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In 2021 we are racing on Racers’ Edge on Fridays without the benefit of Nastar membership by Sugarbush. A pass for the season can be purchased from Sugarbush at the race shack $75 for a season pass which includes the additional use of the course any time on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, $50.00 for employees (including Ambassadors) or $8 for the day. All payments are made by credit card directly at the race shack.
Each Friday we will identify ourselves as SRC member and make two runs on the same course . The times will be recorded at the race shack and forwarded to us for posting under RESULTS at this location.
New events will be posted as they are scheduled.
Friday Feb 12 2021 - 10:00am SRC race Racer’s Edge at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak, Warren. Remember wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart. Come, race and leave, please do not gather in a large group. We will have two race runs as a club. They will be on the same course. Please identify yourself as a Sugarbush Racing Club member.
Friday Feb 19 2021 - 10:00am SRC race Racer’s Edge at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak, Warren. Remember wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart. Come, race and leave, please do not gather in a large group. We will have two race runs as a club. They will be on the same course. Please identify yourself as a Sugarbush Racing Club member.
Friday Feb 26 2021 - 10:00am Two Races get there early. Racer’s Edge at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak, Warren. Remember wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart. Come, race and leave, please do not gather in a large group. We will have two race runs as a club. They will be on the same course. Please identify yourself as a Sugarbush Racing Club member.
Friday Mar 05 2021 - 10:00am SRC race Racer’s Edge at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak, Warren. Remember wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart. Come, race and leave, please do not gather in a large group. Please identify yourself as a Sugarbush Racing Club member. On this Friday our two race runs as a club will also be used for club members who have registered for the Chez Henri competition.
Friday Mar 12 2021 - 10:00am Race Cancelled Racer’s Edge at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak, Warren. Conditions do not permit a safe race course to be set
Friday Mar 19 2021 - 10:00am Two Races get there early. Racer’s Edge at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak, Warren. Remember wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart. Come, race and leave, please do not gather in a large group. We will have two race runs as a club. They will be on the same course. Please identify yourself as a Sugarbush Racing Club member.
Thursday Jan 02 2020 - 4:30pm A Race Day Party when there is no Race! Tucker Hill Inn, Fayston. Race course unavailable but Post Race Party: 4:30 Tucker Hill Inn will take place Tucker Hill will offer dinner following the party to anyone making a reservation. Below is menu of the Italian specials we will be serving on January 2nd! Shrimp scampi $25 House made manicotti with red sauce $25 Chicken a la putanesca $20 Gemelli pasta with hot Italian sausage, broccoli, and pecorino cheese $20 We can make accommodations for folks who are vegetarian, dairy free etc. Please make sure folks call us (802-496-3983) and set up reservations for dinner on the 2nd if they definitely do want to stay for dinner.
