Twilight Racing returns Thursday, March 17TH, 2016 for its 7th season at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine. The event will be broken down into 2 series, check the calendar for specific dates and races. The series offers USAC licensed racers the opportunity do some serious training on the old tarmac of the El Toro Air field, this closed course circuit will ultimately crown So Cal’s BEST twilight racers. The series is a USA cycling Category E Competitive event.
Race registration opens each night approximately two hours before sunset with the races starting an hour before sunset. Three groups will race concurrently on the same course after a staggered start. Group A is open for all ages, men, women and juniors in PRO/1/2/3 categories. Group B is open for all ages, men, women and juniors CAT 4/5 and the Group C is Masters 40+ Cat (1-4) each race cost $15 to enter with a onetime $5 permanent number fee. Our timing chip program continues for race results and if you purchased a chip last year it will continue to work. For anyone new this year chip will be rented to you for the year at $20.00 for the season. All racers must have a valid USA Cycling license. One day and annual licenses can be purchased online at usacycling.org or during registration.
Time Trialing will continue at the OC Great Park. The TT Series will consist of 6 races. The time trials will begin at 5:00 pm or 1 hour from the start of the criterium, check schedule for times and dates.
New for this Year is the USAC Beginning Racer Program (BRP). The BRP Program is designed to provide new racers with an enjoyable and educational experience as they learn to race, the objective of the program is to inspire and educate new riders, increase annual licensed membership, and improve cycling skills, leading to safer and more enjoyable racing experiences. BRP is designed to be optional, fun, and valuable, leading to a desirable program, which, in turn, will lead to more rider participation.
The BRP is modeled off of the highly successful Northern California Early Bird Racing Series. Established approximately 30 years ago, the Early Bird Racing Series serves over 1,000 racers annually and is the culmination of many years of hard work from USA Cycling Coaches Larry Nolan, Laurel Green, Matt McNamara, John Cheetham, and Dan Smith.