Rules | Scoring

SXOR Motorsports has been formed to promote the sport of Rockcrawling. SXOR’s main focus will be the safety of the participants and the spectators. SXOR makes no guarantee that compliance with the addendums or rules that are written to guarantee against injury, death, or damage to personal property to vendor, spectator, or participants. These rules are designed for the minimum standards accepted by SXOR. The sole responsibility for the safe operation and condition of Rockcrawling competition rests with the vehicle driver, spotter and owner. Always think safety first. Each competitor must fully understand that there is risk associated with the sport of Rockcrawling including damage to individuals and vehicles. Being permitted to participate in any event sponsored, directed, or sanctioned by SXOR Motorsports. (SXOR) the competitor for herself/himself her/his personal representatives, heirs and next of kin, here by releases SXOR, and the promoter, sponsors, director, respective officers, employee, volunteers and agents (“releasees”) from all liability to the competitor, whether caused by omission or negligent act of releasees or otherwise while the competitor is for any reason participating in such an event.
The competitor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the release from any damage, cost, loss, or liability they may incur due to participating by the competitor, whether caused by releasees’ negligence or otherwise while she/he is competing in these events.

Each participating competitor knows and acknowledges the following while competing:

She/he has read the waiver of liability and indemnity agreement and foregoing release.
Competitors at all times, while riding in a registered vehicle to compete must wear her/his seat belts and helmet
The driver, spotter and/owner has inspected the vehicle she/he is competing in and verified that it is in good mechanical condition
The driver, spotter and/owner has informed herself/himself about the event, either by investigation into the event or prior participation.
The driver, spotter and or any other person competing in the SXOR events may choose to bypass any course or obstacle and therefore assumes all liability and risk indicated above.

While safety is generally everyone’s concern and the highest priority of SXOR the ultimate responsibility rests on the competitors competing.

This document is the exclusive property of SXOR Motorsports. No portion may be used or reproduced in part or as a whole without the written consent of SXOR.


SXOR uses classes to categorize vehicles:
Super Modified - this class is for the most advanced four-wheel drive vehicle. This class is restricted to automotive design.
Modified - This class is to resemble the majority of production vehicles used for trail riding. This class is restricted to front engine, two seats side by side of the same width, square framed, and full bodied.
Stock - this class is to be OEM four-wheel drive vehicles that are modified by using readily available bolt-on aftermarket parts. This class is restricted to front engine, two seats side by side of the same width, and OEM frame and body.
Exhibition - this class must meet all safety requirements outlined by SXOR and will be permitted to compete. This class will have no chance for prizes, trophies, series points or purse.
Competitor: Driver, spotter, and alternate spotter registered to compete.
Competitive Advantage: Using an item, items, or actions that increases the probability
of winning a competition.
Driver: The person in control of vehicle while competing
Event: The event starts when the competing team has signed in and has registered. The
event ends when the awards and purse winnings are handed out.
OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer.
Readily available: Parts that are purchased by anyone through shops, stores, internet,
catalogs, etc.., and must be approved by SXOR.
Spotter: A team member that guides the driver from both inside or outside the vehicle
Team: The spotter, alternate spotter, and driver
Procedure for rules modification
SXOR reserves the right to change the rules at anytime for safety, legal, or environmental reasons.

Vehicle Specs

Super Modified: SXOR’s definition is the axles to be the connecting link of the wheels on both the front and rear ends.
Military style drop-ins, live axles, solid axles, and independent axles are permitted
Manual wheel base changes are allowed.
Locking differentials are mandatory
A container must be attached to the vent line to catch any fluid
Only two (2) axles are permitted
All axles must be approved by SXOR and be automotive type.
Modified: all the above plus:
No hydrostatic drives. Axles must be differentiated mechanically.
Wheel base that is manually controlled is not allowed.
Stock: All the above plus:
Portal axles are not approved.
Stock wheel base can modified within 3 inches longer/shorter than stock.

Super Modified- SXOR’s definition is to be the floor, rear, hood, sides, fender, grill, and
generally the outer layer.
Panels for the body may be made of carbon fiber, plastic, Lexan, aluminum, fiberglass,
and steel.
Modified- all the above plus:
Outer fender is required.
Fenders must be approved by SXOR and resemble a factory configured 4x4 OEM Vehicle.
Stock- All the above plus:
An outer and inner fender is required.
All fenders must mount to the grill and extend to the cowl of the vehicle.
All aftermarket fenders must be approved through SXOR.
Outside fenders may be trimmed vertically.
Cutting of the front inner fender is approved for longer shocks.
A total of three (3) inches of cutting of the rear fender is approved.