Thursday Jan 09 2020 - 10:00am SRC race Racer’s Edge at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak, Warren. Registration (Gate House, “day of ” racers): 8:30-11:00; Slip clinic/course inspection: 9:15-9:45 Racing: 10-12 Post Race Party: 4:30 The Taste Place in Waitsfield
Thursday Jan 16 2020 - 10:00am Race Cancelled Racer’s Edge at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak, Warren. Registration (Gate House, “day of ” racers): 8:30-11:00; Slip clinic/course inspection: 9:15-9:45 Racing: 10-12 Post Race Party: 4:30 at the Smokehouse Rtes 17 & 100
Thursday Jan 23 2020 - 10:00am Two Races get there early. Racer’s Edge at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak, Warren. Registration (Gate House, “day of ” racers): 8:30-11:00; Slip clinic/course inspection: 9:15-9:45 Racing: 10-12 Post Race Party: 4:30 The Reks in Sugarbush Village
Thursday Jan 30 2020 - 10:00am SRC race Racer’s Edge at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak, Warren. Registration (Gate House, “day of ” racers): 8:30-11:00; Slip clinic/course inspection: 9:15-9:45 Racing: 10-12 Post Race Party: 4:30 Hyde Away Inn on Route 17
Thursday Feb 06 2020 - 10:00am Race Cancelled Racer’s Edge at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak, Warren. Registration (Gate House, “day of ” racers): 8:30-11:00; Slip clinic/course inspection: 9:15-9:45 Racing: 10-12 Post Race Party: 4:30 Lawson’s Brewery in Waitsfield
Thursday Feb 13 2020 - 10:00am SRC race Racer’s Edge at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak, Warren. Registration (Gate House, “day of ” racers): 8:30-11:00; Slip clinic/course inspection: 9:15-9:45 Racing: 10-12 Post Race Party: 4:30 White Horse Inn on German Flats Road Please carpool as the Inn has sold out lodging guests
Thursday Mar 05 2020 - 10:00am Two Races get there early. Racer’s Edge at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak, Warren. Registration (Gate House, “day of ” racers): 8:30-11:00; Slip clinic/course inspection: 9:15-9:45 Racing: 10-12 Post Race Party: 4:30 at Toast and Eggs in Waitsfield just north of the entrance to the Big Pic on Rte. 100
Thursday Mar 12 2020 - 10:00am SRC race Racer’s Edge at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak, Warren. Registration (Gate House, “day of ” racers): 8:30-11:00; Slip clinic/course inspection: 9:15-9:45 Racing: 10-12 Post Race Party: 4:30 White Horse Inn on German Flats Road Please carpool as the Inn has sold out lodging guests
Don’t miss the après-ski party following every SRC race that used to begin at 4:30pm at one of the great restaurants in the Valley and included good company, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, great door prizes, and a first glimpse of the race results for that day.
In 2021 we are attempting a ZOOM meeting with restaurant takeouts during the week following a Friday race. Visit the calendar for details on Upcoming races and parties.
The scoring system created by me, Peter Wicklund – your former spreadsheet guru. Our scoring system started evolving about 15 years ago and was developed so that at our yearly, season closing banquet we could recognize not only the fastest women and men racers in the club, but also, those racers who show the highest levels of race participation and show the most improvement in their times. The system utilizes the NASTAR race class and handicapping process and essentially levels the playing field so that all racers can compete. No matter if you are an expert or beginner, you can end up on the podium at the end of the season. If you want to learn a little more about the NASTAR handicapping system just visit their website — nastar.com/how-handicaps-work. There’s also a nice explanation if you click on the NASTAR tab above.
We are using the NASTAR’S gender and medal classification system (Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze), and we have divided the club into the following Medal Classes:
The club race scoring system works like this. At the beginning of this season, if you raced with the club last year, you started the season with a handicap that represents the average of your handicaps you received in 2019. If you are a new racer this year, and you have a history with NASTAR, we look up your most recent national or resort handicap and use that as your starting handicap. If you don’t have a NASTAR history we will use the average handicap you received in your first race of the season as your starting handicap.
For the first race, we will determine how you did relative to the other racers in your Medal Class based on your combined two run time adjusted using your starting handicap. We call this the Discounted Time. For the rest of the season’s races, the Discounted Time will be calculated using a rolling average of your handicaps from your previous races.
Once Discounted Times are calculated, points are awarded in each Medal Class, with the fastest Discounted Time getting 10 points, second fastest 9 points, and so on. Also, if you show up and give it a go but don’t finish both courses, you will be awarded at least one point. Also, the slowest racer will always receive at least 2 points, so if more than 10 racers race in a class, the points will start at 10 plus the number of racers who raced.
So the key to doing well in your class is to show up at all the races, and ski a little faster than your average handicap from the previous races.
We will also be recognizing the fastest racer in each Medal Class based on raw combined time using the same scoring system (those will be called the Fast Points). So the speed demons get a chance to battle it out, head-to-head. In the results section of our website we will post the race class results half way through the season. This will give you an idea of where you stand in your Medal Class.
