As I sit here icing my knee, i have to ponder why there is nothing reliable about racing in C class. Typically at my local track the C class is loaded with sandbagged and to be honest today wasn't really an exception. The faster sandbaggers cause trickle-down-sandbagging and the guys riding in D class now are so fast that the track had to create a new place for new riders. First Time Beginner, also known as FTB-D class. Since i was feeling good this afternoon I signed up for 125B and got my bike prepped for some supercross. Unfortunately my decision was short lived since no one else signed up for a B practice. I ended up riding with the ''C'' folk since there weren't enough guys and gals to have a good ol' B level practice. My first time out on the track went fairly well... I was annoyed by someone who thought it was necessary to bang bars with me every corner, But hey i wouldn't expect anything less. BUT THEN, on my last lap I saw him, SLOW-BRO! Slowbro was riding a brand new KTM 250xc and from the looks of it; had never been on a race track before. He was rolling every jump and while I encourage new riders, I have no idea why he wasn't racing beginner. To be honest I don't even know how the officials let him on the track. The only piece of gear he had on was a helmet for the 80's that had the visor broken off! Slowbro was actually quite intriguing now that i think about it.... He had on carhartts with logging suspenders and a pair of work boots. To top it off, he wore a T-shirt and was riding without goggle or gloves. I was kind of worried for the guy so I found him in the pits and offered him a pair of gloves and goggles... his response was to offer me a dip of Copenhagen, but he didn't accept my gear..... I did accept the Copenhagen. I bring up my encounter with Slowbro because i had another meeting with him later in the day. I was coming out of a 180 degree turn just in time to see Slowbro rolling the lip of a jump. He was on the outside line of the track, so i took to the inside line and hit 3rd gear in time to triple. Mid air i see Slowbro cut into my line and he is headed right for my landing! F@%&!!! I think to myself as i lock up the bike. I wasn't going to bail and hurt myself just because some idiot is trying to get himself hurt. I decided to ride it out, but i had both brakes locked before i made impact. By some magical feat i missed Slowbro by inches and my front tire landed next to his footpeg. As i come screeching to a halt i bottom out my forks and one side of my bars slam down on the back of slowbro's seat. Some how Slowbro rode out the whole event, that guy was so lucky. The act of crashing felt like falling out of the sky and landed with all my force onto my right knee. I ended up barrel rolling off the track because my knee was instantly locked up. knee braces aren't design to protect you from such a fall,(or atleast mine aren't). I was so furious the instant i hit the ground, I looked around ( like an athlete looking for a referee to call a foul). I felt like someone needed to T-bone Slowbro and knock his reckless a$s of the track. After some help from friendly riders I was able to drive the hour trip home in the dark, but right now my bike and gear are sitting in the rain because i cant unload it by myself. This brings me back to the beginning of my quandary. Far to often it seems like there are over qualified riders in the lower classes and it only seems to be getting worse. At some point shouldn't track officials regulate the classes in which participants are riding in? Half the tracks I ride any more use transponders to keep accurate lap times. I have noticed that the top 3 riders in each class are fast enough to keep up with mid pack riders of the next class. Shouldn't someone step up and stop the sandbagging? if not for cheating do it for safety. I know i wont be riding again this season, but my accident could have been prevented. If classes were properly regulated it would make for better racing. Not only that, but guys like Slowbro wouldn't slip through the cracks. Track officials need to enforce the rules whether they help or hinder a riders ability to win. END RANT, now I'm going to drink no less than 3 beers and contemplate going to the ER.