AMA THQ Supercross Series AMA Chevrolet Motocross Championship To AMA Pro Racing Competitors: Let me welcome you
to the 2004 edition of the AMA Pro Racing rulebook for the AMA Chevrolet Motocross Championship, the AMA Supercross Series and the Arenacross Series. For more than 75 years, AMA Pro Racing has been providing racers and spectators alike with the highest level of motorcycle competition in the United States. Our history stretches from the board tracks of the '20s to the standing-room-only stadiums of the 21st century. From racing heroes like Cannonball Baker and Jim Davis to Ricky Carmichael, Nicky Hayden and Chris Carr. Throughout our history, athletes like Joe Leonard and Jeremy McGrath, Dick Mann and Kenny Roberts, Jack Milne and Bob Hannah, Jay Springsteen and Wayne Rainey have thrilled fans with their exceptional talent and drive to be the best. Our goal is to create the opportunities that allow these stars to shine, from the traditional dirt ovals of flat-track racing and the high-speed asphalt tracks of road racing to the demanding jumps and whoops of motocross. In this book, you'll find rules designed to create a level playing field for all competitors, so that the best and brightest can continue to rise to the top, as they have for more than three-quarters of a century. Sincerely,
Director of Competition AMA Pro Racing
Introduction This book contains and rules and technical requirements governing all events that make up the AMA Chevrolet Motocross Championship, the AMA Supercross Series and the Arenacross Series. These series, which have their origins in European competition brought to America in the early 1970s, have grown to rank among the premier showcases for motocross competition worldwide. This rulebook is designed to provide all the information you'll need to prepare your motorcycle and yourself for competition, plus an overview of all the rules that apply to the racing program, along with an introduction to the AMA Pro Racing officials who run the events and a summary of offenses and penalties pertaining to rules violations In the first chapter, Equipment Standards, you'll find information about motorcycle eligibility, required equipment and allowable modifications. This chapter will be your guide to preparing a motorcycle for competition. Chapter 2 lists information related to licensing classes that apply to riders. In Chapter 3, you'll find the information that you need on race days-a description of the racing program and rules you must follow at the track. Page 2
Offenses and penalties, plus the protest and appeals procedure, are detailed in Chapter 4. Following that, in the appendices, you'll find a glossary of terms used in this rulebook, a rundown on race official’s duties, a listing of AMA Pro Racing staff, and a listing of previous sponsors. In each area, new rules for the 2003 season are indicated in italic type. In addition, items that refer you to another part of the rulebook are indicated by underlined type. Please note that while every effort has been made to write these rules in a clear and unambiguous fashion, it is impossible to anticipate every circumstance. In all cases, it will be the race manager's job to make decisions regarding rules enforcement.
DISCLOSURE AMA PRO RACING STRIVES TO REGULATE THE SPORT OF PROFESSIONAL MOTORCYCLE RACING IN THE FAIREST POSSIBLE MANNER. ALL PARTIES INVOLVED IN AMA PROFESSIONAL RACES ARE EXPECTED TO CONDUCT THEMSELVES IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER, RESPECTING AT ALL TIMES THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS. THE RULES FOR COMPETITION ARE INTENDED ONLY AS A GUIDE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE SPORT PURSUANT TO UNIFORM RULES. RULES DIRECTED OR RELATED TO SAFETY ARE PROMULGATED TO MAKE ALL PERSONS CONCERNED WITH SAFETY, BUT THE AMA NEITHER WARRANTS SAFETY IF THE RULES ARE FOLLOWED NOR COMPLIANCE WITH AND ENFORCEMENT OF RULES. MOREOVER, EACH PARTICIPANT IN COMPETITION HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO ASSESS THE SAFETY ASPECTS OF FACILITIES AND CONDITIONS AND MUST ASSUME THE RISK OF COMPETITION.
On The Cover Mike Brown, courtesy of Bill Wood Page 3
................................. 9 Engine ............................................................................................. 28 Bulletins and Supplementary Regulations ... 25 Participant Regulation ................... 34 Championship Points ............................................................... 31 Procedures for Red Flag Stops and Restarts 32 Race Finishes .................................... 23 Race Rules ........................................................ 16 Rider / Mechanic Apparel .................... 27 Technical Inspections .................................................................... 26 Rider Briefings . 9 Frame .......................................................................................................................................Chapter 1
Chapter 2 Chapter 3
TABLE OF CONTENTS Categories of Racing ............................................ Protests and Appeals ........ 35 Offenses............................................. 7 Equipment Standards ..................... 13 Telemetry and Traction Control .............. 11 Forks and Shocks ....................... 18 Display of AMA Pro Racing Logo .......... 28 Intravenous Rehydration ..................... Penalties............................................................................. 29 Flags and lights ........... 9 Approval of Motorcycles ....................................................................................................................... 73
All Changes for 2004 are in italics All References to other sections in the rulebook are underlined Edited and Formatted by Rob King
.................... 34 Inclement Weather ............................................ 67 Staff ... 16 Fuel ..... 34 Motocross Scoring ....... 16 Weight ................................................................................. 30 Procedures for Starts .................................................................................................................... 27 Motorcycle Usage ............ 37 Glossary .. 28 On Track Regulations ........ 26 Entries .................................................. 63 Officials Duties ........ 25 Racing Program .................. 33 Moto Interval .......................................... 12 Numbers and Number Plates .... 71 Sponsorship Acknowledgement ................. 19 Rider Apparel Responsibility ............................................................................................... 34 Official Race Results ......... 21 Licenses ................................................ 26 Pit/Paddock Regulations ................................................................................................. 9 Engine Displacements .....
CATEGORIES OF RACING The rules in this book apply to all races run as part of the AMA Chevrolet Motocross Championship. AMA Pro Racing is a subsidiary of the American Motorcyclist Association Copyright © 2003-2004 by the American Motorcyclist Association. The course should be irregular so that both right and left hand turns have to be negotiated. Tracks should try to maintain a 40 foot width but at no time should they be narrower than 16 feet. etc. No portion of these rules may be copied or used without the express written consent of the AMA. except where narrower sections are a benefit to traffic flow. It is advisable to include hills.com. These races are comprised of the following classes: 125 Class 250 Class Motocross is conducted on a closed course that must be a minimum of 1/2 mile in length with a maximum of 2 miles in length. Supercross is conducted within a stadium-type facility on a specially constructed racetrack. OH 43147 Phone (614) 856-1900 Fax (614) 856-1924 www. jumps and other terrain that necessitates gear changing.amaproracing. the AMA Supercross Series and the Arenacross Series. but much shorter in length due to the smaller facilities utilized in Arenacross. Arenacross is conducted within an arena-type facility on a specially constructed racetrack. The racetrack generally should be 20 feet in width at its narrowest point. contact: AMA Pro Racing 13515 Yarmouth Dr. Track design is similar to Supercross. Pickerington. Should you have questions regarding these rules or regarding motorcycle competition as affected by these rules. The length of the course is contingent upon the track design and the size of the area of the facility used. Page 7
. These sections must be approved by the Race Manager prior to the event. Printed in USA. Natural terrain should be used wherever possible. such as dual-line turns.
Displacement = B² (0. c.CHAPTER 1 . The AMA will only review applications for homologation from motorcycle manufacturers or their distributors. In addition. Engine Displacement Measurement a. Supercross and Arenacross competition may be modified. these parts must be listed in the current OEM parts list as supplied to the AMA.000 to convert to cubic centimeters (cc). C. Once a motorcycle has been approved.387 Page 9
. 250 Class 150cc-250cc 2-stroke 251cc-450cc 4-stroke B. Approval of Motorcycles 1. Only approved motorcycles may be used in Professional Motocross/Supercross competition. H= Stroke.7854 x stroke x number of cylinders) b.7854)HX B= Cylinder bore. or replaced with the following exceptions and restrictions. 2. 4.EQUIPMENT STANDARDS Motorcycle components used in Motocross. it may be used until such time that it may be disqualified by new rules or rule changes. Compliance with homologation requirements will not guarantee AMA approval. 125 Class 0-125cc 2-stroke 0-250cc 4-stroke 2. Engines 1. divide end product by 1. 3. Homologation may be withheld or withdrawn for any reason AMA deems in the best interest of Motocross/Supercross competition. removed. If bore and stroke are in millimeters. A. Engine Displacements 1. If bore and stroke are in inches. multiply end product by 16. Homologation procedure information is available from the AMA Pro Racing office. X= Number of cylinders (bore x bore x 0. Superseded or redesigned parts must be submitted to AMA Pro Racing for review and approval before use on applicable models in competition.
9. Number of transmission gears must be the same as the originally approved model. 8. and crankcases must be the same as an originally approved model of the same manufacturer. 3.to convert to cubic centimeters. Material and castings of cylinders. 4. 2. Page 10
. There are no overbore allowances. 2. Primary drive type must be the same as the originally approved model. 5. Material may be added or removed from these items. must be the same as the originally approved model (rotary valve. Primary drive must be completely enclosed by a cover or guard. Cylinder liners or coating may be replaced or added provided the original cylinder casting is utilized. D. The discharge end of the exhaust pipe may not extend beyond the rear edge of the rear tire. 2. Displacement limits are absolute. Type of cooling system (water or air) must be the same as the originally approved model. 6. A maximum of six gearbox speeds will be allowed. including exhaust power valves. Fuel injection is permitted only if it is standard equipment on the originally approved model. Transmissions 1. 4. E. 7. 3. Mufflers must have internal mechanical or packed baffling. Exhaust System 1. Supercharging and turbocharging are prohibited. cylinder heads.). etc. Type of intake and exhaust system. Cylinder bore may be increased to achieve the displacement limit. Exhaust pipes and mufflers must be used and be securely attached together and bolted to the frame. Stroke must be the same as the originally approved model. case reed valve.
relocated. but cannot be lower than the bottom frame tube. Footrests may be raised or lowered. may be changed. 5. Frame 1. Sound Requirements All motorcycles must meet sound limits of 102 DB/A measured on the "A" scale at 0. Subframes may be replaced with aftermarket units of steel. coil. F. but none may be removed. 10. shock reservoir. Swing arm must be the same as an originally approved model of the same manufacturer. The main frame must be the same as the originally approved model. Intent is to prevent another rider's wheel or leg from being trapped.3. 4. steering head. H. Strengthening gussets or tubes may be added. All footrests must fold at a 45 degree angle. 7. Swing Arm 1. The maximum length of the footrest from the pivot point is five inches. The inside of the exhaust discharge end must be a maximum of five inches from the outside edge of the tire or frame. in accordance with SAEJ1287. 3. but none may be removed. or removed. etc.5 meters (20 inches). and rear suspension linkage point must be the same as the originally approved model. 9. 2. 8. aluminum or titanium provided they are similar in design to the production part and utilize original mounting points. All stands must be removed.). Accessory brackets (for radiator. Test procedure will be prescribed by the AMA. swingarm pivot point. Page 11
. Strengthening gussets or tubes may be added. Engine mount location. 2. 6. Cracked or broken frames are prohibited. G.
