Rules

2017 Race Season Rule Book

Introduction

Rocky Mountain Mini-Moto (RMMM) was established in 2005 to promote and develop the sport of Mini Moto racing in Colorado. Our vision is to bring MiniGP racing into the mainstream, while promoting a safe environment, and to develop a positive program to introduce racers and spectators to the exciting sport of motorcycle road racing.

Chapter 1: Racing Classes & Points
Chapter 2: Tech Rules
Chapter 3: Race Officiating
Chapter 4: Race Rules and Procedures
Chapter 5: Flagging & Starting Protocols
Chapter 6: Safety Requirements and Series Rules
Chapter 7: Technical/Safety Inspections

Chapter 1: Racing Classes

All Formula classes can have manual shifting gears. Auto clutch is ok

Junior class: Up to 50cc 2 Stroke and 100cc 4 Stroke. 50cc 4 strokes will race with and be scored separately. The only modifications allowed on all kids’ class bikes including overbores up to class limit will be exhaust, carb, air filter and wheels/tires. Age range is from 7-13 years.

Formula 1: 50cc water cooled 2 stroke, 60cc air cooled 2 stroke, 100cc air/oil cooled manual clutch 4 stroke, 112cc air/ oil cooled auto clutch 4 stroke, no 4 valve engines (Popular Examples: NSR50, YSR50, CRF110, KLX110, XR100, TTR110).

Formula 2: 60cc water cooled 2 stroke, 136cc air/oil cooled 4 stroke, 2 valve air/oil cooled 4 stroke limit is 110cc (Popular Examples: XR120, Kiowa 125, Thumstar 125, Pitster Pro 125).

Formula 3: 72cc water cooled 2 stroke, 152cc air/oil cooled 4 stroke, 2 valve air/oil cooled 4 stroke limit is 125cc (Popular Examples: KX65, KTM65SX, KLX140).

Formula 4: 85cc water cooled 2 stroke, 176cc air/oil cooled 4 stroke, 4 valve air/oil cooled 4 stroke limit is 150cc

Formula 5: 105cc water cooled 2 stroke, 150cc water cooled 4 stroke, 200cc air/oil cooled 4 stroke, 4 valve air/oil cooled 4 stroke limit is 172cc(Popular Examples: CRF150R, KX100, CR85).

NOTE: Formula 1 class will not be combined. RMMM is working towards splitting Formula 2 from Formula 3 for the 2016 race season. Formula 4 and 5 will continue to be combined for the 2016 season.

Please contact admin@Rmminimoto.com for any questions or concerns regarding the classes outlined above.

Chapter 2 Tech Rules:

All classes are allowed unlimited engine modifications within the class limit.
All engines must be naturally aspirated.
No additional self-contained fuel sources, e.g., nitrous oxide or boost tanks, will be allowed.
Maximum tire size allowed is 12” inches and the minimum is 10” inches.
All bikes must have operational front and rear brakes.
Throttles must return freely.
Must have working kill switch.
Levers must have ball ends.
Tires and rims must be in good working condition.
No turn signals or mirrors.
Headlights must be taped or removed.
No tail light or tail light brackets.
Oil drain plug checked for leaks prior to each race.
Numbers must be visible on front number plate.
Exhaust must be securely mounted and complete.
Water cooled machines – Use water or Water Wetter only no glycol-based additives allowed.
No sharp edges that can hazardous to competitors or yourself.
No leaking fluids.
Catch cans are required for carburetor overflow.
Peg sliders or rounded aluminum pegs are recommended.

NOTE: The Race Director reserves the right to modify the rules at any time to ensure safety, fair competition, and the continuing cooperation of the track facility owner/manager. Any violation or abuse of the aforementioned class rules, requirements and specifications will result in disqualification of racer. Suspension and/or fines can be implemented for repeat offenses or when circumstances are extraordinary. Racers are responsible for the conduct of their crew.

Chapter 3: Race Officiating:

3.1 –Race Director:

The Race Director is in overall control of all race events. All other race officials, corner workers, medical crews, and scorers work closely with the Race Director to maintain an orderly and safe racing event. The Race Director’s decisions are final.

