- When is the National?
The 2018 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship will take place July 30 - August 4 at the Loretta Lynn's Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
- Do I have to be an AMA member to race the Area Qualifier and Regional Championship?
Yes, you must be an AMA member for all events
- How do I qualify for the Amateur National Championship at Loretta Lynn's Ranch?
For more information on the two-step qualifying procedures visit our How To Qualify page.
Classes and Rules
- Where can I get a copy of the rules?
- What date determines my age for a class at the National?
For Youth classes, the age of the rider on January 1 of the current year will determine their age for the remainder of the year. For classes 12-17, the age of the rider is determined by their age as of the first day of National competition (July 31, 2017). For class 8 (250 C Jr. (12-16) Limited), the age of the rider is determined by their age as of the first day of Area Qualifier competition (Feb. 11, 2017). For all other classes, the age of the rider is determined as of the date of the event.
- I have been riding motocross for three years now, but I am not sure if I am still a "C" rider. Can I attempt to qualify in the "C" classes for the National? How can I find out?
Maybe, but we need more information. Be sure to read the AMA Rulebook and Amateur National Supplemental Rules, regarding "C" class eligibility. Riders in violation will not be permitted to ride the "C" class. After reading the rules, if you are still not sure about your eligibility, you can contact the AMA directly for more information and assistance on your eligibility at (800) 262-5646.
- I'm an "A" rider. Can I ride both "A" classes and the A/Pro Sport classes?
Yes. But remember you can ride only 2 classes at the National.
- Can I ride both Girls and Women's classes?
- Can I ride a Big Wheel in the Women's class?
Yes. A Big Wheel with an engine size of 99cc to 250cc is allowed.
- Can I race a 144cc 2-Stroke in the Schoolboy class #33?
No. The Schoolboy 1 (12-17) B/C class is limited to a 125cc 2-Stroke or a 150cc 4-Stroke.
- Can I race a 450cc 4-Stroke in the Women 12+ Amateur class?
No. The Women 12+ Amateur class is limited to a 2-Stroke or 4-Stroke 99cc - 250cc. However, you must be 14 years old to ride a 250cc motorcycle.
- Can I race a 250cc 2-Stroke in the 250cc class this year?
Yes, the 250cc class (A, B, C) allow machines from 122cc - 250 cc regardless of 2-Stroke or 4-Stroke
- Can I race a 250F in the 450cc class?
Yes, the 450cc classes (A, B, C) allow machines from 122cc - Open.
- Can I use starting blocks?
Yes, start blocks are permitted and will be provided by MX Sports. You may not use your own start block.
- Can I bore my cylinder and run the limited class?
No! AMA rules state that you must race the stock bore. No work is allowed on stock cylinders, with the exception of cylinder re-plating.
- I have an oil injection system on my bike. Can I put fuel in this system?
No. The oil injection system is for oil only. It must be in working condition and contain ONLY oil.
- What is legal and illegal in the limited class?
- Can I use a 12" wheel in the 51cc (7-8) Limited?
You may retrofit on all class 20 machines. OEM parts must be used. Make sure you do not modify the hubs.
- Can I ride my regular size 85cc bike in the Super Mini class?
Yes. Standard 85's (including standard 85cc size wheels) are legal in the Super Mini classes.
- Can I request a number for the National?
Yes you can. We will try very hard to accommodate your request. Top ten numbers can only be used if you earned that number in th same class the previous year.
- What number and background plate color do I need to put on my bike?
At the Area Qualifier and Regional Championships riders may use their regular numbers and the background plate color that you would normally use at your local track.
Riders making the final roster for the National Championship may request a National number for which we will make our best effort to accommodate. The plate and number color scheme for the national is listed in the Supplemental Rules.
- Can I protest a rider at the National who does not have the proper number plate color scheme for my class?
No. Cosmetic items on a motorcycle are not protestable items.
- What if I am an Alternate for the National Championship? What should I do about my numbers?
If you are an Alternate for the National and not guaranteed in any other class, we recommend coming to the National with no numbers and the proper background color scheme for th class in which you are an alternate. This will allow us to assign any number bib that we have available. Numbers will be available for purchase at the event.
Women's Class Clarification
- Which class can I race at Loretta Lynn's?
There are 2 classes offered:
Girls (11-16) (79-112cc 2-Stroke / 75-150cc 4-Stroke). Max. Wheels: Front 19" / Rear 16" / Must be 12 to ride Supermini and;
Women (12+) Amateur (99-250cc) (Must be 14 to ride 250cc). Past WMX champions and the top 5 overall finishing positions from the previous two years WMX Championships are not eligible for the Women Amateur class.
- Where are the Area Qualifier races in my area?
Check out our full schedule to located events near you.
- When I attend an Area Qualifier do I need to be there both Saturday and Sunday?
That depends on the classes for which you are trying to qualify. Check out our national class chart to see what classes are running on each day at the Area Qualifiers.
- What time is sign up at my Area Qualifier?
- Where are the Regional Championship races in my area?
Check out the full schedule to locate events near you.
