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Welcome to the information site for the 2016 Playtime Performance Sportbike Drag Race Series

 

All races are held at Top End Dragways - 4147 70th St SW, Glyndon MN, 56547

 

 

2016 RACE SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 21

Sunday, June 5

Saturday, July 9

Saturday, August 13 - MN/ND King of the Street

Saturday, October 1

 

 

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors!

 

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All sportbikes are eligible to compete that:

1. Have a paid entry to that day Street Legal Race. There is no additional fee to compete in the series.

2. Meet the rules criteria listed under the class that the bike will compete in.

 

 

 

General Rules:

1 Each racer may race one bike, per event, and have their results count toward a class.

2. A single bike may not be shared by competitors in a single class.

3. Each racer will receive a classification decal. The decal must be displayed in the proper location(On the windshield, on the tower-side of the bike) for a racer to be eligible to compete in the race series.

4. All rule interpretations and decisions regarding rules are left to the race director.

 

 

 

Safety Equipment/Licensing:

PLEASE PAY CAREFULL ATTENTION TO THIS SECTION. TOP END DRAGWAYS IS AN NHRA AFFILITATED TRACK, AND THEREFORE, FOLLOWS NHRA SAFETY GUIDELINES.

All entrants will have their ET's limited to what they, and their gear, are NHRA legal to. If you run a 9.80, but your licensing is only legal to 10.00, your run will not be counted. Each entrant is responsible for having proper gear for what they run. Each entrant is also required to have all applicable NHRA competition licenses. See below:

1. ALL racers must have protective clothing, including a leather jacket, leather boots/shoes that rise above the ankle, leather gloves and full face helmet with valid SNELL rating.

2. Motorcycles 10.99 and quicker must be equipped with a FUNCTIONAL ignition kill switch that is attached to the rider by a lanyard(a tether). Most stock motorcycles are equipped with a handlebar mounted thumb switch that can have a lanyard easily attached for this purpose.

3. ALL motorcycles must have a chainguard.

4. ALL racers on motorcycles that exceed 120mph MUST be equipped with leather pants. Jacket and pants must attach with a 360 degree METAL zipper.

5. Valid NHRA competition license mandatory for riders of any motorcycle running 9.99 (6.39) or quicker.

 

 

 

Spirit of the Rules/Cheating:

1. All racers are expected to compete within the 'spirit of the rules'. Because something is NOT listed as illegal in the rules, DOES NOT mean that it is automatically legal. Racers are expected to ask questions regarding gray areas.

2. Racers are required to inform tech/staff of all modifications done to their bike. If a bike is classed incorrectly, there is a possibility of reclassing the bike part way through the race day. This will be at the discretion of sportbike tech.

3. If a racer is deemed to be intentionally cheating, current year points may be revoked, and the racer may be banned from competing in the race series for any amount of time. Any penalties are at the discretion of the race director.

 

 

 

Qualifying:

Staging lanes will be open all day. You can make as many test and tune passes as time allows.

QUALIFYING SYSTEM FOR 2016

Qualifying passes will tentatively be held each hour at noon, 1:00 and 2:00. These are the only passes that will count toward the qualifying ladder. If a racer is not in the qualifying line at the proper time, that racer will forfeit that qualifying pass. The time and number of qualifying passes may be altered due to weather, track conditions, or other factors beyone our control.

 

 

 

Scoring:

1. Each day, all participating bikes will receive points toward the points championship.

2. Throughout qualifying, the 5 quickest bikes in each class will be listed on the scoreboard.

SEMIFINAL/FINAL SCORING SYSTEM FOR 2016

3. The four quickest qualifiers will race in the semifinals for their class. (#1 qualifier vs #4 qualifier, and #2 qualifier vs #3 qualifier........if there are only 3 bikes in a class, qualifiers #2 and #3 will race in a semifinal, with winner advancing to the final against the #1 qualifier.) The winners of the semifinals will race in a final to determine first and second place in the class. The losers of the semifinals will race in a consolation final to determine third and fourth place in the class. Semifinals and finals will be raced on a pro tree.

4. Any remaining bikes will earn 5th place, 6th place, etc.......which is determined by qualifying ET.

5. After the final race, the points will be awarded as follows: First = 10, Second = 8, Third = 6, Fourth = 4, Fifth = 2, all remaining competitors will receive 1 point.

