2018 Series Rules and Guidelines

2018 Supplemental Rules:


By entering any Race Tennessee event a rider agrees to all rules, procedures, and guidelines as outlined below. Entering ANY event establishes a person as a member of the Race TN Series. Failure to comply with and follow rules outlined below may result in termination of a riders membership prohibiting competition in any events. Race TN reserves the right to change rules as needed.


Race Tennessee LLC. (Race TN Series) was established to provide a safe and standardized competitive racing series. Our promoters and staff will make every effort to maintain professionalism in all conducted events. We ask that all of our members read, understand, and abide by the series rules. All series members are bound by these rules. These rules are in place for the safety and equality of all members. We ask that all members show professionalism at every meet. A successful and positive event helps to ensure that we can continue to grow our sport.  Race TN, LLC reserves the right to refuse entry or participation to any or all Race TN sponsored events.

Rider Eligibility:

Race Tennessee does not discriminate against the sex or race of any participant. Participants must be of good mental and physical health. Race Tennessee and its staff reserves the right to deny entry to any participant that is deemed to be unsafe to compete.


WARNING: Motor vehicle mishaps, in competition or otherwise, can result in injury or death. Minors without parental consent or supervision should never use motor vehicles.           

A rider's age as of Jan. 1st, 2018 will determine his/her age for the series. Race Tennessee and its staff reserve the right to check a participant’s age. No rider under the legal age of majority in the state in which the event takes place may compete without the written consent (signature on liability releases and entry forms) of his/her parents or legal guardians present at the meet.

An authorized adult acting on behalf of the parents or legal guardians may be asked to provide a notarized statement indicating they have been given the authority by the parent or legal guardian to be responsible for the minor during the meet. The parents, legal guardians, or authorized adult must remain present while the rider that he/she is responsible for participates in the event.

In all events, a rider must be 14 or older to ride motorcycles above 250cc. The age of the rider is determined as of the date of the event, except in youth competition. No youth rider shall ride as more than one age during any meet. (For example, a rider is either 11 years old or 12 years old during the meet.).

Drug and Alcohol Policy:

Professionalism is crucial in maintaining a successful racing series. All Race Tennessee personnel and members are not to consume or be under the influence of drugs/alcohol/intoxicants that could affect their normal ability whether it be physical or mental. Any person in question will be asked to evacuate the facility without refund. Abuse of this violation permits Race Tennessee to omit the person in question from competing in the series.

Foul Language Policy:

Race Tennessee promotes a family friendly event! Riders and/or family and pit crew who direct foul or abusive language to an official/staff member are subject to disqualification from the event without refund. Remember, it is important to be a positive example for our youth and sport.

Rider Responsibility:

The rider is responsible for the actions of his/her family or mechanics/crew. Any trouble that may arise from said members during an event can put the rider at risk for disqualification. Only one mechanic/parent is allowed to the starting line per rider for youth classes only. Anyone unauthorized to be inside the arena will be asked to evacuate the facilities at once.

Rider Safety:

Riders must assess the track and facilities for any existing conditions relating to safety. Any condition should be addressed to a Race Tennessee staff member before competition. Riders are to assume all risks in competition of any matter. The rider is responsible in providing all proper safety equipment in order to compete. The rider must rely on his/her own judgement in the selection of such equipment.

Wearing of Helmets:

It is mandatory for all participants taking part in practice and races to wear a full face protective helmet. The helmet must be properly fastened, be of a good fit, and be in good condition. The helmet must have a chin strap type ‘retention system’.

The helmet must conform to one of the following recognized standards and have a label affixed certifying its approval:

USA: Snell M2010 or DOT FMVSS 218 Europe: ECE 22-05 ‘P’, ‘NP’ or ‘J’ Japan: JIS T 8133 : 2007

All helmets must be intact and no alteration must have been made to their construction. It is recommended that all helmets used in competition be equipped with a commercially manufactured emergency helmet removal device (HATS) and that all competitors display the following information on the base of the helmet: name, drug allergies and blood type. It is also advisable to carry this information on a small card and add any pertinent information such as epilepsy, diabetes, current medications and past medical problems.

