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? Lap Scratch ? lap race. First person across the line wins. Can be any number of laps
? Lap Tempo Tempo race is 2 points for first, 1 point for second every lap. Final lap is 5,3,2,1. Can be any number of laps
1 Mile Roughly a 5 lap scratch race. We time this event. Typically a prime if the 1 mile record for a category is broken.
5 Mile Roughly a 24 lap scratch race. We time this event. Typically a prime if the 5 mile record for a category is broken.
10 Mile Roughly a 48 lap scratch race. We time this event. Typically a prime if the 10 mile record for a category is broken.
Chariot Just over 1 lap, from a standing start! A full on sprint! First person across the line wins!
Handicap In this event, riders will be staggered around the track for a standing start. The race will typically be 1k or 2k, but may be longer. Riders will be positioned around the track based on ability.
Keirin For CVA Racing, the Keirin will be 5 Laps. For men, the motor will pull off with 2 laps to go. For women, the motor will pull off with 1.5 laps to go.
Madison A 2 person team event. We may run a timed madison or a specific number of laps. Typically there are sprints every 10 laps, points awarded 5,3,2,1
Mini Points Race This is a slightly shortened version of a points race, with sprints every 4 laps. It will range from 12-16 laps.
Miss & Out The last rider across the line on each lap is pulled from the event. When only three riders remain, there is a neutral lap, then a 3 way sprint for the line.
Points Race Sprints every 5 laps. Points awarded 5,3,21. 20 Points for taking a lap. Can be any number of laps divisible by 5.
Snowball In this crazy points based event, 1 lap is awarded to the winner of the first lap, 2 points to the winner of the second lap. The points continue to go up with the laps. A 10 lap race would finish with 10 points on the last lap.
Sprints We seed match sprints based upon a 3 lap scratch qualifier. The number of heats is dependent upon rider attendance.
Team Sprint Three riders start together, from a standing start. The first rider does one lap, pulls off. The second rider does 2 laps, then pulls off. The third rider goes the full distance (1k). The fastest team wins.
2k Madison TT Each team will ride 6 laps. Exchanges are allowed through the entire event. The team with the fastest time wins..
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