But if I remember I raced in short sleeves there last year.
Forecasts at this range are about 99% worthless anyway.
Bring the pain.
Why is there a race in Beloit?!?
This is a crit on an oval track? A track race on a UCI standard bit of tarmac? what?
you're racing at blackhawk farms? cool! i spectated at a driving school there once, neat track. Saw a guy spin in front of the bleacher i was sitting in and bounce up onto a tire wall...
Tis only my 2nd race...i had to enter a 4/5...my goal is to not die. If i finish ahead or with a 4, i'm happy. If i finish in front of many 5's, i'm happy.
I also learned that if you're huffing and puffing, and you miss the break, don't try and get it...no one will come, and you will get slung OTB faster than you think.
The twilight crit was fun too. Nasty little incline on the back stretch it was. At that race I was actually able to hang until the last lap where I was dropped at that stupid incline.
Compared to streets it is smooth. Small bumps on the street are huge bumps on a race track. As a racetrtack, Blackhawk is a bumpy track. Car teams used to do testing at the track for their street (bumpy) course set ups (Michael Andretti is rumored to have done a 49 second lap time). I have been racing (motorcycles) at Blackhawk since 1991. The fast race line tends to avoid the larger bumps. Cars tear up the track over time. I actually don't like the layout, one of my least favorite tracks.
Last edited by tzracer; 03-20-09 at 11:08 AM.
Road America is smoother, but the pavement has been torn up in some corners making them interesting on 2 wheels. I have also ridden the track on a bicycle (Tour de Road America in August). It actually has elevation changes. One of my favorite tracks.
Worst part of Blackhawk is the layout, it is flat, boring and no flow to it.
Road America, VIR, Barber, Grattan, JenningsGP (motorcycle only) are some tracks with great layouts.
Which 4/5race you doing? 8:15 start of the later one?