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AMA Racer Advancement and Appeal


These riders have advanced in the 2018 season under the guidelines of the National Points Advancement System or the Self Advancement process. The Advancement Lists are effective on Jan. 1, 2019, and the Self Advancement Lists are provided as additional information. If any errors or omissions are noted please contact AMA Racing.


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

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


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)

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.


Off-Road Rider Classification Appeal

Click here to submit an appeal form online


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 a educated decision. 

Motocross Rider Advancement Appeal

Click here to submit an appeal form online

Motocross 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, in order 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 district 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 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.

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.

Enduro rules are included in the AMA Amateur Competition Rulebook.

AMA Amateur Competition Rulebook


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