Rule book

Rules and Regulations:
This document has been created to allow current and new members to understand the basic
rules, regulations and guidelines at any MiniGP event. These rules are an outline only and all
racers/ members are explicitly advised that the MiniGP officials will have the final say on any
situation that may arise at any event.
CLASSIFICATION OF RIDERS, CLASSES, POINTS, AND SERIES
A wide range of classes are offered by MiniGP to ensure adequate opportunities for most types of
motorcycles. All of the classes, except for the MiniGP classes and spec classes
, are to follow Superbike rules, which means that unlimited modifications to both
the engine and chassis are allowed. The bike must only comply with the maximum allowable displacement and wheel size when applicable.
MiniGP or Third Party Inspection company can and will inspect at any time resulting in possible tear
down if infractions are suspected.  At the time of the inspection, the rider will be asked
if there is anything deemed illegal on the motorcycle. If answered yes, the
rider will be disqualified for that particular race and will receive no points. If answered no and the
inspection reveals the motorcycle to be illegal, the rider will be disqualified from that race and will
receive a 3 race suspension. There are no exceptions to this procedure.
4HR Endurance Info
The 4-Hour Team Endurance Races consist of 2- to 4-Rider teams in 4-Hour Races. Practice in the
morning. Race all afternoon. It’s a team effort so team up with your family and friends for a great day of riding.
Your Team may contest any of the four Race Classes:
F2 Class, Outlaw Class, Stock 100 or Stock 150.
See Race Classes for Bike Requirements.
Mandatory Racers Meeting on Hot Pit prior to the race start. If you miss the riders
meeting you will not be allowed on track. This meeting is for everyone’s safety!
All assessed penalties are 2 lap deductions.
Maximum 4 riders per team
Minimum 2 riders per team
Maximum 2 bikes per team
Pit lane Speed
- Pit lane speeds are 1st
gear roll (approx. 5mph) If you can run faster than your riding, you’re going too fast
Pit Lane Passing
- No passing on Pit Lane. Single file only, regardless of how fast the bike is going in front of you.
Failing to pit in at the checkered flag.
- All racers must pit in at each checkered flag. It is your responsibility to pay attention to the race and all flagging stations. You must cross the Start/Finish in order to receive the checkered flag and pit in.
Cutting the Track
- No cutting the track or cutting the curbing for any reason, especially to make a pass.
Fueling
- Rider must be off the bike and bike must be off.
Transponder
- In the event of a crash rendering the motorcycle unrideable the transponder and
motorcycle must make it back to pit lane without crossing the track surface in order for the team to continue the race on their second motorcycle. If the motorcycle is deemed unmovable, special considerations will be made. No tossing of the transponder across track.
Rider Change
- There must be a rider change at every checker flag stoppage regardless of whether the
team has made an unscheduled change prior.
Rough Riding
- MiniGP will not tolerate blatant, overly aggressive riding/passing.
12HR Endurance Info
Practice in the morning. Race all afternoon. It’s a team effort so team up with your family and friends for a great day of riding.
Your Team may contest any of the four Race Classes:
F2 Class, Outlaw Class, Stock 100 or Stock 150.
See Race Classes for Bike Requirements.
Mandatory Racers Meeting on Hot Pit prior to the race start. If you miss the riders
meeting you will not be allowed on track. This meeting is for everyone’s safety!
All assessed penalties are 2 lap deductions.
No Maximum riders per team
Minimum 4 riders per team
Maximum 2 bikes per team
Pit lane Speed
- Pit lane speeds are 1st
gear roll (approx. 5mph) If you can run faster than your riding, you’re going too fast
Pit Lane Passing
- No passing on Pit Lane. Single file only, regardless of how fast the bike is going in front of you.
Failing to pit in at the checkered flag.
Cutting the Track
- No cutting the track or cutting the curbing for any reason, especially to make a pass.
Fueling
- Rider must be off the bike and bike must be off.
Transponder
- In the event of a crash rendering the motorcycle unrideable the transponder and
motorcycle must make it back to pit lane without crossing the track surface in order for the team to continue the race on their second motorcycle. If the motorcycle is deemed unmovable, special considerations will be made. No tossing of the transponder across track.
No Mandatory Rider Changes
Rough Riding
- MiniGP will not tolerate blatant, overly aggressive riding/passing.

 

POINTS

 

Points will be awarded for each race based on rider finish in the main event only.  Qualifying times will be used only to set the grid for the mains, no points will be awarded.  The rider must start the main event to receive any points. Points will be given for each position as follows:

1st 25 points                 9th 3 points                  

2nd 20 points                10th 3 points                

3rd 16 points                 11th 3 points                

4th 13 points                 12th 3 points                

5th 11 points                 13th 3 points                

6th 9 points                   14th 3 points                

7th 7 points                   15th 3 points                

8th 3 points                   and so on…

 

The points will be kept and totaled in order to determine a class champion at the end of the season.

