Awesome people! Great instruction! So much fun! If you haven't done a track day with them yet, DO IT!!!
Sean Michael August 9, 2019
I had a great time with 3:16 Trackdays, really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and lots of track time. Ignacio will send plenty of information in the days leading to the event so you're prepared for each location. Looking forward to more adventures at the track.
Harly Aguilar August 15, 2019
Thanks to 3:16 Trackdays for putting on a great event. This may be long but a thorough review may help others decide to come out or not.
I have had to be away from track riding for a few years. Life got super busy and family commitments kept me away. As a result, some of the confidence in my abilities that I once had has be diminished. I also didn't want to come back to an adrenaline filled crash fest.
I got on the website and watched the videos and read what was there. I even called Ignacio to see what they were all about. Ignacio does a great job of sending out emails and videos to help people understand what is going to happen and make it less confusing as it can be for new people. Pre-trackday impressions were good.
Managed to get loaded up early and arrived at the track the day before while some bikes were still on track. After the track riding was done. My wife and I got to walk the track and take pictures of all the turns. Cresson has changed a bit over the years. The seams in the pavement are not friendly to running parallel.
We finished taping up the bike, had dinner, and got some shut eye for the next day. Up at 6 to sign in at 6:30 and tech the bike. The riders' meeting went well. A little long, but the first one of the year normally is.
We hopped into pickup trucks and did a track drive/walk and talked about several turns and things to look out for such as seams and bumps.
Now 3:16 has a different format than most track days. Only two groups, Love to Ride (beginner to moderate level) and Respect the Craft (more advanced to wicked fast). Each group got a total of three and a half hours of ride time. The first sessions are two 30 minute sessions for each group and then one hour per group for the rest of the day. More thoughts on the format later.
The first session was following in a group with a mentor leading the pack. We were shown general lines as well as practiced entering and exiting the track several times. These skill are more important than most people realize. The first session on Cresson on a morning in the 50-degree ranges, can you say "slippery" boys and girls? But this is kind of normal there. Debrief with mentor after the first session then hydrate and get ready to go again.
Hour-long session, wow. Holy crap, can I even ride for an hour straight? My goal the first session was to relax and see if I could. Yep, road the whole session and gradually relearned the track and slowly got more heat and grip out of the brand new Dunlop GPR 300 tires that are purpose made for bikes like my Ninja 300. Getting some good reference points and keeping the pace relaxed help get more and more comfortable. A few straightaway throttle junkies were holding me up in some of the turns. Oh well, a trackday not a race. Must pass with respect and give them plenty of room. The attached photos show my progression throughout the day. BTW Blair Hart at Hart Photography does his best to make you look good. (oops can't seem to add photos to the review) A post-ride consult with my mentor and time for some lunch.
I may have eaten a little too much at lunch and/or the usual lack of sleep before a trackday caught up with me. The second hour-long session wasn't flowing as well for me though I was still getting more comfortable with the bike. I rode about 40 minutes and called it. Hey, I have an hour and 20-minute break. Time to get out of the leathers and deep breathing/relax/nap time. Get a big drink of water and go out again.
Third and final hour-long session. I am putting it all together. Getting corner speeds up. A bit more passing with respect. Rocking and rolling for about 20 minutes. Man, I gotta pee. Hey, hour-long session, why not come in and pee. And I did. Then went back out again and got back up to pace. I went about as fast as I wanted to in most turns. Ok, a few to still work on. With about 15 minutes left the brain started to fade a bit so I called it a day. What an awesome day. I got good feedback from a couple of mentors and a corner worker. Most of the brief red flags were mechanical issues. One rider did have an agricultural experience with no injuries. Overall a very good trackday experience. I would highly recommend 3:16 Trackdays to anyone looking to have fun and improve your riding.
Stephen Porter March 21, 2019
3:16 provides a safe and fun atmosphere to get on the track. Great ratio of students to mentors, few restrictions on passing. Great organization!
Phillip Edwards August 9, 2019
Great organization run by great people. A place to learn and grow as a rider where you are treated as an individual person, not a number. Can't wait to see what the future has in store for this organization.
Wes Webb September 3, 2019
Great organization with awesome mentors! I definitely recommend doing trackdays with them. Will be doing as many trackdays as I can.
Eli Gaucin August 6, 2019
I had a great time, I definitely recommend 316, I like the idea and execution of this organization, much more time for your money, and then the personalized approach as far a the mentors and goals go was awesome!
Mike Moore May 30, 2019
This is the trackday to go to if you need a lot of seat time and less traffic. Very organized too and I personally loved how we started the whole day with a prayer.
Oba De June 2, 2019
I have attended track day events with a half dozen organizers. 3:16 was hands down the best. The hour long sessions are perfect for developing skills and the hour downtime allows time interact with mentors, rest and meet new people. A track day organizer that makes everyone feel welcome.
Brian Kirkwood March 22, 2019
Thank you Ignacio and all the Mentors, fantastic track day!