the OFFICIAL AMRA Rulebook in PDF form

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INDEX
Assumption of Risk
Rules Compliance
General Rules
Safety
Protective Clothing
Inspection and certification of Machines
Tires
Wheels
Brakes
Frames
Suspension
Ground Clearance
Lights
Electrical Components
Limits of Trimmed Sheet Metal
Controls
Fuels
Marking of Machines
Tow Vehicles
Credentials
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AMRA Classes of Competition
Class Rules
Fuel Class Overview
Top Fuel Class
Nitro FunnyBike Class
Pro Fuel Class
Professional Gas Classes
Pro Gas Class
Modified Classes Overview
Pro Modified Class
Modified Class
V-Mods
Altered Street Overview
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Street Dressers Class
H/S & O/S Overview
Hot Street Class
Outlaw Street
Thumpers
Eliminators Overview
Top Gas Eliminators
Super Comp Eliminators
Top Eliminator
Super Gas Eliminator Class
Super Pro Eliminators
Pro Eliminator Class
Street Eliminator Class
Eliminator Class
During the Course of the Event
Event Control Tactics
POINTS
Points Earning Procedures
Operational Regions
Event Qualifying
Qualifying and Staging
Q &S During Qualifying
Q &S During Elimination’s
Q &S Both Qual. and Elim.
Qualifying Points
Machine Pairing
Field #s
Elimination Points
Alternates
Records
Protesting Procedure
Production Parts
New Rules/Request to Change
2017 National Event Schedule
2016 National Champions
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ASSUMPTION OF RISK
The participant agrees that by entering an event, the
participant acknowledges that the event site is safe and suitable for
racing and the participant acknowledges that by participating in
the event the participant may suffer bodily injury or death or loss
or damage to property. The participant further acknowledges that
the participant has voluntarily assumed the risk of such losses and
waives any claims for such losses against the AMRA, the AMRA
event officials, the event sponsors, the track operators and other
participants, discharges such persons from responsibility for such
losses and covenants not to sue such persons for such losses. All
participants shall be required as a condition of participation to sign
all required entry forms, including such releases as shall be required
by AMRA insurance policies. For purposes of this Rulebook, the
term “participant” or “rider” or “pilot” shall include any person
directly or indirectly associated with any vehicle which has been
permitted to enter an event site for the purpose of competition,
including, but not limited to owners, other riders and crewmen.
AMRA makes no representations or express or implied warranties
that compliance with the rules and regulations published in this
Rulebook or published during the course of the year in the AMRA
Newsletter will prevent or guarantee against injury or death to
spectators or participants or damage to personal property. These
rules and regulations constitute the minimum acceptance standards
for competition and are intended as a guide for the conduct of
the sport. Safety is the responsibility of equipment manufacturers,
builders and the participants in the event.
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COMPLIANCE OF RULES
Each participant expressly agrees that by entering an event
conducted by the AMRA, the participant agrees to be bound by
all of the decisions, rules and regulations of AMRA, including
all procedures provided for in this Rulebook, and any decisions,
rules and regulations which are applicable to a particular event.
The participant agrees to be bound by and abide by the decisions
of the Event Director, his designee and other AMRA officials at
all AMRA events. The participant by entering an event conducted
at an AMRA event also agrees that all decisions made during or
incident to an event are final and may not be appealed or made
the basis of litigation and agrees to release and waive from liability
and agrees not to bring any action against the Event Director, his
designees, the AMRA, the race track operator, event sponsors and
all other officials for any loss, damage or injury caused by decisions,
erroneous or otherwise, or decisions based on malfunctioning
electronic or mechanical equipment, whether due to negligence or
otherwise. The participant further agrees that any disputes concerning
any event, the rules and regulations of AMRA or any decisions of
AMRA or AMRA officials whether or not incident to an event, shall
be resolved pursuant to the process provided for in this Rulebook.
The participant agrees to indemnify and to hold AMRA harmless for
any costs incurred by AMRA as a result of the failure of the
participant to comply with the procedures and proscriptions provided
for herein.
Refer to Current NHRA Rule Book or Rule Revisions for
Additional Vehicle/ Driver Requirements, Specifications, and
General
Regulations, which are not found within these Guidelines.
This current Rulebook becomes effective January 1st, 2016
These rules will remain in effect until superseded or revised by the
Association. Announcements of such revisions will be carried out by
the best expedient at our Disposal.
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General Rules & Safety
General Rules
GR-1 The authority of the event director/tech official to make any
rules/regulation decision whatsoever shall be absolute. Specifically
if it is not stated that something is a Safe and Legal Design, Change,
or
Modification, then it should be known that it is Illegal.
GR-2 Prime responsibility for the safe condition and operation of
a motorcycle in competition rests with the builder/rider.
GR-3 It is the responsibility of all racers, to obtain and familiarize
themselves with the rules and procedures of the AMRA. These are
available at all events from the tech officials.
GR-4 The operation of a machine, at an AMRA event, will serve
to acknowledge the fact that the rider is in understanding of all
rules and regulations.
GR-5 Classification by officials in no way constitutes a guarantee
that the entry is legal for the class. It is the sole responsibility of
the participant to comply with class requirements.
GR-6 Under no circumstance will a motorcycle make a run down
the track without the approval of the official starter.
GR-7 Any rider and/or machine that, during the course of the
event, becomes evident to the track/tech officials as being unsafe,
will not be permitted to run until the conditions leading to this
observation are remedied.
GR-8 The pit crewmember’s membership cards will carry the
name of the pilot/team for which they pit.
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GR-9 Definition and limits, are assigned to the wording that all
AMRA competition machinery “must be based on Traditional
Harley-Davidson design principles.” Harley-Davidson design
principles has been established as “A 45 Degree, V-Twin, AirCooled,
Push Rod designed motor.”
GR-10 Non-Traditional, American Made, V-Twins, Will be
allowed
in Specific classes as outlined in the class rules.
GR-11 There will be Absolutely No Pro-Class, “Class-Jumping”
in the AMRA. Once a machine is Teched into and Competes in a
Class, That is the Class for that Machine. Unless Expressly Permitted
by AMRA Officials, or as Expressly allowed such as N/FB running
with T/F.
GR-12 All Professional-racing crews will be required to wear
team uniforms. Uniforms may be of any type desirable but must be
like same, for the entire crew. Uniforms must be based on common
sense, be in good taste and not violate any obscenity laws. Uniforms
may range from as simple as matching AMRA T-Shirts and work
pants to custom made crew clothing.
GR-13 Painting a “headlight” on the front of a fairing is allowed
in the Pro and semi Pro classes instead of mounting a headlight
behind the fairing. The fairing must be three point mounted.
SAFETY
S-1 All motorcycles must have a manually operated fuel shut
off valve. The fuel shut off valve must be visible to the rider (and/or
safety and emergency crews) and operable from the riding position.
S-2 Rear fenders, in all entries, must cover the full width of the
rear tire. The rear of the fender must extend past the rear axle and
the front of the fender must be below the seat position.
