2019 Mud Racing (AMR) Rulebook 

Introduction 

The Alberta Mud Racing Rules ( AMR ) are written to provide safe, competitive, and economical off road racing events. 

AMR sanctions off road races as a competitive professionally officiated event, while following the Rules of Alberta Mud Racing. Improvements in rule administration or clarification cannot be accomplished through individual challenges of the rules or administration procedure. A joint effort of the owners, drivers, fans, promoter, members and Alberta Mud Racing Series personnel will improve the quality of race operations and supervision. It is the total responsibility of each participating competitor to ensure that their actions and equipment are in accordance with all designated Alberta Mud Racing Rules, as they may be clarified from time to time. The publication and compliance of the Alberta Mud Racing Rules does not guarantee, warrant or imply safety to members or non-members using this publication. The Rules of AMR are a guideline for the competitor or participant of off-road racing. Acceptance and application of the AMR Rules are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to any participant, spectator, competitor or others. 

AMR Terminology 

A. AMR – Alberta Mud Racing 

B. Member - An individual or entity that has made proper application, paid proper fees, and followed all membership application rules in the AMR rules, and has written proof of acceptance. Upon expiration, suspension or termination the individual or entity is no longer a Member. 

C. Event - An AMR off road motor sport event, media activities, pre and post inspection, registration, and postponed dates due to inclement conditions or any other uncontrolled circumstance. 

D. Promoter - Any individual, partnership, joint venture, corporation or any other type of legal entity that has a binding sanctioning promoter contract with AMR and is totally responsible for, but not limited to, safety of the facility, finances, availability of the race facility, insurance of the race facility, advertising of the event, and other race related activities of the Event. 

E. Competitor/Driver - An ATV/RUV owner, driver, crewmember, mechanic or any other person assigned to or a member of a team that participates in an AMR sanctioned event. 

F. AMR Officials - Any person holding a current AMR registration, appointed by the Promoter or AMR to officiate as an employee or independent contractor at any AMR sanctioned event. 

G. AMR Supervisory Officials - Individuals appointed, as officers, employees, independent contractors, or agents of AMR. Additions and subtractions may be made to the Supervisory Officials by proper notification in an AMR Press Release. 

H. O.E.M. - Original Equipment Manufacturer 

I. Race ATV/RUV -An ATV/RUV that fits the rule specifications as set forth in the AMR Rule Book. 

J. Flagman - Person so appointed by the Promoters or AMR official that is responsible for the start and finish of each race. This individual will be under the direction of an AMR Officials. 

K. Contingency -A contractual agreement made with a manufacturer, company, individual or other entity by AMR to provide certain cash or product rewards to competitors that use such individuals’ products. 

Qualifications include the placement of identifying decals on the designated area of the front fender, both side panels, of the competitor’s race vehicle. It is the Driver’s sole responsibility to complete and submit both pre and post-race contingency forms to designated AMR contingency administrator. The competitor must finish the event to take part in the contingency programs. Decals will be provided by the entity and are the responsibility of the driver to obtain and place in the proper position on the race vehicle. 

K. AMR Administrator - An AMR appointee, appointed for the purpose of hearing competitor appeals. 

L. Rookie Status - If this is your first calendar year competing in the AMR sanctioned race series. 

SECTION 1 – AMR Rules 

1-1 - Effective Date 

The AMR rules are effective upon the date of publication by AMR, regardless of when a Competitor receives actual notice of rules. Date of Publication is the earliest release from AMR Headquarters. 

1-2 - Amendment 

AMR rules may only be amended by publication of an amendment in an AMR Press Release issued by AMR Headquarters pursuant to the authority of the Committee of AMR, an amendment is effective upon the date of publication by AMR regardless of when a Member receives such notice of amendment. 

1-3 Applicability 

The AMR Rule Book as applicable to all AMR sanctioned Events. 1.4 Interpretation and Application 

The AMR Official’s interpretation, clarification or application will prevail upon disagreement or dispute regarding the meaning or application of the AMR Rules. Notwithstanding the foregoing or any other provision in the AMR Rule Book, AMR may review an interpretation, clarification or application of the Rules where the AMR Official deems such review to be necessary. 

1-5 Finality of Interpretation and Application 

The Interpretation, clarification or application of the AMR Rules by the AMR Officials at the track (or by AMR when conducting a review provided by subpart 1-4) shall be final and non-appealable, except as provided in SECTION 12 and 13 below. In order to promote ATV and RUV racing, to provide prompt and final competition results. ALL AMR MEMBERS, AGREE THAT DETERMINATIONS BY AMR OFFICIALS, AS TO THE APPLICABILITY, CLARIFICATION AND INTERPRETATION OF THE AMR RULES ARE NON-LITIGATABLE, AND THEY AGREE THAT THEY WILL NOT INITIATE OR PURSUE LITIGATION OF ANY KIND AGAINST AMR OR ANYONE ACTING ON BEHALF OF AMR, TO REVERSE OR MODIFY SUCH DETERMINATIONS OR TO RECOVER DAMAGES OR TO SEEK ANY OTHER KIND OF RELIEF ALLEGEDLY INCURRED OR REQUIRED AS A RESULT OF SUCH DETERMINATION, UNLESS AMR OFFICIALS MADE SUCH DETERMINATIONS FOR NO PURPOSE OTHER THAN A BAD FAITH INTENT TO HARM OR CAUSE ECONOMIC LOSS TO THE MEMBER COMPETITOR OR OFFICIAL. IF A MEMBER, COMPETITOR OR OFFICIAL INITIATES OR MAINTAINS LITIGATION IN VIOLATION OF THIS COVENANT, THAT MEMBER, COMPETITOR OR OFFICIAL AGREES TO REIMBURSE AMR FOR THE COSTS OF SUCH LITIGATION, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS FEES. MEMBER, COMPETITOR, OR OFFICIAL FURTHER AGREES THAT IF ANY LITIGATION BROUGHT AGAINST AMR FOR ANY REASON, THE MATTER WILL BE TRIED BEFORE A JUDGE OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION AND HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN SUCH ACTION. 

