1. WMA Pro Race License
A. License is valid
for one calendar year.
B. Passport photos of
the pro racer and mechanic for WMA ID must be sent in with License
C. Rider Agreement
must be signed and returned with the WMA with License form.
D. Forms are
available on the WMA website on the JOIN button.
E. All new Licenses
must be approved.
F. All WMA racers are
also required to have a valid AMA membership.
2. Age Qualification
A. Riders must meet
class-specified age requirements as of race day.
B. 15 years
old. Starting Jan. 2008- age requirement will be 16 years old.
3. Expiration of Pro License
A. WMA Pro
Racer may have to re-qualify for their Pro License if they haven't
raced Pro in two seasons.
4. WMA Pro Sport and Pro Expert License
Reclassification (for the Pro Class)
WMA Pro Sport License
1. Is granted to all
racers that meet Qualifications
2. WMA Pro Sport
licensed riders are eligible to compete in the amateur division of
non-WMA motocross events in the men’s “B” or “Open” class.
WMA Pro Expert License
1. Is granted to
racers with the following:
Top 10 overall in the WMA Championship series standings
Earned 100 Championship points in the WMA Pro Class
Top 5 finish at the WMA Cup (Pro Class)
2. WMA Pro Expert
riders must compete in “A” or “Open” class in non-WMA motocross
5. WMA Pro Race Registration
A. There is no race day entry for WMA Pro Racing.
B. Cut off Date is two weeks prior to race day.
C. Pre-entry is 30 days prior to race day and entry fee
6. Number and Background Requirements
1. All WMA Pro Racers
are required to run their earned or assigned number. See WMA
National number page on the WMA website.
2. Request to run a
different number other than earned/assigned must be
in writing by Nov. 15th of each year for the following
3. Numbers must be white.
4. Numbers must be 7” minimum Pros.
B. Lifetime Numbers:
1. Top 10 championship finishers may choose a permanent
Single digit lifetime
numbers will be reserved for podium finishers that are also Top 10
championship finishers. Number must be determined by November 15th
of each year.
2. In order to keep a
lifetime number, the rider must earn at least one point each year in
either the WMA National Championship or WMA Cup.
1. Pros are required
to run blue backgrounds.
D. WMA Front Number
1. WMA Pros are
required to run a WMA logo on their front number plate during all
WMA pro races. The WMA sticker will need to be displayed centered,
no lower than 1” from the top of the front number plate. A WMA
Sticker will be supplied during Tech Inspection.
7. Engine Displacement
A. Lites Class
limits are absolute. Any over bores are subject to immediate
8. Sound Limit
A. All bikes are
subject to the AMA 99db sound limit.
9. Track Rules
Rider is expected to read and abide by individual track rules. Rules
can be found on the track websites.
10. Race Schedule
A. Race schedule
for each race will be posted on the Race Information of the WMA site
than one week
prior to the race. Riders are responsible for reading the race
will also be communicated at the Rider’s meeting.
11. Check In
A. All WMA Pro
racers must check-in at the WMA tent at the preset Tech Inspection
race information. At WASHOUGAL, WMA Pro Racers MUST CHECK-IN with
published check-in times before Practice.
12. Tech Inspection Information
A. Tech Inspection is
B. Rider and
Parent/Guardian (for minor’s only) must be present to sign Release.
C. Rider or her
Mechanic must bring bike, jersey or chest protector, and helmet to
D. Rider's name and
number must be clearly pre printed on her Jersey or Chest Protector.
13. WMA Pro Riders/Mechanic Meetings
WMA Riders’ Meetings are mandatory for WMA Pros. A representative
may be in attendance in place of the rider and is responsible to
notify WMA of their attendance.
14. Entering and Leaving the Pits
A. A rider entering
or leaving the pits must ride in the designated entrance and exit
lanes and failure to do so may result in disqualification.
