View Full Version : Rider Index - Novices to Expert for 2005

Nancy Selleck
10-26-2004, 09:22 AM
The Rider Index is determined using the following formula.

Rider Index = 1 - (Finishing Position / Number of Starters)

That is calculated for each race a person enters, then we take the average. Also the rider must have entered at least 10 races to be included.

Here is the link to the list:


Riders with a .600 and above are automatically moved up to Expert the following year. Also, any Novice who wins a Class Championship is automatically moved up to Expert.

Nancy Selleck
10-26-2004, 01:44 PM
In order to request to remain a Novice, you must do so in writing, with a full explanation as to why.

Send your request to me. Fax, email or mail is okay.

10-26-2004, 03:23 PM
does that work for novices that wanna race expert too?? j/k


10-26-2004, 03:26 PM
p.s. thanks nancy

10-26-2004, 03:45 PM
Nate, yes it works the same way.


10-27-2004, 10:25 AM
wow, thats cool i dont think il be doing that anytime soon!

thanks again

10-28-2004, 02:18 PM
Note to self for 05

Things not to do, to get a White Plate

Donít enter too many races and then not ride one cos your tired, overcome by heat, pumped up etc Ė It kills your grade point average.

Donít enter races like Heavyweight Twins Nov where there are typically 10 or less bikes in the class and youíre unlikely to finish on the podium Ė Its impossible to get >0.6 and further your march to a white plate Ė Still, I guess thatís one way to reduce the number of races I enter.

10-28-2004, 05:31 PM
Mark, I understand completely. While the current "Rider Index" formula is not perfect it does a relatively good job of giving some numbers to kick around. The thing I've noticed with those who scored above that magic number, if you will, is they did a lot of races for the most part. The pit falls of this index is that if your riding in those classes with small numbers or just small turnout for reasons like people running out of $$ at the end of the season or weather, you end up scoring way down on it if your not in the top 4-5.

Sucks I know /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

10-29-2004, 07:48 AM
It no big deal for me Derek and yellow goes better with my bike color scheme anyway /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif , but it may be something other AM's need to consider next season if an Expert plate is their goal.

Nancy Selleck
10-29-2004, 08:10 AM
A Novice can request to move up to Expert even if their Rider Index doesn't move them up automatically at the end of the year.

Page 5 of the rulebook explains how it's done.

10-29-2004, 04:13 PM
smile nancy. its good for people who pay close attention to detail..aka retentiveness. thanks for the hard work again.


Nancy Selleck
10-29-2004, 05:09 PM

Keith Hertell
10-29-2004, 06:31 PM

10-29-2004, 07:34 PM