2023 GNCC Amateur Competition Rules
The following rules and regulations are solely applicable to Grand National Cross Country events. Please direct all questions and inquiries to Racer Productions, Inc. All decisions by Racer Productions are final.
- Minimum Age Requirement: Racers must meet the minimum age requirements in order to compete on the following machines:
DIVISION AGE ENGINE DISPLACEMENT Bike Youth 4 51cc; 70cc 4-Stk 7 65/85cc 2-Stk 12 150cc 4-Stk Bike Amateur 12 125cc 14 250cc 16 450cc ATV Youth 4 51cc 6 70cc CVT 8 90cc; 125cc 4-Stk 13 250cc 4-Stk 13 200cc 2-Stk; 300cc 4-Stk 14 400cc ATV Amateur 16 450cc
- Race Length: All race times weather permitting.
Division Length Bike Pro 2:40 - 3 hr Bike Amateur 1:45 - 2 hr Bike Youth 75-90 min Bike Micro 30 min ATV Pro 1:45 - 2 hr ATV Amateur 1:40 - 2 hr ATV Youth 1 hr ATV Micro 30 min
- Inclement Weather:
Events may be conducted regardless of weather conditions. In the event of rain or other unfavorable conditions, it may be necessary to alter the order of the event schedule, including but not limited to, adjusting the length of the race or delaying or stopping the program completely. Should a delay occur, every effort will be made to resume the schedule in a timely fashion if conditions significantly improve.
- Pit Vehicles: (SxS, mule, golf cart, pit bike, scooter) (Max. width: 64”): Pit vehicles are permitted for the convenience of ADULTS (18+) only and may be operated by PERMIT ONLY. Race machines may not be used as pit vehicles at any time during the event. Pit vehicles must be used responsibly and are strictly prohibited from entering the woods or accessing the racecourse, and may not be used to carry any tools, tires, parts, gear, fuel cans, pit boards, etc., that can be used to assist a racer in any manner during the race. Crew members are prohibited from using pit vehicles or any licensed motor vehicle during their racer’s race, or to access the racecourse via public roads. Pit Vehicle Curfew is 10 PM.
- Pit Crews: Racers are responsible for the actions of their entire pit crew.
- Bicycles are restricted from the following areas:
a. The eMTB racecourse during the eMTB race (unless competing in the event); and
b. The Micro racecourse during the Micro races.
- Sponsor Village is designated a “No Motorized Vehicles – Foot Traffic Only” zone. Only authorized motor vehicles permitted in Sponsor Village.
- Medical Protocol:
a. Racers are prohibited from receiving any type of intravenous hydration during or within 48-hours prior to competing in an event race, unless such hydration is deemed medically necessary by medical personnel as a result of an emergency medical situation (i.e., heat stroke) encountered by the racer during or as a result of participating in any race or other activity in the event.
b. Once a racer receives such hydration during or prior to competing in an event race, the racer will not be permitted to compete in any further event activities, including any race.
c. In any instance where a racer has experienced an apparent injury or when a racer is demonstrating apparent signs of physical distress, the racer may be instructed by the Race Director to immediately present themselves to the event medical personnel for evaluation.
d. In any instance where the event medical personnel have determined that a racer requires immediate follow-up treatment at a medical facility, the racer will be prohibited from further competition that day. Racers who have been informed of the need for immediate treatment beyond that which can be provided on-site shall either be provided transport by ambulance or proceed immediately by private transport or other means as appropriate to the suggested medical facility.
e. Any racer who sustains a concussion or loss of consciousness during an event shall be suspended from further competition until the racer can provide a medical release from their treating physical indicating that the racer has been medically cleared to resume competition. Although not required, racers are encouraged to complete an ImPACT Concussion Management Test prior to competition.
f. Medical Insurance: GNCC Racing does not provide medical insurance for competitors, and we urge you not to compete without it. Medical insurance is the sole responsibility of the competitor.
B. RACER ELIGIBILITY AND CLASSIFICATION:
- "A" Classes
a. Bikes: All racers in the top 10 overall ranking in any regional or state off-road series the previous year.
