2018 MX Division Rules


MX Chairman

Kreg Bigelow               

810-965-8764                                     

kregbigelow@yahoo.com 

 

Points Keeper

Jenny Johnson 

989-871-3356

bajajenny@gmail.com

 

Off Road Rider Rep                     

Steve Murray                                

810-625-0909                         

stevemurray51@gmail.com            

 

MX Rider Rep 

Kip Bigelow

586-601-6273

kip.bigelow821@gmail.com

 

 

These rules are a supplement to the regular AMA Amateur, Semi-Pro & Youth Competition rulebook.


General Rules


  1. Michigan residents must be both an AMA and District 14 member in good standing to compete in any AMA/District 14 event.


  1. Any District 14 MX member with an outstanding NSF check to the AMA, D14 or a D14 club/promoter will have any and all points and or yearend awards held until payment is made in full including all fees and charges.


  1. No jumping or passing on a Red Cross Flag.  When a yellow flag is displayed, competitors must ride cautiously until they have passed the incident that caused the flag.  When a yellow flag is displayed there is no passing or jumping between the flag and the incident that caused the yellow flag.  Failure to do so may result in the rider being docked one position up to disqualification from the event subject to the referee’s discretion.


  1. If an AMA District MX promoter or AMA District 14 official witnesses a rider, pit crew or family member using foul language, that rider is subject to instant disqualification for unsportsmanlike conduct.


  1. If a rider, pit crew or family member threatens or strikes a referee, event staff member, AMA District 14 official or another rider, that rider faces instant disqualification from the day’s event for unsportsmanlike conduct.












Rider Classification


“A” Class


  • Highest AMA District 14 rider classification

  • Riders are eligible for Pro-Am competition

  • Riders are eligible for Cash Awards

  • Recognized as an D14 Motocross Championship Series.  Results will be determined by the District Points Scale using the best 18 finishes

  • Top 99 recognized with two digit numbers

  • White number plates with black numbers recommended


“B” Class


  • The classification preceding “A”

  • Eligible for “B” class competition only

  • Eligible for trophy and dealer check awards only

  • Recognized as an D14 Motocross Championship Series.  Results will be determined by the District Points Scale using the best 18 finishes

  • No two digit numbers recommended; last three digits of AMA number recommended


“C” Class


  • The classification preceding “B”

  • Eligible for trophy awards only

  • Recognized as an D14 Motocross Championship Series.  Results will be determined by the District Points Scale using the best 18 finishes

  • No two digit numbers recommended; last three digits of AMA number recommended

  • Black number plates with white numbers recommended

  • The 85 Beginner class covers ages 10 to 15 years old.  85 Beginner riders are not eligible to ride any other D14 recognized class

  • Schoolboy and amateur 14 plus class participants may be eligible to ride in the 125B/C, 250C or Open C classes

  • No rider is to be classified as a C rider if that rider has participated in the AMA Amateur Nationals in any previous year in any class with the exception of any girls or women classes unless otherwise specified.











ADVANCEMENT


“B” Class Advancement


  • Rider must have a minimum of six points paying finishes in any “B” class in order to be considered for advancement.  The performance value of 15 will be the cutoff point in each class Each “B” class will be calculated separately.

  • Rider’s performance value will be calculated in each class as follows: total number of points earned divided by number of points-earning finishes.  DNF’s and non-points paying finishes will not count in the calculation of a rider’s performance value.  That is, if a rider races 25 times and does not earn points in five of those races; his performance value will be his total number points earned divided by 20.

  • Advancement is effective January 1st of the following season and will be notified by the AMA.

  • Riders must be 16 years old as of October 31st of the current year to be forced to advance to “A”.

  • Advancement can be appealed to the AMA

  • Any rider who has been advanced and still rides the “B” class will be ineligible for points and awards for the meet. Any rider found to be riding in a class lower than their earned ranking can be suspended for up to one year from AMA and D14 events.


“C” Class Advancement


  • Rider must have a minimum of six points paying finishes in any “C” class in order to be considered for advancement.  Each “C” class will be calculated separately.

  • The following criteria are to be used when determining a rider’s eligibility for the C class:

  • No rider is to be classified as a C rider if that rider had a RPV of 15 or higher the previous year in the C class or a 12-16 youth division.

  • No rider is to be classified as a C if that rider has ever been classified as an A rider.

  • No rider is to be classified as a C rider if that rider has participated in AMA Amateur Motocross Nationals in any previous year in any class.

  • No rider is to be classified as a C rider if that rider is receiving or has ever received any type of OEM factory support in any class.

  • If a rider doesn’t meet any of the above criteria, they may not participate in the C class if they have raced C class the previous two calendar years and have an RPV of 13.0 or higher.

