I meant to say a track you can run laps on.
Yeah, a slew of extra regulations and skills etc that a drag strip doesn't entail...but I love a good leaning session.
Shadow Shack - I like a good leaning session too. I roadraced in WERA back in a different century. I've already dragged something turning somewhere on The Piglet. I don't like grinding motorcycle bits into pavement, it doesn't make me feel good. Anywho, leaning over tends to lead to more injuries and damage than keeping it straight up, ask me how I know. I bet I've put my miles on my leathers ON PAVEMENT, than anyone on this forum. Tracks where you'd need to lean is more expensive too. If you've never been down a real quarter mile, it is quite fun. As fun as a roadcourse? Meh, not quite. But fun all the same, and safer too. I would feel bad if anyone got hurt. And at a drag race, it would be easy to build a competition bracket sheet and know who really wins, kind of quickly too.
leebrown - I'm a big believer of 'run what ya brung.' It's my fault I'm a big lard-ass. I should be penalized, I'd have to make it up by not screwing up. Run a Pro-Tree for each class … it's the only fair way. If there's a scrawny 90 lb lady on a stock Rebel and she beats me on my stock Rebel, I consider that fair. In real life, at a traffic light she wins … it should be like real life. I'd have no problem crowning a lady as the King of Rebels. Plus, trying to stagger on a bracket tree just screws the faster riders up (which tends to be not fair). Line my big Shrek butt up on my bike, against whomever may come, and run it. That's simple and fair.
I already made a list some time ago of what a "stock" rebel constitutes. I did it when I got to thinking about how fun such an event would be (to me).
I'll post it if y'all care to see it.