Final Rules for 2019 - 1.31.19
The following rules and regulations are solely applicable to the American Cross Country Championship events. Please direct all questions and inquiries to AXCC. All decisions by AXCC are final.
Classes/Minimum Age Requirement/Engine Displacement:
2-stk: 90cc; 4-stk: 125cc
2-stk: 200cc; 4-stk: 300cc
2-stk: 70-90cc; 4-stk: 125cc
*2020 – Pro ATV competitors finishing within the Top 20 overall the previous year may be 16 years of age at the time of the event.
Race Length: The ATV Pro and Amateur races will be 2-hours. ATV Minis will be 30 minutes. ATV Youth will be 1 hour.
ATV Pro: First year we will allow the Top 10 in points after the first race on Pro row. For the first race we will allow 15 spots for Pro Row. After the first year row parking is reserved for previous year’s Top 10 Overall riders, then for remaining Pro riders as room allows, and will be assigned by AXCC. Other riders associated with a Pro Row team may pit from Pro Row only upon approval from AXCC.
Inclement Weather: Events may be conducted regardless of weather conditions. In the event of rain or other unfavorable conditions, it may be necessary to alter the order of the event schedule, including, but not limited to, adjusting the length of the race or delaying or stopping the program completely. Should a delay occur, every effort will be made to resume the schedule I a timely fashion if conditions significantly improve.
Pit Vehicles: Each OEM will be issued one Pit Vehicle permit to accommodate VIP’s and sponsors. The vehicle can be used throughout the weekend. Otherwise, spectator pit riding is prohibited.
Pit Crews: Riders are responsible for the actions of their entire pit crew.
Medical Insurance: AXCC Racing does not provide medical insurance for competitors, and we urge you not to complete without it. Medical insurance is the sole responsibility of the competitor.
Protest procedure - The rider who is protesting needs to go to the registration trailer immediately following the race and request a protest form. Read and fill it out completely, circling whether you have video. Provide video. After everything has been turned in , all info will be presented to the protest committee to review before the referee makes the final decision and determines any penalty should be given, and if so, what is the penalty. After finishing all parties will be informed of the final decision.
Championship Points: Amateur Riders must participate in a minimum of 5 events to qualify for Championship Points and Year End Awards. Competing in all 7 events will award you 5 "Ironman" Championship Bonus Points. The Rider's best 6 finishes will count towards Amateur Championship Points. All 7 races count towards points for Pro Classes.
Front plate numbers must be a minimum of 5.5" H. Only numbers and approved AXCC logo are permitted on the front number plates.
Race numbers should be clearly visible on the rider’s back, or ATV machines must have a number plate with rider number mounted on the rear grab bar.
C. RIDER ELIGIBILITY AND CLASSIFICAITON:
Pro Class riders must submit a Resume, and provide a Reference from their Local Race Series, or another Pro in the same class, to be approved.
Pro (ATV): The following riders are required to compete in the Pro Class: a. Riders earning a Top 15 overall ranking the two previous consecutive years, unless eligible for an age class; or b. By promoter discretion. c. Riders placed 11-25 overall the previous year are eligible, but not required to compete in the Pro Class.
Pro-Am (ATV): The following riders are required to compete in the Pro-Am Class: a. Riders place 11-50 overall the previous year; b. Top 3 overall riders from previous year’s GNCC "A" classes: c. Top 5 overall riders from previous year’s ATVMX or WWORCS Pro-Am classes; or d. By promoter discretion.
4x4 Pro (ATV): The following riders are required to compete in the 4x4 Pro Class: a. Top 5 overall riders from previous year’s 4x4 A class; b. Top 5 overall riders from previous year’s GNCC "A" Class; c. By promoter discretion.
"A" Classes: a. All riders in the top 10% overall ranking in any regional or state off-road series the previous year. b. *2020* All "B" Class champions and "B" riders ranked 2nd or 3rd in the previous year’s AXCC who won at least 4 races. c. *2020* "B" riders in the previous year’s AXCC who won at least 4 races in a "B" division. d. Riders that have an "A" ranking in any other off-road series. This applies to both AMA and non-AMA sanctioned events.
