Contact Information: AME Race Department
Phone: (904) 610-0197
Pre-register at www.ameminicross.com to secure your race entry and number. Pre-registration deadline is a few hours prior to the event.
Track Side Entries will be accepted until the start of practice on the day of the event and cost $10 extra per class.
Director has the right to refuse entry to any rider (GFY)
AME MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED TO RACE .
Rider must be age and skill appropriate for the class that he/she is entering.
5 riders are required to make a class AME reserves the right to combine classes if there are not enough riders to make a class.
Rider must have correct safety gear, including but not limited to long sleeve jersey, helmet, boots and goggles.
Rider must attend riders meeting.
in the event of an age protest Birth certificate (original certified copy) or Pass Port must be presented with in 7 days upon request from all participants.
Parent or Guardian must sign all releases and remain at the race track with the minor participant all day.
Parent or Guardian must present a valid driver’s license or photo id upon request.
Age is based on January 1st
Pre-registered riders have race number preference( first come first serve basis )
Track side registration numbers are on a first come first served
basis. Rider must have a number on all three plates.
CLASS SPECIFICATIONS :
RACE DIRECTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADVANCE ANY RIDER AT ANY TIME TO A HIGHER CLASSIFICATION.
STARTER CLASS :is for first time racers and is geared towards riders developing new racing skills. riders entering these classes will be moved to beginner class after they score there first win.Rider exemption may be given based on age or skill of the rider at the time of the event.
The Cost for a request for exemption review shall be $25
BEGINNER CLASS :Reserved for riders with less than 6 months racing experience in that displacement class. Riders scoring 3 wins will advance to age group classes. Rider exemptions may be given by race director based on age or riders skill level at the time of the event.
Junior class : ( when offered ) riders racing 1 year or less. Riders scoring 5 wins will move to the age group or open classes. Rider exemptions may be given by race director based on rider age or skill level at the time of the event.
STACYC GENERAL RULES:
* Pushing riders off start line in All classes or Stacyc classes strictly forbidden ! All rider crew must be completely off the start gates when the 15 second board is raised. Penalty for violation of these rules is disqualification from that race.
A.) All bikes must have visible numbers and number plate ( you may purchase one from rider registration )
B.) All racers should have backup batteries ( you may purchase back up batteries at rider registration )
C.) Race Format is relative to specific race event ( see Stacyc racing in menu)
D.) Age as of Jan-1
Rider must race in his / her designated age category, there is no moving to an older or younger age group. Age is based on riders age as of jan 1st of the current year. If said rider wants to race in a class outside of his group he is eligible to race in the open class.
E.) Helmet and shoes are required . Rider must always wear proper protective equipment, such as an approved and properly fitted safety helmet (with chin strap securely buckled) and shoes (with enclosed toe and heel that cover the entire foot).
F.) AME strongly suggests STACYC foot rests.
G.) Shoelaces must be tied and out of the way of the wheels, motor and drive system.
H.) No riding barefooted or in sandals.
I.)Long-sleeved shirt and long pants are required. Gloves, elbow pads, knee pads, and eye protection are recommended.
j) 12 inch cycles are permitted to race in 16 inch class but 16 inch cycles are not permitted to race in 12 inch classes.some races may have multiple divisions awards will issued to top-5 finishers in each division.
STACYC EQUIPMENT RULES :
MODIFIED CLASS :Brushless motors , after Market Handlebars , Grips , levers , tires , chains ,seats, sprockets, foot rests permitted in all classes. After market Batteries ,& Disk Brakes are permitted.
STOCK CLASS: stock drivetrain required on both 12inch and 16 inch cycles. Brushless motors permitted on 16 inch Stacyc only. Must use stock sprocket size 12 inch (9 tooth) 16 inch (10 tooth). Must use Stacyc Battery. all cycles must have a operating break system. There will be random sprocket checks per event. Sprocket protest fee will be $50.00 payable to the winning party.
MINI CYCLES EQUIPMENT RULES:
50 classes :
Modified Class: ( all non stock classes )
Max age for 50cc racer is 8 years old
Two millimeter over standard OEM bore maximum for all modified classes is permitted. ( no crank stroking )
all 50 cc classes will be allowed 60 max cc
cylinder head carb electronic exhaust mods permitted
ALL Classes Must retain standard OEM wheel size
KTM / Husky E BIKE is permitted in E BIKE age class or ALL 50cc classes E BIKE will be permitted in all 65cc classes.
Suspension may be changed or modified but must fit in the OEM frame mounts. No modified frames will be permitted.
Honda CRF 50, and Suzuki JR 50 are eligible for all PW classes.
Modified Class (all non stock classes)
Max age for 65cc racer is 12 yrs max age for 85cc racer is 16 yrs
2 mm over bore permitted in non stock classes no stroker cranks permitted. Must use original frame
ALL Classes Must retain standard OEM wheel size ( big wheels permitted in the 85cc class)
cylinder head carb electronic exhaust mods permitted
Suspension may be changed or modified but must fit in the OEM frame mounts.
