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       NMA 2015 Rules

Entrants, riders & participants are required to know and understand the rules and regulations which cover an NMA sanctioned event and are (by reason of their entry) definitely bound by such rules and regulations. Each participant in competition has the responsibility to assess the safety aspects of track facilities and conditions and MUST assume the risk of competition.

       GENERAL RULES FOR COMPETITION:

  1. All participants at an NMA sanctioned event are required to be licensed by NMA and must have in their possession their current NMA Competition License.  A fee of $20.00 will be charged to replace any lost License Cards.
  2. There must be at least five entries to make up a class at all local/regional races. If there are less than 5 entries, they shall compete in the next highest age group or rider class as applicable and will be eligible for trophies and points according to how they finish in that higher class only. Ten entries per class required for World Mini Grand Prix & NMA Grand National Finals in Norman, Oklahoma.
  3. The one machine qualified (or used in the first moto) must be used by the rider for all motos in that event.
  4. One bike may be entered by two or more riders for other events within the same bike classification by paying the additional entry fee. The same stock bike may be ridden in the modified class in addition to being ridden in the stock class.
  5. No one except riders officially entered may ride or practice on the race course during the day's events.
  6. If a rider leaves the course during the race for any reason and then decides to resume the race, he must re-enter at his/her point of exit before another lap may be counted in his/her favor. IF IT IS UNSAFE OR IMPOSSIBLE to re-enter at his/her point of exit, he must re-enter at the safest possible place which is closest to his/her exit as possible without improving his/her position.
  7. If a moto must be stopped because one or more riders is obstructing the progress of that moto, that rider(s) will not be allowed to continue in the re-start of that moto unless allowed by the race manager.
  8. There will be no restarts unless it is the opinion of the Race Officials or First Aid Attendants that it will endanger the participants involved or if there is a malfunction in the start gate or some interference as determined by the race manager.
  9. If for any reason the race must be stopped, it will be considered completed if over 50% of the race has been run.
  10. A lapped rider must move over at all times or he will be black-flagged.
  11. Any foul riding, unnecessary bumping, crowding, lack of caution, blocking, course cutting or other unsportsmanlike conduct at the race event is grounds for disqualification or penalty as determined by the NMA race manager.
  12. NMA Officials are not responsible to locate riders for their events. THE RIDER MUST BE AT THE START LINE FOR HIS/HER EVENT.
  13. NMA Officials will not be responsible for any occurrence that results in "back to back" motos for a rider who enters multiple race events. The rider's representative must notify Officials of that occurrence and be available at the start area for consultation.
  14. No one, rider or his/her representative, will be allowed to hold or station himself/herself in a preferred position on the start line in advance of his/her moto. No practice starts in advance of a moto will be allowed unless approved by the Start Line Official.
  15. All riders must have ankle or higher boots, proper helmets (current Snell standards), eye and full arm & leg coverage.
  16. Officials reserve the right to prevent anyone from competing in any event if the rider or bike does not comply to the rules.
  17. THE RIDER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF HIS/HER PARENTS, TUNERS OR ANYONE ELSE ASSOCIATED WITH HIM/HER. NMA reserves the right to refuse entry or participation to anyone including their right to enter the property where the event is being presented whether the participant, parent or anyone deemed by NMA as associated with same.
  18. Any verbal harassment to Officials will be grounds for permanent disqualification and/or fine for those riders or parties involved. Any physical abuse to Officials will be grounds for permanent disqualification of the rider and allowable for notice by NMA to all other race associations of that occurrence.
  19. No soliciting or distributing of literature or products will be allowed at NMA events without prior approval from NMA Race Mgr.
  20. All bikes are subject to NMA impound evaluation or teardown if decided by the NMA Race Manager that a particular bike of their interest needs further evaluation. Failure to submit a bike for official inspection will result in disqualification of that bike for the day and no points or prizes will be awarded.
  21. PENALTIES & PROTESTS. All protests, whether of rider, machine or rule violation, must clearly state in writing which part or parts or rule violation is being protested. All protests must be signed by the rider submitting the protest. A. The signed protest must be accompanied with a cash fee and must be presented to the Race Mgr. before the race event being protested is concluded or before the conclusion of the final moto. B. Protest Fees: Stk. Bikes $250.00, Mod.$150.00.C. Rider protest and or all other violations $50.00. D. When protesting Stk. or Mod. classes, only 1/2 of the protest fee will be awarded to the person winning the protest. Balance of monies to be retained by NMA. E. NMA Officials will not be responsible for re-assembling protested bikes. Persons found in violation of #B will be disqualified for that event. Persons found in violation of #C will be penalized per the discretion of NMA Officials. The protest is a matter between the two individuals. If the matter is not resolved between the two parties, the Race Mgr. and whomever he designates will offer his/her opinion of the matter. Per the discretion of the NMA Race Mgr., if any machine is found in violation of the rules, the rider could be disqualified from race competition for up to 6 months. A protested bike will not be torn down or evaluated in any manner which would be detrimental to its function in between motos; that is. bikes that are protested in the case of a two-day or more event may be impounded by the Race Mgr. until the completion of that bike's racing activity. Failure to submit a bike for impound will result in disqualification for that bike. All tear-downs will be witnessed by the bike owner only & technicians designated by NMA with NMA Officials. Protests on rider's age or classification will not be taken after 1st motos have been run. All protests regarding a "stock" class cycle must be submitted before the end of the first moto. "Stock" protests will not be accepted during the second or more motos have run.
  22. If for some reason the final decision on a protest is in question, the participant involved or his/her representative may submit their position in writing on the matter within 10 days to the NMA Main Office for further investigation.
  23. RIDER'S MEETING. A rider's meeting will be held before the start of the day's events. All riders must be present. Instructions and information will be given at that time. No one is allowed to question or contact the race scorers after racing begins unless allowed by the Race Manager. All questions and matters must be resolved at the rider's meeting or after the races are completed.
  24. NEW PRODUCTS. Special consideration will be made for those companies or factories who are interested in developing new products such as pre-production or upcoming year models, etc. They will be allowed to race per the following conditions:
    1. The product must be raced in the following classes only: P. Wee 7-8 Mod, Jr. Cycle 9-11 Mod, 85cc 9-11. 12-13 & 14-16 Mod, Super Mini, 250cc Mod and 450cc Mod.
    2. The company or factory must receive prior approval from the NMA Race Manager.
  25. NO REFUNDS OR RAINCHECKS will be made in any classes once practice begins in local regions races.   In NATIONAL RACES SUCH AS the NMA GRAND NAT'L FINALS in NORMAN, OK. or WORLD MINI GRAND PRIX,  no refunds will be given unless cancellation is made in writing by the deadline date given for each event. No refunds will be given for yearly license fees.
  26. All trophies, prizes, etc. not picked up on day of event or designated pick up date by NMA will be forfeited if not claimed by the winner or their representative.

