We made a mistake! Yes, it sounds unbelievable, but it’s true. In Friday’s Racerhead, the first of 2010, our own David Pingree mentioned that the AMA is going to be cracking down on polishing frames in the 2010 season, because the teams were “polishing” enough material off of the frames that it was changing the rigidity characteristics of the frames, and thus the handling characteristics.
However, we got a note from the AMA’s Kevin Crowther indicating that this is not correct. He says they did look into cracking down on the practice, but in the end the rules were left as they are for 2010.
If anyone wants to read the 2010 rulebook, check it out at www.amasupercross.com.