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RACER’S HANDBOOK

We here at AMA/ATVDRA would like to welcome you to the sport of ATV drag racing. This may be your first trip to the track or maybe you are a veteran racer and this is your first time to the track in several years. You might even be a national champion who has been racing since you were a kid. Either way, we ask that you review these straightforward and simple instructions that will assist you in our procedures and hopefully ensure that your experience with AMA/ATVDRA is an enjoyable one. It is the responsibility of the racer to know and understand what is going on. If this is your first ATVDRA event, the basic procedure is:
Purchase tickets at the gate
Park in the designated area
Rider report to registration
Report to tech with Quad and gear
Attend riders meeting.
Report to staging lanes when called
If there is anything that we can do to make your racing experience more pleasant, please stop by the Wicked Motorsports Tent (Registration) and our staff will be happy to assist you. Our tent is usually located near the starting line grandstand and/or near the main concession stand. Good Luck and have a great day and a great weekend.






Front Gate:
At the front gate, you can purchase competition entry fee tickets, crew tickets and spectator tickets. Here are a few reminders of what you should do:
Make sure that you tell the official which class/es you will be participating in this weekend.
All crew members and contestants will sign a waiver at the gate and receive an armband. This armband is restricted area pass and gate admission for the entire weekend. Please do not remove your armband for any reason or you will be required to purchase another one, they will not be replaced. If you need a new armband for some reason, do not remove it yourself. Come to the front gate and they will remove it for you and replace it. Armbands that have been removed by the customer and not the gate personnel will not be replaced.
Park and then take all of your tickets to registration.

Rain Policy:
Due to the nature of all of our outdoor sports, unfortunately sometimes we have to readjust our schedule or in rare occasions rain-out or postpone an event. Our first option will always be to complete the event, even if that takes Monday. If the forecast shows little to no chance of completing the event on Monday our second option will be to complete the event at the next scheduled event. In some cases we may choose to reschedule the completion of the race at the same track or at another location. In the event that no qualifying was completed, it is possible that the race could be cancelled in its entirety, all entries, crew passes and spectator tickets will be rolled over to a future event within one year of that event. There will be no refunds. In any event it is imperative to keep unused portions of tickets for rescheduled events.

Parking:
Officials will assist you in finding a location to park your vehicle. Please follow these parking procedures and please do not park until someone has returned to assist you:
There are three designated areas for parking: Midway, Pros and Sportsman.
We try to park the sportsman racers in one area and the Pro riders in another area. We do not have assigned parking in those areas. Parking is on a first come basis.
We do ask that each racer be courteous to their neighbors. Please do not block the pit lane with any equipment or vehicles and please have your pit area clean prior to leaving the track.

Registration:
Do’s and Don’ts
DON’T bring the crew.
DO bring your membership cards, ticket(s) and a pen.
DO print clearly and legibly.
DON’T abbreviate.
DO list sponsors and major accomplishments on your tech card.
DON’T leave blanks… all information is needed.
Registration (sometimes referred to as Membership Services) is generally located at the beginning of the midway. Look for the Wicked Motorsports tent. To register only the rider must bring all class ticket(s) purchased at the front gate, both your ATVDRA competition license/membership and AMA membership cards (or receipts). If you do not have either card, you may purchase a temporary membership (if applicable) or a full membership, which will be valid for a year. You can also renew both memberships at this time. If you think you will be required to purchase or renew a membership, remember to bring money with you at registration.

Registration will give a tech card for each class ticket you purchased. PLEASE FILL OUT EACH TECH CARD CLEARLY AND COMPLETELY. Tech cards are filed individually by class and not together by racer name. The tower staff asks us to remind you not to complain about your name being misspelled or pronounced wrong because your handwriting can’t be read. Do not abbreviate anything on the tech card including your state of residence. Spell everything out clearly.

TECH:
Do’s and Don’ts
DO bring your quad
DO bring your completed tech card.
DO bring a pen.
DO have your quad race ready.
DO have all class sponsor and contingency stickers in place.
DO have helmet, leathers, gloves, boots etc.

Racers must have their bike and safety equipment teched in by an AMA/ATVDRA or NHRA certified tech inspector, prior to making a pass down the track.

The rider of the quad must bring his/her quad in race ready form (complete with all body panels), helmet, gloves, and full set of leathers, boots, the completed tech card(s) and your AMA/ATVDRA competition license/membership card.
All applicable contingency and class sponsor decals must be in place prior to tech. If you do not have a class decal, they will be available at tech. All class sponsor decals must be placed on the fairing or the body of the quad. Any misplaced decals will result in non-payment of additional class purse money, contingency and/or bonus money.
Contingency decals will only be accepted if legible from both sides of the quad. Decals wrapped around the frame tubes or located on the top, front, back or not fully visible will not be accepted. Temporary members are not eligible for contingencies.
Depending on the time of day, tech inspections may be conducted on the staging lanes or at the track scales, which typically is located at the top end of the track. Prior to the first round of qualifying on the first day, tech will always be in the staging lanes. Please check the schedule for a location or ask a ATVDRA official.
Once the quad and rider’s safety equipment have passed the technical inspection, a sticker will be placed somewhere on the front of the quad.

Note: Quad number and class designations must be on both sides of the quad, with the exception of temporary members. If a racer uses two different numbers (Top 10 plate holders only) for two different classes, the racer must put a piece of tape through the second number and class that is not running. This will help eliminate errors.

TRACK LAYOUT:
Now that you have followed all the procedures that give you the privilege to compete, make sure you familiarize yourself with the racing facility prior to reporting to staging for your first pass.
Be sure to familiarize yourself with the track layout and conditions. Ride down the return road so you do know where the turn-offs are, how long the track is, and what is at the end of the track.
Note where the tech scales are (usually at the very end of the track) if you are in a class that requires weight, fuel or other technical inspection after each round. If you required to stop, and fail to, your pass will be disqualified.
Note the location of the ambulance. In a non-racing related minor emergency, this is where you will be required to report.
Always keep your trailer, vehicles, toolboxes etc. locked when you are not with them.
All pets must be leashed.
Pit speed limit is 10mph; this includes the return road.
Only licensed riders are allowed on any vehicle. Non-licensed riders are not allowed to operate a bicycle, skateboard etc. In other words, NO KIDS ON ANYTHING THAT ROLLS.


STAGING LANES:
Do’s and Don’ts
DON’T leave your quad unattended.
DO report to the lanes promptly when called.
DO tell the staging official if you need more time.
DON’T run someone else if your competitor is a no-show.
DON’T abuse the officials. They don’t make much money and we cannot race without them; so treat them with respect, especially the race director.

Staging (qualifying/time runs):
Racers will be called to the staging lanes by class. A tentative race schedule is given to each racer at the time of registration. We will do our best to follow that schedule, but excessive delays due to weather or track down time may alter the run order. Each track has a radio PA system. Track PA frequency will be listed on the schedule.
Each class will be assigned a lane to line up in and this will be posted either on the schedule and/or at the entrance to the staging lanes.
When your class is called, please come to the lanes immediately for paring.
Don’t leave your quad unattended.
There will be no single run passes made unless it is a competition bye run. The only exceptions are when the competition quad breaks or a rider is attempting a license run.
If you are attempting a license run please let the WMDRA official know so they can watch you safely.
If you’re asked by an official to switch lanes, please do so immediately.
During eliminations, if you are running more than one class, please let a WMDRA official in the lanes know this. We will not let your competition leave without you. Please return to the lanes as quick as possible. Street ET is required to line up behind the orange cones for paring during eliminations.

