Whistler Crankworx Day 1 - Fat Tire Crit
Date: Friday, July 15, 2011
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: Whistler Village
Whistler Village will see the return of classic Fat Tire Crit racing for the first time in over a decade - but this time only for the fat tire crowd.
This "Open Pro" event for men and women will have an edge of
Nascar drafting, bumping and grinding, setting the tone for the
upcoming week of high-speed action at Kokanee Crankworx. It's an
amazing spectator friendly race event set on an 800-meter loop
around Whistler Olympic Plaza with the riders constantly passing by
the crowd and jockeying for position for the final sprint to the
line. Riders will be forced to push hard from start to finish with
the "Miss & Out" format will see those trailing the field
pulled off the course.
Approximately 800 metre loop around Whistler Olympic Plaza.
Entry Fee & Field Size
$50 / Open Pro Categories - Men & Women
800 metre loop that will feature multiple corners, a chicane and a straightaway for sprinting on each lap. Miss & Out Format. At the announcer's discretion, every few laps a random number of riders at the back of the pack are "pulled" off the course as they pass the start/finish line. The final 3 to 5 laps will leave 5 riders left on course to decide the podium.
Course length: 20 minutes plus 3-5 laps. Laps approx 40-45 seconds
Bike Restriction: Mountain Bike Only. 26-inch wheels (min) to 29'er
Tires: slick or semi slick MTB
Prime cash laps: $100 to the winner of announced lap (announcers discretion)
$1000 for both male & female winners
$600 for 2nd place
$400 for 3rd place
$300 for 4th place
$200 for 5th place
$500 (per category) "Prime Cash grabs"
awarded by the announcers on prime laps
Friday July 15th
5:30pm - 5:50pm Course open for warm up
5:55pm Pro Women Staging
6:00pm - 6:30pm Pro Women Race
6:30pm - 6:50pm Open for warm up
6:55pm Pro Men Staging
7:00pm - 7:30pm Pro Men Race