Mid East Racing 

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2017 Mid East RULES:

General Rules of the Meet:

  • NO PIT RIDING – No riding around in the pits. A first gear idle is only allowed when traveling to and from starting line and MUST ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET.
  • No one under the age of 16 is to ride their machine through the pits area.
  • Once your race is over, park your machine.
  • Warm – up riding is limited to a designated area and only when the referee or other officials give you permission and only after the rider has registered for the event.
  • Any rider riding his machine before registering for the race may be disqualified or the bike/quad will be parked at the sign up trailer till the rider is preparing to leave.
  • Riders are responsible for the actions of their entire pit crew. Any unnecessary trouble caused by these individuals puts their rider at risk of disqualification or being asked to leave the premises.  Any rider, pit crew member, or spectator that uses profanity or shows disrespect to other riders or race officials will be ask to leave the premises. 
  • A competitor who rides in a manner that endangers officials, other riders, or the spectators will be subject to immediate disqualification from the event by officials.
  • Rider contact – ramming, blocking, or any intentional contact made by one rider to another while on the course or while on the premises during the day of the event, will be subjected to penalty to their finished time.
  • PLEASE PICK UP ALL TRASH AND PLACE IN TRASH CANS MADE AVAILABLE. TRASH BAGS ARE AVAILABLE AT RIDER REGISTRATION IF YOUR PITS NEED MORE. WE WANT TO LEAVE OUR FACILITY CLEANER THAN WE FOUND IT IN ORDER TO GET TO COME BACK.
  • If you bring pets, please secure them at the vehicle during the races. We are not liable for dogs on the track.  All pets must be on a leash at all times!!!!!  No exceptions to this rule!!!  If your dog relieves itself in an area where spectators or others are, you are responsible for cleaning  and disposing of the waste.
  • Keep your children with you at all times. Parents are responsible for their children’s actions. If caught destroying the track or property, you and the child could be asked to leave. It is not safe to allow your children to walk the track without you. Please do not allow your children to pit ride after their race is over. This is against the rules and will be punished by having to park their bike at sign up trailer till you pull out of the facility.
  • Primitive camping usually is available at each facility. Please come and set up your camp quietly. Check with the officials before starting ANY campfires. Quiet time begins at 10:00 pm, please observe this so everyone can get some rest.

Rider Registration:

  • No rider under the legal age of majority in the state of NC may compete without the written consent (signature on the liability releases and entry forms) of his/her parents or legal guardians present at the meet. A parent must come to registration with any rider under the age of 18 years.
  • To participate in any event with the Mid East series, each participant must:

Pay entry fees to receive bar code, and any other items

Purchase transponder that is to be attached to the helmet of the rider

  • Mid East Hare Scramble Series does not provide medical insurance. Please have your own insurance before signing any waivers to race.
  • Anyone coming to register for the race, must have their arm band from the gate visible in order to be signed up. No armband, no registering.
  • Sign up opens at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and at 8:00a.m. on Sunday. Please be signed up at least thirty minutes prior to race time. 
  • Any rider under the age of 21 may have to supply a photo I.D. to sign up.
  • PeeWee Entry Fee: $20.00

   Youth Entry Fee: Member: $ 20.00

   Motorcycle and Quad Entry Fee: Member $30.00

   UTV Entry Fee:  $60.00 

   UTV Pro Entry:   $100.00

   Expert Class: $40.00

   Pro Entry: $50.00

MEMBERSHIP:

  • Not required in order to participate in any Mid East event.
  • All riders that wish to compete for end of year awards, MUST HAVE competed in a MINIMUM of TWELVE  races to be eligible for year-end awards. Races must be in same class.

Riders Under the Age of 18 years:

  • This applies to PeeWee, Youth, Motorcycle and Quad riders:

All participants (riders) under the age of 18 years of age, must have a parent or legal guardian present AT SIGN UP to sign entry forms – Youth Release Form and Release of Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement. If no parent or legal guardian, you must have a NOTARIZED statement from a parent giving permission to a legal adult to sign for them and seek medical care for the rider if necessary.

  • Parents must come with the rider to sign up at EVERY Race. No Parents, No Racing.
  • For Quads:

NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 16 CAN RACE A QUAD OVER 90cc. ALL RIDERS MAY BE REQUIRED TO SHOW ID BETWEEN 16-20 YEARS. THIS RULE IS HEAVILY ENFORCED, NO EXCEPTIONS ALLOWED.This is a North Carolina state law that we must follow.   If you do not have proof of age with you, you are not allowed to race.

