PNW VMX machine class and race rules are established as guidelines to maintain the spirit of the period class machines, we race. Classes are based around the major technology evolution of the bikes, focusing on the technology advancement of the motor, suspension, and brakes. Other technology considerations on a class-by-class basis are addressed as required by class.
Skill Levels: PNW VMX supports 3 skill classes: Amateur, Intermediate, Expert. So, what class do you race in?
Amateur: If you have never raced before, a beginner rider/racer or the last time you raced bell-bottom jeans were in fashion, this is your class. Remember you can always move up.
Intermediate: If you are racing today or have been pounding out the wins in the Amateur class, this is your class.
Expert: You know who you are, if you are not sure, ask, or race in a one of the other two classes and the staff will ‘inform’ you.
Age Classes: PNW VMX includes age and gender classes. Age class racers can race younger age classes as available.
**Age classes are only run with skill classes, not displacement classes = Age classes are displacement immaterial. Example: there is an ‘Over 40 Evo Intermediate Class (any displacement bike races), but no ‘Over 40 Evo Intermediate Class 250cc’.
1. Over 40: 40 years of age or older through 49
Over 50: 50 years of age or older through 59
Over 60: 60 years of age or older through 69
Over 70: 70 years of age or older through 79
Over 80: 80 years of age or older through 89
Female Classes: Female classes are female only racers.
Pre-Defined Race Order
A predefined race order will be posted giving every rider with one bike the opportunity for two classes or four races per day. This set structure will keep the number of races around 17 and therefore, race day should be done by 5 PM. The order will remain the same all season, but the race numbers of the combined classes will be rotated each race, so the same classes are not always racing at the end of the day. When possible, we will be running split gates. When running intermediates and experts, intermediates on the left, experts on the right.
Access to the starting gate will be limited to a single point and controlled by the Starter. The Starter will ensure that all riders are in the correct race and lining up on the correct side for split gates.
When possible, we will be running split gates. When running intermediates and experts, intermediates on the left, experts on the right.
All motos will be 8 minutes + 1 lap, which will result in approximately 10 minutes per race. We reserve the right to revise the time due to the length of a lap at larger tracks.