2005 Series Rules - Point System
This competition is a 4 event series. Each event takes place over 2
consecutive days and drivers receive points based on their
finishing position for each event to make up their total for the
Series Championship. Entry fee is $350 per team, per event.
The Series Championship is determined by the total of each driver's
4 finishes. The last event of the year will be used as the
Competitors earn points at each event by the order in which they
finish. All 4 events count toward series points.
Points earned at the first 3 events are as follows:
etc… in 2 point increments
Points awarded for the final event are:
etc… in 3 point increments
Event Scoring & Rules
Before each event begins, there will be a drivers meeting where
officials will draw numbers for the starting line up, give you the
weekends itinerary and go over any questions you may have.
There are X amount of stages per course for both classes. In
each stage, competitors negotiate their vehicle through beginning,
intermediate and ending gates within a specified time limit.
Beginning gates are recognized as A, intermediate gates B, C, D and
so on with Z gate being the “finish line” for each
stage. The vehicles’ front axle must clear Z gate, to
complete the stage, within the time limit. Competitors are
allowed a specific amount of time to walk and assess each stage
before their time for the stage actually starts.
Most points wins. Competitors start each stage with 40 points each
and incur penalties/deductions/earned points as shown on the next
page. Explanation of deductions outlined further.
1 pt = Stopping - Tires not moving for 5
seconds or more
2 pts = Intentionally reversing course. A reverse after
a stop is only penalized as a reverse, not a stop and a reverse.
Once a reverse penalty has been assessed, no further reverse
penalty can be assessed until the vehicle makes forward
*6 pts = Using rear steering per each stage
6 pts = Touching a cone
28 pts = Using a tool (winch, Hi-Lift, strap, etc)
40 pts = Out of Bounds (OB)
40 pts = Exceeding the time limit
40 pts = Not applying a cover or weight to a winch cable when under
40 pts = Accepting outside assistance while on a stage
40 pts = Pushing, pulling, lifting, etc on the vehicle by a driver
or spotter to aid progress
2 pts = Clearing an intermediate gate with both axles.
*Note: Option gates can be worth more than 2 pts.
Credits are awarded only after the stage has been completed.
Once a competitor receives 20 or more points in penalties, thereby
dropping to zero points, they are considered as having 'pointed
out' and are through with that stage and cannot earn more
Rear steering is defined as changing the alignment of the rear
wheels in relation to the axle, whether intentional or accidental.
You will be penalized *6 points for using rear steer during any
stage. No additional penalty points for rear steering will be
assessed until the vehicle starts another stage. Once a team has
been penalized for use of rear steer, the team can use the rear
steer as many times as they want during that stage without
incurring any additional rear steer penalties.
Use of tools
A team can be assessed a maximum of one tool penalty per stage. Use
of a tool is defined as readying or removing an item from the
vehicle that could be used for aiding progress. Whether the tool is
actually used to aid progress or not, does not matter. Once the
tool penalty has been assessed, that tool or any other tool can be
used as many times as the team may want without further penalty.
This also includes hand-tools. Note: For safety reasons,
competitors must use a cover or weight over the cable when using a
Gates / Cones
A “gate” is a set of 2 cones and the invisible line
between them. Starting gates are lettered as the ‘A’
gates. Ending gates are lettered as the ‘Z’ gates.
Intermediate gates are lettered ‘B’, ‘C’,
‘D’, ‘E’, etc. There may also be
“option gates” on a stage where competitors can choose
a more difficult route and earn extra points. Example: C1 &
Intermediate gates must be cleared by both axles (wheel center to
wheel center) to earn credit. Only the front axle (wheel center to
wheel center) must clear the end gate where time is stopped. Start
and end gates are just that - starting and ending points - and no
points are given for these gates.
Gates must be run in order and cleared in the intended direction of
travel. Vehicles may clear gates in forward or reverse. A vehicle
may travel back through any gate cleared, but must properly
‘re-clear’ that gate again to receive/keep credit for
that gate. The ‘A’ gate must be cleared in forward
direction, not in reverse.
