SSVMX motorcycle modification rules… specifics                              

1975-older

SUSPENSION: All machines must have no more than seven-inches of front wheel travel and four-inches of rear wheel travel, measured at the axle.  Any modification must be period specific.

Any shock absorber may be used, providing the technology and design was commercially available in 1975 or earlier.  Piggyback reservoirs and external rebound adjusters are allowed.

ENGINES: Any modification must be period specific.  This would include reed valves, Liquid-cooled components are prohibited. 3) Hydraulically-assisted clutches are prohibited.

CARBURETORS: Flat-slide carbs are not permitted.  Only carburetors that were commercially available up through 1975 are allowed.  This may include Lectron-type, injection-type, Power Jet type and Pumper type carburetors (which may include the International Engineering Lake injector carb and the Kendrick Engineering EXP carb).

Swing-arms must be steel. The only exception is the period cast-aluminum swing-arm made by A&A Racing for BSA unit singles and aluminum DG swing-arm for Honda CR’s.  All modifications must be consistent with the spirit of the class and period.

In summary….  The following components may not be later than 1975 (frame, engine and gearbox).  Within reason, later year forks, shocks and wheels would be allowed because of reliability and safety of the rider.  The burden of authenticating is on the rider. Press clippings and photos with identifiable dates may be helpful. Vintage machines are restricted to vintage-type frames. Period modifications are allowed on all standard legal frames.


1976-1980

SUSPENSION.  Alloy swing=arms in this class must be period aftermarket or OEM units. Use of later-model OEM alloy swing-arms on 76-80 class motorcycles is prohibited. Modification of a single-shock alloy swing=arms for use on dual shock motorcycles is prohibited.  Any modification must be period specific.

ENGINES: Modifications are many, though they must be consistent with the spirit of the period and class. Cylinders may be over-bored.

In summary….  The following components may not be later than 1980 (frame, engine and gearbox).  Within reason, later year forks, shocks and wheels would be allowed because of reliability and safety of the rider.  The burden of authenticating is on the rider. Press clippings and photos with identifiable dates may be helpful. Vintage machines are restricted to vintage-type frames. Period modifications are allowed on all standard legal frames.


1981-1985


ENGINES: Modifications are many, though they must be consistent with the spirit of the period and class. Cylinders may be over-bored.

CARBURETORS: Period-type carburetors are strongly encouraged. Period flat-slide carbs are allowed.

In summary….  The following components may not be later than 1985 (frame, engine and gearbox).  Within reason, later year forks, shocks and wheels would be allowed because of reliability and safety of the rider.  The burden of authenticating is on the rider. Press clippings and photos with identifiable dates may be helpful. Vintage machines are restricted to vintage-type frames. Period modifications are allowed on all standard legal frames.

1986-present

ENGINES: Modifications are many, though they must be consistent with the spirit of the period and class. Cylinders may be over-bored.

CARBURETORS: Period-type carburetors are strongly encouraged. Period flat=slide carbs are allowed.

In summary….  The burden of authenticating is on the rider. Press clippings and photos with identifiable dates may be helpful. Vintage machines are restricted to vintage-type frames. Period modifications are allowed on all standard legal frames. However, no parts of later-period frames may be used for those modifications.



Complaints and Protests

Formal complaints of a procedure or by-law will be directed to the Executive Director or the Assistant Director, either in writing or by email. These complaints will be then directed to the Board, for a ruling, within 2 days of receiving the complaint. The Board will have a ruling within 30 days.
 
Formal protest of competition rules, will be directed to the Competition Director or the Executive Director and must be filed the day the infraction is observed. To count against the rider, for the day’s event, the protest has to be filed within 30 minutes of the end of the moto the "infraction" occurred. The Competition Director will investigate the protest using necessary research of the infraction to include, but not limited to, the use of "experts" of the period.


FIGHTING

Fighting will result in an automatic suspension for the rest of the season. A second offense will result in a one year suspension. Third offense will result in permanent removal from our Club.






