Vintage Motocross Classes

At Heaven VMX, for the most part, Vintage Motocross is raced in classes separated by the age of the bike. The idea is to have bikes of a similar era, therefore similar level of power and handling, racing together in the same races. We also have a 4 Stroke (All Vintage Eras), Women’s Class (All Vintage Eras) and Juniors class for 12-16 Yr Old for Vintage Bikes up to 125cc and Modern Bikes, 2 strokes up to 85cc and 4 strokes up to 150cc.

The Classes followed in Heaven Events are as follows:

Pre 65: Bikes and modifications produced or specific to the period leading up to Dec 31, 1964

Pre 70: Bikes and modifications produced or specific to the period leading up to Dec 31, 1969

Pre 75: Bikes and modifications produced or specific to the period leading up to Dec 31, 1974

Pre 78: Bikes and modifications produced or specific to the period leading up to Dec 31, 1977

EVO: As found in the 2018 Manual of Motor Sport
12.14.6 Acceptable Machines and Components:
Evolution Class Solo
12.14.6.1 Acceptable for the Evolution class are machines and components that fall within the Post Classic and Classic era. The only exception to this Rule is where the model remains unaltered. The use of replica replacement components for safety reasons is permitted.
12.14.6.2 Modifications converting later equipment
to comply will not be allowed.
12.14.6.3 All machines must comply with the three following conditions:
a) No linkage suspension,
b) No disk brakes,
c) Air cooled motors.
12.14.6.4 Carburettors; period flat slide carburettors
and any round slide carburettor may be used.
12.14.6.5 The handlebars must be equipped
with a protection pad on the cross bar. Handlebars not fitted with a cross bar must be equipped with a protection pad located in the middle of the handlebars covering the handlebar clamps.

Pre 85: Bikes and modifications produced or specific to the period leading up to Dec 31, 1984

Pre 90: Bikes and modifications produced or specific to the period leading up to Dec 31, 1989

Pre 95: Bikes and modifications produced or specific to the period leading up to Dec 31, 1994

Juniors: Ages 12-16 Yr Old for Vintage Bikes 80cc up to 125cc and Modern Bikes, 2 strokes up to 85cc and 4 strokes up to 150cc.

Women’s: All Vintage Eras in one class

4 Stroke: All Vintage Eras in one class

Heaven has a one bike/2 classes rule, to avoid racers riding their bikes in classes not really suited to that class. On a typical race day, if you have one bike, you can usually race 4 races. Using a Honda 1979 CR250 Red Devil as an example, and a fine example of a pure bred race bike it is, your race day would look something like this.

You would generally enter your engine capacity class and the ‘All In’ or ‘Open’ Class. The whole race program is run through twice in a day so you would have two races in the morning and two races in the afternoon. The races are usually 4 laps long.

Race 1: EVO 250cc
Race 2: EVO All In
Lunch
Race 3: EVO 250
Race 4: EVO All in

If you had 2 bikes, each from a different era, you could duplicate the above and ride a total of 8 races in a race day. There are some that have 3 bikes and ride 12 races.

A more detailed explanation can be found in our Racing Guidelines in the Members Section.