"B" Classes: a. Riders with a "B" ranking in any other off-road series (AMA and non-AMA sanctioned events) b. "B" riders placing in the top 20 overall in the 1pm Pro Race at any given event will be moved to the "A" class the following event. c."C" Class champions and "C" riders ranked 2nd or 3rd in the previous year’s AXCC who won at least 3 races. Ranking is based on year end series points. i. For all ATV 16-18 class only, riders ranked 2nd or 3rd in the previous year’s AXCC may advance to the next older "C" division. Once this option is exercised, the rider may not return to the younger age division in lieu of advancing to "B". ii. The option to move to a younger/older "C" age division in lieu of advancing to the "B" may be exercised only once. Thereafter, the rider must move to the "B" division if advanced.
"C" Classes: skill level riders and riders that do not otherwise qualify as an "A" or "B" level rider.
Schoolboy (ATV): Schoolboy riders advancing to a 450cc machine upon meeting the age requirement may compete in the "A", "B" or "C" division.
Youth Classes: No "A class" riders are permitted to compete in any "YOUTH" class. AMA Racing Rule Section 2.1.E.1.e. Hence, Youth riders are prohibited from competing in an "A" division in any non-AXCC off-road event/series. For purpose of clarification, this restriction does not apply to the ATV Schoolboy Sr. division, so long as the riders is under 16 years of age and does not receive a cash prize.
Trail Rider: Restricted to "A" and "B" skill level riders not eligible for any other Amateur race class. Class is not eligible for regional points or series awards.
First Year: Limited to riders competing in their first year of organized competition Class is not eligible for regional points or series awards.
Age Divisions: For all Youth classes, age is determined by the rider’s age on January 1. However, a youth rider may voluntarily advance to a higher age division if he will be eligible to do so at any time during the year, but once a youth rider advances to the higher age division, he may not return to the younger age division. For all Amateur classes, the age of the rider is determined as of the date of the event. However, riders competing in a younger age division are not required to move to an older age division once they become eligible to do so. For purposes of clarifying, the Schoolboy classes are "youth" classes.
Changing Classes: A rider may petition to move to a lower classification based on class finishes and time differences. However, in order to do so, the rider must first petition the AMA (in the event of an AMA-ranked rider) or the rider’s home district for reclassification and provide proof of grant of reclassification prior to competing in the lower class.
Rider Advancement: Riders advanced in their local series prior to completion of the AXCC series may continue to compete in the AXCC class in which they started the season, so long as they do not voluntarily complete in the higher classification prior to the start of the next race season of their local series. For example, IATVHSS, IXCR, WEXCR, MSXC.
Riding Out of Class: Riders must compete in their designated or assigned skill level and may not "ride down" at the AXCC, i.e., riders that compete at the "A" or "B" Level in any other series or events must compete at the "A" or "B" level in AXCC. This applies to AMA and non-AMA sanctioned events. Riders determined to be riding out of class will be removed from the race results and prohibited from competing further in such class, and the class rescored. Objections to class eligibility must be supported by data and will be accepted up to 48 hours after results are posted.
To apply for approval to compete in a class pursuant to Promoter Discretion, riders must submit a Race Resume outlining their race experience and accomplishments, with references, AXCCRacing@gmail.com. Race Resumes should be submitted no less than two weeks prior to the event for which approval is sought.
D. MACHINE RESTRICTIONS AND CLASSIFICATION:
Pro (ATV): Fuel tanks are limited to a 4-gallon maximum capacity.
4x4 Pro:4-wheel or 2-wheel drive shaft or chain driven, automatic transmission/clutch, production models with a 4wd option, that come with or without rack or rack availability as standard equipment.
