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The MASTERS Circuit

General MASTERS Racing Circuit Rules apply to ALL Snowmobile Series (Hillclimb/Hill Challenge and Hillcross)

610 Greenland Road, Ontonagon, MI 49953


    1. All drivers must read, understand, and agree to abide by ALL MASTERS Rules. The following rules apply to the Snowmobile HIllclimb event(s).
    2. The MASTERS reserves the right to not accept an entry.
    3. Hereafter, Driver and Racer is the individual competing at the event, and it is up to the racer to see, inspect, and determine if he/she has the necessary skills to compete at the event. The racer will be given the opportunity before the event begins to cancel his/her registration and will get a full refund of all entry fees.  However, after the event has begun and during the final drivers meeting, if the racer has knowingly seen the hill, course, and does not ask to cancel his registration, then that driver will not get a refund for any of his/her registration fees for that specific event.  It is the sole responsibility of the driver to accept or ask to cancel his/her registration for the safety of the driver and the fans.
    4. Unless specifically specified in the MASTERS Rules, and/or discussed at/or during a drivers meeting, all ISR Rules for Hillclimb will be in effect.
    5. The MASTERS reserves the right to limit the amount of entries and limit the amount of classes a driver can compete in. Effective Jan, 1, 2020, a Driver cannot enter more than 2 Pro Stock and 2 Pro Mod Classes in Snowmobile Hillclimb.
    6. Other than 120cc and Junior Division racers that have Pre-Registered and paid all fees in advance of the day BEFORE the race, ALL Hillclimb drivers are required to attend the Drivers Meeting the night prior to the event, unless prior arrangements are made, whereby an authorized representative of the driver has been agreed upon. ALL drivers and those that have signed the Waiver of Liability Form as a pit person are required to be at the drivers meeting at the beginning of the event. NO exceptions.  It will be at the Drivers meeting the day of the event that a driver will be given the chance to inspect, look over the hill and the course, and if he/she does not feel he/she has the skills to safely compete, that driver can ask to cancel his/her registration and will receive a full refund.  However, once that drivers meeting is over, the event begins, and NO refunds will be given.  The MASTERS accepts that some drivers may not want to participate in the Prayer at the conclusion of the drivers meeting, however the MASTERS asks that those that do not want to participate in the prayer to not interfere in any fashion with those participating in the prayer.
    7. It is the RESPONSIBILITY of the registered driver that is competing in the event to require any and all people associated and/or in the pits, such as the trailer, tow vehicle, or the immediate area of the racer to require that person has signed the Waiver of Liability. ALL people in the pits is required to wear the MASTERS given Pit identification piece, button, band, or marker, which is to be on EVERYONE in the Pits and/or competition area.
    8. It is the driver’s responsibility to know when and in Hillcross which lane he/she is to run in. If a driver runs in the wrong lane or wrong race, he will take a last place finish in that race.  In the Class ‘shoot-out’ in Terra-X, starting lane is determined by the driver that set the fastest qualifying time.
    9. The MASTERS DOES NOT take registration the day of the race. Only Pre-Registration is accepted.  Driver can register the night before the race, or they can fill out the registration forms, and send them with appropriate fees, where the Registration Form and Fees are received at the MASTERS Offices, 7 days in advance of the race.  Pre-Registration Forms and Fees are to be sent to; MASTERS, 610 Greenland Road, Ontonagon, MI. 49953, % of the specific event location they are Pre-Registering for.
    10. Unless specified in MASTERS Correspondence, and/or at a drivers meeting, the driver and 1 (one) Pit person will be given free admission to the event, providing the driver and the pit person attended the meeting the night before the event and received his/her driver and pit person pass. Any driver and/or pit person that does not attend the meeting the night prior to the event will be charged FULL admission on the day of the race. Additional pit passes can be purchased the night before the event, providing those that are going to be in the pits has signed the Waiver of Liability.  ONLY those that have signed the Waiver of Liability are allowed in the pits, and any person working, standing, or near the driver they are with that has not signed the Waiver of Liability may risk the chance that the MASTERS will disqualify the driver from that event or a future event, with NO REFUND.   It is up to the driver to know if the people in the pits with him/her has signed the Waiver of Liability and have a MASTERS approved and designated Pit Pass.  No one is allowed to give another individual his/her pit/driver pass.
    11. NO alcoholic beverages and/or Marijuana are allowed in the pits. A driver is not allowed to consume any alcoholic beverage or Marijuana 2 hours before and/or during the competition.
    12. Any and all unsportsmanlike conduct during a drivers meeting and/or during the event can call for disqualification for that event, and possibly future MASTERS event. The decision on unsportsmanlike conduct can be determined by a MASTERS Official or the Disciplinary Committee and the MASTERS. If a driver is disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct he/she will not be given a full refund and possibly any refund of MASTERS Fees, Pit Fees, and/or gate admission.