1-6 Principal Rule of Interpretation, Clarification or Application 

The AMR Rules are intended to ensure that AMR sanctioned Events are conducted in a manner that is fair to all Competitors, consistent with prompt finality in competition results. Circumstances may be presented that are unusual, in which strict application of the AMR Rules may not achieve this goal. In such rare circumstances, AMR, may make a decision regarding the operation of the race, the eligibility of a Competitor, or similar circumstance that are NOT consistent with the AMR Rules, in order to achieve this goal. Such decisions are reviewable by AMR as contemplated in subpart 1-4 above. All such decisions are subject to the finality rules in subpart 

1-5 above. 

1-7 Special Rules 

Extraordinary circumstances or conditions, regarding an event, member or competitor will necessitate the application of special rules as determined and applied by AMR. Such special rules must apply to the event and be properly published or announced prior to the event, by means of press release, website, email, pre-race meeting or phone/fax.

SECTION 2 – Membership 

2-1 Eligibility 

AMR will accept as an AMR Member, any individual or business entity interested in off road mud racing, so long as the individual or business entity has properly and truthfully completed and filed a membership application, agrees to abide by the AMR rules, and paid the fee(s) requested for membership. 

Participation or involvement of a Member or applicant in activities or actions detrimental to off road racing or AMR, whether in the course of racing or not, and whether the applicant was a Member or applicant at the time of such conduct, may result in rejection of a membership and membership application. AMR reserves the right to reject the application of an otherwise qualified applicant in the interest of off-road racing or AMR. Any person or entity whose application has been rejected may appeal to the AMR Headquarters via phone, fax, or written correspondence (see Introduction-Section F). 

2-2 Application Process 

Application for membership may be obtained from AMR Headquarters. Applications, upon completion, must be returned to AMR Headquarters, which is the only AMR office authorized to issue membership. Membership application forms must be fully executed, signed by the applicant and accompanied by the required fee. Event Sponsors, contingency providers and special awards providers will be provided with a specified number of memberships without fee. Applications for a membership must be completely executed by all entities regardless of fee. The mere acceptance of an AMR membership application form and fee by an AMR Official does not constitute the issuance of, or approval by AMR of such an application for AMR membership. 

AMR Headquarters will advise applicants in writing whether their application for a membership has been approved. 

2-3 Independent Contractor Status 

All AMR Members acting in their capacity as such are and shall be independent contractors and not agents, servants, or employees of AMR Members shall use their own methods in performing their duties in accordance with the AMR Rules, as they may be amended from time to time. It shall be the Member’s obligation to furnish any tools, supplies or materials, which they deem necessary to perform their duties. The Member shall be responsible for compensating and shall be responsible for all action of their employees or agents. The Member assumes and takes full responsibility for reporting and paying to the appropriate authorities all charges, premiums and taxes, if any, due or payable on any funds the Member may receive as a result of their duties and/or activities as an AMR Member, including but not limited to, social security taxes, 

unemployment insurance taxes, compensation insurance, income taxes and withholding taxes. 

2-4 Suspension 

AMR may suspend a membership for a definite or indefinite period of time in the interest of off-road mud racing or AMR. The affected Member may appeal such suspension to the AMR Headquarters. 

2-5 Voluntary Termination 

A Member may discontinue their membership at any time by surrendering their membership, accompanied by a letter of resignation, to AMR Headquarters. 

2-6 Involuntary Termination 

AMR may terminate a membership at any time in the interest of off-road racing or AMR. The affected Member may appeal such termination to the AMR Headquarters. 

2-7 Expiration 

Membership expires automatically on the last day of the calendar year in which the registration is issued.

SECTION 3 – Registration 

3-1 Eligibility 

Any person or business entity that is a Member in good standing is eligible to receive an AMR registration authorizing the Member to participate in an AMR sanctioned Event, if the Member has properly filed a registration application and meets the required qualifications for the registration. AMR may reject any registration application in the interest of off-road mud racing or AMR. Any person or business entity whose application has been rejected can appeal such action to AMR Headquarters. All listed AMR license fees are payable to AMR. 

3-2 License Required 

Every AMR competitor who desires to participate in an AMR sanctioned Event as a driver or AMR Official, must apply for, receive, and possess a valid, current AMR registration authorizing participation in that capacity. All AMR Registered members who are participating in an AMR event must always have their registration in full display. 

3-3 Application Process 

Application forms for AMR registration may be obtained from AMR Headquarters or www.albertamudracing.ca They must be submitted to AMR Headquarters, which is solely responsible for issuing such registration. Registration application forms must be fully executed, signed by the applicant, and accompanied by the requisite fee. The mere acceptance of an AMR registration application form and fee by an AMR Official does not constitute the issuance of or approval by AMR of such an application for an AMR license. AMR Headquarters will notify applicant of registration approval. 

3-4 Minors 

If the license applicant is a minor under the laws of his or her state of residence, the applicant must also submit, with his or her application, a fully executed and signed Minor’s Release. The Minor’s Release must be signed by the applicant’s natural father AND mother or by a court appointed legal guardian. AMR has the right, but not the obligation, to approve the application of any applicant less than 18 years of age.

3-5 Non-Transferable Licenses 

An AMR registration is non-transferable and non-assignable. Only the Member to whom it is issued may use it. If a registered member intentionally or unintentionally transfers, assigns or otherwise permits another person or entity to use or attempt to use the registered member’s registration, then the registered member shall be subject to disciplinary action and shall indemnify and hold harmless AMR from any loss or expense incurred by AMR as a result. 

