AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report
American Motorcycle Association 13515 Yarmouth Drive Pickerington OH 43147 February 15, 2017 Dear AMA Members: The American Motorcyclist Association’s Michigan District 14 Recognized District Organization, continued to thrive in 2016 with approximately 13 percent growth over our last fiscal year. With every discipline of riding, except Trials and Road Racing, District 14 (D14) offers racing and competition events primarily year-round. Michigan now is the # 1 State for motocross participation! Now not all these riders are D14 members, but it shows that, as a District, our MX program is second to none, and provides the members with a quality series. As a membership-driven organization, D14 strives to bring the finest events to our members - both the riders and the clubs/organizers. This is done by following the guidelines of the American Motorcyclist Association and D14’s own bylaws and procedures manual. D14 remains on top of ORV and land-use issues, both environmentally and legislatively, by having members on several Michigan boards and in constant contact with the Michigan State Legislature. District 14 has been organizing and/or participating in many forest clean- ups. D14 is in it’s 11th year of an Annual Tree Planting. This event is in conjunction with the States Department of Natural Resources and several other organizations, and has planted over 100,000 trees in Michigan’s forests to repair ORV damaged areas. We continue to work with and support “Biker for Books”, bringing books and motorcycle's to promote area elementary schools and reading with children. We will continue to support and work with the American Motorcyclist Association as we continue to grow our passion. Right’s Riding, Racing. Thomas Dunn AMA District 14 President 2/16/2017
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Table of Contents Directory of District Officers
Directory of Chartered D-14 Clubs/Promoters
Current D-14 By-Laws
Division Rules ATV HS
Rider Membership Report
District Organization Membership form with fee Structure
District Organization Sanction and Charter Fees
District Organization Rider/Entry/Head Tax
Division Chair Reports
2016 Calendar of Events
2017 Calendar of Events
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report Position
First Name Last Name Street Address
President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Legislative Director AMA Congress-Off Road AMA Congress-alt Off-Road AMA Congress-Off Road AMA Congress-alt Off Road AMA Congress - Road AMA Congress - alt Road AMA Congress-alt ATV AMA Congress-Recreation AMA Congress-alt Recreation Off Road Rider Rep Off Road Rider Rep Road Rider Representative Membership Administrator D14 Webmaster D14 News Editor
Thomas Neal Heather Steve Rev Ron John Andy Dick Kreg Kaye Terri John Thomas Dick Tim Kevin
Dunn Soenksen Soenksen Beane Packer Zwerican Nichols Bigelow Bigelow Johnson Sweet Scherer Dunn Ranney Beougher Lambert Jr
5010 Stafford Ave 3155 Prescott Dr. 3155 Prescott Dr. 9 Amherst Lane 75520 28th St 10369 N. Bray Rd.
Lansing Howell Howell Dearborn Lawton Clio
MI MI MI MI MI MI
48910 48843 48843 48120 49063 48420
1316 East Kent Rd. 403 Seminole
MI 48637 (989) 751-8073 MI 48442 (248)245-9919
Heather Robert Linda
Soenksen Loucks Roxbury
3155 Prescott Dr.
Howell Lansing Almont
MI 48843 (517)775-5897 MI (517) 325-3930 MI 48003 (810) 496-0080
Flat Track/TT Chairperson
7721 Celeste Rd
Fair Haven MI 48023 586-804-4265
Dirt Dirt Dirt Dirt
Jennifer Jennifer Jennifer Jennifer
Barnes Barnes Barnes Barnes
7721 Celeste Rd 7721 Celeste Rd 7721 Celeste Rd 7721 Celeste Rd
2250 Haslett Rd
Vice Chair Mark Points Keeper Secretary Treasurer Kris Webmaster Bill Rider Rep - A / AA Vic Rider Rep - B Kurt Rider Rep - C / 60+ / WomTina
8424 Winnie LN
Fair Haven Fair Haven Fair Haven Fair Haven Williamston Williamsburg
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Linda@D14News.net firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Tolly Smith Flegel Haveri Flegel
10908 Roberts Dr 1215 Lake Jason Dr 2395 S Smith Rd 646 S Chocolay Ave 2395 S Smith Rd
Munith White Lake Ithaca Clawson Ithaca
MI MI MI MI MI
8289 Gulley St. 9406 Maple Rd 4773 64th St 8289 Gulley St.
Taylor Lyons Holland Taylor
MI 48180 (248)672-1224 MI (517)204-6932 MI 49423 MI 48180 (248)672-1224
Track Track Track Track
Points Keeper Secretary Treasurer Webmaster
Enduro Chairperson Enduro Enduro Enduro Enduro Enduro Enduro Enduro Enduro -
61128 W. 28 Mile Rd. 4935 Ita Ct Apt.#112
(517) 896-9757 (313)244-6827 (517)775-5897 (313)918-8944 (269) 548-7348 (989) 871-3008 (616)948-2933 Washington MI 48094 (586)677-0456 (810)965-8764 Swartz Creek MI 48473 (248)459-1777 (248)894-8977
3405 Howland Rd.
MI MI MI MI
48023 48023 48023 48023
810-627-5650 810-627-5650 810-627-5650 810-627-5650
MI 48895 (517)763-9406 MI 49690 (517) 304-0726
49259 48386 48847 48017 48847
(313) (248) (989) (248) (989)
530-0347 891-1400 506-1487 797-3578 875-8186
HareScrambles - Vice Chair HareScrambles - Vice Chair ATV HareScrambles - ATV Treasurer Hare Scrambles - Points Keeper Hare Scrambles - Secretary Hare Scrambles - Treasurer Hare Scrambles - Webmaster ATV- Rider Rep Hare Scramble
Mark Chad Jason Mark
Becker Teachout Cottrell Becker
Richardson 1802 Robbins Nest Ln Apt Grand Haven MI 49417 Stevens 202 N Creyts Lansing MI 48917 (517)507-6769
E-mail Address email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com none firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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ATV- Rider Rep Hare Scramble Hare Scrambles - Rider Rep. Hare Scrambles - Rider Rep. Hare Scrambles - Alt Rider Rep
4790 BURLINGAME SW
WYOMING MI 49509 (616)308-9544
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Hill Hill Hill Hill Hill
13401 109th Ave
Grand Haven MI 49417 616-847-6265
13401 109th Ave
Grand Haven MI 49417 616-847-6265
Ice Race Chairperson
904 North Park
Ice Ice Ice Ice Ice -
Scott Jr Scott Jr
6080 Grand Blanc Rd Swartz CreeMI 48473 (810) 965-8764 firstname.lastname@example.org
Motorcross Vice Chair Vintage MX Vice Chair MX - Points Keeper MX - Secretary MX - Treasurer MX - Webmaster
Steve Jenny Ann Tim Kreg
Baginski Johnson Konarski Beougher Bigelow
11195 Mae 8683 Birch Run Road
MI 48089 (586) 321-5680 MI 48746 (989)871-3356
1316 East Kent Rd.
MI 48637 (989)751-8073
9288 Francis Rd.
MI 48820 (517) 282-4373 email@example.com
ATV - Vice Chair MX ATV - Points Keeper ATV-Marketing Chair ATV - Secretary ATV - Treasurer ATV - Webmaster ATV -MX Rider Rep
Chad Terri Steven Terri Terri Terri Brenden
Reed Sweet Greenwald Sweet Sweet Sweet Holtz
8668 Storey Rd 12189 Okemos Rd.
MI (616)835-0949 MI 48875 (517)719-6264
12189 Okemos Rd. 12189 Okemos Rd. 12189 Okemos Rd. 7536 O'Felan Ct.
Portland Portland Portland Onsted
MI MI MI MI
12189 Okemos Rd.
MI 48875 (517)719-6264 firstname.lastname@example.org
Road Road Road Road -
Kaye Kaye Terri
Johnson Johnson Sweet
165 Laurel Leah. 165 Laurel Leah. 12189 Okemos Rd.
Fenton Fenton Portland
MI 48430 (517)546-4838 MI 48430 (517)546-4838 MI 48875 (517)719-6264
Climb-Vice Chair Climb-Points Keeper Climb-Secretary Climb-Treasurer Climb- Webmaster Vice Chair Points Keeper Secretary Treasurer Webmaster
Vice Chair Secretary Treasurer Webmaster
Taylor Mark Zach
Carpenter Becker Keizer
2016 Armstrong Rd 8289 Gulley St.
MI 48917 (517)802-9609 MI 48180 (248)672-1224 (616)916-6713
MI 48356 (989)621-8701 email@example.com
48875 48875 48875 49265
(517)719-6264 (517)719-6264 (517)719-6264 (517)605-1745
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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D-14 Clubs and Promoters 2016 AMA# ORGANIZATION NAME 8155 103 3341 8501 927 2442 3428 137 8072 211 2220 8798 2517 9180 8495 2931 55 2219 2836 1166 158 2904167 1578 2411 727 2898 9138 793 3016990 3067854 120 4884 3023791 6721 9303 4332 8174 6438
Baja MX, Inc. Battle Creek Motorcycle Club Bent Wheels Competition Club Big Air Motocross Bulldog Riders M/C Cadillac Motorcycle Club Dutch Sport Park Flint Motorcycle Club Freelin MX Goshen Ironhorsemen Grand Kankakee Trail Riders Grattan MX Hill and Gully Riders I-96 Speedway JB MX Motorsports Knuckle Busters Rider's Club Lansing Motorcycle Club Lucky Thumb Motorcycle Club Michigan Off Road Events Muddobbers Motorcycle Club Muskegon Motorcycle Club Owosso Motorsports Park Plymouth Blackhawks Polka Dots MC Port Huron Motorcycle Club Inc. Portland Trail Riders Red Bud MX Riders M/C S.O.R.E. Toledo Trail Riders Treaty City Motorcycle Club Twin Bay Trail Riders Inc. Twisted MX UP Sandstormers Valley Motocross Valley Trail Riders White Lake Racing White Trash Racing
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report Incorporated under the laws of the State of Michigan ARTICLE I NAME, LOCATION, AND OFFICES 1.1 Name. The name of the Corporation shall be: AMA District Fourteen Club Council, Inc. Assumed name District 14. 1.2 Registered Office and Agent. The District will maintain a registered office in the State of Michigan and shall have a registered agent whose address is identical with the address of such registered office. Agent and office is typically that of the District Treasurer unless otherwise designated. 1.3 Other Offices. The principal office of the District shall be that of the District Secretary. The District may have other offices as such place or places as the Board of Directors may determine from time to time as the affairs of the District require or make desirable. ARTICLE II PURPOSES AND GOVERNING INSTRUMENTS 2.1 Purpose: The purpose of this corporation shall be to engage in, carry on, promote and coordinate motorcycling activities, projects and events which shall enhance the sport of motorcycling; to conduct all activities in a manner consistent with the established policies of the American Motorcycle Association (AMA); to assist other groups and individuals in the sport of motorcycling by furnishing information and advice; to seek improved public relations and publicity for the sport of motorcycling; to assist the member clubs in dealing with the problems; to acquire, hold and dispose of any and all property incidental to and necessary for the accomplishment of the above purposes. 2.2 AMA Support Purpose: To support and uphold the goals of the AMA. The purposes of the corporation shall include, but not be limited to, the following: a) to design and administer where necessary a numbering system for various categories of organized motorcycle competition. b) To establish a points system for riders. c) To establish a participation and advancement system for riders. d) To assist the AMA in the coordination and reporting of calendars of sanctioned events. e) To recognize participation and achievement through appropriate awards or recognition program on the district level. f) To support the AMA government relation's efforts on the state level; and g)To provide a means of communication with the membership via a newspaper or newsletter. 2.3 Nonprofit Corporation. The District shall be organized and operated as a Nonprofit Corporation under the provisions of the State of Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Code. 2.4 Governing Instruments. The District shall be governed by its Articles of Incorporation, ByLaws and Operations Guidelines as established and amended from time to time.
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report ARTICLE III CHARTER MEMBER 3.1 Charter Member Eligibility and Application. Charter Membership will be open to any AMA Chartered Club or Chartered Promoter within twenty-five (25) miles of the district border. Application for membership shall be made in such form as shall be prescribed by the Board of Directors. 3.2 Charter Member Dues. The annual dues for Charter Members shall be $25 and shall be payable at the annual meeting or for new members at the time of admittance. 3.3 Charter Member Voting Rights and Duties. All Charter Members must accept and be governed by the general guidelines and decisions made and duly publicized as provided in the District Constitution and By-laws. The Charter Member shall choose, in their own manner, two representatives to the District and may choose first and second alternates to serve in the absence of the regular representatives. All representatives and alternates shall be both an Individual District Member (as provided in Article 5) and an AMA Member in good standing. All representatives and alternates shall be accredited in writing to the District Secretary. Should a Charter Member desire to change their representatives, they shall notify the secretary prior to the meeting at which they desire the change to be effective. No proxy votes are permitted in the conduct of any District business. Representatives may propose regulations, legislation, etc., for action by the District; make nominations for elective officers; and vote on organizational business. The duties of the Charter Member Representatives to the District shall be: To insure that results of his/her club/promoter events are given to the correct Division Chairperson or Point Steward WITHIN SEVEN (7) days after the event To insure that all individual membership fees collected (along with applications) and points funds or other funds collected belonging to the District are given to the appropriate District Representative WITHIN SEVEN (7) days after the event. To see all Rules and Guidelines are followed. To maintain an atmosphere of fellowship and good sportsmanship at all events. To maintain communications between the District and his/her club/promoter. 3.4 Charter Member Meetings. The Annual Organizational Meeting of the District shall be held on the first Saturday of December. The date, time and location must be published thirty (30) days prior to the meeting date. In order to constitute a quorum at the annual meeting, at least onefourth (1/4) of the total number of representatives, or alternates if they are acting as representatives, of the Charter Member must be present. 3.5 Charter Member Administration Responsibility. Each Charter Member shall be responsible for the administration of the AMA rules and/or guidelines and District 14 rules and guidelines that pertain to the operation of the events it promotes. 3.6 Charter Member Resignation. A Charter Member may resign from membership at any time by informing the Secretary or President in writing, provided that said Charter Member has fulfilled any obligations of indebtedness to the District and has returned any District materials or property in their possession. 3.7 Charter Member Suspension/Expulsion. If, in the judgment of the Board of Directors, a 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report Charter Member commits any willful violation or breach of the terms of the Articles of Incorporation, By-laws, Operation Guidelines, or does anything that is detrimental to the District, the Charter Member may be put on "NOTICE" by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. The following shall be valid reason for expulsion (not limited to these specific examples): Failure to cooperate with other Charter Members in the District or the Division Chairmen Failure to conduct events as per the By-Laws and within the guidelines/rules established by the District Failure to collect or remit to the District official's funds required and approved to operate within the By-Laws and within the guidelines/rules established by the District. 3.8 Charter Member Suspension/Expulsion Procedure. Any Charter Member may be placed on "NOTICE" or expelled by: A majority vote of the District Board of Directors at a hearing at which the club or promoter in question will be invited to attend to present any pertinent information. It shall be the responsibility of the District Board of Directors when placing a club or promoter on "NOTICE" or expelling to fully explain verbally/written the violations and to place in writing the corrective actions expected by the club or promoter. Any club or promoter not abiding by the corrective actions as explained via the NOTICE may be suspended from District 14 Club Council and may not receive any benefits of the Council. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors is mandatory for such action of suspension or final expulsion. 3.9 Charter Member Reinstatement. Any club or promoter may be reinstated to good standing by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the District Board of Directors or by a majority vote of the eligible voting members in attendance at the annual meeting. 3.10 Charter Member Resignation. Resignation may be accomplished by any Charter Member by informing the Secretary and/or President in writing of such intent, provided that said Charter Member has fulfilled any obligations of indebtedness to the District and has returned any District materials in their possession. ARTICLE IV PARTNER CHARTER MEMBER 4.1 Partner Charter Member Eligibility and Application. Application for Partner Charter membership for organizations outside the district border by more than 25 miles shall be made in such form as shall be prescribed by the Board of Directors. Partner Charter members are not eligible to vote in any District business; however, they will have voting rights within a District division based on that division’s voting guidelines. 4.2 Partner Charter Member Dues. The annual dues for Partner Charter Members shall be $25 and shall be payable at the annual meeting or for new members at the time of admittance. 4.3 Partner Charter Member Duties. All Partner Charter Members must accept and be governed by the general guidelines and decisions made and duly publicized as provided in the District Constitution and By-laws. The duties of the Partner Charter Member Representatives to the District shall be: 2/16/2017
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To insure that results of his/her club/promoter events are given to the correct Division Chairperson or Point Steward WITHIN SEVEN (7) days after the event To insure that all individual membership fees collected (along with applications) and points funds or other funds collected belonging to the District are given to the appropriate District Representative WITHIN SEVEN (7) days after the event. To see all Rules and Guidelines are followed. To maintain an atmosphere of fellowship and good sportsmanship at all events. To maintain communications between the District and his/her club/promoter.
4.4 Partner Charter Member Administration Responsibility. Each Partner Charter Member shall be responsible for the administration of the AMA rules and/or guidelines and District 14 rules and guidelines that pertain to the operation of the events it promotes. 4.5 Partner Charter Member Resignation. A Partner Charter Member may resign from membership at any time by informing the Secretary or President in writing, provided that said Partner Charter Member has fulfilled any obligations of indebtedness to the District and has returned any District materials or property in their possession. 4.6 Partner Charter Member Suspension/Expulsion. If, in the judgment of the Board of Directors, a Partner Charter Member commits any willful violation or breach of the terms of the Articles of Incorporation, By-laws, Operation Guidelines, or does anything that is detrimental to the District, the Partner Charter Member may be put on "NOTICE" by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. The following shall be valid reason for expulsion (not limited to these specific examples): Failure to cooperate with other Partner Charter Members in the District or the Division Chairmen Failure to conduct events as per the By-Laws and within the guidelines/rules established by the District Failure to collect or remit to the District official's funds required and approved to operate within the By-Laws and within the guidelines/rules established by the District. 4.7 Partner Charter Member Suspension/Expulsion Procedure. Any Partner Charter Member may be placed on "NOTICE" or expelled by: A majority vote of the District Board of Directors at a hearing at which the club or promoter in question will be invited to attend to present any pertinent information. It shall be the responsibility of the District Board of Directors when placing a club or promoter on "NOTICE" or expelling to fully explain verbally/written the violations and to place in writing the corrective actions expected by the club or promoter. Any club or promoter not abiding by the corrective actions as explained via the NOTICE may be suspended from District 14 Club Council and may not receive any benefits of the Council. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors is mandatory for such action of suspension or final expulsion. 4.8 Partner Charter Member Reinstatement. Any club or promoter may be reinstated to good standing by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the District Board of Directors or by a majority vote of the eligible voting members in attendance at the annual meeting.
