Rules & Regulations




1.1.1        Each team entered and participating in the race shall consist of two people, one skier or snowboarder and equipment and one snow machine drive and equipment.

2.1.1       All race meetings on the course or at the race headquarters are mandatory by both team members.


New rules for drawing winning teams for future Races Effective 4/15/2015. Also we will have a DOUBLE DRAW; we will draw team name from the first drawing box and then that team will come draw starting position.

3.2 Race Information

THIS ENTRY FEE AND MEMBERSHIP IS NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER Feb. 1st,  2018.  The event is scheduled for Friday, April 13, 2018. If because of weather or any other reason the event is not held the weekend as above, the prize Money will be held as additional prize money for the following year’s Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Classic. All registered participants will have 30 Days to notify officials if they want to cancel for next year, and entry fee money less insurance and bib cost will be refunded. Checks can be made payable to “Arctic Man”

Return both pages of this entry form with payment to:

Arctic Man Headquarters

416 Slater Drive

Fairbanks, Alaska 99701


(907) 456-2626

4.1.1        The Race Director shall be responsible for the conduct of the race. He shall have the right to make the final determination concerning all aspects of the race and the race facility, including design. Any and all of these rules and regulations notwithstanding.


4.1.2         The Race Director shall be the single point of contact for questions concerning all aspects of the race and the race facility, including design.


4.1.3         He shall have the voice of authority to discipline the participants for violation of the rules. Such discipline will be limited to disqualification of a participant and/or exclusion from the event.


4.1.4        Official race results shall be approved by the assigned Race Director and a signed copy will be returned to the promoter for announcement and distribution.


4.1.5         The Technical Director shall carry and be responsible for the official specifications and certain instruments for measurements concerning verification and control of contestant’s machines. The Technical Director may not work in official capacity when he has a vested interest in that class.


4.1.6        Race Director may not have vested interest in the event in which they act in an official capacity. They may not work in official capacity when he/she has a vested interest in that class.


4.1.7         The Race Director may cancel any race or the complete event for reasons of safety regarding competitors or spectators, and in such case shall determine the awards, if any. The Race Director may shorten the race for any reasons of safety but must give drivers adequate notice in advance.


4.1.8         A Race Director may judge the mechanical integrity of all timing equipment.


4.1.9        If a Technical Director is not present or is unable to perform the technical inspection an alternate Technical Director and teardown location will be determined by the Race Director and participants.




5.1.1       Effective December 4, 2006: Basic downhill gear only will be allowed. The use of speed skis, speed helmets, feerings, and speed suits are strictly prohibited. Downhill Production Skis are authorized.





6.1        General




6.1.2         Snow machines must be Stock Production type with a 600cc motor limit. Only 600cc twin cylinder single or twin pipe or triple cylinder three pipe Stock Production type sleds will be allowed. Note: Effective March 1,2006 the Yamaha 4 stroke snow machine with a 3-cylinder, in-line engine with a maximum of three exhaust outlets, and no drive clutch gear reduction and with a maximum Displacement of 1050cc is being allowed to compete in the Arctic Man. This Yamaha must also be a stock production type machine. This is the only 4 stroke engine configuration that has been approved for the Arctic Man. If a racer has any further questions about the new rule please contact Arctic Man. (A Stock production type means that at least 200 machines of that type must be sold by April of the year of the race).


6.1.3         The snow machine must have original OEM engine, hood, intake, exhaust, frame, suspension, cowl, fuel tank and drive components. Named components must be of same model and year, or properly filed OEM replacement parts.


6.2  Engine


6.2.1        All engines will have OEM tags and/or serial numbers affixed to the engines.


6.2.2       No component of the engine may be altered, changed or enlarged from the engine manufacturer's original Stock specifications, nor may any additional components be added to the engine. Blueprinting will not be allowed. No removal of material will be allowed. This is to include, but not be limited to polishing, port matching, deburring, acid, glass or sand blasting surfaces or material removal for the purposes of engine balancing or other reasons.


