Actually, anyone can race the Championship, but only in open if they didn’t qualify.
We made qualifying super easy this year so we hope to see a lot more riders at the Championship. Even our most die-hard National riders (those who didn’t race much locally) made around 5-6 races last year.
Each track (3) runs about 30 races per season with most of them occuring before August 19th. So out of nearly 90 races, we figured every rider could make 5 and the Championship. And since of the 5 only 1 has to be a qualifier, that makes it even easier. It makes it real easy on the kids that start late too. Last year the kids that came in late in June or July were pressed to make the count, but this year it will be easy for them.