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ARTICLE V INDIVIDUAL MEMBER 5.1 Individual Member Eligibility and Application. Any person who rides a motorcycle or ORV or who is interested in motorcycling shall be eligible for membership as an Individual Member. All Individual Members shall be AMA members in good standing. Application for membership shall be made in such form as shall be prescribed by the Board of Directors. 5.2 Individual Member Dues. The annual dues for Individual Members shall be established from time to time by the Board of Directors and shall expire one (1), two(2), or three(3) year(s) from the date of application as applicable. Member dues will be paid before participation in any District sanctioned event and are non-refundable. 5.3 Individual Member Voting Rights and Duties. Individual Members shall NOT have a vote in the conduction of business of the District. Individual members are entitled to speak on issues at the Annual Meeting or at any meeting of the Board of Directors after receiving proper recognition from the chair. In the event that an Individual Member is a duly appointed representative of a Charter Member or an elected member of the Board of Directors, he/she then shall have full voting rights as according to such representative has been provided. 5.4 Individual Member Suspension/Expulsion. Individual members may be placed on probation or suspended from the District for violations of the Constitutions and By-Laws and general guidelines/rules. The following procedures are necessary before such action may be taken: Notification must be given in writing to the Individual Member of said violation and time, date and location of hearing to all interested parties. Individual Member shall be given opportunity to present and show cause to why they should not be placed on probation or suspended from the District. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors will decide action deemed prudent. 5.5 Individual Member Reinstatement. Any Individual Member may be reinstated to good standing by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the District Board of Directors or by a majority vote of the eligible voting members in attendance at the annual meeting. ARTICLE VI BOARD OF DIRECTORS 6.1 Number and Term. The voting members of the Board of Directors of the District shall be comprised of the elected officers of the District, the AMA Congress Delegates, plus the chairperson of each active Division of the District. The number of Divisions may change as needed to accommodate event types. To the extent that one individual holds more than one position those positions shall be combined and they shall only be entitled to one vote. The Board of Directors shall take office the date after the annual meeting in which they are elected or the very next Board meeting of the District. 6.2 Executive Board of the Board of Directors. The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and the AMA Congress Delegates. 2/16/2017
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6.3 General Powers. The Board of Directors shall have charge of the general direction of the affairs of the District and shall be empowered to transact the business of the District. The corporate powers, property, and affairs of the District shall be exercised, conducted, and controlled by the Directors, and the Directors shall have all the powers in the management of the affairs and property of the District which shall be consistent with law, including but not limited to the power to sell, lease, mortgage, or dispose of any real property; to establish, approve, and review all matters involving administrative policies, programs, and transactions; to instruct and counsel the members of the District; to review and approve periodic statements of fiscal operations; and to exercise all other powers necessary or incidental to the operation and best interests of the District. Additionally they will hold the rights and duties to propose resolutions, legislation, etc. for action by the District; to make nominations for elective officers and vote on organizational business at the annual meeting. 6.4 Quorum. A majority of the Board of Directors OR a two-thirds (2/3) attendance of the Executive Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of the Board of Directors. 6.5 Manner of Acting. The act of the majority of Directors present at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the Board of Directors. Any action may be taken without a meeting if written consent, setting forth the action so taken, shall be signed by all the directors, or all the members of a committee, as a case may be, and be filed with the minutes of the proceedings of the Board or the committee. 6.6 Authority and Responsibility. Under no circumstances, however, shall the fundamental and basic purposes of District 14, as expressed in the Articles of Incorporation, be amended or changed and the Board of Directors shall not permit any part of the net earnings, capital, securities or interest to inure to the benefit of any member, Director, or other private persons or individual 6.7 Removal. Any board member may be removed from office/position when in the judgment of the Board; the District shall be best served by this action. One-third (1/3) of the Chartered Members Representatives or one-half (1/2) of the Board of Directors may propose, in writing, sign and submit to the Secretary, the proposed removal, stating reason for said action. A copy of the request shall be included in the notice of the next meeting to the members. Any officer shall have the right to present a challenge to the removal. The officer will be removed from office by a vote of three-quarters (3/4) of the Board. AMA will be notified of the proposed removal. 6.8 Vacancies. Any vacancies occurring in the Board of Directors may be filled by the appointment of the President, subject the board's approval. A director appointed to fill such a vacancy shall do so for the un-expired term of his/her predecessor in office. 6.9 Compensation. No officer shall for reason of his office be entitled to receive any salary or compensation, but nothing herein shall be construed to prevent an officer or director for receiving any compensation from the District for duties other than as a director or officer. Division Chairmen or their designee will be compensated per event for keeping points through the divisions funds. Reimbursement of reasonable expenses of District board members, as approved by the President and/or the Executive Committee, will be made and are not considered compensation nor should 2/16/2017 11
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report they be considered a distribution of assets. All memberships of the elected board of directors shall be an expense of the District. The board of directors shall hire and fix the compensation of any and all employees/contractors which they in their discretion may determine to be necessary for the conduct of the business of the organization. ARTICLE VII OFFICERS 7.1 Number. The officers of the District shall consist of a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, Legislative Directors, and Rider Representatives: off-road representatives and road representative. District 14 elected officers shall be as follows: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, AMA Off-Road Congressmen, AMA Road Congressmen, AMA ATV Congressman. They shall be the Executive Board as is current. Unless a member of the event promoting organization, at no time, are D-14 elected officials while assisting at events, to handle or be responsible for any monies. The handling of monies is the sole responsibility of the promoting organization. Sign-up will not begin or continue unless a representative of the promoters group or club is present and at all times collecting monies. 7.2 Qualifications. In order for an individual to be eligible for nomination and elected to a District 14 office he/she must be an AMA member in good standing, and be a District 14 Individual member in good standing for at least one year prior to the nomination. 7.3 Election and Term of Office. Elections for all positions shall be held at the annual meeting. Proxy votes will not be allowed. These officers shall take office the date after the annual meeting or the very next Board of Directors Meeting. 7.4 Removal. Refer to Article 6.7. 7.5 Vacancies. Refer to Article 6.8 7.6 President. The President shall be the chief executive officer of the District and shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Annual Meeting. He/she, along with the Treasurer, shall be authorized to sign checks, drafts, and other orders for the payment of money, notes or other evidence of indebtedness issued in the name of the District, and statements and reports required to be filed with the State or federal officials or agencies. He/she shall also be authorized to enter into any contract or agreement and to execute in the District name, along with the Secretary, any instrument or other writing. He/she shall see that all order and resolutions of the Board of Directors are carried into effect. He/she shall have the right to supervise and direct the management and operation of the District and to make all decisions as to policy and otherwise which may arise between meetings of the Board of Directors, and the other officers and employees of the District shall be under his/her supervision during such interim. He/she shall perform such other duties and have such other authority and powers as the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe. 7.7 Vice-President. In the absence of the President or in the event of his /her inability to act, the Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President. The Vice-President shall assume the 2/16/2017 12
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report organization's public relations and publicity duties and to be chairman of any promotional committee. 7.8 Secretary. The Secretary shall: (a) keep the minutes of the meetings, annual, regular or special and attest to such records after every meeting by signature, and said minutes shall be published in a format prescribed by the guidelines and operations manual; (b) see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these By-Laws; (c) be custodian of the Districts records; and (d) in general, perform all of the duties incident to the office of Secretary, including the handling of correspondence relating to the District and such other duties as may be assigned by the President or Board of Directors. Any Board Member or Charter Member may inspect District records with seventy-two (72) hours' notice to the Secretary. 7.9 Treasurer. The Treasurer shall have charge and custody of, and be responsible for, all general funds of the District, except those funds maintained by Divisions. He/she shall receive and give receipts for monies due and payable to the District from any source whatsoever and, in general, perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties assigned by the President or Board of Directors. Along with the President, the Treasurer shall be authorized to sign checks, drafts, and other orders for payment of money, notes or other evidence of indebtedness issued in the name of the District (only one of the two signatures is required), and statements and reports required to be filed with the state or federal officials or agencies. The account books of the District shall be open to inspection by the Board of Directors at all times. Any Board Member or Charter Member may inspect District records with seventy-two (72) hours' notice to the Treasurer. A report of checks/withdrawals of District general operating funds shall be made monthly. The District Treasurer shall generate an expenditure report by officer position for each board meeting. The Treasurer shall be an authorized signature of transactions on all Divisional Accounts. The divisional accounting records will be submitted annually to the Treasurer and will be reviewed and summarized by the Treasurer to be included in the annual financial report and for inclusion in the District's tax filing required by the Internal Revenue Service. 7.10 Legislative Directors. The Legislative Directors shall; (a) maintain communication with the AMA Legislative Director; (b) keep abreast of legislation pertaining to motorcycles and ATV's in the District; (c) encourage each club to appoint a legislative representative to improve communications; and (d) can choose to register as a legislative agent with the State of Michigan. 7.11 Rider Representative. The Rider Representatives shall maintain communication between charter and individual membership and the board of directors. ARTICLE VIII AMA CONGRESS DELEGATES 8.1 Number. There shall be up to five (5) AMA Congress Delegates and up to two (2) being Recreational Representatives, and up to three(3) being Off-Road Representatives . 8.2 Qualifications. In order for an individual to be eligible for nomination and elected to a District 14 office he/she must be an AMA member in good standing, and be a District 14 Individual member in good standing for at least one year prior to the nomination. 8.3 Election and Term of Office. Elections are conducted per AMA procedures 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report 8.4 Removal. Refer to Article 6.7. 8.5 Vacancies. The elected alternate shall act in the absence of the delegate and shall have the same duties as the delegate when acting as such. 8.6 Duties. 1. Represent objectively, faithfully, and accurately the interests of all chartered clubs/promoters within their AMA District, above their own interests and interests of their home club. 2. Bring forward to the AMA administrative staff, the Board of Directors, and the annual AMA Congress information, issues, and suggestions that are in the interest of the Association. 3. Acquire a working knowledge of key Association documents including the Code of Regulations, Guidelines for District Organizations, and rules for amateur and road riding activity. AMA Congress Delegates should make a special effort to become knowledgeable of current rules. 4. Avoid personal involvement at the local level with protests or appeals arising out of sanctioned activity; this, because AMA Congress Delegates will be expected to participate in these proceedings at the national level. 5. Promote cooperation, consensus and harmony of organizations within the AMA District. 6. Provide information aimed at expanding organized activity within their AMA District. 7. Promote the interests of the Association, including growth of membership. 7. Make themselves available to answer all questions relating to AMA activity or be able to refer the individual to the proper AMA department. 8. Participate throughout the year in AMA Congress committee activities and support discipline managers as may be required. This includes attending the Annual Meeting of the AMA Congress, convened to carry out the business and responsibilities of the AMA Congress, including consideration and promulgation of changes to the rules governing AMA sanctioned activities. Individuals who cannot conscientiously meet these responsibilities should not seek nor accept nomination for election to the AMA Congress. ARTICLE IX DIVISION CHAlRMAN 9.1 Number. The number of Divisions may be changed by the Board of Directors to accommodate event types deemed necessary. A majority vote of the members present at a meeting in which there is a quorum may establish a new division. Each Division shall be headed by a Chairman which shall be a voting member of the Board of Directors. 9.2 Chairman Qualifications. In order for an individual to be eligible for nomination and elected as a District 14 Division Chairman he/she must be an AMA member in good standing, and be a District 14 Individual member in good standing for at -least one year prior to the nomination. 9.3 Chairman Election and Term of Office. Election for all Chairman positions shall be held at the annual meeting within each individual Division Meeting. Proxy votes will not be allowed. New Chairman shall take office the date after the annual meeting or the very next Board of Directors Meeting. 9.4 Chairman Removal. Refer to Article 6.7. 9.5 Chairman Vacancies. Refer to Article 6.8. 2/16/2017
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9.6 Chairman Duties. The duties of a Division Chairman shall be (a) to preside over his/her Division Meeting during the Annual Meeting; (b) to see that each event referee has followed the guidelines. If guidelines are not followed properly then they must be reported to the President and/or Board of Directors and/or AMA immediately; (c) to keep rider point standings for all point giving events of the type he/she administers; (d) supply current rider point standings to the membership on a timely basis; (e) to supply a final season point standings to the membership within four weeks after the close of the season; (f) Pre-sanction meetings dates must be posted on the website and published in the newspaper 30 days prior to the meeting date. (g) to appoint individuals to serve as sub-committeemen who will be responsible for different types of competition or areas under his/her division; (h) must appoint an individual to act as division treasurer. Division treasurer must be a separate individual than the division chairman; (i) arrange for any contingency prizes to be given at rider award ceremonies (j) divisional financial records must be reported to the District Treasurer quarterly based on District Treasurer criteria; (k) All divisional financial records must be remitted to the Treasurer at the Annual Meeting and will be updated thereafter to satisfy the reporting needs of the Treasurer; (k) shall submit supplemental guidelines pertaining to his/her division which shall not be contrary to the guidelines/rules, and upon approval by the Board of Directors they shall become part of the Districts' By-Laws and General Guidelines/Rules. ARTICLE X NON-VOTING POSITIONS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 10.1 Committees. The Board may establish from time to time committees as it sees fit to assist in the conduct of business or for special purposes. The chairpersons of each committee shall be appointed by the President, with the Boards approval and, along with the other elected officers, shall serve as members of the Board of Directors, if not already a member. Committee members will be chosen by the committee chairperson or by the Board of Directors. 10.2 AMA Congress Alternates. May vote in the absence of the regular Congress member. 10.3 Alternate or Assistant Legislative Directors. May vote in the absence of the regular Legislative Director. 10.4 Legal Advisor 10.5 Divisional officers and representatives. 10.6 Contracted Service Positions (as may be applicable) - Such as, but not limited D-14 News Editor / Publisher Membership Administrator Web Master ARTICLE XI MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 11.1 Annual Meeting Notice. The Annual Meeting of the District shall be held on the first Saturday of December. The date, time and location shall be given by the Secretary, not less than 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report thirty (30) days prior to the meeting date, in a manner prescribed by the Operations and Guidelines Manual. 11.2 Regular Meetings Notice. Regular Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held from time to time between the Annual Meetings at such times and at such places as the Board of Directors may prescribe. Notice of the time and place of each such Regular Meeting shall be given by the Secretary by mail not less than fourteen (14) days before such Regular Meeting. 11.3 Special Meetings Notice. Special Meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by or at the request of the President or by any two (2) of the Directors in office at that time. Notice of the time, place and purpose of any special meeting of the Board of Directors shall be given by the Secretary either personally or by telephone or e-mail at least twenty-four (24) hours before such Special Meeting. 11.4 Telephone and Similar Meetings. Directors may participate in and hold a meeting by means of a conference telephone or electronic forum if and only if all persons participating have an opportunity to be heard. Participation in such a meeting shall constitute presence in person at the meeting except where a person participates in the meeting for the express purpose of objecting to the transaction of any business on the grounds that the meeting is not lawfully called or convened. 11.5 Meetings by Mail. Business of the Board of Directors may be conducted by mail proved fifteen (15) days are allowed to receive replies. ARTICLE XII ORDER OF BUSINESS 12.1 Meetings. The order of regular scheduled meetings of the District shall be: (1) meeting called to order; (2) roll call of voting members; (3) action upon minutes of the previous meetings; (4) reports of officers; (5) committee reports; (6) old business; (7) new business; and (8) adjournment. 12.2 Rules. Roberts' Rules of Order shall prevail. ARTICLE XIII COMMITTEES The following committees of the Board of Directors shall serve at the pleasure of the Board of Directors for the purpose of conducting specific business for the Board and the membership: 13.1 Contracts Committee. Chaired by the District President and shall be made up of at least three (3) other board members. Responsible for reviewing and making recommendations for changes to the contract for the newspaper, membership administration, web services, and any other ongoing contract situations deemed necessary at a future time. 13.2 By-law and Operations Guidelines Review Committee. Chaired by an Officer or an AMA Congress Delegate and shall be made up of at least three (3) other board members. This committee is responsible for annually reviewing and making recommendations for updating the By-laws and/or Operations Guidelines Reference. 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report 13.3 Any other committee. As determined to be necessary by the Board of Directors. ARTICLE XIV MISCELLANEOUS 14.1 Fiscal Year. The fiscal year shall run from January 1st to December 31st. The Board of Directors is authorized to change the fiscal year from time to time as it deems appropriate. For financial reporting, Divisional funds will be reported December 1st to November 30th, unless the December activity is significant, then the Treasurer may ask for an update of funds through December 31st. 14.2 Liability. All persons or corporations extending credit to, contraction with, or having claim against the District 14 or Board of Directors shall look only to the funds and property of the District 14 for payment of such claim or for payment of any debt, damage, judgment, or decree, or any other money that may otherwise become due or payable to them from the District 14 or the Board of Directors. So that neither the members of District 14, the Board of Directors, present or future, shall be liable personally therefore. 14.3 Construction. Whenever the context so requires, the masculine shall include the feminine and neuter, and the singular shall include the plural and conversely the plural shall include the singular. If any portion of these By-Laws shall be invalid or inoperative, then so far as it is reasonable and possible, the remainder of these By-Laws shall be considered valid and operative and effect shall be given to the intent manifested by the portion held invalid or inoperative. 14.4 Headings. The headings are for organization and convenience. In interpreting these ByLaws, they shall be subordinated in importance to the other written material. 14.5 Relation to Articles of Incorporation. These By-Laws are subject to, and governed by, the Articles of Incorporation. 14.6 Dissolution. Upon any dissolution of this Corporation., assets which are available for distribution shall, to the extent not otherwise provided for by law, be distributed to the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation or, if said Foundation is not in existence, to anyone or more nonprofit national organizations as shall be selected by the Board of Directors. ARTICLE XV AMENDMENTS 15.1 The Articles of Incorporation of the District may be altered, amended, or repealed and new articles adopted by a two-thirds (2/3) of the Board of Directors or three-quarters (3/4) of the members present at the Annual Meeting. 15.2 The By-Laws of the District may be altered, amended or repealed and new ByLaws adopted by a majority vote of the Board of Directors or three-quarters (3/4) of the members present at the Annual Meeting or a special meeting scheduled by the Board of Directors, provided that notice of the proposed change had been made in writing to the Board of Directors and the Chartered Members thirty days prior to the date the vote is taken. The above By-Laws were adopted by the Board of Directors effective December 6, 2014. 2/16/2017
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General Rules These rules are a supplement to the AMA Amateur, Semi-Pro and Youth Competition Rulebook and the AMA Road Rider Rulebook. 1) AMA District 14 points may be awarded for events scheduled on the same date as an AMA Regional Qualifier or an AMA National Amateur Championship Event. 2) A rider may elect to use the number earned in AMA National or AMA District 14 Competition (see applicable rules section). Referees may not change numbers on score sheets or referee reports to defeat the purpose of this rule. 3) All entrants with a Michigan mailing address must be current members of the AMA and District 14 to ride in District 14 off road events or to earn District 14 road points or to qualify for any District championship. Points shall not be awarded retroactively. Other District cards shall be honored, but no District 14 points shall be kept. 4) Events or races not sanctioned at the Annual Sanction meeting and/or events sanctioned less than 30 days prior to the day the event is scheduled to be held, do not automatically become points paying events. Such events MUST be advertised in a manner to offer reasonable assurance that every interested rider will have the opportunity to know about it. Each AMA District 14 Division may have varying requirements. 5) A club or promoter must be chartered and in good standing before any events promoted by them can pay AMA District 14 points. 6) All current District 14 Board members shall have free admission into all amateur District 14 events. 7) Each promoter is expected to follow the AMA and District 14 Rules. Fines and penalties may be imposed as follows: 1. Infraction: AMA Referee Report 14-29 days late. Letter from AMA will be received, copy sent to District. Penalty: Automatic 60 days probation. 2. Infraction: Referee Report 30+ days late. Letter from AMA will be received, copy sent to District. Penalty: Automatic suspension for one (1) year. 3. Infraction: Non-payment of insurance or late payment. Letter from AMA will be received, copy sent to District. Penalty: Automatic 60 days probation. Failure to resolve the problem prior to the next event or within 21 days of infraction will result in automatic suspension. 4. Infraction: Returned (NSF) dealer checks (awarded to riders) or NSF checks to District. Penalty: If checks were made good within 30 days - pay bank fees incurred by dealers or District 14 and automatic one (1) year probation. Penalty: If checks not made good within 30 days and bank fees not paid â€“ automatic suspension. 5. Infraction: Clubs and event promoters will submit an Event Report, Membership Applications and funds collected for Membership Applications to the Membership Administrator within seven (7) days of District 14 event. Event paperwork must be received no later than 14 days after the event. 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report All required paperwork submitted to Membership Administrator must be COMPLETE, correct and on time. Penalty: $100 fine for clubs and event promoters for each event date if required paperwork is incomplete, incorrect and/or late. Items 1 through 4 are subject to penalties - 1st Offense: a term of probation to last up to 60 days from the promoter's next event. 2nd Offense: $250 per violation plus up to or including six (6) monthsâ€™ probation from the promoter's next event. Special exceptions may be made to these penalties based on individual circumstances. Items 1 through 4 can be appealed to the District 14 Board. Fines collected from Items 1 through 4 to go to the District 14 General Operating Fund.
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Rules By Division
AMA/D14 ATV Hare Scramble (XC) 2017 Rules ATV XC Chairman Chad Teachout 517-204-6932 TeachoutC@hotmail.com
ATV XC Vice-Chair David Letts 989-640-5073 DaveLetts1@hotmail.com
ATV XC Rider Reps: Emory Miller, Brent Bergeron, and Jason Cottrell (Treasurer) Referees Duties: Referee must send event report to point’s keeper within 7 days after event. Report shall include date and type of event, results of each class and number of riders, and check or money order for point’s fund. Points fund check shall be calculated on a per rider basis as described below: Rider Points fund: Four dollars ($4.00) per rider, per class. ($1.00 per rider is paid to Moto-Tally) General Rules: 1. The following are supplemental to, or part of, the AMA Rules and Guidelines. All other rules and guidelines applicable to the event shall be derived from the AMA rulebook / guidelines and AMA rules supersede in the case of conflict. 2. A rules committee shall be composed of the ATV Chairman, ATV Vice-Chair, and rider representative/s. The ATV Chairman will break all tie votes. Rule changes and additions may be submitted, in writing for consideration at any time during the year. If adopted will take effect at the start of the next race season. 3. Rider representatives will be appointed at annual sanctioning meeting. They will be required to represent the riders, and will work with chairman to advance all phases of the sport. ATV Specifications: 1. Per AMA Guidelines - All ATV's shall be fitted with a tether type engine kill switch. 2. Number plates and backgrounds should be white or black contrasting combination. Number plates for event scoring are required on the front and rear of the ATV. (Note, the promoter and score keeper/s are not responsible for miss-scoring when the numbers are difficult to read, it is the rider’s responsibility to ensure that the numbers are easily readable at a fair distance, see AMA rule book.)
