Hooligans GP Race General Rules
Off Road Motorcycle racing is a dangerous sport, and the decision to attend any pre-organized Hooligans GP race event is 100% voluntary and absolutely under no circumstance shall any participant, spectator, vendor, or guest file any claim for reparation, financial loss, personal injury or death against Hooligans GP or any of our affiliates including the Landowners.
The Race Commander shall reserve the right to penalize, disqualify, or make any necessary adjustments to existing rules due to any special circumstances of the track, location, or other special conditions.
To race you must either be a current AMA member or purchase a one day AMA membership at the race: All minors will need to have a notarized AMA parental consent form: Click here for all AMA waivers and membership information
Race Fee - No checks -
Credit cards will be accepted
All Adult/ Youth classes will have a $45.00 entry fee and will be scheduled to participate in two 30 minute heats. $90.00 if two classes are entered.
Pee Wee Classes will be $25.00 and will race at 8:00AM and again at 8:30AM
Riders under 18 must have both parents or guardians present at Registration.
Register on line - $3.00 Pre entry for on line Registration.
Register at the race - $8.00 Entry at the event.
We urge you to register on line prior to the event, this will save time and long lines, after registering on line you will still need to come to the Pre register table, this is to sign and pay the $15.00 Transponder fee.
All others will need to go to the sign up table at the race. This charge includes an online live feed showing race lap times and results for each race. Minor release forms will need to be signed by all minors and there guardians.
Transponders will be $15 and will be good for the any Hooligans GP race in the future. If the Transponder is ruined or does not function after the first event from which it is purchased, for any reason it is the rider’s responsibility to purchase a new Transponder. Transponders will be placed under the visor of the participant’s helmet and will be inspected at each and every sign up.
This is an AMA sanctioned event and Spectators need to remain in the designated spectator area only, crossing the race track or bannered off areas is strictly prohibited and doing so will result in immediate removal from the property. Minors around the race area need to be accompanied by adults at all times. MX area is off limits to all spectators, no exceptions, any camera crew need to get authorization prior to race.
Pre-riding the track
Racers may not Pre ride the course. Any Riders caught doing so will be immediately disqualified. You may walk the track on Friday afternoon between 3:00PM and 8:00PM and again between 6:00AM and 8:00AM Saturday morning.
No Bicycles will be allowed on the MX track.
All bikes will be a Dead engine start with rider sitting on the bike.
Participants will line up on their assigned starting row on a first come, first serve basis. The Rows will always have signage so that each participant can easily find which row they will start on. No one is permitted on the starting line until they have gone through Tech Inspection and are authorized.
The Riders Meeting will be on the starting line before the start of each race. All important track updates will be announced at the riders meeting. All participants are responsible for attending.
The starting marshal will lift the green flag 7-10 seconds before the start of each race. When the green flag is dropped only the front wave (row) of riders will start their bikes and begin the race. This process will continue every minute until all of the remaining waves are gone. Riders who accidentally or intentionally leave on a starting row ahead of their correct starting row will be disqualified
Riders who accidentally leave on a starting row behind their correct starting row will not be disqualified but their results will not be adjusted for their time lost
Pee Wee Starting Procedure- Pee Wee’s will have a Le mans FTR style running engine start.
All bikes must have a clear race number on all three plates. Failure to have clear race numbers may result in disqualification.
Two riders with the same numbers are not allowed. Numbers are locked in as a first come first serve basis. If two riders do have the same number the older aged of the two riders will have priority. If needed we will issue you with a pre printed number to be placed on the front number plate and the right side number plate only - not left. This will become your permanent Hooligans GP race number.
FTR (Florida Trail Riders) back ground colors number plate rules will not be used.
The Enduro cross section is optional for all big bike classes only.
Depending on rider ability, the easy way around the Enduro cross section will strategically be 5 to 10 seconds slower than the expert way round.
All classes will have two 30 minute Motos. The race will end when the leader of the heat is scored no sooner than 26 to 27 minutes into the moto. The end of the race is signified by the checkered flag.
Track will be about 3 to 4 miles in length and will consist of various terrain including woods, motocross, man-made obstacles, grass tracks, and other off-road terrain.
