Race On The Rock Race Rules



2018 Rules


1.     All racers will be assigned a bib # as system issues upon completion of registration and payment. Racers will be given their assigned bib # after tech and approved classes are paid. A $30 fee will be charged for each tech approved class.

2.      Located at the starting line is a 1 Minute clock, (subject to change).  After the first sled arrives at the starting line for a particular race, a 1 minute countdown will begin.  When the timer reaches 0, or all racers are at the starting line before the timer elapses, the race will start, whether all racers

are at the starting line or not.

3.     It is recommended that pit crew clear the area as fast as possible so as not to interfere in the race start.  In the event of a counter reaching 0 and pit crew still in staging area, the race will start.

4.     Members of pit crew etc...are the responsibility of the driver to whom assigned. If pit crew is found to be breaking any rules, pit crew and driver can be disqualified and rule #38 will come into effect.

5.     The condition of a machine is the responsibility of the driver.  A driver may be disciplined if driver’s machine is modified as to defraud the officials or other competitors.

6.     No protests will be accepted that refer to a race chief/technical director's judgment or decision.

7.     It shall not be possible to protest or appeal technical inspection equipment, scoring or timing equipment.

8.     A protest must be valid in the eyes of the race chief who has the option not to accept it for action.

9.         All snowmobiles must have handlebar mounted button (on/off) kill switch on the right side within thumb reach (this is in addition to your tether switch).

10.  The tether switch will be securely mounted in a location on the snowmobile other than on the handlebars.

11.  The tether switch will be securely fastened to the driver, no alligator clips are allowed. Helmets (DOT Certified) must be worn by all racers.

12.        All machines must be equipped with a “safety disconnect” and be operable at all times. This will be the responsibility of the driver.  Tethers must be used and attached to the operator whenever the engine is running.

13.        No competitor or driver pit personal (stock classes) shall possess power boosting in addition or agent upon the race premises of the sanctioned event. Violation of the rule shall subject the violator to be disqualified.

14.        Brakes shall be operative at all times.

15.        Improper usage of pit passes will be grounds for discipline.

16.        Reasonable speeds will be observed in the pit area. All pit areas are caution zones where utmost in driver awareness is required.

17.        The driver’s meeting is mandatory and will be held at an announced time and place. It is to be conducted by the race chief.

18.        Snowmobile safety stands that catch debris thrown by a track are mandatory.


19.        The inspection group will not reassemble parts removed by technical inspectors to verify machine class placement.


20.        If you cross over into a competitor’s lane, you are disqualified from that race.

21.        If you do not cross the finish line during your race you will be considered "did not finish" and are disqualified from that race.

22.        A sled can only be entered in a total of three classes. One Racer per registered Sled

23.        No studs or traction products are acceptable in any class.

24.        No refund of registration fees will be given for either missed races or for disqualifications

25.        Only officials and persons who are racing or have pit passes are permitted in the pit area. Pit area includes the fenced in area, this also includes the trailers in the staging area. All persons must be 16 years of age and provide a photo ID.  Only one pit pass will be issued per bib. One  (1) additional pit pass can be purchased from the registration desk for an extra fee of $20 each for a maximum of 2. Pit passes must be worn on the wrist.

26.        Alcohol and/or drug use is not permitted by any racer or pit personnel before they have finished racing. If a racer or pit personnel is found to have been drinking or using drugs, then that racer/pit personnel and sled are automatically disqualified for the day and no money is returned to the racer.

27.        There will be no extensions to the registration deadline, except at the discretion of the registration officials and if extenuating circumstances exist.

28.        Persons who are late for Tech inspection are automatically disqualified from the races.

29.        Riders will be charged a $100 refundable deposit for race bibs on race day. When the bib is returned to the registration room, the deposit will be refunded. If bib is not returned racers will not receive any winnings and will not be permitted to participate in future events.

30.        All racers must have a working tail light, brake light, headlight, (Headlights are not required in Power Adder, King Of The Hill or Pro Stock).

31.        Sleds with baffles removed from stock exhaust systems will be considered modified, and will be classified as improved.

32.        Race order will be determined on race day. Race order is subject to change during the day at the discretion of race officials.

33.        Race lanes are situated from right to left looking at the hill, with the right most lane being #4.


34.        If a race class does not have enough entries officials are permitted to place the racer into the next higher qualifying race classification without the racers permission. If the sled is already registered in that class, then the sled is registered in the first eligible race class and that registration

money will go into that race class.

35.        If a racer is found to have a sled that is registered in a certain class, and the sled is then found out to be ineligible to race in that class due to a judgment or registration mistake, that sled is moved up to the next qualified class. If money has not yet been paid for registration, the registration

for the ineligible class is cancelled and the racer selects another class.  If money is lost due to this reclassification, no money is refunded.

