Carolina Thunder Motorcycle Drag Racing


Back to the Past Motorcycle Drag Racing

Vintage Motorcycles
All Vintage Motorcycles 1984 and back with any engine designed to the period.

Stock & Modified Vintage Motorcycles 1984 and Back make up the Vintage Motorcycle Drag Racing Class. The 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and into the 80’s brought about a massive change to the Motorcycle Drag Racing World. When mechanics and riders modified their engines, frames, swing arms and adding wheelie bars. Some even adding two or three engines to a custom made racing frame and their creations were not only fast but were crowd drawers at the Drag Strips. We welcome all two and three engine bikes and all single engine bikes — Panheads, Knuckleheads, Shovelheads, Triumphs, BSAs, Nortons, Kawasaki, Hondas, Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW’s and Custom Racing Machines back to the track. Enjoy these beautiful Vintage Drag Bikes racing again like in the past. This Motorcycle Drag Racing History Still Running and Racing.

Vintage Motorcycle Class
Sportsman Format – All Run Field – Any Cubic Inch – No Power Adders – DOT Street Legal Tires or Slicks.  Wheelie Bars Allowed – No Electronics ie: Two Steps/Launch Control – All Bikes 1984 and Back are Welcome.   Read the Rules Listed Below.

ALL Racers, Beginners to Pros & ALL Motorcycles Are Welcome. ** Membership in CTMDR is not required to participate (race) in any of the CTMDR Races.   CTMDR Membership Form

Vintage Racing Format:
The Vintage Motorcycle Class is run on a 1/8th Mile – E.T. Racing Format – 500 Full Tree.   Panhead, Knucklehead, Shovelhead, Triumph, BSA, Kawasaki, Honda, Norton, Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW all Motorcycles 1984 and Back are welcome.

Designation:    V   Followed by rider number.

*** Motorcycle must be ridden under it’s own power to staging, starting line and back to the pit area after completion of the run (no towing allowed except for verified breakage after the conclusion of a run).

Vintage Motorcycles Qualifying Procedure:
All entries in the Vintage Motorcycle Class will run round one and two rounds of qualifying on a random pairing basis.   After Round Two of qualifying Racers line up in the left or right side of the lane your class is called to on a random pairing basis until were down to 16 bikes.

Buybacks: —  1st Round Buybacks Only

The class will qualify a 16-bike field and place them on a Sportsman  Ladder.

Sportsman Ladder Parings:  Once we get down to 16 bikes or less, the class will be placed on a Sportsman Ladder based on reaction time from the previous round.  Once the ladder is generated, lane choice is given to the rider with the better qualifying position. 16 – 8 – 4 – 2 – Winner.

Entry Fees / Payouts:
Entry Fee / Payout go to:  CTMDR 2019 Entry Fee – Payouts     **** Trophies and Payout to the – Winner – Runner Up – Semi.

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

Format:    The Vintage Motorcycle Class is a E.T. Bracket Racing .500 Format – 1/8th All Run Class.

Engine:   Design to Period 1984 back is allowed in Vintage Motorcycle Class.

Fuel:   Gas, Alcohol and Nitrous allowed. No propylene oxide.

Fuel Delivery:   Carburetor only no fuel pumps. Air and fuel must enter through carburetor only.

Frame:   Any style frame stock, modified or custom is legal. Custom Frames for Two or Three Engine Racing Bikes are Welcome. Must pass Tech Inspector approval for safety.

Brakes:    Any Brake System is allowed. Must be in good working condition.

Clutch:   Any style clutch is permitted. (No clutch cannons)

Transmission:    Can run any stock, single speed or multi 2-3 gear tranny or after market transmissions. Belt drives are legal. Rear wheel drives may consist of any ratios and materials..

Ignition:    Any ignition system is allowed.

Computers:    Only data gathering computers allowed.

Control Switches:  Must be mounted and constructed in a safe, craftsman-like manner.  Must have an emergency kill switch on all motorcycles.

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

Tires:   DOT Street Tires.   Slicks no larger than 10 inch wide permitted.

Wheelie Bars:   Wheelie bars are permitted with Slicks

Body:    Period Correct must be mounted and constructed in a safe, craftsman-like manner. Rear fender must cover the width of the rear tire and extend beyond the vertical center line of the rear axle.

Fairing:  – Allowed.

Seat:    All motorcycles must have a seat of some kind securely mounted.

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

Tech:   All motorcycles and riders must pass all safety rules and tech before practice. Tech officials 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 current helmet requirements 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.

**** We Welcome ALL Vintage Motorcycle Owners and Racers from all over the country.    Any engine designed in 1984 or older preserving the History of Motorcycle Racing


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