Rocky Trail Shootout | Omeo VIC | 19.03.2022

Presenting: The Omeo Pumptrack Shootout.

The Rocky Trail team developed a revolutionary new chip-based pump track live timing set-up and it is launching into VIC in Omeo at their brand spanking new, world class pump and skills track!

Meet the Pro’s. Race the Pro’s. Watch the Action.

Meet the Pro’s.

Pumptrack skills sessions from noon. Meet World and National Champions up close and get your skills up with Caroline Buchanan, Jack Moir, Jaycee Cunning and Sian A’Hern

Race the Pro’s.

Time trials plus head-to-head racing. $20 entry. Get multiple attempts to set your fastest time for a chance in the Pumptrack Shootout Final!

Watch the action.

An awesome day out for everyone: free spectator entry! Be among the action all day & for the Final under lights.

Venue

Omeo Pump and Skills Track – 6 Creek St, Omeo VIC

Ride through the endless loops of rollers, jumps and berms on the pump track or practise your jumps and downhill expertise on the skills track. The track is located walking distance from the main street of town at Livingstone Park, so it’s easy to grab a coffee or a bite to eat and keep riding.

Rules and Format

There will be 4 heats to determine the outright Male and Female winners. Race participants across a wide range of age groups can clock in multiple race times and the fastest group of racers in male and female classifications will progress through the final Shootout Heat. Each event will stipulate the size of the heats, so check out the race rules below – we are able to customise each race perfectly to the type of pump track we’re racing on!

And here’e the kicker – you will also race for rankings across age categories based on your fastest time throughout the day in additional male and female adult and junior age classifications!

So keep pumping, keep pedalling and keep clocking those times in to get to the SHOOTOUT final heat.

Rules:

  • No peddling. Rollers and turns are used to generate speed by pumping the bike, not by pedalling.
  • Bikes must have at least 1 working brake.
  • Wheelsize – after some discussions we decided not to restrict wheelsize for this event. The finals might be split into groups based on type of bike/wheelsize. The race director will decide that on the day.
  • Helmets must always be worn whilst using the pump track. Rocky Trail recommends the use of additional protective equipment including but not limited to knee and elbow pads and full fingered gloves.
  • A single timing point will be clearly marked. The rider gets up to speed, time starts running as soon as the rider crosses the start / finish timing unit, time stops when the rider crosses the unit again.
  • Course will be marked. Riders must stay on the course. If riders shortcut the track, the rider’s run will not count and riders will be warned. A rider who regularly short cuts may be relegated to last place in the heat or final.
  • Racers must have a race plate fitted to their handlebars of their bike as instructed.
    All registered riders are welcome to have as multiple runs to set their fastest times. Results will be posted live online.
  • The fastest 64* riders will be welcome to set a time in Heat 2.
    Riders may have multiple runs to set their fastest time.
  • The fastest 32* riders will be welcome to set a time in Heat 3.
    Riders may have multiple runs to set their fastest time.
  • Fastest 16* riders will progress to the Final.
  • * rider numbers may be adjusted before racestart depending on total registered riders
  • Finals will either be time trial or head-to-head at the discretion of the Race Director and depending on the track.
    • Time Trial Format
      For the finals riders will only have 2 attempts to set the fast time.
      Start order will be slowest qualifier to fastest qualifier
    • Head-to-Head Format
      Riders will be seeded as per the elimination tree (i.e. 1st v 16th, …… 2nd v 15th)
      The 2 riders must start together at the whistle… Jumping the start will result in relegation
      The finish will be judged by a panel. Ties will be awarded to the fastest qualifier.
  • There will be 2 main categories for racing “Men” and “Women”. They will race at the same time in an open session in each Heat but separately for the Final. Dedicated sessions may be scheduled during the Heats depending on the number of entries.
  • There will also be “Age Categories” offered and they will be determined at the end of racing with riders ranked in their category based on their fastest time clocked throughout the day.

Entry fee

$20 per rider

Schedule

Saturday

from 10am Rocky Trail Shootout registration open
3.30pm Heats and Finals which will be under lights
8pm Event finished and Race Village closes

Event services

  • Coffee & Food
  • Toilet facilities
  • First Aid services

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 Male and Female racers.

Destination & Plan your Trip

Destination Guide for #rockytrailracers coming soon!

www.visitomeo.com.au

Acknowledgement

This project/event is receiving funding through the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery grant program (RTBR), an Australian Government bushfire recovery initiative.

Testimonials

“I am really looking forward to the Omeo PumpTrack Shootout, such a great opportunity to meet so many people from around Australia and experience Omeo. I have never been, and I am excited to go somewhere new!
“Pump tracks are great in so many ways, being able to hang out with friends, try new things, push yourself racing or just have fun riding your bike. They can be built anywhere and I think that’s pretty awesome!”

Sian A’Hern, Junior Downhill World Cup Series and two-time Australian National Downhill Champion, #rockytrailracer

Via Email, January 2022

“The team ran an awesome event over the weekend. I’ve been racing for 9 years and their organisation and positive energy matches that of national and international events. I’ll definitely be back with my team.”

Kaiden / Pushys Racing Team

Via Email after the Rocky Trail Shootout Launch, 31 Aug 2021

Fantastic, well run events with character!

Susan

Via Facebook Review, April 2020

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