ATV: All racers in the top 10% overall ranking in any regional or state off-road series the previous year.
b. All "B" class champions and "B" racers ranked 2nd or 3rd in the previous year's GNCC who won at least 4 races.
c. "B" racers in the previous year's GNCC who won at least 4 races in a “B” division.
d. Racers that have ever qualified for the American ISDE Trophy or Junior teams, excluding the Women/Masters/Golden Masters class.
e. Racers that have an "A" ranking in any other off-road series. This applies to both AMA and non-AMA sanctioned events.
- "B" Classes
a. Racers with a "B" ranking in any other off-road series (AMA and non-AMA sanctioned events).
b. "B" racers placing in the top 20 overall in the 1 pm Pro Race at any given event will be moved to the "A" class the following event.
c. "C" class champions and "C" racers ranked 2nd or 3rd in the previous year's GNCC who won at least 3 races. Ranking is based on year-end series points and not banquet awards.
d. “C” racers in the previous year's GNCC who won at least 4 races in a “C” division.
e. Age Divisions:
i. In lieu of advancing to “B”, racers ranked 2nd or 3rd in the previous year's GNCC may advance to the next younger “C” division. Once this option is exercised, the racer may not return to the older age division for at least 5 years.
ii. For the ATV (16-18) C class only, racers ranked 2nd or 3rd in the previous year's GNCC may advance to the next older “C” division. Once this option is exercised, the racer may not return to the younger age division in lieu of advancing to “B”.
iii. The option to move to a younger/older “C” age division in lieu of advancing to “B” may be exercised only once. Thereafter, the racer must move to the “B” division if advanced. Racers who desire to exercise this option but who have been advanced to “B” class due to the AMA ORPV must appeal to the AMA to remain in a “C” class.
- Novice/"C" Classes: Novice skill level racers and racers that do not otherwise qualify as an “A” or “B” level racer.
- Schoolboy (ATV): Schoolboy racers advancing to a 450cc machine upon meeting the age requirement may compete in the “A”, “B” or “C” division.
- Youth Classes: No “A class” racers are permitted to compete in any “Youth” class. AMA Racing Rule, Section 2.1.E.1.e. Hence,Youth racers are prohibited from competing in any “A” division in any non-GNCC off-road event/series. For purposes of clarification, this restriction does not apply to the ATV Schoolboy Sr. division, so long as the racer is under 16 years of age and does not receive a cash prize.
- Warrior Classes: Restricted to active military and veterans - military ID required.
- Sportsman: Restricted to “A” and “B” skill level racers not eligible for any other 10 am Amateur race class. Class is not eligible for national points or series awards.
- Trail Racer: Limited to racers competing in their first year of organized competition or the non-competitive casual racer. Class is not eligible for national points, series awards or contingency. Racers competing in the Bike Micro Trail Racer class are not permitted to compete in a points-paying Youth class.
- Age Divisions: For all Youth classes, age is determined by the racer’s age on January 1. However, a youth racer may voluntarily advance to a higher age division if he will be eligible to do so at any time during the year, but once a youth racer advances to the higher age division, he may not return to the younger age division. For all Amateur classes, the age of the racer is determined as of the date of the event. However, racers competing in a younger age division are not required to move to an older age division once they become eligible to do so. For purposes of clarification, the Schoolboy classes are “youth” classes.
- Changing Classes: A racer may petition to move to a lower classification based on class finishes and time differences. However, the racer must first petition the AMA (in the event of an AMA-ranked racer) or the racer’s home district for reclassification and provide proof of grant of reclassification prior to competing in the lower class.
- Racer Advancement: Racers advanced in their local series prior to completion of the GNCC series may continue to compete in the GNCC class in which they started the season, so long as they do not voluntarily compete in the higher classification prior to the start of the next race season of their local series, i.e., SETRA, SERA, WORCS, etc..
