XC Event Rules

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XC Event Rules 2017-05-30T18:07:11+00:00

XC Event Rules


Registration Opens – 7:00 AM (Registration cut off for each race will be 15 min before start.  If you are in line waiting you will be moved to front of registration line.)

PeeWee Bikes – 8:00 am -8:30 am
PeeWee Quads – 8:45 am -9:15 am
Youth Bikes – 9:30 am -10:15 am
Youth Quad – 10:30 am -11:15 am
Adult Bikes – 12:00 pm -2:00 pm
Adult Quad – 3:00 pm -5:00 pm

General Event Rules:

  • There will be a $10.00 gate fee for every person entering the park (Children 8 and under are free)
  • Absolutely No Spectator or Pit Riding Permitted, special arrangements can be made for the elderly or disabled just check with one of our staff members @ registration upon arrival.
  • Once Riders are registered for the race you will be able to ride your machine from your pits to the starting area only but you may not exceed 1st gear idle and you must always wear a helmet. Once your race is over you must park your machine @ your pit area.
  • Riders are responsible for the actions of their entire pit crew, family or friends. Any unnecessary trouble caused by these individuals can put the rider at risk for penalties or possible disqualification.
  • Burning Rock does not provide medical insurance for competitors, and we urge you not to compete without it. Medical insurance is the sole responsibility of each competitor.
  • Burning Rock is not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged personal property of any kind during our events.
  • Anyone caught destroying property owned or maintained by Burning Rock or its land owners will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and will be banned from all future events.
  • We welcome you to bring your Pets along to our events but they must be on a leash or restrained at all times.
  • All trash is to be placed in the trash cans available in various locations around the track. Trash bags will be provided at the gate for your pit area, if you need more please check with a staff member @ registration. Please pick up all trash and take it with you at the end of the event. “Pack it in & Pack it out” We all need to work together to help keep the facilities clean.
  • NO GLASS BOTTLES or containers will be permitted at any of our events.
  • No Refunds on Gate Fees period.
  • Burning Rock may at anytime add, change or modify any rules or provisions.
  • Be safe & responsible, respect our rules and most importantly HAVE FUN!!!


  • Every Rider must have a DOT approved full faced helmet, goggles, gloves, long sleeve shirt, pants and riding boots that cover your ankles.
  • All machines must have a working kill switch for bikes and ATV’s must have working tether type kill switch. (We will be checking, no working tether kill switch = no racing)
  • Riders must be large enough and mature enough to control their machine and ride it safely.
  • The machine which the rider leaves the starting line on is the official machine of the rider and they may not switch machines during the event.
  • Bikes are to have their numbers on all three areas, quads front and back.  This number should also correspond with number given at registration.

Rider Registration Process

  • We don’t require any membership dues/cards or AMA cards
  • All riders must bring their helmets to the registration trailer for signups at every event!
  • You must have your armband from the gate entry visible in order to register for your race, no armband = no registration.
  • All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when signing up so they can sign the minor release forms. If no parent or legal guardian is with you at the track, you must have a notarized statement from a parent giving permission for another legal adult to sign for you and seek medical care for the rider if necessary. Minor releases forms must be filled out @ every event.
  • Riders will receive 1 White Number to place on cheek of helmet and one colored number to place on back of helmet.  Different colors will represent different classes.

 Rider Registration Fees:

Pro Classes = $40

Adult Amateurs = $25

PeeWee Youth Classes = $20

UTV’s = $40 per team


All season ending class champions will receive a free pass to season awards banquet; this is for the racer only, guests will subject to set charges.

Starting Procedure:

  • When you arrive at the start area you shall line up on your assigned starting row on a first come basis, starting rows are determined by the signs at the edge of each row, see below for starting row lines numbers.
  • Starting practice or warm up riding in the start chute or near the starting area is strictly prohibited, you are allowed to ride your machine from your pits directly to your assigned start row only. Riders will be penalized for disobeying this rule!
  • A race official will come around to check each racer for bar codes, proper row location and ATV’s will be checked for tether cords. If you don’t have a working tether cord installed & hooked to your body you will be pulled from the starting line.
  • All starts are dead engine with the exception to the peewee bike and mini-quad classes. 
  • The blue flag will signal all riders to shut off your engines and all crew members must step behind the riders at this point. Shortly after the blue flag is thrown the starter will give the famous “10 seconds” yell, within that 10 second period the green flag will be thrown signaling the start of the race for that row. The procedure will repeat for each row, which will be released at 30 second intervals. 
  • Any Rider starting their machines before the green flag is thrown or taking off in the wrong row will be penalized by deducting 1 lap. 

