2019 BOPMCC CLUB MEMBERSHIP & RACE RULES

MEMBERSHIP
As a member of the Bay of Plenty Motorcycle Club Inc., I/We agree to abide by the constitution & rules of the club. I/We are aware that this membership runs for a 12 month period from the 1st February 2019 to 31st January 2020 and is included as part of the rider fee for Club Rounds. The Bay of Plenty Motorcycle Club Inc. is required to indicate reasons for acquiring this information under the Privacy Act 1993. It is a requirement in our Constitution that the Membership Officer holds a complete record of all club members under the Incorporated Societies Act, under which the Bay of Plenty Motorcycle Club is registered. This information remains confidential to the Membership Officer & Race Secretary of the Bay of Plenty Motorcycle Club. I acknowledge my rights to access and correction of this information. 

RACE FEES
Main Track            $40
Mini Track             $30
Family                   $120 (4 or more family members)
$15 Extra Class / $15 Extra Open Class Junior/Senior
 

CLASSES - Confirm the setting of club classes & details for all events CLASSES - BOPMCC reserves the right to alter these at any time.

MINI                
Trail 50cc        4 - 5 yrs           air cooled, auto clutch
Trail 50cc        6 - 8 yrs           air cooled, auto clutch
MX 50cc         4 - 6 yrs           air or liquid cooled MX, auto clutch
MX 50cc         7 - 8 yrs           50cc MX (air or liquid cooled MX auto clutch
Trail                7 - 11 yrs         53cc to 82cc 2 stroke / 53cc to 125cc 4 stroke
MX 65cc         7 - 8 yrs           up to 65cc
MX 65cc         9 -11 yrs          up to 65cc

MINI RIDERS AGED 4 YEARS TO 11 YEARS

JUNIOR                        
Pro 65cc                       8 - 11 yrs         up to 65cc (Expert riders)
Junior Novice               8 – 16 yrs         All first timers – NOVICE ONLY
Junior A 85cc               2 stoke & 150cc 4 stroke
Junior B 85cc               2 stoke & 150cc 4 stroke
Junior A 125cc             2 stoke & 250cc 4 stroke
Junior B 125cc             2 stoke & 250cc 4 stroke
Junior Open                 2 Races per round ONLY – A & B Grade Riders ONLY

JUNIOR RIDERS ARE AGED 8 YEARS TO 17 YEARS                     

SENIOR                       
MX1                 250cc - Open 2 stroke / 251cc - Open 4 stroke     
MX2                 125cc - 249cc 2 stroke / 150cc - 250cc 4 stroke                                                            
MX3                 OPEN (those not confident to Ride in MX 1 or MX 2)
Vets                 35 - 44 yrs      
Vets                 45 yrs +           
Women           12 yrs & Over - 85cc - Open 2 stroke / 150cc - Open 4 stroke)

SENIOR RIDERS ARE AGED 16 YEARS + WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WOMEN 12 YEARS +

NB: IF YOUR LAP TIMES INDICATE THAT YOUR RIDING SKILLS ARE ABOVE OR BELOW THE CLASS YOU HAVE ENTERED, THE BOPMCC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REQUEST THAT YOU CHANGE CLASS ACCORDINGLY.

RIDE FEE - INCLUDES MEMBERSHIP & TRANSPONDER
Transponder brackets & clips may be purchased to own for $15

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP- Riders must use a MX Transponder and complete a minimum of 70% of the Club Rounds

TRANSPONDERS WILL BE CUT OFF AT THE END OF THE LAST RACE & MUST BE RETURNED 

PRACTICE & RACE ORDER
Sign On:                 7.45am to 8.45am (A LATE Sign-On Fee will be enforced)
Riders Briefing:      8.45am
Practice:                 9.00am
Practice, Race lengths and formats are set out on whiteboards at each club event.
RACING ASAP after Practice

Practice Days

Mini & Main Tracks OPEN between 9am to 2pm - (Weather / Track conditions permitting)

PRACTICE DAYS WILL BE NOTIFIED ON OUR WEBSITE & FACEBOOK, AS WILL ANY CANCELLATIONS

Mini Track - $25
Main Track - $35
Family-  $100 (4 or more family members)

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING FOR PRACTICE DAYS:

♦ No Flag Marshalls.
♦ Medics will be in attendance.
♦ All riders must sign the disclaimer when signing on prior to riding on tracks.
♦ Depending on rider numbers in attendance on the main track, Juniors & Seniors may be divided into separate groups.

ALCOHOL / DOGS / GOGGLE TEAR OFFS
NO Alcohol is to be consumed in the pits or track area whilst racing.  This includes riders, team members and helpers until the conclusion of racing. NO  DOGS are NOT PERMITTED in the pits or track area during any event hosted by the BOPMCC.

NO goggle tear offs are allowed in & around all areas of the Awakaponga MX Track, this is strictly enforced.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS
Please inform the BOPMCC Committee or Medics if you have sustained an injury that will restrict your ability to ride and control the motorcycle.  