6.2.3        Maximum cylinder overbore for wear or cylinder repair cannot exceed .020 inch (0.50mm).


6.2.4        Stock OEM pistons only are allowed for replacement.


6.2.5        There will be no more than one cylinder base gasket to a cylinder. No changes in engine dimension can be made by gasket adjustment.


6.2.6        Rotary valve timing/duration must remain as filed by the manufacturer.


6.2.7        OEM carburetor slide valves and replacement jet options will be allowed without modification.


6.2.8        An adequate return spring on the throttle is required.


6.2.9        Choke mounting location may be moved for driver comfort. Choke system may be disconnected.


6.2.10    No pressure charging allowed or forced injection engines  or more than 140 horse power


6.2.11    The engine air intake system is to include any; cowl vents,airbox,noise reducing foam (cowl vents & air box), carb boots, carburetors, clamps, rotary valves, carburetor flanges, and oil injection nozzles that are original OEM equipment for that make and model. No changes or modifications will be allowed to any part of the engine air intake system or mounting locations.


6.2.12    Deep snow cover/foam must remain in place.


6.2.13     Engine must remain in original mounting location.


6.2.14     No pressurization of fuel tanks or lines allowed.


6.2.15    Fuel lines must be free of obstructions by other machine components.


6.2.16    No additional engine cooling systems allowed.


6.2.17        Oil injection system and all associated components must remain in stock form if machine was originally equipped from the factory with an oil injection system, and if it was not equipped with an oil injection system it may not have one Installed. The cables if so equipped may be adjusted or disconnected but the system must remain functional, and premixed fuel may be used to supplement the output from the pump.


6.2.18    Spark plugs do not have to be OEM.


6.2.19    No changes or modifications will be allowed to any part of the exhaust system or mounting locations.


6.2.20    The exhaust system is to include any, header flange or pipe, Y pipe, expansion chamber, pulse charger, muffler, and tail pipe that are original OEM equipment for that make and model.


6.3  Drive


6.3.1        Must have original OEM variable speed converters supplied by the manufacturer for that make and model.


6.3.2        In the primary clutch any combination of any OEM springs, weights, ramps, etc., may be used (no RPM limit). Metal may be removed, but not added by welding to ramps or flyweights. In the driven clutch, any OEM springs and helixes may be used. No material may be added. No welding will be allowed. No machining on clutches to accommodate springs, weights, or helixes. No modifications will be allowed to either faces of the drive or driven clutches.


6.3.3        Drive belts do not have to be OEM.


6.3.4        Chain case must be original OEM for model and equipment. Must remain in original mounting location. Any drive chain and sprockets may be used. Chain tensioner may be changed to any OEM equipment.


6.3.5          Track shaft and sprockets must be commercially available and manufactured for OEM.  Sprockets may be trued around.



6.3.6        Brakes must remain OEM for the model. No dual brakes. No mechanical brakes allowed. Existing vents may be used to direct cooling to the braking mechanism but disc may NOT extend more than one (1) inch beyond vent surface. Brake disc must be steel and commercially available (no carbon fiber or composite material brake discs allowed). No additional drilling on a commercially available brake disc. Brake control handle must remain in OEM location (left side).


6.4  Ski Suspension & Steering


6.4.1        A maximum sled/chassis width will be 44 inches measured from one ski carbide cutting edge to the opposite ski carbide edge.


6.4.2        All parts must be OEM. No substitution of material allowed on front suspension. Must remain in original mounting location, in both bulkhead and spindle housing.


6.4.3        Sleds must remain stock width.


6.4.4        Swaybar must remain in OEM location, but does not have to be functional. Swaybars must be OEM but may be interchanged with other stock models offered by the manufacturer.


