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Any truth to the rumor that there will be no Cat 5 races in USAC next year?

Old 03-14-13, 03:16 PM
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Any truth to the rumor that there will be no Cat 5 races in USAC next year?

Some guy on our club forum said that everything is going Cat 3/4 next year and to race those you have to "qualify" not sure how you can do that if theres no races to gain experience....

Please tell me this is an early april fools...does anyone know whats going on with this for real. I just got started in this stuff a little less than 2 years ago and I love racing but I don't have time to train to run with 3/4s and it would basically eliminate me completely from being able to race anything.
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Anything is possible, but (having no hard information either way) I highly doubt it. If anything maybe your guy is talking about a specific race or series?
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You've been racing for a little less than 2 years, and you're still a 5?
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First of all, there used to not be a cat 5 group and people survived.

And second, I doubt this is true.

Either way I wouldn't worry.
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I work 50 hours a week that involves weekends and have other commitments, not everyone gets to ride at 1pm everyday for 3 hours. I'll also never weigh 150lbs.
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Originally Posted by Rodimus_Prime
I work 50 hours a week that involves weekends and have other commitments, not everyone gets to ride at 1pm everyday for 3 hours. I'll also never weigh 150lbs.
meh i ride at `12 o clock alot of the times, and i weight over 150 at the moment, you dont see me complaining!
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you also havent hit puberty yet...
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Originally Posted by hammy56
you also havent hit puberty yet...
f da police i can almost grow a bears....and by beard i mean i have a random assortment of facial area
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Well this thread went downhill fast...
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Originally Posted by Rodimus_Prime
I work 50 hours a week that involves weekends and have other commitments, not everyone gets to ride at 1pm everyday for 3 hours. I'll also never weigh 150lbs.


What the fudgie the whale does that have to do with the price of tea in China?
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That frickin jsut
Back on point not sure you could get rid of cat 5, it is a great training ground.
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Back on topic, in the UK we abandoned Cat 5 a few years ago. It doesn't seem to have made much difference, except to reduce the number of low-Cat races with very small fields.
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Is USAC women's cat 4 like men's cat 5, or do they just not have a version of cat 5?
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Originally Posted by gsteinb
What the fudgie the whale does that have to do with the price of tea in China?
+1...

WTH does that have to do with anything...
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Sequestration, blame it on OBama....
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Ha, you race in 'cats'. Who needs cats? Maybe as a pet I guess.. but they're boring.
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Well this thread went downhill fast...
We seemed to have bottomed out:

Originally Posted by Wanderer
Sequestration, blame it on OBama....
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Entry fees will be 65 bucks. Plus payback top 10. Plus you have to qualify for the money events. And you have to be on a team.

Thats the other part of the rumor, I could prob go cat 4 by end of year but I was looking forward to maybe having a shot to win some races at some point in Cat 5 before moving up, given my lack of time to train Cat 4 is likely the highest I could go and Id rather not be forced into it
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Sheesh... does every single thread have to degenerate into mindless banter? Isn't there a specific thread for that? It's getting really old!

And on the topic, the rumor has enough legs in my part that some Masters Cat 4 guys are focused on getting the points needed to cat up this year, in case it happens.
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Old 03-14-13, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by AzTallRider
And on the topic, the rumor has enough legs in my part that some Masters Cat 4 guys are focused on getting the points needed to cat up this year, in case it happens.
What are they doing now, trying not to get points?
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