Great, dirt crits are for you.
Dirt crits are kids and novice friendly, but also offering enough challenge for experienced
riders to ping against the rev limiter. We have a handicap format that ensures that everyone
has a chance to win and everyone has a race at their limit. Kids races start in one block and
are not handicapped. Dirt Crits is held on Thursday evenings, although from previous years
we anticipate that some events may be cancelled due to inclement weather, heat waves,
global pandemics or lack of organisers. To calculate overall results we count your best
roughly 75% of races, according to the formula in our results sheet (results are available
after round 1).
We ask that all entries are pre-entered to make it easier for us. If you forget then we can
enter you on the day, as long as you have an AusCycling card and $6 for us. This year we are
hoping to offer one off season entry that automatically enters you in all races.
For the Dirt Crit series, all participants must be AusCycling members. This includes all
juniors. AusCycling membership ensures all riders are covered for personal accident and
public liability insurance (including when not at Dirt Crits). AusCycling does have a 4 Week Free Trial Membership.
Please keep an eye on the CORC Facebook Page for links to online entries.
The CORC Dirt Crits are run as 4 races as follows:
A/B grade = approx. 20 min handicap race with riders starting at allocated times according
to previous results. Athletes will be categorized into 3 waves based on earlier results
with fastest athletes starting in the last wave. Waves will start at approx. 45 sec – 1 min
C/D grade = normally 20 min handicap race with riders starting at allocated times according
to previous results. Athletes will be categorized into 3 or 4 waves based on earlier
results with fastest athletes starting in the last wave. Waves will start at approx. 45 sec – 1 min
E grade = this year E grade will ride the ABCD long course. The race will have 2 options,
one lap for slower riders and 2-3 laps for riders wanting a bit more. The race will be
handicapped with the faster waves riding 2 or 3 laps (depending on the course) and slower
waves riding one lap. This race is suited to novices or younger more experienced juniors
looking for a challenge.
F grade = on a shorter and less technical track and it will also have 2 options, one lap for
slower riders and 2-3 laps for riders wanting a bit more. This race is suitable for youngest
riders and less experienced juniors, including 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.
A rider’s best approx. 80% results count towards their season score using the following
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, and handicap for the A/B and
$6 per race – to cover costs of the entry system, Stromlo Forest park usage, number plates,
our basic first aid kit and end of season party and prizes. Payment is taken when you enter
– if you scratch before the race, the entry fee is refunded. Free entry if you volunteer.
Course set up from 4 pm. Organisers will be setting up course and available to chat. Look
out for the Dirt Crit flags and check CORC Facebook for updates. Please note that we will
not be monitoring Facebook for messages after 4 pm as we will be setting up.
F-grade: start at 5.50 pm
E- grade: start at approximately 6.00 pm
C/D grade: start at approximately 6.15 pm
A/B grade: start at approximately 6.30 pm
Please note that we will try to stick to time, but these are indications only. With low entry
numbers or poor weather conditions, we may run C/D and A/B together.
Questions or enquiries
The CORC Dirt Crit team can be contacted by email at [email protected]