Riding your motorcycle on the racetrack is an experience you will never forget. Most riders who come out the try the track return over and over again. There is simply no environment anywhere in the world that will let you feel the freedom and exhilaration of riding on the track. In comparison to riding on the street, riding the track is much safer. No cars, no potholes, no sand ...just fun, and a whole lot of people who love motorcycles!
A big reason to come to the Penguin Racing School is to increase your confidence on a sport bike. You will come away with a wealth of new knowledge that will give you more control and greater precision wherever you ride. Line selection, body position, brake, throttle and steering inputs are all put together to give you a plan to ride with confidence. If you have questions, we will have answers!
A vast majority of our instructors are top expert racers who have won championships at either the regional or national level. At last count our instruction staff had amassed more than 100 championship titles and every overall #1 plate in New England for the past decade. Nowhere else will you be able to access such a large group of highly qualified riders who are ready and willing to spend one on one time with you.
Race License Certification (The Basic Course)
Upon completion of the Penguin Racing School Basic Course you will be eligible for a race license anywhere in the USA. Even if you do not plan to race, this certification will gain you eligibility to many practices closed to street riders and will gain you entry into several different advanced roadracing courses. LRRS (the sanctioning body for New England) has the best Novice racer program in the nation, where new racers only ride with other Novice riders. Riders participate in a Rookie Race the first weekend they register for races, and this can be any time 1 year after taking the Basic course.
Not everyone is comfortable asking questions during a classroom session. Once the classroom session is out, students are broken down into groups of 5-6 students per instructor for instructional riding sessions. This provides a great opportunity for students to address their individual goals and follow directly behind an expert instructor. Then during the open sessions later in the day all students are encouraged to meet with their instructors, follow 1 on 1 or to simply be observed on the track for critique. Some great gains (and friendships) are made during this time.
New NESBC Program
We created the New England Sport Bike Club (NESBC) in 2016 as an opportunity unique to Penguin Sunday events at Canaan, NH. This 3 event series features "races" that are seamlessly woven in to a Penguin track day. No special tech requirements (track day prep only), prizes, team competitions and a focus on FUN! Participation is completely optional, but once you see it we'll bet you won't be able to resist!