Welcome to the Southern Classic
Series. We have developed these informational pages
to help you understand how the series works. Please
read carefully as changes have been made. We hope to
answer questions which have arisen over the years
and clear up expectations.
Each event in the Southern
Classic Series is a separate event put on by various
promoters. Maxxis has offered each promoter prizes
to be part of this series. Maxxis supports these
events but are not responsible for these events. The
Southern Classic Series ties all these events
together. Following is information regarding USAC-MTB
one-day licenses, Pay Dirt forms and administration
of the program, over-all points & prizes.
USAC-MTB - The governing body is the licensing body we use
for the series. Each event in the series must be a
USA Cycling-MTB event and follow their rules. They provide us
with insurance at a cost per racer, a race official,
whom we must pay, a set of rules, professionalism,
and a national network. Each racer in the Southern
Classic Series MUST have a USA Cycling-MTB license in order to
be "tracked" throughout the series: It is possible
to purchase a one day license the day of the race
from the promoter. The cost is $10.00. Each racer
MUST sign a wavier and each minor MUST have a parent
or guardian sign for them.
Pay Dirt - This program was
developed to get racers involved in trail
maintenance & improvement. Individuals who work on
approved trails during official workdays can earn
race points. Up to 60 points can be earned per
season. For each hour of trail work 6 pay dirt
points will be awarded. These points have often made
the difference between finish results in the series.
To receive Pay Dirt points you must work your hours
and submit the pay dirt forms by August 3rd, 2014.
Please do not ask for an extension. It is your
responsibility to get paperwork in on time.
Download: Pay Dirt 2013 Form (pdf)
Points & Prizes - The main
purpose of the series is to provide experiences of
fun, excitement, and challenges. We hope to
encourage folks toward doing their personal best
rather than developing expert racers. Many promoters
have received prizes from local supporters. These
prizes are given as a token thank you for your
participation they are not given as a means in
themselves. They hope you will receive them in this
manner. The series encourages winners to move up in
category after winning the season's category. In the
riders advancement all USA Cycling MTB rules will apply.
Category advancement can be waved if someone is in
contention of winning a series category. The
official will require you to get a wavier from USA Cycling.
This will give everyone a chance to be a winner.
Promoters are allowed to combine categories if there
are few participants in the class per USA Cycling MTB rules.
In this series for 2014 there are 11 events, your
series total will be 8 events and pay dirt points. You will need to participate in 5 of the 11 events to qualify for year end awards.
Class List for the Southern Classic Series:
Men's Cross Country
XC Cat 3 Beginner Men 19 - 29
XC Cat 3 Beginner Men 30 - 39
XC Cat 3 Beginner Men 40+
XC Junior Men 10 - 14
|XC Junior Men 15 - 18
XC Cat 2 Sport Men 19 - 29
XC Cat 2 Sport Men 30 - 39
XC Cat 2 Sport Men 40+
XC Cat 2 Men 50+
XC Open Single Speed (Combined with XC Open Single Speed Women)
|XC Open Clydesdale (200+)
XC Cat 1 Pro/Expert Men 19 -
XC Cat 1 Expert Men 30 - 39
|XC Cat 1 Expert Men 40 - 49
XC Cat 1 Expert Men 50+
Women's Cross Country
XC Cat 3 Beginner Women
Junior Women 18/U
|XC Cat 2 Sport Women
XC Open Single Speed (Combined with XC Open Single Speed Men)
XC Cat 1 Pro/Expert Women 19
XC Cat 1 Expert Women 30+
Pay dirt points are added to
the total points at the end of the series. Trophies
and/or medals are given to the over-all top three
series finishers in the categories listed
Individual results at each event will be posted and
a 15 minute protest period observed. It is the
racer's responsibility to deal with discrepancies or
incorrect results before the protest period ends.
The promoter turns their results into Jim Smalley (series co-director) after their
event is over. If there is a change in results the
promoter needs to contact Jim Smalley A.S.A.P. upon
finding the need for a change.
Contact series co-directors: firstname.lastname@example.org and SouthernClassicMTBSeries@gmail.com