2018 Dragbike.com BAMF – Year 5

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Year 5

**REVISION – As of 5/6/18 – We have been notified that Dustin Lee is no longer RETIRED from running the Dragbike.com BAMF. The article below was written prior to this announcement. Click here to read his official retirement announcement from earlier this year. Welcome back Dustin**

Here we are, the 5th year of the Dragbike.com BAMF program, and so much has changed. In 2014 when we started the program, we had five sanctions (32 events) eligible for the program. For 2018 we now have seven sanctions eligible, giving racers 47 events to potentially earn points, not including the NHRA divisional races.  We are sad to say the Southeast Dragbike Racing Series will not be putting on any races this year, we saw a lot of potential in this series, and we hope to see them return in 2019. Bikes in the Valley has grown for 2019 with the addition of a third track to their schedule. Their growth in the Northern section of the states has been great to watch, and we are excited to see Atco Raceway on the schedule this year.

New for 2018 is the I-65 South Dragbike Racing Series running at Huntsville Dragway, Music City Raceway and Ohio Valley Dragway. When John Markham called us about this series, we were all in with supporting them. This series will encompass some existing events that we have wanted to include in the BAMF program, but couldn’t because of our rules system. Immediately this series had a lot of great sponsors supporting it, and we are excited to give sportsman racers more potential at earning points.

Jeremy Teasley

Over the winter we had a lot of racers contact us about suggestions or ideas for changing the rules. It took us well over a month to go through and give each suggestion its due diligence. (Thank you, Ben Knight, for your help!)  If you sent us an e-mail, we took it seriously. We used the 2017 results and re-ran them based on everyone’s suggestions. But with all the different ideas that were offered, the outcomes were still almost the same. So we do feel confident that we have the best possible set of rules in place.

Dustin Lee has won this award the last three years, and love him or hate him, he put the work in to win. And that’s what you have to do when you want to be the best. In 2014 when we started BAMF, Jeremy Teasley, Ron Arnold, Ben Knight and Bob Carlson, ran hard for this award and it came down to the last race and last pass of the year to determine a winner. What you may not realize is, that year, Dustin Lee finished 29th in points. He told us over the winter he wanted the title and thought he could win it.  And in 2015 he did just that, and has slaughtered the competition for the last three years. You can’t deny it, that is a BAMF! But now he is retired, click here to see his retirement announcement, and 2018 will see a new champion.

This past weekend Man Cup’s season opener went off kind of sluggish with a full day of rain shutting down racing for Saturday. Despite that, a great showing of sportsman racers claimed the first 10 spot for the Dragbike.com BAMF. Ricardo Marte had a great weekend winning 11 rounds in two tough classes, Top Gas, and Pro ET. He has a two-point lead over the rest of the weekend winners, but this will change in the next few weeks as all the other sanctions put on their first race of the season. This weekend some of the toughest racers in the country will head to Atlanta Dragway for the NHDRO season opener, and this list will change dramatically.

Ricardo Marte

We do want to make a suggestion to our sportsman racers. Last year we saw an increase in events not being finished. Due to weather or curfews,  racers or the sanctions were opting to split purses over finishing. Please fight to have your class finish its race at the next event or the next day. We saw a lot of points being left behind not only in BAMF but also in the sanction’s points system. Every point counts when you are running for a championship. So please think about that before you get down to four bikes and decide let’s just split the purse and go home. We want to see winners in every class, every race. Otherwise whats the point? #icametowin

Lastly, this program’s CASH payout comes directly from our sponsors and we can’t thank them enough for their support! Last year Platinum Fleet Repair posted a $1,000 bounty on our points leader that would go to another racer if they were able to win the title at the end of the year. That money has been rolled over and is now part of the 2018 fund. Dan Rudd with MPS Racing, who was the first on board to support this program in 2014 is back with a contribution of $500! Schnitz Racing, Rob Bush Motorsports, Interstate Specialties, NHDRO and XDA are all in for $250 each. Web Cam is back with a $100 contribution, bringing the total to $2,850.00 – We are just shy of a 3K,  but we have a goal of $3,500 this year and have no doubt we will raise the extra cash for our 2018 BAMF champion.