A combination seat and fender is acceptable.
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S-3 All machines, except Professional Classes allowed the
contrary, must have a front fender at least 18” long.
S-4 Hand operation of foot shifter is prohibited.
S-5 Both hands must remain on the handlebars and both feet
must remain on the operational foot pegs, at all times during the
normal operation of the machine on the racetrack. Exception will
be made in any physically impaired situations.
S-6 Some type of practical guard, to protect the rider’s legs from
belts and/or chains, is required. These guards must be steel or 1/8th
inch aluminum. They must cover the width and at least the top run
of the belt / chain, from centerline to centerline of the pulleys /
sprockets. Both primary and secondary drive guards are required.
Frame members do not qualify as guards. Body panels may or may
not, depending on construction. The decision of the tech inspector
will be final as to the practicability and compliance of the guards.
S-7 All machines in Professional competition must have
adequate capacity overflow catch cans to contain excess liquids.
This is also required of any class machine, utilizing a breather(s)
and/or venting tube(s). This is required to prevent leakage onto
the track surface and/or the machines rear wheel. Permanent and
secure mounting is required of cans, breathers and venting tubes.
Mounting of cans, by the use of tie wraps is prohibited.
S-8 The association recommends removing of mirrors and the
taping of the headlight, turn signals and tail light as a safety measure
on all street class machines.
S-9 There will be no holding or touching of any machine, by the
crew, during burnouts.
S-10 There will be no use of intoxicants by any of the participants
in AMRA events.
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S-11 Burnout’s in the pit area or movement in excess of ten (10)
MPH, will be grounds for expulsion from the event.
S-12 Any professional machine fired in the pit area must be elevated
on a secure stand. Semi professional or street class machines
must have the front wheel placed against an immovable object.
S-13 All Fuel class machines must have a dual cable, positive
closing, throttle.
S-14 Roller started machines are outlawed.
S-15 All professional crewmembers must wear eye and ear
protection,
while attending a running machine. Eye protection only required in
all other classes.
S-16 Under engine drip pans are Mandatory in all Fuel Classes.
S-17 All Bikes in Fuel Classes Require Inspected and Dated “S.F.I.
APPROVED” engine restraint systems.
S-18 Nitrous Oxide as a lean out or power booster is prohibited
for use with nitro-methane.
S-19 Parachutes is Mandatory on any Bike Running Quicker than
7.00 seconds or 200MPH and Faster.
S-20 The installation of a Proximity detected automatic shut down is
Encouraged for Fuel Bikes in 2016, and May become mandatory, in
coming years. This shuts off Fuel, and Ignition automatically if the
machine is operated beyond the shutdown on the Track...to avoid
Run-Aways.
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PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
PC-1 All professional class riders must wear a full facial coverage
helmet meeting Snell SA2005 or Snell M2005, M2010, or SFI
31.2A or 41-2A, specs. Gloves, full leathers (One-piece design or
joined together with a zipper at the waist) and above ankle boots or
shoes. No parts of the rider’s body may be exposed. Eye protection
is required.
PC-2 All Street Class riders must wear a full helmet (meeting a
minimum requirement of Snell SA2005 or Snell M2005, M2010,
or SFI 31.1A or 41.1A). Gloves, and leather jacket. Above ankle
boots, eye protection, and protective clothing, (that meets the
discretion of the track officials), is also required. Full Face Helmet’s
Meeting PC-1 Specs. Must be worn by all riders 9.99 or quicker.
INSPECTION & CERTIFICATION OF
MACHINE
I&C-1 Your machine will go through a RIGOROUS inspection at
the beginning of the racing season. A team of inspectors will do this.
After a certified AMRA inspector certifies the machine safe, you will
be issued your current year inspection sticker.
I&C-2 The next event you attend, in the same year, will have a
place (on the tech sheet) where you certify that the machine has
not been changed since it was inspected. Should this turn out to
be not true, you will be disqualified.
I&C-3 When you sign the certification of no change, you will not
have to have the machine totally inspected unless it was involved in
some sort of mishap, or changes have been made.
I&C-4 Inspectors will only spot check previous inspected
machines at tech-in and again at random in the pit area. Should
your machine be found changed from the time it was last inspected,
you will be disqualified until reinstated by the board of advisors.
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I&C-5 There will be a one-time inspection fee, for every machine,
in every class. Which will be used to defray the cost of using the
qualified inspectors. Every entry will be assessed this one time
inspection fee. Should a machine switch classes, it will be treated as
a new tech-in.
I&C-6 In addition to the spot checks of previous inspected
machines, all machines will again be checked in the staging area.
Be prepared for things like light and fuel checks. Tech inspectors
will tour the classes as they are assembled.
I&C-7 Under no circumstances, will any AMRA Technical
Inspector be responsible for the initial tech-in of any machine that
is of personal or family ownership.
TIRES
T-1 Tires used in professional classes must be specified for
racing use by the manufacturer.
WHEELS
W-1 Rear wheel minimum: 15” diameter (unless otherwise
restricted in specific classes.)
BRAKES
B-1 All machines will have both a front and a rear hydraulic
braking system. The only exception will be the early stock mechanical
brakes on the stock entries.
B-2 Braided steel brake lines are highly recommended on any
machine that has been modified from its original stock condition.
B-3 Application and release of brakes will be a function of
the rider.
B-4 For disc brakes, a minimum size of 10 inch-diameter,
10
.187-inch thickness for both O.E.M. and accepted after market
single rotors is required. 8 inch-diameter, .187-inch thickness for
both O.E.M. and accepted after market dual rotors is required.
FRAMES
FR-1 Stock or after market frames (unless restricted in specific
classes) are permitted. Any modifications to stock frames are
permitted (unless restricted in specific classes) as long as the frame
is not weakened. All butt welds must have visible reinforcement.
FR-2 Steering head angle may not be less than stock rake or
more than 40 degrees maximum rake in the Semi-Pro classes, and
45 degrees in the Professional Classes.
FR-3 Swing arms and struts (unless restricted in specific classes)
may be welded to frame.
FR- 4 It is recommended that all replacement frame parts be
manufactured from 4130 chrome moly. All welding must be done
by accepted heliarc process.
FR-5 Fork stops are mandatory in all classes. Stops must have a
sheer strength equal to, or exceeding, a 3/8-inch bolt.
SUSPENSION
SU-1 Front suspension. Minimum size of approximately 32MM
for accepted after market items (unless restricted in specific classes.)
Minimum travel of 1 1/2 inch.
SU-2 Steering dampener recommended in professional and
semi-professional classes.
SU-3 Rear suspension is not recommended on professional
class machines.
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GROUND CLEARANCE
GC-1 Minimum of 2 inches, with the rider sitting on the machine
and no more than 6 psi in the rear tire.
HEAD LIGHTS & TAILLIGHTS
HT-1 Turn signals, clearance lights or spotlights may not be used
as substitutes for O.E.M. size head lights or tail lights in classes
where required.
ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
FA-8 The failure of an electrical system to function because of a
failed part such as a burned out bulb, defective generator or regulator
will not be considered an intent to cheat if all of the required
components are in place. The defective part can be replaced or
repaired
in the event of a protest or citing due to random inspections.
LIMITS ON TRIMMED SHEET METAL
In classes where “Stock Appearing” is designated
LMT-9 There will be no trimming of front fenders (as supplied
by manufacturer) except to accommodate anti flex and stabilizing
devices.
LMT-10 Rear fenders must have a reasonable, as determined by
the Technical Inspectors, amount of side skirt.
LMT-11 Gas tank or tank shell may be trimmed a maximum of
2”. Exception would be minimal cut-outs for engine or chassis
clearance.
CONTROLS
C-1 Handlebar controls, in all classes, must be located in the
stock position. No welded aluminum handlebars. No Clip-Ons.
Chrome Plated Handlebars are Not Recommended in Pro
Classes, so as to better Identify Imminent Failure [Cracks].
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C-2 Handlebars cannot be located more than 25” above the part
of the seat from which the rider operates the machine.
C-3 Seats, in all modified classes, must be a minimum of 21 inches
above the ground. Custom seats, in all classes, are recommended to
have a step to prevent the rider from sliding back.
C-4 A “tether” emergency kill switch is mandatory on all professional
and semi professional machines. Some type of tethered kill switch is
recommended, but is not mandatory on all street class machines.
This can become mandatory at the discretion of the lineman.
FUELS
F-1 An AMRA Tech Official may, at any time, check density,
additives, and conductivity of fuels.
F-2 Gas class participants will be required to Declare the Fuel being
utilized, and said fuel must have a Published Evaporation chart and
Specific Gravity Rating. All Fuels Must be Generally available.
F-3 A commercial pump blend containing a small amount of
alcohol is allowed if locally available.
MARKING OF MACHINES
M-1 All machines must be marked with
AMRA identification plates with numbers and class on both right
and left side to be eligible for pay out. These markings will be a
minimum of 3” inch height. If displayed on a number plate the
plates must be an official AMRA marked plate or it’s equivalent
with no other association name on it. If part of the paint job, it
must not be covered in any way by the rider’s body. Contrasting
numbers and plates (or paint) is mandatory.
Official AMRA Number Plates are available at Tech.
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M-2 Numbers are issued to riders only and are available from
the AMRA. Racers must have a separate number for each category
unless explicitly endorsed by TECH.
M-3 In recognition of their past years performance, all Top 5
finishers, in all classes, are allowed to use the corresponding one thru
five numbers, for the following season.
TOW VEHICLES
TV-1 Any tow vehicles used by participants and crewmembers
must be identified as to which participant it is working in
conjunction with. Tow vehicles will be operated in a professional
and safe manner.
TV-2 Tow vehicles may only be used in conjunction with
professional
class and semi-professional class machines. All other classes
are streetable classes and machines should have the ability to be
ridden for extended periods of time, including back the return road,
under our classifications
CREDENTIALS
CR-1 A valid and current AMRA license is mandatory in all
professional classes.
CR-2 All Pilots and Pit Crew personnel, participating at AMRA
events in active areas, must be current members of the American
Motorcycle Racing Association. AMRA Membership may be
attained at the registration area at all AMRA events.
CR-3 In order to enter an active racing area, the racer or
crewmember
in the area will display both the current Facility Admission
armband and their AMRA membership card.
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AMRA Classes of Competition
AMRA PROFESSIONAL FUEL CLASSES
The Motorcycles in these classes use Nitro-Methane for fuel. The
Engines in these classes are based on Traditional Harley-Davidson
Design Principles (General Rules-10). All Fuel Pilots in all Fuel
Classes will use Dated and Inspected, S.F.I. Approved Engine
Restraint Systems and Chest Protectors. Nitrous oxide as a lean out
or power booster is prohibited for use with nitro-methane.
Parachutes will be Mandatory on any Bike Running Quicker than
7.00 seconds or 200MPH and Faster. The installation of a Proximity
detected automatic shut down is Encouraged for Fuel Bikes in 2016,
and May become mandatory, in coming years.
This shuts off Fuel, and Ignition automatically if the machine is
operated beyond the shutdown on the Track...to avoid Run-Aways.
All other aspects of AMRA Rules and Procedures Apply.
T/F --- (Top Fuel)
The design concept in this class is unlimited as long as the
machines are deemed “safe” by the AMRA certified technical
inspectors.
These motorcycles are constructed for all out competition,
The use of four valve heads is allowed. They may utilize a
transmission that has more than one speed.
The cubic inch displacement is unlimited. They may be of
single engine or of double engine design. They may use any type of
fuel intake system.
N/FB --- (Nitro FunnyBike)
These motorcycles are full competition. They are single engine
machines, limited to 151.1 Cubic Inches, absolute, Utilizing a Single
Speed (high gear) transmission.
When a Multi-Speed Transmission is used the Cubic Inch
Limit becomes 135 cubic inches. The engine uses injector(s) for fuel
intake.
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Additionally allowed machines, in the Nitro FunnyBike Class, are:
A) Nitro-Methane burning Single, or Double engine
machines using carb(s) for fuel intake.
B) Full competition unlimited displacement, single engine
machines using alcohol or gasoline in conjunction with the use of
nitrous oxide.
C) Machines using a turbo(s) or super charger(s) utilizing
alcohol for fuel. These Additionally Allowed types of machines may
use any transmission including a multi speed, and are of
Unlimited Displacement.
P/F --- (Pro Fuel)
The motorcycles are full competition. The class will be limited
to 122 absolute cubic inches of displacement. They are single engine
machines Utilizing a Single speed (high gear) transmission. The
Minimum weight requirement
in this class is 5.7 pounds per cu.in.
The Engines in this class utilize carburetor(s) for fuel intake.
All carburetor nitro-burning machines must be gravity fed. No fuel
pumps, pressurized tanks, or other means of pressurizing the feed may
be used.
Computers other than specific to Data Gathering, are
Excluded from this Class. As are Hybrid [capacitive and inductive]
Ignition systems.
Enrichners are allowed, but they must also be gravity fed.
The use of solenoid or mechanical on/off valves is allowed. Nozzles
for enrichners must be placed in the carburetor body. They may
not be placed in the intake manifold or heads. Lean out systems
are also allowed and can be used in conjunction with solenoid or
mechanical valves.
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AMRA PROFESSIONAL GAS CLASSES
The Motorcycles in These Classes utilize Gasoline for Fuel.
Propylene Oxide, Nitrous-oxide and Alcohol are prohibited (Except
where Specified). Dielectric Constant checks and Chemical
analysis examinations are probable by AMRA staff and will not
be challenged. Any commercially available gasoline that falls on or
below the standards explained in General Rules & Regulations Fuels, F-2 will be allowed.
A crankcase ventilation system (scavenge system) is legal and
encouraged, in the interest of safety. All other aspects of AMRA
Rules and Procedures as outlined in this Handbook will also Apply.
