May 19, 2015 (Wortham, Texas) – Have you ever been to a Loretta Lynn Regional Championship? So you didn’t get your guaranteed spot in your class for this years Loretta Lynn Amateur South Central Regional …… SO WHAT! That doesn’t mean you cannot compete at the Regional. While the Area Qualifiers guarantee a place for you to attend the Regional, did you at least compete in an Area race?
First off – unlike the Area Qualifiers, to confirm your guaranteed spot or Alternate status at the Regional Championship, riders must pre-register with MX Sports by the pre-entry deadline of May 25th. MX Sports has a pre-registration processing fee for each class at $50 and is separate from the gate admission and race entry fee the track will require. If a rider does not pre-register, including riders with guaranteed positions, it will be assumed the rider is not attending the Regional Championship and the position will be filled with an Alternate.
An Alternate is a rider who did not finish in a guaranteed advancement position at the Area Qualifier. Alternates must pre-register for the Regional or National with MX Sports to be eligible to fill vacancies on the gate. The Power Ranking System will determine the order in which alternates are selected. Although riders do not have to place in a certain position to register as an Alternate – meaning even a rider who finished 20th place can register – riders with a DNS, DNF or DSQ for the overall finishing position are not eligible to register as an Alternate.
- If a rider in a qualifying position decides not to compete at the Regional Championship, riders finishing below said rider at their area qualifier do not automatically move up one position. Each rider will maintain their original finishing position, and vacancies in the class will be filled by Alternates in “power ranking” order.
- If a rider registers for the Regional Championship as an Alternate but improves their finishing position in the same class at another Area Qualifier, riders should immediately contact MX Sports by phone to update their class registration at (304) 284-0101.
Up to 64 entries per class can compete and judging by the entries at the regionals, there is no reason not to experience it.