Out of Bounds
A vehicle is considered Out of Bounds if:
a- Any part of the vehicle, a team member or tool used by the team
touches a roped/taped boundary on a stage.
b- The full contact patch of a tire goes over (on the ground or in
the air) the outside of a cone’s intended location.
c- A gate is cleared out of order (in any direction)
Breakdowns / Running Order
If a vehicle lays over on it's side, the competitors will be asked
if they want outside assistance. Any vehicle lying on its top will
automatically be given outside assistance for safety reasons and
they are through with that stage.
Vehicles falling out of order may move back up in line, but no
further than their starting order, by getting permission from
another competitor. Competitors will be assessed a 5 point penalty
per position lost as recorded at the last stage completed on each
At their discretion, event Marshals can change the running order
due to breakdowns or delays.
Stages will remain open 15 minutes after the last vehicle has
All vehicles must have a fire extinguisher fixed inside the vehicle
that can be easily reached, released and used by the driver when
the vehicle is any position, both right-side up and upside down.
The spotter must have also have a fire extinguisher outside of the
vehicle that’s at least 2.5 lbs in size that he/she places
somewhere on or off each stage when competing and can be quickly
reached if needed.
Everyone is expected to conduct themselves in a proper manner
towards spectators, event officials, other competitors and anyone
else associated with the events. Penalties for poor conduct can be
assessed by stage officials and event Marshals ranging from -5pts
to total disqualification.
Anyone considered to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs
will be disqualified from that event, forfeit any deposits made
toward future events and refused entry to future events.
Most points earned at last Stage of the event, 2nd to last Stage of
the event, etc
Protests will be heard and addressed up until 30 minutes after the
last stage of each respective class has been closed. All protests
must be presented to an event Marshall.
Modified Stock Class
Modified Stock Class is intended for well-built trail vehicles
modified using readily available aftermarket parts and being street
legal. Any rules or restrictions needed to maintain the spirit of
this class will be implemented. The intent of Modified
Stock Class is to stay within factory designs while allowing
aftermarket modifications that are normal in the 4x4 recreation
sport. There are no restrictions on engine, tranny, t-case, axles
or suspension. Bead lock wheels are allowed.
1- Vehicle must be Titled.
2- Maximum tire size of 35" as labeled by the tire
3- Frame is to be OEM or direct OEM design aftermarket
replacement. Frame re-enforcements are allowed.
4- Wheelbase of the vehicle must be within 2.5" of OEM. There
will be zero leeway here.
5- Steering will be completely of OEM design. Hydraulic
and hydraulic assist is not allowed.
6- Equipped with a winch
7- Real lockers front and rear. No limited slips
8- Seat belts or harnesses for driver and spotter
9- 2 Fire extinguishers (one for Driver & Spotter) -see Safety
10- First Aid kit
11- Roll cage designed to keep passengers safe in the case of a
multiple roll over accident
12 - Bodies must be full width of OEM. Bodywork must extend a
minimum of 24" past the rear axle.
(Please call Bob Hazel @ 704-236-7337 with any questions)
Super Stock Class
The Super Stock class has been implemented for the vehicles that
are more modified than our JP Off-Road Modified Stock Class, but,
not as extreme as our Trophy Class. The payout for this class is
100% payback of entries. For 2004, this class' series will run 3
events - Farmington, Cedar City and Cougar Buttes (Finals). This
class is strictly limited to 20 vehicles.
1- 2 seats, mounted side-by-side
2- Maximum tire size of 37" as labeled by the tire
3- Engine mounted forward of the driver
4- Mass produced automobile/light-truck engine available to
5- Front axle steering only
6- Changes in wheelbase only from normal suspension movement
7- Equipped with a winch
8- Real lockers front and rear. No limited slips
9- Seat belts or harnesses for driver and spotter
10- 2 Fire extinguishers (one for Driver & Spotter) -see Safety
11- First Aid Kit
12- Roll cage designed to keep passengers safe in the case of a
multiple roll over accident
Trophy Class is intended for vehicles with very few limits on
modifications. The only limitation is that vehicle propulsion must
be by 4 tires only. Trophy Class vehicles do not need to be street
1- Equipped with a winch
2- Real lockers front and rear. No limited slips
3- Seat belts or harnesses for driver and spotter
4- Fire extinguisher
5- First Aid kit
6- Roll cage designed to keep passengers safe in the case of
a multiple roll over