2017 ATVSX Supplemental Rules

The following Rules supplement the current AMA Racing Rulebook, which governs amateur racing. Current AMA members in good standing may compete.  For the 2017 AMA Racing Rulebook, go HERE

Revised 12.2.16

A. RIDER ELIGIBILITY AND CLASSIFICATION 

  1. AMA Pro Class:  
    1. AMA Pro ATV Racing Rules apply.
    2. Main Event will be AMA Pro ATV points paying event.
    3. Pro Purse will be $5,000 for Top 14 positions in Main Event.
  2. Pro-Am Class:
    1. Top 5 ranked riders from previous year “A” classes are eligible for class.
    2. The following riders are NOT eligible to compete in the Pro-Am class:        
      i. Top 10 ranked riders from 2015 or 2016 AMA Pro class;
      ii. Pro-Am Class champion for two (2) or more years.
      iii. ATVMX, GNCC or WORCS Pro class champions in the previous five (5) years.
    3. Official Discretion: Riders not meeting the above criteria will be considered on a case-by-case basis based on competition experience.  Applications for eligibility under this criteria should be submitted in advance in order to avoid delay at the event.
    4. Pro-Am Purse will be $500 for Top 3 positions in Main Event.
  3. Pro Sport (Pro-Am/A):  Pro-Am riders and riders with an "A" ranking in any other motocross series.  This applies to both AMA and non-AMA sanctioned events.
  4. "A" Classes:  Riders with an "A" ranking in any other motocross series. This applies to both AMA and non-AMA sanctioned events.
  5. "B" Classes:  Riders with a "B" ranking in any other motocross series, AMA and non-AMA sanctioned events.
  6. "C" Classes: Novice skill level riders and riders that do not otherwise qualify as an "A" or "B" level rider. Riders who receive or have ever received any type of OEM factory support in any class are not eligible for the "C" class.  “C” class riders may only advance to a “B” or age division class.
  7. Age: For Amateur classes, riders must be 16 years or older on the date of the event in order to compete on any size machine in any class.  For Youth classes, age is based on the rider's age on January 1, 2017. 

B. MACHINE ELIGIBILITY AND CLASSIFICATION

  1. Class Descriptions: Machine eligibility, including displacement limit and production requirements, will be defined in the Class Chart. 2018 models are not eligible in any class.
  2. Production Rule: OEM motor and matching frame combination model required. Frame geometry must remain as designed by the OEM, including all suspension pivot points. Material may be added for strength but not removed from the OEM frame. Engine modifications, frame reinforcements, and aftermarket A-arms, swing-arms and suspension are permitted. No engine displacement reduction permitted.  See, 2017 ATVMX Class Detail for approved models. 
  3. All Other Classes:  Engine and suspension modifications, frame reinforcements, aftermarket A-arms, swing-arms and custom frames are permitted in all other classes.  Production machines are eligible in all classes. 

C. REGISTRATION

  1. AMA Membership: A current AMA Membership is required for all riders.  Memberships are $49 per year or $20 per single event, and $29 per year for youth racers under the age of 12 (11 and under).  Family Memberships are also available at a rate of $98 for up to 5 members.  Memberships are available at Rider Registration or in advance online at www.americanmotorcyclist.com
  2. Medical Insurance:  Riders must have medical insurance coverage effective throughout the event in order to compete. 
  3. Transponders: Riders are required to have a MyLaps transponder in order to register.  Transponders can be reserved in advance online, and will be available for purchase or rent at the event.
  4. Riders may enter a total of three (3) classes.
  5. Riders under the age of 18 years must have a parent present or a duly notarized parental consent form, as required by the AMA Rules and Regulations, in order to participate.  Minor Release and Waiver of Liability forms must be completed by minor participants and their parent/legal guardian at the event upon Rider Check-in/Registration.
  6. Riders must declare their race number at registration.  In the event of duplicate numbers in the same class, numbers will be assigned on a first-come basis.
  7. Riders must check-in at registration before riding their machine anywhere on the facility grounds.
  8. Riders may not exceed first gear idle when traveling to/from their pit area and must always wear a helmet.

D. RACE FORMAT

  1. The race format will consist of the following:
    1. For classes with more than 17 riders: (2) Heat races, (1) Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ), and (1) Main event.
    2. For classes with 17 or less riders: (1) Heat race to determine Main event gate pic and (1) Main event.
  2. All riders will be able to participate in a minimum of two competitive events per class.
  3. The number of Heat races will be determined based on the number of entries in the class.  All classes will be capped at a pre-determined number of entries.
  4. The Main event will be limited to 17 riders. 

E. ON TRACK REGULATIONS

  1. Only the rider and one mechanic will be allowed to the Start Gate.
  2. The Start Procedure is as follows:
    • 2 Card will be held for 10 seconds
    • 1 Card will be held for 10 seconds
    • 1 Card will be turned sideways
    • Gate will drop between 2 and 5 seconds
      Mechanics must step behind the backstop at the display of the 1 Card. 
  3. A rider may request a 2-minute grace period for minor repairs at any time prior to or during display of the 2 Card.  Once the 1 Card is displayed, no additional time will be given.   Only one grace period will be given per moto.  Grace periods will not be given to clean equipment or for cosmetic purposes.
  4. Once the race has started the mechanic may go to the designated Signal Area only. If a mechanic is found to be outside the designated Signal Area or in a restricted area such as the infield, he/she will lose their privilege and will not be allowed to return. 
  5. If a rider goes off the track he must re-enter at the safest location without gaining an advantage. Riders may gain an advantage without gaining a position. 
  6. Outside assistance is prohibited. If a rider needs to make repairs to their machine they may do so on the side of the track but without assistance. Riders can receive assistance in the Signal Area. 
  7. A machine that returns to the paddock during the race will not be permitted to return to the competition.
  8. Machines may be ridden to/from the paddock and the starting area only. Riding in unauthorized areas is grounds for disqualification.