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AMA International Rider License

New for 2015, all international participates looking to take part in the AMA Amateur Motocross program must submit a application for a AMA International Rider License.  For the AMA Amateur Motocross competition, all non-US citizens or riders participating in foreign motocross competitions outside the US, must obtain eligibility approval prior to participating at any event, by contacting AMA Motocross Racing Department at 1.800.AMA.Join or by email at mxadvance@ama-cycle.org.

Please follow the link to the Application for the AMA International Rider License.  Click here for the Application.

2015 Rider Advancement

These riders have advanced in the 2014 season under the guidelines of the National Points Advancement System or the Self Advancement process. The Advancement Lists are effective on January 1, 2015 and the Self Advancement Lists are provided as additional information. If any errors or omissions are noted please contact AMA Racing.

Updated December 17, 2014
2015 A Advancement
2015 B Advancement

Rider Classification/Advancement Appeal

Riders who wish to contest their AMA classification achieved during the current year through the National Advancement System may appeal once. The deadline for appeals related to year-end advancement is March 1.

The AMA Appeal process is a 3 member board to hear appeals and there is no second appeal to this classification process. The appeal board will be made up of the 3 AMA Congress representatives from the motocross committee list.  The Appeal process can take a few weeks for the appeal board to render a educated decision.  Below is the Rider Classification/Advancement Appeal Form:

Submit a Electronic Form

Rider Advancement Appeal Form (Editable)

FAQ's on the Advancement Appeal Procedure:
1. How much does it cost to Appeal my Advancement?
A processing fee of $50.00 is required. We accept only money orders, please do not send cash or credit card information.

2. Does it matter if I’ve been injured?
Yes, but only if you have been able to overcome the injury.

3. Are local events viewed the same as events outside my local area?
Every event is viewed individually and addressed accordingly to the rider turn out, rider performance, and quality of competition.

4. If my RPV is above the limit, will I have any chance my appeal will be approved?
Yes, the higher your RPV, the more compelling your supporting information needs to be.

5. Does it matter that I have factory support?
No, it will not be considered.

6. Does it matter that I just reached the age of advancement?
No, because you’ve met the requirements of advancement.

7. Can a youth rider be advanced to the “A” class through Youth advancement?
No, in order to be advanced to the “A” class the rider must meet the amateur advancement requirements.

8. If my 16th birthday is October 31st or prior to, can I be advanced to the “A” class?
Yes, if you meet the advancement requirements. If your birthday falls on November 1st or after you do not meet the advancement requirements.

9. If I qualified for the Loretta Lynn’s national ten years ago, am I still eligible for the “C” class?
No, if you ever qualified for Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National you are no longer eligible for the “C” class.

10. Does it help to have local district or organizers input along with my appeal?
Yes, it will help you appeal.

11. Is the decision of the appeal committee final?
Yes, there are no second appeals to advancement.

12. Do I have to immediately race in the “B” class if I have been advanced through the Youth Advancement?
No, you can still compete in youth classes.

13. Do I need to provide anything other than the form and $50.00 processing fee?
No, but the more information the appeal board receives can help your appeal. Items that can be submitted include:
i. Results
ii. Lap Times
iii. Injury Information
iv. Supporting Reference Letters
v. Racing History

2014 Rider Advancement

These riders have advanced in the 2013 season under the guidelines of the National Points Advancement System or the Self Advancement process. The Advancement Lists are effective on January 1, 2014 and the Self Advancement Lists are provided as additional information. If any errors or omissions are noted please contact AMA Racing.

Updated December 31, 2013
2014 A Advancement 2014 A Self Advancement
2014 B Advancement 2014 B Self Advancement

2013 Rider Advancement

These riders have advanced in the 2012 season under the guidelines of the National Points Advancement System or the Self Advancement process. The Advancement Lists are effective on January 1, 2013 and the Self Advancement Lists are provided as additional information. If any errors or omissions are noted please contact AMA Racing.

Updated December 11, 2012
2013 A Advancement 2013 A Self Advancement
2013 B Advancement 2013 B Self Advancement

2012 Rider Advancement

These riders have advanced in the 2011 season under the guidelines of the National Points Advancement System or the Self Advancement process. The Advancement Lists are effective on January 1, 2012 and the Self Advancement Lists are provided as additional information. If any errors or omissions are noted please contact AMA Racing.

Updated February 1, 2012
2012 A Advancement 2012 A Self Advancement
2012 B Advancement 2012 B Self Advancement

2011 Rider Advancement

These riders have advanced in the 2010 season under the guidelines of the National Points Advancement System. The advancements were based on page 6 of the 2010 AMA Rulebook.

2011 A Advancement
2011 B Advancement