SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16TH, 2013
The Dirt Rider staff invites you to the 2013 Dirt Rider Torture Test, now—for the first time—open to the public! Grab your riding buddies and form a team of up to three riders to compete against the top pros in a variety of different two-wheeled challenges, or simply show up, ride your motorcycle and enjoy a catered lunch, door prizes and much more!
WHAT: THE 2013 DIRT RIDER TORTURE TEST
WHEN: NOVEMBER 16TH, 2013
WHERE: RACETOWN 395, ADELANTO, CA
Riders of all ages and abilities are welcome. Spark arrestors not required, but responsible sound limits will be enforced.
More info and FAQs: http://www.dirtrider.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/15/files/2013/10/DR-TortureTest-FAQS.pdf
2013 Dirt Rider Torture Test Fact Sheet/ FAQs
Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2013, 9 a.m.
Location: Racetown 395, Adelanto, California
Event Format: The 2013 Dirt Rider Torture Test is a one-day, skills-based event that is—for the first time ever—open to the public. Participants will compete in a series of ten special tests either as individuals or as a team of up to three racers on one machine. The top riders in each test will be recognized, along with the top riders/ teams who maintain the best overall score on a combination of tests.
Pro Element: A handful of pro racers will be competing in a separate category aboard project bikes for a test in an upcoming issue of Dirt Rider Magazine. Inclusion in the pro category is by invitation only, and these pro riders will not be eligible for prizes and will be judged in a separate category for top times in each special test.
The following special tests comprise the Dirt Rider Torture Test:
1. Motocross Test: One timed lap for speed around Racetown’s main MX course.
2. Grand Prix Test: A timed 3-5 mile loop through the surrounding desert.
3. The Escargot: A continuous spiral, completed once to the center and back.
4. Extreme Barrel Challenge: A time-honored challenge with a new-age twist.
5. Trials: A trials course that’s timed for speed—but don’t put a foot down!
6. EnduroCross: Rocks, logs, tires and just a sprinkling of mayhem.
7. Supercross Test: A safer take on SX that will be more challenging for the pros!
8. Tire Change: Fastest tire swap with a standard 21” front tire (tire and tools will be supplied, or use may your own).
9. Dirt Rider Dash: An obstacle course so tough, we’re giving you an extra teammate to help you through!
10. The Mystery Test: “That was the hardest thing I’ve ever done on a motorcycle!” —actual quote from a giggling test rider after guinea-pigging the Mystery Test
Scoring: If signed up as an individual, tests #1 – #7 must be completed to qualify for the overall scoring. If signed up as a two-man team, participants must complete tests #1 – #7, along with one other test of the team’s choosing. If competing as a three-man team, participants must complete tests #1 – #7, along with two other tests of their choosing. Only the pro teams must complete all ten tests.
Lunch: A catered lunch will be provided to all pre-entered participants. If you are interested in purchasing more lunch tickets for non-participants, please email email@example.com in advance.
Start Time: The rider’s meeting will take place at 9 a.m. sharp, with an open warm-up session on the MX track and special tests following immediately after.
I’m worried about the Torture Test being hard on my bike. Should I expect a thrashing for my equipment?
No! The Dirt Rider Torture Test is more of a skills-based event and is designed for maximum fun and minimal abuse on your machine. We recommend a sturdy skid plate for the EnduroCross test, but realistically you could take a stock motocross bike through each of these challenges and have no trouble.
Are there different classes for me to sign up in?
No. While there is an invitation-only pro category, all public riders will sign up in the ‘open’ class, although teams and individuals will be scored separately.
Can I just show up and ride, but not compete?
Yes. There will be open riding available for all who pay the mandatory $10 gate fee, but you may only participate in the special tests if you are signed up to do so.
I’m planning on competing on a team. Are there a minimum number of special tests that each individual team member must complete?
No. It’s entirely up to you how many events each individual team member completes. For example, two-rider teams must complete eight total special tests. You may each ride four tests each, or you can ride seven and your teammate can just ride one. Please note that three man teams must complete nine tests.
How many tries do I get at each special test?
This number will vary based on the specific special test. Some special tests will allow unlimited attempts, while others will only allow you to complete them once for time. More details will be available on the day.
What do I get if I win?
In addition to getting exposure in Dirt Rider magazine, top finishers in each special test will be awarded prizes, with awards going to the top overall teams and individuals. Pros will be score separately from the open class participants.
How will the event be timed?
We’re using a state-of-the-art, transponder-based scoring system for the Torture Test. Due to the fact that the transponder will be placed on the bike, we ask that team participants compete on the same machine.
Where do I sign up?
Online registration is available at https://bonnier.webconnex.com/DirtRider_TortureTest_2013 . Pre-entry is $40. To sign up on the morning of the event ($50 Post entry), please find Lindsey Lovell at the announcer’s tower.