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NMA 2015 CLASSES

 CLASSES  CYCLE LIMITS
 PEE WEE CLASSES
 50cc Pee Wee Stk 4-6 51cc 2 Stroke Max
90cc 4 Stroke Max 
 50cc Pee Wee Stk 7-8
 50cc Pee Wee Mod 4-6 61cc 2 Stroke Max
90cc 4 Stroke Max     
 50cc Pee Wee Mod 7-8
 50cc Pee Wee Mod 6-0
 JR. CYCLE CLASSES
 65cc Jr Cycle Stk 6-8 65cc 2 Stroke Max
110cc 4 Stroke Max    
 65cc Jr Cycle Stk 9-11
 65cc Jr Cycle Mod 6-8
 65cc Jr Cycle Mod 9-11
 65cc Jr Cycle Open Thru 11
 65cc -85cc Girls thru age 14 85cc Max
MINICYCLE CLASSES        
85cc Minicycle Stk Thru 11 85cc 2 Stroke Max
85cc Minicycle Mod Thru 11
85cc 2 Stroke/150cc 4 Stroke
Minicycle Stk 12-13
85cc 2 Stroke Max, 150cc 4 Stroke Max including Big Wheels  
85cc 2 Stroke/150cc 4 Stroke
Minicycle Mod 12-13
85cc 2 Stroke/150cc 4 Stroke
Minicycle Stk 14-16
85cc 2 Stroke/150cc 4 Stroke
Minicycle Mod 14-16
85cc 2 Stroke/150cc 4 Stroke
Open thru 16
112cc Super Mini Mod thru 13

