As the checkers fell on Saturday at Steel City Raceway, one of the most unforgettable and ground-breaking seasons in the history of American Motocross came to a close. From sponsors to important figures both behind the scenes and out on the track, MX Sports Pro Racing expressed its appreciation for all the support in making a memorable and successful season while extending congratulations to the top 10 of each class by recognizing them on stage and awarding them medals. The Edison Dye Motocross Cup for the Class is named for the late Edison Dye, a motocross pioneer and organizer of the first professional motocross series in this country. After returning to the outdoor nationals for the first time since , Reed showcased an unrelenting determination to achieve the only championship to elude him in his career and for that he was named the Sportsman of the Year. Regal turned heads from the beginning of the season, showing outstanding speed as a true privateer competitor.
A women's national championship series was introduced in Due to the low relative power output of a four stroke engine, compared to the then-dominating two stroke design, the A. By , the displacement limit of a four stroke power motocross bike was up to cc in the class, to incentivize manufactures to further develop the design for use in motocross. In , the MX class was renamed the Class and the MX Lites class was renamed the Class, to reflect the fact that all the competing manufacturers had adopted four-stroke machinery. References:   .
The 12 Regional Championships coincide with the 7 different regions across the country and provide the second and final stage of the qualification process. The Regional Championships consist of a three moto format and longer motos in an effort to prepare the participants for the three twenty-minute motos at the National. Therefore, we want to insure that our members are treated to the most fair and professional event possible," says the American Motorcyclist Association's Kevin Crowther.