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Red_Chili
03-30-2007, 07:51 AM
From Val Douglas:
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All:
We have heard from several of you regarding the guidelines for the Rock
Crawl competition at the OHV Expo. Taking into consideration what many
of you have told us we have changed some of the rules to allow more
people to fit into a class. We don't want to exclude anyone that wants
to participate. And looking at the rules, if we need to have a 4th
class and create it on an ad hoc basis, we can figure that out at the
event.

Currently we only have 9 participants signed up for the event from
across the state! I know the Mountain Metal Mashers and some of the
Colorado Springs clubs were also planning on having someone compete, but
apart from that I have not heard from any of the other clubs. With that
in mind, if your club has more people that want to participate, the Rock
Crawl committee has decided that we will put as many from each club as
necessary to fill the spots. Trail Ridge Runners have some additional
people that want to compete, so does Rising Sun and Mile Hi. Please
send me their names, class, contact info and I will be in touch with them.

*Anyone participating needs to fill out a parking pass and badge order
form and it must be paid for and turned in by April 10th! *The form
gives you a 50% discount on parking, has free trailer parking, and gets
you and your spotter in for free. Anyone else in your party, limit 4,
can apply for a VIP 1-day pass for $4.00 on this form. /*The form is
due by APRIL 10th!!!!!!! IEI does take cash, check or credit card
info. EVERY SINGLE PARTICIPANT NEEDS TO FILL ONE OF THESE OUT AND TURN
IT IN BY APRIL 10TH!!! */

Attached are the revised rules. Here are the changes in the rules:

*Stock class:*
d.* *Stock body and/or roll cage is acceptable

g. **Factory or after market high back seats are approved**

*i- *Factory or aftermarket high back seats are approved**

*ii- *Single of double seater approved**

*iii- *Minimum factory seatbelt required

*Super Stock Class:*
g*. *Factory or after market high back seats are approved**

*i- *Factory or aftermarket high back seats are approved**

*ii- *Single of double seater approved**

*iii- *Minimum factory seatbelt required

*Super Modified Class:*
e. **Automotive based engine required**

*i- *Leaded race fuel approved**

*ii- *Pump gas approved**

*iii- *Diesel is approved**

*iv- *Propane is approved

g.* *Seats**

*i- *Factory or aftermarket high back seats are approved**

*ii- *Single of double seater approved**

*iii- *Minimum factory seatbelt required**

Red_Chili
03-30-2007, 07:51 AM
COHVCO EXPO
Rock Crawling Event Rules and Vehicle Specs 2007