HAVE YOU BEEN TREATED FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING?
- Nervous breakdown, mental disorder
- Head injury with unconsciousness or concussion in the last 6 months
- Heart disease or disorder
- High blood pressure, anaemia or blood disease
- Diabetes
- Dizziness, fainting spells, fits or blackouts
- Any other physical abnormalities we should be aware of
- Any injury or medical illness that would restrict your ability to ride & control your motorcycle

IF YOU HAVE ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE ABOVE OR HAVE ANY OTHER SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS PLEASE SUPPLY A MEDICAL CLEARANCE WHICH STATES YOU ARE MEDICALLY FIT TO COMPETE IN MOTORCYCLE RACING

MACHINE EXAMINATION
It is your responsibility to ensure that your motorcycle complies with the BOPMCC technical rules found in our technical information sheet and is safe.  Scrutineering will be random checks by club officials throughout each event.  Any machines crashed during our events require clearance from our Race Steward after repairs have been carried out.  This safety check includes riding gear.

GEAR CHECK
Random checks will be carried out during BOPMCC Club events.  HELMETS of a good condition must be worn when riding/starting ANY motorcycle within the club grounds during our events. It is your responsibility to ensure your gear is up to our minimum standards as set out in our technical information sheet.

START PROCEDURE
All riders competing on the Main track at Awakaponga will start on concrete with start gates. 
All riders competing on the Mini track at Awakaponga will start by start gates.

FLAGS
Green: 
Race start and circuit is clear.

Red: Race / Practice is stopped.  Riders to slow progressively to a walking pace and MUST signal to other riders with a raised hand or leg.  Return to start line unless otherwise directed by club officials.

Yellow: Held still on the first look lap, no jumping or passing. Incident on track, slow down and be prepared to stop.  NO PASSING in yellow flag zones. If you jump on a yellow flag you will be penalised 20 seconds.

White: Last lap.

Black: Shown in conjunction with a bike number on a board.  If your number appears on the board, proceed to finish line to speak with club officials.  (You have broken the rules, or your bike may have been deemed by officials as unsafe to ride e.g. oil leak, etc)

Black & White Chequered: The race has been completed, slow down to moderate pace and exit the track at track exit area.

BOPMCC Technical Information
Our aim is to make your race day an enjoyable time. Safety is paramount, and we encourage you all to scrutineer your own bikes. It is your responsibility to ensure that your bike is in good condition prior to coming to our event.

The Club Officials may penalise, disqualify or exclude any motorcycle considered unsafe at our events.

Here is a Checklist for you - as a guide only:

  • Clear numbers on front number board and side boards of your motorcycle / ATV, should not be made of  reflective materials, e.g. metallic silver, or colours
  • Check that number plates are secure and not covered in reflective backgrounds
  • Handlebar levers must have ball ends
  • An efficient muffler must be fitted. Ensure that your motorcycle does not exceed Noise levels of more than  95dB
  • Secure footrests and must be spring loaded if hinged
  • Remove centre or side stands.
  • Check wheel bearings (any sideways movement - a replacement is required)
  • Check brake pads for wear (replace if in doubt)
  • Check for broken or loose spokes
  • Check Swing arm bearings (any movement alters chain line and handling)
  • Check condition of tyres and tyre pressures
  • Check sprockets and chain adjustments
  • Check steering head bearings
  • Check handlebars for secure mounting and blocked bar ends
  • Metal handlebar protectors are not permitted
  • Check for loose bolts and nuts over all motorcycle / ATV
  • Check for loose handlebar grips, must be securely glued or wired on
  • Check throttle return. Must be a snap free return
  • Check kill switch assembly for effective operation
  • Check for stress points, cracks and other damage
  • Check for fork seal leaks - replace seals if leaks are evident
  • Check for excessive oil leaks from engine and gearbox
  • Motorcycle must be presented in a clean and tidy condition

SAFETY GEAR & PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
There is a minimum standard for protective safety gear as follows:

Helmets - Our recommendation is that you do not use a helmet for more than 3 years, and not to use a helmet that is more than 10 years old - Check helmet for manufacture date label. The onus is on the rider to prove the helmet is less than 10 years old if no date of manufacture is visible on the helmet. Make sure your helmet is not dropped, or subjected to any harsh treatment. Once a helmet has had an impact, it is necessary for the rider to replace that helmet.

Footwear - A purpose manufactured motocross boot is required for Senior and Junior riders, and is strongly recommended for Mini riders, however a sturdy boot of at least 200mm in height is accepted as an initial introduction to Mini MX riding.

Gloves - are Compulsory

Goggles - are Compulsory

Body Armour - Compulsory and must cover the chest and back area of the rider's body

Shirts - A heavyweight long-sleeved shirt or mx jersey is a minimum requirement

Pants - Full length trousers of purpose made material or heavy nylon material as a minimum

Knee and Elbow Pads - Strongly Recommended - however is the riders choice

Neck Protectors - Recommended for neck protection

Kidney or Body Belts - Recommended for protection of kidney and lower back area.

For more information email bopmccmx@gmail.com

 HAPPY RACING & KEEP IT RUBBERSIDE DOWN!

 The BOPMCC reserves the right to refuse any persons entry and may remove any person not adhering to our club rules.

 

 

 

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