AMA / District 14 Supplemental

Ice Race Rules for 2020 Season 

1. All studded classes will use authorized AMA studs, except in rubber tire classes. Ice screw specifications: Sheet metal screws with a 1⁄4” hexagonal washer head with no more than one straight screwdriver slot. Overall head height from under washer 3/16” (.1875” + or -.006) Maximum head washer diameter: .350” Screw driver slot not to exceed .085” Screw height not to exceed 3/16” (.1875”+ or -.006) above tire. No added washers. Base of screw must contact rubber of tire. No screw modification from production allowed, such as sharpening etc. There will be no cutting tires, except in rubber tire classes. 

2. All tires used must be a motorcycle type tire not to exceed 510 or equivalent in size, with the exception of the 506cc and up Heavyweight Rubber Side Car, they may use up to a 610 or equivalent. Sidecars can only be driven by one rear wheel. 

3. All motorcycles and quads used in ice race competition shall be equipped with a tether type kill switch. The cord must be fastened to the body of the driver, not the clothing. 

4. No front brakes allowed on motorcycles and sidecars. Front brakes are allowed on Quads only. Motorcycles only running in the GP/TT Series may have front brakes, but must be removed before racing the Oval Series. 

5. For studded motorcycle classes, it will be mandatory to have a front fender having a brace at a right angle to the fork leg through the center of the axle. Fender must be mounted within two inches of the tire and extend through axle center line. See 2020 AMA Ice Racing Rulebook. 

6. For all studded motorcycle classes it will be mandatory to have a solid rear motorcycle fender, mounted to the swing arm a maximum of two inches from the tire, and 7” past the 90 degree axle center towards the front of the motorcycle. See 2020 AMA Ice Racing Rulebook

7. Nerf bars with heel guards are required for all studded ATV Classes to protect the rider’s feet, and cannot be mounted higher than the axle center line or wider than the wheels. 

8. The distance between the sidecar wheel and motorcycle wheels, measured from the center of the treads, must be between 32-50 inches, with a maximum total width of 60 inches from the motorcycle tire center line to the outside of the sidecar. Any exposed area, to the passenger, of the rear drive and inside of hack wheel must be enclosed in a safe and workman like manner. 

9. All motorcycles shall be equipped with 3 number plates measuring at least 7” high and 10” wide, using a white back ground and black numbers at least 5” high and easily readable. Exception to this rule will be made for motorcycles that are 85cc and below. All quads must have 4 plates one on the front, rear and both sides. 

10. Yearend awards will be awarded in all classes that qualify. The money for these awards will be raised in the following manner. The Club/Promoter will pay $4.00 for each class entered. Where the entry fee is $10.00 for 50cc classes, the Club/Promoter will pay $1.00. This will be sent to the D-14 ice race chairman by the event promoter. Riders must compete in at least 70% of the sanctioned events held to be eligible for high point awards. (IE: If 8 are scheduled, and 4 are canceled, you must have attended all 4 completed events) 

11. We will allow up to two (2) points paying events per weekend, riders competing in both events may only receive points for one event. This rule does not apply to the GP/TT Series as those events constitute a standalone series. (IE: a rider can participate in and earn points for the GP/TT Series on Saturday and then participate and earn points for the Oval Series on Sunday) 

12. In all B classes, the top 30% of riders will be moved up to the A class for the following season, 1 rider if the class has 10 riders or less for the year. The Ice Race Chairman & committee will retain the right to review all riders’ performance in any class for possible advancement to a regular amateur class. Up to 50% of C class riders may be moved up to the B class. 

13a. Six (6) riders constitute a class. If less than six riders sign up for a class, the promoter or club does not have to run that class. 

13b. More than one class may be run at the same time and scored separately. 

14. Points will be as follows for standard meets with full classes; 

1st - 20pts. 2nd - 16pts. 3rd - 13pts. 4th - 11pts. 5th - 10pts. 6th - 9pts 7th - 8pts. 

8th - 7pts. 9th - 6pts. 10th - 5pts. 11th - 4pts. 12th - 3pts. 13th - 2pts. 14th - 1point. 

Scoring for D14 Ice Race State Championship will be as follows: 

1st – 25pts. 2nd - 22pts. 3rd - 20pts. 4th - 18pts. 5th - 16pts. 6th - 15pts. 7th - 14pts. 

8th - 13pts. 9th - 12pts. 10th - 11pts. 11th - 10pts. 12th - 9pts. 13th - 8pts. 14th - 7pts. 

15th – 6 pts. 16th – 5 pts. 17th – 4pts. 18th – 3pts. 19th – 2pts. 20th – 1pt. 