Good Luck to everyone this year, and if you need Dragbike.com decals to qualifying, send us an e-mail to bamf@dragbike.com and we will send them out to you free of charge.

 

Last update April 11, 2018

POSRiderPointsWinsR/UEvent Tracking
1Jeremy Teasley (2014 BAMF)1454Man Cup 01 SC W - XDA 01 560 W C8 RU - Man Cup 02 SC RU - NHDRO 02 TG W - NHDRO 03 CC RU SF RU TG W SET W
2Tom Klemme63I65 01 TG W - I65 02 SC W - NHDRO 03 PET W
3Dustin Lee (2015-17 BAMF)521NHDRO 01 C8 W SET RU - XDA 01 C8 W
4Ricardo Marte42Man Cup 01 TG W PET W
5Roy Johnson42Man Cup 01 SF W - XDA 01 SET W
6Dusty Brazel412Man Cup 01 SET RU C8 RU - Man Cup 02 ET W
7Ashon Dickerson42BIV SET 01 W - BIV 02 PET W
8Ronnie Legault311BIV SET 01 RU - BIV 02 SET W
9Stephen Knight311NHDRO 01 SET W C8 RU
10Donnie Huffman311AMRA 01 E RU SE W
11Doug Fisher311NHDRO 01 PET RU - NHDRO 02 PET W
12Jeremy England21NHDRO 01 SF W
13Eddie Doherty21Man Cup 01 C8 W
14Ed Ruffin21Man Cup 01SET W
15Garreth Sheppeard21NHDRO 01 PET W
16Michael Thyen21XDA 01 460 W
17Hank Lovett21XDA 01 TS W
18Brian Guarino21XDA 01 PET W
19Donny Anderson21BIV PET W
20Courtney Wheeler21I65 02 TG W
21Lee Tanner21AMRA 01 E W
22Rick Miller21AMRA 01 PE W
23Paul Lowe21AMRA 01 SG W
24Bob Carlson21BIV 02 9B Win
25Nick Johnson21PMRA 01 SC W
26Spencer Claycomb21Man Cup 02 SC RU
27Robin Procopio21Man Cup 02 PET W
28Brian Dale21Man Cup 02 PET W
29Shaun Bizette21Man Cup 02 SET W
30Ron Arnold21NHDRO 03 CC W
31Tyler Fisher21NHDRO 03 SF W
32Mike Hall22NHDRO 02 TG RU - NHDRO 03 PET RU
33Tylan Beckelheimer21NHDRO 02 C8 W
34Cameron Teasley21NHDRO 02 SF W
35Thomas Cole21NHDRO 03 PET W
36Ted Thompason21NHDRO 02 ET W
37Bob Bradley21BIV 03 SET W
38Scott McGrath21BIV 03 PET W
39Tony Harris11NHDRO 03 PET RU
40Harvey Hubbard11Man Cup 01 PET RU
41Stanley Russell11Man Cup 01 SF RU
42Sam Hurwitz11Man Cup TG RU
43Shawn Welch11Man Cup SC RU
44Vince Hileman11NHDRO 01 SF RU
45Boo Brown11XDA 01 460 RU
46Ted Harvey11XDA 01 560 RU
47Jay Windsor11XDA 01 TS RU
48Mike Schulz11XDA 01 PET RU
49Jeff Sweeney11XDA 01 SET RU
50Pete Bielman11BIV SET RU
51Walter Houghtaling11BIV PET RU
52Deboris Jones11I65 01 TG RU
53Brian Bolton11I65 02 TG RU
54Megan Bowers11I65 02 SC RU
55Kim DeShields11AMRA 01 PE RU
56John Bradley11AMRA 01 SE RU
57Steven Matthews11AMRA 01 SG RU
58John Hastings11BIV 02 9B RU
59Donnie Hookway11BIV 02 PET RU
60Patrick Jones11BIV 02 SET RU
61Alan Martin11PMRA 01 SC RU
62Chris Roesle11Man Cup 02 PET RU
63Ralph Medrano Jr11Man Cup 02 PET RU
64Bob Burt11Man Cup 02 SET RU
65Janrei Thompson11Man Cup 02 SET RU
66Bradley Shellhaas11NHDRO 03 TG RU
67Wes Brown11NHDRO 03 SET W
68Eric Yost11NHDRO 03 SET RU
69Jeremy Murphy11NHDRO 03SET RU
70Jeff Hall11NHDRO 02 SF RU
71Ryan Beardsley11BIV 03 SET RU
72Gary Russell11BIV 03 PET RU

