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GlassKitchen 10-17-07 07:11 PM

Rookie racing Experts
 
I was told today that due to the lack of cruisers and/or 30+ riders at our track that I would probably be racing against the 14-17 Expert (or is it Elite?) group. This is NBL btw.

I can't figure this out.. will my placings in races be determined by actual finish overall, or against the other age/class in the group?

In other words, am I going to be smoked by these kids week after week and never get any points, or wins?

jonly 10-17-07 07:31 PM

if you are the only one in your class, you're going to take first every time you race, regardless of your placement against the other classes.

GlassKitchen 10-17-07 07:59 PM


Originally Posted by jonly (Post 5474147)
if you are the only one in your class, you're going to take first every time you race, regardless of your placement against the other classes.

Thanks, I was kind of worried.. not that I want to race unopposed, but these kids are amazing. There are a few others on cruisers, but I was thinking I'd never have a chance to place well.

I got my number today.. 101. It's my favorite Sirius channel, and my drink of choice. Couldn't be happier.


Thanks for the info :-)

Go Balls Out 10-17-07 08:47 PM

wow didn't know that. but since i'am 31 racing other 31 year olds and still getting smoked,guess i'am gonna have to work harder.none the less it was great too just get out there and bust a few gates and hit some doubles.

Lancerob2 10-18-07 09:53 AM

I am 41 and in my local races it is usually 17 and over cruiser just to get a reasonably full gate. Racing the young guys will make you much better.

herbie bmx 10-26-07 12:42 PM

Naw this is not true. I'm and Older Racer, and Always race people out of my class. If you are racing say 17 and over rookie, (and your 35) and you are racing 17 yr old experts. If you finish say 3rd you will get 3rd place expert points. Not 1st place rookie points. Make since?

jonly 10-26-07 12:44 PM

NBL or ABA, herbie?

edit:
from the NBL rulebook:
The transfer or award position in a qualifying race or main is equivalent to the finish position except in those cases where these rules or local track policy provides that classes combined in a single race are to be pointed or trophied separately.

so, it's a track decision. Ask them.


http://www.nbl.org/rulebook3423.html...r&ChapterId=12

Lancerob2 10-28-07 08:07 AM


Originally Posted by jonly (Post 5526682)
NBL or ABA, herbie?

edit:
from the NBL rulebook:
The transfer or award position in a qualifying race or main is equivalent to the finish position except in those cases where these rules or local track policy provides that classes combined in a single race are to be pointed or trophied separately.

so, it's a track decision. Ask them.


http://www.nbl.org/rulebook3423.html...r&ChapterId=12

So far this last year 5 out of 5 NBL tracks I raced at in Michigan and Ohio awarded me first place points for 40-44 cruiser even though the 24 year old guy (for example) beat me in actual head to head competition. Other than Nationals I am always racing a combined class to get a full gate.


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