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report Below are commonly accepted ways to number your ATV: 1. FRONT: White background with Black numbers min 6" high or Black background with White numbers. 2. REAR: White background with Black numbers min 6" high or Black background with White numbers, mounted to rear grab bar or riders back. Numbers also highly recommend on rear fender deck and riders back also. 3. CROSS COUNTRY: XC (Hare Scrambles) riders are required to post class letter designation on number plate. 4. When in use, riders will be sold or rented a transponder card that shall be mounted or taped to the underside of the helmets visor. ATV Scoring: 1. Riders shall earn full points on any race day that is the only points paying event in the district on that day even if they are the sole rider in the class. On a day when two (2) separate tracks are paying points within the district, a full class constitutes having a minimum of 2 riders and is required to earn full points. If less than 2 riders are signed up in a given class on a day when 2 separate tracks are paying district points, ½ points will be awarded for a finishing position. 2. On the date of a nationally sanctioned ATV event held within District 14, that event will be the sole points paying event for that discipline in the District for ATV’s on that day. 3. Championship awards will be presented at end of season or series, and points fund will be distributed until fund is spent in full on above-mentioned awards. The number of awards given will be based on participation in class. 4. In the event that a race is dubbed “double points”, the points will count as 2 separate race finishes instead of 2 times the total points possible. Example: If a rider wins a “double point’s event”, he/she will be awarded 2 race results worth 25 points each (25+25). 5. All riders must go SLOW through the scoring chute in 1st gear! The scoring area is a no passing zone. A rider who spins and throws dirt/mud/water on score keepers and/or the scoring equipment may be docked a lap. ATV Points Scoring: All events scheduled for points will be accumulated towards division/series championships and yearend awards. See the points schedule below: FINISH 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
CROSS COUNTRY (XC) Points 30 25 21 18 16 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5
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4 3 2 1
General Information: 1. All Cross Country (XC) races will be dead engine starts by class, one row at a time. 2. Start Procedure. Riders shall line up in their assigned starting row on a first come basis. 3. A riders meeting will be held at the starting line, or scoring, before the race. All riders are responsible for attending. 4. The starter will give a 10 second signal before the start of the race. Between 8 and 10 seconds the green flag will be thrown, signaling the start. 5. Riders starting their machines prior to the green flag signal, or taking off with the wrong row, will be penalized. 6. Club members not able to race an event due to club work obligations may be allowed to use one less than the required 80% score, and will receive a score for the event based upon the rider’s average for the season. This averaged score will apply to only one race per season, and will be used to complete the rider’s total class and overall division points. Notice must be given to the ATV Chairman or points keeper 60 days prior to event. 7. Numbers 1 - 10 are reserved for the previous season’s top 10 overall finishers and are not to be used unless earned. If 1 - 10 are on the Quad, they must be covered or taped over. On track regulations: 1. Riders must remain on the marked course; the marked course is within 25 feet of race arrows. However, riders must stay within the confines of the following markers: double arrows posted on both sides of the trail, ribbons, signs, stakes, hay bales, barrels, motocross track, etc. 2. Riders encountering a traffic jam or “bottle neck” may go more than 25 feet off the course to get around the bottle neck only! However, the rider must re-enter the course as soon as possible, and upon approaching this section the next lap, must ride the original arrowed section if the track is clear. If the original marking devices are knocked down, the rider must stay on the original marked course regardless. 3. If a rider leaves the course for any reason, they must re-enter where they left. Riders found to have “cut” the track for gain, WILL be docked a lap or disqualified for that race. 4. Reckless riding. No rider may ride in such a manner as to endanger life or limb of other riders, officials or the public. Riders will be penalized for the reckless operation of their machine, including but not limited to the deliberate ramming, blocking, or intentional contact with another rider, or the running into of an official. 5. Penalties will be assessed at the discretion of the Chairman, Vice-Chair, and Rider reps based on the severity of the offense, and may include one or more of the following: position(s), lap(s), time adjustment, disqualification, suspension or loss of championship points. 6. Reckless riding, deliberate blocking of a faster rider not in your class, deliberate bumping or ramming, and cutting the course will not be tolerated. XC Class Structure and Starting Row Order: Row 1; “A”-Advanced (16+)
Row 6; “C/Schoolboy Sr”(16+/14-17) - Novice
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Row 7; “W”- Women’s (14+) Row Row 8; “Y”-Youth (12 to 15) Row *See qualifications below
Youth Sport class (“Y”) Qualifications: This class follows AMA rules and guidelines for the Schoolboy Jr. Class. (For Reference- By AMA Rules, 12, 13, 14 & 15 year old riders are eligible to ride a 200cc 2 stroke, or a 4 stroke with a max displacement of 300cc. To qualify, a rider must be large enough that when standing on pegs has 3” between quad seat & pants inseam. For complete definition of rule consult AMA rulebook.) “Y” class riders must be present at the start line 15 minutes before the start of the race, for a pre-race riders meeting with the rider rep(s) and the referee. “Y” class riders must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Youth riders are required to install a rear number plate with 5-6”numbers and the letter “Y” on the plate. The age of the rider is determined as of the date of the event. Riders may move to a higher class in the series (generally “C”, Novice class) only if they will be eligible to do so at any time during the year. Once a rider moves to the next higher class in AMA or non-AMA competition, they may not move back to the lower age Youth class. Riders are encouraged to determine at the beginning of the points season/year the class they will participate in the for the points season/year. Points earned in a lower age class won’t transfer to the higher age class. Schoolboy Sr.: “Schoolboy Sr.” and “C” class will start together in the same row and be scored together (combined). Schoolboy Sr. riders age 14 to 17 years old are eligible to ride up to a 300cc 2 stroke, or a 4 stroke with a max displacement of 400cc. Mini-quad classes: IF a track/promoter is willing and able to run mini-quads the day of the scheduled race, the classes may be as such; Class
4 to 8 yrs
0cc to 50cc
2 or 4 stroke
6 to 11 yrs
51cc to 70cc
2 or 4 stroke
8 to 12 yrs
71cc to 90cc
8 to 12 yrs
100cc to 125cc
All mini-quad riders will run at the same time on the same track, but separate from “big quads”. Miniquads will run for 30 to 45 mins. The number of entries will determine if there will be separate classes. Same as with “Youth” riders, the mini-rider MUST be large enough to stand on both foot pegs at the same time, and maintain safe control of their machine. ATV (XC) Cross Country Scoring: 1. Riders must complete 1/3 of the laps of their class leader’s laps in order to receive points.
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report 2. Any rider leaving prior to their assigned starting order will be penalized one lap. 3. Riders are required to have numbers and a class letter on their number plates (front and rear of quad) to insure proper scoring in the case of transponder error. 4. No other Cross-Country points paying events may be scheduled on same day within D-14. 5. 80% of the scheduled number of races in the series will count toward series championship, with a minimum of five events. Remaining scores will not be counted (throw away). 6. All classes will receive 1 throw away with the exception of the Advanced / “A” class. Advanced/A class/s will receive no throwaways. The exception to this rule being workers at club events who will receive the average of their scores. 7. In the event of a tie in year end points for the XC Series, the tie breaker will be based on the 2 rider’s last head-to-head match-up. The rider finishing in front of the other rider will break the tie and assume the higher position. 8. A rider must attend a minimum of 51% of the race dates in a particular class to be considered eligible for year-end Series Awards. 9. In the event that a rider gets DQ’d from an event for any reason, that race must be used in their year-end totals and cannot be used as a “dropped score”. *Reference* *The Event Referee is responsible for resolving all scoring disputes and protests. All protests must be resolved within 30 minutes of the race results posting per AMA/ATVA Rules. * Riders who are outclassing the field will be advanced from the “C” and “B” class at the discretion of the ATV Chairman, Vice-Chair, and Rider Representatives. *All adult classes are open displacement and do not require that the ATV be a production model, riders must be 16 years of age or older. Advancement and General Guidelines: (please consult AMA rules and guidelines for complete rules) 1. All ATVs entered in competition shall be in good mechanical working order. Rider is solely responsible for judgment of the acceptability of his/her machine for competition. 2. Riders shall use the last 2 or 3 digits of their AMA issued number for their machine number. An earned or requested number may be used, provided that number is not already in use. Except for numbers 1 - 10, which are reserved for the previous year’s top 10 finishers. 3. Advancement of riders to higher classes will be based upon accumulation of points, performance, and/or ability. Riders that finish 1st in their class for the year, will be required to run a higher class the following year. (1st in C will run B; 1st in B will run A, and so on). The Chairman and/or Vice-Chair will notify riders being advanced to a higher class. 4. Riders may advance themselves to a higher class at any time. Once a rider is advanced to a higher class (voluntary or required), they cannot revert to run a lower class. 5. A rider may petition to move to a lower classification based on class finishes and lap time differences. Riders must submit an advancement/classification appeal to the AMA. This will be reviewed by the Chairman and Vice-Chair and given answer per AMA decision. 6. All XC events must provide timing equipment at the scoring chutes. Scoring will be on a lap- bylap basis, recorded in minutes and seconds for every rider, so that the overall winner can be determined regardless of class. Scoring will be by transponder and/or hand scoring. A transponder card will be sold or rented at the rider’s first event of the year. Scoring will be manual if transponder system fails or is not available. 7. The Overall XC winner may come from any class. 8. All XC events shall be from 1 to 3 hours long, and key times will be 3:00 PM. 9. Riders may be provided a parade/practice lap for a XC race at discretion of the track promoter. No passing will be allowed on any parade lap. (Except for mechanical problems)
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report 10. Recognizing that riders may want to try different types of racing, when a rider transfers from one type of event to a different type, (for example from motocross “MX” to cross country “XC”) the rider will be allowed to drop down one class. Riders who race XC and MX may not vary classes by more than one level. If a rider is found to be very dominant in the class, they may be advanced in that series as well. 11. ATV and motorcycle rider’s classifications are not considered the same. Riders must achieve classification on each separately. 12. Many of the tracks on the circuit have motocross sections incorporated, no rider from any class is required to jump, but may choose to. If you are not doing the jump, you must choose a line to one side or the other and KEEP THAT LINE!! Do not veer or swerve until you are clear of the obstacle. This is for everyone’s safety…! Website references: ATV XC race results: http://www.moto‐tally.com/D14/HS/Quad/Results.aspx ATV XC points: http://www.moto‐tally.com/D14/HS/Quad/Standings.aspx District 14 (“D14”): http://www.ama‐d14.org D14 ATV XC: http://www.ama‐d14.org/atvhare AMA: http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com Competition Apparel: 1. Protective pants made of leather or other durable material must be worn in all competition. 2. Long sleeve shirts must be worn in all competition. When riding vests or jerseys are used for rider identification, there must be an 8-inch number on the back, and the jersey and number must be of contrasting colors. Contrasting-colored leather jackets may be worn in place of a vest. 3. Boots must be worn in all competition. They must be at least 8-inches high with any combination of laces, buckles or zippers, or specially designed and constructed for leg and foot protection. 4. All riders must utilize a shatterproof face shield or shatterproof goggles. 5. Wearing of Helmets: It is mandatory for all participants taking part in practice and races to wear a full face protective helmet. The helmet must be properly fastened, be of a good fit, and be in good condition. The helmet must have a chin strap type ‘retention system’ and be strapped at all times. The helmet must conform to one of the following recognized standards and have a label affixed certifying its approval: USA: Snell M2010 or DOT FMVSS 218 Europe: ECE 22-05 ‘P’, ‘NP’ or ‘J’ Japan: JIS T 8133 : 2007
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report All helmets must be intact and no alteration must have been made to their construction. The rider may perform the following checks before taking part in practice or the race: That the helmet fits well on the riderâ€™s head, that it is not possible to slip the retention system over the chin when fully fastened and, that it is not possible to pull the helmet over the riderâ€™s head by pulling it from the back of the helmet.
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AMA/D14 ATV MX Division Rules ATV MX Chair: Bob Miller 9288 Francis Rd. DeWitt, MI 48820 517-282-4373 Srxmiller@gmail.com
Vice Chair: Chad Reed
Rider Rep.: Brendon Holtz 517-605-1745
Belding, MI 616-835-0949 email@example.com
Mail Reports and Points Fund Money to: Terri Sweet, 12189 Okemos Rd., Portland, MI 48875 Trackside Points: Windancerb@gmail.com Referee Duties: Referee must send event report to the points keeper within 3 days after the event. Report shall include date and type of event, results of each class and number of riders, and check or money order for the points fund. Points fund check shall be calculated at a rate of $4.00 per rider. General Rules: 1. The following are supplemental to, or part of, the AMA/ATVA Rules and Guidelines. All other rules and guidelines applicable to the event shall be derived from the AMA.ATVA rulebook/guidelines and AMA/ATVA rules supersede in case of conflict. 2. A rules committee shall be composed of the ATV Chairman, ATV Congressman and Rider Representatives. The ATV chairman will break all tie votes. Rule changes and additions may be submitted, in writing for consideration at any time during the year, but if adopted will not take effect until the following season. 3. Rider representatives will be appointed at the annual sanctioning meeting. They will be required to represent the riders, and will work with the chairman to advance all phases of the sport. 4. Youth racers 15 years and younger may race in more than one big track class per day. ATV Specifications: 1. Per ATVA Guidelines - All ATVs shall be fitted with a tether type engine kill switch. 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report 2. Number plates and backgrounds should be white or black contrasting combination. Number plates for event scoring are required on the front and rear of the ATV. (Note, the promoter is not responsible for mis-scoring when numbers are difficult to read, it is the rider’s responsibility to ensure that the numbers are easily readable at a fair distance, see AMA/ATVA rule book.) Below are commonly accepted ways to number your ATV: FRONT: White background/Black numbers 8” high REAR: White background/Black numbers 8” high, mounted to the rear grab bar or riders back. Numbers are also highly recommended on rear fender deck and riders back also.
ATV SCORING 1. Riders shall earn full points on any race day that is the only points paying event in the district on that day even if they are the sole rider in the class. On a day when two (2) separate tracks are paying points within the district, a full class constitutes having a minimum of 2 riders and is required to pay full points. If less than 3 riders sign up in a given class on a day when 2 separate tracks are paying district points, ½ points will be awarded for a finishing position. 2. On the day of a nationally sanctioned ATV event held within District 14, that event will be the sole points paying event for that discipline in the District 14 ATV’s on that day. 3. Championship awards will be presented at end of season or series, and points fund will be distributed until fund is spent in full on above-mentioned awards. The number of awards given will be based on participation in class. 4. In the event that a race is dubbed “double points”, the points will count as 2 separate race finishes instead of 2 times the total points possible. Example: If rider wins a “double points event”, he/she will be awarded 2 race results worth 25 points each (25 + 25). ATV POINTS All events scheduled for points will be accumulated towards division championships and year-end awards. See the points schedule below: FINISH MOTOCROSS 1 25 2 22 3 20 4 18 5 16 6 15 7 14 8 13 9 12 10 11 2/16/2017
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ATV MOTOCROSS & Michigan ATV State Championship MX Series (MATVSCS) General Information 1. More than one class may be on the track at the same time. However, in the interest of safety no more than 2 drops of gate may be used to start a moto. If number of entrants exceeds limits of 2 date drops a second moto must be scheduled. (Not counting practice sessions which may be run together regardless of number of entries as long as it is deemed safe by the promoters.) 2. Prizes for all amatuer and youth classes will be limited to trophies or dealer checks to a dealer of their choosing. Entrants of the “A” and ‘age’ classes may receive a cash payback directly to the rider, and all paybacks shall be on the same scale as the corresponding motorcycle class payback. 3. Novice class © riders’ performance will be reviewed on a continuing basis. After 4 wins, a rider will automatically be advanced. Riders who are outclassing the field may also be advanced from the C class at the discretion of the ATV Chairman and Rider Representatives. The Novice class © is for the introduction of new riders and riders of this class will be eligible for daily awards at every event. 4. Youth riders (15 and younger) on the big track (excluding Schoolboy Jr and Sr) may ride in more than one class per day on the big track. 5. New Promoters wishing to host an MATVSCS event - If a new promoter/club wishes to host an MATVSCS event, will receive the last date pick for their first 2 seasons hosting the event (unless another new promoter joins in afterward) - new promoter/club implies a promoter/club that did not host an MATVSCS event in the previous season. 6. In the event a rider gets DQ’d from an event for any reason, that race must be used in their year end totals and cannot be used as a ‘dropped score’.
MATVSCS Adult Class Structure Note: all adult classes are open displacement and do not require that the ATV be a production model. Riders must be 16 years of age or older. 2/16/2017
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Adult Classes A - Expert - cash payout B - Intermediate - dealer check/trophy C - Novice - trophy- NO year end championship awards 16-29 - age class - dealer check/trophy 30+ - age class - cash payout 40+ - age class - cash payout 50+ - age class - cash payout W - Women - must be 13 or older (13-15 year olds must comply with Schoolboy Jr/Sr guidelines) trophy U - Utility - To qualify for this class, the ATV must satisfy at least one of the following conditions: must come from factory with racks, must be 4 wheel drive, have an automatic transmission, or it must have an automatic clutch - trophy Schoolboy Jr. - 13-15 years old - This class follows ATVA rules and guidelines for Schoolboy Jr. class (91-300cc 4 stroke Production or 91cc-200cc Production machines) - trophy or dealer check Schoolboy Sr. - 14-17 years old - This class follows ATVA rules and guidelines for Schoolboy Sr. (200cc-400cc 4 stroke Production machines) - trophy or dealer check Limited Stock Sport - (14+) new class ATV Qualifications: 200cc 2 stroke and up: 250cc 4 stroke and up
a) b) c) d) e) f) g)
1. To be eligible for a Limited Stock Sport class the following CANNOT be changed or modified: air box (including lid), frame, A-arms, fuel tank, carburetor (jetting changes allowed), rim size, electronics, stroke, exhaust system with spark arrestor, swingarm, internal engine components, wheel hubs. Cylinder re-plating in allowed but must retain the original manufacturerâ€™s bore and port specifications Changes to carburetor jetting is allowed Clutch plates, pistons and piston rings may be aftermarket items as long as they maintain the stock shape, design and material of the OEM parts High-compression pistons are not allowed All other internal engine components must be stock OEM parts Material may be added to the existing frame for strength, including welding. These changes shall not affect frame geometry OEM front and rear suspension can be altered with internal modifications only. Shock linkage and suspension spring rates may be changed to any commercially available part.
