MX Sports, producer of the Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, has announced the Class Structure and Supplemental Rules for the 2009 National Championship event.
Highlights of the new class structure include the return of the Master’s (50+) class for 2009. The class will run alongside the Senior (45+) class with a staggered start. In order to fit both classes, the Senior (45+) class will be restricted to 30 riders at the National, and the Masters (50+) will be held to 20 riders.
“We added the Master’s class after much discussion with that demographic, as well as analyzing the historical data in the Senior class over the last several seasons,” said Director of MX Sports Tim Cotter. “We would like to welcome the Master’s riders back into the program.”
Another change comes in the age and displacement requirements in Class 32, Girls. The class changes from Girls 65-105 (9-13) into Girls 85-105 (11-15). The Women’s class also sees an age change, from Women’s (12+) to Women’s (14+).
“That change came after much discussion with class constituents, OEMs, and analyzing the data,” said Cotter. “Any changes to our class structure or supplemental rules comes only after several months of careful research and analysis, all based around the foundation of this event, which is to create a fair, fun and safe National Championship chase for everyone involved.”