Schedule has changed, Please note!
Round 1 – Tom Dash Memorial Speedway – Atwater CA – 5-7 April 2013
Round 2 – Willow Springs Kart Track – Rosamond CA – 25-26 May 2013
Round 3 – Shasta Kart Track – Redding CA – 14-16 June 2013
Round 4 – Grange Motor Circuit – Apple Valley CA – 26-28 July 2013
Round 5 – Willow Springs Kart Track – Rosamond CA – 10-11 August 2013
Round 6 – Tom Dash Memorial Speedway – Atwater CA – 6-8 September 2013
Round 7 – Buttonwillow Raceway – Buttonwillow CA – 18-20 October 2013
MiniMoto USA New Racers Program
We have observed in the past, parents putting a considerable amount of time and money into their son or daughters racing program. Some people buy bikes, gear etc. and the son or daughter decides to not do the sport after all. Because of this, we offer the following, so a family can try the sport out before committing fully to it with a bike and gear purchase.
Minimum requirements to participate in the New Racer Program: Rider must be able to ride a bicycle without training wheels under their own power. Ideally the rider has motorcycle experience beforehand.
Specifics of Program:
$200 for one day or $350 for two days, the rider gets:
1. 1. Rental of bike, gear such as pads or leathers, helmet, boots, back protector, and gloves. (This price does not include race fees, practice fees or the gate passes for a family. See our fee schedule under Racer Corner for more info on additional fees.)
2. Parts damage deposit: Credit card, cash or check. It is OK to pay for the damage deposit at the track. The deposit will be returned at end of practice or race day if no damage has been done to the bikes or gear. Deposit for our bike: $200. Deposit for our gear: $75.
3. Instruction is tailored to make sure the rider can safely control the motorcycle before going on track. If we feel the rider is not ready for the track, we will let them do drills in the pit area.
4. This program has to be set up in advance. Please call or email ahead of time to reserve your spot. Spaces are limited.
To reserve please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (818) 219 - 3880
Minimoto USA invites adults and kids of all ages and skill level to compete with us!
Having said that…
How does an entire family get into the ADVENTURE of motorcycle road racing? How does a 5 year old kid go from a beginner racer to a seasoned veteran with countless days of fun and racing under his/her belt? What bike should a kid start with? What classes should he/she run? What kind of progression should he/she take to get to the level they want? How does Mom, Dad, and even Grandma and Grampa both support their kids and participate as well?
We have answers to these questions.
Check out our site, look at the tracks, schedule, pictures and videos. Come to the track and we’ll help you get through the “teething process” of figuring out the sport of motorcycle road racing, including the bikes, rules, standard procedures, and help get your son/daughter winning on the track in a safe and sane environment. We have classes for adults too!
THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT WE LOVE MOTORCYCLE ROAD RACING!
We want to share the passion, challenges, and freedom with any and all who want to participate in this amazing sport.
Feel free to call or email us with any questions.
(818) 219 - 3880
MINIMOTO USA, LLC – FEE SCHEDULE
(Subject to change until further notice)
Annual Membership $125
Second Membership $115 (for families)
Third Membership $105 (for families)
Single event Membership $25
Race Entry (includes Pit Pass for the weekend and Sunday morning practice) $60
Friday Practice: If there is a Friday practice, the fee is $50
Saturday Practice Entry (includes Saturday practice and 1 Pit pass for the weekend) $50
Second Race Class Entry $30
Additional Class Entries $20
Non Rider Pit Pass One Day $10
Non Rider pit pass two or three Day $15
Please note that some tracks may charge an additional gate fee
MINIMOTO USA Classes
(classes subject to change until further notice)
(This page intended for brief descriptions of classes. Descriptions of classes below do not define entire class. Must see Rule Book for expanded class rules to be legal for classes)
Beginner riders, new to the sport with limited racing experience. This is a “feeder” class for new riders and is designed to be the first class that one would start in while embarking on racing at Minimoto USA, LLC sanctioned events.
This class is for a rider who comes to race with Minimoto USA that is NOT a beginner rider AND has a machine that does not conform to the Minimoto Junior or Pro rules.
Fourteen years old and under able to compete in this class. If a racer turns 15 any time after the first race date of that season, he/she is allowed to finish the season in that class.
This is the next class for a rider to be in after he/she has graduated from Minimoto Junior. This is a spec class that requires an exhaust restrictor and spec tires. Please see Rule Book for expanded class rules.
Minimoto Pro riders/bikes allowed. 7 years of age and over can compete in this class. Minimoto Junior riders not allowed in this class. Midimoto or minimoto machines allowed. 40cc or 50cc air or water cooled engine allowed.
Aspiring racers 20 years old/older. Midimoto or minimoto machines allowed. 40cc or 50cc air or water cooled engine allowed.
Mini GP Stock
No Minimoto machines or chassis allowed. NSR, YSR 50′s and NSF 100's allowed No age limit. Please see Rule Book for expanded class rules.
Mini GP Modified Junior
Beginner riders, new to the sport. Minimoto Junior riders allowed to race in this class. No age limit. No Minimoto or Midimoto machines or chassis allowed.
Mini GP Modified
Mini GP Stock machines/riders allowed in this class. No age limit. No Minimoto machines or chassis allowed. Up to 50cc 2 stroke air or water cooled, or 100cc air cooled 4 stroke allowed. .
Any chassis allowed as long as not a minimoto or midimoto chassis. No age limit. No minimoto or midimoto machines or chassis allowed. Up to 125cc four stroke. Stock NSF 100′s allowed.
Mini GP Stock and Mini GP Modified machines/riders allowed in this class. No minimoto or midimoto machines or chassis allowed. No age limit.
Up to the discretion of the Race Director, GP 65 and Thumper GP machines/riders allowed in this class. No minimoto or midimoto machines or chassis allowed. Age limit up to the discretion of the Race Director. Up to 110cc liquid cooled two stroke with unlimited modifications. Or up to 150cc liquid cooled four strokes or, 230cc air cooled four stroke.
125cc chassis, 125cc two stroke, water cooled. Original bore/stroke must remain stock. 16 years old or up to the race director.
Machine specifications: Honda or Kawasaki 250. Chassis, Wheels, frame, to remain stock. Aftermarket shock allowed. The changing of fork internals allowed. Aftermarket bodywork, brake lines, brake rotors allowed, levers and rear-sets allowed.16 years old or up to the race director.
Formula Moto machines/riders allowed in this class. Production based, any motorcycle produced by a manufacturer and readily available to the consumer. Must be 12 years old or older on or before first race date of the season.
No minimoto or midimoto machines or chassis allowed. Must be 14 years old or older on or before first race date of the season. Machine specifications: Production based, any motorcycle produced by a manufacturer and readily available to the consumer. Engine specifications – 450cc maximum, liquid cooled two or four stroke, single cylinder, unlimited modifications. *250 Supermoto competitors 14 years of age and older can ride their 250 in the 450 Supermoto class.
Aspiring racers over 30, or up to discretion of race director. No old school pros. See GP65 for machine and engine specifications.
Automatics - Any scooter or moped with an automatic transmission.
Shifters - Any scooter that requires shifting. (ie: Vespa, Lambretta)
Scooters and Mopeds not meeting eligibility for any existing class, can run on a trial basis at the discretion of the organization officials. Please see Rule Book for expanded class rules.
Fun for the kids. Any size strider can be used. No pedals allowed. The course will be set up at the beginning of the weekend and kids can practice at any time. The race will consist of 3 laps. Awards for top 3 given at the awards presentation at the end of the day for each class. Classes are as follows: 2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
2013 Entry Form
Download the Official 2013 Entry Form HERE!
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR MINIMOTO USA LLC
(Rulebook subject to change until further notice)
Download the 2013 Rule Book PDF HERE!