85-112cc 2 Stroke Max and
150cc 4 Stroke, including Big Wheels

112cc Super mini Mod thru 16
85/150 Girls thru age 14 150cc 4 Stroke Max
including Big Wheels
All motocross racing products must be within NMA rules. Note Re 4 Stroke
250 MAX IN 250 CLASS
450 AND UP IN THE 450 CLASS
250 4 STROKES ALLOWED IN 450 CLASSES
 CLASSES  CYCLE LIMITS
 MOTORCYCLES: 250 
125/250 Schoolboy open Thru 17 NOVICE 125 2 Stroke Min
250 4 Stroke Max & 250 2 Stroke 
125/250 Schoolboy Open thru 17 INTER
250 Stock Novice thru 17
250 Stock Novice 18+
250 2 Stroke Max
250 4 Stroke Max 
250 Stock Int
250 Stock Pro 
250 Mod Novice thru 17
250 Mod Novice 18+
250 2 Stroke Max
250 4 Stroke Max   
250 Mod Int
250 Mod Pro
 MOTORCYCLES: 450
450 Stk Novice 250 2 Stroke and 250 4 Stroke
450 4 Stroke      
450 Stk Int
450 Stk Pro
450 Mod Nov
450 Mod Int
450 Mod Pro
ADDITIONAL MOTORCYCLE CLASSES
18-25 College Student 125 2 Stroke Min – 250 2 Stroke  Max and 250 4 Stroke Min, 450 4 Stroke 
125-250cc Women Non Pro 125 2 Stroke Min & 250 2 Stroke
250 4 Stroke Max 
125 2 Stroke Only Non Pro 125 2 Stroke Max 
250 2 Stroke Only Non Pro 250 2 Stroke Max
250 4 Stroke Only Non Pro 250 4 Stroke Only
450 4 Stroke Only Non Pro 450 4 Stroke Only
VET CLASSES
Plus 25 Open 125 2 Stroke Min – 250 2 Stroke Max
and 250 4 Stroke Min, 450 4 Stroke 
Plus 30 Novice
Plus 30 Int/Pro
Plus 40 Novice
Plus 40 Int/Pro
Plus 45
Plus 50

 

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TECHNICAL AND SAFETY INSPECTION

  1. Suitability for competition.  The basic design of the bike must be suitable for high performance with safety.
  2. All kickstands must be removed for competition.
  3. Brakes must be in good condition, properly adjusted and capable of locking the front and rear wheel.
  4. Front and rear suspension shall be of a suitable design in proper order and properly adjusted for maximum safety. No components are allowed to be wired or taped to the bike.
  5. Tuned exhaust systems and pipes cannot protrude beyond the length of the bike's rear tire and must have suitable silencer.
  6. All stock classes must have original silencer.

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NUMBERS & NUMBER PLATES

All numbers must be at least 5" high. The numbers must be of standard, block style lettering (no outlines) solid black on solid white backgrounds or solid white on solid black backgrounds. Absolutely no scroll type, wide illegible numbers will be allowed.  Also not allowed are numbers overlapping numbers and numbers which are outlines only.  Numbers must be all one size and placed straight across the number plates.  NUMBERS ONLY ON NUMBER PLATES. Do not add decals, etc.  Any number plates which the officials find to be non-readable must be corrected before that machine is allowed to race. All rock or chest protectors, if utilized, must have the same number on back as is on cycle.