150 cc 4-Stroke Honda permitted in all 85 classes
CRF 70 will be permitted in all 65cc classes.
MINI CYCLE STOCK CLASS RULES :
stock bore and stroke required
stock pipe / silencer required ( no altering permitted)
stock cylinder and head required (porting ,milling or decking not permitted )
stock carb required ( no boring permitted)
stock ecu and electronics required (no flywheel or stator mods permitted)
RIDER & EQUIPMENT EXEMPTIONS :
SMALLER DISPLACEMENT BIKES WILL BE PERMITTED TO RACE IN LARGER DISPLACEMENT CLASSES
50 cc bike can race in 65cc class or 65 cc bike can race in 85cc.
Riders may ride a more advanced class to gain experience and or to ride a second class. However if riders wins the higher class his status will go under review for advancement. ( example a 65 cc starter class rider can race in the 65cc beginner class for experience or to race a second class)
Riders are permitted to drop down one class if it’s there first time riding in a higher displacement class(Example) rider has raced 50cc age class for past year and has moved to higher 65cc displacement.Rider will be permitted to drop down to race 65cc beginner class.
Follow all covid 19 guidelines.
respect the people around you, including but not limited to riders and their families, medical staff, AME Officials and flaggers. Foul language and disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated.
Never cross the track while riders are on the track.
Pick up all trash in pit area and on the race track.
Trash must be disposed of in approved containers.
Do not walk around or near heavy equipment.
No open toe shoes or crutches allowed on the track.
Drones are prohibited Unless given written permission from the event promoter.
No dumping of fuel, motor oil, grey or black water.
Pets must be on a leash or properly contained.
Drug and Alcohol Policy
All riders, mechanics, parents and people associated with the rider must not consume intoxicants or drugs that could affect their normal mental or physical ability or cause them to become harmful to the event.performance enhancing drugs are not permitted ( penalty one year ban ) Riders protested must submit to a blood test (protest fee is $750) riders refusing to be examined will be disqualified from the race.
Anyone found in violation of these policies are subject to immediate disqualification from the event.
Only riders officially entered are allowed on the race track. Any rider observed by an AME Official, cutting the track to re-run section during practice will be given last gate pick.
Any rider intentionally stopping on the track without a mechanical problem will be given last gate pick.
No rider may ride in the wrong direction on the track.
All repairs on the motorcycle must be done in pit area.
Riders going off the track must re-enter at the safest point possible without cutting off entire sections of the track. If a rider gains position or advantages by while off the track he will be penalized.
No rider may ride in a manner to endanger another rider. The penalty is disqualification.
Two way Helmet communication systems will be permitted DURING PRACTICE/RACING between rider and mechanic / parent.
rider must be with his / her bike
* Pushing riders off start line in All 50cc classes or Stacyc classes strictly forbidden ! All rider crew must be completely off the start gates when the 15 second board is raised. Penalty for violation of these rules is disqualification from that race.
Riders not at the start grid when called for staging will be given last gate pick.
Only one rider and one mechanic allowed in the staging and starting area.
Riders will be centered behind gate grid.
After a rider picks his/her gate position it cannot be changed.
Tools to prep behind the gate are permitted.
Prep is allowed a maximum of 10’ from the starting gate
Bikes with mechanical issues before the start of the staged race will be ineligible to compete in that race.
Start blocks permitted
Flags: Checkered Flag –race is complete
White Flag –courtesy flag indicating that there is one lap
Yellow Flag –Caution must reduce speed. No passing. Riders passing during yellow flag are subject to position penalty.
Red Flag: Race is stopped
If red flag is given and half the assigned laps have been completed the race will be scored as complete.
BLACK FLAG: Rider is Disqualified from the race. Rider must report to the Race Director immediately.
RACE FORMAT :
Riders must ride their designated practice to be eligible to compete in the days events.
Riders will be called in the Order they registered for the race.
score and points is based the position finishing in the race.
1st – 20 points
2nd– 15 points
3rd – 10 points
Tie breakers will be decided most class wins. Final tie breaker will be determined by the best finish at the final round
Falsifying age, ability or name.
Offering bribes to officials.
Engaging in any unfair practice, behavior or action that is detrimental to the sport of MiniCross.
Any Physical or Verbal altercation with an AME Official or other persons at the event.
Refusal to submit to a mechanical inspection.
Riding in a manner to endanger another competitor.
Violent or aggressive behavior by rider or crew will not be tolerated and any physical or verbal attack on another rider or crew will lead to immediate disqualification from the days event
All protest must be made in writing to an AME Official within 10 minutes of the finish of the race.
$100 fee for starter and beginner classes eligibility.
MUST HAVE PROOF RIDER IS RACING OUT OF CLASS.
$50 for Stacyc sprocket protest
$100.00 fee for age protests
$300 displacement protests
Winning party to receive all protest fees. Fees payable by cash only.