Plans are underway for the 2011 Subaru Cup
WORS' first, and highly successful, Pro XCT event was held on June 26th and 27th, 2010: the Subaru Cup Pro XCT, presented by Trek. For 2011, the Pro XCT will return to the Subaru Cup on June 25th and 26th as the penultimate event of the series. Mark your calendars and reserve your lodging, you do not want to miss this event!
A tentative schedule has been formulated and can be viewed here.
Please address comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. While there are some minor tweaks (primarily awards presentation scheduling) on the Pro side of things, we are looking to put the majority of the learning from last year’s event into improvements for our amateurs.
The procedure for awarding series points has been overhauled:
Participation in multiple events at the Subaru Cup offers two scoring opportunities toward a racer’s overall.
- Each series racers competing in the cross-country will receive series overall points based on their placement against only other series racers within the class they are competing. Subaru Cup categories & classes may vary.
- The second scoring opportunity at the Subaru Cup comes from a series racer’s participation in either the Super D or the Short Track. Participation in the Subaru Cup Legacy Cross-Country is required to be eligible for a second overall score. Points for their best finish in either the Short Track or Super D, amongst series racers, within the class they compete in (not necessarily a normal WORS classes) will be added to their WORS Overall points. Please note that this has not yet been updated in the 2011 WORS Guidelines posted for review on the WORS website.
Other changes to the 2011 Subaru Cup include:
- We are again looking to award USA Cycling Regional Championship titles, but will do so primarily within WORS classes. Cat 2 men’s champions will go to Comp racers.
- Amateur award ceremonies will be much timelier.
- The short track course will be lengthened and officials and timing and scoring support will be increased to minimize the need to pull racers.
- As always, we are seeking course improvements and possible additions to maximize the fun factor for as many racers as possible.