Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tariffville, CT
Bikes: Tsunami Bikes
Ninigret is the most casual of the races. I arrived late one evening - the field was already lined up. I changed, got my wheels on, filled out a form and a check, helmet, lined up, and started with them. No numbers so that saved a bunch of time, and I left behind all the little accouterments like gloves, whatever under the helmet, shoe covers, etc. Regardless if the field size is reasonable I think a rep may take that race into account, esp since the course has 7 turns and you actually corner there. Rent is a little like that, Bethel is no turns to speak of.
I didn't process the "upgrade to Cat 4" bit so my apologies.
If you're in Hartford the Rent is probably the best. It starts at 6 PM though for the B race so you need to get there 5:30 or something at the latest. I bring a pre-filled release, check, and already have my number pinned (it's the same number for the season).
Speaking of which it looks like it's going to get rained out tonight. Arg. They'll make the call at 4 PM (on twitter @TuesdayTheRent).