- A: Young bucks : 85cc – (50cc-85cc)-2 stroke or (70cc – 150cc)-4 stroke, (Ages 6 -15) Knobbies are allowed . This class is designed as the stepping stone for Youth riders to continue racing with other Youth before moving on to an adult class.
- B: Vintage Open – (125cc – OPEN) – 2 or 4 stroke, (Min age is 18) Motorcycles must be from 1992 or earlier, Rotax engines are allowed. Rims must be minimum diameter of 17”. Multi-cylinder engines are allowed. Specialized flat track racing frames are allowed. If you ride pro you can’t ride this class.
- C: Pro – (250-450cc) (Min age 16) engine, Frame mods allowed. Dirt track tires only
- D: Mad Dawg class : stock /modified and or mini bikes and Groms. (0-150cc 4stroke)(0-85cc 2 stroke)(min age 16) This class is intended for small displacement engine for pure fun with close elbow rubbing competition. Knobbies are allowed but flat track tires are encouraged.
- E: Scooter class : open to all scooters , Intended for plain good fun all scoots welcome. (150cc max)
- F: Hooligan (125cc – Open) – 2 or 4 stroke, (Min age is 18) Street Bike that can be registered as a street bike. the minimum rim diameter is 17”. This class is for riders who now how to flat track race and take it a tad bit serious . Vintage bikes are eligible for this class. Must have flat track tires. If you ride Pro you can’t ride this class. Knobbies are not allowed. street/flat track tires are encouraged
Flags are used by track officials to relay important information to the riders. They indicate track condition, the remaining duration of the race, and other critical factors. Riders are required to know what every flag indicates.
Flags have the following meanings:
Green: This flag indicates the start of the race. The track is clear at least until the next flag station to the best knowledge of the person holding the flag.
Green and white flags furled and crossed: This indicates that half of the laps have been completed. It may or may not be displayed during a race.
Yellow, displayed open: Caution! There is something on the track that requires the rider’s attention to avoid it. When a yellow flag is displayed, riders must ride cautiously with no passing of other competitors until they have passed the incident that caused the flag. It is not required to slow down. Lap counting continues.
Yellow waving: There is a serious situation that may require the rider to slow down for avoidance. No passing is allowed until after the incident has been passed. Lap counting continues.
Blue: There is at least one faster rider approaching you from behind. Hold your line and do not impede their progress. May or may not be displayed.
White: There is one lap left to complete the race.
Black and white checkered: This signifies the end of the race. Slow down in a safe manner taking into consideration
the riders behind you.
Red: When this flag is displayed the race is being stopped for an emergency situation. The riders’ left hand should be raised to warn riders behind. Safely move off the racing line and come to a stop near the beginning of the front straight while taking into consideration the riders behind you and emergency personnel who may be entering the track. Do not race back to the line. Scoring has been suspended at the completion of the previous lap.
Black, furled: When pointed at a competitor that competitor is being watched closely by race officials. It is a warning that the rider is doing something of which the officials do not approve and those actions must end immediately.
Black, displayed open: The rider to whom the flag was displayed must pull off the track in a safe manner to an area near the officials. Lap counting for that rider has ended. The rider will soon have a polite discussion with the referee regarding the rules infraction. The location must be such that it does not interfere with the ability of the officials to run the race. Their primary responsibility is to the riders who are still on the track. A black flag may be displayed if your motorcycle is in need of repair, leaking fluids or other potential hazardous conditions exist.
Race Procedures Track Inspection
Inspect the the track before the event is encouraged. It is important and a safe practice to inspect the surface and escape routes before riding the track at speed. Inspection can be done on foot or on pit bike at a safe low speed.
20 minutes prior to advertised start of practice. Attendance for all riders is mandatory. It is important that all riders understand the procedures of the day, which can change from one event to another. Failure to appear may result in penalties including entry withdrawal at the discretion of the referee.
The number of laps that will be run will be announced at this meeting. The number of laps may be changed later for time limit or track durability reasons at the discretion of the officials. If there is a change in the number of laps after the riders’ meeting, riders will be informed before the start of the race or possibly on the line from the starter. New Riders are required to meet with the race director prior to the event. Parents are responsible for reading the rules and teaching their kids.
There will be at least three starting lines. The distance between these lines will, depending on the size of the track, usually be 24 feet, but will have a minimum spacing of 15 feet. The front edge of the front tire must remain stationary behind the line before the green flag or light is displayed.
The start may be indicated by either a green flag or a green light. Do not move your machine until the green light comes on or the green flag is waved.
A Jump Start is defined as any forward movement prior to the green light; jumping the start will result in being moved back to the first line available for which there are no penalized riders. A second jumped start by the same rider will result in being moved back to the next line. If there is no line that far back, a new line farther back located by the starter or referee will be created and the rider must start from there
A rider not present at the starting line for the original start may not start in any subsequent restarts of that race.
Red Flag Conditions and Restarts
If any rider falls before the lead rider completes the first lap in the mains only, there will be a restart indicated by the displaying of the red flag and/or light by the starter. All riders will go back to the starting positions that they had when the race started. If they had been penalized for jumping the start, then they will return to those penalized positions.
