I know that you only need to have 10 mass starts to qualify for the 5-4 upgrade. But I noticed that in the USAC rankings this year, they are assigning points to my CAT5 finishes. What are these good for? When I upgrade to 4 in a few weeks, will I be able to use these points towards going from 4 to 3? Otherwise they're just meaningless since it doesn't matter where you place when upgrading from 5 to 4.
Yeah I've always thought the ranking points were fairly amusing to look at, but worth nothing. How else would I be ranked #1 in the state? Certainly not for riding ability. The rankings must be based on how many “big” regional races you do, and I guess your place at the races matters less than actually showing up.