TORCS Rules and Regulations
  INTRODUCTION
  GENERAL RULES
  ENTRANTS
  EVENT COURSE
  PROTESTS
  RULE INFRACTIONS/PENALTIES
  RIDERS
  PITS
  TECHNICAL INSPECTION
  COMPETITION
  SAFETY EQUIPMENT
  RACE VEHICLE NUMBERS
  DISQUALIFICATION
  ABILITY CLASSIFICATION
  TRANSFER CRITERIA
  DISPLACEMENT/AGE CLASSIFICATION
  YOUTH-MINIBIKE CLASSES
  BIG BIKE CLASSES
  POINTS SCHEDULE
  ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
  SXS RULES
  VIEW ALL RACE CLASSES

* Sections in Red were revised.


INTRODUCTION
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.



GENERAL RULES
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 rulings.


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.


5:Supplementary regulations may be issued for each event as necessary to amend, suspend or modify existing rules and regulations.


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.


10:Displacement modifications 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 fuel tank.


13:Safety equipment and machine eligibility are the sole responsibility of the rider.


14: 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.



ENTRANTS
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 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.




EVENT COURSE
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 disqualification.

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 disqualification.




PROTESTS
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 $20 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.



RULE INFRACTIONS/PENALTIES
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 event.

A. Race vehicle traveling on the racecourse in the reverse direction of
the race, at any time: Disqualification.

B. Pit support vehicles traveling on the racecourse at any time: Disqualification.

C. Abusive conduct toward a race official: Disqualification, suspension, one hundred dollar ($100) fine or any combination of the three.

D. Short coursing: Disqualification.

E. Outside assistance anywhere other than in designated pit area. Disqualification.




RIDERS
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 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.




PITS

Pit Riding

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 area.

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 course.

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 regulations.

5: All entrants are responsible for cleaning the pit areas they use during the event.

6: Any Pit crew members disregarding these rules will subject their rider to disqualification.




TECHNICAL INSPECTION
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. sponsored events.




COMPETITION
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.



SAFETY EQUIPMENT
1: Helmets - 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 for racing.

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, LLC. 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. 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



DISQUALIFICATION

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 entry fee.

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 disqualified.


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 director.




ABILITY CLASSIFICATION
CLASS DESCRIPTION
PRO PRO/EXPERT (A LEVEL MX RIDER) MUST BE 16 YRS OR OLDER ON THE FIRST DAY OF EVENT.
A AMATEUR LEVEL RIDERS (B LEVEL MX RIDER)
B INTERMEDIATE LEVEL RIDERS (C LEVEL MX RIDER)
C BEGINNING/NOVICE LEVEL RIDERS (D LEVEL MX RIDER)



TRANSFER CRITERIA
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 POINTS. 

 

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 MATTERS.




DISPLACEMENT/AGE 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.



YOUTH-MINIBIKE CLASSES
CLASS

CLASS

DISPLACEMENT

DESCRIPTION

50 4-6yrs

0-50CC

6 YEARS OLD OR UNDER AS OF JANUARY 1, Max 12” RIM SIZE

50 7-8yrs

0-50CC

8 YEARS OLD OR UNDER AS OF JANUARY 1, Max 12” RIM SIZE

65

51-65CC up to 110CC 4STK

12 YEARS OLD OR UNDER AS OF JANUARY 1, 12” TO 14” RIM SIZE

85

66CC-85CC or 150CC 4STK

15 YEARS OLD OR UNDER AS OF JANUARY 1

Super Mini

85-105cc or 150CC 4STK

15 YEARS OLD OR UNDER AS OF JANUARY 1

 




BIG BIKE CLASSES
BIG BIKE CLASSES

BIG BIKE CLASSES

CLASS

DISPLACEMENT

NOTES

Open

125cc & up

85 cc Bikes are allowed in all big bike classes with permission from MS, LLC

450F

201cc & up 2-stk

301cc & up 4-stk

 