- Riding Out of Class: Racers must compete in their designated or assigned skill level and may not “ride down” at the GNCC, i.e., racers that compete at the “A” or “B” level in any other series or events must compete at the “A” or “B” level in GNCC. This applies to AMA and non-AMA sanctioned events. Racers determined to be riding out of class will be removed from the race results for that event and prohibited from competing further in such class, and the class rescored. In addition, the racer will forfeit all prior championship points earned in the current year during their ineligibility for the class. Objections to class eligibility must be supported by data and will be accepted up to 48 hours after results are posted. Email objections to [email protected].
C. MACHINE ELIGIBILITY AND CLASSIFICATION:
a. Open: 251cc and over single cylinder bike engine, so long as the cylinder is stamped with the correct engine displacement. A 250cc machine is NOT eligible for the Open class.
b. Super Mini: (79-112cc 2-Stk; 75-150cc 4-Stk) Max. Wheels: Front 19"; Rear 16". Big wheel and small wheel models permitted.
c. 85cc classes: 85 (12-13), 85 (7-11) & Girls 85 (7-13): Wheels: Front 17"; Rear 14". Max. Wheelbase: 51”. Small wheel models only.
d. Micro Jr: For Micro Junior classes (Jr.1 (6-7) and Jr.2 (4-5), Max. Front Wheel is 10”; For all other Micro classes, Max. Front Wheel is 12”. Micro Jr. limited to the following OEM models: KTM Mini Adventure, KTM SX Mini, KTM Mini-E, Husky EE-5, Cobra MC-E5, Cobra CX50P3, Cobra CX50 Jr., Yamaha PW50 and Yamaha TTR50E
e. Mini-E: Mini-E models are eligible in all Micro classes in accordance with class age and wheel size requirements.
a. Production Rule: OEM motor and matching frame combination model required (matching year NOT required), with the following exceptions: 125cc, 200cc, 250cc and 300cc machine models in all classes may have LSR aftermarket frames so long as the frame maintains OEM geometry. Frame geometry must remain as designed by the OEM, including all suspension pivot points. Engine modifications, frame reinforcements, and aftermarket A-arms, caster brackets, swing-arms and suspension are permitted.
b. 4x4: (201-1000cc) 4-wheel or 2-wheel drive shaft or chain driven automatic transmission/clutch production models that come with or without rack or rack availability as standard equipment.
c. Women: (200-Open cc) Minimum age requirements apply for model chosen. (i.e., 13-yr olds are not eligible to compete on a machine model over 300cc; 14- & 15-yr olds are not eligible to compete on a machine model over 400cc.)
d. Schoolboy (14-17): (91-200cc 2-Stk; 91-300cc 4-Stk) Production/Non-production models; (301-400cc 4-Stk) Production models only. No engine displacement reduction permitted. (For clarification: 13-yr olds are eligible for class if they meet the age requirements of Section B.9 above; provided, 13-yr olds are not eligible to compete on a machine model over 300cc.)
e. Super Mini (12-15): (71-105cc 2-Stk; 75-150cc 4-Stk) Production/Non-production models. Youth model frames only.
f. 250 (13-15) Limited: (91-250cc 4-Stk) Production models. Youth model frames only. The following may be changed or added: tires, tire balls, wheels, wheelbase (must use stock suspension points), rear axle, A-arm, shocks, suspension, pipe, sprockets, gearing, clutch, twist throttle, handlebars, grips, handlebar pads, front bumper, rear grab bar, air filter, jetting, oil cooler, steering stabilizer, and frame reinforcements. Fenders may be trimmed. No other modifications allowed, INCLUDING carburetor, electronics (including CDI and ECU), air box (may remove lid but not screen or stock cage), and gas tank. Aftermarket internal engine components permitted (i.e., piston and camshaft), so long asproduction bore & stroke remain stock. Air-cooled models only; 2-Stroke shifter models not eligible; Apex models not eligible. Maximum wheels: front 10”; rear 9”.
