(GAEP) Gravity Alley Extreme
1: Off road racing is a hazardous
sport, and with participation being voluntary, no entrant, pit
crew member or vehicle sponsor shall have any claim for damages,
expenses, lawsuits or otherwise against promoter, track
operator, ORS., its officers, agents or directors arising from
damage to any vehicle, personal injury or death, monetary loss
of any kind whatsoever. Entrants, pit crew members or vehicle
sponsors who voluntarily participate in any racing activities
conduct under these rules, waive any claim they may have against
promoter, track operator, ORS Its officers, agents or directors.
2: The promoter or track operator may
run any type of approved GAEP event.
3: The director shall have the
authority to penalize, disqualify and/or suspend any entrant or
crew member for the violation of these rules including special
4: GAEP may issue special rulings to
account for conditions presented by the location of the race,
the condition of the course or any other circumstance.
5: Supplementary regulations may be
issued for each event as necessary to amend, suspend or modify
existing rules and regulations.
6: GAEP assumes no responsibility
whatsoever for delays, postponements and/or cancellations of all
or part of an event because of inclement weather, unsafe course
conditions and/or any other reason.
7: GAEP members are not employees of
GAEP. GAEP members assume all responsibility for all charges,
premiums and taxes payable on any funds they may receive as a
result of their participation in any GAEP sponsored event(s).
8: GAEP reserves the right to refuse
and/or deny any entry application.
9: Displacement modifications are
legal by boring and stroking a motor or increase displacement
within the displacement guidelines per class. Boring down to
decrease displacement is strictly prohibited.
10: No rider is permitted to carry
gasoline except for within the machine's fuel tank.
11: Safety equipment and machine
eligibility are the sole responsibility of the rider.
12: ATV riders must be 4 yrs old or
older as of January 1 of the current race season.
13: DNF Definition- Racer must start
race and make one lap thru the scoring chute to constitute a DNF.
14: No paddle tires allowed.
15: No drinking alcohol and racing
1: Any entrant who fails to fully
fill out and sign required entry forms and releases shall be
disqualified and shall forfeit any prize money, points and
contingencies won in that particular event. Entry forms and
releases must be signed in person in front of GAEP entry
personnel. Identification may be required.
2: No entrant may enter racing areas
until they have signed all releases and/or entry forms. No
person shall sign the release or forms for anyone other than
himself or herself. Proper identification may be required (i.e.,
3: The entry applications of persons
under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign
the release form.
4: Any entrant who competes on a
vehicle that he/she is not registered to ride or permits such
action, shall forfeit any and all prize money, points and
contingencies won in that particular event. Such action may
result in vehicle disqualification.
1: A marked course is that official
route designated by and marked with official GAEP markings. All
vehicles must follow this route during the event. No vehicle may
deviate from the marked course at any time. Passing is only
permitted where there is no vegetation on the side of the
course. Short coursing is not permitted and will result in
disqualification. Short coursing is defined as any deviation
from the marked course resulting in either a time or position
advantage. GAEP is not responsible for markings that are damaged
or removed. All vehicles must proceed only in the correct
direction of the course route or trail. Riding backwards on the
race course at any time is prohibited. Riding backwards on the
course is grounds for penalties of up to and including
2: Course may include trails,
footpaths, roads, hills, motocross tracks, or any type of
terrain which can be negotiated by a bike or ATV. The course
will be open to inspection on Saturday at 3:00 PM. Participants
are permitted to walk or bicycle the course only. If a rider
leaves the course for any reason he/she must re-enter the course
where he/she left. Riders must remain on the marked course. Any
time double arrows are posted on both sides of the trail, riders
must stay between the arrows. Markers may also include any
device placed along the trail to help guide riders, including:
ribbons, signs, stakes, hay bales, etc... If the original
marking devices are knocked down, the rider must stay on the
original marked course.
1: The director, with or without
protest, has the right to penalize, fine, disqualify, and/or
suspend any vehicle or entrant for violation of any GAEP. rules.
Another entrant within the same event may make technical
protests as the entrant being protested. A $250 cash fee ATV,
$500 cash fee for single cylinder UTV and $650 twin cylinder UTV,
must accompany protests for each item protested. The protest
must be in writing along with the fee and be delivered to the
director no later than 30 minutes after event results are
protested. The decision of the director will be final.