2. Any items not listed above may be changed or modified. 3. Violations of the Limited Stock Sport class rules as determined by the protest process or by the referee of the event will result in a disqualification from the event. A second violation of the 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report Limited Stock Sport class rules will result in a disqualification from the event and a suspension from AMA competition for one year. However, if violation is deemed by the referee to be cosmetic in nature, with no performance advantage or willful misconduct involved, he may issue a warning or fine in lieu of disqualification. 4. To be eligible for Limited Stock Sport class that use oil-injection systems, only oil may be put in the reservoir. Pre-mix gasoline is not allowed in the oil-injection system. Required Safety gear: Nerf bars, heel guards, tether. See Rules and Regulations for other recommended and required personal protection/safety gear. ATV Displacement Must Be Age Appropriate Award: Trophy
Youth Classes 50 Limited Stock - (age 4-6) see ATVA size and age guidelines and acceptable modifications. Trophy 50 Production CVT - (age 6-8) see ATVA size and age guidelines for 50 Production. Trophy 70 Limited Stock - (age 6-11) 0-70 cc CVT or single speed automatic. This class follows the ATVA rules for limited stock. Riders may be advanced to the 70 Production Class as it is deemed he/she is outclassing the field. This is a beginner class for riders with limited race experience and beginner riders. Trophy 70 Production - (age 6-11) 0-70cc CVT, belt drive or single speed automatic and factory shifters. Trophy 90 Production - (ages 8-15) 51-90cc 2 stroke or 51-125xx 4 stroke HAND CLUTCH WILL BE ALLOWED. Trophy or dealer check. 90 Limited Stock - (age 8-15) 51-90cc 2 stroke or 51-125cc 4 stroke quads. This class follows the ATVA rules for stock. Riders may be advanced to the 90 Production Class if it is deemed that he/she is outclassing the field. This is a beginner class for riders with limited race experience and beginner riders. Trophy 90 Modified - (age 8-15) See ATVA size and age guidelines. Trophy or Dealer Check Super-mini - This class follows the ATVA rules for “Super-mini” - Trophy or Dealer Check Youth Open - (age 6-15) 51-105cc 2 strokes and 51-150cc 4 strokes. Class is open to CVT’s, shifters and mods. Rider must be on an age specific ATV. Riders 7 years and under, may ride no larger than a 70cc ATV, riders 8 years and older may ride 90cc 2 strokes and 125cc 4 strokes. Trophy or Dealer Check MATVSCS Scoring 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report 1. On the scheduled day of a MATVSCS race, it will be the only points paying MX race within the District for ATV’s. 2. Series Championship awards will be offered for each class unless noted otherwise. If the MATVSCS consists of more than 6 races, the top 81% of race dates will be counted for championship points. If there are 6 races or fewer, all events will count toward the year end championship. A rider must attend a minimum of 51% of the race dates in a particular class to be considered eligible for Series Awards (this does not guarantee an award). 3. In the event that a class must run qualifiers, the LCQ will be run before any class runs a 2nd moto in the schedule order. There will be a minimum of 2 motos in between a rider’s qualifier and LCQ ot a rider’s LCQ and main event. Overall event scoring will use national qualifier tally methods as used in ATVA National Events. 4. In the event that a promoter’s starting gate holds less than 20 ATV’s; and there are more class entrants than available gates, Moto 1 will be split into groups so that each riders has a gate for the start of the moto with each group starting on separate gate drops. In moto #2, all riders will start on the same gate drop. The promoter will line riders up on a second row, behind the first row based on Moto #1 finishes in order to field a full gate of 20 riders. 5. In the event of a tie in year end points for the MATVSCS, the tie breaker will be based on the 2 rider’s last head-to-head match-up. The rider finishing in front of the other rider will break the tie and assume the higher position.
General Guidelines (this section is for reference only, please consult AMA/ATVA rules and guidelines for complete rules) 1. Riders shall use the last 2 or 3 digits of their AMA number for his/her machine number. An earned or requested number may be used, provided that number is not already in use. 2. Advancement of riders to higher classes will be based upon accumulation of points, performance and/or ability. Chairman will notify riders being considered for advancement.
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AMA/D14 Enduro Division 2017 Supplemental Rules and Guidelines Red Indicates Changes for 2017
The District 14 Enduro Series is comprised of a group of AMA chartered clubs and promoters engaged in the sponsorship and promotion of Enduros. It is dedicated to the betterment of the sport of enduro riding, and to providing the individual competitor with a quality, safe, challenging event. The following rules and guidelines will be used to govern enduro events in the District 14 Enduro Series for 2017. a.
Recognized Classes AA A-200 (86-200cc)
A-250 (201250cc) A-Open (251cc +) A 30+ A 40+ A 50+
B-250 (201250cc) B-Open (251cc +) B 30+ B 40+ B 50+
C 29 and Under C 30+ C 50+ 60+ Women’s
b. Required Equipment a. At sign-up, all machines must be equipped with operating headlight, taillight, horn, mirror, and valid license plate “where applicable”, and a USFS-approved spark arrestor muffler. b. All required equipment must remain intact during the entire event. c.
Events, Fees, and Results a. As much as possible, series D14 Enduro events should not conflict with popular National Enduro dates.
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report b. There will not be more than one Enduro sanction per week in District 14, except by consent of the Enduro Chairman. c. Any D14 Chartered club or promoter may apply for a series D14 Enduro sanction. Applications will be considered by the Enduro Chairman. d. Entry fee must be listed on any event advertisement. e. All series runs will have a 9:00am key time unless clearly indicated otherwise on the event flyer. f. The A 50+ class will ride the same course as the “A” classes. The 60+ and Women’s class will ride the same course as the “C” classes. g. All District 14 Enduro sanctioned events must run the full set of D14 Enduro classes, with the exception of National Enduros. h. At National Enduros that are also a D14 Enduro sanctioned event, D14 Enduro Series Members must enter a recognized D14 Enduro class. For the purpose calculating D14 Enduro series points, points will be given for the class ridden at the National event. The exception to this is if a rider is running the National Enduro Series for points in a class that is not supported by D14. In this particular case, we will move riders to the appropriate D14-recognized class for the purpose of calculating D14 Enduro Series points. When riding a National Enduro, riders are responsible for ensuring that they ride the correct course length that is appropriate for their D14 class. E.g., Riding A 55+ at a National typically runs the “B” course. If the rider enters A 55+ at the National, but is running A 50+ in D14, they need to ride the “A” course at the National in order for their results to be transferred to the D14 A 50+ class correctly. i.
For Restart format events, Emergency checks will be scored by total minutes and seconds, and calculated from the top of a riders due minute. Scores will be tabulated by the actual number of minutes and seconds that a rider is late to an emergency check. Example: if you are due on minute 20, and come in at 21:30, your score is 1 “Minute” and 30 “Seconds” not 1 “Point” and 60 “Emergency Points”.
Row Assignments: i. For all events, AA riders must ride on rows 21-40. One row position must be left available on rows 21-40 for the AA riders. No row positions will be reserved for specific riders.
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report ii. All promoting organizations are encouraged to provide a paid pre-entry system for all events. When there is a paid pre-entry system, a rider will be given the choice of requesting three rows in order of preference. For riders to request to be on the same row, their paid entries must be sent in together. iii. All other starting positions, including those assigned at event sign up, will be assigned and reserved only if there is an entry fee paid for the row being assigned. iv. The option of using the lottery system for row assignment is at the discretion of the event promoter. k. Marking Standards i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. vii. l.
Two arrows laid down indicate a turn depicted on the route sheet Arrow pointing at 45 degrees indicates a turn ahead in the direction of the slant Arrow pointing down indicates a minor hazard Road signs indicate possible cross vehicle traffic X indicates DANGER W indicates wrong way Gas stop signs must be used to depict the beginning and the end of a gas stop
Riders must make their scorecards visible and available to checkpoint people.
m. Clubs / promoters have the right to penalize (including disqualification) any rider who, in the opinion of the flag person at the road crossing, failed to stop at that road crossing. n. The event promoter must use a sweep crew that follows the entire course to aid disabled bikes or injured riders, and to ensure that no participants are left stranded on the course. o. All scores that make it through the protest period are official for event awards. During the protest period, scores are to be posted listing individual riderâ€™s scores. All clerical errors found after the protest period must be brought to the attention of the Points Keeper by the close of the second event following the event in question, or within two days of the event if it is the last scheduled event of the season. p. If the final check is a secret check before the final posted mileage on route sheet, club / promoter must inform the rider that the event is over. q. All events will have a riders meeting; topics should include courtesy to checkers and faster riders, policy on road crossings, and to introduce referee and assistant. r. In order to fund the awards banquet and help operate the series, each club / promoter will contribute the following amounts for each sanctioned event: 2/16/2017 35
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For D14-only sanctioned events: $4.00 per rider For co-sanctioned events: $4.00 per rider who is registered for D14 Enduro Points
s. Clubs / promoters may use the supplied referee form and submit to the D14 Enduro Chairman within 14 days of the event. Any D14 Enduro-assessed Rider fees ($4.00 per D14 sign-up) must be forwarded to the D14 Enduro Chairman Treasurer within 14 days of invoice. Rider fees Payment must be post-marked within 14 days of the event invoice, or the event promoter will may be assessed a $50 late fee, payable to the D14 Enduro Series Awards Fund. t. Event Results: i. Must be submitted to the D14 Enduro Points Keeper within 7 days of the event, or the event promoter will may be assessed a $50 late fee payable to the D14 Enduro Series Points Fund. ii. Must be submitted in electronic format as either a text, Excel, CSV (Comma Separated Value), or MDB (Microsoft Access database) file format. iii. Required fields are: AMA Number, First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, City, State, Bike Brand, District Membership(s), Class, Checks Completed, Points, and Emergency Points. Each field must be separated by a delimiter. iv. If there are different course lengths used at the event, the number of total checks possible for each class course length must also be included in the results. v. If event results are not submitted in electronic format as described, or results were generated by a non-approved scoring application, the event promoter may be assessed $100 $150, payable to the D14 Enduro Series Points Fund. If any outstanding assessments are not paid, D14 points may not be paid for the club’s / promoter’s event in the following year. *Please check with the D14 Enduro Points Keeper for a list of currently approved scoring applications. u. If a club / promoter has any outstanding fees or assessments, D14 Enduro points may be pulled for the associated event. d. Series Points and Awards 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report a. Series Points will be earned for an event only if a rider is registered for D14 Enduro Points as of the date of the event. Once registered, the term for a rider’s D14 Enduro Points registration runs for the remainder of the calendar year. As part of registration, there is a $10 fee assessed, once per calendar year, to help operate the series and fund the year-end awards b. All riders registered for D14 Enduro Points must also be a current District 14 member. It is a promoter’s responsibility to ask for proof of District membership, and a rider’s obligation to provide proof of membership. c. Series points will be awarded for each event, in each recognized class, as follows: Placement Grand Champion High Point AA High Point A High Point B High Point C 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Points 35 30 30 30 30 25 22 20 18 16
Placement 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th
Points 14 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1
d. Number of events to be counted for end-of-season standings will be as follows: Total # of Events 1–5 6 7 8+
# of Events Counted All 5 6 Drop 2
e. The Grand Champion category (includes A/AA riders) will have only 1 drop. This is only for determining the Grand Champion at the end of the year. All other classes, including Overall A/B/C, will use the standard drop schedule. f. A rider must complete the first timed section to receive series points for the event. If a rider signs up but does not start the event they will not receive points for the event. g. Worker Points: i. A rider that works an enduro will receive 1st place points in their class for that event.
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iii. A rider is eligible to receive worker points for only one (1) event per season. iv. Permission to work an enduro must be granted by the club / promoter, and the definition of â€œworkingâ€? an event is left to the discretion and judgment of the club / promoter. v. The Enduro Chairman must receive notification, preferably in writing, from the rider at least 30 days prior to the event date stating the enduro to be worked. If notification is made less than 30 days from the event date, or not at all, approval of worker points is at the discretion of the event promoter and Enduro Chairman. vi. The Points Keeper will confirm with the club/ promoter after the event that all worker requirements have been met prior to awarding points. h. If at the end of the series a tie exists, the winner will be determined by: i. The rider with the highest point value in the corresponding Overall class. ii. If the tie still exists, the rider having the most 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. will be the winner. iii. If the tie still exists, the points accumulated in all the events previously not counted (e.g., drops), regardless of whether the riders involved in the tie have competed in an equal number of events, will determine the winner. iv. If the tie still exists, the rider who had the better score at the last event in which all riders involved in the tie competed will be the winner. v. If the tie still exists, and the riders did not compete directly against one another in any event, the rider who competed against the most entries in the class of all the accumulated events will determine the winner. vi. If the tie still exists, and the riders competed against the same number of riders in the series, the rider competing against the most entries in a single event will be the winner. vii. If the tie is in "OVERALLâ€? and the riders did not compete against each other, both riders will be awarded the same position. viii. In the event a tie still exists, the winner will be determined by the D14 Enduro Chairman. ix. Worker points will be considered for the purpose of breaking a tie, but the worker point value will be equal to the rider's best finish in the class for that season. i. 2/16/2017
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AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report j. Approximately 25% of the entries in a class will receive awards except for teams. Riders must earn points in, at least or entered, approximately 60% of the scheduled series completed events to qualify for year-end awards, at the discretion of the Enduro Chairman. The average number of awards will be the basis for awards at the banquet. e. Top Riders i.
AA, A, B, C Hi-Point riders shall be determined on an overall basis.
The top riders from the classes will be awarded points on the basis of Rule 4a starting with 1st place.
The top 12 AA/A riders from the previous year, plus all National AA riders, will be considered as Enduro AA within D14.
Any person riding the AA class must ride that class at multi-district events if that class is offered by the club / promoter putting on that event (Except AMA National Enduros). Riders are required to ride their highest classification at multi-sanctioned events (e.g., AA class).
f. C-Class Advancement Refer to the 2015 AMA Off-Road Advancement System:
2015 AMA Off-Road Advancement.pdf
g. Elections, Rules, and Voting a. Voting on D14 Enduro Division rule changes and election of the Enduro Chairman will be done at the annual D14 sanctioning meeting. b. Rule changes can be submitted to Enduro Chairman anytime throughout the year. These proposed changes will be reviewed and discussed at the annual meeting. c. Each D14 Chartered club and promoter shall receive 1 vote for each D14 sanctioned event that they hosted in the most recently completed season, OR are hosting in the upcoming season. A 2-day event will count as 2 votes if each day of the event is scored separately. If a 2-day event is a combined score, the event will count towards 1 vote. d. The Enduro Chairman will be allocated 1 vote. e. There will be three (3) Enduro Rider Reps., with one (1) from each of the following class categories: AA / A-Class 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report B-Class C-Class / 60+ / Women i. Rider Reps will be elected at the annual awards banquet via a ballet box. ii. One (1) Rider Rep must ride in the C Class, Womens, or 60+ Class. The other two (2) Rider Reps must ride in one of the A/AA or B classes. iii. Nominations for Rider Reps can be submitted by anyone. Those nominated should have an expressed interest in being a Rider Rep. Rider Reps must ride in class category they represent. iv. Nominations must be submitted to the Enduro Chairman no later than five (5) days prior to the annual awards banquet. the annual District 14 Sanctioning Meeting (first Saturday of each December). v. A 10 day voting window will be made available within 7 days of the D14 sanctioning meeting for eligible riders to cast their ballot, either electronically or via mail-in ballot. The newly elected rider reps will be announced by December 31st of the current year. vi. To be eligible to vote, a member must have received D14 enduro points in the preceding year / season, and be physically present when the ballots are cast. current year / season. vii. Each eligible voting member will be allowed to cast one (1) vote for each of the three (3) class categories (AA/A, B-Class, C-Class / 60+ / Women). up to three (3) votes for those nominated. Up to one (1) vote can be cast for nominees in the C, Womens, 60+ Rider Rep category, and up to two (2) votes can be cast for nominees in the A/AA/B Rider Rep category. viii. The nominee receiving the most votes in the C/Womens/60+ Rider Rep category will be deemed one of the elected Rider Rep for the new term. The top two (2) nominees receiving the most votes in the A/AA/B Rider Rep category will be deemed the other two elected Rider Reps for the new term. ix. For each Rider Rep class category, the person receiving the majority of the votes will be deemed the Rider Rep for that class. Ties will be broken via a three-person vote consisting of the Enduro Chairman, along with each of the Rider Reps elected for the remaining two class categories. x. Ties will be won by the person who has ridden the most events in the current season, and if necessary due to both tied nominees having the same number of events, looking back to the prior seasons, in reverse chronological order, until the tie is broken.
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report xi. The term for Rider Rep is one (1) year, beginning on the election date. January 1st of the new year. xii. Each Rider Rep will be allocated one (1) vote regarding Enduro Division rule proposals and elections. f. Only those eligible to vote and are present at the D14 AMA Sanctioning Meeting shall be allowed to vote. The term â€œpresentâ€? shall be defined to include those in physical attendance at the meeting, and those who are participating via telephone conference call. g. A rule proposal will be deemed approved by a majority vote. h. All approved rule changes will take effect beginning the next January 1st, pending review and approval by the AMA. i. The newly elected Enduro Chairman will appoint a Vice Chairman / Points Keeper. j.
The term for the Enduro Chairman, Vice Chairman / Points Keeper, and Enduro Rider Reps will be for one (1) calendar year.
h. Rule Books a. D14 enduro events will be governed by the current: i.
