Rules

KSMXC 2017 Rules & Regulations

 

The National Sporting Code of the ACU and the Standing Regulations together with the Supplementary Regulations and any Final Instructions shall apply to all Kensworth Schoolboy Motocross Events held under an ACU permit.

The OPEN permit used for our events is run under Basic Insurance and issued by ACU Headquarters.

DECLARATION

It is a condition of acceptance of entry that the promoters shall not be responsible for any damage to a motorcycle or its accessories whether by fire, accident or other causes, nor for the theft of a motorcycle or its accessories before, during and after the meeting.

 

COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS

Every rider by entering or being entered or nominated, thereby acknowledges that he/she

Is bound by the National Sporting Code of the ACU and these Standing Regulations together with any Supplementary Regulations or Conditions and Final Instructions to be

Hereafter issued, to all of which he/she undertakes to submit and, moreover, renounces any right to have recourse to any arbitration or tribunal not provided for.

All safety precautions for ACU Motocross events are available in a separate publication from the ACU.

ALL riders acknowledge compliance with the current rules and regulations contained in the current ACU Handbook.

 

AGE, CAPACITY & LICENCE REQUIREMENTS

Riders must be between the ages of 6 and 17 to compete in the Youth groups.

Any rider under the age of 18 years must have signed approval of their parent/guardian on both Race Entry Form the Signing on Form for that race meeting.

A child may race in the appropriate class until the end of the season provided his/her date of birth falls on or after 1st January during the season.

Age on 1st Jan Grade Engine Capacity Maximum Wheel Size/ Specification

6–7 years, 6–8 Years Automatic A Automatic B Minimum 49cc 2 or 4 stroke. Maximum 50cc 2 or 4 stroke automatic, no manual clutch 12 inch rear, 15 inch front

7–10 years 65cc Junior   Minimum 60cc 2 stroke or 85cc 4 stroke. Maximum 65cc 2 stroke or 110cc 4 stroke            12 inch rear, 14 inch front

9–12 years 85cc Small Wheel, Intermediate         Minimum 70cc 2 stroke or 125cc 4 stroke. Maximum 85cc 2 stroke or 150cc 4 stroke    14 inch rear, 17 inch front

11–15 years 85cc Big Wheel, Senior          Minimum 70cc 2 stroke or 125cc 4 stroke. Maximum 85cc 2 stroke or 150cc 4 stroke   16 inch rear, 19 inch front

14–17 years        Open (Youth)    Minimum 120cc 2 stroke or 175cc 4 stroke Maximum 150cc 2 stroke or 250cc 4 stroke                19 inch rear, 21 inch front

 

MACHINERY SPECIFICATION

150cc 4 stroke bikes can now be ridden in either S/W or B/W 85 class (subject to the

Age restrictions set out above)

Any capacity bike can be ridden in the open adult classes

All machines must comply with the ACU regulations as per current ACU HANDBOOK

 

NOTE: All youth riders should be able to sit astride their machine and with one foot firmly on the ground and must be able to control the gear lever or the foot brake with the other.

 

The Clerk of the Course has the discretion to disqualify any rider not showing legible numbers or discount any appeal resulting from illegible numbers.

 It is in your interest to keep your numbers clean and legible. Background and number colours are:

Riders must not go on to the track without the correct numbers on their machine. Random noise testing may be carried out at meetings, any machine found to be exceeding

Noise levels will be forced to withdraw from the meeting. For current sound levels please See current ACU handbook

 

EVENTS

All Riders & Officials

ALL riders & officials must sign on at race control after walking the track. Race officials must be a minimum age of 18 and marshals must be at least 16 years of age in accordance with the ACU      National Sporting Code Where a rider or official is under the age of 18 a parent or guardian must countersign.

 

Auto & Junior Riders

Parents/guardians of auto & junior riders are permitted on track (during their rider’s race only) and only after they have signed on at race control. Any parents/guardians seen not to be helping (where needed) ALL riders within that group may have their riders points withdrawn for that race. Hi-visibility vests must be worn by all persons present on track.

 

 Marshalls

You may be asked to supply at marshal at a meeting, however KSMXC will endeavour to provide marshals at every meeting.

All marshals must sign on at race control and wear the Hi-visibility vest supplied.

