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Schoolboy and "B" Class Eligibility Change

TO: 2011 AMA AMATEUR MOTOCROSS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PARTICIPANTS

Section A, Rule 5 of the 2011 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship Supplemental Rules does not permit a rider 16 years of age or older who placed in the top 5 of a Schoolboy class in 2010 to compete in any B class in 2011. The effect of this rule advances such riders directly to an "A" class, without the benefit of participating in a regular "B" class.

This is an unintended consequence of the rule, and does not comport with the spirit or intent of the rule as applied to the Schoolboy classes. Accordingly, Section A, Rule 5 has been amended as follows:

5. Riders who placed in the top 5 overall in the 250B (stock or modified), 450B (stock or modified), College B/C, or Vet B/C 30+, at the previous National and who are 16 years of age or older as of January 1, 2011, are not eligible to compete in a "B" class. Riders who placed in the top 5 overall in a "Schoolboy" class (Schoolboy 1 or 2) at the previous National and who are 16 years of age or older as of January 1, 2011, are not eligible to compete in a Schoolboy class. Riders who placed in the top 5 overall in a "B" or "B/C" class at the previous National and who are 16 years of age or older as of January 1, 2011, are not eligible to compete in a "B" division.

This change is consistent with the preferred progression program for "B" class riders.

Although MX Sports prefers not to make rule changes during the race season, in this case the inequity of the rule required immediate modification.

For further questions, please contact Jeff Canfield at Jcanfield@mxsports.com.

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