1. Competition Regulations
2. Technical Regulations
3. Safety Regulations
4. Noise Regulations
5. Fuel Regulations
6. Behavior of Pit Personnel including anyone in your group of friends or family
7. Riders Meetings
8. Qualifying, Grids, Scoring, and overall championship points
9. Number Plate Regulations
10. Race and Practice Days
13. Crashes and Leaving the Race Course
14. Changing motorcycles after heat race and/or qualifying
15. Attempting to claim a starting spot that was not assigned to you
16. Conduct Regulations
20. Event Fees
22. Right to appeal and tear down form
23. Tear down and protest procedures
24. Upgrading Class
25. Media Coverage
SECTION 1 – COMPETITION REGULATIONS
1.1 – In order to compete or practice at a Minimoto USA event, all race entrants or a designated crew member must bring the motorcycle to the tech inspection area and pass technical inspection before entering the racing surface. A rider only needs to go through Tech Inspection one time per weekend unless he/she has had an incident that would require the individual to go through Tech Inspection again. Disciplinary action for either entering the race track or practicing in a class you are not to is up to the Race Director. This includes riders who are intentionally practicing in multiple groups without permission.
1.2 – Only bikes/riders legal for a class may enter a particular practice or race.
1.3 – If at any point the racing machine’s foot peg touches the ground in any form of crash, the bike must be re-inspected at Tech Inspection by a MMUSA LLC official. See race director for location of qualified official to do tech inspection.
SECTION 2 – MACHINE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
2.1 – Drill and safety wire oil drain plugs and filler caps on machines that apply.
2.2 – No leaking fluids of any kind; oil, water or fuel. No loose parts.
2.3 – If a bike has a cooling system, no antifreeze allowed in cooling system; water wetter or equivalent ok. No substitutes.
2.4 – Carburetor, overflow fuel lines, radiator overflow hoses and crankcase breather lines should be routed into a suitable catch container.
2.5 – Number plates must be securely attached and be easily read from 50 feet.
2.6 – Brakes and tires in race condition; no loose spokes, no non-working brakes, no flat or damaged tires.
2.7 – Throttle opens and closes freely and smooth.
2.8 – Properly mounted peg sliders and devices that protect the racing surface such as axle sliders are required at most tracks and are HIGHLY encouraged.
2.9 – At any point, Minimoto USA LLC staff members may require a rider to leave the track and have the bike re-inspected if a bike does not meet technical requirements.
SECTION 3 – SAFETY REGULATIONS3.1 – It is the riders responsibility to wear adequate and proper protective equipment while participating in racing events.
3.2 – Full face or MX style helmet and goggles, gloves, boots that at least cover the ankle, and back protector are required. A Snell and DOT certified helmet as well as a chest protector, ear plugs, and mouth guard are recommended.
3.3 – Suitable, protective riding gear or leathers are mandatory. The suit/leathers will get visually inspected on a random basis by a Minimoto USA LLC Technical Inspector or the Race Director to make sure it is fit to be raced in.
3.4 – Minimoto USA LLC staff may choose to exclude a rider from all track activities if the rider is not properly protected or if they feel that the riders gear is not up to the task of properly protecting the rider.
3.5 – Each rider must bring his/her helmet to Technical Inspection along with their machine. The Technical Inspector will inspect the helmet for damage. If the Technical Inspector is not satisfied with the safety of the helmet, the Technical Inspector will not issue a “Tech Sticker” to the helmet and it will not pass Technical Inspection. Any helmet that is found to have damage that looks to be from impact, looks too loose on the riders head, has any problem with the strap, then helmet may not be passed and will not be issued a “Tech Sticker”.
3.6 – A rider must have a Tech Inspection sticker visible on the front of his/her helmet before entering the race track for any purpose.
3.7 – If a rider goes down, it is recommended that he/she bring their helmet to the Technical Inspector or the Race Director for them to inspect the helmet for damage.
SECTION 4 – NOISE REGULATIONS
4.1 – Certain venues may have unique restrictions on sound. If a rider’s bike is found to be too loud for the venue, it may be removed from the track and given the opportunity to become compliant before it may be allowed to return to on track activity.
SECTION 5 – FUEL REGULATIONS
5.1 – All brands of gasoline are legal, any octane of race or pump fuel, leaded or unleaded.
5.2 – NO additives , NO alcohol, NO nitro or methane
SECTION 6 – BEHAVIOR OF PIT PERSONNEL INCLUDING ANYONE IN YOUR GROUP OF FRIENDS OR FAMILY
6.1 – Each racer is responsible for the actions of anyone in their pit or anyone who is part of their group. Irresponsible behavior such as but not limited to fighting, destruction of race track property, personal property of others etc… will not be tolerated. In the event that such behavior occurs, or rules are broken, the racers may be asked to leave for just that event or his/her membership to the club may be terminated and all finishing positions and or points will be forfeited.
6.2 – Non-motorized vehicles in the pits are allowed. Maximum speed for non-motorized pit vehicles is 5mph. However their use is up to the decision of the race director if he/she feels that the privilege of pit riding is being abused.
6.3 – Motorized pit vehicles are allowed. Maximum speed for motorized pit vehicles is 5mph. An individual’s use of motorized pit vehicles is up to the decision of the race director if he/she feels that the privilege of pit riding is being abused.
6.4 – ALL PETS MUST BE ON A LEASH!!! NO EXCEPTION! Please clean up after your pets.
6.5 – The racer is responsible for any debris left behind in his or her pit area. Any fines levied to Minimoto USA LLC by the venue will be passed on to the rider pitted there.
6.6 – Camping. When overnight camping is available, it is the racer who is responsible for the action of their guests. The ability to stay overnight at race tracks is a privilege and it can be revoked at any time. Even if a racer or his/ her guests have paid to stay overnight, if they demonstrate undesirable or illegal behavior they may be asked to leave and no refund of any kind will be given.
SECTION 7 – RIDERS MEETINGS
7.1 – All event entrants and pit crew members are required to attend any and all riders meetings throughout the event. Attendance of the riders meeting is mandatory. During the riders meeting, the day’s schedule will be reviewed, any special information specific to the race day will be communicated, and track officials will be identified.
SECTION 8 – QUALIFYING, GRIDS, SCORING AND OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
8.1 – QUALIFYING
8.1.1 – All race grids will be determined by qualifying the day before race day.
8.1.2 – Whatever position a rider qualifies in, that will be his/her starting position in the race.
8.1.3 – Any racer that completes a minimum of 1 lap in his/her qualifying session is entitled to a qualifying time.
8.1.4 – Each class will qualify for 15 minutes. (subject to change if time is limited)
8.1.5 – Lap times will be posted after all qualifying sessions are complete.
8.1.6 – If a rider intentionally tries to effect in any way another rider in qualifying such as but not limited to slowing intentionally while on the racing line while in front of another rider, weaving in front of another rider he/she will be relegated to the back of the grid for the main race.
8.1.7 – When transponders are used for either practice, qualifying or races, it is the riders responsibility to make sure they have the transponder mounted to the bike or their body. Instructions as to the best location for the transponder will be given to them in tech inspection.
8.1.8 – It is the rider’s responsibility to know their grid position prior to entering the track. At the discretion of the race director, a rider not knowing their grid position, or causing a delay, will be sent to the last available spot on the grid.
8.1.9 – If a rider does not show up for or does not make it to his/her qualifying session then his/her grid position will be after any of the other riders who did qualify. All non-qualifiers will be gridded in the order of their class championship points standings after the previous race in that series.
8.2 – POINTS
8.2.1 – From time to time, a race may be declared to be a double points round. This determination will be made a minimum of 2 weeks before the race is to be run.
8.2.2 – Main events will be scored with the following points table:
1st 25 points
2nd 20 points
3rd 16 points
4th 13 points
5th 11 points
6th 10 points
7th 9 points
8th 8 points
9th 7 points
10th 6 points
11th 5 points
12th 4 points
13th 3 points
14th 2 points
15th 1 point
8.2.3 – 15th place and down are awarded 1 point.
8.2.4 – As long as a racer starts the race, that racer is scored for that race regardless if he finishes the race or not.
8.2.5 – Racers who complete more laps than other racers who fail to finish will be scored ahead of the other racers who have previously failed to finish.
8.3 – OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP SYSTEM
8.3.1 – There are two separate overall championships occuring at the same time in each region: Junior (Novice), and Pro (Expert).
8.3.2 – The following classes belong in the Junior championship: Minimoto Beginner, Minimoto Powder Puff, Minimoto Junior, Mini GP Modified Junior. A riders single best finish per race event will go towards the overall Junior Championship.