 

 

RIDING IN THE PIT/PADDOCK AREA IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

ACU Motocross Standing Regulation 8.5

8.5          Riding in the paddock

Riding of machines in the paddock is strictly prohibited and warning signs should be erected. Machines should be pushed with the engine dead. Riding of machines at a slow pace can be permitted if designated lanes are provided. Machines must be pushed upon exiting from any point on these lanes.

 

RACE MEETING STRUCTURE

*NO ENGINES TO BE STARTED BEFORE 9.30AM*

 

Fixture List

A list of KSMXC dates can be found in on Facebook page or our website www.ksmxc.co.uk

 

Booking In

Members must book in for each meeting at: Go Race booking in will open at 8pm on Monday two weeks prior to a meeting, in the fully subscribed groups it is advised to book in promptly to avoid disappointment. Anyone placing a post on our Facebook page takes the risk that they may miss out on a place due to these messages not being constantly monitored; the booking in phone number is primarily for Non-members or in case of problems with the online system.

Members have priority when booking in up to 6pm on the Sunday prior to the race meeting when it will open to non-members.

 

Signing On & Scrutineering

ALL riders must sign on. Where a rider is under the age of 18 years old a parent or guardian must sign on their behalf. You will be issued a scrutineering ticket to take, along with your bike and helmet, to the technical officer for scrutineering/inspection.

Those camping overnight will be able to sign on most Saturday evenings (time will be announced at venue) and race day morning’s from 8am – 9.30am.

 

Practice

*NO ENGINES TO BE STARTED BEFORE 9.30AM*

Practice times will be announced at each meeting during the riders meeting which all riders and parents of children under the age of 16 must attend.

ALL signed on riders MUST complete 2 practice laps of the course within their class. Practice & Race Order

The group order for practice and racing is displayed at signing on.

Usually the race order (for that meeting) will be the same as practice order.

The only time this may vary will be if the course conditions are deemed to be too poor to send the very young riders out first.

 

Start positions will be determined by peg number. The FIRST peg a rider selects will be their gate position/number.

The method of start will be live engine and start gates.

 

STARTERS ORDERS

The chief starter will raise a GREEN FLAG to call the riders to their positions.

Riders are deemed to be under starter’s orders when the first rider is called to the start line.

Any rider causing a start to be unnecessarily delayed (in the opinion of the starter and/or the Clerk of the Course) may be disqualified.

No persons will be allowed in the start area once riders have come under orders at the start line, except signed on parents of Auto and Junior 65 rider or authorized officials.

Once riders are under the Starter’s orders and the track is clear he will lower the green flag and raise the 15 seconds board.

The 15 second board will be displayed for a FULL 15 seconds after which the Starter will turn the board to display a 5 second board

The 5 second board will be displayed for a full 5 seconds

The gates will drop between 5 and 10 seconds after the 5 second board is displayed

 

All false starts shall be indicated by the waving of a red flag. All riders are then to return to the starting area and await announcements regarding the restart.

 

STOPPING A RACE

 

If a race has been stopped before 3 laps have been completed the race shall be re-run.

If after three laps and before 50% of the race time, excluding any additional laps, has been

Completed it may be re-run at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course.

If a race is stopped after 50% of the race time has elapsed, excluding any additional laps,

The result will be declared on the last completed lap.

In the event of a race being re-run the Clerk of the Course may disqualify any rider or riders

Who is/are the prime cause of the race initially being stopped?

If a race has to be stopped after the leader has completed 50% of the race distance,

Excluding any additional laps, rounded down to the nearest number of laps, it will be considered to have finished.

The Clerk of the Course may exclude a rider from the results who was deemed to be the cause of a red flag incident. And he/she will not be permitted to start in a re-start.

A race that has done more than half the distance when stopped will be deemed completed.

Only the Clerk of the Course or his assigned assistants can stop a race.

FOUL, UNFAIR OR DANGEROUS RIDING

The Clerk of the Course may penalise any rider who, in his opinion, is guilty of unfair, foul or dangerous riding.

If a faster rider is closing on a slower rider and is about to lap them he should be prepared to adapt his racing line to allow for a safe overtake. The slower rider, where possible, should keep to his normal racing line and avoid changing course into the path of the advancing rider. Both parties have a duty to take some care, the faster rider could attempt to make the slower rider aware that he is attempting to overtake by calling out, whilst avoiding intimidating the slower rider by constant shouting. We would also take the view that any dangerous manoeuvres by either person would be investigated by the clerk of the course and dealt with using the clubs disciplinary procedures

 

COURSE CONDUCT

If, for any reason, a rider leaves the course, he/she must rejoin it as closely as possible at the point where he/she left the course without any outside assistance. He/she must not gain any advantage. If any advantage is obtained he/she may be penalised or disqualified from the results.

