Beginners

BEGINNER RACERS

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(9/10/19)  The overall series results will be updated very soon to reflect the current standings of all eligible Beginner Class racers. Please refer to the Beginner Class criteria below, (which has been posted all season long on each series’ pages) to ensure that you are eligible to enter the final round on October 6.
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We are always truly trying to improve on everything possible. Sometimes changes turn out to be really good, but sometimes changes do not turn out as good as they would seem in the planning stages!  As for the changes made to the beginner classes at the beginning of the 2018 season, they were made to try and further keep the beginner class a place for the true beginners of this sport to get their feet wet.  It is only our humble opinion, but at the beginner stage, families should not even be focused on how well their son or daughter finishes, only that they finish and that they have fun in the process!  Battling it out for the win or for a championship will come in due time!
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After 33 years at Swan Mx, we are still encountering new responses!  At this year’s Texas ProAm Challenge, we were actually threatened with legal action, getting our behind kicked (to put it nicely), and were publicly bashed on the internet!  And, for this occasion, we are to blame for this problem about as much as the police are for writing somebody a speeding ticket!!
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CONCLUSION:  The beginner class rules have been posted since before the series began.  We will be upholding these rules and removing ineligible riders, according to what is posted.  We were seriously considering modifying the rules for this season, but after we learned what all was truly said, by whom and when, and what all was unfairly and untruthfully blasted out on the internet, we decided to take our undeserved bashings and just move on.  
We will re-evaluate these rules for 2020, however all current beginner racers will be held to the rules posted for 2019.  (If the beginner rules were so outrageous, why weren’t they discussed before the end of the series??!) 
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Folks, we hate so badly for people to spend so much money, take so much time, and put forth so much effort to get here, and not enjoy their time at any racetrack, and especially at Swan!  We know without a doubt that no matter how hard we try, we can not please everybody!  But, just saying that doesn’t make it any easier to accept.  We are not crying, or pouting, we are just sharing with you all some of our sadness that we wish our racing families did not encounter.
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Trey at Swan
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Beginner Class Riders:

Beginner is defined as a rider that has NOT competed in any form of motorcycle racing prior to January 1, 2018.

Beginner classes are for new riders to try racing to see if they like it.  It isn’t a place to plan on winning a series championship.  When a rider moves up in bike size, they CANNOT DROP BACK to a beginner class.

Swan MX Raceway Park reserves the right to place riders according to speed & ability. Riders will be advanced at our discretion and may be advanced throughout the year out of the beginner class, if necessary.  Series points will not transfer from class to class.

Three 1st place finishes in a Beginner class = rider will be advanced
Four 2nd place finishes in a Beginner class = rider will be advanced
Or a combination of a total of four 1st & 2nd place finishes.
* Subject to a class entry minimum of 5 riders, or at the discretion of Swan MX Raceway Park.
* Double Points paying races will be counted as ONE event for this purpose.

★  Riding another class:  Beginner riders may race another class, BUT if they place in the TOP 30% they will be moved out of the beginner class.  (Top 30% based on 8 rider class minimum.)

★  Sandbagging:  If it is determined that a rider is sandbagging, they will be immediately advanced and will lose any accumulated series points.

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