All other fork parts may be replaced. must be filled within 15 business days of receipt by the dealer or distributor. Forks and Shocks 1.00 Shock assembly $1. Originally approved shock body. Forks and shocks must be either stock or aftermarket units listed on the Approved Equipment List. and reservoir must be retained but may be modified. c.3.00 J. replacement and modification of forks and shocks are limited to the following: a. I. Page 12
. f. e. Fuel Tanks Replacement tanks may be utilized in place of originals provided their weight and capacity are no less than the approved production tanks they replace. but may be modified.300. Retail prices of approved forks and shocks may not exceed the following: Both fork legs (less triple clamps) $3.700. In 125 Supercross and Motocross. shocks. All other shock parts may be replaced. The manufacturer's original concept of either single or double shocks must be maintained. Originally approved inner and outer fork tubes. cartridge. Chain guides may be removed or relocated. This list is available from the AMA office or at Tech Inspection. 2. b. d. Approved forks. Failure to fill a legitimate order may result in the canceling of the component manufacturer's eligibility. axle lugs. Legitimate orders. AMA must receive written notification from the manufacturer of any superseding of controlled parts before those parts may be utilized in Supercross competition. A current manufacturer's parts list reflecting the superseded part must accompany the notification. accompanied by a 50% deposit. and superseded parts must be available in the US through dealers or distributors to AMA Prolicensed 125 riders for the entire current season. shaft. as determined by AMA. and piston rod must be retained.
All motorcycles must be equipped with adequate and operating front and rear wheel brakes.K. is prohibited. Brakes must be the same type as the production units. Handlebars and Controls 1. 2. Control levers must have minimum 1/2 inch diameter ball ends. etc. are prohibited. Any attempt at streamlining. M. L. 3. 2. Paddle (continuous radial rib) tires and tires with lugs having a height of over 0. Aluminum or titanium rear brake discs are prohibited. 3. N. Carbon fiber or carbon composite brake discs and/or carriers are not permitted. Cracked or broken handlebars are prohibited. 2. Brakes 1. Studded tires. or plates that are not rigidly mounted. Side number plates may be incorporated into the side frame covers if they provide an adequate area for a clearly legible number display. Tires 1. Number plates or number display areas must be of adequate area to provide ample space (approximately 1") around and between numbers. All motorcycles must be equipped with a functional mechanical engine kill device (compression release. mounted on the handlebar within reach with hand on the grip.) or ignition cut-off switch or button. All motorcycles must be equipped with a self-closing throttle mechanism. 3. 4. 4. other than rubber. such as curved plates. 2. Page 13
.750" are prohibited. Numbers and Number Plates 1. Disc brakes may only be replaced with disc brakes and drum brakes with drum brakes. Front number plates must be flat and mounted parallel to the fork tubes in such a manner as to prevent deflection of the plate during the event.
All numbers must be solid color with no outlining.030" thick if bead-edged. Only numbers and Pro AMA Pro Racing decals can be displayed on number plates/displays. Front numbers must be a minimum of 7" high and side numbers a minimum of 5 1/2" high. Excessive condensing or stretching of the numbers is not allowed. 6. AMA Pro Racing stickers must be displayed in one corner of front and side number plates/displays on all motorcycles. Metal plates may be no less than 0. National Champions are permitted to have specially-sized number ones. Number Plate Colors: 125 Class Black plates.
. The following number styles are acceptable for all AMA Pro competition number plates. white numbers 250 Class White plates.4. 5.
9. 8. black numbers 7. Series sponsor advertising may be allowed with AMA approval.045" thick or 0. Plastic or fiberglass number plates may be no less than 1/16" thick.
Specific gravity must fall within the range: .O. Page 16
. as determined by the official AMA scale at the meet. P. designation: D4814.765 at 60º F. All fuel must be drained from the fuel tank. 2. Scale will be available for weight checking before qualifying and final events. Minimum weight requirements for each class: 125 Class 194 pounds 250 Class 216 pounds Q. Telemetry and Traction Control 1. Electronic devices designed specifically for traction control are prohibited. 2. Fuel Requirements All motorcycles must use petroleum-based gasoline as defined by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). This includes sensors that can determine front wheel speed. motorcycles may be required to be cleaned of excess mud or dirt before weighing. AMA transponders utilized for scoring purposes (mandatory equipment assigned by AMA). Weight Limits and Weighing Procedures 1. 2. Automatic lap timing devices. and any electronic control to the brake systems. 6.. At the discretion of the Chief Technical Inspector. to or from a moving motorcycle is prohibited with the following exceptions: a. in the condition the motorcycle finishes the event.8% m/m. Ballast attached to motorcycles is not permitted. No fluids may be added to the motorcycle. Data or video transmitted for the sole use of the AMA-approved event television production (mandatory equipment assigned by AMA). 5. including radio communication. with the following clarifications: 1. 3. b. Weight limits must be met after qualifying or after a race. except water to the engine cooling system. The maximum oxygen content is 2. 4.715 . c. Electronic transmitting of information.
Epoxides (i. Official AMA laboratory results will be the final determining factor of whether illegal performance additives are present in a particular fuel sample. Samples can then be shipped to the official AMA laboratory for consistency in testing. d. 7. a sealed/signed laboratory sample. The following procedure will be used: a. c. The only allowable oxygenates are ethers and alcohols. it is the sole responsibility of the rider to select components and materials and/or fabricate the same. Special Technical Requirements 1. The other sample will be field tested by the Technical Inspector. 4. as listed and characterized for oxygen mass fraction in ASTM D4814. taken from the second sample. Where the rules permit or require components of equipment to be installed. R. altered or fabricated. except for samples taken during qualifying. Two samples will be collected with the assistance of the rider/mechanic. If the field testing shows some abnormality. Any component of a motorcycle deemed by the Chief Technical Page 17
.005 g/l. If the second sample fails. Samples for lab analysis may be taken from a competitor's fuel tank anytime during a meet at the discretion of the Chief Technical Inspector or the Race Manager. 5. b. Nitrogen-bearing compounds are not allowed. so that the motorcycle components will perform in competition properly. Penalties will be levied immediately in any case. One sample will be sealed and signed by the rider/mechanic. The maximum allowable level of lead is 0. the same test will be performed on the second sample with the rider/mechanic present. will be sent for laboratory testing. 6. propylene oxide) will not be considered ethers. e. Competitors may have fuel lab analysis testing performed in advance by contacting the AMA Technical Manager at the headquarters. 2.3. replaced.e. Lubrication additives are permitted provided the resulting mixture will meet all other requirements.
Helmets must be certified by the manufacturer and have a sticker affixed stating that they meet or exceed DOT. Faceshield or Goggles Faceshield or goggles must be shatter resistant. jersey or chest/back protector. c.Inspector as necessary for acceptable operation. securely mounted. may be withdrawn for any reason the AMA deems in the best interest of Professional competition. All riders and mechanics must present a clean and neat appearance. 4. Only appropriately dressed persons displaying proper credentials will be allowed in the pit and starting areas. S. and structurally sound. Mechanics must be in uniform designating a rider or team. Appearance a. Logos will be supplied by AMA Pro Racing. Goggles must be worn at the start of each event. Helmet a. including tires and fuel. b. b. 5. Riders must wear helmets at all times when riding on course. in proper working order. b. 2000 or any of the FIM approved certifications. 1. 6. Page 18
. 3. the permission to use specific components or equipment. SNELL 90. Boots must be at least eight inches high. 95. Name All riders must have their last name on the back of their riding uniform at the shoulder line. 3. 2. Regardless of previous approval. must be in place. Rider and Mechanic Apparel The following apparel must be worn by riders in ALL events. AMA Pro Racing Logo a. 1. All helmets must be full coverage or full facial units. All riders must display the AMA Pro Racing Logo on the upper front torso or shoulder area of their riding suit.
and rider apparel. b. 8.2. 2. 9. Shirts must have a collar. sleeveless shirts and open-toe shoes are prohibited in the pit area. 3. Pants must be full length and made of leather. Short or 3/4 sleeves are not permitted. 7. T. Jersey a. which will also include the series title sponsor. The logo is also a part of the front number plate design. c. Mechanics are encouraged to display the AMA Pro Racing patch on uniform shirts. a minimum of 8 inches high. Jerseys must have the rider's assigned number. Jerseys must be long sleeve and must be made of a durable material that will help protect the rider.
1. Acceptable number styles are listed under Numbers and Number Plates in Equipment Standards. No devices solely designed for the purpose of reducing wind resistance may be attached to any of the rider's apparel. If a chest/back protector is worn over the rider's jersey. 1. The following logos are the approved images to display on side number plates. or a material that will help protect the rider. Jersey numbers must be a contrasting color and may be outlined. and 1" wide. Please note the unique text associated with each. Display of AMA Pro Racing logo All riders are required to have approved logos in place whenever they are competing in any part of an AMA Pro Racing sanctioned event. the rider's name and assigned number must be visible either on the jersey or on the chest/back protector. Side Number Plates Page 19
. Displaying AMA Pro Racing logo on number plates a. Cut-offs. on the back.
1.75" H. The striped box on the jersey/chest protector is reserved for the current AMA Motocross or AMA Supercross logo. At minimum.The striped areas on both side number plates are reserved for the current AMA Motocross or AMA Supercross logo. and again followed by the current AMA Pro Racing logo when possible. Front Number Plate
The striped area on the front number plate is reserved for the current AMA Motocross or AMA Supercross logo. At minimum. the front number plate sticker must be 1" H x 8" W.Rider Jersey
. The approved front number plate design will contain the current AMA Pro Racing logo followed by a Series Title Sponsor logo. At minimum. the logo must be 3" W x 1. b.75" H. c. the logo must be 3" W x 1. Displaying AMA Pro Racing logo on Rider Apparel.
U. At Events All number plate stickers and adhesive apparel patches will be available at AMA Pro Racing Tech Inspection at each event.2. Additionally. you can download the logos at www.amaproracing.com. and other AMA Pro Racing trademarks and logos) outside of this capacity is prohibited without a license from or the express.com/ridersonly. the AMA Pro Racing mark. Participants are to use the approved logos on number plates and apparel only when participating in AMA Pro Racing events. written permission of AMA Pro Racing. The request for artwork by a 3rd party should include the rider's name. Any further use of the marks (i. How to obtain the logo and/or logo artwork file 1. 2.e. Chest Protector
d. THE AMA DOES NOT ENDORSE OR GUARANTEE SPECIFIC PRODUCTS OR Page 21
.Online If a 3rd party produces number plates and/or jerseys for you prior to events. e. RIDER RESPONSIBILITY IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RIDER TO SELECT A HELMET AND APPAREL WHICH WILL PROVIDE APPROPRIATE PROTECTION.. they may request logo files for each of the above by e-mailing a written request to Rob King at rking@amaproracing. Disclaimer for use of AMA Pro Racing registered Trademarks AMA Pro Racing and the other logos and trademarks shown herein are trademarks of the AMA and AMA Pro Racing. ALTHOUGH THE AMA APPROVES MATERIALS. Any further use of the mark outside of this capacity is prohibited without written consent from AMA Pro Racing.
MANUFACTURERS. RIDERS MUST RELY ON THEIR OWN JUDGMENT IN THE SELECTION OF HELMETS AND APPAREL FOR PROTECTION AND DURABILITY.