Riding Gear:

Protective pants made of leather or other durable material must be worn in all competition. Boots must be worn in all classes.

Pit Riding Policy:

Absolutely no pit riding will be permitted! The riders should only travel at idle speed from their pits to the arena entrance. Any person caught riding in the venue area, landscaped areas, or on public roads at the facility property will be asked to return to his/her pit with a warning. A second offense will result in disqualification from the series and evacuation from the facility.

Rider Classifications:

Riders are responsible to enter only classes in which they are eligible. No sand-bagging (riding under your ability) will be permitted!

  • Beginner: A person just starting to learn a skill or take part in an activity. 
  • Amateur: Intermediate rider skill. Familiar with series competition but lacking the skill to advance to Pro level.
  • Professional Amateur (Pro-Am): A level of play between an amateur and professional in competition. Pro-Am riders often possess the skill needed to move up to a professional but do not have the full resources needed.
  • Professional (Pro): A person engaged in a specified activity as one's main paid occupation rather than as a pastime.

If questionable a rider’s classification is determined by the event official.

Flag Meanings:

  • Green: Race has started, 1st lap.
  • White: One lap until the completion of the race.
  • Yellow: Caution Flag: When a yellow flag is displayed, competitors must ride cautiously until they have passed the incident that caused the flag.
  • Black: Disqualification of a rider. That rider must report to the staff/officer at once.
  • Checkered Flag (Black/White): Completion of the race.
  • Red: Stopping of a race for any emergency situation. Riders are to stop in the current racing order. Race will begin in a rolling fashion, no passing is permitted until one lap is completed.

2018 Series Rules and Guidelines:

Class Registration:

Pre-Registration will be available online and will close the day of the event. Event Registration will begin at gate open and close before the start of the event unless otherwise specified. The registration staff is not responsible for class placements. If you have a question regarding what class to compete in you must ask a race official. Late registration will not be accepted, no exceptions! Absolutely no refunds!

Class Registration Fees:

  • General Classes: $10.00
  • Pro-Am: $20.00
  • Pro Class: $30.00

Series Membership and Eligibility:

Everyone competing in a Race TN Series event will be considered a member of the series and will be eligible to collect series points. Membership fees will be collected per round and are non-refundable.

Membership Cost: $2.00 Per Round (Includes Cost of Transponder) Membership fees are non-refundable. Everyone competing in an event will be required to purchase a disposable transponder used for scoring purposes. This transponder must be placed on top of the riders visor. One transponder will be needed per rider, not per machine. No other transponders will be eligible for use other than ones provided by Race TN Series.

In order to be eligible for series end rewards, a rider must compete at 75% of all events. We encourage riders to participate in all events that they can attend. In order to race we need venues! Venues need racers to participate at their events in order to provide a good show. We understand weekday events can be rough on traveling members; due to this we have developed the following system for 2017.

2018 Series will consist of 16 Rounds

  • You must compete at 12 of the 16 rounds to be eligible for points with a person taking their best 14 of 16 rounds. (This means if rider "A" makes 12 rounds all of his points count and he takes 2 zeroes for rounds not attended. If rider "B" makes all 14 rounds all of their rounds are used. If rider "C" makes all 16 rounds they will use their best 14 rounds and drop their 2 worst. This is to encourage riders to make as  many rounds as possible.)

Series Points Structure: 

If two riders accumulate the same points in the placings then awards will go to the rider with the highest number of placings. In the event of rain and/or cancellation of a race that has not been deemed completed each registered rider will receive 5 points towards series end rewards.


Series Payback Per Event:

100% payback of all class fees goes back to the riders per event.

Percentage distribution will be as follows: 50% 1st, 30% 2nd, 20% 3rd

(For example: 10 Riders at $30 per rider equals $150.00 to 1st, $90 to 2nd, $60 to 3rd)

Series End Payout:

All classes will receive trophies. Pro and Pro-AM MC and ATV classes will also receive payouts. Possible bonus $ rounds to be announced.

