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Rules

  1. No one Except the riders officially entered may ride or practice on the course during the event.
  2. It is the duty and responsibility of the rider to determine the class in which he or she belongs.
  3. Officials may move riders up based on written or published proof that the rider has competed in a higher class.
  4. Officials will not move someone up just because they are fast.
  5. You must have proof that a rider rode in a higher class.
  6. 50cc beginner class: age 4-6 Training wheels allowed. Points will be kept for Regional Awards only. If you qualify for Top 3 in Region you will be moved up. Points will Not be kept for Tour Awards as this is a stepping stone class.  Bikes allowed: Honda XR 50, Honda CRF 50, KTM Mini Adventure, KTM SX mini, Suzuki JR50, Yamaha TTR 50, Yamaha PW50, Cobra P3, Cobra PW3, Cobra G1. 50cc Beg riders can race 50 4-6 class as second class.
  7. All classes are modified classes.
  8. Officials are not responsible for locating riders before their event.
  9. A rider must be on the starting Line & complete one Lap under their own power in the main to be scored for the event. They Must Cross the finish Line.
  10. If a rider leaves the course for ANY reason they must reenter the track at the safest possible point nearest their point of exit. But not at a point where they improve their positionor to avoid being passed/ to save position. Race officials will determine cutting the course going around a jump or obstacle. Penalty is 5 finishing spots. This infraction will be judged on a case by case basis.
  11. If a moto must be stopped because of a rider or riders obstructing the progress and safety of the moto that rider or riders will not be allowed to restart the moto unless allowed by the race official.
  12. There will be NO restarts unless in the opinion of the race official that continuing the race will endanger the riders.
  13. A malfunction of the starting gate will be the race officials decision.
  14. If for any reason the race must be stopped it will be considered complete if the leading rider has completed over 50% of the laps. Example: 3 laps completed in a 5 lap race.
  15. Lapped riders must move over or be black flagged.
  16. Jan 1, 2017 determines which age group you ride. You must ride in your age group.
  17. (Age Freeze Date) All rider age groups for the current calendar year will be Frozen as of Jan 1st 2017 and through the last day of the Nitro AX Tour. Whatever age you are as of Jan 1st 2017 is the age group you will compete in through the AX Season.
  18. Vet Riders age as of event date.
  19. Yellow flag situation: NO Passing, NO Double jumping, and NO Tripling in the yellow flag area. NO improving of position. Penalty is a minimum of one lap position per infraction. Maximum penalty is Disqualification. This will be a decision of the race official.
  20. The white flag is a courtesy flag. It is not necessary to display the white flag at the beginning of the final lap.
  21. If during riders meeting it is stated that motos will be 5 laps and for some reason the race is not stopped until 6 or more laps are completed. The race will be considered over at the end of the 5th lap. Scorekeepers lap sheets will determine moto finish.
  22. Any verbal harassment or physical abuse of officials will be grounds for permanent disqualification.
  23. No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances will be allowed on the track or pit area. Riders should not use any of the above mentioned substances before or during an event as long as they remain in competition. Any rider that is impaired will not be allowed to compete.
  24. A rider is responsible for the actions of their Pit Crew. Infractions by riders Pit crew or associated spectators will be grounds for penalties against that rider.
  25. No membership required.
  26. Cash Only, no checks accepted no exceptions. Credit cards only accepted on computer pre-entries.
  27. No refunds on pre-entries, no day of refunds once the first practice has started.
  28. All personnel entering the pit area must have a pit pass.  Rider entry includes rider only pit pass.
  29. All Classes except some secondary classes are run each night and are scored separately. Plaques/Awards are given each night.
  30. 250F classes include the 250 two strokes, a 250 two stroke can run either 250F or  450F class 250F’s can run both 250F and 450F class.
  31. Jump Start: Automatically docked 1 finish position. Start will be called back at competition directors discretion
  32. All ATV's must have a working pull away or helix type kill switch. They will be checked.
  33. ATV's must have large, clear number plates on the front and back of the bike Black on white or white on black.
  34. ATV's:  Max width 50 inches
  35. ATV": 300cc and above must have Nerf bars. Nerf bars are recommended on mini ATV’s
  36. Mini ATV Rules;
    1. Mini ATV Beg (Ages 3-12) 0-90cc 2-stroke *Production, 0-125cc 4-stroke *Production No race specific Quads Example DRRs etc. (Non points class)
    2. Mini ATV Adv (Ages 6-12) 0-125cc 4-stroke *Stock/Mod, 0-90cc 2-stroke *Stock/Mod Includes race specific Quads Example DRRs etc.
    3. Youth ATV Advanced (Ages 8-16) 0-125cc 2-stroke *Modified, 0-250cc 4-stroke
