RULES GOVERNING THE CATALINA GRAND PRIX 2010
The Catalina Grand Prix is a one time event with a very limited number of entries. This event will take place rain or shine. There will be no refunds due to foul weather. The race will be AMA sanctioned and under the direction and leadership of “My Cuz Vinnie Promotions” LLC, with Vinnie Mandzak operating as the race promoter. AMA Membership is mandatory and must be obtained prior to applying.
The Catalina Grand Prix is a closed-course event. The approximate 7 mile course will include natural, graded, and paved terrain (80% dirt, 20% paved). Riders are considered finishers provided they make 50% of their class leader's laps and receive the checkered flag. Due to circumstances on the island, there will be no practice and all motorcycles will be impounded, except for the actual race. All roads on the island are private and permission has been granted for their use for the actual race only. During the race, all participants must stay on the marked course. Any motorcycle used otherwise, will be impounded and the rider will be disqualified and prosecuted with no refund of race fees. All tuning and testing must be done before your motorcycle is shipped, as such activity will not be allowed on the island. All motorcycles must be shipped completely dry of gasoline. A dry gasoline container and oil, in sealed quarts, may be shipped along with your motorcycle. Fuel can not be transported on the Catalina Express. Fuel will be available for purchase on
Competition Safety Apparel ~ It is the sole responsibility of the rider to select a helmet and apparel that will provide appropriate protection.
1. A rider must wear a helmet at all times when riding on a track or course. Helmets must be of the full-face or full coverage type. All riders must utilize a shatterproof face shield or shatterproof goggles. It is recommended that all competitors display the following information on the base of the helmet: name, drug allergies and blood type. It is also advisable to carry this information on a small card inside the leathers and add any pertinent information such as epilepsy, diabetes, current medications and past medical problems.
2. Protective pants made of leather or other durable material and long sleeve jerseys must be worn in all competition.
3. Long sleeves must be worn in all competition.
4. Boots must be worn in all meets. They must be at least 8- inches high with any combination of laces, buckles or zippers, or specially designed and constructed for leg and foot protection.
Motorcycle Equipment ~ Refer to Section 2.2 Off-Road Equipment requirements 2010 AMA Rule Book www.amadirectlink.com
All machines must be free from gas before shipping to meet safety regulations. Fuel will be available for purchase on Catalina Island. Fuel and other flammable liquids can not be transported on the Catalina Express.
All machines must have a U.S. Forestry approved spark arrester.
1. The referee has the power to disqualify any motorcycle that does not conform to the rules, and he may inspect any part of a motorcycle entered in an AMA-sanctioned meet. A machine that passes a pre-race inspection is subject to further inspection or protest at any time during the race program.
2. A rider who refuses to turn over their machine for inspection or measurement at the request of the referee or meet officials is automatically disqualified from the meet. THE CATALINA GRAND PRIX 2010 RACE SCHEDULE Saturday ~ December 4th, 2010 Race # 7:30 Opening Ceremony 1 8:15 Old Bikes: Vintage, Classic, Evolution, Premier Lwt., Premier 500, Premier Open Twins Skill A & B 2 9:30 Mag 50 + Skill B Lwt. & Hwt. 3 10:45 Mag 50+ Skill A Lwt. & Hwt. 4 12:00 Sen 40+ Skill B Lwt. & Hwt. 5 1:15 Sen 40+ Skill A Lwt. & Hwt. 6 2:30 Vet 30+ Skill A & B Lwt. & Hwt. Sunday ~December 5th, 2010 7 8:00 Hwt. Skill B 8 9:15 Hwt. Skill A 9 10:30 250 & 125 Skill A & B 10 11:45 60+, 70+, Women, Mini's Skill A & B 11 1:00 Youth Classes (Super Mini, Youth Mini, Junior, Micro) 12 1:45 GPR Pro Race $5,000 purse ( +18, 30+, 40+)
THE CATALINA GRAND PRIX 2010 RACE SCHEDULE
~ December 4th, 2010
Old Bikes: Vintage, Classic, Evolution, Premier Lwt., Premier 500, Premier Open Twins Skill A & B
Mag 50 + Skill B Lwt. & Hwt.
Mag 50+ Skill A Lwt. & Hwt.
Sen 40+ Skill B Lwt. & Hwt.
Sen 40+ Skill A Lwt. & Hwt.
Vet 30+ Skill A & B Lwt. & Hwt.
~December 5th, 2010
Hwt. Skill B
Hwt. Skill A
250 & 125 Skill A & B
60+, 70+, Women, Mini's Skill A & B
Youth Classes (Super Mini, Youth Mini, Junior, Micro)
GPR Pro Race $5,000 purse ( +18, 30+, 40+)
All motorcycles must have a U.S. Forestry approved spark arrester regardless of make, model or year.
Skill Level A - Expert
Skill Level B - Intermediate
Vintage Class – up to 1974 motorcycles ,modifications are allowed with the exception of the following modifications: no disc brakes (front or rear), no single rear shocks, unless provided as original equipment that year by the manufacturer, no watercooled motors, and only up to five inches of shock travel in the rear, and up to seven inches of front fork travel. Exempt from sound testing, where permitted by state law.
Classic Class – 1975 to 1979 motorcycles, modifications are allowed with the
exception of the following modifications: no disc brakes (front or rear), no single rear shocks, unless provided as original equipment that year by the manufacturer, and no water cooled motors.
Evolution Class - 1980-1985 year of original manufacturer with air or water cooled engines, with and with out rear link suspension.
Premier LWT Certain pre-modern era machines, 0-250cc. The following machines are eligible: Aermacchi, BSA C15, CZ Trial (Type 475), Ducati Scrambler, Eso, Honda CB/CL160 (maximum 200cc), Honda CB/CL72, Jawa, Maico with OEM iron barrel, Matchless G2, Parilla Wildcat, Triumph Cub, Triumph Tiger 70, Villiers-powered machines (Greeves, Dot, James, Norman, Francis-Barnett, etc.)
Premier 500 Certain pre-1965 and like-design, non-unit construction (removable gearbox) of 350-500cc and unit construction of 360-500cc. (Eligible exceptions: Matchless or AJS 600cc single using original, non-Norton oil pump crankcases with standard stroke and bore (+.080”);BSA B40 with original iron cylinder and left intake port head; and Eso 500.) Examples of eligible machines include: BSA A7 twin, BSA 500 singles, Ducati 350 narrow case (standard stroke), Matchless G80 & G50, Tri/BSA, Ma-BSA, Triumph T100 pre-unit; may use 650 crankshaft with maximum .030” overbore, Triumph 500 unit-construction twin.
Premier Open Twins Certain pre-1965 and like-design non-unit construction (removable gearbox), four-stroke machines with two or more cylinders, manufactured as 600cc and larger. The following machines are eligible: BSA A10 twin, Matchless 600, 650 & 750 twin, Norton 650, 750 & 850 twin, Triumph 650 twin.
HWT. – 251cc and up
LWT. – 86-250cc
Mini - 12-15 years old and ride the full course. Up to 80-112cc 2 stroke or 75-150cc 4 stroke
Youth Classes -There shall be 4 youth motorcycle classes.
Super Mini – 12-15 years, 80-112cc 2-stroke, 75-150cc 4-stroke, per AMA class 15.
Youth Mini – 7-11 years, 66-85cc 2-stroke, 75-125cc 4-stroke, per AMA class 8.
Junior – 10-11 years, 52-65cc 2-stroke, 52-112cc 4-stroke, per AMA class 5.
Micro – 7-9 years, 52-65cc 2-stroke, 52-112cc 4-stroke, per AMA class 5.