3-6 AMR Driver Competitor Registration Requirements 

Registration $25.00 Per Class 

To secure and maintain an AMR Competitor registration as a race driver, an AMR 

Member must: 

1. Be at least 4 -16 years of age. Youth Class requires release form signed by legal guardian or parent. Said parent or Guardian must be present during AMR events. 

2. If required by AMR Officials, submit to and pass driving ability tests conducted by and at the discretion of AMR Officials, whose decision as to the applicant’s driving ability is final and binding on the applicant. 

3. Be physically fit in the sole discretion of AMR. In this regard, AMR may require a competitor or the applicant to submit to and pass a physical examination by a qualified physician at the applicant’s expense. 

4. Must execute and deliver to AMR such authorizations, releases, applications, consents, waivers and other documents as may be required by AMR. 

3-9 AMR Officials Registration Requirements 

No Fee. 

To secure a license as an AMR Official, an individual must be at least 16 years of age. 

B. Possess, in the opinion of AMR interviewing Official, the necessary qualifications and abilities to carry out the duties of an AMR Official. 

C. Be physically fit to perform the duties of an AMR Official. 

3-10 Use of AMR Registration 

A. All AMR registration holders, upon request, when signing in for any Event, must present their AMR registration to the AMR Officials. 

B. Registration must also be presented upon request when drivers receive prize money 

C. The registration of a Competitor suspended at any time for any reason, must be promptly forwarded to AMR Headquarters. If the Competitor fails to do so, the license shall be inoperative and invalid until the lifting of the suspension. AMR Headquarters will return the license upon lifting of the suspension. 

4-11 Suspension 

AMR may suspend a license for a definite or indefinite period of time or for all or specified AMR sanctioned Events or tracks, in the interest of off-road racing or AMR. The affected Member may appeal such a suspension to AMR Headquarters. 

3-12 Voluntary Termination 

A competitor may discontinue his or her registration at any time by surrendering his or her registration, accompanied by a letter of resignation, to AMR Headquarters. 

3-13 Involuntary Termination 

AMR may terminate a registration at any time in the interest of off-road racing or AMR. The licensee may appeal such termination to AMR Headquarters. 

3-14 Expiration 

A registration expires automatically on the last day of the calendar year in which the license is issued. 

3-15 Ejection 

An AMR Official may eject a licensed Competitor from an Event or from the racing premises in an emergency or to promote the orderly conduct of the Event. An ejection is final, non-appealable, and non-reviewable, except as provided in PART 1-4.

3-16 Interim Review of Competitor Qualifications 

AMR Officials may review the qualifications of any license holder at any time. AMR may request retesting or evaluation of a license holder to verify the qualifications of the license holder. 

SECTION 4 – Injury Reports 

4-1 Reporting of Injury 

A. Any Member involved in an accident while on the racing premises must report to an AMR Administration Official before leaving the premises. If such member is unable to make such report, a representative of the injured Member must inform AMR Administration Officials of the injury. 

B. If a driver loses consciousness at any time during an Event, the driver cannot compete for at least seven (7) days and/or must be cleared, in writing, by a qualified physician. 

SECTION 5 – Sanctioned Events 

5-1 Definition of an AMR event 

An AMR sanctioned Event is an Event that AMR has agreed in writing to sanction, in an applicable, fully executed Sanction Agreement Form that is in effect at the time of the event and has not been canceled or rescinded by AMR. 

5-2 Eligibility 

In order to be eligible for an AMR sanction for an Event or series of Events, a Promoter must submit a fully executed Sanction Application. Only AMR Headquarters on the appropriate form issues an AMR sanctioning, after approval by AMR. The issuance of a sanction for a specific Event does not obligate the Promoter, or AMR, to enter into a sanction agreement, or to issue a sanction, for any future Event(s). 

5-3 Participants 

Only individuals holding a current, valid AMR registration are eligible or authorized to participate and receive AMR sanctioned Event Points(s). 

5-4 Event Changes 

All changes relating to a race program, including multiple racers in one heat, time of events, postponement of events, off road racing contest, during an Event, must be approved by AMR. 

5-5 Security and Substance Abuse 

The use of any stimulants, depressants or tranquilizers, including but not limited to alcoholic beverages, narcotics, etc., during an Event is prohibited, and is the sole responsibility of the Promoter to provide sufficient security personnel at all times during a Race Event to enforce this provision. Failure of the Promoter to provide sufficient security personnel may result in the termination by AMR of the sanction and the refusal by AMR to approve future sanction applications. 

SECTION 6 – Safety 

6-1 Assumption of Risk 

Off road racing is an inherently dangerous sport. Each Competitor assumes that risk when he or she participates in an Event. While everyone involved, off road racing owners, drivers, crew members, officials, promoters, promoter personnel and AMR, can take, and have taken, measures to reduce the risk of serious injury, the risk cannot be eliminated and, in fact, will always be present at a high level. Members are required to advise their spouses 

and next of kin, if any. Although safety is a concern, by virtue of its limited role in the conduct of any Event, AMR cannot be, and is not responsible, for all or even most aspects of the safety effort. That responsibility instead rests with the various participants in the Event(s) as follows:

A. Promoter -The Promoter is directly and finally responsible to ensure that the racing facilities are adequate for the Event; that adequate safety personnel and equipment are provided for each Event, both for the purpose of preventing injury where reasonably possible and responding to injury when it occurs; and that the conditions at the racing facility are maintained in a reasonable manner to reduce the risk of injury. 

