Here is some information for new riders.  The first thing you will encounter is the need to attend school.  At NHIS we have the Penguin Road Racing School.  It is your first step to the race track.

For more information on the school and motorcycle preparation for the school go to the Penguin School web site.

Below you will find information on that procedure and some important points you will need to know about tech inspection and general track rules.

This information sheet is to help guide you through the school, the licensing process, and your first race. Please follow the guide and if you have any questions please ask your instructor.

FRIDAY:
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM - Registration for the Penguin School in garage #1. All students must have two "armbands" - one issued from the track and one from the school. Riders must take the Basic Class for license certification.

8:30 AM SHARP! All students meet in garage #1 for introduction - then separate into your respective classes. Basic is held in the Media Center (across from garage #1.) Basic students should bring a pen along to take notes. Advanced is started in the timing and scoring building (near turn 12) and continues on the track.

Basic Course
7:30 8:30 Registration and Tech Inspection
8:30 10:30 Classroom Session 1
10:30 11:00 Prepare to Ride & Tech Inspection
11:00 11:45 Riding Session 1 (guided)
11:45 12:45 Classroom Session 2 (in leathers)
12:45 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 2:30 Riding Session 2 (guided & open)
2:45 Riders meeting in front of the Scales Building (across from garage #1.) This meeting is for all riders wishing to participate in "Open Practice" this afternoon.
3:00 6:00 Rotating Open practice for all students and other licensed riders by groups.
Basic students, licensed Amateurs, licensed Junior/Experts.
Basic students must complete at least two sessions and obey all flags and track procedures as part of your certification.
6:15 Report to Classroom Final Meeting

Advanced Course
7:30 8:30 Registration and Tech Inspection
8:30 11:30 Track Walk & Classroom Session 1
11:30 12:00 Prepare to Ride & Tech Inspection
12:00 12:45 Riding Session 1 (guided)
12:45 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 2:30 Riding Session 2 (guided & open)
2:45 Riders meeting in front of the Scales Building (across from garage #1.) This meeting is for all riders wishing to participate in "Open Practice" this afternoon.
3:00 6:00 Rotating Open practice for all students and other licensed riders by groups.
Basic students, licensed Amateurs, licensed Junior/Experts.

*NOTE: Any rider wishing to go on the track for practice on Saturday or Sunday must have a racing license and enter at least one regular race with LRRS. Your first race will be the "Rookie Race." This is a mandatory race; there is no additional charge for it. If you do not get your license at this time you will participate in the Rookie Race the first weekend you decide to race.

SATURDAY

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Licensing and registration in the Registration Building near the track entrance.

7:00 AM - Tech opens in garage #7 - all riders must re-tech for the weekend events.

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Registration for the Rookie Race in garage #1

12:30 PM - Rookie Rider's meeting in garage #1. This is a mandatory meeting; there will be a roll call. All first time riders must attend.

1:00 PM (approx.) Regular Rider's Meeting on the pit road - all riders must attend.

1:30 PM (approx.) Rookie Race (3 laps) with regular LRRS races follow. (See your track schedule.)

*REMINDERS

No alcoholic beverages may be consumed by anyone in the paddock while the track is open. This, of course, means riders but also all crewmembers, family or friends just visiting.

15-MPH Speed Limit - strictly enforced for all vehicles once you enter the racetrack (paddock and camping areas included.) There is a $50 fine for speeding.

All pets must be tied up or on a leash while the track is open.

Please remember that you are here to have fun! All of us involved with the Penguin Racing School will do everything we can to help make your first time here an enjoyable one! Just ask if we can be of assistance.

Things to do before you come to Tech. Inspection:

1. Be sure you have safety wired any opening which holds oil or water (for the school only we will pass your bike if you have at least sprayed the area with contact cleaner, checked it for tightness, and glued it closed with some sort of adhesive.)

2. Spin on oil filters MUST have a hose clamp around them in such a way as to prevent them from spinning off. If necessary run safety wire from the clamp to a frame member.

3. Water-cooled machines MUST have water only in them. (All anti-freeze MUST be flushed out)

4. Remove: mirrors, license plates, and both the side and center stand. Turn signals if not mounted on flexible shafts must be removed.

5. Duct tape all glass and plastic lenses: headlights, taillights and turn signals

6. Be sure to have a numberplate with the number assigned to you at sign-up mounted on the front of your machine for identification purposes.

7. Your tires must be in good condition. We cannot allow bald street tires on the track for your own safety.

8. Check tire pressures and be sure you have metal valve stem caps. (If you need them one of the tire vendors can help you out.)

Bring to Tech Inspection (besides your bike):

1. The yellow sign up sheet

2. A Snell 95 or newer approved Helmet

 Before going on to the Track

1. Check gas level (we will be on the track for about 11/2 hours of follow the leader instruction)

2. Check oil level

3. Check tire pressure

 Also:

1. You must have good leather boots - Sneakers are not acceptable.

2. Two piece leathers must be attached at the waist with a full circumference zipper (Penguin generally has suits to rent in all sizes on Sat/Sun.

The important thing is to have fun-but be prepared and be safe!

Lovejoy Farm Bed & Breakfast

Stay in a 200 year old farmhouse just five minutes from NHIS. Your hosts Art and Rena are up early on race weekends, so you can have a relaxed, hearty breakfast and still make the first practice session! There’s covered parking and every room has a private bath. One stay and you’ll see why we’re the choice of AMA, NASCAR and CART teams.


We sponsor our guests!
Show your race entry and stay 6 weekends and get one night free.

How to find us:

From NHIS follow Route 106 south to the lights at the intersection of Route 129. Turn right here and follow the road 1/4 mile to the fork where you will bear right to stop sign. Turn right onto the Village Road, take second left onto Lovejoy Road. We’re 1.25 miles ahead on the right (last 1/2 mile is unpaved).

Call or stop by for reservations.
Phone/Fax (603) 783-4007
Toll-free (888) 783-4007
www.lovejoy-inn.com
Email  info@lovejoy-inn.com

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