District 23 Sound Testing Policy for 2006Wednesday, March 29, 2006 | 4:29 AM
Starting with the first race of 2006, all of the motocross races in
District 23 will be doing sound testing. The procedure will involve
class reps working in conjunction with the event referee to choose at
least 10 bikes per race for testing. They will be initially be choosing
those bikes that sound the loudest, or they may choose randomly. Any
rider with a machine that fails that test will be given the opportunity
to fix his bike before his first race. Any bike that doesn't meet the
sound requirements will not be allowed to compete. If a bike is tested
post-race and found to be too loud (i.e., putting the loud exhaust back
on for the race), the racer will be disqualified.
The tracks will also continue to offer voluntary testing at the Saturday practice sessions. We are in the process of informing our track vendors of this process so that they can stock the necessary parts for mufflers. Make sure that your packing is up to par, and if you use an aftermarket exhaust, be sure it meets the 99-decibel limit. We would suggest that you carry your stock muffler and fresh packing with you, should you be found to be too loud.
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