B. AMR -Employees and representatives of AMR, when they are present at an Event, will inform the Promoter of any inadequacies in the facilities, safety personnel, and equipment, or other conditions at the track that they observe and consider, in their best judgment, to be inconsistent with the interest of safety. AMR employees and representatives do not make any representations or warranties of safety to any Competitor or other person. As a result, AMR, cannot and does not take responsibility to ensure the adequacy, for purposes of safety, of the racing facility, safety personnel or equipment, or conditions at the course. The Promoter (see above) and the Competitors (see below) are solely and ultimately responsible for such matters at AMR off road racing Events. 

C. Competitors - All Competitors are obligated to inspect the racing facilities, safety personnel and equipment, and conditions at the track on a continuing basis before, during, and after the Event. Since the competitors are closer to the racing facilities, safety personnel and equipment, and conditions at the track on a continuous basis throughout the Event than AMR Officials or the Promoter, it is their obligation to inspect, observe and report to the Promoter promptly any inadequacy in the facilities, personnel, equipment or conditions at the track. Competitors also are solely and directly responsible for the safety necessary to perform their duties as a driver, owner, or crewmember. This includes activities involving all race equipment, race vehicle, and support equipment to ensure minimum amount of risk or injury to themselves and others. NEITHER AMR NOR THE PROMOTER CAN OR WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ADEQUACY OF A COMPETITOR’S OFF-ROAD RACE VEHICLE, RACING EQUIPMENT OR RACING ACTIVITY TO ACCOMPLISH THIS PURPOSE. 

D. AMR Officials - In the AMR series, AMR Officials are sometimes independent contractors, often employed by the Promoter in other capacities. Those officials, in the exercise of their independent judgment, should report promptly to the Promoter any 

observed safety inadequacies in the racing facilities, safety personnel and equipment, and conditions at the track. In addition, if an AMR Official observes any safety inadequacies in a Competitor’s off-road racing equipment, or conduct, the Official may take whatever action is deemed reasonable and appropriate in order to correct such inadequacy. Such action may include, but is not limited to, physical examinations, medical determinations, and driver ability or experience tests. The Competitor is obligated to follow the Official’s directives. Since some AMR Officials are sometimes independent contractors and because some AMR Officials are not always present at Events, AMR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OR INACTIONS OF ANY AMR OFFICIAL AS IT PERTAINS TO SAFETY. 

SECTION 7 – Entries 

7-1 Entry Requirements 

A. In order to compete in an AMR sanctioned Event, a Licensed Competitor must submit and have an approved entry, in the form required by AMR, for the Event. No telephone entries will be accepted. AMR publishes the sole Official Entry Blank for all Events. For purposes of this Section, “Official Entry Blank” refers to the form of entry required by AMR for Members to officially enter an AMR sanctioned Event. 

B. It is the responsibility of the Member to obtain the appropriate entry form, and to ascertain and abide by all applicable deadlines and instructions. The mailing of such forms to Competitors does not relieve them of this responsibility. 

C. Members must complete the Official Entry Blank for the Event in full and submit it to the AMR Headquarters (as specified on the Official Entry Blank) by the deadline listed there on or bring it to the race course. 

7-2 Competitor Obligations - Agreements and Releases 

A. An AMR sanctioned Event is a competitive motor racing event, which is intended to be conducted and officiated in accordance with this Rule Book, as it may be amended from time to time, any special rules that may be published by AMR specifically for the Event, and any applicable agreement to which AMR is a party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 

B. When a Competitor submits an Official Entry Blank or informs a Promoter or AMR that the Competitor will attempt to compete in an Event, and the entry is accepted, the Competitor becomes obligated to attempt to compete in the Event. 

C. If a Competitor participates in an AMR sanctioned Event without having properly submitted a fully executed Official Entry Blank, the Competitor nevertheless is subject to all AMR rules, amendments and special rules, as well as all statements, releases and obligations appearing in the Official Entry Blank, as if he or she had properly submitted a fully executed Official Entry Blank. Such Competitor will have no claims for damages and/or compensation of any kind for any advertising exploiting his or her name, picture 

or the picture of his or her race vehicle or exploiting the achievements of any product used by the Competitor, relating to the Competitor’s participation in the Event. 

D. Only persons approved by AMR may enter the racing area. No Competitor may enter the racing areas, (mud pits, mud bog, mud-cross or other race related areas) unless he or she has personally signed all required entry forms, waivers and release of liability forms, and pit permits, applicable to the event. No person will sign at any time, for any reason, any entry form, waiver and release of liability form or pit permit for anyone other than themselves. 

SECTION 8 – Inspection 

8-1 Time and Manner 

All off road race vehicles are subject to inspection by AMR, at any time in any manner determined by AMR Officials. All decisions by AMR Officials regarding the timing and manner of inspection, as well as which off road race vehicles will be inspected are final, non-appealable and non-reviewable except as provided in subsection 1-5 

8-2 Inspection Area 

Only those persons approved by AMR Officials may be admitted to the inspection area.

8-3 Vehicle Eligibility 

AMR Officials will determine whether an off-road racing vehicle meets the applicable specifications for an Event as set forth in the Rule Book, as it may, be amended from time to time, and any special rules published by AMR for an Event. Only off-road racing vehicles determined to meet the applicable applications are eligible to compete in the Event. 

8-4 Competitor Obligations 

A Competitor must take whatever steps requested by AMR Officials, including tear down of the vehicle to facilitate inspection of the vehicle.

8-5 Inspection Prior to Race 

If a AMR Official determines prior to the race or practice that the vehicle does not meet the applicable specifications, the vehicle will not be allowed to compete unless, in the discretion of the Official, the deficiency (1) will not adversely affect the orderly conduct of the race; (2) will not provide the Competitor with a significant competitive advantage over other Competitors; (3) and is so insubstantial as not to warrant a determination that the vehicle is ineligible to race. If the Official permits the vehicle to compete under these circumstances, the Official will apprize the Competitor in writing of the deficiency, and if the deficiency has not been corrected, the Series Technical Director may impose a penalty, and the vehicle will be prohibited from competing in any future Events. 