ATV: a. Pro Production: OEM motor and matching frame combination model required (matching year NOT required). Engine modifications, frame reinforcements, aftermarket spec frames, and aftermarket A-arms, caster brackets, swing-arms and suspension are permitted. Hybrids not allowed. b. 4x4: (201-1000cc) 4-wheel or 2-wheel drive shaft or chain driven, automatic transmission/clutch, production models with a 4wd option, that come with or without rack or rack availability as standard equipment. c. Women Open: (91-200cc 2-Stk; 91-300cc 4-Stk) Production/Non-production models (Age 13+); (301-Open 4-Stk) Production models only. Minimum age requirements apply for model chosen. No engine displacement reduction permitted. d. Schoolboy Jr: (13-16) (91-200cc 2-Stk; 91-300cc 4-Stk) Production. Production models only. No engine displacement reduction permitted. e. Schoolboy Sr: (14-17) (91-200cc 2-Stk; 91-300cc 4-Stk) Production/Non-production. Age 15 and above: (up to 400cc 4-Stk). Hybrids allowed. For 2020, the 4-Stk limit will be reduced to 250cc for Hybrid machines. f. Super Mini (12-15): (71-105cc 2-stk; 75-150cc 4-stk) Production/Non-production models. Youth model frames only. g. 90 Limited: (71cc-90cc 2-stk; 75-125cc 4-stk) Production models. The following may be changed or added: tires (But no tire balls), wheels (cannot change stock width), pipe, sprockets, gearing, clutch, twist throttle, handlebars, grips, handle bar pads, front bumper, rear grab bar, air filter, jetting, steering stabilizer and frame reinforcements. Fenders may be trimmed. No other modifications allowed, INCLUDING carburetors, electronics, including CDI and ECU, oil injection, air box and lid, gas tank, wheelbase, width, rear axle, A-arm, shocks and suspension. 2 Stroke shifter models not eligible. h. 90 Stock: 71-90cc Motor, 8 to 15 years old, Stock ATV (Honda 90, Raptor 90. No DRR, Apexs, etc), Stock exhaust i. 50 Prod: 0-50cc Motor, 4 to 8 years old, Production ATV (DRRs, Apexs, etc.) j. 50 Stock: 0-50cc Motor, 4 to 8 years old, 50cc Stock ATV (Polaris Outlaw, Yamaha 50 Raptor, No "Race ready" Quads (DRR, Apex) k. Youth Girls: 8 to 15 years old, 70cc-90cc 2-Stroke, Up to 125cc 4 stroke l. 125 Jr: (8-11) 75-125cc 4-Stk. 71cc-90cc 2-Stroke. Production m. 125 Sr: (12-15) 75-125cc 4-Stk. 71-90cc 2-Stroke. Production n. 70 Production: (6-11) 51-70cc CVT only
Riders may not carry gasoline anywhere except inside the machine’s fuel tank. Aftermarket fuel tanks are permitted; Auxiliary/Extensions fuel tanks are not permitted. (Note: This rule differs from the AMA Racing Rulebook.)
All machines must have silencers.
All machines must have a working tether cord kill switch (ATV).
No horns, bells or other sound devices are permitted on machines.
Machine sound level cannot exceed 98 dB/A.
Machines may be tested by officials any time prior to, during, or after the event.
Paddle tires and studded tires are prohibited.
Riders contesting the series should comply with the number plate color code. (See, Class Chart).
F. REGISTRATION PROCEDURE:
Riders may only compete in one race per day (except youth/Schoolboy division) a. UTV team members and SS competitors may compete in the ATV races. b. Mini racers may compete in youth ATV races c. In the event of a co-sanctioned AXCC round, racers challenging points in both the AXCC Series and the co-sanctioning series may compete in more than one race per day upon verification from the co-sanctioning body that the racer is actively challenging points in the co-sanctioned series in the same classes he/she wishes to compete in with AXCC. Upon approval, racers may receive points toward both classes in the co-sanctioning series, but only one race will count for AXCC points.
Riders under the age of 18 must provide a photo I.D. with proof of age upon request by an official and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at registration.
