NJBMX STATE TEAM SERIES
NJBMX sponsors a State Team series at the NJBMX State Qualifiers and
the State Championship. Anyone may form a team and enter to compete as
a team at the state races. Teams are encouraged to have matching
jerseys, as this helps promote team spirit. Total awards for the year
amount to over 150% of the entry fees received. The more teams we have,
the better the competition and fun! If you have any questions, please
contact Donna Transue or Nancy Haugh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
registering and updating a NJBMX state team:
Any licensed NBL rider who plans to race the NJBMX State Series may
be part of a state team. If you have a national team that includes
riders from other states, this does not mean they cannot be on your
team, however, if they do not plan to ride in the NJ State Series,
do not include their name on the roster you turn in to NJBMX. There
is no limit to the number of people on your team roster. Team
roster forms are available at njbmx.org and will also be available
at the state qualifiers.
A team roster must be turned in to a NJBMX State Team representative
at the first state qualifier in which the team enters the team
Commitment forms must be turned in for each rider on the team. The
signed commitment form must be turned in before that rider can be
used on a team sheet. If a rider is under 18 years old, a parent
must also sign the commitment form. Commitment forms are available
at njbmx.org, and will also be available at the state qualifiers.
Riders who are not already on a current seasonís state team roster
are eligible to be added to a team at least seven (7) days prior to
the race in which he/she will be competing (excluding the first race
where the initial roster is turned in).
When a rider leaves a team, the team manager and/or the rider must
notify Donna Transue or Nancy Haugh, in writing (either paper note
or by email), of the change in the roster. This rider is ineligible
to ride for another team for two (2) State Qualifier races after the
notification is received. A rider cannot be added to a new team
roster without notification from the previous team manager that the
rider is no longer a member of that team.
If a rider is re-classified (for example, moves down from expert to
novice), that rider cannot be used on any team sheet in any class
until he or she returns to their original proficiency.
Each team member should be dressed in a team jersey, if possible.
All team rosters will be frozen as of August 1, 2009.
Rules for Entering a Team Sheet at Races:
Team managers may enter up to two teams per race. Only the best of
the two scores will be counted.
All team sheets must be signed by the team manager or his/her
designated representative. All team sheets must be turned in to an
NJBMX State Team representative, with the $15 entry fee,
prior to the start of the race. Sheets turned in after the 1st
gate drops will not be accepted.
The best scored team sheet must be turned in to a NJBMX State Team
representative within 15 minutes of the completion of the race or it
will not be counted for that dayís competition.
Each team sheet shall normally consist of a maximum of 4 riders.
However, if there is at least one girl on your team sheet, you may
enter 5 riders on the team sheet. The four (4) highest riderís
scores will count towards the team score.
Only registered riders who are at the event may be used on team
A rider may not be used twice on the same team sheet, even in two
A rider may not be used in the same class on two different team
The following maximum number of riders per class may be included on
any given team sheet:
Four (4) Pros, Experts, Novices or Rookies
One (1) Open
Two (2) Girls and Cruisers, combined
In the event that a race is cancelled due to rain/weather, any team
entry fees that were submitted will be refunded.
Scoring a Team Sheet:
Each rider on a team sheet receives points as follows, regardless of
For each moto:
For the main:
1st place = 50
points 1st place = 90 points
2nd place = 45
points 2nd place = 80 points
3rd place = 40
points 3rd place = 70 points
4th place = 35
points 4th place = 60 points
5th place = 30
points 5th place = 50 points
6th place = 25
points 6th place = 40 points
7th place = 20
points 7th place = 30 points
8th place = 15
points 8th place = 20 points
Note if a rider does not
make their main, they will get 0 points for the main, but their moto
points will still be counted.
In the event that a race is shortened to the two (2) moto system due
to weather, the 3rd moto finish should be entered on the
team sheet as the best finish from the first two motos.
The total scores for the best 4 riders are added together, and this
is the team score.
In the event of a tie in total team scores, the tie will be broken
in the following order:
Highest team score in the mains.
Most number of 1st place finishes.
Most number of 2nd through 8th place
Most number of riders by classification in the following order
from highest to lowest:
Most number of riders by classification as in (c) above, by age,
with oldest riders ranking higher than younger riders.
Team sheets that are turned in will be verified against scoring
sheets at the completion of the race.
Awards for the Race Day:
All teams that enter a valid team sheet are eligible for awards of
the day. Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd,
and 3rd place teams for each race day. The awards shall
total 100% of the entry fees for that race. This includes the State
Award money will be given out as soon as entry sheets are validated.
Unless there are unusual circumstances, the top 3 teams from the
race will be asked to ride in the parade lap for the next State
Awards for the State Series:
There are 10 State Qualifiers. For each team, the best five (5)
team scores from the state qualifiers, along with the State
Championship team score will be counted towards the year end total
Ties in total season team scores will be broken by how the teams
placed at the State Championship.
Any team that enters at least three State Qualifiers, and the State
Championship, will be eligible for year end awards.
Year end awards will consist of a 50% payback of the total entry
fees for the season, plus trophies for all eligible teams. Awards
will be presented at the NJBMX banquet.
The season standings will be updated after each qualifier and posted
on the NJBMX website (njbmx.org).
2009 NJBMX state series race schedule:
May 9 EHT
June 6-7 Central Jersey
July 11-12 Hazleton (at the regional race*)
August 8 Pottstown (two races in one day)
Aug 22 Flemington (two races in one day)
Sept 19 EHT
Oct 10 Central Jersey
*The Hazleton Regional race will be run as a normal Regional race.
However, the Saturday and Sunday races will be counted as State
Qualifier races as well as Regional races. State team sheets will be
handled separately from NBL team sheets (i.e., your NBL team sheet will
not count as a State team sheet).