Class Qualifications:

  • Whatever class you race in another off-road Series (i.e. NCHSA, SETRA, GNCC, etc) you must race the same level class in Mid East. Any rider found racing in the wrong level, will be disqualified of all points obtained and will be registered to ride in appropriate level at next race event.
  • Pro Class: Top five overall in series points must race Pro Class or Expert Class, unless the rider is eligible for an age class. The Pro Class and Expert Class are elective classes.
  • At the first twelve races, the Pro riders will draw spoons for their starting order. At the last four races, the Pros will go to the line based upon points first, then all other Pros will draw for remaining starting positions.
  • A Class: All winners of B Classes from the previous season, and any B level rider that won three or more races must move to an A Class.
  • Any “A” level rider from another off-road Series, must run “A”
  • B Class: The top three riders from the C Classes from the previous season that has atleast one Class win, and any C level rider that won more than one race must move to a B Class.
  • Any “B” level rider from another off- road Series, must run “B”

Riders between the ages of 12 and 14 riding in a “B” level class shall not be forced to race an “A” level class, regardless of how many “B” races.

  • C Class: These classes are for beginners. Any rider that has won a C Class Championship from another series is not allowed to race in our C Classes.
  • Age Class: You must ride in the age appropriate class.
  • Protest is available for anyone running in an inappropriate class based on experience or any other series. If you wish to protest another rider, it must be in writing given to sign-up trailer within 30 minutes of finishing the race. There is a $100 protest fee.
  • A rider may protest to move to a lower class if he/she feels they are not capable of competing in the higher class. No rider will be able to move after having raced four races already in the class. Each case will be considered individually at a meeting with the organization.
  • The rider must be large enough and mature enough to control his/her machine at all times and ride it safely. This includes stopping, starting, standing still, mounting and dismounting. The referee has the authority to disqualify a rider that cannot safely control his/her motorcycle or quad.

Youth Class Qualifications:

  • PeeWee Race:

  Super PeeWee Class – ages 7-8 years old, stock appearing 50cc machine

  PeeWee Class – ages 4-6 years old, stock appearing 50cc machine

  • Youth Quad Race:

Senior Mini– ages 14-15 years old, 0-90cc machine

Intermediate Mini– ages 11-13 years old 0-90cc machine

Junior Mini – ages 5-10 years old 0-90cc machine

Girls- ages 5-15 years old 0-90cc machine

Trailriders – ages 5-15 years old 0-90cc machine (non-points paying)  First Year  Racer!

Youth Bike Race:

Senior Mini Class – ages 14-15 years old, 2 stroke machines 0-112cc or 4 stroke machines 0-150cc

Intermediate Mini Class – ages 12-13 years old, 2 stroke machines 0-112cc or 4 stroke machines 0-150 cc

85 Big Wheel - ages 7-15 years old   2stroke machine 0-85cc or 4 stroke machine 0-125 cc

85 Class – ages 12-15 years old 66-85cc 2 stroke 91-125cc 4 stroke

85 Class – ages 7-11 years old 66-85cc 2 stroke 91-125cc 4 stroke

65cc Class – ages 10-11 years old, 0-65cc 2 stroke 0-90cc 4 stroke

65cc Class – ages 7-9 years old, 0-65cc 2 stroke 0-90 4 stroke

Girls – ages 7-15 years old, 2 stroke machines 0-112cc or 4 stroke machines 0-150 cc  

Trailriders Class is a NON-POINTS paying class  First Year Racer!

Age Class: You must be of the age as of January 1st of that year to race in the class.

  • The rider must be large enough and mature enough to control his/her machine at all times and ride it safely. This includes stopping, starting, standing still, mounting and dismounting. The referee has the authority to disqualify a rider that cannot safely control his/her motorcycle or quad.

