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The next big event at the Whip is our 2018 DOUBLE-POINT
Qualifier! This will be held on SATURDAY, June 16th (no racing
Friday 6/15). Registration is from 9 to 11 am and the fee is $25
per class. Trophies are guaranteed to THIRD place for all
classes! For any classes of 9 or more (8-rider main), we will
trophy to 4th place. Please be sure to bring your USA BMX
membership card, or a copy or picture of it to registration. With
many riders coming from other parts of the state and beyond, we must be
able to validate your membership.
again this year we'll have FINE DESIGNS at the track during the state
qualifier selling custom event apparel. Check out the new design!!
a bigger event, we need volunteers more than ever! We would appreciate
your assistance in the following areas: corner marshalls, scoring,
staging assistance, handing out trophy tickets, tarp removal before
practice, re-tarping after the event, back-up announcer, etc.
You do not need to live in Massachusetts to race at
this event (but you need to live in MA/NH/ME to participate in the Mass. state series).
Check out the current state series dates here.
We will have our annual Olympic Day event on Friday, June 22nd.
Just like we've done in the past, if you bring someone to race
that has never held a USA BMX membership, you and that person will race
for FREE at this event!! Olympic Day certificates will be awarded
to all riders. Otherwise this is a regular Friday night race for
single points, with registration from 5:30-7 pm, $10 per rider per
• The 2018 season is in full swing, but you can start racing at any time!! Check out the full schedule here.
• We are working on the 2018 track points standings
and appreciate your patience! Just know that there's a whole lot
of season left to go and plenty of multi-point opportunities. The
more you race, the better your chances are of earning a year-end award!
Thanks to everyone that participated in our Race For Life.
Congratulations to all that won raffle prizes. The biggest
winner was the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We raised a lot for
a great cause.
DID YOU KNOW?? Every household that has an active USA BMX
membership gets a free subscription to PULL magazine, the official
publication of USA BMX! Our track was featured in their October 2017 issue. Check it out!!!
Make sure to bring your USA BMX membership card each week when you sign
up for racing!! As an added measure, take a picture of your card
with your phone, save a photocopy in your glove box, get an extra copy
using your account on usabmx.com, or all of the above!
• Be sure to share our press release
which was published in several regional newspapers. Spread the
word and get your friends and family to try out the great sport of BMX
• Congratulations to our 2017 track champions! Here are the final points standings.
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 17-18 of the USA BMX rulebook 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 commonly available from our local on site bike shop vendor 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 current district ranking,
visit the USA BMX website.
• 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!
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updates on Whip City Track points!
• Looking for a place to stay close to the track. Look no further!
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
39 Southampton Rd. Westfield, Ma 01085
Rate: $119.00 plus tax for standard king or queen, and
$129.00 plus tax for suite. MENTION WHIP CITY BMX IN ORDER TO
RECEIVE GROUP RATE!!!!!! Free full hot continental
Please call 413.564.6900 to book reservations, and remember to
mention Whip City BMX in order to
receive group rate!
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Westfield, MA (413-564-6900)
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
If we cancel racing
before 4pm (for Friday events) or before 8am (for Saturday
events), we will post it on Facebook as well as on this webpage. 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 SATURDAY 6-16-2018. PLEASE CHECK OUR
FACEBOOK PAGE FOR ANY
**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 USA BMX sanctioned bicycle motocross track,
located at the Westfield Fairgrounds in Westfield, Massachusetts.