Sandia Motorcycle Roadracing, Inc.
by Scott Cloninger
If you're like most new roadracers the effort of getting your license, preparing your motorcycle, buying all the necessary safety gear, and getting to the track is a pretty intensive effort. The last thing you want is to do is jump through all those hoops, then get to the track and be unable to compete because you forgot something. It's more common than you can possibly imagine, but here are a few tips to keep you from stepping into that pitfall.
Make a list. It sounds simple, but a list of the things you'll need at the track is an effective way for you to make sure you load everything you need. It doesn't need check boxes, or item numbers, or fancy fonts. It can be computerized or handwritten as long as you understand it and can use it. (Mine stays taped to the lid of my race box....which brings us to item 2)
Keep all the things that are easy to forget in one place so you won't forget them. It can be a shelf in your garage, a drawer in your chest, or a box in your attic, just keep it in one place unless you use it for other things.
Replace things as you use them up. Maybe scribble a list on the back of your list or something, just remind yourself that you need things so you don't wind up needing them and not having them.
Now down to brass tacks. What should you bring? Well.....here goes!
OK....I'm sure I've missed some stuff. Maybe I'll consult my list and add to this later. For now, this should be a heck of a start to get you to the track ready to race. Good luck in your efforts, and please let us know if there's anything SMRI can do to help you get competitive more quickly!