Equipment:

  • Each rider must have a helmet, long-sleeve shirt, pants, and boots that cover the ankles in order to participate in an event.
  • No rider is allowed to carry an extra storage of gasoline other than what is in their fuel tank while racing.
  • Riders may get mechanical assistance from their pit crews or spectators while on the course, but must finish the race on the SAME BIKE started on and under the machine’s own power or the physical energy of the RIDER HIM/HER SELF.
  • The machine a rider brings to the starting line is considered their race machine for the event. If any rider found to be switching machines, their results will be excluded from the race.
  • All ATV’s must be equipped with a functional tether type mechanical kill device attached to the vehicle and to the rider so that the engine ignition is cut off at any time a rider becomes dismounted from the ATV.
  • All UTV's must be equipped with a 4 point harness or be equipped with hard type doors.  Must have fire extinguisher mounted on board   Can not be more than 66" wide

Course:

  • Riders may walk or ride a bicycle around track prior to racing. Only race officials are able to ride on ANY portion of the track day of event.
  • If a rider leaves the track for any reason, the rider must reenter from the exact location they exited.
  • The marked course is within 20 feet of all arrows. Anytime double arrows are posted on both sides of the track, riders MUST stay between these arrows. Whenever there are added markers to the trail (ribbon, banners, stakes, hay barrels), rider must stay between these as well. If a rider deviates greater than 20 feet from trailer, penalty will be assessed.
  • If a motocross track is involved in the course, it is required that each rider go over each jump as well as stay on the track, going around all marked turns or a penalty will be assessed.
  • Any rider encountering a “bottle neck” or “traffic jam” due to track difficulties may deviate from track greater than 20 feet, but must re-enter the course as soon as possible. Upon approaching this section on next lap, rider must follow original trail. Short cutting in these areas will result in a penalty. A “bottle neck” is only defined as a section of the course that becomes impassable due to riders being stuck on difficult terrain.
  • Marking, cutting, or changing the designated course from it original appearance will be caused for a penalty.
  • Any rider that rides any portion of the track before the start of the race will be given a penalty.
  • An official may use his discretion during the race to change any bottleneck from its original track lay-out.

Starting Line:

  • No one is allowed on the starting line till after the checkered flag has come out for the previous race.
  • Each Row will be marked by the end of the previous race.
  • Riders must line up between the stakes in their assigned row. Pro riders need to meet at the top of the starting line to be sent to their line in order of how they drew a spoon while registering.
  • Riders Meeting will be held on the Starting Line before each race (except for PeeWee). These races will have their riders meeting at the Podium.
  • Any rider that takes off on the wrong row will be penalized that much time from the correct row at his finish time as well as a timed penalty for starting on the wrong row.   
  • A rider must be ready when called to the starting line. If a rider is not ready, he is given two minutes to make minor repairs.
  • Race officials check off each rider  and verifies their transponder  on the starting line, if a rider is not found on the starting line at the time of the race, they will be assessed for a penalty at the end of the race.
  • Early crank will result in penalty at Finish Line.
  •  When the track is cleared for the start: 

    a. The blue flag will signal all riders to shut down their engines. 

    b. 30 seconds later the Referee will extend his arm to signal “10 Seconds” before the start of the race. At the “10 Seconds” signal, all crew members must step behind the riders.  This should be at least 10 feet.

    c. Between 8 and 10 seconds, the green flag will be thrown, signaling the start of the race.  If rider is unable to start machine, assistance may be offered after 10 seconds.

  • All starts are dead engine, except for the PeeWee riders.

Scoring:

  • All riders must come to a complete STOP at the scoring tent each lap. Any rider that does not stop will be forced to come back on his own effort or penalized after the race.
  • Have your transponder attached to the underside of the visor on your helmet or behind the number plate on your bike.  If you have a transponder from another series, it must be removed from your helmet or bike.
  • Have your bar code on the left side of the helmet near the chin, with all other bar codes covered up.
  • Hold your head in the forward direction to allow the scorer to scan your barcode quickly. Do no ask them what position you are in, because they do not keep up with your class.
  • Do not yell at the workers, or hold your bike/quad revved up. This does not get you out any faster. When leaving the scoring area, do not roost the workers intentionally. Leave in an orderly manner.
  • The scoring tent is not a pit stop. Do not stop within the track of the other racers. Pull off the track completely. Do not have pit crews throw water, hold goggles or pit boards out in this area. This is a NO PIT CREW area.
  • If you hit a scoring official, you will be penalized.  If you hit the Finish Line tower, you will be penalized.
  • If a rider is towed in, the lap does not count.
  • No passing after the checkered flag to the scanner. The scanner will score in the order that you crossed the finish line (checkered flag) ONLY.
  • Once the checkered flag goes out, riders are given a reasonable amount of time to complete their final lap. The amount of time does vary depending on the length of the course. This time will be a minimum of thirty minutes from the time the checkered flag is thrown.
  • A rider may get assistance on the track from their Pit Crew or spectators, but must cross the finish line under the bike’s own power or by the rider physically alone.
  • If a rider is towed in from the track, that lap will not count. If the rider is able to get the machine back started during the race, must re-enter the track at the scoring tent.
  • If in the referee’s opinion, it is necessary to stop an event after 60 percent of the total distance has been covered, the race may be considered completed. Riders will be scored according to their position on the lap preceding the one before the red flag.
  • Once results are posted, there is only a twenty minute protest period. If there are any problems seen with results, this is the only time that problems will be corrected.
  • Penalties will be assessed by the official only based on the severity of the offense.

