Flyball: 2018 CanAm Classic divisions for Saturday’s racing

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 31: A Border Collie competes in the Flyball during The World Dog Games at Acer Arena on October 31, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 31: A Border Collie competes in the Flyball during The World Dog Games at Acer Arena on October 31, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) /

Flyball’s Super Bowl (or Daytona 500, if you prefer) will be Oct. 12-14, with a full schedule of racing planned.

Nearly a hundred clubs from all across the United States and Canada will be competing in the 10th annual CanAm Classic flyball tournament, the largest tournament sanctioned by the North American Flyball Association (NAFA).

(For more information about the basics of the sport, see our introduction here.)

The event will be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

98 clubs from everywhere from Alaska and Alberta to Ontario and South Carolina are represented through 230 teams, most clubs bringing between two and four teams, though the Iowa City-based club Skidmarkz leads the pack with seven teams.

The CanAm Classic will have three classes: Regular, Multibreed and Open. (For more info on classes, see the introduction to flyball linked to above.) Each class is broken down into groups based on roughly similar ability.

On Friday and Saturday, each team will race every other team from their division, with the fastest teams moving on to Sunday’s by-invitation-only racing.

The winning team (three out of five heats) in each race will receive two points per victory.

Breakout times, used to prevent sandbagging, are established for each division, slightly ahead of each team’s qualifying seed times.

For the breakdown of Friday’s divisions, click here.

Saturday’s racing begins with Multibreed 1, with no breakout time, featuring Fur Fun’s Faux Fur, On the Flipside’s FLIPSIDE Multicultural, Rocket Relay Multi, Ruff Enuff Stuff and the defending Multibreed champions, Spring Loaded’s TNG.

Multibreed 2 (breakout 15.500 sec) features Go Dog Go’s If You Give a Dog a Cookie, Mass Chaos’ Abyss, the Mighty Mutts, the Omaha Speedracers’ Tink!, Black Ops from Revolution Flyball and the Unorthodogs’ UnMarked.

In Multibreed 3 (16.500 sec breakout) are Crazy Train’s No More Tears, Extreme Chaos’ You Want What 4 How Much, the K9 Outlaws’ Sunshine Superman, Battalion (Revolution) and the Spirit Catchers’ Oceans Away.

Multibreed 4 (18.000) holds All Revd Up’s Burning Rubber, Happily Evfur After’s HEA The End, Fur in a Blur’s Jet Stream, Skidmarkz’ Bring the Noise and Outrun’s We Are Family.

Multibreed 5 (18.500) contains the Dixie Flyers’ WingNuts, Fur Play (Fur Fun), New River Rapids’ Dogs Overboard, the Rockin Flyball Gang’s Born to Be Wild, and RUSH!’s Mixology.

In Multibreed 6 (19.000) are 2 Fast Fur U’s ROC Flight, the Barkaholics’ All Stirred Up, Blue Ridge Blast’s Multi Platinum, the Pacific Pups’ Mavericks and Mixed Paws from Pawmetto Pride.

Multibreed 7 (19.600) holds Beantown Blitz’s Wicked Pissah, Lunatic Fringe’s Freaks & Geeks, On the Fly’s SuperFly, Catch a Wave from Surf City Flyball and Multi-Car Pileup from Two-Lane Highway.

The final Multibreed division, Multibreed 8 (20.400), has Alaska Dogs Gone Wild’s Running Wild, Crash Landing (Dixie Flyers), Heads or Tails’ Chasin’ Tail, the Weston Whirlwinds’ Hurricanes and Zoom!

Open 1 has no breakout time, and features the Bay Racers’ Road Trip, Double Dog Dare’s HIGH SPEED PURSUIT, Full Speed Ahead’s Talkin’ Spit, Prime Time Flyball’s No Holding Back and Rocket Relay Open.

Open 2 (16.200 breakout) has Cyclone (Blur), Kinetic’s Energy, the Land Sharks’ CrazyJaws, Mad Skills (Prime Time) and UnOpened (Unorthodogs).

In Open 3 (17.600) are Clean Break’s Clean Sweep, Shot in the Dark (Crazy Train), Zirocco (Blur), Without a Paddle (NRR) and Dan’s Fans from Quick Silver.

Open 4 (18.000) has Mighty Mutts Open, Xceleration (RUSH!), SWAT’s Speed With Attitude, Syracuse’s Power Play and UnVetted (Unorthodogs).

Open 5 (18.200) features Flash Freeze (ADGW), Afterburner (Revd), the Canine Dirt Diggers’ Quicksand, Good2Go Flyball’s Leeroy Jenkins! and Splinter Cell (Revolution).

18.500 is the breakout time for Open 6, and the teams in this group are HEA Furry Tales, the K9 Wrecking Ballz’ Rubble, Mutter Chaos’ Disarray, NAFA Ghost 0 and Rabid Fire’s Hydrophobiacs.

Open 7 (19.000) has Hold Your Licker (Barkaholics), No Speed Limit’s Speeding Ticket, the Rocket City Racers’ Luna Rovers, Shenanigans Unleashed Open and Syracuse’s Orange Crush.

Open 8 (19.300) features Black Widow (K9 Outlaws), New River Express’ Dysfunction Junction, Swamped (NRR), Ruff Position’s Victory Lane and Turbo Paws’ Downforce.

In Open 9 (19.600) are the Ball Driven Bandits’ Outlaws, Long Island Road Rage’s Roundtrip, the Obsessed K-9’s Fanatics, Wide Open (Pawmetto) and Hang Loose (Surf City).

