Motion Sports LLC.
(referred to as MS,LLC. hereinafter)/TEXAS OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (referred to as TORCS hereinafter) rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to establish minimum acceptable requirements and to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events. Effective January 1, 2006 these rules and regulations will govern all MS, LLNC/TORCS events. All MS, LLC. members willingly participating in these events are deemed to have complied with these rules and/or regulations. No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of, or compliance with these rules and/or regulations. These rules and/or regulations are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators, or any other person or persons. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport only.
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, MS, LLC., its officers, agents
or directors arising from damage to any vehicle,
personal injury or death, or monetary loss
of any kind whatsoever. Entrants, pit crew
members or vehicle sponsors who voluntarily
participate in any racing activities conducted
under these rules, waive any claim they may
have against promoter, track operator, MS,
INC., its officers, agents or directors.
2:The promoter or track operator
may run any type of approved MS, LLC., event.
3:The director shall have
the authority to penalize, disqualify and/or
suspend any entrant or crewmember for the
violation of these rules including special
4:MS, LLC., may issue special
rulings to account for conditions presented
by the location of the race, the condition
of the course or any other circumstance.
may be issued for each event as necessary
to amend, suspend or modify existing rules
6:MS, LLC., 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:MS, LLC., . members are not
employees of MS, LLC., MS, LLC., 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 MS, LLC. sponsored event(s).
8:MS, LLC. reserves the
right to refuse and/or deny any entry application.
9:Minibike riders must be
on a big wheel 85cc or larger bike and have permission previous to a race from MS, LLC to be eligible to ride in the Big Bike Classes.
are legal by boring and stroking a motor to
increase displacement within the displacement
guidelines per class. Boring down to decrease
displacement is strictly prohibited.
11:All ATV riders must have a
working kill switch or tether cord kill switch(ATV).
12:No rider is permitted
to carry gasoline except for within the machine's
13:Safety equipment and machine
eligibility are the sole responsibility of
ABSOLUTELY NO PIT
RIDING ALLOWED AT ANY EVENT
15. Practicing with the Wrong Group. Riding practice on your race bike or any other bike with the incorrect group is grounds for penalties.
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 MS, LLC. entry personnel.
Identification may be required.
2: No entrant may enter
racing areas until they have signed all releases
and/or entry forms (must have gate wrist band on to sign up). Riders must be entered in a race and sign all releases and/or entry forms before practicing the course. Any rider that enters the racing area without signing all releases and/or entry forms will be suspended indefinitely. No person shall sign the
release or entry forms for anyone other than
himself or herself. Proper identification
may be required (i.e., picture ID).
3: The entry applications
of persons under the age of 18 must have a
parent or legal guardian sign the release
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 MS, LLC. markings. All vehicles
must follow this route during the event. No
vehicle may deviate from the marked course
at any time. 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. MS, LLC. 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 Friday
at 3:00 p.m. Participants
are permitted to walk or bicycle the course
only. If a rider leaves the course for any
reason he must re-enter the course where he
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. Cutting the course
is grounds for penalties of up to and including
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 MS, LLC. rules. Another entrant within the same event may make technical protests as the entrant being protested. A two hundred-dollar ($200) cash fee 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 posted. 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. MS, LLC. officials.
3: A complaint filed for improper riding or conduct requires a $50 cash fee. The complaint must be filed in writing with the director no later than 30 minutes after event results posted. A complaint may be verbally filed with any radio equipped MS, LLC. official if entrant filing the complaint is broken down on the track. The official will notify the director of the protest.
1: The following
legend of infraction penalties is a guideline
used by MS, LLC. 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 a MS, LLC. sponsored
vehicle traveling on the racecourse in the
reverse direction of
the race, at any time:
Pit support vehicles traveling on the racecourse
at any time: Disqualification.
Abusive conduct toward a race official: Disqualification,
suspension, one hundred
dollar ($100) fine or any combination of the
Refueling anywhere other than in designated pit area. Disqualification.
1: Only entrants
that are listed on official MS, LLC. entry
form may ride the vehicle for which they are
registered. No entrant may ride any vehicle
for which they are not registered.
2: MS, LLC. reserves the
right to change race vehicle numbers and/or
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.
1. ATV’s, mules, pit bikes, etc. are allowed.
However, Zero Tolerance policy exists for misuse or endangering
people or property. Action will be taken for
those who do not pit ride responsibly. Any person caught acting
inappropriately, that means, speeding through the pits,
doing donuts or wheelies in the pits, crossing the track
dangerously, out of camp after curfew, the number
that is displayed on the pit vehicle will be the one that
receives the punishment.
2. ALL pit vehicles must have the rider number displayed on the front
or rear of the vehicle.
