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Old 12-06-18, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
HAHAHA - nah it's not very deep. Just mainly discusses the perpetual problem of racing as a 4. You are always in a field with riders who will be a 2 or 1 at some point. When racing as a P/1/2 you are in an evenly matched field (take teams out of it). In other words under the current system 4's who are "forever 4's" will always be racing with people who are far too talented to race as a 4. It's the nature of being a 4. They never get to race with just a field of "4's" from a talent standpoint. It's why a lot of new racers leave the sport for good and why a lot of racers who used to race just won't come back....
The track guys forum says stay a 4 and learn to race. It required a USAC request to get junior out of cat 5 to get him to cat 4. Nevermind he can lap a field of 2s, and likely lap Cat 1s. It is discouraging to them (those competitors) - and him. At age 20, with 10+ years of racing, nothing is particularly unusual about his development, just that USAC makes it hard to race against like ability, so he goes skiing. I care, he doesn't. Allow him to compete in nats, I'm fairly confident he would do well, make him work his way through the ranks - he'll keep skiing.
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