2: Any entrant who has an official
protest lodged against his/her race vehicle must submit to an
inspection of the protested items. Failure to submit to
inspection will result in automatic disqualification and/or
suspension. Those attending the inspection(s) will be as
follows: A. The protester or their designated representative. B.
The protested competitor or their designated representative. C.
3: A complaint filed for improper
riding or conduct requires a $100.00 cash fee. The complaint
filed in writing with the director no later than 30 minutes
after events results posted. A complaint may be verbally filed
with any radio equipped GAEP. official if entrant filing the
complaint is broken down on the track. The official will notify
the director of the protest.
4: Rider may appeal referee's
decision to the Competition Committee. The Competition Committee
will meet and rule on all appeals within 7 days. All competition
committee decisions will be considered final. 4a: Rider protests
may be herd by the Competition committee at the referee's
request. 4b: Appeals will not be accepted related to maters for
which no remedy is available. (For example: If the remedy would
be to re-run an event.).
1: The following legend of infraction
penalties is a guideline used by GAEP in accessing penalties.
These guidelines are not meant to infer that these are the only
possible infractions or penalties that may be assessed against
any entrant participating in an GAEP sponsored event.
A. Race vehicle traveling on the
racecourse in the reverse direction of the race, at any time:
B. Pit support vehicles traveling on
the racecourse at any time: Disqualification.
C. Abusive conduct toward a race
official: Disqualification, suspension, five hundred dollar
($500) fine or any combination of the three.
D. Short coursing: Disqualification.
E. DSQ's are non-droppable and will
count towards national championships.
F. DSQ's for a machine cc infraction
will mean loss of all points from said class for race season.
1: Only entrants that are listed on
official GAEP entry form may ride the vehicle for which they are
registered. No entrant may ride any vehicle for which they are
2: GAEP reserves the right to change
race vehicle numbers and/or background colors.
3: The rider must sign all entry
forms and releases in person during the registration period to
be eligible for points, contingencies, purse etc... during that
event. Identification may be required.
You may ride your bike to and from
the track at first gear IDLE ONLY.
1: At all times the rider assumes
responsibility for the actions of their pit crew members,
support crews, and all others associated with their
organization. All pitting must be done in the designated pit
area. No rider is allowed to carry gasoline except inside
his/her machine's gasoline tank. No vehicle shall be towed,
pushed, pulled or transported by a non-race entered vehicle on
the official course while an event is still in progress. Another
race entered vehicle or an official GAEP vehicle may push, pull
or tow the race-entered vehicle up to the nearest pit stop
checkpoint. Only the vehicle occupant at the time of breakdown
may push the vehicle through the finish line. No other person or
persons will be permitted to assist in pushing, pulling or
towing the vehicle. GAEP officials may assist the vehicle
occupants if it is deemed necessary for the protection of the
2: Any pit support vehicle running on
or near the race course will result in the entrant being
disqualified. Any pit vehicle running backwards on the race
course will course race vehicle to be disqualified.
3: All young children and pets must
be kept out of the pit area. Pets must be kept on a leash. All
campfires must be kept out of immediate pit area. Campfires may
not be permitted due to federal and state regulations.
4: All entrants are responsible for
cleaning the pit areas they use during the event.
5: "Hot Pits" For the pro main a hot
pit area will be established. Either a chalk line or a row of
hay bales or both will define a safe zone for race vehicle
servicing. The safe zone will be between the chalk line/hay
bales and the recognized row of support vehicles/crew. Any full
stop servicing or pit crew personnel beyond the safe zone during
servicing will be penalized a minimum of a 2 minute penalty and
or up to disqualification against the entrant being serviced.
6: Any pit crew members disregarding
these rules will subject their rider to disqualification.
1: IT IS THE ENTRANTS', RIDERS',
OWNERS' AND SPONSORS' FULL RESONSIBILITY TO MEET ALL ORSRULES
2: Entrants must make all reasonable
effort to arrive to staging a minimum of 15 minutes prior to
start of race.
3: GAEP reserves the right to subject
any vehicle to a technical inspection at the direction of the
technical inspector. In the event of a mechanical inspection,
the rider will be responsible for removing or repairing the
requested items to be inspected as directed. Failure to comply
will result in disqualification of entrant and vehicle, and may
result in suspension from future GAEP sponsored events.
4: Each racer must pass a technical
inspection prior to their race. This is to include the ability
to start their own ATV with out assistance and be able to push
or pull their ATV at least 10 feet.
