No Membership Fees, No Nomination Fees. No Late Fees (Thanksgiving Classic Excluded) and No Credit Card Convenience Fees for Pre-entries on-line. 80% Payback in all events & incentives. Added Money 100% pay back. Equal Payout per D. 5D Open and 4D Youth (16 & Under) are 1/2 second splits. 3D Poles are full second splits. Future Champions Barrels and Straight Away Barrels are straight payouts, no “D” divisions. Slack runs offered in the mornings for 5D Open & 4D Youth. Riders doing only exhibitions and no events must still fill out and sign an entry form/waiver. *Future Champions, 10 & Under, rider may not run same horse in 5D Open or 4DYouth. Rider may run the same horse in poles and Straights. Age for all classes is as of January 1 of current year. All Event Pay Outs will be distributed on site or mailed within 7-10 business days.
Drags will be every 5 Runners for all events prior to the main race. Go Fast Races may use the Fair Drag Draw for the Open Main Race. The drag equipment at the Expo center is a superior Kiser Drag therefore we do not do what is known as a traditional Big Drag as it is not necessary. Every Drag is as good as a big drag in traditional terms. When necessary a 5-10 minute break may be needed to fill the water tank which is usually only around number 100-105 in the Main evening race. Contestants entering on race day will be issued the next available open draw spot! We encourage those with multiple horses to pre-enter!
Knocking down a barrel or pole or breaking the pattern (in all events except Future Champions) will result in a no time. If a Future Champion knocks down a barrel, the rider will still receive their time plus 5 seconds. If a Future Champion Breaks the pattern they will receive a no time.
Forward motion must be maintained for all events after breaking the mouth of the alley. If you circle your horse after breaking the mouth of the alley, a no time will be issued with no refund. Do not circle a barrel or pole more than once!
Waiver & Release of Liability Form & W-9 IRS Form
ALL Riders, including minors, MUST compete and have on file
1. Waiver, Release of Liability & Indemnity Agreement
2. IRS W-9 Form to receive any winnings. Both forms are available on the website and in the event office. Winnings will not be released until a completed W-9 is provided by ALL riders including minors.
These are ONLY required once per year!
All Pre-Entries, especially first time Go Fast Riders, should check in at the office prior to taking your run to make sure all forms are on file! If you know they are on file, then no need to check in!
On-line Entries will Open approximately 20 days prior to any race day (see event calendar). There are NO CREDIT CARD CONVENIENCE FEES for on-line Pre-Entries! You may also mail in your entry with payment. Mail in entry must be received by Wednesday prior to any race day. It is the competitor’s responsibility to confirm mail-in entry was received. On Race Day you may enter at the race office with no late fee! Credit cards accepted on site with 5% convenience fee. Cash and Checks are accepted as well on race day. In Order to qualify for BBR sanctioning there is a Process Fee Per Person. No Refunds once the race (all events) have started. Any returned checks will be charged back at full amount plus bank charge-back fees and a $45 return check charge. Any replacement checks issued due to damage or loss will be resent less any bank fees to replace or stop pay on the original check.
No rider substitutions allowed. On Line Pre Entry Draw numbers are final. No switching of draw numbers allowed. Horse substitutions allowed. Substitutions must be submitted to the office at least 1 hour prior to the event with a change form submitted with $5 Change Fee. If racer runs a horse that was not submitted on original entry and does not submit a “horse change form with $5 Fee” to the entry office 1 hour prior to event, the rider will be disqualified. Entries are taken up until the last 25 runners in the 5D Open/4D Youth main race. All other event entries are closed once the event starts (Slack, Poles, Straights, Future Champions). A horse falling during a run will not receive a re-run or refund. Tack Failure will not qualify for a re-run or refund.
On-Line Entries will be posted on the website starting the Thursday evening before a Saturday Race. On Line Entries will remain open through out race day and the draw will be updated as they come in on the Go Fast website. You may request a specific draw number on your entry form and we will do our best to accommodate all competitors.
Entry Forms must provide all required information. Incomplete entries/forms will not be accepted. Please provide the full registered name of your horse for your entry to be valid. For Example : Putting Horse 1, Horse 2 is not acceptable.
Exhibitions: An entry form and waiver must be filled out for any rider (even children/minors) taking an exhibition. Office fees apply to those taking exhibitions only as you are entering/using the arena. Exhibitions are limited to 60 seconds. Please be ready! If you miss your exhibition and your page is full, you will not be added to the end. Exhibitions will not be available on line on Race Day, only on site.
Exhibitions are non-refundable on Race Day.
Draw Out/Refunds Policy
We want to make the draw-out/refund process easy if you need to draw out of a Go Fast Race! We do not care why you need to draw out HOWEVER there are deadlines for refunds. Draw Outs received by 12 Noon on Friday before a race will receive 100% refund of entry fees and exhibition fees. Administrative fees are non-refundable. Please notify Go Fast Races by phone or text at 512-422-4821. You may still draw out from Noon on Friday up until 1 hour prior to your event with 80% of all entry fees refunded less any Administrative Fees or Exhibitions. Exhibitions are non-refundable after 12pm Noon ON FRIDAY. There will be no refunds issued for draw outs less than 1 hour prior to any class running. If you are a no-show with no notice then there are no refunds, no exceptions. Qualified Refunds will be issued within 30 days of race day.
Go Fast Races reserves the right to scratch any rider that cannot get their horse in the arena within a reasonable amount of time, 3 gate calls or if we deem there is a safety issue. If this occurs there are no refunds, no exceptions. If you run out of order for any reason you will receive a no time with no refund. If there is a timer failure, a re-run option will be issued, but no refunds will be issued.
FREE POINT SYSTEM
FREE to anyone that runs with us! 5D Open Barrels will have a 10 point system per D and awarded per D. 4D Youth Barrels will have an 8 point system per D but awarded overall. 3D Adult, 3D Senior and 3D Poles will have a 6 point system per D but awarded overall. Points will be given on each horse/rider combination. If there are less than 10, 8 or 6 Riders in these classes then points will start at the number of riders entered in the Class. Future Champions Barrels Class and Straight Away Barrels will be issued points based on how many are in the class, capped at 15. Year End awards will be given out at a short ceremony at the first race of the following season. There are no guarantees of specific types of awards as the point system is FREE.
NO TOLERANCE POLICY
Go Fast Races has a NO TOLERANCE policy for animal abuse and people abuse and reserves the right to determine what animal abuse/people abuse is. Go Fast Races wants you to enjoy your day! We will not tolerate abusive language or attitude to our staff, facility staff, sponsors, representatives, officers or owners by any contestant or any traveling associate or family member of the contestant. Go Fast Races reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone if we deem necessary and to have anyone removed from the facility.
We are open minded and approachable and want you the have the best experience possible at a Go Fast Race. We welcome your suggestions on any topic. You can turn in your suggestion in the office or speak directly with a Go Fast Races representative.
Go Fast Races reserves the right to make any other needed decisions or changes regarding issues not addressed in the rules.