Riders looking to save money on next season's track days can take advantage of pre-season specials from track day companies looking for off-season cash flow. Fishtail Riding School, Tony's Track Days and Boston Moto are all offering discounts to riders purchasing multiple days prior to the start of the 2012 riding season.
Fishtail Riding School
For 2012, Fishtail is hosting seven track days at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Riders who purchase five (5) or more track days when registering qualify for Fishtail's High Flyer Program. The High Flyer program enables riders to purchase days at $220 per day - rather than the regular $260 per day - a 15% savings.
The savings ends with Fishtail's first regular season track day, on May 7th. After May 7, 2012 all days revert to their regular price.
Fishtail is also offering two race schools this season, for riders looking to get their CCS Certification. CCS Certification is required to compete in the Loudon Road Racing Series - the popular weekend race series held at Loudon. The race school dates are June 12th and July 19 th.
Tony's Track Days
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Tony's Track Days is running two specials programs currently, for riders purchasing multiple track days. Tony's membership program allows riders to pay an upfront fee and purchase any number of days at discounted prices. Members also get other benefits. Tony's 6-Pack Special, allows riders to purchase six days at a discounted price.
A Tony's Track Days membership costs $475 if purchased before January 1st 2012 and $500 if purchased after. The membership entitles you to purchase as many days as you'd like at discounted prices. The per-day rate varies, depending on how early you register.
The membership has additional discounts and benefits. Members get discounts on Advanced Riding Clinics, tires and gear, and get $100 off the purchase of a Penguin Racing School program.
Tony's has a Family Membership program that enables a spouse or child to ride and get discounts as part of the membership benefit.
The membership program is financially beneficial if you purchase six or more track days.
Riders looking for a simple multi-day discount can purchase the 6-Pack Special. The special is $1,125 if purchased before January 1st 2012 and $1,200 if purchased after. Days are subject to a $50 per day transfer fee if you sell or transfer your days to another rider.
Tony's is running 14 track day 2012: eight at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and six at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
Boston Moto has five days on the 2012 schedule at NHMS. Their Elite Membership program allows riders to purchase four days for $1,000. The days have the Boston Moto rain guarantee: if it rains for 3 or more sessions, you get another day free. If there are no more 2012 dates, you get a free 2013 date. The rain guarantee only applies to days booked 21 days in advance of their date.
Members can also get a free rental bike if theirs has a mechanical failure or a crash. The first 10 riders to purchase the Elite Membership for 2012 will receive a QStarz GPS laptimer or $125 Bomo Bucks for use on tires and accessories at the Boston Moto store. Boston Moto is planning to sign additional sponsorship deals and add more membership benefits prior to the start of the 2012 season.
Check with Schools for program restrictions and details
All packages and discounts mentioned may have additional restrictions or requirements. Please check for details on each school's web site to ensure you fully understand programs before purchasing.