Note: During eliminations, all single passes which again include competition byes or a competition break or no show, will be ran at the end of the class session. Exceptions may be made only for a racer who has the legal bye.

FIRST TIME RACER:
If this is your first time to race at a ATVDRA event, we would like to walk you through a few procedures.
When you are asked by the staging official to go to the waterbox, fire up and proceed to the waterbox. The waterbox staff will instruct you as to when to do a burnout. After your burnout, approach the staging beams. There are two. When your front tire reaches the first beam, your pre-stage bulb will light. As you roll the 9 to 12-inches more your stage bulb will light.
For street ET, when the starter flips the switch, there will be a countdown of three amber bulbs before the green light comes on. For all other classes there will be a single flash of all three bulbs prior to the green. At WMDRA we utilize the AutoStart, meaning once the starter flips the switch, the computer takes over and activates the tree randomly. If this is your first ATVDRA event regardless of how much racing experience you have, know that the track preparation is most likely superior to anything you have ever raced on. If you are riding a no bar quad, use extreme caution on your first pass to prevent looping your quad. After you make your pass watch for the safest turnoff (track exit). Do not apply excessive brakes to make a turn, there is always another. If you are on the opposite side of the track from the turnoffs, be very cautious of the rider in the other lane to make sure they have either passed you or turned prior to your turning. Do not make any U-turns in the shutdown area. Oil down. In the event that you have engine trouble or suspect that you could be putting oil on the track, move as quickly and safely as possible out of the racing groove.
Pick up your time slip at the time slip booth and return to the pits (10 mph or slower) and prepare for the next round.


Staging (Bracket eliminations):
STREET ET will have at least one and up to three time runs.
Eliminations will be conducted by the “chipping” method; until we get a 16-quad field then a ladder will do the paring. Please proceed to staging when called and line up behind the orange cones. You only have a certain amount of time before the lanes are closed. In the event of a bye run, it is NOT given to the last guy to show up, so being tardy is of no advantage and you could show up too late.
Color chips are placed in a hat. One is labeled with an “R” (right), the other with an “L”(left). You will then need to locate the rider that has the same color chip as you. The “R” and “L” determines your lane. Once you have found your competition, return your chips back to the ATVDRA official and line-up. Be ready to race and do not leave your bike. Dial-ins must be legible to the tower.
In the event there is an odd number of racers a “bye” will be determined in advance for each round. First round bye is determined in the same manner, but by the rider with the best reaction during time trials. In the case of a tie, the first person to run that time gets the bye. In the next rounds, the bye will be determined from the previous round of competition. There are no guarantees that this racer will get the bye run. The racer will be taken to the side to wait and see if there is an odd number or not. If there is an even number of racers, the “bye” run will be forfeited that round and the “buy” does not carry over to the next round. A racer can only be given the “bye” once per class, even if in their round, the “bye” was forfeited.

WMDRA does not participate in a “buy back” program. Therefore, once you have been eliminated from competition in your class, you are finished. If a racer misses his/her round of eliminations, the racer has forfeited his/her pass. No exceptions will be made.

Staging (All other eliminations):
PROS, SPORTSMAN Index and Heads-up classes will have at least one and up to three qualifying runs.
The qualifying passes will determine how the ladders are set up. After each qualifying pass, the qualifying sheets will be posted at the Wicked Motorsports Tent. Please check and notify a ATVDRA official, who will be located in the tower, as soon as possible, if there are any errors. Once eliminations have started for your class, changes cannot be made.

NOTE: During eliminations, all single passes which again include competition byes or a competition break, will be run at the end of each class session. Exceptions may be made only for a racer who has the legal bye.

FINAL 16:
You’ve made it past a few rounds of eliminations, you look around and there are just a handful of quads left in each class. Congratulations! Regardless of what happens from here on, whether you go out in the final four or go on to win, there are a few things that you must do before you pack up and leave.

WINNERS, PAYOUTS AND CONTINGENCIES:
Do’s and Don’ts
If you are a Winner, congratulations, GO directly to the winner’s circle.
DO bring crew and family with you (they are the ones that helped you get there)
DO bring identification to registration to claim your winnings.
DON’T forget your plaque if you are a Winner or a Runner-Up.
DO fill out your contingency form honestly, neatly and legibly.
DON’T be afraid to ask questions if you are not sure.
You wouldn’t want somebody else to get your check and we’re sure you wouldn’t want someone else’s. It has happened. Please follow these few suggestions to make the end of the day enjoyable for you and our staff.
If a racer has made it to the “money” rounds, the racer can pick up his/her winnings at the Wicked Motorsports Registration tent. Each rider must bring his/her photo ID. Only the rider or spouse may pick up his/her winnings with proper ID. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
The winners don’t usually forget to pick up their plaques but we will usually have a few runner-up plaques left at registration after everyone is gone. There is nothing wrong with being a runner-up in a field of 60 or 70 quads. Manufacturers pay contingency money to use their products. If the racer participates in the contingency program, the rider must bring the quad to the Wicked Motorsports Registration tent in order to fill out the necessary paperwork. Temporary members are not eligible for contingencies. False or dishonest claims shed negative light on ATVDRA as an organization and you as an individual. Any false claims will be grounds for disqualification, fines and/or suspension. We are always more than willing to answer any questions. Granted, the time may not always be right, but we will try to help you. This is probably the most important one of all. We want you to come and race with us and have a good time. If we can make things go a little easier for you, and in turn, for us, then we will all enjoy ourselves more. You’ve probably heard this before, but it’s worth repeating. If you like what you see, tell others. If not, tell us.

We hope that your weekend is filled with lots of excitement. If you have any questions, please ask a ATVDRA official. Now LET’s GO RACING!







Introduction

The American Motorcycle Association (AMA) and ATV Drag Racing Association (ATVDRA) have teamed together to form the most dynamic drag racing organization the sport of ATV racing has ever seen. The sophistication of the sport has completely changed, ushering in exotic machines that defy the odds as they charge down
the eight-mile with five-second times.

ATV drag racing includes three basic levels of competition: Professional, Sportsman and E.T. (Bracket Racing). These three competitive levels are designed to accommodate the all-out professional, the mid-range sportsman and the hobby racer – the later of which comprises the majority.

Professional racing includes the astounding 120-plus mph quads of Top Fuel plus Pro Modified and the popular Pro Street. Selected professional classes are run in conjunction with National events.

Sportsman racing includes the heads-up, out the back door classes of Super Street, Super Sport and the True Stock to showcase the factory horsepower. In addition, ATVDRA features the traditional index classes of Top Gas and Super Comp. Sportsman classes are run at all National Events.

E.T. (elapsed time) handicap racing (also known as bracket-racing) is the third level of competition. E.T. is based on bracketing of elapsed time performances, producing categories for handicap-start competition. Basic safety rules are the only rules in E.T. racing, allowing a wide variety of ATV’s to participate and enabling competition from the first time racer right up to the professional bracket racer. E.T. is the backbone of drag racing, with E.T. competition at the hundreds of local tracks around the country.