36.        A $100 administration and processing fee will be charged for each sled in addition to race class registration fees of $30 per class. This $100 fee is also referred to as "Pre-registration Fee" and must be paid before the date determined by the Race Committee. (See Rule 50) .

37.        If a racer tries to register a sled for a certain class, and that sled is then found out to be ineligible to race in that class due to modifications by tech inspection, both that racer and the sled are disqualified from all races; no registration money will be refunded.

38.        Racers who are deemed to have broken any race rules may face sanctioning. Sanctions will be imposed at the discretion of the Race On The Rock race committee and may include, but not limited to, disqualification of class and or the race, fines, and or bans from future races or events held by Western SnoRiders. Sanctions applied are not able to be appealed.

39.        A Bore And Stroke Gauge will be on site on race day, random checks may be performed on race day at the discretion of race officials

40.        A no show for post-race tech inspection will mean automatic disqualification, rule number 7 will come into effect

41.        Only driver, sled and one pit crew member will be allowed into staging area, staging at start lights will be the sole responsibility of the driver.

42.        Sleds that do not come to a complete stop at staging lights will be disqualified from that race.

43.        Sleds may not leave the confines of the lane run off areas or return lane. Non-compliance of this rule will result in immediate disqualification.

44.        Tracks on sled will not be in reverse direction for safety and braking purposes. Non-compliance of this rule will result in immediate disqualification.  Except Pro Stock and Open only.

45.        Red light will mean automatic disqualification.

46.        A driver and the snowmobile (chassis and motor) shall be considered a unit, and once registration is complete, neither will be substituted.  If a driver is qualified on a snowmobile, both must be in the same final event of the class, and or event. There will be no substitutes for sled

or driver once registration is closed

47.        When your number is called for a race, you will have 1 minute (subject to change to show or you are disqualified from that race.  This disqualification can be appealed to the race chief, if qualifying for that race class is still going on. Racers in the staging area should listen for the staging officials announcement of classes and ensure that bib #’s and classes match before pulling up to the line. Bib’s must be worn with the number facing towards the back


48.        Racers must be 16 years of age or older. Racers 18 years of age or under must show us Picture ID and a signature from a legal guardian or parent is required..  Any racer may be asked to provide a Picture ID.

49.   Pre-Registration fee is now non-refundable. In the event that Race on the Rock is cancelled by WSR for weather or safety concerns $50 per registration will be refunded to the racer. A $50 administration/insurance fee per registration will be withheld by WSR.

50.   Pre-Registration fee is to be paid no later than March 23, 2018 at 7:00pm. If this fee is not paid by this date,  you are not considered registered and your registration will automatically be removed.

51.        The top two sleds from each class will be “Tech Inspected”

52.        If a driver does not allow his sled to be tech inspected, the sled will be immediately disqualified from the race.  (ie:  Techs Will Be Allowed to Remove Y-Pipes & Carb Boots In Trail Stock To Check Port & Polish)

53.        Time Slips will be available on return if software and equipment allow for this to happen.

54.        Two Techs will be on site in the return lane to perform random spot checks as the race day progresses.

55.        Maximum 5 km/h while in the pit area!!!

56.        No Additives will be permitted in fuel or oxygenated fuel. (stock classes only)

57.        No open flame of any kind is permitted in the pit/race area. This includes anyone smoking or with a BBQ.


58.        Any stock snowmobile that has an electronically controlled fuel pressure regulator or          programmer will moved up to the improved class.


59.        The beam breaker mounted to the ski shall not extend past the size of the ski loop. (Please see image below)


60.      Sleds are only to be driven in the designated race area.  If any racer is seen riding anywhere else on the mountain at any time they will be disqualified, with no money returned to them and no winnings awarded.


61.     There will be a fee of $50.00 to have a trailer placed in the pit area. Fee's must be paid at the registration desk prior to being placed in the pit area. Trailers will be placed in the pit area in an order and location as determined by the race official assigned that duty. This will take place as tech inspections are completed and we have complete control of the ski hill.  Trailers will be moved
from the parking lot onto the hill by a designated race official. Racers are not permitted to drive their truck/trailer onto or off of the hill at any time. There shall be no unregistered sleds in the pit area, including inside trucks and trailers within the pit area. Western Sno-Riders reserves the right to enter a trailer at any time, unannounced, and unimpeded, to do an inspection. If any rules infractions are found to be broken, they will be dealt with immediately by the Race Committee.  Rule # 38 will apply.


62.     Upper Body Protection That Meets WSR Guidelines  Evs, Tek Vest, Saf-Jak, Leatt Adult, Leatt Youth, HMK Protective Vest. Must protect front and back.


63.     Full arm wear must be worn. ie long sleeve shirt, or jacket.


64.     Boots must be worn when racing no shoes allowed


*** Race On The Rock rules and regulations can be changed at any time at the discretion of the Race Committee or Western SnoRiders Board of Directors **


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