AMA Racing Rules
District 14 Bylaws and Enduro Division Supplemental Rules
For National Enduro events, the AMA National Enduro Championship Series Supplemental Rules Appendix
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AMA/D14 Flat Track Rules for 2017 1. The rules are a supplement to the AMA Amateur, Semi-Pro & Youth Competition Rulebook/Online Copy. Please pay attention to these rules they will be strongly enforced for our 2017 D14 Dirt Track Series. Online copy will be correct copy to follow. Amy changes to rules after rule books are printed will always be posted online. 2. Classes recognized by AMA/D14 Dirt track & for which points may be earned are as follows: 1. 0-51cc Pee Wee Shaft Drive 4-8 yrs. 2017 DTX AMA RULES ENFORCED 2. 0-51cc Multi-speed class 4-8 yrs. 2017 DTX AMA RULES ENFORCED 3. 0-51cc Chain 4-8 yrs 4. 52-65cc 6-11 yrs 5. 66-85cc 7-15 yrs 6. 86-250cc Open 7. 251cc+ Open Single 8. 251-505cc A 9. 251-505cc B 10. Quad A Open 16+ yrs 11. Quad B Open 16+ yrs 12. 251cc + Open Twin 13. Veteran 30+ yrs 14. Senior 45+ yrs 15. Vintage 0-400cc (Air Cooled 1990 and older) 16. 401 Open Vintage 1988 or older see supplement rule # 27 for class rules 17. Combo Class 3. A promoter or club, at their discretion, may run classes in addition to those listed, but the riders will not earn points in these "additional" or "optional" classes ( Combo, Buddy, Mad Dog, etc). AMA/D14 points will be earned in those classes as listed above only. 4. Six (6) bikes/quads constitute a class. If less than six bikes/quads sign up for a class, that class need not be run and bikes/quads may be moved up to the next higher class and/or class equivalent. In classes which cannot be combined, the promoter or club may elect not to run any 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report class with three (3) bikes/quads or less. With classes with four (4) bikes/quads but less than six (6), the club or promoter may elect to run only a final race and no heat race. 5. Points will be figured out as follows: 1st-20pts, 2nd-15pts, 3rd-10pts, 4th-8pts, 5th-6pts, 6th-5pts, 7th-4pts, 8th-3pts, 9th-2pts, 10th-1pt. DNS 0pts DNF 0-1pt-please see rule 22 6. 0-65cc classes will not be allowed to start a final race after 10pm. The promoter / club to plan accordingly to schedule these races earlier in the program. In the event that no finals start prior to 10pm unless circumstances arises, the results of the heat/qualifier races will be used for scoring. 7. To receive Amateur AMA/D14 points a rider must: A. Use the last two digits of their D14 or AMA number with the first letter of their last name (letter optional. Example: John Doeâ€™s D14 or AMA number is 1234; John Doe will run the number 34D.). If both riders in the same class are using the same number (one using the last 2 digits of his AMA and the other D14), the rider having had their number the longest shall use that number. The other rider will add the first letter of their last name to their number. B. Use the number they earned in AMA/D14 competition. C. Use the number they earned in AMA National Competition with an "N" after it. D. All machines must be equipped with three number plates: white in color with black numbers and letters (optional colors for licensed professionals.) 8. Riding numbers 1 through 10 will be assigned to the top 10 riders in AMA/D14 Dirt Track Competition according to overall points earned the previous year. NO RIDER IS ALLOWED TO USE #1 UNLESS THEY EARNED IT THE PREVIOUS YEAR. 9. Number Plates: A. Bike must be equipped with 3 plates of uniform size shape and must be black numbers on white background (except for licensed professionals.) B. Numbers must be at least 5-inch high standard block letters; numbers must NOT be shaded or outlined. 1. Lettering must have a professional appearance. 2. AMA national numbers will take precedence in all events, and will be designated by a 3-inch letter N (such as 1N) 3. 50cc classes may use 3 inch high numbers to maintain a neat appearance. C. Four Wheeler's must be equipped with vertical number plates on rear grab bar of quad. 10. In the "B" class the top 20% of the riders in the point standings shall be moved to the "A" class 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report for the next season. Points Keeper and District Chairperson to identify the top 20% and publish at the end of each season. Once you advance yourself to the "A" class, you will relinquish your points earned in the "B" class. 11. A referee cannot referee a class that an underage family member is participating in. An assistant referee will be appointed for that class. A club member / promoter cannot set the heat / qualifying race line-ups (when more than one is required) of a class in which a family member is participating. The referee or a District 14 representative must be present when the heat/ qualifier race line-ups are set. 12. Only one event in each type of competition, short track, half mile or TT will be designated the District 14 State Championship event of the year. It is not necessary to have a State Championship in each event. 13. An event that is designated the District 14 State Championship event of the year, must run all of the AMA/D14 designated classes. 14. A promoter or club who is awarded a D14 Championship event must advertise it in order to inform every D14 rider and to get maximum spectator attendance. All advertisements are subject to D14 rules. 15. D14 RACE POINTS WILL BE AWARDED FOR D14 EVENTS ONLY. The only exception is if the Flat Track & TT Scramble Amateur Grand National Championship and/or Regional National races are run on the same date as a District 14 race of same type of event, then and only then, will the National/Regional event count for District 14 points. It will be counted from the actual finishing spot. However, it is up to the rider to keep track of the position he finished, then it must be submitted within 3 weeks after the event. The chairperson will have it certified from the hosting club/or promoter that it is accurate. 16. At State Championship races the minimum places that will receive awards will be up to 6th place unless otherwise stated. 17. Each club and promoter will pay the sum of three dollars ($3.00) per rider signed up in each class at each of any D14 points paying event and all half mile, short track, and TT will be qualifiers and the sum of three dollars and fifty cents ($3.50) per rider signed up in each class at the State Championships. These should be collected and sent to the D14 Flat Track Chairperson, with their D14 referees report and race results report no later than 2 weeks after each event. Race results must be legible, identify the D14 recognized classes, include the rider name per D14 membership and include at least the last 4 digits of D14 membership number; results must be sent to the D14 Points Keeper and AMA within 7 days of the race event. 18. State Championship Races â€“ The top 6 riders in points in each class will be locked into the 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report front row starting position. The 7th-12th riders will have to qualify for a back row position if there are more than 12 riders. Points will still determine line pick for your semi. You must race one race in said discipline to be qualified for state championship. 19. Any entrant removing a race track banner without authorization of track officials, shall be penalized a minimum of 20 District points and up to complete removal of all D14 points for the entire season, penalty determined by the D-14 board. 20. Unless otherwise advertised, practice will start two hours before race time and go through two complete sessions. It then stops and a riders meeting conducted, and time permitting, late practices will be given. In case of lost time or delay by some unforeseen reason, the referee may shorten practice. 21. Any rider abusing the practice system by taking more than two practice sessions per bike/quad (not class), unless approved by the referee, shall start from the penalty line in all races for that day. 22. A rider who makes the final and crashes or does not finish the race will receive one point as a DNF. However in the event where there are more than 10 riders zero points will be awarded if a riders crashed or does not finish the race. 23. Any rider holding a current professional racing license shall not be permitted to enter an age class (Vet 30+ and 45+) at amateur competition. They also may only enter A level classes where there are no B riders entered.. 24. At a D14 race, the head starter/referee/club-promoter, before practice/riders meeting, will go over what every flag and what its colors mean. The head starter/referee/club-promoter shall have schooling or instructions for corner flagmen. This is to make flagmen familiar with all the flags and their meaning and to be supplied with appropriate flags and means of communicating with the head starter and/or referee. In addition, they shall coordinate with emergency personnel, at the appropriate times, for emergency vehicles to enter the racetrack. 25. The District 14 State Championships will be at least 10 laps with no more than 15 laps, unless other circumstances come about such as darkness, accidents, weather, etc. and then laps will be determined by rider rep, referee, and club/promoter. 26. NOTE: Combo Class (non-points paying) 250cc+, MINIMUM OF 16 YEARS +, and must be an A rider, Pro-sport, Pro-Expert or GNC rider. A minimum pay out of 75% of sign-up and pay 50% of the riders in the Main Event (non-points paying money class) shall be given. 27. 401 Open Vintage 1988 or older, 401-600CC Air Cooled Single Cylinder 2 or 4 valve, 401750CC Air Cooled Twin Cylinder 2 or 4 valve. Air Cooled 2 stroke. Must be period correct, twin 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report shock frame, or period correct single shock frame. (Note: See 2017 AMA Rule Book for 1980â€™s Vintage 750 CC for proper single shock frame type.) 28. Tie-Break: In the event of a tie for the Points Championship, the winner will be determined based on the number of main event wins in the series. Should it still be a tie, finishes of second, third, etc. will be tallied until the tie is broken. If a tie remains, the best finish in the last race will determine the champion. 29. A number 1 plate will be given to each high point rider in each class of each division (Short Track, Half Mile and TT) at the end of the season. An overall number 1 plate will be given to a rider who has earned the most points in that class that include all divisions (Short Track, Half Mile, TT). A rider must compete in a minimum of 50% of the races to be eligible for year-end awards. 30. The Overall Champion in each class will be the ONLY rider allowed to use the #1 on the bike in the same class for the next year. 31. In the case of a rider falling during practice or a race, ONLY TRACK OFFICIALS AND EMERGENCY PERSONNEL ARE ALLOWED ON THE TRACK. When it is determined safe to enter the track, a track official can give authorization for entry. Any person not adhering to this rule may be removed from the premises and that rider may be disqualified for the day. Repeated noncompliance to this rule may lead to expulsion for the year pending decision by District 14 and AMA. 32. It is mandatory that all promoters/ clubs verify District 14 and AMA cards are present and in current standing, prior to allowing signing up for any class. Any rider not in possession of a current District 14 card or proof of membership will be required to sign-up again. No points will be earned for any race that the rider competed in where the membership was not current, NO EXCEPTIONS. 33. ITS QUIET TIME AT 11PM!!! A curfew will be enforced at all races that finish before 10pm. All riders and family members, friends, 15 and under will be at there campsite at 11pm. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!! Music will be turned down as to not bother neighboring riders/campers. NO PIT RIDING AFTER 11PM! All pit vehicles will be shut down. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!! Violations will be enforced by the Referee and/or the District 14 Club Council. If you are 15 and under and are caught and are there just supporting a rider that rider will be penalized. Riders penalized will not ride the following event!!!!! 34. NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES ALLOWED IN THE PIT AREA DURING THE RACES. NO PIT BIKES, PEDAL BIKES, GOLF CARTS, ETC... ALLOWED DURING THE RACES. THIS IS FOR RIDERS, FAMILY MEMBERS, ANYONE ATTENDING THE RACE TRACK!!!!! THIS ALSO INCLUDES YOUR BIKE YOUR ARE RACING THAT DAY. IF YOUR ARE NOT HEADING TO THE GATE FOR A RACE OR TO YOUR PITS AFTER A RACE THEN YOUR BIKE SHOULD BE 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report PARKED!!!!! EXCEPTIONS WILL BE FOR MECHANICS AND HANDICAP OR DISABLED INDIVIDUALS TO GET FROM THE PIT AREA TO THE SPECTATING AREA. VIOLATIONS WILL BE ENFORCED BY THE REFEREE AND/OR THE DISTRICT 14 CLUB COUNCIL. 35. Pit riding after the races are over before 11pm will be at the clubs discretion. 36. If running a bike in the buddy class, kickstands must be removed.
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AMA/D14 Hare Scramble Rules 2017 Officers and Representatives Chair: Kevin Fleszar 339 E Miller Rd, Building 1, Mio, MI, 48647 PH: (734) 735-3717 firstname.lastname@example.org Vice Chair: Mark Becker 8289 Gulley, Taylor, MI, 48180 PH: (248) 672-1224 Sarge184@aol.com Treasurer: Jessie Richardson 15130 Mitchell St, Grand Haven, MI 49417 email@example.com Points Keeper: Mark Becker/Sherry Fleszar Rider Rep: Zach Keizer 4595 Sutton pl SW Grandville, Mi 49418 616-916-6713 firstname.lastname@example.org Rider Rep: Taylor Carpenter 2016 Armstrong Lansing, Mi 49917 517-802-9609 Carpentertaylor63@gmail.com Alternate Rider Rep: Tracy Hall 989-627-8469 2/16/2017
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GENERAL RULES SECTION A – RACE PROTOCOL 1. Races will be held on the dates and at the locations published in the District 14 newspaper and on the District 14 Hare Scrambles web page. Event scheduling or venue changes or cancellations will be posted to the District 14 Hare Scrambles web page as soon as they are known. 2. Motorcycle hare scrambles races will be 3 hours, or a maximum of 15 laps, in length. The 2 hour classes will be 2 hours, or a maximum of 10 laps, in length. Youth class races will be 1 hour in length. 3. Hare Scramble tracks will be a minimum of 3.5 miles. Courses should be laid out such that, even in the event of inclement weather prior to or during the race, the minimum track length is achieved. Mini course length is at the discretion of the promoter. 4. Race programs for District 14 hare scrambles races will typically follow this order:
Youth and Small Bike Women – parade lap 8:30am, scheduled race start 9:00am Adult Riders – scheduled start 11:30am ATV classes if offered – scheduled start 3:00pm
5. Programs for National Hare Scrambles and special events may follow an alternate schedule. 6. Dead-engine starts will be accomplished on a class by class basis as follows:
Start Order for Youth and Small Bike Women Riders i. Super Mini [W] ii. 85cc Junior [Y] iii. 65cc [P] iv. Trail bike and Small Bike Women’s classes (rotated each event) [N,T]
Start Order for Adult Riders i. 3 hr Expert [M] ii. remaining 3 hr “A” classes (rotated each event) [A,V,H] iii. 2 hr Expert [E] iv. 3 hr 50+ class [S] 49
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3 hr “B” classes (rotated each event) [B,F,L] 2 hr “B” classes, including 50+ class (rotated each event) [Z,SS] “C” classes (rotated each event) [X,R,K] Women’s class [C]
7. If there are only a few riders in a class, it may be combined with another class (after alerting the scoring personnel) of the same skill level for starting purposes only. Any rider leaving the starting line prior to their assigned start position will be penalized 1 lap. 8. Scoring (via electronic transponder and manual back-up) will be on a lap by lap basis with lap times being recorded for each lap (minutes and seconds). An analog clock must be displayed at scoring area in full view for the riders to see. Key time (start time) of 12:00 will be used on the clock for each race. The loss of a transponder during a race will incur a one lap penalty (all classes). 9. The designated scoring area will serve as a “no passing zone”. Riders enter in single file and exit single file in a slow safe manner. Promoters will clearly mark the scoring area and the checkered flag will always be forward of the scoring area. 10. The club/ promoter is responsible for monitoring the laps/time and making the riders aware of whether laps or time will determine the completion of the event. This should be done before the start or in the early stages of the race. The white flag shall be displayed at such a time as to ensure the checkered flag is given to the leading solo rider at or past the 2 and 3 hour elapsed times, or at the maximum lap count. In the event of extreme track or weather conditions the club referee, District Chair, and rider reps can make necessary changes. 11. The club/promoter will double mark the course as needed and riders must go between any double markers or around any double marked turn. Failure to follow the INITIAL prescribed course will result in disqualification and/or penalty UNLESS COURSE OFFICIALS have altered the course during a race due to deteriorating conditions. 12. If a race must be stopped due to unforeseen circumstances with less than half the scheduled time having elapsed trophies may be given but NO District 14 points are to be awarded. 13. A rider must finish a minimum of ½ the laps of the winner of their class to be scored in the results. 14. To determine the overall position of a rider, the competitor with more laps will finish higher in the overall regardless of elapsed time.
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report 15. Riders registered as team participants may only race in the team class for which they entered. No rider entered as a team participant may also race in a solo class during the same event. At no time may both bikes and riders be on the course - only one rider/bike at a time. 16. All results and awards are final after a protest period (30 minutes after results are posted). Awards shall be presented as soon as possible following the protest period has elapsed. Only clerical errors can be corrected for administrative purposes. 17. Trophies and/or awards will be paid to the riders the day of the event as follows: 2 riders/ 1 award; 3-4 riders/ 2 awards; 5-8 riders/ 3 awards; 9-12 riders/ 5 awards; 13-17 riders/ 6 awards; 18-20 riders/ 7 awards; and 21-up/ 8 awards
SECTION B- RIDERS AND CLASSIFICATIONS 1. District 14 Hare Scrambles Division will award points in the following classes: Youth and Small Bike Women’s Classes Trail Bike class- Letter N, up to 150cc 4-stroke, air-cooled, maximum wheel sizes of 19” front and 16” rear, 7-15 yr. solo rider 65 Class- Letter P, mini class, 0-65cc 2-stroke, 0-110cc 4-stroke Trail Bike*, 14 inch front wheel and 12 inch rear, 7-11 yr. solo rider Trail Bike for this class is defined as air cooled 4-stroke 85 Junior class- Letter Y, mini class, 66-85cc 2-stroke, 100-150cc 4-stroke, 17” front and 14” rear, 7-11 yr. solo rider Super Mini class - Letter W, mini class, 66-105cc 2-stroke, up to 150cc 4-stroke, maximum tire sizes of 19” front and 16” rear, smaller tire sizes permitted, 12-15 yr. solo rider Women class- Letter T, 66-105cc 2-stroke, up to 150cc 4-stroke, maximum wheel sizes of 19” front and 16” rear, open age female solo rider 3 Hour Classes Expert AA class- Letter M, open age and displacement, top ten riders from previous year, solo A3 Open class- Letter A, open age and displacement, solo rider Vet A 30+ class- Letter V, open displacement, 30+ yr. solo rider B3 Open class- Letter B, open age and displacement, solo rider Vet B 30+ class- Letter F, open displacement, 30+ yr. solo rider Senior – Letter S, open displacement, 50+ solo rider, A skill level although B level can ride A Team* class- Letter H, A, B, or C skill level, open age/ displacement, 2 riders, max of 2 bikes B Team* class- Letter L, C or B skill level, open age/ displacement, 2 riders, max of 2 bikes * A team consists of two (2) riders and a maximum of two (2) bikes. Teams should compete in the class corresponding to the higher skill of the two riders. Advancement from “B” team to “A” team will mostly be “on your honor”, or at the discretion of the series chairman at any point before, or during, the season. In order to score points as a team, the team must remain intact (same two 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report riders) for the season. If a racer rides solo for team points, he/she must sign up and pay for his/her absent teammate. 2 Hour Classes A2 Expert class- Letter E, open age/ displacement, 2 hour expert, 13 yr. old minimum age, solo rider B2 Class- Letter Z, 2 hour solo, 13 minimum age, open displacement C Jr class- Letter X, 86cc and up, 2 hour solo, 13-20 yr old age bracket C class- Letter R, open displacement, age 21-34, 2 hour solo C Vet class â€“ Letter K, open displacement age 35+, 2 hour solo SS 50+ class- Letters SS, open displacement, 2 hour solo, 50+ age, any skill Women (2hr) class- Letter C, 86cc and up, 13 yr minimum age, solo 2 hour 1. Rider numbers (unique) must be displayed on the bike on each side and front number plate. Riders should use the last 3 digits of their AMA number. Riders must display their class letter on all 3 number plates and the back of their helmet. The letter must be 3 inches in height and of a contrasting color. A one (1) lap penalty will be imposed if a rider fails to properly identify his/her bike and helmet. 2. Number Plates: Only Expert AA riders are to display red number plate backgrounds. Red backgrounds are encouraged but not required of the Expert AA class. 3. Riders must purchase or rent a transponder to be scored during an event (at the designated price, transponder fees go to the Hare Scramble Maintenance Fund). Team riders will use one (1) transponder to be exchanged during the race. 4. The bike size for afternoon classes is limited to 86cc and above. Ages are limited to 13 years and older. 5. A rider whose bike exceeds posted sound limits [when measured per the AMA procedure ] at any time during the event will face disqualification and forfeit of any points that may have been earned during the event. 6. Any non-sufficient funds (NSF) will result in withholding points until payment has been received in full plus any applicable bank fees.
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report SECTION C- POINTS AND ADVANCEMENT 1. Points at each event will be awarded based on the results generated by the electronic scoring system according to the following schedule:
1st 25 2nd 22 3rd 20 4th 18 5th 16 6th 15 7th 14 8th 13 9th 12 10th 11 11th 10 12th 9 13th 8 14th 7 15th 6 16th 5 17th 4 18th 3 19th 2 20th 1
2. Series standings will be based on points earned over the entire season subject to the following “throwaway” schedule: less than 10 races – 1 throwaway 11 or 12 races – 2 throwaways 13,14, or 15 races – 3 throwaways 16 or more races – points counted from 75% of events (any fractional point rounded to the NEAREST whole number, 0.5 or more rounds up). 3. Any rider that assists in a D-14 Hare Scramble will be allowed to use one less race than the requirement and his/her best finish of their season results will be added to complete his/her total class and overall points as a work credit. A rider must notify the Hare Scrambles Chairman in writing or by email at least one month prior to the event which will be worked at. Once this is submitted and approved, the rider must work the event and not race. A “work credit” can be for work done before an event or the day of the event at the 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report promoter’s discretion. A rider cannot get work and ride points the same day. No work points will be awarded for Super Endurance Events. Calculating Work Points: example [A 12 race series allows two “drops”. Rider’s best finish goes toward final points. If two or more riders are tied in points at the end of the season, tie-breakers will be used to determine standing. The tie breaker will be the most 1st, or 2nd, or 3rd (etc.) place finishes. If a tie still remains then the rider that finished better at the last event both competed in. 4. All 3 hour solo classes are eligible for series Overall points 5. The top three (3) overall riders (3hr) will be recognized as champions outside of their respective classes. The remaining riders of those classes will advance up since the top three advanced out. 6. The top ten (10) overall riders from any three hour solo class of the previous year will be promoted to the Expert AA class. These riders must ride the Expert AA class if they are riding the 3 hour solo program, or A2 Expert 2 hr class if they choose to race the shorter program in a subsequent year. The class is optional for other riders; however, once a rider signs up for Expert AA that rider MUST ride the remainder of the season for the 3 hour solo classes. National Hare Scrambles do not pertain to the rule. 7. The A2 Expert 2 hour class (E) riders include: the top ten (10) 2 hour overall riders from the previous season, and any 3 hour A or AA Expert rider that wants to race in the 2 hr program. A2 class (E) is open to any rider that meets the B2 class requirements. 8. Riders switching between 2 and 3 hour classes must ride at the same skill level. If a rider places in the top ten overall in the 2 hr program he or she must ride in the Expert AA [M] class if competing in the 3 hr program. 9. Any rider that has previously won a Michigan District 14 Hare Scramble Overall Championship cannot run in a “B” class. 10. Rider class advancement will follow current AMA Racing Amateur Competition Rule Book, AMA Off-road section 2.1.6 (Appealing Advancement/Classification). Rider advancement point status may be checked on the AMA website. Riders must submit an advancement appeal to the AMA and an appeal board will review appeal and make a ruling.
