Today, MXSports released the new 2020 AMA Pro Racing Rules for Professional Motocross Competition. There are quite a few tweaks and changes to the rulebook for the 2020 season.

There is a new 18-year-old minimum age requirement [pushed up from the previous 16-year-old rule] for the 450MX Class and they also implemented a new rule that racers in the 450MX class must have a high school diploma or the equivalent [GED] to compete. There is also new Anti-Doping maximum penalties that will put the penalties more in line with the crime, a new rider helmet cam video policy, and a revamped code of conduct policy for the riders. You can read the rule changes in full here.

I have not read the new rule book in full yet but from the highlights I’ve read so far, I am on board with the changes for the most part. Now we can cross our collective fingers and hope that we actually get to race in 2020.

Below, MXSports highlights a few of the bigger changes in their completion bulletin put out today that we posted below. You can check out MX Sports competition bulletin below and click the link if you want to read the rulebook in full. 

TO: 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Competitors and Crew Members

FROM: MX Sports Pro Racing

DATE: April 29, 2020


2020 Rules for Professional Motocross Competition

The 2020 AMA Pro Racing Rules for Professional Motocross Competition are now available for public viewing HERE. For convenience, changes are highlighted in red.

Notable changes include:

Sec. 1.3.a. – 2020 450 class age eligibility requirement of 18 years of age;

Sec. 1.3.b. – 2021 450 class scholastic eligibility requirements;

Appendix B – Anti-Doping Penalties reduced to max. one-year ineligibility for Specified Substance violations and max. two-year ineligibility for non-Specified Substance or Prohibited Methods violations;

Appendix C – Incorporation of previously issued Helmet Camera Policy; and

Appendix D – Codification of the Code of Conduct Policy, including revised CBD-related products policy.

Please direct all questions to Jeff Canfield, Race Director at


Dan Lamb is a 12+ year journalist and the owner of MotoXAddicts.