Race Day Rules & Regulations


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 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 and the discretion of the Committee.

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.

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 may be combined on Race Days to accommodate 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 at the discretion of Race Committee.

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

8.10 Points scoring system as follows:


































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 stop immediately.

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. The Committee, at their discretion, may re-schedule the race meeting to a "date to be fixed".

8.29 Aggregate.

Currently we are only running a Club Championship Series.

8.30 Club Championships.

Riders must attend a minimum of 2 rounds in Club Championships to qualify for an end of year Club Champs trophy or prize money. Double points will be awarded in the last round of the 2-dayer on the Sunday only.

8.31 Grading

Grading of riders will occur at the finalization of Round 1 Club Championship series and also at the end of the Racing Season. 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. Refer to Racing Rules & Regulations for further clarification.