Carolina Thunder Motorcycle Drag Racing
Rookie Street
Todays Beginning Racers Could Be Tomorrows Racing Stars

Rookie Street — (ET Bracket Racing Format)
1/8th Mile  .500 Full Tree – All Run Field
If you’re new to the sport of Motorcycle Drag Racing, CTMDR offers a Rookie Racing Class for Beginners.  The Rookie Street Program is probably the least expensive and a great way to get an idea of what Motorcycle Drag Racing is about.

Rookie Street — Any Brand Any Make, Any Model 2 wheel Street Legal Motorcycles.   Snowmobiles will also be allowed in this class.    NOT Allowed -Mini Bikes, Dirt Bikes, Off Road Bikes, 3-wheel & 4-wheel vehicles prohibited in this class.   Each motorcycle in this class must have a street tire  (NO Slicks) and pass Tech.  Some of these bikes may have minor modifications such as having been lowered swing arm extended or engine modifications.   ET Bracket racing is a relatively inexpensive way to enjoy drag racing.

Rookie Street
ET Format .500 Full Tree – All Run Field
The Rookie Street Class is for beginners and racers with little or limited track experience and wanting more experience or to try their hand at Motorcycle Drag Racing.


The Rookie Street Class is where beginning racers can compete among themselves and yet be around more experienced motorcycle drag racers.   Racers must have a drivers license and must be 18 years of age.    **** Potential racers 16 or 17 years of age contact CTMDR for details on racing.

First Time Going Down A Drag Strip
The first time on a drag strip can be scary. Even if you’ve been riding a bike for a long time, on a new track you need to learn the track.   We encourage you to Read This Article about Going down A Drag Strip.

Safety is the most important rule in any type of racing you do.   Only drag race a motorcycle you can handle!  You are learning the basic of drag racing take it slow, learn how to stage, learn how to get off the line.  This is an opportunity for you to get a feel for a Drag Strip.   Over time as you get experience you will get better, don’t push yourself.    Every good racer had to start somewhere and all gained experience over time.  NOT over night or in a couple of races.    Ask Questions to the experienced racers.   You came to learn and have fun.   Awards At Present = 1st Round Top Qualifier – 3rd Round Top Qualifier.  **** Trophies and Payout to the – Winner – Runner Up – Semi.

Format:
The Rookie Street Class is an E.T. Bracket Class run on a 1/8th Mile Drag Strip on  a .500 Full Tree. It will be an All Run Field and you will qualify for eliminations based on your time from second round qualifying.

Class Requirement:
Designation: R/S followed by rider number.

Rookie Street Qualifying Procedure:
All entries in the Rookie Street Class will run round one and round two for qualifying on a random pairing basis. After Round Two an Elimination Ladder will be produced based on riders reaction times from round two.

Buybacks:   1st Round Buybacks.

Points / Entry Fees / Payouts:
Rider & Bike is included in the Entry Fee.   Rookie Street Points Program, Entry Fees & Payouts
Awards At Present = 1st Round Top Qualifier, 3rd Round Top Qualifier,  **** Trophies and Payout to the – Winner – Runner Up – Semi.

Points:
The Rookie Street Class will be a Points Class at all CTMDR Events except Grudge Races and The ALL Star Race. The Rookie Street Class is a Points-Earning Class and at the end of the season a Champion will be crowned. Riders it is your responsibility to monitor and make sure points awarded to you are correct after every event. All requests for points adjustments must be made in writing to sonny@ctmdr.com within thirty days of the points posting for the event in question. Give us an accurate description on your concerns.

Please understand CTMDR will strive to keep the points tabulations for all classes accurate and correct and we hope by you monitoring your own points earnings, any errors we have made will be corrected quickly. *** After 30 days no adjustments will be considered.

Engine:   Open to ALL Street legal and Non-Street legal motorcycle engines.

Fuel:  Gasoline Only

Frame:
Any style frame and frame material is legal.    Must be Street Legal and pass Tech Inspectors approval for safety.

Suspension:
Front suspension minimum travel of 2 inches. Rear suspension is not necessary. Struts allowed.
Ground Clearance: The motorcycle must have a minimum of 2” ground clearance with rider sitting on the bike.

Brakes:
Front and Rear Brakes are recommended on all bikes entered and must be in good working condition.  (Breaks are very important and we want everyone to be able to stop without using your feet)

Chain Guards:
Yes Chain Guards are needed on all bikes entered.   We know there are some who dont want to run a Chain  Guard for whatever reason.  Its your leg its your call.

Electrical:
2-steps, delay boxes and electronic throttle stops are prohibited. Delay boxes and electronic throttle stops are not permitted on the motorcycle, they must be disconnected and removed.

Ignition:
Any ignition system is allowed. Computers: only data gathering computers allowed.
Must have a working Kill Switch. Street Legal Motorcycles.      NO – Delay boxes, Electronic Throttle Stops and Auto Shift devices.

Control Switches:
Must be mounted and constructed in a safe, craftsman-like manner.   You must have an emergency kill switch on all motorcycles with 12.00 E.T. and quicker.    Almost all factory type handle bar switches have kill switches on them and it should kill your bike if something goes wrong.

Controls:
Handlebar controls must be located in safe, workable position. Foot pegs and foot controls must be located in safe, workable position and must be mounted in a safe, craftsman-like manner. All controls must meet or exceed OEM equipment standards. Snap-back throttle return is mandatory.

Lights:
DOT or Aftermarket approved light system. headlight, taillight and brake light must work.

Drive Train:    Must have chain or belt guard for primary and secondary drives.

Transmission:
Can run any stock or after market transmission.  Can use any clutch.  Belt drives are legal.  Rear wheel drives may consist of any ratios and materials..

Clutch:
Street Legal Bikes – Hand Clutch & Foot Shift.  Aftermarket slider clutches prohibited.  Clutch Engagement and disengagement must be controlled by conventional cable or hydraulic ‐ actuated clutch lever. With the engine off and the bike in gear, the clutch must have sufficient engagement force to prevent the bike from being rolled without either sliding the rear tire or rotating the engine. With the brakes locked or the bike otherwise blocked from rolling, the clutch system must have sufficient engagement force at idle to kill the engine if the clutch lever is released. Idle may be set between1500 ‐ 2000rpm for this test.  The use of ECU mapping or electrical system functions to simulate the positive results of this test is not allowed, engine kill must be as a direct result of clutch engagement drag.

Tires:  DOT street tires must pass inspection.

Wheelie Bars:   NO Wheelie Bars

Wheels:   Stock OEM wheels or aftermarket performance wheels. Any size is legal.

Body:
Stock OEM fenders and gas tank, or custom fenders and gas tank are allowed but must be mounted and constructed in a safe, craftsman-like manner. Shells are legal. Rear fender must cover the width of the rear tire and extend beyond the vertical centerline of the rear axle.

Fairing: – Allowed.

Seat:   All motorcycles must have a seat and securely mounted.

Tech:
All motorcycles must pass tech before practice. Motorcycle, rider and their protective gear must pass tech. Tech official will have final say on any unclear rule or equipment.

General Safety:
Helmet – Full coverage helmets only! Must be Snell-2000 or ECE 22.05 or helmet approved by tech    Eye protection is required.   Protective Clothing – Leather jackets, full-finger leather gloves and hi-top leather shoes or boots. Riders exceeding 120 mph must wear full leathers. Safety is very important – Please Be Safe.

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CTMDR
Sonny Productions LLC
280 Haynes Rd
Summerfield NC 27358
Sonny / Office 336-643-1367    Cell # 336-580-1638

Email –  sonny@ctmdr.com