WMA Pro Practice
WMA arranges practice time(s) for WMA Pros. WMA Pros are not allowed
to run in WMA Amateur practice unless specified in the race
schedule. WMA Pros are not allowed to ride in other practices unless
they are racing in that class, that day.
Cutting the track during practice is only allowed when the rider can
re-enter safely and as close as possible to where the rider exited
(ex: no cutting across the infield).
A. The top 10 racers
are seeded for the first moto of the season. 11th pick
and up will have a random draw for gate pick for the first moto of
the race series.
B. Gate pick will
take place at Tech Inspection.
C. Second moto gate
pick will be based on first moto results.
D. All other races
will give gate pick to the top 10 in point standings and a random
draw will be done for 11th and up for the first moto.
E. Rider or rider
representative should show up at the starting gate 8 -10 minutes
prior to moto start, unless governed by track rules; rider’s
discretion must be used.
17. Starting Blocks
Starting Blocks are permitted. Mechanics are
responsible for removing the blocks immediately after the start.
18. Pro Mechanics
A. One Mechanic per
rider is allowed in the staging area.
B. WMA Pro Mechanics
must wear a team shirt with a collar in the Mechanics area.
C. WMA Pro Mechanics
will be required to wear WMA photo ID in Mechanics area
D. Riders are
responsible for the conduct of their mechanics.
E. Mechanics must
stay in the designated signaling area of the track.
19. Sight Lap
A Sight Lap may be given but is not guaranteed.
All riders must complete the sight lap in 5 minutes.
If a rider does not return from sight lap w/in a reasonable time
with the group, they will be given a two minute hold only. The
rider’s mechanic must notify starter.
20. Outside Assistance
A. No outside
assistance is allowed during the race with the exception of the
mechanic in the designated Mechanic’s area.
21. Flags (AMA Rules)
Green – Start of race.
White – one lap to go until finish.
Yellow (Caution) – when a yellow flag is displayed, competitors must
ride cautiously until they have passed the incident that caused the
flag. No passing or jumping between the flag and the incident
that caused the yellow flag. Failure to do so may result in the
rider being docked from one finishing position up to
disqualification from the event, subject to the referee’s
Black - Disqualification of a rider; Rider must report to the
referee at once.
White with Red Cross - indicates that ambulances, safety vehicles,
or emergency personnel are on the course. EXERCISE CAUTION. In
motocross, arenacross etc, should this flag be displayed riders will
slow down, maintain position with no passing or jumping until past
Black and White Checkered - end of race.
Red- Stopping of the race for an emergency situation, if 60% of the
laps are completed, the race is called on that final lap. However,
if less 60% of laps are completed the race will be restarted.
A. An event stopped
by the referee before 60% of the race is complete will be restarted
from the beginning.
23. Championship Points/Scoring
A. Points are paid
Points are paid per moto for the AMA/WMA Women’s National Motocross
C. Overall placement
is determined by highest number of total points (similar to AMA Pro
D. In the event of a
tie, the second moto determines overall placing.
E. There are no DNF’s.
F. Points standings
are posted on the WMA Website within two weeks of the race.
G. Race is scored by
the last lap completed.
concerning championship point standings must be made within 30 days
of the race and prior to the last race of the season. Protests can
only be filed for error in the posting of the points.
24. Championship Ties
A. Championship ties
will be broken according to best finish in the last moto of the
series. If all parties in the tie did not race the last moto of the
series the tie will be settled by whichever rider has the best
overall finish of the series.
25. Scoring Protests
A. As stated
in the AMA rulebook, scoring protests must be made within 30 minutes
of the score posting. All protests must be in writing by the rider.
26. One Moto
sole discretion of the referee a class may be scored from one moto
case of a one moto format, full pro purse will be paid for the one
moto (essentially double)
Championship points will only be awarded for the one moto.
27. WMA Pro Trophy Presentation
A. WMA Pro trophy
presentation will take place on Saturday at the conclusion of the
second WMA moto.
