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NORTH ARMAGH JUNIOR QUAD CLUB

JUNIOR QUAD CLASSES, TECH & SPECIFIC RULES

  1. The Committee has the right to amend, add or delete any club rules at any time without assigning a reason.  All 2011 Club Rules on safety, behaviour/conduct and technical issues will be enforced this year.

 

  1. CLUB MEMBERSHIP – The 2011 Committee of NAJQC has the right to refuse, terminate membership or refuse any entry on any date, without assigning a reason.  All parent(s)/guardian(s) will be asked to sign that they have received, read and understood the 2011 Rules and that they agree to abide by all the rules.  Any parent(s)/guardian(s) refusing to sign will result in their son/daughter’s application for membership not being accepted.

 

  1. CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP   There will be one Club Championship this year    -    North Armagh Junior Quad Club Championship.

 

  1. POINTS   To receive points in any race the lap scorers must have recorded the competitor passing the finish line and completing a minimum of 75% of the race, within 5 minutes of the winner finishing the race.  Otherwise they are classified as a non-finisher and will receive no points.  Any disagreements from parent(s)/guardian(s) with the provisional published results, have 15 minutes in which to lodge their objection.  If no objections are received then the points will remain as published.  (Non-members receive no points.)

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For 2010 the point scoring structure is:

1st            45 points        2nd    42 points     3rd   40 Points      4th   38 points

5th       36 points        6th   34 points      7th   32 points      8th   30 points

9th       28 points      10th   26 points    11th  24 points     12th 22 points

13th     20 points      14th   18 points    15th  16 points     16th 15 points

17th     14 points      18th   13 points    19th  12 points    20th  11 points

21st     10 points      22nd   9 points     23rd    8 points      24th    7 points

25th     6 points        26th    5 points     27th    4 points      28th     3 points

29th     2 points        30th     1 point

 

  1. TIES  At events where class results are calculated on straight races, in the event of a tie the competitor with the highest finishing position in the last race will be deemed the winner of the tie.

 

  1. CONDUCT   Any competitor, or their parent/guardian using threats, foul or abusive language to an appointed club official or committee member, will result in the Clerk of the Course/Stewards of the Meeting, automatically excluding the competitor from the event for that day.  Refusal to obey this decision may result in their membership being terminated.

 

  1. PADDOCK  -  Competitors must ride their quads through the car park and paddock to the track and vice versa at walking speed.  Any competitor failing to comply with this rule will result in the Clerk of the Course/Stewards of the Meeting automatically excluding the competitor from the event for that day from the time of committing the offence.  Refusal to obey this decision may result in their membership being terminated.

 

  1. UNAUTHORISED RIDING   -  The riding of any quad by any other person other than the signed on competitors, will result in the Clerk of the Course/Stewards of the Meeting automatically excluding the competitor of the said quad from the event for that day from the time of committing the offence.  Refusal to obey this decision may result in their membership being terminated.

 

  1. SHARING OF BIKES   -   This is only allowed within a family (brother/sister/brother).  In the event of both competitors qualifying for the same final, one must stand down and cannot compete in a lower final.

 

  1. DISPUTES & PROTESTS   -   The right of protest lies solely with the parent/guardian of the competitor, who considers their son/daughter aggrieved by any circumstance connected with the competition he/she is taking part in.  Every protest has to be in writing, signed by the parent/guardian of the competitor making the protest, clearly specifying the matter protested against which shall refer to a single subject only, and be accompanied by a fee of £150.00 plus £40.00 protest fee (payable in cash only) and be lodged within the MRA specified time limits.  The protest must be handed into the signing-in office for transmission to the Clerk of the Course/Stewards of the Meeting.  All protests will be heard as soon as possible after lodging the protest.  No protest or complaint will be considered unless these procedures are carried out correctly.

 

  1. TIME SCHEDULES - It is important to start each meeting as promptly as possible.  Therefore for 2010 the following will apply:

              Signing On     -        9.00 am to 10.00 am sharp

                     Scrutineering            9.30 am to 10.15 am

                     Practice                    10.30 am

 

12.      SCRUTINEERING   -    All machines and protective clothing must be presented to the Scrutineer for examination or at any time during the meeting as may be requested by the Clerk of the Course/Stewards of the Meeting to ensure that they are safe and in sound condition and comply with the requirements of the rules.  Any machine involved in an accident must be presented to the Scrutineer for re-inspection before being ridden again at the meeting.  Any quad, where the construction is deemed dangerous, will be excluded.