Pro Payout: $1000 Divided to Top 5 in Points

1st: $500

2nd: $250

3rd: $150

4th: $75

5th: $25

Pro-AM Payout: $750 Divided to Top 5 in Points

1st: $400

2nd: $150

3rd: $100

4th: $75

5th: $25

Race Structure:

  • Starting lines will be plainly marked. After starting their engines, competitors ride their machines from staging to their assigned gate positions.
  • When all riders are ready, the starter will point to the location of the start light. The start light will be lit in the red position, when the light turns to green the race may start.
  • Any rider whose machine crosses the front line before the start will be moved to the penalty line. Repeat offences may result in disqualification.
  • If a race was stopped because riders were down, the first rider down is placed last in the restart with the last rider down behind the last rider who didn't fall. If for any reason a rider doesn't complete the red-flagged lap, he/she too will be placed in the rear of the restart in a position respective of placement. If the race is called complete the riders will be scored in the position in which they would have restarted.
  • If a rider stops for any reason during an event, he/she must restart without any outside assistance. However, if a rider falls, blocking the course and endangering other riders, he/she may receive help or have his/her machine pushed off the course. An attempt to help under any other situation will result in the rider’s disqualification.
  • A rider leaving the course must re-enter at the same point or at the first point where he/she can safely do so without interfering with other riders and without gaining an advantage.
  • A competitor who rides in a way that endangers officials, other riders or the public will be subject to immediate disqualification from the event.
  • When entering or leaving the pits, a rider must use designated entrance and exit lanes. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
  • The race is completed when the leader takes the checkered flag. The number of laps completed determines finishing position and a rider need not take the checkered flag to finish.

2018 Race Rules:

  1. No one except riders officially entered may ride or compete in any portion of the series event.
  2. All riders must be ready when called to the starting area. If the rider is not ready at announcement, he/she is to bring attention to a staff member where they will be granted 2 minutes to make the necessary effort to get to the starting line. After this time, the rider is labeled DNS (Did Not Start) for this class.
  3. Any rider leaving the course must re-enter at the same point or at the first point where he/she can safely do so without interfering with other riders and gaining an advantage.
  4. A competitor who rides in a manner that will bring damage to themselves, staff, or other competitors will be disqualified without question.
  5. When entering, or leaving the arena, a rider must use designated entrance and exit gates. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
  6. The race is completed when the leader takes the checkered flag. Finishing position is determined by the number of laps completed and a rider may not need to take the checkered flag to finish.
  7. Any scoring issues must be brought to the Race Officials attention within 15 minutes of race completion. All results are final after this time period. Scoring issues are not to be presented to the registration staff. Registration staff does not monitor or maintain scoring issues.
  8. If a class has more riders than the gate will allow it will be separated into heats and main events. Top riders will advance from the heat races to compete in the main event. Heat races do not count towards series points.
  9. Once staging begins it is the riders’ responsibility to be in the staging area, or rider will for-fit their line order.
  10. If a rider jumps the starting line they will be penalized to the back-line, which is positioned directly behind the starting line. A second offense can result in disqualification.
  11. The rider must be able to control his/her Motorcycle or ATV safely at all times. This includes stopping, starting, standing still and mounting, dismounting, and putting one or both feet on the ground. Race Tennessee has the authority to disqualify a rider who can't safely control his/her motorcycle.
  12. Competitors must understand the risk involved upon entering an event and takes full responsibility for their own safety. No rider can participate in an event unless they have signed a waiver stating they understand the risk involved.
  13. Off road racing is a hazardous sport, and with participation being voluntary, no entrant, pit crew member or vehicle sponsor shall have any claim for damages, expenses, lawsuits or otherwise against promoter, track operator, sponsors, volunteers, track or series official, land owner, Race Tennessee LLC. (Race TN Series) its officers, agents or directors arising from damage to any vehicle, personal injury or death, monetary loss of any kind whatsoever. Entrants, pit crew members or vehicle sponsors who voluntarily participate in any racing activities conduct under these rules, waive any claim they may have against promoter, track operator, sponsors, Race TN Series (Race Tennessee LLC.) its officers, agents or directors. By registering you acknowledge you understand this
    assumed risk and have read all these rules and procedures.
  14. At the Track Officials discretion, the number of laps for Heats and Mains may be changed if track or weather conditions warrant. Example: Approaching Weather, Venue Time Constraints, Etc.
  15. Riders will be divided into equal groups for heats and main gate picks based on our random computer generated system. No exceptions will be made to the gate order.
  16. Rider sabotage will not be permitted! Any member caught deliberately trying to destroy, damage, or obstruct another members machine will be banned from all Race Tennessee events indefinitely.