3. NO personal cars or trucks are allowed anywhere outside the camping
4. All spectators, racers and family members must stay clear of the
marked race course during all practice
and race events. It is not the responsibility of the rider that is racing
on the track to yield to spectators, the
spectator MUST yield to the racers on the race
5. Maximum speed in the pits is 10mph or 1st gear, whichever is slower.
6. Pit area is anywhere that
is not the Race track
Curfew rule: 10:00pm
must be in camping area; 11:00pm all motorized vehicles are to be parked.
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. Any pitting outside the designated pit area
will be subject to a penalty to be determined
by MS LLC. Pit crew members
are not allowed on the course. No rider is
allowed to carry gasoline except inside his
machine’s gasoline tank. No vehicle
shall be towed, pushed, pulled or transported
by any non-race-entered vehicle on the official
course while an event is still in progress.
Another race entered vehicle or an official
MS, LLC. vehicle may push, pull or tow the
race-entered vehicle up to the nearest pit
stop or checkpoint. Only the vehicle occupant
at the time of the 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.
MS, LLC. officials may assist the vehicle
occupants if it is deemed necessary for the
protection of the entrants.
2: Any pit support vehicle
running on or near the racecourse will result
in the entrant being disqualified. Any pit
vehicle running backwards on the racecourse
will cause race vehicle to be disqualified.
3: All pits must have the
equivalent of a UL approved 20-lb. ABC fire
extinguisher at all times; the extinguisher(s)
must be manned during all pit stops.
4: 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
5: All entrants are responsible
for cleaning the pit areas they use during
6: Any Pit crew members
disregarding these rules will subject their
rider to disqualification.
1: It is the entrants’,
riders’, owners’, and sponsors’
full responsibility to meet all MS, LLC.
rules and regulations.
2: Entrants must make all
reasonable effort to arrive at staging a minimum
of 15 minutes prior to start of race.
3: MS, LLC. reserves the
right to subject any vehicle to a mechanical
inspection at the discretion of the technical
inspector. In the event of a mechanical inspection,
the rider will be responsible for removing
or preparing 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 MS, LLC.
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. MS, LLC. intent when prescribing specifications for safety equipment for vehicles that will compete under MS, LLC. rules is to provide reasonable protection to all entrants, pit crews, officials and spectators. MS, LLC. encourages all entrants to give full attention to safety requirements. Entrants must wear an approved helmet, protective clothing, eye protection and safety equipment when operating a vehicle on the race course at any time.
- Helmets must be of the type approved by
the Snell Memorial Foundation (1990 or 1995),
with a Snell 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). MS, LLC. strongly recommends that
entrants use helmets specifically designed
2: Protective clothing - Protective
clothing accessories are required.
3: Eye protection - Shatter
resistant eye protection is required for all
motorcycle/quad entrants competing in a MS,
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. Note: MS, LLC. assumes no responsibility for scoring vehicles with unrecognizable numbers. It is the vehicle rider’s responsibility for keeping numbers recognizable.
All vehicles in competition must have identification numbers in the following locations and sizes:
Minimum 6 inches high with 1/2-inch-wide stroke on each side of vehicle.
Minimum 6 inches high located on the front of vehicle and plainly visible from the front of the vehicle
1: Drinking intoxicating
beverages in designated pits, on the racecourse
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 crewmember in an event that shows evidence
whatsoever of being under the influence of
any of aforementioned shall be subject to
suspensions from all future MS, LLC. sponsored
events. Violator must leave the premises immediately
at the direction of the RACE DIRECTOR.
2: Any entrant who makes
a false statement on a contingency form. entry
form, release and waiver liability form, or gate sign in sheet 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 any reason whatsoever forfeits
any and all rights to prize money, points
and contingencies. Entrant will not be entitled
to a refund of all or any portion of his/her
5: Any entrant, respective
pit crews or support crews seen or reported
traveling on the course in other than 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
MS, LLC. designated areas for pits and/or
gas stops. MS, LLC. . retains the
right to assess each situation and respond
accordingly. (Situations involving safety
are at the discretion of the race director.)
In the event that a vehicle breaks
down on the course the following options are
approved by MS, LLC. .. Any deviation from
these options may result in entrant being
A) Rider who is with vehicle at time of breakdown
may walk to and from the nearest official
MS, LLC. designated pit stop only, in order
to retrieve equipment or parts necessary to
repair vehicle. Anyone other than the vehicle
occupant that deliver equipment or parts will
subject that vehicle to disqualification.
B) Another race entered vehicle may pick up
equipment or parts (GAS NOT ALLOWED) at the
MS, LLC. designated pit stop and then deliver
that equipment or parts to 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 MS, LLC.
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 discretion of the
PRO/EXPERT (A LEVEL MX RIDER) MUST BE 16 YRS OR OLDER ON THE FIRST DAY OF EVENT.
AMATEUR LEVEL RIDERS (B LEVEL MX RIDER)
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL RIDERS (C LEVEL MX RIDER)
BEGINNING/NOVICE LEVEL RIDERS (D LEVEL MX RIDER)
RIDERS IN THE B & C CLASSES MAY BE TRANSFER TO THE NEXT ABILITY
LEVEL IF THEIR LAP TIMES CONSISTENTLY PLACE THEM IN THE TOP FIVE OF THE NEX
RIDERS IN THE B, C, & D CLASSES MAY BE TRANSFERED TO THE
NEXT ABILITY LEVEL IF THEIR LAP TIMES PLACE THEM IN THE TOP FIVE OF THE NEXT
ABILITY LEVEL CLASS IN ANY RACE THEY PARTICIPATE IN OR AT THE DISCRETION OF MS,
LLC., MS LLC. WILL HAVE THE FINAL DETERMINATION ON THIS.IF IT IS DETERMINED THAT A RACER IS QUALIFIED
TO TRANSFER TO A HIGHER ABILITY CLASSIFICATION, THAT RACER WILL BE NOTIFIED AND
IS EXPECTED TO ADHERE TO SUCH DECISION. RIDERS WHO ARE
TRANSFERED BY MS LLC.WILL CARRY 50% OF THEIR EARNED
RIDERS IN THE B, C, & D CLASSES
THAT MOVE THEMSELVES TO THE NEXT ABILITY LEVEL WITHIN THE FIRST TWO RACES
WILL CARRY 80% OF THEIR EARNED POINTS.
SANDBAGGERS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED WITHOUT A REFUND. MS LLC
WILL HAVE THE FINAL DECISION ON ALL RIDER CLASSIFICATION
**NOTE: ALL MAXIMUM AGE CLASSES MUST BE NO OLDER THAN MAXIMUM AGE ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 1, OF RACE YEAR. ALL MINIMUM AGE CLASSES MUST BE MINIMUN AGE BY LAST EVENT OF THE CURRENT SEASON.
BIG BIKE CLASSES
85-105cc of 150cc 4-stk
15 YEARS OLD OR UNDER AS OF JANUARY 1
YEARS IN AGE DURING SEASON
YEARS IN AGE DURING SEASON
YEARS IN AGE DURING SEASON
YEARS IN AGE DURING SEASON
YEARS IN AGE DURING SEASON
MIN 12YRS OLD ON DAY OF EVENT. *65 cc Bikes are allowed in Women C class with permission from MS, LLC
MIN 16YRS OLD ON DAY OF EVENT-PRO RIDERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BUMP DOWN DURING THE SEASON
21 POINT SCALE
ALL PRO CLASSES
21 POINT SCALE
ALL AMATEUR CLASSES
MUST COMPLETE ONE HALF THE NUMBER OF LAPS AS FIRST FINISHER IN CLASS TO
RECEIVE A FINISH
Amateur and Pro Championships 7 of 9 best finishes/best points count, for each additional
DNF or better the particpant will receive 5
appearance points for a maximum of 10 to be added to year end total per
class. DSQ's are non-droppable. Racer must be on the
starting line with the intention of racing to receive appearance points.SXS Racer Must race 6 rounds to be eligible for
for class championship will be broken by the most first place finishes
first, then by most second place finishes, and then by the best finish in the
final race if necessary.
will carry 50% of their earned points prior to getting bumped.
Cost is - $45.00
MS, LLC. POINTS FOR YEAR-END TROPHIES AND ALL MS, LLC. GENERATED “PAY-BACK”, WILL ONLY BE AWARDED TO MS LLC. MEMBERS. MEMBERSHIPS WILL BE VALID FOR RACE SEASON ISSUED ONLY. RACERS MUST COMPETE IN AT LEAST 7 OF THE 10 RACES IN A SEASON TO BE ELIGABLE FOR YEAR END AWARDS.
1. Texas Sprint Enduro events will feature at least two special tests. Racers will make three attempts on each test. The total, cumulative time from each test will be used for race results. The rider with the fastest cumulative time from the three text wins. There will be no “drops” of special test times, all test scores count. The direction of the special tests may be reversed for the second day of racing.
2. Number of Tests: Racers will get to ride at least 6 special tests per-day unless weather or another unforeseen circumstance delays the program. If necessary due to inclement weather, the Pro and A riders may run more tests than B/C riders if conditions do not allow less skilled riders to complete the course.
STAGING AND STARTING PROCEDURES:
1: Starting Order: Classes will be ordered for each special test going from what we anticipate to be fastest to slowest. For the Youth race, we’ll start with Supermini . For the Adult race, the Pro classes will start first and C classes will start last.
