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September 18, 2007 at 7:52 pm #27413bmxmom156Member
… i heard that there is possibly a rumor ( dont believe it as fact yet) that there will only be money opens at nationals at the christmas classic and grands races and that all other nationals will be racing for the “award of the day” whateaver that means…( see nbl website)
has anyone confirmed this as of yet?
trying to get a big money open class at cj this sunday( before they take them all away…lol)September 18, 2007 at 9:00 pm #50376
that’s the official word– no more 16-29 or 30+
for nationals anywaySeptember 19, 2007 at 12:32 am #50384tpbmxtdMember
There will still be 16-29 opens and 30 & over opens at the Nationals they will just be for trophy or track bucks. The only races that will have a payout will be the Christmas Classic and Grands.
That is what I was told from the NBL office.September 19, 2007 at 1:11 am #50390
i’m sorry– i meant no money for 16-29 or 30+
sometimes at work i have to get in what i wanna type then run away from the computer before bossman sees me, so i don’t always get the entire thought in
daveSeptember 19, 2007 at 2:47 am #50405sickryder83Member
booo, are they making it so the no amature opens can be for cash?. if so i’m seeing some illegal gambleing about to take place….. it won’t stop people from having money open’s on the side. also i think it will make more people turn pro so that they can race for money. what does this mean for the nj pro-am? grandfathered?September 19, 2007 at 10:40 am #50410tpbmxtdMember
In my opinion I think that they stopped doing them at the National level because they were not getting the big turn outs that they used to. Most of the guys did not want to race the huge 17-24 expert class and then race open. If I remember right (not positive, Jeremy only raced a few opens at the Nationals) but I think the payout was a set price and with the lack of riders they (NBL) were paying out more than they were bringing in. Now before we all go on this rant about the NBL and money, its no different than Coke coming out with the new formula Coke and when it tanked they pulled the plug on it. Any business that starts losing money on a product will stop selling that product.
They are going to payout at the Christmas race and the Grands because those two races always pull big rider counts.
There was nothing that I read that you still can’t run Money Opens at the local level, but I will find out for sure. So, for now, the Hyper Pro/Am is still good to go for the last race and for next season.September 19, 2007 at 11:29 am #50411bmxmom156Member
i agree it has to have something to do with the 17-24 x class being so large..but now that its cut back to 17-18 and 19-24 that should take care of that and i would think it would go back to the way it was before…
it was split up as pro/am open(16-30 and 30 over)
superx (any age)
elite men(19 over)
now they are only having super x and elite men money open classes… so what do the jr men do??
personally it sseems like they are jumping the gun taking the money opens away from the ams… why not just make it 100% payback like the local races do it? i can see them losing $ if its a low turnout but when you had a huge 17-24 class and every nat had 1/4’s it was too much with the low moto counts… now its back to normal so why not leave it alone?
i feel bad for the guys who just moved up looking fwd to racing that class at nats and now they cant. at least they can do it locally..thank god for the hyper pro am in nj!September 19, 2007 at 11:39 am #50412
all the more reason to skip the nats and run local pro amsSeptember 19, 2007 at 2:12 pm #50416bmiddaughMember
The Hyper Pro Am is designed to be flexible enough for change, and will continue to look for rider input.
oh…and what Dave said.
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