We would like to thank DragBike, National Hot Rod Association and the American Motorcyclist Association for the use of many features, rules and procedures found within this Rulebook. If any issue cannot be resolved, AMA/ATVDRA reserves the right to refer to either or both NHRA and/or AMA rulebooks or procedure manuals


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section 1 The Basics of Drag Racing
1.1 What is a Drag Race?
1.2 The Start
1.3 Handicap Racing
Section 2 Classes
2.1 Professional Classes…
2.1.1 Top Alcohol CLASS REQUIREMENTS.
2.1.2 Pro Mod CLASS REQUIREMENTS.
2.1.3 Pro Street CLASS REQUIREMENTS.
2.2 Sportsman Classes…
2.2.1 Super Street CLASS REQUIREMENTS.
2.2.2 Super Sport CLASS REQUIREMENTS.
2.2.3 True Stock CLASS REQUIREMENTS.
2.2.4 Top Gas-6.90 CLASS REQUIREMENTS.
2.2.5 Super Gas-7.40 CLASS REQUIREMENTS.
2.3 E.T. Bracket Classes…
2.3.1 Street E.T. CLASS REQUIREMENTS.
Section 3
Supplement Rules for TRUE STOCK-
Continued from section 2.2.3
3.1 Engine
3.2 Exhaust
3.3 Fuel
3.4 Suspension
3.5 Chassis
3.6 Body and Accessories
3.7 Wheelie Bar
3.8 Tires
Section 4 General Requirements and Specifications
4.1 Designation
4.2 Engine
Super Chargers and/or-Turbo Chargers Permitted.
4.2.1 Exhaust
4.3 Drivetrain
4.3.1 Chain and/or Belt Guard
4.3.2 Clutch
4.4 Brakes & Suspension
4.4.1 Brakes
4.4.2 Suspension
4.5 Frame
4.5.1 Chassis
4.5.2 Steering
4.5.3 Wheelie Bars
4.5.4 Parachute
4.6 Tires & Wheels
4.6.1 Tires
4.6.2 Wheels
4.7 Fuel
4.7.1 Fuel
4.7.2 Fuel Tank
4.7.3 Fuel System
4.7.4 Nitrous Oxide
4.8 Electronics/Controls
4.8.1 Ignition
4.8.2 Ignition Shut Off
4.8.3 Tail lights
4.8.4 Throttle
4.8.5 Pressurized Bottles
4.9 Body
4.9.1 Body & Fairings
4.9.2 Air Dams and/or Air Foils
4.9.3 Wings
4.10 Rider & Team Members
4.10.1 Helmet
4.10.2 Protective Clothing
4.10.3 Casual and Pit Crew Attire
Section 5 Support Group
5.1 Automobiles
5.2 Crew Members
5.3 Pets
5.4 Tow Vehicles
Section 6 License & Membership
6.1 Membership & Registration
6.1.1 On Site Registration
6.1.2 Membership Renewals
6.1.3 AMA/ATVDRA License
6.2 Qualifying
6.2.1 General
6.2.2 Burnouts
6.2.3 Staging
6.2.4 Starting Systems
6.2.5 Alternating Lanes
6.2.6 Riders Meeting
6.3 Breakout Rules
6.3.1 During Qualification
6.3.2 During Elimination
6.3.3 ET classes
6.4 Eliminations
6.4.1 Ladders
6.4.2 Lane Choice
6.4.3 Accepting ET dial-ins
6.4.4 Single Runs
6.4.5 Participation in Multiple Categories
6.4.5.1 Pros
6.4.5.2 Sportsman
6.4.6 Protest
6.5 Disqualifications
6.5.1 During Qualifications or Time Trials
6.5.2 During Eliminations
6.5.3 Multiple Infractions
6.5.4 Multiple Equipment Failures
6.5.5 Intentional Wheelies
6.5.6 Repeated Oil-outs
6.6 Down Time
6.7 Sales at Events
6.8 Speed Limit
Appendix
A.1 Assumption of Risk
A.2 Release and Waiver
A.3 National Record Procedures

Section 1 The Basics of Drag Racing

1.1 What is a Drag Race?
In basic terms, a drag race is an acceleration contest from a standing start between two vehicles over a measured distance. The accepted standard for that distance is either a quarter-mile or an eighth-mile. These contests are started by means of an electronic device called a “Christmas Tree”. Upon leaving the starting line, each contestant activates a timer, which serves to measure performance and often serves to determine handicaps during competition.

Two separate performances are monitored for each run: the elapsed time and the speed. On an elapsed times run, the quad first leaves the starting line, breaking the beam that activates the electronic timer. As the quad continues through the course, the timer records the elapsed seconds and fractions of seconds until the quad breaks the finish line beam and stops the timer. Top speed, is determined by the bike breaking an additional light beam at the finish line.

Virtually anyone can compete in drag racing. Riders are required to have an AMA/ATVDRA competition license and must be capable of the safe operation of the vehicle. The vehicle must meet basic safety criteria (i.e., have good brakes, tires etc.) This applies to most street type vehicles. Faster, all-out race quads must meet stringent requirements as outlined throughout this Rulebook, and riders of all vehicles quicker than 5.79 seconds in the eight- mile, must hold the appropriate AMA/ATVDRA Competition License.
Prime responsibility for the safe condition and operation of a vehicle in a competition rests with the vehicle owner and rider. The track operator’s main concern is to provide a place to conduct events. Everyone associated with the sport, however, must share the responsibility for drag racing’s progress. Close observance of the standards set forth in this Rulebook is an important fundamental.

A drag racer’s primary objective is to become the overall winner of the category of competition in which his/her quad is classified. A series of two-quad, tournament-style eliminations is conducted. The losing vehicle in each race is eliminated, and the winning riders progress into succeeding rounds of competition. This series of races continues until one rider remains. That rider is declared the category winner.




1.2 The Start
AMA/WMDRA NATIONAL EVENT STARTING LINE SYSTEM

Meet the “Christmas Tree”. The start is the key to drag racing’s uniqueness, because all races start from a standstill. Today’s modern starting system is a product of continued development, designed to provide each competitor with the fairest start possible. In order to ensure fair, equitable starts, the old starting flag was replaced years ago by a series of lights on a vertical column, with a set for each rider’s lane. This “Christmas Tree” system features a vertical series of lights, displaying a visual countdown for each rider. Each light signals the rider, indicating position on the track near the starting line, when to launch a run, and when a rider has fouled. Understanding the language of the lights is an essential first step in drag racing. See the illustration, and compare it with the descriptions that follow.



PRE-STAGE INDICATOR LIGHTS:
Round amber bulbs warn riders that they are approaching the starting line and the “staged” position.

STAGE INDICATOR LIGHTS:
The second set of round amber bulbs signals riders that they are on the starting line and ready for a run. These amber bulbs are turned when the front wheels of the race bike interrupt the beam from a light source to the photocells. These photocells also trigger the timing equipment when the bike leaves the light beams.

THE THREE-AMBER STARTING SYSTEM:

THE PRO TREE:
At the Professional and Sportsman levels, the start is signaled by a “Pro Tree” system, all three amber floodlights in a rider’s lane flash simultaneously before the green light comes on. The “Pro Start” system runs with a 0.4-second interval between the amber and green lights. A “perfect” pro start reaction time is therefore .400 seconds.

