WHERE IS THE EVENT HELD? QMP (Queensland Moto Park) 3010 Beaudesert-Boonah Rd, Coulson, Qld 4310 1 hour from Brisbane / 1 hour 15 minutes from Gold Coast
WHEN IS THE EVENT ON? Friday through Sunday, September 7-9, 2018.
DO I HAVE TO COMMIT TO ALL THOSE DAYS TO BE PART OF THE EVENT? No. As part of your entry, you select the races you want to be part of. For example, if you want to only come and race on Saturday, that’s fine. Just take a good look at the race schedule page for the information and descriptions for each race and when they are being held.
WHAT LEVEL OF RIDER DO I NEED TO BE TO ENTER THE EVENT? This event caters for all types of riding level, from beginner to Pro. There are races and classes to suit, so everyone is comfortable on the track. Check out more FAQs in the Riding & Race Details section below.
WHAT FACILITIES EXIST AT QMP? QMP is a riders’ paradise. Along with the amazing tracks and trails, the event will have onsite food, bars, toilets, showers, café and car parking.
WHAT ARE THE RACES I CAN ENTER? To see the full list of race descriptions, schedule and track locations, please click this link. To download the Race Schedule click here.
WHEN CAN I ENTER? Entries are open now via the race entry form on this website. Races will fill up fast so get in quick.
WHAT SORT OF RIDING CAN I EXPECT? As you will see from the promo videos, Day in the Dirt Down Under has a bit of everything. However the main track (where the majority of the races are run) will be three motocross tracks joined together, plus a fun little grasstrack extension for good measure. In addition to the main track events, we have drag racing where anything and everything is welcome to have a crack! Our TT Track operates each day on the weekend and is designed for the smaller bikes and the beginners, but the Dust Hustle TT Track races held on Saturday afternoon is a take-no-prisoners battle. We also have a mini speedway flat track for some extra fun!
WHAT RIDING SKILL LEVEL WILL I NEED TO RIDE THE EVENT? Day in the Dirt Down Under is all about making sure everyone can enjoy the party, so don’t fret; you’ll fit in! The main track will take the fast guys around five mins to complete a lap, and there are no super-technical features. That means even a novice rider will be able to comfortably negotiate the main track. Also, there are races specific to rider level so you are out on the track with people of a similar speed. That way, everyone has the most fun possible! Races for Novice, Juniors, Vets, Women and Experts all exist, so you simply enter the ones you feel comfortable with. If you’re a little tyke just coming to grips with a 50cc, make sure mum and dad bring you along as we have a Pee-Wee track and events on the TT Track that would be great for you. If you’re a Junior rider, we also have races on the main track just for you, so get involved in those too.
I HEARD THERE ARE TEAM EVENTS. IS THAT TRUE? Sure is! These are some of the most fun, hectic and exciting races at Day in the Dirt. All your team might be out on the track at once, or you might be changing over in the transition area during the laps. Husband/wife, oldie/youngy, male/female, mate/mate… it all goes down, so check out the race descriptions on the Race Schedule page for further details.
I’VE ENTERED AND I WANT MORE INFORMATION. HOW DO I GET IT? All successful, paid-up entrants will receive a confirmation email shortly after payment. A Competitor Information Document will then be emailed approximately four weeks before the event. This section of FAQs and the information on the pages on the website should provide you all the answers you need. But of course, just email email@example.com if you have any questions that you can not find online answers to. Even better, follow our our social media channels: Instagram @dayinthedirtdownunder Hashtags: #dayinthedirtdownunder #fastestpartyintown
I’M A COMPETITOR BUT I DON’T WANT TO CAMP ON SITE. WHAT IS MY DEAL? If you are racing and just wish to arrive and leave each day, that’s cool. We have an area for people to set up a pit just for the day. The space allocation is 9m x 3m to allow for a ute/van and a 3m x 3m pop-up tent. If you have a trailer with multiple competitors travelling together, we will happily provide additional space.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO ENTER? DO I NEED A GUARDIAN AT THE EVENT? Any rider who is 16 years of age or older (as of the day of the event) may ride. Riders under 18 years old must have a parent or guardian sign for them. If the rider’s parent cannot attend the event, they must still pre-sign a Guardianship Form to appoint a guardian. The guardian must then accompany the rider at rider registration. Younger riders will be able to partake in the KTM 50 Track (just roll up and test the new bikes, or ride your own), there is also a Beginner Mini Race on Sunday morning on the TT track for younger riders to have a rip around.
DOES MY BIKE NEED TO BE REGISTERED? No.
DO I NEED A ROAD MOTORCYCLE LICENCE? No.
DO I NEED AN MOTORCYCLING AUSTRALIA (MA) ANNUAL LICENCE OR A MOTORCYCLING QUEENSLAND ONE EVENT COMPETITION LICENCE? Yes, you will be charged either $35 for a Recreational Licence if you are only entering races on the Dust Hustle TT Track (not timed, riding for fun) or $75 for a One Event Competition Licence if you are entering any races on the Main MX Track (timed and racing ya mates). You will need one or the other to make sure you are covered in the event of an accident to be part of MA insurance coverage. This is included in your annual MA Licence, but if you do not have a current MA Licence, you will need to purchase a One Event Competition Licence (OECL) during your online entry to ensure you’re covered. Without this insurance, you cannot ride. The OECL is an insurance document, issued to each specific rider by Motorcycling Queensland and costs $75. It is non-refundable and non-transferable. You will need to fill out extra paperwork for this at the event, so come and see our sign-on team upon arrival to complete this.
DO I NEED AMBULANCE COVER? Yes, absolutely. It is the rider’s responsibility to have current ambulance cover for the event. The event will have medical teams on site each day of racing to attend to injuries. This is only for Non Queensland residents.
CAN RIDERS SHARE BIKES? Yes, this is fine. Even in the team events, where riders change in the transition area, you can simply swap riders on the same bike at that point.
IS THERE TIMING FOR THE RACES? Yes, each bike on track will need to be fitted with a transponder. This helps us know who to hand the trophies out to, and it lets you check your lap (and race) times against your mates. There will be hire fee of $15 per rider for each transponder and bracket, and you’ll need to collect and return them from the Rider HQ at the beginning and end of your race program. The Timing Services team will retain a your driver’s licence as a ‘bond’ to ensure this happens.Race results will then be posted on the timing board near Rider HQ. Oh, and please don’t leave the event without returning your transponder and bracket. You may be liable for the replacement cost of $700, so losing them ain’t advisable either. Note: Transponders aren’t required for the TT Track.
CAN I RIDE MORE THAN ONE BIKE? Sure, so long as any bike taken onto the main track has been scrutineered by our race management team.
WILL THERE BE FUEL AND PARTS AVAILABLE ON SITE? No. However, there are options for both in Boonah, just 10 mins away.
CAN I WIN ANYTHING? Pride! Oh, and certain races have some rad Day In The Dirt trophies. So look out for those ones!
IS THERE ANY PRIZE MONEY? Nope it’s all about participation, enjoyment and hanging out with your mates
IS MOTORCYCLING AUSTRALIA INVOLVED IN THE EVENT? Yes, the event is licenced by Motorcycling Australia’s state controlling body, Motorcycling Queensland.