LICENSES A. Arenacross 125 Class 250 Class License Requirements Pro Expert.
. the amateur racing department of the AMA. plus "A" Class Amateurs. Motocross/Supercross 125 Class 250 Class License Requirements Pro Expert or Pro Sport Pro Expert or Pro Sport
Note: 125 Supercross riders may compete in both East and West regions. Pro Sport or "A" Class Amateur
D. provided they are not in the top ten in points of their home region. The lanyard is considered part of the credential and must be worn with the credential around the neck. Motocross and Supercross® There are two classes of rider licenses for Motocross and Supercross events run by AMA Pro Racing . Competition Licenses All riders participating in any on-track practice.Pro Sport and Pro Expert. B.the same Pro Sport and Pro Expert licenses used for Motocross and Supercross. while Pro Expert licenses are issued to riders at the top level of the sport. Pro Sport licenses are available to riders moving into the pro ranks. Use and display of credentials are subject to the following: 1. It is recommended that processing of the license be completed thru the AMA Pro Racing office 30 days before the first event you wish to participate in. Credentials are issued for the exclusive use by the specified person on the credential. C. Credential Display All credentials provided by AMA Pro Racing are the property of AMA Pro Racing. "A" Class Amateurs are riders who have earned eligibility in "A" class races run by AMA Sports. Licenses are not issued at the racetrack. Arenacross® There are three classes of licenses for Arenacross events run by AMA Pro Racing . Pro Sport or "A" Class Amateur Pro Expert.CHAPTER 2 . qualifying or racing must have a valid AMA Pro Racing license of the appropriate classification. Additional licensing information and applications are available from the AMA Pro Racing Competition Services Department.
3. A credentialed person without the proper issued credential in their possession will be required to pay the applicable race day rates to be issued a "track pass".
. Transfer. misuse or failure to display both the credential and specific AMA Pro Racing lanyard is cause for disciplinary action or revocation.2.
Riders currently 11th .20th. d. The Racing Program 1. Entries are limited to one hundred riders for each motocross event. c. Timed practice may be used to limit or eliminate pre-qualifiers. Supercross events are comprised of one 20 lap final race per class. The top fifty riders from the pre-qualifiers.RACE RULES A. e.CHAPTER 3 . The program proceeds in the following manner: a. The remainder of the starting positions in the heat races are filled by lottery. f. Both heat and final 250 class races have 20 riders. but do not collect points. Riders out of the top 10 can ride in the opposite region.20th are seeded into qualifying motos run on the day of the final event. e. The current top 20 250 riders in points are seeded into the heat races. 2. The number of heat races run and the number of transfers per Page 25
. The event proceeds in the following manner: a. while the top 10 riders in the 125 class are seeded. Both heat and final 125 class races have 22 riders. d. The current top 10 riders in points are seeded into the final moto lineup. with the field filled from heat races. Motocross events are composed of two motos per class. along with seeded riders rated 11th . b. run qualifiers the morning of the main event. g. These consist of 40 riders and are 30 minutes plus 2 laps in duration. The top 10 seeded riders and those who advance through the qualifiers make up the field for both motos of each class. The 125 class is split into an East/West regional series. b. along with any past champions. Riders rated 21st and higher in points are placed by lottery in pre-qualifiers run the day before the main event. Timed practice may be used to limit or eliminate pre-qualifiers. c. f.
Arenacross events are similar in format to Supercross events. 3. acceptable speed (15 MPH maximum). but the number of participants in heat and final races varies with the size of the facility. that person must wear a helmet and be dressed to offer Page 26
. on the entry closing date. The ranking procedure is available from the Pro Racing office. Entries will be limited to 100 riders per class. d. Motocross events are pre-entry only. Entries will not be accepted at the track. In Championship Motocross meets. 2. other than on the race track or designated test area. D. C. association. c. b. promoter. Accepted entries will be posted on www. 3. Any operation of a vehicle in the paddock must be at a very slow. a rider may enter only one class. is strongly discouraged.amaproracing.com/ridersonly. selected by ranking. will be deemed participants and therefore bound by the AMA Pro Rulebook. Riding of competition motorcycles. g. Arenacross does not have the East/West region program for the 125 class and classes other than 125 and 250 may be added for the amateur riders.heat race. Motocross entries. Pit / Paddock Regulations 1. Entries 1. rider and all other persons participating or in any way connected with an AMA race meet. B. to the final race. When a rider or mechanic is testing a motorcycle in a designated test area. a. 2. Entry acceptance will be based on the top ranked entries received. Participant Regulation Every club. is determined by the number of entries at each event. company. The first rider across the finish line at the conclusion of twenty laps is the winner.
equipment and riding apparel may be held prior to and after a race meet or at other times as determined by the Race Manager or Chief Technical Inspector. grid. coolants. grid. batteries and all other hazardous wastes in racetrack-provided. Rider Briefings 1. 7. Only motorcycles having passed tech inspection will be allowed on the race track. Smoking is not allowed in pits. if applicable. Page 27
. 3. motor oils. Technical Inspections 1. Before leaving a race facility. equipment or apparel passing prior inspections. 6. 5. 2. signal area. or other restricted areas. 4. or other restricted areas. E. All riders entered in a meet must attend the rider briefing. Pets are not allowed in pits. Technical inspections of motorcycles. More than one motorcycle per class may be presented and passed through initial tech inspection provided frame numbers are properly recorded indicating race motorcycle and practice motorcycles. proper hazardous waste locations only. Persons under 16 years of age are not allowed in pits. or other restricted areas. signal area. Motorcycles must be class legal and must meet all equipment requirements. fuel drums.some protection (pants. grid. Should containers not be available on-site. 4. The Race Manager may call roll or spot-check attendance. shirt. Race Manager may require post-race tear downs to begin at any time following the completion of an event. signal area. Regardless of a motorcycle. 5. tires. all equipment must be in compliance with the rules at the post-race inspection. Pets in the paddock must be on a leash or properly contained. riders/teams must transport such items from the facility for proper disposal. it is the responsibility of riders/teams to deposit all of their waste fuel. shoes). 2. F.
Bulletins and Supplementary Regulations Competition Bulletins or Supplementary Regulations established by the AMA for the purpose of implementing. H. or as a result of competing in. interpreting and enforcing these Competition Rules will be deemed to be part of the Rules. Riders must use the same motorcycle for parade or sighting lap as the race. Only AMA officials or AMA-designated personnel may inspect impounded motorcycles or equipment. Penalties.6. Once a rider receives such rehydration during a meet. Intravenous Rehydration 1.g. qualifying sessions or final events comprising any event in the meet unless and until the rider is released by the medical personnel who treats the rider for the specific emergency medical situation Page 28
. only two working mechanics for each impounded motorcycle are permitted in the inspection/impound area. Any violation of the policy. Compliance with the AMA's Substance Abuse Policy is an essential precondition to the issuance of Professional Competition licenses. any further practice sessions. an event or the practices or heat races or qualifying sessions which are part of an event. beginning with qualifying. on the same motorcycle (same main frame). heat races. the AMA has established a Substance Abuse Policy and from time to time conducts tests for drugs and alcohol. At the discretion of the Race Manager. Motorcycle Usage Riders must start and complete a race meet. 2. G. At no time during a meet will a rider receive any type of intravenous rehydration unless such rehydration is deemed medically necessary by appropriate medical personnel as a result of an emergency medical situation (e. Substance Abuse Policy In the interest of maintaining the integrity of motorcycle sports. See Substance Abuse Policy under Offenses. heat stroke) encountered by a rider during. During post-race technical inspections or tear downs. but not limited to. permission may be granted to change the main frame if it is damaged. I. Protests and Appeals. J. will result in the immediate cancellation of licenses and loss of all rights to compete in AMA Professional or Amateur sanctioned events. or refusal to submit to testing as requested by the AMA. that rider will not be permitted to compete in any further events including.
L. Except in the designated pit or work area. repair or refueling may be made to competing motorcycles by pit crews during a race or during a red-flag period. Unofficial practice on the day of the race meet is prohibited. Any motorcycle that enters the paddock/garage area will be prohibited from returning to the race track. 5. It will be the duty of the meet Race Manager or his designee to make the determination as to whether a rider gained any advantage by leaving the Page 29
. 3. ride in such a manner as to endanger life or limb of other riders. Assistance by crew members is allowed during practice. On Track Regulations 1. officials or the public. no adjustment. b. A rider leaving the course may only continue the race by properly re-entering the course from the closest point to where that rider left the course without gaining an advantage. at any time. Any form of outside assistance to riders on the course is forbidden except when the assistance is given by corner marshals or officials placed by the Race Manager for the purpose of control with the following exceptions: a. Track Rentals Exclusive race track rentals by motorcycle manufacturers for the purpose of testing or practice within 72 hours of an event at the rented facility are not allowed. Unless directed to do so by the Race Manager or his designee. Limited-access practice rentals by persons or companies other than motorcycle manufacturers will be permitted provided the promoter makes available additional practice time to all pre-entered riders on the same day. except riders officially entered. Assistance by crew members is allowed at the starting gate up through the first turn following the start of a race. no one at any time will be permitted to ride a motorcycle in the wrong direction on the track. without assistance. No one. 7. may ride or practice on any race course on the day of the meet. 4. in a suitable area off the race course. No rider may.at issue. 6. 2. K. A rider may make repairs during a race.
a rider must attempt to start a qualifier in order to be eligible for the main event. M. at the direction of the Race Manager. exercising caution. 5. a. Green Flag/Light: Indicates the start of a race or clear track conditions. Operational Flags / Lights 1. Warning Flags / Lights 1. Stationary Yellow Flag: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation on or near the track. Testing of any equipment deemed acceptable by AMA Pro Racing may be conducted in practice sessions. Black Flag: Indicates a problem with your motorcycle or a disqualification. b.race course and re-entering. Red Flag: Indicates the race has been stopped. until they are past the area of concern. 8. 2. Red Light: In Supercross/Arenacross only. Number board displayed with the flag indicates the rider being signaled. N. Exercise caution. Page 30
. 4. A rider may be determined to have gained an advantage without gaining race position. Riders must take each jump individually with no passing permitted. Yellow Flag/Light a. Proceed around the course to the designated track exit. A rider whose motorcycle is disabled before reaching the finish line may. a red light may be displayed at the start of a multiple-jump or a series of jumps. 10. In programs that require qualifying races. Carefully reduce speed and proceed around the course to the pit area. 9. Black-flagged riders are not permitted to return to the race course unless cleared by the Race Manager. Reduce speed and proceed safely to the starting area. Checkered Flag: Indicates the end of a race or practice session. Passing is allowed. push or carry the motorcycle in the proper direction of the course to complete the race unless the rider is determined to be a hazard by the Race Manager. by that rider's own unaided muscular energy. 3.
