Official Rules


Official Rules

M/C & QUAD CLASS RULES AND PROCEDURES

Off road racing is a dangerous sport. All competitors must be in good physical condition, and free from major medical problems. No entrant, pit crew member or sponsor shall have any claim for damages, injury, expenses, lawsuits or otherwise against U.S. Desert racing inc. Or the B.L.M.

U.S.D.R. Races will be run on a “wave start” system. Starts are “live engine,” competitors will leave the line with their class only. Start order will be determined by race officials. Waves will be started in intervals ranging from 30 sec. to 2 min.

Although overall results are provided, competitors will be scored, and receive points based solely on the finish position in their respective class.

Races will be conducted by completing multiple laps around a marked course. Races will range from 40 to 80 miles. Competitors will be informed before the event as to the number of laps they will be expected to complete. Competitor must stay within 50ft of the marked course at all times.

Competitors must finish the race on the same vehicle as started. competitor may change and/or replace parts provided the original frame remains. Pitting and refueling are permitted at the authorized pit location. Competitor must complete a minimum of 50% of the race distance to be considered to have finished the race.

All entered motorcycles must be equipped with a forestry approved spark arrestor, and California OHV green or red sticker, or equivalent registration from another state.

Safety equipment requirements: 
Helmets - all competitors must wear snell 1990, 1995, or m-2000 approved helmets at all times while riding their vehicle. U.S.D.R. strongly recommends the use of “full face” helmets designed for racing.

Protective clothing - protective clothing must be worn at all times while riding a vehicle and include; helmet, riding pants, off road boots, gloves, long sleeve shirt or riding jersey, and eye protection. U.S.D.R. strongly recommends the use of a chest protector and / or body armor.

Specific quad class requirements:
All ATV’s must have a tether cord kill switch. Nerf bars or floor boards are required on all entrant vehicles.

Kids Race Protest Procedure:
1.) Protests may involve engine displacement or riders age only.

2.) Protests may be only be filed by the competitor or legal guardian who signed the entry release form.

3.) Protests may be filed against an entrant in the same class and race in which the protestor competed in.

4.) Protests must be filed with the U.S.D.R. Race director prior to the finish of the race, (checkered flag)

5.) Engine displacement protests require a $300.00 cash bond to be given to U.S.D.R. within 30 minutes of the filed protest. the motorcycle in question will be impounded at the completion of the race and taken to the U.S.D.R. camp for tear down by the owner, obsearved by officials.

6.) The owner of the protested motorcycle will have 3 hours to complete the tear down. inspection will be performed by a U.S.D.R. official. If the engine in question is found to be legal, the party who filed the protest will forfeit the $300.00 bond. $200.00 of this will be given to the protested party and $100.00 will be held by U.S.D.R. as an administrative fee. If the engine is found to be illegal or the owner refuses inspection, the $300.00 will be returned to the issuing party.

7.) A competitor who is found to be competing with an illegal engine or refuses tech inspection, will lose all points for the season, as well as a 2 race suspension.

8.) Age protests require a $50.00 cash bond. Protested competitors will have 1 week to provide U.S.D.R. with a valid birth certificate indicating the age of the child. failure to provide this information will result in the loss of points for the season and a 2 race suspension.

 

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Helmets - all competitors must wear snell 1990, 1995, or m-2000 approved helmets at all times while riding their vehicle. U.S.D.R. strongly recommends the use of “full face” helmets designed for racing.

Protective clothing - protective clothing must be worn at all times while riding a vehicle and include; helmet, riding pants, off road boots, gloves, long sleeve shirt or riding jersey, and eye protection. U.S.D.R. strongly recommends the use of a chest protector and / or body armor.

 

SPECIFIC QUAD CLASS SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

All ATV’s must have a tether cord kill switch. Nerf bars or floor boards are required on all entrant vehicles.

Helmets - all competitors must wear snell 1990, 1995, or m-2000 approved helmets at all times while riding their vehicle. U.S.D.R. strongly recommends the use of “full face” helmets designed for racing.

Protective clothing - protective clothing must be worn at all times while riding a vehicle and include; helmet, riding pants, off road boots, gloves, long sleeve shirt or riding jersey, and eye protection. U.S.D.R. strongly recommends the use of a chest protector and / or body armor.

 

M/C & QUAD RULE INFRACTIONS/PENALTIES

1) Race vehicle traveling on the racecourse in the reverse direction of the race at any time: disqualification.

2) Race vehicle more than 50ft off the marked race course: 10 position penalty (overall)

3) Competitor cutting any 45 degree or more on the course by 10ft or more to gain 
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3b) Competitor cutting any 45 degree or more on the course by 10ft or more to pass 
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4) Abusive conduct toward a race official: disqualification, suspension, or both.

5) Abusive conduct toward fellow competitor: disqualification.

6) Pit speed violation: 5 position penalty (overall)

7) Missing a check: disqualification.

8) False start (leaving before the flag drop) 10 position penalty (overall)

9) Speeding in the scoring chute: 5 position penalty (overall)

9) Drinking alcoholic beverages in the designated pit area or along the race course by any person is strictly forbidden. The use of any illegal narcotics by a competitor or crew member will Result in immediate disqualification, and suspension from the series.

10) Any entry application containing a falsified signature will result disqualification. Entrant will also forfeit all points, awards and prize money.

 

NUMBER PLATE REGULATIONS

Download the Number Plate Requirements for the 2016 season 
For any question regarding the number plate requirements call: 661-295-1956

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