The following rules and regulations are solely applicable to Grand National Cross Country events. Please direct all questions and inquiries to Racer Productions, Inc. All decisions by Racer Productions are final.
- Schedule: UTV racing will be conducted at the following 6 Select Events Only:
- The UTV race will be a one (1) hour race starting at 4:30 pm, or as soon thereafter as possible.
- UTV registration will be held race day from 2 – 3 pm.
- Drivers are responsible for the actions of their entire pit crew.
- Teams will be disqualified for driving on a GNCC course during the 7 days prior to the first day of the event.
- GNCC Racing does not provide medical insurance for competitors, and we urge you not to compete without it. Medical insurance is the sole responsibility of the competitor.
B. COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY
- Teams: Competitors must register as a Team. A Team consists of a driver and a passenger. Teams may switch passenger from event to event, but not during an event.
- Age: All competitors, including drivers and passengers, must be at least 18 years old.
C. MACHINE ELIGIBILITY AND CLASSIFICATION
- Production Rule: OEM motor and matching frame combination 4-wheel drive model required (matching year NOT required). Frame geometry must remain as designed by the OEM.
- XC1 Modified: (0-Open cc) Production models. Engine and suspension modifications permitted.
- XC2 Limited: (0-Open cc) Production models. The following limited items can be changed or added: tires, wheels, bumpers, skid plates, airbox, filter, fuel controller, exhaust and OEM available shocks for designated model only. No other suspension or internal motor modifications permitted. Bed supports may be removed. Frame reinforcements are permitted. Clutch and ignition changes are permitted. After market production roll cages are permitted so long as they maintain OEM material specifications and OEM mounting locations.
- XC3 Lites: (0-800 cc) Production models. Engine and suspension modifications permitted.
- Novice Limited: (0-Open cc) Production models. The following limited items can be changed or added: tires, wheels, bumpers, skid plates, air box, filter, fuel controller, exhaust and OEM available shocks for designated model only. No other suspension or internal motor modifications permitted. Bed supports may be removed. Frame reinforcements are permitted. Clutch and ignition changes are permitted. After market production roll cages are permitted so long as they maintain OEM material specifications and OEM mounting locations. Limited to Teams competing for less than two years.
- Machine Width can be a maximum 64 inches (with 1” variance).
- The following equipment is required for all machines: a. Four point harness restraints, securely fastened on both occupants at all times;b. Full roll cages;c. Side-nets;d. Doors;e. Silencer/Muffler;f. Fire Extinguisher clearly mounted and easily retrievable by officials/the public; andg. Working Kill/Off Switch clearly marked and easily available for officials/the public to pull.
- The following gear is required for all competitors:
a. Protective eyewear;
b. Fireproof helmet or fireproof balaclava (head sock);
c. Fire-proof gloves; and
d. Dual-layer fire suit (one-piece or two piece jacket/pants)
- Rear tail/brake lights must remain on at all times.
- Fuel can only be carried inside the machine's fuel tank.
- No horns, bells or other sound devices are permitted on machines.
- Machine sound level cannot exceed 98 dB/A.
- Turbo and Supercharging are prohibited.
- Machines may be tested by officials any time prior to, during or after the event.
- Teams must register for the race before operating their machine anywhere on the facility. Drivers may not exceed 5 mph when traveling to/from their pit area, and occupants must always wear a helmet.
- Teams will receive two numbered tags. Place the white numbered tag back of the machine directly behind the driver’s head on the roll cage.
- Tech Inspection prior to racing for the purpose of inspecting transponder functioning, helmet tag placement, and number assignment. Safety equipment and machine eligibility are the sole responsibility of the Team.
F. START PROCEDURE
- Start Rows will consist of 5-6 units; Rows may be split.
- Teams will be assigned a Start Row. Teams shall line up on their assigned row when directed by the race official. No one is permitted on the Start Line until authorized.
- For the first round only, the top 5 finishers from the previous year’s class standings will be placed in the first row designated for that class. For the balance of the series, the top 5 in class point standings will be placed in the first row designated for that class.
- A Drivers Meeting will be conducted on the Start Line before the start of each race. All competitors are responsible for attending.
- The start of the race will be dead engine, as follows:
a. Teams will roll up to the Start Line when directed, stop, and turn off engine;
b. The Official will throw the green flag signaling the start of the row;
c. Rows will start approximately 30 seconds apart.
- Teams starting before the green flag signal will be penalized.
- The machine a Team leaves the Start Line with is the official machine of the Team for that event, and may not be switched during the event.
G. THE COURSE
- A GNCC UTV course will generally be between 3-4 miles in length, and may include trails, footpaths, roads, hills, motocross tracks, or any type of terrain which can be negotiated by a UTV.
- The course will be open to inspection Saturday. Teams are permitted to walk or bicycle the course only.
