Track Rules

General Facility Information

Water is available to fill your tanks:

  1. Just inside Gate 4, near the three big water tanks.  This area is also a bike wash.
  2. Throughout the pits inside the chain link fence.

Please don’t hook up to a water supply for the day/night.  Water is for everyone’s fill use; it’s not a personal supply for anyone.

PETS are welcome, as long as they’re friendly and on a leash.  (The only exception is bike national weekend – NO PETS that weekend.) We reserve the right to send unfriendly pets home, or have you park in a remote area away from other campers and racers.

We accept cash, Visa and MasterCard at the gate and registration.  Dealer checks (from other D14 tracks) are also accepted at registration.  No personal or business checks.

Information for ALL Events

Training wheels and 3-wheelers are prohibited (this includes pit vehicles).

RedBud does not provide health insurance coverage for riders. We strongly urge all riders to have health insurance before practicing or racing.

Only registered riders may enter the race course. Don’t get on the track until you have signed up. Ever! This applies to racing, practicing and open riding.

Riders under age 18 must have a parent or legal guardian at the track with them at all times. Parents cannot drop off a minor, sign them up and then leave. If you’d like another adult to be responsible for your child at the track, you’ll need a NOTARIZED note assigning that person as your child’s legal guardian. You’ll want a second copy for the guardian to keep in case your child needs medical treatment.

More information for minor participants HERE

ATV-Specific Rules and Info

Tether kill switch and nerf bars are required for all ATVs, including minis.

You must meet the age & cc’s requirements.
Under age 16 cannot ride a 450. There are limits for cc’s for other age ranges; see class structures below.


Open Riding – no ATVs on the big track, except the day before the Grass Race in October.

Mini ATVs on the 50 track are included at all Open Riding events.

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OPEN RIDING Rules and Info

No memberships are required, however, you must bring proof of racing in order to ride the Expert group. Proof can be a current or recent membership card, recent sign up receipt or print out of results from an event.

125cc & up bikes are separated into Novice and Expert groups as needed.

A practice group schedule is located at the starting line (at both the pro track and the KTM Kids Track), and at registration.

No riding in fields.  Ride to and from the track only. Remember, you must be 16 or over to use a pit vehicle. They are for transportation to and from the track, not for joy riding!

The 50 track schedule is flexible. We may start out with all 50s together and split according to size and/or speed as more riders sign up. Please check with the 50 track official for details.

Remember, it’s just practice!  Watch for and obey yellow caution flags.  If one is waving, a rider is down ahead. Medics and track crew may be on the track. Pay attention! Slow down and don’t jump until you have passed the incident and all the yellow flags.  You can lose your riding privilege for the day for failure to obey yellow flags. 

Safety Equipment

REQUIRED: DOT approved helmet, goggles, long sleeved full shirt (not cut off), long pants, tall boots.  In addition, a tether kill switch and nerf bars are required for all quads, including minis.  Gloves are recommended but not required.
We strongly recommend race gear as opposed to jeans and a sweatshirt and work boots. Kids are always growing and many race parents have used gear for sale, so ask around in the pits.
Consider taking advantage of other available safety equipment such as chest protectors, knee braces, neck braces and more.  Equipment is always changing and evolving.

RACE DAY Rules and Info

Memberships

* Most races are AMA and District 14 sanctioned.
AMA membership is required for all racers.
$49 Full 1-year Membership (available at the track or online – SAVE TIME AND JOIN ONLINE!)
$20 Temporary Weekend Membership (only available at the track)
$29 Full 1-year YOUTH Membership (for riders under age 11 – only available at the track)
$98 Full 1-year FAMILY Membership (for members of the same family living at the same address – only available at the track)

District 14 membership is required for all riders with a Michigan address, and for out-of-state riders who don’t belong to another AMA district.  Bring your other District card to signup and you won’t be required to join D14.
$15 Full 1-year membership

Download a 2019 AMA Rulebook HERE.

* Non-AMA sanctioned events for 2019 are the VetFest and Grass Race.
* Non-D14 sanctioned events for 2019 are the Youth Regional Qualifier, ATV National (see below), VetFest and Grass Race.

* The ATV National is also a round of the D14 State Championship Series.  Riders wishing to earn D14 points should show their D14 card at registration.  Otherwise, D14 membership is not required for riders at a national event.

Safety Equipment

See AMA Rules for complete details.  In general, you’ll need a DOT approved helmet, goggles, long sleeved full shirt (not cut off), long pants, tall boots.  In addition, a tether kill switch and nerf bars are required for all quads, including minis.  Gloves are recommended but not required.
We strongly recommend race gear as opposed to jeans and a sweatshirt. Kids are always growing and many race parents have used gear for sale, so ask around in the pits.
Consider taking advantage of other available safety equipment such as chest protectors, knee braces, neck braces and more.  Equipment is always changing and evolving.

Age Classes

For youth classes, your age on January 1 applies for the whole year.  For example, a 15-year-old who turns 16 on March 1 can still race a 12-15 age class for the entire season (because he was 15 on January 1). However, once you move up to the next age level class, you cannot move back down.

For Vet classes, your age on race day applies. You can ride a class as soon as you become eligible, but not before.

Pit Vehicles

The following pit bike rules do NOT apply on pro national weekend. There are no pit bikes allowed on pro weekend!

Pit bikes (golf carts, scooters, etc.) are a privilege and not a right. The privilege will be taken away from anyone who abuses it. Pit bikes may be ridden to and from the track by adults only – you must be 16 or older to ride a pit bike. Pit bikes cannot go inside the pro track infield; they can be parked outside the finish line tunnels. Pit bikes are for competitors and pit crews only; not for spectator use. No riding in fields. 5 MPH limit at all times.

Pit bikes and race bikes cannot be ridden on Friday evenings.  Pit bike riding stops Saturday either at dusk or at the time announced.  We usually allow pit bike use until signup closes for the night.  A reminder announcement will be made to shut down pit bikes.

No riding on the pro track before or after the event.  This includes bicycles.

After racing on the 50 track concludes, we will have open practice on the track, weather and conditions permitting. If you have a child who is learning to ride but not ready to race yet, bring them to registration and fill out release forms and you can let him or her practice after the races are over!

RACE DAY CURFEW:  Kids (under 18) must be at their campsite by 11pm nightly, unless they’re with a parent.

The Race Referee is Drex Akin. The KTM Kids Track Referee is Kirk Newman.  Both referees are usually located at the starting line at their respective tracks.  Please feel free to ask them questions!  If you need help choosing the right class, understanding the rules, figuring out what bike belongs in what class, anything!  That’s what they’re here for.  Make sure you have a clear understanding of the rules and equipment requirements before you enter the track.

For a regular 2-day race weekend, you will buy a wristband for both days at the front gate when you come in.  If you leave by 8pm Saturday, we’ll cut your wristband off and give you a refund for Sunday. Please note that you must be wearing your wristband.  We can’t refund a band that’s not attached to a person. Refunds are not available in the middle of an event that spans more than one day, like the Regional qualifier and ATV National.