Main Motorcycle: '67 Triumph Bonneville
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Laredo, Texas
Other Motorcycle: British Iron
Extra Motorcycle: Dreer Norton Prototype
I'm not familiar with the rules or guidelines for the classes, but building a hybrid as a starter race bike isn't the best plan, if you ask me. If you've never raced, your first goal should be not worrying about the bike so you can get track/seat time logged.
Keep it simple and race-prep a "known quantity" bike, and you'll most likely have a better outcome.
That's just one person's opinion, but based on a 5th place championship finish as a rookie, in a field of over 20 bikes; MOSTLY because the bike never missed a beat. What I consider to be the second most important contributing factor was that I (almost) never lost focus and kept both tires on the pavement (just once in the kitty litter at Miller, but stayed upright and got straight back on the track without losing a position).
+1 for posting pix of bike builds. Title your thread appropriately, and put it in the "Member's Projects" section.