TNR Season Pass

 Do you plan on racing at least 70% of the  TNR racing season at the San Diego Velodrome?   Want to roll up each week without worrying if you have enough cash?  Maybe the season pass is for you.  The TNR Season Pass is 2/3 the cost of  racing every night of TNR, it makes it easier on you, on the registration staff, and pretty much everyone involved.    It's easy to buy, and then you are done for the season!     Purchase your TNR  Season Pass hereRemember that racing starts April 3rd.   Passes will also be available  on site for first month of racing, and checks will be accepted for season passes, but not daily registration. 

 

 

TNR: The Plan

Tuesday Night Racing at the San Diego Velodrome

TNR The Plan,

The first TNR of 2018 will be on April 3rd, and I’m excited to be promoter and race announcer for TNR this year. In my opinion, the primary goals of TNR should be that it is safe, fun, and a good workout*. Additional goals should be to grow the track cycling community and to provide racing experience for up and coming riders.

Some of the other things I’m trying to keep in mind when developing a schedule are:

  • Finishing up by 9PM or pretty damn close to it.

  • Concentrating on “ traditional” races such as scratch, points, Miss- n- out

  • Providing some TNR racing for madison racers, sprint oriented riders, Women, and Cs

  • Providing training opportunities for riders training for championship events.

For many years TNR contained 3 race categories,usually and A, B, and C category. However as the number of racers grew, the move was made to start FNR, move C’s to FNR, and create the D category. At the same time, TNR was broken down into Aces, B+, and B categories. However for much of 2016 and 2017, there were not enough B racers to separate them into B and B+, and TNR typically had 2 categories. One of my goals is to go back to 3 categories on most nights. The current plan, is to have A and B racers on every night, with B racers getting at least 80 laps, and Aces 100. But also having a 3rd category on several nights of the month. I think I’m pretty good at moving a race schedule along, and I still plan to have us finished by 9PM. We ease into this schedule the first month of racing, and then the general plan is to have a similar schedule on each week of the month:

 

  • The first Tuesday of each month ( starting in May)  will have racing for A, B, and C Categories

  • The second Tuesday of each month( starting in May) will have racing for A, B, and pre-approved sprinters (details coming)

  • The Third Tuesday of each month will have racing for acing for A, B, and a women’s category

  • The 4th Tuesday will have for A and B 5 lap Scratch Qualifiers and Final + Madison

  • When there is a 5th Tuesday, we’ll see what happens.

I believe that this schedule provides a good mix of racing. The second Tuesday sprint category will be for riders who primarily train and race for sprint events, and riders may not race both mass start and sprint events. The 4th Tuesday provides an opportunity for madison riders to race their favorite event, while providing short races intended for non-madison racers, that also attracts some sprint oriented riders. This is the only night when A/B categories do not get 100 laps, but the madison racers get plenty of racing, and the other A and B racers still get plenty of racing with an opportunity to race in shorter events.

Below is the tentative schedule for April and May. I’m sure some lessons will be learned in April and May, and the schedule for the following months will reflect those changes. We may institute a points competition of some sort from June- September, but only after assessing the first two months of the season.

Below is the TENTATIVE Schedule for the first 8 weeks of TNR. I consider this a smooth draft. Things will change, we’ll have to wait and see how much.   Final schedules  for each night should be available only no latter than the Friday before. I'm open to rider feedback both before  we start racing, and once the season starts.   If it's respectful and useful, I'll always take racer concerns into account.    I’ll see you on Tuesday nights.

* I credit Eric Hollenbeck for first describing it this way

 

 

TNR  Master Schedule for April and May ( tentative)

 

Racing/MPWU Starts at 6:45

$10 for Members, $15 for non-members

$5 for juniors

 

4/3  Opening Night   Racing for A and B

4/10  Racing for A  and B

4/17 Racing for A, B, and Women

4/24 Racing for A and B 5 lap Scratch Qualifiers and Final +  Madison

5/1 Racing for A, B, and C Categories

5/8  Racing for A and B ( Long Scratch Final)  Possible Sprints ( Pre- Qualified Sprinters)

5/15 Racing for A, B, and Women

5/22 Racing for A and B 5 lap Scratch Qualifiers and Final +  Madison

5/29  Racing for A and B


 

4/3  Opening Night   Racing for A and B Racers

                                           Start 6:45pm

 

  • 30/45 lap Motor Paced Warm Up:   B’s Aces

  • B   Grade  6-lap scratch race.