Super Modified- Component that keep hands out of pulleys and moving parts of the engine. This includes; winch, headlights, or hoods extending past the moving parts of the engine.
Modified- All the above plus:
Grills must be approved by SXOR and resemble a factory configured 4x4 OEM and must work with the fenders, hood, and tub.
Grills with two head lights, light stickers, or aftermarket lights are approved.
Stock- all the above plus:
All grills must be OEM and approved by SXOR.

Super Modified- Must be installed to cover all moving parts of the engine and approved SXOR officials. Two (2) inch breather holes are acceptable
Modified- all the above plus:
Hoods must be approved by SXOR and resemble a factory configured 4x4 OEM vehicle and must work with fenders, grill, and tub.
Stock- All the above plus:
All aftermarket hoods must be approved by SXOR.

Super Modified- Must be without rust and in good condition as determined by SXOR officials
Firewall are required and a minimum of 20-gauge magnetic steel, 0.040” aluminum or 3/16” fiberglass.
Lexan and Plexiglas are not approved for firewalls or/ and floor.
Firewalls are to completely separate the driver/spotter from the engine compartment.
Firewalls must be welded or bolted so they will not break.
Vehicles must have a floor under the passenger and drivers feet to protect them from moving parts and to rest their feet. Floor must be made from the same material as the firewall.
Modified- All the above plus:
Must have two seats of the same size, side by side.
Must be approved by SXOR and resemble a factory 4x4 OEM vehicle and must work with grill, hood, and fenders.
Stock- All the above plus:
OEM cabs and tubs are approved.
All aftermarket cab/tubs must be approved by SXOR.
Repaired panels must be approved.
Holes in cab/tub floors are not approved. Holes in the floor may be cut to raise the transmission or transfer case but must be covered back up. Cutting for clearance for Drive shafts and axles are not approved.
Glass, windshields, doors, and tailgates may be removed.
Trimming of the cab/tub must be approved by SXOR.
Truck beds must maintain the bed of the truck. Trimming is allowed to the outer fender, but not the inner fender and must be approved by SXOR.
Width, height, and length must be maintained and must be approved by SXOR.

Brakes - SXOR's definition of brakes is the ability to stop or slow the wheels.
Super Modified
Brake cylinders need to be in good shape without leaks.
Brake pads must be in good shape.
Brakes that are hydraulic assisted are approved.
All brakes must operate by the foot pedal.
There must be no leaks in the brake lines.
Vehicles may have a secondary system to operate the brakes individually.
Mechanical or hydraulic emergency brakes are required.
Electric hydraulic brakes are approved.
Modified- All the above
Stock- All the above

Cooling - SXOR's definition of cooling includes any part of the coolant product, radiator, hoses, etc.
Super Modified
Air cooled engines are approved.
Radiators must be covered to protect drivers, course officials, spectators and must be approved by SXOR.
Radiator, hoses, and all connections must be securely mounted and free from cracks or leaks.
Radiators mounted on the roof are not approved.
Overflow tubes must be installed to an overflow bottle from the radiator.
Modified- All the above
Stock- All the above plus:
Radiators must maintain the stock location

Drive shafts
Super Modified- SXOR’s definition is to be the link between the axles and the transfer case
Mechanical shafts are approved.
Modified- All the above
Stock- All the above

Super Modified- SXOR’s definition is to be any item controlled by electricity through wires from the battery.
All batteries must be in good shape, mounted securely, and non-spill type.
All wires must be in good shape.
A master kill switch is required to shut off the ignition system and fuel pump.
The kill switch must be a pull tether and mounted at the center of the dash board and clearly labeled.
Modified- All the above
Stock- All the above

Engine - SXOR's definition is a system that is designed to create horsepower and torque.
Super Modified
All engines must be automotive and be approved by SXOR
All engine mounts must be in good condition.
All fluid vent tubes must have a containment container.
All engines must be free from leaks.
Modified- All the above
Stock- All the above

Frames - SXOR's definition is two rails connected by cross members that support the drive train and occupants.
Super Modified
Custom frames must be approved by SXOR
Unibody constructed OEM vehicles are approved
All material for frames must be of magnetic steel with a minimum wall thickness of 0.120
Modified- All the above plus:
A boxed or semi boxed ladder type mainframe must be made of magnetic steel.
Mainframe is considered to be the main support of the vehicle. A place for mounting an engine, transmission, and transfer case.
Frames must start from the front of the front tires and extend to the rear of the transfer case.
Frame rails can be set in any position, horizontal, vertical, or on a 45 degree angle.
Frames must not be drilled or punched to lighten them.
Stock- All the above plus:
Aftermarket frames must be approved by SXOR.
All custom brackets must not require cutting or notching of the frame.
Reinforcing the frame must be approved by SXOR.
Tubular or partial tubular framework is not approved.

