June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Belgian Win and Out, Unknown Distance, and Points Racing.
WIN AND OUT
A very short and dangerous race, usually run as a full pack of riders who do a predetermined amount of laps to help jockey for position. The official then rings the bell and the rider who comes across the line first wins the race. During this time the official continues to ring the bell every lap so that the next rider across the next lap is second, next lap third and so forth. Riders sometimes try to guess where they should finish and “sand bag” or sit in until that lap. Reason being if you go for the win and fail, then you have to continue to sprint for the next lap and so on. Most times the rider who comes in second on the first sprint lap fails to place at all.
Like the Scratch Race, the Unknown Distance is a race in which the rider who finishes first on the last lap wins. Except the “Unknown” has a small twist for no one knows, except the official, when that last lap will be. This is a very tactical race. You can gamble when the final lap will be and take a “Flyer” in which you break away from the field in the hopes that the bell will be rung while you are out in front. Some times riders, typically sprinters, will stay back in the pack keeping an eye on the official and allowing all the other riders to push the pace. Doing so allows them to get a running start on the rest of the field when the bell is rung and they shoot themselves around the other riders who are not up to speed yet. Both are very risky moves, but are very rewarding in you guess correctly. This is a very fast and exciting race.
Usually the last and the longest race of the night, this is the endurance race on the track. The race is run a predetermined amount of laps with sprint laps every 5 or 10 laps. Riders sprint for points during a sprint lap. The bell is rung and riders sprint for 5, 3, 2, 1 points respectively. With it be the longest race, this is the best opportunity for riders with the most endurance to break away. And riders also race for laps in this event, because any lap(s) gained over the main field give any rider who gains a lap 20 extra points and takes away 20 points to any rider who is lapped. The rider with the most points at the end wins. This can be a confusing race to understand at first, but with a good announcer keeping track of things it allows you to get up to speed quickly. Veterans of track racing love watching points races.