  • Aces   9-lap scratch race.

  • B   Grade 8 lap Tempo points race.  

  • Aces    12 lap Tempo points race.  

  • B   Grade  8K scratch race (24 laps)

  • Aces   10K scratch race (30 laps)

Subject to change

MPWU  (30, 45 laps)

Lap board counts down from 30, 15

·         B = 30 laps (pace bike drops down with 2 to go, pulls out with 1 to go and picks up Aces)·         Aces =15 additional laps (Pace bike drops down with 2 to go, pulls out with 1 to go)



 



 

4/10   Racing for A  and B Racers

        Start 6:45pm

 

  • 30/45 lap Motor Paced Warm Up:   B’s Aces

  • B   Grade 3K scratch race.  

  • Aces   5K- scratch race.

  • B   Miss-n Out   

  • Aces    Miss-n Out

  • B   Grade 12k Points Race Sprints every 6

  • Aces   16K Points race Sprints every 6

Total Laps Per Category:  B = 85 A = 120 Laps

Subject to change

MPWU  (30, 45 laps)

Lap board counts down from 30, 15

·         B = 30 laps (pace bike drops down with 2 to go, pulls out with 1 to go and picks up Aces)·         Aces = 15 additional laps (Pace bike drops down with 2 to go, pulls out with 1 to go)




 

4/17   Racing for A, B and Women

 Start 6:45pm

  • 25/30/45 lap Motor Paced Warm Up:   Women, B’s, Aces

  • Women’s 12-lap Triple Sprint (3 x 4 laps, regrouping after each sprint)

  • B   Grade  3K-lap scratch race

  • Aces   5K-lap scratch race

  • Women’s Miss-n-Out

  • B   Miss-n Out  

  • Aces    Miss-n Out

  • Women’s 6K Points Race Sprints Every 6

  • B   Grade 12k Points Race Sprints every 6

  • Aces   16K Points race Sprints every 6


Total Laps Per Category: W= 65 B= 81  Aces = 111

Subject to change

MPWU  (25, 30, 45 laps)

Lap board counts down from 25, 5, 15

W = 25  laps (pace bike drops down with 2 to go, pulls out with 1 to go and picks up Aces

·         B = 5 additional  laps (pace bike drops down with 2 to go, pulls out with 1 to go and picks up Aces)

·         Aces = 15 additional laps (Pace bike drops down with 2 to go, pulls out with 1 to go)

Women who  qualified to race A or B categories may choose to race those categories.


 

                      4/24   Racing for A B Racers, Madison

                      Start 6:45pm

 

  • 30/45 lap Motor Paced Warm Up:   B’s Aces/Madison

 

  • B   Grade  1 Mile scratch Heats  

  • Aces  1 Mile Scratch Heats

  • 24 lap Madison, sprints every 6

  • B  Consolation Scratch

  • B 1 Mile Scratch Semis

  • A  Consolation Scratch

  • A- 1 Mile Scratch Semi

  • 24 lap Madison, sprints every 6

  • B Consolation Race

  • A Consolation Race

  • B 1 mile Scratch Final

  • A 1 mile Scratch Final

  • 50 Lap Madison sprints every 10

 

Total laps  per category: B 50 laps, A, 65 laps, Madison 98 madison laps plus 45 lap WU

Subject to change

MPWU  (30, 45 laps)

Lap board counts down from 30, 15

·         B = 30 laps (pace bike drops down with 2 to go, pulls out with 1 to go and picks up Aces)

·         Aces/Madison =  15 additional laps (Pace bike drops down with 2 to go, pulls out with 1 to go)

In the interest of time, racers may race scratch heats OR Madison.  NOT Both

Scratch Heats:

Heats will be 5-10 riders  per heat, with 2-3 moving on to the  semi and then same for final

 

5/1  Racing for A, B, and C  Racers

Start 6:45pm

 

  • 25/30/45 lap Motor Paced Warm Up:   B’s Ace

  • C Grade  3K Scratch

  • B   Grade  4K scratch race.

