They redid the track. It looks sweet!! I am scared to race though. Not scared but a little gun shy. Any tips? My only fear is that I will get embarrassed by some 15 yo on a 125. I am super competitive and hate losing.
The 15yo kid on a 125 may have been racing for 10 years. The "super competitive, hate to lose" mentality has to be put on a shelf for a while when your starting out or you can wind up taking more than a few trips over the bars (especially when you're old -- and anything over 22 is old to be starting out in this sport, the vet classes start at 30)
If you just ride around with buddies, nothing will ever replicate the feel of lining up to do battle at the track. Just do it and don't worry about it when you lose. At your age, you might avoid the beginner class and just go with the "over 25" C class" or something like that if your track has one. It may be safer.
All those issues with your bike (front end pushing, etc) can be cleaned up with suspension setup and technique refinement. If your sag is at 125mm, its gonna push, if its at 85mm, it will kick. The springs may be slightly light for 210 #'s, but not so bad that they are not workable at the C level.
You don't really need half the stuff you listed unless your making a "show bike". And believe me, there's nothing wrong with a pretty bike, but Yamaha actually put a little time into making the bike a great bike --- aftermarket manufacturers thrive on the placebo effect of some of their parts they market. (if it looks fast, you'll feel fast)