Open 10 (20.000) holds the BC Boomerangs’ NO WORRIES, the Lone Star Ruffnecks’ Wildcatters, On the Road Again (Outrun), Pawdemonium and Wet N Wild (Skidmarkz).

Open 11 (20.700) features Bad Company’s Packing Heat, Chattanooga Chomp’s Full Steam, the Hairier Jump Jets’ Bravo Sierra, Weim Crimes (Mutter Chaos) and RUFF’s Mountain Trekkers.

Competing in the final Open division of the day, Open 12 (21.500), are the BarnStormers (Dixie Flyers), Extreme Insanity’s 2nd Gear, the Frenzyed Flyers’ Stealth, One Pup Two Pup (Go Dog Go) and Haulin’ Ass (Two-Lane).

The Regular division is enormous, with 22 divisions in all.

Regular 1 (no breakout) – Animal Inn’s Vinny, Instant Replay Gold, Rocket Relay A (the world’s fastest team), WHY 2.0 (Spring Loaded) and Tenacity’s Achieve.

Regular 2 (14.000) – Formula Fun (Fur Fun), Instant Replay Blue, A-Nonnie-Moose (Ruffnecks), Rocket Relay Black and Silent But Deadly (Skidmarkz).

Regular 3 (14.300) – That’s What She Said (Extreme Chaos), Squared (Mass Chaos), the Mighty Mutts, Northern Power Paws’ Power Pack, and Mingle (Omaha).

Regular 4 (14.800) – Icon (Animal Inn), Topsoil (Dirt Diggers), DogGoneFast’s Rubber Room Rockets, Team America (Revolution) and AM2G (Spring Loaded).

Regular 5 (15.700) – Turbo Shot (2 Fast), Yappy Hour (Barkaholics), Up the Creek (NRR), Ruff Enuff Gold and the Smashville Speedsters’ Slapshot.

Regular 6 (16.000) – Disorderly Conduct’s Steel, the Rockets (Frenzyed), Fire in the Hole (Skidmarkz), UnAvoidable (Unorthodogs) and Warped Speed’s Space Cadets.

Regular 7 (16.500) – You Know What This Is (Extreme Chaos), Gale Force (Blur), the K-9 Kamikazes’ Wingmutts, the FLIPSIDE Regulators (Flipside) and Riptide (Surf City).

Regular 8 (16.600) – Tailspin (Revd), Ballderdashers Regular, In Flight (On the Fly), Born to Run (Rockin) and the MVPs (Spring Loaded).

Regular 9 (17.100) – Amped Up (Blue Ridge), E-Z Goin’s ST Express, Fee Fi Fo Fun (Fur Fun), Raze (Wrecking Ballz) and Acceleration (Kinetic).

Regular 10 (17.400) – Bark at the Moon (Crazy Train), Zephyr (Blur), the Adenaline Junkies (Lunatic Fringe), HighFly (On the Fly) and Zoom!

Regular 11 (17.750) -Curve! (Omaha), Fire and Rain (Outrun), Gas Alley (Ruff Position), Fast Blast (Spirit Catchers) and The Plastics from That’s So Fetch.

Regular 12 (18.000) – Born to Be Wild (ADGW), Bordering On Insanity Midwest Regular, Fast Break (Clean Break), an Outrun team and the Barking Spiders (Skidmarkz).

Regular 13 (18.200) -Not So Sweet (2 Fast), Sorry Not Sorry (Beantown), HEADRUSH (Double Dog Dare), 1st Gear (Extreme Insanity) and the Flyball MAINEiacs’ What the Fuzz.

Regular 14 (18.500) -BASH (Boomerangs), Unplugged (Blue Ridge), the Rig Rats (Ruffnecks), All Aboard from Makin’ Trax and the Milwaukee Dogs’ Great Balls of Fur.

Regular 15 (18.800) – Lawless (Baystate Bandits), the Music City Road Dogs’ Iron Man, FlyBy (On the Fly), the Texas Twisters EFS’ Finger of God and the Cosmic Strays (Rocket CIty).

Regular 16 (19.200) – the Blasters (Revd), Lithium Liftoff (DogGoneFast), the Happy Hurdlers’ Jump, Pit Row (Ruff Position) and Powertrain (Turbo Paws).

Regular 17 (19.300) – Big Orange Blast’s Orange Crush, the Show Smugglers (Good2Go), Butterfly Effect (Mass Chaos), the Pyromaniacs (Rabid Fire) and Synergetic Surge’s Recharge.

Regular 18 (19.500) – Hawk (Animal Inn), A.R.F.F.’s Rats ‘n Collars, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Hairier), Loco Motion (Rockin) and the Scallywags’ Arr You Ready.

Regular 19 (19.900) – the COBBERS (Boomerangs), the Happy Hurdlers’ Hop, Light Speed (No Speed Limit), HOV Lane (Two-Lane) and Surf’s Up (Pacific Pups).

Regular 20 (20.500) – the Bandits (Ball Driven Bandits), Clean Sweep (Clean Break), the HEA Wicked Waggers, Iron Butterfly (Music City) and the Lunatics (Obsessed K-9’s).

Regular 21 (20.800) – the Tail Blazers (2 Fast), Funk You Up (MAINEiacs), the Happy Hurdlers’ Skip, Pawmetto Pride (Pawmetto) and the Weston Whirlwinds’ Lightning.

Regular 22 (21.800) – Alamo Racing Canines’ Don’t Mess With Texas, To the Boxes We Go (Go Dog Go), Nonstop (Long Island), Mile High Velo-City’s Pure Energy and the Counter Surfers (RUFF).

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