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Yeah i've got a chainguard but no rear brakes. I think those are the only two issues i would have is rear brakes and an NHRA license. Yeah I looked up Bakerfield too, it's about 2 hours away from me.
I wasn't joking about the rear brakes, you need to have them and they need to work. All the tracks around here strickly follow NHRA rules and safty standards. Also as of last year you have to have gloves with a tag that says kevlar on them.
For sure Sac is the most mellow on rules and they let stuff slide all the time.

You will have to get your NHRA licence to go 9.99 and quicker
What kind of bike do you have?
 

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I wasn't joking about the rear brakes, you need to have them and they need to work. All the tracks around here strickly follow NHRA rules and safty standards. Also as of last year you have to have gloves with a tag that says kevlar on them.
For sure Sac is the most mellow on rules and they let stuff slide all the time.

You will have to get your NHRA licence to go 9.99 and quicker
What kind of bike do you have?
Yeah that's partly what I dont get though, how many grudge bikes out there actually have rear brakes? I only have one front brake just like most every other grudge bike out there. But they still go down the track. And $300 for an NHRA license? C'mon. I've got a GSX-R 1000 btw.
 

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Your going to get awfully board with a grudge bike out here in my opinion. If your not attached to it Sell and get ready to bracket race. There are West coast Dragbike and afterhours, But am pretty sure your grudge bike won't fall in any of their rules. Welcome to Cali.
 

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Your going to get awfully board with a grudge bike out here in my opinion. If your not attached to it Sell and get ready to bracket race. There are West coast Dragbike and afterhours, But am pretty sure your grudge bike won't fall in any of their rules. Welcome to Cali.
Yeah I know there's not a very big grudge scene out there and I'm ok with that but I'd at least like to run it down the frickin track. I haven't been on the bike in a while so I'd have to hit up some test and tune days anyway to begin with to get it dialed in and figured out.
 

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Yeah I know there's not a very big grudge scene out there and I'm ok with that but I'd at least like to run it down the frickin track. I haven't been on the bike in a while so I'd have to hit up some test and tune days anyway to begin with to get it dialed in and figured out.[/QUOTE Why would you want ride a bike with only front brakes. B-Vill in Uath yes only back brakes< miles to stop or crash. 1320 feet to stop on a grudge bike eating the 1320ft is not a lot of error space. NHRA Lic is the standard at almost all Dragstrips country wide.
 

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The one track that was missed, is Barona yes it is a 1/8 . If you can't get it done the first half, another 660 won't help> check time slip for numbers < Barona has very nice people run by racers for racers. Oh and he can also hit Barona casino too.
 

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I'll have to look up Barona. I used to run only 1/8th mile tracks until I changed up some things on my bike. I've ran at Powerhouse down in FL, Dothan dragway and MMP which is 1/4 mile and have never had an issue with tech or stopping with only one front brake. Not have I ever needed an NHRA license. I'm still fairly new though, only been racing about 3 years.
 

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Barona has a pretty short shut down and the track is a little dirty on the top end. They are great people there, You will need a license, And if they step up and clean the place it would be good.
 

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Two pounds worth of rear brake hardware won't effect you ET anymore than a trip down the local buffet:s24: Just pick up a master cylinder, rotor, and caliper/ bracket then your set.

The NHRA license only requires an annual membership Deprecated Browser Error , a physical and some pals at the track to sign off your license after making two half track passes, two intermediate passes and two 9.99 and quicker. It didn't cost me anywhere near $300.
 