11. Any rider who participates in enduro’s, MUST ride the same specific skill level in hare scrambles as if they entered into an enduro. (ie. AA enduro would run “M” or “E” class; B runs “Open B” 2 or 3 hour.) A rider may move up a skill level but not down. 2/16/2017
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SECTION D- PROGRAM/ SERIES 1. The Hare Scrambles program will consist of a strict schedule of events to be arranged and finalized at the District Sanction meeting, prior to the start of the new race season. A.) The D-14 Hare Scrambles season will begin March 1st and end October 31st. Events held before or after these dates will not receive D-14 Points. B.) There will be no championship point races on Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th weekend, or Labor Day except by special permission from the Hare Scrambles Committee. 2. All events scheduled at the December meeting (that do not conflict with rule 1a and 1b) will pay D-14 points. The only races scheduled after the fall meetings that can be awarded points are those scheduled to replace a race dropped by another promoter. If possible these events should be scheduled on the same date as the canceled event. The change must be properly advertised. National Hare Scrambles points will not count towards D-14 Hare Scrambles. 3. No competing D14 hare scrambles events will be scheduled on the same day anywhere within District 14 unless agreed upon by the Division and the promoters involved. 4. The series Chairman, Officers, and Promoters can collectively approve a “special” race, which is either co-sanctioned with another series or is run as a “Special Endurance Event”. These events are to be explained in detail prior to the start of the season. Riders will be awarded points if the series Chairman, Officers, and Promoters agree to do so. Only one Super Endurance Race may be run per year. 5. Parade laps will be at the discretion of the promoter with the agreement of the Officers. If a parade lap is offered it is advisable that a 15 minute break (suitable to length of track) is given to allow for refueling and assemble at start line following the parade lap. Riders are expected to be ready for parade lap at the designated time and promoters are under no obligation to wait for a rider before beginning a race. All mini classes and youth classes are required to have a parade lap. 6. All District 14 classes will be offered and points given in order to receive District 14 sanctions. Two or more riders will constitute a class for trophies/awards in that event. If only one rider signs up for a class, that rider will receive points for that class in that event. That same rider may be moved to another class for trophies/awards. 7. The Scoring & Registration Team (appointed by Chairman) will utilize the scoring equipment (Moto-Tally) maintained by the Hare Scrambles Division. There will be a service fee of up to $270 per event payable to the Scoring/Registration Coordinator. The club/ 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report promoter will pay an equipment rental fee of $30 payable to the Hare Scrambles Equipment Maintenance Fund. The club/promoter will provide the necessary number of people to assist the scoring process, at least 3 persons to do back-up and/or flagging. The club/promoter is responsible for supplying adequate shelter from the elements and a steady power source to run the scoring equipment. 8. $4 per D-14 rider will be collected by the club/promoter at sign-up to be forwarded to the Hare Scrambles Treasurer or Chairman with the race report (this includes all racers riding in a points paying class at a D-14 sanctioned event; except in case of a dual sanctioned event. Those riders other than D-14 may be excluded.). This is to be done no later than 14 days after the race date. If the Treasurer informs the Chairman of non-payment from an event, the Chairman may recommend no points for any of the promoters remaining sanctions. This account will be maintained strictly as the Hare Scrambles Awards Fund for post-season activities, set forth by the ridersâ€™ votes from the ridersâ€™ meeting. 9. The Hare Scrambles Chairman, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Points Keeper, Web Director, Rider Reps, and Scoring Specialists will be exempt from gate fees. They are issued an ID tag and will present it to the staff as they enter the track. SECTION E- HARE SCRAMBLES COMMITTEE 1. The Hare Scrambles committee will consist of 12 members, including the Chairman. The riders will elect 7 members each year. 5 will be appointed by the Chairman 2. The seven (7) committee members elected by the riders need not be racers. Two (2) will be designated the Rider Reps, one (1) will be the Alternate Rider Rep, one (1) will be the Treasurer, one (1) will be the Points keeper, (1) will be the Vice Chair, and one (1) will be the Chairman for the division. 3. Of the five (5) committee members being appointed by the Chairman one must be a rider and the remaining will be from clubs/promoters conducting Hare Scrambles. 4. All committee members must be members in good standing of the AMA and must hold a current Associate Membership card in D-14. 5. The Hare Scrambles committee will meet a minimum of twice a year. One meeting will be the Saturday before the fall sanction and general membership meeting of AMA District 14 Club Council, as set by the DFCC Board of Directors. The second meeting will be between October 01 and the annual meeting. This meeting will be designated as the Hare Scrambles Annual Meeting. 6. The Hare Scrambles Annual Meeting will be held for the sole purpose of proposing new rules, making future plans, reviewing the past season, etc. by the riders in the presence of 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report the Hare Scrambles Committee. Election of the 7 positions by the riders for the Hare Scrambles Committee will be held at this time. 7. The Hare Scrambles Riders annual meeting will be held at a designated place to be announced to the riders at least 30 days in advance. The general meeting of the riders will follow the Hare Scrambles Committee Meeting. 8. The Chairman may convene the Hare Scrambles Committee at any time during the year to consider requests for action on any aspect of the sport deemed necessary.
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AMA/D14 Hill Climb Rules 2017 GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR ALL CLASSES 1. All riders will use the last two digits of their AMA D14 membership card and the first letter of their last name for their riding number. Clubs or promoters may issue a temporary rider number to be used until the member receives his or her card. Numbers must be at least 5" high with standard block letters and be on the front of the motorcycle as a minimum. 2. Riders who finish in the top five places in every class will be awarded their finishing place as their riding number for the following year. This awarded number may be used only in the class in which it was earned and only used for the next year races. 3. Tether length no longer than 36" inches when taunt. 4. Minimum age of participants is 4 years old. 5. No riding, practice or any type of closed competition will be allowed on a hill 5 days prior to a District 14 event on that hill. 6.
a. Youth riders are limited to 3 classes per event (age 15 and under). b. Adult riders are limited to 4 classes per event (age16 and older). c. Riders may use the same motorcycle in more than one class. Two riders may use the same motorcycle in the same day's program, but they must compete in different classes. d. The motorcycle that is used on the 1st attempt must be used on the 2nd attempt. No changing out motorcycles between attempts. 7. The rider must be physically capable and mature enough to control his/her machine at all times, and to ride it safely. This includes stopping, starting, standing still, mounting, dismounting, and putting one or both feet on the ground. The referee has the authority to disqualify a rider who canâ€™t safely control his/her machine. Training wheels are not allowed. EXHIBITION CLASS: a) Will be run after the District program has been completed. b) No points awarded in this class and this class does not qualify for the fastest time of the day award. 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report c) Motorcycles that run in exhibition class must conform with all amateur Hillclimb equipment rules. POINTS: Points will be awarded in each class (except exhibition class) according to the following schedule. Points will be awarded as follows. 1st - 20 pts 2nd - 16 pts 3rd - 13 pts 4th - 11 pts 5th - 10 pts 6th - 9 pts 7th - 8 pts 8th - 7 pts 9th - 6 pts 10th - 5 pts 11th - 4 pts 12th - 3 pts 13th - 2 pts 14th - 1 pts Classes with five riders or less will receive half points. Double points will be paid at State Championship Climb. To qualify for the year end Championship awards you must attend 90% of the races in that class. Two dollars ($2.00) for each rider at each event to be sent to division chairman for year-end awards fund. CLASSES: Classes are as follows. Youth Classes 1. 50cc - 4 to 8 years old, 0cc to 50cc. 2. 65cc - 6 to 11 years old, 0cc to 65cc 2 stroke, 0cc to 90cc 4 stroke. 3. 85cc JR - Riders 7-11 years old, 52-85cc 2-stroke and 52-125cc 4-stroke, maximum 16” rear and 19” front wheels 4. 85cc SR - Riders 12-15 years old, 66-85cc 2-stroke and 75-125cc 4-stroke, maximum 16” rear and 19” front wheels 5. 125 JR – Riders 11 – 15 years old, 86 to 125cc 6. Woman’s JR – Female Riders 4 to 15 years old, 0-85cc 2-stroke or 0-125cc 4-stroke, maximum 16” rear and 19” front wheels. Amateur Classes 7. Woman’s SR – Riders 16 or older. 86cc to open 8. 125 - 86cc to 125cc 9. 200 - 126cc to 200cc 2 stroke, 126cc to 250cc 4 stroke 10. 250 - 201cc to 250cc 11. 450 -251cc to 450cc 12. 600 - 451cc to 600cc 13. 750 - 601cc to 750cc 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report 14. Open - 751cc to Open 15. Senior 40+ - Riders 40 or older 16. Super Senior 50+ - Riders 50 and older 17. 4 Stroke - 86cc to 600cc 18. 400 Stock - 86cc to 400cc Stock wheelbase 19. Open Stock - 401cc to Open Stock wheelbase. 20. Vintage - 86cc to open, motor over 30 years old. CLASS RULES: 1. The minimum age for amateur riders is 12. In all events, a rider must be 14 or older to ride motorcycles above 250cc. 2. If you sign up for a class, you are not authorized to race in you will not be allowed to race and you will forfeit your entry fee for that class. No points will be awarded. 3. If you race in classes that break the rules you will not be awarded any points for all that dayâ€™s race and you will forfeit all entry fees for that day. CONDUCT: 1. If you and your crew do not attend the mandatory riders meeting you will not be allowed to race and you will forfeit your entry fees for that day. 2. Hot pit limited to one crew person. Crew member must be signed in at tech inspection. 3. All race personnel, officials, riders, mechanics, photographers and anyone associated with riders must not consume or be under the influence of intoxicants or drugs that could affect their normal mental or physical ability. Failure to comply may result in disqualification of the rider and/or a fine. Besides affecting the safety of the meet, any such use is inconsistent with the concept of good sportsmanship and is harmful to the sport of motorcycling. 4. Riders and/or family and pit crew who direct foul and abusive language to an official of the sponsoring club, organizer, AMA official or district official are subject to disqualification for the entire meet. 5. Each rider is responsible for the actions of his/her family and pit crew, and any detrimental action by these individuals puts the rider at risk of disqualification. Riders and pit crew are expected to conduct themselves in a manner respectful to the club, the sport, and the environment. 6. Riders are expected to comply with any and all club rules, and any direction from club members and/or the event referee while present on the event grounds. 7. Competition motorcycles must be in the pit area. No competition motorcycles in the spectator area. 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report PROTEST: Procedure and time limit for protest: All protests must be submitted and signed only by the person directly concerned. Each protest must refer to a single subject only and must be presented to the Referee together with a $50 security deposit, before trophies are handed out and submitted on an official protest form located in the AMA Racing Rulebook.
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AMA/D14 Ice Race Rules 2017 1. All studded classes will use authorized AMA studs, except in rubber tire classes. Ice screw specifications: Sheet metal screws with a ¼” hexagonal washer head with no more than one straight screwdriver slot. Overall head height from under washer 3/16” (.1875” + or -.006) Maximum head washer diameter: .350” Screw driver slot not to exceed .085” Screw height not to exceed 3/16” (.1875”+ or -.006) above tire. No added washers. Base of screw must contact rubber of tire. No screw modification from production allowed, such as sharpening etc. There will be no cutting tires, except in rubber tire classes. 2. All tires used must be a motorcycle type tire not to exceed 510 or equivalent in size, with the exception of the 651cc and up studded side car, they may use up to a 610 or equivalent. Sidecars can only be driven by one rear wheel. 3. All motorcycles and quads used in ice race competition shall be equipped with a tether type kill switch. The cord must be fastened to the body of the driver, not the clothing. 4. No front brakes allowed on motorcycles and sidecars. Front brakes are allowed on Quads only. 5. For studded motorcycle classes, It will be mandatory to have a front fender having a brace at a right angle to the fork leg through the center of the axle. Fender must be mounted within two inches of the tire and extend through axle center line 6. For all studded motorcycle classes it will be mandatory to have a solid rear motorcycle fender, mounted to the swing arm a maximum of two inches from the tire and extending at least to the axle center line. If the fender encloses the entire rear wheel, it does not have to be swing arm mounted.
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report 7. Nerf bars are required for all studded ATV Classes to protect the rider’s feet, it cannot be mounted higher than the axle center line or wider than the wheels. (Adaptation for 2018 season, all studded atv’s will require heel guards attached to the pegs) 8. The distance between the sidecar wheel and motorcycle wheels, measured from the center of the treads, must be between 32-50 inches, with a maximum total width of 60 inches from the motorcycle tire center line to the outside of the sidecar. Any exposed area, to the passenger, of the rear drive and inside of hack wheel must be enclosed in a safe and workman like manner. 9. All motorcycles shall be equipped with 3 number plates measuring at least 7” high and 10” wide, using a white back ground and black numbers at least 5’ high Standard block numbers, No Shaded or outlined numbers. All quads must have 4 plates one on the front, rear and both sides with number plates mounted vertically, not on the top of fenders. 10. Yearend awards will be awarded in all classes that qualify. The money for these awards will be raised in the following manner. The Club/Promoter will pay $3.50 for each class entered. Where the entry fee is $10.00 for 50cc classes, the Club/Promoter will pay $1.00. This will be sent to the D-14 ice race chairman by the event promoter. Riders must compete in at least 51% of the sanctioned events held to be eligible for high point awards. Classes must be fully fielded at 51% to qualify for yearend awards. (I.E. If 8 are scheduled, and 3 are canceled, you must have attended all 5 completed events) 11. We will allow up to two (2) points paying events per weekend, riders competing in both events may only receive points for one event. 12. In all B classes, the top 30% of riders will be moved up to A class for the following season, 1 rider if the class has 10 riders or less for the year. The Ice Race Chairman & committee will retain the right to review all riders’ performance in any class for possible advancement to a regular amateur class. Up to 50% of C class riders may be moved up to the B class. 13. Six riders (6) not counting sidecar passengers constitute a class. If less than six riders sign up for a class, the promoter or club does not have to run that class. If they choose to run a class with less than six riders, points will be: 1st-10pts., 2nd-8pts., 3rd-6pts., 4th-5pts., 5th-4pts. More than one class may be run at the same time and scored separately. 14. Points will be as follows for standard meets with full classes; 1st - 20pts. 2nd - 16pts. 3rd - 13pts. 4th - 11pts. 5th - 10pts. 6th - 9pts. 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report 7th - 8pts. 8th - 7pts. 9th - 6pts. 10th - 5pts. 11th - 4pts. 12th - 3pts. 13th - 2pts. 14th - 1point. Scoring for D14 Ice Race State Championship will be as follows: 1st – 25pts. 2nd - 22pts. 3rd - 20pts. 4th - 18pts. 5th - 16pts. 6th - 15pts. 7th - 14pts. 8th - 13pts. 9th - 12pts. 10th - 11pts. 11th - 10pts. 12th - 9pts. 13th - 8pts. 14th - 7pts. 15th – 6 pts. 16th – 5 pts. 17th – 4pts. 18th – 3pts. 19th – 2pts. 20th – 1pt. 15. A rider placing in a National ice race , outside of district 14 , will receive straight D14 points according to the position he /or she placed as long as the national promoter pays into the points fund. (You cannot ride your class on Sat. out of state at a national and race in district 14 on Sunday and receive points for both). 16. The ice race division shall have two technical advisers, and a treasurer. 17. The Ice race chairman, Treasurer, and tech. advisers will pay no gate fee. The 2017 staff will be Joe Barnes, Kevin Lambert JR, and Jennifer Cox 18. An AMA licensed pro rider may compete in amateur competition, but is not eligible for D-14 points and must not displace amateurs if elimination’s are necessary. An AMA licensed pro rider may compete in amateur competition when a COMBO or Pro Am class is not available. In such an event The Pro Rider is not eligible for D-14 points and must not displace amateurs for points or if elimination’s are necessary. 19. Any former Pro rider may return to amateur competition and compete at the A level. If the rider feels he is unable to compete at the A level, he can petition in writing to the ice race chairman to be reclassified to the B level. 20. Ice race locations may be changed do to ice conditions, but no less than 72 hours before race day. 21. You must have a notarized consent from both parents if you’re under 18 years old and wish to participate. 22. 85cc classes and below may run fewer laps at promoter’s discretion. 23. An ice covered oval may be no greater than a half mile long as measured 18 inches from the pole. 24. An ice covered GP/TT style track may be no less than 20 feet in width from start to finish and must consist of left and right turns and is allowed for District points events. 25. Riding numbers 1-10 will be assigned/reserved for the top ten riders in AMA Ice Racing competition according to their overall point’s position from the previous season. I.E. No rider is allowed to use #1 unless they earned it the previous year. 26. An event that is designated D14 State Championship event must run all district designated classes. A promoter or club is required to advertise the event in order to maximize exposure and 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report attendance. Awards for the state championship races must be of championship size and quality as compared to regular awards. The promoter will award state championship riders to a minimum of 5th place unless otherwise noted. 27. State Championship lineup- The top 10 riders in points in each class are locked into their starting positions according to their point’s position. The front row should be a minimum of 6 riders if track dimensions allow. 28. D14 State Championship races will be a minimum 10 laps, maximum of 20 laps. Youth class’s laps may be as low as 50% of the adult laps. 29. Any rider removing track banners without authorization will be fined a minimum of 20 points up to full suspension, as determined by D14 Club Council. 30. A rider must finish the final event of the day on the same machine that started the first race of the day. 31. Any rider that makes the final race but receives DNF score will receive %50 points according to their final position. A score of DNS is no points. 32. Pro License holders cannot enter age classes in amateur competition. 33. Combo Classes will have a minimum 75% payback for at least 50% of the field. 34. Tie breaks will be determined by overall win count, starting with main events. 35. In the event all sanctioned/scheduled races are completed, each rider’s lowest score will be dropped in determining the high point’s champion. 36. Any rider abusing practice system shall start from the penalty line in all races that day. 37. For main events where large classes are concerned, especially quads, special attention should be payed to plowing. If riders are unable to use the width of the track due to snow build up, the track must be plowed. Riders of these large classes should be consulted on this issue as it develops to insure fast and safe racing. 38. In all heat races, all riders must get a front row start, if there is not enough room, the class is to be split into more heats. There will be a maximum of 5 quads or 5 sidecars in any heat or first moto race. 39. The moto scoring system will be allowed in district 14 ice racing, promoters have the choice of 2-3 motos. 40. All riders are responsible for the safety and conduct of themselves and their “crew”. Any misconduct, bad behavior or unsafe acts by rider or crew member could get your rider penalized from a back row starts for the day, loss of points, suspension or expulsion from d14 events as determined by the District 14 Club Council. 41. The ice race chairman should also award the following special awards: Sportsman Award will be awarded to the rider who shows great leadership, humility, honesty and willingness to help others in need. This should be voted on by riders and promoters. 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report Rubber Tire Racer of the year, Quad Racer of the Year, Studded Solo Racer of the year, Youth Racer of the year. 42. Where Sidecars and quads are concerned, inside boundary markers should be all the way to the inside. (Revision-12-2-16) 2017 District 14 Classes Studded Solo Motorcycle M-1 0-51cc 4-8 yrs shaft DTX M-2 0-51cc 4-8 yrs 3 speed DTX M-3 0-51cc 4-8 yrs chain M-4 52-65cc 6-11 yrs M-5 66-85cc 7-15 yrs M-6 86-200cc 12+ yrs M-7 201-250cc Open 12 + YRS M-8 251-505cc “A” M-9 251-505cc “B” M-10 125-505cc “C" M-11 250cc up Open 16+ yrs M-12 40 + yrs Open Senior M-13 Vintage Class 1980 or older no four valves Rubber Solo Motorcycle M-14 Open "A" M-15 Open "B" Rubber Tire Sidecar M-16 0-360cc M-17 361-505cc M-18 506cc up Open M-19 Hack Solo Open QUAD Q-1 251-505cc Quad A Studded 16+ YRS Q-2 251-505cc Quad B Studded 16+ YRS Q-3 Veteran Quad Open 35 + YRS Q-4 Open Quad Q-5 Rubber Tire Quad (two wheel drive) Open Q-6 Mini Quad Studded 0-90cc 6-12 YRS Q-7 90-250cc Studded Quad 12+ 2/16/2017
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COMBO C-1 COMBO OPEN STUDDED QUAD C-2 COMBO OPEN STUDDED MOTORCYCLE
NOTE: You must have a notarized consent from both parents if you’re under 18 years old and wish to participate. NOTE: Combo class – 250cc & up, A riders, Pro-Am & Pro riders only, 16+YRS. Exhibition classes - These Classes are offered this year without points, awards are at promoters’ discretion. In the event that the class has 5 riders at 50% of sanctioned events, year-end awards will be awarded. Must have three riders minimum at signup on race day or class will not run. This the vetting program to make new official classes. If you want your class to be successful, get riders for it to enter. This is a part of the riders’ responsibilities, to promote your sport.
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AMA/D14 Motocross Division Rules 2017 MX Chairman Kreg Bigelow 810-965-8764 email@example.com Off Road Rider Rep Tim Beougher 989-751-8073 firstname.lastname@example.org
Points Keeper Jenny Johnson 989-871-3356 email@example.com MX Rider Rep Eric Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
These rules are a supplement to the regular AMA Amateur, Semi-Pro & Youth Competition rulebook. General Rules 1. Michigan residents must be both an AMA and District 14 member in good standing to compete in any AMA/District 14 event. 2. Any District 14 MX member with an outstanding NSF check to the AMA, D14 or a D14 club/promoter will have any and all points and or yearend awards held until payment is made in full including all fees and charges. 3. No jumping or passing on a Red Cross Flag. When a yellow flag is displayed, competitors must ride cautiously until they have passed the incident that caused the flag. When a yellow flag is displayed there is no passing or jumping between the flag and the incident that caused the yellow flag. Failure to do so may result in the rider being docked one position up to disqualification from the event subject to the refereeâ€™s discretion. 4. If an AMA District MX promoter or AMA District 14 official witnesses a rider, pit crew or family member using foul language, that rider is subject to instant disqualification for unsportsmanlike conduct.
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report 5. If a rider, pit crew or family member threatens or strikes a referee, event staff member, AMA District 14 official or another rider, that rider faces instant disqualification from the day’s event for unsportsmanlike conduct. Rider Classification “A” Class
Highest AMA District 14 rider classification Riders are eligible for Pro-Am competition Riders are eligible for Cash Awards Recognized as an D14 Motocross Championship Series. Results will be determined by the District Points Scale using the best 18 finishes Top 99 recognized with two digit numbers White number plates with black numbers recommended
The classification preceding “A” Eligible for “B” class competition only Eligible for trophy and dealer check awards only Recognized as an D14 Motocross Championship Series. Results will be determined by the District Points Scale using the best 18 finishes No two digit numbers recommended; last three digits of AMA number recommended
The classification preceding “B” Eligible for trophy awards only Recognized as an D14 Motocross Championship Series. Results will be determined by the District Points Scale using the best 18 finishes No two digit numbers recommended; last three digits of AMA number recommended Black number plates with white numbers recommended The 85 Beginner class covers ages 10 to 15 years old. 85 Beginner riders are not eligible to ride any other D14 recognized class Schoolboy and amateur 14 plus class participants may be eligible to ride in the 125B/C, 250C or Open C classes No rider is to be classified as a C rider if that rider has participated in the AMA Amateur Nationals in any previous year in any class with the exception of any girls or women classes unless otherwise specified.
