CORC Dirt Crits

2019/2020 Season

CORC DIRT CRITS

Dirt Crits = fun on bikes

The 2019/20 CORC Dirt Crits will be held on most Thursday afternoons from 17th October 2019 to 5th March 2020. Dirt Crits are a fun, participation based event for riders of all ages and skill levels.

Please note that from previous years we anticipate that around 3 events will be cancelled due to inclement weather, heat waves or lack of organisers hence the total number of races will probably be more likely 14. We count your best 12 results to calculate overall.

Photo credit: David Blucher

Schedule

Date Location Round
17th October Stromlo Main 1
24th October Stromlo Main 2
31st October Stromlo Main 3
7th November  Stromlo Main 4
14th November  Stromlo Main 5
21st November Stromlo Main 6
28th November Tuggeranong BMX track 7
5th December Tuggeranong BMX track 8
12th December Hill climb at Mt Taylor 9
19th December Stromlo Main 10
9th January Stromlo Main 11
16th January Stromlo Main 12
6th February Stromlo Main 13
13th February Stromlo Main 14
20th February Stromlo West 15
27th February Tuggeranong BMX track 16
5th March Tuggeranong BMX track 17

Time

Short track and long track will be open from about 5 pm, although check with the organisers if you are unclear where it goes. We recommend that all participants ride the track at least once prior to racing. Registration will open from 5:30 pm with kids racing commencing from 5.50 pm. If you do not have a season pass you will need to register, collect a number and pay before each event. Please return the race numbers at the end of each event so that we can keep costs down.

Photo credit: David Blucher

Cost

For the Dirt Crit series, all participants must be MTBA members. This includes all juniors. MTBA membership ensures all riders are covered for personal accident and public liability insurance (including when not at Dirt Crits). MTBA does have an eight week free trial which allows members to experience MTBA membership. Details of the MTBA free eight week trial can be found at: http://www.mtba.asn.au/membership/free-trial-membership/

In addition to MTBA insurance Dirt Crit fees are:

Kids in F and G grades = free.

All other categories (A to E grades) = $5.  These fees are used for park entry and for a mid season party at the Mt Taylor Hill climb.

Discount rate: A season pass for all Dirt Crit events can be purchased for $50 and a family season pass is $100. If you have a season pass, you will automatically be registered for each event.

Categories (please note that these have changed since last year)

The CORC Dirt Crits are broken into six categories as follows:

A grade (equivalent to A and B grade in previous years) = normally 5 or 6 laps long course: This year this will be a handicap race with riders starting at allocated times according to previous results.

B & C grades (equivalent to C and D grade in previous years) = 15 min lap race

D grade (equivalent to E grade in previous years) = either 1 lap long course or modified short course – info will be advertised beforehand or at registration

E grade = 2 laps short course

F grade = 1 lap short course (typically balance bikes)

Number of laps may be changed to suit course lengths. Anyone can enter any category. However, each participant can only race one category. The organisers reserve the right to request riders to change categories.

Scoring and call up

A rider’s best 12 results count towards their season score using the following point system:

Result Points
1st 20
2nd 17
3rd 14
4th 12
5th 10
6th 8
7 th 6
8 th 5
9 th 4
10 th 3
All finishers 2

As with last year, riders will be called up to the start line before each race. The order of call up will be based on current running point scores.

Result link 

Prizes

Season prizes will be presented to the top three riders in each category.

Questions or enquiries

The CORC Dirt Crit team can be contacted by email at tara.sutherland@csiro.au

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