How to prepare for WMRC Track Day

Why Do a Track Day?

Track Day’s are for anyone on any motorcycle.  Not just for sport bikes, this type of experience is designed to give people a better understanding of their motorcycles and how they perform on the road.  Big touring bikes, enduro and urban bikes are not uncommon to see at track days.

“Track Day training has made me a better rider on the road and allowed me to be more prepared for emergency situations and maneuvers that may be necessary in the crazy jungle of driving that occurs on today’s busy city streets”  – George C. 

“The track day event was one of the safest environments to enhance and develop my skills of riding – I learned a lot about what my bike is capable of doing, way beyond what I thought was possible” – Andrew T.

Attending track day events take a bit of preparation for both the rider and the motorcycle to get the most out of the experience and if you’ve never done something like this before it can be daunting to ensure you don’t miss anything.  Each track typically has it’s own rules and regulations and should be researched before you attend.

If you are lucky, once a year you can attend one of the track days supported by High Road which make the experience as easy as possible for you.  The focus is to give you the benefits of the experience without you having to put a lot of prep work into attending the event.  You still MUST make sure your bike and your riding gear meet the requirements, but we take care of ensuring you have a tent to hang out under, seating, refreshments, food, and we get some good technical support from the great folks at the WMRC club as needed.  We also help you take your street bike and get it track ready like helping tape up the lights and remove license plates.

If you’d like to register for our event (where you can save cost) make sure to fill out the registration form at the bottom.  Otherwise, continue onward to see the rules and regulations of the track as disclosed by WMRC track day for Mission Raceway.

WMRC and Mission Raceway Rules

how to prepare for track day


Riding Gear:

All gear must be in safe operating condition and pass a quick technical inspection.

Full Face Helmet with Visor
Within 5 years old, no visible damage.
Acceptable helmet ratings: Snell  M2015 or ECE-22-05.

Riding Suits
Full Leathers are preferred (one piece or two piece zip together).
Zip together full textile riding suits, and zip together jackets and riding pants can be accepted.
Only full leathers will be accepted for race schools

Leather riding or racing gloves. Gloves must extend to cover the wrists.

Leather riding or racing boots that cover the ankles.

Back Protector
A CE level 2 back protector must be worn.


Bike Preparation:

Your motorcycle must be in safe operating condition for the WMRC Track day and pass a quick technical inspection.

For track days we want you on the track and understand that you most likely will be riding your bike to and from the track. As such, we offer a minimal bike preparation:

A motorcycle in good condition with no fluid leaks or obvious mechanical damage of any kind. The motorcycle must be in roadworthy condition and must be operating correctly. It must have a functioning kill switch.

As a new technical requirement for 2018 for both TRACKDAYS AND RACING we will not be allowing K&N spin on style oil filters. The risk of a dangerous failure with these filters is too great at this time to allow their use. If your motorcycle is using one of these filters you will not pass the required tech inspection.

Removed or taped up lights, signals, license plate and mirrors.

Tires in good, safe condition.

For track days and schools we will allow antifreeze. However if you are planning on doing multiple track days or schools we strongly urge you to use a substitute non-glycol based coolant such as water wetter.
If you intend on racing – ANTIFREEZE IS NOT ALLOWED.

Please note Mission Raceway has a sound limit.

Decibel Level Policy
No machine at a WMRC event may exceed 88 dB at any time.
Many race tracks have a decibel level requirement that you must abide by, sadly Mission Raceway Park is no different.
WMRC does not check noise levels during technical inspection. IF track officials flag you for excessive noise and you are unable to bring your machine into compliance, your day will be forfeit with no credit.

Every effort will be taken to try and ensure that you can remain riding but you must be aware certain motorcycles with aftermarket exhaust can have difficulties with the sound limit.

If you think you may be too loud, if possible use a stock exhaust silencer or purchase a db reducing plug or baffle such as a DB killer to insert into your exhaust in advance.

Register here for WMRC Track day on July 3rd, 2018. High Road Collection’s customers get to register on a discounted price. Once you fill the form we will call you to get payment information to confirm your spot.

Register for High Road Collection Sponsored WMRC Mission Raceway Event