J Day Off Road GP Rule Book
All J Day GP participants must have a valid J Day Off Road Membership. J Day yearly memberships are $40.00. Participants may also purchase a single day membership for individual events which is a $20.00 fee.
All Adult/ Youth classes will have a $40.00 entry fee and will be scheduled to participate in two 30 minute heats. Pee Wee Classes will be $35.00 and will have one 40 minute race at 8:00 AM
Riders under 18 must have parent or guardian present at Registration.
Moto Tally Transponders will be $20 and will be good for the any J Day race in the future.
If the Transponder is ruined or does not function after the first event from which it is purchased, for any reason it is the rider’s responsibility to purchase a new Transponder. Transponders will be placed under the visor of the participants helmet and will be inspected at each and every sign up.
The AA class will be 100% pro pay back at each Regular Season J Day GP event.
All of the pro entry fees for that race day will be awarded to the top three overall Pro finishers for that particular event. If there are 15 or more Pro Riders the Pro Purse will be awarded to the top 5 Pro finishers. An A rider is not eligible for the Pro Payback as his entry fee is not included in the Pro Purse. The Pro Purse is determined from AA racers only. Expert riders altering the overall results will not be a factor.
The Pro Vet class will be 100% pro pay back at each Regular Season J Day GP event.
All of the Pro Vet entry fees for that race day will be awarded to the top three overall Pro Vet finishers for that particular event. If there are 15 or more Pro Vet Riders the Pro Purse will be awarded to the top 5 Pro finishers.
Women Class Pay Back will be $80 for a win, $50 for 2nd and $30 for 3rd
Tracks will be 1-3 miles in length and will consist of various terrain including woods, motocross, man-made obstacles, grass tracks, and other off-road terrain.
FMF X-treme section
A small portion of the course (usually 20 seconds- 1 minute) that tests the rider’s ability in technical conditions such as rocks, logs, water etc and offers an exceptional experience for the spectators.
The FMF Xtreme section is optional for all classes.
The easy way around the extreme section will strategically be a couple seconds slower.
All classes will have two 30 minute Motos.
The race will end when the leader of the heat is scored no sooner than 27 minutes into the moto. The end of the race is signified by the checkered flag.
J Day Off Road reserves the right to conduct races regardless of the weather conditions. Appropriate schedule changes can be made by J Day Offroad to accommodate the track and quality of the event.
Class Race Schedule
Waves are separated by 1min intervals.
|(Pee Wee Sr) (Pee Wee Bantam, Pee Wee Trail Rider) (Pee Wee Squirt)|
|(Big wheel, Mini A) (Mini B) (Mini C, Girls)
|(C 250) (C Open) (C 200)|
|(C Vet) ( C Senior)( Master, Super Senior, Women)|
|(A Senior, A Vet) (Junior A, Junior B) (B Vet) (B Senior)|
|(B250) (B Open) (B200)|
|(Pro, Pro Vet) (A250) (A 200, A Open)|
|(Big wheel, Mini A) (Mini B) (Mini C, Girls)|
|(C 250) (C Open) (C 200)|
|(C Vet) ( C Senior)( Master, Super Senior, Women)|
|(A Senior, A Vet) (Junior A, Junior B) (B Vet) (B Senior)|
|(B250) (B Open) (B200)|
|(Pro, Pro Vet) (A250) (A 200, A Open)|
*Waves are separated by 1 Minute intervals and can be delayed due to crashes or significant incidents
All start times are tentative and can be changed at the discretion of J Day Off Road
Participants will line up on their assigned starting row on a first come, first serve basis. The Rows will always have signage so that each participant can easily find which row they will start on. No one is permitted on the starting line until they have gone through Tech Inspection and are authorized.
Pro and Pro Vet Riders will choose first moto gate pick based off of the current championship point standings. A J Day Off Road official will announce gate picks immediately following the start of the first B 250 / B Open / B 200 heat. They will be evenly mixed between Pro and Pro Vet. For example, the points leader for the Pro Class will have first pick, Pro Vet points leader second pick, Pro class 2nd in points third pick, Pro Vet 2nd in points fourth pick etc.
Pro and Pro Vet riders will choose second moto gate pick based off of the results of the first moto. This process will once again take place immediately following the start of the afternoon B 250 / B Open / B 200 moto.
The Riders Meeting will be on the starting line before the start of each race. All important track updates will be announced at the riders meeting. All participants are responsible for attending.