SECTION 9 – Race Procedure 

9-1 Race Procedure Defined 

Race Procedure is the manner in which an Event is conducted. It includes, but is not limited to, determinations regarding the eligibility of vehicles for competition, qualifying procedure, the line-up or starting grid of the vehicles, the start of the race, the control of vehicles throughout the race by flags, lights, or other direct communication between AMR Officials and Competitors, the election to stop or delay a race, control of pit activity, flagging, the positioning of vehicles at any time, the assessment of lap and time penalties, and the completion of the race, AMR Officials are authorized to make such other determinations or take such other action as they determine to be necessary to promote the best interest of off road racing, including but not limited to, fairness and prompt finality of competition results. 

9-2 Finality of Race Procedure Decisions 

All decisions by AMR Officials at the race course involving race procedures are final and may not be appealed - subject only to review by AMR Supervisory Officials if one 

(1) or more such Officials determine that extraordinary circumstances exist that require such review. In making such a determination, the interest of finality in competition results will be a principal consideration. Such action includes, but is not limited to, revising the official race results, imposing penalties (disqualifications, suspensions, and fines), or awarding or subtracting points. The Supervisory Official may alternatively elect to take no remedial action. All such decisions are final and may not be appealed (except the imposition of a penalty, as provided in Section 12). 

9-3 Driver Responsibilities 

Drivers, Racers and Competitors are required to represent themselves and their respective sponsors, teams and clubs in a way that should present the AMR, Promoter’s and the public as well as any media attention in a positive, competitive and family friendly environment. Any Driver, Racer or Competitor reported or found not supporting this venture will be subject to imposing penalties, disqualifications, suspensions, fines. 

9-4 Race Start 

AMR Competition begins on a lighted signal or green flag. 9-5 Cease Competition 

Cease competition may occur for emergency or safety reasons. See section 10 for all flag rules. 

9-6 Race Start/Finish Line 

The race start/finish line is unique to each AMR sanctioned Event. The Official Event race start/finish line will be indicated at each Event. The indication of the Official start/finish line will be discussed at the pre-race Competitors meetings. 

9-7 Race Course Procedure 

A. If at any time the race vehicle gets off or out of the designated race track, the vehicle speed must be reduced significantly. The Competitor will be allowed to remain in current heat race and the vehicle must merge back into the race line safely without gain of time or position. If this action is repeated in the same heat race the competitor will be labeled as last place finisher of that heat race. 

B. Vehicles must race under their own power. 

C. If at any time the competition director feels a competitor is a hazard to the other competitors, the vehicle may be pulled from competition. 

SECTION 10 – Flag Rules 

10-1 General 

AMR Officials will use light signals and flags, as set forth in this section, for the purpose of providing drivers with information. AMR Officials may use light signals in addition to or in lieu of flags, if the drivers are so informed prior to the race. If a driver is informed of a decision or event by AMR Officials in a manner other than by use of flags or light signals, then use of a flag or light signal in that situation is not necessary. The procedure for use of flags and or lights by AMR Officials may vary from individual events. 

10-2 Green Flag - Start of Race - Restarts 

At the beginning of the race, all race vehicles must maintain position until the Official Starter displays the green flag. Flag used only if light signal malfunction. 

10-3 Yellow Flag (Caution) 

The yellow flag signifies caution. This flag will be given to the first race vehicle approaching the caution area. Once a caution is called by an AMR race official all race vehicles will maintain their race position and not be allowed to advance that position until the green flag racing is resumed. Vehicles should maintain slow speed as they leave race area. If the race is on the final white flag lap the AMR race official may choose to finish the race under caution. If the race is not on the final white flag lap the heat may be restarted upon AMR race official’s approval. 

10-4 Red Flag (Race Stop) 

The red flag means that the race must stop immediately, regardless of position of the race vehicle on the track. The red flag shall be used if, in the opinion of the AMR Officials, the track is unsafe to continue the race, or an emergency exist.

10-5 Black Flag 

The AMR Official Flagman will show the black flag for a penalty to any racer that displays un-sportsman like conduct or attempts to intentionally cause harm to any other racer or racer’s vehicle during the race. Driver may be disqualified for receiving the black flag. The black flag can be used at any point during the race. 

10-6 White Flag (One (1) Lap to Go) 

When the white flag is displayed, it means the leader has started his or her last lap. The white flag will only be shown at the official finish line by an AMR Official Flagman. 

10-7 Checkered Flag (End of Race) 

When a checkered flag is displayed, it means the race is completed. When the lead race vehicle has completed the required race distance or time, the race will be declared official regardless of any flag being displayed. 

10-8 Flag Race Procedure 

Any driver who does not obey the flag rules may incur a fine and/or lap or time penalty. 

SECTION 11 – Flag Rules 

11-1 Official Scoring 

The AMR Official designated by AMR to be the Official Scorer for an Event is responsible for points and scoring the Event. The decisions of the Official Scorer, with respect to timing and scoring, are final unless the Official Scorer elects to request a recheck by AMR Headquarters or when the Official Scorer is asked by a driver and/ or crew chief that have competed in the Event.

