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What does an official do?
Officials are responsible for scoring the race, maintaining all the rules of the race, filling out paperwork if you are the chief official for USAC, etc. Officials are licensed by USAC and must take classes and pass exams. For closed courses at Spokane County Raceway Park, we can get by with one official as a minimum. For the Time Trials and Road Races, we will need multiple officials.

  • Racers moved up to a higher pack will take 1/2 of their points.
  • There are unique situations and those will be handled on a case by case basis.

What does a marshal do?
Marshals are used at major intersections, mainly in our road courses. Depending on the course, we may need a single marshal at a corner or multiple marshals at a corner. Plan to show up at the race no later than 30 minutes before the event so you can get instructions from the race organizers. May also take out signs for the corner you will be working.
 

What does a course setup person do?
Course setup people are responsible for setting up signs (Department Of Transportation, Sandwich Boards, 1K, 200m) before each road race. Also reports back any road conditions that may impact the race. Plan to show up at the race at least one hour before the event. Sometimes signs may be sent out with corner marshals if needed. Responsible for collection of all signs used during the race. Note again that corner marshals may also bring their signs back to the start/finish area.
 

What does a lead car driver do?
Lead car drivers with vehicles. Lead cars are used for our road courses and go in front of each of the packs to alert oncoming traffic that the race is approaching. Cars maintain a distance well in front of the racers. Need to arrive 45 minutes before the start of the race so signs can be placed on the vehicle. We use "safe" signs that will not scratch vehicles. Most road courses we will try to run three separate packs, so we need three lead cars and drivers.

What does a follow car driver do?
Follow car drivers with vehicles. Follow cars are used for our road courses and follow each of the packs to alert traffic approaching from behind that a race is up the road. Need to arrive 45 minutes before the start of the race so signs can be placed on the the vehicle. We use "safe" signs that will not scratch vehicles. Most road courses we will try to run three seperate packs, so in most cases we need three follow cars and drivers. An exception to this, sometimes we can utilize an Official as a follow vehicle as well.

What does a registration assistant do?
Registration assistants sign up racers, process registration fees, release forms, setup registration area, tables, supplies, etc. Need to be on site one hour before the race starts. Registration closes about 10 minutes before the race starts. After registration is closed you can assist in other areas if needed (driving/marshaling), or even race if all other areas are staffed!

Points.

Individual Points Competition
Points will go 10 deep. Scoring is as follows:
1st - 6 points
2nd - 5 points
3rd - 4 points
4th - 3.5 points
5th - 3 points
6th - 2.5 points
7th - 2 points
8th - 1.5 points
9th - 1 point
10th - .5 point

Plus all racers get one point for participating in the race.

Racers who are moved up to a higher pack in the middle of a mini-series will take 1/2 of their points. (Racers will only be scored in ONE pack at a time. Once a racer moves up, they will no longer be competing in the pack they moved from)

If the first time a racer races in a series is the last race of that series, their placing and points will not count for the series individual or team scoring and the placing and scores of the other finishers will be adjusted accordingly.

Team Points Competition
To earn team points, a team must have two (2) or more riders in the top six (6). Team points will be awarded to the top finisher for the team.

If a team has more than two (2) riders in the top six (6), only the top finisher for the team will earn points... the benefit of having more than two (2) from a team finish in the top six (6) is that your are then taking away point opportunities for other teams.

At the end of each mini-series, we will reset all team points back to zero.

Team points will not be awarded for Time Trial races!

Team points are awarded as follows:
1st - 6 points
2nd - 5 points
3rd - 4 points
4th - 3.5 points
5th - 3 points
6th - 2.5 points

Number Placement.

Numbers must be clearly visible from the side. Our cameras record at eye level so if your number is on your back, hidden by your arm, on your pockets, etc. you will not be scored.


Two bib/jersey numbers must be worn for road courses. One bib/jersey number can be worn for races at Spokane County Raceway and other criterium venues. Check the specific race details (by clicking on the event on the calendar) to see which side to have your number on for Spokane Country Raceway and other criterium venues. Frame numbers must be used for all races.

If you have a WSBA number we will accept that for Twilight Series races. If you don't have a WSBA number we will still have Twilight Series numbers as we always do... $2 for two bib numbers and one frame number. Please don't lose your numbers! Replacement numbers could cost a lot more, depends on if the registration people are in a good mood or not...

Those that have needed a replacement number, PLEASE race with the last number you received. Do not switch back to your original number.

Race Day Contact Information General/Medical

Race Headquarters Day Of Event

Twilight Series
Race Headquarters will be located at the race venue. Tuesdays 4:45pm - end of race.


Race Information:
Baddlands Cycling, I
nc
PO Box 8202

Spokane, WA
99202-0202

Info@baddlands.org


Medical Facilities
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
101 W 8th Avenue
Spokane
509.474.3131

Deaconess Medical Center
800 West 5th Avenue
Spokane
509.458.5800

 

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