safety vehicles or emergency personnel are on the course. railroad ties or 4"x 4". exercising caution. The finish order of riders in qualifying motos will determine start Page 31
. the following procedure will be used: a. 2. 2. choice of starting positions of the top ten riders will be determined by current point standings in that class. and 140 feet for Motocross at the starting gate. At Motocross meets. 3. Light Blue Flag with Diagonal Yellow Stripe: Indicates you are about to be overtaken by faster riders. 3. Riders disregarding this flag may be blackflagged at the discretion of Race Manager. Starting area must be 120 feet in length prior to entering the race track. 80 feet for Supercross. Starting area must have a minimum width of 25 feet for Arenacross. 5. that will prevent riders from rolling back from the gate. All starts will be made with a mechanical backward-falling gate.b. White Flag with Red Cross: Indicates that ambulances. In all cases where qualifying motos are needed to determine an acceptable starting field. riders must take each jump individually with no passing permitted. White and Green Flags Crossed: Indicates 1/2 total race distance. White Flag: Indicates the final lap of a race. should this flag or a red light be displayed at the start of a multiple-jump or a series of jumps. all former Champions will be exempted from qualifying requirements and will be seeded by lottery following the top 10 riders. Jumping or fouling the gate may result in a penalty of one lap. Procedures for Starts 1. The starting gate handle must be enclosed to prevent the riders from viewing the drop of the gate. There must be a minimum width of 20 feet at the point where the starting area enters the track. Waving Yellow Flag/Yellow Light: Indicates serious hazards on or near the track. Courtesy Flags 1. Exercise caution. until they are past the area of concern.e. 4. Hold your line and do not impede their progress. In addition. P. 2. All starting gates must have a rear restraint a distance of eight feet behind the gate in the down position: i. Proceed with caution. In Supercross/Arenacross only. O. Remaining starting positions will be determined by lottery.
may join the race from the starting Page 32
. etc. the Race Manager will direct the Starter to hold up a 30second sign. Watering of starting lanes by riders or crews is prohibited. If results from the previous moto are not available. tools or other implements are used. Riders who are not present at the starting gate for the original start of a race are barred from any subsequent restarts. then turned sideways for at least five seconds. Riders qualifying in consolation motos will go to the starting line after all other qualified riders according to finish position in their consolation. 3rd next and so on (1-1. any infractions will be deemed valid and ruled upon accordingly. c. Therefore. In all subsequent motos. a race will be restarted with the riders returning to their original starting positions.). 8. but not more than ten seconds. Any race start or restart will be considered an official part of the event even if the start or restart does not result in a lap being completed by the leader. 2.positions for main motos as follows: the winner of each qualifier will have a choice of position after seeded riders. Q. the riders will choose positions according to finish position from previous motos. 6. 2nd place finishers next. the gate will fall. 2-2. The 30-second sign will be held upright for 30 seconds. A rider must take his position on the gate as assigned. The use of starting blocks or other elevating devices is prohibited. 3. Riders who are present at the gate but are unable to start due to a stalled motorcycle. When the last rider is in the gate and the track is cleared for the start. During the five to ten second interval. In the case of a false start (gate malfunction). 9. the starting position will be assigned by the Race Manager. 7. There will be no grooming in front of the starting gate by riders or mechanics. a. Grooming may be done behind the gate provided no shovels. Procedures for Red Flag Stops and Restarts 1. 3-3. Exchanging gate positions with other riders is not allowed. b. Riders will be called from the starting area to line up on the starting gate.
Riders determined by the Race Manager to be responsible for stopping a race will be placed at the rear of the restart or the finishing order relative to their involvement. it will be restarted at the beginning of lap one using the original starting positions. R. will then be run. 3. etc. b. maximum of 10 minutes. a. it will be restarted at the beginning of lap one using the original starting positions as soon as possible. In Supercross and Arenacross. next rider involved next to last. the finishing order will be decided on the basis of the official distance. Riders who are unable to join the race by this procedure are barred from any subsequent restarts. Races are officially ended for all contestants at the completion of the lap in which the checkered flag is displayed to the winner. Should the checkered flag be displayed later than the official distance. Should a Motocross race be stopped with 15 or more minutes elapsed. Riders' finish positions will be determined by their race positions not track positions in the lap preceding the red-flagged lap. or a minimum of two laps. Should a rider be given the checkered flag ahead of the actual Page 33
. In Motocross. Under any other circumstances. when a main event race is stopped with three laps or less completed by the leader. The remaining laps. b. a. Riders' restarting positions will be determined by their race positions in the lap preceding the red-flagged lap. Race Finishes 1.). the winner is the leader at the time the checkered flag is displayed. 6. riders will be restarted from a staggered standing start in the starting area. 4. providing track conditions allow.area until the time the race leader completes the first lap. b. A race will be restarted no later than 10 minutes following a red flag. Riders will be credited with all laps they complete during a race unless a penalty has been assessed. (first rider involved last. Should a Supercross race be stopped with more than three laps complete by the leader. 5. should a race be stopped before 15 minutes of the moto race have elapsed. the race will be considered complete. 2.
A video camera may be utilized at the finish line to aid the scorekeepers in determining the finishing order of a close race. 5. the winner of the tie will be determined on the basis of points earned in the final moto. Should video footage from an AMA designated camera be unavailable or inconclusive for any reason. Page 34
. The issuing of official results does not exempt riders who competed in the event from penalties for rules violations determined by AMA investigations following the protest period. 2. the scoring of the finish will be based solely on the scorekeepers' decision. Riders are entitled to examine their score sheets with the Chief Scorer and to see the recording of their laps on the score sheets. S. Official Race Results 1. the rider will be scored as having completed the race in the race position the rider was running at that time. No official announcement of race results will be given until all scoring materials are examined and approved by the Chief Scorer. Winners are determined on the basis of total points earned in all motos. Any riders who do not complete the checkered flag lap will be scored in order of finish and laps completed. Provisional results will then be posted and will become official if no recheck is requested by a rider within 30 minutes after the posting of those results. V. a new posting time limit of 30 minutes will be required if changes are made to the previously posted results. 4.winner. T. 3. 4. or with the winners. U. Inclement Weather / Unacceptable Track Conditions 1. Events may be conducted regardless of weather conditions. If any rechecks are required within the time limit. Moto Interval In Motocross only. Motocross Scoring Riders earn championship points in each of the motos according to their respective finish positions. except qualifying and consolation motos. In case of a tie. there will be a minimum 45 minute interval between the end of moto one and the start of moto two in the same class.
3. 3. W. practices and qualifying sessions. it may be necessary for the Race Manager to adjust the order of the event schedule. Points will be awarded for each Motocross moto and Supercross main according to the following schedule: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 25 22 20 18 16 15 14 13 12 11 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
5. except consolation and qualifying motos. In the event of a tie for the championship. 4. the length of races. Championship points will be awarded down to a maximum of twenty places for each moto.2. Championship Points 1. The Supercross Series Champion of each class will be decided based on the total annual series points accumulated from each main event. 2. When the results of Motocross Championship races are declared official. the winner Page 35
. Championship points will be awarded down to a maximum of twenty places for the overall results of the main event. will be listed in the results relative to the order in which they qualified or dropped out. the Race Manager will make every effort to resume the schedule in a timely fashion if conditions improve sufficiently. Should this occur. but are unable to make the start or drop out of the event before completing lap one. If a meet is stopped due to weather or other conditions. or to stop the program completely. In the event of rain or other conditions. Riders who qualify for a starting position in the 40 rider program. When the results of Supercross or Arenacross events are declared official. Points and purse will be awarded for their earned position. riders will be paid for any purse-carrying events which have been completed.
In the event of a tie for the championship. third. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 20 18 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
7. will be tallied until the tie is broken. finishes of second. Should it still remain a tie. The Motocross Series Champion of each class will be decided based on the total annual series points accumulated from each moto. 2. Page 36
. Should it still remain a tie. third. X.will be determined based on the number of main event wins during the Supercross series. In the event of a tie for the championship. Points will be awarded for each Arenacross 125 and 250 main according to the following schedule: 8. The Arenacross Series Champion will be decided based on the total annual series points accumulated from each main event in both classes. etc. the best finish in the last race will determine the champion. the best finish in the last race will determine the champion. Should it still remain a tie. If a tie remains. the best finish in the last race will determine the champion. The same 20 place Championship point scale applied to riders in Motocross and Supercross will be used. etc. 6. the winner will be determined based on the number of main event wins during the Arenacross series. will be tallied until the tie is broken. etc. finishes of second. finishes of second. If a tie remains. the winner will be determined based on the number of moto wins during the Motocross series. Manufacturer Points 1. To establish a manufacturer champion in Motocross and Supercross. third. will be tallied until the tie is broken. If a tie remains. points will be awarded to each manufacturer for its highest-placed finisher in the 250 Supercross and 125 / 250 Motocross classes.
but the AMA neither warrants safety if the rules are followed nor compliance with and enforcement of rules. All fines and other disciplinary actions levied by meet Race Managers must be explained in writing. By participating in an AMA meet. points deductions. a rider assures the AMA that his/her crew members are AMA members in good standing. fines. 5. respecting at all times the rights of others. each participant agrees to abide by the AMA's rules and procedures. disqualification and other disciplinary actions as outlined herein. Page 37
. 3. All parties involved in AMA professional races are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. In addition. and in the sole discretion of the AMA. and all such participants understand that violation of AMA rules and procedures can lead to forfeiture of their competition licenses or event credential. the AMA provides a system of administrative review in the event of disputes which are eligible for such review. PENALTIES.OFFENSES. The goal of the AMA's protest and appeal procedures is to assure fair and consistent enforcement of rules and objective review of protests and appeals lodged by or against participants. General Information 1. Through its protest and appeal procedures. may be reinstated by action of. Participation in AMA-sanctioned activities is a privilege afforded to license and event credential holders. Rules directed or related to safety are promulgated to make all persons concerned with safety. or otherwise disciplined under these rules of competition.CHAPTER 4 . lap deductions. Through the establishment and enforcement of various rules and procedures. A copy should be given to the disciplined party. PROTESTS AND APPEALS A. 2. 4. Any participant who is fined under these rules will be deemed suspended from all AMA-sanctioned activities until the fine has been paid. As part of entering an AMA race. The fined party is entitled to a receipt upon payment. Each participant in competition has the responsibility to assess the safety aspects of facilities and conditions and must assume the risk of competition. AMA strives to regulate the sport of professional motorcycle racing in the fairest possible manner. Any participant under suspension. AMA-licensed riders are held responsible for the actions of their crew members.
This list is provided as guidance to licensed competitors and event credential holders but does not restrict the AMA from invoking penalties for other actions detrimental to the sport which are not specifically contemplated herein. the Race Manager is empowered to levy fines and to recommend to the AMA that a party or parties be suspended from participation in AMA-sanctioned activities. interpreting or enforcing these rules will be deemed to be part of the rules. insubordination. 3. Such disqualification includes the loss of any rights with regard to the event in question and may result in expulsion from the meet site. Unless otherwise specifically provided for in these rules. crew member or motorcycle for a period of one meet up to an indefinite suspension for violation of these rules. the AMA is empowered to suspend from competition any rider. Falsifying one's age or ability to meet any of the various eligibility requirements as set forth by the AMA. General Offenses and Penalties 1. the event in which the rules violation took place. b. The AMA is also empowered to. Competing under a false name or in any other way attempting to gain an unfair advantage. insubordination or other actions deemed in the sole discretion of the Race Manager to be detrimental to the race meet and the sport. The beginning and ending dates of any such suspension will be as determined by the AMA. a. This section outlines actions which are deemed to be detrimental to the sport of motorcycle racing and which may result in a range of disciplinary actions. the Race Manager may disqualify any participant or motorcycle from the balance of a race meet for violation of these rules. in the sole discretion of the AMA. instructions or procedures established by the AMA for the purpose of implementing. points deductions and lap deductions. 2. suspend a rider's eligibility to earn points for one or more events including. regulations. Page 38
. competing or attempting to compete in AMA-sanctioned activities under false pretenses. the AMA is empowered to levy fines. In addition. in addition to or in lieu of a suspension from competition. Any supplemental rules.B. to be detrimental to the sport of motorcycle racing. In addition. or other actions deemed. or in general. The following offenses will be subject to disciplinary action by the Race Manager and/or the AMA. Unless otherwise specifically provided for in these rules. but not limited to.
