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FAQ's

Registration

Online Registration is strong recommended. Please click here to sign up for our events.

Same Day Registration is possible pending availability. We can not make any guarantees. Credit Cards will not be accepted at the track, please bring cash or have Zelle, Venmo, PayPal, or ApplePay. 

Gate Fees: Most racetracks charge a nominal gate fee upon entry on weekends, usually between $10 and $20 per person.

The day of the event:

  • Check In/Registration starts at 7:00 am the day of the event. See the event page for special schedules.

  • You must bring a photo ID to registration. 

Cancellation Policy

 

  • Customers can cancel for any reason, up to fourteen (14) days before an event for a full refund or credit.

  • No refund or rescheduling request/credit will be granted within fourteen (14) days or any time after an event has taken place.

  • If you cannot attend an event, you are welcome to sell or transfer your spot to another rider provided that rider is willing and able to ride in the same group (Group A, B or O) as originally purchased. Compact Octane must be notified of the transfer/sale by email (info@compactoctane.com) 24 hours prior to the event.

 

Rain Policy: Compact Octane events run rain or shine. If you don't want to risk riding in the rain, don't register for the event. If you no-show for an event due to any circumstance including inclement weather, you will not be issued a refund or credit.
 

Crash Policy: If you crash, and you are okay to continue to ride, you will need to re-tech your bike and gear. This will be at the digression of our staff to examine your bike and riding gear to make sure it is safe to continue. If your helmet hits the ground during the crash, we will not allow you to re-tech. This is for medical safety reason.

Riding Groups

 

Compact Octane runs 3 group format with 20 minute sessions. Changes to this format will be posted on the website prior to the event. Lunch breaks vary by venue.

Compact Octane is committed to providing a safe and un-crowded track day experience. Please sign up for the appropriate level. If you have any questions about our groups or questions if your bike is eligible, please email us at info@compactoctane.com.

A Group (Below 500cc) - The pace in A Group (advanced) is for very skilled track day riders and racers who are very comfortable with a much faster pace. Closer inside and outside passing is allowed. First time track riders are not allowed


B Group (Below 500cc) - The pace in B Group (beginner - intermediate) is our slowest group; inside passing is not allowed. The B Group group is closely monitored by the Compact Octane staff to ensure your safety. All new riders should consider taking part in our complimentary New Track Rider Orientation School. Our comprehensive educational approach along with friendly one-on-one coaching is the key to a successful first track experience.

O Group (Above 500cc) - This is our Open Group; designated for bikes above 500cc. This group is geared towards advanced riders with lots of previous track experience. Closer inside and outside passing is allowed. First time track riders are not allowed.

 

Compact Octane staff reserves the right to change your group designation based upon your ability to ride within that group, and the type of machine you ride, at our discretion, and based upon availability. All riders are required to ride within their ability and obey the rules of the group in which they are riding. If you are not riding within the rules of your group and we are not able to switch your group then you will not be allowed to continue to participate for the remainder of the event. 

New Track Rider Orientation School

 

The cost is FREE with purchase of a B Group entry. The average class size is between 5-15 riders. We try to keep the rider to instructor ratio at than 3-1. We will provide a safe, friendly environment where you can hone your riding skills and become a better, safer rider.


Each classroom session is about 20 minutes long and allows riders the opportunity to ask questions and talk with their track coaches between the on track sessions. By the end of the day our school riders typically show significant improvement in their riding skill and really step up their track speeds!
 

During the first classroom session we cover basic track safety, the layout of the track, track entry and exit, and flag rules. The first track session is Lead/Follow where each rider gets an opportunity to follow directly behind an instructor. These are known as sighting laps, and they are a good opportunity to relax your nerves, and start learning the track layout at a slower speed.
 

The second classroom/track session is the "Single Gear - No Brakes" drill. This is a great way to learn the track and work on perception of speed and vision techniques. We also cover basic reference points both on and off the track.


As the day progresses, we'll cover shifting, braking and body positioning. All day you'll be able to get one on one coaching from our instructors and loads of track time. No matter what street experience you may have, you're guaranteed to learn and improve your riding skills at our Compact Octane New Track Riders Orientation School.

