2020 MX RULES
Black Widow Mx Rules and Basic Supplemental rules to AMA Rules.
The following points system will be used to determine event winners.
1st place -20 pts 2nd place -16 pts 3rd place -13 pts 4th place – 11 pts 5th place – 10 pts 6th place – 9 pts 7th place – 8 pts 8th place – 7 pts 9th place – 6 pts 10th place – 5 pts 11th place – 4 pts 12th place – 3 pts 13th place – 2 pts 14th place and up – 1 pt. ea.
The same amount of points will be given to each placement regardless of the number of riders entered. Pro payout will be 100% during the Motocross series.
1. All riders finishing 15th place or beyond will receive 1 point per event.
2. To be eligible to receive moto finish points the unaided rider and machine are required to cross the finish line together unless they are instructed to do otherwise by the referee or the direct instruction of the finish line official. Riders must also complete over 50% of their allotted laps. Failure to comply can result in the forfeit of moto and finish points .
3. All DNF’s (Did Not Finish) will receive 1 point, providing that rule # 2 was followed.
a. DNS (Did not Start) will receive 1 pt. for attendance and has finished practice prior to moto.
4. If a rider who takes a moto win is disqualified, all riders will move up and the moto win will be given to the second place rider respectively.
5. The rider receiving points in one moto, but failing to participate in another moto, does not forfeit points earned in the other moto.
6. Any rider who is injured and continues to ride and becomes a hazard to other riders or self, will be black flagged and removed from the track. They will not be disqualified unless they fail to comply with the black flag.
7. In the event of a tie in points at the end of a Series, the rider with the most class entries will win the Series title for that event, in the event there is still a tie, the rider with the most wins will be awarded the Series title.
8. If it is determined that there is an excessive number of riders signed up for a class, qualifying motos will be run in the following manner. (All 50 cc classes and 60 cc beginner classes will not have to qualify.) these classes will be broken into divisions as 50cc beg class 1 and 2 and so forth, same with 65 beg classes.
A) Two qualifiers will immediately follow practice. Depending upon the number of participants, riders from each qualifier will go to the main moto. The riders in the first two qualifiers shall not receive moto points; however, the riders not advancing to the main event will receive 1 finish point.
B) One LCQ (last chance qualifier) moto will be run at the time the first regularly scheduled moto for that class would have been run, and consisting of all riders who did not place in the qualifiers. These riders will not receive moto win points; however, the riders not advancing to the main event will receive one finish point.
C) The top riders from the LCQ moto will advance to the main event, which will run at the time the second moto for that class is regularly scheduled to run.
D) Riders in the final moto will compete for trophies and points in that moto.
9) You will have 30 minutes after moto posting to protest results. If there is a protest, we will repost, and you will have 15 minutes after the second posting for protests. Results will be final after 30 minutes from the initial posting if there are no protests and highlighted.
PROTEST: – Please receive protest form from rider sign in. HRMC will then notify proper officials for review. Please see FORMS page to view and download. – Official will contact concerning Parties after review for discussion or decision. – This discussion will be handled in a professional manner. All decisions will be final for that moto.
RACING: • The penalty for “jumping the gate” can be the forfeiture of one lap. The start gate officials are responsible for enforcing this requirement. A rider who jumps the start will be notified if he/she is docked one lap by an HRMC official after the race is finished. If a rider advances to front, following a jumped gate the rider will be docked 1 lap, multiple rider jump gate and the event will be brought back for a restart. If any of the riders of the multiple jump gate offend for 2nd time, they will be docked 1 lap and the race will continue.
2. The penalty for “cutting the course” shall be disqualification for the day unless it is determined from all possible witnesses and upon clear investigation that: A) The infraction occurred as a measure to prevent immediate collision or injury to another rider. B) To avoid disqualification, the rider leaving the course should return to the location he/she left and reenter the race in a safe manner.
3. No riders (with the exception of 50cc and 65cc BEG) will receive outside assistance in restarting machine assistance from track crew is allowed when safe to do so and to prevent further injury to rider.
NO SPECTATORS WILL BE PERMITTED ON THE TRACK SURFACE, Riders can be disqualified as a result.
