What is Mini Thunder?


Mini Thunder is a safe, organized and controlled environment of amateur racing with it’s aim to provide knowledge and skills about motocross to people of all ages.

It was established in 2003 as a pit bike series and later grew to what it is today. What we realized is there was nowhere for young riders to learn how to race properly in a safe manner. So we redesigned our pit bike series into what we refer to as a “stepping stone” into the world of racing motocross. Now Mini Thunder is recognized as one of the largest young rider development series in Canada, that has branched into the US at the Jetwerx Compound.



Costs:

First class: $20

Second class: $15

Two Hour private lessons from 9:00am-11:00: $60/rider





Schedule:

Round 1: Feb 14th, 2015

Round 2: Feb 21st, 2015

Round 3: March 14th, 2015

Round 4: March 21st, 2015

Rain Date:  March 28th, 2015

9:00am-11:00am:

Private lessons

Open Practice on the Outdoor Track

Registration Starts

11:30am: Riders meeting

12:00: Practice and racing starts





General Rules:

1. Mini Thunder events are open to all qualified participants without regard to the sex of the entrant.

2. If questionable a rider’s classification is determined by the event manager.

3. No rider under the legal age of majority in the state in which the meet takes place may compete without the written consent (signature on liability releases and entry forms) of his/her parents or legal guardians present at the meet. An authorized adult acting on behalf of the parents or legal guardians must provide a notarized statement indicating they have been given the authority by the parent or legal guardian to be responsible for the minor during the meet. The parents, legal guardians or authorized adult must remain present while the participant he/she is responsible for is at the event.

4. Riders and/or family and pit crew who direct foul and use abusive language to an official are subject to disqualification for the entire meet.

5. Each rider is responsible for the actions of his family and pit crew. Any unnecessary trouble caused by these individuals puts that rider at risk of disqualification.

6. All riders and other race personnel must assess for themselves the track, facilities, existing conditions and other matters relating to safety. All riders and race personnel must rely on their own judgment and assume all risks of participating in competition in any manner.

Equipment:

1. Classes are considered modified unless stated otherwise. Motorcycles must use the crankcases of the production motorcycle motor. The use of sleeving, stroking or boring to change displacement classes is allowed. The actual displacement of a motor must be stamped on the side of the cylinder or engine case. The displacement of the motorcycle or minicycle may not exceed the class limit. The frame with which a rider has qualified may not be changed, though engines may

2. All bikes/quad must have VISIBLE numbers to be scored. Big bike numbers must be a minimum of 7” and be displayed on all side plates/front # plate. Small bikes numbers must be a minimum of 5” and be on all side plates/front # plate.

3. Competition Apparel - It is the sole responsibility of the rider to select a helmet and apparel, which will provide appropriate protection. JETWERX USA INC does not endorse or certify any manufacturers or products. The rider must rely on his own judgment in the selection of any helmet and apparel for durability and safety.

4. A rider must wear a helmet at all times. Helmets must be of the full-face or full-coverage type. All riders must utilize a shatterproof face shield or shatterproof goggles. The helmet must conform to one of the following recognized standards and have a label affixed certifying its approval:

Snell M 2005 or DOT FMVSS 218

It is recommended that all helmets used in competition be equipped with a commercially manufactured emergency helmet

removal device such as the Hats Off device. It is recommended that all competitors display the following information on the base of his/her helmet: name, drug allergies and blood type.

5. Protective pants made of durable material must be worn in all competition.

6.Boots must be worn in all competitions. They must be at least eight inches high with laces, buckles or zippers, or specially designed and constructed for leg and foot protection.

Race Rules:

1. No one except riders officially entered may ride or practice on any portion of the course the day of the meet.

2. If a rider’s physical stature is such that he/she cannot reach the ground with both feet, blocks may be used but must be removed immediately after the start.

3. A rider must be ready when called to the starting area. If not ready, he is allowed two minutes after the starters call to make minor repairs.

4. A rider leaving the course must re-enter at the same point or at the first point where he can safely do so without interfering with other riders and without gaining an advantage. Failure to do so will result in the rider being penalized a minimum of one finishing position for that event.

5. A competitor who rides in a way that endangers officials, other riders or the public will be subject to immediate disqualification from the meet by the referee.

6. When entering or leaving the pits, a rider must use designated entrance and exit lanes. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

7. The race is completed when the leader takes the checkered flag. Finishing position is determined by the number of laps completed and a rider need not take the checkered flag to finish.

8. Engines must remain off until the starter indicates it is time to start them.

9. Riders cannot groom the area in front of the starting gate.

10. Any scoring issues must be brought to the event secretary attention within 15 minutes of result posting. All results are final after 15 minutes waiting period from final result posting.

11.Once staging begins it is the riders responsibility to be in the staging area, or rider will for-fit their gate pick.

14.If a rider jumps the starting line gate they will be penalize a min of 2 positions, depending on the severity and discretion of the head referee it could be disqualification.****




Flags:

1. GREEN-start of race.

2. WHITE-one lap to go until finish.

3. YELLOW-caution. When a yellow flag is displayed, competitors must ride cautiously until they have passed the incident that caused the flag. When a yellow flag is displayed there is no passing or jumping between the flag and the incident that caused the yellow flag. Failure to do so may result in the rider being docked from one finishing position all the way to disqualification from the event subject to the referee’s discretion. Pro’s can jump with caution.

4. BLACK-disqualification of a rider. That rider must report to the referee at once.

5. BLACK AND WHITE CHECKERED-end of race.

6.RED-stopping of a race for any emergency situation.





Classes:

1. 50 Beginner (Trail Bike): 50cc displacement beginner only can race class, training wheels are allowed

2. 70-110 (Trail Bike): 70-110cc displacement class, no age criteria

3. 80-120 (Trail Bike): 80-120cc displacement class, no age criteria

4. 125-150 (Trail Bike): 120-150cc displacement class, no age criteria

5. 65cc-85cc Beginner: 65-85cc displacement class, beginners only can race in this class

6. 50cc Open: 50cc displacement class, no age requirements

7. 65cc Open:

8. 85cc Open:

9. Supermini: 65-85cc displacement class, no age requirements, non-beginner class

10: 125-250cc Beginner (Big Bikes): 125-250cc displacement class, beginners only

11. 125 – 250cc Expert (Big Bikes) 125-250cc displacement class, non-beginner class



A Beginner rider must move up in class once he/she finishes first place three times or finishes in the top three in the series points. A rider may finish out the series he/she starts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dirt bike, ATV and BMX riding is extremely dangerous. Serious injury or death could occur as a result of engagement in this activities. JETWERX or its owners assume no liability that exist when riding on any tracks or parks that JETWERX constructs.

 

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