The rider who fell or was otherwise judged to be the cause of the restart will be penalized by having to start at the first line available for which there are no un-penalized riders. The restart position for this rider must be at least one line back from where that rider was positioned for the previous start. Riders who, in the judgment of the starter or referee, fell as the result of an action by another or to avoid another rider who was already down, will not be penalized. Once an action occurs that is determined by the starter to be the reason for a restart, an independent fall by another rider is not
cause for a penalty to that rider since scoring for that race has been effectively stopped. However, if a rider forces another down or off of the track after the initial cause for a restart, the starter reserves the right to penalize that rider for endangering others.
After the completion of the first lap by the lead rider, the track will go into the red condition only if it is judged by the starter or referee that there is a dangerous situation on the track that requires the race to be stopped such as, oil on the track, weather, the need for medical attention for a hurt rider, or, a section of the track is blocked and racing cannot continue in a safe manner.
If a restart is required before the completion of the second lap by the lead rider, the restarting positions will be single file based on scoring from lap one. Corrections to those starting positions may be made by the starter or referee based on penalties for causing the restart.
If a restart is required after the completion of the second lap by the lead rider, there will be a “fan” style restart. The lead rider lines up on the inside of the racing groove. The next rider will start behind and to the outside of the lead rider. This same pattern will be followed by all until the last available position is available. Once the last outside position is filled, the “fan” style restart pattern will resume towards the inside. The front of a rider’s front tire must be at least three feet behind the back of the back edge of the rear tire of the rider in front and three feet over. Jumping the start will result in being moved to the back of the line.
If a rider is having a mechanical difficulty before the start or restart of a race, that rider or a member of the rider’s crew can notify the starter. The starter will allow that rider a maximum of two minutes to make repairs before the race will be started. If a different bike is used you must fill out a change form and start from the furthest penalty line.
Laps Required for an Official Race
A race may be shortened due to weather or other reasons. A complete race for scoring purposes requires the completion of at least 80% of the schedule laps by the lead rider.
Rain out policy:
If all of the heats are completed then the race event becomes official & scored according to finishing order from those heats.
A points system is used to determine the season championship, points will be awarded according to the table below.
11-5 12-4 13-3 14-2 15-1
Trophies are only awarded to 1 st place winners in each class after all races have ended .
2nd & 3 rd place will be awarded a swag bag & a tap on the shoulder maybe even a picture with a hot girl.
Unsportsmanlike conduct is any action or threat of action jeopardizing the safety of another rider or other person at the event. Flat track racing is a non-contact sport. Offenses include but are not limited to:
1. Intentionally or recklessly hitting another rider on the track.
2. Intentionally or recklessly running another rider off of the track.
3. Causing bodily harm to another rider or anyone else while off of the track, such as in the pits.
4. Intentionally or recklessly damaging the property of another.
5. Threatening any of the above-listed actions.
Riders are responsible for the actions of their crews.
Penalties are at the sole discretion of the event referee, are not subject to protest, and do not grant the offender any rights to monetary refund. The severity of the penalty will be based on actions required to protect the safety of others and to prevent such actions from reoccurring. Typical penalties for riders include:
Minor infraction, first offense of season: The rider is given a warning and is placed on probation.
Minor infraction, second offense of season: The entry will be scratched. No points will be earned that day. There
will be no refund of entry, track, or other fees. The rider is placed on probation for the rest of the season.
Major infraction, first offense of season: The entry will be scratched. No points will be earned that day. There will be no refund of entry, track, or other fees. The rider is placed on probation or suspended for the rest of the season.
Major infraction, second offense of season: The entry will be scratched. No points will be earned that day. There will be no refund of entry, track, or other fees. The rider is forbidden from entering the next race and will be on probation for the remainder of the season.
Repeated offenses: Riders may be suspended for the rest of the season and, in extreme cases, for life or until it is in the judgment of the Board that this rider is no longer a threat to others.
The black flag can be shown to a rider if it is in the judgment of the race officials that the rider is endangering others.
It is the responsibility of the rider to select appropriate safety gear that will provide adequate protection. The rider (or parent / guardian) must rely on their own judgment in the selection of helmet and apparel for protection and durability. Motorcycle racing is an inherently dangerous sport and each rider must assume the risk of competition.
All helmets must be of the full-face design and display DOT approval and/or Snell M2015 which is race certified. It is encouraged but not required that the following information be displayed on the helmet. Name, date of birth, blood type, allergies, important medical problems, emergency contact name and telephone number.
Other Safety Apparel
Boots must extend above the ankles. Leathers are encouraged but not required. MX style jersey long sleeves, MX style pants, eye protection and gloves are required. Body armor, neck brace or chest protectors are strongly encouraged. At any track larger than 1⁄4 mile, the use of a leather suit is encouraged.
Sharp Protruding Objects
Motorcycles must be free of sharp items that could harm riders in the event of a fall or contact. If in doubt ask the referee.
This activity is very disappointing to track owners; No rider at any time should use the pit area as a practice track. Please only ride to and from the track entrance/exit in 1st gear. No riding in front of stand or track viewing areas. Rider will receive 1 warning. The 2nd infraction will result in disqualification for that day’s race and will NOT receive a refund.
Maintain you’re racing line and the faster rider will go around you. It is always the faster rider’s job to safely pass you, hold your racing line at all times.
Number Plates & Numbers:
Must be clearly visible and contrasting colors, if more than one number exists in the same class, one rider will be asked to add an X.