Rocky Trail Shootout | Stromlo ACT | 19.02.2022

Presenting: The Canberra Pumptrack Shootout.

Be ready for a new kind of Pump Track Challenge as Rocky Trail Entertainment introduces a revolutionary new racing format with LIVE timing throughout the event!

The Rocky Trail team developed a brand-new, chip-based pump track timing set-up and format based on our popular Superflow® gravity 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’s 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 – the crowd will be watching and cheering for you, LIVE onsite and online!

Venue

Pumptrack – Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra

Rules and Format

  • 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

Friday
Rocky Trail Academy

Saturday
9:00am – 1:30pm Shimano MTB GP

from 2.30pm Rocky Trail Shootout registration open
3.30pm Shootout Start
Qualifying followed by Heats and Finals
approx. 7pm Event finished and Race Village closes

Event services

  • Coffee & Food
  • Toilet facilities
  • First Aid services

Prizes

$300 cash prizes will be awarded to the top Male and Female racer.

Rocky Trail’s Pumptrack Shootout Launch on the Sunshine Coast in August 2021

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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