2003 AMA ~~ ATVA Rule changes --- here they are
According to Doug Morris of the ATVA, the AMA Board of Directors approved several changes to the ATV rules for the 2003 season. At the top of the list was a change in age limits for youth classes. Here are
all of the the new ATV rules as passed:
Proposal #38: Chapter 11, Section A, Paragraph 2, Page 54L.
91cc to 450cc 4-stroke no overbore,OEM Frame, Stock engine cases. Motion carried.
Proposal #39: Chapter 11, Section A, Paragraph 2, Page 54L.
91cc-Open Modified Womens.
Proposal #44b: Chapter 11, Section C, Paragraph 12, Page 54R.
Change to read:
In Hillclimbing, MX, and Dirt Track all glass must be covered or taped.
Proposal #50: Chapter 11, Section C, Paragraph New.
ATV OEM frames in the stock and production classes may have material added for strength. These changes shall not affect frame or suspension geometry.
Proposal #51a: Chapter 11, Section C, Paragraph New. For an ATV to be legal for the production class, the stock frame and engine cases from the original ATV manufacturer of that make and model must be used.
Proposal New #3: Chapter 11, Section A, Paragraph 1, Page 54L. Change youth rules:
0-50 Stock 4-8 yrs
0-70 Stock 6-11 yrs
51-70 Mod 6-11 yrs
71-90 Stock 8-15 yrs
71-90 Mod 9-15 yrs
Proposal New #4: Chapter 11, Section A, Paragraph 1, Page 54L.
Add youth class:
91-200cc 2-stroke/91-300cc 4-stroke production ATV 14 & 15
With rider in normal riding position with hands on handlebars, there must be a bend in the elbows, fingers must reach all control levers. When standing on the foot rest or floor boards there must be a minimum 3" clearance between seat and inseam.
Proposal New #5: Chapter 11, Page 53R.
Delete on page 53R; chapter 11; Lines 14-18,
Delete on page 54L; chapter 11; paragraph 3.
Based on my conversation with Mr. Morris, it appears that,
1. The 0-50 4-8 yrs Class is BONE STOCK. That is NO mods of any kind.
2. The 0-70 6-11 yrs Class is BONE STOCK. That is NO mods of any kind.
3. The 51-70 6-11 yrs Class is MODIFIED and includes non-production frames and shifter engines.
4. The 71-90 8-15 yrs Class is BONE STOCK. That is NO mods of any kind.
5. The 71-90 9-15 yrs Class is MODIFIED and includes non-production frames and shifter engines.
The cc limits are as stated. That means that you cannot exceed the 50, 70 or 90cc limit period -- 91cc is illegal!
Each District can modify these rules for local events. It is encouraged that each track require a certain number of a particular ATV to make a class. For example, if there is one youth non-production frame non-production motor ATV, that machine should not be scored with the production modified machines unless that non-production model has enough equal competitors to make a class. That non-production machine might still be allowed to run for practice only.
That specific "changes" to each youth ATV for a class have not been set in stone. Just the ages and cc limits are set. We are hoping for pipe and air filter changes to the youth classes to help promote the event.