B. WMA Pro riders
are expected to dress appropriately - collared shirt, mechanic’s
shirt, team shirt, or jersey required.
C. Holeshot winners
are required to come to Trophy Presentation for a photo.
28. Holeshot Awards
awards will be awarded for each moto. The holeshot line will be
announced at the Rider’s Meeting. WMA makes the final determination
of the Holeshot winner.
B. Holeshot awards
are $ 100.00 per moto.
C. Holeshot award
money is paid directly from sponsor.
29. Pro Purse
A. Pro Purse is paid
per moto. Checks will be available at the WMA tent two hours
following the second moto and during autograph signing on Sunday.
A. WMA arranges
contingency with motorcycle manufacturers and motocross product
suppliers. Full details are published on the WMA Web site. The WMA
sends race results within one week of the race. It is the racer’s
responsibility to make claim with any Motorcycle Company.
31. Autograph Signings
A. Rider is
responsible for bringing a pen to autograph signing.
B. Rider is
responsible for removing all their belongings, including trash, from
autograph signing area upon leaving.
C. Rider must wear
jersey or team shirt and WMA hanging Photo ID/Credential to
D. Rider must show up
to autograph signing 5 minutes prior to scheduled time.
32. OFFENSES, PENALTIES, PROTESTS, APPEALS,
& HEARINGS – AMA SPORTS Rules (page 68)
1. Through the
establishment and enforcement of various rules and procedures, AMA
strives to regulate motorcycle competition in the fairest possible
manner. By participating in an AMA meet, each participant agrees to
abide by the AMA’s rules and procedures. In addition, riders are
deemed responsible for the actions of their families and crew
members. All parties involved in AMA competition are expected to
conduct themselves in a responsible manner, respecting at all times
the rights of others. Participation in AMA-sanctioned activities is
a privilege, and all participants understand that violation of AMA
rules and procedures can lead to forfeiture of their competition
2. Through its
protest and appeal procedures, the AMA provides a system of
administrative review in the event of disputes which are eligible
for such review. The goal of the AMA’s protest and appeal procedures
is to assure fair and consistent enforcement of rules and objective
review of protests and appeals lodged by or against participants.
3. Any current AMA
member who has been denied the right to participate in an AMA
sanctioned meet may request reconsideration via the AMA national
office using the AMA appeal process.
4. Any participant
who is fined under these rules will be deemed suspended from all
AMA-sanctioned activities until the fine is paid. The fined party is
entitled to a receipt upon payment. Fines and other disciplinary
actions levied by meet officials or by AMA must be explained to the
participant and noted in the referee report.
5. Any participant
under suspension, or otherwise disciplined under these rules of
competition, may be placed on probation or reinstated by the AMA.
6. Only professional
video from an accredited journalist/ videographer will be allowed as
evidence in Protests and Appeal Hearings.
B. General Offenses
1. This section
outlines actions which are deemed to be detrimental to the sport of
motorcycle competition and which may result in a range of
2. Unless otherwise
specifically provided for in these rules, the referee may disqualify
any rider, crew member or family member from a race meet for
violation of these rules, insubordination or other actions deemed in
the sole discretion of the referee to be detrimental to the race
meet and the sport. Such disqualification includes the loss of any
rights with regard to the event in question and may result in
expulsion from the meet site. In addition, the referee is empowered
to levy fines of up to $50 and to recommend to the AMA that further
disciplinary actions be taken. The referee may also disallow use of
a motorcycle determined by the referee to be illegal under these
3. Unless otherwise
specifically provided for in these rules, AMA is empowered to
suspend any rider, crew member or family member for a period of from
15 days to indefinite suspension for violation of these rules,
insubordination, or other actions deemed, in the sole discretion of
the AMA, to be detrimental to the sport. The beginning and ending
dates of any such suspension will be determined by the AMA. The
minimum suspension for a second offense of a similar nature shall be
six months. In addition, the AMA is empowered to levy fines of up to
4. Any supplemental
rules, regulations, instructions or procedures established by the
AMA for the purpose of implementing, interpreting or enforcing these
rules will be deemed to be part of the rules.
