Date(s) - 08/07/2023
Ducati Detroit is excited to announce our second of three track days for the 2023 riding season. This time, we’ll be joining our friends at Motoworks Chicago for their 20th Annual Track Day at Gingerman Raceway! Mark your calendars now for Monday, August 7, 2023! Click the button below to register.
Ducati Detroit invites you to join us on Monday, August 7th, 2022, for the Motoworks Chicago 20th Annual Track Day at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, Michigan.
This is a special day that is designed to cater to riders that are looking for a exciting day on the track with many riders on their street bikes. This is an educational day, not a race day. On top of that, this is also a very special occasion for us, its Motoworks Chicago’s 20th annual event! This is the longest running motorcycle store run track day in the USA, thank you for the support that has made this possible.
This day was born back in 2004, at that time track days weren’t attended by street riders, nor as popular as they are today. I met with the team at Sportbike Track Time, and we came up with a plan to offer their beginner program and create a “1st Track Day” for the whole group.
We had 37 riders that day, only 3 of whom had previously ridden on a track. The day was a great success with no crashes and lots of smiles as the riders had the chance to explore their machines with the help of the STT coaching staff. That spirit and program have continued as the day has evolved. This is not a race day.
Since 2004 we have put over 350 people on the track for the 1st time. If you have never been to the track, but you like twisty roads and are curious about doing a track day this event is for you.
This year we will run 3 groups
Group 1 is for folks that are doing their 1st track day. For those that are new to the track and looking to take it easy the day is very structured. It begins with a classroom session to prepare the riders for the day. Riders then move to on-track drills to help the riders familiarize themselves with the track environment, and bolster their skills. As the day continues the riding is still structured with coaches on the track, but riders are free to push it as their comfort allows. Classroom instruction is provided all day.
Group 2 is for folks that have ridden at the track previously, but consider themselves street riders and are looking for a track experience free of drama, with plenty of room. There are guidelines for passing and proximity to other riders. This group also comes with optional classroom sessions. I highly recommend the classroom sessions. This is where STT really shines, the educational portion of their program is the finest in the industry.
Group 3 is “quick and polite” – this is a group for track day riders and racers that want to bring out their street or track bike and enjoy a less dense, more courteous experience than one would expect on a normal track day.
- Full face helmet
- Riding pants with armor
- Riding jacket with armor
- Pants and jacket must zip together
- Boots that cover your ankles
- Gloves that cover your wrists.
- Speedo and Tach must be covered (taped)
- Mirrors, turn signals, headlight, and taillight must be covered or removed
- Coolant is OK in the 1st and 2nd track day groups only. For group 3 you need water wetter. We can do that swap at the shop, we cannot do that at the track
- Tires need to be less than 5 years old and in good condition with half or more tread remaining
- No safety wire is required
- If you have any questions about the day please email me at Johnny@motoworkschicago.com.
7:00 AM – COFFEE
7:30 PM – REGISTRATION
8:15 AM – RIDERS MEETING
9:00 AM – TRACK GOES HOT
We look forward to hitting the track together! Use the link below to register.