Will you score cat 2 and 3 separate?
Will this race qualify you to race national championships in July?
OK, so we still need to get a couple of questions answered by USAC. As it stands now, we will be starting Cat 2/3 together but results will be submitted to USAC separately. If you complete the race, that will be enough to qualify you for nationals assuming you placed within the USAC qualification system.
It is very important to note that there are no categories at Nationals. Everyone who lines up is in the same race and competing for the National Championship. I think it would be best to follow that model for your race and score the categories together. As I mentioned in my previous comment, that also is much better for ranking points that racers earn which determines call up at Nationals.
From the perspective of USAC ranking points, it would be better to combine the classes to get the maximum possible points for top finishers and spread for all racers. I plan to race in order to earn ranking points for call-up at Nationals and would much prefer scoring the classes together.
Based on discussion with USAC, only 55+ and SS are 'non categorized'. Everyone else is in a category. But we agree in that for an event like this, it will be simpler to keep all age groups going off at the same time.
Thanks for your input. Here is the update from USAC. We updated the website as well with the latest in regards to qualifications.
Make that all categories within each age group will go off at the same time.
Rider Forum. This is where to be. We will monitor here and answer questions.