3.2 –Starter:

The Starter reports to the Race Director and is responsible for starting and finishing races and for displaying all appropriate flags and helping align all racers when they approach the starting grid to their proper positions on the grid, along with the Grid Marshals & Scorers.

3.3 –Grid Marshals:

The Grid Marshals report to the starter and are responsible for organizing pre-grid procedures and ensuring that all racers are gridded correctly and efficiently.

3.4 –Technical Inspector:

The technical inspector reports to the Race Director and is responsible for ensuring that all machines are prepared properly and safely and that each racer has the proper equipment for racing and maintaining a safe race environment.

3.5 –The Race Director:

May at any time revoke the racing privileges of any racer, or have a team owner, team manager or crew member removed or barred from competition or further events for acting improperly, being abusive, fighting, disobeying instructions or doing anything else that disrupts orderly procedures or affects the flow of race operations. Racers are responsible for the conduct of their crew as well.

Chapter 4: Race Rules and Procedures:

4.1 –Grid positions for heat race will be determined by the random number assignment. Results of the heat race will determine grid positions at the points race.

4.2 –On race day, each class will race 3 times. The first heat race of the day will be for ½ of the laps of the two feature races to follow, and will not be for points. Finishing positions from this heat will determine grid position in the next race. The 2nd race of the day for each class will be for points, to be allotted as outlined above. Additionally, finishing positions in this race will determine grid positions for the final race of the day, which is also for points to be allotted as outlined above.

4.3 –In order for a racer to advance to a grid position in a feature race, the racer must enter the same bike with the same engine that was entered into the heat race to earn that position. If a racer enters a feature race with any other bike besides the one the racer used in the heat race, the racer goes to the back of the grid.

4.4 –Crew and family members are not allowed on the racetrack for any purpose; qualified, official race personnel will attend to racers needing medical attention.

4.5 –All races will run rain or shine unless the track is impassable or unsafe as determined by the Race Director.

4.6 –All travel on the racetrack and pit lane will be one-way, in one direction. Racers must not travel backwards on the racetrack unless instructed to do so by race officials.

4.7 –Any racer who runs off the track must re-enter the course safely and without attempting to cut the course unless instructed to do so by an official or corner worker. If a racer shortcuts the course, s/he must wait until the entire field has passed before re-entering.

4.8 –Weaving at any time to break a draft or prevent a pass, reckless weaving for any purpose or dangerous or overly aggressive riding will result in the Race Director presenting a black flag to the racer in question. Whenever a black flag is presented, the racer in question must pull off the track immediately.

4.9 –Racers must enter the track at pit exit. Racers must not use the “pit-in” or pit entrance to enter or exit the track.

4.10 –Any racer slowing or planning to exit the track must signal their intentions by raising an arm or signaling the racers behind them. Racers must never cut across the track in front of other racers.

4.11 –All racers that participate in an event give RMMM the rights to use all photos, interviews, video and the like for promotional needs without permission from the racers.

4.12 –The speed limit off of the racing surface is 10 miles per hour. This pertains to all vehicles in the pit and paddock areas and all access roads.

4.13 –Race bikes, pit bikes and other motorized vehicles are NOT allowed to operate in the pit area. Only authorized vehicles will be allowed to operate at the racetrack facility.

4.14 –RMMM reserves the right to refuse participation in an event for whatever reasons it deems appropriate.

4.15 –It is the responsibility of each racer to fully understand the rulebook and all information contained.

Chapter 5: Flagging & Starting Protocols

5.1 –Flagging:

Flags are used as official communications during races and practice sessions. It is the responsibility of every racer to know and understand the flag commands.

5.2 –Green Flag:

Displayed at Start/Finish. Indicates a race start and/or the resumption of normal racing after a yellow flag track condition.

5.3 –Red Flag:

Stops the race immediately. When a red flag is shown at the start tower or at a corner station, the racer must signal the racers behind him/her to show them that the racer is slowing to a safe controlled speed, and then should proceed slowly to the pit area. Do not stop on the track unless it is blocked and is impassable, or unless directed to do so by a race official.