1- General
a- Competitors must acknowledge Rock Crawling in all forms is a dangerous sport, with inherent risk
b- Safety and sportsmanship will be paramount at all COHVCO events
i- At all times drivers must wear his or her helmet and seat-harness
ii- Competitors have the option at any time to choose to by-pass an obstacle that he or she feel uncomfortable with
iii- Proper sportsmanship will be practiced at all times
iv- Judges and event staff will be properly respected
v- The environment and or facilities will be properly respected
vi- Drugs and Alcohol will not be tolerated in any quantity
c- COHVCO reserves the right to change, create, or remove any rule at any time for any given reason
1- Scoring System
a- There will be a maximum of +40 points per obstacle, known as “pointing out”
b- +50 points will be assessed to team for
i- Missing their course
ii- Purposely disobeying any safety rules
iii- Leak excessive amount of fluids
iv- Practicing poor sportsmanship
v- Purposely destroying the environment and or facilities
c- Gates
i- Each course is mark with set of cones, two paired cones make a gate
ii- Gates define the course and must be driven in a predefined order and direction
iii- +10 points will be assessed to team that touch a cone with:
(1) Any part of the vehicle, spotter, driver, spotter strap, ect
iv- 3 tires must pass cleanly between a gate
(1) vehicle that do not pass 3 tires cleanly will be consider off course
(a) vehicles will need to back up and re-try the gate
(2) Gate “X” must be completed on course with a minimum of 3 tire cleanly passing though the cones before team can move to gate “Y”
v- -2 progress points will be assessed to team that pass 3 or more tires through a gate
(1) Start and End gates will no be counted toward progress points
d- Change in vehicle direction (reverse points)
i- +1 point will be assessed to team that purposely change the vehicle direction to gain an advantage in position
ii- If a team choose to enter a chose with the rear axle first +1 point will be assessed when and if the team decides to change the direction of progress
iii- Pushing in the clutch and rolling back in attempt to gain an advantage in position will be consider a change in direction
iv- A reverse to save a roll over will be considered a change in direction
v- Burns and digs done in the opposite direction of current vehicle progress will be considered a change in vehicle direction
e- Course Time
i- Time starts when the front most part of a vehicle passes the first gate, or the spotter enters the course
ii- Teams will have “X” number of minutes to complete a course
iii- Teams that finish faster will receive no bonus or benefits
iv- Teams that do not finish in the allotted time will point out with a “40”
(1) Progress gates will be subtracted from the “40” even if teams time out
v- There are no “time outs”
vi- Judges may “stop time” for safety purposes at any time
(1) During a “safety time outs” teams have to sit idle until the judge re-starts time
vii- Judges may call time out to call for a marshal to come and interpret a ruling
(1) During a “official time outs” teams have to sit idle until the judge re-starts time
f- Spotter Safety and Conduct
i- Spotters and teams will be warned once per course for unsafe spotting practices before being assessed +40 points
(1) Spotter may not touch a moving vehicle
(a) Spotters may only touch a vehicle when the engine is off, in park, and parking brake applied
(b) A spotter and Driver can try to right a rolled vehicle
(2) Spotters can not stand or stack rocks under a vehicle
(3) Spotters can not stand on the down hill side or rollover-side of a vehicle
(4) Spotters can not use Spotter straps
(5) Spotters can not stack rocks smaller than a softball
(6) Spotters have an optional 3 minutes to remain on course to un-stack rocks after the vehicle has cleared or “40” the course
(a) Rocks must be returned as close to their original location as possible
(7) Spotters and teammates may not “pre-stack rocks”
(8) Spotters may not go off course or steal rock from other courses to gather rocks
(9) Spotters may not stack rocks near a moving vehicle or spinning tire
(10) Judges may assess +40 point penalty to Spotter for any major safety violation with out warning
(11) Progress points will not be added on to teams scores that have “40” due to safety violations
g- Tools and Winches
i- Tools may not be used to aid forward progress of a vehicle
ii- Winches maybe used to aid forward progress of a vehicle
(1) +30 points will be assessed to team that winch on course
iii- Power tanks, air compressors, welders, screwdrivers, wrenches, ect, can be used on course with out penalty
(1) Tools must be carried in a vehicle to be used on course
(2) No out side tools can be used to fix a broken vehicle
(3) You may not drive off course to fix a broken vehicle
(a) i.e. you may not drive to the BFG trailer to air up a flat tire
h- Fluid Control
i- +10 point penalty will be assessed to teams for fluid leaks
(1) a fluid leak is defined by “steady stream” or “noticeable accumulation”
(a) Judges will have the final say in defining said terms
ii- +50 points will be assessed to teams that have a major fluid leak
(1) Ballast in the form of water leaked from the front tires can only be penalized for major fluid leaks
i- Break Down Time
i- These events are based on sportsmanship and friendship, in keeping with this notion there is no official break down time
(1) Please let a judge or official know if you are going to miss your turn on your next course
(2) You will be permitted to run your course after repairs are finished
(3) A judge or official will reschedule your run
j- Outside Assistance
i- Only Spotters and drivers are allowed on course during a run
ii- Team members may watch the run with normal spectators
(1) Team members may only come on course after the team has “40” and cleared by a judge or official
iii- Out side spotting is highly frowned upon but hard to enforce
(1) Teams engaging in obvious un-sportsman like conduct will be assessed +50 points
iv- Team members and other driver and spotter may help right a rolled vehicle
v- Spectators CAN NOT BE ON COURSE AT ANY TIME
k- Out of Bounds
i- Courses will be lined with cones, banners, natural boundaries, ect to define the course boundaries
