New Rider

WELCOME TO THE EXCITING SPORT OF MOTOCROSS

motocross : new rider

This Information has been compiled to help getting started a little easier for the new rider and parents.

Motocross is a fun and exciting sport.  Competitive racing teaches discipline, goal setting and the importance of preparation. Unlike team sports, motocross teaches you personal responsibility. Each rider determines how far to push themselves. Remember, time and practice improve your riding. Never ride beyond your ability. The most important thing is to be safe and have fun!

GETTING STARTED

Safety Gear:

  • Helmet – full face Dot & Snell approved. The helmet should be snug, but not uncomfortable.
  • Goggles – should always be worn, extra lens and tear offs should be with you at each race.
  • Clothing – motocross pants, jersey, long socks, gloves.
  • Body Armor – Chest protector, knee brace, neck brace, kidney belt are recommended.

RACE DAY

Sign Up

Riders will be put into classes determined by age, bike size and experience. At sign up you will pay the riders fee (race entry) and purchase a wristband. If you opt to park in the pit area with your trailer or bring your RV for outside, you will pay those fees at this time also.

Rider’s Meeting

All riders gather to go over the rules, meaning of the flags, address any issues with the track and determine race order. See race details on futurewestmoto.ca or on the FWM facebook page.

Flags

Yellow – BE AWARE – there is a problem on the track. Slow down and take direction from flaggers. No Passing or doubling is allowed until passed the incident

White – ONE MORE LAP – left in the race

Red – THE RACE MUST BE RESTARTED. All riders return to original starting position unless 75% of the race is complete.

Blue – LEADERS ARE COMING BEHIND YOU (lapping you), slow down and let them pass. This is used more in the pro class.

Red Cross – PARAMEDICS are on the track no passing or doubling until passed the accident.

Checkered – END OF THE RACE

Practice

All riders must push their bikes to the designated warm up zone before entering the staging area for practice and races. It is important that all bikes are completely warmed up and ready to ride come practice qualifier or main event.

Warm up

Riders get familiar with the track. At practice you can try different lines and know what to expect during the race. Be sure to hold your line and not zig zag.

Bike Down

If you go down during the race, and you are not hurt, try to get you and your bike out of the way of the other riders before starting your bike. Flaggers will warn other riders to slow down – but BE AWARE.

Qualifiers

  • This determines gate pick and narrows the field down to a full gate.
  • If there are more riders than gates, the fastest riders will move up to the main event and the rest to a B main event.
  • Example: Top five in qualifiers will go to the main event, remaining riders to go last chance qualifier (LCQ). LCQ’s are for pros only.

Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ)

Top 2 (or 4) – TBD – go to the main event

Results and Schedules

Results will be posted after your qualifier. It is the rider’s responsibility to check the postings and schedule on the board near the office area. If there are any concerns, please see the office staff.

Awards

During arenacross the schedule is too tight to have actual award ceremonies. Trophies are located in the office area, where staff is there to assist.

We hope the above information helps. If you have any furthers questions, or concerns, please do not hesitate to come to the office for assistance.