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??!)
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.