Wardy any truth to this?

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Found it on the Wis MX site snd was wonderring how accurate it is. I hadn't noticed it discussed here yet


http://www.amadirectlink.com/rulebooks/bulletin6_15.asp

AMA competition bulletin: amateur motocross class rules changes

June 15, 2007

Please be advised that the AMA Board of Directors ratified a new amateur motocross class structure for the 2008 racing season at its May 2007 meeting.

Nationally recognized amateur motocross classes for 2008 will include:

* MX Lites (100cc-153cc 2-stroke/151cc-250cc 4-stroke);
* 125 Class (86cc-125cc 2-stroke only)
* Motocross (154cc-285cc 2-stroke/251cc-450cc 4-stroke);
* 250 Class (126cc-250cc 2-stroke only);
* Open (251cc-500cc 2-stroke/390cc-650cc 4-stroke).

Displacements may be OEM or achieved by aftermarket modification.

The amateur motocross class structure for 2008 also includes Plus 25, Veteran 30 and Veteran 40 for riders at least 25, 30 or 40 years old, respectively, riding two- or four-stroke motorcycles with displacements of 86cc-open; and a Women's class for women riding two- or four-stroke motorcycles with displacements of 80cc-open.

The AMA amateur motocross classes for 2008 will also recognize a Pit Bike class. The specifications for the Pit Bike class are still being finalized and will be submitted for AMA Congress approval at the October meeting.

The 2008 structure for AMA Youth Classes will be the same as in 2007.

The new class structure is the result of a directive the AMA Board of Directors issued to AMA staff late last year to consult with technical experts in the field and recommend a measured approach to leveling the playing field between two- and four-stroke motorcycles in amateur motocross.
 
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Well that amounts to a whole lot of nothing,and recognizing the pit bike class!!!Unbelievable!Well at least in my opinion they are admitting there may be a difference and making the 2t class!Their handi cap and sound are still a dead issue with them bozos!And no +47 class,what the heck!
 

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Yep AMA took a handful of "executive" congress members (these are the chairmans of all the upcoming committees) and sat down with staff and "specialists" meaning big promoters and came up with this rule change.

Guess we don't need congress anymore. Which is fine not to waste time with this mind numbing process in which they preach to you what your going to do, how your going to do, and then get pissed when you come up with a new idea which don't fit their marketing plan.


I think this is nothing more then a slide of hand, to prove that a 2 stroke isn't viable, and it will be easy to blow it away once and for all in the near future. If they don't have championship classes at LL for it, it's a waste of time.

They got alot of heat on this issue, they know it. There are districts ready to leave, over the lack of concern to their well being. So this in my opinion is reactionary rule making because of that pressure. they read these boards to.

but short answer, yet it's true lol.

They have no need for "open" class, they should just run those few machines in the "motocross" class.........by the way, this is there way to make us use those stupid class names.



lastly, I was not a part of any of this. :bang:
 

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absolutely. This isn't a secret, and quite frankly it truely shows what AMA is going to be doing in the future. (my opinion)
 

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Dave- does this mean Azzie will have to run 30 motos instead of the normal 20 odd????

i dont mean this in disrespect mate, i just find it astonishing that people will show up to wait for another 21 classes to go off the gate before their next moto.

someone needs to setup an REM franchise out in the midwest.....sign up at 8 am, practise at 9 am, racing starts at 11am and everyone is on the way home at 3pm, after everyone gets two 15 min practise sessions and two 15 + 1 lap motos (25 min for the pros).
 

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bclapham said:
Dave- does this mean Azzie will have to run 30 motos instead of the normal 20 odd????

i dont mean this in disrespect mate, i just find it astonishing that people will show up to wait for another 21 classes to go off the gate before their next moto.

someone needs to setup an REM franchise out in the midwest.....sign up at 8 am, practise at 9 am, racing starts at 11am and everyone is on the way home at 3pm, after everyone gets two 15 min practise sessions and two 15 + 1 lap motos (25 min for the pros).
20 would be a relief we had 760 riders last week and ran at least 28 gate drops
I was at the harescramble we ran last month and like the idea your class has a set start time and set race time so you could actually plan a day. Now to convince Spider that is thetype of racing he likes :nod:
 

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Now I cant ride my 150 in 125 anymore :(
 

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whenfoxforks-ruled said:
Gerhard,if you did not do it,and I sure as hell did not do it,then who?Oh yes,wait a minute,I may know a guy!WHITLOCK!!!!!!
Given that Steve Whitelock is employed by AMA Pro Racing as the Director of SX and MX I seriously doubt he had any input into Amateur class structure.
 

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Chili said:
Given that Steve Whitelock is employed by AMA Pro Racing as the Director of SX and MX I seriously doubt he had any input into Amateur class structure.
now Chili, don't be takin' guys' scapegoats away. ;)
 

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lwsmithjr said:
The CRF150 has never been legal in the 125 class....
Yes it has

MX lites- 00-144cc 2-Stroke/126-250cc 4-Stroke

:coocoo:
 

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oldguy said:
* MX Lites (100cc-153cc 2-stroke/151cc-250cc 4-stroke);
* Motocross (154cc-285cc 2-stroke/251cc-450cc 4-stroke);

I wonder how long until the manufacturers start making stock 153cc and 285cc 2-strokes? At least engine guys like Eric Gorr will stay busy...
 

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Yes it has

MX lites- 00-144cc 2-Stroke/126-250cc 4-Stroke
Not to nit pick here, but the 150 is classified as a "mini cycle". The 125 class is a 'motorcycle" class. Mini Cycles are not allowed in ANY motorcycle class with the exception of Youth (schoolboy), Women's and Vet classes. Mini's are governed by an additional section of rules.

Your track may have let you do it, but technically it's not legal.