ATV Motocross

Competition Bulletin 2016-7

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | 5:00 PM

TO: 2016 ATVMX Participants


DATE: May 17, 2016


AMA National Advancement System and Penalty for Riding Out-of-Class

At the recent ATVMX in Texas it became apparent that many riders and crew members are not aware of or familiar with the AMA Race Center or the AMA National Advancement System, or the requirement that riders compete in their classification as designated by the AMA. Some riders wrongly assume they can compete in a higher classification locally and “ride down” at the national level, i.e., race “A” in their local series and “B” at the nationals. This is not permitted. 

The AMA has available on its website a National Race Center listing all AMA race results for every rider since 2006. Each AMA rider has their own Rider Profile listing their results and designating their official rider classification. To view a rider’s profile, go to, select “Rider” in the drop box, and enter either the rider name or AMA number. The Rider Profile will list all AMA event results for that rider, their total points accumulated, RPV (Rider Performance Value), and most importantly, their classification. 

A rider’s classification is determined through the National Advancement System as outlined in the AMA Rulebook (Section 1.1.E), as well as the classification in which the rider has participated previously, whether it be in AMA competition or Non-AMA competition. 

All riders must compete at the classification as listed on their Profile page. There are no exceptions to this requirement. If a rider feels they are “non-competitive” in the class in which they are classified, or incorrectly classified, they may appeal to the AMA for re-classification. The classification appeal process and form can be found on the AMA Website. Under no circumstances may a rider move back in class without AMA approval. 

ATVMX Strongly encourages all riders to check their AMA Rider Profile and verify their classification. Please be advised that the AMA, AMA organizers and your fellow riders are monitoring your results and classification. If you are riding out of class you will be removed from those results, lose series points, lose any qualifying status up to that point, and be moved to the correct class. 

For questions on eligibility, how to appeal your classification or to add your photo (head shots only) to your profile page, contact the AMA at 614-856-1900 or [email protected]. If emailing a photo to add to a profile, include your full name and AMA number to assure proper placement.