AMA / District 14 Supplemental
Ice Race Rules For 2017
1. All studded classes will use authorized AMA studs, except in rubber tire classes.
Ice screw specifications: Sheet metal screws with a ¼” hexagonal washer head with no more than one straight screwdriver slot. Overall head height from under washer 3/16” (.1875” + or -.006) Maximum head washer diameter: .350” Screw driver slot not to exceed .085” Screw height not to exceed 3/16” (.1875”+ or -.006) above tire. No added washers. Base of screw must contact rubber of tire. No screw modification from production allowed, such as sharpening etc. There will be no cutting tires, except in rubber tire classes.
2. All tires used must be a motorcycle type tire not to exceed 510 or equivalent in
size, with the exception of the 651cc and up studded side car, they may use up to
a 610 or equivalent. Sidecars can only be driven by one rear wheel.
3. All motorcycles and quads used in ice race competition shall be equipped with
a tether type kill switch. The cord must be fastened to the body of the driver, not
4. No front brakes allowed on motorcycles and sidecars. Front brakes are allowed
on Quads only.
5. For studded motorcycle classes, It will be mandatory to have a front fender having a brace at
a right angle to the fork leg through the center of the axle. Fender must be
mounted within two inches of the tire and extend through axle center line
6. For all studded motorcycle classes it will be mandatory to have a solid rear motorcycle
fender, mounted to the swing arm a maximum of two inches from the tire and
extending at least to the axle center line. If the fender encloses the entire rear
wheel, it does not have to be swing arm mounted.
7. Nerf bars are required for all studded ATV Classes to protect the rider’s feet, it cannot be mounted higher than
the axle center line or wider than the wheels.
(Adaptation for 2018 season, all studded atv’s will require heel guards attached to the pegs)
8. The distance between the sidecar wheel and motorcycle wheels, measured from
the center of the treads, must be between 32-50 inches, with a maximum total
width of 60 inches from the motorcycle tire center line to the outside of the
sidecar. Any exposed area, to the passenger, of the rear drive and inside of hack
wheel must be enclosed in a safe and workman like manner.
9. All motorcycles shall be equipped with 3 number plates measuring at least 7”
high and 10” wide, using a white back ground and black numbers at least 5’ high
Standard block numbers, No Shaded or outlined numbers. All quads must have 4
plates one on the front, rear and both sides with number plates mounted vertically,
not on the top of fenders.
10. Yearend awards will be awarded in all classes that qualify. The money for these awards
will be raised in the following manner. The Club/Promoter will pay $4.00 for
each class entered. Where the entry fee is $10.00 for 50cc classes, the Club/Promoter will pay $1.00. This will be sent to the D-14 ice race chairman by the
event promoter. Riders must compete in at least 51% of the sanctioned events
held to be eligible for high point awards. Classes must be fully fielded at 51% to qualify for yearend awards.
(I.E. If 8 are scheduled, and 3 are canceled, you must have attended all 5 completed events)
11. We will allow up to two (2) points paying events per weekend, riders competing in both events may only receive points for one event.
12. In all B classes, the top 30% of riders will be moved up to A class for the
following season, 1 rider if the class has 10 riders or less for the year. The Ice
Race Chairman & committee will retain the right to review all riders’
performance in any class for possible advancement to a regular amateur class.
Up to 50% of C class riders may be moved up to the B class.
13. Six riders (6) not counting sidecar passengers constitute a class. If less than
six riders sign up for a class, the promoter or club does not have to run that class.
If they choose to run a class with less than six riders, points will be:
1st-10pts., 2nd-8pts., 3rd-6pts., 4th-5pts., 5th-4pts.
More than one class may be run at the same time and scored separately.
14. Points will be as follows for standard meets with full classes;
1st - 20pts. 2nd - 16pts. 3rd - 13pts. 4th - 11pts. 5th - 10pts. 6th - 9pts.
7th - 8pts. 8th - 7pts. 9th - 6pts. 10th - 5pts. 11th - 4pts. 12th - 3pts. 13th - 2pts. 14th - 1point.
Scoring for D14 Ice Race State Championship will be as follows:
1st – 25pts. 2nd - 22pts. 3rd - 20pts. 4th - 18pts. 5th - 16pts. 6th - 15pts.
