Short Course Series Info

Pilgrim Sands Trail Riders – Short Course Series 2018

Series Information

The Pilgrim Sands Short Course Series is intended to provide a fun, safe racing opportunity. All racers must be members of the Pilgrim Sands Trail Riders, membership available at Sign-In or at any Club meeting.


Classes are based on a combination of a rider’s ability and the motorcycle they are riding. Riders should enter the appropriate class based on their ability. In order to promote rider safety and fair competition, PSTR reserves the right to move a rider to a higher ability class at its discretion (sandbaggers beware).

  • Big Wheel - Age 9-17, 80-106cc two-stroke or up to 150cc four-stroke, front wheel of 19"
  • Mini - Age 7-17, 65-106cc two-stroke or up to 150cc four-stroke, wheels no larger than 17"
  • Women - Female rider on any motorcycle
  • Vintage - Any rider on a motorcycle 1979 or older
  • Evolution - Any rider on a motorcycle manufactured after 1979 and at least 25 years old
  • C Lite - Novice rider on a two-stroke 0-225cc or four-stroke 0-250cc
  • C 250 Smoker - Novice rider on a two-stroke 226-250cc
  • C Heavy - Novice rider on a two or four-stroke > 250cc
  • C Vet - Novice rider 30 years old or older
  • C Senior - Novice rider 40 years old or older
  • B Open - Intermediate rider on any bike
  • B Vet - Intermediate rider 30 years old or older
  • B Senior - Intermediate rider 40 years old or older
  • AA - Expert rider with AA status from other series
  • A All-Stars - Expert rider
  • A Senior - Expert rider 40 years old or older

Schedule (approximate)

  • Sign In - Opens at 8:00 a.m.
  • Heat 1 - Big Wheel, Mini, Women, Vintage/Evo - 9:00 a.m.
  • Heat 2 - All C classes - 10:00 a.m.
  • Heat 3 - All A and B classes - 11:00 a.m.
  • Heat 4 - Big Wheel, Mini, Women, Vintage/Evo - 12:00 p.m.
  • Heat 5 - All C classes - 1:00 p.m.
  • Heat 6 - All A and B classes - 2:00 p.m.

Procedure

  • If you need a PSTR membership and transponder, fill out our membership form first.
  • Fill out your Entry Form.
  • Proceed to the cashier, pay your entry fee and membership fee (if needed).
  • You will receive a paper bracelet, a stickyback number for your bike (unless you have your own), a helmet sticker, and a transponder (if you don’t have one).
  • Put the bracelet on your wrist, numbers on your bike and helmet. Put your transponder underneath your visor. Bring your bike to Tech Inspection where we’ll check your numbers and your transponder. If you pass, you’ll get a colored zip-tie which will grant you access to the Start Line area.
  • Get to the Start Line about 10 minutes before the scheduled Heat start.

Heat/Wave Order

Heats Wave Order Class Numbers
1, 4 First Big Wheel 101-199
1, 4 Second Mini 201-299
1, 4 Third Women 601-699
1, 4 Fourth Vintage, Evolution 1-99
2, 5 First C Lite 1-99
2, 5 Second C 250 Smoker 101-199
2, 5 Third C Heavy 201-299
2, 5 Fourth C Vet 301-399
2, 5 Fifth C Senior 401-599
3, 6 First AA 501-599
3, 6 Second A - All Stars 601-699
3, 6 Third B Open 101-299
3, 6 Fourth B Vet 301-399
3, 6 Fifth A Senior 401-499
3, 6 Fifth B Senior 501-599


All events are scored electronically, numbers are assigned by PSTR. Riders receive a transponder with their PSTR membership, which has to be stuck under the rider’s visor. Riders must display their rider number on their front number plate and on the left side of their helmet (material available at Tech Inspection).

Within each class, the rider’s placing in each heat contributes to their overall finish within the class, ties will be decided based on the finish in the second heat. Riders must complete at least half the amount of total laps completed by the class winner to earn Championship Points.


1st  -  11
2nd  -  9
3rd  -  8
4th  -  7
5th  -  6
6th  -  5
7th  -  4
8th  -  3
9th  -  2
10th  -  1



  • A. Membership and Permission: All riders participating must be a member in good standing in the Pilgrim Sands Trail Riders (PSTR). If the rider is under the age of majority, he/she must bring a parent or legal guardian to Sign-In to sign a Minor Release Form.
  • B. Protective Equipment: All riders must wear an adequate safety helmet, proper eye protection, and heavy boots.
  • C. Entry Forms/Waiver of liability: All riders must fill out a PSTR entry form and sign a liability waiver.
  • D. Pit Racing: Persons riding hazardously (wheelies, riding faster than a walking pace, etc.) in the parking area will be disqualified and ejected from the event.
  • E. Leaving the Course: Riders must stay on the intended course as marked by arrows, course ribbon or fencing except when traversing double marked sections where the rider must remain between markers. A rider leaving the course can only continue in the meet by returning to the point where he left the course. A rider who has cut the course shall be disqualified.
  • F. Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Any rider who exhibits unsportsmanlike conduct will be disqualified. This is in the sole discretion of the Trail Boss and the Event Referee.


  • A. Numbers: Riders must display their PSTR racing number on the front number plate (numbers must be at least 2”) and on their helmet.
  • B. Sound: There will be no formal sound test, but any motorcycle deemed obnoxiously loud by the Event Referee will be disqualified.

First Timer to the Short Courses?

You will need:

  • Parking Fee – varies by event location, check event flyer.
  • PSTR membership - $25.00 yearly single or family.
  • Cost of race – $45.00 for AA, A, B, C classes and $35.00 for minis, big wheel, womens, vintage and evolution classes.

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