SECTION 12 – Violations and Disciplinary Actions 

12-1 General Procedure 

If a AMR Official observes, or is made aware of, an act or omission by a AMR Member that constitutes a violation of the AMR Rules or that is detrimental to off road racing or AMR and if the AMR Official determines that the act or omission is sufficiently serious to warrant the imposition of a penalty, the Official shall report the violation in written detail to the AMR Competition Director as soon as practicable, and shall recommend an appropriate penalty. The AMR Competition Director shall consider the report and shall conduct whatever additional inquiry the Director deems appropriate under the circumstances, which may include an oral or written explanation from the Member. After conducting the inquiry, the Competition Director shall determine whether disciplinary action is appropriate, and if so, what disciplinary action should be taken. The Member shall be informed of the determination, and if disciplinary action is imposed, the Competition Director shall issue a Penalty. Notice to the Member specifying the violation, a brief statement of the circumstances of the violation, and the penalty imposed. If the member wishes to appeal the decision of the AMR Competition Director, the competitor shall make a written request for a hearing to AMR Headquarters within ten days of the issuance of the Penalty Notice. The request must be hand-delivered to AMR Headquarters, or postmarked for delivery to same, within the ten-day appeal period. 

12-2 Emergency Action 

If the act or omission of a Member is determined by an AMR Official to constitute a threat to the orderly conduct of the race, that Official may take temporary emergency action against the Member. Such emergency action may include ejection from the racing premises, suspension of membership and license, or any other action designed to remove the threat created by the Member. The consumption of alcoholic beverages, use of drugs before or during an Event, the use of illegal drugs at any time, fighting, inappropriate driving and failure to obey the black flag or any other directive of an official, as examples of conduct warranting Emergency Action. The AMR Official shall report the Member’s conduct, and Emergency Action taken to the Competition Director as soon as practicable.

SECTION 13 – Payout Schedule – TBA 

SECTION 14 – Prize Money 

14-1 Establishment and Distribution of Prize Money 

A. All Events shall be contested for a guaranteed finishing position (1, 2, 3) purse as set forth in the Event Promoter’s schedule of payouts either in whole amounts or percentages. 

AMR will not honor any pay out set by event promoter or park if the park or promoter decides not to pay. 

B. AMR Members agree to abide by decisions of AMR or said Promoter in establishing the amount of prize money for each Event. 

C. Prize money in all race competitions shall be payable to the designated entity. AMR 

Headquarters shall distribute prize money for AMR Events Only to competitors. 

D. Competitors may be required to complete appropriate tax forms in order to receive cash awards from AMR. 

E. AMR Competitors are entitled to see programs of events and prize money distribution before any race or contest. 

SECTION 15 – Safety Equipment 

15.1 Jersey 

A. It is required that at all times drivers wear an AMR approved jersey. 

B. Motocross or equivalent long sleeve jersey. 

15.2 Helmets 

A. It is required that helmets meet the specifications set forth in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Regulations or meet the specifications set forth by the American National Standards Institute, Inc. 

B. Must be Snell/DOT approved. 

C. Full face motocross style or street bike style helmets are required. 

15.3 Eye Protection 

15.3.1 It is required that drivers wear eye protection in the form of ANSI Z87.1 approved protective glasses or goggles. 

15.3.2 Eye Protection required at starting line. 

15.4 Gloves 

Gloves are required when competing. MX style gloves or other DOT approved motor sport protective gloves. 

15.5 Boots 

MX boots, other boots, waders or chest waders covering the ankle must be worn during AMR events. 

15.6 Pants 

Racers may wear MX pants, or solid color racing pants. No “blue jeans”.

SECTION 16 – Competition Class Rules 

Engine sizes based on Manufactures marketed units. 

Example: 2006 Polaris 700 Sportsman 4x4 is a 683cc engine competing in the Bogger Class 

Stock Single Cylinder 750cc – down 

No crush locks No stretching No nitrous 

No turbo 

No motor work big bores No head work 

No custom intake 

No aftermarket cams 

No race fuel/alcohol 

ALLOWED 

Original clutch – with clutch kit/machining 

Exhaust / Tuner allowed 

Max 2 ½” bracket lift 

Max 30” tire 

Stock A arms 

Must have tether (kill switch) 

Any modifications that aren’t power adders i.e ( snorkels, rad relocate ) 

Stock Twin Cylinder 780cc – down 

No crush locks No stretching No nitrous 

No turbo 

No motor work big bores No head work 

No custom intake 

No aftermarket cams 

No race fuel/alcohol 

ALLOWED 

Original clutch – with clutch kit/machining 

Exhaust / Tuner allowed 

Max 2 ½” bracket lift 

Max 30” tire 

Stock A arms 

Must have tether (kill switch) 

Any modifications that aren’t power adders i.e ( snorkels, rad relocate )

STOCK - A 0-800cc 

No crush locks No stretching No nitrous 

No turbo 

No lifts 

No motor work big bores No head work 

No custom intake 

No up-grading OEM parts, Maverick motors, maverick heads, maverick cams or 54 mm throttle body!!!!!! 

No aftermarket cams 

No race fuel/alcohol 

ALLOWED 

Aftermarket clutches Aftermarket pipe Programmer-chip Snorkels 

32in Tire Max 

Must have tether (kill switch) 

STOCK - B 800-1000cc 

No crush locks No stretching No nitrous 

No turbo 

No lifts 

No motor work big bores 

No head work No custom intake 

No aftermarket cams 

No race fuel/alcohol 

ALLOWED 

Upgrading OEM parts such as, 1000r Maverick heads, Maverick cams or 54 mm throttle body but - NO MODIFYING THEM!!!!!!!! 

Aftermarket clutches Aftermarket pipe Programmer-chip Snorkels 

32in tire max 

Chinese OEM ports allowed 

Must have tether (kill switch)

Bogger Class 

A. 451-750+cc 2x4/4x4 ATV (Single cylinders only, size marketed as) 

B. All rubberized tires allowed. Custom cut of tires is allowed, but no material may be added to treads. No tracks allowed. (32in tire max) 

C. Gasoline fuel only at any octane level. No alcohol, Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS) or any other additives allowed. No turbos. 