    13. A driver competing at a MASTERS Race has knowingly allowed the MASTERS to print his/her name on any and all promotional material and allows the MASTERS to take pictures of the driver and/or machine and use this for promotional purposes without the drivers consent.
    14. ALL snowmobiles competing in a MASTERS event is required to affix the decals and stickers of MASTERS Race Circuit sponsors, and those stickers and decals have to be either on the Snowmobile Windshield, upper part of the cowl, or in a visible location on the tunnel. The location of the Sponsor Sticker/Decal will be agreed upon by the Driver and the MASTERS prior to the start of the event.
    15. All drivers that pay for Class and MASTERS Fees by check or credit card is responsible for the payment of all charges should the bank or other institution fail to remit to the MASTERS for whatever reason. Any driver who does not take care of all charges will be under discipline from the MASTERS.
    16. The order as to the schedule of when and what classes will be run will be addressed at either the Drivers Meeting the night before or at the Drivers meeting the day of the event.
    17. Any class with 2 or fewer entries can be eliminated and the drivers will be given a full refund.
    18. All drivers are required to wear approved Upper Body Protection, a Snell Helmet no older than 5 years, or European Standard ECE 22.05. The helmet must be secured at all times. All snowmobiles with a forward or reverse movement must have the driver wearing the helmet and eye protection while the snowmobile is operated anywhere on the grounds. Eye Protection is mandatory, and if corrective lenses are required, the driver will also be required to wear them in the Pits, Staging, and during competition.
    19. Absolutely NO exposed skin is allowed during competition.
    20. Gloves and boots above the ankle are required and it is recommended that drivers also wear lower body protection, however lower body protection is not mandatory.
    21. It is highly recommended that all 120 and Junior Class drivers have mouth/teeth protection during the competition.
    22. ALL drivers under the age of 18 must have BOTH legally designated Parents sign the Waiver of Liability. Both Parents do not have to sign the same waiver, however they both have to sign the Waiver of Liability for their son and/daughter.  If a Parent does not sign this Waiver of Liability in the presence of a MASTERS Official, that parent can sign the Waiver in the presence of a Notary of the Public, and have the Notary sign and seal that Waiver of Liability.
    23. The MASTERS does not send out Cash prizes or trophies. If arrangements are made between the driver and the MASTERS, the award can be given to another person at the Awards Banquet.
    24. Any driver may be required to go to Tech for a tear down and tech inspection at any time immediately before, during, and immediately after the event. ALL drivers are required to go through Safety Tech BEFORE any practice, hot runs, or competition. All drivers that place are required to go to Tech after the final race in that class, unless the driver has made arrangements with the Tech Director.  NO driver is allowed to take his/her snowmobile to his/her trailer and/or the pit area before going through the final tech inspection.
    25. Reasonable speeds will be adhered to throughout the grounds, including the pit area. A driver can be disqualified from completion for going too fast for conditions and/or putting another individual in harm’s way.
    26. ALL snowmobiles are required to have their assigned number on both sides of the hood, or on the windshield. The numbers must be of contrasting color, 6 inches high and ¾ inches wide. However if the number is of this size and visible to MASTERS Officials, that number can be in a visible position on the back of the tunnel.
    27. The MASTERS reserves the right to not allow a snowmobile with what the MASTERS feels is offensive stickers/decals on his/her snowmobile, and/or on the drivers clothing.
    28. The MASTERS reserves the right to disqualify a driver and his/her snowmobile from competition if the MASTERS feels that the driver is not fit or able to safely compete and/or if the snowmobile is not deemed to be safe to compete.
    29. The MASTERS reserves the right to change, alter, or eliminate a rule, providing that rule has been announced at a Drivers Meeting. Unless a rule has been announced as being changed, altered, or eliminated, it is understood by the driver that these rules will be followed and the driver agrees to follow these rules. However these rules will not prevent a driver and/or pit person from being injured and possibly killed, and this is understood by the driver and those in the Pit area.
    30. Every driver is required to have a Fire Extinguisher in/on his trailer. The Fire Extinguisher must have at least 5 pounds with ABC fire extinguishing capabilities.
    31. ALL snowmobiles must have a snow flap at the rear of the snowmobile that touches the ground when the driver is on the sled.
    32. ALL snowmobiles must have an operating tether. The tether must be securely attached to the wrist of the driver or the specifically manufactured position on the driver’s upper body protection when the machine is running. It is the responsibility of the driver to prove to a MASTERS official at any time before and/or during an event that the tether is affixed to the required position (wrist or upper body protection of the driver and is working.  ALL snowmobiles that are running, whether they are in the pits, staging, or in competition must have a tether attached to the required place on the driver.
