2017 Race Season - MPX Track Rules

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MOTOCROSS THESE RULES ARE NOT ICE RACES

ON PRACTICE DAYS: Gates open at 8:30, Practice starts at 10:00 and ends at 4:00 Gates close at 10:00PM SHARP!!

ON RACE DAYS: Gates open at 7:00 A.M. Practice will be at 9:00.

Sign-up is 7:30-9:30 in the trailer. 

Mandatory Riders meeting will take place at the trailer at 10:15.

Races start at 10:30.

No machines may be started before 8:45 A.M.

Trackside Ministry will meet at the mini track bleachers 8:15-8:45.

You must be signed-up to race before you can ride practice on race day.  A parent or legal guardian must accompany all riders under age 18 to sign-up, or rider must have a notarized permission slip and be accompanied by someone 18 or older to practice on practice day or to compete. Get a copy of the  Minor Rider Release Form here.

Required riding gear includes:  Helmet, goggles, gloves, long sleeve shirt, long pants, and boots covering the ankles.  A chest protector, kidney belt, neck brace or ring, and knee braces are also recommended.

No Pit Riding of motorcycles or quads is allowed except to and from the starting gate, 1st gear idle only! 

Practice order and race order will be posted on the rider board at the end of the trailer.

Each class will race two motos – 4 laps each.  (Team Race class will only be a 4 lap, 1 Moto Race.)  Finishes from both races are added together to decide placing.  In case of a tie, the second moto finish is the tie breaker.

There will be one trophy given out for every three riders in all trophy classes. All riders on the mini track receive participation trophies. Trophies may be picked up 15 minutes after the final posting. If you have a disagreement, make sure you let the staff know. The final standings will not be changed at a later date!!! Please do not go to the scoring trailer to ask how you did. Wait for the results to be posted. 

We are again having an eight race championship series for all classes, with an awards banquet at the end of the year. In order to be eligible for year-end awards, riders must participate and score points in a minimum of 4 races in a class. Points are given to the top 20 finishers in each class at all races. All racers will receive points.  Places 20th and lower will receive 1 point. Year-end awards will be awarded to 33 1/3% of the total number of overall yearly entries in each class up to a maximum of 10 awards per class. Example:  If there were 21 total riders in a class for the entire year, 7 would receive trophies. Points and Standings are updated after each race. In the event of a weather or other cancellation, we reserve the right to make it up or not.  If we cannot make it up we will base  the points for the year end awards based on the actual amount of races raced.

Race Rules 

On the big track, when your class is called to line up, stay behind the orange cones located by the starting gate fence.  When your number is randomly called, you may proceed to the starting gates and select your gate.  Race officials are not responsible for locating riders for their motos.

  1. If you flip the starting gate, you must be last going into the 1st corner or you will get last place in the moto.
  2. If you have a problem with your machine at the starting gate, ask for a 2-minute delay.  Once the 1-minute sign is up, no delay is permitted.
  3. If you miss an obstacle or run off the track, you cannot use this to your advantage and pass another rider.  You must stay in the same order when you get back on the track.
  4. When a yellow flag is displayed, competitors must ride cautiously until they have passed the incident that caused the flag. There is no passing or jumping between the flag and the incident that caused the yellow flag.  Failure to do so may result in the rider being docked from one position to disqualification from the event subject to the referee’s discretion.
  5. If your machine breaks and you have completed at least 1 full lap you can push your machine across the finish line on the checkered flag lap after all other racers have finished the moto to receive last place points for that moto.
  6. If you pull off before the end of the moto, you will receive a DNF (did not finish) for that moto.  A DNF cannot place higher than anyone who completes two motos.  If you received a DNF or DNS in both motos, you do not score series points.
  7. If you cannot get your bike or quad running, you can ride another machine as long as it fits the class, you keep your same number and you fill out a machine change form at sign-up before you race your next moto.
  8. If a moto must be stopped because one or more riders are obstructing the track, the rider(s) may not be allowed to continue in the re-start of that moto.  This will be at the officials’ discretion.  Race officials will determine restart conditions.  If for any reason the race must be stopped, it will be considered completed if over 50% (2 laps) of the race has been run.
  9. Any racing altercations to be ruled on must be seen by an official or flagman.  If you have a complaint, you must fill out an incident report in the trailer.  The referee has the final say in all protests.  His ruling is final!
    All motos are video taped.  If you have an issue with your scored position, bring it to the attention of the trailer desk staff.  We will review the score sheets for a re-determination.  If you are not satisfied with the result, you may post a $25 deposit for the video review.  If we review the video and you are right, we will make the correction and refund your money. If we were right , we will keep the $25 and put it towards our banquet.
  10. If an MPX staff member witnesses a rider, pit crew or family member using foul language,  making threats or striking a staff member or other rider, that rider is subject to instant disqualification for unsportsmanlike like conduct.
  11. Mini track parents and helpers must move back from the starting line when the 1 minute sign goes up.  If you do not comply, you may be escorted from the area and your rider will be disqualified.  Only (1) parent or helper per mini rider!
  12. NO Rider, Parent or other Spectator is allowed in the scoring room.  If you have a problem report it to the desk staff or the announcer. 
  13. We reserve the right to deny track/facility access to anyone.
  14. Awards. Awards are given for every class.  You must compete against another rider in your class to receive a trophy. If you are the only rider an option of a plaque or dealer check are given.  Dealer checks and awards are given in every class.  Cash option is reserved for a few classes.

 General Class and Machine Rules

  1. All Quads must have working tethers and front and rear number plates.  Numbers are also recommended on back of chest protectorsFull-sized quads  and ALL Quads on the big track are also required to have nerf bars.
    Please make sure that front and rear numbers are large enough to be easily scored.
  2. Jr. Quads on the Jr. Track must use the stock frame and ATV engine cases from the original ATV manufacturer of that make and model.  No full-sized quad frames are allowed.  In classes which allow motor modifications, the machine must not exceed the cc limit for the class (NO Big Bore or Stroker motors, but other than that, it is “Run what ya brung!!).  Jr. Quads competing in the Pee Wee class will be 50cc Designated machines Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Can-Am, Polaris & Arctic Cat. ( or approved by the Official before the event).  Pee Wee quads Allowable modifications are: after-market slip-on trail pipes, tires and rims (may NOT result in a change to stock width), sprockets, gearing, clutch, twist throttle, handle bars, grips, handlebar pads, front bumper, rear grab bar and jetting.  No other modifications are allowed!  Jr. Quad machines in the 50cc and 70-90cc/250cc 4-stroke classes (BIG TRACK) are allowed to make any modifications but not to exceed the class cc limit.or a width of  50 inches
  3. Black number plates with white numbers or white number plates with black numbers 6”or larger are strongly recommended for all racers.
  4. For youth classes, a rider’s age as of January 1st determines class eligibility for the entire year.  However, once a rider moves up to the next age division, they may not move back down to the lower age class. Youth riders cannot ride two different age classes such as 125 Jr. & 16-24. 
  5. All riders must choose which track they will ride on – cannot ride both the big track and the mini track.
  6. Novice class is the C class.  Expert is the B & A classes. Please sign-up accordingly.
  7. For a complete detailed version of each classes requirements, see the MPX Racing Class List.

Thanks for your support.  Have a great race season!

2017 Moto Schedule

Banquet is Nov 12, Doors open at Noon, Dinner @ 1

To see if you are eligible to receive an award visits the "Point Standing" page. Tab is under Race info tab.

Tickets to receive trophies must be purchased by Oct. 12.