Harescramble Rules


SVCC HARE SCRAMBLES Rules  -  New rules or changes are in bold.

The race consists of a 3-5 mile loop of natural terrain on 160 acres of land. The course varies technically from race to race. Some races will have water crossings, some will be tight and tough, and some will be fast and wide sweeping. Only three things will be consistent: (1) there will be few trees to hit: (2) we race in the rain, snow or 100 degree dust storms and (3) races will be cancelled for frozen ground or lightning. The race is two hours for 2 hour classes, one hour for 1 hour classes, and 40 minutes for mini classes.  The checkered flag will be brought out right on the end times.  It is possible not to get the white flag if you are passed by the leader on the white flag lap.

The course is marked with arrows printed on orange, red, green or blue markers. A single marker turned at an angle signifies a turn. The marker is always on the inside of the turn and you must pass around it. If you miss a marker or pass on the wrong side you must go back and do it properly. Failure to do either of these will dock one lap from your total. Most races consist of 9-14 laps.

The start is a live engine start.  The classes will start in rows. The first digit in your number is the row in which you start. During the race there will be one check point. You must pass under the RFID reader to be counted.  The race will be scored with RFID stickers placed under each racers visor of their helmet. We are NOT responsible for RFID’s that DO NOT work. The rider must confirm that the RFID was read on the rider display.  If your RFID was not read and your information displayed on the monitor, then you must stop at the window so your lap can be entered manually.  All machines must have numbers on all 3 number plates as well as for back up scoring. There will be a separate gate for 1 hour and 2 hour classes which will be marked on front of check point building. You must go through the correct gate to be scored. A flagger will be holding a green flag to signify racers to ride at normal racing speeds, white flag signifies last lap, checkered signifies end of race. The scoring lane must be entered in a slow manner.  No rider shall pass another rider while in the scoring area, unless a rider has fallen and can be safely maneuvered around.  If you are racing or passing in the scoring lane, you will be docked one lap.

No one is allowed on the track before the race and no riding until the parade lap.

The hare scrambles will be divided into three races: ATV’s, Peewee bikes and Quads and  Bikes.

The Quads will sign up from 7-8:30 am with riders meeting at 8:30am. They will have a preride time from 8:30 to 8:59 to preride the course at their leisure.  The race will start at 9am sharp.  Peewee quads will race at the same time as the Peewee bike's but on a separate course.  The Peewee’s will have sign up from 8-10am with riders meeting at 10am and race starts at 10:30. Bikes will have sign up from 10-12pm with riders meeting at 11:45 and race/parade lap at 12pm.  It is extremely important for riders to help us keep our time schedules.  Please be prompt and ready. It will be appreciated by all.


Sign up is $40 for A classes and $30 for every other class other than the Trail Rider class, which is $20. Each racer must register their number at their first race of season for an additional $10. Numbers will be for sale for $4 per pack. Each rider will get their first RFID at the beginning of the year or any time during the year at no charge. No rider will be allowed to race a trophy and cash class. We CANNOT swap RFIDS in our system. Once you have it, that’s yours for the whole year unless lost. We CANNOT transfer that to another rider.

Riders are responsible for the condition of their motorcycle or ATV, for determining the safety of the course, and to assess their own abilities, and for the condition of their protective apparel, which includes helmets, boots, gloves, etc. A rider must start, finish, and ride the entire race on the same machine. 

Awards will be given for 1st-3rd place in all trophy classes except peewee and mini's where places 1st-5th will be awarded. There is a $500 minimum year end points fund for the top three B riders where all races count in the Big Bike and Big Quad classes. There also will be yearend awards for 1st -3rd place finishers in each class. All races will count towards points and year end class awards with one race as a throwout. You must race 51% of the races to be eligible for yearend awards. “A” classes will pay back 100% at each race with $2.00 per B rider going for a year end cash payback fund. Bike rider funds will go towards bike “A” class.  Points will not carry over if you change classes midseason.

If there is an average of more than 5 riders in the class, the top 2 riders from each class will be required to advance up to the next higher class for the next year, those classes are as followed:

                -1 Hour B advances to 1 Hour A

                -B advances to A

               -C advances to B

 

Race Scoring:

1st - 25 pts       2nd - 22 pts      3rd - 20 pts     4th - 18 pts     5th - 16 pts and every place from there on is decreased by one point until 21st -  0 pts

Our main purpose is to have fun and ride safe.

 

Gates open at 7am

 

Quad signup:  7-8:30am                Race:   9:00am

Preride Lap 8:30am with race start at 9am sharp. Quads race for 1 hour.

 

Peewee Bike and Peewee Quad signup: 8am-10am     Race: 10:30am  

Riders will have a hare for the 1st couple of laps to follow, Peewee bikes and peewee quads will run at the same time on 2 different courses.  Peewees race for 40 minutes.

 

Bike signup:    10am-12pm           Parade lap/Race: 12pm Race will start at no later than 12:30 sharp.

Race start is immediately after the parade Lap, race 2 hour.

 

Absolutely no riding before the race or non-member riding after the race. Thank you.