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Firepit pump track jam

Firepit pump track jam – race to be King and Queen of pump

Come out to the Ngatimoti School festival for some country festivities and rip the local firepit pump track. Food and beer will be on site.

Gold coin entry for races, all proceeds go to Firepit Dirt Park

Where: Firepit pump track Motueka Valley @ the Ngatimoti School festival

When: 25th of October

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No pedalling and no DH or heavy trail tyres, best tyres are DJ or semi-slick tyres (tyres will be for sale on site)


9.00 – 10.00 – Practice adults

10.00 – 11.00 – Registration

10.00 – 10.30 – Kids have a go

10.00 – 11.00 – Practice adults

11.00 – 12.00 – Pump track enduro (how many laps before someone chases you down)

12.00 – 1.00 – Break

1.00 – 2.00 – Fastest lap or 2 – races for kids? (1), women (1), blokes (1) pros (2)

3.30 – 4.30 – Best trick / one-on-one (final)

4.30 – Presentations – pump track King and Queen

4.30 – Beers @ Festival bar

Firepit poster

Firepit poster

Pump track enduro rules:

The idea of pump track enduro was conceived here

The concept

Drop into the pump track and see how many laps you can do. Back-to-back laps, no rests, no stops, the works.

While this could be a mean feat of endurance, it’ll be about as interesting as watching paint dry so we decided to spice it up a bit and add a competitive edge.

Once you’re halfway round, another rider drops in. Try to catch them, they are after you too!

Do as many laps as you can without getting caught (or your legs dropping off). Simple.

The rules

Pick a random numbered peg from the bucket
Riders start in peg number order
Pumping only, no scooting or scuffing. Crank and you’re out!
Stay on the track or you’re out
Once the rider on course hits the halfway flag, next rider drops in
If you are caught (one clear bike length),  pull over.
As soon as there’s one rider on track, the next rider lines up and drops in as the preceding rider hits the halfway flag

The winner is the person who clocks up the most laps in their session.

Any tied places will be decided by a one lap pumping race of the whole track. Finish order past the post or furthest round the track determines positions.