    33. ALL snowmobiles that are running with the use of a stand must have a stand that fully wraps around the back of the sled and extend at least to the center of the rear axle. The stand cannot be more than 6 inches from the rear of the tunnel opening and no more than 12 inches from the track. The Safety Stand will be constructed of metal equivalent to 6061/T6 aluminum, 1/8th of an inch thick.  Any driver and/or pit person that lifts a snowmobile to clean ojt the track can be immediately disqualified from the competition.   This includes the staging and at the starting line.
    34. Spirit Class drivers are for those of the age 40 and older. Vintage class is for snowmobiles that are 20 years and older from the year of the event. Junior Class is for drivers of the age 12 to 17.

MASTERS Racing Circuit Snow Drag Rules

    1. These rules are in addition to the General Rules that apply to all of the MASTERS Venues, Hillclimb, Hiillcross, and Snow Drags. These rules are specific to Snow Drags, whether they are on a Flat Track or Uphill Drag.   All drivers competing in the Snow Drag Series are required to read, understand, and agree to abide by both the General Rules and the Snow Drag specific rules.  It is understood by the driver that following all the rules does not stipulate the danger of all snowmobile competition, and participation in a MASTERS event can cause injury and possible death.
    2. These rules are in ADDITION to the MASTERS General Rules that apply to all of the MASTERS Series. The rules listed below are SPECIFIC to Snow Drags and Uphill Drags..
    3. Some Snow Drags, the MASTERS does not run Trail Stock or Race Stock classes. At Snow Drag that Trail Stock and Race Stock is not run, the following rules DO NOT APPLY.
    4. Any race or class where it has been posted, and/or announced where Traction Products are allowed, the traction products can only be on a TWO PLY TRACK.
    5. Trail Stock Snowmobiles must be STOCK. The snowmobile must have a current Trail Sticker for the State of which that snowmobile is registered in.  Cooling and Air Vents are allowed on a Trail Stock sled, as long as the vents do not extrude from the cowl.  Breather vents are allowed on Trail Stock Snowmobiles.  The Trail Stock sled cannot run fuel higher than 92 Octane.  Headlights and Taillights must be working and operating. Trail Stock sleds are allowed Trail Studs, NO chissels in Trail Stock.
    6. Trail Stock sleds are allowed to have an aftermarket track and ski’s, as is Race Stock Sleds. Both Trail Stock and Race Stock have to be naturally aspirated, no turbo chargers or nitrus is allowed.
    7. Trail Stock can have no alteration to exhaust. Silencers must remain on a Trail Stock sled.
    8. Race Stock sled is the class for either the OEM produced sled for racing purposes. However what some call in some circuits “Improved Stock” sleds can also compete in Race Stock.
    9. Race Stock sleds may have modifications internally, such as crankcase, cylinders, heads, air box can be removed, oil injector pumps can be removed, aftermarket pipes are allowed, however OEM number of Cylinder heads must be maintained, and the cylinder heads must be OEM for the model. Engine displacement may be increased, providing it is not above a 600 cc for Race Stock 600 or 800 cc for Race Stock 800cc.
    10. Race Stock chassis cannot alter the stock appearance or dimensions of a Trail Stock sled.
    11. For a Race Stock sled, reeds and reed blocks may be changed as long as they do not change the outside dimensions for the cylinder or crankcase.
    12. A Race Stock sled is allowed to compete in Pro Mod, however no Race Stock sled is allowed to compete in Trail Stock
    13. The MASTERS will run a Trail Stock 600 and Trail Stock Open Class. The Trail Stock Open Class is for 2 Stroke Stock Snowmobiles up to 1000 cc, or all Stock 4 Stroke naturally aspirated sleds.
    14. A 2 or 3 cylinder 4 Stroke can run in Trail Stock Open or Race Stock 600. A 4 cylinder 4 Stroke can only run in Race Stock 800 or Pro Mod 700..
    15. In Trail Stock and Race Stock, clutch weights and springs can be changed, however clutch must be STOCK.
    16. Nitrus Charged or Turbo machines cannot run in any class, including TOP GUN. TOP GUN is the class for NON-TURBO sleds up to 1500 cc.  
    17. Turbo sleds will run in the “Shoot-out,” providing the race will have a ‘Shoot-out, where the Shoot-out is ‘run what you brung.’
    18. Vintage sleds will be matched based on engine cooling and cc, with possible stagger starts. Vintage sleds are sleds 20 years and older. The Vintage class is run based on a minimum of 3 entries in the class.
