The Twilight Grid Qualifiers presented by Georgia Cycle Sport feature eight-up CompuTrainer racing to create start positions for Saturday night's Terrapin Twilight Men's Pro-Am Criterium. Heats start at 10:00 AM on Friday, with the last heat going off at 6:15 PM. The Finals begin at 9:00 PM and feature the top eight times from the heats, though more than one rider from a single heat can continue on to the finals.
The finishing order of the 3K Grid Qualifiers will create the start positions for the men's pro-am criterium Saturday night. The final eight riders will get coveted call-ups and front-row starting positions. Each professional and USA CRITS Division 1 team will get one introduction, and these riders are ineligible for the Grid Qualifiers. All other call-ups must qualify through the Grid Qualifiers. Participation is not mandatory but riders not participating will be issued the highest (or worst) start order positions (at the back).
Racing starts every 45 minutes until the 3:45 PM heat, and then will switch to every hour, with sign-in 30 minutes prior to each race heat. Riders will check-in at the stage at the intersection of College Avenue and Washington Street.
Information for Riders:
Entry: Riders must be registered in the PRO 1 event to participate and pre-register in the appropriate class. Start times will be available to view online. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up for a heat.
Who: All registered Pro 1 riders participating in the Saturday night Pro/1 race can participate. The TT is not required but recommended for Cat 1 riders to create start positions. A limited number of qualifying positions for Cat 2 riders will be available for Friday's heats.
Since the Terrapin Twilight is a NCC event. Cat 2 racers must compete in the grid qualifiers to earn a spot in Saturday night's race. In order to be accepted into the grid qualifiers, Cat 2 riders must register for Saturday night's races and submit a resume. Riders not accepted will be automatically entered into the Cat 2 race Saturday afternoon at the Greenway. Riders who enter the grid races and do not qualify for Saturday night are also automatically entered into the Cat 2 race. The top 10 (minimum) Cat 2 riders qualify for entry to the Pro/1 race. Additional Cat 2 riders will be added to the Pro/1 event as space allows.
Start Positions: Start positions will be determined based on order of finish in the qualifiers. Your bib number will indicate where you finished. Riders will be pulled through the start gates based on your bib number.
200 Block of College Avenue
April 26, 2013
Heats - 10:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Finals - 9:00 PM