2018 Dragbike.com BAMF Sponsors

The DBC-BAMF Cash Reward is funded 100% from our sponsors. Please support the companies that support your sport.

Platinum Fleet Repair
www.platinumfleetrepair.com
Contributing $1,000.00

 

MPS Racing

MPS – Motorcycle Performance Specialties
www.mpsracing.com
Contributing $500.00

Rob Bush Motorsports
www.facebook.com/RobBushMotorsports
Contributing $250.00

NHDRO No Hatin Racing

NHDRO
www.nhdroracing.com
Contributing $250.00

Schnitz Racing

Schnitz Racing
www.schnitzracing.com
Contributing $250.00

Interstate Specialties

Interstate Specialties Services
www.interstatespecialties.com
Contributing $250.00

XDA
www.xdaracing.com
Contributing $250.00

Web cam shafts


Web Cam Racing Cams
www.webcamshafts.com
Contributing $100.00

 

 

Total Payout $ 2,850.00

2018 Dragbike.com BAMF Rules and Information

DBC-BAMF points are earned by final round appearances of any event listed within our schedule below. In the effort to keep the point tracking simple and fair, “BAMF Points” will be awarded based on a formula that involves the type of event, event size and national recognition. Competitors of sanctioned events listed below do not need to do anything to sign up for the program, we will automatically reward points throughout the season to winners and runner-ups at events on the DBC-BAMF schedule. At the end of the year, points will determine the DBC-BAMF Sportsman Racer of the Year.  See additional rules below.

SANCTIONED EVENTS – Win: 2 – R/U: 1 – Champion:4

I-65 SDRS / 4.60 – TG -SC (7 events)

AMRA  / TE – SG – SP – PE – SE – E – OS – HS – D (8 events)

Bikes in the Valley / PET – SET – 9B (8 events)

XDA / TS – C8 – 4.60 – 5.60 – PET – SET (6 events)

MAN CUP / 4.60 – TG – SC – C8 – SF – PET – SET – VT (5 events)

NHDRO / 4.60 – TG – SC – C8 – SF – PET – SET (7 events)

PMRA / TG – SC – SG – SS – PET – SET (6 events)

NHRA Harley-Davidson Series  / HS – PG – SEP

NHRA Divisional Champ and NHRA Race of Champions Winners

Division 1 – Division 7  – Win: 3 R/U: 2

NHRA Year End Pro Bike Champion – Win: 5

Track Championship – Win: 3 (Any U.S. Track)

PRIZES

  • CASH – Winner Take All. There is no second place BAMF. (Splitting is frowned upon.)
  • Dragbike.com will be providing the champion with a one-of-a-kind Trophy created by COLD HARD ART

RULES

  • All classes must have a minimum of 16 bikes to earn points for that event.
  • All classes that have 8 or more rounds of competition will earn the winner and runner-up a bonus point.
  • Year-end series champions also earn 4 bonus points.
  • Participants MUST have the Dragbike.com decal on their bike all year to be eligible for prizes, photo proof required. E-mail us your address if you need them.
  • In the event of a tie for the top spot, we will then take into consideration the following criteria, series championship(s), event wins and how many different classes the racer has garnered points in.
  • Track Champions are responsible for emailing us notification of their championship along with proof to bamf@dragbike.com. Track points programs must be well documented all year on the track website.

Questions/Comments should be sent to bamf@dragbike.com

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2015-2017 Champion – Dustin Lee

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2014 Champion – Jeremy Teasley