    19. All drivers must run in the order and lane assigned. Any driver running out of position or in the wrong lane will forfeit that specific race. Driver order and lane assignments for the first round are determined prior to race. The order of the classes will be announced and posted on the Board. It is the responsibility of the driver and his/her crew to know when he/she is running and in what lane.
    20. Any driver that enters the wrong class will either forfeit a race or be disqualified from competition as decided by a MASTERS Official. Any driver that registers for a class in which he/she knowingly has a sled that does not belong in the class may be disqualified from the competition and/or future competition.
    21. The order of the competition will be determined at the Driver’s meeting.
    22. A driver and/or sled, is NOT ALLOWED to hit any ‘gate,’ ‘flag,’ ‘cone,’ or lane-marker.
    23. A driver has a set amount of time, to be determined before the race, to be at the starting line. If that driver and/or machine is not at the starting line during the announced time limit, the driver will finish in the last position. No Track prep is allowed of which no crew member is allowed to be in front of the starting cones, other than to move the sled.  The racers is NOT allowed to prep the starting line.  The MASTERS schedules grooming sessions, of which will take place as needed at the end of a round.
    24. A snowmobile cannot run/enter more than once in a class. No two drivers are allowed to run the same sled in the same class.
    25. TOP GUN is the MASTERS Feature Class in Snow Drags. The TOP GUN feature winner is required to be at the Winners Circle with his/her snowmobile at the conclusion of the race for Photo Ops and Media Interviews.
    26. TOP GUN class is for any snowmobile, deemed to be safe to compete by the MASTERS.
    27. Any Race Stock, and/or Pro Mod Class with 3 entrees will only pay back 1st A Race Stock and/or Pro Mod Class with 4 or 5 entrees will pay back 1st and 2nd place. All Race Stock and Pro Mod Classes with 6 or more entrees will pay 1st thru 3rd place.  Trophies for 1st Place only in Race Stock and Pro Mod Classes.  Trail Stock, Vintage and 120 cc classes are Trophy only.
    28. Starting Line alterations will be announced at the drivers meeting.
    29. Starting Line “Jumps” will also be determined at the drivers meeting.
    30. Registration meeting the night before the event is not mandatory, as that final Pre-Registration is for the drivers that did not submit their registration and pay their fees in advance. However it is at the previous night meeting that the driver and 1 pit person pass, at no charge, will be handed out. Those that send in their Registration and fees 10 days in advance will be put on a list to get their gate admission and pit person pass at no charge.  All other Driver passes and Pit Passes will be handed out and/or sold at the meeting the night before the event.
    31. If announced and promoted, The MASTERS will be running 1Junior Classes. Those between the ages of 12 and 16 will not run a sled over 600 cc or determined by the Parents and the MASTERS to be allowed to run a bigger CC sled in a different class after submitting an application stating his/her experience and written approval from BOTH parents through a signed and notarized statement, in addition to signing the Parental and racer waiver of liability.
    32. The MASTERS will run a Stock 120 and a Mod 120 cc class if entrees warrant. This is for children between the ages of 4 and 12.
    33. Any rules not specifically addressed by the MASTERS will follow ISR Rules, whereby the Trail Stock follows the latest printed ISR Stock Rules, Race Stock follows “Improved Stock Rules, and Pro Mod follow Mod Rules. The MASTERS reserves the right to amend, cancel, or change any rule, with notice given to the driver in advance of the event.
    34. The MASTERS will do the best we can to provide cool down time, however this cool down time will not last more than 4 minutes that once the driver and sled is back in the pits.
    35. A driver will be allowed to run a ‘back-up’ sled, providing that ‘back up sled’ is one class smaller in CC then the class he/she is scheduled to run. Thus if his/her MAGIC sled cannot run in MAGIC, the driver is allowed to run a Pro Mod 800 legal sled in the MAGIC Class. However the driver must immediately notify the MASTERS officials of the use of a back-up sled.
    36. All drivers will be given the chance to have no less than 30 minutes of Test and Tune before the competition. The Test and Tune runs will be on a first come basis and it is up to the driver to take advantage of the Test and Tune, it is NOT a guarantee that all drivers will take advantage of Test and Tune. Their will be no practice at the track the day before the event, unless all the drivers are notified of this opportunity, and if any practice takes place at the track, it is understood that the MASTERS has no control, management, and/or may not have liability insurance for that practice.
    37. If the MASTERS has more than 2 Snow Drags in a year, The Snow Drag series will be a point series. 1st Place will get a point for every driver entered in the class, plus 2 points. 2nd place will get the points for those entered the class, minus 1 point.  3rd place is minus 2 points, on down.  All drivers competing will get one point for entering the class.
    38. All calls are final.
    39. If you question an official’s call, see Rule 38.