American Flat Track FAQ

  1. Riders licensed as GNC2 riders in the previous season.
  2. Rider must hold an Amateur “A” classification that can be verified by the American Motorcyclist Association or one of their recognized Districts.
  3. Any previously licensed GNC1 rider may choose to apply for an AFT Singles license, in lieu of an AFT Twins license.

Contingency programs are configured and administered by the O.E.M.s Each company will post their respective program outlining eligibility requirements, event and payment schedules.

For the 2017 season, riders who have reached the age of 18 years and meet at least one of the following criteria are eligible to apply for an AFT Twins license:

  1. Riders licensed as GNC1 riders in the previous season.
  2. Previously licensed GNC2 riders who have earned at least 100 Championship points on a single-cylinder machine or 50 points on a twin-cylinder machine during a single season.
    1. Riders who meet the criteria listed above are eligible to APPLY for an AFT Twins License; however, final determination of eligibility and approval for an AFT Twins license shall be at the sole discretion of AMA Pro Racing.
    2. Beginning in 2018, riders who have reached the age of 18 years and meet at least one of the following criteria are eligible to apply for an AFT Twins license:
      1. Riders licensed as AFT Twins riders in the previous season.
      2. Riders who have earned at least 100 Championship points in AFT Singles during a single season.
      3. Riders who have earned at least 50 Championship points while riding under provisional starts in AFT Twins during a single season.
      4. Riders who graduate through a program designated by AMA Pro Racing as providing experience on twin-cylinder motorcycles, i.e. Spec Class, Off-Season Training Camp.
      5. Any previously licensed GNC1 rider may choose to apply for an AFT Singles license, in lieu of an AFT Twins license.

Once a rider has been approved for a Competition License, they will not be allowed to apply for a change in classification until the following season.

After consultation with an ImPACT certified neurologist, beginning in 2017 all riders in the American Flat Track series will be required to have completed a neurocognitive Baseline ImPACT test/assessment from ImPACT Applications, Inc. within the last two years. This test is a mandatory part of the Competition License application and must be completed before a license will be issued.

The test must be performed by a healthcare provider who is a Credentialed ImPACT Consultant (CIC). To find a provider near you, see ImPactTest.com

In order for a Competition License application to be considered, each rider must provide documentation that they have completed an ImPACT Concussion Management Test, which shall be used to assist in determining when a rider will be allowed to return to competition after suffering a concussion. Riders will need to complete the AMA Pro Racing Baseline Testing Submission form and follow its instructions. The Baseline Testing Submission Form can be found under the Competition section on our website at ImPact Test Submission Form

  1. The National Champion from the previous season will be required to carry the National Number 1 plate when competing in the class in which their Championship was won, and AMA Pro Racing will reserve the Champion’s previous National Number in that class until the renewal deadline for the following season.
  2. If a new National Champion does not repeat a Championship the following season, the rider may select from available National Numbers 2 - 9 or may return to their previous National Number.
  3. If a rider wins a National Championship prior to the end of the season and there is not a defending champion in the class, the new National Champion may request to use the National Number 1 for the remainder of the season.
    1. National Numbers 2 - 9 (AFT Twins only)
      1. Only previous AFT Twins National Champions may choose from available single-digit numbers 2 - 9
      2. If National Numbers 2 - 9 have all been issued, the former AFT Twins National Champion holding a National Number 2 - 9 with the fewest points earned in the previous season may be required to choose an available National Number 10 - 99
    2. National Numbers 10 - 99
      1. Riders who have earned Championship points during a season are eligible to apply for a National Number 10 - 99 in that class the following season.
      2. A rider will have the option to retain their National Number 10 - 99 provided that they score points in the class during the previous season and renew by the deadline.
      3. Previously licensed GNC1 competitors who scored points during the previous season and are approved for an AFT Singles license will not be guaranteed their previous GNC1 number in AFT Singles; however, they may apply for their previous National Number 10 - 99 and will have priority over riders selecting new National Numbers.
      4. If National Numbers 10 - 99 have all been issued, the rider with the fewest points earned in the previous season may be re required to choose an available Number 101 - 299.
    3. Number 100
      1. Number 100 will be reserved for any reigning AFT Singles Champion who competes in AFT Twins during the season after their AFT Singles Championship win.
  1. Numbers 101 – 299
    1. Numbers 101 – 299 will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis to riders who have not scored points in the class during the previous season.
  2. Numbers 300 – 399
    1. Numbers 300 and higher will be reserved and assigned to international riders competing with a Start Permission and Certification from their respective federation.
  1. If an event is cancelled prior to the first official practice, a full refund will be issued for entry fees and single-event credentials.
  2. If an event is cancelled after the start of the first official practice, but positions for the Mains have not been set, a refund of 50% will be issued for entry fees and single-event credentials.
  3. Once positions for the Mains have been set, no refunds will be issued.
  4. In order to be eligible for a refund on wristbands, a written request must be received along with the returned wristband by American Flat Track Registration or AMA Pro Racing’s Member Services Department within ten (10) days of the cancelled event.
  5. There is no provision for transfers or credits.

A rider may tech and use a maximum of two machines of the same brand.

Every licensed rider will have one provisional start card per season. Provisional start cards allow a rider to advance into a Semi. The card will not advance a rider into the main.

  1. AFT Twins: white number plates with black numbers (Pantone Process Black C)
  2. AFT Singles: Yellow number plates (Pantone Yellow C) with black numbers (Pantone Process Black C)