8.3.3 – All remaining classes belong in the Pro (Expert) Championship. A riders three best finishes per race event will go towards the Pro overall championship.
8.3.4 – The following points system will be used to decide the overall champion for a region.
8.3.5 – In case of a tie at the end of the season in overall points.
8.3.6 -Whomever has the most 1st place finishes wins the championship.
8.3.7- If there is still a tie, then whomever has the most 2nd place finishes wins the championship.
8.3.8 – If there is still a tie, then whomever has the most 3rd place finishes wins the championship.
8.3.9 – If there is STILL a tie, then the two racers will race a 15 lap main to decide the winner.
SECTION 9 – NUMBER PLATE REGULATIONS
9.1 – Minimoto/Midimoto number plate requirements:
9.2 – must be securely attached and be easily read from 50 feet at 50 mph.
9.3 – Only area that a number plate is required on a Minimoto or Midimoto bike is on the front of the machine. Mini GP and up machines must have numbers on the front and both sides.
9.4 – All numbers must be a contrasting color to the number plate itself.
9.5 – At the discretion of the Race Director, machines whose numbers are not legible may not be scored. Also, technical inspectors have the authority to disallow/disqualify machines with unreadable numbers.
9.6 – The numbers 1-10 are reserved annually for the competitors finishing in the overall top 10 the previous year. It is up to the competitor’s discretion if they use this number or not. When a top ten rider re-news his/her license, the competitors previous number will be held in reserve for the duration of that season.
9.7 – Top ten numbers are reserved for previous series top 10 in overall points per region. Top ten southern riders from the year before have the option to use their top 10 number and the same goes for the top 10 northern region riders from the year before. In the event that both riders are at the same event, the Northern rider will be required to put a small black X to the bottom right of his/her number.
9.8 – All numbers are available on a first come basis.
9.9 – A list of assigned numbers appears on the Minimoto USA, LLC web site.
SECTION 10 – RACE AND PRACTICE DAYS
10.1 – A rider will not be allowed to practice prior to the signing of a liability release and completion of entry forms. By entering an event, it shall be deemed that the entrant had read these rules and agrees to be bound thereby. All competitors must have their own personal medical coverage.
SECTION 11 – FLAGS
11.1 – Standing Yellow Flag: The standing yellow flag represents a warning to riders that the race track is not as expected further down the track and where extra attention is to be paid to the racing environment. Riders are to proceed with caution until past the yellow flag situation. Passing is not allowed past a standing yellow flag.
11.2 – Waiving Yellow Flag: The waiving yellow flag represents a warning to riders that the race track is not as expected at the corner where the waiving flag is at or just past. Riders are to proceed with caution until past the yellow flag situation. Passing is not allowed at a waiving yellow flag.
11.2 – Red Flag: If at any time during a race a red flag is displayed, all racing activities must immediately come to a safe halt and all riders should reduce their speed and slowly return to the pits. A red flag will be displayed and a race may be stopped if there is a situation that warrants. The ideal way to handle a red flag if possible is to put out your left hand or leg, wave it to let the riders behind you know that you are no longer racing. Then slowly reduce speed.
11.3 – If half or more of the laps have been completed by the leader the race will be terminated and racers will be awarded with the position of their last completed lap. If less than half of the laps completed by the leader have been completed, the race will usually be restarted depending on the situation.
11.3 – Black Flag: If a rider is presented the black flag the rider is to safely return to the pits. The black flag is presented to a rider under the following conditions: race conduct, or race officials observe a motorcycle presenting a danger to the rider or other participants. Failure to comply will result in a loss of Championship points for that race.
11.4 – White Flag: The white flag informs the riders that there is one lap remaining in the race event.
11.5 – Checkered Flag: The checkered flag informs the riders that the race is concluded and a winner is declared. Continuing to race after the checkered flag is prohibited.
11.6 – Crossed Green and White Flags: May be used at some events or races, it signifies that the race is 1/2 way complete.
11.7 – Blue Passing Flag: Blue Flag usually used to alert soon to be lapped riders that they are being lapped.
SECTION 12. STARTS
12.1 – Disciplinary action for jumping the start of a race is at the discretion of the starter and/or referee, if a race is allowed to start when one or more riders make false starts, and the race is then stopped and re-started, the rider(s) may be:
12.2 – Sent back to their original starting position;
12.3 – Sent to the back row of the grid;
12.4 – Sent to a penalty position.
12.4 – It is the starter/referee’s decision to implement a penalty of the following options: 1. Stop and Go penalty (where feasible) 2. Lose one or more positions
12.5 – When a race is stopped after half the distance, the positions of the riders at the last lap completed prior to the stop signal shall be considered the finishing positions. At the referee’s decision, this rule may be applied if the race has not reached the halfway point.
12.6 – The only people authorized to stop a race are the Race Director, Referee, Starter, or Corner Worker.
SECTION 13 – CRASHES AND LEAVING THE RACE COURSE
13.1 – If a rider leaves the race course during a main event, he must re-enter at the same point, if possible. It is permissible to re- enter the course at another location, so long as the maneuver may be completed safely and no improvement in position is realized. At the discretion of the referee, if a rider cuts the course and improves his position OR time ahead of same previous position, sanctions will be applied. Sanctions may include – 1. Stop and go penalty. 2. Assigned DNF 3. Loss of 1 or more finishing positions
13.2 – If a bike breaks down the rider must push the bike as far away from the impact zone as possible and wait for a corner worker to instruct them as what to do.
13.3 – If a rider crashes and is able to get off the track, he/she must get off of the racing surface and out of the impact zone.
13.3 – If a rider crashes then a corner worker, the starter, a race official, or the Race Director must OK the racer to continue racing. If the racer crashes and jumps back on the bike to continue racing, he/she will be black flagged in order to have the machine pulled into the hot pit and inspected.
SECTION 14. CHANGING MOTORCYCLES AFTER QUALIFYING
14.1 – The starting position goes to the rider not the bike, as long as the motorcycle being used complies with the class rules and meets technical requirements it may be used in the race regardless of whether it was used in qualifying or not. If the bike to be ridden can’t make it thru Tech inspection in time, the rider will be placed on the back of the grid.
SECTION 15. ATTEMPTING TO CLAIM A STARTING SPOT THAT WAS NOT ASSIGNED TO YOU.
15.1 – It is the referee’s decision to implement a penalty of the following options
15.1.1 – Exclusion from start of main
15.1.2 – Start from Penalty spot
15.1.3 – If not caught before start of race, a loss of 1 or more positions
SECTION 16. CONDUCT REGULATIONS
16.1 – In all racing events, the rider is responsible for the actions of his entire pit crew. Information or requirements passed to a riders’ pit crew by Race Officials shall be deemed as passed to the rider.
16.2 – One of Minimoto USA, LLC’s main purpose is to create a safe, sane and fun environment for kids to compete in. This means that adults and other kids should set a good example for the younger kids to follow.
16.3 -Any of the following infractions, but not limited to the following may result in immediate exclusion from remaining races of that particular event, forfeiture of results during that race day, suspension for the rest of the season or indefinitely: Excessive Rough Riding, Intentionally hitting another rider, fighting, starting fights or arguments, destruction of property, unsportsmanlike behavior, unruly pit behavior, not settling on-track incidents in a calm and rational manner, engaging in any unfair practice, threatening any race official or other rider, misbehavior or action detrimental to the sport of motorcycle road racing, Minimoto and MiniGP in general, regardless of relationship to a specific event.
16.4 – Crashes will be monitored and recorded. Riders deemed to be regularly unsafe might have their licenses revoked. Further, riders entering or continuing on the racetrack with an unsafe machine (e.g. leaking oil, etc.) may have their license revoked, and at the discretion of the referee, may lose all season points.
16.5 – Alcohol Policy: Absolutely No alcohol or drugs allowed in the pits during racing events. Reasonable alcohol consumption may be tolerated after the last race of the day; violators may be removed. Disciplinary action up to the discretion of the Race Director for any rider/crew member seen to be in consumption of alcohol during the race day.
16.6 – Several facilities that we attend have their own guidelines and it will be the responsibility of the participant to understand and adhere to any such rules.
