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On Track School

In 2018, the AMA and On Track School discussed the need for continuing educational support for racers, and together came up with a program to award scholarship funds at approved sanctioned races.

Over the following year, members of On Track School continued to meet with AMA representatives, conducted research, met with MX Sports to expand the reach of the program and presented findings to the AMA, supporting a plan to implement based on a successful model shared by the USA BMX Foundation.

For the model of the scholarship race concept watch “What is the Scholarship Race”, or learn more by watching “What is a 529 account”. The panel agreed on the mission of the Scholarship Race Program: Community support for education through racing. The very first event, coined Cash for Class, took place in Nov. 2019 at the Georgia Practice Facility (GPF) in Cairo, Ga.

Raising Scholarship Funds

The 2023 Cash for Class event brought in 2,698 entries and raised $120,000 in donations.

Of that amount, $78,710 in scholarship certificates was awarded. Leftover donations are held in an endowment fund by On Track Learning Solutions, Inc. Several of the 2023 scholarship recipients include Levi Meyer, Saylor James Meadows, Noah Schuring, James Gleason, Tucker King, Jonathan Getz, Hannah Jameson and Jordan Renfro.

Since the conception of the Scholarship Race Program, over $195,000 has been raised.

An established advisory scholarship panel is in place to help with the races and to determine scholarship recipients. This panel includes On Track School Director Andrea Leib, On Track School Operations Manager Tasha Renfro, Georgia Practice Facility’s Ray Woods and Josh Woods, AMA Director of Racing Mike Pelletier, AMA Deputy Director of Racing Michael Burkeen, MX Sports Director Tim Cotter, and former AMA Pro Motocross and AMA Supercross Champion Jeff Emig.

2024 Scholarship Races

AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s

July 29-Aug. 3, 2024
Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

Cash For Class

Nov. 15-17, 2024 
Cairo, Ga.

On Track School

On Track school is an accredited online school for grades K-12, providing a successful educational program for students who need flexibility and personalized instruction while chasing their dreams. Serving our motocross community for over 15 years, On Track School is honored to work closely with the AMA and the Advisory Panel to further develop and improve the Scholarship Race Program. Visit to learn more and get involved.