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GASOLINE

Gasoline must be produced by a recognized commercial manufacturer and available to the general public. Gasoline as refined shall be Petroleum based. In all cases, the decision of the Race Manager shall be final. An entrant whose machine is barred or who intentionally presents his/her machine for recheck without specific corrections made to the satisfaction of the Official can be disqualified from the event and not allowed to compete.

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OFFICIAL FLAGS

Green – Start of Race
White – One lap to go to finish
Red – Stopping of race for any emergency situation   
Black & White Checkered – Finish, end of race   
Yellow – Danger on Track. Use Caution between yellow flag and problem or danger area*
Black – Disqualification of rider
Light Blue – Mover over, rider trying to pass
White with Red Cross – Ambulance on Track and/or First Aid requested
*Further defined at Rider's Meeting

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STOCK CLASS RULES

  1. The stock class provides an even competition situation for the riders who have purchased a stock production bike and do not wish to modify it. NMA recognizes that certain changes are allowable in order for the cycle to be safe & reliable for competition use.  These changes are listed below in the stock rules. There may be instances where the determination is not defined in the following set of rules.  In these cases the decision of the Race Manager will be final.1. Must have original engine, carburetor, frame, sub-frame, front suspension, exhaust-silencer system, wheel hubs& friction clutch supplied by manufacturer for that particular model. Must also have original manufacturer's brakes, swing arm and gas tank. Must utilize original shock mounting on frame and swing arm. No change to engine or carburetor components allowed. No port clean up or "Blueprinting" engine allowed, including dimensional matching of parts by selectivity. No removal of gaskets, 0 rings, springs or other components.
  2. No components may be altered, changed or added to. No factory options that contribute to the increase of power or factory bolt-on kits to replace original stock parts will be allowed. (Exception) 12" rim/tire front may be installed on 7-8 and Pee Wee Open.
  3. The only exceptions on changes in the stock class will be allowed for safety, such as handlebars, triple clamps, quick throttles, foot pegs, rear shocks, seat/seat covers/padding, fenders, tires, front & rear sprocket, spokes & rims (replacement rim must be same size as original stock rim), Carburetor jets (removable type) may not exceed 25% larger than original stock jet. The frame may be strengthened or repaired by adding metal via welding (or similar). Engine stabilizing or support brackets and skid or protector plates may be added. Chain guides and tensioners will be allowed. Air breather may be removed or replaced and air box may be drilled or replaced. Decals, graphics, clutch and brake levers may be changed and hand guards plastic open ended may be added.
  4. On front suspension, springs, valving, internal parts and oil may be changed in forks. All other components must remain stock.
  5. Aftermarket pistons and rings will be allowed providing specifications are the same as original factory pistons and rings for that year/model bike. Overbore and stroking not allowed in stock classes.
  6. Bike and motor must be assembled by manufacturer and stocked by dealer with brand of motor supplied on that model to be considered stock and must be available to the public without special ordering or modifications from the manufacturer or dealer. The bike must have a manufacturer's model number. All new products must have had 100 or more manufactured and must be in the United States and available to the public for sale as current year thru dealers.
  7. Stock qualification is limited to that model year. Definition: You cannot upgrade last year's model to current year specs. All other bike and rider limitations will be per the judgment of the Chief Tech Inspector and will be final. The Chief Tech Inspector will have the decision on any addition or deletion to a machine that affects the operation, performance and appearance.

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PEE WEE SPECIFICATIONS

The PEE Wee class is for riders up through 8 yrs. old except for the PEE WEE OPEN class which allows riders through age 9. The PEE Wee bike is a special model made for this class by major manufacturers and must be designed to meet the following specifications:

All stock bike models must have had 100 or more manufactured and must be available to the United States Public with proof of import submitted to NMA. The maximum PEE Wee wheel size is Rims 10" & Tires 2.75 x10" in both Stk & Mod 4-6 Classes. The 7-8 & Pee Wee Open class may have a 12" front rim, tire size 2.75 x 12" max.

