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Is there a certain amount of inactive years that have to go by before a race number can be reused?

Is that something they keep buying a permit for every year and if they miss a year it goes up as avalible?

 

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2 minutes ago, wielywilly-g said:

Is there a certain amount of inactive years that have to go by before a race number can be reused?

Is that something they keep buying a permit for every year and if they miss a year it goes up as avalible?

 

You have to race and earn a certain amount of points or they lose the number. I don't remember what the amount needed is though. Maybe 10, not sure.

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So, for example, JS7. The number 7 will come available if James Stewart doesn't race this year or even if he does for that matter?

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3.3 National Numbers
a. All riders must use the competition number that has been
assigned for the current season. This includes the
Championship number 1, career number or an earned national
number.

b. Number 1
1. Current Champion must run the #1.

c. Numbers 2-9
1. Past Champions from the previous competition year may
choose a permanent single digit career number if available.

d. Career Numbers 10-99
1. Riders who finish in the top 10 in Championship points from
the combined 450SX, 250SX, 250MX and 450MX classes
from the previous competition year will have priority for the
selection of a National two-digit available number for their
career number.

2. Riders who fail to earn at least 25 championship points
during the season preceding the new season will lose their
career number and be issued a new number based on
current points. Special consideration is given to a rider if
he/she is confirmed with a season long injury or other
special circumstance which prevents him from competing
that season.

e. Numbers10-999
1. Riders who finish outside the top 10 but inside the top 100
will be assigned consecutive two digit numbers until the
supply of two digit numbers are exhausted.

2. The total combined points from the 450SX, 250SX, 450MX
and 250MX classes will be used to determine the order.
National numbers are then issued according to highest to
lowest total points. In case of riders having the same
amount of total points the tie is broken by the best Moto
finish for those riders. In the event you have a rider that
rode just SX and one that rode SX and Motocross, the tie
would go to the rider that rode both series.

f. 101 through 110
1. Held for top riders from overseas that would like to
participate in that year’s SX or MX.

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2 hours ago, wielywilly-g said:

So, for example, JS7. The number 7 will come available if James Stewart doesn't race this year or even if he does for that matter?

TBF, he's been JS Zero for a while now :banana:

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10 hours ago, CORider63 said:

I wonder how much longer the AMA grants him that "Special Consideration?"

Sandy vagina is good for at least one season.

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8 hours ago, CORider63 said:

Stewart’s Series Points

2017 SX       0

2016 MX       23

2016 SX       10

2015 MX       0

2015 SX       0

2014 MX       226

2014 SX       248

Edit:  Misread...disregard.

Edited by redrider144

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5 minutes ago, CORider63 said:

Stewart 2016 SX.JPG

Right, and he's listed with 23 points from 2016 MX.  That puts him at 33 for the year, above the 25 point min.

Edit:  I misread your post, I thought you showed him with 0 points in 2016 SX.

Edited by redrider144

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4 minutes ago, redrider144 said:

Right, and he's listed with 23 points from 2016 MX.  That puts him at 33 for the year, above the 25 point min.

Interesting point.  Two of the sections specifically call out the fact that the total includes BOTH SX and MX, but this section does not:

 

2. Riders who fail to earn at least 25 championship points
during the season preceding the new season will lose their
career number and be issued a new number based on
current points. Special consideration is given to a rider if
he/she is confirmed with a season long injury or other
special circumstance which prevents him from competing
that season.

 

I'm not surprised; there are a ton of ambiguities in the AMA rules.  You'd think they'd have them cleaned up by now, unless they purposely want to maintain their wiggle room.

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5 hours ago, CORider63 said:

 

I'm not surprised; there are a ton of ambiguities in the AMA rules.  You'd think they'd have them cleaned up by now, unless they purposely want to maintain their wiggle room.

They love their wiggle room!!!

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23 hours ago, CORider63 said:

Interesting point.  Two of the sections specifically call out the fact that the total includes BOTH SX and MX, but this section does not:

 

2. Riders who fail to earn at least 25 championship points
during the season preceding the new season will lose their
career number and be issued a new number based on
current points. Special consideration is given to a rider if
he/she is confirmed with a season long injury or other
special circumstance which prevents him from competing
that season.

 

I'm not surprised; there are a ton of ambiguities in the AMA rules.  You'd think they'd have them cleaned up by now, unless they purposely want to maintain their wiggle room.

That they run the same number in SX and MX implies it's cumulative.  I misread your original post anyhow, so none of my replies to you are supposed to be retorts.

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the only number that matters anymore is "1"......the rest have no value anymore......it wasn't always that way

 

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While I liked the old "Earn your number" system, I do think the new system is better. It gives these Pro's marketability, and an identity that they never had before. Besides, the first couple of races each season used to be crazy trying to figure out who was who!!

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real fans don't need "marketability"....it never took me long to figure out who's who anymore than it does today...

 

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