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/UChampionshipsEvent Tracking
1Jeremy Teasley (2014 BAMF)43974Man 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 - Man Cup 03 SF RU - XDA 04 560 W - NHDRO 04 SET RU - NHDRO 04 TG W - XDA 05 C8 W - XDA C8 560 Champ - NHDRO 05 SET W TG W - NHDRO 06 SET RU - NHDRO TG Champ - NHDRO SET Champ
2Dustin Lee (2015-17 BAMF)25552NHDRO 01 C8 W SET RU - XDA 01 C8 W - NHDRO 02 PET RU - XDA 04 560 RU - XDA 04 SET W* - NHDRO 04 SET W* - XDA 05 TS RU - XDA SET Champ - NHDRO 05 TG RU - NHDRO C8 Champ - NHDRO 06 C8 W
3John Markham21243NHDRO 04 PET RU - I65 03 SC W - NHDRO 05 SC RU SF RU - I65 TG Champ SC Champ - NHDRO 06 SC RU - NHDRO 06 SET W - NHRA Champ
4Ron Arnold16431NHDRO 03 CC W - NHDRO 04 SF W - NHDRO 04 C8 W - NHDRO 05 SET RU* - NHDRO 06 SC W C8 RU - NHDRO 06 ET RU - NHDRO SC Champ
5Dale Hamilton15311XDA 03 PET W* - XDA 04 PET W* - XDA 05 PET RU* - XDA PET Champ - NHRA ROC Div 1
6Bob Carlson1342BIV 02 9B Win - BIV Aug SET W - XDA 05 TS W - XDA 05 PET W* - BIV 9B Champ
7Bruce Damewood10221NHDRO 04 SC RU PET W - NHRA Div 3 ROC W - Route 66 Champ - NHDRO 05 PET RU
8Jeremy England1012NHDRO 01 SF W - Kil-Kare Track Champ - NHDRO SF Champ
9Kevin Adams94Man Cup 03 SF W - NHDRO 02 SET W - NHDRO 05 SF W SET W*
10Ashon Dickerson821BIV SET 01 W - BIV 02 PET W - BIV SET Champ
11Ron Blake7111BIV July PET W - BIV Aug PET RU - BIV PET Champ
12Tom Klemme63I65 01 TG W - I65 02 SC W - NHDRO 03 PET W
13Wilson Burkhead611XDA 03 TS W - XDA TS Champ
14Donnie Huffman521AMRA 01 E RU SE W - AMRA Aug SE W
15Austin Bridge52XDA 04 SET W* - XDA 05 SET W
16Mac McAdams52XDA 04 TS W - XDA 05 PET W*
17Mike Hall513NHDRO 02 TG RU - NHDRO 03 PET RU - NHDRO 06 PET W PET RU
18Ricardo Marte42Man Cup 01 TG W PET W
19Roy Johnson42Man Cup 01 SF W - XDA 01 SET W
20Dusty Brazel412Man Cup 01 SET RU C8 RU - Man Cup 02 ET W
21Ronnie Legault412BIV SET 01 RU - BIV 02 SET W - BIV July PET RU
22Dana Mack411XDA 03 PET RU* - SET W
23Shaun Bizette411Man Cup 02 SET W - NHDRO 04 SET RU*
24Ben Knight421BIV July SET W - BIV Sept W
25Richard Gadson42XDA 03 460 W - XDA 05 460 W
26Duane Jackson42XDA 04 C8 W - XDA 05 SET W
27Doug Fisher412NHDRO 01 PET RU - NHDRO 02 PET W - NHDRO 05 PET RU
28Mike Konopacki42NHDRO 05 PET W PET W
29Joe Rodney41I65 460 Champ
30Bob Bradley42BIV 03 SET W - BIV Oct PET W
31Jeff Lindeman41NHDRO 460 Champ
32Stephen Knight311NHDRO 01 SET W C8 RU
33Tylan Beckelheimer311NHDRO 02 C8 W - Man Cup 03 SC RU
34Thomas Cole311NHDRO 03 PET W - NHDRO 04 PET RU
35Boo Brown32XDA 01 460 RU - XDA 04 SET RU*
36Ralph Medrano Jr311Man Cup 02 PET RU - Man Cup 03 PET W
37Bill Bair31XDA 04 PET W*
38Garreth Sheppeard311NHDRO 01 PET W - NHDRO 02 SET RU
39Tony Davis31NHRA Div 4 W
40Rickey Kay31NHRA Div 4 ROC W
41Jeremy Hicks31NHRA Div 3 W
42Ryan Beardsley311BIV 03 SET RU - BIV Oct SET W
43Eddie Doherty21Man Cup 01 C8 W
44Ed Ruffin21Man Cup 01SET W
45Michael Thyen21XDA 01 460 W
46Hank Lovett21XDA 01 TS W
47Brian Guarino21XDA 01 PET W
48Donny Anderson21BIV PET W
49Courtney Wheeler21I65 02 TG W
50Lee Tanner21AMRA 01 E W
