When we started this season, we contemplated whether or not to implement practice sessions. We looked at all of the variables and decided to begin the season with the same format as 2013 — open practice sessions — but continue to evaluate the need for split practice sessions.
These past few months we have seen exponential growth in rider turnout, especially among the 85cc class and below. We did not anticipate having consistently high rider turnout and the influx of the smaller bikes.
Taking notice of this consistent trend, we began the process to start implementing (future) practice sessions. However last week Sunday (8/11/14), we made the decision to implement sessions a week earlier than planned. It was a decision that we absolutely needed to make, for the safety of all riders. Since the implementation, we have had an overwhelming amount of support for the change and we will continue to look for ways we can improve upon our new practice format.
Practice days will now use the following format:
The first hour will most likely continue to be OPEN practice. When the ratio between big bikes and small bikes reaches a point where we need split sessions, the following format will be implemented:
- Session 1: Minis
- Session 2: A & B
If there is a low ride count, C class riders will be combined with the A & B session.
- Session 3: C + Quads
All sessions will be 20 minutes in length and all classes will receive the same amount of rotations and track time.
New & Existing Rules To Receive Stricter Enforcement
Along with the addition of practice sessions, we will be updating our rules and continue to strictly enforce them.
Two existing rules that have been lightly enforced, will now be strictly enforced:
- Track Cutting
there is no longer a need to cut the track in order to avoid a slower pack of bikes, so please stay on the track. Using water roads, or cutting the track is OK when there is an emergency, red flag, etc.
- Parking Lot Speed
please keep your speed to an idle while you are not on the track.
With these two rules you get one warning. If you continue to cut the track, or use excessive speed while off the track, you will be asked to leave. All rules and track policies can be reviewed here.