We're running a Race School during our Friday Twilight event on May 21, 2021. After successful completion of Race School, riders will earn provisional novice racing status with LEAN and become eligible to race in our endurance series. A LEAN Racing License must be purchased in the Event Registration section of this web site. Our race school is approved by WERA, which means they will honor your provisional novice status (WERA membership fees still apply).
Friday, May 21 Tentative Schedule
3:00 PM - Registration and Tech Inspection
4:00 PM - Race School classroom begins
4:40 PM - Mandatory riders meeting
5:00 PM - Intermediate group on track
5:20 PM - Advanced group on track
5:40 PM - Intermediate
6:00 PM - Advanced
6:20 PM - Intermediate
6:40 PM - Advanced
7:00 PM - Intermediate
7:20 PM - Advanced
7:40 PM - Race School practice race starts
8:00 PM - End of track day
We're excited to add Friday Twilight events and Father's Day weekend (June 18-20) to our schedule at Nelson Ledges! Twilight events will run 5 PM to dusk, Intermediate and Advanced riders only. See right sidebar for current schedule.
We're also running an 8-Hour Endurance Race on Sunday, June 20! Same classes as our regular endurance racing, but with up to six riders per team. Registration deadline is June 1.
Hot off the press... our 2021 schedule! We're planning on a few Friday evenings too, stay tuned!
Jul 3-4 - race weekend
Aug 7-8 - race weekend
Sep 11-12 - race weekend
THANK YOU for a fantastic 2020 season! We're working on the 2021 schedule and will share it as soon as possible.
Round 3 race results have been posted! Congrats to all of our championship podium finishers!
We're going to try something fun for the endurance races on Sunday!
Weather permitting, racers will do one sighting lap and stage on the starting grid with stands, warmers, and one umbrella person. Team members will be allowed on the grid. After 8-10 minutes, racers will take one warm-up lap and grid up for the race start. More details will be provided at the riders meetings.
To accommodate this, we made a slight change to the schedule. Please see https://leantd.com/racing for the revised schedule.
ROUND 3 and CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS
The third and final round of the 2020 LEAN TT Racing Endurance Series will take place on Sunday, September 20. If you’ve never tried it, endurance racing is a blast! It’s not too late to form a team...
There are some close battles going on in the 2 and 4-hour championships. It will be exciting to see how Round 3 plays out!
For the 2-hour Ultra-Lightweight, $500 will be awarded to the championship winners as follows: 1st-$250, 2nd-$150, 3rd-$100.
For the 4-hour Lightweight and Pony Express, $1,000 will be awarded to the championship winners as follows: 1st-$500, 2nd-$300, 3rd-$200.
In addition, all 1st place champions will receive 50% off certificates for WISECO powersports products, and all 2nd and 3rd place champions will receive 30% off certificates. We want to thank WISECO for their generous support of LEAN Trackdays and LEAN TT Racing.
Round 2 race results have been posted!
Our biggest mover in the UL 2-hour championship is Team Sizzle Maniac, climbing 2 spots from 7th to 5th.
Our biggest mover in the LW 4-hour championship is Team CLE Racing, climbing 3 spots from 4th to 1st.
Our biggest mover in the PX 4-hour championship is Team No Hope Racing, climbing 1 spot from 4th to 3rd.
Congrats to all!
As in previous years, the Fairfield Inn Warren Niles is offering LEAN Trackdays participants a discounted rate. The link is below:
LEAN is excited to announce a partnership with Mark Junge and 57 Rider Development. Mark will be offering one-on-one, personal coaching at all LEAN events in 2020. The cost for Mark's coaching is in addition to the track day.
Mark will also be providing tire service at all LEAN events. Mark sells Pirelli tires and can mount and balance any brand.
Cover photo by John Martynowski.
Friday Twilight, May 21, Int & Adv, Race School
Saturday, May 22, All groups
Sunday, May 23, All groups
Friday Twilight, Jun 18, Int & Adv only
Saturday, Jun 19, All groups
Sunday, Jun 20, 8-Hour Endurance Racing
Friday Twilight, Jul 2, Int & Adv only
Saturday, Jul 3, All groups, BBQ & Fireworks!
Sunday, Jul 4, Endurance Racing
Friday Twilight, Aug 6, Int & Adv only
Saturday, Aug 7, All groups
Sunday, Aug 8, Endurance Racing
Saturday, Sep 11, All groups
Sunday, Sep 12, Endurance Racing
Saturday, Oct 9, All groups
Sunday, Oct 10, All groups
All events will be held at Nelson Ledges Road Course.
