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Rider Advancement List for 2020 Competition

These riders have been advanced based on their performance in the 2019 season. All advancements are processed under the guidelines of the National Points Advancement System or the Self Advancement process. The Advancement Lists are effective on Jan. 1, 2020, and the Self Advancement Lists are provided as additional information. If any errors or omissions are noted please contact AMA Racing


2019 Off-Road A Class Advancement for 2020 Season (Updated Jan. 6, 2020)

2019 Off-Road B Class Advancement for 2020 Season (Updated Jan. 6, 2020)

2018 Off-Road A Class Advancement for 2019 Season (Updated Jan. 7, 2019)

2018 Off-Road B Class Advancement for 2019 Season (Updated Jan. 9, 2019)


2019 AMA MX A Advancement for 2020 Season (Updated Jan. 2, 2020)

2019 AMA MX B Advancement for 2020 Season (Updated Dec. 23, 2019)

2018 AMA MX A Advancement for 2019 Season (Updated Dec. 12, 2018)

2018 AMA MX B Advancement for 2019 Season (Updated Dec. 12, 2018)

Classification Appeal

Riders who wish to contest their AMA classification achieved during the current year through the National Advancement System may appeal once. The deadline for appeals related to year-end advancement is March 1. The AMA Appeal process is a three-member board to hear appeals and there is no second appeal to this classification process. The appeal board will be made up of the three AMA Congress representatives from the motocross committee list. The Appeal process can take a few weeks for the appeal board to render an educated decision.

For Motocross Appeals

Motocross Rider Advancement Appeal PDF

Online Motocross Rider Advancement Appeal

For Off-Road Appeals

Off-Road Rider Advancement Appeal PDF

Online Off-Road Rider Advancement Appeal


Rider Advancement/Classification Appeal FAQ’s

  1. How much does it cost to Appeal my Advancement? A processing fee of $50 is required – we accept only money orders, please do not send cash or credit card information
  2. Does it matter if I’ve been injured? Yes, but only if you have been able to overcome the injury
  3. Are local events viewed the same as events outside my local area? Every event is viewed individually and addressed accordingly to the rider turnout, rider performance, and quality of competition
  4. If my RPV is above the limit, will I have any chance my appeal will be approved? Yes, the higher your RPV, the more compelling your supporting information needs to be
  5. Does it matter that I have factory support? No, it will not be considered
  6. Does it matter that I just reached the age of advancement? No, because you’ve met the requirements of advancement
  7. Can a youth rider be advanced to the “A” class through youth advancement? No, to be advanced to the “A” class the rider must meet the amateur advancement requirements
  8. If my 16th birthday is October 31st or prior to, can I be advanced to the “A” class? Yes, if you meet the advancement requirements. If your birthday falls on November 1st or after you do not meet the advancement requirements
  9. If I qualified for the Loretta Lynn’s national 10 years ago, am I still eligible for the “C” class? No, if you ever qualified for Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National you are no longer eligible for the “C” class
  10. Does it help to have local districts or organizers input along with my appeal? Yes, it will help your appeal
  11. Is the decision of the appeal committee final? Yes, there are no second appeals to the advancement
  12. Do I have to immediately race in the “B” class if I have been advanced through the Youth Advancement? No, you can still compete in youth classes
  13. Do I need to provide anything other than the form and $50 processing fee? No, but the more information the appeal board receives can help your appeal – items that can be submitted include results, lap times, injury information, supporting reference letters, racing history

International Riders

Receive Approval for Eligibility for Non-US citizens: AMA International Rider Eligibility Application

AMA Rules

AMA-sanctioned events run according to the rules developed and written by AMA Congress, the rules-making body of the AMA composed of AMA organizers.

The AMA Amateur Competition Rulebook is for the exclusive use of AMA-Chartered clubs and promoters running AMA-Sanctioned events.

Click here for the 2020 AMA Competition Rulebook

The rulebook applies to all AMA-Sanctioned competition. Supplemental regulations are additions to the rulebook based on the needs of a specific series. All supplemental regulations are approved by the AMA.