THE STOCK CLASS engine displacement is 51cc Max. with overbore allowed only to those overbore size pistons specified by original manufacturer of that particular model bike & engine. Oil injection may be disconnected on PW50. Note: Foot or hand-operated brakes may be used on both Stk & Mod PEE Wee bikes. For further stock class rules, see STOCK CLASS RULES & Technical Safety rules.

PEE WEE MODIFIED CLASS: 

    1. 1. Maximum engine displacement is 61cc FOR 2 Stroke, 90cc for 4 Stroke
      2. Engine modification open.
      3. Must use original engine type lower end & cylinder. Sgl. Speed transmission only.
      4. Overall length limited to 37" in 4-6 & 42" 7-8 & Pee Wee Open measured from axle to axle centers.
      5. Suspension modification open. Handlebar width not to exceed 30"

All Pee Wee bikes must function through a centrifugal clutch. Any other changes or modifications for this bike must meet the approval of the race manager

Approved P.Wee Products for 4-6 Stk & Mod
& all other NMA Pee Wee Stk & Mod Classes  
Approved P.Wee Products for  
Age 7-8 Classes
Approved Pee Wee Products for 
Pee Wee Open 6-9 Classes
COBRA CM50 LEM LX RACER PRC LX-RR* METRA KIT MKX50 All products listed for both age groups         
KTM SX50 Pro Jr SUZ JR50 COBRA 50 KING LEM LX3 RACER
ITALJET FAST BOY HUS CR50 JR KTM 50 SR LC LEM L3
POLINI X1 R YAM PW50 KTM SX50 Pro Sr COBRA KING
COBRA CX50 KTM 50 SX MINI KTM 50 SX POLINI X3 R
(Modified or revised 7-8 class cycles cannot compete in 4-6 classes)

Note: 12" Front Rim allowed in 7-8 &  Pee Wee Open classes only 
*Mod only
  

 

ALL STOCK BIKE MODELS MUST HAVE A QUANTITY OF 100 IN THE COUNTRY AND BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE THE CURRENT YEAR. 

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JR. CYCLE SPECIFICATIONS

The Jr. Cycle class is for those riders in the younger age bracket who compete on the small rim Minicycles. The Jr. Cycle Class is designed for those bikes made by a major manufacturer and have the original product appearance of a small minicycle; the bike must be from the original manufacturer with a manufacturer's model number. The bike may be modified with in NMA technical and safety regulations and per the following.

 JR CYCLE SPECIFICATIONS 2 STROKE JR CYCLE PRODUCTS  4 STROKE JR CYCLE PRODUCTS 
1.  Wheel base may not exceed 47" from axle to axle centers.
2.  Handlebar width not to exceed 30". 
3.  Maximum displacement is 65cc for 2 stroke and 110 for 4 stroke.
     No overbore or stroking allowed that will exceed class cc limits.
4.  Maximum rim size is 14" and minimum is 12".
5.  Must function through a multiple speed gear box.
KAW KX 60
KAW KX 65
KTM 65SX
POLINI XP65R
METRAKIT MKX65
SUZ RM 65
SUZ RM 60
COBRA CX 65         
LEM 65

PITSTER PRO 110*
POLINI XP4T 110*

*MODIFIED ONLY

 


THE STOCK CLASS for Jr. Cycles is defined under Stock Class Rules within this book.

THE MODIFIED CLASS must meet the following specifications and limits:

    1. No shortened or lowered frames or shortened swing arms allowed to reduce a non-confirming bike to meet Jr. Cycle Specs.
    2. Modification of the original frame & swing arm are allowed for the purposes of performance, safety or added strength.
    3. Must utilize the original engine type lower end & cylinder from that bike model being modified.
    4. You cannot assemble a KAW engine into a KTM frame or any similar combination.
    5. Change of head, clutch, carburetion, exhaust system, ignition, sprockets & suspension is optional.