16.7 – Any abusive behavior toward kids or any individual such as but not limited to: “Soccer parent syndrome” will not be tolerated.
SECTION 17. CLASSES
17.1 – Minimoto Beginner
17.1.1 – Beginner riders, new to the sport with limited racing experience. This is a “feeder” class for new riders and is designed to be the first class that one would start in while embarking on racing at Minimoto USA, LLC sanctioned events.
17.1.2 – Machine specifications: Blata 2.5 or 2.6 minibike. Previous and 2011 model Blata allowed. BZM, DM, GRC, Polini, Phantom minimoto machines allowed. Yamaha TTR 50, PW 50 allowed. Check with race director if a machine you have for your beginner child to ride on is acceptable. All chassis components including but not limited to frame, front end, engine brackets to remain stock however aftermarket wheels are allowed. Aftermarket bolts/washers/nuts are allowed.
17.1.3 – Engine specifications: Engine specifications: For Minimotos with Polini, BZM, Iame, or other minimoto engines: 40cc air cooled, up to 6 port with 10mm restrictor in exhaust. 39.2 crank. For Blatas, engine to remain stock however, the following modifications are allowed to the fuel inlet area of the Blata: Unlimited modification to the stock reed block is allowed. Steel reed pedal allowed to be replaced with after market carbon or fiberglass reed pedal. Any form of air filtration allowed. While we do recommend some form of air filtration, air filtration not required. Carburetor – Dell’ Orto SHA 14/12 or 14/14 allowed.
17.1.4 – Exhaust to remain stock (can be welded in case of breakage)
17.1.5 – Clutch to remain dry
17.1.6 – If a rider in the Minimoto Beginner Class wins a minimum of 3 races and/or completes a lap time within 110% of the fastest lap for that track in the Minimoto Junior class, he/she can upgrade to the Minimoto Junior Class Permanently. Otherwise, final decision in regards to upgrading is up to the Race Director. The Race Director can decide at any time if he/she feels that a rider needs to permanently move out of Minimoto Beginner and into Minimoto Junior.
17.3 – Minimoto A
17.3.1 – This class is for a rider who comes to race with Minimoto USA that is NOT a beginner rider AND has a machine that does not conform to the Minimoto Junior or Pro rules.
17.3.2 – Machine specifications: Must be a Minimoto or Midimoto machines with 6.5” or smaller wheels allowed.
17.3.3 – Engine specifications: Up to 50cc air or water cooled. Must maintain original bore. Naturally aspirated.
17.3.4 – Age requirements: 18 years old and under can compete in this class.
17.4 – Minimoto Junior
17.4.1 – This is the next class for a rider to be in after he/she has graduated from the beginner class. This is a spec class that requires an exhaust restrictor and spec tires as listed below.
17.4.2 – Fourteen years old and under able to compete in this class. If a racer turns 15 any time after the first race date of that season, he/she is allowed to finish the season in that class.
17.4.3 – Machine Specifications: midimoto or minimoto machines with 6.5” wheels.
17.4.4 – Engine Specifications: 40cc air cooled, up to 6 port with 10mm restrictor in exhaust. 39.2 crank. Aftermarket exhaust with silencer is allowed.
17.4.5 – Carburetor specifications: Carburetor specifications: Dell’orto SHA 14/12 – 14/14 or PHBG-15 carburetor allowed. Carbon reeds allowed. Modifications to reed cage allowed. Any form of air filtration allowed. While we do recommend some form of air filtration, air filtration not required.
17.4.6 – Tire specifications: PMT “Junior” tire required in the dry. If the race has been called a “Wet” race by the Race Director, then PMT “Junior R” tire is allowed.
17.4.7 – Clutch to remain dry.
17.4.8 – A Minimoto Junior racer can ride “up” a class into Minimoto Pro and Minimoto Unlimited as long as that racer has completed a lap time within 107% of the fastest lap of the weekend in the Minimoto Pro and Unlimited classes.
17.4.9 - The Race Director will decide at year’s end if a racer needs to permanently move out of Minimoto Junior and into Minimoto Pro.
17.5 – Minimoto Pro
17.5.1 – This is the next class for a rider to be in after he/she has graduated from Minimoto Junior. This is a spec class that requires an exhaust restrictor and spec tires as listed below.
17.5.2 – Eighteen years old and under able to compete in this class. If a racer turns 15 any time after the first race date of that season, he/she is allowed to finish the season in that class. Minimoto Junior racers allowed to ride “UP” in this class as long as it is OK with Race Director.
17.5.3 – Machine Specifications: midimoto or minimoto machines with 6.5” wheels
17.5.4 – Engine Specifications: 40cc air cooled, up to 6 port with 10mm restrictor in exhaust. 39.2 crank. Aftermarket exhaust with silencer is allowed
17.5.5 – Carburetor specifications: Either Dell’orto SHA 14/12, 14/14 OR PHBG 15 Carburetor allowed. Only modifications to carburetor allowed are changing out of jets, atomizer, slide, slide needle. Carbon reeds allowed. No modification to reed cage. Any form of air filtration allowed. While we do recommend some form of air filtration, air filtration not required.
17.5.6 – Tire specifications: PMT “Junior” tire required in the dry. If the race has been called a “Wet” race by the Race Director, then PMT “Junior R” tire is allowed.
17.5.7 - Clutch to remain dry.
17.6 – Minimoto Unlimited
17.6.1 – Minimoto Pro riders/bikes allowed. 7 years of age and over can compete in this class. Minimoto Junior riders not allowed in this class.
17.6.2 – Machine specifications: Midimoto or minimoto machines allowed.
17.6.3 – Engine specifications: 40cc or 50cc air or water cooled engine allowed. Unlimited modifications allowed to the engine. Clutch to remain dry.
17.6.4 – Carburetor of choice allowed. Any form of air filtration allowed. While we do recommend some form of air filtration, air filtration not required.
17.6.5 – Must use an exhaust, but exhaust modifications unlimited.
17.7 – Minimoto VET
17.7.1 – Aspiring racers 20 years old/older.
17.7.2 – Machine specifications: Midimoto or minimoto machines allowed.
17.7.3 – Engine specifications: 40cc or 50cc air or water cooled engine allowed. Unlimited modifications allowed to the engine. Clutch to remain dry.
17.7.4 – Carburetor of choice allowed. Any form of air filtration allowed. While we do recommend some form of air filtration, air filtration not required.
17.7.5 – Must use an exhaust, but exhaust modifications unlimited.
17.7.6 – Thumper GP machines also allowed in this class.
17.8 – Mini GP Stock
17.8.1 – No Minimoto machines or chassis allowed.
17.8.2 – Minimum 8 years of age to race this class.
17.8.3 – Machine specifications: Honda NSR, Yamaha YSR 50, NSF 100 allowed. For NSR 50 and NSF 100: Chassis, Wheels, frame, to remain stock. Aftermarket shock allowed. The changing of fork internals allowed. Aftermarket bodywork, brake lines, brake rotors allowed, levers and rear-sets allowed. For YSR 50, unlimited modifications.
17.8.4 – Engine specifications: For NSR 50 and NSF 100, engine to remain stock. Aftermarket carburetor allowed but bore to remain stock size. Aftermarket reeds and intake allowed. Aftermarket complete exhaust allowed. Nology “Hotwire” spark plug wire aftermarket kit allowed. For YSR 50, engine bore and stroke to remain stock.
17.9 – Mini GP Modified Junior (Novice class for MiniGP Modified)
17.9.1 – Beginner riders, new to the sport. Minimoto Junior riders allowed to race in this class.
17.9.2 – No Minimoto or Midimoto machines or chassis allowed.
17.9.3 – Minimum 7 years of age to race this class
17.9.4 – Machine specifications: Any chassis allowed as long as not a minimoto or midimoto chassis.
17.9.5 – Engine specifications: up to 50cc 2 stroke air or water cooled, or 100cc air cooled 4 stroke allowed. Must maintain original bore and stroke. Other than bore and stroke, unlimited modifications allowed for both. Any form of air filtration allowed. While we do recommend some form of air filtration, air filtration not required.