5.4 –White Flag:

Displayed at Start/Finish line to indicate the final lap of a race.

5.5 –Black Flag:

Informs a racer of a safety violation. The flagged racer must immediately pull off the track if the racer has a mechanical problem, or proceed to pit lane if it is feasible to do so without causing a hazardous condition for other racers. The racer must wait trackside or in the pits until the racer director is able to address the situation.

5.6 –Yellow Flag:

When stationary, a yellow flag indicates caution or slow down. A waving yellow flag indicates no passing will be allowed for a position on the racing surface, and/or a serious condition that may require an avoidance maneuver may be present.

5.7 –Checkered Flag:

Displayed at Start/Finish line. Indicates the end of a race or practice sessions. All racers should complete one cool-off lap and proceed to pit lane.

5.8 –Blue Flag:

When displayed, the racer should hold his/her line – you are about to be passed.

Chapter 6: Safety Requirements and Series Rules

6.1 – There will be no exceptions to safety gear requirements. If safety gear does not meet the specifications noted below, the racer will not be able to participate.

6.2 – Helmets must be rated DOT, Snell 2000 approved or better and are mandatory. Helmets must have a full-face shield or goggles and must be made of a shatterproof material.

6.3 – Suitable protective attire made of durable fabric must cover the entire body. Suits made of leather or a combination of leather and durable fabric with protective armor are preferred.

6.4 – Knee and elbow protection is mandatory.

6.5 – Gloves must be made of leather or other durable fabric and must be in good shape without holes except for breathing holes. Severely damaged or worn gloves are unacceptable.

6.6 – Footwear must cover the ankle fully. Motorcycle or MiniGP racing shoes are recommended.

6.7 –Spine protectors are recommended.

6.8 – Junior racers must wear a motocross-style full chest/back protector or a spine protector.

6.9 –All racers are required to attend a pre-race racer meetings.

6.10 –All racers must sign all waivers and forms at the time of registration and must pay race entry fees and pass technical inspection with bike(s) and equipment before being allowed on the track.

6.11 – All minors must have a legal guardian present to sign all waivers in order to participate. If a legal guardian is not present, a notarized affidavit indicating the acting guardian must be provided.

6.12 – All course marshals must be in place before the Race Director will allow any racer(s) to proceed onto the track surface.

6.13 –Any racer who fails to attend the racers’ meeting will be made to start at the back of the grid for each of his/her races.

6.14 – When a race is called, racers must be in the pre-grid and ready to take a warm up lap. If a racer does not show on the grid, the racer must wait in pit lane until the field has started and race official gives the all clear to enter the track.

6.15 –All racers must use caution when entering the pit hot lane. Wheelies and burnouts will not be allowed and will be dealt with by the Race Director.

6.16 –All decisions made by the Race Director are final and cannot be protested.

Chapter 7: Technical/Safety Inspections and Bike Specifications

7.1 – Technical/safety Inspection:

All racers must report to tech inspection before entering the racing surface.

7.2 – The bike will be checked for the following:

Any leaks.
Working kill switch.
Loose parts, nuts & bolts.
Working front & rear brakes.
Tires must be in good condition and not showing any signs of excessive wear.
Foot pegs must be in good condition and covered with material that will not damage the racing surface. Teflon, rubber or plastic are acceptable coverings.
Bike must have a full or half fairing.
Numbers must be at least 3” tall and displayed on the front fairing.
Racers must bring their safety gear to technical inspection with their bike.
All frames, wheels, and swing arms must be free of cracks and all welds must be stable.
Bikes will be scrutinized according to the specifications of the class entered.

‘The goal of RMMM is to provide a safe, fun and competitive race circuit. All rules articulated above will be followed. There will be no exceptions, especially of the safety gear requirements. If you don’t have it, you will not be able to race, and it does not matter if you “did it last year”. So let’s go out and be safe and have a good time.’

James Tittle – Rocky Mountain Mini-Moto Race Director & President