Fuel system - SXOR's definition includes the fuel tank, lines, delivery system, and mixture of fuel.
Super Modified
Carburetors are approved.
Throttle body or port fuel injection systems are approved.
Non- vented fuel caps are approved.
Vented fuel caps are not approved.
A rollover valve must be installed in the fuel vent line and fuel system must be sealed.
All fuel vent lines must have ball valve installed.
There must not be any leaks or cracks in the fuel lines.
All hand throttles are approved but must return to non-throttle position.
Assemblies for the throttle must be in good working order and move smoothly.
If using a propane system, tanks must be mounted to protect from puncture.
Nitrous oxide is approved.
Modified- All the above
Stock- All the above

Super Modified- Vehicle numbers must be a contrasting color and be seen on the front, left,
and right of vehicle
Modified- All the above
Stock- All the above

Cages / Roll Bars - SXOR's definition is the bars around the occupants to protect them from injury in the event of a rollover.
Super Modified
A cage must have a six (6) point mounting system around the seats.
The material used fro a basic cage design must meet the minimum requirements:
Round magnetic steel (1026 DOM) tubing is recommended 1.50” OD 0.120” wall minimum is mandatory on any configuration of steel with magnetic properties
Chromoly steel A 519 grade 4130 1.50” OD with .090 minimum wall.
Quenched is approved.
Aluminum, composite, etc. are not approved.
All cages must have no evidence of fracturing and all bends must be smooth with little crimping.
All joints must be fully welded in the cage construction.
In the four corners of the “halo” above the occupants head there must be gussets welded at the joints in both the vertical and horizontal position. Gussets must be approved by SXOR officials. Gussets must be a minimum of 1.50” in length and .120 wall thickness.
A spreader bar must be located within twelve (12) inches of the center each seat on each side of the vehicle.
To triangulate the cage laterally at least one bar should be mounted diagonally behind the seats or seat.
A bar in the horizontal position is required to mount shoulder belts and provide a support for the back of the seat or seats.
In the dashboard location a horizontal bar is required between the two (2) front uprights of the cage.
If the front cage section or window section of the cage is greater than or over thirty-six (36) inches measured from the inside a spreader bar in the center is required.
On the door section of the cage a bar must be in place (bolted or welded) at the elbow to shoulder height at the middle hoop to not lower than shin height at the front hoop.
1/8” aluminum, 1/8” sheet metal, magnetic, or flattened expanded metal must be mounted to the cage directly above the occupants heads. Can be mounted by bolts or welds.
The roll cage must be tied into the frame by no less than six (6) points. Four (4) of these points must be in the cockpit area of the cage.
Any difference of the rules above, need to be approved by a SXOR official.
No periscope bar from the cage.
Modified- All the above
Stock- All the above
Cage mounting to the cowl is approved.
OEM body mounts are approved as a tie in to the frame.

Roll bar padding
Super Modified- Roll bar padding is required on all tubing or bars that are within twelve (12) inches from the occupants helmets.
Modified- All the above
Stock- All the above

Super Modified- All high-back seats are approved.
Only automotive designed seats are approved.
Seats designed for non-automotive use are not approved. Go-carts, golf carts, etc.
Seat belts must be worn at all times while competing and must be a four (4) point harness. The 4 point harness must have 2 lap and 2 shoulder belts. Harness must be quick release design.
All seats must be mounted to the cage for support.
Seats mounted to the body are not approved.
Modified-All the above plus:
Must have two (2) seats of the same width side by side.
Stock- All the above plus:
Seats that are fastened to the tub or cab are approved. Mounting must be securely fastened and free from corrosion and approved by SXOR.