  • Rider’s performance value will be calculated in each class as follows: total number of points earned divided by number of points-earning finishes.  DNF’s and non-points paying finishes will not count in the calculation of a rider’s performance value.  That is, if a rider races 25 times and does not earn points in five of those races; his performance value will be his total number points earned divided by 20.

  • Advancement is effective January 1st of the following season and will be notified by the AMA.

  • Advancement can be appealed to the AMA

  • Any rider who has been advanced and still rides the “C” class will be ineligible for points and awards for the meet. Any rider found to be riding in a class lower than their earned ranking can be suspended for up to one year from AMA and D14 events







85 Beginner Class Advancement


  • 85 Beginner class advancement process will be handled by the District 14 Motocross Advancement Committee.  

  • Rider must have a minimum of six points paying finishes in the 85 Beginner class in order to be considered for advancement.  

  • The following criteria are to be used when determining a rider’s eligibility for the 85 Beginner class:

  • No rider is to be eligible for the 85 Beginner class if that rider had a RPV of 11 or higher the previous year in the 85 Beginner class.

  • No rider is to be classified as an 85 Beginner rider if that rider has participated in AMA Amateur Motocross Nationals in any previous year in any class.

  • No rider is to be classified as an 85 Beginner rider if that rider is receiving or has ever received any type of OEM factory support in any class.

  • If none of the above criteria has been met to be advanced you may still be advanced at the sole discretion of the District 14 Advancement Committee and will take place effective January 1st.

  • Rider’s performance value will be calculated in the 85 Beginner class as follows: total number of points earned (using the most current Rider Advancement Point scale in the AMA rulebook) divided by number of points-earning finishes.  DNF’s and non-points paying finishes will not count in the calculation of a rider’s performance value.  That is, if a rider races 25 times and does not earn points in five of those races; his performance value will be his total number points earned divided by 20.

  • Advancement is effective January 1st of the following season and will be notified by the District 14 Motocross Division.

  • Advancement can be appealed to the District 14 Motocross

  • Any rider who has been advanced and still rides the 85 Beginner class will be ineligible for points and awards for the meet. Any rider found to be riding in a class lower than their earned ranking can be suspended for up to one year from AMA and D14 events.


Vet Sport Class Advancement


  • Vet Sport class advancement process will be handled by the District 14 Motocross Advancement Committee.  

  • Rider must have a minimum of six points paying finishes in the Vet Sport class in order to be considered for advancement.  

  • The following criteria are to be used when determining a rider’s eligibility for the Vet Sport class:

  • No rider is to be eligible for the Vet Sport class if that rider had a RPV of 11 or higher the previous year in any class.

  • No rider is to be classified as a Vet Sport rider if that rider has participated in AMA Amateur Motocross Nationals in any previous year in any class.

  • No rider is to be classified as a Vet Sport rider if that rider is receiving or has ever received any type of OEM factory support in any class.

  • If none of the above criteria has been met to be advanced you may still be advanced at the sole discretion of the District 14 Advancement Committee and will take place effective January 1st.

  • Rider’s performance value will be calculated in the Vet Sport class as follows: total number of points earned (using the most current Rider Advancement Point scale in the AMA rulebook) divided by number of points-earning finishes.  DNF’s and non-points paying finishes will not count in the calculation of a rider’s performance value.  That is, if a rider races 25 times and does not earn points in five of those races; his performance value will be his total number points earned divided by 20.

  • Advancement is effective January 1st of the following season and will be notified by the District 14 Motocross Advancement Committee.

  • Advancement can be appealed to the District 14 Motocross Advancement Committee

  • Any rider who has been advanced and still rides the Vet Sport class will be ineligible for points and awards for the meet. Any rider found to be riding in a class lower than their earned ranking can be suspended for up to one year from AMA and D14 events.



YOUTH RULES


As per AMA youth rules, a rider’s age on January 1st determines class eligibility for the entire year.  For example, a rider who turns 12 on January 2nd may ride the 85 Jr. (9-11) class for the entire year.  However, once a youth rider moves up to the next age division, he may not move back down to the lower age class.  


50cc Specific Rules


  • Any 50cc classes can be run together and scored separately at promoter’s discretion.  If entered in the 50cc Trail class, the only other D14 50cc class a rider may enter on the same day is the 50cc SS class.


50 Jr (4-6) Limited

0cc - 51cc 2-stroke

0cc - 51cc 4-stroke

Single-speed automatic. Maximum wheelbase 36 inches. Maximum wheel size 10 inches. Maximum seat height 24 inches. No larger than 14mm round intake.


50 Sr (7-8) Limited

0cc - 51cc 2-stroke

0cc - 51cc 4-stroke

Single-speed automatic. Maximum wheelbase 41 inches. Maximum wheel size 12 inches. Retrofitted 12-inch wheels are permitted - OEM parts must be used. No larger than 19mm round intake.


