AMA/D14 Hill Climb Rules 2023


1. All riders should use the last two digits of their AMA D14 membership card and the first letter of their last name for their riding number. At a minimum, numbers must be on the front number plate and large enough for the starter to see. 


2. Riders who finish in the top five places in every class will be awarded their finishing place as their riding number for the following year. This awarded number may be only used in the class in which it was earned and only used for the next year races. Example 1m, 2m, 3m.


3. Tether length no longer than 36" inches when taunt.


4. No riding, practice or any type of closed competition will be allowed on a hill 5 days prior to a District 14 event on that hill.


5. Age requirements (classes per event).

a. Minimum age of participants is 4 years old. No training wheels.

b. Youth riders are limited to 3 classes per event (age 16 and under).

c. Adult riders are limited to 4 classes per event (age 17 and older).


6. Riders may use the same motorcycle in more than one class. Two riders may use the same motorcycle in the same day's program, but they must compete in different classes.


7. The motorcycle that is used on the 1st attempt must be used on the 2nd attempt. No changing out motorcycles between attempts.


8. You must ride the motorcycle that was teched in and used to sign up. No changing motorcycles after signing up.



a) Will be run after the district program has been completed.

b) No points awarded in this class and this class does not qualify for the fastest time of the day award.

c) Motorcycles that run-in exhibition class must conform with all amateur Hillclimb equipment rules.


Points will be awarded in each class (except exhibition class) according to the AMA schedule. Points will be awarded as follows.

1st - 30 pts 11th - 10 pts

2nd - 25 pts 12th – 9 pts

3rd - 21 pts 13th – 8 pts

4th - 18 pts 14th – 7 pts

5th – 16 pts 15th – 6 pts

6th – 15 pts 16th – 5 pts

7th - 14 pts 17th – 4 pts

8th - 13 pts 18th – 3 pts

9th - 12 pts 19th – 2 pts

10th - 11 pts 20th – 1 pts


Bonus points - if you attend 100% of the races for the year, you will be awarded two bonus points for each race that year. This will be added to your total points after the last race of the year.


Championship Awards:

  1. Awards are given per class, you must race in the same class to be eligible for Championship awards for that class.

  2. To qualify for yearend Championship awards you must attend the following at a minimum.

1 to 5 races – attend all of them.

6 to 9 races – can miss one race.

10+ races – can miss 20%

  1. If scheduled races are canceled, it will be determined by the D14 hillclimb chairman how many races must be attended for Championship awards.

  2. Awards will be provided, at a minimum to the top 3 places for each class.

  3. Three dollars ($3.00) for each entry at each event to be sent to division chairman for year-end awards fund.


Youth Classes

1. PW50/CRF50 - 4 to 8 years old, PW50 or CRF50. 50cc.

2. 50cc - 4 to 8 years old, 0cc to 50cc.

3. 65cc - 6 to 11 years old, 0cc to 65cc 2 stroke, 0cc to 90cc 4 stroke.

4. 85cc JR - Riders 7-11 years old, 52-85cc 2-stroke and 52-125cc 4-stroke,

maximum 16” rear and 19” front wheels

5. 85cc SR - Riders 12-15 years old, 66-85cc 2-stroke and 75-125cc 4-stroke,

maximum 16” rear and 19” front wheels

6. 125 JR – Riders 12 – 15 years old, 86 to 125cc

7. Woman’s JR – Female Riders 4 to 15 years old, 0-85cc 2-stroke or 0-125cc 4-stroke, maximum 16” rear and 19” front wheels.