MEMBERSHIP FEES

 

1. A MiniGP membership will be required to compete in any MiniGP event. This membership can be obtained by registering online.  Also, the required fee via Paypal at info@njminigp.com or a mailed check (made payable to MiniGP LLC).

 

2. The membership will be valid for one calendar year.

 

3. No reimbursements will be made for membership/entry fees for any reason during the calendar year.  MiniGP has the right to invalidate any license for any justifiable cause including but not limited to:

 

• Rough riding or intent to cause injury to any other racer or spectator

• Unsportsmanlike conduct

• Disregard for any safety regulations or procedures

• Obscene or obnoxious behavior

• Suspension or membership termination due to illegal bike modifications

 

 

4. Pre-entry for each MiniGP race is always open prior to the event with the info available via the website.  The racer is urged to fill-out the entry form and Paypal the money prior to the event.  If this is not fulfilled then the racer must pay in cash at registration the day of the race.

 

5. Entry fees are non-refundable. Should a rider have an unforeseen circumstance, which causes their inability to attend a pre-entered event, their fees may be forwarded as a credit for the next event (given the event is within 90 days of the missed event.) It is the responsibility of the racer to advise the Registration Director of the missed event in order to receive the credit.

 

**INCLEMENT WEATHER details will be announced during the cancelled event.

 

6. Should a racer suffer an injury or mechanical failure, which results in their inability to compete, the following accommodations or credit may be issued at the discretion of Registration & the Race Director on a case by case basis.

• If failure prevents any participation or should failure/injury occur during the first

practice, up to 100% of fees may be credited towards the next round

• Failure/injury any time after practice will not be applicable for any credit.

 

 

RACE OFFICIALS

 

The below mentioned positions are MiniGP Officials. Those filling these positions at each event are representing MiniGP and their instructions must be followed when participating in any MiniGP event.

 

• Race Director – The Race Director shall be in charge of overseeing all aspects of the event.  This can include but is not limited to preliminary track preparation and event schedule.  The Race Director makes the final verdict on all matters concerning the event including but not limited to registration, rider classification, current license status, protests or penalties, technical inspections, appeals, and disqualifications.

 

• Track Marshall – The Track Marshall is responsible for maintaining a safe racetrack by

observing all track incidents.  It is the job of the Track Marshall to make sure all practice and qualification sessions run according to MiniGP protocol.  The Track Marshall will be in charge of aligning the grid for each race, overseeing the starting procedure, and realigning the grid in case of a red flag restart.  The Track Marshall will make rulings on all starting infractions such as false starts.  Also, the Track Marshall will coordinate all the corner marshals and their activities.

 

• Chief Technical Inspector – The Chief Technical Inspector is responsible to ensure that all motorcycles meet the minimum safety requirements set forth by MiniGP in the Technical Requirements section. It will also be the Chief Technical Inspector’s duty to make rulings on all technical protests.

 

• Registration Director – The Registration Director shall handle all aspects of registration and dispersion of transponders (if being used). It is the job of the Registration Director to make sure all racers are registered for the appropriate class.

 

• Chief of Timing and Scoring – The Chief of Timing and Scoring will be in charge of timing all qualifying sessions and provide the grid sheets.  Also, the Chief of Timing and Scoring shall time and score all of the main events.  No racer shall contact or discuss a scoring issues with the Chief of Timing and Scoring without the prior approval of the Race Director.

 

• Corner Marshals – The Corner Marshals will be in charge of flagging their assigned portion of the track.  They are under the guidance and directions of the Track Marshal.

 

RACE START PROCEDURE AND FLAGS

 

1. There will be a rider’s meeting prior to practice and qualifying.  This meeting will address such

things as length of the practice and qualifying sessions, possible safety hazards, the track’s entrance and exit points (Pit Out and Pit In), and other general points of interest to ensure a safe and efficient event.

 

2. An event schedule will be provided by the MiniGP staff at the beginning of the day’s event. This schedule will be followed for practice, qualifying, and the main events.

 

3. The first practice will start immediately following the rider’s meeting.

 

4. The qualifying sessions (grid set by order of registration in the morning) will immediately begin after the last practice session has concluded. This session will be scored for position only with each racer’s finish being used to set the main event’s starting grid.

