2021 NSORRA Hare Scramble Class Promotions
Class promotions are a normal part of organized racing, used as a means to balance the classes and increase rider skill levels. The NSORRA rulebook outlines how these processes are determined. This is an overall summary of how the NSORRA Race Committee determines who gets promoted.
How Do Scramble Class Promotions Work?
- The top 3 finishers in each class, with the exception of +50, Women A and Expert, are automatically moved to the next higher level.
- The Race Committee then looks at the next racer(s) who finished close but may not have placed due to a crash or breakdown at a race or two. If their performance was within the top 3 finishing order with comparable lap times, they will also be promoted.
- If a racer competes and dominates in one race, they will be moved up if they return to a future race event.
- If any rider slips through the cracks and returns to a class where they dominate, they will be removed from placing in that class and disqualified, then will be moved up to the next class in any future races.
NSORRA notifies racers of class promotion through letters that are mailed to them before they are published in social media. Riders are free to appeal their promotions, however it should be noted that unless the promotion poses a hazard to the safety of the rider or to other riders, it generally won’t be considered.
If a rider refuses a promotion, they will be allowed to continue riding in the same class but without the ability to place or accumulate points, effectively making it for fun only.
A healthy race series will have classes that show proportional growth at each level. When we see lower classes growing exponentially, with higher classes stagnating or shrinking, it’s an indication that the race series is in need of enforcement of policies put in place to maintain balance.
2021 Rider Promotions
Congratulations to the following riders who have been promoted!
Junior Class to move up to Intermediate B
- Noah Purvis
- Brennan Foote
- Ewan Halfpenny
- Adam Rozee
Old Plus 25 class to move up to Intermediate A
- Samuel Hines
- Colin Brimcombe
- Mark Baker
- Spencer Martin
Everyone else who competed in Plus 25 last season will be moved into Intermediate B this year unless they chose to ride in the new non-competitive Sportsman class (no points, no awards).
Intermediate class to move up to Expert:
- Herb Harnish
- Darryl Cull
- Daniel Cross
- Cole Comeau
Everyone who competed Intermediate last season will be moved into Intermediate A this year.
Note: All riders can pay and race more than one class but will only receive points for one class. For example, women who chose to race Women A and Women B will only receive points for the Women A category.
Geoff Munt grew up riding dirt bikes in the Annapolis Valley while camping with family and friends. He served a two-year term on the board and has consulted and served on the race committee ever since. He is also an active sweeper at hare scramble events.