17.9.6 – Thumper GP machines also allowed in this class.
17.9.7 – If a rider in the Mini GP Modified Junior class wins a minimum of 5 races and/or can complete a lap time within 110% of the fastest lap for that track in the Mini GP Modified class, he/she can upgrade to the Mini GP Modified class. Otherwise, final decision in regards to upgrading is up to the Race Director.
17.10 – Mini GP Modified
17.10.1 – Mini GP Stock machines/riders allowed in this class.
17.10.2 – No Minimoto or Midimoto machines or chassis allowed.
17.10.3 – Minimum 7 years of age to race this class.
17.10.4 – Machine specifications: Any chassis allowed as long as not a minimoto or midimoto chassis.
17.10.5 – Engine specifications: up to 50cc 2 stroke air or water cooled, or 100cc air cooled 4 stroke allowed. Must maintain original bore and stroke. Other than bore and stroke, unlimited modifications allowed for both. Any form of air filtration allowed. While we do recommend some form of air filtration, air filtration not required.
17.10.6 – Thumper GP machines also allowed in this class.
17.11 – Thumper GP
17.11.1 – No minimoto or midimoto machines or chassis allowed.
17.11.2 – Minimum 8 years of age to race this class.
17.11.3 – Machine specifications: Any chassis allowed as long as not a minimoto or midimoto chassis.
17.11.4 – Engine Specifications: Up to 125cc four stroke. Modifications limited to aftermarket exhaust, aftermarket suspension internals, brake levers, fork brace, handle bars, chain size/gearing, aftermarket air filter, carburetor jetting. The XR 100 can have a 120 kit and aftermarket carburetor. 17″ front wheel and aftermarket rotor is allowed for front disc brake upgrade.
17.11.5 – Stock NSF 100′s allowed.
17.12 - GP 65
17.12.1 – Mini GP Stock and Mini GP Modified macines/riders allowed in this class.
17.12.2 – No minimoto or midimoto machines or chassis allowed.
17.12.3 – Minimum 7 years of age to race this class.
17.12.4 – Machine specifications: Any chassis allowed as long as not a minimoto or midimoto chassis.
17.12.5 – Engine specifications: Up to 75cc 2-stroke, water/air cooled allowed. Up to 150cc air cooled four stroke engine allowed. Unlimited Modifications allowed for both. Any form of air filtration allowed. While we do recommend some form of air filtration, air filtration not required.
17.13 - Formula Moto
17.13.1 – Up to the discretion of the Race Director, GP 65 and Thumper GP machines/riders allowed in this class.
17.13.2 – No minimoto or midimoto machines or chassis allowed.
17.13.3 – Minimum 12 years of age to race this class.
17.13.4 – Engine specifications: Up to 110cc liquid cooled two stroke with unlimited modifications. Or up to 150cc liquid cooled four strokes or, 230cc air cooled four stroke. Liquid cooled 4-stroke bikes must retain original bore and stroke as produced by OEM, must remain stock other than aftermarket exhaust and aftermarket accelerator pump.
17.14 – 125 GP
17.14.1 – Machine specifications: 125cc chassis.
17.14.2 – Engine specifications: 125cc two stroke, water cooled. Original bore/stroke must remain stock.
17.14.3 – Minimum 12 years of age to race this class.
17.15 – 250 Supersport
17.15.1 – Machine specifications: Honda or Kawasaki 250. Chassis, Wheels, frame, to remain stock. Aftermarket shock allowed. The changing of fork internals allowed. Aftermarket bodywork, brake lines, brake rotors allowed, levers and rear-sets allowed.
17.15.2 – Engine specifications: Engine and carburetor to remain stock.
17.15.3 – Minimum 12 years of age to race this class.
17.16 – 250 Supermoto
17.16.1 – Formula Moto machines/riders allowed in this class.
17.16.2 – No minimoto or midimoto machines or chassis allowed.
17.16.3 – Minimum 12 years of age to race this class.
17.16.4 – Machine specifications: Production based, any motorcycle produced by a manufacturer and readily available to the consumer.
17.16.5 – Engine specifications. 250cc maximum, liquid cooled two or four stroke, single cylinder, unlimited modifications.
17.17 – 450 Supermoto
17.17.1 – No minimoto or midimoto machines or chassis allowed.
17.17.2 – Minimum 14 years of age to race this class.
17.17.3 – Machine specifications: Production based, any motorcycle produced by a manufacturer and readily available to the consumer.
17.17.4 – Engine specifications. 450cc maximum, liquid cooled two or four stroke, single cylinder, unlimited modifications.
17.17.5 – 250 Supermoto competitors 14 years of age and older can ride in the 450 Supermoto class.
17.18 – Brittle Bikers
17.18.1 – Aspiring racers over 30, or up to discretion of race director. No old school pros.
17.18.2 – See GP65 for machine and engine specifications.
17.19 – Scooters
17.19.1 – Scooter Definition – Any two-wheeled vehicle that, as sold by the manufacturer, has a step thru frame, wheels 17″ or smaller
17.19.2 – Scooter Classes – Descriptions
17.19.3 – Automatics. - Any scooter or moped with an automatic transmission
17.19.4 – Shifters - Any scooter that requires shifting. (ie: Vespa, Lambretta)
Scooters and Mopeds not meeting eligibility for any existing class, as defined below, can run on a trial basis at the discretion of the organization officials. (Bring it out and we’ll find a place for you to run) **** as needed a case by case review of a bike will be made should an oddity show up to race****
17.19.5 – General Restrictions and Group Definitions
22.214.171.124 - Automatics - Auto Class scooters are those machines using a fully automatic transmission, as well as having certain imposed restrictions to limit performance potential. The purpose of this class is to allow moderately modified, automatic scooters to compete against one another, while at the same time keeping operating and development costs relatively low, and the racing competitive. The following restrictions will apply to
126.96.36.199 - Auto Class scooters:
Auto Class 2-Stroke Models
1) Engine displacement is not limited.
2) “Original equipment” engine crankcase must be used.
3) Chassis, braking, and front suspension modifications that are off the shelf scooter parts (original or aftermarket) are allowed.
4) Aftermarket shock absorbers.
5) Any suitable tires may be selected for use on “original equipment” sized wheels.
6) Disk brakes are authorized on all models.
7) Body Modifications (ie: Cut down frames)
8) Any seat may be used but must remain no lower than stock height. (shortened seats may be used but not modifications to the frame)
9) frames may be reinforced
188.8.131.52 - Auto Class 4-stroke Models:
1) Engine displacement is not limited.
2) Chassis, braking, and front suspension modifications that are off the shelf scooter parts (original or aftermarket) are allowed.
3) Aftermarket shock absorbers.
4) Any suitable tires may be selected for use on “original equipment” sized wheels.
5) Disk brakes are authorized on all models.
6) Body Modifications (ie: Cut down frames)
7) Any seat may be used but must remain no lower than stock height. (shortened seats may be used but not modifications to the frame)
8) frames may be reinforced
184.108.40.206 - Shifter Class
1) Engine displacement is not limited.
2) “Original equipment” engine crankcase must be used.
3) No larger diameter wheels than the scooter was originally designed.
4) Aftermarket shock absorbers.
5) Any suitable tires may be selected for use on “original equipment” sized wheels.
6) Disk brakes are authorized on all models with as little modification as possible.
7) Body Modifications (ie: Cut down frames)
8 Any seat may be used but must remain no lower than stock height. (shortened seats may be used but not modifications to the frame)
9) frames may be reinforced
17.20 – Strider Cup
17.20.1 - Fun for the kids. Any size strider can be used. No pedals allowed. The course will be set up at the beginning of the weekend and kids can practice at any time. The race will consist of 3 laps. Awards for top 3 given at the awards presentation at the end of the day for each class. Classes are as follows: 2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
SECTION 18. AWARDS
18.1. Top three in class to receive award at the end of the day at the Awards Ceremony. Wearing leathers and sponsor attire preferred.
18.2 Top three in class to receive award for class championship standings at the end of the season.
SECTION 19. INSURANCE
19.1 – All event entrants must sign a waiver, pay the weekend or day gate fee and visibly wear a provided wrist band prior to entering the track. All visitors and their guests are required to sign event waiver. Minimoto USA, its’ sponsors, promoters, affiliates and race facilities DO NOT provide medical insurance on behalf of racers, spectators or crew. You are participating at your own risk and will be responsible for your own medical coverage and expenses arising from medical treatment.