P/G --- (Pro - Gas) Updated for 2016
The drive train and chassis concept in this class is mostly
unlimited as long as the machine resembles a stock motorcycle
from the side view. The machines must be deemed “safe” by the
technical inspectors and based on Traditional Harley-Davidson
design principles. All custom parts must be “like same in design” to
the original parts that are replaced. The decision of the directors will
be the final ruling on what constitutes “like same”.
These motorcycles utilize a Professionally Manufactured, full
competition designed frame. Any frame modification or fabrication
must be professional in Appearance and Construction. After market
frames, extended swing arms and other modifications are allowed but
the wheelbase will not exceed 80” measured axle to axle.
This class must use Harley-Davidson transmission cases or
“Like Same” replacements. Any after market gears are allowed. “Big
Twins” must use “Big Twin” transmissions, XL’s must use XL
transmissions.
No Race Case transmissions allowed.
Charging systems and lights need not work.
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Tanks, fenders, head and tail light shells, which resemble
stock units, are required. The rear fender will extend past the rear
axle by a minimum of 8”. There will be a minimum front fender
length of 21”. The rear tire in this class is limited to 10” maximum
width as designated by the manufacturer.
This Class is reserved for 45 degree 160", gas only, EFI, or
Carb[s], no power adders (nitrous, turbos, etc..), any transmission,
any tire, any wheelbase, 4 Valve heads permitted, No billet heads.
Four Cam “Big Twin” billet crankcases are not allowed.
P/M --- (Pro-Modified), MOD --(MODIFIED)
CLASS OVERVIEW
The machines in these classes are of a single engine design.
The wheelbase will not exceed 70” measured axle to axle. The
foot pegs will be a minimum of 15 “ forward of the rear axle, or 9”
behind the Mainshaft of the Transmission. The rider operates this
type of machine in a sit up position. No rear pegs or brackets are
allowed behind the operational pegs during competition.
The rear tire in this class is limited to 17 or 18 X 7 1/2 (No
15” Wheels) slick as designated by the manufacturer. The use of
rear slicks is an option, not a requirement. When treaded tires are
used, they must have a street legal amount of tread, and may not
Exceed the 71/2-in. width limit (any diameter). When a rear slick
is used, if not mounted to a tubeless rim, the bead of the tire, and
the rim, must incorporate measurers that prevent it from “spinning”
on the rim. (Screws?) Regardless of rear tire used, a front slick may
be used instead of a treaded tire. A tire that is designated as a
racing tire may be used on the front of any Modified class bike.
After market frames, extended swing arms, and other
reasonable
modifications are allowed as long as the machine resembles
a stock motorcycle from the side view.
All modifications must be of high quality and proper
construction to be approved by the technical inspectors.
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These classes must use Harley-Davidson transmission
cases or “Like Same” replacements. Changing of gear ratios is
allowed. After market gears, sold as OEM replacement parts, may
be installed as manufactured. Modification to these parts, to allow
automatic engagement is prohibited.
Automatic is defined as the ability to engage the next
higher gear in the drive train without unloading the previous gear.
Unloading is defined as disengaging the engine from the transmission
by clutch action or by interrupting the ignition process of the
engine. Therefore, The AMRA interprets an automatic transmission
as a transmission that is designed to be shifted with no engine
kill and no power interruption to the rear wheel.
Any after market part can be used as long as the machines
are deemed “safe” by the technical inspectors. All custom-built
parts must be “like same in design” to the original parts that are
replaced. The decision of the directors will be the final ruling on
what constitutes “like same”.
The Induction Systems will be Limited to a Single
Carburetor,
and Traditional V-Twin Manifold in the Modified Classes.
Wheelie bars may be used in this class and are highly
recommended.
When a slick is used, the use of “wheelie bars” becomes mandatory.
Electric remote “off board” starter and battery pack systems
are allowed.
Tanks, fenders, head and taillights are required. These must
resemble stock Harley-Davidson types. (Resemble means that it
looks so much like the original that it is hard to tell the difference.)
Example: If a fiberglass tank shell is used, it may not be trimmed to
less than the size of the OEM tank from which it is a copy.
Lights and charging systems do not have to be operational.
If a machine uses lightweight headlight and/or taillight replicas,
they must be securely and professionally mounted. Painting a
“headlight” on the front of a fairing is allowed.
Gasoline only. Propylene Oxide, Nitrous oxide and Alcohol
are prohibited. Dielectric Constant checks and Chemical analysis
examinations are probable by AMRA staff and will not be challenged.
Any commercially available gasoline that falls on or below
the standards explained in General Rules & Regulations - Fuels,
F-2 will be allowed.
The Induction Systems will be Limited to a Single
Carburetor,
and Traditional 45 degree V-Twin Manifold in the Modified
P/M -- PRO - MODIFIED
Restricted to a cubic inch designed displacement not to exceed 122
Cubic Inches Absolute
Pro Mod Machines must meet a minimum weight
requirement as Follows:
Single Cam Engines 5.4 Pounds per cubic inch
Twin Cam Engines 5.6 Pounds per Cubic Inch
Four Cam Engines 5.7 Pounds per Cubic Inch
(+/- 2 lbs.) as policed by their class. Class/ weight disputes will be
enforced by the AMRA.
Mod --- Modified
Restricted to an 88 cu.in Design Limit for all Conventional VTwins.
All other aspects of AMRA Rules and Procedures as outlined in
this Handbook will also Apply
V-Mod --- (V/M) Unlimited Destroyer/VRod/Victory
This class is designed for Unlimited Harley V-Rod, Destroyer, and
Victory, Motorcycles. Engines may be of any bore and stroke that
will fit into Stock Engine Cases. Naturally aspirated carburetors, or
Factory EFI. No Power Boosters, ie. Nitrous, Turbo, Blower. Foot
pegs and foot controls, must be located within the perimeter of the
frame cradle. Wheelie bars are highly recommended, and may become
mandatory. Air/Electric shifters are allowed. Gasoline Only.
All other aspects of AMRA Rules and Procedures will also Apply
Destroyer -- V/D has Been removed
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ALTERED STREET CLASSES
These classes are designed for the machine that can be
ridden on the street and also raced at the track. These classes were
designed for the Harley-Davidson rider that has what is known as
a “sleeper”, and will maintain a Stock Appearance.
Altered class motorcycles must be able to be started with an
on-board, self-contained starting system (kick or electric) and have
an operating charging system. Starting exceptions will be made
when engines are hot from successively run rounds. But, if the
machine is protested, it must be able to be started using the self
contained system. Also required are operational OEM (or identical
reproductions) Headlight, TailLight, Fenders, Gas Tank and Horn.
Gasoline only. Propylene Oxide, Nitrous oxide and Alcohol
are prohibited, unless specifically allowed. Dielectric Constant
Checks and Chemical analysis examinations are probable by AMRA
staff and will not be challenged. Any commercially available gasoline
that falls on or below the standards explained in General Rules &
Regulations - Fuels, F-2 will be allowed.