5. The following
offenses are subject to disciplinary action by the referee and/or
AMA. This list is provided as guidance to competitors but does not
restrict the AMA from invoking penalties for other actions
detrimental to the sport which are not specifically contemplated
a. In any way attempting to gain an unfair
b. Falsifying one’s
name, age or ability level, practicing without officially signing
up, or competing or attempting to compete under false pretenses. The
penalty for riding in a lower classification than entitled (i.e. an
“A” class rider competing in the “B” class) shall be subject to a
fine and a suspension of up to one year.
c. Entering and
competing on a machine in a class that the machine was not of the
same basic design and materials of the approved model for the class
entered. For example: a 250cc entered in the 251cc-Open class in
motocross, the rider will be disqualified from the event and may be
suspended for up to one year.
d. Failing to attend mandatory riders’
e. Riding in such a manner as to endanger
the life or limb of others.
f. Failing to
immediately respond to a black flag or other signals from officials.
g. After leaving the
track during a competition, failing to re-enter at a point as close
as practical to the point at which the rider left the track; and in
so doing gaining an unfair advantage.
h. Receiving any
form of prohibited outside assistance, including, but not limited
to, receiving radio transmissions while in competition.
i. Causing a race to
be stopped. At the referee’s discretion, a rider judged to have
caused a red flag may be excluded from restarting the event.
j. Abetting or
knowingly engaging in a race in which the result is “fixed” or
k. Giving, offering
or promising, directly or indirectly, any bribe in any form to any
person in an attempt to circumvent AMA rules or procedures or to
otherwise gain an unfair advantage.
l. Accepting or
offering to accept any bribe in any form from any person in an
attempt to circumvent AMA rules or procedures or to otherwise gain
an unfair advantage.
m. Wagering on the outcome of any
entering or starting competition with a motorcycle that has been
disqualified or is ineligible for the class entered; or competing on
any machine other than the one on which the rider qualified.
o. Changing the
specifications of a motorcycle that has already been competition
p. Refusing to
submit a machine or component (including fuel) for inspection,
measurement or testing. Such refusal will result in the forfeiture
of all points, prizes and rights at the race meet in question, plus
a fine and one-year suspension.
q. Failing to comply with various AMA
r. Refusing to
provide a factual statement regarding an item under appeal when
requested by the AMA or a party to the appeal; or interfering in any
way with the AMA’s protest and appeal procedures in order to hinder
the process or influence the outcome.
s. Attacking an AMA
or meet official or engaging in a fight. This includes any person
and any incident anywhere on the premises prior to, during, or after
an AMA sanctioned meet. The penalty for such violations shall be a
fine of up to $100 and an indefinite suspension pending review by
t. Engaging in any
unfair practice, misbehavior or action deemed by the referee or AMA
to be detrimental to the sport.
others to violate any of these rules.
C. EQUIPMENT OFFENSES
1. This section deals
with violations of equipment regulations. Regardless of a motorcycle
passing prior inspections, compliance with all applicable equipment
rules must be made at all inspections.
2. Any motorcycle
found to be in violation of equipment rules may be assumed to have
been in violation for the entire race meet. In permitting a
motorcycle to practice and/or compete, race officials, do not
warrant that motorcycle’s adherence with AMA rules. Riders are
responsible for any violation of equipment rules involving their
3. Under the
direction of the meet referee, motorcycles or components may be
impounded following an event to allow for detailed or independent
inspection and testing directed by the AMA.
a. On the
day of an event, and at the discretion of the meet referee, any or
the following penalties may be administered:
Total or Partial loss of points and awards/money from the meet
Fine up to $ 50.00
Recommendation of further action by the AMA
on review of an event and/or recommendations of the referee, the
penalties may be administered by the AMA:
Fine of up to $ 100.00
1. There are three
types of protests:
a. Visual protests
relate to motorcycles and components where compliance or
noncompliance can be confirmed.