THE FULL TREE:
Racers running in handicap categories get a countdown of one amber light at a time until the green light comes on. This is called a “Sportsman Start” or “Full Tree” system. The handicap or Sportsman system runs with a 0.5-second delay between each of the bulbs. A “perfect” Full Tree start reaction time is therefore .500 seconds. Some non-national event tracks still use a five-amber-light countdown for handicap racing.


GREEN LIGHT:
This is the one that makes it all happen. Once the green light flashes, the rider in the lane is free to make a run down the track. Any time a green light is shown in a rider’s lane it indicates that a fair start was accomplished. Most riders try to initiate their run in the very moment between the last amber light illuminating and the green light coming on. Consequently, the reaction time is measured from the moment the last amber light illuminates until the bike leaves the line. When you are racing, if you see the green light, you have probably already lost the race.

RED LIGHT:
When the front wheel of a quad leaves the staging line before the green light comes on, or in some cases, is staged to deeply into the staging beams, the red light will flash in that lane to indicate that the rider has been disqualified. During competition, only one red light will light, thus eliminating only the first offender. Technique in staging and starting is one of the most vital skills a drag racer can develop, since a majority of races are won or lost at the starting line. Close observation and lots of practice pay off.

1.3 Handicap Racing

While some racers choose to race vehicles they build to certain specifications to fit into a certain AMA/ATVDRA class (outlined elsewhere in the Rulebook), an ever-growing number of racers choose to race at the local level in categories divided on the basis of performance or E.T. (elapsed time) Brackets. This is known as E.T. Handicap racing. This form of drag racing offers a good starting point for the novice wishing to become involved in the sport. However, thousands of drag racers enjoy E.T. handicap racing so much that they participate in it for many years.

In this form of racing, two vehicles of varying performance levels can race on an even basis. The anticipated elapsed times for the vehicles are chosen and displayed by the riders (the “dial-in”). The slower quad receives a head start equal to the difference between the two predicted elapsed times. With this system, virtually any two vehicles can be pairs in a competitive drag race. Example: Quad “A” has been timed at 12.78, 12.74 and 12.76 seconds for the quarter-mile, and the rider feels that a “dial-in” of 12.75 is appropriate. Meanwhile, the rider of quad “B” has recorded elapsed times of 10.27, 10.22 and 10.26 on the same track and has opted for a dial-in of 10.25. Accordingly bike “B” will get a 2.5-second head start over quad “A” when the tree counts down to each bike’s green starting light. If both vehicles cover the quarter-mile in exactly the predetermined elapsed time, the win will go to the rider who reacted the quickest to the starting signal. That reaction to the starting signal is called “reaction time”. Each lane is timed independently, and the clock does not start until the vehicle actually moves. Because of this, a vehicle may sometimes appear to have a mathematical advantage in comparative elapsed times, but will actually lose the race. This fact makes starting line reflexes extremely important in drag racing.
Should a rider go quicker than his/her predetermined E.T. (“dial-in”) it is a “break-out” and the grounds for disqualification. In the case of both vehicles making their runs under their dial-ins, the win goes to the rider who breaks out the least. Another form of disqualification is a foul-start or “red-light”. This happens when the rider reacts to the Tree too quickly and rides away from the starting line before the green “go” signal. Should dual infractions occur, say, a red light and then breakout; the red light would be classified as the worst infraction.










Section 2 – Classes

2.1 PROFESSIONAL CLASSES…



MANDATORY STOP AT TECH (each round)
1) Ground Clearance

2.1.1 TOP ALCOHOL CLASS REQUIREMENTS.
Designation: T/A, followed by rider number.
Reserved for single, double and triple cylinder 2 and 4 stroke engines. Motorcycle engines up to six cylinders are permitted. T/A is permitted the use of Turbo, Blower/Super Charger and Nitrous Oxide. T/A is run “heads up” with a maximum field of 8 quads. T/A will compete at all events.
All Chassis, Brake, Suspension and Safety Rules are followed as listed in Section 4.0




MANDATORY STOP AT TECH (each round)
1) Ground Clearance

2.1.2 PRO MODIFIED CLASS REQUIREMENTS.
Designation: P/M, followed by rider number.
Reserved for single and twin cylinder 2 and 4 stroke engines up to 102mm. PM is permitted the use of Turbo, blower/Super Charger and Nitrous Oxide. PM is run “heads up” with a maximum field of 16 quads. PM will compete at all events.

All Chassis, Brake, Suspension and Safety Rules are followed as listed in Section 4.0




MANDATORY STOP AT TECH (each round)
1) Ground Clearance
2.1.3 PRO STREET CLASS REQUIREMENTS.
Designation: P/S, followed by rider number.
Reserved for single and twin cylinder 2 stroke engines up to a maximum stroke of +8mm. P/S is not permitted the use of Turbo, blower/Super Charger and Nitrous Oxide. P/S is run “heads up” with a maximum field of 16 quads.

All Chassis, Brake, Suspension and Safety Rules are followed as listed in Section 4.0

2.2 SPORTMAN CLASSES…………



MANDATORY STOP AT TECH (each round)
1) Ground Clearance

2.2.1 SUPER STREET CLASS REQUIREMENTS.
Designation: S/ST, followed by rider number.
Reserved for single and twin cylinder 2 stroke engines up to +4mm stroke with factory cylinders. The use of any power adders such as Turbo, Blower/Super Charger and/or Nitrous Oxide is prohibited. S/ST is run “heads up” with a maximum field of 16 Quads.
All Chassis, Brake, Suspension and Safety Rules are followed as listed in Section 4.0






MANDATORY STOP AT TECH (each round)
1) Ground Clearance

2.2.2 SUPER SPORT CLASS REQUIREMENTS.

Designation: S/S, followed by rider number.
Reserved for single and twin cylinder 4 stroke engines. The use of any power adders such as Turbo, blower/Super Charger and Nitrous Oxide are prohibited. P/S is run “heads up” with a maximum field of 16 quads.

All Chassis, Brake, Suspension and Safety Rules are followed as listed in Section 4.0


MANDATORY STOP AT TECH (each round)
1) Ground Clearance

2.2.3 TRUE STOCK CLASS REQUIREMENTS.

Designation: T/S, followed by rider number.
Reserved for single and twin cylinder factory engines. Bolt-on accessories permitted. Out of frame pipes are prohibited. No internal modifications are permitted. Maximum -2 inches from stock height is permitted, must have factory style tires.

Supplement Rules for True Stock are followed as listed in Section 3.0



MANDATORY STOP AT TECH (each round)
1) Ground Clearance

2.2.4 TOP GAS-6.90 CLASS REQUIREMENTS.

Designation: T/G, followed by rider number.
Top Gas is the quickest index class contested at ATVDRA events and considered the stepping-stone into the Pro ranks. Most quads compete with either big displacement, normally aspirated motors to nitrous or turbo charged machines. All compete with a heads-up, pro tree start. Top Gas is run on a qualified 32 quad field, based on a standard of 6.90 in the eighth mile.

All Chassis, Brake, Suspension and Safety Rules are followed as listed in Section 4.0




MANDATORY STOP AT TECH (each round)
1) Ground Clearance

2.2.5 SUPER GAS-7.40 CLASS REQUIREMENTS.

Designation: S/G, followed by rider number.
Super Gas is to accommodate a middle ground between Top Gas participants and the standard E.T. Bracket category. Just as Top Gas, all compete a heads-up, pro tree start. Super Gas is run on a qualified 32 quads field, based on a standard of 7.40 in the eighth mile.