50 SS (4-8) Limited

0cc - 51cc 2-stroke

0cc - 51cc 4-stroke

No larger than a 12mm intake.  Maximum wheelbase 36 inches. Maximum wheel size 10 inches. Maximum seat height 22 inches.

NOTE: All Models listed in 50 Trail (4-8) Limited are legal to run in this class.  All models containing an Oil Injection system must have a functional Injection System to be considered legal to compete.


50 Trail (4-8) Limited

0cc - 51cc 2-stroke

0cc - 51cc 4-stroke

This class is limited to the following:

Yamaha PW & TTR 50cc

Honda CRF & XR 50cc (shifters must be removed)

Suzuki Jr

Kawasaki KLX 50

***Note: All models with an Oil Injection System must have a Functional Injection system to be considered legal to compete.  


All other definitions & rules for limited classes contained in Chapter 1, Section 1.2 of the AMA Rulebook will apply to the above mentioned classes.  Violations of the limited class rules as determined by the protest process or by the referee will result in disqualification from the event and a second violation will result in suspension from AMA competition for one year.



MISCELLANEOUS

  1. Bike number will be placed on the front and both sides of the bike and must be legible.  District 14 earned numbers may only be used in the class in which they were earned.  Numbers earned in AMA National Competition may also be used in the class in which they were earned.


  1. Total points awarded toward the D14 Motocross Championship Series will be tallied from the rider’s best 18 D14 points paying finishes from April - October.


  1. Any youth rider wanting to advance to the next higher age class must appeal in writing to the Motocross Chairman and be approved by the Motocross Advancement Committee.  You will be notified in writing of their decision before advancement will be allowed.  Once advancement is made you are not eligible to return to younger class.


  1. Advancement appeals may be submitted only once per season to the District 14 Motocross Advancement Committee for the 85 Beginner and Vet Sport class


  1. D14 Motocross Championship Series Requirements (April – October):  Riders must participate in a minimum of 8 races to be eligible for yearend awards.  Yearend awards will be awarded up to 10th place provided the minimum races are met in a specific class.  Each Motocross Series Event will give points based on the scale listed below. Maximum points will be given in each D14 Motocross Championship Series class during a Michigan State Championship series Event Only.


  1. Michigan State Championship Series Requirements: Riders must participate in a minimum of 5 racesto be eligible for yearend awards with best of 9 races counted. Yearend awards will be awarded up to 3rd place provided the minimum races are met in a specific class.  Michigan State Championship Series events will pay maximum points regardless of rider turnout.  (Sunday Races Only)


  1. Series Tie Breaker Rule:  A Racer with the highest number of accumulated points will be awarded the winner of the series provided they have met the requirements.  In the event there are two racers with the same total of accumulated points the racer with the highest number of 1st Place finishes will be determined the winner of the series.  At that point if there are two winners with the same number of accumulated points and 1st Place finishes the racer with the highest number of 2nd Place finishes will be determined the winner of the series.








2018 Points Scale


 

Less than

 
 

1-15 Entries

16+ Entries

     

1st

22   

30

2nd

19    

25

3rd

16

21

4th

14   

18

5th

12  

16

6th

10   

15

7th

9   

14

8th

8     

13

9th

7      

12

10th

6      

11

11th

5     

10

12th

4   

9

13th

                          3    

8

14th

                          2

7

15th

                          1     

6

16th

                   

5

17th

                   

4

18th

 

3

19th

 

2

20th

 

1

 

 

 

2018 WOMEN/GIRLS SERIES RULES

All AMA MX rules apply and District 14 MX rules as apply as appropriate.

 

Women’s/Girls Classes for the Series: Riders must participate in a minimum of 5

races to be eligible for year end awards with best of 9 races counted. Year end awards will be awarded up to 5thplace provided the minimum races are met in a specific class.  Additional awards may be awarded i.e. most improved, rider of the year, etc. if funding is available.

 

Series Tie Breaker Rule: A Racer with the highest number of accumulated points will be awarded the winner of the series provided they have met the requirements. In the event there are two racers with the same total of accumulated points the racer with the highest number of 1st place finishes will be determined the winner of the series. At that point if there are two winners with the same number of accumulated points and 1st place finishes the racer with the highest number of 2nd place finishes will be determined the winner of the series.

 

POINTS:

1st -  30

2nd -  25

3rd -  21

4th -  18

5th -  16

6th -  15

7th -  14

8th -  13

9th -  12

10th - 11

11th - 10

12th -  9

13th -  8

14th -  7

15th -  6

16th -  5

17th -  4

18th -  3

19th -  2

20th -  1

 





2017 Motocross Rules