LOST COAST FLAT TRACK
Competition & Technical Regulations 2018
Please Note: These rules are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport. The race director and/or referee shall be empowered at any time to permit deviations from any specifications herein or to impose any further restrictions or changes that in their opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.
–Lack of knowledge of these rules is not an acceptable excuse–
TECHNICAL & SAFETY REGULATIONS:
All race entrants are required to have their motorcycle pass technical inspection prior to entering the racetrack. It is the rider’s responsibility to come to technical inspection with the intent of passing. Any rider caught on the racetrack without proper authorization will be asked to leave. Always inspect your bike before coming to tech!
- All engine drain plugs must be safety wired or have some sort of silicone sealant (gorilla snot) placed on it to prevent backing out.
- No leaking fluids of any kind: oil, water or fuel. NO LOOSE PARTS!
- No anti-freeze in the cooling system: Water Wetter, or equivalent, is ok. No substitutes.
- Number plates must be securely attached and EASILY read from 50’ away. At all racing events, the rider’s motorcycle shall be fitted with 3 number plates, each securely fastened to the machine. At the discretion of the head scorer/or referee, a machine whose numbers are not legible, will not be scored. Your jersey number must match your bike number.
- Remove kickstand and any lights.
- Tires, wheels and brakes in race ready condition; no loose spokes or damaged tires.
- Front brake must be removed or disabled (lever removed).
- Throttle, control levers & pedals must operate freely.
- All motorcycles MUST have a functioning “kill switch.”
- Full-face helmet (Approved Snell or DOT), eye protection, gloves, boots & long sleeves are REQUIRED.
- All riders 16 & under MUST wear an approved chest & back protector.
PEEWEE 50cc & 50-70cc:
1.) Front Brake OK
2.) Kickstand OK if secured
*A bike with parts falling off during the event, will be
Raceway staff members will require a rider to have his bike re-inspected if the bike does not pass technical requirements.
All brands of gasoline are legal. Race, pump, any octane rating. Leaded or un-leaded. NO additives…NO alcohol… NO nitro or methane.
Race motorcycles may not exceed 96db. Noise level as measured by current standards. Random sound checks will occur, and noise regulations enforced. If a rider’s bike is found to be too loud for the venue, it will be removed from the track and given an opportunity to become compliant before it may be allowed to return to the track.
FAMILY, FRIENDS, PETS & PITS:
- Each rider is responsible for the actions of anyone in their pit, or anyone who is part of their group. Irresponsible behavior will not be tolerated. In the event that this behavior occurs, or facility rules are broken, the racer will be asked to leave, and all finishing positions and/or points, forfeited.
- ALL PETS MUST BE ON A LEASH! NO EXCEPTIONS! Clean up after your pet.
- Each racer is responsible for any debris left behind in his or her pit area (Please leave our track cleaner than you found it!).
- Pit riding should be at a WALKING pace and in some circumstances, we may enforce a “NO PIT RIDING RULE.” Remember that we have a lot of foot traffic in this area.
RACE AND PRACTICE DAY:
A rider will not be allowed to practice prior to signing of a liability release and completion of entry forms and successful tech inspection. By entering the event, it shall be deemed that the entrant has read these rules and agrees to be bound thereby.
ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE THEIR OWN PERSONAL MEDICAL COVERAGE.
All event entrants and pit crew members are REQUIRED to attend the riders meeting. During the riders meeting, the days’ schedule will be reviewed, any special information specific to the race day will be communicated, and track officials will be introduced. The riders meeting may conclude with a new rider orientation, if needed.
NOTE: An additional riders meeting may occur later in the day, should there be deviation from the original days’ scheduled events.
RED FLAG: If at any time during the race a red flag is displayed, all racing will immediately come to a halt. A red flag will be displayed and a race may be stopped if there is a situation that warrants it. If more than half of the race has been completed, the race will be terminated and the racers will be awarded with the position of their last lap. If less than half of the laps have been completed, the race will usually be restarted. At the discretion of the starter/referee, if the race is stopped by a red flag at any point and then re-started, the riders involved in the incident will be sent to a new starting position as determined by the race order at the last lap completed.