D. Up to 3” shock bracket lift or shock pipe lift. 

E. Factory frame, OEM a-arms and a-arm locations, swing arms and swing arm locations, trailing arms and trailing arm locations (No Stretching AT ALL) and stock length axles. OEM rear differential. (Exception to the rule would be the OEM, Can Am XMR differential which is a direct bolt in with no modifications. NO aftermarket replacements or modifications such as Maverick differential for Can Am that would require mounting modifications.) 

F. Must use original factory engine mated to particular unit equipped with original jugs and heads. 

G. Must use stock or aftermarket shocks allowing suspension to travel. 

H. Engine modifications limited to jet kits, air filter, performance programmer, exhaust and big bore kits. Basic retail parts available to drivers may be used. 

I. Chinese OEM or aftermarket parts allowed 

J. Must have tether (kill switch) 

Women’s Class 

A. 0-1000+cc 2x4/4x4 ATV (marketed as) 

B. All rubberized tires allowed. Custom cut of tires is allowed, but no material may be added to treads. No tracks allowed. (up to 36in tire) 

C. Must use original factory frame and any ATV/RUV engine mated to particular unit. 

D. Additional Engine modifications such as alcohol, Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS), superchargers, turbo systems and big bore kits are allowed. 

E. ATV’s may not exceed 6’6” in width and 8’6” in length. 

F. Production and custom suspension lifts, extended A-arms, extended swing arm, extended trailing arms and other modifications are allowed. 

G. No hydraulic steering or hydraulic powered transmissions or drive train. 

H. Chinese OEM or aftermarket parts allowed. 

I. Must have tether (kill switch) 

Pro A Class 

A. 500-1000+cc 2x4/4x4 ATV (marketed as) will include all twin cylinder ATVs 500 cc and up with a 53 inch or less wheelbase. 

B. All rubberized tires allowed. Custom cut of tires is allowed, but no material may be added to treads. No tracks allowed. (32in tire max) 

C. Gasoline fuel only at any octane level. No alcohol, Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS) or any other additives allowed. No turbos 

D. Up to 3” shock bracket lift or shock pipe lift. 

E. Factory frame, Arched a-arms allowed and a-arms locations, swing arms and swing arm locations, trailing arms and trailing arm locations (No Stretching AT ALL) and stock length axles. OEM rear differential. (Exception to the rule would be the OEM, Can Am XMR differential which is a direct bolt in with no modifications. NO aftermarket replacements or modifications. Except for Maverick differential. 

F. Must use factory engine equipped with OEM heads and Cases. Billet and Cast cylinders are authorized. Billet heads and Cases are not allowed in this class. 

G. Must use stock or aftermarket shocks allowing suspension to travel. 

H. Engine modifications limited to jet kits, air filter, performance programmer’s, exhaust and big bore kits. 

I. Basic retail parts available to drivers may be used. 

J. OEM replacement parts with Minor Alterations allowed with AMR Race Committee Approval. For example (1000 Transmission allowed in Gen 1 frame) 

K. Pro Class A ATVs can only race up to the Super Modified class. They cannot race in the Pro B class. 

L. Chinese OEM or aftermarket parts allowed 

M. Must have tether (kill switch) 

Pro Class B 

N. 500-1000+cc 2x4/4x4 ATV (marketed as) will include all twin cylinder ATVs 500 cc and up with a wheelbase longer than 53 inches. 

O. All rubberized tires allowed. Custom cut of tires is allowed, but no material may be added to treads. No tracks allowed. (32in tire max) 

P. Gasoline fuel only at any octane level. No alcohol, Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS) or any other additives allowed. No turbos 

Q. Up to 3” shock bracket lift or shock pipe lift. 

R. Factory frame, ARCHED a-arms allowed and a-arm locations, swing arms and swing arm locations, trailing arms and trailing arm locations (No Stretching AT ALL) and stock length axles. OEM rear differential. (Exception to the rule would be the OEM, Can Am XMR differential, Maverick differential.) 

S. Must use factory engine equipped with OEM heads and Cases. Billet and Cast cylinders are authorized. Billet heads and Cases are not allowed in this class. 

T. Must use stock or aftermarket shocks allowing suspension to travel. 

U. Engine modifications limited to jet kits, air filter, performance programmer’s, exhaust and big bore kits. 

V. Basic retail parts available to drivers may be used. 

W. OEM replacement parts with Minor Alterations allowed with AMR Race Committee Approval. For example (1000 Transmission allowed in Gen 1 frame) 

X. Pro Class B ATVs can only race up to the Super Modified class. 

Y. Chinese OEM or aftermarket parts allowed 

Z. Must have tether (kill switch) 

Super Modified Class 

A. 0-1000+cc 2x4/4x4 ATV (marketed as) 

B. All rubberized tires allowed. Custom cut of tires is allowed, but no material may be added to treads. No tracks allowed. (36in tire max) 

C. Must use original factory frame and any ATV/RUV engine mated to particular unit. 

D. Additional Engine modifications such as alcohol, Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS), superchargers, turbo systems and big bore kits are allowed.. 

E. ATV’s may not exceed 6’6” in width and 8’6” in length. 

F. Production and custom suspension lifts, extended A-arms, extended swing arm, extended trailing arms and other modifications are allowed. 

G. No hydraulic steering or hydraulic powered transmissions or drive train. 

H. Chinese OEM or aftermarket parts allowed 

I. Must have tether (kill switch) 

RUV Class 

A. 0-1000+cc 2x4/4x4 RUV (marketed as) 

B. All rubberized tires allowed. Custom cut of tires is allowed, but no material may be added to treads. No tracks allowed. 