Steering - SXOR's definition is the components that are able to move the wheels from right to left.
Super Modified
Full hydraulic steering is approved.
As determined by a SXOR official, all steering components must be in good working order and free from leaks.
Rear steer or muti-steer vehicles are approved and must have a device that indicates movement as to if that secondary axle has been moved from a straight, fixed position.
Modified- All the above plus:
Fully hydraulic steering is not approved.
Steering assisted hydraulically is approved.
Rear or multi steer axles are not approved.
Steering box or gear must be mechanical.
Stock- All the above plus:
Fully hydraulic steering is not approved.
Steering assisted hydraulically is approved.
Rear or multi steer axles are not approved.
Steering box or gear must be mechanical and be mounted in the factory location or common conversion kit that is readily available.

Super Modified- Stickers must not be crude in nature or have profanity.
Modified- All the above
Stock- All the above

Super Modified- Suspensions that are reactive are approved.
As determined by a SXOR official all suspension components must be in good condition and free from cracks.
All suspensions that are controlled manually must only control the front or rear axles and not individual tires.
Winches that control the axle are approved.
Modified- All the above plus:
Wheelbase changes are not approved
Stock- All the above plus:
Suspensions that are manually controlled are not approved.
Wheelbase changes are limited to three (3) inches in either direction.
All suspension configurations are approved. Example; If IFS suspension came from the factory you can switch to leaf springs.
All suspensions systems must be approved by SXOR.
Readily available aftermarket suspension systems are approved.

Super Modified- Tractor and paddle ties are not approved.
Tires must be readily available.
48” tires are approved.
Chains, metal studs, and tracks are not approved
Bias, bias-belted, pneumatic construction, and radials are approved.
Modified- All the above plus:
All tires must be approved by SXOR.
Tires are limited to thirty seven (37) inches measured by a measuring device.
Stock- All the above plus:
Tires are limited to thirty five (35) inches measured by a measuring device.
Only DOT tires are approved.

Transfer case
Super Modified- All transfer cases are approved.
A fluid container must be attached to the vent tube.
The transfer case must be covered to help protect the occupants from broken parts, fluid leaks, or fire.
Modified- All the above
Stock- All the above, plus:
Transfer cases must be mechanical

Super Modified- Automatic or manually controlled transmissions are approved.
A fluid container must be attached to the vent tube.
The transmission must be covered to help protect the occupants from broken parts, fluid leaks, or fire.
Modified- All the above
Stock- All the above

Super Modified- Steel, aluminum, and bead locks are approved.
Wheels must have a minimum of five lug studs and lug nuts per wheel.
Modified- All the above
Stock- All the above

Super Modified- All vehicles must weigh 2400 pounds or higher to compete.
Modified- All the above
Stock- All the above

Super Modified- Winches with a single line pull of 6,000 pounds are approved.
Steel wire cable is not approved.
Winch cable must be in good condition and approved by SXOR.
A small strap or handle must be attached to the hook for spooling in/out the winch.
Modified- All the above
Stock- All the above

Minimum Emergency Equipment - All Classes
Fire extinguisher
Every vehicle must have two (2) fire extinguishers that are fully charged, easily accessed, and easily removed from there mounting location. Fire extinguishers must be approved by SXOR.
First aid
All vehicles must have a basic first aid kit containing band aids, medical tape, and gauze pads.

Helmets - All Classes
DOT, Snell SA200, Snell M2000, Snell SA95, Snell M95, SFI 31.1, 31.2, 41.1, and 41.2 are approved and must be worn while riding in any competing vehicle by driver and spotter.
All helmets must have their certification stickers and chin straps.
Helmets that are for bicycling, skateboarding, etc.. are approved for spotters to use outside the vehicle. Spotters must wear a helmet while competing at all times.

All teams are responsible for the disposal of their own trash(garbage, fluid spills, etc)
All vehicles must carry two trash bags.

Scoring and Safety

Safety meeting for drivers
It is mandatory for a representative from any competing team to attend the drivers meeting.
Failing to attend the driver’s safety meeting could result in points against the team or disqualification.

Spotters and drivers

You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to compete.
Spotters and drivers must sign the required waiver to compete.
For the series, a team may register so the points follow the team or the driver.
If registered as a driver only- Points follow the driver for the series and at no time can the driver and spotter switch places.
If registered as a team- Points follow the team for the series and the spotter and driver can switch places. Spotters and drivers are allowed to switch places during the event or obstacle to obstacle but not in the middle of running an obstacle.
All competing teams must finish the event with the same vehicle.
All teams are allowed an alternate spotter.
Alternate spotters are required to sign all required waivers to compete before event starts.
In order to use an alternate spotter, teams must notify the head marshal. Only the head marshal can approve the use of the alternate spotter. Once the marshal has approve the use of the alternate spotter, the alternate spotter must complete the event. Alternate spotter is not approved to drive.