To keep you in suspense, further results won’t be reported until the year end banquet, at which time awards will be given to the first, second, and third place finishers in each Medal Class, and the fastest racer in each Medal Class. We will also be awarding a women’s and men’s club champion. It will be the two racers that have the fastest average discounted time based on their six best race days. To qualify for this award you must complete at least six of our eight races.
So keep showing up at the races, try a little bit harder, race a little faster, and you might end up in the spotlight.
See you in the starting gate,
*In 2021 we are attempting to develop a scoring system without the benefit of NASTAR handicaps so please allow us some time to perfect a system.
NASTAR (NAtional STAndard Race) is the world’s largest known recreational ski and snowboard race program. It allows racers of all ages and abilities, through a handicap system, to compare themselves with one another and with the national champion, regardless of where and when they race. NASTAR also holds regional and national championships each year, awarding medals in each age and class.
The National Standard is the Par Time or the “0” handicap which every racer competes against when they race NASTAR. The “0” handicap is typically set by a U.S. Ski Team racer or former champion. Runners-up establish handicaps against the winner by their lag time percentage. These ‘traveling pacesetters’ compete against pacesetters from each NASTAR resort at sanctioned Regional Pacesetting Trials jprior to the start of the following season.
These events enable pacesetters from each individual resort to establish their own certified handicap against the national champion’s Par Time or “0” handicap. The resort pacesetters use their certified handicap to set the Par Time at their local NASTAR course each racing day, and in turn give each participant who races at their resort a handicap that is referenced to the national champion. The Par Time is approximately the time the national NASTAR champion would have raced the course had he been there that day.
Every skier, regardless of ability or disability, can ski with a time referenced against the national champion, corrected for the specific resort and course conditions and his/her level. Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze designations are based on performance in several races, relative to each racer’s age, gender and ability group.
Club members should register with NASTAR and be able to provide their NASTAR number when registering to race club races. Registration can be done on the NASTAR website in minutes at skiracing.nastar.com/user/register. When you register with NASTAR, For Club Team select Sugarbush Race Club where it says “Choose Team”; for Resort Team select Sugarbush Resort where it says “Choose Team”.
If you are new to racing, or just want to polish your skills, clinics can really help.
New events will be posted as they are scheduled.
Thursday Mar 18 2021 - 10:00am Race Clinic Racer’s Edge at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak, Warren. Giant Slalom training if weather and course condition permit
Thursday Mar 11 2021 - 10:00am Race Clinic Cancelled Racer’s Edge at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak, Warren. Giant Slalom and Slalom training Canceled due soft snow
Thursday Mar 04 2021 - 10:00am Race Clinic Racer’s Edge at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak, Warren. Giant Slalom training
Click on a title to view results. If results display as a thumbnail, click to enlarge the image.
|1||Nicole DeFau Lowenstein||36.18||35.84||8.67||72.02|
|1||Nicole DeFau Lowenstein||36.55||37.51||10.82||74.06|
|1||Nicole DeFau Lowenstein||33.77||34.24||11.34||68.01|
|1||Nicole DeFau Lowenstein||37.14||36.11||15.59||73.25|
|4||Mary Carol White||41.87||40.39||29.29||82.26|
|2||Nicole DeFau Lowenstein||35.58||36.41||13.89||71.99|
|5||Mary Carol White||39.96||42.00||27.91||81.96|
|1||Nicole DeFau Lowenstein||35.98||36.34||13.86||72.32|
|1||Nicole DeFau Lowenstein||38.37||38.10||20.95||76.47|
|5||Mary Carol White||40.30||50.04||40.64||51.30||80.94|
|8||Win Smith, Jr.||36.16||34.62||37.51||39.65||73.67|
|6||Mary Carol White||40.87||45.44||42.15||50.00||83.02|
|4||Mary Carol White||35.38||40.96||35.77||45.52||71.15|
Some useful sources of racing information.