Unless the classes are changed at Lorettas, what people call “sandbagging” will always be present. A lot of fast kids don’t race B or C locally, instead racing schoolboy or collegeboy classes to avoid advancement. My idea is get rid of the current A/B/C all together.
For Amateur Nationals:
Under 14, 250 cc max
Age 15, 250 & open
Age 16, 250 & open
Age 17, 250 & open
18+, 250 & open
Then for local:
Beginner any CC (1st year racers)
Amateur 250 & Open (should be biggest classes)
Expert 250 & Open
Still would need some extra classes so anybody could race 1 bike in 2 classes, but this would be better for the following reasons:
-A super-fast 16 year old could race expert class instead of dominating B class for years
-No more beginner class national championship
-Doesn’t “fastest 16 year old rider in the country” sound like it actually means something vs say “schoolboy II champ”?
-Rider's goal will be to race expert class