a Novice. I ran C SuperStock, C SuperBike, B SuperBike, and SR SBK MW NV in WERA. I usually ran 4 sprint races on Sunday, and work schedule permitting, would run two SOLO 20 races on Saturday. I got bumped to Expert for 2011.
I am still racing WERA for 2011, however, I am also going to try CCS. I live in central PA and will most likely be racing at Summit Point and NJMP, however, I may go to other locations as well. I am not running ASRA.
My racebikes are a 2008 R6 and a 2009 R6, both r models, not the s model, with the typical suspension upgrades/bolt-ons, pipe/fuel management upgrades, and stock displacement. I will be 41 years old by the time I saddle up for the 2011 season. The 2011 CCS rulebook is not online, or at least I haven't found it. According to the 2010 rules, my age, and my race bikes, I am eligible for the following classes:
Middleweight SuperSport Expert
Heavyweight SuperSport Expert
Unlimited SuperSport Expert
Middleweight SuperBike Expert
Heavyweight SuperBike Expert
Unlimited Superbike Expert
Middleweight Grand Prix Expert
Unlimited Grand Prix Expert
Formula Forty Expert
My first question: Other than looking into who is paying what for contingency, how do most of you decide which classes to run? Should I run the SS class, the SBK class, and the Grand Prix class in middleweight and only run with the middleweight classes? Or should I run the heavyweight and/or Unlimited classes as well as middleweight, sticking to just SS and DOT race tires, or just stick to SBK and run slicks and a few of the Grand Prix classes in each displacement class? How common is it for 600’s to run in the Unlimited classes? I imagine that other than a few GSXR750’s, the Heavyweight classes are full of 600’s.
BTW, I will run the Formula 40 Expert class.
My second question: I am not sure how the three different levels (SS, SBK, Grand Prix) actually break down on the grid, specifically in regard to attendance and importance. Is it common for guys to run the SS and SBK classes and not run the Grand Prix classes, or is it common for most guys to run the SBK and Grand Prix classes and not run the SS classes? Or do most guys just run their own displacement class and skip running in classes above their bikes’ displacement? In other words, which classes are a priority?
I am looking forward to your personal input. In our WERA classes for each different displacement class, we just have SS and SBK, we don't have a third Grand Prix class, although we do run Formula 1 which is unlimited displacement, although it isn’t what I call a “priority class” to race. I am wondering if most of your priority classes are SS and SBK. (WERA's Formula 2 will not permit current 600 SuperSport bikes)
My third question: For a typical race weekend, what type of races run on Saturday? I am guessing all the sprint races run on Sunday, or do you guys run sprint races on Saturday and on Sunday? In WERA, we run SOLO 20 races on Saturday, and they are typically 20 lap races, and we run our sprint races on Sunday.
Yeah, I know. Long post with lots of questions. See you on the grid this summer!