AMA Announces Changes to U.S. ISDE Qualifier Process

Two three-day qualifiers will replace ISDE qualifier series

PICKERINGTON, OH – January 11, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The American Motorcyclist Association has announced changes in the U.S. ISDE qualifier process for 2023 in preparation for the 97th ISDE, which will take place Nov. 6-11 in San Juan, Argentina.

Instead of an ISDE qualifier series, two three-day qualifiers — one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast — will be held.

“This change to the ISDE qualifier process is being made to improve rider turnout,” said AMA Director of Racing Michael Pelletier, “by attempting to reduce conflict between other national, regional and local events, while also decreasing travel expenses.”

The three-day events will feature ISDE-style sprint layouts and higher speeds, and will also offer racers a better overview of ISDE time keeping and technical inspection in an effort to better prepare U.S. riders to compete on the world stage.

The East Coast Three-Day Qualifier will be held Feb. 25-27 at Carolina Adventure World in Winnsboro, S.C., and hosted by AMA U.S. Sprint Enduro.

The West Coast Three-Day Qualifier takes place March 10-12 at Knolls Recreation Area in Utah and will be hosted by the Utah Motorcycle Off-Road Racing Association.

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Source: American Motorcyclist Association

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