All Chassis, Brake, Suspension and Safety Rules are followed as listed in Section 4.
2.3 E.T. BRACKET CLASS…



MANDATORY STOP AT TECH (each round)
Ground Clearance
2.3.1 STREET E.T. CLASS REQUIREMENTS.

Designation: S/ET followed by rider number.
The Handicap (Bracket) E.T. category allows anyone from the first time racer on his/her stock quad to an all-out national competitor. Street E.T. elimination rounds are run breakout tournament style with a “zero” second breakout. Street E.T. will utilize a full tree; three amber countdown and a five-tenths (.500) delay to green.

All Chassis, Brake, Suspension and Safety Rules are followed as listed in Section 4.0


Section 3
Supplement Rules for TRUE STOCK continued from Section 2.2.3

3.1 Engine
All ATV’s must be equipped with the factory production engine with no internal modifications such as intake and/or exhaust porting; oversized crankshaft and/or rod replacement are prohibited. External “bolt-on” such as aftermarket head, intake, reed cages, carburetors, timing plate, ignition system and exhaust permitted.

3.2 EXHUAST
Out of frame pipes and open headers are prohibited. 0

3.3 FUEL
Gasoline and Race Gasoline permitted. Methanol and Nitro-Methanol prohibited.

3.4 SUSPENSION
Aftermarket shocks are prohibited. Maximum -2 inch lowering blocks are permitted for front shock mounts only.

3.5 CHASSIS
Maximum of +4 inch extended swing arms permitted. Aftermarket axles are prohibited.

3.6 BODY AND ACCESSORIES
Body plastics must maintain a factory appearance. Aftermarket body plastics are prohibited. Alteration to factory body plastic is prohibited. Removal of any factory accessories such as lighting and/or safety hardware prohibited.
3.7 WHEELIE BAR
Prohibited in TRUE STOCK.

3.8 TIRES
Factory All Terrain tires only. Aftermarket flat track tires and/or slicks prohibited.









SECTION 4
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS

4.1 DESIGNATION
Class abbreviation proceeded by competition number.

For All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) running directly on the track surface. All ATVs must be of the four-wheel variety. No three-wheel vehicles allowed.

4.2 ENGINE
ATV, Motorcycle and Snowmobile engines are permitted where classes apply. Automotive and Aircraft engines prohibited.

SUPERCHARGER and/or TURBOCHARGER Permitted.

4.2.1 EXHAUST
Any functionally silenced exhaust permitted. Exhaust must be directed away from rider when in riding position. Open drag pipes allowed where tracks permit.

4.3 DRIVETRAIN

4.3.1 CHAIN AND/OR BELT GUARDS
Mandatory. Must have front and rear chain guards to cover the width and at least the top run to the centerline of the sprocket of any chains or belts. The clutch assembly must have at least half of the side surface covered. The guards should be .060-inch steel or 1/8-inch aluminum unless otherwise stock equipped and be securely mounted.
4.3.2 CLUTCH
Snowmobile Engines Must be specifically designated and manufactured for snowmobile use. Chains, pulleys, belts, and exposed moving parts must be isolated from the driver and other competitors by securely mounted shield(s) capable of retaining all accidental explosions and component impacts. No holes may be drilled in protective shields. OEM clutch covers/guards are permitted only when the unmodified OEM engine (or unmodified factory designated replacement) is used. Modified engines require a clutch cover/guard that provides 360-degree elliptical coverage in the direction of clutch/belt travel. The clutch cover/guard must be minimum .090-inch 2024T3, 6061T6, or 7075T6 aluminum or .060-inch steel and be covered with securely fastened, 6-inch wide, industrial-type belt. Belting material must be minimum 1/8-inch thick and minimum two-ply construction, with at least one side rubber-coated. Clutch cover/guard constructed of minimum .125-inch 2024T3, 6061T6 or 7075T6 aluminum or minimum .090-inch steel are exempt from the belting-cover requirement. Snowmobiles with bolted/removable side panels may have clutch cover/guard bolted to side panels. Clutch cover/guard must be separate from the cowl.

4.4 BRAKES & SUSPENSION

4.4.1 BRAKES
Must be OEM type on rear axle locations. Any additional assembly must be added onto the drive axle shaft. Axle shaft may be lengthened to accommodate the additional brake.

4.4.2 SUSPENSION
Shocks and spring may be changed, must maintain OEM configuration.
4.5 FRAME
4.5.1 CHASSIS
Aftermarket Chassis allowed. All welding shall be TIG heliarc method. Material should be 4130 chrome-moly steel. The minimum diameter for all sections, except braces, brackets and gussets shall be 1-inch. The minimum wall thickness of all tubing is .058 inch. Maximum wheelbase 84 inches, measured from centerline of front hub to centerline of rear hub.
4.5.2 STEERING
Steering Dampener mandatory on all quads with which wheelbases extended more than 64.00 inches and/or running 5.79/120mph or faster.
4.5.3 WHEELIE BARS
Optional. Maximum length may be equal to, but may not exceed, the wheelbase of the All-Terrain Vehicle. Wheelie bar length is measured from center of rear axle to center of wheelie-bar wheel. Wheelie bars mandatory on all PRO CLASSES.
4.5.4 PARACHUTE
Prohibited.
4.6 TIRES & WHEELS
4.6.1 TIRES
Front tires must be of a street-tire type design rear tires must be of an approved slick or soft compound grooved tire. Tires must conform to applicable tire manufacturer requirements. Tires must be no smaller than .50 of an inch smaller than rim width.

4.6.2 WHEELS
Automotive wheels permitted. Bead lock rear wheels are mandatory for riders running 125 mph and/or (*5.79) seconds or quicker.

4.7 FUEL

4.7.1 FUELS PERMITTED
Gasoline, methanol, racing gasoline only. Nitro methane prohibited.

4.7.2 FUEL TANK
Aftermarket fuel tank may replace OEM fuel tank. OEM appearance of All-Terrain Vehicle must be retained. Pressurized fuel tank prohibited.

4.7.3 FUEL SYSTEM
Fuel shut-off valve mandatory.

4.7.4 NITROUS OXIDE
Commercially available nitrous oxide permitted. Bottles must be stamped with a DOT-1800 pound rating and permanently mounted (no hose clamps or tie wraps). Hoses from bottle(s) to solenoid must be high-pressure steel-braided or NHRA-accepted hoses. Commercially available, thermostatically controlled and blanket-type warmer accepted. Any other external heating of bottle(s) prohibited.
4.8 ELECTRICAL/CONTROLS
4.8.1 IGNITION
Starting line and/or “high-side” rev limiters permitted. Two-steps, rev limiters, or any other rpm-limiting devices, legal unto themselves but altered or installed so as to function as a down track rpm controller, prohibited. Commercially available aftermarket CDI boxes are acceptable replacements for OEM unit.

4.8.2 IGNITION SHUTOFF
Must be equipped with a positive ignition-cutoff switch, capable of
de-energizing entire ignition system, attached to rider with a lanyard.

4.8.3 TAILLIGHT
Must have one functional taillight for night operation.

4.8.4 THROTTLE
Throttle must be located in OEM location and must operate in OEM configuration.

4.8.5 PRESSURIZED BOTTLES
Any pressurized container must be stamped with DOT-1800 pound rating and be securely mounted. Swing arm may be pressurized, maximum pressure 150psi. Gauge must be installed to monitor pressure.

