The weather threatened mightily on Wednesday, but thanks to the Oval grounds crew and their squeegee, the course was dry enough to race. Skaters competed in a two person three lap pursuit, followed by 26 laps of pain (10k), and a miss and out (where the person in last place at the end of each lap is eliminated). Lomen & Boberg teamed up in the pursuit and skated to first place, Ron and Tom traded the top spots in the next two events on a lovely evening at the Oval.
This my understanding of how the scoring appears to be working:
- If 9 people race in a category on a given night then winning the race is worth 9 points, second is worth 8, etc.
- If 20 people race in that same category the next week then winning the race is worth 20 points, 19 for second, etc.
- Points for each race on a night of racing are added together to get a nightly total. Point totals from each week are then added together.
- There is no omnium point scoring system.
- That means you need to be sure to attend on the nights a large group of people plan to attend, since a large group would diminish the value of doing well in a week with only 10 skaters. That said, skaters are well advised to disregard the scoring entirely and treat the Series as training – intense training. Missing a single night will likely eliminate you for total point contention anyway – so stay focused on improving technique, learning racing strategies, and beating Randy Landucci.
- The decision was made to have races next Wednesday, the night before Independence Day, when millions of Americans will be traveling.
Current Standings After Two Weeks:
|Men||Attendance Point||Nightly Total||Series Total|
|Pursuit 3 laps||Place/Time||Points||Pursuit 2 laps||Place/Time||Points|
|Chris, Arne||1/ 1:54.10||10||Kaari||1/1:26.06||2|
|Roger, David||5/ no time||6|
|10K 25 laps||Place/Time||Points||5K 13 laps||Place/Time||Points|
|Arne||5||6||Pursiut 1 lap||Place/Time||Points|
|10 lap missing out||Place/Time||Points||Kylie||1/7:28||1|