As a result of the great turnouts we’ve seen, we are back to daylong racing events. On one hand, that’s an absolute blast, and no one has had major complaints about it. On the other hand, it does make for a very long day when one has to commute between say Snohomish County and the Portland metro area, for example.
It is also true that just two years ago, we were finished up our race days and on the way home by 2 p.m., and no one was truly happy about that. So some might say our big turnouts are “a good problem to have”.
As a result of the long days we’ve experienced so far this year, the club board is debriefing after each race and talking about ideas to speed up the day just slightly. Our most recent tactic along these lines is to change the Triple Crown.
Starting with the President’s Cup on Sunday, May 16, we’re going to do away with the Triple Crown time trials and the Triple Crown heat at the end of the day. Instead, the Triple Crown will become a points race, within the main race.
We’ll still honor the Triple Crown points that were earned at the first three races of 2021 toward the season total. And we’ll still race the Triple Crown under the same schedule that was originally posted. The only difference is that we’ll use the points earned during the day for the Triple Crown points chase.