Competition Bulletin - March 2013
Meatball Flag – (Starter Only) Jump Start of Race or Rider Issue during Practice
Race – Rider must pull in within 3 laps for a stop and go penalty or be disqualified
Practice - Rider to complete lap and report to the starter
Black Flag – (All Corner Stations) Mechanical issue with a machine
In the case of a black flag only, the rider is experiencing an unsafe mechanical issue that he or she may be unaware of. In the event you are shown the Black Flag, immediately put up a hand, safely decelerate and pull out of the racing line. Then exit the race track at the closest and safest place possible. Do not stop in an impact zone or other unsafe area. Do not re-enter the track, the safety vehicle will be sent to assist you. If there is a group of people, the corner worker, to the best of their ability, will attempt to point the flag at the rider in question. If you are not sure it’s you, you should pull of to be safe. You could be leaking fluid and endanger yourself and others.
Competition Bulletin - December 2012
Aftermarket replacement rotors of similar materials are legal for Supersport class racing.
Competition Bulletin - November 2012
Ultra Lightweight Shootout Class will be run under Formula Rules. Also 4 stroke street based machines up to 300cc, and Street based 2-strokes up to 125cc are legal.
Competition Bulletin - May 2012
- Pit Lane Speed Limit is 50 mph. Riders will be required to slow to 50
mph at the coned-off line at the entrance to pit lane. Speed will be
displayed via a radar gun-operated digital display. Penalties for
violating the pit lane speed limit will range from a fine to
disqualification to expulsion from the club.
- Any violation that results in a rider being ordered to come into the
pits requires the rider to come to a complete stop when reporting to a
pit official. Not coming to a complete stop in the pits will result in
an additional penalty, ranging from a fine to disqualification to
expulsion from the club.
- A mechanic’s license is required to gain access to the hot pit lane.
The license will be issued to the rider, who can assign the pass to a
crew member. Anyone on the hot pit lane must be either a licensed rider
on their race motorcycle or must possess a mechanic’s license.
- The Team Challenge event is canceled.
- A 6-lap UltraLightweight Shootout for 250cc street-only machines will be held on Saturday and Sunday of race weekend.
- Formula GP replaced with Formula 2: Two-stroke GP bikes. Two-stroke
street-only machines. Four-stroke two-cylinder machines up to 670cc.
Four-stroke, four-cylinder machines to 500cc. Air-cooled,
two-valve-per-cylinder Twins to 1000cc. All Singles.
- UltraLightweight Shootout for 250cc street-only machines. Dual-sport,
dirt, Supermoto or machines with any off-road capabilities excluded.
- Formula Singles for street-only machines. Dual-sport, dirt, Supermoto or machines with any off-road capabilities excluded.
PRACTICE AND QUALIFYING PROCEDURES:
- PRACTICE in four timed groups:
- Group A: 1:57.9 and lower lap times
- Group B: 1:58.0 – 2:01.9 lap times
- Group C: 2:02.0 – 2:09.9 lap times
- Group D: 2:10 and higher lap times
- Racers will be assigned to a practice group at Registration.
- Group assignment will be based on qualifying times.
- QUALIFYING will take place in six groups, each of which gets 10 minutes to qualify. Groups are as follows:
- Open Expert
- Open Amateur
- Middleweight Expert
- Middleweight Amateur
- Ultralightweight (Modern Vintage Lightweight, Vintage Lightweight, Formula Singles, 250 SuperSport)
- Three lines at Registration: Pre-Entry with no modifications to order;
Post-Entry or modified entry (add or drop a class, rent a transponder,
etc.) by licensed racers; and Post-Entry by non-licensed racers.
- Contingency forms will be available at Registration. They must be delivered to Tech at time of tech inspection.
- SuperSport: Throttle bodies and/or carburetors must be stock to the specific motorcycle presented for tech inspection.
- Numbers must be at least 6” tall and be placed on a background that
extends at least 1” beyond the numbers. Backgrounds must be appropriate
for the rider’s status; white for Experts, yellow for Amateur. Machines
that do not meet this requirement will not pass tech inspection.
- Motorcycles with axle sliders that prevent the wheel nut from being
safety-wired will not be required to have the axle nut safety-wired.
CVMA 2012 Season Update 02/17/2012:
New Twins Class, More Dunlop Contingency, Competition Number Carryovers …
- Attention Ducati, Buell, KTM and BMW twins racers: The Chuckwalla Valley Motorcycle Association will offer a new class for the 2012 racing season – Open Twins GP. The class is open to all Expert and Amateur CVMA racers. Machinery eligible for the class will be any two-cylinder four-stroke motorcycle. The class will run along with the Formula Twins class for 670cc and smaller twin-cylinder motorcycles.
- New language has been added to the rulebook (Version 2.1) to clarify the retention of competition numbers.
- Dunlop has increased its contingency support of CVMA. For the 2012 season, Dunlop will offer contingency for all three Shootouts – Open, Middleweight and Lightweight – as well as for the Sunday races for Formula Open, Formula Middleweight, SuperSport Open, SuperSport Middleweight and Formula 40. Contingency payouts are subject to the regulations set forth by Dunlop for decal displays on leathers and motorcycle, as well as minimum number of starters in each race.