NJBMX 2009 State Team Commitment Form
NJBMX 2009 State Team Roster Form




 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 (nehaugh@comcast.net).

 Creating, registering and updating a NJBMX state team:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 competition. 
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Each team member should be dressed in a team jersey, if possible.
  8. All team rosters will be frozen as of August 1, 2009.

Rules for Entering a Team Sheet at Races:

  1. Team managers may enter up to two teams per race.  Only the best of the two scores will be counted.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Only registered riders who are at the event may be used on team sheets.
  6. A rider may not be used twice on the same team sheet, even in two different classes.
  7. A rider may not be used in the same class on two different team sheets.
  8. The following maximum number of riders per class may be included on any given team sheet:
    1. Four (4) Pros, Experts, Novices or Rookies
    2. One (1) Open
    3. Two (2) Girls and Cruisers, combined
  9. 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:

  1. Each rider on a team sheet receives points as follows, regardless of proficiency: 


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.

  1. 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.
  2. The total scores for the best 4 riders are added together, and this is the team score.
  3. In the event of a tie in total team scores, the tie will be broken in the following order:
    1. Highest team score in the mains.
    2. Most number of 1st place finishes.
    3. Most number of 2nd through 8th place finishes.
    4. Most number of riders by classification in the following order from highest to lowest:

                                          i.    Pros

                                         ii.    Experts

                                        iii.    Girls

                                        iv.    Cruisers

                                         v.    Novices

                                        vi.    Rookies

                                       vii.    Open

    1. Most number of riders by classification as in (c) above, by age, with oldest riders ranking higher than younger riders.
  1. Team sheets that are turned in will be verified against scoring sheets at the completion of the race.


Awards for the Race Day:


  1. 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 Championship race.
  2. Award money will be given out as soon as entry sheets are validated.
  3. 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 Qualifier race.


Awards for the State Series:


  1. 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 team score.
  2. Ties in total season team scores will be broken by how the teams placed at the State Championship.
  3. Any team that enters at least three State Qualifiers, and the State Championship, will be eligible for year end awards.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).