Amateur Classes

8. Woman’s SR – Female riders 12 or older. 86cc to open. Must be 14 to ride 251cc and over.

9. 125 - 86cc to 125cc

10. 200 - 126cc to 200cc 2 stroke, 126cc to 250cc 4 stroke

11. 250 - 201cc to 250cc

12. 450 -251cc to 450cc

13. 600 - 451cc to 600cc

14. 750 - 601cc to 750cc

15. Open - 751cc to Open

16. Senior 40+ - Riders 40 or older

17. Vet 50+ - Riders 50 and older

18. 2 Stroke - 113cc to Open

19. 4 Stroke - 113cc to Open

20. 400 Stock – 113cc to 400cc Stock wheelbase

21. Open Stock - 401cc to Open Stock wheelbase.

22. Vintage – 113cc to Open, motor and frame over 30 years old.

23. ATV 400 - 113cc to 400cc

24. ATV Open - 401cc to Open

25. ATV Vet 50+ - Riders 50 and older


  1. The minimum age for amateur riders is 12. In all events, a rider must be 14 or older to ride motorcycles above 250cc.


  1. Youth riders are no younger than 4 and no older than 16.


  1. A rider’s age on Jan. 1 will determine their age for remainder of the year. A rider may move to the next higher age class within the youth division only if they will be eligible to do so at any time during the year. Once a rider moves to the next higher age class in AMA or non-AMA competition, they may not move back to the lower age class. Riders are encouraged to determine at the beginning of the points season/year the age class they will participate in for the points season/year. Points earned in a lower age class won't transfer to the higher age class


  1. A youth entrant may use the same machine in both youth and amateur events on the same day as long as the machine meets the engine displacement of the class entered.


  1. Riders have a maximum of 2 minutes to make their attempt upon entering the starting area, or when directed to do so by the referee. The club may decrease the amount of time available at their discretion.


  1. If you sign up for a class you are not authorized to race in, you will not be allowed to race and you will forfeit your entry fee for that class. No points will be awarded.


  1. If you race in classes that break the rules you will not be awarded any points for all that day’s race and you will forfeit all entry fees for that day.

Example – signup a 450cc bike in the 600cc class or a 750cc in the Open class.


  1. If you break any rules, depending on the referee decision, you may not be awarded any points for that day’s race and you may forfeit all entry fees for that day.


  1. If you and your crew do not attend the mandatory riders meeting you will not be allowed to race and you will forfeit your entry fees for that day.


  1. Hot pit limited to one crew person to assist the rider.


  1. All race personnel, officials, riders, mechanics, photographers and anyone associated with riders must not consume or be under the influence of intoxicants or drugs that could affect their normal mental or physical ability. Failure to comply may result in disqualification of the rider and/or a fine. Besides affecting the safety of the meet, any such use is inconsistent with the concept of good sportsmanship and is harmful to the sport of motorcycling.


  1. Riders and/or family and pit crew who direct foul and abusive language to an official of the sponsoring club, organizer, AMA official or district official are subject to disqualification for the entire meet.


  1. Each rider is responsible for the actions of his/her family and pit crew, and any detrimental action by these individuals puts the rider at risk of disqualification. Riders and pit crew are expected to conduct themselves in a manner respectful to the club, the sport, and the environment. Failure to do so will result in removal from the grounds.


  1. Riders are expected to comply with any and all club rules, and any direction from club members and/or the event referee and/or D14 hillclimb chairman while present on the event grounds.


  1. Competition motorcycles must be in the pit area. No competition motorcycles in the spectator area.



  1. All current District 14 Board members (this includes - chair, vice chair, treasurer, and points keeper) shall have free admission into all amateur District 14 events.

  2. All current District 14 Board members (this includes - chair, vice chair, treasurer, and points keeper) can race for free if they choose to do so. They will be awarded D14 points.

  1. If the event has a cash payout, the percent of payout will be paid as an entry fee. For example - $20 entry fee and payout of 70%. Would have to pay $14 for the entry fee. 

  2. If noncash awards are given, there will be no entry fee.



Procedure and time limit for protest: All protests must be submitted and signed only by the person directly concerned (must have standing). Each protest must refer to a single subject only and must be presented to the Referee together with a $50 security deposit, before trophies are handed out and submitted on an official protest form located in the AMA Racing Rulebook.