Riders must register for the race before riding their machines anywhere, may not exceed 1st gear idle when traveling to/from their pit area, and must always wear a helmet. Warm-up riding is limited to the start area and only after an official has given permission and the rider has registered for the event.
Riders must first obtain a transponder.
Riders will receive two numbered helmet stickers for emergency back-up scoring, to be placed on either side of the helmet chin area.
All machines and rider helmets must be taken through Tech Inspection prior to racing for the purpose of inspecting transponder functionality. Helmet Tag placement, number assignment, and contingency eligibility. Safety equipment and machine eligibility are the sole responsibility of the rider.
G. START PROCEDURE:
Pro and Pro-Am class will select start positions immediately after the start of the Amateur race; the 4x4 Pro and Womens Pro Class will select start positions immediately after the start of the Youth race. Place markers will be provided for this purpose.
Riders must be prepared to line up when called, or risk losing their start position choice.
Start Rows: Pro - ROW 1 Pro-Am - ROW 2
Start Positions: a. Pro Class: Start positions for Round 1 only will be determined by pill draw. For the remaining rounds, the current Top 10 in Overall points will get the first 10 starts picks. b. Pro 4x4, Womens Open, and Pro-Am Class: Start positions for Round 1 only will be determined by pill draw. (2020: the Top 10 finishers from the previous year’s Class point standings). For the remaining rounds, the current Top 10 in Class point standings will get the first 10 start picks. c. Riders will draw for remaining positions at the time of registration. d. Riders must quickly make their start selection.
The Riders Meeting will be conducted on the Start Line prior to opening ceremonies. All riders are responsible for attending. Machines must be dead engine during Riders Meeting.
Upon the official’s signal, all persons must clear the Start Line for opening ceremonies.
AXCC is a dead engine start. When the track is cleared for the start: a. The Referee will extend his arm to signal for Hands on Helmets. He will then hold up the "10 Seconds" board before the start of the race. b. Between 5 and 12 seconds, the 10 second board will drop, signaling the start of the race.
Riders starting their machines prior to the green flag signal or taking off with the wrong row will be penalized. Whenever possible, riders in violation of the start procedure will be stopped and held at the Finish Line checkpoint on the first lap for a pre-determined time as a penalty in lieu of a post-race position or timed penalty.
Rider missing the start of their class must enter the race course at the start line and complete the start chute.
The machine a rider leaves the starting line with is the official machine of the rider for the event and may not be switched during the event.
ATV riders are required to start the event with their tether cord properly affixed and in working order.
H. THE COURSE:
An AXCC course may include trails, footpaths, roads, hills, motocross trackers, or any type of terrain which can be negotiated by an ATV.
The course will be marked with arrows pursuant to the following color chart: SATURDAY RACES: ARROW COLOR - BACKGROUND COLOR:
Mini ATV Race:
AM ATV Race:
PM ATV Race:
Pre-race course inspection is available race day and the day prior to race day. Competitors are permitted to walk or bicycle the course only; Non-throttle pedal assist cycles are permissible for this purpose. The course will open to inspection on Friday after 3 pm.
Marking, cutting, tampering with or otherwise changing the course in any manner is strictly prohibited. Course modifications may only be made by an official.
No one, except officials and riders officially entered in the race program, may ride on the race course at any time during the event.
Riders will be disqualified for riding a AXCC course during the 7 days prior to the first day of the event.
Motocross Tracks: The infield of a motocross track is a restricted area, accessible by race officials and staff only. Trackside pitting is prohibited inside the fence barrier of a motocross track, and a team members and race fans must remain outside the fence line.
Transponder scoring is the official scoring procedure for AXCC.
There may be multiple checkpoints throughout the race course: Out-post checkpoints and one at the Finish Line. This will be finalized before results are officially posted. Riders must come to a complete stop at the Finish Line Checkpoint, but not at the outpost checkpoints.
Checkpoints are “No Passing” The section entering from the Finish Lines to the Finish Line checkpoint is a “No Passing” zone.
