New sound restrictions for ATV Pro racing
The ATVA has announced that a 102-decibel sound limit will be enforced on Pro racing machines during the 2005 Motocross Grand National Championship series.
The series kicks off February 5-6 at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California.
“Sound is one of the biggest challenges facing ATVs, and we need to find a way to make it cool to be quiet," says ATVA Director Doug Morris. "What better way than to start with our Pro riders."
Beginning at Glen Helen Raceway, all Pro ATVs must pass a 102db sound limit. The referee will conduct the test, and also be paying attention for any Pro-Am or amateur class ATV that is objectionably loud. Warnings will be issued as necessary.
Holding the Pro class to a 102db sound limit for 2005 is just the start, Morris says. A sound limit will be established for all classes in 2006.
Morris advises Pro racers to be sure any pipes they buy meet the new sound requirements.More info on this at the ATVA.com