Flags and course markings
Green Flag- Starting flag
Yellow Flag- caution, or slow down.
Jumping is not allowed if a yellow flag is being used on any particular Jump. Jumping during the presence of a yellow flag will result in a docked position or a 1 minute penalty.
Not slowing down in the presence of a yellow flag may also result in a docked position or a 1 minute penalty
Black Flag- Exit the track immediately where black flag has been waved. It is possible for individual riders to receive the black flag if they are penalized. The black flag may also be thrown to the entire class if a restart is necessary
Blue Flag- Please yield to faster racers that are on the lead lap
White Flag- 1 lap remaining
Checkered Flag- Race is complete
Race arrows will confirm direction of the race course.
Riders must remain on the trail or within 20 feet of the trail at all times. However, a rider shall not leave the marked trail when ribbon, banners or double arrows are used. If the track features a motocross course, riders must always stay within the natural boundaries of the track.
X Markings signify danger or caution
Only the top 20 riders from each class will be scored towards the championship.
You must finish a minimum of one lap in each moto to score points in each race.
Scoring will be done with the transponder method. Each rider will have a transponder under the visor of his or her helmet and a class specific sticker on the back of the helmet. Riders are required to slow down while going through the scoring lanes. It is the rider’s responsibility to know his or her number at all times. Scoring chicanes / Check Points are no passing zones. Riders may pass if a rider crashes in front of them or if a lapped rider gives the lead rider space to do so. The scoring area entrance and exit will be marked with a sign to indicate the no passing zone. Riders will be penalized one position if they make a pass in the scoring lane. In the event of electronic scoring failure. Back up scoring will also be used so having numbers is crucial. We reserve the right to modify and adjust the scoring accordingly. Back up scoring will always supersede the electronic scoring. The scoring will be posted at the event after the racing is done. You will have 20 minutes to protest any results after the race results have been posted at the actual race. Protests must be written down signed and dated.
The official scoring will be posted on our website as soon as it is official no later than two weeks after the race.
Results are determined from the participants combined score of both Moto Results. They are then added together and the rider with the lower total wins. For example, a rider who wins both motos 1 + 1 = has a total of 2. If two riders have a total score that ties. The rider who places lower in the second moto will win the tie breaker and receive the lower overall position. Individual Class Results will be posted on paper in the general vicinity of the registration area. Riders have 20 Minutes to file a protest to the Registration Trailer after the results have been posted.
In the result of a tie in championship points, the rider with more Overall Wins from the Championship season will take the win. If the riders also tie in Overall Wins, he or she that scores more points in the final round will win the tie breaker. You must compete and finish in all three events to qualify for the championship.
It is the participant’s responsibility to wear the proper safety gear during competition
Helmets must be D.O.T. approved by the snell Memorial Foundation and have a D.O.T. approval sticker at all times. All helmets must have a “D Ring” fastener only.
All Hooligans GP off road participants are required to wear shatter resistant eye protection at all times during competition.
Protective clothing is mandatory and includes gloves, long sleeve Jersey, Pants and knee pads.
All event participants must wear sturdy boots that are ankle height or above
Hooligans GP reserves the right to inspect the entrant’s safety gear upon request.
No participants may ride in such a manner as to endanger life or limb of other racers, officials or the public. The race commander has the right to penalize and or disqualify for the reckless operation of their machine, including but not limited to intentional contact with another racer, or general reckless riding.
Mechanics and Repairs
Mechanical Repairs and adjustments to the participant’s bike are only accepted outside of the race course boundary. Riders must reenter the track where they originally left the track. Failure to reenter the track properly will result in disqualification.
Riders may not switch bikes during a moto. This is defined as any time after the flag drops for your class, until the race is concluded. Riders may use a different bike for the second moto provided it fits the class requirements*
Towing Motorcycle towing is not allowed
Hooligans GP reserves the right to conduct races regardless of the weather conditions. Appropriate schedule changes can be made by Hooligans GP to accommodate the track and quality of the event.
We reserve the right if the need arises to cancel or postpone the event. If this happens we will issue a race credit for the make up date. This credit will be a one time credit and will only be allowed to be used at the very next race and then be void. The rain check/credit will not include any already paid registration fees transponder costs etc. They are service fees and we have no control over those.