Vehicle safety inspection
All competing vehicles must go through a safety inspection.
Inspections will have designated time and place, any vehicle not present during that designated time will be subjected to a fine of one hundred dollars ($100).
Random inspections will be done to any vehicle at any time.

A +5 minute penalty will result in any safety violation.
All vehicles must meet all safety requirements in SXOR rule book.
All SXOR officials have the right but not the responsibility to advise or stop acts thought to be unsafe at any time.
All spotter straps must be approved by SXOR.
Spotter ropes must not have any loops.
Spotter rope must measure fifteen (15) feet in length or longer.
Spotter ropes are not approved in the front of the vehicle. Must be 90 degrees from the front of the vehicle. Ropes on a 90 degree angle or less is not approved.
Spotter straps must not be wrapped around any part of the spotters body.
Vehicles that are moving must not be touched by spotters.
Vehicles with moving tires must not be touched by spotters.
During any winching activity, winch weights must be used.
Drugs, alcohol, or any mind-altering substance used by competitors while competing will result in immediate disqualification.
Fire suits, gloves, eye protection, neck braces, window nets, or any safety equipment related to the vehicle are recommended by SXOR.


Competitors are responsible for all fluids from their vehicle. Any fluids spilled from vehicles on the course or at camp must be cleaned up by the competing team.
A +1 to +3 minute penalty will result in any environmental violation. All penalty points will be reviewed by SXOR officials.

Good sportsmanship must be maintained by teams, through out the entire event.
All competitors, team members, or members of any competing group must not be abrasive or rude to SXOR officials or local authorities or destroy any property. Failure to do so will result in an immediate disqualification from event.
SXOR reserves the right to place on probation, suspend, or fine any competitor or official that is not sportsmanlike. Consequences for unsportsmanlike conduct will be determined by SXOR officials. Reasons for suspensions or fines are not limited to but include; cheating, violent behavior, abusive language, environmental disregard, or use of alcohol or drugs.
SXOR will issue +30 minutes for sportsmanship violations.
Protests must be written and delivered to SXOR on any sportsmanship violations.

Radio communication
Only the spotter and driver may have radio communication.


Starting position
Position is chosen randomly for line up.
Position must be maintained through out the competition.
Position may be move by SXOR officials accordingly to prevent bottlenecks at slower obstacles.

Event flow
It is the teams responsibility to find out their position in the line up and where their first obstacle is located. A No Show (+20 minutes) will be scored if a team misses their first obstacle.
When a competitor has finished the obstacle (Started that obstacle and time has finished) the SXOR official will mark the time the vehicle left the obstacle on the competitor’s score card.
Competitors only have twenty (20) minutes from when they finish an obstacle to get to their next obstacle.
A competitor must present a scorecard to the next obstacle’s official indicating the time they left the previous obstacle in order to maintain their position in the line up. This is to allow the SXOR official to hold up the following competitor from starting and to allow the competitor his/her 20 minutes.
In the event that a competitor shows up to an obstacle and the course official has not received a score card from the proceeding team in the lineup, the proceeding team will be scored as a no show and the current competitor will be free to start that obstacle.
Throughout the entire day the lineup will remain the same. When and if a competing team breaks or has to pit for any reason, they must reenter the lineup in the same position they originally started in. It is the Teams responsibility to be in the correct position at all times. SXOR officials are not responsible for making sure teams are not in the correct order.
A No Show of +20 minutes will be scored for any obstacle that has been passed by their lineup position

Gates or cones are used to define a course through which a competitor must maneuver to acquire points with out touching them.
Each course has sets of starting gates, finish gates, and multiple gates between the start and finish gates.
Teams must pass through each set of gates as determined by the course designer. In the event a competitor wishes to leave the course he/she must inform the SXOR Official before doing so. If the official has approved the Teams requests to leave the course they must re-enter the course through the same gates they left through.
SXOR officials can deny leaving the course for any reason.
If a rollover has occurred, competing teams are not required to notify officials of leaving the course. However, if they left the course, they must re-enter the course as designated by SXOR officials. Or in the same plane they left and assuming no out of bounds are marked.