YELLOW FLAG: The yellow flag represents a warning to riders that the race track is not as expected and where extra attention is to be paid to the racing environment. Riders are expected to proceed with caution until past the yellow flag situation. When a waving yellow flag is displayed, passing is prohibited. Speed should be in check until you are beyond the incident.
BLACK FLAG: If a rider is presented with a black flag, the rider is to safely pull off the track and return to the track entrance. An official will discuss the reason for the black flag. The black flag is presented to a rider under the following conditions; race conduct, or race officials observing a motorcycle presenting a danger to other riders (a loose part that may fall off or leaking some sort of fluid). Failure to comply will result in a loss of championship points.
GREEN FLAG: At the start of a race a green flag will be waved. The continual displaying of the green flag indicates the track is live and the race is in progress (where available, a light system will take the place of the green flag. Starting procedure will be reviewed at every race meeting.
WHITE FLAG: The white flag informs the riders that there is one lap remaining in the race.
CROSSED FLAGS: May be used at some events to indicated the half-way point of the race.
BLUE FLAG: The blue flag is used to inform the soon-to-be-passed riders that the race leaders are approaching.
CHECKERED FLAG: The checkered flag indicates the end of a race and a winner is declared
FIRST LAP RED FLAG: (Starters Discretion) A race will be stopped if the first lap of the race cannot be completed due to an on-track incident. All riders involved will be gridded on the back row at the restart,
JUMPING THE START OF A RACE:
At the discretion of the starter, a racer or racers who make a false start, may be:
- Sent back to their original starting position
- Sent to the back row of the grid
- Sent to a penalty position
CHANGING MOTORCYCLES AFTER HEAT RACE AND/OR QUALIFYING:
The starting position goes to the rider, not the bike. As long as the motorcycle in question complies with the class rules and has passed that events technical inspection.
LEAVING THE RACE COURSE:
If a rider leaves the race course during a heat or main event, he must do so at the proper race track exit, and if returning must re-enter that race course at the proper race entry, only after being signaled by race course officials. For Safety, leaving the race course for any reason, raise a hand.
- No club colors.
- In all racing events, the rider is responsible for the actions of his entire pit crew. Information or requirements passed to a riders’ pit crew by race officials shall be deemed as passed to the rider.
- Excessive rough riding is disallowed. If one rider is consistently involved with incident after incident, they may be suspended by a race official.
- Intentionally hitting another rider may result in:
- IMMEDIATE race suspension for that day, and the next event.
- Second infraction, the rider is suspended for the remainder of the season, or for good.
- Fighting (during a race, or after a race) will result in: immediate exclusion from the remaining races of this event, forfeiture of results, trophies, awards and points during that race day and probation for the duration of the season. Second offense will result in suspension for the rest of the season.
- Un-sportsmanlike behavior, including:
- Unruly pit behavior
- Not settling on-track incidents in a calm and rational manner
- Engaging in any unfair practice, misbehavior or action detrimental to the sport in general may result in suspension from an event.
- Threatening, verbally or physically assaulting any raceway staff member
- First offense: a minimum of exclusion from the current race day + one race suspension
- Second offense: Suspension for the remainder of the season
- Crashes will be monitored and recorded. Riders deemed to be regularly unsafe may be suspended for an undetermined amount of time. Further, riders continuing on the race track after being black flagged, may also be suspended for an undetermined amount of time.
- Alcohol: Any rider seen to be in consumption of alcohol during the race day may be suspended for up to 3 races.
- Drugs: Drug use of any kind will not be tolerated. Violators may be banned from the track for an entire race season.
- All classes must have “Class C Traction” (street type tread, no knobbies) on the rear wheel unless otherwise noted.
- Exhibition classes can be run at any track event with 4 riders to make a class (non-points paying)
- If there are multiple classes with 4 or less riders, they may be run together, but scored separately.