7th - 14pts. 8th - 13pts. 9th - 12pts. 10th - 11pts. 11th - 10pts. 12th - 9pts. 13th - 8pts. 14th - 7pts.
15th – 6 pts. 16th – 5 pts. 17th – 4pts. 18th – 3pts. 19th – 2pts. 20th – 1pt.
15. A rider placing in a National ice race, outside of district 14, will receive
straight D14 points according to the position he /or she placed as long as the national promoter pays into the points fund. (You cannot ride your class on Sat. out of state at a national and race in district 14 on Sunday and receive points for both).
16. The ice race division shall have two technical advisers, and a treasurer.
17. The Ice race chairman, Treasurer, and tech. advisers will pay no gate fee.
The 2017 staff will be Joe Barnes, Kevin Lambert JR, and Jennifer Cox
18. An AMA licensed pro rider may only compete in amateur competition when a COMBO or Pro Am class is not available, with the exception of vintage. In such an event The Pro Rider is not eligible for D-14 points and must not displace amateurs for points or if elimination’s are necessary.
19. Any former Pro rider may return to amateur competition and compete at the A
level. If the rider feels he is unable to compete at the A level, he can petition in
writing to the ice race chairman to be reclassified to the B level.
20. Ice race locations may be changed do to ice conditions, but no less than 72 hours before race day.
21. You must have a notarized consent from both parents if you’re under 18 years old and wish to participate.
22. 85cc classes and below may run fewer laps at promoter’s discretion.
23. An ice covered oval may be no greater than a half mile long as measured 18 inches from the pole.
24. An ice covered GP/TT style track may be no less than 20 feet in width from start to finish and must consist of left and right turns and is allowed for District points events.
25. Riding numbers 1-10 will be assigned/reserved for the top ten riders in AMA Ice Racing competition according to their overall point’s position from the previous season. I.E. No rider is allowed to use #1 unless they earned it the previous year.
26. An event that is designated D14 State Championship event must run all district designated classes. A promoter or club is required to advertise the event in order to maximize exposure and attendance. Awards for the state championship races must be of championship size and quality as compared to regular awards. The promoter will award state championship riders to a minimum of 5th place unless otherwise noted.
27. State Championship lineup- The top 10 riders in points in each class are locked into their starting positions according to their point’s position. The front row should be a minimum of 6 riders if track dimensions allow.
28. D14 State Championship races will be a minimum 10 laps, maximum of 20 laps. Youth class’s laps may be as low as 50% of the adult laps.
29. Any rider removing track banners without authorization will be fined a minimum of 20 points up to full suspension, as determined by D14 Club Council.
30. A rider must finish the final event of the day on the same machine that started the first race of the day.
31. Any rider that makes the final race but receives DNF score will receive 50% points according to their final position. A score of DNS is no points.
32. Pro License holders cannot enter age classes in amateur competition.
33. Combo Classes will have a minimum 75% payback for at least 50% of the field.
34. Tie breaks will be determined by overall win count, starting with main events.
35. In the event all sanctioned/scheduled races are completed, each rider’s lowest score will be dropped in determining the high point’s champion.
36. Any rider abusing practice system shall start from the penalty line in all races that day.
37. For main events where large classes are concerned, especially quads, special attention should be payed to plowing. If riders are unable to use the width of the track due to snow build up, the track must be plowed. Riders of these large classes should be consulted on this issue as it develops to insure fast and safe racing.
38. In all heat races, all riders must get a front row start, if there is not enough room, the class is to be split into more heats. There will be a maximum of 5 quads or 5 sidecars in any heat or first moto race.
39. The moto scoring system will be allowed in district 14 ice racing, promoters have the choice of 2-3 motos.
40. All riders are responsible for the safety and conduct of themselves and their “crew”. Any misconduct, bad behavior or unsafe acts by rider or crew member could get your rider penalized from a back row starts for the day, loss of points, suspension or expulsion from d14 events as determined by the District 14 Club Council.
41. The ice race chairman should also award the following special awards:
Sportsman Award will be awarded to the rider who shows great leadership, humility, honesty and willingness to help others in need. This should be voted on by riders and promoters.
Rubber Tire Racer of the year, Quad Racer of the Year, Studded Solo Racer of the year, Youth Racer of the year.
42. Where Sidecars and quads are concerned, inside boundary markers should be all the way to the inside.