 

13.      HELMETS  -   Helmets approved by the MRA, bearing the MRA stamp, in sound condition and properly fitted, must be worn at all times by the riders whilst practising or racing.  The helmet must provide full protection to the temples, be of polycarbonate type and must be free from all stickers or paint unless applied by the manufacturer.  Riders will be required to wear their helmet, fully fastened at Scrutineering, so that it can be checked for fit.

 

14.      PROTECTIVE CLOTHING  -  In all races and official practice, riders must wear knee length MX boots (not Wellingtons), leather or MX gloves and goggles of a non-splinterable type.  Nothing hard (such as money, tools, etc) may be carried in the pockets at any time.  It is strongly recommended that all riders wear approved protective clothing, substantially padded at the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, a body/kidney protector and protective armour giving protection to at least the chest and shoulders.  Sharing of protective clothing will not be permitted.

 

15.      RE-FUELLING  -  Re-fuelling must not take place at the starting line.

  

16.    FIRE EXTINGUISHERS   -    To comply with MRA (Ireland) Ltd all competitors’ transport vehicles must carry a suitable fire extinguisher.

 

17.     FLAGS   -   Flags used at a Junior Quad race meeting:

 

                YELLOW (motionless)              Danger – take care, no overtaking

                YELLOW  (waved)                    Great danger, prepare to stop, no

                                                                 overtaking.

                YELLOW with Black ‘X’           Last lap

                BLUE    -                                    About to be overtaken, prepare to

                                                                  hold your line

                RED      -                                    Stop racing immediately

                BLACK & WHITE CHEQUERED             End of race

 

18.     CONSENT FORMS   -    A parent/guardian must be present at all times during practice and racing.  However, if a parent/guardian is unable to sign-in for their son/daughter, or be present at racing, then they must complete the official guardianship form, stating who is responsible for their son/daughter.  This form is to be signed by the parent(s)/guardian(s) and also the person named on the form who has the responsibility for this child on the day of racing.  A solicitor, police officer, justice of the peace, minister, bank official or doctor must witness this form.  This will be forwarded to the MRA and a copy kept on our files.

 

19.     ALCOHOL   -   Consumption of alcohol at junior quad events is NOT prohibited.  Non-compliance with this rule will mean immediate expulsion from NAJQC events.

 

 

JUNIOR QUAD CLASSES, TECH & SPECIFIC RULES

 

1          Removal of Lamps etc.

All lamps, reflectors, registration plates and licence holders must be removed from all machines.

2          Throttles

            All throttles must be self-closing.  A twist grip throttle may be used.

            All brake and clutch levers must be ball ended.

3          Handlebars

The ends of the handlebars must be protected by rubber handle grips with closed ends.

4          Nerf Bars

 All quads must have Nerf Bars of sound engineering construction securely attached to the machine between the front and rear wheel and must not extend beyond the width of the wheel and tyres fitted to the machine.  The Nerf Bars to be fitted with webbing or similar material to prevent a rider’s foot from passing between the nerf bar and the footrest.

5          Number Plates

Number plates must be fitted securely, one at the front and one at the rear of the machine.

Number plates must be of flat surface, made from semi-rigid material with no sharp edges and comply with the following colours and dimensions.

            Standard Classes:  Red Background / White Numbers

            Modified Classes:  White Background / Black Numbers

            Min plate size:   175mm high  2200mm wide

            Max number size :  150mm high x 75mm wide

            Min width of stroke :  22.6mm

6          Tyres :  

Any choice of tyres or wheels can be used, but chains and other non-skid devices will not be permitted.

7          Kill Switch

Kill switch must be fitted with a working lanyard type ignition cut out, attached to the rider’s wrist.

8          For classes LT50cc, Standard 50cc Modified LT80cc and 200cc Standard Blaster

Any after market piston to legal 2mm bore size will be allowed, but must remain as manufacturer’s original.

LT50, LT50A & LT80 piston may be modified

 

 

9           All Classes

 Frame and engine to remain as manufacturers original for that make of quad.

 The Track width of the machine must no exceed the dimensions stated

 Measurements to be taken ay centre hub level from outside rim to outside rim

Sprocket guards must be fitted

           

           All other regulations are as per MRA Rules or Supplementary Regulations

 

 

 

CLASSES AND AGES

1. LT50cc to include LT50A

Ages 6 to 10 years old as at 1st January.

 

2. Standard  55cc

Ø Ages 6 to 11 years old as at 1st January

. Standard 50cc

Ages 6 to 10 years old as at 1st January.  Remove this class

 

3. Modified 55cc

Ages 7 to 11 years old as at 1st January.

 

4. Modified LT80cc

Ø Ages 8 to 13 years old as at 1st January

 

3. Standard 100cc 2 Stroke &  150cc 4 stroke

Ø Ages 8 to 13 years old as at 1st January.

