2021 King of the Motos FAQ and Details

King of the Motos 2021 

General:

Welcome to King of the Motos 2021.  KoM is going to be held on Tuesday February 2nd 2021, yes a Tuesday! As King of the Hammers continues to grow, the premier motorsports event requires some scheduling changes. King of the Motos has been invited back to be a part of this monstrous event and for that we are grateful! As a racer, you will get to enjoy a world class course put on by a world class team. This year's course promises to test your mental, physical, and mechanical fortitude. This new format will give every racer a fun challenging day of racing. Racing will start in the morning and continue throughout the day, promising to give spectators many viewing options and times. Spectators can get maps and  the schedule in Hammertown at a location to be announced closer to the event.

The Race:

Let’s get to racing!! This year we are mixing it up with a two race format. The morning race will consist of a 15 mile GPS loop that will have multiple laps on the same course, this will set the afternoon event starting positions for the top 75 riders. The afternoon loop will be a multiple lap GPS race held in a three hour time limit! More details in the Race Format section.

GPS:

The King of the Motos course is GPS based. This course takes out the guesswork when using the GPS. Dangerous or possibly confusing sections will be marked accordingly. The racer MUST know how to use their GPS!!! It is another racing skill to master to be successful at KoM. GPS is necessary here in Johnson Valley due to the expanse of area being utilized! Find the full details in the GPS Section.

 

Event Schedule:

Nov 19th 2020 - December18th 2020 -Early Registration

December 13th - January 15th Registration

Jan 28th and Feb 1th - Sign up from 8 AM to 5 PM

Feb 1rst Time TBD/evening - GPS track download/Riders Meeting

Feb 2nd 7:30 AM - Rider meeting at the starting line(location to be announced)

Feb 2nd 8 AM - Staging

Feb 2nd 9 AM-12 PM First race

Feb 2nd 1:30PM- 4:30PM Second Race- Awards to Follow

Event Registration/Classes

Registering for King of the Motos will be through the Ultra 4 website. 

www.ultra4license.com

Classes:

For 2021 all riders will be entered in a single event class - King of the Motos racer. AMA will be on site to verify membership, EVERY RACER WILL BE AN AMA MEMBER. 

All racers will have the same course to compete on with the same opportunities to win the overall. See Race Format. 

Morning Race  Staging 8 AM-Start 9:00 AM 

The rider’s meeting will kick off King of the Motos 2021 at the remote start at 7:30 AM. After that staging for the rows will start with the order being set by the results of King of the Motos 2020, pros from 2020 up first followed by the rest of the classes. If you did not race in 2020 you will be lined up in order by which you registered after those that raced the previous year. The race will start in rows at 9:00 AM and will consist of multiple laps on a GPS based course with some markings. Gas stop will be at the start finish line. No outside assistance during the race! Only racers helping racers.

Afternoon race Staging 1PM Race start 1:30PM

The afternoon race will be GPS based with multiple laps in a three hour time limit. Start line location to be announced and the finish line will be in Hammertown. The top 75 racers from race 1 will stage in rows according to how they finished in the morning race. Gas stop/pit will be located just past the finish line.

 

What to do after?

What to do after the race? Many races you attend are just over, not King of the Motos. If you are done racing for the day go watch the guys still on the track on the jumbotron in Hammer Town or one of the spectator sections. Then being part of King of the Hammers we motos racers are promised an after party you won’t forget! Stick around and enjoy the festivities for the rest of the week!

Scoring

The winner of KOM 2021 will be the competitor that completes all the laps of the race the fastest. Simple as that. Race 1 will qualify the top 75 racers for Race 2. The winner of race 2 will be the winner of King of the Motos 2021.

 

Technical Notes

Motorcycle rules and regulations:

All motorcycles will be race ready machines without any technical unsafe issues. All race vehicles will have to pass the 96 dba test at Motorcycle tech. Race numbers will be distributed at sign ups, and will be displayed on the front and left number plates. Your race number will be determined in the order you register. 

