Pumpkin Head Pumptrack Shootout | Haunted Hills VIC | 29.10.2022

Presenting: Rocky Trail’s Pump Track Shootout powered by Marzocchi
It’s the way WE want to race a pump track!

EVENT CANCELLED

Unfortunately we have some bad news: the strong wind that is forecast for tomorrow makes running the Pump Track challenge impossible.
The team on the ground got together after the Rocky Trail Academy today with the local club and made the tough call. 
All entries will be refunded in the coming days. A lot of work has gone into the event and we are gutted that we can’t hold it but the weather is simply not allowing it in a fun and safe manner. We appreciate your understanding. 
The Rocky Trail Team

Get ready get loud – we are rocking up with an epic pumptrack shootout edition for 2022. Due to popular demand we are splitting the competition into two sessions (Junior and Senior) of action packed excitement. This will allow for more riders more fun.

The Rocky Trail team developed a brand-new, chip-based pump track timing set-up and format based on our popular Superflow® races.

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!

  • First Session 2022 – Juniors 5 to U15 (Top 8 will automatically qualify to Race with the Seniors)
  • Second Session 2022 – Seniors U17+

So keep pumping, keep peddling and keep clocking those times in to get to the Marzocchi SHOOTOUT final heat – the crowd will be watching and cheering for you, LIVE onsite and online!

Venue

Haunted Hills MTB Park VIC

The newest dedicated Mountain bike park to be built in Victoria over the past two years.  This is sure to draw a crowd.  Machine built XC flow trails with ample fire roads for passing and great valley views. Spectators will be in for a treat with clear viewing of racers descending down the winding hill slope into the event hub.

Plan your family Halloween Mountain Bike weekend away now, with something for everyone including the Rocky Trail Academy and the Shimano MTB GP 4 Hour race and scary night ride!

Parking

  • Event parking will be located offsite with a shuttle service operating in the morning and at the end of competition. A designated drop zone will operate from the Event Hub. We recommend car pooling if possible. Schools with buses will be asked to unload and park at the Bryants Park Hill climb centre.
  • We have two offsite parking areas –
    • PRIMARY SITE – Bryants Park Hill Climb venue located along Bill Schultz drive. A shuttle bus will be operating to and from this site only.
    • A limited 4wd parking area is available at the top of the hill above the cemetery entrance. Please note this area is wet and care must be taken. Walking access to the event hub is available follow the yellow signs.
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Rules and Format

  • No pedaling for advantage. Rollers and turns are used to generate speed by pumping the bike, not by pedaling.
  • Bikes must have at least 1 working brake.
  • Wheelsize – open to all wheel sizes.
  • 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 multiple runs to set their fastest times. Results will be posted live online.
  • The number of riders to qualify to progress to the next heat may be adjusted before the heat starts depending on total registered riders and the time.
  • Finals will either be time trials 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

$30 per rider

Schedule

SaturdayTIME
Event Village open7:30 AM
Shimano MTB GP Race9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Rocky Trail Shootout Registration And Plate Collection3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
U15 Junior Racing3:30 PM to 5.00 PM
Main Event with Senior Qualification and Racing Heats5:00 PM
Presentations8:00 PM

Event services

  • TBC

Prizes

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

Awesome prize pool with Rocky Trail and Marzocchi merchandise goodies plus Race Face Red Chester Pedals! Not to mention the two Marzocchi T-shirts singed by Bas Van Steenbergen (King of CWX) and Luke Parker (4th at Slepestyle and best Australian at CWX Cairns)!

Testimonials

“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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