6.4.5        Reinforcement of components will be allowed by welding or bracing. Structural integrity must be maintained.


6.4.6        Spindles may not be shortened or altered.


6.4.7        Any spring may be used on the suspension.


6.4.8        Any shock absorber, fluid, gas (non-flammable), or fluid metering valves may be used. May be shortened OEM length for make and model must not be exceeded.


6.4.9        Any commercially available handlebars allowed. May be altered to fit the driver. Open ends must be capped. Handlebars must be padded. Column or post must remain in its OEM position. Grips and controls may be changed or modified. Throttle must be operated with a thumb mechanism located on the handlebar to the rear of the machine (no twist grips).


6.5  Skis and Ski Runners


6.5.1        After market skis are allowed. Skis must be commercially available and marketed through normal sales activity.


6.5.2        May reinforce skis on the top side only.


6.5.3        Must have ski loop. Ski loops must be secured by means of bolts or welding.


6.5.4        Ski skins allowed.


6.5.5        Maximum ten (10) inch turning material per ski. Turning material must be continuous.


6.5.6       Carbide turning material may be altered to an angle of not less than sixty (60) degrees inside included angle. No grinding or machining allowed.


6.5.7        Wear bars including carbide insert must not exceed 5/8 inch width and 5/8 inch depth from the lowest point of the ski. 9. 3/8 inch is wear bar minimum width.


6.6  Track Suspension


6.6.1        Suspension must be OEM for the make and model. Must remain in original mounting location or optional locations predrilled in backing plate by the manufacturer. Suspension components must remain in original location or optional locations filed by the manufacturer. No substitution of material allowed.  


6.6.2        Rails may not be bent or shortened.


6.6.3        Wheels (idler and marginal snow) may be added or removed along with mounting brackets from an OEM wheel kit. Wheel diameters may be trued round.


6.6.4        Slide rail lubrication will not be allowed.


6.6.5        Any hyfax allowed.


6.6.6        Any shock absorber, fluid, gas (non-flammable), or fluid metering valves may be used. May be shortened, OEM length must not be exceeded.

Removal of any material from total machine by means of heat, acid, drilling, grinding, sand blasting, peening, substitution, or total elimination will not be allowed.


6.6.7        Any OEM spring may be used on suspension.

6.7  Track & Traction


6.7.1        Any commercially available rubber non-cleated track can be used.


6.7.2        Cleats or add-on traction products are not allowed.

Amendment: (March 2008) Any OEM tracks that can be bought from the manufacture, that have factory installed ICE Gripper Studs, that are .25 or do not protrude more that 1/4 or less over the highest part of the lug are legal. These ice studs have to be factory installed from the manufacture and not aftermarket.


6.7.3        Rubber snow lugs must remain OEM height and width.


6.7.4        Tracks may be reversed.


6.8  Frame & Body


6.8.1         All chassis will have OEM tags and/or serial numbers affixed to the frame.


6.8.2        Reinforcing by welding and/or bracing will be allowed.

6.8.3        Removal of any material from total machine by means of heat, acid, drilling, grinding, sand blasting, peening, substitution, or total elimination will not be allowed.


6.8.4        A maximum sled/chassis width will be 44 inches measured from one ski carbide cutting edge to the opposite ski carbide edge.


6.8.5        Access openings will be allowed for component removal or service but closures must be made of original type materials. Vents/scoops must be OEM for the model. Vents may be covered or closed. No additional vents or scoops may be added.


6.8.6        Hoods may not be removed.


6.8.7        Windshield does not have to be OEM, but must be mounted in OEM location as filed. Must have a safety edging. Windshield may be altered for handlebar movement or driver comfort.


6.8.8       Seat must be OEM for make and model. Must have original foam and be upholstered. May not be moved from original mounting location.


6.8.9        Cowling insulation may not be removed.


6.8.10     Skid plates may be added for protection of sled bottoms. Skid plates must be securely fastened. Must be commercially available.