After market parts may be used as long as the machines are
deemed “safe” by the technical inspectors and the parts are based on
Traditional Harley Davidson design principles. All custom-built
parts must be “like same in design” to the original parts that are
replaced. The decision of the directors will be the final ruling on
whatconstitutes “like same”.
Generally Available Factory Equivelent EFI Systems Allowed.
“D” --- Street Dressers
This class is for HARLEY Type Dressers. Must be
equipped with, floorboards and saddle bags (Hard Type bags which
must be of the approximate volume of the stock units with a
permanent Mount). Air Shifters, utilizing an “on-board” compressor,
or, Electric Shifters are Allowed.
Wheelie bars are NOT allowed in this class.
Must be a stock Chassis (Stock Chassis means a stock Non-FX,
frame and Stock Length, and Width swing arm.
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The combination of these items will produce a wheelbase,
as defined by the manufacturer.
Mirrors and Windshield must be removed. Exhaust
restrictions may be removed, if desired.
Must use stock size dresser wheels, fuel tanks and fenders. The
largest tire allowed will be 180” street tire tread, which fits in the
“stock” chassis w/o modification.
No slicks are allowed. This does keep the machines from
becoming too modified. Only street tires with legal tread depth
allowed.
These machines must be street legal with the exception of the
exhaust, mirrors, windshield, and turn signals.
This class will be restricted to a Designed 124 cu.in engine, Type as
Outlined in HS Rules. Overbore not to exceed 127 inch absolute.
Engines 103 Cu.In. and under, may utilize NOS, or any other
Singular power adder.
All other aspects of AMRA Rules and Procedures also Apply.
HOT STREET & OUTLAW STREET
Class Overview
These Classes are for street ridden Harley based motorcycles
only, including Titan, Ultracycle, Bigdog, etc., equipped
with push-rod, air-cooled, 45 degree V-Twin engines. Motorcycles
must be licensable for street use. Must be a VIN number on the
motorcycle. Stock OEM lighting, (including DOT headlight,
taillight,
and brake light), and starting systems must be present and
in working order. Tires must be V rated, DOT motorcycle tires.
Motorcycle must be ridden under its own power to staging, starting
line, and back to the pit area after competition. All engines must
be naturally aspirated carburetor controls or Generally Available
factory equivalent Type EFI. Foot pegs and foot controls must be
located within the perimeter of the frame cradle. No wheelie bars.
Approved and Declared Gasoline only. These Classes are run headsup, Pro- tree.
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HOT STREET---(H/S)
Stock production OEM or aftermarket frames for licensed
street motorcycles are allowed. Maximum wheelbase is 68”. Buell
based motorcycles may alter their wheelbase 4” only, by lengthening
the factory swingarm, and/or adding front-end rake.
Single carburetor or engines (design) limited to 103 cu. in. for
XL based engines
124 cu.in. FX or aftermarket V-Twin Engines must use
conventional port layout heads. (STD,Zipper’s,S&S B1/B2 or
equivalent ) S&S cast Pro Stock or equivalent are NOT allowed. Must
use conventional valve train design, Roller rocker arms and
aftermarket replacement rocker boxes are allowed. Single carb or
single blade throttle body with common manifold is mandatory
Struts, Two-Steps, Air Shifters, Data Gathering Electronics,
allowed. A Street Ride may be required, to determine Street
Worthiness.
OUTLAW STREET---(O/S)
Modified production OEM or aftermarket frames for licensed street
motorcycles are allowed. Maximum wheelbase is 70” (measured center
to center, front and rear axle, including chain adjustment.)
Engine: All major components must be generally available.
I.E.; Cases, heads, transmissions, ECMs, ignitions.
Single/Duel carburetor or Generally Available factory equivalent Type
EFI, 45 degree V-Twin, 145 Cubic inch engines.
Lateral valve stem angle must be zero degrees and a minimum
longitudinal valve stem angle is 18 degrees as measured parallel from
a vertical line centered in the respective cylinder bore. This will keep
the engines consistent with traditional design principals.
124 cu in. Engines Using Nitrous Oxide are legal, Must be Hot Street
legal big twin. A Hot Street legal Evo or Twin Cam Big Twin, must
use conventional port layout heads. (STD,Zipper’s,S&S B1/B2 or
equivalent ) S&S cast Pro Stock or equivalent are NOT allowed.
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Must use conventional valve train design, Roller rocker arms and
aftermarket replacement rocker boxes are allowed. Single carb or
single blade throttle body with common manifold is mandatory.
Must be one (1) stage system. One solenoid for NOS and one
solenoid for fuel only. One nozzle per cylinder. Must use wide open
throttle switch to activate system but may be used in conjunction with
other switches or controller.
Heads on pushrod engines must not be modified to the point
that prohibits the use of carburetors. Ports must be positioned to allow
carbs or EFI.
V-rod Any internal modifications allowed. Must use factory
cases and cylinder heads.
Motorcycle must retain the general appearance of a street
motorcycle. The rider operates this type of machine in a sit up
position.
Belly pan with absorbent mat is recommended on all
machines.
Rear suspension not necessary. Clutch actuated twosteps,
air shifters, and lock-up clutches are allowed, But, No engine
Driven Lock-Ups allowed.
Data gathering Electronics are Allowed.
All frame modifications must be made in a safe craftsmanlike
manner and will be subject to inspection by a tech officials.
Street Cruiser -- (S/C ) Has Been Removed
Thumpers---(T) Run at Select Events Only
This class designed for Any single cylinder Harley Based
motorcycles, 500 cc and Under. Carbureted self starting gasoline
only; wheel base 70 in. maximum. Run on a 14.50 1/4 mile Index.
Full Tree
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ELIMINATORS (OVERVIEW)
There will be no limitations or restrictions in these classes
unless it is considered “unsafe” by the certified AMRA technical
inspectors The decision of the technical inspector as to what is
unacceptable for these classes will be final. No Delay or Crossover
boxes.
Any Eliminator Machines Making an Official (non-Tune
and Test) Non-Break-Out pass within .009 of their Dial or Index
will be Awarded Record Points (One Per Entrant - Per Event). It
is your Responsibility to Report Record Runs to the Tech Trailer
with Official Documentation in the form of a Time Slip.
TG/E ---(Top - Gas) - Eliminator Class
Top Gas will utilize an 8.20 1/4 Mile Index (5.20 1/8Mile).
Run at Select Events.
SC/E -- (Super Comp) Eliminator Class
Will utilize an 8.90 E.T. 1/4 Mile Index (5.70 1/8 Mile).
T/E---(Top-Eliminator)
Will utilize an 9.30 1/4 Mile Index (5.90 1/8 Mile).
SG/E -- (Super Gas) Eliminator Class
Will utilize a 9.90 E.T. 1/4 Mile Index (6.20 1/8 Mile).
SP/E--- (Super Pro) Eliminator Class
Will utilize a 10.30 1/4 Mile Index (6.45 1/8 Mile).
