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SXS Holiday Grand Prix Race Coming to Pala Raceway December 11 – 13, 2009

UTVUnderground.com is working together with Pala Raceway www.PalaRaceway.com and other top sponsors to bring the 1st SXS Holiday Grand Prix race to the NEW Pala Raceway! All UTV’s are welcome to participate and organizers are encouraging enthusiasts and racers to bring out their stock and modified machines to come race in whats sure to be a great event for everyone.

Show room floor stock, 4 seat family style, and fully built race UTV’s will make up the field of this one of a kind race! Being dubbed a True GP race, classes are divided up into 4 classes and all will be on the track at the same time. Unlike standard race formats that consist of an equal amount of laps to be completed by all in participation, the GP style format leaves competitors to see how many laps they can complete in a 1 hour time limit.
Volunteer score keepers will be keeping count of laps and check points ensuring a fair and competitive event for all. Blending Off Road with Moto Cross the Pala GP course will incorporate natural off road terrain as well as run into some of the built up UTV/ATV MX style track.
We welcome you to get the UTV out of the garage, load up the family, and come on out for the 1st Pala Raceway Holiday GP!!
Pala Raceway is tucked away in the hills of North County San Diego, CA and is becoming home to top Moto Cross and Super Cross riders. Equipped with ATV and UTV MX style tracks Pala Raceway is the premier MX facility in Southern California. www.PalaRaceway.com

UTVUnderground.com is the fastest growing SXS Enthusiast Community on the web. Launched in January 2009, UTVUnderground.com has quickly become synonymous with UTV and Off Road Racing.
Holiday Grand Prix SXS Series Presented by Pala Raceway, Komatsu, No Fear, Spy, DC Shoes, OffRoadSwapmeet.com, ThrottleJunkie.com and UTVunderground.comPRE-REGISTER ONLINE at http://www.palaraceway.com/gp-registration

Friday Schedule: Dec. 11, 2009

UTV/QUAD track is open for practice. ($20.00 per person)

** Pala Raceway Membership is required for all drivers and passengers. $20.00 per person

http://www.palaraceway.com/memberships/membership-sign-up

Overnight Camping is available at $20.00/per night (no hookups)

Saturday Schedule: Dec. 12, 2009

Pala Raceway Gates Opens: 7am – No practice – track will be closed for MX GP

Spectator Fees are $10 a person (5 and under free) required for all guests visiting the park on Saturday
Saturday Registration Open: 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Overnight Camping is available at $20.00/per night (no hookups)

Sunday Schedule: Dec. 13, 2009

NO Practice – This is true GP style!
Entry Fees: $35.00 per class/per person (Pala Membership required for all drivers/passengers)

Spectator Fees: FREE – so bring the friends and family
Drivers Meeting: 8:30am at the Starting Line – Mandatory for all Drivers & Passengers
Racing starts: 9:15am (Line Ups will be announced at Riders Meeting)

CLASSES:

Stock, Super Stock and Mod – Pro and Amateur Classes ~ will be determined on Race Day

SAFETY:

Your safety is our number one concern! Please obey course markings as listed below:

  • Green Flag – Start of Race
  • Yellow Flag – Caution – Do not pass!
  • Red Flag – STOP, race has ended
  • Black Flag – Stop, report to track official
  • Checkered Flag – Race Finished

You will be disqualified if you cut the course. We will have checkpoints throughout the course with spotters and their word goes. You will NOT be scored if you do not have the correct numbers on all three sides of your vehicle. Anyone found consuming alcohol will be asked to leave the event. Any driver/passenger found consuming ANY alcohol or any illegal substance will not be allowed to participate. There will be no refunds.

COURSE MARKERS:

Arrows pointing Left, Right, Straight Ahead, will be placed around the course. Arrows may/may not be destroyed throughout the day and it is up to you to race with caution. If you have trouble during the race, do not stay on the course, immediately move your race vehicle off the track, before dealing with your difficulty. If at any time you must stop, move off the track as quickly as possible. This is extremely important and is to ensure both your safety and the safety of others. Pala Raceway is not responsible for your race vehicle, and does not provide you any medical insurance. You are solely responsible for all medical/insurance expenses.

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING:

All drivers/passengers must wear full coverage clothing of close fitting design made of material suited as to provide adequate protection to the driver/passenger. Rider and passenger must wear helmets at all times during the course of events. Helmets must meet current D.O.T & Snell approval and be in fresh condition. All driver/passengers must wear leather boots extending far enough up the leg as no gap occurs between boot and bottom of the pant leg with in any riding position. Boots must all offer adequate supports and protection. Eye protections must be worn at all times and must be shatter/splinter proof material. If vision becomes blocked or in any way impaired it is the rider’s responsibility to correct the problem before starting or continuing any event. Gloves are recommended for additional protection.

PIT AREAS

Pit Areas must be kept clean, and all trash must be removed from the area. NO PIT RIDING AT ANY TIME.

SCORING:

Transponders will not be used. There will be volunteer score keepers, counting laps and checking numbers. This is an hour race – finish as many laps as you can!

For more information please contact Joe Beene, Pala Raceway at joe_beene@yahoo.com or Daniel Fernandez, Off Road Swap Meet at (760) 803-9344 or visit the website at www.palaraceway.com or the www.UTVUnderground.com Forums

www.UTVUnderground.com is hosting a thread for this event to keep everyone updated as details become available. Sign up and ask all your questions here:
http://www.utvunderground.com/f18/2009-pala-raceway-utvunderground-com-gp-2606.html

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