SECTION 20. EVENT FEES
20.1 – Event gate pass payments are required prior to entering the race event. Some events, such as exhibitions, may have different fee structures, which will be communicated in event announcements.
20.2 – Event fee amounts as follows:
20.3 – Annual Membership $125
20.4 – Second Annual Membership $115 (for families)
20.5 – Third Membership $105 (for families)
20.6 – Single event Membership $25
20.7 – Race Entry (includes Pit Pass for the weekend and Sunday morning practice) $60
20.8 – Friday Practice: If there is a Friday practice, the fee is $50
20.9 – Practice Entry (includes Saturday practice and 1 Pit pass for the weekend) $50
20.10 – Second Race Class Entry $25
20.11 – Additional Class Entries $20
20.12 – Non Rider Pit Pass One Day $10
20.13 – Non Rider pit pass Two Day $15
20.14 – Please note that some tracks may charge their own additional Gate Fee
20.15 – The fee for returned non-sufficient funds checks is $25
20.16 – Refund Policy: If a rider pre enters a race he or she may cancel their entry at any time prior to registration closing and receive a 100% refund (less any credit card fees). On race days the following refund structure is in place: A 50% refund is given for any or all races entered, when the rider completes one or more laps of practice. NO refund will be given if the rider completes one or more laps in any race. Riders who pre enter will be given a credit on-line, all others will be reimbursed by the means in which they paid. Race entry fee reimbursement will not be done on race weekends. Please contact email@example.com
SECTION 21. PROTESTS
21.1 – Any competitor may enter a protest against another entered competitor in the event in which both are entered, or against a decision made by the race organizers, to the referee.
21.2 – All protests must be submitted in writing with the appropriate fee to the referee within 30 minutes following the posting of results of the last race of the class protested.
21.3 – All protests must be in writing, and all protest filers must be prepared to be identified to the protested person or team. Protests deemed to be frivolous or found to involve something that would not reasonably be expected to affect the actual race outcome or to cause safety problems may be denied, or assessed a fine or penalty against the protest filer.
21.4 – The authority of the referee and/or alternate in the interpretation of these rules in all matters of safety shall be absolute, and in the absence of the referee and/or the alternate, the Minimoto USA LLC president will appoint a temporary referee for that event. A rider may appeal the referee/co-referee’s decision to the Executive Board. All appeals must be in writing and received or date-stamped within 72 hours after the event. The decision of the Executive Board is final. The Executive Board will respond to all such appeals in a reasonably timely manner, depending upon the individual circumstances.
21.5 – If the protest is upheld, the protest fee shall be returned to the protest filer. If the protest is not upheld, the protest fee will be given to the protested rider/owner.
21.6 – If the protest is machinery eligibility, and is upheld, the protested rider will forfeit any awards, prizes and points earned by the rider for that day for the class protested, and at the discretion of the referee may forfeit all season points for the class protested. The rider or owner must prove to the satisfaction of the referee that the machine meets the rules of the class before it can be re-entered.
21.7 – If the protest is for rider conduct, and is upheld, the protested rider will forfeit any awards, prizes and points earned by the rider for that day for all classes entered that day, and may face additional sanctions, up to and including permanent expulsion, at the discretion of the referee.
21.8 – Failure of a protested rider to provide the protested machine for inspection, or to reply promptly to a protest involving rider conduct, will result in the protest being decided in favor of the filer.
21.9 – Minors (under 18 years of age) wishing to protest, will have a parent, or guardian fill out the protest forms. Adults (over the age of 18) wishing to protest must personally file all necessary forms.
SECTION 22. RIGHT TO APPEAL
22.1 – Any person, entrant, or organization named as a person to a protest or Race director request for action, shall have the right to appeal any decision or penalty imposed by the sanctioning body or advisory board. Note that unwarranted appeals may result in an increase in the penalty decided upon by the director. Appeals must be accompanied by an appeal fee of $35.
22.2 – Appeals must be received within 1 week of protested rider receiving judgment.
22.3 – Appeal format:
» Received by: » Appellant » Names of any witnesses » Reasoning/explanation of appeal
SECTION 23. TEAR DOWN AND PROTEST PROCEDURES
23.1 – All protest must be submitted in writing within 30 minutes after the race in question.
23.2 – Only competitors participating in the race in question may file a protest.
23.3 – All protests must be in writing and accompanied with cash payment and presented to the race director within 30 minutes of completion of the race in question. The protested machine will be impounded until inspection can be completed. Any one refusing to have their machine officially inspected will be suspended, for a period up to the remainder of the season. No points, trophies or finish will be awarded for that day. If a protest or inspection is decided in favor of the rider who is being protested, that rider will be given 100% of the protest fee amount, less $50.
23.4 – If a machine that is protested has more races to compete in that day, then the bike will be moved to a location where it is secure and cannot be tampered with. Only the mechanic (under MMUSA supervision) can prepare the bike i.e. change tires, add fuel, change suspension settings, lube chain and any other rudimentary job that goes with preparing a bike for the next race. Bolts/nuts will be painted.
23.5 – A tear-down could start as early as after the last race that that machine was to be entered in, but must be completed the day of the protest.
23.6 – Cost for protest is as follows:
23.6.1 – Non Mechanical $100. (infractions other than those related to the machine)
23.6.2 – Visual Mechanical inspection with out disassembly $150.
23.6.3 – Any Mechanical tear down requiring engine disassembly $300.
23.6.4 – Minimoto USA LLC will retain a minimum of $50. per protest. The balance will be awarded to the party found in favor.
SECTION 24. UPGRADING CLASS
24.2 – If a rider in the Mini GP Modified Junior Class wins a minimum of 5 races in the Minimoto Junior class AND can complete a lap time within 110% of the fastest lap for that track in the Mini GP Modified class, he/she can upgrade to the Mini GP Modified class. Otherwise, upgrading is up to Race Director.
SECTION 25. MEDIA COVERAGE
Minimoto USA, LLC events are private events. Any filming or photography for commercial use is prohibited without the written consent of Minimoto USA, LLC.
2013 Assigned Compitition Numbers
1 Reserved Rocco Landers 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Max True 12 Retired in Memory of Kenny "The Iceman" Anderson 13 14 15 16 Emi Van Cleave 17 18 19 Honna'Lei Schallmo 20 21 Reserved 22 23 24 Gray Pham 25 Alex Enriquez 26 Tatianna Solis 27 Max Toth 28 29 Troy Bruce 30 Arianna Hertz 31 32 33 34 Zax Nathanson 35 35 37 Tom Adler 38 39 Errol Sullivan 40 41 42 Dan Nathanson 43 44 Brenden Ketelsen 45 46 Fernando Ulloa Jr. 47 48 49 50 51 52 Ki Chiwen 53 54 55 Robert Hertz 56 57 58 Retired in Memory of Marco Simoncelli 59 60 61 JC Gibbs 62 63 64 Cory Ventura 65 Gary Castro 66 Paul Van Cleave 67 John Quintos 68 69 Bandit Landers 70 Bo Landers 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 Rocco Landers 78 Evan Alexander 79 80 Ayden Boyko - Matt Boyko 80x 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 121 Brett Voorhees
Race Weekend Schedule
(Weekend Schedule subject to change)
Friday practice varies from track to track. Please call 775-410-3645 details on a particular event.
7:00 A.M. – Registration and Tech open
9:00 A.M. – Practice begins with the following class rotation on the 1/4 hour
- Minimoto Beginner, Powder Puff (1/2 track)
- Mini GP Machines
- Minimoto Junior, Pro, Unlimited (1/2 track)
- Mini GP Modified and above
12:00 P.M. – 1 hour Lunch Break
12:30 P.M. – Mandatory riders meeting
1:00 P.M. – Qualifying begins with the following rotation. Each Class will qualify for 15 minutes.