g. 125 Limited (8-12): (71-90cc 2-stk; 75-125cc 4-stk) Production models. The following may be changed or added: tires, tire balls, wheels (cannot change stock width), pipe, sprockets, gearing, clutch, twist throttle, handlebars, grips, handlebar pads, front bumper, rear grab bar, air filter, jetting, oil cooler, steering stabilizer and frame reinforcements. Fenders may be trimmed. No other modifications allowed, INCLUDING carburetor, electronics (including CDI and ECU), oil injection, air box (may remove lid but not screen or stock cage), gas tank, wheelbase, width, rear axle, A-arm, shocks and suspension. Aftermarket internal engine components permitted (i.e., piston and camshaft), so long asproduction bore & stroke remain stock. 2-Stroke shifter models not eligible.
h. Micro: 90 Stock (8-9): (75-90cc 4-stk) Production models. The following may be changed or added: tires (but no tire balls), wheels (max. 10”), sprocket, twist throttle, handlebars, grips, handlebar pads, front bumper, rear grab bar, air filter, steering stabilizer and frame reinforcements. Fenders may be trimmed. No other modifications allowed, INCLUDING, clutch, pipe, gearing, jetting, carburetor, electronics (including CDI and ECU), air box and lid, gas tank, wheelbase, width, rear axle, A-arm, shocks and suspension. Limited to the following OEM models: Can Am 90, Honda TRX90, Kymco 90, Suzuki LTZ90, Textron DVX90 and Yamaha Raptor 90.
i. Micro:110 CVT Stock (8-9): (70-110cc CVT 4-Stk) Production models. The following may be changed or added: tires (but no tire balls), wheels (max. 10”), sprocket, twist throttle, handlebars, grips, handlebar pads, front bumper, rear grab bar, air filter, steering stabilizer and frame reinforcements. Fenders may be trimmed. No other modifications allowed, INCLUDING, clutch, pipe, gearing, jetting, carburetor, electronics (including CDI and ECU), air box and lid, gas tank, wheelbase, width, rear axle, A-arm, shocks and suspension.
j. Youth Classes: No engine displacement reduction permitted.
The AMA Equipment Standards List in Chapter 2 of the AMA Racing Rulebook applies. In addition, the following apply:
- Racers may not carry gasoline anywhere except inside the machine's fuel tank. Aftermarket fuel tanks are permitted; Auxiliary/Extension fuel tanks are not permitted. (Note: This rule differs from the AMA Racing Rulebook.)
- All machines must have silencers.
- All machines must have a working kill switch (bikes) or tether cord (ATV).
- Extended after-market foot shifters must fold.
- No horns, bells or other sound devices are permitted on machines.
- Machine sound level cannot exceed 98 dB/A.
- Machines may be tested by officials any time prior to, during or after the event.
- Paddle tires and studded tires are prohibited.
- Racers contesting the series should comply with the number plate color code. (See, Class Chart).
- Long sleeve shirts/jerseys are required for all competitors.
- Racers may only compete in one race per day, with the following exceptions:
a. ATV and Bike racer may compete in the eMTB race.
b. Youth ATV racers may compete in one Micro race (ATV or Bike), if otherwise eligible for the class. Micro racers may compete in both the ATV Micro race and the Bike Micro race but may only compete in a total of two events per day.
c. Once a youth class championship has been decided, youth racers may compete in both the Youth race and the Amateur race on the same day, if otherwise eligible for the class; however, their results in the second race will not be counted.
d. In the event of a co-sanctioned GNCC round, racers challenging points in both the GNCC Series and the co-sanctioning series may compete in more than one race per day upon verification from the co-sanctioning body that the racer is actively challenging points in the co-sanctioned series in the same classes he/she wishes to compete in with GNCC. Upon approval, racers may receive points toward both classes in the co-sanctioning series, but only one race will count for GNCC points.
- Racers under the age of 18 must provide a photo I.D with proof of age upon request by an official and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at registration.
- Racers must register for the race before riding their machine anywhere, may not exceed 1st gear idle when traveling to/from their pit area, and must always wear a helmet. Warm-up riding is limited to the start area and only after an official has given permission and the racer has registered for the event.