4. Riders and pit crew personal are to stay in designated areas, i.e., pit board row, behind barriers, signs and fences. Exception: 50cc and 65Beg only classes, parent/Mechanic 1 per rider will be allowed onto the track in a safe manner to coach and assist the rider. Any Parent/Mechanic interfering in the advancement or progress of the other racers on the track surface will be grounds for disqualification of their rider. Disregarding track rule safety procedures can be grounds for being expelled temporarily or permanently from the facility, fined or forfeiture of the day’s event scoring with no refunds.
5. Riders and pit crew personnel are not allowed in front of the starting gate. NO modifications to the track in front of riders start. There will be NO modifications to the concrete start. No dirt, etc. will be added to the concrete surface. Sweeping concrete surface is allowed. The penalty of start modification can result in loss of a lap and will be at the decision of HRMC officials. No one except the rider is allowed on the start pad once the 30 second board has dropped.
6. First moto gate picks will randomly be generated from trackside program. The second moto gate pick will be a direct result of the finish order of the 1st moto, i.e., 1st place in moto 1 will have the 1st gate pick in moto 2. There will be no saving gates, the rider should be aware of the moto order in the staging area.
7. Riders must push their bikes from staging to the start gate. A rider is allowed to have a pit crew member accompany them to the line. Exception: Quads ride very slow to gate from staging.
8. Appropriate gear must be worn at all times while riding on the track. The required gear is as follows: Helmet, goggles, long sleeve shirt, long pants, over the ankle boots, and gloves. A chest protector is strongly recommended, but not required.
NOTE: For your Safety it is recommended that all hair past shoulder length and protruding from helmet must be tucked inside the helmet, jersey and or secured as to not protrude below shoulders…No Exceptions.
9. Numbers must be clearly displayed on all bikes and quads during an HRMC event. Highly visible numbers are to be displayed on both sides as well as the front. In the event that duplicate numbers have been determined, HRMC will notify the rider that is required to alter his/her number at the rider‘s meeting. The bike/quad that entered first will be the one that is permitted to run their number without alteration.
10. All minis (50s, 60s, and 80s) that have been modified to increase cc displacement are to be ridden in the appropriate classes, i.e.: Super mini. All big wheels are only permitted in the Super mini class. * Rule #10 applies to all HRMC sponsored events. Various other organizations, including AMA, have strict parameters regarding bike modifications of any kind. Please consult your AMA rulebook for specific rulings. AMA also has age guide lines that also should be reviewed.
11. FLAGS: A) Green, Start of race B) White, One lap to go to finish. C) Yellow: Caution, Danger on the track, Slow (No jumping or passing until after the incident), failure to observe caution flag will result in docking of 1 lap or Disqualification. 1. BLUE WITH YELLOW STRIPE: Courtesy flag, rider is being lapped, rider is being overtaken by another leading rider IN AN ADVANCED LAP, please do not interfere with leading progression. D) White with Red Cross, Medical assistance necessary (No passing or jumping until after the incident). E) Red, Stopping of the race for an Emergency situation or infraction (please return to start Gate.). F) Black, Disqualification of racer, exit track immediately and see HRMC Official. G) Black and White Checkered, Finish, end of race.
12. Riders are not allowed to race a bike in a size class with a motor larger that the size designated by the name of the class with the exception of 250cc four strokes which will be and are allowed to compete in the 125cc and the 250cc class at the rider’s discretion.
13. Riders are only allowed to practice for classes they are signed up for. If you are caught taking extra practices, you will be penalized at the start gate by 15 seconds in each class you signed up for. The same penalty can occur in the result of entering the track at non designated start areas, as well as using practice tickets that were not issued to you. You must have a current practice ticket and arm band for that day. This is strictly enforced by gate officials.
The only place to enter practice is from the start gate area and NO CUTTING TRACK TO ADVANCE YOUR POSITION TO THE FRONT ALLOWED!! This could result in a penalty of 1 lap being deducted for your moto or penalty of 15 secs per class entered. After completion of 1 full lap will a rider be able to break down sections of the track for practice. This is for the rider safety and for the safety of the crew and officials.
14. Parents of minors will not be allowed to scream at, slap, hit, swear at their rider (or anyone else’s rider) or the HRMC staff, PERIOD. Parents may be required to sign a code of conduct prior to their child racing at HRMC racing events. Parents can be asked to leave the premises if caught in violation of the code of conduct. This Kind of action could result in permanent suspension from the HRMC Facility.
