O’Keefe Ranch Rules

Classes:
Youth Little – riders 6-12 years, any displacement
Youth Big – riders 13-16 years, any displacement
Ladies – riders over 16 years, any displacement
Vintage Lite – riders over 16 years, up to 249cc/2stroke or 399cc/4stroke, model year 1984 or earlier
Vintage Open – riders over 16 years,250cc/2stroke or 400cc/4stroke and above, model year 1984 or earlier
Mini Bike – riders of any age, maximum 80cc/2stroke, 150cc/4stroke
Beginner – riders over 16 years, any displacement
Novice – riders over 16 years, any displacement
Intermediate – riders over 16 years, any displacement
Expert – riders over 16 years,any displacement (Pro license holders only)

TIRES
Youth Little – the use of any tires are permitted
Youth Big – the use of any tires are permitted
Ladies – Front: any, Rear: flattrack or street tire**
Vintage Classes – Front: any, Rear: flattrack or street tire**
Mini Bike – the use of any tires are permitted
Beginner – Front: any, Rear: flattrack or street tire**
Novice – Front: any, Rear: flattrack or street tire**
Intermediate – flattrack tires ONLY front AND rear
Open Expert – flattrack tires ONLY front AND rear

*A flat track tire recognized as a flat track tire and manufactured by Goodyear, Dunlop, Maxxis, Golden Tyre, Mitas, Zee Tire, or Carlisle.   **A street tire has NO knobby, multi-use, enduro, trials or block style tread pattern.

MOTORCYCLE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
Any motorcycle falling short of the technical requirements will not be allowed to start a race until the machine has been modified accordingly.
• All lights must be removed or taped.
• Bar ends must be completely covered by grip or plugged.
• All foot pegs must have rubber covers & must be able to fold.
• Control levers must have ball ends.
• Front brake must be inoperable.
• Rear brake and pedal must be operable.
• All kick stands must be removed.
• All rider’s must have a large and visible number mounted on the front and the left side of the motorcycle.
• All motorcycles must have the correct tires fitted (see above).

RIDER EQUIPMENT
All riders MUST have the following pieces of safety equipment:
• A full face style helmet that meets one of the following recognized standards (affixed certification label on the helmet must be clearly visible):
• BSI: 6658 Type A
• USA: Snell M2005/Snell M2010
• United Nations: Regulation ECE 22.05 P or J
• Japan: JIS 8133:2000 / JIS 8133:2007
• Shatter resistant googles or visor.
• Full fingered gloves.
• Leather or plastic protection on the following contact points: knees, elbows.
• Boots of leather or plastic construction that cover the ankle.

***Motorcycle racing is inherently dangerous and injuries are extremely likely. The above list covers the most basic safety equipment required to satisfy legal obligations. It is highly recommended that you wear full body armour that covers all contact points and essential organs including a neck brace and spine protection.***

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Participants must complete registration, tech inspection, participate in practice and be present at the pre-race riders meeting to be added to the start list.
All of the riders` helmet and equipment are to the responsibility of the rider as they deem safe.
The rules, tech inspection, and equipment laws are a means of due diligence of safety.
The riders themselves are ultimately responsible for their equipment in the matters of safety.
All riders involved in a serious crash that involves personal injury, heavy contact with the ground, another rider or track obstacle and/or are unable to continue they will be listed as DNF (did not finish).
Before they can start in any following races there will be a thorough inspection of the riders motorcycle and personal safety equipment and an agreed assessment of safety by all fellow riders and the referee will be required before they are able to continue. If the referee or fellow racers believe that a rider or their equipement is not in suitable condition to race, the referee will have the right to discretion and/or to refuse race entry until the rider has met the safety requirements to return.
All insurance and waiver forms must be completed and filled out truthfully. Any fraudulently filled out forms will result in fine or disqualification.
If there is any injury to spectators, property damage, or fatal injury, a full report must be made with a visual diagram of the incident.  Witnesses, with contact info, shall be included in report. In case of fatality, the senior referee must contact the police and fill out a race report, as well as any injury report form, supplied by the EMS.

RACING RULES
Rule 1: Rule 2 overrides every other rule.
Rule 2: The rules are made week to week by agreement of the majority of the riders and with the Starter/Referee.

STARTER/REFEREE
The Starter/Referee decision is final in all situations. He/she has the authority to disqualify or refuse entry to a rider if their bike hasn’t passed tech inspection, if the rider is considered to be riding dangerously or without due care and concern for others, or is not following the rules of the event.

RACE STAGING
Riders are asked to be staged and ready for their heats in the staging area at least one race prior to their own heat.
If a rider cannot make it to the staging area they will be disqualified from that race and given a DNS (did not start).
Once on the track racers will observe the starters flag signals and line up according to their designated grid slot.
Starting positions or gates are referred to as numbers from 1 to 20, with the lowest number being the gate or starting position closest to the infield.
Riders who have issues with their equipment on the start line must raise their hand to capture the attention of the referee.

FLAGS
Green Flag: Announces the start of the race or a clear race track
Yellow Flag: Caution, slow down, passing is prohibited in the ‘caution zone’
Red Flag: Slow down safely and immediately proceed to designated safety zone or start finish line.
Black Flag: Report to referee. Either your motorcycle is malfunctioning or there has been a rider
infraction (failure to report to the referee is an automatic disqualification).
White Flag: Shown to the leader at the beginning of their final lap.
Chequered Flag: Signals the finish of a race (each rider that passes the flag must slow down safely as
the race has ended, even if down a lap).

RE-STARTS
A red flag will be shown and a restart must take place for:
• a false start
(In the event of a false start, any rider who jumps the line will be penalized and restart from the penalty line.)
• a crash on the first lap
(In the event of a crash on the first lap by any rider, then a grid style restart takes place.)
• a crash on any other lap that compromises the safety of the race.
(In the event of a crash that compromises the safety of the race within the first 2 laps, the race will be restarted as a regular start. If there is more than 2 laps remaining the race will be restaged as a staggered style start with riders starting in a line determined by their track position on the lap previous to the crash and the remaining laps will be run. If there is less than 2 laps remaining the starter will at his/her discretion call the race with final placings being awarded according to rider track position on the lap previous to the crash.)

The starter/referee will at his/her discretion show a red flag and call a restart for all participants on the original grid:
• if he feels there was ‘first corner bunching’.
• if 2 or more riders jump the start simultaneously