Technical protests relate to motorcycles and components where some
measuring device or teardown procedure is needed to confirm
noncompliance with the rules.
other protests will be defined as administrative.
specifically excluded herein, riders may lodge protest on any matter
regarding an event in which they were a participant. Such matters
may include, but are not limited to, the conformity of a machine or
the eligibility of a rider.
3. Each protest must
be made separately and in writing, singed by the protesting rider.
Each protest must specify the violation of AMA rules or procedures
which is alleged, and must be accompanied by the appropriate filing
each protest, $ 25.00 per item or component protested.
addition to the protest fee(s), the following teardown fees will
technical protest requiring measurement or teardown of an engine.
1. Air-cooled, two-stroke singles: $ 50.00
2. Liquid-cooled, two-stroke singles: $
3. Four-stroke engines and all other
two-strokes: $ 100.00
4. An additional $ 50
is required for measurement of any engine that must be removed from
the frame for inspection.
c. For a technical
protest requiring the collection and test of a fuel sample, a $ 25
protest fee plus a deposit of $ 50 must be paid.
4. The referee (or
his designee) must accept any protest that is properly made within
the specified time limit and accompanied by the appropriate fee. The
referee may not accept any protest that is not properly filed and
accompanied by the required fee.
5. All protests must
be filed within 30 minutes of the posting of results of the event in
determination of the timeliness of a protest will rest with the meet
referee and such decision will be final to all concerned.
7. The referee will
render decisions on all protests as soon as possible. If it is not
possible to render an immediate decision, the referee may allow a
protested rider or machine to compete “under protest”. In such
cases, payment of all affected points and awards will be withheld
pending a decision on the protest.
8. When a protest
involves piston displacement or any other internal engine
modification, the referee must call for an engine measurement or
inspection after the meet. The protesting party must be present
during the inspection, is entitled to witness the teardown, and must
be informed of all measurements.
9. The referee is
empowered to levy appropriate penalties shown herein as the result
of a protest and subsequent investigation.
10. Once made, a
protest cannot be withdrawn without the permission of the referee.
11. Any legitimate
expense to which the referee may be put as the result of a protest
must be paid by the protesting party, and the referee any require a
deposit from the protesting party sufficient to cover such expenses.
If the protest is upheld, however, such costs must be reimbursed by
the protested party.
12. If a protest is
decided in favor of the protesting party, the referee will refund
the protest fee and teardown fee, if any, and forward a report in
writing to the AMA.
13. If a protest is
decided in favor of the protested party:
a. In a protest not
involving teardown fees, the referee will forward the protest fee to
the AMA along with a written report.
b. In a protest
involving teardown fees, the referee will forward the protest fee to
the AMA along with a written report and the protested party will be
entitled to the teardown fees.
14. The referee may
call for the inspection of any machine or component, including fuel,
at any time.
15. When a protest
involves fuel, the losing party must pay all laboratory costs for
fuel analysis. If the protest is upheld, the protester is refunded
all fees and the protested party must reimburse the AMA for all
16. Protests lodged
at any event, where AMA District or AMA points are paid, and not
resolved at the event, shall be submitted to AMA within 72 hours of
said event. In addition, Referee shall call and mail denial of
protest to the protestor and submit protest funds along with copy of
the original protest to AMA in the same time period.
E. APPEALS –
see AMA Rulebook page 72
33. WMA Penalties
A. WMA may assess penalties for violation of WMA Rules including but
not limited to:
a. Failure to
1. Check In
2. Rider’s Meeting
3. Tech Inspection
b. Penalty assessment
1. Up to $ 50.00 fine
2. Last Gate Pick
3. Docking a Lap
** A Complete AMA Sports Rulebook can be found at
** A Copy of the AMA Sports Rulebook is available for review at the
races at the WMA tent**
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