ADVANCEMENT “B” Class Advancement
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Rider must have a minimum of six points paying finishes in any “B” class in order to be considered for advancement. The performance value of 15 will be the cutoff point in each class Each “B” class will be calculated separately. Rider’s performance value will be calculated in each class as follows: total number of points earned divided by number of points-earning finishes. DNF’s and non-points paying finishes will not count in the calculation of a rider’s performance value. That is, if a rider races 25 times and does not earn points in five of those races; his performance value will be his total number points earned divided by 20. Advancement is effective January 1st of the following season and will be notified by the AMA. Riders must be 16 years old as of October 31st of the current year to be forced to advance to “A”. Advancement can be appealed to the AMA Any rider who has been advanced and still rides the “B” class will be ineligible for points and awards for the meet. Any rider found to be riding in a class lower than their earned ranking can be suspended for up to one year from AMA and D14 events.
“C” Class Advancement
Rider must have a minimum of six points paying finishes in any “C” class in order to be considered for advancement. Each “C” class will be calculated separately. The following criteria are to be used when determining a rider’s eligibility for the C class: o No rider is to be classified as a C rider if that rider had a RPV of 15 or higher the previous year in the C class or a 12-16 youth division. o No rider is to be classified as a C if that rider has ever been classified as an A rider. o No rider is to be classified as a C rider if that rider has participated in AMA Amateur Motocross Nationals in any previous year in any class. o No rider is to be classified as a C rider if that rider is receiving or has ever received any type of OEM factory support in any class. o If a rider doesn’t meet any of the above criteria, they may not participate in the C class if they have raced C class the previous two calendar years and have an RPV of 13.0 or higher. Rider’s performance value will be calculated in each class as follows: total number of points earned divided by number of points-earning finishes. DNF’s and non-points paying finishes will not count in the calculation of a rider’s performance value. That is, if a rider races 25 times and does not earn points in five of those races; his performance value will be his total number points earned divided by 20. Advancement is effective January 1st of the following season and will be notified by the AMA. Advancement can be appealed to the AMA Any rider who has been advanced and still rides the “C” class will be ineligible for points and awards for the meet. Any rider found to be riding in a class lower than their earned ranking can be suspended for up to one year from AMA and D14 events
85 Beginner Class Advancement
85 Beginner class advancement process will be handled by the District 14 Motocross Advancement Committee.
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Rider must have a minimum of six points paying finishes in the 85 Beginner class in order to be considered for advancement. The following criteria are to be used when determining a rider’s eligibility for the 85 Beginner class: o No rider is to be eligible for the 85 Beginner class if that rider had a RPV of 11 or higher the previous year in the 85 Beginner class. o No rider is to be classified as an 85 Beginner rider if that rider has participated in AMA Amateur Motocross Nationals in any previous year in any class. o No rider is to be classified as an 85 Beginner rider if that rider is receiving or has ever received any type of OEM factory support in any class. o If none of the above criteria has been met to be advanced you may still be advanced at the sole discretion of the District 14 Advancement Committee and will take place effective January 1st. Rider’s performance value will be calculated in the 85 Beginner class as follows: total number of points earned (using the most current Rider Advancement Point scale in the AMA rulebook) divided by number of points-earning finishes. DNF’s and non-points paying finishes will not count in the calculation of a rider’s performance value. That is, if a rider races 25 times and does not earn points in five of those races; his performance value will be his total number points earned divided by 20. Advancement is effective January 1st of the following season and will be notified by the District 14 Motocross Division. Advancement can be appealed to the District 14 Motocross Any rider who has been advanced and still rides the 85 Beginner class will be ineligible for points and awards for the meet. Any rider found to be riding in a class lower than their earned ranking can be suspended for up to one year from AMA and D14 events.
Vet Sport Class Advancement
Vet Sport class advancement process will be handled by the District 14 Motocross Advancement Committee. Rider must have a minimum of six points paying finishes in the Vet Sport class in order to be considered for advancement. The following criteria are to be used when determining a rider’s eligibility for the Vet Sport class: o No rider is to be eligible for the Vet Sport class if that rider had a RPV of 11 or higher the previous year in any class. o No rider is to be classified as a Vet Sport rider if that rider has participated in AMA Amateur Motocross Nationals in any previous year in any class. o No rider is to be classified as a Vet Sport rider if that rider is receiving or has ever received any type of OEM factory support in any class. o If none of the above criteria has been met to be advanced you may still be advanced at the sole discretion of the District 14 Advancement Committee and will take place effective January 1st. Rider’s performance value will be calculated in the Vet Sport class as follows: total number of points earned (using the most current Rider Advancement Point scale in the AMA rulebook) divided by number of points-earning finishes. DNF’s and non-points paying finishes will not count in the calculation of a rider’s performance value. That is, if a rider
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report races 25 times and does not earn points in five of those races; his performance value will be his total number points earned divided by 20. Advancement is effective January 1st of the following season and will be notified by the District 14 Motocross Advancement Committee. Advancement can be appealed to the District 14 Motocross Advancement Committee Any rider who has been advanced and still rides the Vet Sport class will be ineligible for points and awards for the meet. Any rider found to be riding in a class lower than their earned ranking can be suspended for up to one year from AMA and D14 events. YOUTH RULES As per AMA youth rules, a rider’s age on January 1st determines class eligibility for the entire year. For example, a rider who turns 12 on January 2nd may ride the 85 Jr. (9-11) class for the entire year. However, once a youth rider moves up to the next age division, he may not move back down to the lower age class. 50cc Specific Rules
Any 50cc classes can be run together and scored separately at promoter’s discretion. If entered in the 50cc Trail class, the only other D14 50cc class a rider may enter on the same day is the 50cc SS class.
50 Jr (4-6) Limited 0cc - 51cc 2-stroke 0cc - 51cc 4-stroke Single-speed automatic. Maximum wheelbase 36 inches. Maximum wheel size 10 inches. Maximum seat height 24 inches. No larger than 14mm round intake. 50 Sr (7-8) Limited 0cc - 51cc 2-stroke 0cc - 51cc 4-stroke Single-speed automatic. Maximum wheelbase 41 inches. Maximum wheel size 12 inches. Retrofitted 12-inch wheels are permitted - OEM parts must be used. No larger than 19mm round intake. 50 SS (4-8) Limited 0cc - 51cc 2-stroke 0cc - 51cc 4-stroke No larger than a 12mm intake. Maximum wheelbase 36 inches. Maximum wheel size 10 inches. Maximum seat height 22 inches. NOTE: All Models listed in 50 Trail (4-8) Limited are legal to run in this class. All models containing an Oil Injection system must have a functional Injection System to be considered legal to compete. 50 Trail (4-8) Limited 0cc - 51cc 2-stroke 0cc - 51cc 4-stroke This class is limited to the following: Yamaha PW & TTR 50cc 2/16/2017
AMA D-14 2016 Annual Report Honda CRF & XR 50cc (shifters must be removed) Suzuki Jr Kawasaki KLX 50 ***Note: All models with an Oil Injection System must have a Functional Injection system to be considered legal to compete. All other definitions & rules for limited classes contained in Chapter 1, Section 1.2 of the AMA Rulebook will apply to the above mentioned classes. Violations of the limited class rules as determined by the protest process or by the referee will result in disqualification from the event and a second violation will result in suspension from AMA competition for one year. MISCELLANEOUS 1. Bike number will be placed on the front and both sides of the bike and must be legible. District 14 earned numbers may only be used in the class in which they were earned. Numbers earned in AMA National Competition may also be used in the class in which they were earned. 2. Total points awarded toward the D14 Motocross Championship Series will be tallied from the riderâ€™s best 18 D14 points paying finishes from April - October. 3. Any youth rider wanting to advance to the next higher age class must appeal in writing to the Motocross Chairman and be approved by the Motocross Advancement Committee. You will be notified in writing of their decision before advancement will be allowed. Once advancement is made you are not eligible to return to younger class. 4. Advancement appeals may be submitted only once per season to the District 14 Motocross Advancement Committee for the 85 Beginner and Vet Sport class 5. D14 Motocross Championship Series Requirements (April â€“ October): Riders must participate in a minimum of 8 races to be eligible for yearend awards. Yearend awards will be awarded up to 10th place provided the minimum races are met in a specific class. Each Motocross Series Event will give points based on the scale listed below. Maximum points will be given in each D14 Motocross Championship Series class during a Michigan State Championship series Event Only. 6. Michigan State Championship Series Requirements: Riders must participate in a minimum of 5 races to be eligible for yearend awards with best of 10 races counted. Yearend awards will be awarded up to 3rd place provided the minimum races are met in a specific class. Michigan State Championship Series events will pay maximum points regardless of rider turnout. (Sunday Races Only) 7. Series Tie Breaker Rule: A Racer with the highest number of accumulated points will be awarded the winner of the series provided they have met the requirements. In the event there are two racers with the same total of accumulated points the racer with the highest number of 1st Place finishes will be determined the winner of the series. At that point if there are two winners with the same number of accumulated points and 1st Place finishes the racer with the highest number of 2nd Place finishes will be determined the winner of the series. 2/16/2017 73
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2016 Reports By Division ATV Division 2016 Season End of the Year info is very encouraging. We had excellent turnout at the events this year and saw quite a few new riders. There were 34 total regular motocross events and 14 ATV MX Championship races with (1 rain out). MX ATVs could race 8 different tracks for 2016. MX ATVâ€™s had 527 total entries for 2016 which is up from 337 in 2015. Our average turnout was 40.5 ATVs for our Championship Series this is up from 27 in 2015. Some tracks drew 52 ATVs. We thank Battle Creek, Portland Trail Riders, Valley MX, Freelin MX, Baja, Grattan MX, Big Air and TwistedMX for having us. The motocross quads continue to be running limited tracks, however the numbers are growing for both tracks and turnout. We added Brendon Holtz as our Rider Rep this year and he has done an excellent job recruiting and supporting our riders. Our 2016 numbers continue to grow on the motocross side slowly but surely. In September, we held a Holeshot Contest under the lights at Portland Trail Riders. This was a fourth time event and was open to both bikes and quads. We had a strong turnout with 75 entries, almost everyone had a great time. . I am looking forward to our banquet (which will be held January 21st). The Banquet will be sponsored by Progressive Irrigation and Progressive Directional Drilling, which allows all of our racers to eat for FREE. This a very generous gift by one of our mx racing families. It will be at Frankenmuth Splash Village. We will be presenting approximately 83 awards and enjoying great food. This is an entire weekend event with free shuttle services into town for shopping and everyone interested can use the wonderful water park at Splash Village both Saturday and Sunday. There also will be a Disney movie available for the evenings in the hotel lobby. Arcade games and other activities are available as well. We are looking forward to a great weekend to get together. It has been a successful year and I am happy the ATV numbers are continuing to grow. Respectfully, Bob Miller D14 ATV Chair
2016 Flat Track Report We had a very successful race season this year. Out of 22 races scheduled we ran 20 of them. We only lost 2 races due to weather this year. We had pretty good weather for the most part, some awesome promoters and tracks to race on, and we had a great rider turn outs at all of our events this year. We had a couple injuries to a few riders but glad to hear they will all be back next year. Something that we also want to recognize is that a couple of our tracks let one our race family members who has a disability go out on the track and have a race that he won and was awarded a
trophy at, this made his day and also made our D14 Family very proud. Polka Dots and Lucky Thumb thank you so much for allowing this to happen. We had some awesome state championships races for TT and ST hosted by Lucky Thumb which ran over a 2 day stretch with Short Track on Sat with 110 and 124 with combo class sign ups and the TT on Sunday we had 104 and 125 with combo class for rider sign ups. Our ½ mile was hosted by OMP but ran at the Fowlerville fairgrounds for the 1st time in many years. OMP set this up as a trial run and to be there entertainment for a church group that weekend. However mother nature just didn't want to cooperate and we had to cancel the race on Sat. We did run our program on Sunday but most of the church group had already started to leave for the day when we got our race program going. We had a few hiccups here and there but overall had an excellent turn out and race with 110 sign ups, 124 with combo classes. Unfortunately due to the rising cost to rent the fairgrounds we will not be returning in 2017. Overall the season went great. Rider counts we up from 77 riders in 2015 to 91 riders in 2016. Our average riders turn out for points paying classes only ST rider turn out was 94.63 TT rider turn out was 81.11 ½ mile rider turn out was 110 Total average riders 90.8 2016 Event Summary Total Events Scheduled = 22 Total Cancellations=
Date of Cancellation= 5/14 and 5/15 canceled due to weather Lucky Thumb Motorcycle Club 7/24 canceled due to weather Lucky Thumb Motorcycle Club 8/21 canceled due to weather Polka Dots Motorcycle Club Total Events Added = 2 Date of Addition = 7/23 and 7/24 to make up 5/14 and 5/15 cxl Location: Both races at Lucky Thumb Motorcycle Club Overall not a bad season we made sure when we did our schedule for 2016 that we didn't have races on holiday weekends or during any of the local pro races which we knew many d14 members attended, doing this helped with rider counts being up so we will continue this in 2017. We are looking at having right around 17-20 races again for 2017 with ½ mile tracks possible not happening due to no one wanting to promote them and due to travel distance and track maintenance. We had our 2016 Flat Track Banquet in Midland and the Great Hall Convention and Banquet Center it was a very successful event. We had a ton of stuff to give away for door prizes, we held a special raffel to raise money for 2 pro riders Dominic Colanders who was seriously injured, and Charlotte Kainz, who passed away due to her injures. We had a special guest that we invited this year Jay Springsteen who attended and brought his XR 750 Motorcycle and Ray C’s of Lapeer brought a brand new Kawasaki motorcycle to display. We handed out over 700+ certificates, around 200 number plates, 18 Jackets, 18 sweatshirts, and around 200 tshirts to our riders. We also awarded 10 individual awards this year.
We had our pre sanction meeting in November and went over schedule for 2017 and a few rule changes, looking to combine some classes and get rid of a few others so that we can ensure 2017 will be as successful as 2016. We are looking forward to 2017 and can’t wait to see what the season will bring.
2016 Enduro Division Report 1. 2016 Officers • Chairman – Bill Smith • Vice Chair – Mark Beltinck • Treasurer – Kris Tolly • Points Keeper – Tom Zettel 2. 2016 Rider Reps • Vic Flegel – A/AA • Kurt Haveri – B Class • Tina Flegel – C Class, 60+, Women’s • Yearly election held at awards banquet 3. Treasurer’s Report – As of 12/3/16 • Bank balance = $7,334.10 • PayPal balance = $0.00 ($28.23 pending transfer to bank account) • Accounts Receivable = $830.00 • Accounts Payable = $302.00 • Full transparency, all financials from 2012 to present posted on our web site 4. 2016 Events # Race 1 Sand Goblin 2 Twin Bay 3 Loose Moose 4 Grizzly 5 Knuckle Buster 6 Bark Buster 7 Summer 8 Jack Pine 9 Muddobber 10 Turkey Creek 11 Peace Pipe
# 310 197 198 142 167 258 313 234
+/Notes +33% Canceled due to land issues +10% +49% -11% Canceled due to intra-club +20% +14% Compared to last non-national +68% Compared to last non-national November 6th, Converted to Dual Sport +7%
All Riders 2016 Average = 227 per race (8 races, 0 nationals) -11% decrease 2015 Average = 256 per race (9 races, 2 nationals) D14 Series Riders 2016 Average = 126 per race (8 races, 0 nationals) +25% increase 2015 Average = 101 per race (9 races, 2 nationals)
Started the season with 11 events; ended up with 8 points-paying races on the schedule (2 canceled, 1 converted to a dual-sport ride due to land issues).
5 events were restart format, 3 were timekeepers (Knuckle Buster, Jack Pine, Peace Pipe).
Series Registrations for 2016 = 188 61% from Michigan 20% Indiana 9% Illinois 8% Ohio 2% Wisconsin, Florida
(+3% compared to 2015)
5. 2015 Awards Banquet – January 23, 2016 at the Comfort Inn in Mt. Pleasant • Combined with Hare Scrambles and Family Enduro Series • 335 attendees (-5% from prior year banquet) • 91% of tickets were purchased online • Reduced ticket price by -21% from previous year, and by -28% from 2 years ago • Budget surplus of $422.68, split evenly between Enduro, HS, and FES • 82% of attendees from Michigan, 12% Indiana, 6% OH, IL, WI • 55% participated in Enduro series, 30% in Harescramble series, 15% did both • Average enduro awards package valued at $107 per rider • Handed out 82 jackets, 81 trophies, 72 long-sleeve t-shirts, 25 large poster prints, 25 Malcolm Smith coffee-table books, plus Koozies •
2016 Awards Banquet is January 28th, 2017
6. Communications • Newspaper Articles – April, May, October, December • E-Communications sent to date: 38 (last year sent out 31) • Facebook i. 1,411 likes (+40% since December 2015) ii. All race events posted, all members invited iii. Regular postings of event updates, photos • Rider Surveys – Did this for the past 6 years, but discontinued in 2016 due to time constraints and cost (survey provider implemented restrictions on free accounts). 7. Promotions - MSR Giveaways – Hard Parts and Apparel • Loose Moose, Grizzly, Knuckle Buster, Jack Pine 8. 2017 Schedule 1) 04/23/17 2) 06/10/17 3) 07/16/17 4) 07/30/17 5) 08/13/17 6) 08/20/17 09/09/17 7) 09/17/17 2/16/2017
Sand Goblin Enduro Loose Moose Enduro *Saturday* Knuckle Buster Enduro Jack Pine Enduro Summer Bummer Muddobber National Enduro Loose Moose HARD ENDURO *No Points* Muskegon Enduro 84
8) 11/05/17 9) 11/12/17
Turkey Creek Enduro Peace Pipe Enduro
2016 Hare Scramble Report First year as chairman went fairly smooth. One problem arose with scoring shoot but made us improve our scoring lanes for the remainder of the season. All rides welcomed the change. Scoring and registration went smoothly even after having 340 racers at Portland. There were no failures in our division. I would consider it a successful season. We averaged 178 racers all of which were district 14 members and received year-end points. ATV side averaged 32 racers. They were up almost 30%. Awesome job to our ATV guys for promoting their series. D14 Hare Scrambles has 1295 likes on Facebook and continues to grow. We had 13 races scheduled, we ended up losing 1 (White Trash) for various reasons. We had no events held in conjunction with any other district and we had no national events. At the end of the 2016 season, my Vice-Chair, Neil Soenksen, will be stepping down and my new Vice-Chair will be Mark Becker. Thank you to Neil Soenksen for your service and expertise. In 2017 we will be having a National Hare Scramble which Battle Creek will be hosting. We have been planning our banquet which will be in January for quite some time on the hare scramble side. I am excited for our 2017 season. We are looking to get a new scoring sometime during 2017 so we can test and be ready to launch for the 2018 season. GOALS FOR 2017 Set up a pre-scheduling meeting via email to get an idea of what clubs would like to have races and dates they would like for 2018, Get season sponsors on board, and Average 200 riders for the series. 2017 APPROVED RULE PROPOSALS Combine the 12-15 year old “J” and “W” class in the mini’s. All racers must race their respective class example: B motocross or endure rider MUST race B class, same with A or C. Can race up a class but not down. Change worker points to best finish instead of average. Create new 2hr vet C class – 21-34 and 35+. Change points system to supercross style (Top 20) 25, 22, etc. 2017 ELECTIONS CHAIRMAN: KEVIN FLESZAR VICE CHAIR: MARK BECKER RIDER REP: 1. ZACHERY KEIZER 2. TAYLOR CARPENTER
3. TRACY HALL – ALTERNATE TREASURER: JESSIE RICHARDSON WEB MASTER: AJ STEVENS POINTS KEEPER: MARK BECKER & SHERRY FLESZAR
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2016 Ice Race Report 12-5-2015 DISTRICT 14 Sanctioning Lansing 1-3-2016 White Lake CANCELED 1-10-2016 Owosso CANCELED 1-17-2016 Valley 1-24-2016 Owosso 1-31-2016 Valley CANCELED 2-07-2016 Owosso CANCELED 2-14-2016 Valley 2-20-2016 OWOSSO NIGHT RACE 2-4-6 2-27-2016 GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP Cadillac 2-28-2016 GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP Cadillac 3-6-2016 VALLEY STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 4-23-2016 Awards Banquet
2016 Motocross Report 2016 was a very good year for District 14 MX as we had 11 organizers that worked very well together and created a race calendar that would keep the riders busy racing each weekend while never having more than 2 tracks running each weekend. With 75 race dates with only 10 cancelations due to weather with an average of 186 riders per event and a total of 11,728 actual rider entries. We had 2 race series, which included a 10 race State Series Championship and the 75 race D14 championship series. With these 2 series the district will be giving 403 riders awards for the rider’s efforts.
