Tuesday Night Racing
May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Devil’s Scratch, Point a Lap, and Points Racing.
The Point- A-Lap is tactically a nightmare event because it’s usually a medium distance event that doesn’t favor either style of rider. What makes it such a tough race is the leader of each lap, and only the leader, of each lap scores one point per lap. with the exception of the final lap, in which the leader earns 3 points, 2 for second and 1 for 3rd. Simple… the rider with the most accumulated points at the end wins.
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.