2016 Rules


Key Time: 10:00 a.m. (Registration closes at 9:30 a.m.)
*All 2016 rules changes/additions in red

Points Classes
0-200 A
0-200 B
201-250 A
201-250 B
Open A
Open B
Vet 30+ A
Vet 30+ B
Senior 40+ A
Senior 40+ B
Super Senior 50+ A
Super Senior 50+ B
Open C
Schoolboy C 15-1/2 to 21
Masters 60+ A/B
15-29 C
30+ C

Non-Points Classes
Vintage *Check with individual clubs to see if this class will be offered

Race Fees
ACES Membership Card: No longer required after 2013

Points classes: $50.00 Entry (Points & Awards)

Non-Points Classes: $40.00 Entry (No Points or Awards)
This is not a Dual Sport class. You will be riding the same course as everyone else. It’s a great way to try an enduro!

Race Format
The series is sanctioned by the AMA and will run according to AMA traditional timekeeping enduro rules and restart format enduro rules, depending on discretion of each individual club.

Row Assignments
Except for the assigned AA rows, all rider numbers will be drawn. Riders wishing to ride together – one rider will draw for all riders. If row is not empty, the closest empty row will be assigned. The AA riders must notify the club no later than Wednesday night before the event, if they will require additional numbers on their row, and identify the riders that are riding with them. Without notification, only the AA rider’s number (not the row) will be reserved, and may be released if not claimed by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the event.

For events with pre-entry, the following MUST occur, NO LATER THAN the Wednesday before the event:.

Riders that want to ride on AA row with said rider MUST pre-enter the event and signify to us that they are riding with that particular rider. The AA rider should notify us, identifying their row mates by name and AMA #. If the AA rider does not pre-enter, only their number (not the row) will be held until 8:00 a.m. on the day of the event. After 8:00 a.m., it may become available in the draw. If AA rider doesn’t ride, the other rider’s will be treated as any other pre-entry.

Sportsman riders will be mixed in with other rows. (Take them under your wing and teach them the ropes.)

Tech Inspection
Bikes must pass tech inspection at each event. We will be looking for headlight, taillight, license plate and sound test (2-Stroke 96db, 4-Stroke 94db). Expect to see the same Tech Crew at each event, so be prepared.

Advancement to AA:
-ACES will advance the top 10% of the A class to AA for the coming season.
-Advancement will be based on the average A attendance for the year. ACES will always round the average up to the next whole number.

C class riders will advance as follows:
-Winning the C class for the year
-Two or more class wins
-Self-promotion to B

Points System:
Class and overall points will be calculated using the scale below. A club member will receive points equal to their highest class and overall points for working their club’s event – effective 2014. We have developed a program that will automatically calculate (and recalculate) a club member’s worker points after each event. This will prevent someone from “sneaking in on you” for the class awards. Everyone should know where they are at all times.

We encourage rider participation in event organization, however we will not provide worker points to someone for showing up to “help” run a check. We hope that this point system will allow others to consider joining a club without fear of forfeiting the chance of winning their class. Each club will notify Mike Copsey in advance of their event with a list of club members that have been assisting in layout and desire worker points. If a rider’s club has more than one event in a year, and the rider works to prepare for the event/works the event, the rider will earn worker points for each event.

A rider must ride five (5) or more events to be considered for year-end awards. You will have one (1) throw-away – meaning your lowest event score will be thrown out at the end of the season.

If you see a mistake in the points listed on the website (meaning a human error in the input after the race, not a protest of placement), you must notify Mike Copsey no later than one week after the event that you have a discrepancy with. 

Any questions regarding points should be directed to: MIKE COPSEY

Points Scale
All classes will be calculated on the 20 point scale regardless of number of entrants.

Finish Position / Points
1st / 20
2nd / 16
3rd / 13
4th / 11
5th / 10
6th / 9
7th / 8
8th / 7
9th / 6
10th / 5
11th / 4
12th / 3
13th / 2
14th / 1

All ties in final points will be broken as follows:
-Rider with the most 1st place finishes.
-Then, the most 2nd place finishes if needed.
-Then, the most 3rd place finishes etc.
-If still tied, the winner of the last head to head competition will prevail.