AMA D-37/MSR Big 6 GPs Get Bigger and Better in 2016


After enjoying a hugely successful 2015, the biggest and best off-road racing series west of the Mississippi anticipates an even greater season in 2016.

What we’re talking about, of course, is the eight-round AMA District 37/MSR Big 6 Grand Prix Series and especially its featured series-within-a-series, the AMA Big 6 West Coast Grand Prix (WCGP) Series.

Last year, the Big 6 GPs saw more than 10,000 racers sign up during the course of the season that saw them compete at the eight venues within the AMA District 37 area as well as Primm, Nevada. After those eight races, Ox Motorsports Honda rider Colton Udall emerged as the Open Pro WCGP champion, capping off a successful year that saw his team also win the Unlimited Pro Motorcycle championship in the SCORE World Desert Championship.

The WCGP feature races will once again be 90 minutes long and payout total of over $25,000 for the year, some of that earmarked for the Pro II division. (All other classes from Beginner to Expert will receive trophies and series points, which will be separate from the regular Big 6 categories that will continue to run approximately 45 minutes.)

A new feature, though, is that WCGP champs in all classes will now earn the title of AMA Regional champion! In addition, there will also be a Women’s Pro class this year.

To be eligible for year-end titles, a racer must finish and earn points in four of the eight rounds, all of which are hosted by a different AMA District 37 club: Dirt Diggers, Hilltoppers, Prairie Dogs, Prospectors, Shamrocks, So Cal, Viewfinders and Vikings. A rider’s best seven scores from the eight rounds will count towards his or her class championship. All ages and skill levels are welcome; there are classes for anyone who rides, from four-year-old Pee Wees to the Legends in their 70s.

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