15. Riders may use an alternate bike in a moto if necessary, but bike must be of the same nature as the one initially intended to race. An HRMC representative will have the final decision on alternate bikes.
16. Pit bikes will be allowed providing they are ridden safely. HRMC may suspend pit bike privileges. Do not Abuse this privilege!! No riding without helmet, speeding, wheelies or Brodie’s No Passenger can ride on the back of any motorcycle without a helmet!!!
17. Pit bike racing will follow rules equivalent to AMA rules and at the decision of HRMC Official.
18. ALL DOGS MUST BE ON A LEASH and please clean up after your animals.
19. No bicycles in staging area or grandstand areas.
20. Power test and tune is to be done in designated trail areas. Test and tune are not allowed race day until 7:30 am.
DISQUALIFICATIONS; You could be disqualified for the day/or season for not obeying the following rules:
1. Riding any motorized bike/quad without a helmet, this includes in the pits.
2. Indecent Conduct of a rider or anyone associated with the rider (Arguing with any official or track crew/ use of foul language) can be disqualified. This includes Disrespect toward HRMC organization, families or the competitors and staff. The HRMC Facility is a family oriented facility; please respect others around you, adults and kids alike. If you have an issue, please see track officials. Distractions and heckling during events or practices is not tolerated in the facility. You will be asked to leave. Please handle yourself in a professional manner. Violation of this rule could result in temporary or permanent suspension from the facility. Please be courteous to track staff, they are doing their job. Violation of this policy #2 above can result in permanent suspension from the Facility.
3. Riders can be disqualified if parent, family, or friends of riders jump the fence onto the track surface during a race. (This is a safety issue, if a rider is injured: please wait for an HRMC representative to signal you to the track). Jumping across the fence or onto the track surface can result in the injury to that person or others on the track and limit the EMT from performing his/her duties of caring for the rider.
4. Willful destruction of property, bldgs. (this includes the parking area). NOTE: No washing of Machine air filters in bathroom sinks or displacing oil to the ground in an Intentional manner. This is against the law and is punishable by Law. Use proper containers and do not dispose in the dumpsters take it with you for proper disposal or use our reclaim station located at the facility.
5. Use of drugs or alcohol during an event by a rider and/or anyone associated with the rider.
6. Crossing the track in front of a rider, running out on the track during a race, or spectating in a manner that will endanger yourself or other riders.
7. No Racing, passing, or jumping in the vicinity of where a yellow flag/Medical flag is being displayed.
8. There will be no refunds if you are disqualified for any reason. No refunds after practice for that day’s event. Circumstantial situations must be brought to a HRMC track official.
9. The rider/family is responsible for the conduct of all persons associated with the rider; this includes the night prior to an event.
A. HRMC values our riders health and safety and we have a concussion policy that is strictly adhered to.
Please follow our medical staff recommendations and proceed with action to protect your rider or yourself. If you fail the concussion policy test following a concussion you will not be allowed to continue in the event for that day. All Medical staff has the authority to discuss and enforce the concussion policy to the current symptoms.
For signs and symptoms of a concussion and the facility policy. Please see and request a copy of the facility concussion policy ahead of time.
10. There is a noise limit in the complex; quiet hour is from 10:00pm to 7:00am. An HRMC official can enforce disqualification for any infraction of this rule.
11. SPEED LIMIT-5 MPH helmets must be worn on all non-caged motorized vehicles, motorized vehicles competing on any competition surface and or joy riding and trails must have a helmet Golf carts UTVS used in facility for transportation must adhere to the 5MPH speed limit this rule is strictly enforced: 1st warning 2nd push your bike in the pits at all times 3rd End of your racing day or banned from the facility.
12. No spinning of tires (bikes/quads/autos) in grass or gravel.
13. No track cutting or berm cutting.
PLEASE WATCH FOR SPRINKLER HEADS AND NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES ARE ALLOWED ON THE GRASS AREAS!!!
REMEMBER THE SMALL KIDS AT PLAY, WE SHOULD ALL BE WATCHING!
SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP PRIZES and TROPHIES 1. A rider must compete in the specified number of race events in the designated MX series (day) to be eligible for series championship awards. (Money, Trophies, Contingencies, etc.) – Event is defined: The races that make up the individual day or night Series. The race format determines the criteria for the event per day. Ex: RND #1 is an event; RND #2 is an event. Riders cannot run half of their class and switch to another class and win the Championship in both classes during the Series. (You have not met the criteria of the set Series). Riders must complete the minimum event criteria for that class. EX: Must have raced 8 out of the 10 times in the 85cc class.