Race:

No outside assistance will be permitted. Racers can help racers on the course as long as they have not finished or timed out. Any work done to the motorcycle will be done by the racer or racers not finished or timed out. 

The course will be difficult, ascending in difficulty as the day proceeds. Checkpoints will be clearly marked on the course and on the GPS. No passing in the checkpoints! Number plates will be marked in the checkpoints, it is the competitors responsibility to hit all the checkpoints and get marked! The GPS track log will be the deciding factor in any dispute! Make sure you know how to use your GPS and log your track!

Pits: 

Space and location TBD

GPS appendix

 

General

  • Tracks will be marked mainly with GPS routes, with just little physical arrows or guiding marshals.
  • We will have tracks loading desk right at the sign up / Tech area 
  • A good GPS mounting is essential - be sure to buy one in advance 
  • Rider must stay within GPS track, with max deviation of 50 feet
  • All  tracks will be loaded to the competitor GPS the day before the race at the registration desk / Tech. Up to 2 GPS units allowed per rider
  • We will delete ALL data from competitors handed-in GPS (including old recordings and maps). Be sure to make a backup before you give us your GPS.
  • Learn how to activate the "Track recording/Track log/TrackBack" in the GPS before arriving to Hammertown. It is the competitors responsibility to make sure that their GPS records during the race, competitors will get large time penalties for not having a recording unit. Check the manual of your GPS so you know how to check this setting. When a rider finished his race, organizer might take the unit for track and CP’s verification. 
  • If a rider gets lost (leaves the race track) he must re-enter the GPS track using the same route to avoid time penalties.
  • Absolutely no pre running is allowed on the race area - pre running will lead to immediate DQ. If you want to test your bike, please ask at the registration desk for designated practice area and GPS track

 

Penalties

  • Failure to record track - Up to 1 hour penalty (which can lead to DQ if time limit has been met with penalty)
  • Re entering track by making cuts / taking shortcuts - minimum of 1 hour penalty and up to DQ
  • “Local” track deviation of more than 50 feet and gaining advantage by either avoiding obstacle or making up time -  30 minutes penalty
  • Missing virtual or physical CP, 1 hour penalty for each missing CP
  • Failure to hand over GPS at the finish line if requested will result in minimum of 2 hours penalty

 

 

Tips for GPS use and navigations

  • Running GPS with full backlight on, helps reading the track with direct sunlight. However, it will consume a lot of power. We STRONGLY recommend the use of Lithium (non rechargeable) batteries, and carrying extra batteries with you or hard wire the unit to the bike battery.
  • Running 2 units is better than 1. Besides the obvious backup unit, rider can use one unit at “zoom in” and one unit “zoom out”, allowing quick recovery in case of exiting track.
  • Touch screens are not recommended for off road - every time you clean the screen from dust, rain or mud, the track moves and requires time and button press to bring it back on.
  • Learn how to switch on and off tracks view and how to load new tracks. You will need to do that between races.

 

Allowed GPS devices

 

Please note - New suitable models are added each year, if your GPS is not on the list please send an email to ask if we can accept this specific model.

 

Garmin

  • Colorado Series: 300, 400c, 400i, 400t
  • Dakota Series: 10, 20
  • eTrex Series: Touch 25, 35, 20, 20x, 30, 30x
  • GPSMap Series: 60, 60 C, 60 CSX, 60 CX, 62, 62 S, 62 SC, 62 ST, 62 STC, 64, 64 S, 64ST, 76 C, 76 CS, 76 CSX, 76 CX, 78, 78 S, 78 SC, 276 C, 376 C, 378, 478 
  • Montana Series: 600, 610, 650, 650 T, 680
  • Oregon Series:  400 C, 400 i, 400 T, 450, 450 T, 550, 550 T, 600, 600 T, 650, 650 T, 700, 750

TrailTech

  • Voyager and Voyager Pro unit with GPX file loaded on micro SD card.