Race points distribution

Points will be given per moto.  If you do not complete half the laps of a moto, you will not score any points for that moto.  The highest combined points will determine the overall winner and remaining  positions.  Points will be distributed as such per moto….  A DNS will net 0 points.
   
1st = 25 pts     6th = 15 pts     11th = 10 pts    16th = 5 pts

2nd = 22 pts    7th = 14 pts     12th = 9 pts      17th = 4 pts

3rd = 20 pts     8th = 13 pts     13th = 8 pts      18th = 3 pts

4th = 18 pts     9th = 12 pts     14th = 7 pts      19th = 2 pts

5th = 16 pts    10th = 11 pts    15th = 6 pts      20th = 1 pts

Highest point accumulation at the end of the season wins the championship as long as you competed in
 7 rounds in that class.

Bonus points

Rounds 6 (NFMX) and 10 (Waldo Mx) will be worth double points.


0-200 cc Class

This class is open skill level.  0-200 cc drum brake class the bike must be originally a drum brake bike, no conversions.

 

Championship eligibility

You must compete in 7 rounds of a specific class to be eligible for that class championship.

Volunteering

For those that wish to volunteer for track work (scoring, sign up etc) you will be awarded 1st place points for the classes that you 

compete in.  For rounds 6 and 10 you will not be given double points (just normal race weekend points).


Early Sign up

Early sign up is strongly encouraged and recommended.  This can be done 2 ways (don't do both).

1.  Send an email to ssvmx@yahoo.com.  You must provide:

  • your full name
  • race bike number
  • race bike brand
  • skill level (A, B, C)
  • name of class(es) you wish to sign up for

​​2.  Click on the Classes tab at top of this page and fill out the early sign up form.  You will need to provide the same information as mentioned in #1.

***** NOTE:  Cut-off for early sign up is the Thursday night prior to race day.  Entries sent in after Thursday night will not be accepted.

***** NOTE:  You will still need to provide the sign up form on race day morning and you will also pay the entry fee(s) at that time.  You can download and print the sign up form from the Classes tab or fill one out on race day morning.


Race day schedule (times are approximate) 

     Sign up:                7-9 am.  Signing up after

                                   9am may result being in

                                   back to back motos

     Church Service:  8:00 am.

     Riders Meeting:  8:15 am.

     Practice:               8:30-9:30 am.

     Races start:         9:45-10:00 am.


Age classes

Your age as of October 11, 2020 will determine your age class eligibility.  For the Any Age Good Ability class is basically an open cc/open skill level class.  Although this class is open to most riders, its typical entrants are of the faster skill level.


Palmetto Motorsport - Kawasaki Trailman class

The Trailman class consists of bikes such as the Kawasaki KLX, Honda Honda XR and CRF (trail version, not moto), Yamaha TTR, Suzuki DR-Z and any other brand that fits the criteria of 230cc or less (4 stroke) and a maximum of 9.5" of front suspension travel.  The skill levels accepted will be Beginner and C.  This class is not for A and B level riders.  This class is not for those who clear "big" jumps.  This class is basically an introduction to motocross for those who do not have a motocross bike as well as for the beginner/C riders to have an extra class to participate.


Pit bike class

For this introduction season for the pit bikes (2020-2021) we are basically just going to go with the "visual inspection".  Meaning no fancy BBR frames and/or suspension that drives cost too high.  Exhaust, peg location, bars and seat mods are ok.  Working with stock suspension would be ok.  0-110cc only.


No Jump drum/disc classes

No jump means no clearing jumps.  you cannot clear a double, triple or tabletop.  If the jump is a single you can jump to flat ground.

If the jump is a tabletop then you can jump onto top but not to the downside.  Violating this rule will get you disqualified for that race.


Bike numbers

Your bike MUST have the proper numbers on all three plates and be readable or you may not be scored.


Beginner class

Beginner means beginner.  This is really an introduction class to motocross.  If you're jumping and clearing tabletops, doubles or triples then this is probably not the class for you.  Keep in mind that we are a vintage club and for the most part the members are not AMA skilled riders.  If you are unsure whether you should be in this class then please ask one of the club officials.


Miscellaneous
1)  One trophy for every 2 riders will be awarded.