4.9 BODY

4.9.1 BODY & FAIRINGS
Body plastics must maintain a factory concept. Alterations and or trimming are permitted. Front fairing/plastic may not be cut beyond outer mounting bolt. Rear fairing/plastic may not be cut more than 50% of outer fender area. Tank and/or radiator covers must be used. After market plastics are permitted.

4.9.2 AIR DAMS, AIR FOILS
Air dams, streamlining equipment, spoilers, fairings, or frontal projections prohibited.

4.9.3 WINGS
Prohibited.

4.10 RIDER &TEAM MEMBERS

4.10.1 HELMET
Full-face helmet meeting Snell 90, K98, 2000 or SFI 31.2A or 41.2A mandatory.

4.10.2 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
Full all-leather or SFI Spec 40.1/2 suit mandatory for All-Terrain Vehicles running 120 mph or faster. Two-piece suits must be joined at the waist with a zipper. Jacket and pants or suit meeting SFI Spec 40.1/1 or 40.1/2 (or leather jacket), leather boots/shoes above the ankle, and leather gloves mandatory.

4.10.3 CASUAL & PIT CREW ATTIRE

All clothing must be family oriented. Profanity or vulgar pictures are prohibited. Due to new television contracts, only uniformed crew are allowed in the burnout and starting line area. No T-shirts, tank tops or improperly dressed persons will be permitted. Shorts should be color coordinated with shirts and shirts tucked in or square hemmed.








Section 5 Support Group

5.1 Automobiles

Only authorized automobiles (i.e. tow vehicle for trailers, VIP’s, media) will have pit access. Upon arrival at the event, each tow vehicle will have a special parking decal placed on it for the weekend. All other vehicles will be required to park outside of the pit gate or in a designated spectator parking area. At some venues pit gates will be closed to all traffic after 9am. Crew and family vehicles are prohibited.

5.2 Crew Members

All crewmembers that wish to have access to the starting line area must display their event wristbands at all times. Pros are allowed a maximum of four crewmembers in the starting line area. Sportsman and ET racers are limited to two crewmembers.

5.3 Pets
Must be kept on a leash at all times. Pet owners are responsible for clean-ups.

5.4 Tow Vehicles

Tow Vehicles (pit bikes) are to be the only non-racing vehicles allowed pit access. The use of pocket bikes, motor scooters, go-carts, etc. is prohibited. Tow vehicles are to be used by participants and crewmembers only and must be identified with the rider’s class and ATVDRA bike number. These numbers may be painted on or number plates may be used on the front or side but must be in plain view when in use. Tow vehicles must have functioning lights; lights must be on when the vehicle is in motion. Only one rider is allowed per pit bike and must have a valid drivers license from their state of residence. NO CHILDREN ARE ALLOWED IN THE PITS ON ANY MOTORIZED VEHICLE. Crewmembers excessively speeding or children riding in the pits are subject to having their pit bike impounded for the weekend and are subject to a $100 fine to reclaim it. If any child or unlicensed rider is caught riding a motor vehicle at any time, the team(s) associated with the vehicle and/or operator will be subject to disqualification from the event. A TEN-MILE AN HOUR SPEED LIMIT WILL BE ENFORCED AT EACH EVENT. All accidents are subject to punishment by state laws. All accidents should be reported to local authorities. AMA/ATVDRA is not responsible for taking action regarding or injuries but reserves the right to confiscate vehicles and levy fines appropriate to each situation on the day of the incident.




Section 6 Race Procedures
6.1 Membership & Registration
6.1.1 On Site Registration
Competitors who choose to register at the event will be required to purchase race credentials at entrance gate, where pit passes are sold. Riders (only) may then proceed to the ATVRA Registration Trailer to enter the appropriate classes of competition and receive technical inspection sheets. (Do not bring the bike to registration.) Riders must have AMA and/or ATVDRA membership cards and riders race ticket in hand before entering the registration line. New or expired riders can purchase membership at registration. Refunds or pre-entry rollovers will not be accepted due to mechanical failure during track tune and test, qualifying or eliminations
6.1.2 Membership Renewals
ATVDRA strongly encourages members to renew their AMA membership through ATVDRA. Members who renew directly through AMA are not listed on AMA’s ATVDRA printout. This creates problems at registration. If a rider does not have an AMA membership card or receipt in hand they will be required to purchase a new AMA membership if they are not on the ATVDRA printout.
6.1.3 AMA/ATVDRA License
The license issued by ATVDRA is to be used only by the rider to whom it is assigned and it is restricted to the categories listed on the license. The license is valid until its expiration date or until revoked by ATVDRA. The license is intended only to signify that the rider has demonstrated basic qualifications for drag racing classes up to and including the one in which the rider has qualified. The license does not convey a privilege to engage in racing events.

6.2 Qualifying

6.2.1 General
ATVDRA highly suggests the completion of an approved drag racing school for new licenses. New or expired racers will be required to make licensing passes during qualifying. NHRA and
AHDRA license will be accepted based on similar license. This must be completed prior to eliminations. Eighth mile equivalent times are as follows: 9.99 ¼ mile=6.39 1/8 mile, 10:00 ¼ mile= 6.40 1/8 mile.



6.2.2 Burnouts
Pre-race burnouts are restricted to a designated area, using water only. In Pro-classes only, a single across-the-line burnout is permitted. Length and time duration must be reasonable, and in concert with the opponents procedures. In Sportsman’s and ET classes, riders who cross the starting line under power during a burnout will be disqualified. No one will hold or touch an entry during burnouts. After the burnout in the waterbox, any leakage of water, oil, fuel, etc. is grounds for immediate disqualification and forfeiture of that run during qualifying or eliminations. In a case of a double disqualification, any rider who is shut off for leakage cannot be reinstated.

6.2.3 Staging
When a motorcycle reaches the front of the staging lanes for a run, it must be prepared to fire and race. The rider will not leave burnout area until signaled by an official after both entries have had adequate time to fire. Both contestants must have their pre-stage lights activated before either may advance to their stage beams. A reasonable amount of time will be permitted for riders to stage. The Official Starter or Autostart feature of the timing system will determine the time limit. Failure to stage upon the starters instructions is grounds for disqualification. After proper staging and receiving the starter’s signal to go, re-staging is prohibited. Any rider leaving the starting line before the start system is activated, or is instructed to leave the starting line by the Starter, will have their time voided for the run. If both riders of a race leave the line before the starting system is activated, both are disqualified. (See multiple Infractions 0.0.0) A rider on a single run would advance. The final staging motion using applied power must be in a forward motion going from pre-stage to stage position. DEEP STAGING IS NOT ALLOWED in sportsman or handicap categories. ATVDRA will add a painted line across the track near the rear axle position. After the burnout and the motorcycle is backed up, once the front tire of a bike crosses this painted line, the crew member(s) is not allowed to cross the painted line or touch the wheelie bars. If the starter times a racer out due to delay of race, that racer has forfeited his right to make a pass and is disqualified.

