AMA D-14 Flat Track


Rules for 2018 

1. The rules are a supplement to the AMA Amateur, Semi-Pro & Youth Competition Rulebook/Online Copy.Please pay attention to these rules they will be strongly enforced for our 2018 D14 Dirt Track Series. Online copy will be correct copy to follow. Any changes to rules after rule books are printed will always be posted online.

2. Classes recognized by AMA/D14 Dirt track & for which points may be earned are as follows:


1. 0-51cc Pee Wee Shaft Drive 4-8 yrs. 2018 DTX AMA RULES ENFORCED


2. 0-51cc Multi-speed class 4-8 yrs. 2018 DTX  AMA RULES ENFORCED


3. 0-51cc Chain 4-8 yrs


4. 52-65cc 6-11 yrs


5. 66-85cc 7-15 yrs


6. 86-250cc Open


7. 251cc+ Open Single


8. 251-505cc A


9. 251-505cc B


10. Open Quad 16+ yrs


11. 251cc + Open Twin


12. Veteran 30+ yrs


13. Senior 45+ yrs


14. Vintage 0-400cc (Air Cooled 1990 and older)


15. 401 Open Vintage 1988 or older see supplement rule # 27 for class rules


16. Wildcat 80-200cc (Air Cooled 4 Stroke, 12yrs older and up)




3. A promoter or club, at their discretion, may run classes in addition to those listed, but the riders will not earn points in these "additional" or "optional" classes Combo and Buddy. If promotor chooses to run a Buddy class it must be 11yrs and under or a 12yrs and older class.  AMA/D14 points will be earned in those classes as listed above 1-16 only.




4. Six (6) bikes/quads constitute a class. If less than six bikes/quads sign up for a class, that class need not be run and bikes/quads may be moved up to the next higher class and/or class equivalent. In classes which cannot be combined, the promoter or club may elect not to run any class with three (3) bikes/quads or less. With classes with four (4) bikes/quads but less than six (6), the club or promoter may elect to run only a final race and no heat race.




5. Points will be figured out as follows:


1st-20pts, 2nd-15pts, 3rd-10pts, 4th-8pts, 5th-6pts, 6th-5pts, 7th-4pts, 8th-3pts, 9th-2pts, 10th-1pt. DNS 0pts


DNF 0-1pt-please see rule 22.




6. 0-65cc classes will not be allowed to start a final race after 10pm.  The promoter / club to plan accordingly to schedule these races earlier in the program. In the event that no finals start prior to 10pm unless circumstances arises, the results of the heat/qualifier races will be used for scoring. 


7. To receive Amateur AMA/D14 points a rider must:


  1. Use the last two digits of their D14 or AMA number with the first letter of their last name (letter optional.  Example:  John Doe’s D14 or AMA number is 1234; John Doe will run the number 34D.).  If both riders in the same class are using the same number (one using the last 2 digits of his AMA and the other D14), the rider having had their number the longest shall use that number.  The other rider will add the first letter of their last name to their number.

  2. Use the number they earned in AMA/D14 competition.

  3. Use the number they earned in AMA National Competition with an "N" after it.

  4. All machines must be equipped with three number plates: white in color with black numbers and letters (optional colors for licensed professionals.)




8. Riding numbers 1 through 10 will be assigned to the top 10 riders in AMA/D14 Dirt Track Competition according to overall points earned the previous year.  NO RIDER IS ALLOWED TO USE #1 UNLESS THEY EARNED IT THE PREVIOUS YEAR.




9. Number Plates:


A. Bike must be equipped with 3 plates of uniform size shape and must be black numbers on white background (except for licensed professionals.)




B. Numbers must be at least 5-inch high standard block letters; numbers must NOT be shaded or outlined.


  1. Lettering must have a professional appearance.

  2. AMA national numbers will take precedence in all events, and will be designated by a 3-inch letter N (such as 1N)

  3. 50cc classes may use 3 inch high numbers to maintain a neat appearance.




           C. Four Wheeler's must be equipped with vertical number plates on rear grab bar of quad.




10. In the "B" class the top 20% of the riders in the point standings shall be moved to the "A" class for the next season. Points Keeper and District Chairperson to identify the top 20% and publish at the end of each season.  Once you advance yourself to the "A" class, you will relinquish your points earned in the "B" class.




11. A referee cannot referee a class that an underage family member is participating in. An assistant referee will be appointed for that class.  A club member / promoter cannot set the heat / qualifying race line-ups (when more than one is required) of a class in which a family member is participating.  The referee or a District 14 representative must be present when the heat/ qualifier race line-ups are set.




12. Only one event in each type of competition, short track, half mile or TT will be designated the District 14 State Championship event of the year. It is not necessary to have a State Championship in each event.



13. An event that is designated the District 14 State Championship event of the year, must run all of the AMA/D14 designated classes.



14. A promoter or club who is awarded a D14 Championship event must advertise it in order to inform every D14 rider and to get maximum spectator attendance. All advertisements are subject to D14 rules.