(1) If cones or banners are touched teams will be assessed +10 points
(2) Teams will receive 1 warning before being assessed +40 points for going out of bounds
(3) A vehicle is out of bounds if more than 25% of the vehicle is past the boundary line at any time with or without warning, mostly due to sudden roll-overs
(4) Spotters are allowed to run out of bounds for easier access to the course
(a) Time will start even if the spotter runs out of bounds to gain an advantage
l- Tie Breaker
i- Scores on course 1 will be used to break ties
ii- If scores are still tied course 2 will be used and so forth
iii- If scores for all course are equal total time on course will be used
(1) Least amount of time wins
1- Miscellaneous Rules
a- Teams must complete the event with only one vehicle
b- A single Vehicle maybe used by a maximum of two teams
c- Spotters can only spot for one team, drivers can only drive for one team
d- Drivers and spotter may not be replaced during an event
i- Drivers and Spotters may switch role in between courses
e- Spotters may not ride in the vehicle while on course
f- Drivers and Spotters running order will be Calculated with the random function in Microsoft’s Excel spread sheet
g- Drivers meeting is MANDATORY
h- At any time a judge or an official may assess a +50 point safety or sportsmanship penalty
i- Judges have the final say
i- Marshals and officials can only interpret the rules
ii- Marshals and officials can not overturn judgment calls
j- Vehicle and scoring protests will be heard by the head Marshal only
1- Stock Class Vehicle Specs
a- 32” to 35” DOT approved Tires
i- Tires will be measured by side wall designation
ii- No Agricultural tires allowed
iii- No chains or studs allowed
iv- Max of 4 plus one spare allowed on course
(1) Spare tire must be securely fastened at all times
v- Vehicle tires are the only allowed source of movement for the vehicle
b- Stock vehicle frame
i- Excluding minor modifications for bumpers, winches, ect
c- Stock body
i- Excluding minor trimming for tire clearance
d- Stock body and/or roll cage is acceptable
i- Adding lateral supports is highly recommended
ii- Factory seat belts are acceptable
iii- If factory cage is replaced cage requirements must meet or exceed Super Modify Class requirements
e- Steering
i- Full hydraulic steering is not permitted
ii- No rear-steer
f- Automotive based engine required
i- Pump gasoline only (85 to 93 octane, diesel is permitted)
g- Factory or after market high back seats are approved
i- Factory or aftermarket high back seats are approved
ii- Single of double seater approved
iii- Minimum factory seatbelt required
h- Suspension
i- Reactive suspensions only
ii- Winches lines from frame to axle are approved
iii- Wheel base must be stock + or – 3”
iv- Track width is open
i- Divetrain is open
i- One axle must have a 100% locking ability
1- Super Stock Class Vehicle Specs
a- 33” to 35” DOT approved Tires
i- Tires will be measured by side wall designation
ii- No Agricultural tires allowed
iii- No chains or studs allowed
iv- Max of 4 plus one spare allowed on course
(1) Spare tire must be securely fastened at all times
v- Vehicle tires are the only allowed source of movement for the vehicle
b- Stock vehicle frame
i- Excluding minor modifications for bumpers, winches, etc.
c- Stock body
i- Excluding minor trimming for tire clearance
d- Reinforced Stock roll cage is acceptable
i- Adding lateral supports is highly recommended
ii- Factory seat belts are acceptable
iii- If factory cage is replaced cage requirements must meet or exceed Super Modify Class requirements
e- Steering
i- Full hydraulic steering is not permitted
ii- No rear-steer
f- Automotive based engine required
i- Pump gasoline only (85 to 93 octane, diesel, or propane is permitted)
g- Factory or after market high back seats are approved
i- Factory or aftermarket high back seats are approved
ii- Single of double seater approved
iii- Minimum factory seatbelt required
h- Suspension
i- Reactive suspensions only
ii- Winches lines from frame to axle are approved
iii- Wheel base must be stock + or – 3”
iv- Track width is open
i- Divetrain is open
i- Front and rear axle must have a 100% locking ability
1- Super Modified Specs
a- 35” to 44” DOT approved Tires
i- Tires will be measured by side wall designation
ii- No Agricultural tires allowed
iii- No chains or studs allowed
iv- Max of 4 plus one spare allowed on course
(1) Spare tire must be securely fastened to vehicle at all times
b- Vehicle layout
i- Front or rear engine acceptable
ii- Tube chassis with out body panels acceptable
iii- Moon buggy’s are acceptable
iv- “Tubed-out” front and rear frame sections acceptable
c- Frame / chassis
i- Tubular sections of frame / chassis must be made of 1.5” .120 wall, high or low carbon magnetic steel minimum
ii- Bumpers are optional
d- Roll Cage
i- Minimum of 6 points tied to the frame
ii- 1.5” .120 wall, high or low carbon magnetic steel minimum
iii- Spreader bars are highly recommended to triangulate the roll cage
e- Automotive based engine required
i- Leaded race fuel approved
ii- Pump gas approved
iii- Diesel is approved
iv- Propane is approved
f- Steering
i- Full Hydraulic steering is approved
ii- Rear-steering is not approved
(1) Rear steer maybe equipped, but must be disabled
g- Seats
i- Factory or aftermarket high back seats are approved
ii- Single of double seater approved
iii- Minimum factory seatbelt required
h- Drive Train is open to all automotive based products
i- No Hydrostatic drive
ii- No Tractor based Axles
i- Suspension
i- Reactive suspensions only
ii- Winches from frame to axle are approved
iii- Wheel base is open
iv- Track width is open

Beater
03-30-2007, 08:45 AM
so I CAN do stock, 1 axle must have locking capability....

Sweet.. Who is doing stock?

AxleIke
03-30-2007, 09:51 AM
yeah, me too. I fit all the rules, but i seriously doubt that my truck could handle the course...Too bad they don't have some description of it.

Red_Chili
03-30-2007, 02:10 PM
Contact Val at COHVCO... Sure it can.

Bobzooki
03-31-2007, 10:43 AM
If nobody else can do it for our club, I can run stock, or super-stock (33" tires, locked front and rear). No, I've never done this before. There has to be a first time for everything.