 

POINTS

Transponders are required at our meetings; these can either be purchased by the rider or hired from the club. Please send your transponder number along with riders name and race group to points.admin@ntlworld.com to be added to our MyLaps database. Race results can be found on our web site at http://www.ksmxc.co.uk results.html or on the Mylaps website at http://www.mylaps.com/en

 

Under NO circumstances will any rider or spectator enter the lap scoring area/hut or approach any lap scorer during the race day.

Riders or spectators with a race query must speak to a committee member.

Protests must be registered with a committee member within 30 minutes of the race results being displayed.

 

Points from each race are determined by the finishing position of each rider:

 

1stplace = 45pts, 2ndplace = 42pts, 3rdplace = 40pts, = 4thplace = 38pts, 5thplace = 37pts etc and are reduced by increments of 1pt down to 40th place (2pts). Nonmember / day member points ARE included in race day results and will be awarded a trophy if appropriate but WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS.

Ties in the club championship for 2014 will be decided on the number of 1st place results followed by 2nd place etc.

 

AWARDS

Trophies are awarded (at the end of the meeting) to the top 6 scoring riders in all groups. This may vary from time to time at the discretion of the committee.

All Auto`s  riders will be awarded a trophy at every meeting 

At the end of the season all members that have ridden a pre-determined amount of

Meetings with KSMXC will be invited to an annual end of season presentation. Details of this will be announced in the program.

 

PADDOCK / PIT AREAS

RIDING IN THE PIT/PADDOCK AREA IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

ACU Motocross Standing Regulation 8.5

8.5          Riding in the paddock

Riding of machines in the paddock is strictly prohibited and warning signs should be erected. Machines should be pushed with the engine dead. Riding of machines at a slow pace can be permitted if designated lanes are provided. Machines must be pushed upon exiting from any point on these lanes.Any riders seen to be riding ANYWHERE IN THE PIT/PADDOCK AREA will have his/her points deducted.PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

It is a parent’s or guardian’s responsibility to ensure that all children stay within the confines of the event/site area and obey all instructions issued by KSMXC and the land/track owner.  Please respect the venue and any rules it has in place.

 

DOGS

Dogs are not discouraged from attending; they are to be kept on a lead and under

control at all times. This is for their sake as well as everyone else attending the meeting. Owners are responsible for ensuring their dog is kept under control and are responsible for clearing up any fouling that may occur.

SPECTATORS

Spectators must keep inside designated areas at all times. This is for your safety.

All vehicles must be parked in such a way that an emergency vehicle can enter or exit the pit/paddock area and track.

 

GENERATORS

Please switch off all generators by 11pm. KSMXC have young riders in attendance and also some land/track owners live close by.

 

RUBBISH

Please take your entire rubbish/waste home with you and leave your pit area as you would wish to find it.

If there is a waste facility at the track use it. Most tracks require a bond. Therefore committee members have to insure the venue is free from litter. It is not a pleasant job to clear other peoples waste especially when it is avoidable.

RIDERS CLOTHING

Helmets must be worn by all competitors and bear the ACU gold or silver stamp. It should be in good condition and properly fitted. Please refer to your current ACU handbook for other important information concerning European Community Exemption and ‘protective’ clothing. It is the responsibility of the rider or parent/guardian to ensure that all protective clothing is correctly fitted for youth competitors.

FLAG SIGNALS

Green   Riders under starter’s orders.

Red        All Riders must stop. Riders must not pass any red flag unless authorised or directed to do so and then proceed at a slow pace.

Yellow  Danger ride with caution, usually fallen rider in your path.

Yellow Waved  Extreme danger, slow down, NO OVERTAKING and be prepared to stop

Black with # Shown with rider's number, stop racing and leave track ASAP via proper exit point

Yellow

With black X   Last lap flag, one more lap until race ends

Blue Medical assistance required

Chequered End of race, slow and exit circuit where shown

Failure to adhere to displayed flags may result in the offending rider/riders having points deducted from their overall scores.

Any rider who is judged to have taken unfair advantage whilst a yellow flag is displayed or waved, or having ignored any other flag signal, may be disqualified from that race.

