2013 Usrcca Rules & Judges Test

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2013 Usrcca Rules & Judges Test

This test is designed to help Judges at all levels of RC Rock Crawling become better Judges.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On a course without Boundary Markers drivers are restricted to how far they can drive between gates.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    During an attempt of the course the judge suspects that the vehicle's wheelbase looks too long.
    • A. 

      Warn the driver to check their wheelbase prior to attempting any additional courses.

    • B. 

      Stop time, asks the driver to stop, mark the vehicle's location and tech the vehicle.

    • C. 

      Allow the driver to complete their attempt of the course and perform a tech inspection afterwards.

  • 3. 
    Which is an example of a cleared gate?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 4. 
    Three tires clear gate 7 cleanly, but the last tire touches a marker as it exits the gate. At the point of contact the back of the tire is still in line with the markers, but the wheel nut is past. This penalty points out the driver for the course. What is the driver's final score for this course?
    • A. 

      +26 because the axle nut is past the markers

    • B. 

      +26 because one tire from each axle cleared the gate.

    • C. 

      +28 because the entire vehicle has not cleared the gate.

  • 5. 
    You are judging a course that has boundary markers. One of the boundary markers is unable to sit flush on the rocks and is sitting 10" in the air and has a chalk line under it. A driver comes up to that area and their tire goes under the boundary and touches the chalk line. What is the call?
    • A. 

      Call a boundary marker (10 point) and move the vehicle to the last gate cleared.

    • B. 

      Say nothing and allow the driver to continue, as the driver did not hit the boundary

    • C. 

      Call a boundary marker (10 point) and allow the driver to continue

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Check ALL of the following that are considered penalties. No other action is implied.
    • A. 

      Flip over Gate

    • B. 

      Gate Touch

    • C. 

      Gate Float

    • D. 

      Reverse Direction

    • E. 

      Drive in wrong direction around gates

    • F. 

      Tumble through gate

    • G. 

      Step on Gate

    • H. 

      Drive over foot

    • I. 

      Jump over Boundary

  • 8. 
    A driver is attempting a climb with enough wheel speed to spin the tires. The vehicle slides backwards while the wheels continue to spin forward.
    • A. 

      Call a reverse penalty.

    • B. 

      Call no penalty and allow the driver to continue.

    • C. 

      Warn the driver on the roll back.

  • 9. 
    The vehicle is rolled over and the driver calls for a rollover at that time. The driver keeps the truck on the ground, but the tires are caught under a ledge and needs to slide the truck over less than an inch to cleanly roll it over. What is the correct call?
    • A. 

      Yes, the driver put it back on all 4 tires. Give the driver 5 points and allow to continue

    • B. 

      No it was not a correct rollover. Time will be stopped and the driver will be called for a reposition (10 points) and placed at the last gate cleared.

    • C. 

      No it was not a correct rollover. Time will be stopped and the driver will be charged with a rollover (5 points) and a reposition (10 points).

  • 10. 
    A driver is attempting a climb and gets off line. The driver wiggles the steering which causes the vehicle to slide backwards, but the wheels do not spin.
    • A. 

      Call a reverse penalty.

    • B. 

      Call no penalty and allow the driver to continue.

    • C. 

      Warn the driver on the roll back.

  • 11. 
    Driver straddles a gate marker that they had been called for a touch penalty .
    • A. 

      Stop time, call a vehicle touch and have the driver reposition the vehicle to the previously progressed gate.

    • B. 

      No additional Penalty

  • 12. 
    A vehicle has rolled over and the driver is unable to correct it. A 5 pt rollover is asked for but the vehicle will not stay in position without being wiggled to settle suspension.
    • A. 

      Stop time, call a vehicle touch and have the driver reposition the vehicle to the previously progressed gate.

    • B. 

      Allow the driver to hold down the vehicle until it can be driven away.

    • C. 

      Allow the driver to let the vehicle fall back into the rollover position and continue trying to correct it.

  • 13. 
    You are judging a course that has boundary markers. One of the boundary markers is below some of the course. A driver comes up to that area and is able to jump over the boundary and does not hit the marker. What is the call?
    • A. 

      Call a boundary marker (10 point) and move the vehicle to the last gate cleared.

    • B. 

      Say nothing and allow the driver to continue, as the driver did not hit the boundary marker.

    • C. 