 

4. Standard 200cc Blaster

Ø Ages 13 to 17 years old as at 1st January.

5. 250cc 4 Stroke Air Cooled Class. (Inc Modified 210cc 2 stroke)

          Ages 13 to 18 years old as at 1st January.  


 

 

SPECIFIC RULES FOR LT50CC CLASS & LT50A

 

1.       The exhaust system of the machine must remain of standard external appearance and original part number.

 

2.       The carburettor of the machine must remain standard.  Venturi, slide, jets and needle may be modified.

 

3.       The ignition system of the machine must remain standard.  The only modification to the ignition system is the elongation of the holes in the stator plate.

 

4.       Manifold standard       Internal dimensions free.

 

5.       Barrel standard             Port size free       Head standard         Metal may be removed.

 

6.       Original crankshaft may be modified, crankcases may be gasflowed – material may not be added.

 

7.       Flywheel – metal may be removed.

 

8.       The track width of the machine must not exceed the following dimensions measured at hub centre level on the rim. 

LT50

 Front outside tyre track width – 625mm maximum

        Rear outside tyre track width  -  650mm maximum.

              LT50 A

The overall track width must not exceed 850mm measured to the outside of the               rim at hub level.

 

        No additional track width tolerance will be permitted.

 

9.       The maximum allowable cubic capacity (cc) will be 55c.  2mm oversize cylinder bore.

 

10.   Handle bars not to exceed the front outside track width  

           

11. Piston may be modified.

 

 

 

 

SPECIFIC   RULES  FOR  MODIFIED LT80cc CLASS

1.      The exhaust system of the machine must remain of standard external appearance and original part number.

 

2.      The frame and engine to remain as manufacturers original for that make of quad.

 

3.      The carburettor of the machine must remain standard.     

 

Ø  Venturi, slide, jets and needle may be modified.

 

4.      Cylinder head must remain one piece – metal may be removed.

 

5.      A standard ignition must be fitted to the machine.  The only modification to the ignition system is the elongation of the holes in the stator plate.

 

6.       Barrel standard, Port size free.

 

7.      Manifold standard – internal dimension free.

 

8.      Flywheel – metal may be removed.

 

9.      Front and rear shocks may be changed.  Original mounting holes must be used.

 

10.  Original crankshaft may be modified, crankcases may be gasflowed – material may not be added.

 

11.  Reed blocks – metal may be removed, reed petals free.

 

12.  Any make of automatic clutch assembly can be used.  

 

13.  The track width of the machine must not exceed the following dimensions measured at hub centre level on the rim.

Front outside tyre track width                800mm maximum

Rear outside tyre track width                  935mm maximum

Measurement to be taken at centre hub level from outside rim to outside rim.

No additional track width tolerance will be permitted.

 

14.The maximum bore of the 80cc machine cylinder barrel to be 52mm.

15. Piston may be modified.

 

 

 


 

SPECIFIC RULES FOR STANDARD 200cc BLASTER CLASS

1.     The exhaust system of the machine must remain of standard external appearance and original part number.

 

2.     The carburettor of the machine must remain standard. Venturi, slide, jets and needle may be modified.  The top cap of the standard carburettor may be exchanged along with any associated cabling.  Also a pilot hole may be drilled in the body of the standard carburettor to allow for the fitting of an idling screw.

 

3.     The track width of the machine must not exceed the following dimensions:

Front outside tyre track width    -    1100mm

Rear outside tyre track width           1250mm

 

4.     The maximum bore of the machine cylinder barrel will be 2mm oversize.

 

5.     Any choice of reed block may be fitted to the machine and reed pedals free.

 

6.     A standard ignition system must be fitted to the machine.  The only modification to the ignition system is the elongation of the holes in the stator plate.

 

7.     The drain bung cap on the bottom of the air box may be removed.

 

8.     Head must remain one piece – metal may be removed, head gasket may be changed to an “o” ring.

 

9.     Barrel standard     Port size free          Piston standard.

 

10.                        Manifold standard – internal dimension free.

 

11.                        Flywheel - metal may be removed. –

 

12.                        Original crankshaft may be modified, crankcases may be gasflowed – material may not be added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIFIC RULES FOR 250cc 4 Stroke Air Cooled Class. & 210 Modified class

1.     The track width of the machine must not exceed the following dimensions:

Front outside tyre track width    -    1100mm

Rear outside tyre track width           1275mm

Measurement to be taken at centre hub level from outside rim to outside rim.

No additional track width tolerance will be permitted.

 

2.     The maximum bore of the machine cylinder barrel will be 2mm oversize.

 

3.     Barrel standard     Port size free 

 

4.     Frame and engine to remain as manufacturers original for that make of quad.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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