- When I attend the Regional Championship do I need to be there both Saturday and Sunday?
Yes. Depending on the number of riders attempting to qualify and the three moto format at the Regional Championships, there may be qualifiers to create one full gate for the final two motos. All three motos count toward an overall finishing position.
- What time is sign up at my Regional Championship?
- if a rider in a qualifying position decides not to compete at the Regional, do the riders below him move up one position?
No. Each rider maintains his/her original finishing position for advancement purposes.
- If a rider is disqualified at a Regional Qualifier, does my "Power Ranking" change?
No. The disqualified rider is still shown as a competitor in that class. However, all riders who finished below the disqualified rider will move up one (1) position.
- If I cannot attend the Regional Championship that I pre-entered, can I get a refund?
See our Refund Policy.
- How can I check to see if you received my Regional Championship entry? Will you notify me?
Just go online and check your online registration status.
- I registered for my Regional but I did not have a qualifying position. I attended another Area Qualifier race and have improved my finish position. What should I do?
Call MX Sports ASAP and we ill make sure to get you qualified in the right region.
- Can I proceed to the Regional if my overall finishing poistion was a DNF (did not finish), DNS (did not start), or DSQ (disqualified) at the Area Qualifier?
No. You must first have a finishing position in at least one moto with an overall finishing position in order to be eligible to race in the Regional.
- At the National, what day is my class going to run?
The race order/schedule will be posted approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the National Championship
- How does camping work at the National?
Each rider who registers for the National Championship must purchase what is called a "Facility Permit." This Facility Permit is paymet for your racing "footprint" at Loretta Lynn's Ranch for the entire week. The Facility Permit also includes non-hookup camping and gate admission into the event for all individuals in the vehicle being used. The Facility Permit is in addition to the National Race Entry Fee.
- What if I am staying in a hotel, do I still need to purchase a Facility Permit?
Yes. The Facility Permit is considered your racing "footprint" (i.e. pit set-up and admission) for the entire week.
- How can I get a camping hook-up at the National?
Unfortunately, hook-ups, electricity and some sewage availability is limited. To be considered for a hook-up at the National, a rider must indicate on their National entry form that they would like to enter what is called the "Hook-Up Lottery." Hook-ups are assigned by a computer generated lottery system and will be posted in mid-July. All available hook-up camping sites are assigned to riders and their families with only one hook-up available per family. An additional fee will be collected at the Front Gate for hook-up winners. Anyone using a Facility Permit sticker other than the one authorized by MX Sports will be removed from the Ranch. Spectators are not eligible for a hook-up.
- I am handicap, can I get a hook-up?
Unfortunately, due to the magnitude of the claims for handicap parking we cannot accomodate handicap requests for a hook-up. However, we will make our best effort to provide you with a location suitable to accommodate your mobility needs.
- I won a hook-up in the lottery but I have to withdraw from the National, can I transfer my hook-up to a friend?
No. Hook-ups are non-transferable.
- Can I bring a dog to the races in Tennessee?
- PET POLICY: We are going to try something new this year and allow SMALL, FRIENDLY pets. This is a long, hot week, and many animals are not suited to these conditions. We will leave it to the pet's human to decide if it's a good idea to bring them nor not. Regardless, if you do bring a pet, you will be required to pick up its business and keep the pet in your camping area. No pets near the racetrack, in Town Center, Lucas Oil Arena or Sponsor Village. Pets must remain on a leash at all times. Pets that bark or bite or otherwise are cause for concern will be required to leave the event with their humans. MX Sports has sole discretion on whether your pet can stay.
- Local Kennels are available near by:
- How long are the motos at the National?
All 51cc, Girls, Senior 45+/Masters 50+, and "C" classes will run 15-minute motos. All other classes will run 20-minute motos.
- What are the additional fees to qualify and race at the National Championship?
In addition to the MX Sports Area Qualifier registration fee, each Area Qualifier track will charge a race entry fee and gate admission fee. Same for the Regional Championships - you will register with MX Sports online and pay a fee to participate in the national program, and then pay a race entry and gate admission fee at the regional track.
Once you qualify for the National, you will register online for your race entry and Facility Permit, which includes your gate admission and camping for the week.
- Does every rider have to purchase a Facility Permit?
Yes, your Facility Permit covers your facility entry for the week - whether or not you are camping at the ranch. However, immediate family members of the same household do not have to purchase multiple Facility Permits. This means participating siblings and/or parents that live in the same household and who are staying together during the national week do not have to purchase more than one Facility Permit.
This does not apply to extended family members, i.e., cousins, step-children who do not live together, or friends camping together.
- I am a family friend and plan to camp all week. How can I get a camping hook-up at the National?
Spectators are not eligible for a campking hook-up spot. Only qualified racers are eligible for hook-ups.
- I purchased an extra car pass, but they are coming later in the week. Should I take it with me or leave it at the front gate?
You may keep the pass at the front gate in your envelope and when the extra car comes they will pick it up. This is the best option considering there is minimal cell phone service at the ranch.