Rider Classification for Track Days Explanation:
Below is a general explanation to the levels. It is important that you are in your best fitting and correct group. If you register for the wrong group and it doesn’t get fixed, it’s very possible that you may forfeit your Track Day and paid fees, being our events do fill and there is minimal space to move groups at the last minute. Unsure, please contact us.
Riders must be approved before moving from Novice to Intermediate and Intermediate to Advanced. It is unlikely that this could happen on the day of an event. Control Riders will be observing for potential future moves. If you’d like to be evaluated for a future move, you can also locate a Control Rider for an on-track evaluation. Following each Track Day, upward moves will be published online. Note: New Riders will not be evaluated on their first ever Track Day.
Novice - New Rider: First Time on a Race Course (Brainerd, Mid America, Road America, etc. No track experience is necessary! DCTC riders start here!
Novie - Returning Rider: Experienced Track Day riders who ride at a moderate pace
Intermediate: Current Intermediate ZARS Riders or riders who have recently been approved for Intermediate. These riders will have previous motorcycle riding experience on a Race Track (done several track days), comfortable with passing and being passed and has enough track time that they are comfortable at an accelerated riding pace. If you're a CRA Racer that practices in the “slow” group, this group is for you. Within Intermediate, we have Int1 and Int 2. All riders start as Int1 and we bump you to Int2 based on your skills and pace.
Advanced: Current Advanced ZARS Riders or riders who have recently been approved for Advanced. If you’re a CRA Racer that practices in the “medium” or “fast” groups or the faster riders in the “slow” group. If you race with another club, the groups should correspond, otherwise contact us for your correct group.
NOTE- Advanced Riding School at DCTC does not qualify as “track experience” and the levels at ARS do NOT correspond to Track Day levels mentioned above.