Obstacle time
Time starts on the obstacle when any part of the competing teams body or vehicle breaks the plan of the starting gates or a team member touches a rock for stacking on the course.
The time stops when the vehicle breaks the plane of the finish gates or the team requests a voluntary time out (maximum Course Time awarded).
Times may vary between obstacles.
Competitors may ask for remaining time at any time.

Official time-out
At any time a SXOR official may call for a time out. This is caused but not limited to safety reasons, spectators on the course, official down, etc. While on an official time-our competitors must not move their vehicles, work on vehicles, or adjust (stacking rocks, moving rocks, etc.) any portion of the obstacle.
When the official has determined the course to be safe they will inform the competing team and time will resume.

Rock movement
Only a driver or spotter of a competing team can move rocks on a course.
Rocks that are used for stacking must be from that obstacle and not brought in from outside the course as defined by the course banners and/or the official.
Tools must not be used to move rocks.
A SXOR marshal may at any time deem rocks unsafe for stacking.
A vehicle must be completely stopped before stacking any rocks under a vehicle.
Spotters must not climb under a vehicle to stack rocks. (Spotter’s head must not break plane of the body of the vehicle)
Safety points and/or disqualification from obstacle may result in this action.
Rocks that are moved by spinning tires are expected while traversing an obstacle.
Rocks must not be pushed or pulled by any vehicle intentionally.
After the obstacle is completed teams only have two (2) minutes to remove rocks that were stacked.
Rocks must be returned to the original location as found and must not be intentionally thrown to break them or thrown far from the location found. Unsportsmanlike conduct points could be issued for these actions.

Recovery time/delay
Teams must remove their vehicles after the obstacle time has passed regardless if they are broken down on the obstacle.
Obstacle officials will keep track of recovery time after the competing team has made their attempt at the obstacle and obstacle time has run out.
Recovery time is limited to twenty (20) minutes and during recovery time competitors can use any help from SXOR staff, other competing teams, other support teams, or SXOR recovery team.
During recovery time it is the competing teams responsibility to extract the vehicle from the obstacle. SXOR recovery teams are used as a courtesy and not and not a necessity. Recovery time will still continue even if a SXOR recovery team is not available.
Working on a vehicle on an obstacle when time has expired is not approved unless approved by course marshal.

Obstacle preview
At SXOR’s designated time, competitors are allowed to walk the course.
Teams are not approved to modify the course in any way. The course designer is the only person that is allowed to change the course. Changing the course by any competing teams will result in event disqualification.
Once competing teams have previewed the obstacles they are not to be on the course for the remainder of the event unless to compete or to help in any recovery.

Gate points
A +1 minute will be issued if any part of the competing team touches the gate. Example; tires, tools, spotters, spotter straps, any thing that may fall out of the vehicle, or any rocks or material stacked or placed by a competitor to aid in the completion of the set of gates and touches a gate will result in a penalty.
If a gate is not touched but is straddled by a vehicle with all four (4) tires touching the ground +1 minute will be issued.
When a tire is carried or “wheelies” over a gate +1 minute will not be issued.
A gate does not have to be knocked over to get points it just needs to be touched.
Once a gate has been touched by a competitor that gate is now dead. No more points will be issued if the competing team touches that same gate twice. Said gate, or its original position, still determines the course as originally designed.
Gates must not be bypassed even when hit.
Gates that fall over due to wind or unstable rocks will not result in gate points.

Gate bypass
When a gate is bypassed +4 minutes will be issued.
Three tires that travel outside the gate will constitute gate bypass points to be issued. Two tires must remain inside the gate at all times
Once a gate is cleared points will still be awarded if the team (as defined above) touches a gate that is not dead.
Gate bypass points will not be issued in the event of a rollover.
Competing teams must be notified by the course official as to where they went out and where they are to reenter.
A gate is considered bypassed when the vehicle has cleared the gate by two (2) feet.

Bonus gates
SXOR designates harder or more difficult routes other than the normal route. These are called bonus gates.
Bonus gates must be cleared by the vehicle and the course must be completed in obstacle time in order for bonus points to be awarded.

Event boundaries and banners
If a vehicle touches an event banner +4 minutes will be issued.
If a vehicle goes outside or touches an event boundary +4 minutes will be issued.
Spotters are allowed to touch a banner but not to aid in the vehicle not touching it.

