JDay Off Road Rule Book 2013
* All new rulebook updates since 4/2/13 are highlighted in yellow
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 classes will have a $40.00 entry fee and will be scheduled to participate in two 30 minute heats.
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.
Replacement Transponders are $10.00
PRO Pay Back
The Pro 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. 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.
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.
KTM 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 KTM x-treme 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.
Standard Schedule Of Events
*New for 2013
9:00 AM- (Big wheel) (Mini A) (Mini B, Girls)
9: 40 AM- (C 250) (C Open) (C 200)
10:20 AM- (Juniors) (C Senior, C Vet)( Master, Super Senior, Women)
11:00 AM- (Pro/A 125) (A Senior, A Vet) (B Vet,B Senior)
11:40 AM-(B 250) (B Open)( B 200)
12: 20 PM (Pro) (A250) (A 200, A Open)
*Waves are separated by 1 Minute intervals and can be delayed due to crashes or significant incidents
Repeat order of classes for the second set of motos
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 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 authorized.
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.
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. The scoring area entrance 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
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.
Numbers 1-15 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.
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.
- Pro/A 125
Fluorescent Green Back Rounds and White Numbers
White Back Rounds and Black Numbers
Yellow Back Rounds and Black Numbers
Black Back Rounds and White Numbers (including Juniors,Women,Super Senior & Masters)
White Back Rounds and Black Numbers
J Day Class Requirements
Must be at least 5 years old as of January 1st 2013 and must not have turned 16 years old before January 1st 2013. Mini participants may have wheels no larger than 17”. 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 2013 and must not have turned 16 years old before January 1st 2013. Mini participants may have wheels no larger than 17”. Two stroke motorcycle displacement may be no bigger than 106 cc and four strokes no bigger than 150cc.
Must be at least 9 years old as of January 1st 2013 and must not have turned 17 years old before January 2013. 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 2013 and must not have turned 18 years old before January 1st 2013. 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.
Must be at least 12 years old as of January 1st 2013 and must not have turned 17 years old before January 1st 2013. Junior participants must have a front tire greater than 19” and a rear tire greater than 16”. 125 cc- open. (Full Size bikes only) Junior racers that finish in the top 5 for the championship may promote to the Amateur class the following year. All riders wishing to promote to expert levels must request promotion from J Day Off Road via Mail or EMail. AA/Pro Riders may not race the Junior class.
Junior Riders are required to work a race.
The Junior Class will not receive championship points for the Central Village GP. Due to Connecticut State law and age requirements the Junior class participants that are old enough to race will NOT receive championship points. Junior Riders are still required to work one event but Junior riders may NOT obtain work credit at Central Village.
Must ride motorcycle with a rear tire no smaller than 16” and a front tire no smaller than 19”.
30 years or older,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,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,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,participant smust ride motorcycle with a rear tire no smaller than 16” and a front tire no smaller than 19”. Any displacement is allowed.
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(2008 or later) . Participants must provide proof at sign up via pro/AA license or card from no earlier than 2007. 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 2007) 122 cc –Open. Pro riders may not race the Junior class
Pro/A 125 Class- This class is open to Pro riders and expert riders only. Racers must race a small bore two stroke 125cc-167cc
Work Credit Rule
Any non youth participant that is racing the J Day GP Series and plans on accumulating championship points will need to “work” one 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
*Racers are encouraged to sign up for work credit at least 30 days prior to the event
It is possible that a rider’s work credit request be rejected.
The Work credit participants will need to sign in no later than 8:00 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 smoothly.
Big Wheel, Mini A & B, and Girls 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.
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 race
Blue Flag- Please yield to faster racers that are on the lead lap
White Flag- 1 lap remaining
Checkered Flag- 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.
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.
Motorcycle towing is not allowed and if a participant is pushing his or her motorcycle, he or she must do so without assistance.
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 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 (6 & 12) 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 (6 & 12) will earn a
spot in the J Day Pro Class for the following season. Promotional points are awarded for each event, not
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
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 7 races into the championship season.
No Promotional points for Junior, 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
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