How to Qualify
STEP 1 - THE AREA QUALIFIERS
In each of the seven regions there are a maximum of eight Area Qualifiers. Riders must attend an Area Qualifier and finish in an advancement position (see advancement chart below) to guarantee a spot into the Regional Championships. At each Area Qualifier all classes will be offered and a two moto format will be conducted. Classes, however, may be divided between the two days, such as, stock classes on Saturday and modified classes on Sunday, so it is not necessary to be at the event both days depending on the class for which you are qualifying. Riders may attempt to qualify in as many Area Qualifiers, in as many regions, as they choose. If a rider qualifies for the Regional, however, he or she must attend the Regional Championship in the region in which they qualified (see example below). The finishing positions guaranteed to advance to the Regional Championships from the Area Qualifiers are listed in the advancement chart below.
If you did not qualify for the Regional Championships CLICK HERE for Alternate information.
- Riders must receive a finish position in at least one moto in order to advance to the Regional Championship.
STEP 2 - THE REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Regional Championships are the next step before making it to the "big show" at Loretta Lynn Ranch. Riders who place in an advancement finishing position at the Area Qualifiers are invited to the Regional Championship, but riders MUST pre-register with MX Sports by the deadline to keep that guaranteed spot. With the exception of the Northwest and Southwest regions, the Regional Championships separate the National classes into two different events: the Youth Regional and the Amateur Regional. The reason for the class separation is to accommodate the amount of riders that attempt to qualify, as well as the unique three-moto format at the regionals, so riders must attend both Saturday and Sunday to ensure all motos are counted towards an overall score. The finishing positions guaranteed to advance to the National Championship from the Regional Championships are listed in the advancement chart below.
- In some geographic regions there may be more than forty riders eligible to participate in the Regional Championship. If there are more riders at the Regional than the starting gate can accommodate, then qualifying races will be run.
- Riders must receive a finish position in at least one moto in order to be considered as an Alternate for the National Championship.
- Riders who earn a guaranteed position in more than one Regional Championship will advance to the National from the rider's "home" region.
- If the rider did not qualify from his home region then the selection will be from the region in which the rider had the better finish.
- If there are multiple equal finishes, then the rider will be selected from the region in which he first qualified. All riders will move up one position in the region in which a rider was not selected due to qualifying in more than one region.
See Supplemental Rules to view current advancement chart.
Question: I live in New Jersey and finished 6th in the Senior 40+ class at the Northeast Area Qualifier at MX 338 in Southwick, Mass. Can I go to the Mid-East Regional Championship at Red Bud in Buchanan, Michigan?
Answer: NO! You must attend the Northeast Amateur Regional Championship at High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania. High Point is the designated Amateur Regional for the Northeast region.
Question: I also went to the Mid-East Area Qualifier at Ballance MX in Bowling Green, Kentucky. and finished 3rd. Can I go to the Mid-East Amateur Regional at Red Bud then?
Answer: YES! Because a rider can race in as many Area Qualifiers in as many Regions as he or she chooses, you can also qualify in the Mid-East region.
STEP 3 - THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
“Congratulations! If you finished in a guaranteed qualifying position for the National Championship. There is just one more step you need to take to confirm your gate spot on the Start Line at the biggest amateur motocross race in the world! Registration for the National Championship is required. Online registration is preferred, and payment by credit card will be required. If you prefer to register by mail, please contact us.
To register for the National Championship CLICK HERE.
If you did not qualify for the National Championship, but want to register as an Alternate CLICK HERE.
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