51Rick Miller21AMRA 01 PE W
52Paul Lowe21AMRA 01 SG W
53Nick Johnson21PMRA 01 SC W
54Spencer Claycomb21Man Cup 02 SC RU
55Robin Procopio21Man Cup 02 PET W
56Brian Dale21Man Cup 02 PET W
57Tyler Fisher21NHDRO 03 SF W
58Cameron Teasley21NHDRO 02 SF W
59Ted Thompason21NHDRO 02 ET W
60Scott McGrath21BIV 03 PET W
61Vince Hileman22NHDRO 01 SF RU - NHDRO 04 SF RU
62Mark Coulson21Man Cup 03 SC W
63Wes Hawkins21XDA 04 460 W
64Jim Shifflett21XDA 04 PET RU*
65Mike Schulz21XDA 04 SET RU*
66Homer England21NHDRO 04 SET W
67Ronnie Woodall Sr21NHDRO 04 PET W
68Ken Selner21NHDRO 04 SC W
69Randy Parker21Man Cup 04 SET W
70Brian Babiak21NHDRO 02 PET W
71Darrell Aubin21BIV Sept PET W
72Nick Mazeika21BIV Aug PET W
73Jim Mauro21XDA 05 560 W
74Jerry Turner21XDA 05 PET RU*
75Kevin Gauntt21AMRA Aug E W
76Frank DiNapeli21AMRA Aug PE W
77Andy Horn21AMRA Aug SG W
78Dalton Perry21I65 03 TG W
79Gordon Johnson21I65 03 460 W
80Rickey Bobby21NHRA Div 4 RU
81Mike Hudson21NHRA Div 4 ROC RU
82Mike Krueger21NHRA Div 3 RU
83Joe Novak Sr21NHRA Div 3 ROC RU
84Andy Frame21NHDRO 05 SC W
85Shane Stevens Jr21NHDRO 05 C8 W
86Scott Sheppeard21NHDRO 06 PER W
87Jason Drnach21NHDRO 06 SET W
88Tony Harris11NHDRO 03 PET RU
89Harvey Hubbard11Man Cup 01 PET RU
90Stanley Russell11Man Cup 01 SF RU
91Sam Hurwitz11Man Cup TG RU
92Shawn Welch11Man Cup SC RU
93Ted Harvey11XDA 01 560 RU
94Jay Windsor11XDA 01 TS RU
95Mike Schulz11XDA 01 PET RU
96Jeff Sweeney11XDA 01 SET RU
97Pete Bielman11BIV SET RU
98Walter Houghtaling11BIV PET RU
99Deboris Jones11I65 01 TG RU
100Brian Bolton11I65 02 TG RU
101Megan Bowers11I65 02 SC RU
102Kim DeShields11AMRA 01 PE RU
103John Bradley11AMRA 01 SE RU
104Steven Matthews11AMRA 01 SG RU
105John Hastings11BIV 02 9B RU
106Donnie Hookway11BIV 02 PET RU
107Patrick Jones11BIV 02 SET RU
108Alan Martin11PMRA 01 SC RU
109Chris Roesle11Man Cup 02 PET RU
110Bob Burt11Man Cup 02 SET RU
111Janrei Thompson11Man Cup 02 SET RU
112Bradley Shellhaas11NHDRO 03 TG RU
113Wes Brown11NHDRO 03 SET W
114Eric Yost11NHDRO 03 SET RU
115Jeremy Murphy11NHDRO 03SET RU
116Jeff Hall11NHDRO 02 SF RU
117Gary Russell11BIV 03 PET RU
118Joe Ferraro11BIV July SET RU
119Tim Shelton11XDA 03 460 RU
120George Shriver11XDA 03 TS RU
121Pablo Ganzalez11XDA 03 SET RU
122Mike Chongris11XDA 04 460 RU
123James Farmer11XDA 04 TS RU
124CJ Fair11XDA 04 C8 RU
125David Ashton11XDA 04 PET RU
126Travis Kotz11NHDRO 04 C8 RU
127Heath McQuinn11NHDRO 04 TG RU
128D Ferguson11BIV Sept PET RU
129Adam Sheran11BIV Sept SET RU
130Edythe Decker11BIV Aug SET RU
131Michael Ostrowski11XDA 05 460 RU
132Freddy Frazier11XDA 05 560 RU
133Boo Brown11XDA 05 C8 RU
134Shayne Proctor11XDA 05 SET RU
135Derrick Milbourne11XDA 05 SET RU
136Gary Degrange11AMRA Aug E RU
137J Vanfleet11AMRA Aug SE RU
138T Mason11AMRA Aug PE RU
139T Phillips11AMRA Aug SG RU
140Dalton Markham11I65 03 SC W
141Broderick Jackson11I65 03 460 W
142Brandon Pellichino11NHDRO 05 SET RU
143Murray Lonsbary11NHDRO 05 C8 RU
144Andre Roche11BIV Oct PET RU
145George Thompson11BIV Oct SET RU
146Joe Deck11NHDRO 06 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