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CASINO said:
I know I'm a ways off from getting mine, but its a goal for me to make an AMA grid. So how do you qualify to get it?

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1. Get white plates.
2. Get lots of expert points.
3. Fill out AMA aplication.
4. Wait and see.
 

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Dont say the word white around Casino...... now hes going to wonder why they cant be black plates you need to get to go to the AMA. :wait

:spit .......... I keed I keed.
 

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1. Get white plates.
2. Get lots of expert points.
3. Fill out AMA aplication.
4. Wait and see.
OK, helpful... but not really. I was looking for specifics on how they determine who gets a card and who doesn't.

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I believe it is 100 points in a set series. In other words, do WERA and get 100 expert points in your regional series or do the National and pray to get 100 points...

At least that's how it was when I got mine...
 

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Section I: LICENSE REGULATIONS
A. AMA Pro Racing licensed riders not qualifying in AMA Pro Racing sanctioned events for a period of three years may lose their prior classification.
B. Applicants renewing a license that has been expired three or more years must complete a Road Race Eligibility Questionnaire.
C. All rider classifications are issued at the discretion of AMA Pro Racing.
Section II: LICENSE CLASSIFICATION/ELIGIBILITY
1. Expert License

An AMA Pro Racing Expert License is issued to eligible riders who have reached the age of 16 years and meets the following criteria:

• Successfully complete at least two full racing seasons (including at least 20 race weekends) of road racing competition with recognized organizations, with at least one full racing season (including at least 10 race weekends) as a full Expert riding a motorcycle(s) eligible for AMA Pro Racing classes.

• Earn at least 300 Expert points, from a recognized RR organization, riding a motorcycle(s) eligible for AMA Pro Racing classes.

• All new applicants must complete and have certified by the recognized organization the Road Race Eligibility Questionnaire
verifying Expert classification and points earned.

• Provide a copy of your current expert rated card with the recognized organization you are submitting points from.

UPDATE

* Note all points are calculated at face value from the racing organzation in question. "There is no limit on riders in a race any longer. We just take the club’s points for face value. This way is easier for all riders. We don’t use our own point scale any longer. "
 

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Spooner said:
Section I: LICENSE REGULATIONS
A. AMA Pro Racing licensed riders not qualifying in AMA Pro Racing sanctioned events for a period of three years may lose their prior classification.
B. Applicants renewing a license that has been expired three or more years must complete a Road Race Eligibility Questionnaire.
C. All rider classifications are issued at the discretion of AMA Pro Racing.
Section II: LICENSE CLASSIFICATION/ELIGIBILITY
1. Expert License

An AMA Pro Racing Expert License is issued to eligible riders who have reached the age of 16 years and meets the following criteria:

• Successfully complete at least two full racing seasons (including at least 20 race weekends) of road racing competition with recognized organizations, with at least one full racing season (including at least 10 race weekends) as a full Expert riding a motorcycle(s) eligible for AMA Pro Racing classes.

• Earn at least 300 Expert points, from a recognized RR organization, riding a motorcycle(s) eligible for AMA Pro Racing classes.

• All new applicants must complete and have certified by the recognized organization the Road Race Eligibility Questionnaire
verifying Expert classification and points earned.

• Provide a copy of your current expert rated card with the recognized organization you are submitting points from.

UPDATE

* Note all points are calculated at face value from the racing organzation in question. "There is no limit on riders in a race any longer. We just take the club’s points for face value. This way is easier for all riders. We don’t use our own point scale any longer. "
Yeah, sounds right. I was stating that it was 100 points in a class. So, 600 Superstock for example, you had to net 100 points. So, you didn't have guys getting 100 points by running 4 classes at each venue. Getting 100 points in a season of 1 class was kinda tough at the time.

300 points makes more sense since they are generalizing it. Many racers these days have 2 different bikes and can run up to 6 classes a weekend...
 

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So does the 300 points still require the grids of 16 or over? I am not saying I will look for Grids of 10 and under, but just curious.
Well the requirement of 2 full years as expert changes my plans of possibly making it 2009. But Oh well. Maybe if can finish top 5 or so in a AMA/WERA weekend in 3 years that alllow it. Who knows.
 

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chrisOH said:
So does the 300 points still require the grids of 16 or over? I am not saying I will look for Grids of 10 and under, but just curious.
Well the requirement of 2 full years as expert changes my plans of possibly making it 2009. But Oh well. Maybe if can finish top 5 or so in a AMA/WERA weekend in 3 years that alllow it. Who knows.
Haha... same here.. sobering thought is how old I'll be before the possiblity even arises. Anyway, I'm just gonna pin my ears back for next season and focus on results.

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Same here, My goal for next season is White plates, then I will concentrate on improving and points the next two years, and (insert Bull Durham quote) "Good lord willing, things will work out".

But will still be fun trying.
 

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chrisOH said:
So does the 300 points still require the grids of 16 or over? I am not saying I will look for Grids of 10 and under, but just curious.
Well the requirement of 2 full years as expert changes my plans of possibly making it 2009. But Oh well. Maybe if can finish top 5 or so in a AMA/WERA weekend in 3 years that alllow it. Who knows.
Its just 300 total-they got rid of the old minimum grid thing.
 
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