P/E -- (Pro- Eliminator) Class
Will utilize a 10.90 E.T. 1/4 Mile Index (6.70 1/8 Mile).
S/E -- (Street- Eliminator) Class
Will utilize an 11.50 E.T. 1/4 Mile Index (7.30 1/8 Mile).
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P/E and S/E will be put on a 32 Bike Ladder in the event a minimum
of 23 Bikes is Qualified. Qualifiers beyond 16 will receive 1
Qualifying Point.
These classes will run on a ladder built during qualification
rounds. Closest bike to the Index first, Breakouts last, Reaction
time as a tiebreaker. Heads-Up, Pro-Tree.
“E” CLASS (Handicap Dial-In)
Dial-ins will be requested at the riders meeting, on the day
of elimination’s.
Any machine making a pass, during elimination’s, that
turns an E.T. lower than the “dial-in” will be disqualified. If both
machines turn an E.T. lower than their respective “dial-in”, the
win goes to the rider who breaks out the least. Red light fouls take
disqualification precedent over breakouts.
Depending on the equipment, the pairing of “E” Class
machines may be at random or by tower produced ladders based
on Reaction Times (R/T’s), recorded by the use of the .5 Full Tree.
Red lights, (reaction times of .499 or less) will go to the bottom of
ladders.
Any machine that refuses a randomly paired match will
be disqualified.
A bye run will only be allowed for the last machine in an
unbalanced elimination field condition. The Lowest Reaction time
from Qualifying or the previous pass gets the BYE.
Only one BYE per Event, Per Entrant.
Rounds of competition will be run until their are only two machines
left in competition. They will then be paired to determine the class
winner and runner-up.
All other aspects of AMRA Rules and Procedures will also Apply.
DURING THE COURSE OF THE EVENT
COE-1 If a rider misses a round of Elimination’s, that rider will
be disqualified.
COE-2 A rider is allowed only one entry per class.
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COE-3 A rider may enter more than one class, but must make all
the rounds on time.
COE-4 There will be no substitute riders after the machine has
been qualified. The rider that qualifies the machine must ride that
machine during the eliminations.
EVENT CONTROL TACTICS
CT-1 The authority of the Event Director to make any decision
whatsoever, that is not encompassed in the general rules and
regulations shall be absolute.
CT-2 There will be a rider’s meeting before the start of the races
at each event. The time will be announced. The place will be at the
track, generally at the AMRA Trailer.
CT-3 If an event is postponed due to acts of God prior to the
start of elimination’s, it will be mandatory that the qualified
contestants
and their machines be in attendance at the re-scheduled event
to be eligible for points.
CT-3 A If a Rained-Out Event is Cancelled, Points will be
awarded based only on Participation and Qualifying to the point of
Event Cancellation.
CT-4 If an event is postponed and re-scheduled after eliminations
are in progress, contestants not returning on the new date will be
awarded points up to the round completed before cancellation.
CT-5 There is no dress code at AMRA events, but your appearance
is definitely a reflection of the level of professional status you,
your pit crew and your sponsors have attained.
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CT-6 We do ask that your dress and conduct be within the limits as
described by the laws of the governmental bodies in the area which is
holding our event.
CT-7 We do not disseminate political views as an association. We
do ask that none be bestowed upon us in return. We do ask for our
right of privacy, as an American Corporation, not be violated. We
will respect yours, AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR CORPORATION,
in return.
CT-8 Leave everything the way you found it. Do not infringe on the
space or rights of others while you are at our events. The entire event
is to be considered a neutral territory reserved for lawful assembly.
CT-9 Our events are first devoted to the perpetuation and
advancement of Harley-Davidson Drag Racing as a sport. It is
secondly devoted to the perpetuation and advancement, of
motorcycling itself, at all levels. This is regardless of makes, models or
the types of rider participation.
CT-10 The Association and facility will not be party to anything
that is not within the limits, as described by the law enforcement,
of the prevailing and authorized authorities.
CT-11 Common sense decisions of the track officials will prevail
when no rule applies. Unsportsmanlike conduct, or just plain
violation of these rules, will be grounds for expulsion.
CT-12 All professional pilots new to this association will be required
to make one half pass and one full pass under the supervision of at
least two (2) assigned qualified pilots from the same class in which
they are participating and the events Technical Official.
CT-13 The proper form (acquired from an AMRA official at
Tech-In) will require the signatures of the supervising pilots and
approval of the events Technical Official.
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CT-14 This form will be filed at the AMRA mobile office before
the new pilot will be allowed to make any qualifying attempts for
the day.
CT-15 New Professional Pilots will be required to Perform to a
minimum performance Level for their Class, and be accepted by the
Majority of their Fellow Participants. No Exceptions
POINTS EARNING PROCEDURE
The Determination of National Champions
Points for all Classes will be based on the sum of all points
accumulated during National Points Events.
In the occurrence of a tie in the first five places, in the final
point tally for National Champion determination, the tie breaker
will be based on:
(Participation); The racer with the greater number of events attended.
Or In the case of an equal number of events attended.
(Performance); The racer with the lowest average green light Elapsed
Time [or Reaction Time for "E" Racers] produced at all of the events
attended.
The Determination of Regional Champions
Points for all Classes will be based on the sum of all points
accumulated during the total number of scheduled Regional point
meets of your region. The occurrence of a tie will be resolved by the
Regional Management.
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2016 Operational Regions
Our operational regions have changed for 2016.
A Minimum of one of the Regional Events will be staged at
an AMRA National Event [Dual Points].
The Can-Am Series is Currently an Operational Regional
AMRA Series. The Southern Region is Forming, as well as
an Eastern Seaboard Regional Series. Others May Follow.
These Regional Series' should prove to be an asset to the
AMRA, While Providing Participants with an opportunity
to Compete in a Points Series within a Reasonable Driving
distance of their Home Base.
QUALIFYING & STAGING
EVENT QUALIFYING
EQ-1 During two-day events, The entire field will be qualified
during the first day.
EQ-2 During multiple day events, all inspection and Tech-in
procedures will be processed and completed by the end of the first
day of AMRA activity. In order for any machine to be qualified to
participate in multiple day events, it must be entered and inspected
on the first day. Exceptions may be made for the Eliminator Class.
Q&S (during qualifying)
Q&S-1) Qualifying positions will be based on ascending E.T’s.
In the event of a tie for a qualifying position, the machine with the
fastest M.P.H. will be given the favorable qualifying position.
Q&S-2) Unless otherwise directed by the lineman, machines must
alternate lanes for every successive qualifying attempt.
Q&S-3) During qualifying rounds, only one pass will be allowed
during each allotted time period. There may be two or three
qualifying attempts for the day. The number depends on the length of
the event and will be documented in the racer instructions given to
each participant at tech-in.
Q&S-4) Should the pit crew need a tune and test pass before
qualifying, it must be done during the tune & test period. In special
cases, an out of turn pass can be done only with the approval of the
lineman.
Q&S-5) New Entries may change classes before qualifying has
ended, but not after qualifying has been closed.
