superbikecoach track days

New Superbike-Coach program; Track Rookie class

Actually I was planning to announce our new program with the first newsletter in 2023. Same time I am thinking… why waiting?! So here it is, the Track Rookie class. The background first.

You have absolute no idea what I got to see in all those years while teaching people on big race tracks. What I witnessed there was sometimes worse than seeing things going down in professional racing. I personally can handle it, cuz’ I know what to expect and know what I’m doing, as well those students who are with me later on.

But what about you, and those who are at the point to finally do their first motorcycle track day ever?! You are about to find out in what kind of chaos you bought yourself into. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t want to talk you out of it, but this is not really a save and especially not a non-competitive place, even though organizers saying it. Yes there are rules, but only a few, which are mostly only in the hands of the other attendees. You know… a control rider can see only that much, and most of the time only then, when the damage is done already.

Sure, a track day ain’t racing. Well… go ask that ego driven guy who just slammed the door on my student and almost got him down on T4 at Laguna Seca. Go ask that organizer who welcomed all those hooligans and didn’t care much about 38 crashes in one f’n track day. You ask for safety at a track day? That’s like asking your Commander for safety before going straight into enemy lines. Go in the ring with Mike Tyson and ask him not to punch you.

Superbikecoach track rookie classSame route goes for the learning effect. Even though those organizers say they have instructors and you’ll learn a lot… understand there ain’t much of it. Talking about where elbow and butt should be won’t help much while you ‘roll’ down the straight with 60 miles an hour and others flying by at a 160. Learning there is very limited, unless you are an extremely experienced street rider already.

You feel like that’s what C-group is for? It should, but reality is that most are all over the f’n place. Speed differences are almost dangerous, and some fast guys going in C just because their friends are there or there was no B or A slot left. Yep… blame me for telling the truth! So let’s call it what it really is in the end… exciting. That’s what it comes down to and I surely don’t want to take away from you, but don’t be a fool.

Intensive huh?! Yep, and guess what. In the end it’s as safe how you make it, and that’s what this ‘Track Rookie Class‘ is all about- to un-tense it, and to prepare you for it. I remember when I got on a track first time, and how intimidated I was just because of that facility of speed. This is why we let you ride for many hours on our Little 99 Raceway to fade that feel. We’ll go through the entire process of bike and rider preparation and its requirements. From registration to tech inspection. Track etiquette- the official and the unofficial ones. And of course to ride on a race track.

For only $139, you’ll get the class- track riding- free sport photography and snacks/water. But what you mainly get is- a smooth transition into a new, very exciting world and interesting motorcycle community. This class gives you a head start!!!

Join our first Track Rookie Class on 3/5/2023

Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp

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Superbike-Coach team went to play

I use to call in the Superbike-Coach team about 2 to 3 times per year. This is an important thing in many ways. With all the work everyone has and our tight class schedule- where it’s all about others- this is for US to have fun. Not that we need that one, but yea, a team binding measure if you will. Today I invited Marion, Chris, Dean, Wayne, Mark and Rafael for 3 races at K1 indoor karting to show them my appreciation.

LOVE YA’LL.

Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp

Dean Lonskey at Superbikecoach

Superbike-Coach Photographer Dean Lonskey

Superbike-Coach operates since 2009 in the United States. We started out offering the Road Skill program as a class until I’ve developed programs specifically for small tracks. I think it was in 2010, when we started the very first Wheelie Course at Little 99 Raceway in Stockton California and added the Knee Down class in 2011. I was mostly busy with small groups and especially 1on1’s on big track with the Track Drill program. The most popular program was yet to come in the end of 2013- the Cornering School from Day 1 to Day 3.

This program was quickly darn popular. It is colorful, energetic, passionate, and filled with people of all ages, genders, levels and characters that I urged to conserve the vibe in pictures. Well that’s why, and to give my people something additional. Something others don’t… free sport photography.

Technically it ain’t hard to hire a photographer, so I made my way through some. I mean, sometimes I had a different photographer from class to class, but nothing beyond ‘clicking the cam’. Don’t get me wrong- they were all good, and some are still friends. However, something was missing with them. What I needed was someone who sees what I see. Someone who wants to be part of the revolution which Superbike-Coach represents. Someone who cares what happens. Someone who is loyal and shares the passion.

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That moment of passion, respect and eager

He was shy and scared talking to more than one person at a time, but he grew into it. His picture quality weren’t the best back then, but that’s not always priority. All I knew from that particular class with Dean is, that he will learn and develop just because of the way we do the classes and through time, so I hired him.

I think it was in 2014 when Dean Lonskey and his friend signed up for the Wheelie Course and when he heard that my photographer had let us down by not showing up. He quickly walked up to me and told me how much he loves the class and that he actually does hobby photography. I liked his energetic nature right away and asked him for a try-out.

That Cornering class with him and Marion on my side was a delight through and through. Was it ‘perfect’?… no, how could it?! But there was the spark I was missing. An ex-Moto Cross racer who hears my racer heart beating. That is enough to cover what’s not perfect yet.

In all those years we shared ups and downs and we have a healthy way to deal with opinions and differences- I wish to see happening for this country btw.  Today, Dean Lonskey is a Superbike-Coach to the bone. Meanwhile, hundred-thousands of pictures have become more than a keep of moment in time- they are a proof of progress to our students… all for free!

All this goes way beyond clicking the cam.

Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp

Dean offers photography in many ways. Go see him if you have a need for it:

 Dean Lonskey Photography