6.2.4 Starting Systems
All classes are in Professional and Sportsman categories utilize the three-amber “Pro-start” Christmas tree. In the Pro-tree system, all amber lights are activated simultaneously, with a four-tenths second delay to green. Pro ET and Street ET utilize a full three-amber countdown (“Full-Tree”) with five-tenths second delay between lights. Auto Start and Crosstalk will be used at all tracks if available.


6.2.5 Alternating Lanes
Riders must alternate lanes during qualifying unless instructed by an ATVDRA official otherwise. Failure to alternate will forfeit that round of qualifying. Pros may be paired according to run sheet. If so, in 1st round the lowest in points will be the first pairing starting with left lane then right. In subsequent rounds the last in qualifying will be the first pairing starting with the opposite lane they ran in the first round. If you miss your pairing, your qualifying attempt is forfeited. Multiple bye runs may be paired at the discretion of staging officials. Once a bike has started the burnout, only one more start will be allowed. If unable to restart or any bike loses fire after pre-stage, the qualifying attempt is forfeited. It is important to note that points and awards are based on a round-loss basis, not simply on qualifying.
6.2.6 Riders Meeting
At each event a mandatory riders meeting will take place just before 1st round of Pro Qualifying. ATVDRA will conduct a roll call for one random class. Riders not in attendance will have 10-points deducted.
6.3 Breakout Rules
6.3.1 During Qualification
If a rider breaks out during a qualification run, that run will be placed at the bottom of the qualification sheet. Previous qualification runs, and the placement on the ladder for pairing resulting from previous qualifying runs, will not be affected.
6.3.2 During Eliminations
Contestants who finish quicker than the posted index or category standard during eliminations are disqualified, with the following exceptions:

When an opponent foul starts or crosses a boundary line (See disqualification, 3.7.)


On a single run.
When both riders run under their index, the rider that is the least under is the winner.
If two contestants run under by the same margin (with elapsed times extended to a thousandth of a second), the rider crossing the finish line first is the winner.

6.3.3 ET classes
During eliminations, a breakout will result in a loss; unless that breakout is impacted by the opponent’s “first or worst” foul offense.

6.4 Eliminations

6.4.1 Ladders
AMA/ATVDRA will utilize Pro ladders in sportsman categories (i.e., 1 runs 64, 2 runs 63, etc.) Category pairings are based upon established NHRA “ladder” charts. Qualifying elapsed times determine ladder positions (16-bike field, example: 1 vs. 16, 2 vs. 15, 3 vs. 14, 4 vs. 13, 5 vs.12, 6 vs. 11, 7 vs. 10, and 8 vs. 9). Once established pairings are not changed unless ATVDRA determines there is adequate justification for a change. In situations where fields are not filled, such as 14 bikes entering for 16-bike field, a 14-bike ladder will be used, not a 16-bike ladder. Fields larger than 64, use random pairings for the initial round of competition with first round winning times determining subsequent round pairings.

6.4.2 Lane Choice
In the professional and Sportsman categories, lane choice is determined by elapsed times or closest to index. The rider with the better qualifying position (E.T.) gets first-round lane choice, and in subsequent rounds, lane choice goes to the rider with the lowest E.T. in the previous round or closest to the index without breaking out for index classes. E.T. lane choice is determined by drawing of chips until riders are place on the ladder, at which point lane choice has been determined by the ride running closest to previous run’s dial-in.

6.4.3 Accepting ET dial-ins
At tracks were scoreboards or readout boxes display rider dial-in prior to a run, a rider signifies acceptance of his/her and competitors dial-in as displayed by staging riders machine. No race will be re-run on a “wrong dial-in” protest. Dial-In must be legibly displayed on the bike prior to entering burnout area. Dial-In may not be changed or otherwise altered once the bike has proceeded beyond the head of the staging area. Multiple dial-ins on the same bike constitutes grounds for disqualification.

In Pro ET and Street ET, a racer cannot change his/her dial-in by more than one second, higher or lower, than the previous round. Example: if you dial 10.00 seconds on your first run, you cannot dial lower than 9.00 seconds or higher than 11.00 seconds on your next run.

6.4.4 Single Runs
In situations where a rider is making a single run, he/she is considered the winner once he/she stages under power in an attempt to take the tree, or is declared the winner by the official starter. If the rider crosses the centerline or outer boundary line on a single run, the elapsed time is voided for lane choice determination.


6.4.5 Participation in Multiple Categories

6.4.5.1 Pros
ATVDRA will allow a Professional rider to compete in both Pros and Sportsman or Handicap eliminators at the same event provided that the “Pro” bike is not used in Sportsman or Handicap competition.

6.4.5.2 Sportsman
Likewise, other riders may compete in more than one class. Sportsman and Handicap riders may use the same bike to compete in more than one class as long as qualifying and/or eliminations are not held up waiting for rider. No additional cool down period will be allotted.
6.4.6 Protest
Only a rider may lodge a protest against another rider for rules infraction. No crewman, owners, sponsors or relatives may lodge a protest against another competitor for rules infractions.

6.5 Disqualifications

6.5.1 During Qualifications or Time Trials
Any foul that occurs during a qualification run will result in disqualification of the results or time trial for that run. The rider has used that opportunity to run, and will not be given a “redo”.

6.5.2 During Elimination
It is not uncommon for a racer to commit a “foul” that results in disqualification for the round of disqualification or elimination runs. If the opposing racer does not foul, the racer who commits the foul will be disqualified in that round. If the opposing racer also fouls, the results will be determined on a “first-or-worst” basis: the racer who commits the first foul or the worst foul will be disqualified. Following is a list or rank ordered fouls, listed from top to bottom from worst to least.
Crossing center line (before crossing the finish line) Crossing center line (after crossing the finish line) Contact with guardrail
Damaging foam blocks (timing equipment)
Loss of control
Interfering with starter or timing system
Unsportsmanlike conduct
Foul start (red light)
Deep staging (Sportsman classes only)

6.5.3 Multiple Infractions
Any racer who is disqualified twice in the same event by crossing the centerline or outer boundary line during qualifying, time trials or eliminations will be disqualified from further competition with the vehicle in question for the remainder of the event. In situations where both heads-up category riders leave the line before the start system is activated, the rider who leaves first will be disqualified. If unable to determine who left first, both riders are disqualified.

6.5.4 Multiple Equipment Failures
In the case of neither rider crossing the finish line under the bike’s power or forward momentum, the rider with the quickest reaction time will be determined the winner.

6.5.5 Intentional Wheelies
If any racer determined by officials to be performing intentional full track wheelies will be disqualified from the entire event.

6.5.6 Repeated Oil-outs
If an entry oils the track in two or more qualifying attempts it will be the Event Directors call as to if the entry will be allowed to compete in eliminations. If not, the entry will receive qualifying points and be disqualified for the remainder of the event.

6.6 Down Time
Due to the excessive down time resulting from oil downs and timing block replacements, penalties will be assessed for down time for oil downs and for replacement of timing blocks. Track oil down will result in a $50 fine. Second infraction by the same rider during an event will result in fines of $75. Fines cover the cost of the loss of the track for fifteen minutes. If the track is out of service for more than fifteen minutes, the loss of the track time will be added to the fine at the rate of $3.75 per minute, regardless of the number of infractions. Timing block(s) destruction will be charged to the racer at replacement cost. Failure to pay assessed penalties will result in suspension from future AMA/ATVDRA events until payment is made. Unpaid penalties will accrue a ten-dollar per month service charge. Penalties are subject to being deducted from any prize money won by participant.