- Racers must obtain a GNCC approved transponder. GNCC utilizes Sport-Tag transponders only. Sport-Tag transponders can be purchased/rented at each event. For best results, mount the unit on the racer’s chest protector or on the front fender. Transponders have a 2-year battery life from the date printed on the unit. Once the unit fails to read at Tech Inspection, or exceeds the battery life, racers must purchase/rent a new unit.
- Racers will receive two numbered Helmet Tags for emergency back-up scoring, to be placed on either side of the helmet chin area, and a class color-coded tag to be placed on the back of the helmet. Helmet tags may not be trimmed less than 3”.
- All machines and racer helmets must be taken through Tech Inspection prior to competing for the purpose of inspecting transponder functioning, helmet tag placement, number assignment, and contingency eligibility. Safety equipment and machine eligibility are the sole responsibility of the racer.
F. START PROCEDURE:
- Racers shall line up on their assigned Starting Row on a first come basis when directed by the race official. No one is permitted on the Start Line until authorized to do so. For the Snowshoe event only, a block of rows will be designated for each class. The Top 5 racers in class points will start on the first row assigned for their class. The remainder of the class will draw for Start Row assignment at registration. Rows will start one at a time.
- The Start Line and all refueling areas will be a designated “No Smoking Zone”.
- The Racers Meeting will be conducted on the Start Line before the start of each race. All racers are responsible for attending. Machines must be dead engine during Racers Meeting.
- GNCC is a dead engine start, including ATV Micro MXC1 and MXC2. All other Micro classes are live engine start.
- Start Procedure: When the track is cleared for the start:
a. The blue flag will signal all racers to shut down their engines.
b. 30 seconds later the Referee will extend his arm to signal “10 Seconds” before the start of the race.
c. At the “10 Seconds” signal, all crew members must step behind the racers and may have no physical contact with a racer or their machine until after the green flag is thrown.
d. Between 8 and 10 seconds, the green flag will be thrown, signaling the start of the race.
- Racers starting their machines prior to the green flag signal or taking off with the wrong row will be penalized.
- Racers missing the start of their class must enter the racecourse at the Start Line and complete the start chute.
- The machine a racer leaves the Start Line with is the official machine of the racer for that event and may not be switched during the event.
- ATV racers are required to start the event with their tether cord properly affixed.
G. THE COURSE:
- A GNCC course may include trails, footpaths, roads, hills, motocross tracks, or any type of terrain which can be negotiated by a motorcycle or ATV.
- The course will be marked with arrows pursuant to the following color chart:
SATURDAY RACES ARROW BACKGROUND ATV Micro Black White Bike Micro Black White ATV Youth Blue White ATV Amateur Red White ATV Pro Red White eMTB Green White SUNDAY RACES Bike Youth Blue White Bike Amateur Red White Bike Pro Red White Bike Only (Pro and Amateur) Black Orange
- The course will be open for inspection Friday through Sunday. Competitors are permitted to walk or bicycle the course only; e-MTBs and non-throttle pedal-assist cycles are permitted for this purpose.
- Marking, cutting, tampering with or otherwise changing the course in any manner is strictly prohibited. Course modifications may only be made by an official.
- No one, except officials and racers officially entered in the race program, may ride on the racecourse at any time during the event.
- Racers will be disqualified for riding a GNCC course during the 7 days prior to the first day of the event.
- Motocross Tracks: The infield of a motocross track is a restricted area, accessible by race officials and staff only. Trackside pitting is prohibited inside the fence barrier of a motocross track, and team members and race fans must remain outside the fence line.
- Transponder scoring is the official scoring procedure for GNCC. All racers will be required to have a fully functioning transponder in order to compete. Transponders will be available for either purchase or rental at Racer Registration.
- There will be three checkpoints throughout the racecourse: one at the Finish Line and two Out-post checkpoints. Racers must come to a complete stop at the Finish Line checkpoint, but not at the Out-post checkpoints.
- Checkpoints will be "No Passing" zones. The section from the Finish Line to the Finish Line checkpoint is a "No Passing" zone. In addition, checkpoints will be marked with double arrows, indicating racers must stay within the confines of the course markers.