 

5. Typically, an hour lunch break will be taken at around 12:30pm.

 

6. The races will begin immediately after lunch concludes.  It is the job of the rider to be prepared for his race and know his grid position.  If a rider doesn’t know his grid

Position, he or she can be sent to the back row at the Track Marshal’s discretion.

 

Start Procedure

 

1. All riders will enter the track at Pit Out and perform a partial warm-up lap by riding around the track to the starting grid.

 

2. At the beginning of each main event, the Track Marshall will be located in front of the grid on

the track.  It is the rider’s responsibility to know where his/her starting position is prior to the race.

 

3. The Track Marshall will start with row 1 and work his way towards the back of grid making sure that all riders are lined up correctly.

 

4. At anytime, the Track Marshall can wave all riders for a second warm-up lap.  This is done if unforeseen events in the starting procedure are taking too long to prevent these high performance engines from overheating.

 

5. The Track Marshall can send a rider to the back of the grid at anytime for not knowing his/her

assigned grid position.

 

6. When the Track Marshall has confirmed the grid is correct, he will start the signal process to start the race.

 

7. He will do this by walking towards the side of the track and climbing up onto the starting box.

 

8. The Track Marshall will turn and look at the riders with the green flag held still by his side.

Once he looks towards the grid, the green flag will be waved within 3 to 8 seconds.

 

9. The race begins at the lifting of the green flag.

 

10. The motorcycle cannot move forward at anytime before the flag is waved.  There are no rolling starts allowed.  The bike cannot move forward until the green flag is moved.

 

11. The Track Marshall and other trackside MiniGP officials will be responsible for calling false starts.

 

12. In the event of a Red Flag, the race will be stopped and the grid will be set based on rider position from the last completed lap.  The rider(s) responsible for the red flag will be allowed to restart the race, but they must do so from the back of the grid.

 

Flags

 

1. Green Flag: The green flag will be used to start the race.

 

2. Yellow Flag:  The yellow flag will be used to warn riders of hazards on the track such as a

down rider.  There are two types of yellow flags: waving and standing.

• Waving Yellow – Is when a yellow flag is being waved by the Track Marshal or the

Corner Marshals. This signals that a HAZARD is located in this area of the track. NO

PASSING ALLOWED.

• Standing Yellow – Is when the yellow flag is displayed to the riders by the Track Marshal or the Corner Marshals, but not waved.  This signals that a HAZARD exists

somewhere on the track, but not a this portion.  Normal race pace and passing are

allowed under the Standing yellow.

 

3. White & Green Flag Crossed: The Track Marshal will cross the white and green flags

and display it to the riders at the start/finish line to signal that the race has reached the halfway

point.

 

4. White Flag: The white flag is a courtesy flag that signals 1 lap remains in the race.

 

5. Checkered Flag: This flag is waved by the Track Marshal at the

start/finish line to signal the end of the race.

 

6. Red Flag: The red flag is displayed by the Track Marshal to signal that the race has been

stopped due to a HAZARD on the track, i.e. Down rider or bike that cannot be moved or

HAZARDOUS materials such as oil.  All riders shall slowly reduce speed and hold up there

left hand to signal to other riders their reduced pace.  The riders shall then slowly circulate the

remaining portion of the circuit and go to pit lane.  They will be directed what to do from there.

 

7. Black Flag: The black flag will be waved at a rider to signal that a HAZARDOUS situation

exists with their bike or that they have been penalized.  The rider must go to pit road to have

the problem repaired or serve the penalty.

 

 

PENALTIES

 

  1. 1.  Should the racer fail to acknowledge the black flag, they will be issued a one-lap penalty at the conclusion of the race.

 

  1. 2.  Should a jump start occur on a restart where only 1 or 2 laps remain in the event, the MiniGP officials may determine an appropriate time penalty in lieu of a black flag.

 

  1. 3.  Continual disregard for starting procedures may result in additional penalties.

 

YOUTH RIDER BUMP-UP REQUIREMENTS

  1. Minor riders must meet the following requirements.
  • MiniGP Pro Class --> MiniGP Pro X Class
    • 3 podium finishes
    • 90 points
    • 2 MiniGP coach endorsements
    • Age 9
  • Spec50, Spec110, MiniGP Pro, MiniGP Pro X (Youth Classes) --> Adult classes
    • 3 podium finishes
    • 90 points
    • 2 MiniGP coach endorsements
    • Age 10
    • Rider may also move to adult classes once they reach age 18 without above requirements


TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS AND INSPECTIONS

 

  1. 1.  All race motorcycles must pass technical inspection prior to participating in any MiniGP event.  Motorcycles need only be inspected once per event.  The exception to this is motorcycles that have been black flagged for mechanical reasons or have been involved in a crash.  A Tech Sticker will be placed on the front number plate of all bikes passing Tech.  No motorcycle will be allowed on the track during an event without a Tech Sticker

 

  1. 2.  The Chief Technical Inspector may at his/her discretion allow a "temporary fix" for non safety

related problems for a particular race weekend.  The following items will be checked during tech inspection. These items are safety related and pertain to all bikes in all classes.