      Call a boundary marker (10 point) and allow the driver to continue

  • 14. 
    A driver is attempting a vertical climb on gate 6 with zero points thus far. During this time, the vehicle is starting to slip backwards without the tires changing directions. The driver is unfortunate as the vehicle has rolled over when the truck got to the bottom of the climb . The driver wiggles the truck around, and is unable to correct the vehicle then performs a legal rollover recovery. At this time, how many points does the driver have?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      11

  • 15. 
    A truck is attempting to progress gate 2. During this time, the vehicle has turned sideways and has only gotten the left front and left rear through the gate and is parallel with the gate markers. Should progress be given at this time?  
    • A. 

      Yes, as the truck has gotten both tires on one side of the vehicle through the gate markers.

    • B. 

      No, the vehicle has not fully cleared the gate for progress to be awarded.

    • C. 

      Depends on if I like the driver or not

  • 16. 
    You are judging a course that has boundary markers. One of the boundary markers is unable to sit flush on the rocks and is sitting 10" in the air and has no chalk lines under it. A driver comes up to that area and their tire goes under the boundary and does not hit the marker. What is the call?
    • A. 

      Call a boundary marker (10 point) and move the vehicle to the last gate cleared.

    • B. 

      Say nothing and allow the driver to continue, as the driver did not hit the boundary marker.

    • C. 

      Call a boundary marker (10 point) and allow the driver to continue.

  • 17. 
    The vehicle is rolled over and the driver calls for a rollover at that time. The driver picks the whole truck up off the ground and puts it back down on its tires. What is the correct call?
    • A. 

      Yes, the driver put it back on all 4 tires. Give the driver 5 points and allow to continue

    • B. 

      No it was not a correct rollover. Time will be stopped and the driver will be called for a reposition (10 points) and placed at the last gate cleared.

    • C. 

      No it was not a correct rollover. Time will be stopped and the driver will be charged with a rollover (5 points) and a reposition (10 points).

  • 18. 
    When is a gate considered "cleared"?
    • A. 

      When the centerline of the wheel has passed the centerline of the gate markers

    • B. 

      When the wheels have completely passed the gate markers

    • C. 

      When the tires have completely passed the gate markers

  • 19. 
    A driver is attempting a vertical climb on gate 8 with zero points thus far. During this time, the vehicle is starting to flip backwards. The driver hits reverse to drive it out, but is unfortunate as the vehicle is now rolled over. The driver wiggles the truck around and is unable to correct the vehicle. The driver then completes a Legal Roll Over Recovery. At this time, how many points does the driver have?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      11

  • 20. 
    The next gate on a course is at the bottom of a big drop off. Rather than risk falling on to the gate the driver elects to jump his truck through the gate. During the jump attempt he does not touch the gate and successfully gets the front and rear tire from the same side of the truck between the gate markers, but not the opposite side. Whats the CORRECT call?
    • A. 

      Broke vertical plane of the gate = 10 point penalty w/ progress

    • B. 

      Driver made progress without touching a gate = No penalty w/ progress

    • C. 

      Driver didn't get 3 tires through the gate= No penalty w/ No progress

    • D. 

      Didn't get 4 tires between the gate markers = 10 point penalty w/ progress

  • 21. 
    The driver is attempting a climb at gate 7 when he/she quickly reverses to try and save the vehicle from flipping backwards. The vehicle takes a tumble and touches a live gate marker from 6 and then continues to roll into a boundary marker. How many penalty points should be given?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      11

    • D. 

      21

  • 22. 
    A driver clears a gate out of sequence
    • A. 

      This disqualifies the driver for the course.

    • B. 

      Stop time, call a course direction penalty and have the driver reposition to the previously cleared gate.

    • C. 

      Direct the driver to the correct gate and have them complete the out of sequence gate again.

  • 23. 
    During the attempt of a course the driver's vehicle rolls down a hill and makes contact with a spectator
    • A. 

      No penalty, allow the driver to continue.

    • B. 

      Stop time, call a vehicle touch and have the driver reposition the vehicle to the previously progressed gate.

    • C. 

      If the spectator is also a competitor, give them a 10pt penalty for that course.

  • 24. 
    During an attempt of the course the judge suspects that the vehicle's body height looks too low.
    • A. 

      Allow the driver to complete their attempt of the course and perform a tech inspection afterwards.

    • B. 