2. A rider must compete in all scheduled events minus the set criteria for the race series, to meet minimum qualification requirements, in all series events to be eligible for series championship awards. (Money, trophies, contingencies, etc.) EX: “8 out of 10 events”, “9 out of 10 events Please see current year flyer for that posted series requirement.
3. After 1 Series wins or 100pts accumulating in the D class (Beg), the rider will be required to advance into the next higher class, i.e. C class. If a rider starts out in D class (Beg) and skill level is being accomplished quickly then D class riders have the opportunity to move themselves and take 50% of his/her points with them to move up to the next class. If HRMC has to move you up do to a skill level protest, then you will not be able to take your 50% pts with you. Attendance requirements for the series will be honored to carry to next class level. The rider will start out next class at 0 pts if Officials have to move the rider up to next class. If a rider knowingly enters a D class after racing other series events elsewhere, the rider will be investigated from a protest and that rider will be disqualified from that class and given the option to move into his/her next level and or appropriate class if evidence shows to be true. No points will be awarded for this infraction. If a rider has previously raced, left the sport and came back, he/she is not considered a D Level rider you must move up to another class.
4. In the event that a series champion has already began another series prior to the championship award, he/she will be allowed to finish the previously started series in the division entered (leading riders should view rule 8). All series started following a championship will be required to move to the next higher division, i.e. D to C (With Exception to the 85cc class, entering into the 125cc class, he/she must move to the c class. Once a 125cc rider or higher and advance to bigger cc class rider moves to the class he/she qualifies in Ex: 125cc B class and moves to 250 B class…. Note policy #5 below.
5. After a rider advances out of the D class, he/she will not be permitted to return to D. Example: A 125 B rider is still considered a B if he/she moves to a 250cc machine.
6. First time C Division Motocross series (day) champions will have the option to continue to compete in the C division until he/she has been awarded future C Division Motocross/Super cross championships. Please remember this is an option and not a requirement. HRMC officials reserve the right to reassess all returning Championship C riders of their racing abilities and their continued eligibility to compete at the C level. Assessment will be according to the random monitoring of lap times of the top riders of the C division in comparison to the average lap times of the B division. In the event that the C rider is found to be competitive in the B division by the referee and/or lap times, HRMC will contact the rider/family to inform him/her of our eligibility assessment and advancement decision.
7. HRMC encourages our more accomplished D racers (SAND BAGGERS) to move themselves into the C division as soon as one feels his level has improved.
8. HRMC personnel will be randomly monitoring and timing various lap results to help ensure our racers are competing at the appropriate level. In the event a racer is riding less than or beyond a level of his/her current class status, HRMC officials are committed to the sport of racing as well as to the riders themselves (and families if applies) in assessing which riding division is the most appropriate in regards to rider safety and ability. HRMC reserves the right to adjust riding levels. HRMC requires 3 riders constitute a class; however, final decision shall be made by track officials whether enough riders are available to run a class.
9. MX CLASSES AND SKILL LEVEL CLASSES
A rider must meet the age group requirement as of Jan 1st of the start of the current season. If a rider is in a class and reaches that age level he/she will be allowed to continue the series until complete. If a rider is in the 50+ age group/relic or Vet, he/she can move down to lesser age groups and run other like classes, to a minimum of a JR class EX: 50+ are eligible to run 40+, and 30+. However, the rider must maintain his/her skill level. EX: 40+ INT can ride in a 30+ INT class as well.
A= PRO B= INTERMEDIATE C= JUNIOR D= BEGINNER
HRMC CLASSES All AMA Listed classes with some additional Supplemental classes.
**For all HRMC Racing Classes, please see HRMC sign-up form available for viewing and download under forms current for that year event or at trackside for that event. **PROTEST FORM** under forms on web or at trackside during event.
HRMC buys back trophies and awards through the rider Buy Back Program:
*1st place (2 columns) $6 HRMC Moto bucks/same for reward Exchange
*2nd place (16-18″ single/double) $4 HRMC Moto bucks/same for reward Exchange
*3rd place (single column) $3 HRMC Moto bucks/same for reward Exchange
*4th place (single column) $2 HRMC Moto bucks/same for reward Exchange
*$6.00 moto bucks for all Plaques same for reward exchange.