An attack on an AMA official and/or engaging in a fight. including. and in so doing gaining an unfair advantage. Failure to re-enter the track at a point as close as practical to the point at which the rider left the track. whether or not related to a specific competition. Abetting or knowingly engaging in any race in which the result is "fixed" or prearranged. misbehavior or action detrimental to the sport of motorcycling in general. Engaging in any unfair practice. delay. Receiving any form of prohibited outside assistance. There will be no maximum fine or suspension period for this offense. public protest or other similar concerted activity meant to stop. Engaging in a rider boycott.c. Accepting or offering to accept any bribe in any form from any person in an attempt to circumvent AMA rules or procedures or to otherwise gain an unfair advantage. or refusing to allow examination or measurement of a machine's components. will be in violation of these rules. Any rider refusing to immediately surrender his or her machine to the Race Manager or his designee upon demand. Refusal to submit a machine for inspection. Page 39
. or otherwise inhibit the start or completion of any portion of an AMA professional event. offering or promising. e. f. or interfering in any way with the AMA's protest and appeal procedures in order to influence the outcome. d. any bribe in any form to any person in an attempt to circumvent AMA rules or procedures or to otherwise gain an unfair advantage. m. Giving. directly or indirectly. Refusing to provide a factual statement regarding an item under appeal when requested by the AMA or a party to the appeal. l. g. k. j. h. during. Failing to ride in a meet after entering without giving proper notice of non-participation. i. This includes any person who attacks or is involved in a fight anywhere on the premises prior to. or after an AMA professional race.
C. Any other act or actions deemed by a meet Race Manager or the AMA to be detrimental to the sport of motorcycle racing and the American Motorcyclist Association. o. In passing a motorcycle through technical inspection. Causing. Equipment Offenses and Penalties This section deals with violations of equipment regulations. Regardless of a motorcycle passing prior inspections.but not limited to. except as provided for in these rules. officials or the public. p. or attempting to cause a race to be stopped. Wagering by a participant on the outcome of any AMA-sanctioned race. Each participant Page 40
. t. s. n. Failure to appear for scheduled registration and/or pre or post race tech inspection. the AMA does not warrant that motorcycle's adherence with all rules. Penalty: A fine and/or disqualification from the race meet. v. a rider who is judged to be the cause of a red flag may be excluded from restarting the event in question. Failure to comply with various "claiming rules" promulgated by the AMA. Riding at any time in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of other riders. Failing a test for drugs or refusing to submit to drug testing as required from time to time by the AMA under its Substance Abuse Policy. u. Failure on the part of a manufacturer/distributor to fulfill the requirements of homologation agreements. r. compliance with all applicable equipment rules must be made at the post race inspection. At the sole discretion of the meet Race Manager. receiving radio transmissions while in competition. q. Failing to immediately respect and comply with operational or warning flags/lights or other signals from AMA officials. w. Failure to attend riders' meetings. Any motorcycle found to be in violation of equipment rules may be assumed to have been in violation for the entire race meet.
to allow for detailed or independent inspection and testing by the Technical Manager or other personnel authorized by AMA Pro Racing. motorcycles or components may be impounded for up to 30 days following an event in which such motorcycles or components were utilized in competition. Total or partial loss of points or laps 3. Disqualification 2. 2. Category 1 . after consulting with the Chief Technical Inspector. Equipment offenses are divided into two types: a. and must be accompanied by a filing fee. Unless specifically excluded herein. 2. Under the direction of the Race Manager. In the case of an appeal. b. Category 2 .assumes full responsibility for any violation of equipment rules involving his/her motorcycle. 1. Such matters may include. 3. the conformity of a machine with these rules or the eligibility of a rider. Each protest must specify the violation of AMA rules or procedures which is alleged. a. Penalties At the discretion of the AMA. Category 2 1. Fine b. Suspension 5. Total or partial loss of points or laps 2.All other equipment violations. will decide into which category the offense falls. any or all of the following penalties may be administered. the AMA may retain custody of impounded equipment until the appeal process has been completed. Total or partial loss of prize money 4. b. Protests 1. Each protest must be made separately and in writing.An equipment violation that could potentially or effectively enhance the performance of a motorcycle used in competition. riders may lodge protests on any matter regarding an event in which they were a participant. The Race Manager. a. but are not limited to. For a technical Page 41
. Category 1 1. Fine D.
technical and administrative. establishment of restart grids. Page 42
. For all other visual and administrative protests. All other protests will be defined as administrative. 6. $200 for single-cylinder flat track engines. the start of the race. 4. whether from a single event or the entire race meet. All protests must be filed within 30 minutes of the posting of results of the event in question. 7. If it is not possible to render an immediate decision. Final determination of the timeliness of a protest will rest with the meet Race Manager and such decision will be final to all concerned. In such cases. 8.protest requiring measurement or teardown of an engine: $100 for motocross engines. establishment of grids and assignment of starting positions. assessment of lap or time penalties. Visual protests relate to the legality of motorcycles and components used in competition. the decision to delay. Such decisions include. 3. the display of the black flag. the control of the motorcycles. where some type of measuring device or teardown procedure is needed to confirm compliance or noncompliance with the rules. 5. stop or shorten a race. the Race Manager may allow a protested rider to compete "under protest". and $400 for all other engines. and disqualifications (see also Appeals). Protests will not be accepted on decisions of AMA officials with respect to the interpretation of AMA rules as they pertain to race procedures or AMA office policies. The posting of provisional results begins the 30 minute protest period. the Race Manager will withhold payment of all affected points and monies pending a decision on the protest. The Race Manager will render decisions on all protests as soon as possible. The Race Manager will not accept verbal protests or protests which are not accompanied by the required fee. but are not limited to. $50. where compliance or noncompliance with the rules can be confirmed visually. There will be three types of protests: visual. Protests will not be accepted which concern the decision of the scorer for an event with respect to timing and scoring or any recheck thereof by the AMA. Technical protests relate to the legality of motorcycles and components used in competition.
the Race Manager will refund the protest fee and forward his report in writing to the AMA. An appeal may be lodged to challenge fines. 10. the Race Manager will call for engine measurement or other needed examination following the conclusion of the race meet if it is impractical to do so prior to the event. Disqualifications (procedural). and the Race Manager may require in advance a deposit from the protesting party sufficient to cover such expenses. If the protest is upheld. a protest cannot be withdrawn without the permission of the Race Manager. The Race Manager will be empowered to levy the appropriate penalty listed under General Offenses and Penalties or Equipment Offenses and Penalties as the result of a protest and subsequent investigation. Unless specifically excluded herein. the Race Manager will forward the protest fee to the AMA along with his written report. However. E. suspensions and technical disqualifications levied by Race Managers and/or the AMA. an appeal may only be lodged by a party which loses a protest and desires further review of the issue. In cases involving technical protests. 2. If the Race Manager decides a protest in favor of the protested party. Items which may be appealed include: a. Appeals may be lodged by participants to initiate AMA's administrative review process. 11. such costs must be reimbursed by the protested party. however. 13. If the Race Manager decides a protest in the favor of the protesting party. Items which may not be appealed include: a. b. in the case of a technical protest which involves the teardown or measurement of an engine. 12. Any legitimate expense to which the Race Manager may be put as the result of a protest must be paid by the protesting party. Page 43
. b. 14.9. the protested party will be entitled to the protest fee. Protestable items for which no protest was lodged. Once made. Appeals 1.
or technical disqualification being appealed and the grounds for the appeal. but are not limited to. the assessment of lap or time penalties. The appeal may either be filed with the Race Manager at the meet or submitted to: Director of Competition AMA Pro Racing 13515 Yarmouth Drive Pickerington. the control of the motorcycles.m. e. Laboratory fees for fuel testing must be paid by appealing party and are nonrefundable. provided that the appeal must be received at AMA headquarters by 5:00 p. and state with specificity the elements of the protest. stop or shorten a race. whether from a single event or the entire race meet. appeals cannot be accepted related to matters for which no remedy is available. no appeal will be heard if the only means of remedy would be to re-run an event.) 3. A filing fee of $500 must accompany the appeal. OH 43147 Phone: (614) 856-1900 Fax: (614) 856-1924 via facsimile transmission. 5. the decision to delay. establishment of restart grids. d. suspension. Decisions of AMA officials with respect to the interpretation of AMA rules as they pertain to race procedures. signed by the appealing participant. black flag disqualifications. on the third business day after notification to the participant via fax. An appeal must be in writing. Both the AMA and the appealing party will be responsible for producing the following within 14 days of notification of the decision/incident being appealed: Page 44
. express mail service. telephone. establishment of grids and assignment of starting positions.c. Such decisions include. the start of the race. United States mail or such other delivery service of the appellant's choice. fine. 4. or mail of the ruling or incident in question. The filing fee will be refunded only if the appealing party prevails. (For instance. Decisions of the scorer for an event with respect to timing and scoring or any recheck thereof by the AMA. In general.
a. the National Technical Manager and the Race Manager of the racing discipline at issue. must convene an appeal board to hear the matter. Said amount will be equal to the actual costs incurred by the AMA in making the initial determination and shall be considered a fine under these rules such that all applicable rules regarding fines will apply. If the appealing party is appealing an AMA decision. the AMA may mediate the matter in an effort to reach an agreement between the parties. As soon as practical. Each appeal board will consist of three persons with no material interest in the matter at hand. the circumstances of the appeal warrant the convening of an appeal board. the determination will be made by the Director of Competition. A complete list of witnesses to appear at the appeal hearing. but failing to do so. Attorneys are not permitted at appeal hearings. 7. the AMA will review all materials submitted as required and will. an amount in addition to the $500 filing fee may be assessed against the appealing party. in its sole and absolute discretion. b. being in a position to gain or lose monies or points as a result of the outcome. in the interest of deterring frivolous appeals. Page 45
. 6. a "dispute" between two riders is deemed to exist only if one party or the other has filed a formal protest against the other. or (iii) determine the appeal to be frivolous.a. If the matter being appealed is a dispute between two participants. (ii) convene an appeal board. (For these purposes. determine whether. the determination will be made by the Director of Competition. and the National Chief Technical Inspector of the racing discipline at issue. Selection of the appeal board members is at the sole discretion of the Director of Competition. If the ruling or incident being appealed is of an administrative nature. but the AMA will make every effort to assure a fair and impartial hearing. the AMA shall take one of three initial actions: (i) rule in favor of the appealing party. b. If the appeal is determined to be frivolous. the National Technical Manager. Copies of all written statements which will be offered as evidence at an appeal hearing. Having a material interest in an appeal. take appropriate remedial action and refund the filing fee. If the ruling or incident being appealed is of a technical nature.g. e. will not constitute a dispute.
