To restore and preserve the true spirit of this great sport, reliving the past with fun and passion!

The Midwest VMX Championship Series!

Motorcycle Year Breakdown and Class Description

MOTORCYCLE YEAR BREAKDOWN AND CLASS DESCRIPTION

  • VINTAGE: 1974 AND OLDER

    • Maximum of 8” front fork travel and 5” rear wheel travel. There were a lot of bikes in 73-74 that had 5+ inches in the rear and 7.5+ inches out of the box. I will allow some bikes with small changes to be legal for vintage. Anyone not sure, we have a team of experts to help solve any issues. Box stock Honda CR 125's up to 78 are allowed in Vintage along with the Bultaco 135 & 136 and any “like design” MOTORCYCLE falling under the suspension rules. ALL PARTS AND MODIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL!

  • EVO 1: 1975 - 1977 (with a few minor exceptions)

    • First real production line suspension improvements. Most of these bikes had 9 inches of front fork travel and were the real beginning of the long travel era.

  • EVO 2: 1978 - 1981

    • The true end of the twin shock era as we knew it! This class will be AIRCOOLED - DRUM BRAKES - NO LINKAGE! YES ALL NON LINKAGE MONOSHOCK YAMS ALLOWED. Exception is the Rokon (disc brake)

    • There were 81 125cc bikes that were liquid cooled AND LINKAGED (Suzuki) - THEY WILL BE IN EVO 3!

  • EVO 3: 1982- (See criteria!)

    • Any Production class bike with DRUM REAR brakes. Linkage, Liquid cooling, front disc brakes IS allowed.

    • This class has been the focal point for years and has been quite confusing as some bikes came with dual disc in 86 (Kawasaki) while Honda, Suzuki & Yamaha followed in 87. These bikes will join the EVO 4 Class.

  • EVO 4: Up to 1989 (See Criteria!)

    • Any production class bike with dual disc brakes, liquid cooling, linkage rear suspension.

    • These bikes transformed on a regular basis getting better and better throughout the years. Say what you want, but these are pretty well equal on today’s Vintage/Evo courses. I will be watching this class to see if it needs further adjustments. All depends on what shows up! PERIOD PARTS REQUIRED!

  • EVO 5: 1990 to 2000 (This is a base line for the 2015 season)

    • These bikes were alike throughout the span with very little to no changes that were substantial.

    • We will trim and adjust as needed to make this class work. 2015 is the first year for this class so we'll see how it goes.

  • MODERN SUPPORT: 2001 to Current

    • This class will incorporate all years after 2000. Many may not consider the older bikes in this class to be modern but we are a vintage series and are more focused on that. We welcome all riders and bikes.

  • Pee Wee 50cc - 4 to 8 years old

    • Maximum of 10" Wheels

    • Required to race on a cut down modifed course or the actual Pee Wee track.

    • This class includes 2 stroke and 4 stroke Automatics and semi-automatics.

  • 50cc Junior - 4 to 6 years old

    • Maximum of 10" Wheels.

    • This class could run the modified course or the whole main track (depending on track and conditions).

  • The following classes will all be run on the whole main track and may be gated with Adult Women and Beginner Classes

  • 50cc Senior - 7 to 8 years old

    • Maximum of 10" Wheels on the rear wheel and 12" on the front wheel.

  • Youth Junior - 7 to 9 years old - 65cc (sort of like a B/C Class)

  • Youth Senior - 10 to 11 years old - 65cc (sort of like an A Class)

  • Youth Open - Up to 11 years old - 0-65cc

  • Youth 85cc Open - Up to 15 years old