- Racers may not be serviced or pitted in the area between the Finish Line and the Finish Line checkpoint or in the area immediately after the Finish Line checkpoint.
I. ON TRACK REGULATIONS:
- Racers must remain on the marked course. The marked course is within 25 feet of race arrows. However, racers must stay within the confines of the following markers: DoubleStriped Placards posted on both sides of the trail, ribbons, signs, stakes, hay bales, barrels, motocross track, grass track, etc..
- Racers encountering a traffic jam or bottleneck may go more than 25 feet off the course to get around the bottleneck only. However, the racer must re-enter the course as soon as possible, and upon approaching this section the next lap, must ride the original arrowed section if the track is clear. If the original marking devices are knocked down, the racer must stay on the original marked course regardless. A "bottleneck" is a section of the track that becomes impassable for any reason, with the exception of checkpoints.
- Racers may not cut to the inside of a white pole corner marker.
- If a racer leaves the course for any reason they must re-enter where they left the course.
- Racers may make repairs and otherwise receive mechanical assistance anywhere along the course from anyone. All such repairs and assistance must be made without causing interference with other racers and in a suitable area off the racetrack.
- Radios are permitted between pit crew members, but not with or between racers.
- Reckless Riding. No racer may ride in such a manner as to endanger life or limb of other racers, officials or the public. Racers will be penalized for the reckless operation of their machine, including but not limited to the deliberate ramming, blocking or intentional contact with another racer, or for running into an official.
- Team Tactics are prohibited and include but are not limited to: altering the race course, marking the race course, blocking course lines, blocking racers, allowing another racer to pass in order to affect the outcome of the race, or exchanging machines in order for another racer to continue the race. Racers, team members or spectators involved will be penalized, including but not limited to disqualification, removal and suspension from GNCC.
- Unsportsmanlike Conduct. Persons whose appearance, conduct, associations or affiliations, on or off the track, deemed harmful or not conducive to the best interest of the sport or who exhibit conduct deemed inappropriate, offensive, abrasive or in bad taste, may be excluded or suspended from GNCC at the discretion of the Race Director.
Participants engaged in any event, public appearance, media activity or any other situation relating to their participation in the series must refrain from intentional physical contact with any participant, inappropriate or profane language, fraud, and unsportsmanlike behavior. At the sole discretion of GNCC, participants who exhibit behaviors deemed inappropriate or unsportsmanlike, prejudicial or detrimental to the best interests of the sport, or detract from the enjoyment, appreciation or interests of the fans, sponsors or other supporters of the sport, may be penalized by monetary fine, docking of championship points, or both. Such penalties are not subject to protest or appeal.
J. RACE FINISHES:
- The race officially ends for all contestants at the completion of the lap in which the checkered flag is displayed to the overall winner.
- To be considered as having completed a lap, the racer must remain with his machine with his helmet on, at all times, and both racer and machine must cross the plane of the checkered flag under the racer’s own unaided ability. No credit will be given for any distance covered during which time the racer’s helmet was removed.
- Towing is not allowed. Racers whose disabled machines are towed back to the pit area by staff or otherwise, for any reason, are not eligible to return to competition. Any laps earned by a racer that returns to competition after receiving a tow back to the pit area will be removed. If a racer desires to repair their machine and return to the competition, they must decline the offer to tow their machine back to the pit area. This rule does not apply to racers towed only a short distance in order to dislodge the machine from a track obstacle (i.e., mud pit, deep rut, ravine, etc.) or to bump-start their machine.
- Racers will be scored in order of their finish and number of laps completed. It is not necessary to complete all laps in order to receive a score.
- Podium Procedure: The following racers will be recognized on the podium:
ATV Amateur: Top 3 Overall in points-paying classes, then Top 3 4x4 and Top 3 WXC
ATV Pro: Top 3 Overall, regardless of class, then Top 3 XC1 Pro, Top 3 XC2 Pro-Am and Top Amateur.
Bike Amateur: Top 3 Overall in points-paying classes, then Top 3 WXC.
Bike Pro: Top 3 Overall, regardless of class, then Top 3 XC1 Pro, Top 3 XC2 Pro, Top 3 XC3 Pro-Am and Top Amateur.