  • A Grade   5K Scratch

  • C Crage 3K Tempo

  • B   Grade 4K Tempo race.  

  • Aces   5K Tempo race.  

  • C grade 5K Scratch

  • B   Grade  8K scratch race (24 laps)

  • Aces   10K scratch race (30 laps)

Total Laps Per Category: C=58 B= 78 A= 105

Subject to change

MPWU  (25, 30, 45 laps)

Lap board counts down from 25,5, 15

            C = 25 laps (pace bike drops down with 2 to go, pulls out with 1 to go and picks up Bs

·         B = 30 laps (pace bike drops down with 2 to go, pulls out with 1 to go and picks up Aces)

·         Aces = 15 additional laps (Pace bike drops down with 2 to go, pulls out with 1 to go)

 

5/8  Racing for A, B, and  Sprints

       Start 6:45pm

 

  • 30/45 lap Motor Paced Warm Up:   B’s Aces

  • Round 1 match Sprints

  • B   Grade  7K scratch race.

  • Round 2 match Sprints

  • A Grade   10k Points, sprints every 6

  • Round 3  Match Sprints

  • B   Grade  10k scratch race

  • Round 4 Match Sprints

  • Aces  15 k Scratch

  •  

Total Laps Per Category: B= 78 A= 125 laps

 

Subject to change

MPWU  (30, 45 laps)

Lap board counts down from 30, 15

              B = 30 laps (pace bike drops down with 2 to go, pulls out with 1 to go and picks up Aces) Aces = 15 additional laps (Pace bike drops down with 2 to go, pulls out with 1 to go)



 

5/15   Racing for A, B and Women

          Start 6:45pm

  • 25/30/45 lap Motor Paced Warm Up:   Women, B’s, Aces

  • Women’s 12-lap Triple Sprint (3 x 4 laps, regrouping after each sprint)

  • B   Grade  3K-lap scratch race

  • Aces   5K-lap scratch race

  • Women’s Miss-n-Out

  • B   Miss-n Out  

  • Aces    Miss-n Out

  • Women’s 6K Points Race Sprints Every 6

  • B   Grade 9k Points Race Sprints every 6

  • Aces   12K Points race Sprints every 6


 

Total Laps Per Category: W= 65 B= 81  Aces = 111

Subject to change

MPWU  (25, 30, 45 laps)

Lap board counts down from 25, 5, 15

W = 25  laps (pace bike drops down with 2 to go, pulls out with 1 to go and picks up Aces

·         B = 5 additional  laps (pace bike drops down with 2 to go, pulls out with 1 to go and picks up Aces)

·         Aces = 15 additional laps (Pace bike drops down with 2 to go, pulls out with 1 to go)

Women who  qualified to race A or B categories may choose to race those categories.

 

 

     5/22   Racing for A B Racers, Madison

             Start 6:45pm

 

  • 30/45 lap Motor Paced Warm Up:   B’s Aces/Madison

  • B   Grade  1 Mile scratch Heats  

  • Aces  1 Mile Scratch Heats

  • 18 lap Madison, sprints every 6

  • B  Consolation Scratch

  • B 1 Mile Scratch Semi

  • A  Consolation Scratch

  • A- 1 Mile Scratch Semi

  • 18 lap Madison, sprints every 6

  • B Consolation Race

  • A Consolation Race

  • B 1 mile Scratch Final

  • A 1 mile Scratch Final

  • 40 Lap Madison sprints every 10

 

Total laps  per category: B 50 laps, A, 65 laps, Madison 45 Laps WU + 76 laps madison

 

Subject to change

MPWU  (30, 45 laps)

Lap board counts down from 30, 15

·         B = 30 laps (pace bike drops down with 2 to go, pulls out with 1 to go and picks up Aces)

·         Aces/Madison =  15 additional laps (Pace bike drops down with 2 to go, pulls out with 1 to go)

 

In the interest of time, racers may race scratch heats OR Madison.  NOT Both

Scratch Heats:

Heats will be 5-10 riders  per heat, with 2-3 moving on to the  semi and then same for final. Total Number of heats, riders moving on, etc will depend on total number of entries.