Track Regulations:

  • There will be no pre-riding of the course or event property 3 days prior to the race day event. Riders caught will subject to disqualification.
  • There will be NO RIDING ON MINI TRACK OR MOTOCROSS TRACK during an event, as these areas are used for the course.
  • Riders may walk or bicycle the course prior to their racing event, no one except course officials may be riding on any portion of the race course during the race day.
  • Riders must remain on the marked course, which is within 25 feet of the posted race arrows.
  • Riders encountering a traffic jam or “bottleneck” may go more than 25 feet off the course to get around the bottleneck only. However, the rider must re-enter the course as soon as possible, and upon approaching this section the next lap, you must ride the original marked section if the track is clear unless a track official has created a mandatory bypass for the section. A “bottleneck” is a section of the track that becomes impassable for any reason, with the exception of check points.
  • Slower riders are required to allow faster riders to pass. The slower rider should move to the right when possible to allow passers on the left. The slower rider must take the first opportunity to allow the faster rider to pass.
  • Anytime double arrows are posted on both sides of the course, riders must stay between these posted double arrows, typically these are found in field sections or open areas.
  • Riders may not cut to the inside of a white pole corner marker.
  • If a rider must leave the course for any reason then they must return in the exact location where they exited.
  • If a rider is towed into pits by a race official and the mechanical issue can be fixed, the rider can re-enter the race course but this must be done at the exit of the Scoring Zone restarting the lap.
  • Riders can be pitted anywhere on the course except in or near the beginning and end of the Scoring Zone/Finish Line area.
  • No rider may ride in such a manner as to endanger life or limb of other riders, officials or the public.  Riders will be penalized for the reckless operation of their machine, including but not limited to the deliberate ramming, blocking or intentional contact with another rider, disobeying a race official, or any other unsportsmanlike conduct.


  • The events will be manually scored by a computer system and handwritten score sheets as a backup.
  • When you enter into the Scoring Zone area designated by 2 bright orange signs, remember this is a no passing zone. You must come into scoring tent area at a slow 1st gear idle speed in an orderly single file fashion and come to complete stop.
  • Any rider coming into scoring tent too fast will be warned and if not improved on the next lap the rider will be red flagged and be held for 1 minute as a penalty. This also applies to exiting the scoring tent area; you must do so in a slow controlled manner until you reach the bright green signs, then you can resume race speed. Any rider that hits or intentionally roosts a scoring official will also be penalized.
  • A rider may get assistance on the track from their pit crew or spectators, they must cross the finish line under the machines own power or by the rider only pushing the machine. If you are towed by a track official at any point that lap will not count.
  • No one other than staff members are permitted in the scoring zone during a race. Please don’t disturb the scoring staff as they need to stay focused on the racers coming through the finish area. If you have a question please see one of our staff members at the registration.
  • If you start a race but do not complete one-half the laps of leader you will be scored as a DNF and awarded 5 points. If you choose not to race, you will not be scored. This will constitute a DNS and no points will be given.

Results & Awards

  • Results will not be calculated until every rider is off of the track. If you are in the group of riders first off the track please be patient for the results to be posted.
  • No one other than officials are permitted in the registration area at any time before or after the event. Under no circumstances will any interference with result officials be tolerated. If you have a question or a protest it must be presented to the officials.
  • Once results are posted you have 20 min’s to report any problems or protests. After 20 min’s of posting, all results are considered final and awards will be presented!
  • Class Plaques or trophies are guaranteed to the top 3 places in each class, then medals are awarded to 1 per every 5 riders afterwards (example: 8 riders = place to 4th; 13 riders = place to 5th place; 18 riders = place to 6th; 23 riders = place to 7th, etc.) To win an award, a rider must complete 50% of the laps of the class winner.
  • You the rider are responsible for checking your results & picking up awards before you leave the track for the day.