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If your a grudge racer then the west coast will be a disappointment to you. There is a very very small grudge scene and most know each other and what they run. Pretty much all the west coast tracks are NHRA and have rules with that. As well, to you west coast guys, most tracks around the country are NOT NHRA and pretty much run RWB. At a lot of tracks thats helmet flip flops and shorts believe it or not!!!
There are some good orgs trying to make a place for west coasters to race but essentially compared to east you will be bracket racing or NHRA bracket racing if you want to race against more then a couple bikes.
Obviously this post is nothing against my west coast homies as i am west coast and always will be....just had to move east to do some racing.:beer:

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Barona has a pretty short shut down and the track is a little dirty on the top end. They are great people there, You will need a license, And if they step up and clean the place it would be good.
Dirt It's the South West, from Bakers to LV there always some form of dirt on the shut down area LoL. Also Jackrabbits trying to give you a run. I would like to see you tell the tech guy why you don't need back brakes. Well you see way down south this the way we do it. Well sonny this an't down South and these are the rules and rules are for your own safety. Crashing because you have no brakes is not a good thing. Even bicycles have rear brakes
 

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Walter has been around, knows what he is talking about. It's mostly Summit and Div-7 and local ET racing. Now the boy's up at Sac have some very quick heads up type of bikes. He can look around for some high dollars street races. But one thing out here you get hammered street racing out in Ca. We like to take your rig and crush it while you get to watch sound fun!. welcome to Cali. I was just reading on a city in LA. that if your bicycle doesn't have lic sticker it's a nice $400 fine. Cali loves cash you got it they want it LoL .
 

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Walter has been around, knows what he is talking about. It's mostly Summit and Div-7 and local ET racing. Now the boy's up at Sac have some very quick heads up type of bikes. He can look around for some high dollars street races. But one thing out here you get hammered street racing out in Ca. We like to take your rig and crush it while you get to watch sound fun!. welcome to Cali. I was just reading on a city in LA. that if your bicycle doesn't have lic sticker it's a nice $400 fine. Cali loves cash you got it they want it LoL .
I live in Huntington Beach and we have the big fines for no bicycle licence:bicycle:
 

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it is just best to have a rear brake, tether, nhra liscense, etc... nothing like traveling a long ways and then not being able to race. I have had it happen at las vegas.. 12 hours each way. A tech at sac tried to stop me for not having a tether on my old turbo 1000. I had one, but just didn't have it hooked up. I raced one bike without a rear brake for almost a year at las vegas, woodburn, sac, and local track almost every weekend. then some douch bag harley guy told on me for no rear brake at local track and was told I couldn't make any more passes untill I had a rear brake. Then the local track was checking every one for no rear brake.
 

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The one track that was missed, is Barona yes it is a 1/8 . If you can't get it done the first half, another 660 won't help> check time slip for numbers < Barona has very nice people run by racers for racers. Oh and he can also hit Barona casino too.

Barona is an awesome track because of the people. The density altitude usually sucks though, and don't expect a lot of bikes. We were excited to see more than three or four bikes. And there definitely wasn't any grudge racing. And again, that NHRA license will get you. Barona is kind of lax on it sometimes, but for the most part they will get you. And most of the other tracks that I have been to out there including Famoso, you will have to have it. And if you don't race in any of the NHRA series races, you don't have to be a member of NHRA so the license will be a lot less, I think something like $100.
 

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Please inlighten me on the zero rear brake deal. I must have missed something. Whats the difference between less cheese burgers and having rear brakes. Baffold in Ca.
 

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Barona just scrubbed the whole shut down of the track. Most of the dust and dirt was gone this past race day and track was plenty sticky. There were about 5 or 6 bikes too. It was a good day. Density altitude sucks but oh well.
 

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Thanks, hit Afterhours at fontana you can get a ton of passes and you can race if you want.
Lets see a pic of your bike .
Yeah that's what I'll probably do. Fontana is only about an hour from me, it seems like a nice track and the afterhours events seem like my best bet to get to race.
 

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And yeah like I said, I'm not expecting to go out to cali and be able to get races like its the east coast. I don't throw down big money on races either. Most of the time I race for gas money and lunch lol. Maybe some beers after the racing's done. And I definitely don't street race. My biggest thing is just being able to get out there and make passes and not get turned away because I don't have a frickin rear brake.
 
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