Faster, Cyclocrosser! Kill! Kill! Like the go-go dancing leads in the iconic 1960s Russ Meyer film, thrill-seekers in the BikeReg.com MABRAcross Super 8, sponsored by Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar, will now have the chance to hunt down and overcome the opposition in the all new kill point competition.
And we already know that every second counts in bike racing, but in the Super 8, every race counts, too. If you are gunning for a series title, or care about where you end up in the standings, there are no days off. With only eight races on the calendar, every one is important. Cyclocross in the Super 8 is more like the BCS than the MLB (those are team sport references, bike racing friends), there are no mulligans (that one is golf).
Here is the nitty gritty on the details about how the series will work.
The Super 8 offers 18 competitive classes.
25 riders in 16 classes score series points at each race.
10 classes win Verge Sport leader jerseys each week.
Six classes win series cash prizes 5 to 10 places deep, which will be presented at the series championship race, Capital Cross Classic.
Three classes win Kill Points.
Team points will be calculated by Crossresults.com to determine the top team in the Super 8.
And what about those kill points? Here’s how it works. Points will be awarded for the Mens 3/4, Masters 3/4 35+ and 45+ and Beginner Cat 4 Men. Kill points are calculated by taking the difference between the riders starting position and final finishing position. So if you are wearing bib number 50 and finish in 25th place, congratulations! You just earned 25 kill points.
This may be a case of burying the lead. Already at the end of the release and no dollar amounts? That’s just plain wrong. The Super 8 is flush with cash and it can all be yours. The Elite Men and Women win $1,500 at each race, and the top Elite Men, Women, Masters, and Single Speeders win another $3,000 for their series placing. Not to mention the champs get to come race the series next year for free! That’s $15,000 in total prizes plus up to $1,400 in free entries.
Finally, every race in the Super 8 will offer a single-speed category. And this field is legit. Series points, leader’s jersey, series prize money, it is all there for the taking by this group of shiftless bike racers.
The serious fun all starts in less than a week. Make sure to visit MABRAcross.org for updates. Complete rules can be found here. Crossresults.com will once again host our complete results. For all the update news about the Super 8, follow us on Twitter at @Super8cx.