Catheys Creek Info for May 22, Back to Basics Motocross

This weekend we will be experimenting with Back to Basics Motocross.
It is no secret that our sport has been struggling lately.
We have been wondering what we can do to make races more comparable to practice days.
Mainly we want to lower the cost, increase the track time, and remind everybody that what this sport is really about is hanging out with friends, testing your riding ability against riders of similar abilities on similar machines.
Here is what we are going to do:
1. Cut back on the number of classes. Do you really enjoy racing in a class with 4 or 5 people? Hopefully this will get more riders in the classes that are offered.
2. 3 moto format. This will allow riders to get more track time for their entry fee.
Awards are optional. This lets us keep the entry fees lower for the many riders that aren’t really racing for a plaque. No protest time. If you are running a class like 50 open and you are the highest placing 6 year old, just ask for a first place award at the window. If it is your first race ever get an award for whatever position you finished. Any position 10 ½ X 13 plaque will be $8 at this event.
For this event we will not be requiring pit permits to be purchased. However you must get a sticker and agree to follow the guidelines for our events.
Flaggers will be covering the track just like a regular race. Riders are responsible to read the flag rules and follow them or they will be done for the day.
We will have EMT’s on site.
Here is the schedule and race info:
Gates open 6 pm – 10 pm Friday for free camping
Gates open Saturday at 7 AM
Registration starts at 7:30 am (minors must be accompanied by a guardian at registration)
Practice starts at 9 AM, racing will follow (around 10:15)
Gate fees: Adults (12 & over) = $10 , Children (11 and under) – $5 , Children under 4 are free.
All classes are $15
Awards fee = $8
3 moto format
Classes:
Classes may be divided if needed (an example: If turnout is good 85 open could be split into JR & SR)
Other classes may be added if there is an interest.
Peewee
50 Beginner
50 Open
65 Open
85 D
85 Open
150 Open
Unlimited D
Unlimited Novice
Unlimited AM/C
+30
Some classes may be stager started.
If riders want to run a second class they will need to run up a class. (example: an Unlimited D rider would run Unlimited Novice)
Classes may be divided if needed (an example: If turnout is good 85 open could be split into JR & SR)
Other classes may be added if there is an interest. Got an idea for a class? Send us an email
ATVs will NOT be running at this event. Turnout was very light at previous events. We would like to offer ATVs at future B2B events but want to make sure more than one will show up before we plan to include them in the program.
So this is obviously going to be a bit different than other races.
Come on out this weekend and let’s see if we can make it work and have some fun.

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