HARD ENDURO | 2020 King Of Motos Entry Open
HARD ENDURO | 2020 King Of Motos Entry Open
Feb.9.2019 | Ultra4Racing
What you need to know About KOM
This year’s King of the Motos race promises to test riders’ mental, physical, and mechanical fortitude. This whole new format will give every racer from Amateur to Pro a fun, challenging day of racing. Racing will start early in the morning and continue throughout the day, promising to give spectators many viewing oportunities and times. Spectators can get maps and the schedule in Hammertown at a location to be announced closer to the event.
- Pro $495 (Purse $ to be announced)
- Amateur $250 (Trophy class)
- Women’s class $250 (Trophy class)
- All racers in all classes will be required to rent and use a YellowBrick tracker for $125. This will allow event coordinators to know precisely where every rider is at any given time for both safety and accountability reasons.
- A trophy will also be awarded to the highest finishing “District 37” finisher
All classes will have the same course to compete on with the same opportunities to win the overall. See Race Format.
The Prologue will start in the same order of Registration/class. The Pro Class will be the first to line up and start the Prologue in order of registration. The Amateur and Women classes will follow in order of their registration.
Nov 25th 2019 – January 25th 2020 – Registration
Feb 6th and Feb 7th – On-Site sign up from 8 AM to 5 PM
Feb 7th from 2 PM to 5 PM – GPS track download On Site
Feb 7th 6 PM – Mandatory Rider meeting
Feb 8 7:30 AM – Prologue staging
8:00:00 – 1st pro rider out
8:15:00 – 1st Amateur rider out
10:30 – Main race staging
11:00 – Main race start
5:00 PM – Race course close
6:00 PM – Podium
- Tracks will be marked mainly with GPS routes, with just little physical arrows or guiding marshals.
- We will have tracks for loading right at the sign up / Tech area
- A good GPS mount is essential – be sure to buy one in advance
- Rider must stay within GPS track, with max deviation of 50 feet
- All 3 tracks (marked as Bronze, Silver and Gold) will be loaded to the competitor GPS the day before the race at the registration desk / Tech. Up to 2 GPS units are 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 your GPS before arriving to Hammertown. It is the competitor’s 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 finishes his race, the organizer may 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 the designated practice area and GPS track.
- 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 minute 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 a minimum of a 2 hour penalty
Tips for GPS use and navigation
- 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 hardwiring the unit to the bike battery.
- Running 2 units is better than 1. Besides the obvious backup unit, the 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 again every loop.
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.
- 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
- Voyager and Voyager Pro unit with GPX file loaded on micro SD card.
We look forward to the exciting return of King of the Motos to the King of the Hammers Race Week lineup in 2020. If you have any questions regarding any of the aforementioned, please contact Justin Leineweber at [email protected].