Checkpoint Rules:

  • Stop at EACH Checkpoint – Every Lap – unless otherwise stated at Rider’s Meeting.
  • The checkpoint workers will write down your number as seen on the barcode of your helmet.
  • Pull OUT calmly from the check point, do not “roost” workers.
  • The checkpoint is NOT a pit stop. Do not sit in the way of the checkpoint line. If you need medical assistance, let them know and they can get you help.
  • Must stay in single file line, NO PASSING, NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE.
  • If you pass through the checkpoint, the workers will take your number and a penalty will be given at the end of the race.
  • If you miss a checkpoint, it is deemed as missing that lap; therefore, you will be docked a whole lap of racing, with no time adjustment.
  • If you hit a check point worker, you are penalized.

WARNING – Motor Vehicle mishaps, in competition or otherwise, can result in injury or death. Motor vehicles should never be used by minors, without parental consent or supervision.

Unless otherwise specifically provided for in these rules, the referee may disqualify any rider, crew member or family member from a race meet for violation of these rules, insubordination or other actions deemed in the sole discretion of the referee to be detrimental to the race meet and the sport. Such disqualification includes the loss of any rights with regard to the event in question and may results in expulsion from the meet site.

Trophies/Plaques and Prizes

  • We will only guarantee 5 plaques, then one plaque for every three riders, but in order to receive a plaque, the riders have to make half the laps of the leader in the class.
  • Any rider that overalls 2 races in a season and not in the Pro Class, will have to compete in the Pro Class or Expert Class for the remainder of the season and will lose all points earned in the previous class.
  • To receive any cash awards for overall positions, you must be registered in the Pro or Expert Class for that event.
  • Pro Bike Class will be paid back $500, 300, 200 for less than 10 pro riders. If more than 10 Pro riders have entered the race pay back will be $500, 300, 200, 100.   More than 15 Pro riders pay back will be $500, 400, 300, 200, 100.
  • Pro Quad Class will be paid $300, 200, 100 for less than 10 pro riders.
  • Expert Class will be paid back $100, 75, 50 for less than 10 riders. If more than 10 Expert riders have entered the race pay back will be $100, 75, 50, 25 

Points

  • To receive points, a rider must make at least one lap.
  • To be eligible for end-of-year awards, a rider must have completed at least TWELVE of the sixteen events for points. These events must be in the SAME class. Class Championships will be decided by the points accumulated in a rider’s best twelve finishes. A rider must have completed at least one lap to receive numerical points for an event. However a DNF, does count as an event. Points are based on actual finishing positions at each event.  
  • UTV's must run SEVEN  of the ten events in the same class.  Pro's must have completed EIGHT of the ten events
  • Pro’s and Expert’s class points will be based on best fourteen finishes out of sixteen events.
  • Overall points will be based on best fourteen finishes for the sixteen events. Must run at least TEN races. However, a DNF does count as an event.
  • Points allotted for positions:

1st - 20 11th - 10

2nd - 19 12th - 9

3rd - 18 13th - 8

4th - 17 14th - 7

5th - 16 15th - 6

6th - 15 16th - 5

7th - 14 17th - 4

8th - 13 18th - 3

9th - 12 19th - 2

10th - 11 20th - 1

21st or greater – 0

  • In event of a tie breaker: Whoever has the most first place finishes wins the tie breaker. If first place finishes are tied, it is whoever has the most second place finishes win the tie. If both are tied in second place finishes, or neither have a second place finish, then it is whoever does better at the last event win the tie..
  • For questions regarding the track layout, and mileage, see Buren.