The people from MX Sports have changed the class line up this year slightly........ in what seems to be good changes for the Amatuer side of the sport: 1. They dropped 1 of the Pro Sport classes and now there is only 1 Pro Sport class (Open) that riders can ride 250cc or 450cc bikes in. Less for the guys that already have their pro license..... which makes sense at the Amatuer National Championship. 2. A new younger girls class (9-11 Years old) to give younger girls a place to race at Loretta's away from the boys. Which seems like a good idea with the increasing # of women racers. 3. And 2 new entry level Youth Beginner Classes run together in a split program (9 -14) or (12 - 15) on 85cc 2 strokes. I assume this is like adding a 85 C class where you have to not have raced prior to this year and give some slower 85cc pilots (not the current amatuer home schooled pros) a chance to go to Loretta Lynn's. All the age classes stayed the same as last year along with the other youth classes. Here's the press release: Supplemental Rules and Classes Announced for the 2011 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch Morgantown, WV (January 26, 2011) -- MX Sports formally announces the 2011 Class Structure and Supplemental Rules for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship to be held at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., August 1-6. The class structure has undergone minor changes in both the youth and amateur categories. Highlighting the class changes is the reduction to one Pro Sport class and the creation of a new entry level Youth Beginner (9-14) and (12-15) split class. "We are very excited about providing the opportunity for new faces to get involved in the Loretta Lynn's Program," said Tim Cotter, Director of MX Sports. "Entry level classes like this one provide a great platform for riders to excel in the program." The addition of the Girls (9-11) class will run alongside the existing assembly of Girls (12-15) and Women (14+) classes, which remain unchanged. The Girls (9-11) class will allow younger girls on smaller motorcycles to compete in the program. "The addition of the Girls (9-11) class satisfies a growing sector of the motocross community, giving them their own class, while also providing another entry level class," continued Cotter. The Supplemental Rules for 2011 also make the top 20 overall riders in the 250 A, 450 A and Open Pro Sport classes at the National automatically eligible to obtain an AMA Pro Motocross License in the current and following year without further qualification. Due to the importance of the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, a finish in the top 20 of the A and Pro Sport classes is deserving of advancement to the pro ranks. Regarding the newly added Youth Beginner classes, it is important to note that these classes will not be awarded National Championship status at the National. These classes are offered as an opportunity to experience the Loretta Lynn atmosphere as a beginner and to provide a platform to become a contender for a National title. Click HERE to view the 2011 Supplemental Rules. Click HERE to view the 2011 National Classes. Once again, the National Final will be held August 1-6 at the home of country music legend Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. In 2011, 35 champions will be crowned at what marks the 30th Anniversary of the greatest motocross vacation in the world - the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com. About the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the world's largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. The national qualifying program consists of 52 Area Qualifiers (February through May) and 12 Regional Championship (June) events hosted at select motocross facilities across the country. The qualifying system culminates in the National Final (first week of August) hosted annually at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., since 1982. Nearly 25,000 racers attempt to qualify in 33 classes for the 1,400 available positions at the National. Christened "The World's Greatest Motocross Vacation", the National event serves as a launch pad for some of the biggest names in professional motocross and supercross, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, and Ryan Dungey. The national program is produced by MX Sports, Inc., a West Virginia-based race production company. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.