Sprint Enduro Rule Book

Membership

Membership

All J Day Sprint Enduro 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. On occasion, certain Sprint Enduro events may not require a membership.

Race Fee

Race Fee

All J Day Sprint Enduro classes will have a $45.00 entry fee.
Riders under 18 must have parent or guardian present at Registration.

Transponders

Transponders

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.

PRO Pay Back

PRO Pay Back

The AA class will be 100% pro pay back at each Regular Season J Day Sprint Enduro 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 more than 15 Pro class entries, pro pay back will go back to 5 positions. 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 Sprint Enduro 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.

Track

Track

The Sprint Enduro will consist of 1-3 timed special tests. Riders will compete on each special test anywhere from 1-5 times. The timed special tests will be composed of various terrain including

Potential Special Tests

Potential Special Tests

X Treme Test– A timed special test consisting of technical terrain such as rocks, logs, water, hills, mud, etc.
Cross Test- A timed special test consisting of faster off road terrain such as grass tracks, GP style terrain, cart roads, or mild motocross sections.
Woods Test- A timed special test consisting of wooded trails, single track, cart roads and general off road terrain.

Race Day Schedule

Race Schedule:

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM Youth Heat

Big Wheel, Mini A, Mini B, Mini C, Girls

10:00 AM – 12:45 PM Novice Heat

C 250, C Open, C 200, C Vet, C Senior, Junior A, Junior B, Master, Super Senior, Women, Vintage Evo, Vintage Retro, Sportsman

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Amateur/Expert Heat

B 250, B open, B 200, B Vet, B Senior, A 250, A 200, A Open, A Senior, A Vet, Pro Vet, Pro

All start times are tentative and can be changed at the discretion of J Day Off Road.

Weather

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.

Duration

Duration

All riders will be tested on 1-3 different special tests at each Sprint Enduro round. Depending on which class you race will determine how many times you will be timed on the different special tests.
This is an example of an average race day for the different classes and how many times they will be timed on each test
Youth:
(3) Woods Test
(3) Cross Test
(1) Xtreme Test
Novice/Specialty Classes
(3) Woods Test
(3) Cross Test
(3) Xtreme Test
Amateur/Expert/Pro
(4) Woods Test
(4) Cross Test
(4) Xtreme Test
The amount of special tests and the amount of times riders will be tested on different tests can change due to weather conditions, and size of venue*
*Riders may race on special tests in any order they wish as long as they complete all of their tests in a timely manner. Riders may be asked to switch to another special test if waiting lines are too long in a particular test.

Starting procedure

Starting procedure

Riders will simply ride from the pit area to the start of the particular special test.
Riders will start the test live engine single file. Riders will be separated by 15-30 second intervals.

The Riders Meeting will be at the registration trailer 15 minutes before the start of each Heat. All important track updates will be announced at the riders meeting. All participants are responsible for attending.

Tentative Times for Rider Meetings:

Youth- 7:45 AM

Novice/Specialty Classes- 9:45 AM

Amateur /Expert/Pro- 12:45 PM

Scoring

Scoring
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 and make sure that his or her number was recorded at the finish of each test.

All timed tests will count towards the riders overall time. At the end of the heat the rider with the lowest time from all tests combined is the winner
It is the riders responsibility to keep track of how many times he or she has ridden each test. In the event a rider completes an extra lap on a particular test, the extra timed lap will be thrown out regardless if it is faster or slower.

Tie Breaker

Tie Breaker
In the event that two riders have the same exact time, the rider who beat the other particular rider in more individual tests will be the victor.
If the riders have won an equal amount of special tests, the rider with the lower overall combined time in his or her first pass of each special test will be the victor.

Results

Race Results

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 race commander 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.

Walking Special Tests

Walking the Special Tests
Walking and inspecting the special tests is permitted and recommended on the morning of the event or the day before. Riders may use bicycles but may not use any type of motorized vehicle such as a quad, pit bike, trials bike, dirtbike etc.

Numbers

Numbers

Numbers 1-15 will be reserved for the regular 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.

Background

Background

 

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, Vintage Retro, Vintage Evo & Masters)

Youth  White Back Rounds and Black Numbers

J Day Class Requirements

J Day Class Requirements

Mini A – 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

 

Mini B -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

 

Mini C-  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.

 

Big Wheel

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.

Girls

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.

 

Junior A

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

Junior B

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.

 

Women Participants

Must ride motorcycle with a rear tire no smaller than 16” and a front tire no smaller than 19”.

Vintage Evo

Any bike older than 25 years (manufactured through 1992) with drum brakes front and rear

 

Vintage Retro

Any bike over 25 years old (manufactured through 1992)

 

Veteran

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.

Senior

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.

Super Senior

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.

Masters

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

200-122-200 cc

A/B/C- 250

201-250cc

A/B/C- Open 125-open cc

 

Pro

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.

Work Credit Rule

Work Credit Rule

Any non youth participant that is racing the J Day Sprint Enduro 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 heat. 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,C and Girls are not required to work an event.

General

General

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 Track

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.

Safety Equipment

Safety Equipment

It is the participant’s responsibility to wear the proper safety gear during competition

Helmet

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.

Eye Protection

All J Day Off road participants are required to wear shatter resistant eye protection at all times during competition.

Protective Clothing

Protective clothing is mandatory and includes gloves, long sleeve Jersey, Pants and knee pads.

Boots

All event participants must wear sturdy boots that are ankle height or above

Winter Tire

Winter Tire Requirements for Winter Events

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 entrant’s safety gear upon request.

Flags and Course Markings

Flags and course markings

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 1 minute penalty.
Not slowing down in the presence of a yellow flag may also result in a 1 minute penalty

Black Flag- Restart the Test
Blue Flag- Please yield to faster racers
Checkered Flag- Test 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

Dangerous Riding

Dangerous Riding

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.

Mechanics and Repairs

Mechanics and Repairs

Mechanical Repairs 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.

If a rider has a mechanical problem during a timed special test.  He or she may exit the track, repair the problem and reenter the test where he or she originally left.  Time will continue running on the clock and he or she will not get an extra test to make up for it.

Switching Bikes

Switching Bikes

Riders may not switch bikes during the race.  This is defined as anytime after the rider passes through the starting arch of his or her first special test.  Switching bikes will result in a disqualification.

Towing

Towing

Motorcycle towing is not allowed

Promotions

Promotions

Promotional points are accumulated from year to year and do not expire. Promotional points are awarded per individual classes for each event
Promotional Point Formula
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 will earn a spot in the J Day Pro Class for the following season.

Promotional points for Pro Class

Promotional points for the top 15 Overall will be given to the top 20 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
Freezing Points

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 4 races into the championship season.  For example, if after round 3, a rider has acquired enough promotional points to move up, he or she must race the 4th round in his or her new class. If the rider acquires enough promotional points because of his or her results at round 4, 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, Vintage Evo, Vintage Retro, A 250, A Open, A 200, A Senior or A Vet

Self Promotion

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

Self Demoting

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