The chairman and members of the appeal board may at any time ask any questions they deem appropriate. 12. the appeal board may go forward with the hearing. such notice to be made at least 10 days before the hearing unless the appealing party agrees to shorter notice. For these purposes any effort to discuss the matter under appeal prior to the hearing will be considered an attempt at influencing the appeal board member. No debate between the disputing parties will be allowed. 10. be enforced by the chairman: a. 11. If the appealing party fails to appear. The AMA will make every effort to verbally confirm the time and place of the hearing with the appealing party. In the event of a documentable emergency on the part of the appealing rider. and the AMA will use its best efforts to keep the composition of the appeal board confidential until the hearing. Page 46
. Any effort by any party to unfairly influence a member of an appeal board may result in disciplinary action.8. The appeal hearing will be convened as soon as practical. 13. No evidence or other information will be given to the appeal board members in advance of the hearing. the hearing may be delayed. The appeal hearing will be informal and rules of evidence will not apply. All comments from parties involved in a dispute will be to the appeal board members. c. 9. b. All parties involved in the appeal will be expected to provide full cooperation to the members of the appeal board in establishing pertinent facts and gathering information. The AMA will confirm the time and place of the hearing in writing to the appealing rider. No other member of the appeal board will be an employee of the AMA. The time and place of the appeal hearing will be determined by the AMA. and barring delays will be held no more than 45 days after the ruling/incident being appealed. The Director or his designee will serve as non-voting chairman of the appeal hearing. Formal written notice will be deemed to have been given when mailed or faxed to the appealing party at the most recent address he or she has provided to the AMA. however. The following guidelines for conduct will. Appearance at the hearing will be the responsibility of the involved parties.
e. Refusal by any AMA official or license holder to provide a statement or testimony when requested may result in disciplinary action as provided for in these rules. the party or parties directly involved in the appeal and their witnesses. again with the party in a defensive posture going last. The chairman may ask the appeal board to rule on the validity of information or testimony being presented. non-participating observers may also be admitted. g. c. be present as a consultant to this process.d. The chairman may. The following order of business will be followed at appeal hearings: a. Questions from the chairman and appeal board members. Any party who fails to comply with these guidelines for conduct will be asked to leave the meeting and may be subject to disciplinary action. d. It is the responsibility of the appeal board to rule on the matter at hand within the context of existing AMA rules and regulations. with the party in a "defense" posture presenting its evidence last. the members of the appeal board. the appeal board will go into executive session to consider its decision. 14. f. b. Discussion of past appeals or situations involving other participants will not be considered. Any party to a matter under appeal may request a written statement from any AMA official or AMA professional competition license holder believed to have relevant information. Closing statements. Appeal boards are encouraged to make recommendations regarding such rules and regulations but have no power whatsoever to waive or modify rules that were in place at the time of the matter under appeal. The appeal hearing will be a closed meeting with attendance restricted to the following: The chairman. Subject to the approval of the chairman. After all evidence has been presented. Information presented to the appeal board must relate directly to the matter under appeal. e. Presentation of written and oral testimony. Page 47
. Introductions and summary of matter under appeal. upon the request of at least two members of the appeal board.
Parties and witnesses to the appeal will not be entitled to any such reimbursement. Decisions of the appeal board will be by simple majority. if the suspension is related to an offense under the AMA Substance Abuse Policy or for riding in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of other riders. or any other tribunal. recourse to any arbitrator. 16. The hearing will be adjourned with the decision of the appeal board final to all parties. Upon reaching a decision. If the appeal board members do not feel they can make a decision based on the evidence made available to them at the appeal hearing. binding and shall not be appealable to the AMA. court Page 48
. the filing fee will be retained by the AMA to defray costs of the hearing. If an appeal is denied. a participant may continue to participate in professional events. the appeal board will be dismissed. g. Upon completion of the appeal board's formal statement. The participants to any protest or appeal further agree that the protest and appeal procedures provided for in Chapter 6 of the AMA Pro Rulebook are the exclusive remedy for the resolution of any disputes and renounce the right to. 19. officials or the public. 18. and shall not pursue. they will have up to seven days to conduct further investigations and reach their decision. The participants to the appeal agree that the determination of the AMA (in the event the appeal is determined frivolous) or the appeal board is final. at the sole discretion of the AMA. h. While in the process of appealing a fine or suspension. At that point the Director must either mediate a resolution to the appeal or convene a new appeal board. 15.f. the appeal board will inform the chairman of same and the chairman will assist in drafting the board's formal statement. However. any court. 17. If an appeal is upheld. If no formal decision has been reached within seven days of the appeal hearing. the appealing party will be refunded the filing fee. The AMA will reimburse actual expenses incurred by members of the appeal board. the appeal hearing will be reconvened and the chairman will read the statement. this privilege may be denied. i.
or other tribunal not provided for in Chapter 6. appeals. or failure or refusal to submit to testing and honestly particiPage 49
. Said disciplinary action may include the permanent suspension of the rider. I further understand that any violation of the Substance Abuse Policy. Persons applying for any AMA professional license must agree to the following:
"I recognize the importance of maintaining the safety and integrity of professional motorcycle racing. American Motorcyclist magazine. in Cycle News. crew member. F. which is a supplement to the AMA's Rules for Competition and which is binding upon all AMA riders. Accordingly. the AMA has established this Substance Abuse Policy. agents and assigns as a result of such publication. officers. Accordingly. I agree to strictly comply with the American Motorcyclist Association's Rules for Professional Competition and the American Motorcyclist Association Professional Racing Substance Abuse Policy. or their respective directors. other magazines. employees. and the interim and final results of said protests and appeals. Professional Racing Substance Abuse Policy (rev. Publication of protests. date November 1993) Preamble The safety and integrity of professional motorcycle racing are of paramount concern to the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). trustees. Any attempt to do so shall result in disciplinary action being imposed by the AMA Pro Racing Board of Directors in its sole and absolute discretion. the AMA. Substance abuse is fundamentally inconsistent with safety and with the integrity of motorcycle sport. The participants agree that they shall not bring a cause of action against AMA Pro Racing. I understand that my agreement to comply with the Substance Abuse Policy is an essential precondition to the issuance of a professional license and that I must abide by the Substance Abuse Policy and submit to such testing procedures as may be conducted from time to time at the sole discretion of the American Motorcyclist Association as a condition of continued licensure. other individual or motorcycle from participation in AMA sanctioned competition or any lesser disciplinary action deemed warranted by the AMA Pro Racing Board of Directors 20. and any other media is expressly agreed to by the participants to any protest or appeal. officials and other AMA license holders in the same manner and to the same extent as the AMA Rules for Competition.
1. and participation in its testing program.pate in any testing procedure. including and without limitation at the time of discovery of drug test results. or misuse. Prohibited Acts and Substances a. may adversely affect the safety or integrity of the sport of motorcycle racing. 2. including use without a prescription. including and without limitation at the time of discovery of drug test results. in the AMA's sole determination. selling and/or participating in the distribution of illegal or prohibited substances. b. AMA riders. is strictly forbidden. of any legal prescription or over-the-counter drug. 1. c. 2.
. purchasing. officials and other AMA license holders are prohibited from using. Prohibited substances are those substances that. Your continued support of the Substance Abuse Policy. Misuse of a prescription or over-the-counter drug is the use of such a drug in a manner which. officials and other AMA license holders are prohibited from being under the influence of alcohol. distribution. will result in immediate disciplinary action which may include the cancellation of my professional competition license and the denial of my privilege to participate in any American Motorcyclist Association professional or amateur sanctioned events. 1."
This Substance Abuse Policy is being provided to you by the AMA in accordance with your agreement and our mutual recognition of the importance of the safety and integrity of the sport. AMA may make this determination with respect to a particular substance at any time. Illegal acquisition. At any time when involved in track activities. possessing. in the AMA's sole determination. are essential to your personal success and safety and the future of professional motorcycling activity. AMA may make this determination with respect to a particular substance at any time. may adversely affect the safety or integrity of the sport of motorcycle racing. riders.
The AMA's primary objective with regard to voluntary disclosure is to prevent participation of individuals who are in violation of this Policy until such time as the violation is no longer a threat to the safety or integrity of the racing program. Persons who do so will be subject to Page 51
.1. Consequently.04%) at the time of testing. In principal. 2. b. The AMA encourages voluntary disclosure of substance abuse and supports voluntary rehabilitation efforts by persons subject to the terms of this Policy. taking such action as the officials deem appropriate under AMA rules. there shall be "zero tolerance" with regard to alcohol. Voluntary Disclosure a. they will be subject to disciplinary actions as provided for in this Substance Abuse Policy. Further. Nothing contained above shall preclude AMA officials from determining that a person with a measurable blood alcohol content below . the AMA is agreeable to accommodating such persons during their recovery and abstinence so long as the safety and integrity of the Association's professional racing program are not jeopardized. will receive more favorable consideration than those whose violations are discovered through testing of body fluids and who have continued to knowingly participate in AMA's pro racing program while in violation of this Policy. Such persons shall be immediately barred from any further involvement or participation in the event. Further. AMA license holders other than riders and officials will be deemed under the influence of alcohol if a test reveals a blood alcohol content above 40mg per 100ml (. With regard to riders and officials.04% is physically unfit to participate in an AMA event. Individuals are encouraged to contact the Program Administrator to voluntarily disclose violations of the Substance Abuse Policy. persons who voluntarily disclose violations of this Policy. 3. c. they will be subject to disciplinary actions as provided for in this Substance Abuse Policy. 2. Any rider or official discovered to have a measurable blood alcohol content during a professional racing event shall be considered under the influence of alcohol and barred from any further involvement or participation in the event. and who voluntarily withdraw from participation until their eligibility status is resolved.
e. to enter into a Voluntary Disclosure Agreement with the AMA stipulating the conditions of their probation. acceptable to the AMA. Individuals who voluntarily disclose violation(s) of the Substance Abuse Policy will be required. Individuals who voluntarily disclose their violation(s) of the Substance Abuse Policy. the individual will be permitted to continue participation in the program. 2. during a probationary period specified by the AMA. and who cooperate with the Program Administrator in setting a plan of action for reinstatement. the individual will be granted coverage under this section of the Policy (Voluntary Page 52
. as determined in the sole discretion of the AMA. prior to continued participation. shall not. Individuals who voluntarily disclose their violation(s) of the Substance Abuse Policy will be subject to a preliminary test to be conducted in a timely manner at the direction of the AMA. and such steps may include withholding of competition privileges. f. d. under normal circumstances. 1. If the results of the preliminary test reveal that the participation of the individual may jeopardize the safety or integrity of the AMA racing program. that the individual's participation will no longer jeopardize the safety and integrity of the program. If the results of the preliminary test reveal that the participation of the individual will not jeopardize the safety or integrity of the AMA pro racing program. then the further participation of the individual will be withheld until such time as there is evidence. be charged with a first offense of this Policy. By doing so. Costs of such test shall be borne by the individual. as determined in the sole discretion of the AMA. Individuals who have no previous offenses of this Policy may voluntarily disclose violation(s) even at the time of selection for a random test under the provisions of Item 4 of this Policy or at the time of notification of a test under the reasonable suspicion provisions of Item 3. g.whatever actions and controls the AMA deems necessary to protect the safety and integrity of its racing program. Under no circumstances will the individual be allowed to participate in AMA-sanctioned activities until they have passed a substance abuse test. without penalty.