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MINI CYCLE SPECIFICATIONS

 MINI CYCLE SPECIFICATIONS 2 STROKE MINI CYCLE PRODUCTS  4 STROKE MINI CYCLE PRODUCTS 
1.  Maximum length for Minicycles is 52" axle to axle centers 
2.  Maximum front rim size 19" and minimum rear rim 14" 
3.  Handlebar span cannot exceed 33".
4.  Maximum engine displacement in Minicycles is 85cc 2 Stroke and
    150cc 4 stroke. The engine can not exceed the class cc limit.
    No overbore or stroking allowed that will exceed class cc limits.

YAM YZ85
SUZ RM85
KTM 85SX
HUS 85

KAW KX85
HON CR85R
TM85MX
HON 150 R
HON 150 RE
 

THE STOCK CLASS is defined under Stock Class Rules within this book.

THE MODIFIED CLASS will be open to engine, frame, rim & suspension modifications providing they do not exceed the minicycle specifications listed in Numbers 1, 2, 3 & 4 above.

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SUPER MINI SPECIFICATIONS

 SUPER MINI SPECIFICATIONS 2 STROKE SUPER MINI PRODUCTS  4 STROKE SUPER MINI PRODUCTS 
1.  Maximum rim size is 19" on front and minimum of 16" on rear 
2.  Overall wheelbase cannot exceed 56" from axle to axle
3.  Maximum engine displacement including overbores is 112cc 2 stroke
     150cc on 4 Stroke
4.  The Super Mini class is through age 16.(NON PRO)
5.  The 85cc small wheel minis may compete in the Super Mini class
     and are allowed to increase engine displacement to within the 112cc limit.

KAW KX 100
SUZ RM 100
HON 85E
YAM YZSM
KTM 105

HUS 85

HON 150R
HON 150RE 

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150 4 STROKE SPECIFICATIONS

 150 4 STROKE SPECIFICATIONS 150 4 STROKE PRODUCTS 
1.  Max rim size 19" on front and minimum of 14" on rear.
2.  Max Length for 150 4 Strokes is 52" axle to axle   
3.  The HON 150R AND 150RE may compete.
4.  The maximum displacement cannot exceed 150cc.
HON 150R
HON 150RE
  

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GIRLS AND WOMENS CLASSES

The Girls Classes are established as 65cc thru age 12 and 85/150cc thru age 14.  A stock or modified (per NMA Rules) may be utilized.

The Women's non pro class is for 125cc 2 stroke, 250cc 2 stroke and up to 250 4 Stroke motorcycles. The 150 4 Stroke, including the 150RE may also be utilized.  Age is open.

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MOTORCYCLE SPECIFICATIONS

NMA provides classes for 125cc, 144cc and 250cc 2 strokes in addition to 250cc & 450cc 4 Stroke size motorcycles. No Minicycles are allowed. A bike that qualifies for the Super Mini class will not be allowed to compete or practice with the motorcycle classes.

All bikes competing in the motorcycle classes must be of original manufacturer (including Model No.) by a nationally known company.  Special frames or frame modifications are allowed providing they meet safety and technical regulations pertaining to function and size relative to the frame they have replaced.

All motorcycles must race in the proper cc class. No overbore or stroking allowed that will exceed class cc limits. Displacement for 125 & 250cc 2 stroke cycles cannot exceed factory manufactured size for that cycle model.

2 Stroke Cycles allowed as follows:          250cc Max. in 250cc Stock classes        
250cc Max in 250cc Mod
250cc in 450cc class
Note: 250cc 4 Stroke allowed in 450cc class
250cc 2 Stroke allowed in 250 cc 4 stroke classes

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RIDER CLASSIFICATIONS FOR MOTORCYCLES

It is the duty of the individual to determine the class he is legal to ride in.  Entry into a class does not necessarily make you legal for that class. You can be protested by another entrant or his representative.

