Welcome to the Media Credential Program for the 2020 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship.
This program is designed to meet your media credential needs in a convenient and timely manner.
A Media Credential for the 2020 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is essentially an Infield Pass, which provides access to a restricted area of the racetrack. This is a privilege and any rules violated will result in immediate removal of your credential.
Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, July 17. Approved credentials will be available for pick up at the MX Sports Welcome Center Friday, July 31 beginning at 8 a.m. Please bring a valid form of identification to pick up your pass and your pass and provided vest/bib must be worn at all times.
Approval: Media credentials are approved on a case-by-case basis in the sole discretion of MX Sports ("MXS"). MXS may approve or deny media access at any time, for any or no reason, including inappropriate behavior or violation of event rules.
Appropriate Attire: Media are required to dress appropriately. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times; sandals are prohibited. Inappropriately dressed media may be required to remedy the situation or face credential revocation.
Event Rules: Media members must observe all event guidelines and regulations. If unsure, please seek information from either the Media Manager, Kayla Bolton, Marketing Manager, Derek Garcia, or on-site security personnel. Do not begin work as a media member unless you understand the event rules and regulations.
Race Results: Pre- and post-race press releases and race results are disseminated on a regular basis to media outlets and publications. Please contact the MXS Media Manager if you wish to be added to the distribution list.
Proper Use: Credentials must be clearly displayed at all times during events and only by the individual to whom it was issued. Presentation of a credential signifies to security that the bearer has signed the required release forms and meets the qualifications for entrance into restricted areas. Unauthorized or improper use of a credential is prohibited. Credentials are non-transferable and will be revoked if used by any other person.
Replacement: If your credential is lost, stolen or damaged, contact MXS immediately.
You must check in at the MX Sports Welcome Center as you enter the facility for the first time.
Vehicle and Facility Passes will be available to purchase when you pick up your media pass at the MX Sports Welcome Center, located at the entrance of The Ranch (it’s the dark brown building immediately on the right).
Facility Permit: Approved Media bringing an RV or Camper will need to purchase a Facility Permit ($450). Loretta Lynn Ranch requires an early entry fee of ($40) per day if arriving before Sunday, August 2. Facility permits must be picked up at the MX Sports Welcome Center as you enter starting Friday, July 31 through Monday, August 3.
PHOTO Credential Access: Photographers will be required to wear an Media Pass at all times and must keep a safe distance from the race course, or relocate as instructed by officials.
Photographs: All photos taken are the property of MXS. Websites may upload still images from any Event; however, these images may not be used for any commercial or retail purposes without the express written consent of MXS and the athlete(s) depicted.
Video: The filming rights to the racing events, the facilities and the venues are the sole and exclusive property of MX SPORTS. No filming or broadcasting of the racing events, the facilities or the venue (including but not limited to internet, audio webcasting, television, DVD, radio, etc.) is permitted without the express written permission of MX SPORTS. Approval will be limited to editorial/news coverage only. No race coverage will be permitted. A retail sale of race footage is strictly prohibited.
TRACK ACCESS POLICY
Safe Distance: Media track access is limited to those areas where Media can safely capture images without endangering either themselves or event competitors. Accordingly, Media are prohibited from standing in or on the edge of the race track or otherwise interfering with the race and must maintain a safe distance from the designated edge of the track surface at all times.
Start Line: Media are restricted from the area in front of the Start Gate once the Moto Board is displayed. Media are further prohibited from accessing areas directly to the inside or outside of the Start first turn, and once authorized to cross the track in the first turn immediately after the Start, must first ensure that all competitors have successfully left the Start Gate and completed the first turn before crossing the track.
Restricted Areas: Media are prohibited from accessing areas of the track where the course design would place them within areas such as jumps and jump landing zones or where they are unable to continuously see or be seen by oncoming riders.
Interference: Media may not stand in front of or otherwise block any TV camera or sponsor signage. Media are expected at all times to conduct themselves in a safe and professional manner and may not impede in any way the activities of race officials, track workers or TV camera operators.
Outside Assistance: Media are prohibited from signaling, cheering on, or assisting riders from the infield.
MX SPORTS INFIELD PROCEDURE
- The track infield is restricted. Only authorized track personnel, and credentialed press and sponsors may access the infield.
- No one is permitted on the track while the track maintenance crew is working.
- Press must obtain media credentials from the MX Sports Welcome Center prior to entering the infield. Only industry-related press and press with proper identification will be permitted access.
- Signaling riders, cheering or providing mechanical assistance is prohibited by press or event sponsors on the infield.
- Crossing the track is forbidden during racing.
- Shirts and shoes are required in the infield.
- Only MX Sports staff may assist fallen or stranded riders.
Applicant Information: Complete the applicable form below and submit for approval. Make sure all information is accurate. Our primary means of communication with you will be by email.
Assignment Letter: Applications must be accompanied by an assignment letter from an accredited publication or media outlet. Freelance journalists and photographers must be on assignment and be named on the application form submitted by the media outlet's editor. Pre-event articles or feature stories are strongly recommended to assist in publicizing the event. Marketing and advertising representatives from approved publications, teams and sponsors will be credentialed only if on editorial assignment.
Age Requirement: The minimum age for a media credential is 18 years.
Submittal: Applications must be received by Friday, July 17. Approval of applications is in the sole discretion of MXS.
Credential Pick-up: Approved credentials will be available for pick up at the MX Sports Welcome Center on Friday, July 31 beginning at 8 a.m. The welcome center will be open from Friday through Monday from 7 a.m.-9 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Please bring a valid form of identification to pick up your pass and your pass must be worn at all times.
Contact us at (304) 284-0101 or email us at [email protected]
Thank you for your application. We'll see you at the races!