6. In the case of inclement weather/track oildown, the qualifying standings at the time will stand as the final results.

 

SEASON POINTS FOR 2016

1. The season points will be totaled from a racer's three best finishes of the year. A racer that competes in all four races may drop the lowest point total from any race they competed in.

 

 

 

2016 CLASSES

 

Class descriptions are to be used as a template for what class a bike may be common to. If a racer wishes to race in a class that may include more difficult competition, that racer may do so. For example, a GSXR-1000 with an extended wheelbase may choose to race in the Big Bore class. The class must be chosen before that racer makes any passes that particular day. Classes may not be changed once a racer has made a pass that day.

 

NEW FOR 2016!!! Cruiser (CR)

Class description:

Naturally aspirated cruiser-style motorcycles that ase not sportbike oriented. Unlimited internal motor modifications are allowed, as well as modified wheelbases/frames. Typical ET's in this class are 12.00+ seconds. In the spirit of competition, riders of faster/highly modified cruisers may choose to participate in the Lightweight Sportbike class, providing they conform to the Lightweight class rules.

Typically accepted Models: Harley Davidson, Victory, Yamaha Road Star, Kawasaki Vulcan, Honda VTX, Triumph Rocket III, etc.

General Safety: All bikes must be approved during NHRA technical inspection.

Frame: Any frame(factory, modified or custom) allowed. Mid controls or forward controls only. No rear sets or 'grudge pegs'.

Wheelbase: Unlimited.

Bodywork/Wheels: Any bodywork that is not sportbike related may be used. Any wheels are acceptable.

Suspension: Any aftermarket front/rear suspension acceptable. No minimum ground clearance.

Electrical: Bikes may not utilize a rev limiter that is lower than OEM stock. Headlight/taillight are not required. Any fuel/ignition controller may be used.

Starting System: Functional on-board starting systems required.

Brakes: At least one front and one rear brake required. All brakes must be functional.

Exhaust: Any exhaust accepted.

Clutch: Sliders, lockups and 'convertible' clutches are not allowed. On a hydraulic clutch system, no valve of any sort may be used to control the flow of fluid. Nothing other than the rider's left hand may be used to regulate the rate that the clutch is applied.

Tires: No flat slicks. Roadrace slicks ok.

Wheelie Bars: Wheelie bars prohibited.

Fuel: Any fuel accepted.

Transmissions: Air/Electric shifters are allowed. All transmissions accepted.

Internal Motor Work: Any level of engine modification is allowed.

Forced Induction: Forced induction is not allowed.

 

7-9-16 Qualifying

1. Herm Balster, H-D Road Glide, 12.16

2. Kerri Lee, Yamaha Warrior, 12.25

3. Chad Johnson, Yamaha Warrior, 12.74

4. Jarrod Livingston, Kawasaki Meanstreak, 12.981

5. Brett Livingston, H-D Fatbob, 12.989

 

 

7-9-16 Semi-Final

(1)Balster DEF. (4)J. Livingston

(2)Lee DEF. (3)Johnson

 

 

7-9-16 Semi-Final

(4)J. Livingston, 12.938 (0.066 R/T) DEF. (3)Johnson, 12.782 (-0.010)

 

 

7-9-16 Final

(1)Balster, 12.408 (0.081 R/T) DEF. (2)Lee, 13.666 (RED)

 

 

Cruiser Points Standings as of 7-9-16

1. Herm Balster, H-D Road Glide, 30 points (0/15/15) (12.16)

2. Kerri Lee, Yamaha Warrior, 24 points (10/12/12) (12.25)

3. Chad Johnson, Yamaha Warrior, 23 points (15/8/7) (12.33)

4. Jarrod Livingston, Kawasaki Meanstreak, 19 points (11/2/8) (12.97)

5. Brett Livingston, H-D Fatbob, 8 points (6/0/2) (12.98)

6. Owen Eberl, Honda VTX1800, 7 points (0/7/0) (12.49)

7. Justin Lewis, Victory Vegas, 3 points (0/3/0) (12.83)

8. Ernest Trosen, Victory Judge, 3 points (3/0/0) (13.74)

9. Justin Jondahl, H-D Street Glide, 2 points (0/2/0) (13.52)

 

 

 

Lightweight (LW) - 2015 Champion - Kerri Lee

Class description:

