2Fast Performance School schedule at a glance:
|7:40am||Complimentary Track Ride Around|
|8:15am||Mandatory Rider Meeting (for all customers and staff)|
|8:45am||Performance School Orientation for Students|
|9:00am||Session One: Body Positioning Utilizing the Lean Machine|
|10:00am||Session Two: The Turn 9 Experience|
|11:00am||Session Three: Relaxation & Fear Management|
|12:00pm||Session Four: Mid-Day Break (No Classroom Session)|
|1:00pm||Session Five: Scrubbing Speed – The Art of Slowing it All Down|
|2:00pm||Session Six: Powerband Management|
|3:00pm||Session Seven: Vision – What You See & Where You Are Looking|
|4:00pm||End of day|
For further detail on each of the sessions, continue reading!
Don’t Miss Our Complimentary Track Ride-Around: 7:40am sharp!
From 7:40am to 8:10am, 2Fast provides students and first time track day attendees with an introductory ride around of the track in vehicles (not motorcycles). We not only give riders a quick preview of the track, we also give a brief corner-by-corner analysis of the recommended lines around the circuit.
2Fast asks that everyone have completed tech inspection and registration by 7:30am if they wish to participate in the ride-around: After registration, promptly get to the trucks lined up behind the registration tents by 7:40am. In order to make it to the ride-around on time, we suggest you get to tech inspection by 7:00am: this means you are in line, your bike is taped up and ready to be inspected at 7:00am.
Mandatory Rider Meeting for All Trackday and School Participants:
From roughly 8:15am to approximately 8:40am, we gather everyone: students, staff, instructors, and track day riders for a briefing. During this briefing, 2Fast covers details important to both students and non-students:
Announcements for the Day
2Fast Track Day Rules (we operate differently than others!)
Discussion on Flags and what to do when you see one
Discussion on Passing Rules in each session (strictly enforced)
Then, at 8:40am we depart the rider meeting: students head to the teaching area for a school orientation while Expert session riders (fastest group) prepare to hit the track at 9:00am sharp.
Performance School Orientation
Performance School Orientation for Students:
From approximately 8:45am until 9am, 2Fast students go through an additional briefing in our classroom. We use this time between the rider meeting and our first on-track session to cover critical details we do not want to spend time on during our classroom and on-track sessions. Some of these details are:
- Instructor Introduction
- Procedures and format for the day
- Understanding what the Performance School is…and is not.
- How to find and get help from our instructors
- Recommendations on how to maximize your performance school experience
We also discuss the issue of “time management” in our orientation: every student is expected to hustle off of the track at the end of each session, park their bike, remove helmet and gloves, and get back to the classroom as quickly as they can. Each new class segment begins roughly 2 minutes after an on-track session has finished – so there’s very little time to waste. Therefore, we ask students and instructors to hustle onto the track – and off – with each new session so we can maximize our teaching time.
Performance School Sessions
At 9am, as our first group of riders (Expert) hit the track for a twenty minute session, the 2Fast classroom teaches the following to students (Relaxed Level 100 and Intermediate Level 200 both):
Session One: Body Positioning Utilizing the Lean Machine
- Fitting the Bike to the Rider: Like a car with its adjustable seat positioning, a rider can make his/her motorcycle more comfortable… which tends to promote relaxation while riding. Learn how to make your motorcycle fit you properly so that you can be comfortable, which is an important part of learning how to ride relaxed.
- Body Positioning: Brian and Mark use the Lean Machine to illustrate proper body positioning. The purpose of this session is to give students a clear picture of the body and how its position changes as a rider enters, apexes, and exits a corner.
- Relaxing on the Bike: How to relax while maintaining proper body position, and why you need to relax in order to operate the bike properly. Examples include breathing techniques, removal of the “DeathGrip”, and more.
At 9:20am, the classroom session ends, and Intermediate Level 200 riders (students and non-students both) hit the track for their first 20 minute session. During this on-track session for Intermediate Level 200 riders, course marshals accompany the riders onto the track and ride within the session to ensure that rules are followed. 2Fast has little tolerance for unsafe riding and people who think track days are race days: therefore we enforce rules to ensure a level of safety is maintained for all participants.
With the Intermediate Level 200 riders now out onto the track (9:20am – 9:40am), the Relaxed Level 100 students remain in the 2Fast classroom for additional time to discuss questions and go over the teachings of the session. 2Fast refers to these twenty minute segments as our “Q&A Period.” While Level 200 students are on the track practicing what they learned in class, Level 100 students remain in the classroom for an additional 20 minute Q&A period. Then, upon the time the Intermediate Level 200 on-track session ends, Relaxed Level 100 students hit the track (9:40am – 10am) for their own on-track session while Level 200 students come back to the class (hustle back!) for their own 20 minute Q&A period. This classroom/on-track/Q&A format will repeat itself with each session throughout the day. Again, we will be timing our sessions and starting each session quickly and promptly, so students are asked to waste no time between on-track sessions and making it back to the classroom. Our goal is to give students the greatest amount of teaching time possible: therefore, we ask for everyone’s cooperation in hustling back to the classroom promptly.
Session Two: The Turn 9 Experience
Lead Instructor Mark DeGross will take students trackside to see the prior session’s teachings in action. See body positioning do’s and don’t’s up close and personal in the level 300 Expert Session.
10:20am – 10:40am: Intermediate Level 200 Students Go onto Track, Relaxed Level 100 Students Remain for Q&A.
10:40am – 11am: Relaxed Level 100 Students Go onto Track, Intermediate Level 200 Student Return to Classroom for Debriefing.
Session Three: Relaxation and Fear Management
From 11am until 11:20am, students will be taught relaxation techniques that allow the rider to become smoother with their motions, more fluid in their riding, and more controlled on/off the track. Learning to breathe, learning to relax the hands, arms, and body, and limiting how hard you push are discussion topics of this session.
- Fear & Stress, and How They’re Different from PANIC
- What to Do When Things Go Wrong
- What Not to Do When Things Go Wrong
- Reprogramming: How to Train the Mind to React Correctly when Fearful Situations Occur
Session Four: Mid-Day Break (No Classroom Session)
From 12:00 noon to 12:20pm, we offer this break for those that need or want a little rest, want to hang out with their friends for a bit, grab a bite to eat, etc. We do not stop our on-track sessions for lunch… we ride all day long!
Session Five: Scrubbing Speed – The art of slowing it all down
From 1pm to 1:20pm, students are now becoming familiar with the track, the lines around the track, and the improvements in body positioning that we have been illustrating for them. We now move to a discussion on proper braking techniques.
- Front Brakes vs Rear Brakes
- Smooth Technique
- Various Braking Zones
- Trail Braking
- Engine Braking
- Controlling Wheel Hop
Session Six: Powerband Management – More than just on the gas
From 2pm until 2:20pm, we next discuss one of the most abused and misused controls on a bike:
- Techniques for Proper Acceleration
- Proper Use of Each Bike’s Powerband
- Shifting Technique
- Mid-Corner Throttle and its Importance to Steering
Session Seven: Vision – What you see and where you’re looking while on the track
From 3 pm until 3:20 pm, the 2Fast classroom discusses panic control and managing fear in its final session of the day:
- Where Your Eyes Should Be
- Looking Through Riders
- How to Use Your Peripheral Vision
- Scanning for Potential Hazards and Flags
- As time permits, students who haven’t had a chance on the Lean Machine are encouraged to do so