- Minimoto Beginner
- Mini GP Stock
- Minimoto Powder Puff
- Mini GP Modified
- Minimoto Junior
- GP 65
- 250 Supermoto
- Minimoto Pro
- Brittle Bikers
- Thumper GP
- Minimoto Unlimited
- Mini GP Mod Jr.
- Formula Moto
- 450 Supermoto
7:00 A.M. – Registration and Tech open
9:00 A.M. – Practice begins with the following class rotation on the 1/4 hour (2 rotations)
- Minimoto Beginner, Powder Puff (1/2 track)
- Mini GP Machines
- Minimoto Junior, Pro, Unlimited (1/2 track)
- Mini GP Modified and above
11:00 A.M. – Mandatory riders meeting
11:30 A.M. – Races start (race order – to be determined)
3 Races before lunch
Lunch break for one hour, then racing resumes.
Remaining races to follow lunch.
Awards Ceremony to follow races. (Please wear your leathers and bring helmet to awards ceremony!)
Results and Points
Download the 2012 No. Cal Point Total PDF HERE!
Download the 2012 So. Cal Point Total PDF HERE!
Top 10 Overall
2012 NORCAL PRO OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
1. Rocco Landers
2. Brenden Ketelsen
3. Fernando Ulloa Jr.
4. Daniel Torres
5. Cory Ventura
6. Jeremy Coffee
7. Dan Nathanson
8. Kenny Anderson
9. Fernando Ulloa Sr.
10. Paul Van Cleave
2012 NORCAL JUNIOR OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
1. Emi Van Cleave
2. Matthius Saldana
3. Max Toth
4. Zax Nathanson
5. Bo Landers
6. Peyton Daughetee
7. Evan Alexander
8. Arianna Hertz
9. Andrew Preciado
10. Errol Sullivan
2012 SOCAL PRO OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
1. Rocco Landers
2. Kenny Anderson
3. Joseph Wheeler
4. Fabian Ballarin
5. Fernando Ulloa Jr.
6. Riley Snow
7. Brenden Ketelsen
8. Cory Ventura
9. Chase Spitzer
10. Jeremy Coffee
2012 SOCAL JUNIOR OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
1. Bo Landers
2. Andrew Preciado
3. Max True
4. Jackson Paden
5. Matthius Saldana
6. Max Toth
7. Grayson Pham
8. Rafe Snow
9. Emi Van Cleave
10. Arianna Hertz
Buttonwillow Raceway Park
24551 Lerdo Highway Buttonwillow, CA 93206
(661) 764-5333Track Home
Tom Dash Memorial Speedway
500 INDUSTRY WAY Atwater, CA 95301
Willow Springs Raceway
3500 75th Street West Rosamond, CA 93560
Shasta Kart Track
Redding, CA 93206
Grangé Motor Circuit
20455 Central Ave Apple Valley, CA 92307
(760)963 1360Track Home
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Bikes and Parts
Mid-South Minimoto carries all the parts, bikes, and gear needed to go Minimoto Racing.
The world of "Pocket Bikes" or "Minimotos" is huge and quite varied. You can get anything from a $200 machine that is good just to put around the driveway... all the way up to a $7000 machine made in Italy and fully ready to race. For beginner racers, we allow pretty much any machine because the focus is just to get the rider going and get their feet wet so to speak. You can check out our rule book to see what machines are allowed in the Minimoto Beginner class.
However, for the Minimoto Junior, Pro, Unlimited and Vet, there are pretty specific engine configurations that are required. The rule book has it all laid out, but its always best to call us at (775) 410 3645 to go over what bikes/engines will work for your situation.
(775) 372 - 8660
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What is Minimoto USA?
Answer: Minimoto USA is a racing organization that provides a place for kids and adults to race Minimoto, MiniGP, and Asphalt only Supermoto machines. Weekend warrior type racers as well as individuals who have as their goal to make motorcycle road racing their profession are welcome.
Question: Is minimoto USA only for Minimotos?
Answer: No, Minimoto USA invites racers with Mini GP and Supermoto machines to come race as well. Some of the more popular machines raced are:
- Blata, Polini, DM, GRC, CAG, BZM, Phantom, BMS Minimoto Machines
- Honda: NSR 50, NSF 100, CRF 50, XR 100, CRF 150R, CBR 250R, CRF 250F, CRF 450F
- Yamaha: TTR 50, PW 50, TTR 125, YZ250F, YZ450F
- Suzuki: JR50, DS80, RMZ250, RMZ450
- Kawasaki: 50 MX bikes, KX 250, KX450, Ninja 250
- KTM: 50 - 450 MX bikes
Question: What kind of path does Minimoto USA provide for those wanting to make road racing their profession?
Answer: For kids and adults, our race classes are set up to provide a very graduated process for one to go from a beginner on a Minimoto machine all the way up to the point where they would race a 450 four stroke or 125 two stroke machine.
Question: What qualifications are needed for a rider to be able to participate in the New Riders Program?
Answer: The rider must at least ride a bicycle on their own and their feet must reach the ground on one of our Minimoto rental bikes. The rider will be instructed on the basics of throttle control and lines through the corners. The rider will be allowed out onto the track once the rider has demonstrated his/her ability to use good throttle control as well as hold a steady line.
Question: What qualifications are needed for a rider to be able to race with Minimoto USA?
Answer: The rider must be able to competently get around the race track to be able to start in Minimoto Beginner. The final decision to allow the rider to participate in races is up to the race director.
Question: What is the average race weekend cost to race for one rider in two classes?
Answer: Most all tracks allow us to camp, so not including hotel, food, travel fuel, and cost of the bike, the weekend would cost about $200 for entry fees and practice from Friday to Sunday. Each non-rider is required to pay $10 for a one day gate pass or $15 for a weekend gate pass. These gate passes are for insurance.
Question: What is the annual membership price?
Annual Membership $125
Second Membership $115 (for families)
Third Membership $105 (for families)
Answer: Single event Membership $25
Question: What gear is required and how much is it?
Answer: It is recommended for all riders to use leathers, boots, chest protector, back protector, gloves and a helmet. This could cost any where from a few hundred dollars on up depending on quality and whether or not you can get the gear used or have to buy it new. For the beginner riders just starting, we allow them to use motocross gear/pads.
Question: How much are motorcycles?
Answer: They range anywhere from a few hundred dollars for a used minimoto machine on up to thousands for new Italian race bikes.
Question: How fast do motorcycles go?
Answer: The beginner machines go about 20-30 mph. The faster purpose built race bikes go about 40-50 mph on the straight-aways.
Question: When should I stop riding minimoto machines and move up to the larger race bikes?
Answer: Ideally a rider would stay on a minimoto machine until they are around 11 or 12 before moving on to a MiniGP machine. This allows the rider to get the most out of their machine and really focus on their riding technique as opposed to getting too much horsepower too soon. This also keeps them on a smaller, closer to the ground, safer machine while they maximize their abilities. This is the successful format of the Italian minimoto series.
Question: How many accidents happen per weekend?
Answer: We have had several events where there were no crashes, and sometimes there will be several crashes in a weekend. It is rare for riders to have severe injuries from crashes.
Question: What do people do about food the races?
Answer: Some race tracks have a snack bar available to you such as Buttonwillow and Willow Springs. Most tracks do not have snack bars, so you would want to bring your lunch, snacks and beverages.
Question: What is an average weekend schedule?
Answer: Some events have Friday practice. All events have a Saturday practice which starts at 9 a.m. Qualifying occurs on Saturday in the afternoon. Sunday consists of one or two rounds of practice in the morning at 8 a.m., then racing begins around 11 a.m. There is a break for lunch after some races, then racing resumes. The podium celebration is held about 1 hour after the last race on Sunday.
Question: What does 1st, 2nd, and 3rd per race get?
Answer: Podium finishers get either trophies or medals depending on the event.
Question: How does the championship work?
Answer: Each individual class has its own championship based on points. The minimoto beginner class is not a championship class. (See the rulebook for how points are awarded). There are two separate overall championships. One for the Juniors and one for the Pros. The Junior Overall Championship is for the Minimoto Junior and MiniGP Modified Junior classes. The Pro Overall Championship is for all other classes.
Question: How long does it take for one to move up from being a rider in the “Beginner class”?