C. May use factory engine from any ATV or RUV. 

D. No Passenger. 

E. Engine modifications such as alcohol, Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS), superchargers, turbo systems and big bore kits are allowed. 

F. RUV may not exceed 18” over stock in width or 18” over stock in length. 

G. Production and custom suspension lifts, extended A-arms, extended swing arm, extended trailing arms and other modifications are allowed. 

H. No hydraulic steering or hydraulic powered transmissions or drive train. 

I. Driver must remain in seat during race. Driver must keep their arms and legs inside RUV at all times, or they will be subject to disqualification. Driver will be required to be secured in the RUV with the minimum of a 4-point safety harness restraint system. Only under severe rollover (rollover or crash) circumstances may a driver exit the RUV. 

J. Chinese OEM or aftermarket ports allowed. 

Youth 1 (ages 4-6) 

A. 0-125cc 2x4/4x4 ATV (marketed as) 

B. All rubberized tires allowed. Custom cut of tires is allowed, but no material may be added to treads. No tracks allowed. 

C. Gasoline fuel only at any octane level. No alcohol, Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS) or any other additives allowed. 

D. Up to 3” bracket lift or pipe lift. 

E. Factory frame, OEM a-arms and a-arm locations, swing arms and swing arm locations, trailing arms and trailing arm locations (No Stretching). OEM rear differential and stock length axles. 

F. Must use original factory engine mated to particular unit equipped with original jugs and heads. 

G. Must use stock or aftermarket shocks allowing suspension to travel. 

H. Engine modifications limited to jet kits, air filter, performance programmer’s, exhaust and big bore kits. Basic retail parts available to drivers may be used. 

I. Must have tether (kill switch) 

Youth Class 2 (ages 6-12) 

A. 0-300cc 2x4/4x4 ATV (marketed as) 

B. All rubberized tires allowed. Custom cut of tires is allowed, but no material may be added to treads. No tracks allowed. 

C. Gasoline fuel only at any octane level. No alcohol, Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS) or any other additives allowed. 

D. Up to 3” bracket lift or pipe lift. 

E. Factory frame, OEM a-arms and a-arm locations, swing arms and swing arm locations, trailing arms and trailing arm locations (No Stretching) and stock length axles. OEM rear differential. (Exception to the rule would be the OEM, Can Am XMR differential which is a direct bolt in with no modifications. NO aftermarket replacements or modifications such as Maverick differential for Can Am that would require mounting modifications.) 

F. Must have tether (kill switch) 

Youth Class 3 (ages 9-16) 

A. 300-500cc 2x4/4x4 ATV Single Cylinder (marketed as) 

B. All rubberized tires allowed. Custom cut of tires is allowed, but no material may be added to treads. No tracks allowed. 

C. Gasoline fuel only at any octane level. No alcohol, Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS) or any other additives allowed. 

D. Up to 3” bracket lift or pipe lift. 

E. Factory frame, OEM a-arms and a-arm locations, swing arms and swing arm locations, trailing arms and trailing arm locations (No Stretching) and stock length axles. OEM rear differential. (Exception to the rule would be the OEM, Can Am XMR differential which is a direct bolt in with no modifications. NO aftermarket replacements or modifications such as Maverick differential for Can Am that would require mounting modifications.) 

F. Must have tether (kill switch) 

SECTION 17 – Overall Rules 

A. Each ATV or RUV is Limited to three classes with the exception of the 

women’s class and youth classes where the ATV may be shared between men/women and/or youth/adult. 

B. Females may enter any class that their machine qualifies for as well as the women’s class. 

C. Drivers may run any ATV that qualifies for the class in which they are registered. 

D. All vehicles entered in AMR events must have a form of retrieval attached. Tow hooks, winches or tow ropes will provide a means for rescue. 
E. Drivers may race up a class but not down a class. 

F. Starting positions will be determined by random drawing of position numbers during registration. 

G. AMR reserves the right to place drivers in correct class if driver registered his or her vehicle in the wrong class. 

H. False starts will be recognized by restarting the race on the 1st offense. 2nd offenders will be disqualified. 

I. Drivers must keep their machines inside of marked race course at all times during the heat. Drivers that are forced off the track will not be punished for this offense. Drivers who exit the race course will receive a black flag. 

J. Drivers, spectators or any other persons may not intentionally touch or aid any other driver during a heat. If extraordinary circumstances arise concerning this rule, the AMR officials will make the final call on this matter. 

K. Stock or production aftermarket fenders are required. Fenders may be trimmed up to two inches. 

L. Drivers must have their unit at the staging area at the time designated by AMR officials. Any driver or machine not present for staging will take the risk of being disqualified. 

M. Ski’s and utility attachments to units are not allowed. (plows, seeders, etc..) 

N. Youth classes and “STOCK” Unlimited classes will be staged and ran first unless otherwise noted. All other classes will be randomly chosen for race order at each Race. 

O. Anyone who qualifies for 2019 AMR rules and is in good health and physical condition may compete in AMR sanctioned events. Only AMR registered drivers will be eligible for points and championship payouts, prizes and other sponsor and marketing opportunities. 

P. All AMR sanctioned events will guarantee drivers, regardless of AMR registration, to receive a purse payout at each event. 

Q. ATV’s may not compete with RUV’s in the same class. 

R. ATV/UTV substitutions or changes cannot be made after their designated class has begun but can be done before racing each particular class. 

S. It is the driver’s responsibility to stop at the scorekeeper after each heat to report their finishing position to ensure that they are credited with right finishing order. 

T. Participants should not consume any alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other type of contraband on the day of the competitions. Any party found or reported to be under the influence will be immediately disqualified from competition for that day. 

U. Winner of race is determined by the first part of ATV/UTV to break the finish line’s invisible plane, not the driver or driver’s body parts.