Machine Guidelines:

Tech Inspection:

All Motorcycles and ATV's will go through a tech inspection prior to the first practice of the event. The following items will be checked at every round, zero tolerance!

  • ATV's must have a functioning tether-style kill switch.
  • Max ATV width of 51" (ATV's will ride through a width gauge during inspection)
  • All machines must have working brakes, front and rear.
  • All Motorcycles must have properly folding foot pegs.

Number Plates:

You must have a number on your machine in order to compete! It is the rider’s responsibility to ensure numbers are easily legible. Motorcycles are to run numbers on the front, back, and side number plates. ATV’s are to run a number on the front bumper, back grab bar, and side of fenders. Numbers should be easily visible. If duplicate numbers occur during an event, the later of registration is to add an X to the suffix of their number.

Safety Devices:

  • Front and back fenders are recommended on all machines. Fenders must be of OE material.
  • All safety guarding should be in place.
  • All machines must be equipped with a functional ignition cut-off switch mounted on the handlebar and able to be reached without taking one’s hand from a hand-grip.
  • ATV's must have a functional tether type kill switch. It must be attached to the rider as designed to facilitate an engine shutdown in the event the rider is separated from the ATV. Functionality is subject to testing at every event!
  • Motorcycles and ATV’s must be fitted with a self-closing self-returning throttle.

Stock Class Rules:

To be eligible for a STOCK CLASS, the following can't be changed or modified:

  • Production Air Box
  • Production Frame
  • Production Carburetor (jetting changes allowed)
  • Production Electronics
  • Factory Crank Stroke
  • Factory Exhaust System (excluding slip-on muffler)
  • Factory Swing-Arm
  • Factory Internal Engine Components
  • Wheel spacers are allowed.
  • Changes that are cosmetic in nature are allowed so long as there is no performance advantage.
  • High compression pistons aren't allowed. All other internal engine components must be stock OEM parts.
  • Any items not listed above may be changed or modified. Violations of the stock class rules will result in disqualification from the event.

Modified Class Rules:

Classes are considered modified unless stated otherwise.

  • The machine must use the crankcases of the production motorcycle motor.
  • Change in engine displacement is allowed.
  • Frame changes are allowed.
  • Length and seat height can be modified.

Class Specific Rules and Guidelines:

Classes are open age unless specified otherwise. Your age is defined as of January 1, 2017. You must be at least 14 years of age or older to ride a 250cc MC in competition.

ATV Classes

50cc ATV Stock:

  • 4-8 years of age
  • Machine must meet all Stock requirements
  • Parents are allowed to assist at starting line

50cc ATV Modified:

  • 4-8 years of age
  • Open Modifications
  • Parents are allowed to assist at starting line

Youth ATV Beginner:

  • 4-10 years of age
  • 50-125 cc Open
  • First year racers only !
  • Parents are allowed to assist at starting line

90cc ATV Stock:

  • 6-13 years of age
  • Machine must meet all Stock requirements
  • Chinese (Generic), E-Ton
  • 90cc 2-Stroke 110cc 4-Stroke

90cc ATV Pro-Mod:

  • 6-13 years of age
  • Open Modifications
  • Apex, DRR, Cobra, E-Ton
  • 90cc 2-Stroke 110cc 4-Stroke

200cc ATV Open

  • Open Modifications
  • 200cc 2-Stroke (Blaster)

300cc ATV Open:

  • Open Modifications
  • 300cc 4-Stroke(3ooEX, 250 Raptor)

400cc ATV Open:

  • Open Modifications
  • 250cc 2-Stroke(250R), 400cc 4-Stroke (400ex, Z400, etc.)