 

RIDERS BEHAVIOUR

The club has a zero tolerance towards ALL ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE at any venue or race meeting.

Riders will be expected to behave in a sportsmanlike manner at all times. Racing is a

Competitive business however attempts to kick opposition, deliberately knocking a rider off or brake checking will not be tolerated and will induce disciplinary proceedings.

Fighting will not be tolerated under any circumstances. Any person seen fighting will be

instantly dismissed from the meeting.

If a faster rider is closing on a slower rider and is about to lap them he should be prepared to adapt his racing line to allow for a safe overtake. The slower rider, where possible, should keep to his normal racing line and avoid changing course into the path of the advancing rider. Both parties have a duty to take some care, the faster rider could attempt to make the slower rider aware that he is attempting to overtake by calling out, whilst avoiding intimidating the slower rider by constant shouting. We would also take the view that any dangerous manoeuvres by either person would be investigated by the clerk of the course and dealt with using the clubs disciplinary procedures Adult riders are responsible for the behavior of all accompanying visitors be that an adult or child. Bad behavior will be treated in exactly the same manner whether committed by the rider or entourage.

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE

Disciplinary procedure will be a verbal warning in the first instance from the

Chairman/Vice Chairman.

Any further re-offence will be considered by the committee and (subject to appeals) this will be followed by final written notice. Any subsequent misconduct will see the rider expelled from the club.

In instances where the committee identifies an act as "gross misconduct" a member

May be instantly expelled from the meeting and ultimately the club. No membership fees or race fees will be reimbursed.

Riders will be expected to behave respectfully to all officials acting in any capacity at the meeting.

Verbal abuse will not be tolerated and will be dealt with accordingly.

 MEMBERSHIP

Membership to Kensworth Schoolboy Motocross Club runs from 1st January to 31st December each year. Membership forms will be sent out or be available following the last meeting of the season, members from the previous year will be given priority for membership up to 31st January when it will then open to new member request. Any forms received from new members before this date will be added to the reserve list in order of receipt.

Membership in each group will be limited to 46 riders, acceptance of membership does not guarantee a place at each race meeting due to the limit of 40 riders in each class. By applying for membership to KSMXC you are agreeing to comply with our club rules and regulations.

KSMXC membership forms may be obtained by contacting the membership secretary on

07504 925107, by emailing ksmxc.membership@outlook.com or by downloading the form from http://www.ksmxc.co.uk . All new members, from Auto to and Schoolboys must send a copy of their birth certificate/passport with their KSMXC application form.

On acceptance of your membership you will be issued a code to obtain an ACU license. Most ACU license renewals can be acquired on line although first time applications will require a passport size photograph (and copy of birth certificate for all schoolboys).

The membership secretary can provide you with an application form and help you if needed.

The membership secretary will endeavor to issue a race number of your choice if available.

Please note: It is your responsibility to advise the secretary if you wish to change your race number or upgrade to the next riding group (age permitting).Your current race number may not be available in the group you wish to upgrade to. Because you may not see any other rider displaying that number, it does NOT mean it is available for you to Your license must be upgraded (via the ACU) if you wish to change group.  The secretary will help you with this if you wish.

 

THE LAST BIT

Kensworth Schoolboy MXC is a friendly family orientated club. If you have ANY concerns or queries please contact a committee member. The sooner you tell us your concerns the sooner we can try to resolve it. It is run by a small but dedicated team of volunteers; we have many tasks which need to be completed on race days so we will be asking for help at each meeting. Remember it’s your club.

KSMXC have bought in new rules and system for auto/junior pickups for the 2017 season.

New hi vis vests will be provided to each parent pick up, each vest will be numbered with the marshal point you are assigned to, for anyone who wants to go out as a pick up, you will have to put a £5 deposit down, this is to make sure vests are returned at the end of the day.

The club has put this system in place, due to a high amount of instances last season, with parents running all over the track in front of riders, putting child riders and themselves in danger. We hope by having this system in place, these instances will no longer happen.

There will be no start points.

Float vests will only be given to pickups of children who are very new to racing.

Points are given out on a first come first served basis, so make sure if you want a certain place on the track, you sign on ASAP.

If any pick up is seen running around the track and not be in the position they are assigned to, you will have one warning. If you are caught doing it again, a penalty will be given. The penalty is yet to be confirmed and will be stated at our first Race meeting.

These rules have had to be put in place, for the safety of children and the pickup.