    4. Youth ATV Open (Ages 8-16 male) (Ages 0-100 female) 0-125cc 2-stroke *Modified, 0-300cc 4-stroke
    *Production-The same motor & frame that came in the bike at production *Modified- ATV must retain stock frame
  37. No Senior 50 bikes are allowed in the 4-6 age class. Senior bikes are allowed in the 50 cc 7-9 and 50cc open classes.
  38. All motorcycles must have large, clear number plates with a min of 6" numbers on both sides and front in order to be scored.
  39. Junior bikes can be ran in either 4-6 or 7-9 classes depending on age. All senior bikes must run in 7-9 class regardless of age. All PW bikes must be within production cc limits. Junior bikes must have stock production components.
  40. All 65cc and 85cc bikes must be production cc and OEM tire sizes. No big bores or big wheels allowed, except in 50/65 Open classes and Super Mini.
  41. 65cc have a max wheel size of 14” and a min 12”. Must function through multiple speed gear box.
  42. 85 Beginner normally means one year racing or less. Big wheels and CRF 150's are allowed.
  43. 85cc 7-11 any skill level allowed. Max and min wheel size 14" rear 17" front.
  44. 85cc 12-16 any skill level allowed. Max and min wheel size 14" rear 17" front.
  45. 85 Open is renamed The Super Mini class in 2016. The Super Mini class is still the 2nd class for all 85cc bikes.
  46. A Super Mini is 85cc - 112cc or CRF-150 with a max wheel size 16" rear and 19" front.
  47. Super Mini's race in Super Mini or Schoolboy classes only.
  48. Beginner class normally means you have been riding 1 year or less. If you win 3 races within series you may be moved up. Past years champions will be moved up.
  49. No late practice, one practice per class. We will not be responsible for locating riders for the event.
  50. Protest of age or rider ability must have proof from local tracks score sheets or print outs.
  51. Flagging is done in sections. Amateurs - No doubling or passing in yellow sections. White flag is courtesy flag only, may or may not be waved. Checkered flag is finish of race regardless of laps. Red flag stops race and race is started over. Blue/Yellow flag is for lapped riders to move over out of the way. Pro riders do race and jump under yellow, pro riders do not jump or pass under red cross flag. Pro riders do not pass under yellow. No improving position under yellow flag. Penalty is a minimum of one lap per infraction.
  52. You can not ride a different bike in your heat and main without prior approval from the race director.
  53. Gate pick is determined by random computer draw for heats. Your heat finish will determine your main gate pick order.
  54. All riders in all classes must wear helmet, goggles and motorcycle boots.
  55. Track officials reserve the right to make all final decisions.
  56. We suggest using a smokeless oil. Excessive smoking will get you disqualified. Tuning  or warming up of bikes/quads must be done outside.
  57. If a rider is found to of entered in a class that is beyond his/her level of riding ability officials reserve the right to ask that rider to move down in classification to a class that better suits their ability.
  58. It takes at least three bikes to make a class. If any class has less than four entries officials will safely combine the class with another class and run them together but score them separately.
  59. Bike Identification: All bikes/quad must have VISIBLE numbers to be scored. Big bike numbers must be a minimum of 7” and be displayed on all side plates/front # plate. Small bikes numbers must be a minimum of 5” and be on all side plates/front # plate. Two digit numbers are requested for all 50cc competitors. All quads must have front and rear stationary number plates with a minimum 6” numbers.
  60. Competition Apparel: 1. It is the sole responsibility of the rider to select a helmet and apparel, which will provide appropriate protection. Nitro Arenacross Tour LLC does not endorse or certify any manufacturers or products. The rider must rely on his own judgment in the selection of any helmet and apparel for durability and safety. 2. A rider must wear a helmet at all times. Helmets must be of the full-face or fullcoverage type. All riders must utilize a shatterproof face shield or shatterproof goggles. The helmet must conform to one of the following recognized standards and have a label affixed certifying its approval:• Snell M 2005 or DOT FMVSS 218 It is recommended that all competitors display the following information on the base of his/her helmet: name, drug allergies and blood type. 4. Protective pants made of durable material must be worn in all competition. 5. Boots must be worn in all competitions. They must be at least eight inches high with laces, buckles or zippers, or specially designed and constructed for leg and foot protection.
  61. Not everyone makes it to the main. The number of gates on the line determines how many will ride in the main. All Amateur racers will race at least two times a night. If you do not transfer directly to the main you will go to the LCQ. The rest of the main event line up will be filled with the qualifiers from the LCQ. If a qualifying racer drops out of the main, the next qualifying racer from the LCQ will be the alternate and receive last gate pick.

