Midwest Amateur MX Series

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Rules and Regulations

2022 Season

The following are the latest rules and regulations for Midwest Amateur MX. These rules are subject to change so please monitor this page for any changes.

06/05/2022

LATEST UPDATES: Added Ladies B

2022 Race Dates

DateLocation
May 14/15Lloydminster
June 11/12Cold Lake
July 30Unity
Aug 13/14Edam
Sept 10Unity

Race Day Schedule

Registration: On line here https://www.midwestamateurmx.ca/racing/race-registration-form/
Rider’s Meeting: 8:30am
Practice: 9:00am

You may practice in more than one practice, but only if you have 2 different bikes (ex
Supermini bike and a 250), or have to race 2 different tracks (ex 50CC/65CC)

Moto One: Approximately 20 minutes after practice
Moto Two: Approximately 30-45 minutes after heats

Plaques will be handed out approximately 30 minutes after the last race is conclude

Race Fees

TypeCost ($)
Membership60
First Class25
Additional Class15
Medic5
Gate/Person6

Classes and Age Requirements

A Class: This class is for Pro/Fast Intermediate riders who are riding 125cc two stroke or equivalent and higher bikes. Minimum age is 14.

B Class: This class is for junior/Slower intermediate riders who are riding 125cc two stroke or equivalent and higher bikes. Minimum age is 14.

C Class: This class is for beginner riders who are riding 125cc two stroke or equivalent and higher bikes. Minimum age is 14.

D Class: This class is for people who have never raced before this year, who are riding 125cc two stroke or equivalent and higher bikes. Minimum age is 14.

Vet Class: This class is for riders over the age of 30. Bikes 125cc and bigger are allowed. There will be an A and a B class this year. Vet B is for C and D class riders.

Youth Class: This class is for riders 14-29 years old. Bikes 125cc and bigger are allowed. There will be an A and a B class this year. Youth B is for C and D class riders.

Ladies A Class: This class is for female riders, who are riding 125cc two stroke or equivalent and higher bikes.  Minimum age is 14

Ladies B Class: This class is for female riders, who are 7-16 years of age riding 80-112cc bikes. As well as 150cc 4-strokes

Supermini Class: This class is for riders who are 7-16 years of age riding 80-112cc bikes. As well as 150cc 4-strokes.

85cc 7-11 Class: This class is for 85cc two strokes and 150cc four strokes within the ages of 7-11. Max rear wheel size 14”.

85cc 12-16 Class: This class is for 85cc two strokes and 150cc four strokes within the ages of 12-16. Max rear wheel size 14”

65cc Class: This class is for 65cc or equivalent bikes. Ages 7-11 years old

50cc Open Class: 50cc 2 and 4 strokes within the ages of 4-8. Race ran on same track as 65cc.

50cc 4-6 class: 50cc 2 and 4 strokes within the ages of 4-6.

50cc 7-8 class: 50cc 2 and 4 strokes within the ages of 7-8.

Note: Age is determined by the rider’s age as of Jan 1 2021.

General

  1. In certain cases, age or bike requirements may be waived at the discretion of the
    MWAMX Board Members.
  2. Smaller classes may be combined with similar engine size or rider ability as per
    discretion of MWAMX Board Members.
  3. Only bikes legal for the class will be allowed on the starting line 4.
  4. No bike substitutions will be allowed unless they are legal for the class to be entered.
    All substitutions must be approved by an MWAMX board member prior to the
    practice/race session.
  5. All decisions can come back to MWAMX Board Member discretion.

Class Advancement

It is up to each rider to decide which class is appropriate for his or her riding level. If you
finished in top positions consistently the previous year, you are encouraged to move up. The
board members will be watching throughout the year to make sure everyone is in the proper
class. Should a rider willingly move up or be moved up by the board, points will not transfer.

A rider will be moved up if:

  1. He/she finished top 5 at 80% of attended races in previous year.
  2. Top 3 overall two years in a row.
  3. As determined by the MWAMX Board Members.

