FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1.   How do I join the VCHSS?
2.   How do I get my assigned number?
3.   Who do I contact if I have questions concerning the points scored at a VCHSS event or about my Overall Points standings?
4.   How can my company become a VCHSS series sponsor or be a contributor to the Helmet Fund?

5.   How long is each VCHSS race?
6.   What are the entry fees?
7.   Is there camping available at VCHSS events?
8.   What time is Sign-Up for the races?
9.   Do I need an AMA or District card to race a VCHSS event?
10. How long are the courses?
11. Can ATVs participate in the VCHSS series?
12. How can I get a For Sale ad posted on the VCHSS website?
13. What can be posted on the VCHSS Bulletin Board?
14. Are colored backgrounds required in the VCHSS?

1. How do I join the VCHSS?

 
The easiest way is to attend one of our events and apply in person for a VCHSS D13/Competition Card.  Competition Cards are available at sign up for $20.00.

2. How do I get my assigned number?


Send in the Competition Card form to the address listed on the form or apply for it on race day.

3. Who do I contact if I have questions concerning the points scored at a VCHSS event or about my Overall Points standings?

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The Points Coordinator is the series representative who can address and correct and any discrepancies that may occur.  Most inquiries can be handled within a few days.  If the issue being addressed requires contacting the race promoter for the event in question, additional time will be required.

4. How can my company become a VCHSS series sponsor or be a contributor to the Helmet Fund?


Information on becoming a Series Sponsor or a Supporting Dealer can be obtained by emailing the Awards Coordinator.

5. How long is each VCHSS race?


This depends on the class that you entered at the event.  

The Mini's run for 1 hour.  Their start time is at 8:30AM on race day.

The Horizon classes are made up of the Pee Wee and JR. Mini classes.  They run 15 minutes and 20 minutes respectively.  The Horizon classes start at 9:30AM on race day.

The C Class race is made of all C Classes and the Masters class.  Their start time is 10:45AM on race day and will run for 1.5 hours.

The Main event, which in made up of the AA and all A/B classes run for 2 hours.  Their start time is 1:30PM on race day.

To see the classes that are raced in the VCHSS series and to see the requirements for certain classes click here.

6. What are the entry fees?

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Horizon classes are $15.00.

The Mini is $25.00.

Main C, Woman and Masters is $35.00.

The Main Event (AA/A/B/C) is $35.00.

There is no pre-entry for any event.

7. Is there camping available at VCHSS events?

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At most race location primitive camping is allowed.  Be sure to check the Schedule page for details on each event.  

8. What time is Sign-Up for the races?

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Sign-up starts typically starts at 7AM race day.  Certain events may allow riders to sign-up the night before.  Check with the promoter to see if there will be early sign-up.

9. Do I need an AMA or District 13 card to race a VCHSS event?

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The VCHSS joined the AMA in 2005.  An AMA card will be required to compete on race day.  The easiest way to get your AMA card is online at:
http://www.amajoin.com/VICOHS.  You can also sign up for AMA membership at a race.

10. How long are the courses?

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Horizon Courses are less than 0.5 mile for Pee Wee riders and up to 1.5 miles for JR. Mini riders.

The Mini, Masters, Women and Super mini courses average about 6 miles in length with an average race running about 20 miles.

The Main Event courses range from 6 to 15 miles with an average race running about 40 miles in length.

11. Can ATVs participate in the VCHSS series?

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The VCHSS does not race ATVs.  

12.  How do I post a For Sale ad on the VCHSS website?

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You will first need a login to the VCHSS Bulletin Board.  Then choose the appropriate forum in the For Sale section of the bulletin board.  Don't forget to include the following information in your ad: selling price, what year it is, what size it is, what it goes on and personal contact info.  If you would like to post a picture, instructions for posting can be found in the following thread: http://vchss.net/viewtopic.php?t=14026

All For Sale ads that are placed on the VCHSS Bulletin Board will be removed and placed in the appropriate area of the For Sale section.

13.   What can be posted on the VCHSS Bulletin Board?

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What is allowed?  Any topic that represents the ideas and positive image of the Virginia Championship Hare Scramble Series. 

What is not allowed?  Topics that would tarnish the image of the Virginia Championship Hare Scramble Series and it's sponsors.  These topics will be reviewed and if deemed inappropriate will be deleted.  Notification will be sent to the original poster of the topic of concern.

All For Sale ads that are placed on the VCHSS Bulletin Board will be removed and placed in the appropriate area of the For Sale section.

14.   Are colored backgrounds required in the VCHSS?

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No colored backgrounds are not required.

Per AMA Rule Book:

b. Numbers must be a least five-inch high standard block letters; numbers must not be shaded or outlined.  Lettering must have a professional appearance. AMA national numbers will take precedence in all events, and will be designated by a 3-inch letter N (such as 1N). Nothing but the number and letter may appear on a number plate, except to allow top two inches of the front number plate for sponsor or rider name.