New Racer Orientation 

Compact Octane is now offering a FREE New Racer Orientation! In this program we will go over everything you need to know to get into club racing. We have partnered up CRA (California Roadrace Association) to offer a diverse and detailed program that will get you certified and ready to race. This program will consist of 4 classroom sessions in between your normal riding session, and will end with a short; non competitive 3 lap simulation race. Once completed you will be given a certification to apply for your race license.

Rider Requirements

  • You must be 18 years old. If you are under the age of 18 please contact us, we may be able to make special considerations.

 

  • You must have working knowledge and comfort with the operation of your motorcycle and all of its controls. A minimum of 6 months riding experience is required.

Rider Equipment

 

Helmet: BSI, DOT, or SNELL full-face helmet with face shield are required. 

 

Boots: Leather, Lycra, Kevlar or similar material motorcycle riding boots that fully cover the top of the ankle and MUST overlap your suit's pant leg. No external laces allowed.
 

Gloves: Undamaged gauntlet style gloves with full wrist coverage (must overlap sleeve of suit/jacket). 
 

Back Protector: ALL RIDERS MUST WEAR A BACK PROTECTOR.
 

Protective Suit: A one or two-piece protective suit is required. Two-piece suits must zip together fully. Leather or Kevlar suits are preferred.

Alpinestars will offer loaner gear at a first come, first serve basis.

Bike Preparation

 

  1. All bikes MUST pass technical inspection prior to admittance to the track. If your bike DOES NOT pass tech inspection, you will NOT receive a refund or credit.

  2. Tires should be in excellent (like new) condition. Any tires with shredding, cracking or flat spots will not pass tech inspection.

  3. Brake levers (front and rear) must function properly, without excess pull/play.

  4. All lights / lenses must be taped over. We also suggest pulling fuses so the tape will not melt onto the lens. Side mirrors must be taped over or removed.

  5. All motorcycles must have an operational kill switch/button and self-closing throttle in good working condition.

  6. Wheel balance weights must be taped over.

  7. License plates must have bolts taped or be removed.

  8. We strongly suggest safety wiring your oil drain plug.

Track Services

 

Tires:  We will be providing tire service for ONLY pre sale tire customers.

Contact us (info@compactoctane.com) for more details.  


Suspension: Suspenions Matters with be providing trackside suspension service and maintainance.

 

Fuel: Contact the venue directly for more information regarding fuel availability.

Safety Gear: Alpinestars will offer loaner gear at a first come, first serve basis.


Camping: Most events will have overnight paddock camping. Quiet hours are from 10PM-7AM. Contact the racetracks directly for information regarding gate hours and access.

Photography: First Place Visuals will provide trackside media including photos, videos and drone footage.

It is strongly recommended to pre-order your media with them. 

Daily Schedule  

This is a typical daily schedule.

 

  • 7:00 a.m.: Check In/Registration and Tech Inspection open. Check In at the registration table to fill out our safety waivers and receive your tech slip. AFTER registration, please proceed to Tech Inspection for a quick check of your equipment.

  • 8:15 a.m.: Riders' meeting. This meeting is absolutely MANDATORY for each participant. School Riders will remain at the end of the riders meeting for additional information.

  • 9:00 a.m.: Open Group.

  • 9:20 a.m.: A Group.

  • 9:35 a.m.: New Track Riders Orientation School riders line up at the grid for 1st session lead-follow/sighting laps.

  • 9:40 a.m.: B Group. Beginner and New Track Rider School session begins. This session begins with 2 laps dedicated to lead-follow for track orientation. Immediately after each Level 1 track session, New Track Rider Orientation School patrons return to the classroom.

  • 1:00 p.m - 1:15 p.m.: Lunch break for staff and corner workers (some events might not have a lunch break, this is be addressed at the riders meeting.

  • 1:15-5:00 p.m.: On track sessions continue.

  • 5:00 p.m.: Final checkered flag.

  • Note that all sessions will begin and end as close to schedule as possible.  However, we must allow for delays caused by downed riders, mechanical difficulties and other events that are out of our control. If you are unsure which group is on the track, check track entry for the Group sign that matches your Tech Inspection Sticker, and listen for announcements over the PA.

SOME EVENTS WE WILL RUN A "BEAT THE HEAT" SCHEDULE.
IN WHICH CASE EVERYTHING STARTS ONE HOUR EARILER.
THIS WILL BE NOTED DURING SIGN UPS.

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