Intense DH Series Info

 2022 MAXXIS ESC Intense Downhill Race Series Information

2022 INTENSE DOWNHILL SCHEDULE

May 22 Powder Ridge, CT
June 12 Jiminy Peak, MA
June 26 Sugarloaf, ME
July 10 Jiminy Peak, MA
July 24 Sugarbush, VT
Aug 7 Killington, VT
Aug 28 Blue Mountain, PA
Sept 4 Windham, NY
Sept 25 Thunder Mountain, MA
Oct 16 Killington, VT Finals – 150% Series Points

2022 INTENSE DOWNHILL CLASSES

KATES KIDS 12U
GT JUNIORS BOYS 15U
GT JUNIORS GIRLS 18U
MASTERS 50+
AMATEUR 15-18
AMATEUR 19-29
AMATEUR 30-39
AMATEUR 40-49
EXPERT 15-18
EXPERT 19-29
EXPERT 30-39
EXPERT 40+
SINGLE CROWN OPEN
AMATEUR WOMEN
PRO/EXPERT WOMEN
PRO MEN

 A racer’s racing age is their age on December 31, 2022

NO Racing License Required

What’s the difference between DH and Enduro MTB Racing?

MAXXIS ESC Number Plates:
Racers must use a 2022 MAXXIS ESC Number Plate anytime they are on course for practice or racing
Only registered racers with 2022 MAXXIS ESC Number Plates are allowed on the Race Course during practice or racing.
2022 Maxxis ESC number plates are available at every race for $10.00 each and are good for the season.
Modifications will/can result in disqualification. Lettering/Logos MUST be 100% Intact. NO CUTS!!

WAIVERS
All racers must sign a MAXXIS ESC and a venue waiver prior to practicing or registering at all events. Racers under 18 must have a parent sign their waiver or supply a notarized parental signed copy. No other methods are allowed.

KATE’S KIDS’ CLASS
The Kate’s Kids’ Class preregistration fee is 100% Refunded after a parent volunteers and completes course marshaling for the race on Sunday.
The Kate’s Kids Class will do the same DH tracks as the pros. Go-arounds for features will be available.
The racers in the KATE’S KIDS’ CLASS can only participate in one discipline at Kask Showdowns.
Racers must be 12 or younger on December 31, 2022, to be eligible.

MAXXIS Eastern States Cup DH Series Plan:

The best 7 of 10 rounds by points count towards the series championship standings
In the event of a tie, the best position at the most recent event takes precedence
Series Finals at Killington scores 150% series points

The Maxxis ESC does allow reruns if the course closed during the racer’s race run
The Maxxis ESC does allow reruns if the timers request a new run due to a malfunction
The Maxxis ESC does not allow reruns if a racer is impeded by another racer

Racers should be at the start for their posted start time, racers not at the start for their scheduled start time will be disqualified from the day’s competition if their Maxxis ESC Racer’s class results have been posted at the finish or registration area.

MAXXIS ESC Series Race Podium:
Top 5 make the podium
1st, 2nd and 3rd in every class receive Custom Maxxis ESC Podium Medals and Sponsor Prizes
4th and 5th place receive great products from Kate’s Foods!

MAXXIS ESC DH Men’s Pro and Women’s Pro/Expert Race Payouts:
1st = $600
2nd = $300
3rd = $200
4th = $100
5th =   $50

KASK HELMETS SHOWDOWN SERIES
The “KASK Showdown” weekends will feature both Enduro and DH races on the same day at the largest resorts on our schedule. KASK HELMETS will present high-end prizing for the top racers that race both Enduro and Downhill during the weekend.

First place at every Kask Showdown will win a certificate for a Kask Helmet with a value of up to $299! While second place will win a pair of KOO CALIFORNIA Sunglasses ($149 Value) and third place will be awarded some sweet Kask/Koo gear.

  1. Certificate for a Kask Helmet with a value of up to $299
  2. KOO CALIFORNIA Sunglasses ($149 Value)
  3. Kask/Koo gear

For the Championship we will total all KASK HELMETS SHOWDOWN SERIES earned points and award the following prizes.

  1. Custom KASK gold wrapped REX helmet 
  2. KOO EDGE Goggles and KOO/KASK swag 
  3. KOO/KASK swag 

RACERS MUST FILL OUT THE KASK HELMETS SHOWDOWN SHEET AT THE ENDURO TIMING DESK PRIOR TO THE START OF THE FIRST RACE OF THE EVENT TO BE CONSIDERED FOR KASK HELMETS SHOWDOWN SERIES POINTS AND PRIZES

KOO EYEWEAR SPEED ZONE
The fastest DH racers in every class in the KOO SPEED ZONE are awarded a KOO Speed Zone prize while the fastest amateur man and amateur woman will win a pair of KOO EDGE GOGGLES (value $149)

INTENSE BIKES PODIUM PAYBACK Program that pays cash or certificates to racers that have raced with an Intense bike and have registered with Intense here: https://intensecycles.com/pages/podium-payback-program.

KATE’S CASH, any time a men’s amateur class exceeds 50 racers or the women’s amateur class exceeds 20 that class will be awarded a cash prize in addition to the regular product prizing. The cash will be awarded as follows:

  • $100  -1st
  • 50   – 2nd
  • $25    -3rd

Küat LAST CALL
An exciting new addition this season is the Küat Last Call. It will work like this: At every Maxxis ESC stop, at the end of awards, we will draw one plate number from the weekend’s registered racers and IF they are present, they will win a Küat Hitch Rack. The hitch for the Hitch rack is: you’ve got to be present to win!

MANDATORY MOVE UPS

Any Amateur racer that scores a time that would have won the same age expert class must move up to that class, if 8 or more racers were in that expert class.

Any Amateur may be moved to the Expert Class at any time the ESC determines the move to be in the best interests competition.

Past ESC DH Amateur Series Champions from any prior season MUST race in the Expert Class (Cat1)

Past ESC DH Amateur Series Champions can petition to stay in the Amateur Class in writing via email to easternstatescup@hotmail.com

MAXXIS ESC DH Series Championship Qualifications:

The Number of Races Counted towards the Intense DH Series Standings is 7

MAXXIS ESC Intense Downhill Series Final at Killington is for 150% Series Points and counts as one race.

No minimum number of races is needed to qualify for DH Series Championship Standings

Any ties will be broken by placement in the series finals at Killington

No Points will carry over a new class when a racer upgrades or downgrades their class.

Racers MUST be present at the Race Award Ceremony to Receive Race Awards and/or Cash Payouts!

Racers MUST be present at the Series Final Award Ceremony to Receive Series Final Awards and/or Cash Payouts!

In order to score series points, racers must complete the full race. DNFs do NOT score points

MAXXIS ESC DH Series Championship Awards

Men’s and Women’s Pro Series Payouts:
1st = $1200
2nd = $600
3rd = $400
4th = $200
5th – $100

ANY ACTION TO GIVE A RACER AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE AS DEEMED BY THE ESC CAN RESULT IN A DISQUALIFICATION

Due to the venues and the ESC’s environmental concerns, tear-offs are not allowed at any Maxxis ESC event.

MAXXIS ESC Zero Tolerance Policy

  • Use of obscene or vulgar language at any time.
  • Taunting of racers, officials or spectators by any means including but not limited to baiting, ridiculing, threat of physical violence or physical violence.
  • Openly disputing or arguing any decision by an official.
  • Visually displays any sign of dissatisfaction with an official’s decision

PETS AND ALCOHOL ARE NOT ALLOWED AT ANY EASTERN STATES CUP EVENT!
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