6.8.11    Additional plate material may be added to the tunnel at the suspension mounting holes.


6.8.12    Tunnel protective wear strips may be added, removed or altered.


6.8.13    Fuel tank must be OEM as supplied with the machine or opaque (translucent) as supplied by the OEM manufacturer. The translucent tank must be of equal dimensions and capacity to that supplied by the original OEM manufacturer. OEM fuel tank is the only tank that can be used to supply fuel to the engine.


6.8.14    The snow machine must have a rear snow flap. Snow flap can be modified to fit Driver/Skier.


6.9  Ignition & Electrical


6.9.1        All machines must be equipped with a safety disconnection (tether) and be operable at all times. This will be the responsibility of the driver. Tethers must be used and attached to the operator whenever the engine is running.


6.9.2        The tether cord will be securely fastened to the driver. No alligator clips are allowed.


6.9.3        The tether switch will be securely mounted in a location on the snowmobile other than on the handlebars.


6.9.4        A functional kill switch that will terminate ignition if the sled rolls over, this is in addition to the tether switch.


6.9.5        Instrumentation may be added but must not provide a safety hazard. May be disconnected but not removed.


6.10  Lights


6.10.1    Head, tail and brake lights must be original OEM equipment.  Must remain in original mounting location. Must be operational at the start of the race.


6.11  Pre-Race Safety Inspection


6.11.1        Pre-race safety inspections are mandatory. Pre-race inspections do not certify that the machine is qualified or constituted as legal for class participation. Post-race technical inspections determine machine qualification.


6.11.2     All aspects of modification are contingent on safety inspection by the Technical Director.  The Technical Director may remove any sled from competition that does not meet safety requirements.


6.11.3        Damaged or broken safety equipment (not including tether switch) not detected during a race is not grounds for disqualification after completion of that race.


6.12  Mandatory Teardown


6.12.1        Tech Director will select the machines for mandatory tear down and inspections. Sled's driver will be notified at the completion of the race if he/she is to report to the designated tear down area.


6.12.2    Any driver refusing tear down will be disqualified.


6.12.3    Driver and/or driver's mechanic will perform tear-down to point required by the Technical Director.


6.12.4    Inspected machines will not be reassembled by the inspection group.


6.12.5    Driver and/or driver's mechanic will be the only two (2) people allowed with the machine in the inspection area.


6.12.6    The sanctioning organization assumes no responsibility for impounded sleds.




7.1.1    Racers, if you feel you have a problem with your time or DISQUALIFICATION please file a protest with an official. Do not approach the official after you have filed your protest on the course or the finish line to discuss your protest! The jury will meet as soon as possible and will make a decision after reviewing all the information. If racers fail to abide by these protest rules and approach the officials to discuss the situation, after the protest has been filed, the racer or team will not be allowed to race in next year’s event. Please follow these protest rules!!!!




7.1.3        All formal protests must be made in writing, by a racer in competition at the event, from the class in question, on a formal protest form (available at race headquarters) accompanied by a $100 cash protest fee.


7.1.4        When the official protest is made with the fee, tear down will not be complete until protest is satisfied or proven unwarranted. If the protest is valid, the fee will be returned to the protester. If protest is invalid, the fee will be given to the protested machine owner for the inconvenience. To be accomplished before the machines are released from tear down.


7.1.5        A protest must be valid in the eyes of the Race Director, or he has the option not to accept it for action.


7.1.6        No protests will be accepted that refer to a Race/Technical Director's judgment or decision.


7.1.7        It shall not be possible to protest or appeal technical inspection equipment, scoring or timing equipment.


7.1.8        No protests will be accepted after thirty (30) minutes following the completion of each class.


7.1.9        No protests, grievances, etc., will be accepted thirty (30) minutes after the posting of the affected class.





8.1.1        The Race Director has the right to eject any person(s) from the pit, paddock (staging area) or race track area.





9.1.1        Vulgarity, derogatory or offensive language will result in disciplinary action, ejection from race site and be subject to fines and penalties.


9.1.2       Any participant that threatens bodily harm or assaults any official, driver, crew, etc., will be subject to disciplinary action, ejection from race site and be subject to fines and penalties.