Naturally aspirated 600cc sportbikes and most Sport Twins/Triples. Bikes may have an extended wheelbase, unlimited engine/suspension modifications, and air shifters. Bikes must be naturally aspirated. Typical ETs in this class are 10.40–12.00

Typically accepted Models: Honda CBR 600 (F2, F3, F4, F4i, RR), Yamaha R6, YZF 600, FZR 600, Kawasaki ZX-6, ZX-6R (includes RR and 636cc models), Suzuki GSXR 600, all Triumph models, Honda RC51, all Suzuki SV models, all Buell models, all Ducati models(except 1098), all Aprilia models. Older bikes of various engine sizes may be allowed to compete in the lightweight class. Those bikes must be approved by the race director.

General Safety: All bikes must be approved during NHRA technical inspection.

Frame: OEM factory stock frames must be used. Subframes may be modified/aftermarket.

Wheelbase: Unlimited.

Bodywork/Wheels: Any bodywork/wheels are acceptable.

Suspension: Any aftermarket front/rear suspension acceptable. No minimum ground clearance.

Electrical: Bikes may not utilize a rev limiter that is lower than OEM stock. Headlight/taillight are not required.

Starting System: Functional on-board starting systems required.

Brakes: At least one front and one rear brake required. All brakes must be functional.

Exhaust: Any exhaust accepted.

Clutch: Sliders, lockups and 'convertible' clutches are not allowed. On a hydraulic clutch system, no valve of any sort may be used to control the flow of fluid. Nothing other than the rider's left hand may be used to regulate the rate that the clutch is applied.

Tires: No flat slicks. Roadrace slicks ok.

Wheelie Bars: Wheelie bars prohibited.

Fuel: Any fuel accepted.

Transmissions: Air/Electric shifters are allowed. No auto transmissions.

Internal Motor Work: Any level of engine modification is allowed. The original displacement of the bike is used for classification

Forced Induction: Forced induction is not allowed.

 

7-9-16 Qualifying

NO ENTRIES

 

 

Lightweight Points Standings as of 7-9-16

1. Jesse Hoffart, Yamaha FZ-1 , 15 points (15/0/0) (10.33)

2. Joe Karvonen, Aprilia SXV550, 15 points (0/15/0) (12.38)

3. Lance Thody, Honda CBR600RR, 12 points (12/0/0) (11.17)

 

 

 

Supersport (SS) - 2015 Champion - Patrick Murphy

Class Description:

Stock motor, stock wheelbase 1000cc sportbikes, Hayabusa & ZX-14R/12R. Bikes must remain stock wheelbase & stock motored. Some bolt-on modifications are allowed. Air shifters are prohibited. 'Launchmasters' and the like are prohibited. Typical ETs in this class are 9.50-10.50

(Ex-Middleweight bikes (GSXR-750, ZX-7R) may race in Supersport, under the Supersport rules, with the following exception: Bike may have an extended wheelbase. If the bike has additional modifications, outside of what is allowed in Supersport, the bike must move to the Heavyweight class.)

Typically accepted Models: Yamaha R1, Kawasaki ZX10R, Suzuki GSXR1000/750, Honda CBR1000RR, Suzuki Hayabusa, Kawasaki ZX-14(2006-2011, 2012 model is automatically in the Big Bore class), Kawasaki ZX-12/ZX-7R

Chassis: Must have stock swingarm. Wheelbase will be dictated by the limits of the swingarm. The swingarm may not be modified to allow additional wheelbase from stock. The swingarm must be from the model year of the bike. Cut frame rails not allowed.

Engine: Stock long block (performance-wise). The motor must be of the model year of the bike or an identical replacement. The following pieces may not have an aftermarket/modified replacement installed in their place: crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, cylinder head, camshafts, camshaft sprockets, valves, valve springs, water pump. Engine compression must be stock. Engines must be naturally aspirated.
-The following modifications are allowed:
-Aftermarket cosmetic pieces (engine covers, quick access clutch covers, emissions block off plates, rearsets etc)
-Removal of emissions equipment (PAIR valves, etc)
-Removal of secondary throttle blades
-Basically, the long block may have no performance improvements over stock, aside from the removal of emissions equipment.