- 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 drivers officially entered, may drive on the race course at any time during the event.
- Teams will be disqualified for driving on a GNCC course during the 7 days prior to the first day of the event.
- Transponder scoring is the official scoring procedure for GNCC.
- There will be one checkpoint at the Finish Line. Machines must come to a complete stop at the Finish Line checkpoint. The section from the Finish Line to the Finish Line checkpoint is a "No Passing" zone.
- Teams 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.
I. ON TRACK REGULATIONS
- Machines must remain on the marked course. The marked course is within 25 feet of race arrows. However, machines must stay within the confines of the following markers: double arrows posted on both sides of the trail, ribbons, signs, stakes, hay bales, barrels, motocross track, grass track, etc..
- Teams 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.
- Machines may not cut to the inside of a white pole corner marker.
- If a machine leaves the course for any reason it must re-enter where it left the course.
- Teams 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 competitors and in a suitable area off the racetrack.
- Internal Radio communication is permitted between drivers and passengers, but not between driver/passengers and pit crew members.
- Reckless Driving. No driver may operate his machine in such a manner as to endanger life or limb of other competitors, officials or the public. Drivers will be penalized for the reckless operation of their machine, including but not limited to the deliberate ramming, blocking or intentional contact with another Team, 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: blocking, allowing another Team to pass in order to affect the outcome of the race, or exchanging machines in order for another Team to continue the race. Teams involved will be penalized.
- Unsportsmanlike Conduct. Persons whose appearance, conduct, associations or affiliations, on or off the track, deemed harmful or not conducive to the best interest of the sport or who exhibit conduct which is inappropriate, offensive, abrasive or in bad taste, may be excluded or suspended from GNCC 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 GNCC, 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 interests 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.
J. RACE FINISHES
- The race officially ends for all contestants at the completion of the lap in which the checkered flag is displayed to the winner.
- 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. Teams 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 return 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 in order to dislodge the vehicle from a track obstacle (i.e., mud pit, deep rut, ravine, etc.).
- Teams will be scored in order of their finish and number of laps completed. It is not necessary to complete all laps in order 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: The top three overall finishers will be recognized on the podium for each race.
- 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: Teams have 30 minutes to finish the race after the overall winner takes the checkered flag. A Team may question the results within the 30-minute period following posting of the final results. After 30 minutes, awards will be given out and results will be final unless a protest is pending.
- Impound: After the race, the top three overall teams, as well as any other team requested by an official to do so, must leave their machines at a designated impound area until released by the official.
- Protests must be in writing and specify the grounds for the protest.
- Penalties will be assessed at the discretion of the official based on the severity of the offense, and may include one or more of the following: position(s), lap(s), time adjustment, disqualification, suspension, loss of championship points, fine, probation, etc.
- Awards are given at the rate of 1 per 3 team entries, with a minimum of 5 awards per class. To win an award, a team must complete 50% of the laps of the class winner. One award will be given per team.
K. NATIONAL CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS
For the XC1 class only, all events will count towards the National Class Championship.
For all other classes, National Class Championships will be determined by a Team’s best finish in a minimum number of 5 events. A Team must enter a minimum of 5 events in order to be eligible for series awards and national class ranking. The minimum number of events does not have to be in the same class.
Ties: Ties for the Class Championship will be broken by the most first place finishes, then by the best finish in the final race of the season if necessary. Ties for other class positions will be broken by the best finish in the final race of the season.
L. NATIONAL POINT SCALE
|Points will be earned per event in the XC1 Class as follows:|
|1 - 30||5 - 16||9 - 12||13 - 8||17 - 4|
|2 - 25||6 - 15||10 - 11||14 - 7||18 - 3|
|3 - 21||7 - 14||11 - 10||15 - 6||19 - 2|
|4 - 18||8 - 13||12 - 9||16 - 5||20 - 1|
|Points will be earned per event in all other classes as follows:|
|1 - 20||5 - 16||9 - 12||13 - 8||17 - 4|
|2 - 19||6 - 15||10 - 11||14 - 7||18 - 3|
|3 - 18||7 - 14||11 - 10||15 - 6||19 - 2|
|4 - 17||8 - 13||12 - 9||16 - 5||20 - 1|
M. NATIONAL OVERALL NUMBER ASSIGNMENT
The electronic scoring system provides a complete overall race finish for each event. Points will be accumulated for National Number assignment and can be viewed as a gage toward overall ranking for the year.
National 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 5 and as many as 6 events. The minimum number of events does not have to be in the same class.
The Overall Series Champion will be awarded the National Overall Number 1 plate and shall be required to display the Number 1 plate the next season.
Ties: Ties in the top 20 National Numbers will be broken by the most first place finishes, then by the most second place finishes, etc., if necessary. Ties for remaining national numbers will be broken by the higher overall finish in the final race of the season.