Q&S (during elimination’s)
Q&S-6) First round alternates will be substituted in any qualified
field when a qualified bike is unable to make the staging call. The
alternate will be paid any win money where applicable.
Q&S-7) Prize money will be earned only if a bike has left the line,
with an official start, under it’s own power. Any motorcycle unable to
leave the line under it’s own power will not earn money for that round
even during a bye run.
Q&S-8) The substitution of first round alternates will be at the sole
discretion of the starter. A holding area will be designated for first
round alternates at each event.
Q& S-9) All qualified bikes must report to the pre staging area
within 10 minutes of the announced staging call or the alternates will
be called up.
Q&S-10) Lane choice at the start of elimination’s, will be
determined by the lowest elapsed time of the qualifying session. The
rider with the lowest E.T. gets lane choice. The E.T. of the prior
round determines subsequent rounds and choice. The rider with the
lowest E.T. gets lane choice. In the case of identical E.T.’s, the
machine producing the prior round high M.P.H. will get lane choice.
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Q&S-11) Should a racer receive a red light foul start and his
component cross the lane boundary line, the lane crossing foul would
prevail, and the rider committing the red light start (if the pass is
completed) would be reinstated and win the round.
Q&S-12) A red light does not constitute a disqualification during a
bye run, Nor During Qualifying.
Q&S-13) In competition, if both machines break after the start of
the elimination round, the first machine and rider crossing the finish
line will be declared the winner. No outside help will be allowed
during this process. (If you’re going to push it to the finish line, you
must do it by yourself.)
Q&S-14) When a machine launches under its own power and
then stalls on an elimination bye run, the machine will be credited
with a completed run. During an elimination pairing, a red light
foul would determine a loss even if the other machine could not
finish the pass.
Q&S -During Qualifying, Elimination’s
Q&S-15) Contestants are required to notify the tower, if they are
built into a ladder and have broken beyond repair for the event.
Q&S-16) Once a gasoline fueled machine reaches the front of the
staging lanes for a run, it must be prepared to fire and race.
Q&S-17) Other than gasoline fueled machines (nitro, alcohol, etc.)
will be walked to the back of the water box, with their starting
equipment, and then be fired.
Q&S-18) The practice referred to, as “deep staging” is not
permitted
in the professional or semi-professional classes.
Q&S19) Staging must be done under the machine’s own engine
power.
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Q&S-20) After the initial burnout, it will be the responsibility of
both the racers to pre-stage and then stage together.
Q&S-21) When staging, both contestants must have their pre-stage
lights activated before either may advance into the stage beams.
Q&S-22) A reasonable amount of time will be allowed for riders
to stage. The time limit will be determined by the sole and absolute
discretion of the official starter. Failure to stage upon the starter’s
instructions is possible grounds for disqualification.
Q&S-23) Any rider leaving the starting line before the start system
is activated, or so instructed by the starter, will have their time voided.
Q&S-24) The rider, or a crewmember, must stay with their
machine
when it is in the staging lanes. No more than two (2) crewmembers
are allowed with a machine during staging.
Q&S-25) A substitute machine may be used to replace a machine,
during qualifying, which can’t continue to compete because
of breakage. The procedure will be that the broken machine is
withdrawn from the event, the substitute must be entered, Teched
and then qualified. If the broken machine is already locked into a
qualifying position, a substitute will not be allowed but the entrant
will receive all points due that position.
Q&S-26) Only Professional Class machines are allowed across
the starting line burnouts.
Q&S-27) After an across the line burnout it is not allowable to
turn on the track and ride the machine back to the starting line.
Q&S-28) The AMRA line crew may give special line bumping
consideration to fuel class machines making tune and test passes
after they are running. The pass in no way will count for qualifying.
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Q&S-29) It is considered a lane crossing when any portion of a
tire touches the center painted line surface and/or any part of the
tire crosses the outside lane boundary. In cases where both
opponents cross the center line or outside line, both riders will be
disqualified, Unless the first offender causes evasive action.
Q&S-30) Lane crossing does not apply on bye runs. A rider making
a bye run is considered the automatic winner once he stages and
receives the start.
Qualifying Points
The first qualifying position in a determined field, in all classes except
“E”, will earn 80 points. (The “E” class does not receive qualifying
points because of its structure.) Each step down that field will be
decreased by five points. And qualifying below 16 will result in 1
point being awarded.
Example:
Qualify 16 BIKE FIELD
#1----80 points
#2----75 points
#3----70 points
#4----65 points
#5----60 points
#6----55 points
#7----50 points
#8----45 points
# 9----40points
#10---35 points
#11---30 points
#12---25 points
#13---20 points
#14---15 points
#15---10 points
#16---- 5 points
MACHINE PAIRING
MP-1 The pairing of motorcycles, Utilizing a ladder for the
elimination
procedure, will be based on the lowest green light E.T. produced
being the number one machine and the scale ascending in order.
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The pairings will be:
16 Bike Field:
1 & 16, 2 & 15, 3 & 14, 4 & 13, 5 & 12, 6 & 11,
7 & 10, 8 & 9
14 Bike Field:
1 & 14, 2 & 13, 3 & 12, 4 & 11, 5 & 10, 6 & 9, 7 & 8
12 Bike Field:
1 &12, 2 & 11, 3 & 10, 4 & 9, 5 & 8, 6 & 7
10 Bike Field:
1 & 10, 2 & 9, 3 & 8, 4 & 7, 5 & 6
8 Bike Field:
1 & 8, 2 & 7, 3 & 6, 4 & 5
6 Bike Field:
1 & 6, 2 & 5, 3 & 4
4 Bike Field:
1 & 4, 2 & 3
MP-2 In the event of an odd numbered qualifying field, the lowest
E.T. motorcycle will be put on the ladder as a Bye run. Subsequent
BYE’s are given to the #2 qualifier side of the ladder, then back to
the #1 side and so on.
FIELD NUMBERS
Top Fuel Qualify 8
Modified Qualify 16
N/FB Qualify 8
Pro Modified Qualify 16
P/F Qualify 16
Altered Street Classes Qualify 16
P/G Qualify 16
Index Qualify 16 [or 32]
“E” Class All Qualify
ENTRY POINTS: 50 points for each event entered.
ELIMINATION POINTS
ROUND WINNERS-------------50 POINTS
(except final round, which is 100 points)
ROUND LOSER------------------25 POINTS
(except final round, which is 50 points)
ROUND NO SHOW ------------10 POINTS
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USE OF ALTERNATES & POINT
ACCUMULATION
A Nine-Bike Ladder of competition does not exist in the
AMRA. However, with nine entries, the 9th qualifier will be issued
qualifying points for the 9th position if the original field size was
determined to be more than an eight-bike field.
If a designated alternate machine is substituted and used in
any field, the alternate machine will also be issued Round points.
Example: If a 17th place (or higher) alternate is used in a 16 bike
field, even though the rider would not be issued qualifying points,
the rider would be issued Round Elimination Points.