6.7 Sales At Events
Vending of parts, accessories and services is allowed only for AMA/ATVDRA Contingency Sponsors. Sale of team t-shirts is permitted only with approval of the ATVDRA Contingency Director. The selling of used parts is prohibited in commercial type or quantity display without the purchase of a swap meet permit; the sale of the individual pieces is permissible.

Special permits and sales areas will be available at selected events for swap meet or bike sales. Spaces must be reserved in advance through the ATVDRA office.

6.8 Speed Limit
The speed limit or all vehicles anywhere on the race facility (except when engaged in competition on the track) is 10 miles per hour. Abuse of this rule will constitute impounding of pit or race bike for the remainder of the day and subject the offender to a $100 fine to reclaim.







Appendix

A.1 Assumption Of Risk
The participant agrees that by entering an event, the participant acknowledges that the event site is safe and suitable for racing and participant acknowledges that by participating in the event the participant may suffer bodily injury or death or loss or damage to property. The participant further acknowledges that the participant has voluntarily assumed the risk of such losses and waives any claims for such losses against AMA/ATVDRA, the AMA/ATVDRA event officials, the event sponsors, the race track operators and other participants, discharges such persons from responsibility for such losses and covenants not to sue such persons for such losses. All participants shall be required as a condition of participation to sign all required entry forms, including such releases as shall be required by AMA/ATVDRA insurance policies, consisting of the following or similar wording:

A.2 Release and Waiver
In consideration of being permitted to compete, officiate, work for, or participate in any way in the EVENT (S) or being permitted to enter for any purpose any RESTRICTED AREA (defined as any area requiring special authorization credentials, or permission to enter or any other area to which admission by the general public is restricted and prohibited), EACH OF THE UNDERSIGNED, for himself/herself, his/her personal representatives, heirs, and next of kin:

Acknowledges, agrees and represents that he have or will immediately upon entering any of such ESTRICTED AREAS, and will continuously thereafter, inspect the RESTRICTED AREAS which he enter, and he further agrees and warrants that, if at any time, he is in or about RESTRICTED AREAS and feels anything to be unsafe, he will immediately advise the officials of such and if necessary will leave the RESTRICTED AREAS and/or refuse to participate further in the EVENT (S).
HEREBY RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE the promoters, participants, racing association, sanctioning organizations or any subdivision thereof, track operators, track owners, officials, bike owners, riders, pit crews, rescue personnel, any persons in any RESTRICTED AREAS, promoters, sponsors, advertisers, owners and lessees of premises used to conduct the EVENT (S), premises and event inspector, surveyors, underwriters, consultants, and other who give recommendations, directions, or instructions or engage in risk evaluation or loss control activities regarding the premises or EVENT(S) and each of them their directors, officers, agents and employees, all for the purpose herein referred to as “releasees,” FROM ALL LIABILITY TO THE UNDERSIGNED, his personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin FOR ANY AND ALL LOSS OR DAMAGE, AND IN ANY CLAIM OR DEMANDS THEREFORE ON ACCOUNT OF INJURY TO THE PERSON OR PROPERTY OR RESULTING IN DEATH OF THE UNDERSIGNED ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE EVENT(S) WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLEGENCE OF THE “RELEASEES” OR OTHERWISE
HEREBY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS the releasees and each of them FROM ANY LOSS, LIABILTY, DAMAGE OR COST they any incur arising out of or related to the EVENT (S) WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLEGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE.
HEREBY RESUMES FULL RESPONDSIBILITY FOR ANY RISK OF BODILY INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE arising out of or related to the EVENT (S) whether caused by the NEGLEGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or otherwise.
HEREBY acknowledge that THE ACTIVITIES OF THE EVENT (S) ARE VERY DANGEROUS and involve the risk of serious injury and/or death and/or property damage. Each of THE UNDERSIGNED, also expressly acknowledge that INJURIES RECEIVED MAY BE COMPOUNDED OR INCREASED BY NEGLIGENT RESCUE OPERATIONS OR PROCEDURES OF THE RELEASEES.
HEREBY agrees that this Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement extends to all acts of negligence by the Releasees, INCLUDING NEGLIGENT RESCUE OPERATIONS and in intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by laws of the Province or State in which the Event(s) is/are conducted and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, not withstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.

I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND HAVE SIGNED IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT, ASSURANCE OR GUARANTEE BEING MADE TO ME AND INTENND MY SIGNATURE TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILTY TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.

It is agreed that those participating in various AMA/ATVDRA events and/or leaving property at such event sites, for themselves and/or on behalf of all owners of such property, release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue the racetrack and/or AMA/ATVDRA, its directors, officers, employees, or representatives from and for all liability to the participant, his/her personal representative, assigns, heirs, and next of kin for any and all loss or damage and any claim or demands therefore on account of loss or damage to any property of the participant or property of others entrusted to the participant, whether caused by the negligence of the releasees or otherwise while the property of the undersigned is located at the site of the AMA/ATVDRA event, AMA/ATVDRA makes no representations or express or implied warranties that compliance with the rule and regulations published in this rulebook or published in the course of the spectators or participants or damage to personal property. These rules are regulations constitute the minimum acceptance standards for competition and are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport. Safety is the responsibility of equipment manufacturers, builders, and the participants of the event.


A.3 National Record Procedures
In motorcycle drag racing, the standard of excellence in performance is the AMA/ATVDRA National Record. These records are established under controlled conditions at authorized record events throughout the season. ATVDRA’s Official National Records program is conducted at each national event. Only one overall class record will be permitted. Each record run is made under close observation of starting procedures, running, finishing, and timing. Each motorcycle is thoroughly inspected to determine its compliance with class requirements, including weight, engine displacement, mechanical limitations, and fuel checks where necessary. In a sport where records play such a vital role, every effort is made to maintain their accuracy and validity.

In order to assure the validity of all new records, a backup performance of within one percent of the new mark is required at the same event. In the event that two runs exceed the existing record but are not within one percent of each other, the quicker time or faster speed will be acceptable as the backup for the slower time, which will stand as the new record.

Records will be recorded and listed to the thousandth of a second and one hundredth of a mile-per-hour. If two contestants tie for the elapsed time record to the thousandth of a second at the same event, the tiebreaker will be the fastest mile-per-hour reading for the run that established the record. In the event a tie still exists, the contestant accomplishing the record run earlier in the event will be awarded the record. If the record is tied at a later race, the record will stay with the rider who set it first. Similarly if two contestants tie for the speed mark, the tiebreaker will be the quickest elapsed time on the run that established the new National Record.
Contestants may set speed mark independent of elapsed time record. Records may be set until the rider is eliminated from further competition. Previous runs allowable as one-percent record back up. Rider must inform Tech of records and back up records immediately after run and have Tech official seal engine prior to leaving the scales.
A contestant cannot set records with one vehicle, and then compete in eliminations with another vehicle. Only the rider holding the record at the conclusion of the event will be credited with the record. A rider setting and then losing a record at the same event will not receive credit for establishing a record.
It is the sole responsibility of the rider to claim a National record. Rider must claim record immediately following establishing the record run at the scales or Tech area by filling out proper claim forms. Eighth mile records will be established once a year. For 2007, eighth mile records will be established at the Pingel Thunder Nationals in Indianapolis, IN.






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