 

1. Throttle must return freely

2. Working engine kill switch

3. Bar ends to protect throttle

4. Levers must have ball ends unless protected by hand guards

5. Working front brakes

6. Tires and rims in good condition

7. No turn signals or mirrors

8. Headlights taped or removed

9. No tail light or tail light brackets

10. Oil drain plug and fill cap safety wired

11. Numbers on front (Minimum 5")

12. Numbers on sides (Min 3")

13. Exhaust pipe securely mounted

14. Master link clip safety wired or secured with Permatex, etc.

15. NO ANTI-FREEZE -- Water wetter, Engine Ice, or Liquid Performance only.

16. No sharp edges that would be hazardous to your fellow competitors or yourself

17. No leaking fluids. No leaking fluids. No leaking fluids.

18. Coolant and Fuel Catch Cans – This can be a combined catch tank for both the engine coolant and fuel or two separate systems.  Here are the official guidelines for the catch cans.

 

 

Deemed Unacceptable:

No Red Bull Type Cans or any other type of Soda Can of any type.

No flimsy and/or weak container of any kind/any material.

No container that would allow a significant amount of fuel to be spilled in a crash.

 

Acceptable Guidelines:

All hosing associated with the fuel system must be in good condition, of a proper material, and fastened securely. All fuel overflow hoses must terminate in the catch can. One-way breather vents on the gas cap will be permitted.

Your container should be able to withstand a substantial impact, be of a quality material, large enough and able to contain all of its contents in the event of a crash, be heat-resistant and mounted securely to your bike. Preferably in a location that would reduce and/or eliminate it's exposure to damage.

8oz capacity

 

19. A one way valve must be functional on dirt bike style gas caps.

20. Last but not least...NO KNOBBIES!  Only road tread tires are acceptable.

 

Any motorcycle not meeting these Technical Requirements WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE

TRACK.  Please make sure you understand all of the requirements prior to the event.  Technical

questions can be asked at anytime.  Please do not expect the necessary items or required service to be available at the track.

 

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

 

1. Full leathers with armor are highly recommended for all classes. A minimum of Kevlar race suits (1 piece or zip together), heavy duty (enduro) jacket, with leather or motocross pants with armor is required.  Motocross type riding apparel with knee pads (no sparking sliders) and a full chest/back protector may also be allowed if fitted properly.  All children under the age of 15 yrs old are required to wear a full chest protestor under their racing apparel.  Examples are motocross style or Impact Armor (www.impactarmor.com)

 

2. SNELL and DOT approved full-face helmet or motocross helmet are required.  All helmets must be in good undamaged condition.

 

3. Helmet face shields, eyeglasses or goggles must be made of shatterproof material.  NO

SUNGLASSES!

 

4. Approved full fingered leather or Kevlar gloves in good condition, with no holes or other openings except for breathing holes.

 

5. Road racing boots, motocross boots or leather boots that cover the rider's ankles are required.

 

Pit Area and Race Safety

 

Note:  The New Jersey Motorsports Park Pits are COLD PITS.  This means, no operation of any motorized vehicles of any sort in the pits.

 

1. There will be NO ALCOHOLIC beverages allowed while bikes are on the track. This is not

restricted to just the rider, but to all who attend any event.  If someone is caught with an open ALCOHOLIC beverage during an event, that individual and everyone that he/she is with will be asked to leave the event.

 

2. It is the rider’s responsibility to understand all the rules such as track entrance and exit points.

 

3. Rough riding will not be tolerated at anytime. Please keep in mind that we are racing for fun not our lives.

 

4. Rough riding can be penalized by the MiniGP officials at their discretion by any means, i.e. Dock Points or Position, Banning, etc…

 

5. In the event of a crash, the rider shall try to remove himself and his motorcycle from the track if possible.

 

6. All riders will be responsible for their crew, which includes all family and friends.

 

7. No PARENT shall run onto the track at anytime!  If your child falls please wait until the track has been cleared and, when SAFE, a MiniGP official will escort you to your down rider.

 

8. There will be proper medical staff at every event.  Please do NOT interfere with the care the medical staff provides to an injured rider.

 

9. No loud cursing or obnoxious behavior will be allowed at any time during a MiniGP event. This is a FAMILY sport and MiniGP provides a FAMILY atmosphere.