All classes will use the same point system. Points will be
awarded, during the season, to the Bike, Rider, Owner, Combination.
Using the “2 against 1 Rule”, Tempered with applied common
sense. Examples: If a Rider Leaves a Bike, Owner combination,
Points stay with the Bike & Owner, If a Bike and Rider Leave
an Owner, the Points stay with the Bike and Rider. If the Bike is
replaced by the Rider and Owner the Points stay with the Rider
and Owner. Since the Earned NumberPlate stays with said
combination.
It will be the burden of the owner and rider to work out any
agreements pertaining to the Earned numberplate staying with a
Bike being sold or replaced. The Owner and Rider will then notify
the AMRA National office of that agreement, when the machine
& rider places in the National first five place in any class. Ownership
of Leased equipment will be determined by the Contract between
Parties.
RECORDS
R-1 In order to insure the validity of new records, a back up
performance of within 1% of the new record is required at the same
event. The lowest E.T. or highest MPH of the pair will be the
prevailing record if it is within the 1-% range. It is the responsibility
of the rider/crew to provide AMRA officials with record
documentation. (time slips)
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R-2 Record attempts, and back up attempts, will be made in the
normal course of the event. This means that when the event is over,
we will not allow an extra run for the purpose of a back up.
R-3 E.T. and M.P.H. readings will not be taken from tune and test
passes for record calculations. (Tune and test passes are just that.)
Readings for records will be taken from qualifying and Elimination
passes only.
NEW RECORD POINTS
(Only one record, per class, per event will be awarded)
ALL NEW ------ E.T. RECORDS receive 50 POINTS
ALL NEW------- M.P.H. RECORDS receive 50 POINTS
ALL NEW---- -- “Eliminator” RECORDS receive 50 POINTS
RECORD SETTING MACHINES
RSM-1 Any record setting machine must be re-inspected/reteched
at the same event. The extent of tech is at the AMRA Tech
Officials discretion.
RSM-2 Records will need to reported previous to the following
event. All records set at the National Finals must be reported
within one week.
PROTESTING PROCEDURE
P-1 The protest will be filed in writing by a competitor in the
same class. The protesting party will notify the Broad member
representing the class involved, of the protest, as soon as possible. The
“Inspection Team” shall consist of the AMRA Tech Inspector and
the Board Member representing the class involved in protest. If either
is unable to attend, the AMRA Event Director will appoint
replacements.
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P-2 Areas protested must be outlined in writing before the protest
will be accepted. Every point listed on the written protest will
be completely discussed between the protester (s) and the Inspection
team. There must be a mutual understanding of all issues.
P-3 A protested drive train component must be disassembled
for inspection by the machine owner and/or the crewmembers.
The Inspection Team will not remove any part from the protested
bike nor will they show these parts to the protesters. All information
about the bike must remain confidential, regardless of results
of protest. The inspection team will NOT debate its findings or
opinions during the investigation. Findings will only be discussed
with AMRA Event Director after inspection is complete.
P-4 Each alleged, individual and documented infraction, which
requires a tear down, will be accompanied by a $200.00 cash
protest fee per item. (Example: Cubic inches, $200.00 + Cams,
$200.00 equals a $400.00 protest fee.) If the protest has to do with
something that is visual (fuel, chassis, etc.) A $100.00 cash fee
must accompany the written protest.
P-5 The protest can be posted with a tech official at any time
during the event, but it will be posted no later than fifteen (15)
minutes after the completion of the day’s race event.
P-6 If the protested party refuses to tear down at the event the
protest is filed, or is found to be in violation, they will be disqualified
and ruled illegal. The protest fee will then be returned to the
protesting party.
P-7 If the protested machine is found to be in compliance, the
owner of the machine will keep the protest fee for their
inconvenience.
The AMRA Event Director will hold protest money until
determination of legality has been made, and will distribute money
accordingly.
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P-8 Any rider that is found to be operating an illegal machine
will forfeit all accrued points and records for the season. The rider
will be suspended for two points meets.
P-9 The participants, organizations or manufacturers involved
shall have no recourse.
P-10 At no time will there be a gathering of protesters at the
teardown site. The AMRA officials will notify protesters in writing
of the results. Every effort will be made, to assure to both sides of
the protest, that the people involved in the inspection are technically
qualified and fair in their rulings.
PRODUCTION PARTS
PP-1 In order to qualify for a production part, a minimum of 250
pieces must have been made available to the general racing groups.
In questionable cases, certification of amount, availability and the
supply sources may be requested from the manufacturer before the
part is deemed usable by the technical inspection teams.
NEW RULES, REQUEST TO CHANGE
EXISTING RULES OR SUGGESTIONS
NR-1 Any new rule, request, or suggestion to change existing
rules should be submitted, in writing, to the A.M.R.A., Box 310,
Six Lakes, MI 48886. Supporting documentation must accompany
the request. The request will be submitted to the board for study
and vote at their earliest convenience.
ALSO Please Remember THAT
This Association’s size is in direct proportion to the number of
people that know about us. When pulling a trailer you should have an
AMRA bumper sticker or decal. When in the pit area, you should be
wearing an AMRA shirt, If not your sponsors’. Help the association
help yourself, Advertise Us.
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2017 National Event Schedule
www.AMRAonline.com
March 25-26…. Cajun BlowOut Nationals
State Capitol Raceway Baton Rouge, LA
April 29-30.... Spring Nationals
Beech Bend Raceway , Bowling Green, KY
May 19-20…. “HD of Williamsport” Gas Nationals
Mason-Dixon Dragway , Hagerstown, MD
June 24-25…. Summer ShootOut
Beech Bend Raceway, Bowing Green, KY
July 22-23.... Northern Nationals
US 131 Motorsports Park , Martin, MI
August 19-20…. Vreeland’s HD Nationals
Numidia Dragway, Numidia, PA
September 23-24.... Clay Jones Memorial Nationals
Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, KY
October 14-15…. Jim McClure Nitro Nationals
“The ROCK”, Rockingham, NC
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Congratulations to our
2016 National Champions!
Top Fuel: Mike Beland , Maiden, NC
Nitro FunnyBike: Rich Vreeland, Bloomsburg, PA
Pro Fuel: Rocky Jackson, Youngville, LA
Pro Gas: Mike Pearce, Avondale Est, GA
Pro Mod: Ryan Ohler, Bloomington, IL
Modified: Gary Douglass, Staunton, VA
Outlaw Street: Gregg Dahl, Uniontown, PA
Hot Street: Charlie Douglass, Staunton, VA
Dresser: Paul Vicory, New Carlisle, OH
Super Comp: Donnie Huffman, Lakeland, FL
Top Eliminator: Dennis Waldron, Ownings, MD
Super Gas: Dennis Waldron, Ownings, MD
Super Pro: David Doremus, Loveland, OH
Pro Eliminator: Kevin Winters, Richmond, IL
Street Eliminator: Donnie Huffman, Lakeland, FL
Eliminator: Donnie Huffman, Lakeland, FL
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