      Stop time, asks the driver to stop, mark the vehicle's location and tech the vehicle.

    • C. 

      Warn the driver to check their body prior to attempting any additional courses.

  • 25. 
    During the attempt of a course the driver's vehicle malfunctions. The driver throws an object at the vehicle striking it,  and the vehicle begins functioning again.
    • A. 

      Disqualify the driver for course alteration.

    • B. 

      Stop time, call a vehicle touch and have the driver reposition the vehicle to the previously progressed gate.

    • C. 

      Tell all spectators that the driver's vehicle is now fair game for everyone to throw rocks at.

  • 26. 
    The gate is considered entered when:
    • A. 

      The wheel nut breaks the center line between the gate markers.

    • B. 

      The wheel nut enters the area between the gate markers

    • C. 

      A tire enters the area between the gate markers.

    • D. 

      Any part of the vehicle enters the gate.

  • 27. 
    The vehicle comes to a stop on an incline and then rolls backwards.
    • A. 

      Warn the driver on the rollback.

    • B. 

      Call a reverse penalty

    • C. 

      No penalty, a free rollback is allowed after the vehicle has progressed one vehicle length.

  • 28. 
    A vehicle has rolled over and the driver is unable to correct it. A 5 pt rollover is asked for but the vehicle will not stay in position while being pushed from the side.
    • A. 

      Stop time, call a vehicle touch and have the driver reposition the vehicle to the previously progressed gate.

    • B. 

      Allow the driver to hold down the vehicle until it can be driven away.

    • C. 

      Allow the driver to let the vehicle fall back into the rollover position and continue trying to correct it.

  • 29. 
    During an attempt of a gate the driver gets one of the tires from the front axle between the gates, but floats the other tire outside the gate marker but does not touch it. The driver continues through the gate with both wheels from the rear axle going between the gate markers without touching them. Total of 3 tires between the gate markers.
    • A. 

      Award progress with no penalty.

    • B. 

      Do not award progress and have the driver reattempt the gate.

    • C. 

      Award progress with a gate marker penalty.

  • 30. 
    • A. 

      Stop time and have the driver reposition their vehicle to the previously progressed gate. +10 point boundary touch penalty.

    • B. 

      No call, only the driver's vehicle and not his person are subject to boundary penalties.

    • C. 

      Call a boundary touch penalty, +10 points and allow the driver to continue from their current location.

  • 31. 
    A vehicle is attempting to progress a gate and both wheels from the front axle have already entered the gate when the vehicle rolls sideways over one of the gates but does not touch the gate. Neither of the wheels from the rear axle progressed the gate.
    • A. 

      Call a gate penalty with progression.

    • B. 

      Call a gate penalty with no progression.

    • C. 

      Call no progression and no gate penalty.

  • 32. 
    On the last gate time runs out with driver stuck in this position.
    • A. 

      Choose this answer ...question is under review

    • B. 

      Wrong answer Did not finish. 40 points minus progress

  • 33. 
    A driver is sliding forward downhill. In an attempt to control the slide he uses reverse throttle and spins the tires backwards, but he continues to slide forward making forward progress.
    • A. 

      No penalty = Still going forward.

    • B. 

      Penalty = tires Changed direction

    • C. 

      Give Warning if they continue to slide forward

  • 34. 
    Question- A driver is attempting a descent just passed gate 6 with 0 points thus far. During this time, the vehicle tumbles down the hill and hits a boundary marker and then hits a gate marker. What is his score now?
    • A. 

      His score is 20 points and the gate marker is dead. You allow the driver to continue.

    • B. 

      His score is 20 points and the gate marker is dead. Then he must reposition back to the last gate cleared, resulting in another 10 points and has 30 points overall.

    • C. 

      He only has 10 points and must reposition back to the last gate cleared

  • 35. 
    A driver breaks the truck on a course and it is not repairable and takes a DNF for that course. The driver goes back to his pit area and swaps it for different vehicle. The driver then heads to another course to finish the competition. What should occur at this time?
    • A. 

      Allow the driver to continue the competition.

    • B. 

      Driver is allowed to finish the competition as long as they re-tech the truck

    • C. 

      Driver is not allowed to finish the competition and is done for the day.

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      Driver receives a 40 and DQ'd on this course.

    • B. 

      Driver has 20 points due to course direction penalty and hit a gate. Driver returns to gate 3

    • C. 

