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The end of June we finished up another great couple of days at Laguna Seca. A lot of fun and really good students plus the CLASS Team made for a great time. And there's big news on the CLASS Calendar: We will be back at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Nov 2 and 3! But before that we'll have the annual Labor Day Celebration at Streets (Sept 7th) plus D-Day and Force 5 Day! Check out the calendar and hope to see you at the track! #whosteachingyou #classrides #lessonsfroma3XAMAchamp
"Thank you for a wonderful learning environment – your approach, credentials, presentation, and sincere desire to share your knowledge were all a perfect blend. Thanks again for sharing your insight and ability so openly. We are better riders as a result of taking your CLASS Motorcycle School. Your staff is top notch as well and why wouldn’t it be?" -Paula & Roy
The shipment arrived and Dunlop Q3s are here! if you are a CLASS student, you can order up here for just $250 a set. That includes tax and shipping and we'll deliver them to your home, office or shop. Learn more about the Dunlop Q3 tires here. And if you're ready, order a set here.
The month of May has been a terrific time at CLASS as we started off with a very well received seminar at CLASS HQ on the 9th. Matthias Beier from Shoei Helmets joined us to talk about the latest and greatest in motorcycle helmets and Lenny Albin from K-Tech Suspension was there to make simple the science of the perfect settings. To top it off, the OMG Gourmet hot dog man was there with delicious dogs for us all. These seminars really are a super fun and informative way to spend a few hours on a Saturday. I hope you'll join us for the next one!
We just got back from a two day CLASS at Streets of Willow (21/22) It was, well, perfect. I'll let one students feedback tell it like it is:
Hi Reg and Gigi, It’s hard to imagine a better time. The two day format was outstanding, and I maintain you have the best program out there. I won’t even begin about the dollar spent for grin’s returned ratio. The relaxed, professional, no pressure atmosphere was entirely conducive to me working thru the problem areas I felt needed the most attention. I personally had several “Ah HA!” moments of major significance. My riding has moved forward as a result, my confidence has been restored. A proper job guys. My hat's off to you and your excellent instructors all. Must run and examine your schedule now, Anna sends her regards! - Mike H.
D-Day is Back! Sept 24 & 25 we'll be back at it with just 12 students and as many instructors at Streets of Willow. This is the one where you get even more track time, lots of intensive coaching - even two on one coaching, plus video! We'll drill you and critique you and suggest a lot of things you never knew. This is the ultimate CLASS - don't miss it, sign up early and you save $100 Hope to see you there! ...more info
In older stuff...
Late last year Reg went up to Thunderhill in Northern California to meet up with Chris Canterbury, a bike builder (Boxer Metal) who built a very modified BMW R90S as a replica of the one Reg won the first Superbike Championship on. Cafe Racer (now Naked Speed) called and asked if Reg would come up to take it on the track and put it through some paces, and they would be on hand to put it together for an episode of their show. Much to Chris' delight, Reg was game and headed up with his sidekick and mechanic, CLASS instructor Will Kenefick. The fun aired on Velocity (and it looks like the YouTube version is no longer online).
CLASS welcomes return sponsor Held USA back into the fold in 2015! We’ve been using Held Gloves for years - “I feel they are the best protection available” says Reg, “and I’m glad we have been able to again partner with Held for the upcoming year” . The Titan and Phantom gloves are superior track gloves and Held also makes a wide variety of gear and leathers, including quality gloves to fit every hand, desire and budget. Check them out at HeldUSA.com.
Pulling out some great files from earlier this year. Did you catch Bimmer Magazine's story on our 3 time Superbike Champ. A fun read, some great info and little known facts about Reg Pridmore are exposed! check it out!
We are way more than just a track day, but we are also a great track day! With lots of classroom chalk talk by Reg and on track coaching by some of the best in the business, it's a great experience. This letter was written by a 22 year old who totally gets CLASS. We were blown away by it, and hope it helps shed insight on what we're about... - read more
Reg popped in to Jay Leno's Garage a few months ago and talked about the book, Smooth Riding - the Pridmore Way. Order your copy today!
Smooth Talker... Reg isn't the only one around here to talk smooth. Ted Holman has had his fingers tapping out some vibes, and there's even a video. What the heck am I talking about? Check it out...
Reg is one of the top AMA Superbike Riders of all time...It's been more than 3 decades since the AMA formed the Superbike class. In those days, our own Reg Pridmore was at the front of the pack, winning the first 3 AMA Superbike Championships. The first and seemingly most remembered was on the BMW R90S. But did you know he next two were on big, brutishly powerful Kawasakis? Yeah, Reg is still riding and teaching every CLASS, but his name is forever inscribed in the lore of AMA Superbike racing. There's a great article on past Superbike Champs that begins: "When I first started brainstorming my list of the ten greatest champions in AMA Pro SuperBike history, I instantly knew that Reg Pridmore was going to be included… " read more...
Want to know more about the origins of American Superbike racing? You know, back in the day when Reg was racing BMWs and Kawasakis? Kevin Cameron has a great piece in the June issue of Cycle World. Check it out here.