The starting marshal will lift the green flag 7-10 seconds before the start of each race. When the green flag is dropped only the front wave (row) of riders will start their bikes and begin the race. This process will continue every minute until all of the remaining waves are gone.
Riders who accidentally or intentionally leave on a starting row ahead of their correct starting row will be disqualified
Riders who accidentally leave on a starting row behind their correct starting row will not be disqualified but their results will not be adjusted for their time lost
Pee Wee Starting Procedure- Pee Wee Sr will have a standard dead engine start. All other Pee Wee classes will be engine running**
Scoring will be done with the transponder method. Each rider will have a transponder under the visor of his or her helmet and a class specific sticker on the back of the helmet. Riders are required to slow down while going through the scoring lanes. It is the rider’s responsibility to know his or her number at all times. Scoring Check Points are no passing zones. Riders may pass if a rider crashes in front of them or if a lapped rider gives the lead rider space to do so. The scoring area entrance and exit will be marked with two orange cones to indicate the no passing zone. Riders will be penalized one position if they make a pass in the scoring lane.
Results are determined from the participants combined score of both Moto Results. They are then added together and the rider with the lower total wins. For example, a rider who wins both motos 1 + 1 = has a total of 2.
If two riders have a total score that ties. The rider who places lower in the second moto will win the tie breaker and receive the lower overall position
Individual Class Results will be posted on paper in the general vicinity of the registration area. Riders have 30 Minutes to file a protest to the Registration Trailer after the results have been posted.
Championship Points – Non Youth Riders without a work credit will be dropped from the championship standings at the end of the season
Tie Breaker- In the result of a tie in championship points, the rider with more Overall Wins from the Championship season will take the win. If the riders also tie in Overall Wins, he or she that scores more points in the final round will win the tie breaker.
Numbers 1-15 in Heat 7 will be reserved for the Pro Class only.
However, if a Pro chooses a number outside of 15 that is also acceptable. Any racer looking to do more than one J Day Event will need a permanent number and can reserve his or her number prior to the first J Day Event .
If a participant chooses to wait until the regular season for a permanent number, he or she may be given a number at random
It is recommended that any participant racing for championship points should have the appropriate back rounds and numbers on their dirt bike, which includes the front plate and side plates.
Pro & Pro Vet Red Back rounds and white numbers
* Pro racers will also be required to place jdayoffroad.com logo sticker on the top left hand corner of front number plate. J Day Off Road stickers will be given out at signup.
Expert White Back Rounds and Black Numbers
Amateur Yellow Back Rounds and Black Numbers
Novice Black Back Rounds and White Numbers (including Women, Super Senior & Masters)
Youth & Pee Wee White Back Rounds and Black Numbers
Must be at least 5 years old as of January 1st 2017 and must not have turned 16 years old before January 1st 2017. Participants may have front wheels no larger than 17” and rear wheels no larger than 14”. Two stroke motorcycle displacement may be no bigger than 106 cc and four strokes no bigger than 150cc. Any Mini Rider that has been promoted from Mini B or is an expert in any other championship off road series
Must be at least 5 years old as of January 1st 2017 and must not have turned 16 years old before January 1st 2017. Participants may have front wheels no larger than 17” and rear wheels no larger than 14”. Two stroke motorcycle displacement may be no bigger than 106 cc and four strokes no bigger than 150cc. Any Mini C rider that has been promoted or any Amateur rider in any other championship off road series
Must be at least 5 years old as of January 1st 2017 and must not have turned 16 years old before January 1st 2017. Participants may have front wheels no larger than 17” and rear wheels no larger than 14”. Two Stroke displacement may be no bigger than 106 cc and four strokes no bigger than 150 cc. Any C/Novice rider in any other championship off road series.
Must be at least 9 years old as of January 1st 2017 and must not have turned 17 years old before January 2017. Big Wheel participants must have a 19” front tire and a 16” rear tire. Two stroke motorcycle displacement may be no smaller than 80 cc and no bigger than 106 cc. Four strokes no bigger than 150 cc.
Must be at least 5 years old as of January 1st 2017 and must not have turned 18 years old before January 1st 2017. Participants may have a front tire no bigger than 19” and a rear tire no bigger than 16”. Two stroke motorcycle displacement may be no bigger than 106 cc. Four strokes no bigger than 150 cc.