The regulations herein apply to all
classes unless otherwise noted in supplementary or specific
class regulations. Modifications or optional equipment is not
permitted unless the class requirements or safety regulations
specifically state that it will be permitted. ORS intent when
prescribing specifications for safety equipment for vehicles
that will compete under GAEP rules is to provide reasonable
protection to all entrants, pit crews, officials and spectators.
GAEP encourages all entrants to give full attention to safety
requirements. Entrants must wear approved helmet, protective
clothing, eye protection and safety equipment when operating a
vehicle on the race course at any time.
1: Helmets - Helmets must be of the
type approved by the Snell Memorial foundation with a Snell or
D.O.T sticker attached. Straps must have D - ring fasteners
only. No snaps or Velcro will be permitted. The interior and
exterior areas of the helmet must be free of defects (i.e., the
padding must be in good condition and the exterior of the helmet
must not be damaged.) GAEP strongly recommends that entrants use
helmets specifically designed for racing.
2: Protective Clothing - Protective
clothing accessories are required to include but not limited to
gloves, race pants, race jersey, boots.
3: Eye protection - Shatter resistant
eye protection is required for all motorcycle/quad entrants
competing in an GAEP event.
RACE VEHICLE NUMBERS
All vehicles in competition must be
identified with the correct class vehicle numbers and be
displayed in the proper locations as prescribed herein.
All backgrounds must be solid color
no outlines or fading. No other colors besides specified for the
class may be used on number plates. White background and black
numbers. Numbers no smaller than 8 inches tall and 1/2 wide.
1: Drinking intoxicating beverages in
designated pits, on the race course or in the surrounding areas
by any person is strictly forbidden. The use of narcotics,
(amphetamines or any other stimulants, barbiturates or other
depressants) is forbidden. Any entrant or crew member in an
event that shows evidence whatsoever of being under the
influence of any of aforementioned shall be subject to
suspensions from all future GAEP sponsored events. Violator must
leave the premises immediately at the direction of the race
2: Any entrant who makes false
statement on a contingency or entry form shall be disqualified
and shall forfeit all prize money, points and all contingencies
won in the race. Entrant may also be suspended from future
events for a period of one year.
3: Any entry application containing a
falsified signature will cause entrant to be disqualified and
shall forfeit all prize money, points and contingencies won in
that event. Entrant may also be suspended from future events for
a period of one year.
4: Any entrant disqualified from any
event for a reason whatsoever forfeits any and all rights to
prize money, points and contingencies Entrant will no be
entitled to a refund of all or any portion of his/her entry fee.
5: Any entrant, respective pit crews
or support crews seen or reported traveling on the course in
other that race-registered vehicles participating in the event
before the end of the official race time limit may subject
entrant to penalties of disqualification and/or suspension.
There is no outside assistance permitted on the course or near
the course during the event except for those GAEP designated
areas for pits and/or gas stops. GAEP retains the right to
assess each situation and respond accordingly. (Situations
involving safety are at the discretion of the race directory.)
In the event a vehicle breaks down on
the course the following options are approved by GAEP. Any
deviation from theses options may result in entrant being
A) Rider who is with vehicle at time
of breakdown may walk to and from the nearest official
designated pit stop only, in order to retrieve equipment or
parts necessary to repair vehicle. Anyone other than the vehicle
occupant that delivers equipment or parts will subject that
vehicle to disqualification.
B) Another race entered vehicle my
pick up equipment or parts (GAS NOT ALLOWED) at the GAEP
designated pit stop and then deliver that equipment or parts too
broken down vehicle. The race vehicle picking up the equipment
or parts must travel in the proper direction on the course.
Traveling backwards on the course will subject both entrants to
disqualification. Any pit support vehicle or other than race
entered vehicles delivering parts to a broken down vehicle will
subject entrant to disqualification.
6: Any race entrant or their support
personnel who subject any GAEP official, other race entrants or
their support personnel to verbal threats and/or physical abuse
will be brought before the director. The director will make the
decision of disqualification and/or suspension of the rider and
the offending support personnel for said offenses. Acts of
physical abuse may be reported to the proper authorities and may
lead to legal action.
7: Deliberate vehicle contact shall
be reason for penalty, disqualification and/or suspension at the
direction of the director.
8: Racing in a class with higher than
the legal limit for said class. This will mean a total loss of
points for entire race season and racer will be placed on
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