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•  Points are available through June 20, 2014!  Leaders:
     Cruiser: Ryan Bogli
     Girls: Hannah Blanquart
     Expert: Rick Marceau
     Intermediate: Kyle McDonnell
     Novice: Matthew Small

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Refer to the rulebook for additional details about the state series, and mark your calendars for the upcoming state championship qualifiers and championship final (which will be held at the Whip on August 30!!)  

•  State Championship series rule update from USA BMX for 2014!  Rather than requiring a certain number of single point races by a certain date, you will be able to earn bonus points for single point races on or before 7/15.  As referenced on the USA BMX website, riders will be able to earn “1 bonus state point for every 2 single point races on or before July 15th, 2014, to max out at 4 bonus points. This should allow more brand-new riders to get into the State/Provincial Series the first year they start…”  

•  Thank you to all who participated in the 2014 Race for Life!  In 2012 riders at Whip City’s Race for Life raised $5,819 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We surpassed that in 2013 with $6,613 in contributions – thanks to our riders and contributors we were the second highest fundraiser in the nation last year! Without a doubt, every pledge counts! We sincerely appreciate your hard work in supporting this worthy and humbling event, drawing attention to the importance of helping others and remembering the things that matter most in life.


•  Important reminder about plate numbers:  A rider’s current earned or sanction issued number must appear on that rider’s number plate during all competition.  Examples of earned numbers include district, state, national age group, national, gold cup, race of champions, pro numbers, etc. – these numbers change every year and represent each rider’s hard work at earning their ranking.  On the other hand, your sanction issued number is generally the last three digits of your serial number. (See pages 18-20 of the rule book for additional details).  If you are not running your sanction issued number, you need to update your plate each year with an earned number - running an outdated earned number is not permissible.  We will be enforcing this rule at all Whip City events.  If you need to update your plate, please do so before your next event; plates and numbers are also available from Custom Cycle bike shop on Friday evenings; another alternative is to attach a “pie plate” to your bike with written numbers if you are not able to update your plate before the next race.  If you would like to check your district ranking, please visit the USA BMX website.    

•  Track points will begin at the Race for Life on Saturday, May 24!! 

•  The 2014 race schedule has been posted!!  Whip City will be host to a Gold Cup (previously Redline Cup) Qualifier as well as the State Championship Final!!  Check it out!! 

•  It is very important to bring the paper receipt you received for your new or renewed license until you receive your permanent card - the combination of the 8 digit (all numeric) serial number AS WELL AS your 4 digit validation code is especially important when you travel to other tracks to race.  You will need to present this receipt at any USA BMX track to register. TIP: Take a copy of your paper receipt and put it with your race equipment, or in all of your vehicle consoles, etc. Be creative to make sure that you are never without it!



Save time at registration!  Download a page filled with four separate sign-up forms; complete the forms at home (either on your computer or by hand), cut them out, and have them ready to go when you get to registration!  Microsoft Word Template or PDF Template



If we cancel racing before 4pm (for Friday events) or before 8am (for Saturday events), we will post it here.  We will also try to post it on Facebook as well.  This doesn't guarantee that we won't have to cancel just before an event or during the event due to the weather, but we will do our best to post any foreseen cancellations here.

Racing is ON for FRIDAY July 18, 2014!!.    

Please note:

  • **Alcoholic beverages are not allowed at any Whip City BMX event.**

  • Charcoal grills, open fires, camp fires, etc. are prohibited on fairgrounds property at Whip City BMX.
  • All dogs must be leashed and kept on the "Whip City side" of the fairgrounds (not beyond the main road leading to the registration area).

 


Whip City BMX is a USABMX sanctioned BMX track, located at the Westfield Fairgrounds in Westfield, Massachusetts.