Pee Wee Squirt
(4-8) 50cc air cooled models (50 CC Only) Must be at least 4 years old by the day of the event and must not have turned 9 years old before January 1st 2017. Max tire size – 10” Front, 10” Rear
Pee Wee Bantam
(4-9) 0- 50 cc Two Stroke air or liquid cooled. Must be at least 4 years old by the day of the event and must not have turned 10 years old before January 1st 2017. Max Tire Size 10” Rear, 12” Front
Pee Wee SR
(6-11) up to 65 cc liquid cooled two strokes (Air cooled two strokes up to 80cc) Must be at least 6 years old by the day of the event and must not have turned 12 years old before January 1st 2017. Max tire size- 12” Rear 14” Front
Pee Wee Trail Rider
(5-11) 70-110 cc Four stroke Air Cooled. Must be at least 5 years old by the day of the event and must not have turned 12 years old before January 1st 2017 Max tire size- 12” Rear 14” Front
Must be at least 12 years old as of January 1st 2017 and must not have turned 17 years old before January 1st 2017. Junior participants must have a front tire greater than 19” and a rear tire greater than 16”. 125 cc- open. (Full Size bikes only) AA/Pro Riders may not race the Junior A class.
The Junior A Class is considered an Expert Class amongst Youth Riders from 12-17. It is not an Adult Expert Class. Junior A riders may also choose to participate in B or A adult classes
Must be at least 12 years old as of January 1st 2017 and must not have turned 17 years old before January 1st 2017. Junior participants must have a front tire greater than 19” and a rear tire greater than 16”. 125 cc- open. (Full Size bikes only
The Junior B Class is considered an Amateur Class amongst Youth Riders from 12-17. It is not an Adult Amateur Class. Junior B riders may also choose to participate in C or B adult classes.
Junior Riders are required to work a race.
Must ride motorcycle with a rear tire no smaller than 16” and a front tire no smaller than 19”.
30 years or older on the day of the event. Participants must ride motorcycle with a rear tire no smaller than 16” and a front tire no smaller than 19”. Any displacement is allowed.
40 years or older on the day of the event. Participants must ride motorcycle with a rear tire no smaller than 16” and a front tire no smaller than 19”. Any displacement is allowed.
50 years or older on the day of the event. Participants must ride motorcycle with a rear tire no smaller than 16” and a front tire no smaller than 19”. Any displacement is allowed.
60 years or older on the day of the event. Participant smust ride motorcycle with a rear tire no smaller than 16” and a front tire no smaller than 19”. Any displacement is allowed.
A/B/C- Open 125-open cc
Any racer in any other championship off road/motocross series that is currently ranked as a professional or AA or has been ranked pro or AA within the last 5 years (2012 or later) . Participants may be asked to provide proof at sign up via pro/AA license or card from no earlier than 2012. If the participant does not have a pro/AA card, the rider is responsible to bring in a copy of a prior event result sheet proving that he or she has raced in the pro/AA class.(Event may be no earlier than 2012) 122 cc –Open. Pro riders may not race the Junior class
Pro Vet- Pro Racers 35 years or older on the day of the event. Any former pro racer is eligible including former Expert riders if the Expert class was the most elite class at the time.
Any non youth participant that is racing the J Day GP Series and plans on accumulating championship points will need to “work” one event. Junior Class riders are required to work an event*
If a racer does not work an event he or she will be dropped from the championship standings at the end of the year.
Work Credit duties must be performed on the day of the event and will not be accepted on days before or after the event.
The Work credit participants will need to sign in at 7:30 AM on the day of the event and will be released at the end of the last Moto. Work tasks will be decided by J Day Off Road and can include a variety of tasks that help the race operate safely and smoothly.
We will not need Work Credit participants for Sweep Riders
Big Wheel, Mini A & B, Girls and Pee Wee are not required to work an event.
Off Road Motorcycle racing is a dangerous sport, and the decision to attend any pre-organized J Day Off Road event is 100% voluntary and absolutely under no circumstance shall any participant, spectator, vendor, or guest file any claim for reparation, financial loss, personal injury or death against J Day Off Road.
The Race Commander shall reserve the right to penalize, disqualify, or make any necessary adjustments to existing rules due to any special circumstances of the track, location, or other special conditions.
Pre-riding the track- Racers may not Pre ride the J Day course once the track has been laid out with ribbon. Riders will be immediately disqualified. If the J Day track location is at a motocross facility, riders may still ride the motocross track.
