Flags of the colours listed below are used by Track Officials as a means of communicating with each other and to riders on the Track.
These flags have the following meanings:
GREEN FLAG: The course is unobstructed and racing can proceed.
YELLOW FLAG: The course is obstructed and racers should be held at the gate.
RED FLAG: Riders on the Track should stop immediately and return to the starting gate to await further instructions. This flag may only be shown by the Chief Referee or his assistant.
a) For each Moto in which they compete, a rider shall receive a point score equal to his Finish position in the race, with the rider in first place earning one point and so on down to the eighth place rider, who will receive 8 points, The riders with the lowest total points earned in the moto’s transfer to the next stage of competition in accordance with the rules set forth in the BMX National Race Regulations.
b) A rider must compete in all moto’s in order to be eligible for the next stage of competition.
c) A rider who does not start in a qualifying race will be recorded as “Did Not Start” (DNS) and no points will be awarded. The rider will not be eligible to transfer to the next stage.
d) A rider who starts but does not complete a Moto will be recorded as “Did Not Finish” (DNF) and will receive a score equal to the number of riders who started the Moto. This rider will be eligible to transfer.
e) If two or more riders in a class complete the Moto’s with equal scores, then they will be ranked according to their respective finishes in the last Moto and if this does not resolve the qualifiers then the result of the second or even the first Moto will be taken into account. Where Moto rotation is in use, a tie will be resolved by the running of a race (run off) comprising all those riders on equal points.
Conduct On The Track
a) Riders who have registered for a competition are the only riders allowed to ride or practice on any part of the Track on the days of the competition.
b) The Chief Referee is the final authority at any competition and has the right to impose a penalty on any competitor, parent, spectator or team manager in the interests of safety, or for violation of these rules, following the guide lines described in section 5.1
c) If a race is stopped by officials before its conclusion, the riders in the race must return to the starting line immediately and await instructions
d) A re-run of a Moto, qualifying round or final will take place only if, in the opinion of the Chief Referee, the running of the race has been adversely effected by interference on the part of one or more riders, or by a spectator, animal or other outside agency.
e) If a rider falls or is forced to stop due to a bicycle malfunction during a race, his first responsibility shall be to remove himself and his bicycle from the course in order give the least obstruction to other riders. If a rider cannot or does not get up after a fall, they may be moved only by first aid attendants
f) Any rider who leaves the course during a race must regardless of the circumstance re-enter the course at the nearest safe point. They shall not interfere with the progress of any other rider or cut the course in order to gain an advantage. A penalty for this infringement shall be imposed by the Chief Referee.
g) A rider shall not cause any part of his person or bicycle to come into contact with another rider’s person or bicycle during a race with the intention of impeding their progress so as to overtake him or cause him to be overtaken by another rider. A penalty for this infringement shall be imposed by the Chief Referee.
h) The lead rider shall have the right to choose his line on the track and through all corners.
i) When on the final straight, however, the lead rider shall not deliberate obstruct another rider from passing. A penalty for this infringement shall be imposed by the Chief Referee.
j) Team riding or helping other competitors to gain a higher finishing position is prohibited. A penalty for this infringement shall be imposed by the Chief Referee.
k) Team managers, parents, and others in the company of a rider shall not interfere with a race on behalf of a team or a rider. Such interference may result in a penalty being imposed by the Chief Referee.
l) After crossing the finish line in a race, each rider shall, if instructed by a race official, proceed to the area where the finish markers assigned to the race are located and stand beside the marker whose number corresponds with their finish position. Each riders shall remain in that location until they are dismissed by a race official.
m) The Finish – A rider shall have finished at the moment when the tyre of the front wheel touches the vertical plane rising from the starting edge of the finish line.