Race Days Rules & Regulations

8. RACE DAYS

8.1 The following rules are supplementary to the Rules and Regulations and are applicable to Race Days at Nunawading & District Moto Cross Club.

8.2 General riding rules must be adhered to.

8.3 Entry in competition events will be restricted to up to 450cc and as recognised in 8.6. Changes of bike(s) must be approved by the Chief Marshall and advised to the Race Secretary

8.4 Entry Forms to be submitted on line no later than the gazetted time. Late entries will be accepted at the discretion of the Race Secretary.

8.4A Unless prior confirmation is made to the Race Secretary two (2) days prior to the event all monies will be forfeited. If prior notification is made, monies paid will be carried over to the next race meet of attendance.

8.5 Sign in/Scrutineering/Riders Briefing.

Sign In 7.00-8.15am  Scrutineering 7.30-8.30am

Riders Briefing 8.45am   Practice Commences 9.00am

Riders must sign in and be available for scrutineering and attend Riders Briefing at the said time.

8.6 For the purposes of racing, Nunawading & District Moto Cross Club recognises classes as determined by the Committee. Classes will be determined at the beginning of each season of Aggregate & Club Championships. Classes may be combined on Race Days to accomodate reduced Rider numbers in a class at the discretion of the Chief Marshall.

8.7 Three graded riders are required to form a class.

8.8 If there are insufficient graded riders to form a class, grades may be combined with a higher or lower grade.

8.9 Awards will be given for first, second and third placings.

 

8.10 Points scoring system as follows: Place

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

Points

20

17

15

13

11

10

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

8.11 Tie results.

For events where a tie of points has resulted, the rider who has scored the highest points in the final round will be given preference.

8.12 Grades may be combined if insufficient entries are received to constitute a class.

8.13 Grading of riders will be determined by the Grading Committee. The Grading Committee will consist of three (3) Committee members.

8.14 General Grading will take place at the discretion of the grading committee.

8.15 Meaning of Flags.

Yellow Flag. This means to slow down and hold your position. Any rider who improves his/her position or place while a yellow flag is being displayed shall be penalised or disqualified from the event.

Red Flag - All riders must slow to a stop immediately or when safe to do so and return to the start gates.

Green Flag - Course clear.

Chequered Flag - End of race.

Red Cross Flag - Call for First Aid.

Black Flag - When waved in front of a certain rider, the rider must leave the track immediately and report to the Marshall who flagged him/her.

Purple Flag - Protest Flag.

8.16 Protests- Method of Protesting.

Protests on Rider and Bike Classification and Event Incidents.

Any person protesting regarding any member’s eligibility to compete at a meeting shall be lodged with the Chief Marshall of the day. Riders who are aggrieved by interference of another rider/s may protest immediately after that event in which the incident occurred, except when circumstances render this impossible.

8.17 The protest must be directed by the rider, in person, to the Chief Marshall of the day. Offenders involved will be called up to comment. The particulars of evidence by parties involved in the dispute will be entered immediately in the provided "Protest Log Book". Awards to place getters in any event where a protest is lodged may be either:

(a) dealt with immediately OR

(b) may be withheld until it has been dealt with by a Chief Marshall.

8.18 All other Protests.

All other protests regarding Program and Results etc, should be in writing to the Sports Secretary, within seven (7) days of the program in question or the results being published.

8.19 First Aid

No event or programmed day of events shall proceed without a first aid attendant being available. Emergency exits to the circuit and access roads are to be clear at all times.

8.20 Starting

Starting by mechanical drop-back gate: clutch start, both wheels to be stationary.

8.21 False Start.

False starts will be determined by the Starting Official of the day. A red flag will be immediately displayed in the event of a false start.

8.22 Holding Time at Start.

A rider may hold a start by raising his/her arm to notify the Starting Official of a problem. The Starting Official may hold the race start by two (2) minutes only, after which the rider may be considered a non-starter.

8.23 Grid Position.

Where a single row massed start is used, starting positions shall be drawn by peg ballot.

8.24 Marshalls.

Chief Marshall.