      Driver has 10 points because the truck hit gate 6. Driver returns to gate 3

    • D. 

      Driver has 10 points because of course direction penalty. Driver returns to gate 3

  • 37. 
    The driver reverses his vehicle and a reverse penalty is called. The driver stops for a couple of seconds and then reverses an additional 2 feet. The driver should now be penalized for an additional reverse.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    The driver's vehicle is high-centered. The driver reverses, forwards and reverses again to rock the truck back and forth.
    • A. 

      A reverse penalty should be called for each time the wheels turn in the reverse rotation.

    • B. 

      No reverse penalties should be called while the vehicle is high-centered and unable to make forward progress.

    • C. 

      Call one reverse penalty only.

  • 39. 
    The next gate on a course is at the bottom of a big drop off. Rather than risk falling on to the gate the driver elects to jump his truck through the gate. During the jump attempt he gets all 4 tires between the gates and does not touch the gates. However his body breaks the vertical plane of one of the gates. Whats the CORRECT call?
    • A. 

      Broke vertical plane of the gate = 10 point penalty w/ progress

    • B. 

      Driver made progress without touching a gate = No penalty w/ progress

    • C. 

      Driver didn't get 3 tires through the gate= No penalty w/ No progress

    • D. 

      Didn't get 4 tires between the gate markers = 10 point penalty w/ progress

  • 40. 
    After completing a long difficult climb the truck gets to the top of a hill. The driver needs to change positions,  but the rock surface is very slippery. What are his options?
    • A. 

      Follow the truck up the same path regardless of the hazard.

    • B. 

      Call time to safely reach the new driving position, and before starting look at rest of course.

    • C. 

      Call time to safely reach the new driving position.

    • D. 

      Wait for Judge to approve clock stoppage

  • 41. 
    A driver comes to a stop with his trucks front axle directly over the gate marker, but not touching it. All 4 tires are on the ground. Whats the call
    • A. 

      Axle broke the gates vertical plane 10 pts & back to previous gate cleared.

    • B. 

      No penalty

    • C. 

      Gate Straddle 10 pts & driver continues

    • D. 

      Gate Straddle 10 pts & back to previous gate cleared.

  • 42. 
    Whats the penalty for breaking the vertical plane of a Gate or Boundary Marker?
    • A. 

      No Penalty

    • B. 

      1Point

    • C. 

      5 Points

    • D. 

      10 points

  • 43. 
    Driver is driving along a cliff with water or other danger below. The truck starts to fall off but the driver catches it to avoid damage. Whats the Call?
    • A. 

      10 pts touch penalty and place the truck in safe spot.

    • B. 

      Good Save driver, and continue without penalty

    • C. 

      10 pts touch penalty and place truck at previous gate cleared.

    • D. 

      DQ driver from course for saving his truck

  • 44. 
    Driver is driving along a cliff with gate & boundary markers below . The truck starts to fall off but the driver catches it to avoid a penalty. Whats the Call?
    • A. 

      10 pts touch penalty and place the truck in safe spot.

    • B. 

      Good Save driver, and continue without penalty

    • C. 

      10 pts touch penalty and place truck at previous gate cleared.

    • D. 

      DQ driver from course for avoiding penalties

  • 45. 
    Check ALL of the following that are not considered penalties. No other action is implied.
    • A. 

      Flip Over Gate

    • B. 

      Gate Touch

    • C. 

      Gate Float

    • D. 

      Reverse Direction

    • E. 

      Drive in wrong direction around gates

    • F. 

      Tumble through gate

    • G. 

      Step on Gate

    • H. 

      Drive over foot

    • I. 

      Jump over Boundary

  • 46. 
    A driver accidentally enters from the wrong direction a mid-course BONUS GATE that he has driven past and did not clear . The correct call is No Penalty since the Bonus Gate was dead because the driver did not attempt it. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 47. 
    Judges should call out penalties when they occur.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 48. 
    Gate markers that are designed as part of the course that count for penalty must also have progress or bonus points awarded.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 49. 
    A straddle penalty maybe called if an axle is over a gate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 50. 
    A driver's truck fall into a ditch, and must be repositioned. While returning to the previous gate cleared he notices the battery is out. Its ok to allowing to tuck the battery back in off the clock if they do it before they get back to the previous cleared gate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False