LEAN is a motorcycle trackday organization based in Ohio. Formed in 2017, LEAN brought motorcycles back to Nelson Ledges Road Course. Besides the meaning of the word, LEAN is also an acronym of sorts:
Learn to become a smoother, safer rider.
Experience the thrill in a friendly family environment.
Acquire new skills and hone your existing ones.
Satisfy your Need for Speed!
LEAN offers classroom and one-on-one instruction by friendly and genuine coaches. Come out and spend a day or weekend with us... you'll have a blast!
Photo by Kat Kurkov.
Here are answers to frequently asked questions. Please contact us if you need further clarification.
Must I remove my bike’s kickstand / centerstand?
Kickstands and centerstands are permitted unless they interfere with ground clearance. If it is loose and tends to drop down, you may be asked to zip tie it. Please bring something to place under your kickstand or centerstand to protect the paddock or hot pit surface.
What are the rules regarding coolant / anti-freeze?
Advanced group riders are required to replace the coolant / anti-freeze with water or water and Water Wetter. Violators of this rule may be ejected from the event without refund. When replacing the coolant / anti-freeze, flush the system twice to ensure the original anti-freeze is removed. The above rules apply to track days – please see the racing section of this web site for the coolant / anti-freeze rules for racing and race school.
Must I remove my lights and mirrors?
All lights and reflectors must be removed or taped over. The brake light should not be visible when the brake is activated - this is very important and you may not be allowed on track until this is resolved. Advanced riders must remove side mirrors. Novice and Intermediate riders may tape over side mirrors; however, removal is recommended for all riders.
Must I safety wire my bike?
Advanced riders are required to have the following items safety wired: oil drain plug, oil filler cap, oil filter. Although not required, it is recommended that all riders safety wire the above items.
What is your rain policy?
We ride rain or shine unless the track facility deems the track unridable. In that case, you must be present to receive a voucher. Rain vouchers expire 12 months from date of issue.
Is camping allowed at the track?
Each track has its own camping policy. At Nelson Ledges, camping is permitted. There is no electricity available to campers, and it would be wise to bring your own drinking water.
What time do the gates open?
This varies by track and by event. For most of our events at Nelson Ledges, gates open at 5 PM the day before. For example, the gates open at 5 PM on Friday for a Saturday event.
Are spectators allowed to watch an event?
Yes. Tracks may charge a gate fee.
May I bring my family, friends, pets?
Yes. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash at all times. Restrictions may apply in certain areas; for example, in the hot pit area.
Will there be tire service at the track?
We plan to have tire service at every event; however, it is not guaranteed. If this is important to you, please check with us before the event.
Is there food and water available at the track?
This varies by track and by event. Nelson Ledges has a concession stand and restrooms with running water. It would be wise to bring your own drinking water.
When will race school be offered?
Check the schedule or contact us for upcoming race school dates.
How much does race school cost?
Race school costs $75 plus the cost of the track day.
How long does race school last?
Race school includes classroom and a full day on track.
What kind of racing license will I get?
After successful completion of race school, riders will earn provisional novice racing status with LEAN. Our race school is approved by WERA, which means they will honor your provisional novice status.
What bike prep do I need to do for race school?
Race school participants are considered Advanced group track day riders and the bike requirements match what is required for the Advanced track day group.
What type of racing do you offer?
2-hour and 4-hour endurance racing. The 2-hour is for ultra-lightweight bikes and the 4-hour is for light/middle/heavyweights.
What are the racing classes?
The 2-hour is for ultra-lightweight bikes. Think Yamaha R3 and Ninja 250/300. A max of 4 riders on a single bike.
There are two 4-hour races - Team Endurance and Pony Express.
Team Endurance classes are lightweight, middleweight, and heavyweight. Think SV650, R6, R1. A max of 4 riders on a single bike.
Pony Express teams may have a max of 4 riders, and each rider may ride his or her own bike. All bikes must be light, middle, or heavyweight. No ultra-lightweight bikes allowed. The same transponder must be used on all bikes.
What transponder do I need to race?
All AMB/MYLAPS transponders are supported. Transponders may be rented from the track.
What are the licensing requirements to race?
Riders must have a LEAN racing license or a license from another recognized racing organization (e.g., WERA, CCS, MRA).
How much does it cost to race?
$480 for 4-rider teams
$390 for 3-rider teams
$280 for 2-rider teams
$150 for Ultra-lightweight teams