RACE DAY Rules and Info
* Most races are AMA and District 14 sanctioned.
AMA membership is required for all racers.
$49 Full 1-year Membership (available at the track or online – SAVE TIME AND JOIN ONLINE!)
$20 Temporary Weekend Membership (only available at the track)
$29 Full 1-year YOUTH Membership (for riders under age 11 – only available at the track)
$98 Full 1-year FAMILY Membership (for members of the same family living at the same address – only available at the track)
District 14 membership is required for all riders with a Michigan address, and for out-of-state riders who don’t belong to another AMA district. Bring your other District card to signup and you won’t be required to join D14.
$15 Full 1-year membership
Download a 2019 AMA Rulebook HERE.
* Non-AMA sanctioned events for 2019 are the VetFest and Grass Race.
* Non-D14 sanctioned events for 2019 are the Youth Regional Qualifier, ATV National (see below), VetFest and Grass Race.
* The ATV National is also a round of the D14 State Championship Series. Riders wishing to earn D14 points should show their D14 card at registration. Otherwise, D14 membership is not required for riders at a national event.
See AMA Rules for complete details. In general, you’ll need a DOT approved helmet, goggles, long sleeved full shirt (not cut off), long pants, tall boots. In addition, a tether kill switch and nerf bars are required for all quads, including minis. Gloves are recommended but not required.
We strongly recommend race gear as opposed to jeans and a sweatshirt. Kids are always growing and many race parents have used gear for sale, so ask around in the pits.
Consider taking advantage of other available safety equipment such as chest protectors, knee braces, neck braces and more. Equipment is always changing and evolving.
For youth classes, your age on January 1 applies for the whole year. For example, a 15-year-old who turns 16 on March 1 can still race a 12-15 age class for the entire season (because he was 15 on January 1). However, once you move up to the next age level class, you cannot move back down.
For Vet classes, your age on race day applies. You can ride a class as soon as you become eligible, but not before.
The following pit bike rules do NOT apply on pro national weekend. There are no pit bikes allowed on pro weekend!
Pit bikes (golf carts, scooters, etc.) are a privilege and not a right. The privilege will be taken away from anyone who abuses it. Pit bikes may be ridden to and from the track by adults only – you must be 16 or older to ride a pit bike. Pit bikes cannot go inside the pro track infield; they can be parked outside the finish line tunnels. Pit bikes are for competitors and pit crews only; not for spectator use. No riding in fields. 5 MPH limit at all times.
Pit bikes and race bikes cannot be ridden on Friday evenings. Pit bike riding stops Saturday either at dusk or at the time announced. We usually allow pit bike use until signup closes for the night. A reminder announcement will be made to shut down pit bikes.
No riding on the pro track before or after the event. This includes bicycles.
After racing on the 50 track concludes, we will have open practice on the track, weather and conditions permitting. If you have a child who is learning to ride but not ready to race yet, bring them to registration and fill out release forms and you can let him or her practice after the races are over!
RACE DAY CURFEW: Kids (under 18) must be at their campsite by 11pm nightly, unless they’re with a parent.
The Race Referee is Drex Akin. The KTM Kids Track Referee is Kirk Newman. Both referees are usually located at the starting line at their respective tracks. Please feel free to ask them questions! If you need help choosing the right class, understanding the rules, figuring out what bike belongs in what class, anything! That’s what they’re here for. Make sure you have a clear understanding of the rules and equipment requirements before you enter the track.
For a regular 2-day race weekend, you will buy a wristband for both days at the front gate when you come in. If you leave by 8pm Saturday, we’ll cut your wristband off and give you a refund for Sunday. Please note that you must be wearing your wristband. We can’t refund a band that’s not attached to a person. Refunds are not available in the middle of an event that spans more than one day, like the Regional qualifier and ATV National.