The First Annual World Vet Cup of Nations is a chance for Veteran riders to represent their countries as part of three-man national teams at the 2019 Dubya USA World Vet Motocross Championship on November 1-3. Each country will be allowed up to 3 teams consisting of 3 members. Each team must have a 30+, 40+, and 50+ riders on the team. These 3 riders can be of any skill level. The event will be a two-moto format with the first moto on Saturday and the second moto on Sunday.
The riders in the Cup of Nations will line up in three rows with the Over-30 riders on the first gate, Over-40 riders on the second gate and Over-50 riders on the third gate. Don’t worry the track will be long enough to allow each gate a window of their own to get sorted out. Each nation’s rider will be scored in his age group only. The results of each nation’s three-rider (times two motos) will be added together and the nation with the lowest score over the two-moto format will be named the winning country. With three riders racing on Saturday and three on Sunday, each nations will have 6 scores (all 6 scores count in the final results—the worst score will not be dropped). A perfect score would be 1-1-1/1-1-1=6
THE FIRST BATCH OF VET WORLD CUP TEAMS
MORE NATIONAL TEAMS COMING SOON
Teams must apply and be accepted for each country. To represent your country, you must be a citizen of that country. The World Vet Cup of Nations Jury Committee will review all applications. If more than three teams are entered from the same nation, the World Cup Jury will choose the three teams that will be allowed to race.
For teams that are in flux, there will be a sign-up booth at the Glen Helen Tower each day just for the World Cup teams. Nation team can be formed leading up to the race (which have one moto on Saturday and one on Sunday). If you want to race the World Cup, but do not have enough riders to make up a team to represent your country, you can still apply and the committee will attempt to partner you with other individuals from the same country to make up a team—which is why Glen Helen encourages riders from different countries to come to sign-up and apply as individual—because it is possible that you could be paired with two other riders from your country to form a team on the spot.
Although World Cup teams can be formed right up until Saturday’s first moto, there are already 18 teams on the list and many more that are waiting to find their third rider.
The official rules require each to have a 30+, 40+, and 50+ riders, but It is interesting to note that teams can be composed of all Over-40 and Over-50 riders without benefit of an Over-30 rider. Since rules require one 30-year-old, one 40-year-old and one 50-year-old, they can race with an older rider as a replacement for the 30-year old—as long as he is 40 or 50. That means that the rider designated to replace the Over-30 rider must start with the Over-30 riders from the other countries in the first gate. In the Over0 and )ver-50 classes a younger rider cannot repalce that rider on the starting grid.
Under no circumstances can a team have more than one Over-30 rider.
You can see the World Cup application and sign-up now by Clicking Here.
WORLD VET CHAMPIONSHIPS FAST FACTS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31
Open practice: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Gates open for World Vet move-in: 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Registration open: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Gates open: 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Registration open: 6:30 a.m.
World Vet Motocross Vintage Championship (REM track): 9:00 a.m.
World Vet practice starts (National Track): 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
World Vet (National Tower) Registration open: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2
Gates open: 6:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Registration open: 6:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Racing starts: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Pro Race 40+ Moto One: 10:00 a.m. – 20 Minutes
New! 1st Annual Dubya World Vet Cup of Nations Moto One: 11:00 a.m
Pro Race 50+ Moto One: 12:00 p.m. – 20 Minutes
Pro Race 40+ Moto Two: 1:00 p.m. – 20 Minutes
Pro Race 50+ Moto Two: 2:00 p.m. – 20 Minutes
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Gates open: 5:30 a.m.
Registration open: 6:00 a.m.
Amateur Racing: 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Pro Race 30+ Moto One: 10:30 a.m.
Edison Dye Award Presentation (In Museum): 12:00 p.m.
New! 1st Annual Dubya World Vet Cup of Nations Moto Two: 1:00 p.m.
Pro Race 30+ Moto Two: 2:00 p.m.