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AMA changes rules for potential $1 million event

October 7, 2011
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The American Motorcyclist Association has issued an open supplemental rules package for the Monster Energy Cup. The Oct. 15 race at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, which features a potential $1 million payout, will allow a wide range of unrestricted motorcycle configurations.

The elimination of nearly all technical restrictions, with the exception of sound and fuel regulations, will allow riders and teams the opportunity to develop and test new technology during race conditions without being restricted by the current AMA Supercross rulebook. Teams will have the opportunity to employ components such as in-helmet communication, traction control, GPS and more. All of the rules that pertain to safety and operations will remain in place.

“No homologation is necessary, and the engine displacement must be at least 125cc. Beyond that, nearly anything goes – two-stroke, four-stroke, singles, twins. Weight restrictions are gone. Large-displacement two strokes are welcome,” AMA director of supercross Kevin Crowther said. “We are also implementing new sound-testing procedures. We will be using the new 2-Meter Max sound-testing method that will be implemented for the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.”

The Monster Energy Cup posts a $250,000 purse, awarding the winner a $100,000 check, and $1 million will be paid to a rider who wins all three main events.

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