Thank you for your reply. Knowing that you know course design, I was actually wondering if it was intentional to make the course that way. As you know, that's generally the opposite for BMX tracks, where there's more of an opportunity to do hi/lo passes. I suppose the key difference is the 4 vs 8 rider count. For others, I didn't intend on my comment to be interpreted as negative - just an observation. The "take-out" passing makes for exciting racing. It does make this type of racing more exciting, but it also increases the danger, which is also why it can be more exciting for spectators (and TV?). I'm glad EC commented that it was intentional. It should make for exciting racing this weekend!