Riders may not be serviced or pitted in the area between the Finish Line and the Finish Line checkpoint or in the area immediately after the Finish Line checkpoint.
J. ON TRACK REGULATIONS:
Riders must remain on the marked course. The marked course is within 25 feet of race arrows. However, riders must stay within the confines of the following markers: Double Striped Placards posted on both sides of the trail, ribbons, signs, stakes, hay bales, barrels, motocross track, grass track, etc.
Riders encountering a traffic jam or bottleneck may go more than 25 feet off the course to get around the bottleneck only. However, the Team must re-enter the course as soon as possible, and upon approaching this section the next lap, must drive the original arrowed section if the track is clear. If the original marking devices are knocked down, the Team must stay on the original marked course regardless. A “bottleneck” is a section of the track that becomes impassable for any reason, with the exception of checkpoints.
Riders may not cut to the inside of a white pole corner marker.
Riders may not carry gasoline anywhere except inside the machine’s fuel tank.
Pro riders must fuel in their designated Pro Pit area. In the event a riders runs completely out of fuel, he may obtain fuel from any source along the race course, sufficient only enough to allow him to return to his designated Pro Pit area, where he MUST stop and refuel, regardless of whether he needs the fuel to complete the race, unless his designated Pro Pit area is beyond the finish line and the race is complete. To constitute being “completely” out of fuel, the motor must shut off on its own. Violations of the provision will result in a minimum penalty of one position.
If a rider leaves the course for any reason they must re-enter where they left the course. Provided however, the rider may not leave the race course for the purpose of obtaining fuel.
With exception of fueling, riders may make repairs and otherwise receive mechanical assistance anywhere along the course from anyone. All such repairs and assistance must be made without causing interference with other riders and in a suitable area off the racetrack.
Radios are permitted between pit crew members, but not with or between rider.
Reckless Driving. No rider may operate his machine 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, or for running into an official. Competitors are solely responsible for their own safety.
Team Tactics are prohibited and include but are not limited to: altering the race course, marking the race course, blocking course lines, blocking drivers, allowing another rider to pass to affect the outcome of the race, or exchanging machines for another driver to continue the race. Drivers, team members or spectators involved will be penalized, including but not limited to disqualification, removal and suspension form AXCC.
Unsportsmanlike Conduct. Persons whose appearance, conduct, associations or affiliations, on or off the track, deemed harmful or not conductive to the best interest of the sport or who exhibit conduct which is in appropriate, offensive, abrasive or in bad taste, may be excluded or suspended from AXCC at the discretion of the Race Director.
Competitors engaged in any event, public appearance, media activity or any other situation relating to their participation in the series must refrain from intentional physical contact with any participant, inappropriate or profane language, fraud, and unsportsmanlike behavior. At the sole discretion of AXCC, competitors who exhibit behaviors deemed inappropriate or unsportsmanlike, prejudicial or detrimental to the best interests of the sport, or detract from the enjoyment, appreciation or interest of the fans, sponsors or other supporters of the sport, may be penalized by monetary fine, docking of championship points, or both. Such penalties are not subject to protest or appeal.
K. RACE FINISHES:
The race officially ends for all contestants at the completion of the lap in which the checkered flag is displayed.
To be considered as having completed a lap, the driver and his machine must cross the plane of the checkered flag under the machine’s unaided ability.
Towing is not allowed. Racers whose disabled vehicles are towed back to the pit area by staff or otherwise, for any reason, are not eligible to return to competition. Any laps earned by a Team that returns to competition after receiving a tow back to the pit area will be removed. If a team desires to repair their machine and returns to the competition, they must decline the offer to tow their vehicle back to the pit area. This rule does not apply to racers towed only a short distance to dislodge the vehicle from a track obstacle (i.e., mud pit, deep rut, ravine, etc.).
Riders will be scored in order of their finish and number of laps completed. It is not necessary to complete all laps to receive a score.
Overall: The overall for the event will be awarded to the overall winner of the race, regardless of class entered.