10.     DRIVER


10.1         Liability


10.1.1        The driver/pit crew, in signing the entry, elects to use the course of the event at drivers/pit crews own risk, and thereby releases the sanctioning organization together with their heirs, assigns, officers, representatives, agents, employees, and members, sponsoring organization and owners of properties on which sanctioned events are to be held from all liability from injury to person, property may be received by said entrant and from all claims of said injuries to the parties listed above growing out of, or caused by any construction or condition of the course over which the event is held.


10.2          Responsibility


10.2.1        Members of pit crew, etc., are the responsibility of the driver to whom assigned. If a crew member becomes a problem, the racer whom they are with, can be disqualified.


10.2.2        The condition of a machine is the responsibility of the driver.  A driver may be disciplined if driver's machine is modified so as to defraud the officials or other competitors.





In addition to non-compliance with any of the above regulations or rules, the following offenses shall be considered a breach of regulations subject to disqualification.


11.1.1    Bribing or attempting to bribe anyone connected with the race;accepting or offering to accept a bribe.


11.1.2    Any fraudulent proceedings or act of prejudicing the interest of the race generally.



12.1.1        If a skier loses one or both ski/skis the team is disqualified.  If a Skier drops the pull rope after the first gate after the hookup and is not able to continue on his own, the team is disqualified. (NEW RULE CHANGE If Skier drops the rope and can proceed forward on the course without the snow machine turning around, the team will not be disqualified. If the snow machine has to turn or move backwards on the course to pick up the Skier, then the team is disqualified). If the snow machine breaks down and the skier is not able to continue on his or her own power the team is disqualified. If the team does not yield to a team overtaking them from behind, the first team is disqualified. At the release point the snow machine is allowed to exit the course to the right and then continue off the course. There will be marked spots on the top of First Aid for snow machine to exit the course and continue to the Finish Line. If the snow machine driver enters the course at any time after the release, the team is disqualified. The only exception to this rule is if the snow machine is returning to the hookup area. Then follow this rule. Drive your snow machine to the top of the course on the right side of the First Aid, there will be an Official to escort you to the hookup area. ****The use of Alcohol or drugs is strictly prohibited and will result in Team Disqualification.*****




13.1.1    The Skier will be required to go through all gates on the course, missing any of the gates will mean disqualification. The snow machine and skier have the same gate rules they must go through all gates. The only exception is the release point or drop of point. There will be a marked path and cones at this point. The Skier will release at this point and continue to the next ski course gate. When exiting the snow machine must stay on the top or right side of the orange cones marking the exit, the Skier will release to the left and continue to reach the next gate. This cone reference is not for disqualification purposes, but for marking for the exit for snow machine. The safety is the big issue, so please make sure to use the cones as an exit path. Please stay in line with the cones. We will discuss this at the drivers meeting on the course Friday before the race, at this time we will determine if this will be disqualification during the race!!!!!!!!




14.1.1     If a team believes they have been interfered with they must NOT continue on the course. They must go to the nearest official and request a rerun. If the jury believes you have been interfered with your rerun will stand. You will not be granted a rerun after finishing the course.




15.1.1     All results and time are unofficial until gatekeepers and officials have reported their reports and the tech inspection of the snow machine is complete.



16.1.1     Please be alert and watch for crew and other participants during training days. All participants must wear bibs and numbers on snow machines during practice. Also, you must train only on the sections that are open for training. If participants violate these rules there will be a fine. You will be allowed one mistake, the mistake will be a $100.00 fine. If you are caught a second time the team will be disqualified, and will not be allowed to race in the event. This fine and disqualification will be at the Race Directors discretion. This will make training days safer for all participants. Please look at the race schedule at bottom of course finish line for race course closure status. If you have any questions, contact an official on the course and he/she will advise you what to do.

Please be safe and careful!

Thank you,



Howard Thies

Race Director