It is the participant’s responsibility to wear the proper safety gear during competition
Helmets must be D.O.T. approved by the snell Memorial Foundation and have a D.O.T. approval sticker at all times. All helmets must have a “D Ring” fastener only.
All J Day Off road participants are required to wear shatter resistant eye protection at all times during competition.
Protective clothing is mandatory and includes gloves, long sleeve Jersey, Pants and knee pads.
All event participants must wear sturdy boots that are ankle height or above
J Day Off Road reserves the right to inspect the entrant’s safety gear upon request.
Green Flag- Starting flag
Yellow Flag- caution, or slow down.
Jumping is not allowed if a yellow flag is being used on any particular Jump. Jumping during the presence of a yellow flag will result in a docked position or a 1 minute penalty.
Not slowing down in the presence of a yellow flag may also result in a docked position or a 1 minute penalty
Black Flag- Exit the track immediately where black flag has been waved.
It is possible for individual riders to receive the black flag if they are penalized. The black flag may also be thrown to the entire class if a restart is necessary
– Please yield to faster racers that are on the lead lap
– 1 lap remaining
– Race is complete
Race arrows will confirm direction of the race course.
Riders must remain on the trail or within 20 feet of the trail at all times. However, a rider shall not leave the marked trail when ribbon, banners or double arrows are used. If the track features a motocross course, riders must always stay within the natural boundaries of the track.
X Markings signify danger or caution
No participants may ride in such a manner as to endanger life or limb of other racers, officials or the public. The race commander has the right to penalize and or disqualify for the reckless operation of their machine, including but not limited to intentional contact with another racer, or general reckless riding.
and adjustments to the participant’s bike are only accepted outside of the race course boundary. Riders must reenter the track where they originally left the track. Failure to reenter the track properly will result in disqualification.
Switching Bikes- Riders may not switch bikes during a moto. This is defined as any time after the flag drops for your class, until the race is concluded. Riders may use a different bike for the second moto provided it fits the class requirements*
Motorcycle towing is not allowed
Promotional points are accumulated from year to year and do not expire. Promotional points are awarded per individual classes for each event, not individual motos/heats.
Promotional Point Formula:
5th = 1 Point
4th = 2 Points
3rd = 3 Points
2nd = 4 Points
1st = 5 Points
When a rider accumulates 30 Promotional Points he or she will promote to the next level.
*Mini B/C and riders will be promoted to Mini A after 25 promotional points
*Pro/AA Class The top 15 Overall in the year end championship from the Pro Heat (7 & 13) will earn a spot in the J Day Pro Class for the following season.
Promotional points for Pro Class
*Pro/AA Class- The top 15 Overall in the year end championship from the Pro Heat (7 & 13) will earn a spot in the J Day Pro Class for the following season. Promotional points are awarded for each event, not individual motos/heats.
Promotional points for the top 15 Overall will be given to the top 15 finishers of individual events.
1st=25 2nd=22 3rd=20 4th=18 5th=16 6th=15 7th=14 8th=13 9th=12 10th=11 11th=10 12th=9 13th=8 14th=7 15th=6 16th=5 17th=4 18th =3 19th=2 20th=1
A rider may choose to freeze his or her promotional points in order to salvage a championship. A rider may only freeze his or her promotional points if the promotion is after 6 races into the championship season. For example, if after round 5, a rider has acquired enough promotional points to move up, he or she must race the 6th round in his or her new class. If the rider acquires enough promotional points because of his or her results at round 6, the rider would be eligible to freeze and finish the year in the original class.
No Promotional points for Junior A, Big Wheel, Girls, Women, Masters, Super Senior, A 250, A Open, A 200, A Senior or A Vet
All riders wishing to self promote must request promotion from J Day Off Road via mail or email.
If a rider is promoted in another championship series he or she must self promote in the J Day Series
If a rider is promoted mid season he or she may be required to change his or her number
If a rider self promotes he or she may not move back down to a lower class division within that race season
A rider may petition to self demote if he or she feel they are no longer capable of racing at their former skill level due to extensive time off from racing, long term injury etc. Requests must be emailed or mailed to J Day Off Road
Standard studded tires / Friction Spikes are allowed. Gold screws are also permitted. No Screws will be allowed from the inside out such as tapcons for safety concerns. J Day Off Road reserves the right to inspect the entrants tires upon request
2017 Offroad GP Rule Book
* Updated March 31 2017