We will be having the D14 Awards Banquet on January 28th at the Wyndham Gardens which is supported by our rider fund and sales of banquet ticket sales, last year we had 425 people that attended with expectations to exceed 450 this year. Only one class change at the Pre-sanction meeting we made, Vet Sport will now go to a 25+ age (was 30+) for 2017. We will be allowing Twisted MX as a voting track as they did a great job all year. We are looking forward to another successful year in 2017 and proud to be involved with the whole AMA organization.
2016 Road Division Report The 2016 Road Division events were down to three. We had the Spring Ride with the Muskegon Motorcycle Club with about 1500 bikes and the Blessing of the Bikes in Baldwin with Para Dice Motorcycle Club. As always the Blessing of the Bikes brought in over 6,000 bikes. In the fall we had the Fall Tour and Steak Fry with Para Dice Motorcycle Club which was very successful with about 700 bikes. This was a very disappointing and sad year. In July, Tri City Travelers(our oldest and one of the original clubs) lost Jim Charleboix. In September we lost our Rider Rep, Lanny Johnson. Both of these individuals were supporters of the District for many, many years. They are both truly missed. District 14 was founded and run by the Road Division for years and we sincerely hope with their help we can once again make the Road Division strong and more active..
Terri Sweet Road Division Chair
2016 Event Calendar Cancelled Events 2016 Flat Track Schedule
5/7/16 ST 5/8/16 TT 5/14/16 ST 5/15/16 TT 5/21/16 1/2 Mile 5/22/16 1/2 Mile Rain Date 6/4/16 1/2 Mile 6/5/16 1/2 Mile Rain Date 6/11/16 ST 6/12/16 TT 6/18/16 ST 6/19/16 TT 7/9/16 TT Double Header 7/10/16 TT Double Header 7/23/16 ST 7/24/16 TT 8/6/16 ST 8/7/16 TT 8/20/16 ST 8/21/16 TT 8/27/16 1/2 Mile State Champ 8/28/16 1/2 Mile SC Rain Date 9/10/16 ST State Champ 9/11/16 TT State Champ 9/17/16 ST SC Rain Date 9/18/16 TT SC Rain Date Added 7/16 & 7/17 ST ‐ Short Track TT‐Tourist Trophy HM ‐ Half Mile
S.C. ‐ State Championship
Owosso Motorsports Park Owosso Motorsports Park Lucky Thumb M/C Lucky Thumb M/C Fowlerville Fairgrounds Fowlerville Fairgrounds Croswell Fairgrounds Croswell Fairgrounds Owosso Motorsports Park Owosso Motorsports Park Polka Dots M/C Polka Dots M/C Owosso Motorsports Park Owosso Motorsports Park Lucky Thumb M/C Anniversary Wkend Lucky Thumb M/C Anniversary Wkend Lucky Thumb M/C Lucky Thumb M/C Polka Dots M/C Polka Dots M/C Fowlerville Fairgrounds Fowlerville Fairgrounds Lucky Thumb M/C Lucky Thumb M/C Lucky Thumb M/C Lucky Thumb M/C
Ryan Helvie Ryan Helvie Lucky Thumb Lucky Thumb Ryan Helvie Ryan Helvie Ryan Helvie Ryan Helvie Ryan Helvie Ryan Helvie Polka Dots Polka Dots Ryan Helvie Ryan Helvie Lucky Thumb Lucky Thumb Lucky Thumb Lucky Thumb Polka Dots Polka Dots Ryan Helvie Ryan Helvie Lucky Thumb Lucky Thumb Lucky Thumb Lucky Thumb
2/4/6 10/12/2 10/12/2 8/10/12 10/12/2 8/10/12 2/4/6 8/10/12 2/4/6 10/12/2 10/12/2 8/10/12 10/12/2 10/12/2 11/1/3 8/10/12 3/5/7 8/10/12 10/12/2 8/10/12 8/10/12 8/10/12 10/12/2 8/10/12 10/12/2 8/10/12
2016 Enduro Schedule
Club / Promoter
04/17/16 Sand Goblin Enduro
Grand Kankakee Trail Riders Roselawn, IN
06/12/16 Loose Moose Enduro
07/10/16 Grizzly Enduro
Singletrack Off‐Road Events Fairview, MI
07/17/16 Knuckle Buster Enduro Knuckle Buster Riders
08/07/16 Bark Buster Enduro
Valley Trail Riders
08/14/16 Summer Bummer
Hill & Gully Riders
08/21/16 Jack Pine Enduro
Lansing Motorcycle Club
10/09/16 Muddobber Enduro
11/06/16 Turkey Creek Enduro
New Paris, IN
11/13/16 Peace Pipe Enduro
Treaty City M/C
2016 Hare Scramble Schedule April 10th: Pylmouth Black Hawks; Culver City, Indiana April 24th: Portland Trail Riders; Portland, Michigan May 15th: Twin Bay Trail riders; Copemish,MI May 22: Toledo Trail riders, Bundy Hill Off-Road Park, Jerome, MI June 5th: Bentwheels M/C; Rose City, Michigan June 19th: Valley Trail Riders; Bentley, Michigan July 24th: White Trash Racing; Kinross,MI August 14th: Chippewa Hills; Barryton, Michigan August 28th: Polka Dots M/C; Midland, Michigan September 11th: Battle Creek M/C; Battle Creek Michigan September 18th: 50th Anniversary; Valley Trail Riders; Bentley,MI October 2nd: Plymouth Black Hawks; Plymouth,In October 16th: Year end rule meeting; Portland Trail Riders; Portland, Michigan
2016 Hill Climb Schedule MAY 15
Goshen Ironhorseman Goshen, IN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Muskegon MC............. BridgetonÂ
2016 Ice Schedule 12-5-2015 DISTRICT 14 Sanctioning Lansing 1-3-2016 White Lake CANCELED 1-10-2016 Owosso CANCELED 1-17-2016 Valley 1-24-2016 Owosso 1-31-2016 Valley CANCELED 2-07-2016 Owosso CANCELED 2-14-2016 Valley 2-20-2016 OWOSSO NIGHT RACE 2-4-6 2-27-2016 GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP Cadillac 2-28-2016 GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP Cadillac 3-6-2016 VALLEY STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 4-23-2016 Awards Banquet
2016 ATV Schedule 4/9 Portland - practice (Sat) 4/10 Portland - MSATVCS #1 (Sun) 5/7 Freelin MX - MSATVCS #2 (Sat) 5/8 Freelin MX - MSATVCS #3 (Sun) 5/15 Battle Creek- MSATVCS #4 (Sun) 5/29 Baja MX - MSATVCS #5 (Sun) 6/26 Twisted MX- MSATVCS #6 (Sun)
7/3 Valley MX - MSATVCS #7 (Sun) 7/16 Grattan MX - MSATVCS #8 (Sat) 7/17 Grattan MX - MSATVCS #9 (Sun) 8/7 Big Air - MSATVCS #10 (Sun) 8/21 Battle Creek - MSATVCS #11 (Sun) 8/28 Twisted MX - MSATVCS #12 (Sun) 9/17 Portland - MSATVCS #13 (Sat ) & Hole Shot (Sat Evening) 10/16 Valley MX - MSATVCS #14 (Sun) D14 Races w/ ATV Classes 4/2 Valley MX - D14 Race (Sat) 4/3 Valley MX - D14 Race (Sun) 4/8 & 4/9 Valley MX - D14 (Sat & Sun) 4/10 Portland D14 (Sun)
2016 Motocross Schedule April 2nd- Valley MX April 3rd- Valley MX April 10th- Baja Acres April 10th-Portland Trail Riders MC April 17th-Battle Creek MC April 17th- Bulldogs MC April 23rd- Big Air MX April 24th- Big Air MX April 30th- Twisted MX May 1st- Twisted MX May 1st- Bulldogs MC May 7th- Freelin MX May 8th- Freelin MX May 8th- Portland Trail Riders MC May 14th- Battle Creek MC May 14th- Valley MX May 15th- Battle Creek MC May 15th- Valley MX May 22nd- Cadillac MC May 22nd- Polka Dots MC May 28th- Baja Acres May 29th- Baja Acres June 4th- Big Air MX June 5th- Big Air MX June 11th- Grattan MX June 12th- Grattan MX- Michigan State Championship Series HONDA
June 18th- Freelin MX June 19th- Freelin MX June 19th- Portland Trail Riders MC June 25th- Twisted MX June 26th- Twisted MX June 26th- Cadillac MC June 25th-26th - Baja Acres (LL Regional Invitational only)
July 2nd- Valley MX July 3rd- Valley MX July 4th- Valley MX July 9th- Big Air MX July 9th- Freelin MX July 10th- Big Air MX July 10th- Freelin MX July 16th- Battle Creek MC July 16th- Grattan MX July 17th- Battle Creek MC July 17th- Grattan MX July 24th- Polka Dots MC July 30th- Twisted MX July 31st- Twisted MX August 6th- Big Air MX August 7th- Big Air MX August 13th- Freelin MX August 14th- Freelin MX August 14th- Cadillac MC August 20th- Valley MX August 21st- Valley MX August 21st- Battle Creek MC- Michigan State Championship HONDA SUZUKI
August 27th- Grattan MX August 27th- Twisted MX August 28th- Grattan MX August 28th- Twisted MX September 3rd- Baja Acres September 4th- Baja Acres September 5th- Baja Acres September 10th- Freelin MX September 11th- Freelin MX September 11th- Cadillac MC- Michigan State Championship Series HONDA
September 18th- Portland Trail Riders MC- Michigan State Championship Series HONDA SUZUKI
September 24th- Big Air MX September 25th- Big Air Motocross- Michigan State Championship Series HONDA SUZUKI
October 2nd- Polka Dots MC- Michigan State Championship Series HONDA SUZUKI
October 9th- Bulldogs MC- Michigan State Championship Series HONDA SUZUKI
October 15th- Valley MX October 16th- Valley MX- Michigan State Championship Series HONDA SUZUKI
October 22th- Freelin MX October 23rd- Freelin MX- Michigan State Championship Series HONDA
October 29th-- Baja Acres October 30th-- Baja Acres- Michigan State Championship Series HONDA SUZUKI
2017 Event Calendar 2017 D14 ATV MX Schedule 4/8 4/8 4/9 4/15 4/16 4/22 4/23 4/29 4/30 5/7 5/20 5/20 5/21 5/28
Portland Trail Riders (practice) Twisted MX - Series Race no points Portland Trail Riders - MATVSCS#1 Valley MX - Series Race Valley MX - Series Race Portland Trail Riders (practice) Portland Trail Riders - Series Race Freelin MX - MATVSCS #2 Freelin MX - MATVSCS #3 Cadillac MC - Series Race Battle Creek MC MATVSCS #4 Valley MX - Series Race no points Valley MX - Series Race Baja Acres - MATVSCS #5
6/3 Portland Trail Riders (practice) 6/4 Portland Trail Riders - Series Race 6/17 Battle Creek MC - Series Race 6/18 Battle Creek MC -MATVSCS #6 6/24 Twisted MX - Series Race 6/25 Twisted MX - MATVSCS # 7
7/1 Valley MX - Series Race 7/2 Valley MX - MATVSCS #8 7/15 Grattan MX - Series Race 7/29 Twisted MX - Series Race 7/30 Twisted MX - Series Race 8/12 Big Air - MATVSCS #9 8/13 Big Air - MATVSCS #10 8/26 Twisted MX - Series Race 8/27 Twisted MX - Series Race 9/2 Valley MX- Series Race 9/3 Valley MX - MATVSCS #11 9/4 Valley MX - Series Race MONEY MOTO 9/10 Cadillac MC - Series Race 9/16 Portland Trail Riders MATVSCS#12 SATURDAY 9/30 Twisted MX - MATVSCS #13 10/1 Twisted MX - Series Race 10/14 Valley MX - MATVSCS#14 SATURDAY
2017 ATV Hare Scramble Race Schedule April 9: Plymouth Black Hawks, Culver, IN May 7: Portland Trail Riders, Portland, MI June 4: Bent Wheels M/C, Rose City, MI June 18: Valley Trail Riders, Bentley, MI July 23: Plymouth Black Hawks, Culver, IN *Aug 5: Battle Creek MC, Battle Creek, MI Aug 13: Valley Trail Riders, Bentley, MI October 1: Portland Trail Riders, Portland, MI All races to start at 3:00 PM. $10 gate fee, $35 race entry fee Must have AMA and D14 memberships *National Race (Saturday) 2/16/2017
2017 Flat Track Schedule Date 5/6/17 5/7/76 5/13/17 5/14/17 5/20/17 5/21/17 6/3/17 6/4/17 6/10/17 6/11/17 6/17/17 6/18/17 7/8/17 7/9/17 7/15/17 7/16/17 7/22/17 7/23/16 7/29/17 7/30/17 8/5/17 8/6/16 8/19/17 8/20/16 8/26/17 8/27/16 9/9/17 9/10/17 9/16/17 9/17/17
Type ST TT 1/2 Mile 1/2 Mile ST TT 1/2 Mile 1/2 Mile ST ST ST TT ST TT 1/2 Mile 1/2 Mile ST TT TT TT ST ST TT TT TT TT ST State Champ TT State Champ ST SC Rain Date TT SC Rain Date
Location Club/Promoter Owosso Motorsports Park Owosso Motorsports Park CROSWELL HALF MILE TBD CROSWELL HALF MILE RAIN DATE TBD Lucky Thumb M/C Lucky Thumb M/C CROSWELL HALF MILE CROSWELL HALF MILE RAIN DATE Polka Dots M/C ST DBL HEADER Polka Dots M/C ST DBL HEADER Lucky Thumb M/C Lucky Thumb M/C Owosso Motorsports Park Owosso Motorsports Park HALF MILE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP HALF MILE RAIN DATE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Lucky Thumb M/C Anniversary Wkend Lucky Thumb M/C Anniversary Wkend Bridgeton Muskgeon Motor Club Bridgeton Muskgeon Motor Club Polka Dots M/C ST DBL HEADER Polka Dots M/C TT DBL HEADER Bridgeton Muskgeon Motor Club tt dbl hdr Bridgeton Muskgeon Motor Club Owosso Motorsports Park TT DBL HEADER Owosso Motorsports Park TT DBL HEADER Lucky Thumb M/C STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Lucky Thumb M/C STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Lucky Thumb M/C ST CHAMP RAIN DATE Lucky Thumb M/C ST CHAMP RAIN DATE
Race Times Ryan Helvie Ryan Helvie TBD TBD Lucky Thumb Lucky Thumb Ryan Helvie Ryan Helvie Polka Dots Polka Dots Lucky Thumb Lucky Thumb Ryan Helvie Ryan Helvie TBD TBD Lucky Thumb Lucky Thumb Musk Motor Musk Motor Polka Dots Polka Dots Musk Motor Musk Motor Ryan Helvie Ryan Helvie Lucky Thumb Lucky Thumb Lucky Thumb Lucky Thumb
3/5/7 10/12/2 TBD TBD 3/5/7 8/10/12 2/4/6 8/10/12 10/12/2 8/10/12 3/5/7 8/10/12 3/5/7 10/12/2 TBD TBD 3/5/7 8/10/12 8/10/12 10/12/2 10/12/2 8/10/12 10/12/2 8/10/12 10/12/2 10/12/2 10/12/2 8/10/12 10/12/2 8/10/12
2017 Hare Scrambles Schedule April 9 May 7 May 21 June 4 June 18 July 23 Aug 5 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 27 Sept 10 Sept 23 Oct 1
Plymouth Black Hawks – Indiana Portland Trail Riders – Michigan Toledo Trail Riders – Ohio Bent Wheels – Michigan Valley Trail Riders – Michigan Plymouth Black Hawks – Indiana Battle Creek National QUAD Battle Creek National Bike - Michigan Valley Trail Riders – Michigan Polka Dots – Michigan Evergreen Creek – Michigan Brain Dead Racing - Comins, Michigan Portland Trail riders – Michigan
50’s ATV 50’s ATV & Mini Quad 50’s 50’s ATV & Mini Quad 50’s ATV 50’s ATV possibly minis 50s ATV 50s 50s 50s 50’s ATV & mini quad
2017 Ice Racing Schedule Sunday Jan 8 2017 Sunday Jan 15 2017 Sunday Jan 22 2017 Sunday Jan 29 2017 Sunday Feb 5 2017 Sunday Feb 12 2017 Sunday Feb 17-19 2017 Sunday Feb 26 2017
Owosso Motorsports Park Valley Trail Riders MC Owosso Motorsports Park Valley Trail Riders MC Owosso Motorsports Park Port Huron MC Sherman Motorsports AMA Ice Race Grand Championships Valley Trail Riders MC
Sunday Mar 5 2017
Owosso Motorsports Park
2017 Motocross Schedule April 8th- Twisted MX April 9th- Twisted MX April 9th-Portland Trail Riders MC April 15th-Valley MX April 16th- Valley MX April 23rd- Portland Trail Riders MC April 23rd- Bulldogs MC April 29th- Freelin MX April 29th- Big Air MX April 30th- Freelin MX April 30th- Big Air MX May 7th- Bulldogs MC May 7th- Cadillac MC May 13th- Baja MX LL Qual May 14th- Baja MX LL Qual May 14th- Polka Dots MC May 20th- Valley MX 2/16/2017
May 21st- Valley MX May 21st- Battle Creek MC May 28th- Baja Acres June 3rd- Big Air MX June 4th- Big Air MX June 4th- Portland Trail Rider MC June 10th- Grattan MX June 11th- Grattan MX- Michigan State Championship Series June 17th- Freelin MX June 17th- Battle Creek MC June 18th- Freelin MX June 18th- Battle Creek MC June 24th- Twisted MX June 25th- Twisted MX June 25th- Cadillac MC July 1st- Valley MX July 2nd- Valley MX July 8th- Big Air MX July 9th- Big Air MX July 15th- Freelin MX July 15th- Grattan MX July 16th- Freelin MX July 16th- Grattan MX July 23rd- Polka Dots MC- Michigan State Championship Series July 29th- Twisted MX July 30th- Twisted MX August 6th- Cadillac MC- Michigan State Championship Series August 12th- Freelin MX August 12th- Big Air MX August 13th- Freelin MX August 13th- Big Air MX August 20th- Battle Creek MC- Michigan State Championship Series August 26th- Grattan MX August 26th- Twisted MX August 27th- Grattan MX August 27th- Twisted MX September 2nd- Baja Acres September 2nd- Valley MX September 3rd- Baja Acres September 3rd- Valley MX September 4th- Baja Acres September 4th- Valley MX September 10th- Cadillac MC September 10th- Polka Dots MC September 17th- Portland Trail Riders MC- Michigan State Championship Series September 23rd- Big Air MX September 24th- Big Air Motocross- Michigan State Championship Series September 30th- Twisted MX October 1st- Twisted MX- Michigan State Championship Series October 8th- Bulldogs MC- Michigan State Championship Series October 14th- Valley MX 2/16/2017
October 15th- Valley MX- Michigan State Championship Series October 21st- Freelin MX October 22nd- Freelin MX- Michigan State Championship Series October 28th-- Baja Acres October 29th-- Baja Acres- Michigan State Championship Series
AMA Suggestions Suggestions/Feedback from D14 Chairs 1. Communication has been fairly consistent! 2. It would be great if the AMA contacted D14 chairs of each series one week prior to releasing the Advancement list. One series chairman found out the list was released via a rider’s Facebook page. At that point in time it was too late to fight any errors. E.g. Some racers were being advanced when they should not and some racers were not getting advanced when they were dominating their class. Erek Kudla did a great job fixing what he could and worked well with the division chairman. 3. Would like to see better communication to district when a national championship is running an event within the district boundaries that will be points paying to district members. 4. Involve all district chairs when choosing awards such as rider of the year/sportsmanship. The last 2 years our district has had large rider turn out at hill climb grand nationals and have not been included in the decision or given opportunity for input.