Vehicles will receive + 1 to +3 minutes for fluid leakage. This includes; fuel, oil, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, hydraulic fluid, etc. Water leaking from tires will not be issued points.
Drips of fluid will not count as leakage, but a warning will be issued.
All vehicles that have received points or been warned for leakage are required to make repairs before continuing the event.

Safety violations
All safety violations will be issued +5 minutes.
Any situation deemed unsafe by SXOR officials will result in +5 minutes on the team’s scorecard.
Spotters wrapping spotter straps around their hands, arms, or body.
Touching a moving vehicle or touching the vehicle while vehicle is stopped with spinning tires.
A spotter’s head breaking the plane of the vehicle’s body.
If a driver puts any part of his/her body out of the vehicle while the vehicle is moving and touches any part of the course.
If a winch weight is not used, or a tree strap is not used while winching. Winch weights
must not be repositioned while winch line is under load.
If a driver of a competing team goes outside the course boundaries or gates without
informing course officials.
All competing teams must stop any and all unsafe actions when informed by SXOR
SXOR will not allow protests for safety violations.

Rear or multi steering
A +1 minute will be issued for use of rear/muti steer.
Rear/muti steer vehicles must have an indicator to show if the rear/multi steer has been used.

Use of tools will result in +1 minute. Examples of tools are items for bridge building, means of leverage, for moving the vehicle, or altering the course that are brought into the course by any competing team. This includes tow straps, winches, etc.

Competitors will receive +3 minutes whenever a winch is used and the winch cable is under load and has tension on it.
Winches can be used as a safety line and will not be issued points unless the cable has tension on it so as to aid the vehicle. Exception: for saving the vehicle from rolling of falling.
All anchor points must be approved by the course marshal. It is the responsibility of the competing team to ask for an anchor point. The course time will not be stopped to change anchor points.

Time –out
If a competing team exceeds the obstacle Course Time, the maximum course time will be issued.

Voluntary time-out
Any team can voluntarily time –out on an obstacle. Teams must pass through the starting gates with both axles.
Any outside help will result in an additional +30.
All voluntary time-outs must be notified to course official.

Recovery delay
A +10 minutes will be issued to teams not recovering their vehicles from the course within twenty (20) minutes.

Point out
Maximum Course Time is the maximum number of points a team can receive for an obstacle unless they get disqualified from that obstacle or get a recovery delay penalty from that obstacle, then +30 minutes would result.

Spotter ride bonus
Spotter ride bonus can be done on any obstacle.
A -2 minutes per obstacle will be issued, if a spotter ride is completed by the team. Teams have to complete the obstacle to receive the bonus points.
Credit points will be issued only if the spotter stays inside the vehicle for the entire obstacle without getting out.
If a spotter gets out of the vehicle while running the obstacle the vehicle must be completely stop and -2 minutes will not be issued.
Spotters must wear helmet and seatbelts at all times.
Failure to stop the vehicle so the spotter can get out will result in a safety point violation.
SXOR officials must be notified on all spotter ride bonus attempts.

Spotter assisted bonus
Spotter assisted bonus can be done on any obstacle.
Two (2) bonus points will be issued if the spotter does not use any spotter ropes. The obstacle must be completed to receive the bonus points.
Spotter must not touch the vehicle at any time while vehicle is moving.
Spotters can touch a vehicle only if it is stopped or to right a vehicle after a rollover, vehicles must be in park with the motor off while righting a vehicle after a rollover.
Spotter assisted bonus is also received in a completed spotter ride bonus.


Excessive speed
Traveling through the pits or between obstacles too fast as determined by SXOR officials.
Excessive speed will be considered by SXOR as unsafe and unsportsmanlike.

Unsafe vehicles
Only a marshal can determine in a vehicle is not safe to finish competition.
Vehicles that are deemed unsafe by a marshal are required to fix the problem before continuing any obstacles.
Unsafe vehicles include but are not limited to; broken seatbelt, damaged roll cage, fuel leakage, brake failure, broken seat mount, broken winch line, etc.

Event disqualification
Disqualification from the event can be for any of the following but not limited to; Unsportsmanlike conduct- rude behavior, lying, cheating, etc.
A team is rude or abrasive to SXOR officials or other teams or spectators.
Destroying property.
Being under the influence of alcohol or other mind altering drugs while competing.
Not doing what SXOR officials have instructed them to do and not following safety rules.


