Winter Racing

Winter Racing - the format will be the same as on a Wednesday night but for 5 races – not 10. Racing will take place one Sunday a month and there will be trophys for those that qualify by doing 4 out of the 5 races.

Sunday 12th October 2014
Sunday 16th November 2014
Sunday 28th December 2014
Sunday 25th January 2015
Sunday 22nd February 2015

Registration 10.30 – 11.30am
Racing will start at 12pm.
Members £4. Non-Members £6.

Bristol members will qualify for a trophy.
Best 4 out of 5 races will count towards a trophy.

Hoping you will join us for more fun, but perhaps not quite in the sun.

Note: racing will take place regardless of weather (ie: Wet weather – not Snow and Ice) – same principles as on Wednesday’s with rider safety a priority in any decision that’s made.

Explanation of Formula Racing

You will enter the formula at the start of the season based on your year of birth.  At the end of each week’s racing the top two/three riders from each formula will be promoted to the next formula with the bottom two/three riders being demoted down a formula.  This is worked out automatically by the computer programme.

This gives riders the opportunity of taking part in more competitive racing where they will be racing against riders of a similar ability, rather than always racing riders of their own age.

However the points for trophies are worked out according to a rider’s age – for example there are six riders aged 14.  They will all start off in Formula 3 and will be given place points according to the position they finish in.  Over subsequent weeks it may be that one 14 year old progresses to Formula 2 and one 14 year old is demoted to Formula 4.  If the 14 year old in formula 2 comes last in his/her race, they will still be awarded first place points for their age group as they are racing in a higher formula and so are ahead of the other riders who are the same age.  Similarly if the 14 year old in formula 4 comes first in his/her race, they will be given last place points for their age group as they are in a lower formula.  Place points are awarded as follows:

1st – 25 points
2nd – 22 points
3rd – 20 points
4th – 19 points
5th – 18 points
6th – 17 points
and so forth

If you would like a more detailed explanation about this or any other help on a Wednesday please do ask one of the committee.