2017/18 Points Championship Rules

  1. There will be an East and West Region Championship.
  2. The best 9 races will determine each regions champions for the Amateur Bikes and best 7 races for the Amateur ATVs. The lowest remaining races will be dropped. The points will not show your dropped scores until the end of the year.
  3. Amateur Bikes must compete in 9 races and Amateur ATVs in 7 to be eligible for awards.
  4. There are no bonus points for running all events.
  5. Each racer to place 1st – 5th in your region will receive a free second class to the next race in the opposite region.
  6. Regional awards will be Plaques.
  7. You must start the main to receive points
  8. DNS the main event results in 0 points
  9. DNF you must complete at least 1 lap past finish line to receive last finishing position points in that race.
  10. Each racer placing in the top 3 for the Tour awards will receive one jacket
  11. Tour Awards for each class is a Large Trophy for 1st-5th.
  12. The Final Race Feb 23-24 at in Tunica MS is a by invitation only event and will be called World Championship Of Arenacross weekend.
  13. To qualify for invitation • Last years Tour Champion • Top 5 in points from each region • Top 3 from Canadian AX Tour • Top 3 from Junior Moto X • Top 3 from US Open
  14. Awards ceremony will be Sun Morning at 10am at the Hollywood Casino
  15. You must attend Feb 25th to receive TOUR AWARDS.
  16. 50cc Beginner is a development class and is a non Tour points class. Regional Points are paid.
  17. If your enter an event and do not qualify for the main it still counts towards your required #of races for end of year awards.
  18. If a tie is recorded in the final points standing the tie breaker will be the last race. The last moto is the tie breaker. the BEST FINISH in the last race will determine the class champion.
  19. Double Points Races are • East Region: Cookeville TN & Philadelphia MS • West Region: Lebanon MO & Park City KS

Awards Banquet

Hollywood Casino - Tunica, MS

Feb 25th 2018 - Sun Morning at 10am

Price $10 per person

The winners of the Each Regional Championship will be presented with Awards and giveaways.

Door prizes will be randomly awarded to 2017-18 award winners. Qualifier must be present or have plans to pick up any awards as they will not be mailed out.

Regional Tour Championship Awards

1st place - Jacket, Plaque

2nd Place - Jacket,Plaque

3rd Place - Jacket, Plaque

4th Place - Plaque

5th Place - Plaque




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