BOYNE MT, MI WILL HOST MIDWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
12.01.2017 | Bill Madsen
BOYNE MOUNTAIN WILL CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF NASTAR AT MIDWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Join NASTAR Pacesetter, Olympian and U.S. Ski Team Veteran Marco Sullivan for a weekend of racing and fun Feb. 10th & 11th.
Registration-Click Here to Enter (limited to 500 participants)
Boyne Mountain, MI will host the Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR Midwest Championships February 10 & 11. The event will include GS races on Saturday plus the Race of Champions and Team Races on Sunday. Participants will compete within their age and ability groups and racers that make the podium on Saturday will qualify for the Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR National Championships at Squaw Valley, CA, March 21-25.
Friday, February 9 – Registration
2:00pm - 8:00pm – Competitor Check-In (Top Notch Room)
Pickup race bibs, start orders and gift bags
An optional Race Clinic will be held for participants that would like to work on their skills with Marco Sullivan at the Pros from Boyne Mountain.
Saturday, February 10 – Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR Midwest Championships GS
8:00am - 11:00am – Competitor Check-In (Top Notch Room)
Pickup race bibs, start orders and gift bags
10:00am – Junior Racers Start (20 and younger)
The youngest racers will start first
1:00pm – Adult Racers Start (21 and older)
The oldest racers will start first
4:00pm - 5:30pm – Race Reception-Civic Center
* All participants will take two race runs, but only the best race run handicap will count for awards.
Participants will win awards based on results within their age, gender and ability division. Each age group will be broken into two ability groups; Platinum/Gold and Silver/Bronze. Participants will race their way into their ability group based on the best handicap earned during the race on Saturday:
Division I – Platinum/Gold medal handicaps
Division II – Silver/Bronze medal handicaps
Sunday, February 11
8:00am - 9:30am – Racer Check-In (Top Notch Room)
Pickup start orders
10:00am – Female Race of Champions
10:30am – Male Race of Champions
1:00pm – Family Team Race
2:00pm – Friends Team Race
The Race of Champions
Racers that win their age and ability group on Saturday will be invited to compete for the overall win in the handicapped Race of Champions on Sunday. The Race of Champions is handicapped so that young and old can compete on a level playing field.
Men and women compete separately but all racers carry their handicap into the final race where their time is discounted using their handicap. The first racer down the course will have the highest handicap and that racer will stand on top of the podium until a racer with a faster handicapped time bumps them off the top step of the podium with a faster discounted time. The racers with the lowest handicaps race last and the person standing on top of the podium at the end of the race is the overall winner. Awards are also presented to the racers with the fastest raw times.
The Team Races on Sunday are designed for families to compete together as a team or for groups of friends to compete together as a team. We encourage participants to meet new friends during the event and form Friends Teams. There will be separate races for family teams and teams of friends and awards will be present to two ability groups. Teams that score Platinum/Gold NASTAR Team Points will compete and teams that score Silver/Bronze NASTAR Team Points will be grouped together. Teams will race their way into a division based on the numbers of team points scored by the team. Friends Teams can have up to eight people but only four racers will be used to score points for each team. NASTAR Team Points will be used to score teams so that age and gender can be used to handicap racers. Family Teams are not limited by the number of team members, but there must be a direct family relation. Only the three best family team members will be used to score the team regardless of the number of family team members on the team.
Awards will be presented immediately following the race.
More Than a Race
All racing will take place on the North Boyne trail, one of the best NASTAR trails in the country. There will be a sponsor village, an awards party, live music, gift bags, an autograph sessions and Pacesetting by Olympian and U.S. Ski Team veteran, Marco Sullivan.
There are great lodging deals Boyne Mountain Resort for participants and their guests.
800-462-6963 – ask for NASTAR Championship.
Adults: $70 for adults to compete Saturday & Sunday
Juniors: $55 (20 and under)
Entry to GS races on Saturday
Entry to the Family or Friends Team races on Sunday
Entry into the Race of Champions if you win on Saturday
Gift bag-Regional Championship gift
Entry into a huge raffle for merchandise from sponsors & U.S. Ski & Snowboard
Celebrity pacesetter – Olympian Marco Sullivan
Discounted lift tickets
* Discounted lift tickets are available to participants and paid guests
Team Race Only: $10
Guests that would like to join a team and complete only on a family team or a friends team can enter Sunday morning in the registration room.
Guest Credentials: $15
Entry to the awards reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres and live music and the opportunity to purchase discounted lift tickets.
Special Event Tickets: $110 for a two day lift ticket. Additional days can be purchased for $55 per day
Kids: Free (4 years or younger)