Important Information for Racers under Age 18
WE CANNOT ACCEPT THE AMA ANNUAL MINOR RELEASE CARDS!
The process is very convenient, but it is not approved by all insurance carriers. Each track must follow the policies and use the releases of their insurance carrier. Ours will not accept the AMA release. You should check with each track you go to!
For ALL RedBud events, including races, extra practice days and Open Riding days:
Riders under 18 must bring a parent or LEGAL guardian to registration. Aunts, uncles, older siblings, etc. are usually not LEGAL guardians. If your name differs from the racer’s name, be prepared to show proof that you are a LEGAL GUARDIAN.
Is there a way to ride if your parent cannot attend? YES! Your parent must send you with a NOTARIZED consent form that authorizes another adult to be your legal guardian for the event day(s).
The letter needs to include:
Parent or Legal Guardian’s name and signature.
Minor participant’s name.
Name of temporary Legal Guardian (must be age 18 or over)
Date(s) for the temporary guardianship.
WE CANNOT ACCEPT: a letter that’s not notarized; a fax; an email; a phone call. THIS IS AN INSURANCE REQUIREMENT AND WE TAKE IT SERIOUSLY! Make sure you bring exactly what’s required so you can ride!
Here’s a sample guardian assignment letter. TIP: Get TWO notarized while you’re at it! The guardian should keep one in case it’s needed for emergency medical consent.
I am the PARENT (LEGAL GUARDIAN) of RACER’s NAME. I give RACER’s NAME permission to ride motocross at RedBud MX in Buchanan, Michigan. I assign TEMPORARY GUARDIAN’S NAME as RACER NAME‘s temporary legal guardian on RIDING DATES, with authorization to read and sign registration and liability forms required as RACER NAME‘slegal guardian. In addition, I authorize TEMPORARY GUARDIAN’S NAME to give emergency medical consent for the treatment of RACER NAME if needed.
We can use the same notarized consent form for an entire race weekend as long as the dates are correct on the form.