How Do I Go NGPC Racing?
Just show up! When you arrive at the track, you will pay a gate fee for each person in your group and sometimes a camping fee if applicable. Children and kids are typically at a reduced rate or even FREE. At registration, you will fill out the necessary entry forms and waivers, pay your race entry fee(s), and we will give you a number for the race. NGPC is scored by transponder scoring using MotoTally, so you will need to purchase ($10) a transponder and stick it underneath your helmet visor if you don’t already have one. Transponders are available at Sign Ups.
Staging for each race typically starts 15-20 minutes before at the starting line. We will assign you a row based on your class and all classes start together on a single line. Each race is 45 minutes in length and at that time, the checkered flag goes out no matter who the leader is. All riders receiving the checkered flag and finishing 50% of the leader’s laps will earn a finish. Youth races are 30 minutes. The only exception is the Pro race, which is a minimum of 90 minutes in length and the leader will receive the checkered flag.
Results will be posted and trophies will be given out at sign ups after each race. Live Scoring and online results can be viewed at MotoTally.
Is An AMA Membership Required?
Yes, an AMA membership is required to enter any race, including Unclassified. An AMA Weekend Pass can be purchased on-site for $20, or an Annual Membership can be purchased for $49 on the AMA Website.
The AMA Annual Minor Release is MANDATORY for all racers under the age of 18. The minor release expires on December 31st each year, and a new form must be submitted yearly. Click HERE to visit the AMA Website and complete the Minor Release Form.
Is A District 37 Membership Required?
Most classes pay District 37 points along with National points; however, a District 37 Membership IS required if you wish to earn D37 points in conjunction with National points, and you wish to pick a non-earned number for the year. For the few classes that only pay D37 points, no points or trophies will be given without a valid membership. If racing with no membership, an additional $10 pie plate fee will be added at each race and you will be given a temporary number.
How Do National Numbers Work?
Only the Top 10 in the Expert skill level will earn a National number. The National numbers will all be N# and the class letter. For example, if you are in the 50+ 98-250cc Expert class and finished 4th in the final standings, your number will be N4J with the “J” being half the size as the N & the # (see example).
The amateur color backgrounds for National plates are yellow with black numbers. Any questions please message us and we will get them answered! Pro backgrounds are as follows: Pro (Red Background/White Number), Pro 2 (Green Background/White Number), and Pro Women (Blue Background/White Number).
If you’re looking for custom backgrounds, contact our series sponsor Ryan Abbatoye of RAD Custom Graphics. RadCustomGraphics.com | 760-677-9240
What Class Should I Compete In?
This depends on your age, ability, and bike size. Age classes are broken down into 25+, 30+, 40+, 50+, 60+, and even 70+. The 30+, 40+, and 50+ classes are all split between HWT (251cc+) and LWT (250cc-). Youth classes are broken down by age, bike size, and skill level. Other classes include HWT (251cc+ and Electric Bikes), LWT I (201-250cc), LWT II (96-200cc), 122-150cc, 2-Stroke (96cc+), 4-Stroke (150cc+), and Women. 250F’s race with 250cc two-strokes in the LWT I class – there is no handicapping here.
Adult skill levels start at Pro/AA, followed by Expert, Intermediate, and Novice. Youth skill levels are Advanced, Novice, and Beginner.
If you race another series other than ours, you must race at the same skill level in NGPC. All racers must race the same skill level across all classes in NGPC. The only exceptions are women racing in a “non-womens” class and mini riders racing in a big-bike class are allowed to drop down one skill level.
Can I Compete In Multiple Classes Throughout The Weekend?
Yes! We encourage you to do so. Most racers will race at least one Unclassified race, plus 1-3 additional class races throughout the weekend. You are allowed to drop down an age class (ex. 40+ racers can race the 30+ class) but you may not race up an age class (ex. A 39 year old racer cannot race the 40+ class). You must ride the same skill level across all classes. The only exceptions are women racing in a “non-womens” class and mini riders racing in a big-bike class are allowed to drop down one skill level.
Is There A Parade Lap Prior To Each Race?
No! The only “practice” is the $30 Unclassified race at the start of each day. Riders who are not entered in the race are not allowed on course at any time except for their own race.
How Do I Sign Up Online?
Pre-registration is at EnterGP.com and opens 1-2 weeks prior to race weekend. Online registration closes at 5pm PST the Thursday before each race, with onsite registration available Friday-Sunday on race weekends.
Are Checks Or Credit Cards Accepted?
Cash is king! Checks are usually accepted, and credit cards are accepted at some races, but it’s best to come prepared with cash for gate fees, entry fees, and when buying from our vendors.
What Is The Starting Procedure?
New for 2023, every race (except Youth and Vintage) will be a dead engine start. This is to ensure fairness across the board to eliminate racers jumping the start. Racers will still be signaled by the green light at the start of every line. If a starting gate is present, a traditional MX style start may be used at the club’s discretion.
All spectators and pit crew must be absent from the start line prior to the start of every race for safety reasons.
What Markings Do I Follow?
All race courses are marked with arrows, ribbon, caution tape, and mostly followed a graded path. We work closely with the Kurt Caselli Foundation and typically use their signature course markings and marking procedure at every race. This ensures consistency and safety from round to round for all racers.
How Long Is Each Race?
Every course varies in length, but most range between 5-8 miles long and lap times are typically 10-15 minutes for the fastest racers. Youth races run on a modified course usually 2-5 miles in length. Pee Wee ride takes place on a short course where spectators and parents can easily watch and cheer on the youngest racers.
Each race is 45 minutes in length and at that time, the checkered flag goes out no matter who the leader is. All riders receiving the checkered flag and finishing 50% of the leader’s laps will earn a finish. Youth races are 30 minutes. The only exception is the Pro race, which is a minimum of 90 minutes in length and the leader will receive the checkered flag.
Is There A Gas/Repair Pit At Each Race?
Yes, each club designates a pit area for every race. No pitting is allowed outside of this area.
During the Pro Race, there is a separate, designated pit lane with limited access to spectators/pit crews.
How Do I Advance To The Next Highest Skill Level?
We have a GP steward watching races, results, and lap times who will move racers up accordingly, typically within the first couple of races in the year. Riders earn transfer points when finishing within a certain percentage of their class, and when the speed and results are consistently in line with the next skill level up, the racer can be moved up.
You can contact our GP Steward here: Lisa Nasif | Lisa.Nasif@yahoo.com | 909-208-3513
Is There A Gate Fee?
Yes, each club and facility relies on a gate fee to pay the bills. The fee varies depending on the facility.
Are Vendors On-site?
Yes! We have several sponsors and food vendors on-site to help serve your needs throughout the weekend.
Can I Camp At The Race?
Yes! Every race has camping space available, albeit with no amenities or hookups. Space can be limited so only take as much as you need. Most races have a small camping fee that must be paid when camping.
Is There Pit Riding At The Race?
Pit bikes are strictly prohibited for the safety of our racers and spectators.
Who Do I Contact Regarding Results/Scoring?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or concerns regarding results/points.
Who Do I Contact To Protest A Result/Rider?
You must contact the race referee regarding protests. Each race has a different referee and their contact info can be found on the race flier. Or you may go to sign ups at the race and ask for the referee.
For more Youth information, visit the Youth Center.