Podium Procedure: The following racers will be recognized on the podium: 8am Minis: The top 3 of each class 9am Youth: The top 3 of each class 11:30am: The top 3 Overall, regardless of class, then Top 3 Pro 4x4, then Top 3 of Women Pro, then Top Amateur. 3:00pm: The top 3 Overall, regardless of class, then Top 3 Pro, then Top 3 of Pro-Am, then Top Amateur.
Burnouts on the podium are prohibited. Violation of this provision will result in a penalty, including but not limited to fine and/or disqualification.
Results: Racers have until the sweepers complete sweep of the track to finish the race after the overall winner takes the checkered flag. A rider may question the results with the 30 min period following posting of the results. After 30 minutes, awards will be given out and results will be final.
Impound: If directed, the top 3 overall riders, as well as any other rider requested by an official to do so, must leave their machines at the designated impound area for post-race inspection until released by the official.
Protests: must be in writing and comply with the AXCC Protest Procedure. Riders may only protest matters regarding a class in which they were a registered participant.
Penalties: will be assessed at the discretion of the Race Director based on the severity of the offense, and may include one or more of the following: positions(s), lap(s), tie adjustment, disqualification, suspension, loss of championship points, loss of prize money, fine, probation, etc.
Awards: are given at the rate of 1 per 3 riders, with a minimum of 5 awards per class. To win an award, a rider must complete 50% of the laps of the class winner.
L. MECHANICS AND PRO PIT AREA:
Riders are responsible for the actions of their entire pit crew.
Pit areas must be maintained in a clean and professional manner. Mechanics and pit crew members must present a clean and neat appearance. Mechanics are encouraged to be in uniform designating a rider or team name. All other persons in the pro pits must dress appropriately.
Alcohol is prohibited in the pro pits during pro racing.
Unleashed pets are prohibited in the pro pits during pro racing.
Smoking is prohibited in the pro pits during pro racing.
M. REGIONAL AMATEUR CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Pro classes will be recognized as separate Regional Class Championships. Class Championships will be determined by the rider’s best finishes in the following maximum number of events: ATV Class:
XC Pro - 7
Pro-Am - 6
4x4 Pro - 7
Womans Open - 6
For the Pro class, class ranking shall be consistent with the Overall Regional ranking, exclusive of riders in other classes.
Ties: ties for the class championship (exclusive of the Pro class) will be broken by the most first place finishes, then by the most second place finishes, etc., until the tie is broken. Ties for all other positions in the Pro Race will be broken by the higher regional ranking; Ties for all other positions in the Amateur Race will be broken by the higher overall finish in the final race of the season.
A rider must enter a minimum of 5 events to be eligible for series awards and Regional class ranking.
N. REGIONAL OVERALL NUMBER ASSIGNMENT:
The electronic scoring system provides a complete overall race finish for each event. Points will be accumulated for Regional Number assignment and can be viewed as a gage toward overall ranking for the year.
Regional Overall Numbers will be assigned based on overall points earned and will be awarded to the top 20 overall first, regardless of the number of events entered, then to the remaining teams based on overall finish in at least 6 and as many as 7 events. The minimum number of events does not have to be in the same class.
Regional Numbers will be assigned based on overall finishes in a minimum 5 events, with as many as 6 events counts.
Mini Regional Numbers will be assigned based on overall finishes in a minimum m of 5 events, with as many as 6 events counting.
Final Regional Numbers for the 3pm Pro Race participants will be awarded to the top 20 overall first, regardless of number of events entered, then to remaining afternoon riders.
The Overall Series Champion will be awarded the Regional Overall Number 1 plate and shall be required to display the Number 1 plate the next season.
Ties: Ties in the top 20 Regional Numbers will be broken by the most first place finishes, then by the most second place finishes, etc., if necessary. Ties for remaining Regional numbers will be broken by the higher overall finish in the final race of the season.
O. REGIONAL POINT SCALE:
All Class Championship and Overall Regional Number points will be earned per event as follows: