TORCS FAQ
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Question Index:

   How do I get started in TORCS racing?
   What safety gear is required?
   How long is each TORCS race/course?
   What class should I compete in?
   Can I ride more than one class?
   Do you accept checks or credit cards?
   Is there practice or a parade lap prior to the event?
   Do I have to run a background?
   How do I reserve a number to use at the races?
   What are the age limits for 50, 65, 85, Vet, Master, Senior and Super Senior classes.
   Do I have to run a spark arrestor or pass a sound test?

Q. How do I get started in TORCS racing?
A. It's easier than you think, all you really need to do is show up and race! When you get to the track, you will pay a gate fee for each person in your group. You will also pay your race entry fee and either purchase a TORCS yearly Membership or pay a day pass fee. If you become a member you will receive a number that can be run at any future TORCS Race. If you pay the day pass fee you will receive a temporary number for the day. Either way we will provide you with the bike numbers and backgrounds to put on your bike that day. If you prefer to join on line you can do so from our home page. Once you have joined on line you can also pre enter for races on line. NO Ama Card Required.
 
Q. What safety gear is required?
A. All riders must have a helmet, goggles, gloves, pants, long-sleeve shirt and boots that go over the ankles. Chest protectors and hand guards are not required but are recommended.
 
Q. How long is each TORCS race/course?
A. This depends on the class you enter at the event, varying from 30 minutes in the 50cc class to 120 minutes in the Pro MC. Courses vary in length from 3-7 miles.
 
Q. What class should I compete in?
A. This depends on your age and riding ability, and your machine's engine size, type and modifications. Look at the class section in rules. We ask for a valid competition card verifying your ability level from any other association. Motocross classes convert as follows: MX Pro=Off Road Pro, MX Intermediate=Off Road A, MX Junior=Off Road B, and MX Beginner=Off Road C. Bring your competition card!!
 
Q. Can I ride more than one class?
A. Yes, if you are the correct age/ability or have the right motorcycle you can ride more than one class. Use the class chart to see what you are eligible to ride.
 
Q. Do you accept checks or credit cards?
A. We do accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover for entry fees. We do not accept checks.
 
Q. Is there practice or a parade lap prior to the event?
A. Practice Saturday morning 8:00am for minis, Saturday afternoon at 12pm for big bike C Riders and 1pm for big bike A,B,&Pro riders. Practice Sunday morning 8:00am for minis and 9:30 for big bikes. Pro Motorcycles ride a parade lap on the MX track Only.
 
Q. Do I have to run a background?
A. We require TORCS Members Pro, A, B and C riders to comply with the background colors. If it is your first race we can provide you with a color coded background and numbers for the weekend or a temporary number for first time racers who purchased a $10 Day Pass.
 
Q. How do I reserve a number to use at the races?
A. You must join the membership online and generally within 2 working days our staff will call you. You can then pick a number amongst the available numbers at that point. We only RESERVE numbers for paid members. You can also join at any event. We stock numbers and backgourds for all classes.
 
Q. What are the age limits for 50, 65, 85, Vet, Master, Senior and Super Senior classes.
A. 50cc 7-8yrs must be 8yrs old or under as of Jan 1st of Season, 50cc 4-6yrs must be 6yrs old or under as of Jan 1st of Season, 65 must be 11yrs old or under as of Jan 1st of Season, and 85cc must be 15 yrs old or under as of Jan 1st of Season. For minimum age classes rider must turn minimum age during current season. Vet-30yrs+, Master-40yrs+, Senior-50yrs+ and Super Senior-60yrs+ during current season. Bring valid ID to sign up.
 
Q. Do I have to run a spark arrestor or pass a sound test?
A. Most TORCS races are held on closed course so sound restrictions are minimal. Sounds tests are going to become more and more prevalent through out the central US (especially on public lands-Texas has already began implementing new sound laws on public lands) beginning in 2006.
 



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