FREE KIDS SHORT TRACK RACES - PRESENTED BY LUMBERYARD
With the generous support of longtime Short Track sponsor Lumberyard, we will host each week three FREE Short Track Kids Races, which will all start and finish near the regular start area under the trees.
And, each week, we will raffle off a Lumberyard Grand Prize (2 free bike rentals - plus a medium Schmizza pizza! - at the Lumberyard) among all kids who race that night!
Cat 1 Kids – start at 6:00pm - The cat 1 racers will do one full lap on the regular short track course. This race starts at 6:00pm sharp at the same start line as the regular short track races and ends at the main finish line (under the Red Bull gate on the motocross course), so they won't quite complete a full loop. This race is restricted to expert kids racers who have the ability to race a more technical course and ride over moderately steep moguls on the motocross course. One volunteer will lead the pack and a second will sweep behind all of the kids. Racer-parents are encouraged to chaperone this race by riding ahead of the lead, behind the sweep, or outside the course, but we ask them not to mix with the kids on the course.
Note: novice racers aged 10 and 11 who are not yet racing with the juniors are allowed to participate in this race (to get their feet wet) but won't be scored.
Cat 2 Kids – start at 6:00pm - Cat 2 racers will do a 5-minute loop, possibly multiple laps, on the grassy area under the trees, close to the start area. This race begins at 6:00pm and is open to kids racers of all ages who are able to race a non-technical course confidently and unassisted. No parents on the Cat 2 course please.
Cat 3 Kids – start at 6:05pm - Our cat 3 racers will do a short, 2-minute mini-loop in the same area as the Cat 2 Kids race. This race starts right after the Cat 2 race finishes, around 6:05pm, and is restricted to kids age 6 and under. Trikes, training wheels, and balance-bikes are all allowed in this race, as well as helping parents as long as they don't obstruct the racing kids.
Kids race for free but parents/guardians still have to sign a series waiver for all kids who are racing or riding on the course (even when just pre-riding the course).
All kids will receive a unique series race plate at their first race. Please make sure to bring back your kids' plates every week and swap their plate for a new plate if your kid changes categories!
FREE post-race PB&J sandwiches and a chance to WIN SOME COOL PRIZES!
Every week, kids will get treated to our FREE Dave's Killer Bread PB&J sandwiches (at the food station). And at our Series Grand Finale (on Monday July 29), we will raffle off some awesome prizes among all kids who raced the series! The more races you race, the higher your changes to win, so keep coming back every week!
We can always some extra hands to help stage the start and finish of the kids races and lead/sweep the Cat 1 Kids race. It's only a 15-20' commitment and it helps us keep things running smoothly and safely (plus: helping make things happen - and making kids happy - is always fun!). If your kids are racing and you like to help out, please contact Kris at email@example.com