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Event Coverage O/T SFVISBF Mini Moto season 2009 (mini bikes)

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  1. rev106
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    SFVISBF Mini Moto Challenge 2009
    Warning: These events are dangerous, you may get injured or even killed!!! In addition, running of mini bikes on the street can result in confiscation or fines from the LAPD, it's not legal. Don't fool yourself. This is risk, what's it all about. Chicken-hearts and sue-happy assholes stay home. The Mini Moto is ran under the SFVISBF umbrella, the SFVISBF is a LLC, and a registered trademark. Come to have fun and assume the risks involved or don't show up at all.
    Races will be announced. We will be doing 10 races this year and we are going to try and do more legit venues so we can relax a little.
    The spirit of the thing, what is the point?
    The goal is to have fun on mini bikes. If you're only in this to win, you're missing the point. If you dump tons of money into your bike, you're missing the point. If you get upset because someone beats you, you are missing the point. The competition is supposed to be friendly. Nor do we want to hear a bunch of sniveling how things are not fair and you would have done it different. Really? Then by all means do your own thing! Otherwise fucking deal. No one is forcing you to ride with us so if you can't stand the way things are set up, just stay home.
    In this spirit we are making a few changes, please see below.
    New rules that are different from 2008:
    1. No substitutions or Jockeys.
    This means if you have to miss a race for whatever reason no one else can run your number for the points. You and you alone are to race your bike, making to each race is up to you. Also this means you can't have a number and then race a different rider each time. The number goes to the individual, not the bike.
    2. You must use a mini bike, not a motorcycle. As the competition level rises the desire to utilize motorcycle parts has come into play. Last year that was fine but we don't want escalation, we want to keep it as old school as we can. We are limiting the amount of motorcycle crap to about 30%. It is a mini bike event after all, not a motorcycle event. This means:
    Wheels and Tires or
    Brakes and a handle bar or
    A handle bar and fork, but not all of them.
    Your frame must be a mini bike frame
    This means you! Do not fuck with us. If you're not sure, the answer is no. You really don't need this crap but if you want to be a pussy, fine go right on ahead. High performance parts and engines, motorcycle parts etc. don't really give one much if any advantage. Many regular plain-jane mini bikes from the past did just fine with the right pilot commanding it.
    3. There will be no classes.
    If we had a regular legit course that we could use all the time, classes, heats etc. would be a good idea. But we do not. As you well know many of the races are brutal and the hot rod bikes are prone to failure. Every bike must fall under the parameters given and that is enough for us. We could split hairs forever on motors, wheels, suspension but we feel it's not important enough to spend countless hours on making it happen.
    4. If you want to keep your old number from last year you can.
    If you want a new number that was used last year, you'll need to see if the guy who used it wants it or not. You have dibs on your old number.
    5. The Baja Mini Bike.
    Now, do your homework and you'll see that there are many examples of larger mini bikes from the minibike's hey day in the 1960's. i.e the bronc, the super bronc, the artic cat. The Baja Mini is cheap and accessible. It's a mini bike. You don't agree? Well too fucking bad.
    6. You may change your bike for each course.
    You can have a stable of bikes i.e. one for dirt, one for street etc. if you want.
    Racers:
    Make sure you have your number plate on your bike and it can be seen! The score keepers need to be able to see your number. I recommend you have a plate on the rear and sides of your bike as well.
    <?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = O /><O:p> </O:p>Entry Fee:
    There is a $25.00 entry fee to join these events, this fee covers all mini moto events for the season and is a one-time fee. You must register at Atomic Cycles 17322 Saticoy Van Nuys, Ca 91406 (818) 609-0113 You can pick your race number as long as it has not been claimed by another racer.
    <O:p> </O:p>What you get:
    Mini Moto t-shirt
    Sticker
    Patch
    <O:p> </O:p>Ranking in the Mini Moto:
    The ranking system will be done on a point basis. You get points for participating in each event, more if you place.
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    1 point will be awarded for participating in a given event
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    1 point will be awarded for placing third in a given event
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    2 points will be awarded for placing second in a given event
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    3 points will be awarded if one places 1<SUP>st</SUP> in a given event
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    Throughout the race season, races can look up their standing on the SFVISBF website.
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    The racer with the highest point total at the end of the season wins the Mini Moto Challenge.
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    <O:p> </O:p>Rules for bikes:
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    You must have a factory or home built mini bike that has these features:
    Single speed gearing: centrifugal clutch or torque converter.
    Pull start motor
    4 stroke Gas/altered fuel motor (no electrics, 2 strokes etc.)
    Braking system (disc, drum, or scrub)
    <O:p> </O:p>
    No:
    Pit/ pocket bikes
    Go Peds
    Mopeds
    Trail 50’s, 70’s or the like
    Motorcycles Wizzers or modified bicycles of any kind.
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    Your bike must pass a basic inspection to be entered.
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    We leave engine size and overall construction to each racer.
    Racers: Current Roster.
    To Join:
    Go to Atomic Cycles 17322 Saticoy Van Nuys CA 91406 (818) 609-0113 Tues-Sat 11-6 Sun 12-5
    Pay your fee, get your plate and get ready to have a blast! It's never too late to get involved! Last year we had over 60 sign ups, come join in on the fun.
     
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