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Apr 18, 2013

Heartland Park Topeka Releases 2013 HPT Bike Days Schedule

TOPEKA, KS. (April 18, 2013)- Heartland Park Topeka would like to announce HPT Bike Days 1 & 2.

HPT Bike Day allows people to take their street legal sport bikes on the 2.5 Mile Road Course. Controlled conditions and instructors provide for a safe experience for even the most novice rider. From novice to advanced, there is a division for everyone.

Registration is available to the first 100 registered riders, and this event will run rain or shine.

Please see attached for more information and Rules and Regulations.

For a complete schedule of events at Heartland Park Topeka, please visit www.HPT.com or call 800-43-RACES.

About Heartland Park Topeka

Heartland Park Topeka is a unique, multi-faceted motorsports facility that offers an array of experiences for fans of all ages, tastes and backgrounds, from Saturday night dirt track racing to world-class, nationally prominent drag racing and motorcycle race events. It is the mission of owner Ray Irwin and his team “to be a leader in the world of motorsports entertainment, and to build a community-based spirit throughout Topeka and the region.” For more information on all Heartland Park Topeka activities, please go to www.HPT.com.




More information from Heartland Park Topeka:

2013 Heartland Park Topeka
Motorcycle Track Days

Daily Schedule 7:00 AM Gates Open 7:00 – 9:00 AM Registration 7:30 – 8:30 AM

Technical Inspection 8:30 PM Mandatory Rider’s Meeting 9:00 AM Track Open 12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch – Track Closed 12:30 PM Mandatory Rider’s Meeting 5:00 PM Track Closed

LIMITED AVAILABILTY! Approximately 30 riders per session

LEVELS: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced

Gates will close 30 minutes after the end of the last session.

2013 Event Dates
Saturday April 20th Saturday September 28th
Sunday April 21st Sunday September 29th
Monday May 27th Saturday October 19th
Sunday June 23rd Sunday October 20th
Monday June 24th
Saturday July 20th
Sunday July 21st
Saturday August 17th
Sunday August 18th

We are pleased that you have decided to sharpen your skills take your bike to the track. The All Levels Track Day format allows for participants to ride with their peers and test limits with instruction from group session captains. Before you get out on the track, there are a few things that must be covered.

RULES OF THE ROAD

The most important thing to remember is that this is not a race. There are no positions and no prize money. If you are riding competitively or in violation of the rules below, you will be asked to leave the track and the facility with no refund. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Riders will be grouped by experience and lap times. Participation in all riders’ meeting is mandatory. Each group session will last no longer than 20 minutes.

Erratic riding, regardless of experience, will be black flagged and either ejected from the event. Instructor/official instructions must be obeyed at all times. When entering the track riders must stay to the left of the blend line over the hill at turn Alpha. Riders on the track may not cross the blend line. No Minors (17 years old or younger) will be allowed on track. Absolutely no racing will be tolerated.

The paddock speed limit is 15 mph.

FLAGS

Below is a list of the flags that we will be using for the event. Please take time to learn the flags, and take time to locate the corner stations on your first lap out.

Green Flag – the session is live – bikes on track.

Yellow Flag – there is an incident in the area, slow down in a controlled manner.

Black Flag – proceed at a slower pace to pit lane for further instruction.

Red Flag – end of the session, proceed slowly to pit lane.

RIDER GEAR AND BIKE INSPECTION

Tech Inspection is open between 7:30AM and 8:30AM. Tech is located in garage 16 near the Souvenir Store. All bikes and riders must complete technical inspection before going on track.

ALL RIDERS MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING;

Current, legal driver’s license.

Snell or DOT approved helmet with windscreen, no dings or visible damage.

Leather gloves, gauntlet style

Boots – sturdy, over the ankle type, Advanced Group must have race boots

Protective jacket and pants made of leather or reinforced synthetic material

ALL BIKES MUST CONFORM TO THE FOLLOWING;

Sturdy controls – handlebars, clip-ons, foot pegs, levers.

1. Rules and Regulations

Relatively new brake pads. Tires with NO MORE THAN 30% wear.

Mirrors, blinkers, tail and head lights taped or removed.

ADVANCED GROUP: Antifreeze must be removed and replaced with water or other non-glycol based coolant.

ADVANCED GROUP: oil drain plug must be safety wired or otherwise positively sealed.

Any bike that has an incident on-track must go through tech inspection prior to reentering the track.

For safety and better overall experience, riders are placed with persons of the same skill level and experience. Every effort to place the rider in the appropriate group will be attempted, in some cases; “bump up or down” is permitted thru the Session Captains.

It is in the best interest of all riders to be on-track with riders of their own capabilities for safety concerns and a more pleasurable session experience. As such Heartland Park Topeka attempts to properly select the group based on the rider’s capability and experience.

The following are the guidelines. Heartland Park Topeka reserves the right to adjust group assignments as necessary.

Group 1 – Novice Riders with limited track day experience; 1-4 track days. Session Pace: lap times of 2:20 or more. Participation in pre-session orientation meetings with Session Captains and peers for the first two sessions is required.

Group 2 – Intermediate Experienced track day riders with more than 5 track days and/or race school experience. Session Pace: lap times between 1:55 and 2:19. Participation in pre-session orientation meetings with Session Captains and peers for the first two sessions is required.

Group 3 – Advanced Seasoned track day riders with more than 10 track days and licensed racers Session Pace: lap times under 1:54. Participation in pre-session orientation meeting with Session Captains and peers for the first session is required.
Passing Rules Based on Group Assignment (see map)

NOVICE: Six (6) foot passing rule. No not alter another rider’s line. No passing with bike leaned over. Passing on straights only.
2. Session Group Assignments

INTERMEDIATE: Six (6) foot passing rule. No not alter another rider’s line. Passing on the outside of corners only.

ADVANCED: Six (6) foot passing rule. No not alter another rider’s line.

Multi-level Partnerships are available for all dates. ContactHeartlandParkTopeka for more details about this opportunity to promote your very own track day, managed, controlled and sanctioned by Heartland Park Topeka, where the best come to play. Contact the Heartland Park Topeka offices at (800) 43-RACES.