repeated tardiness or missed appointments 7. breath and/or eye testing if officials have a reasonable suspicion that a person may have violated one or more provisions of this Policy. inability to control temper 11. 3. Extreme personality changes or mood swings 12. observations. officials or other AMA license holders to submit to urine. Some of the conditions. Any violation of the Substance Abuse Policy discovered while an individual is on probation under these provisions for voluntary disclosure shall be treated as an offense under the appropriate item of this Policy. official or other AMA license holder to submit to a urine. i. stumbling or hyperactivity 3. repeated disappearances 5.Disclosure) rather than Item 5 (First Offenses). Mental confusion. slurred speech. but are not necessarily limited to. red or runny nose 6. voluntary disclosure of repeat violation(s). and voluntary withdrawal from participation. the AMA may require a designated rider. and/or reports that may cause AMA officials to have such a reasonable suspicion include. needle marks 4. blood. b. Individuals who have one or more previous offenses of this Policy are offered no specific protections under this section of the Policy. Frequent accidents 8. Deteriorating personal hygiene or appearance as observed over time c. the following: 1. blood. Sudden. will be viewed as mitigating factors by the AMA in determining any penalties which might be invoked. Persistent sniffling. Time distortion. red or droopy eyes. remember or follow instructions 9. The AMA may require designated riders. Violent tendencies. Reasonable Suspicion a. paranoia or manifestation of bizarre thoughts or ideas 10. In addition. such individuals must immediately cease their participation in the day's activities and refrain from any further participation in AMA-sanctioned activities until their eligibility status has been resolved. Inability to concentrate. However. breath and/or eye test following any incident or accident involving Page 53
. dilated or constricted pupils 2. However. h.
1. starters and assistant starters. Riders chosen to provide specimens for testing shall number not fewer than three nor more than 20 percent of the competition class in which testing is planned. scorekeepers. officials and riders for random testing shall be by ballot and shall be overseen by the Program Administrator or his designee with at least one additional AMA official as witness. drugs and alcohol will be conducted from time to time at the sole discretion of the AMA. Random Testing a. Names will be drawn at random until the predetermined number of riders has been selected. chief stewards. All employees. b. There will be a predetermined number Page 54
. shall be pooled together. with all registered riders having an equal chance of selection. There will be a predetermined number of riders to be selected (not fewer than three nor more than 20 percent of the rider field). Officials subject to random testing shall include. Feature class and officials: Names of all riders entered in the event's feature class. Race officials involved with safety or the outcome of an event shall also be subject to random testing each time random testing for riders is conducted. No minimum or maximum number shall apply to employees and officials. Support classes: For each support class in which testing is planned. but not necessarily be limited to: AMA staff. b. Selection of individuals to be tested shall be governed by the following guidelines: 1. assistant pit stewards and/or grid workers. 4. 2. technical inspectors and assistant technical inspectors. Selection shall be made at random.injury. a. Selection of employees. pit stewards. Unannounced. observers. officials and registered riders shall have an equal chance of selection. names of riders entered shall be pooled together. death or property damage. and all AMA employees and officials subject to testing on that day. random tests of riders and officials for prohibited substances. Registered riders (or an individual whom they have designated in writing to the AMA Program Administrator as their representative) are provided the option of witnessing the random selection.
2. The penalties for a first violation under Item 1 of this Policy. 4.of riders to be selected (not fewer than three nor more than 20 percent of the rider field). Under no circumstances will any person be reinstated until they have passed a follow-up test. 3. First Offenses: Procedures and Penalties a. and conditions under which reinstatement may be considered. Riders taking part in more than one class of competition shall be eligible for random selection in each class entered. A fine of up to $500 may be levied at the sole discretion of the AMA.
. The costs of the test are to be borne by the person under suspension. Failure to pass this test may constitute a second offense of this Policy. such period to include at least one race of comparable status as that at which the violation occurred. The AMA shall at its sole discretion determine the effective date and length of suspension. shall be as follows: 1. 2. Names will be drawn at random until the predetermined number of riders has been selected. Reimbursement of all testing and associated costs incurred by the AMA must be made before reinstatement will be considered. Pass a test for prohibited substances. such test to be conducted at a time and place determined by the AMA. All fines must be paid before reinstatement will be considered. Suspension from participation in AMA professional and amateur competition for an indefinite period. 5.
2. such test to be conducted at a time and place determined by the AMA. A fine of up to $1. Suspensions and other disciplinary actions invoked by the AMA for violations of this Policy are subject to appeal as provided for in Item 11. All fines must be paid before reinstatement will be considered. Pass a test for prohibited substances. shall be as follows: 1.000 may be levied at the sole discretion of the AMA. Reimbursement of all testing and associated costs incurred by the AMA must be made before reinstatement will be considered. 6. Under no circumstances will any person be reinstated until they have passed a follow-up test. Second Offenses: Procedures and Penalties a. and at AMA's sole discretion. they shall be subject to unannounced urine or blood tests upon request by the AMA. b. Compliance with all provisions of a one-year probationary period which shall be imposed in connection with any first offense under this Policy. and conditions under which reinstatement may be considered. Suspension from participation in AMA professional and amateur competition for an indefinite period of not less than two years. Failure to pass this test will constitute a third offense of this Policy and penalties prescribed in Item 7 will apply. 3.5. 4. the person shall be subject to further routine testing under the random and reasonable suspicion provisions of this Policy.
. The penalties for a second violation under Item 1 of this Policy. During the probationary period. The conditions of such probation shall be at the sole discretion of the AMA. The AMA shall at its sole discretion determine the effective date and length of suspension. Costs of such tests are to be borne by the person on probation. These appeal procedures are specific to the AMA Substance Abuse Policy and take precedence over the general appeal procedures contained in the AMA Rules for Professional Competition. The costs of the test are to be borne by the person under suspension. Additionally.
that person shall be suspended from participation in any AMA professional or amateur competition for an indefinite period of not less than two years. If a rider. official or other AMA license holder refuses to submit to a urine. refuses to execute the "Participant Notification Form" or "AMA Authorization for Testing and Release.5. 7. official or other AMA license holder refuses to abide by the drug. Suspensions and other disciplinary actions invoked by the AMA for violations of this Policy are subject to appeal as provided for in Item 11. and at the AMA's sole discretion. substance and alcohol testing provisions of the licensing agreement. Costs of such tests are to be borne by the person on probation. they shall be subject to unannounced urine or blood tests upon request by the AMA. breath and/or eye test under any proviPage 57
. During the probationary period. Third Offenses: Procedures and Penalties a. Suspensions and other disciplinary actions invoked by the AMA for violations of this Policy are subject to appeal as provided for in Item 10. the person shall be subject to further routine testing under the random and reasonable suspicion provisions of this Policy. These appeal procedures are specific to the AMA Substance Abuse Policy and take precedence over the general appeal procedures contained in the AMA Rules for Professional Competition. Non-Compliance With Policy Provisions a. blood. If a person is found in violation of Item 1 of this Policy for a third time. 8. that person shall be permanently banned from holding any AMA professional license and from participation in any AMA-sanctioned amateur and professional events in any capacity. The conditions of such probation shall be at the sole discretion of the AMA. Compliance with all provisions of a five-year probationary period which shall be imposed in connection with any second offense under this Policy. b. If any rider. b." or fails to comply with any other procedures related to this Policy when instructed by the AMA. Additionally. These appeal procedures are specific to the AMA Substance Abuse Policy and take precedence over the general appeal procedures contained in the AMA Rules for Professional Competition. b.
d. probations. official or other AMA license holder who attempts to or does falsify. suspensions. Any second infraction under this section of the AMA Substance Abuse Policy shall be considered of equal severity to a third offense under Item 7. probations. Page 58
.. Falsifying or Withholding Information a. and the penalties and procedures governing fines. etc. d.. shall be comparable. shall be suspended from any participation in AMAsanctioned activities for an indefinite period of not less than two years. official or other AMA license holder who attempts to or does falsify. Any rider. c. probations. 9. c. Any second infraction under this section of the AMA Substance Abuse Policy shall be considered of equal severity to a third offense under Item 7.sion of this Policy. shall be comparable. probations. shall be suspended from any participation in AMA sanctioned activities for an indefinite period of not less than two years. shall be comparable. and the penalties and procedures governing fines. and the penalties and procedures governing fines. and that person shall be suspended from participation in any AMA professional or amateur competition for an indefinite period of not less than two years. b. and the penalties and procedures governing fines. etc. alter or otherwise tamper with any documentation related to the Substance Abuse Policy. alter or otherwise tamper with a urine or blood sample. that person may be ejected from the premises or other emergency action may be taken as deemed appropriate at the sole discretion of the AMA. etc. suspensions. suspensions. suspensions. Any rider. shall be comparable. Any infraction under this section of the AMA Substance Abuse Policy shall be considered of equal severity to a second offense under Item 6. or who attempts to or does withhold required information... etc. Any infraction under this section of the AMA Substance Abuse Policy shall be considered of equal severity to a second offense under Item 6.
a person may request an analysis of the second body fluid specimen held in secure storage as provided for in Item 12 (a). in its sole discretion. There shall be two types of appeals allowed under this Policy. The AMA further reserves the right. in its sole discretion. Except as otherwise provided herein. b. to release and disclose the results of any substance abuse tests performed under this Policy. b. applicable provisions of the AMA Rules for Professional Competition regarding Offenses. conclusions and interpretations related to such test results or the performance of such tests.10. c. (1)(b). The AMA will use its best efforts to expedite the second test. Release of Information The AMA reserves the right. d. Protests and Appeals shall apply. a. Failure to request a second test within the seven day appeal period shall constitute acceptance of the test results. 1. Penalties. Persons disqualified from a race meet for a suspected violation of this Policy may protest their disqualification to the meet Race Manager as provided in applicable AMA Rules. The person who tested positive may attend the second Page 59
. Protests and Appeals a. Upon notification of a positive test result. Appeal of the findings of AMA's testing laboratory with respect to a body fluid. The Race Manager's decision shall be final and disqualification from participation in the meet. c. which will be at the expense of the person who tested positive. together with any medical information. Request for the analysis of the second specimen must be made in writing to the AMA Substance Abuse Policy Administrator within seven days of the notification of the positive test result. if upheld by the Race Manager shall include the loss of any rights with regard to the event in question. 11. to release and disclose the background and details related to any disciplinary actions taken under the provisions of this Policy. A filing fee of $250 must accompany the request and will be refunded only if the second test does not support the original findings.
