I'm thinking of trying this for a first time race. For ACA I'd be SM4 for beginner right? I'm starting late into the season, but I did a bunch of recreational rides, met some racers, and I want to give it a shot. There are some mid week rides around here for beginning/practice (CSP and Boulder crit), but I work late hours a lot and haven't been able to make them. Hence the reason I'm looking for a weekend crit.
My goals are not to cause a crash and not get dropped. I ride a triple so I'm not sure I'll be able to stay in a big sprint at the finish if there is one. Not sure if it's that competitive in SM4.