2. For the first test in year one of Texas Sprint Enduro Pro classes will draw numbers for the remaining start positions. All remaining tests for the Pro classes will start based off of that day’s overall results. The start order for the 2nd day of racing will be determined by the previous day’s overall results.
3. For the first two tests all amateur classes will start based off of the order of their assigned class number. After the first two tests all amateur classes will start based off of overall event results.
4. Start Procedure: Riders will take off for each special test one-at-a-time, in 15, 20, or 30-second intervals (as determined by race organizers due to racing conditions); engines will be live and bike in gear. A race official will motion for you to pull up to the starting line and you will watch the digital countdown display at the start. When the countdown clock reaches one you must begin the test.
5. Riders must wait a minimum of five-seconds after the rider in front of them before starting. Riders starting before five-seconds or failing to start within the allotted start time interval will be penalized 10 seconds.
6. The first rider in each class will be allowed to wait two times the countdown cycle before starting. This is to allow for less chance of a faster rider catching a slower rider from the previous class.
7. The pre-staging area before the start shoot is a dead engine zone. It is imperative that riders keep their bikes off in this area as to allow staging officials to easily call riders into staging when riders are re-seeded after the first two tests based off of overall results.
8. Be courteous in the staging area! Riders who are caught jumping line or starting out of order will be given a warning, if there is a second offense the rider will be given a 1-minute penalty, a 3rd offense will result in a disqualification from that day’s event.
TIMING AND SCORING:
1. Texas Sprint Enduro utilizes Motosponder timing and scoring transponders exclusively. Every racer is required to have a working transponder.
2. Transponders can be purchased on-site
3. Riders will take off in 15-20 second intervals (unless otherwise notified by a race official) sorted by class, their transponder will record their time at the start and at the finish of the special test. Overall and class results will be a cumulative time for all special tests for each day and for the weekend, there will be no drops.
4. Riders must be in staging no later than 5-minutes before their class is to take off. An estimated time schedule will be discussed each morning at the mandatory rider’s meeting and class staging row signs will have start times written for each row.
5. A rider will be considered “late” to a special test if they arrive to staging more than 1-minute after the last rider in their class has started the special test. A 1-minute penalty can be assessed for being late, with an additional penalty for the total amount of time that passes before the late racer starts the test.
1. The Cross Test will be primarily grass track marked with wooden stakes and ribbon on both sides of the course when necessary, In some cases, there will be small sections of woods, or motocross track as part of the cross test. Any motocross track sections that the organizer feels could create confusion will be ribboned on both sides but the entirety of a motocross track will not be ribboned. On any section of motocross track riders are required to stay on the motocross track, i.e. no cutting corners or going around obstacles.
2. The cross test race course is the space between the wooden stakes and ribbon, riders should respect those boundaries and race in between them. Riders caught purposefully riding through ribbon, or over stakes to gain a time advantage will be given one warning, a second offense will result in a 30-second penalty, 3rd offense will be a 1-minute penalty, and 4th offense will result in a disqualification from that day’s event.
3. The cross test will sometimes use a natural barrier such as the edge of a forest as one edge of the track, these sections may not have ribbon. Riders can treat this area as part of the race course but must not bypass any part of the track or break through any ribbon or stakes in the process.
4. The Enduro Test will be a primarily wooded race course with a combination of well-defined trail, fire roads, single track trail, and some grass track that will be marked with arrows and ribbon. Portions of the trail that are well-defined may not be ribboned on both sides, but riders must remain within 5-feet of the established trail. On sections of the trail that are ribboned on both sides riders must remain inside the ribbon
5. Sprint Enduro racing is not a hare scramble or traditional enduro, there is no 25-foot rule, etc. You must remain on the established trail for the entirety of the event unless in the case of a bottle neck or downed rider where you may go around and re-enter the race course as quickly as possible.
6. Riders caught by a course official blatantly cutting the course will be given an immediate penalty of at least 1-minute. Hot lines and shortcuts will not be tolerated.
We understand that mistakes happen and riders will end up off course due to a crash, miscalculation of trail or course, etc. If you get off course, go through ribbon, blow a turn, etc. you must return to the track as close to the point you left as is safely possible. Riders who go off course cannot make up any time advantage or tear down ribbon or stakes to return to the course.
1. For the 2018 season, the championship will consist of 3, 2-day events. Each event’s overall results will be from a combination of both days of racing for that round, the rider with the lowest time to have completed all the special tests will be the winner. Championship points will be awarded for each day of a round, so in the end there will be 6 days of points per class.
2. Amateur and Pro awards will be given to the top-3 overall in each class.
3. There will be no drops given to Pro riders for year-end points.. There will be 1 drop for amateur classes. So out of 6 total days, 5 will be counted for amateur championships.