250F

125cc to 250 2-stk

150cc to 300 4-stk

 

SPORT 13-29

125cc & up

MAX 29 YEARS IN AGE DURING SEASON

VETERAN 30+

125cc & up

MIN 30 YEARS IN AGE DURING SEASON

MASTER 40+

125cc & up

MIN 40 YEARS IN AGE DURING SEASON

SENIOR 50+

125cc & up

MIN 50 YEARS IN AGE DURING SEASON

Super Senior 60+

125cc & up

MIN 60 YEARS IN AGE DURING SEASON

WOMEN

85cc & up

MUST BE MIN 12YRS OLD ON DAY OF EVENT. *65 cc Bikes are allowed in Women C class with permission from MS, LLC

Double Decade

125cc & up, Bike must be 20 years or more old

MUST BE MIN 16YRS OLD ON DAY OF EVENT

PRO

125cc & up

MUST BE MIN 16YRS OLD ON DAY OF EVENT-PRO RIDERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BUMP DOWN DURING THE SEASON

 




POINTS SCHEDULE
SCALE

SCALE

CLASSES

21 POINT SCALE

ALL PRO CLASSES

21 POINT SCALE

ALL AMATEUR CLASSES

NOTES: RIDER MUST COMPLETE ONE HALF THE NUMBER OF LAPS AS FIRST FINISHER IN CLASS TO RECEIVE A FINISH


Amateur and Pro Championships 8 of 10 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.  Racer Must race 7 rounds to be eligible for TORCS championship.
Pro Championships count 8 of 10.

Ties 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.

Bumped riders will carry 50% of their earned points prior to getting bumped.

 

POSITION

PRO POINTS

AMATEUR POINTS

1st

21

21

2nd

18

18

3rd

16

16

4th

15

15

5th

14

14

6th

13

13

7th

12

12

8th

11

11

9th

10

10

10th

9

9

11th

8

8

12th

7

7

13th

6

6

14th

5

5

15th

4

4

16th

3

3

17th

2

2

18th

1

1

19th

1

1

20th

1

1

 




ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
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.



SXS RULES
SXS Rules

SXS Rules

All TORCS rules apply to SXS’s.

There will always be at least one trail that is 70" or wider.

Race time will be one hour.

 

SAFETY/REGULATIONS:

Doors over both side openings.

Nets covering both remaining openings OR arm restraints are STRONGLY recommended.

4 or 5 point seat belt harness (both driver and passenger)

2.5 pound Fire Extinguisher with Pressure Gauge

Helmet

No Nitrous on any SXS is allowed

A "SFI" certified fire suit is required for every racer and passenger participating in a race (single layer or better)

Protective Eyewear

Must have race number on front and back of SXS

No aftermarket lights on during daytime races

No horns, bells, or other sound devices permitted in any class

Intentional hitting or flipping will result in a DQ (officials have the right to determine how severe the penalty is)

No radios that allow communications outside of car

Production Rule: Any production SXS motor allowed in any Matching brand Production SWS frame. 4-wheel drive model required

(matching year NOT required). EX: A Polaris 900 frame can have a 800cc or 1000cc engine. If you have any

questions please contact a TORCS official.

Frame geometry must remain as designed by the OEM.

CLASSES

SXS 800cc - Has to be a production SXS with a motor of 800cc or less.

Any component can be changed to enhance the performance of the SXS.

No Turbos or Superchargers are allowed.

Drivers can be 14-15 if passenger is a parent at all times.

SXS Turbo - Has to be a production SXS

Any component can be changed to enhance the performance of the SXS.

 

SXS Non Turbo - Has to be a production SXS

Any component can be changed to enhance the performance of the SXS.

No Turbos or Superchargers are allowed.

 







RACE CLASSES


Class Description Plate Color Number Color
Letter
Sample
SXS TURBO Red White
.
20.
SXS NON TURBO . Yellow Black
.
20.
SXS 800 & UNDER . Black White
.
20.





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