Every call made by SXOR or anyone acting on behalf of SXOR are not open for litigation. Teams that signed the SXOR waiver relinquish all legal rights for litigation against SXOR or anyone acting in behalf of SXOR. Every call is not biased and made in good faith with following the intent of the rules. All court cases will be held in Clearfield, Utah; SXOR’s home office.
All teams must complete and sign the waiver in order to compete.
There will be no protests against any safety violation.
There will be no protests against any disqualifying acts.
Any mathematical errors must be corrected by the close of that competition. All mathematical corrections are verified with the course official’s original marks. These marks always take precedence over any other scoring mechanism.

Scoring protests
Only the spotter or driver may protest. Protests can only be against their own score.
A course marshal is the only one that can change a scoring protest and changes must be done before leaving for the next obstacle.
Video tape or crowd input will not be used in the protest process.

Vehicle protests
Only a spotter or driver of a competing team can protest another vehicle.
Protests must be made at that specific event no later than 12:00 PM of the final day of Competition.
All protest must be given to a SXOR marshal and must be in writing.
In order to protest the competing team that is protesting must give a $ 300.00 dollar deposit with the written protest. If the protest is determined to be valid, the deposit will be returned to the competing team. If the protest is found to be invalid, SXOR will keep the deposit. The vehicle that is being protested against will be reviewed by SXOR marshals.
All cost for a vehicles review is the responsibility of the competing team that is making the protest.
After SXOR has reviewed the vehicle and finding an infraction, SXOR will take the following action;
In the event that it is a safety infraction, the team must repair the infraction and will not be approved to compete until repairs are made.
In the event the infraction is determined to give a competitive advantage by SXOR officials, the competitor with the vehicle that has the infraction will be disqualified from every obstacle he/she has completed to that point in time at that event. It will be assumed that all
obstacles were completed with the infraction unless confirmed otherwise by SXOR officials.
It is the responsibility of the Team to make sure that the vehicle complies with all the rules.
If the vehicle passes through tech with an illegal violation it does not mean that protects that Team from any protests or penalties during the event.
All rules are the interpretation of SXOR and is the sole responsibility of the competing teams to comply with SXOR’s interpretation of the rules.
Teams must contact SXOR if there is any clarification or they are unclear about any rule.


Event scoring will be as follows;
All courses will be timed.
Time will be determined by SXOR.
There will be no time points issued for stops or backs. Competing teams may stop or back up as many times as they wish to complete the obstacle.
Course times and points may change from event to event but not from obstacle to obstacle.
Each course must be completed to receive points other than the maximum course time. The only points competing teams do not loose in the event of not completing an obstacle in the allowed maximum Course Time are Progress Gate points. Progress Gate points will be determined by SXOR and will be at various sets of gates on designated courses.
All scoring will be time based. There will be an assigned maximum time for each obstacle. (Typically it will be 10 minutes for all competitors.) Competitors will be timed as they negotiate each obstacle. Time will start when any member of the team or the vehicle crosses the starting line determined by the first set of gates or when any team member touches a rock with the intent to use it on the course. Time will stop when any part of the vehicle crosses the finished line as determined by the last set of gates.
No Shows will be assessed +20 minutes of points.
A Sportsmanship penalty of +30 minutes may be assessed by a judge.
A DNF will be assessed the maximum time allowed for that obstacle.
A Time-out will be assessed when a competitor’s Course Time reaches the maximum time assigned to that obstacle and that team will be required to leave the course at that time as quickly as possible.
In addition to the actual Course Time, teams will be assessed time points as follows:
For a Safety violation of an unsafe Vehicle, failure to wear a Helmet or Seatbelt, unsafe Driving or speeding, an additional +5 minutes each will be added
For Boundary violations involving Gates (leaving the course), Banners or the Environment, +4 minutes will be added
For each occurrence of touching a Gate +1 minute will be added
For Winch use, +3 minutes will be added
For Tool use, +1 minute will be added
For Rear Steering use, +1 minute will be added
For a Fluid leak, +1 to +3 minutes will be added
For completing a Bonus line, -5 minutes will be added (+5 minutes subtracted)
For each Progress Gate completed, -10 seconds will be added (+10 seconds subtracted)
For a Spotter Ride, -2 minutes will be added (+2 minutes subtracted)
For No Spotter Rope used, -1 minute will be added (+1 minute subtracted)

A Team’s total obstacle score will be the total of all time points accumulated on that obstacle.
A Team’s total event score will be the total of all obstacles individual scores.

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