Insure that two body fluid specimens are correctly obtained. One specimen shall be used for performing the preliminary analysis and. 12. Specific procedures for such an appeal are provided in the AMA Rules for Professional Competition. c. The second specimen shall be properly maintained in secure storage for analysis in the event of an appeal. b. b. identified and labeled. Page 60
. and within 14 days of notification of the penalty. when necessary. Under no circumstances will any person be reinstated until they have passed a follow-up test. Appeal of disciplinary actions levied under this Policy a. riders may be allowed to race while appealing penalties related to this Policy which do not involve use or abuse of a prohibited substance. Insure that all proper documentation related to tests is completed and compiled. There shall be no provision to allow a person to continue participation in AMA-sanctioned events while appealing a suspension related to the use or abuse of a prohibited substance. 2. provided a written request to that effect was made to the Program Administrator at the time of the appeal. 1. Collection and Transport of Specimens The AMA will designate persons or organizations to be in charge of body fluid collection and/or the administration of other testing protocols and they will be responsible for duties including the following: a. c. Insure that specimens. confirmation tests. 2. are maintained in suitable and secure conditions for delivery to the designated testing laboratory. once properly labeled. Appeal of disciplinary actions imposed by the Administrator of the AMA Substance Abuse Policy must be made in writing. At the sole discretion of the AMA. to the Executive Director of AMA Pro Racing.test with a layman or expert witness of their choice.
13. Facility for Testing All testing of specimens will be conducted at a facility or facilities selected by the AMA, and according to testing methodologies selected by the AMA. a. The testing facility will determine whether a particular specimen tests positive with respect to a prohibited substance and/or alcohol. b. All positive test results will be verified by a confirmation analysis of the same body fluid specimen before the test results will be considered to be "true positive." 14. Costs of Tests Costs of routine random tests conducted under this program will be paid by the AMA. Under certain circumstances, as specified in this Policy, individuals are responsible for testing costs. In such instances, the price for each test conducted, collection and shipping of specimens inclusive, shall be $45.00. AMA reserves the right to adjust this cost. 15. Treatment for Drug or Alcohol Abuse The AMA does not recommend or provide specific drug or alcohol rehabilitation programs. Rather, the AMA strongly encourages self-help and professional treatment for those afflicted with a drug or alcohol abuse problem. Many assistance programs, both public and private, are available and can provide quality care and treatment. 16. Program Administration and Integrity a. The AMA Professional Racing Substance Abuse Policy is governed by the American Motorcyclist Association in order to protect the safety and integrity of motorcycle sport. b. The Executive Director of AMA Pro Racing, or his designee, shall serve in the role of Program Administrator. The Program Administrator shall have the responsibility for the conduct and the enforcement of all provisions of this Policy and for taking disciplinary actions as provided for herein and in the AMA Rules for Competition. c. In order to demonstrate the AMA's commitment to the safety and integrity of motorcycle racing and to underscore its commitment to an effective and credible Substance Abuse Policy:
1. Any AMA official found in violation of this Policy may, at the sole discretion of the AMA, be permanently barred from future involvement in AMA amateur and professional competition. 2. The Program Administrator for the AMA Substance Abuse Policy shall, as a precondition to holding that position, submit to periodic urine, blood, breath and/or eye testing as requested at the sole discretion of the President of the AMA or the Executive Director of AMA Pro Racing, costs of such tests to be borne by the AMA. 17. Applicability of AMA Rules of Competition The AMA Substance Abuse Policy is a supplement to the provisions of the AMA Rules for Competition and will be interpreted, enforced and applied by the AMA. The AMA Substance Abuse Policy is binding upon all AMA riders, officials and other AMA license holders in the same manner and to the same extent as the AMA Rules for Competition.
GLOSSARY The following definitions and abbreviations are adopted for use in these Rules. AMA - American Motorcyclist Association Pro Racing Aftermarket - Produced by a manufacturer or fabricator other than the original equipment manufacturer. Bodywork - Seat/tail section, body panels and fenders. cc - Cubic centimeters Claiming - Special procedures that permit other race participants to purchase motorcycles or equipment used in final event competition. Consolation or Semi-Final - A final qualifying race for those riders who did not qualify from the heat race. Displacement - The volume swept by the piston(s) in each stroke. Disqualification - The forfeiture of all awards, prizes and points earned in all events during that days meet. DOT - United States Department of Transportation Event - Any one of the races in a meet. Field - All of the riders that make up a race. Heat Race - A qualifying, (see qualifying), race that determines which riders advance to the final event. Homologation - AMA approval process initiated by manufacturers or distributors of motorcycles. Only approved motorcycles may be utilized in most types of AMA competition. Manufacturer - The original manufacturer of a motorcycle, not the distributor. Meet - A meeting at which one or more events are held. Model - A reference to a particular year and name assigned by Page 63
Participant .A preliminary race that may be used for elimination or to determine heat race starting positions. when provided. Rider .The actual racing surface and runoff areas.manufacturers to certain motorcycles. company.An initial listing of the finishing order of an event issued by scoring immediately following the race finish.Any person or number of persons. plus the pit road.Designated area directly adjacent to the racetrack that may include staging and signal zones. association.Mechanics and/or assistants Pits . grid and a test track. Access is limited to mechanics. Race .Competition in which two or more riders compete against each other. promoter and all other parsons participating or in any way connected with an AMA race meet. along with any other area where the riding of competition motorcycles is permitted.A race in a Motocross meet. Qualify .Every rider.To advance to a final event by timed qualifying or heat race finish position. Provisional Results . Paddock . club. officials or those with appropriate track pass credentials. Page 64
. Promoter . Qualifying Heat Race . OEM .Any person who competes on the racetrack in a meet. Official Results .Designated area primarily used for maintenance of evententered competition motorcycles. company. Racetrack . corporation or club holding.Original equipment manufacturer. Program .A listing of the final finishing order of an event issued by scoring after the 30 minute protest period has expired. May also include parking area for motorcycle transport and support vehicles. Pit Crew . Moto -.The predetermined outline of events that make up a meet. proposing to hold or organizing a meet.
Area of limited access used only for teams to signal to riders.Officials who provide all timing information and race results.The location where riders and machines are assembled prior to the start of an event.The technician who inspect all motorcycles and equipment of riders participating in a meet. Staging or Starting Area . Wave .Scoring .
. Laps are electronically timed for each rider to determine qualifying order.A group of riders that is part of the field on the starting grid. which goes across all starting positions and keeps the rider from going forward.A race against time by an individual rider. Signal Zone . Starting Gate .Blocking device. that is dropped out of the way when the race is started.(with reference to penalties) The loss of all rights to compete as a rider or participate as a member of a pit crew for a stated period. Technical Inspector . Stock .Parts manufactured and delivered by the OEM. which are identical to the parts installed on the motorcycle by the OEM before retail sale. Suspension . Timed Qualifying .
7. to the AMA. 6. Receive all protests and render decisions thereon.OFFICIALS DUTIES A. Determine if all riders are qualified to properly negotiate the course and prohibit any riders not so qualified from competing. 8. 3. Direct the Starter to black flag riders off the track for any condition he deems to be unacceptable or in violation of any rules. 5. The AMA and/or the Race Manager are empowered to measure engines or any other components. 12. 9. To determine that qualified personnel are assigned to those positions necessary to ensure the efficient conduct of the event. Allocate a properly enclosed location for engine inspection and Page 67
. Request the official sanction from promoter and keep the sanction until the meet is over. 2. and to provide payment for services rendered by officials in accordance with AMA guidelines. 10. 11. The duties of the Race Manager will include the following: 1. 4. Render all decisions on disqualification of riders. Satisfy himself that the course is suitable for the meet at the time of the meet and call the meet off at any time that conditions make it unacceptable. Provide for technical inspection of equipment being used by the riders and bar any equipment which does not conform to equipment regulations. See that accurate time is kept for all races. 13. Make a full written report within three days of all details of the meet. 14. Direct or oversee the activities of all other track and pit officials. May direct the Starter to red flag/light a race which was started improperly. and penalize any rider who violates any of the rules of the meet or the AMA. subject to appeal to the AMA.
2. 15. 5. 3. 4. as instructed by the Race Manager. timers. Assist the Race Manager in track preparation or maintenance before and during a meet. at various points throughout the course. Such other duties as may be assigned by the Race Manager. 16. The duties of the Chief Steward will include the following: 1. Position riders at the starting line. Assign extra flagmen. Assist the Race Manager in organizing and supervising track officials. C.measurement. The number of riders allowed to start in any meet will be subject to approval of the Race Manager and/or the AMA. B. The duties of the Starter will include the following: 1. Have engines ready for measurements on completion of the meet. Provide a complete set of flags for use during the race. Such other duties as may be assigned by the Race Manager. 2. and insure that each cornerworker/flagman has been supplied with the necessary flags. are ready and in place before starting the race. etc. including any unforeseen situation for the betterment and in the interest of the program. Page 68
. Determine if scorers. The Race Manager is empowered to make and enforce temporary regulations necessary to cover emergencies or special conditions (not covered in the Rule Book). The Race Manager must consider all protests and appeals. when required. D. give halfway flags. Flag off the course any disqualified riders and otherwise direct the progress of the race with flags. Exhibit a list of all events. The duties of the Chief Clerk will include the following: 1. 3. Instruct the cornerworkers as to the performance of their duties. last lap flags and finish flags. start the race.. 7. 6. umpires.
Umpires may be assigned by the Race Manager and when assigned will watch the progress of the meet and report any infractions of the rules to the Race Manager. See that a suitable checking stand is provided and at the proper place on the course.2. The duties of the Pit Steward will include the following: 1. 3. Provide the Pit Steward with two copies of the results for posting and line-up in the pits as soon as possible after each event. H. Receive all entries and check the riders' competition licenses. 3. 5. The duties of the Chief Scorer will include the following: 1. Notify riders to appear at the starting point in time for each event Page 69
. F. Judges may be assigned by the Race Manager to determine the outcome of any meet. or see that the promoter has provided. 4. G. Umpires and Observers 1. E. The Timer will operate electric timing equipment as approved by the AMA and will keep an accurate record of all times and report the same to the Chief Scorer. Such other duties as may be assigned by the Race Manager. Provide. At the end of the meet. Advise the Starter when the Scorers are ready and keep the Starter informed on finish information of each rider. 4. 3. 2. See that the promoter or others have provided all of the necessary equipment for proper checking. Provide all line-up lists and result lists to the promoter for distribution to the press. 5. a sufficient number of Scorers. 2. Line judges will be assigned by the Race Manager to correlate correct start with official Starter. Complete and keep all scores and turn the same over to the Chief Clerk. insure that the final results are posted. Judges.
. 4. suitable and orderly pits for the riders to work from. Hold a lottery for starting positions and record the results. Process all bonus awards and tech inspection forms. 5. Make a list of machines and riders that have been inspected. The duties of the Technical Inspector will include the following: 1. Affix a sticker. I. 2. 3. Throughout the day be alert for any unacceptable equipment and report the equipment to the Race Manager.in which they are entered and assign proper starting positions. Maintain neat. 2. 6. Provide a place for and conduct a technical inspection before a rider is allowed on the course for practice. mark or seal on each machine showing that it has passed technical inspection.
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