AMSA - Racing Handbook
Below is an overview of the steps to get started racing. Each topic is explained in further detail down the page. Use the menu to jump to different topics.
Pick a Class- There are twenty four classes in the AMSA Off-road Series and we recommend that all new racers start with beginner. Please read the descriptions of each class and choose based on your skill level and race experience. Below are the descriptions and corresponding number plate colors. Age restrictions and race cut off times are dependent on each class. It is up to the rider to choose the class best suited to your skill set and at the end of each season riders will be advanced. If a course has an A/B split each class will ride their designated loop. A- loops are typically more advanced, any questions on format please refer to the RULE book. Race numbers are required for safety, manual back up scoring, and for other riders to identify racers in their respective classes.
Pick a Number- Once you have decided on your class you will need to pick a number. We use the Mototally scoring system, and we CAN NOT have any duplicate numbers for people racing on the same day. Using the link below please look for an available race number on the bike number list.
License & Number Registration - Once you have picked a class and looked at the available numbers, it's time to submit your registration through mototally and pay your licensing fees. New in 2020 AMSA OFFROAD & SECOND GEAR CLUB have a combined license to race the two series!
*PLEASE NOTE AMSA OFFROAD IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH AMSA MX OR MRC. OUR LICENSE IS FOR OFFROAD ONLY AND WE DO NOT HONOR THEIR MEMBERSHIPS.
Waivers - Every racer must sign an insurance waiver for the year. MINORS must have signatures from all guardians. This can be printed off signed and brought with you to registration. Everyone else will sign onsite at registration and be issued their license card. All racers are required to read the Rulebook.
Know before you go - Off road racing is a demanding sport and accidents can happen. While there are sweepers out there to help you stay safe you may be stuck alone before they arrive. Below is a list of things you need to know.
Race Day Schedule - We try to maintain a similar format at each race. Each race is put on by individual clubs so the schedule can vary, depending whether it is a Hare Scramble or X-country. PLEASE CHECK INDIVIDUAL RACE POSTERS ON FOR UPDATES ON EACH EVENT.
KIDS EXPERT- 65cc and up. Pre-teens and teens getting ready for the adult classes. (<16 1.5 2.0 HR cut-off)