*Same for reward Exchange pertaining to the current style of award being used for that series event.
*HRMC must approve all trophy buy backs.
*No damaged wood or column pieces or trophies from other facilities that do not meet our criteria base labeling must meet the 1” width criteria.
*All trophies must be 2012 season or newer to qualify.
HRMC PARK RULES
Horn Rapids Motorsports Complex (HRMC) Park Rules
In order for everyone to enjoy this facility safely, it is necessary to have the following park rules:
All persons in the ORV HRMC Facility must sign waiver forms before entering the facility. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian or adult 18 or older.Minors can have a minor release signed and notarized by their guardian and or parent and kept on file at HRMC for current year.Each year a new one needs to be notarized. Also, a minor medical consent release form needs to be notarized as well to be kept onsite for 1 year. (these can be downloaded on this web site under forms).
Parties that have not paid riding fees and received wristbands shall not be permitted to ride any offroad vehicles in the facility.
Campers must have appropriate camp pass.
Other than Event,gates close 1 hour after practice. Anyone staying the evening can park outside main entrance if you need to be outside park after hours.
Emergency Contact Number in case of emergency (509) 999-2920
EMTS and or Medical personnel are on site during operation. Please contact one of the HRMC Flaggers and or call (509) 999-2920 or (509) 496-2958 or front office.
Speed limit inside the park is 5 MPH for all vehicles including motorcycles and pit bikes,except on courses and established areas. All moving vehicles and it passengers must have on a secured approved helmet.
A helmet, long sleeve shirt, long pants, over the ankle boots and gloves must be worn while riding any off-road vehicle. No shorts!
The speed limit and helmet rules will be strictly enforced as follows:
1st Violation: Verbal warning
2nd Violation: Probable suspension of riding privileges for the day or other measures such as suspension from the park.
Please enter the track at the entry gate posted. Show wrist band to head flagger.
All wristbands for riders and spectators must be on your wrist not on bike on helmet etc. you can be denied access to the track and or facility if you do not have your band on your wrist.
Exit the track at the posted exit gate only.
Obey all track flags, please do not get an attitude. “It could be your safety we are concerned about”.
No riding on grass surfaces.
No brodies, wheelies or spinning tires in the parking lot area. ➢No riding backwards on the track. Follow signs, one way only.
Skill based riding times are for your safety. Do not violate these riding times for any circumstances. Please see the head flagger for the days schedule posted. Rider is allowed to ride Area 51 during intermittent practice skill level rotations and or ride trails until his/her class is back up on the track.
Any accompaniment member should have a yellow flag if they are on the course with their rider and are asked to safety flag while on the track surface. Yellow flags are provided and must be returned upon departure.
Please put hazardous waste such as oil and antifreeze in appropriate containers. Under no circumstances should it be released to the ground surface. Violations of this rule can lead to immediate suspension of use of the facilities and you will be responsible for all clean-upcosts, fees and fines by authorities.
Do Not clean filters and gear in facility Showers and or sinks, please use the bike wash Rack provided.
ORV tabs are required by Washington State law.
It is suggested that hair below the shoulder be tucked in helmet or jersey and secured.
It is suggested that all necklace type jewelry be secured as to not cause you a hazard.
Pets must be on a leash. Pets are not allowed on the track at any time without a leash. You are responsible for your pet and their messes. “Do your Duty and clean up your pet duty”
Abuse or destruction of any part of the facility will not be tolerated. Any damage or vandalism to the facility, facility personnel or other park users will be the financial responsibility of the parent/guardian/responsible parties.
All users of the facility will conduct themselves in a manner that shows respect for all other users of this facility. Illegal drugs and alcohol are not allowed on the premises. Fighting or unruly behavior will not be tolerated. The police will eject anyone acting in such a manner or arrest and detain. Day Passes for power are available for $10.00 a day to use your Electrical Hookup. Please see front end for a pass if you need power. The receptacle will then be turned on by HRMC Staff upon notification.if you have a camp pass for the evening that includes your day pass to use the power at your camp site.Any tent camping can upgrade to an available RV spot for power but must have an RV camp pass in order to use power.Tent camp does not include Power hookup.We want this facility to be 100% family friendly and we will strive to achieve that goal.
Thank you for your cooperation and let’s have fun!!! THANK YOU!HRMC