400cc AM ATV:

  • Open Modifications
  • Amateur thru Pro-AM Only, No Pros
  • 250cc 2-Stroke(250R), 400cc 4-Stroke (400ex, Z400, etc.)

Veteran ATV:

  • Open cc
  • Open Modifications
  • Must be 25 years or older to compete

Amateur Knobby ATV

  • Must have Knobby Tires on all 4 corners, no exceptions!
  • No Pro or Pro-AM level riders.
  • Open cc
  • Open Modifications

All Star Knobby ATV

  • Must have Knobby Tires on all 4 corners, no exceptions!
  • Pro or Pro-AM level riders only.
  • Open cc
  • Open Modifications

Powderpuff ATV

  • Girls only class!
  • Open cc
  • Open Modifications
  • Will be age divided if needed.

Collegeboy ATV

  • Age 14-24 Only
  • 250cc-450cc
  • Open Modifications
  • Amateurs thru Pro-Am, No Pros!

450cc ATV

  • 300cc 2-stroke, 450cc 4-Stroke
  • Open Modifications
  • Beginner or Amateur Rider

Beginner ATV

  • Open Modifications
  • Open cc
  • Must be a first year rider!


  • Open Modifications
  • Open Tire Rule
  • Open cc
  • No beginners allowed


  • Open Modifications
  • Open Tire Rule
  • Open cc
  • Pro or Pro-AM only

Motorcycle Classes

50cc MC Shaft Stock:

  • 4-8 years of age
  • Shaft driven motorcycle only (CRF50, PW50, JR50, TTR50)
  • Must follow stock guidelines
  • Parents are allowed to assist at starting line

50cc MC Open:

  • 4-8 years of age
  • Shaft and Multi-Speed
  • Open Modifications
  • Parents are allowed to assist at starting line

65cc MC Open:

  • 6-11 years of age
  • Open Modifications
  • Parents are allowed to assist at starting line

85cc MC Open:

  • 9-15 years of age
  • Open Modifications
  • Parents are allowed to assist at starting line
  • 85cc 2-Stroke (CR85, YZ85, KX85, etc.)
  • 85cc-150cc 4-Stroke, No Big Wheels

Supermini MC:

  • 12-16 years of age
  • 79cc-112cc 2-Stroke, 75cc-150cc 4-Stroke Allowed
  • Open Modifications

Youth MC:

  • 105cc 2-Stroke 150cc 4-Stroke
  • 13 years of age and under
  • Open Modifications

Stock Pit-Bike:

  • Tall bars allowed
  • Full Exhaust
  • 4th Gear permitted
  • Air Filter Mod permitted
  • Air-Cooled 50cc-110cc 4-Strokes
  • No internal engine mods or carb mods permitted.

Mad Dog Pit-Bike:

  • Open Modifications
  • Air-Cooled 50cc-186cc 4-Strokes
  • Open age

Beginner MC:

  • First year riders only!
  • Open cc
  • Open Modifications

250cc MC:

  • 122cc 2-Stroke, 250cc 4-Stroke
  • Open Modifications
  • Must be 14 or older to ride a 250cc MC

450cc MC:

  • 122cc-Open
  • Open Modifications
  • Must be 14 or older to ride a 250cc MC

Vet MC:

  • Open cc's
  • Open Modifications
  • Must be 25 years or older

Pro-AM MC:

  • No beginners permitted.
  • 122cc-open
  • Open Modifications

Pro MC:

  • Pro and Pro-AM only
  • 122cc-open
  • Open Modifications