8 November 2015
Yesterday, under dry and dusty conditions, BASP began its 2015 season with the Sierra Point Night Race. As the last time for this race under the management of Tom and Alex Simpson it almost failed to get underway. With thousands of dollars invested in lights, portable toilets, and fencing, a late request to alter the insurance for the race almost scuppered the entire event. Surely down to their prowess as event promoters, the problem was resolved late on Friday afternoon; spectators and racers got to have their fill of the Sierra Point Night Race.
5 June 2014
Along with the Grand Prix Clark Natwick race on the USAC Cyclo-cross National Calendar (CXNC), Pilarcitos Cyclesports host a much changed sequence of cyclocross races this coming season. Their calendar is already published on the BASP website; the Sierra Point and Candlestick Point venues take place over 2 days whilst CCCP at Coyote Point keeps its traditional format.
Tom Simpson reports via e-mail that “for both our Night Race and our date at Candlestick, 2 weeks later, we’re going to experiment a little. We have quite a few big fields that have two categories in them – and it makes a packed day trying to get everyone on course in just [a single] day. [We] could race Saturday AND Sunday, split apart some of the big fields so that we have more single category fields racing.”