Are you ready for round 3 British Columbia!!?
The Cat Scratch Fever is the 3rd round of 2012 British Columbia Off Road Championship Series. In the past the Cat Scratch has been titled "The Tough one" of our trail racing series here in B.C. but this year the Squamish Dirt Bike Association is changing their tune and trying to bring more of an all around rider friendly course this year. I mean, it will still be tough and technical, but some obstacles or trails are gone that are usually in which have ended many racers day or just plain out tired them out to exhaustion.
Here is a note from the Squamish Dirtbike Association:
Hello B.C. racers, There have been some significant changes to both the A and B loops at Cat Lake. The primary goal of the overall changes is to make the course more interesting and exciting for both spectator and participant. The changes were also made to bring the course more in line with the PNWMA guidelines for “Hare Scramble” which has laps between 5 and 12 Km in length.
Expect “traffic” on later laps.
On the A Loop, gone is the dreaded creek bed climb midway along the course. This also removed a particularly nasty descent in the same area. Other parts of the loop have been cleaned up for safety and re-aligned for better flow. The upper endurocross section is still in, so watch for it.
For those of you who are worried that we’ve made the A-Loop too easy, there is now a second endurocross section at the start/finish area. It’s not super crazy but will add fun/challenge for the riders and interest for the spectators.
The B Loop was changed the most extensively. Parts of the trail have been completely re-routed with benching and bridging, and other parts have been cleaned up for better flow and passing opportunities. The nasty connector trail (Ed’s trail on the map), the one with the metal bridge, has been buffed into submission.
The idea on the B Loop changes is to make the race achievable for the most novice racer yet challenging for the best Vet Am. When you turn up the speed on the B, it’s a whole new world.
Back again are the paintballers. You don’t know where they’ll be so cutting the course could be painful and colourful!
You can check out the SDBA website for more information: http://www.squamishdirtbikeassociation.com/
you can also go to the Cat Scratch race page on dirtbiker.ca here: http://www.dirtbiker.ca/racing/race/cat-scratch-hare-scramble
Also, No Limits Motorsports is the main Sponsor for the race. They're located just off the main highway in squamish. 4-38921 PROGRESS WAY SQUAMISH, BC V8B 0K6 is the address. Here is No Limits' website: http://www.nolimitsmotorsports.com/
Allright racers, that's it! Hope to see you all out at Cat lake for the Cat Scratch Fever!!