15. D14 RACE POINTS WILL BE AWARDED FOR D14 EVENTS ONLY. The only exception is if the Flat Track & TT Scramble Amateur Grand National Championship and/or Regional National races are run on the same date as a District 14 race of same type of event, then and only then, will the National/Regional event count for District 14 points. It will be counted from the actual finishing spot. However, it is up to the rider to keep track of the position he finished, then it must be submitted within 3 weeks after the event. The chairperson will have it certified from the hosting club/or promoter that it is accurate.




16. At State Championship races the minimum places that will receive awards will be up to 6th place unless otherwise stated.




17. Each club and promoter will pay the sum of three dollars ($3.00) per rider signed up in each class at each of any D14 points paying event and all half mile, short track, and TT will be qualifiers and the sum of three dollars and fifty cents ($3.50) per rider signed up in each class at the State Championships. These should be collected and sent to the D14 Flat Track Chairperson, with their D14 referees report and race results report no later than 2 weeks after each event.  Race results must be legible, identify the D14 recognized classes, include the rider name per D14 membership and include at least the last 4 digits of D14 membership number; results must be sent to the D14 Points Keeper and AMA within 7 days of the race event.




18. State Championship Races – The top 6 riders in points in each class will be locked into the front row starting position.  The 7th-12th riders will have to qualify for a back row position if there are more than 12 riders. Points will still determine line pick for your semi.




19. Any entrant removing a race track banner without authorization of track officials, shall be penalized a minimum of 20 District points and up to complete removal of all D14 points for the entire season, penalty determined by the D-14 board.




20. Unless otherwise advertised, practice will start two hours before race time and go through two complete sessions. It then stops and a riders meeting conducted, and time permitting, late practices will be given. In case of lost time or delay by some unforeseen reason, the referee may shorten practice.




21. Any rider abusing the practice system by taking more than two practice sessions per bike/quad (not class), unless approved by the referee, shall start from the penalty line in all races for that day.




22. A rider who makes the final and crashes or does not finish the race will receive one point as a DNF. However in the event where there are more than 10 riders zero points will be awarded if a riders crashed or does not finish the race.




23. Any rider holding a current professional racing license shall not be permitted to enter an age class (Vet 30+ and 45+)at amateur competition.  They also may only enter A level classes where there are no B riders entered.



24. At a D14 race, the head starter/referee/club-promoter, before practice/riders meeting, will go over what every flag and what its colors mean. The head starter/referee/club-promoter shall have schooling or instructions for corner flagmen. This is to make flagmen familiar with all the flags and their meaning and to be supplied with appropriate flags and means of communicating with the head starter and/or referee. In addition, they shall coordinate with emergency personnel, at the appropriate times, for emergency vehicles to enter the racetrack.




25. The District 14 State Championships will be at least 10 laps with no more than 15 laps, unless other circumstances come about such as darkness, accidents, weather, etc. and then laps will be determined by rider rep, referee, and club/promoter.




26. NOTE: Combo Class (non-points paying) 250cc+, MINIMUM OF 16 YEARS +, and must be an A rider, Pro-sport, Pro-Expert or GNC rider. A minimum pay out of 75% of sign-up and pay 50% of the riders in the Main Event (non-points paying money class) shall be given.




27. 401 Open Vintage 1988 or older, 401-600CC Air Cooled Single Cylinder 2 or 4 valve, 401-750CC Air Cooled Twin Cylinder 2 or 4 valve. Air Cooled 2 stroke. Must be period correct, twin shock frame, or period correct single shock frame. (Note: See 2017 AMA Rule Book for 1980’s Vintage 750 CC for proper single shock frame type.)




28. Tie-Break: In the event of a tie for the Points Championship, the winner will be determined based on the number of main event wins in the series. Should it still be a tie, finishes of second, third, etc. will be tallied until the tie is broken. If a tie remains, the best finish in the last race will determine the champion.




29. A number 1 plate will be given to each high point rider in each class of each division (Short Track, Half Mile and TT) at the end of the season.  An overall number 1 plate will be given to a rider who has earned the most points in that class that include all divisions (Short Track, Half Mile, TT). A rider must compete in a minimum of 50% of the races to be eligible for overall year-end awards only.




30. The Overall Champion in each class will be the ONLY rider allowed to use the #1 on the bike in the same class for the next year.




31.  In the case of a rider falling during practice or a race, ONLY TRACK OFFICIALS AND EMERGENCY PERSONNEL ARE ALLOWED ON THE TRACK.  When it is determined safe to enter the track, a track official can give authorization for entry.  Any person not adhering to this rule may be removed from the premises and that rider may be disqualified for the day.  Repeated non-compliance to this rule may lead to expulsion for the year pending decision by District 14 and AMA.




32. It is mandatory that all promoters/ clubs verify District 14 and AMA cards are present and in current standing, prior to allowing signing up for any class.  Any rider not in possession of a current District 14 card or proof of membership will be required to sign-up again.  No points will be earned for any race that the rider competed in where the membership was not current, NO EXCEPTIONS.




33. If running a bike in the buddy class, kickstands must be removed.