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Advice on drag nights at Cayuga

Katatonic

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I've been to St Thomas once when I had my FJR1300. Went on a Saturday and ran it a couple of times. I thought it was sketchy as ****! Track was a bit bumpy, not a whole lot of room to slow down at the end of the 1/4 - had to be pretty hard on the brakes, and the return road was awful! That was a few years ago and I've never been back since.
Fast forward to this year and one of our fellow GTAM members was there with his bike. He lost control at the end of the track and ended up dying. No official word on what happened so I'll stop short of saying track conditions may have lead to the accident. He was a seasoned rider, rode track and knew what he was doing. Read into that how you will.
I'll stick to Cayuga.
 

GreyGhost

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Fast forward to this year and one of our fellow GTAM members was there with his bike. He lost control at the end of the track and ended up dying. No official word on what happened so I'll stop short of saying track conditions may have lead to the accident. He was a seasoned rider, rode track and knew what he was doing. Read into that how you will.
I'll stick to Cayuga.
That was my first thought when he mentioned St. Thomas as well. I also have no insight into the root cause but you don't hear about drag fatalities (on the track) very often.
 

timtune

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Not to belittle the event but people die at all kinds of tracks. High speed = risk where ever you go and we all know that or ought to. If there was no risk there wouldn't be much rush.
 

Sebi

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I've been to St. Thomas for their drag nights before and it was a pretty good time, I thought the track surface was decent enough. This was on a 09 R6 running low 11's with no steering damper. Although, this was about 3 years back so things may have changed since then.
Return road was pretty bumpy but I didn't care too much about that, you're only going about 35-40 there

There's definitely an element of risk to drag racing and it's even more pronounced on a bike. It's up to you if you decide it's worth it. For me personally, once was enough :D
 

crankcall

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On drag nights, practice walking at home in high heels first. Sorry wrong forum......
 

The Bachelor

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I can't speak for Cayuga but at St Thomas Dragway Friday night is cheap - 20$ because they don't prep the track w/ adhesive or whatever until Saturday morning after that the price is double. St Thomas is really laid back. Tech inspection is minimal at best. You can run at night with no lights. If you're persistant you can get in tons of runs. I got 24 or 25 one Sunday. I always did a burnout just because it's fun.

Stripped 1981 GL1100 (GoldWing) with bone stock motor - best run 12.67 @ 105 MPH
You drag race an old goldwing???? Cool. This proves that you can go out and have fun with anything. No excuses.
 

timtune

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You drag race an old goldwing???? Cool. This proves that you can go out and have fun with anything. No excuses.
Not just an OldWing but one covered in zebra stripes. It was a hoot to beat on that thing. Redlining gear changes. Who knew they would take such abuse.
 

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