For everyone taking part in the Eagles Nest Enduros & ISDE Qualifiers this upcoming weekend, here’s a brief explanation of the Qualifier scoring method being used.
Not many riders will have experience with this format. The modern enduro mindset of “go fast until they tell you to stop” isn’t a good strategy (especially for those riding both days). You only need to go fast 6-times each day (approximately 30.8 miles each day). FTR riders race Saturday and Sunday in individual enduros. SETRA riders race Sunday only.
Some key points:
– There won’t be any “points lost”, it’s all based on elapsed time. Special tests only.
– Special tests don’t have an “ideal” arrival time. It’s purely the quickest time on the special tests (elapsed time).
– No fender cards used. All electronic
– 3 special tests per loop, and 2 loops (for a total of 6 special tests each day).
– 3 riders per row. Special test sections will have one rider leaving every 20 seconds. All other sections three riders will leave together.
Additionally, note that clocks at the special test will be “time of day”, not row due time or flip cards. The clocks at the known controls will be flip cards time. That is row 20 will show 9:20:00 when row 20 should be released from the know control.
Row information for Sunday is at http://www.moto-tally.com/FTR/Enduro/StartingGrid.aspx?EY=2016&EID=7 . The first 40 rows are reserved for Letter of Intent Qualifier riders.
DON’T MISS THE 8:15am RIDERS MEETING! All riders are strongly encouraged to attend. There WILL be useful information disseminated.
Work weekends begin on the Cherokee National Enduro course in Greensboro GA with 10 weekends before Turkey Season suspends trail work on March 25th. Starting again on May 15th there will be 2 weekends for final course prep before race day on June 4th.
If you’d like SETRA work points or just want to learn what it takes to put on a National Enduro contact Cherokee Enduro Club President Jeff Hill at Seven Seven Oh-519-5542.
The Battle at Battery Park Hare Scramble has been rescheduled due to forecasted ice and snow travel conditions. THE NEW DATE IS THE FOLLOWING WEEKEND, JAN 14-15. The same race schedule will be followed, just the new date.
If you earned one of the specialized trophies at Reindeer Dash Hare Scramble on Dec 4th they will be available for pickup at Chris Doran’s camper at Battery Park race weekend. If you can’t pickup your trophy please have someone pick it up for you.
Check out the Points pages for updates in Adult Hare Scramble, Mini XC and Peewee racing series. Happy New Year and good luck racing in 2017!
The Family Fun Ride has been rescheduled for April 30, 2017. Please consider attending this charity event benefiting the Fragile Kids Foundation.
Flyers are posted for Battery Park HS #2 (Jan 8), GNCC HS events and Bootlegger Enduro
WILD BOAR GNCC IN PALATKA FL IS NO LONGER CO-SANCTIONED. IT IS REPLACED WITH CAMP COKER GNCC ON APR 23.
No word yet if Family Fun Ride on Apr 23 will be rescheduled due to conflict.