ManCup announces changes for 2016 ET classes
ManCup motorcycle drag racing announces the following changes to their three ET (MPS Pro ET, Street ET and D&G Chassis V-Twin ET) classes moving forward beginning with the upcoming 2016 season.
Highlights of the changes include:
- Cross-Talk ON in MPS Pro ET
- Transformation of the buyback process
- Modifications to the points earning system
- No double entries
- Nominal purse increase
The off-season has been busy for ManCup ownership. After extensive dialogue with racers, sponsors and industry experts, changes have been decided upon for the ET Classes.
- Cross Talk will be “ON” at all races in MPS Pro ET
- The buyback process will be replaced. A more simple and straightforward approach will replace it. ALL first round losers that buy-back will automatically advance back into the second round. With the completion of the second, and all subsequent elimination rounds thereafter, upon losing, every rider will be out of competition.
- The points earnings will change to reflect the updates made to the buyback process. All riders will now earn 21 points for entry, tech, first and second round of elimination rounds regardless of performance. This is up from 11 points awarded for entry and a minimum of 0, with a maximum of 20 additional round points through round two, contingent if a rider bought back or not. Rounds won points will remain unchanged at 10 per round but will begin accrual in the 3rd round and beyond. Winner and runner-up bonus points are also unchanged.
- Double entering a class will no longer be allowed in any class. A rider can not ride the same, nor a different, bike in one class.
- Nominal increases to both the entry fees and the purses will be implemented. Specific details of such will be announced upon finalization.
- Updates to the clutch rule in Street ET . Engine driven (MTC Gen II, Hayes, Rock, etc…) lockup clutches will no longer be allowed along with aftermarket slider clutches. Wheel driven lockup clutches will remain legal. All engine-driven lockup and slider clutch entries will now have to compete in MPS Pro ET . Street ET is an entry level class and these high end, drag race specific clutches need to be moved to the higher level of competition found in MPS Pro ET .
- Elimination of the Sunday morning time trial. Sunday morning will begin with the first round of ET eliminations. There will be a very quick clean-up time run for any SUNDAY ONLY entry, eligible only to a bike and/or rider who has not been down the track at all at any point prior. the elimination process will begin directly behind the clean-up time run.
- Changes D&G Chassis V-Twin qualifying procedure. All entries in D&G Chassis V-Twin will now run round one and two of eliminations on a random pairing basis rather than the previous method. An elimination ladder will be produced beginning with round three and will be based on winning riders reaction times in round two.
ManCup event director Jay Regan added ” Dave Schnitz and I have spent countless hours brainstorming a multitude of ideas on how to improve the running of our ManCup events. We received tremendous rider input after the Mann Hill Garage World Finals presented by Kibblewhite Precision Machine alongside a multitude of conversations with others involved in motorcycle drag racing on various levels. We several meetings to discuss these potential changes with class sponsors and other industry professionals at the PRI show last month. A lot of thought and planning has gone into these changes before we decided upon implementing them. The ManCup is committed to the sport for the long run and we feel these changes are the in the best interest of our ET classes moving forward.” Regan closed with “this is just the first of what will be a series of changes we plan to install related to the running of our ManCup events, so stay tuned”
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