Ice Racing Rules

“Studs On Ice”

general regulations

  • any participant in the event must be a Wapiti Offroad Association member
  • if you have not purchased a 2019 membership, we would very much appreciate and request that you do
  • memberships will be available to purchase at each event ($20 annually)
  • The “Studs On Ice” series is $40 per event (race day)
  • NOTE: any 12 hour race held will require a $100 per rider fee (plus a $20 annual membership.)
  • RULES
  • Presented by: Wapiti Off-Road Association

    MOTORCYCLES

    • Rear wheel guards must be used to cover the rear wheel, and must be securely mounted so that it cannot fall off. Rear guards will be used in all motorcycle classes.
    • Tethers must be installed, worn, and be proven to kill the engine completely prior to entering the race course.
    • Full wrap around handguards must be installed on all motorcycle class sizes. They must be securely mounted to two points on each side of the handlebar grip.
    • Each motorcycle shall be in good operating condition. Designated race officials can remove units that they deem unsafe for racing conditions.
    • Race numbers must be min 6” in height and visible on the front, and both sides of the motorcycle.
    • Each rider will attend riders meeting
    • Each rider must wear an approved helmet, boots, and goggles prior to entering race course.
    • No track cutting is allowed. Rider must stay between banks
    • No traveling in the opposite direction on the track at any time.
    • Refueling must take place in the pit area only.
    • Engines will be turned off while refueling.
    • All teams will have a liner on the ice surface in their pits in case of fuel, oil, or coolant spills
    • Each team must have 2 fire extinguishers in the pit area that is easily accessible.
    • Each team is required to have a spill kit, or containment in the pit area.
    • In the case of a downed or broken machine, rider must safely pull machine off to the side of the track, and stay off the ice surface until help arrives. DO NOT WALK on the ice surface while the race is in progress.
    • Absolutely no drugs or alcohol will be tolerated at any time.
    • Good sportsmanship is required at all times. No verbal or physical abuse will be tolerated.
    • *NOTE* see bottom of page for 12 hour race rules

    QUADS/ATV

    • Tethers must be installed, worn, and be proven to kill the engine completely prior to entering the race course.
    • Full wrap around handguards must be installed on all quad class sizes. They must be securely mounted to two points on each side of the handlebar grip.
    • All quads are required t have full foot guards. They must be securely mounted.
    • Each quad shall be in good operating condition. Designated race officials can remove units that they deem unsafe for racing conditions.
    • Each rider will attend riders meeting
    • Race numbers must be min 6” in height and visible on the front, and both sides of the quad.
    • Each rider must wear an approved helmet, boots, and goggles prior to entering race course.
    • No track cutting is allowed. Rider must stay between banks
    • No traveling in the opposite direction on the track at any time.
    • Refueling must take place in the pit area only.
    • Engines will be turned off while refueling.
    • All teams will have a liner on the ice surface in their pits in case of fuel, oil, or coolant spills
    • Each team must have 2 fire extinguishers in the pit area that is easily accessible.
    • Each team is required to have a spill kit, or containment in the pit area.
    • In the case of a downed or broken machine, rider must safely pull machine off to the side of the track, and stay off the ice surface until help arrives. DO NOT WALK on the ice surface while the race is in progress.
    • Absolutely no drugs or alcohol will be tolerated at any time.
    • Good sportsmanship is required at all times. No verbal or physical abuse will be tolerated.
    • Use any ice racing stud (no snowmobile cleats or picks). No min or max amount.
    • *NOTE* see bottom of page for 12 hour race rules

    UTV

    • Each UTV must have an approved roll cage. (No homemade cages)
    • Each UTV must have a roof
    • Each UTV must have stock seat belts, or better. (No modifications)
    • Each UTV will have full doors, with a window net. If a passenger is in the vehicle, a net will be installed on both sides of the UTV.
    • Each UTV must have 8” numbers that can be seen from the rear, and both sides of the unit.
    • Passengers must be registered and entered in the race.
    • Each UTV must have a fire extinguisher on board
    • Engines will be turned off while refueling.
    • All teams will have a liner on the ice surface in their pits in case of fuel, oil, or coolant spills.
    • Use any ice racing stud (no snowmobile cleats or picks). No min or max amount.
    • Each UTV shall be in good operating condition. Designated race officials can remove units that they deem unsafe for racing conditions.
    • Each rider must wear an approved helmet, boots, and goggles prior to entering race course.
    • Each rider will attend riders meeting
    • No track cutting is allowed. Rider must stay between banks
    • No traveling in the opposite direction on the track at any time.
    • Refueling must take place in the pit area only.
    • Each team must have 2 fire extinguishers in the pit area that is easily accessible.
    • Each team is required to have a spill kit, or containment in the pit area.
    • In the case of a downed or broken machine, rider must safely pull machine off to the side of the track, and stay off the ice surface until help arrives. DO NOT WALK on the ice surface while the race is in progress.
    • Absolutely no drugs or alcohol will be tolerated at any time.
    • Good sportsmanship is required at all times. No verbal or physical abuse will be tolerated.

    12 HOUR RACE RULES MOTORCYCLE/QUAD

    • Rear wheel guards must be used to cover the rear wheel, and must be securely mounted so that it cannot fall off. Rear guards will be used in all motorcycle classes.
    • Tethers must be installed, worn, and be proven to kill the engine completely prior to entering the race course.
    • Full wrap around handguards must be installed on all motorcycle class sizes. They must be securely mounted to two points on each side of the handlebar grip.
    • Each motorcycle/quad shall be in good operating condition. Designation race officials can remove units that they deem unsafe for racing conditions
    • Race numbers must be min 6” in height and visible on the front, and both sides of the motorcycle/quad
    • Each rider will attend riders meeting
    • Each rider must wear an approved helmet, boots, and goggles prior to entering race course.
    • No track cutting is allowed, rider must stay between banks
    • No travelling in the opposite direction on the track at any time
    • Refuelling must take place in the pit area only
    • Engines must be turned OFF while refuelling
    • All teams will have a liner on the ice surface in their pits in case of fuel, oil, or coolant spills.
    • Each team must have 2 fire extinguishers in the pit area that is easily accessible
    • Each team is required to have a spill kit, or containment in the pit area.
    • In the case of a downed or broken machine, rider must safely pull machine off to the side of the track, and stay off the ice surface until help arrives. DO NOT WALK on the ice surface while the race is in progress.
    • Absolutely no drugs or alcohol will be tolerated at any time
    • Good sportsmanship is required at all times, no verbal or physical abuse will be tolerated
    • All quads are required to have full foot guards, they must be securely mounted
    • Quads can use ANY ice racing stud (no snowmobile cleats or picks), there is no minimum or maximum amount of studs required
    • One practice lap will be given before the start of the race, racers who break this rule will be required to enter the start gate in the opposite direction (facing backwards)
    • Each team is to finish the race with the same machine they started with, if it is not possible, A 1 hour penalty will be given each time a machine is changed out. The 1 hour penalty starts only when the downed machine is back in the pit area, and the track marshal has been notified.
    • Day 2 will start with a staggered start, with 15 seconds between each rider, each rider will start in the same position finished on day 1

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