In the spirit of developing competition at the highest level within the series, race Directors of LA XC races should include a Pro Male and Pro Female category for registration. Pro and Cat 1s may be started together. It is generally accepted that pros race the same distance as Cat 1 19-29 and 30-39 racers.
Points for the championship series will continue to be tabulated separately between USAC Cat 1 and Pro license holders. A USAC license with an approved Pro category upgrade is required for all racers in the Pro category.