Responsibility of meeting proper rider classification and bike specifications rests with the individual entrant.

The NOVICE class is for riders who are NMA classified as Novice or "C" and have not raced as Intermediate or "B" with any other organization.

The INTERMEDIATE class is for riders who are NMA classified as Intermediate or "B" and have not raced as Pro, Expert, "A", Pro-Am etc. with any other organization.

The PRO class is for riders who race with NMA or any other organization as Pro, Expert, "A", "Money" or highest advanced class.

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RIDER ADVANCEMENT

Minicycle riders advancing to motorcycle classes must enter the Novice class at a minimum. The exception to this will be those who are already participating in a higher rider class with another club. THEY MUST ALSO RACE THIS HIGHER CLASS WITH NMA. In the motorcycle classes, if a rider is competing in the 250 class as an Intermediate, he must also compete in the 450 class as an Intermediate. He cannot drop from an Intermediate in the 250 class to a Novice in the 450 class.

Motorcycle Novice Riders who finish in the top five (either stock or mod) at the Grand Nationals in NORMAN, OK (final runoff events) will be advanced to the next higher rider class effective Jan. 1 of the following calendar year.

Pee Wee, Jr. Cycle & 85cc Minicycle riders who advance in age group during Grand National must advance to their proper age group upon completion of the final NMA Grand National Event in Norman, Oklahoma.

Motorcycle Intermediates will NOT be required to move to the Pro class unless they choose to or:

  1. They are competing with another organization at that level.
  2. They win a 250 or 450 Intermediate overall class championship (stock or mod) at the NMA Grand National Finals in Norman, OK.


NMA will classify all riders upon receipt of their current license form per their classification with NMA or any other organization referred to on the form. The rider must race with NMA at the highest level that he has competed in with any other race organization at the time his license application is submitted.  If a rider has competed at a higher level with another club or organization between the time his NMA application is submitted and his first scheduled NMA race occurs, he must race with NMA in that higher class.  THE MANAGEMENT OF NMA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CLASS OR RACE ANY ENTRANT AS THEY SO DESIRE AT ANY TIME AND PER THEIR DISCRETION.

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POINT SYSTEM FOR RACE SCORING

The scoring system or a race event will be in accordance with the Olympic System, that is: In Motocross, each moto will be scored separately. The 1st place rider will receive 1 point, 2nd place – 2 points, 3rd place – 3 points, etc. All riders who take the checkered flag UNDER POWER (no pushing across) will receive a score, not a DNF, regardless of the amount of laps they have completed. Also, riders who complete over 50% of the required amount of laps per moto but are unable to take the checkered flag UNDER POWER will receive a finish position.

At the completion of the total laps per moto, the rider will receive the last place points plus (5) for a score in any moto that he as a "Did Not Finish", that is, he did not take the checkered flag under power. Last place points are defined as the total amount of riders who completed one or more laps. A "Did Not Race" (DNR) will receive last place points plus (10). The lowest total score over all motos run will be declared the winner of that event. In the event of a tie score, the rider with the best finish in the last moto will be declared the winner of that position.

PRO RIDERS MUST RACE IN PRO CLASSES ONLY. PROS CANNOT RACE IN 85cc OR SUPER MINI CLASSES.

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AGE FREEZE DATES

All rider age groups for the current calendar year will be frozen as of January 1 and through the last day of the NMA Grand Nationals. What ever age you are as of January 1 is the age group you will compete in through the NMA GRAND NATIONALS MOTOCROSS.

NOTE: Any changes, additions or deletions to these rules that occur during the period this rule book is in effect will be printed in a newsletter to all regional managers who will post and/or notify all members two weeks before they are effective. The new rule book for the calendar year goes into effect January 1 of that year. It shall be each rider's responsibility to know this rule book. In cases where a rule determination is not defined in this rule book, the decision of the NMA Race Manager/Official will be final.

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