Bill, I think you are correct that it is because of the way the system is designed… I was talking with a Dad and his son last night and the dad was telling me their goal was to make novice class. He says some people just move them up, but they want to earn it. A noble cause, the problem is the way the system is set up with move up points and the like and there ends up not being a ‘beginner’ class. If a whole rookie class started today and they all rode about the same # of races, and they were all roughly competitive the system would work fine and they would all move up at around the same time. I think we all know the problem with this!