2015 OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACING RULES
SECTION 6 of 7
Start of the race:
RULE RRT-1: STARTING POSITION - Start position will be determined by card draw.
Riders will line up across the road. The number of
trikes per row will be determined by the OD depending on road conditions.
The person who drew start position # 1 will have preference
on which side of the road they would like to start the numbering on.
When the first row is full, numbering will then continue in
a second row, with the lowest in the second row being directly behind number 1
and continued sequentially.
Any riders who missed the Driver’s Meeting will NOT be
allowed to participate.
RULE RRT-2: STARTER OF RACE – Unless an official starter is in place, It is the job of the
person who drew the #1 starting position to call the start of the race.
Racers will not move until hearing "1" in the
countdown of "3...2...1"
Racers starting before the count of"1" will be
disqualified. Any racer who witnesses this may raise a dispute at the end
of the race.
RULE RRT-3: START OF RACE – The start of the race shall be a standing, running start. Racers will be standing behind their
trikes. Upon hearing “1” in the 3-2-1 count down, racers will begin their race. A rider may run as far as they like before
being seated on the trike.
During the race:
CONTACT- Rubbing is racing; Trike/Trike contact is allowed but HIGHLY discouraged. Deliberate, Intentional, Unnecessary
Trike/Trike contact meant to do damage,
injury or cost finishing positions is not allowed.
Rider/Trike contact and Rider/Rider contact is not
permissible and is grounds for disqualification if this occurs before all
involved trikes have crossed the finish line.
Disputes for illegal contact may be opened only by the
contacted rider. There will be a review of video. Absolute visual
proof of contact is required. So get some cameras!
Team tactics are DISHONORABLE and should not be entered
RULE RRT-5: FEET
- A rider is allowed to use their feet, whether as a means for braking or to
control angle while drifting.
PASSING- It is the responsibility of the passing rider to make the pass safely;
It is not the responsibility of the rider being
passed to do so graciously.
RULE RRT-7: If your trike is
involved in a crash or leaves the race surface, you MUST get the trike back
into the race unassisted.
If you receive help or assistance in any way to rejoin the
race by spectators, other participants, or any other person, you will be scored
as a DNF (non-finisher). So do NOT allow people to help you rejoin the
race if you go off.
RULE RRT-8: WHEEL
SLEEVES – Any racer loosing or splitting a wheel sleeve will be disqualified.
At the end of the race:
RRT-9: FINISHERS - In order to be
considered a finisher, you MUST ride your
trike across the finish. Any trike not
capable of driving across the finish will be considered a DNF.
RULE RRT-10: FINISHING - You have crossed the finish line (aka 'finished') when the
front wheel of your trike breaks the vertical plane stretching between the
finish line cones or other predetermined finish line.
RULE RRT-11: STOPPING - When you have crossed the finish line, pull off to the side of
the road in a controlled manner. You pick the side unless instructed otherwise prior to the race, but
do keep it controlled. There is NO reason to make a quick, sudden stop!
You should allow your trike to continue straight scrubbing off speed until you
can make a safe pull off. In this way you do not become an obstruction or
a hazard to those riders coming in behind you.
RULE RRT-12: SHOWOFF SKIDS - No showoff
This is grounds for immediate Disqualification or Expulsion!
RULE RRT-13: FINISH LINE CONES - Do not hit the finish line cones!
Disruption of the Finish Line Cone may make it difficult to
score other participants.
RULE RRT-14: TIE FINISH
-Tie/finish order disputes will be reviewed from the finish line cameras if
cameras were in use.
In the event of a completely indistinguishable tie, all riders in
the tie dispute will be given the opportunity for a re-run. That re-run
may or may not take place on a different hill or even on a different day
depending on the circumstances.