Answer: When a rider demonstrates he/she has the speed to be relatively competitive in the Junior classes he can move up and/or he/she has won a number of races. The final decision on this is up to the Race Director.
Question: Are there RV fees? Camping fees?
Answer: Buttonwillow can cost around $30-$40 per night to camp, but this is not always the case. All other tracks are free camping.
Question: Are there showers at the tracks?
Answer: Some tracks have showers such as Buttonwillow, but it is best to call us ahead of time to verify what amenities a track has. We also list this information in an email prior to the coming race weekend.
Question: What if I need parts or repairs?
Answer: Mid-South Minimoto supplies most all parts needed for Minimotos and has tires/parts for most other classes and bikes. But if you need a part, it is best to call them ahead of time to verify. They can be found at www.midsouthminimoto.com
Question: What is a practice day?
Answer: A practice day is an organized day of practice where about 5 different groups rotate throughout the day. These days cost about $50.
Question: Can I invite friends/family and if so, what is the cost for spectators?
Answer: A gate pass for EACH non-rider 5 years and older is $10 for a one day gate pass or $15 for an entire weekend event gate pass. These passes are required even if you only come for a few minutes to the races. This is mandatory and required by the insurance companys of the tracks!
Question: Can I get a friends referral discount?
Answer: If you get a brand new racer that has never competed at a Minimoto USA event to come and practice/race for an event, you get ½ off on all of your race entries for that single event.
From: Paul Van Cleave
Hi, My name is Paul, and I live in San Francisco. This letter is my personal recommendation for racing and being a part of Minimoto USA. If you’re on the outside looking in, I hope this personal account will give you some insight into what’s it like to race with Minimoto USA and what kind of impact that it can have on your son or daughter.
About a year and half ago, I got my daughter, Emi, into racing motorcycles. At the time, she was six and had just learned to ride a bicycle without training wheels. Since that first lesson in 2011, she finished off that season (with about half of the season remaining) and completed her first full season in 2012 with Minimoto USA.
It’s hard to put into words all of the benefits that my daughter has gotten from racing: confidence, willingness to explore, humbleness, willingness to listen, and willingness to teach—are just a few ways that she’s benefitted.
I myself have benefitted from racing with Minimoto USA. I’ve never raced before and have always been in the stands watching the races. Now, as a race parent (aka pit Dad) and racer, I’ve experience the first-hand rush of racing and being on the podium as well as the pride that comes when my daughter races and wins too.
From: Dean Ketelsen
My son started motorcross racing a 5 years old. He loved it and did fairly well, winning a motorcross championship in his first season as a racer. Myself, coming form a road race background and at the time still doing trackdays, I was part of BARF - the Bay Area Riders Forum. As Brenden's MX season was ending I happened to notice on Barf a thread about Anthony Alonso and a youth road racing season finale in Stockton, Ca. I took Brenden to watch. We hung out with Ivan and Anthony all day and Brenden was hooked. He said to me half way through the day "Dad, I wanna do that". He was 6 years old and that was the end of MX.Fast forward to today. Now just at the end of his 3rd road racing career and the inaugural MinimotoUSA season, Brenden is an accomplished racer with several championships. Never in our 4 years of racing have we had so much fun or learned so much.
Stoney and MinimotoUSA have done an astounding job putting this series together and making it a HUGE success right out of the gate.I have to say, coming from the MX racing where dad's are yelling at their kids and competition is so high that even the kids at such a young age have heated rivalries. MinimotUSA is a welcome atmosphere. Yes we are competitive and get excited but there is none of the anger twords others. All of us parents and the kids are truly in a family atmosphere. We even see the kids giving each other knuckles as the exit the track after a race and then going to each others pits to talk about the race. We have made life long friends here and really miss each other when there is no racing. Quite a few of the Norcal families have even gotten a membership at a kart track so "we can practice" yet we all know it so we can hang out together.
If anyone is remotely looking to get their kids or even themselves into racing of any type, I would HIGHLY recommend coming out to the minimotoUSA series. You will not regret the decision and you may just start a career for your son or daughter.The Ketelsen family would like to say a BIG thank you to Stoney, Jamie and the rest of the Landers clan, Rocco, Bo, Daisy and Diesel. You are truly our family and we thank you for MinimotoUSA and your friendship.
#44 Brenden Ketelsen and the Ketelsen Clan
From: Chris VenturaWhen we fist sought out Mini Road Racing we had absolutely no idea what to expect from not only the competition for our son, but the parents as well. We hit the lottery with awesome kids and just as awesome parents who are just as committed to every other child as our very own.
To TRULY understand a race weekend, you would have to experience it up close and personal. The kids are ultra competitive on the track, yet brothers and sisters off the track having the best of times whether its riding scooters, talking about getting faster, or just being kids. In no other Sport could a parent let their children wonder around a race track trying to figure out where they are, whether they are safe, and if they have been fed; some parent or child somewhere has taken care of your little one as we all treat the children as our very own.
The least stressful days are the ones when you first arrive the night before practice and qualifying. Most of the time it's simply unload, relax and get ready for the next couple days of sheer speed and determination to get quicker.
Saturday mornings tend to be a bit low key as the riders need to gain proficiency on the track in preparation for the qualifying rounds. Once qualifying starts, race mode has finally set in, after all Pole Position is key! During qualifying, many parents take their place on the track to assist the Race Director in ensuring a safe track (we're really out there to get a front row seat watching the kids do unspeakable things on a two-wheeled machine, but that’s a secret ). There is little time to make necessary bike changes which is where you truly see how everybody chips in to help each other as we all look like Nascar Pit Crews. Once qualifying is over, sometimes the riders get back on the track for more practice or testing, but ultimately, this is when the off-track stories begin and its more like a family reunion.
Many of us camp at the track. Sometimes we have campfires, sometimes we cook up some mean bits of steak. Most of what happens is what you wouldn't expect in a highly competitive single person sport, and that's the bonding of the children and families. If one person is working on a bike, that isn't good enough; every person that can will chip in to get the job done as soon as possible so we can all relax, after all, tomorrow is RACE DAY!
Sunday Sunday Sunday!!
Most people show up early on, coffee in hand (or RedBull if you prefer) eagerly waiting the Riders Meeting. Soon after riders meeting, bikes are on the track for practice. A couple rounds of practice and possible bike changes, we're into the first races. While you may call them beginners, when you see them on the track, that is the exact opposite of what you witness. Just remember, less than 15 hours ago, they were best friends, today and on the track, you wouldn't think so.. Somewhere around 4 races into the day, its lunch time.
Lunch time is really a term we toss around to make people actually think they have some time to eat with nothing going on, not exactly. Come on now, its RACE DAY! We talk strategy, riding style, or how to get the "Hole Shot". As well, many of us are out trying to make sure everyone's bikes are ready to roll.
Afternoon racing starts. Excitement has once again set in, and lasts for a couple hours. Winners have truly earned the Checkered Flag. Riders spread congratulations throughout the pits to their competitors as the day goes on; each one earning more respect (later on they will be trying to figure out how long they can stretch a Swedish Fish, and of course, how to eat it). While we try not to let the kids see it, the adults are doing the same thing!
Not too long after racing as everyone has just finished loading for the trip home, we start the Awards Ceremony. Don't stand to close to the podium, these kids are EXPERTS in firing off carbonated water. The riders talk about the weekend while on the podium and give yet more congratulations. Top podium finishers have to heckle while they can, it was their Sunday, and there will be another one.
Then the sad part sets in, it will be at least two weeks to a month before all of us get to see each other again.
Over the year we have spent Holidays at the track, experienced crazy differences in weather, and enjoyed majestic mountains all around us. Halloween Trick or Treating and Easter Egg Hunting are a must when you get a chance. 20 people huddled around a fire underneath a 10x10 awning with buckets of water coming from the sky, an unforgettable MEMORY.
People ask me, "What is the hardest part about racing and race weekends?" That answer is simple, the hardest part is waiting between race weekends and the 3-5 months of off-season until we all get to be with our extended family again doing something all of us love to take part in. Oh yeah, and to see the incredible exhibition of speed.
Special thanks to MiniMoto USA. Thank you for giving us not only a place to race, but lifelong friendships as well.
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