New Racer Q&A
NEW TO RACING? NEW TO U.S.D.R.?
Q. How do I become a member of U.S.D.R? A. Memberships and Competition Licenses are available HERE Q. If i wait and apply for my comp license at the race, will i be issued numbers there? A. No, you will be given a temporary number that you will use for that race, however, you will still be eligible for points and awards. You will be mailed your official numbers and license card at a later time. Q. How do I know what number to run? A. All racers are assigned a number by U.S.D.R. When you send in your comp license, you will be assigned and given numbers along with a colored bar for your front number plate. this will be your number for the entire season, even if you advance in skill level your number will remain the same. Q. How does the skill ranking work, do i have to start as a beginner? A. All first time U.S.D.R. racers MUST start in the beginner class unless they carry an intermediate or expert license in another organization. Remember, competing in the beginner class does not mean you are a beginner rider, it simply means you are new to racing. there is a transfer system that moves you up, the higher classes are earned. Q. Are the courses hard? Will I be able to make it? A.
You will do fine. all U.S.D.R. courses are laid out to be fast and fun. If you are experienced on a dirt bike, you will have a lot of fun on the course. Q. How many miles will i have to go? A. If you are competing in race one, you will go around 30 to 40 miles. If you will be competing in race two, be prepared to go between 50 and 70 miles. You must complete 50% of the scheduled laps to be considered a finisher. Q. Will I have to pit? A. Be prepared to pit if necessary. There is a very easy pit system at all events, if you are not sure how this works, contact U.S.D.R. or a fellow racer.
IMPORTANT INFO FOR THE NEW RACER
1.) Do not ride on any part of the race course at any time other than your race or after the completion of the event.
2.) NO speeding in or around the camp or sign-up area!
3.) BLM will ticket speeders, or children riding without helmets.
4.) NO alcohol is allowed along the race course, in the pits or on the start line.
5.) This is a family organization, please conduct yourself appropriately.
6.) You may walk the start before the race in order to scout for lines or danger spots.
7.) U.S.D.R. has a number of qualified SWEEP riders that are on the course at all times. If you break down or get hurt, STAY WHERE YOU ARE. sweep will be to you shortly.
8.) Chase riders, aka "chase dads" are not allowed at U.S.D.R. if you are not entered in the race you may not be on the race course at any time during the event.
9.) Please do not wear fluorescent "safety Yellow" clothing during the race, that color is reserved for rescue/sweep personnel.
BLM SAFETY REGULATIONS
1.) The official Pit area will be reserved for pit crew personnel only. All pit crew personnel must sign the U.S.D.R. Pit Release form at sign-up and obtain your wrist band.
2.) No children under the age of 5 will be allowed in the Pit area.
3.) No pets of any kind will be allowed in the Pit area at any time.
4.) No crossing of the race course in the Scoring or Pit area will be allowed at any time.
5.) A strict speed limit of 10 mph in the Pit area will be enforced at all times.
6.) A strict speed limit of 15 mph in the Scoring area will be enforced at all times.
7.) Spectators must stay 50 feet from the race course at all times, except in designated Pit and Scoring areas.
8.) All safety regulations will be enforced by U.S.D.R. staff first and BLM Rangers second.
9.) BLM enforcement officials will be present during all race activities.
10.) There is a 15 mph speed limit within 100 feet of the U.S.D.R. sign-up area, speeders will be ticketed by BLM.