The 2016 AMA Racing rulebook and these Supplemental Rules will govern these events.
1. The following are the classes in which National Enduro points will be paid:
- Overall (Pro and A)
- 86-200cc A
- 201-250cc A
- 251-and up A
- 30+ A
- 40+ A
- 45+ A
- 50+ A
- 55+ A
- 86-200cc B
- 201-250cc B
- 251-and up B
- 30+ B
- 40+ B
- 45+ B
- 50+ B
- 55+ B
- Women A/B
- Women Amateur C
- 86-200cc C
- 201-250cc C
- 251-and up C
- 30+ C
- 40+ C
- 50+ C
- All age classes are 86cc-Open
2. It is the rider's responsibility to enter the proper class. Failure to do so will result in the loss of all points earned. Example: If you ride the "A" class locally must enter the "A" class nationally.
3. Any rider who competed in an XC1 Pro or XC2 / Pro Lites class in the previous or current year must enter the Pro class.
4. Pro Riders will display a red number plate with white numbers.
5. Expert-AA class is for the overall winner in their regional series from the previous year and for riders who finished 16-25 overall in the previous year’s AMA/NEPG National Enduro Championship Series. If a rider is eligible and is going to ride the 40+ or older age class they are not required to ride the Expert-AA class.
The top 10 Expert-AA riders in the previous year’s series points standing will start the first round of the new season in order on rows 21-30. During the current season the top 10 Expert-AA riders will start in order on rows 21-30 based on the current points standings of that class. In the event that a Expert-AA rider that has a reserved row does not plan to attend the next round and notifies the NEPG at least a week in advance, the next Expert-AA rider behind them in the series points standings will be moved up so that there are no empty rows in the Expert-AA reserved rows.
At each event all National classes must be run; additionally, there may not be an ATV class at an AMA National Enduro. At the promoter’s option, additional support classes may be run. If youth support classes are offered, they must be run separate from the Championship program. Youth events should run on the Saturday preceding the National Enduro.
National Enduro events will utilize the Start Control/Restart format. A restart format allows riders to ride into a check, wait for their number to flip, be scored and then motor on. Restart formats also use “transfer sections” to get riders from one “points taking” section to another. These are essentially “free time” sections in which there cannot be a check. (See Appendix)
National Enduros will be run as off-road course events. The off-road course definition means that if a public road is used to connect course sections, a special waiver/parade permit or the like, must be secured from the responsible law enforcement officials to allow the transfer of unlicensed bikes and riders from one section to another. No section of the course may be traversed more than twice during the event.
Bikes must have a US Forest Service approved spark arrestor.
Driver’s License, lights and registration are not required.
The National Enduro Series Referee will work in conjunction with the event Referee to comply with the AMA rules and duties set forth in the AMA Racing Rulebook Appendix 6.4; Paragraph A.
National Enduro meet start time and first bike out is 9 AM.
The 55+ A, 55+ B and Women “A/B” classes will ride the same course as the National “B” classes. The 60+, 66+ and Women Amateur “C” classes will ride the same course as the “C” classes.
Riders that pre-enter an event will request their preferred starting row. The pre-entry software will give the rider the closest row to their preference as possible. Priority will be determined by the earliest on-line time stamp. The reserved pro and expert-AA rider numbers will be held, even if the pro or expert-AA rider doesn’t pre-enter.
Check stations must display the key time and accumulated mileage to the check. All timed checkpoints must use flip cards or a large digital clock if an electronic scoring system is used.
Electronic transponder scoring will be used at National Enduros. Riders will need to purchase a transponder as this is how their score will be captured.
National Enduros must have 6 test sections for Pro and “A” class riders, 5 test sections for “B” class riders and 4 test sections for “C” class riders, unless the National Enduro Series referee decides to alter that program for reasons of weather or course length.
Emergency checks will be scored by total minutes and milliseconds, and are calculated from the top of a riders due minute. Scores will be tabulated by the actual number of minutes and milliseconds that a rider takes to complete each section. The time from each section will be added together for a total score.
NEPG supplied Mileage markers must be posted on the course at every even mile.
Rider registration will be from 3-7PM Saturday and 7-8:30AM Sunday
Pro Rider entry fee will be $80.00.
All restarts will be live engine start and riders are allowed to start their bikes 10 seconds before their row is released.
You must start to receive event & series points for that event. If a rider signs up but does not start the event, they will not receive points.
The top 15 overall riders from the previous year must ride the pro class the following year, plus any riders that choose to advance themselves to the pro class.
At the first event the winner of the previous year’s series will start on row 31, the second place finisher on row 32 and continue in order one per row through row 45. Any rider that chooses to advance to the pro class will start on row 46 and continue one per minute in order based on the earliest registration. Beginning with the 2nd event and continuing through the rest of the series, the top 10 riders overall, including Pro, Expert-AA and A classes, from the previous round will be placed on rows based on their overall results from that round. The winner of the previous event will start on row 31 and the second place finisher on row 32 and continue in order one per row through row 40.
The riders that were not in the top 10 overall in the previous round but are in the top 15 overall in the current year series point standings will be lined up one per row starting on row 41 in order of their place in the series points. In the event that a pro rider that has a reserved row does not attend the next round each pro rider behind them will be moved up so that there are no empty rows in the pro rider line up.
Any riders that register in the pro class but were not in the top 10 overall in the previous round and are not in the top 15 in the current series point standings will be lined up one per row beginning with the first available row past those riders that are in the top 15 overall in series points.
The minimum section length is 4-miles and the maximum is 12-miles.
1. National class points will be based on the following point’s schedule:
Finish / Points
Example: At a series event a rider may finish first in the 250cc class and third overall. He would receive 30 points for his 250cc class win and 21 points toward the National Championship.
2. To be eligible for NEPG series awards, a rider must compete in at least 50% of the total number of events. The series overall championship will count the riders scores from all rounds and each class championship will drop their 2 lowest scores from the total number of events.
A restart format utilizes AMA Enduro rules with one small change. Typically an Enduro consists of points taking sections that last anywhere from 4 to 12 miles. Most of the time there is an "in-check" at the beginning of that section. You can usually tell where it is going to be because there are anywhere from five to 25 riders parked out of eyesight just before the check waiting for their time so they can roll into the check at the beginning of their minute. A restart format would allow those riders to ride the extra tenth of a mile into the check, and wait for their number to flip be scored and then motor on.
Restart formats also use "transfer sections" to get you from one "points taking" section to another. These are essentially "free time" sections in which there cannot be a check.
If you took your route sheet from your last Enduro and changed the secret checks that were placed at the beginning of a points taking section to “start controls” you have the restart format. Random secret checks will not be used in a restart format, because the riders will be able to transfer from the previous emergency out check to the next start control without having to keep time.
Enduros have emergency checks coming out of the points taking sections, observation checks, and speed changes if needed to adjust for the terrain. All checks must be at the proper mileage according to the speed average you are running, clocks set accurate, 2.9-mile marker. Gas stops and gas availables must be placed a maximum of 33-miles apart. The minimum ground mileage is 65-miles for Pro and A class riders, B and C rider cut-offs must be used.