# RULES

The rules regarding this site's league are fairly straight-forward. So that there is no confusion, we'll lay it all out below.

- You must be 18 to play. Refer to your local region's laws regarding prize eligibility.
- Your rider selections will be locked in at the official race start time. This is very important, always make temporary picks on Thursday or Friday so if you forget on SAT then at lease you have someone chosen.
- Rider Handicaps give you points as if the rider had finished X number of places better (with a positive handicap) or worse (with a negative handicap), where X is their handicap.
- Each week there will be underdog riders chosen by the league administrator. Underdog riders are highlighted and listed in
**bold**. If an underdog rider finishes in the top 10 AFTER handicaps are factored in, this rider will be awarded double points. If they finish outside the top 10, they only get the standard points. - You cannot pick a rider two weeks in a row. They will be shown, but crossed out when you are choosing riders.
- Four and only four riders can be selected per class, per race.
- More than one team username can select the same rider in the same race.
- If you do not choose any riders for a race, you will not receive any points for that round. Keep in touch with us via Twitter, Facebook, RSS or our front page updates to make sure this doesn't happen.
- If you have a bad week, or miss a round, don't worry, we drop the worst round for each team. For SX, you will pick a total of 17 rounds, with the highest 16 rounds being added for your overall points for the season. For MX, you will pick a total of 12 rounds, with the highest 11 rounds being added for your overall points for the season.
- Riders will be listed and available to be picked several days before the race, usually the preceding Tuesday. Usually we will advertise that the list is out and ready.
- Race results (and team rankings) will be updated within a day of each race, (in most cases, within a few hours after the checkered flag) almost assuredly by the following Tuesday night.
- We reserve the right to modify these rules at any time.
- Any user found cheating in any way will be removed from the league and their registration(s) will be forfeit.

**Definitions**

**"Series or Season"**- One year of AMA Motocross OR Supercross races.
**"Division"**- A league of players competing in a series.
**"Rider Handicap"**- Modifies a rider's finishing place as though the rider had finished X places higher, where X is the handicap.
**"Underdog"**- A rider chosen by the administrator to make the league more competitive. If an underdog finishes in the top 10, they give double points to teams that pick them. If they finsh outside the top 10, they get standard points.
**"Points"**- MotocrossFantasy.com uses official AMA points as a base and then modifies that based on rider handicaps and underdog status. Motocross points will be awarded by moto, not the overall.
**"Team"**- Each registered user of this site is referred to as a team.
**"Round"**- One weekend worth of AMA racing.

## Points

All points will follow the current AMA points system.

- 1st = 26 points
- 2nd = 23 points
- 3rd = 21 points
- 4th = 19 points
- 5th = 18 points
- 6th = 17 points
- 7th = 16 points
- 8th = 15 points
- 9th = 14 points
- 10th = 13 points
- 11th = 12 points
- 12th = 11 points
- 13th = 10 points
- 14th = 09 points
- 15th = 08 points
- 16th = 07 points
- 17th = 06 points
- 18th = 05 points
- 19th = 04 points
- 20th = 03 points
- 21st = 02 points
- 22nd = 01 points

**Supercross Points**

- 1st = 25 points
- 2nd = 22 points
- 3rd = 20 points
- 4th = 18 points
- 5th = 16 points
- 6th = 15 points
- 7th = 14 points
- 8th = 13 points
- 9th = 12 points
- 10th = 11 points
- 11th = 10 points
- 12th = 09 points
- 13th = 08 points
- 14th = 07 points
- 15th = 06 points
- 16th = 05 points
- 17th = 04 points
- 18th = 03 points
- 19th = 02 points
- 20th = 01 points

**Motocross Points Per Moto**

If you have a bad week, or miss a round, don't worry, we drop the worst round for each team. For SX, you will pick a total of 17 rounds, with the highest 16 rounds being added for your overall points for the season. For MX, you will pick a total of 12 rounds, with the highest 11 rounds being added for your overall points for the season.

During the Supercross Season, points are awarded for the rider's overall finish. During the Motocross Season, points are awarded per moto, not their overall finish. This is the same way the AMA awards points to the riders.

Each Team(YOU)Owner must hire 4) 450 Riders and 4) 250 Riders for an event. Riders listed in gray are "Underdog" riders. An "Underdog" rider is worth double points for an event, ONLY IF THEY FINISH INSIDE THE TOP 10 AFTER THE HANDICAPS ARE CALCULATED. FOR EXAMPLE; if "RIDER X" has a Handicap of 12 and he finishes 16th Place he actually finishes 4th Place and if he is a "UNDERDOG" he gets double points because he finished in the top 10. You always minus the handicap form their overall finish. If their handicap is a negative number, for example, we might put a non-underdog rider with a negative handicap or a low handicap because he is known to win. Or we might do the opposite and make a top rider a "UNDERDOG" but give him a high negative handicap.

## Here are some examples:

- If we have DEAN WILSON listed as an "Underdog" with a 0 handicap for Anaheim 1 and he places 5th in the Main Event. AMA points for a 5th is 18 points, but since DEANO was an "Underdog", he is now worth 36 points for you. Had he placed outside of the top 10, in say 15th, you would have received his normal total of 8 points. Hiring an "Underdog" rider can be big points IF he finishes top 10 AFTER his handicap.
- Lets say Matt Bisceglia races Anaheim 1 and is listed as an "Underdog" with an 8 handicap. He goes out and gets 15th in the Main Event. AMA points for 15th is 8 points, but since Matt had an 8 handicap, you would subtract 8 from his 15ht place finish and his place would be calculated as a 7th which is 16 points. However since he was also an "Underdog", he was now worth 32 points for you. Had Matt placed 20th, calculate the 8 handicap, and it is like he finished 12th. He would have received his normal total of 11 points for a 12th place finish. he wouldn't get his double points because after his handicap calculation he was outside of the top 10.
- We also now have negative handicaps. An example of how this works is: Blake Baggett is a TOP RIDER but we apply a underdog status with a -2 handicap. If he finishes 5th place, then we actually add 2 positions to his finish and give him points for a 7th place finish, which is 16 points. But since he is an underdog and finished in the top 10 AFTER CALCULATING HIS HANDICAP, we double his points to give him 32 points for this week. This can be another way to strategically pick Top Level Riders and get double points.
- Let's day Ryan Dungey comes out to race Anaheim 1, He hasn't raced for a few years so we will give him an "UNDERDOG" status and probably a handicap because nobody knows how he will do. If he came out and won he would earn 26 points, but since he was an "UNDERDOG" we will double his points to 52.
- The max points a "NON-underdog" rider can get in an Supercross is 26 & in Motocross per moto is 25. The max points an "UNDERDOG" rider can get in an Supercross is 52 & in Motocross per moto is 50.
- Those examples above about Supercross are all the same for Motocross except its per Moto and we use AMA Motocross Scoring which is 25pts for 1st instead of the 26pts.