15. A rider placing in a National ice race, outside of District 14, will receive straight D14 points according to the position he /or she placed as long as the national promoter or participant pays into the points fund. (You cannot ride your class on Saturday out of state at a national and race in District 14 on Sunday and receive points for both). 

16. The Ice Race Division Board shall be composed of the following personnel: 

(1) Chairman 

(2) Technical Advisers also known as Vice Chairman, one specializing in Motorcycles and the other in Quads. They both report to the Chairman. 

(1) Secretary 

(1) Treasurer 

17. The Ice Race Division Board will pay no gate fee. 

The 2020 staff will be: 

Christopher Ice, Chairman 

Dew Millhisler, Vice Chairman / Quad Technical Advisor 

Kevin Lambert Jr., Vice Chairman / Motorcycle Technical Advisor 

Jenna Millhisler, Treasurer 

Jessica Ice, Secretary 

18. Any professionally licensed rider may only compete in “A” level or COMBO classes. In such an event the Pro Rider is not eligible for D-14 points. COMBO classes are considered “A” level classes. 

19a. A former Pro rider may return to amateur competition and compete at the A level after proper amount of time has elapsed. 

19b. If any rider feels they are unable to compete at the A level, they can petition in writing to the Ice Race Chairman to be reclassified to the B level. See AMA 2020 

Racing Rulebook 

20. Ice race locations may be changed do to ice conditions, but no less than 24 hours before race day

21. Youth riders (under the age of 18) must have a valid AMA Annual Release and present the release card at rider sign-up or must have both parents present to sign their youth rider up to participate. 

22. 85cc classes and below may run fewer laps at promoter’s discretion. 

23. An ice covered oval may be no greater than a half mile long as measured 18 inches from the pole. 

24. An ice covered GP/TT style track may be no less than 20 feet in width from start to finish and must consist of left and right turns and is allowed for District points events. 

25. Riding numbers 1-10 will be assigned/reserved for the top ten riders in AMA Ice Racing competition according to their overall point’s position from the previous season. (IE: No rider is allowed to use #1 unless they earned it the previous year.) 

26. An event that is designated D14 State Championship event must run all district designated classes. A promoter or club is required to advertise the event in order to maximize exposure and attendance. 

27. State Championship lineup- The top 6 riders in points in each class are locked into their starting positions according to their point’s position. The front row should be a minimum of 6 riders if track dimensions allow. 

28. D14 State Championship races will be a minimum 10 laps, maximum of 20 laps. Youth class’s laps may be as low as 50% of the adult laps. 

29. Any rider removing track banners without authorization will be fined a minimum of 20 points up to full suspension, as determined by D14 Club Council. 

30. A rider must finish the final event of the day on the same machine that started the first race of the day. Motor can be changed but must meet class requirements. 

31. Any rider that makes the final race but receives DNF score will receive points according to their final position. A score of DNS is no points. 

32. Pro License holders cannot enter age classes in amateur competition. 

33. Combo Classes will have a minimum 75% payback for at least 50% of the field. 

34. Any rider abusing practice system shall start from the penalty line in all races that day. 

35. For main events where large classes are concerned, special attention should be payed to plowing. If riders are unable to use the width of the track due to snow build up, the track 

must be plowed. Riders of these large classes should be consulted on this issue as it develops to insure fast and safe racing. 

36. In all heat races, all riders must get a front row start, if there is not enough room; the class is to be split into more heats. There will be a maximum of 5 quads or 5 sidecars in any heat. 

37. Track race scoring will be used for AMA D14 Ice Racing. 

38. All riders are responsible for the safety and conduct of themselves and their “crew”. Any misconduct, bad behavior or unsafe acts by rider or crew member could get your rider penalized from a back row starts for the day, loss of points, suspension or expulsion from D14 events as determined by the District 14 Club Council. 

39. The Ice Race Chairman can also award the following special awards: 

Sportsman Award will be awarded to the rider who shows great leadership, humility, honesty and willingness to help others in need. This should be voted on by riders and promoters. 

Rubber Tire Racer of the year, Quad Racer of the Year, Studded Solo Racer of the year, Youth Racer of the year. 

40. For all non-studded classes and studded quad classes, inside boundary markers will be moved all the way to the inside by promoter or club track crews. 

41. Promoters and Clubs may advertise and run an “exhibition” class, but riders participating in that class will not earn D14 points for that class. 

42. AMA D14 Ice Race Board has elected to utilize a Straight Program. Gates open no later than 7am, registration opens at 7:30am, mandatory riders meeting at 9am, practice & racing to follow riders meeting.

2018 Ice Racing Rules 

2017 Ice Racing Rules