You may only move down with express permission from the MWAMX board.

Official Flags

Green: Continue Racing

White: One Lap to Go

Checkered: End of Race

Yellow: A rider is down, slow down. Maintain positioning until you are passed the downed rider. NO JUMPING OR PASSING. 3 position docking will occur if caught.

Red: Return back to starting gate, watch for an emergency situation. Instructions will be given at the starting gate as to what will happen next.

Black: There is something wrong with your bike or riding style, stop and talk to the ref flagging you.

Rider Gear Requirements

Helmets must be of full coverage and must cover the base of the skull and must be worn at all times.

Boots must be worn. They must be sturdy, protective and cover the ankle.

Shatterproof eye protection must be worn. Goggles, protective pants, gloves and shirts with full length sleeves most be worn.

Bike Requirements

All machines must be fitted with properly working, complete clutch, gear box, brakes (both wheels) and integral ball ended clutch and brake levers. Minimum size of ball end shall be 5/8 inch diameter.

The use of handlebars made from carbon, Kevlar or any other composite materials is forbidden.

Motocross machines must meet a 96 dba level, according to the CMA testing procedure.

A driver must begin a specific heat or race with a properly silenced bike, and if, during the course of that heat or race loses, breaks or otherwise renders ineffective said silencer device, this should not result in a disqualification from the heat or race – UNLESS the senior referee has reason to believe that said effectiveness was contrived and/or deliberate.

Moto Format

Points will be awarded as follows:

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

Points reduce by one until 20th place. Points are not awarded after 20th place. Points will be combined from first and second moto and the rider accumulating the most points after both moto’s is the overall class winner. In case of a tie, the winner is the rider with the better finishing position in the final moto.

Gate Pick

Gate pick for moto one is determined by a random computer calculation. Gate picks for moto two are determined by the position the rider finished in moto one.

Identification

All riders must have three number plates attached to their bike before they are eligible to participate. Number plates must be legible. If the lap counters can’t read it, you won’t be scored.

Bike numbers are on a first come first served basis. If you have the same number as someone who registered before you, you must change your number prior to practice. Riders may be required to modify their number plates to ensure they are readable.

Disqualification

Any and all rules below may carry further consequences, such as the offender/s being required to pay a fine, start backwards or leave the event. Consequences are at the discretion of the MWAMX Board Members and are final.

  1. Abusing officials. Violent disagreements with any official or cursing at any official is sufficient reason for disqualification.
  2. Distraction or interruption of lap counters will cause you to lose all points for that race.
  3. Interference with any race official, EMT, or track workers.
  4. No alcoholic beverages may be consumed prior or during an event by any competitor.
  5. Drug usage will not be tolerated. If you are suspected of or seen using illegal drugs at any of our races, you may be disqualified and banned for the rest of the season.
  6. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.
  7. No rider may ride under another rider’s name.
  8. No rider may substitute a bike unless it is legal for the race and the substitution must be approved by an MWAMX Board Member.
  9. All riders are responsible for the conduct of him/herself and pit crew.
  10. Riding in the pits must be done in first gear only. Anything other than idling may cause you to start backwards in your next moto. A second offence may cause you to be disqualified for the race day.
  11. Any practicing in the wrong class (unless approved by the Board Members) will cause the rider to start backwards in their next moto.

Protests

Any protests must be made to the MWAMX Board or the Head Ref. Protests, whether of rider placing, machine or rule violation must be done within 30 minutes after the results have been posted for the race in question.

End of Season Awards

50cc 4-6 & 7-8, 50cc Open, 65cc, 85cc 7-11 & 12-16 classes receive trophies 1-5 place.

Remaining classes receive trophies 1-3 place.

Riders must complete at least 50% of the races to receive a year end trophy.

All ties will be determined by most overall wins, if the tie remains, it will go by the next best overall finish, if the tie still remains, it will go be the finish in the last race.

MWAMX Board Members

Chris Whelan

Warren Tymchak

Derek Jensen

Vance Mckee

Kasmine Dyck

lloydminster