Carolina Thunder Motorcycle Drag Racing

Vintage Drag Bikes

Back to the Past Motorcycle Drag Racing

About Vintage Drag Bikes
Vintage Drag Bikes are race period correct Stock Type Vintage Drag Bikes with any engine designed to the period 1973 or older.   Rider & Bike is included in the Entry Fee.

There was a time in America, when racing was about the sport of racing.   These Vintage Drag Bikes are from that era.   When mechanics and riders wanted to see what they could do to make their bike go fast.  Enjoy these beautiful Vintage Drag Bikes and remember — This is Motorcycle Drag Racing History Still Running.

Vintage Drag Bikes — (Racing Format 1/8th Mile – Heads Up – 500 Full Tree)
ALL Original Type Vintage Drag Bikes — Panhead, Knucklehead, Shovelhead, Triumph, BSA, Kawasaki, Honda, Norton, Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW all Vintage Motorcycles are welcome.

Racing Format:
Rider & Bike is included in the Entry Fee.   The Vintage Drag Bikes Class is run on a 1/8th Mile – Heads Up – 500 Full Tree.  It will be an all run field and will qualify for eliminations based on reaction times during the second round of qualifying.

Class Requirement:
Designation:   V/B   Followed by rider number.

Vintage Drag Bikes Qualifying Procedure:
All entries in the Vintage Drag Bikes Class will run round one and two rounds of 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:
Vintage Drag Bikes —  Rider & Bike is included in the Entry Fee.
Points awarded at present = 1st Round Top Qualifier.  3rd Round Top Qualifier. **** Trophies and Payout to the – Winner – Runner Up – Semi.

The Vintage Drag Bikes Class will be a Points Class at all CTMDR Events except Grudge Races and The ALL Star Race.  The Vintage Drag Bikes 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 within thirty days of the points posting for the event in question.  Give us an accurate description on your concerns.

A rider may only enter one bike in this class, and that bike may only be entered one time in this class.

Vintage Drag Bikes Class is a Heads Up Class – 1/8th Mile .500 class

Fuel – Gas Only

Fuel Delivery – Carburetor

Frame – Stock Neck – Stock Type Frame

Suspension – Current to Period

Swing Arm – Stock type or mild modified for safety

Chain Guard – Current to Period

Engine – Design to Period 1973 Back

Controls – Current to Period (Handlebar, Foot pegs & Foot Controls)

Clutch Controls – Current to Period, Engagement and Disengagement

Clutch – Current to Period

Transmission – Current to Period

Tires – Period Correct Size Tires in good condition

Wheelie Bars – No Wheelie Bars Allowed

Lights – Headlight & Taillight to Period – must be working

Ignition – Current to Period or electronic ignition (NO Computers)

Seat – Current to Period or approved seat for safety

Body Parts – Tank, Fenders, Handle Bars, Current to Period

Breaks – If Period must be in good working condition. Front & Rear recommended
(Stopping is important – Breaks can be updated for safety)

Ground Clearance – Current to Period

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.

**** We Welcome ALL Vintage Dragbike Owners and Racers from all over the country. Vintage Dragbike Racing is a group of guys who build & race period correct Vintage Drag Bikes. Any engine designed in 1973 or older preserving the History of Motorcycle Racing
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Sonny Productions LLC
280 Haynes Rd
Summerfield NC 27358
Sonny / Office 336-643-1367    Cell # 336-580-1638

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