His or her aim is to maintain a high standard of safety at all times during Club activities and that all Rules & Regulations are obeyed and carried out.

Track Marshalls.

(a) Will be responsible to the Chief Marshall.

(b) Must attend all "riders’ briefings" to be clearly informed of their duties.

(c) Shall wear the appropriate uniform.

8.26 Riders Representative.

All rider representatives must be available for duty on race day. No representative - no ride (unless agreed by the Chief Marshall).

8.27 Removal of Bikes from the Pit area.

All bikes must remain within the pit area after scrutineering. Authorized removal of the machine must be given by the Chief Marshall or Official. Any rider removing their bike will be excluded from the event.

8.28 Abandonment.

If the meeting is abandoned, the results will be carried forward to the next meeting, or be included only in aggregate. The Committee, at their discretion, may re-schedule the race meeting to a "date to be fixed".

8.29 Aggregate.

Riders must attend a minimum of 3 rounds in the Aggregate series to qualify for an end of year Aggregate trophy. Bikes will only be allowed that meet the class standard unless otherwise approved by the Chief Marshall. No bike will be allowed to compete in a class of greater bike capacity to that class.

8.30 Club Championships.

Riders must attend a minimum of 2 rounds in Club Championships to qualify unless due to a medical or justifiable reason where a proof of reasoning may be submitted to the committee for riding consideration for an end of year Club Champs trophy or prize money. Double points will be awarded in the last round of the Club Championships on the Sunday only.

8.31 Grading

Grading of riders will occur at the finalization of Round 1 of the Aggregate series with 100% of points transferred to the newly regraded class and at the completion of Round 2 where 75% of points will be taken to the regraded class. Further regrading will then occur at the end of the Aggregate series and also at the end of the Club Championship Series. A rider may elect to drop down one class when moving to a bike of larger size or an older age group at the discretion of the grading committee. A Rider that wins or places an overall in a series does not automatically qualify for regrading, this is at the discretion of the Grading Committee. All regrading by the Grading Committee will be advised in writing, if a regraded rider does not agree with this decision they must put this in writing within 48 Hours of receipt of notification giving written justifiable reasoning to the Race Secretary for the submission to the Clubs Committee of Management for review. The Chief Marshall may make the decision on Race Day at the conclusion of practice that a rider should be in a higher grade or other riding class, this will then be communicated to the Race Secretary.

8.32. Competition Classes

Division 1/Pee Wee-50cc Non Competitive Rider and bike

Division 2-50cc Competitive Rider and/or bike.

65cc A & B Grade-65cc bike size only - Riders must be under 12 years of age as at January 1st of the racing year.

85cc-150cc 4 stroke  A & B Grade 9-U13 years (must be no older than 12 on Jan 1st of Racing year)

85cc-150cc 4 stroke  A & B Grade 13-U16 years (must be no older than 15 on January 1st of Racing year)

Competitive Girls All Power Jnr - Rider must be no older than 15 on January 1st of Racing Year

125cc Jnr  A & B Grade (125cc 2 Stroke) Rider must be no older than 15 on January 1st of racing Year

250cc Jnr (250cc 4 stroke) Rider must be no older than 15 on January 1st of Racing Year

Vets - Over 35 Riders must not jump the Canyon

The above classes will run subject to Rider No's.  In the event of less than 3 Riders (per class 125cc A & B) these classes will be combined as All Power Jnr

All Power Novice (non competitive Rider) must not compete in any other class.

All Power Snr A & B (All bikes up to 450cc 2 & 4 stroke) Rider must be 16 years of age on January 1st of the racing year.

A Rider turning 13 may move to the older class upon their birthday, a rider turning 16 may move to the Senior Class upon their birthday. A rider that wishes to move to the older age group is not entitled to take their points from previous rounds with them.

Definition of Grades:

 

A Grade - Intermediate to Expert (jumps and rides most or all of the track with confidence,consistency and noticeable high ability)

B Grade - Beginner to Intermediate (Jumps and rides some or most of the track but requires further improvement showing consistency)

Over Ruling

In the event that a rule is not outlined the Manual of Motor Sport will be referred to and the decision made upon the rules outlined in this manual.