- Burnouts on the podium are prohibited. Violation of this provision will result in a penalty, including but not limited to fine and/or disqualification.
- Results: Racers have 50 minutes to finish the race after the overall winner takes the checkered flag. A racer may question the results within the 30-minute period following posting of the final results. After 30 minutes, awards will be given out and results will be final unless a protest is pending; Provided, however, that the issuance of official results does not exempt racers who competed in the event from penalties for rules violations issued by GNCC Racing following the protest period.
- Impound: After the race, the top three overall racers, as well as any other racer requested by an official to do so, must leave their machines at a designated impound area until released by the official.
- Protests must be in writing and comply with the GNCC Protest Procedure. Racers may only protest matters regarding a class in which they were a registered participant.
- Penalties will be assessed at the discretion of the Race Official based on the severity of the offense and may include one or more of the following: position(s), lap(s), time adjustment, disqualification, suspension, loss of championship points, fine, probation, etc.. A sliding penalty severity scale may be imposed for repeat offenders. A Penalty Log will be maintained for this purpose.
- Awards are given at the rate of 1 per 3 racers, with a minimum of 5 awards per class. To win an award, a racer must complete 50% of the laps of the class winner.
K. NATIONAL AMATEUR CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Class Championships will be determined by the racer’s best 9 finishes in the same discipline (i.e., Bike or ATV). A racer must enter a minimum of 9 events in order to be eligible for series awards and national class ranking. The entries do not have to be in the same class. However, a racer must compete in at least 6 events in the same class in order to be eligible for series awards in that class. Only one entry per weekend will count per discipline.
Micro Class Championships will be determined by the racer’s best 8 finishes in the same discipline (i.e., Bike or ATV). A racer must enter a minimum of 8 events in order to be eligible for series awards and national class ranking. The entries do not have to be in the same class. However, a racer must compete in at least 5 events in the same class in order to be eligible for series awards in that class.
Points will be earned in each class per event as follows:
|1 – 20||5 – 16||9 – 12||13 – 8||17 – 4|
|2 – 19||6 – 15||10 – 11||14 – 7||18 – 3|
|3 – 18||7 – 14||11 – 10||15 – 6||19 – 2|
|4 – 17||8 – 13||12 – 9||16 – 5||20 – 1|
Ties: Ties for the class championship will be broken by the most first place finishes, then by the best finish in the final race of the season if necessary. Ties for other amateur class positions will be broken by the best finish in the final race of the season.
Top Amateur Racer: Racers who have earned a National Top-10 Overall ranking in any year are not eligible for the year-end Top Amateur Racer Award. This restriction does not apply to the year-end Top Vet Racer Award. Points earned in any pro class will not count towards Top Amateur points.
L. NATIONAL OVERALL NUMBER ASSIGNMENT:
The electronic scoring system provides a complete overall race finish for each event. Points will be accumulated for National Number assignment and can be viewed as a gage toward overall ranking for the year.
National Numbers will be assigned based on overall finishes in a minimum of 9 events, with as many as 11 events counting. The minimum number of events does not have to be in the same class, but it must be in the same discipline.
Micro National Numbers will be assigned based on overall finishes in a minimum of 8 events, with as many as10 events counting. The minimum number of events does not have to be in the same class, but it must be in the same discipline, i.e., Bike Micro or ATV Micro.
National Number points will be earned based upon the following points scale per event:
Final National Numbers for 1 pm Pro Race participants will be awarded to the top 20 overall first, regardless of number of events entered, then to remaining afternoon racers. Bike Numbers 111 through 119, and 174 are reserved for visiting champions. Final National Numbers for 10 am Amateur Race participants will start at number 201. A racer with an earned number has the option to reserve a higher number, if available.
Ties: Ties in the top 20 National Numbers in the 1 pm Pro Race will be broken by the most first place overall finishes, then by the most second place overall finishes, etc., until the tie is broken. Ties for remaining national numbers will be broken by the higher overall finish in the final race of the season.
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