2012 NCNCA Elite State Track Championships
Hellyer Park Velodrome
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When & Where
Friday, August 10, 2012
Event flyer available in PDF.
Waivers online at Ride The Track Forms. SIGN THE WAIVER! (Once you fill it in online, you are set for the rest of the year)
Event WaiverYou also need the USAC race-day waiver at USA Cycling Waiver. If you register online, we will print it and have you sign the hardcopy when you check-in on race day at the Track. If you register late (same day; see below) you will need to fill it out, print it, sign it, and bring it with you to the track!
State (Northern California) Championships
Due to popularity of the events and track time constraints, only riders eligible for the championships are eligible to compete in the events this year. Thus, only NCNCA-licensed regional district racers are allowed to compete. Out of district riders are not eligible to participate in any of the events.
Online RegistrationRegister at USA Cycling Online Event Registration. Registration closes Wednesday, August 8, 2012. Rider lists and an updated schedule will be posted to this website and the NCVA google group on Thursday, August 9.
Registration costs $25 for the first race and $10 for each additional race. Team events are $10 per person.
Team RegistrationEach individual racer in a team event should register online then send one email to the promoter indicating the names of your teammates (you should still register if your team is not finalized yet).
Late (same day) RegistrationEntry fees go up $5 for day-of registration. Day-of registration closes one hour before each event. For on-site registration, make checks payable to Revolution Racing Team LLC. As a late registrant, you need to print, fill out, and sign the USA Cycling Event Waiver (see above) and bring it with you to the Track.
Fine printAll riders must present their USA Cycling license on the day of the event. Annual licenses can be purchased online at USA Cycling. If you have not received your annual license, print out your Authorization to Ride and present that at the track. One-day licenses are not allowed for championships; you need to have an annual license.
CancellationRain, however unlikely, cancels the event. A cancelling email will be sent out via the NCVA email list.
ScheduleApproximate schedule only found HERE. Updated schedule will be posted and announced at the track throughout the event.
Rules of Note
Minimum Field Size
The minimum field size for the awarding of a championship title in any event-individual or team, is one entrant/team. Maximum field sizes are described below for each event.
Women RacersWomen are allowed to enter any event provided they meet the age and category requirements for the event. However, according to a strange new rule introduced for 2011, women are only eligible to win medals in women's events.
Mass Start RequirementChampionship mass start events require a Track License Cat 3 or higher.
The Complete RulesFor all the rules, check out the USAC Rulebook.
36 rider field limit in each race
Men?s Scratch - 30 laps
Women?s Scratch - 20 laps
Cat 3/4 Scratch - 25 laps
Masters Scratch - 30 laps
36 rider field limit in each race
Men?s Points - 60 laps
Women?s Points - 54 laps
Cat 3/4 Points - 42 laps
Masters Points - 54 laps
32 rider field limit
Depending on the number of riders, the following number of heats and rounds will be used:
|# of entries||Round 1 ? riders/heat||Round 1 ? # of heats||Round 1 ? Advancing||# Adv to Final from Round 1||Rep Round||# Adv to Final from Rep||Final Round ? Total in heat|
|24-32||6-8 riders/heat||4 heats||1st to final, 2nd&3rd to rep||4||8 riders; 1 heat||4||8|
|15-23||5-8 riders/heat||3 heats||1st & 2nd to final, 3rd&4th to rep||6||6 riders; 1 heat||2||8|
|9-14||4-7 riders/heat||2 heats||1st & 2nd to final, 3rd&4th to rep||4||4 riders; 1 heat||1||5|
|8 or less||Straight to Final ? no round 1 needed|
Sprints will be seeded with a flying 200m TT. Top 8 qualify for the sprint rounds. 2-up sprints in the quarterfinals (1v8, 2v7, 3v6, 4v5). One ride only. No repechages. Winners advance to the semifinals in a best two of three rides, and finals, best two of three rides. There will be a minor final, 2-up, to determine 3rd and 4th place.
18 team field limit. There is a 6 team minimum field limit for us to hold the race as well.
The pursuit will be run as 2-ups with one run finals. The race will be 3000m for Women and 4000m for Men.
Individual Time Trials
The individual time trials will be run one person at a time. One run finals. The race will be 500m for Women and 1k for Men.
All team events will be one ride finals.
Women?s team pursuit is 3000m with 3 riders. Women?s team sprint is 2 riders, 2 laps.
Men?s team pursuit is 4000m with 4 riders. Men?s team sprint is 3 riders, 3 laps.
A waiver is required, but no entry fee.
Junior Racing Foundation Keirin
The Junior Racing Foundation?s mission is to activate youth to lead healthy lives through cycling. Throughout the summer, Oakland area High School students will be racing at the track leading up to an exchange program with students from Fukuoka, Japan. Come cheer on these racers Friday night before they head off to compete in Japan.
Sunday Juniors Keirin
These dedicated Juniors train every Sunday so let?s give them a moment in the spotlight. Come cheer them on for a Saturday night race under the lights.
Open to youngsters 12 and under. Bring your entire family to the exciting racing Friday and Saturday. The kiddie kilo will take place Saturday evening.
Questions? Email the race promotor, Rob Dahl.