Modifications: Only bolt on modifications allowed. (i.e. exhaust systems (sidewinders ok, may remove oil cooler), fuel controllers, timing controllers, ECU flashes, ignition controllers, chassis lowering/strap(internally lowered forks allowed), gearing changes, air filters, velocity stacks, flat oil pans, aftermarket wheels & wheel bearings, etc)

Bodywork: Aftermarket upper/lower/tail accepted. Must retain factory headlight and factory/aftermarket taillight. Gas tank must be OEM. Lowers may be removed.

Fuel System: Stock fuel systems. Inline fuel controllers ok (Power Commander, Bazzaz, Yosh box, Two Brothers box, etc)

Clutch: Stock-type clutch setups. Aftermarket clutch pieces allowed, i.e. fibers, steels, baskets, slipper-disabling mods, springs. No lock-ups. On a hydraulic clutch system, no valve of any sort may be used to control the flow of fluid. Nothing other than the rider's left hand may be used to regulate the rate that the clutch is applied.

Tires: No flat slicks. Roadrace slicks ok.

Brakes: No brakes may be removed. Aftermarket rotors, lines and pads allowed. All brakes must be functional.

Shifting: No air/CO2/electric PUSHBUTTON shifters. No air/CO2/electric shifting mechanism may be attached to the shift linkage during a run. (i.e. If the bike is equipped with an air shifter, to be Supersport legal, the shift cylinder must be removed). Quickshifters ok. Aftermarket rearsets ok. The shifting must be done via a stock-type shifting linkage, with your foot.

Fuel: Any fuel may be used.

 

7-9-15 Qualifying

1. Blake Seeba, Yamaha R1, 10.36

 

 

Supersport Points Standings as of 7-9-16

1. Blake Seeba, Yamaha R1, 30 points (0/15/15) (10.36)

 

 

 

Heavyweight (HW) - 2015 Champion - Shane Defreece

Class description:

Naturally aspirated, extended wheelbase, 1000CC sportbikes. Bikes may have an extended wheelbase, unlimited engine/suspension modifications, and air shifters. Bikes must be naturally aspirated. Typical ETs in this class are 9.10-10.20

Typically accepted Models: Yamaha R1 & FZR1000, Kawasaki ZX10R & ZX11, Suzuki GSXR1000 & 1100, Honda CBR1000RR & 1100XX

General Safety: All bikes must be approved during NHRA technical inspection.

Frame: OEM factory stock frames must be used. Subframes may be modified/aftermarket.

Wheelbase: Unlimited.

Bodywork/Wheels: Any bodywork/wheels are acceptable.

Suspension: Any aftermarket front/rear suspension acceptable. No minimum ground clearance.

Electrical: Bikes may not utilize a rev limiter that is lower than OEM stock. Headlight/taillight are not required.

Starting System: Functional on-board starting systems required.

Brakes: At least one front and one rear brake required. All brakes must be functional.

Exhaust: Any exhaust accepted.

Clutch: Sliders, lockups and 'convertible' clutches are not allowed. On a hydraulic clutch system, no valve of any sort may be used to control the flow of fluid. Nothing other than the rider's left hand may be used to regulate the rate that the clutch is applied.

Tires: No flat slicks. Roadrace slicks ok.

Wheelie Bars: Wheelie bars prohibited.

Fuel: Any fuel accepted.

Transmissions: Air/Electric shifters are allowed. No auto transmissions.

Internal Motor Work: Any level of engine modification is allowed. The original displacement of the bike is used for classification

Forced Induction: Forced induction is not allowed.

 

7-9-16 Qualifying

1. Tyler Gortmaker, Honda CBR1000RR, 9.85

 

 

Heavyweight Points Standings as of 7-9-16

1. Tyler Gortmaker, Honda CBR1000RR, 30 points (14/15/15) (9.72)

2. Matt Gravel, Kawasaki ZX-10R 13 points (13/0/0) (9.58)

3. Patrick Murphy, 9 points (9/0/0) (9.85)

 

 

 

Big Bore (BB) - 2015 Champion - Dennis Braunagel

Class description:

Naturally Aspirated Hayabusa-ZX14/12, BMW S1000RR , Naturally aspirated 1000cc bikes with lockup clutches. Typical ETs in this class are 8.80-9.80 Typically accepted Models: Suzuki Hayabusa, Kawasaki ZX-14R/12R, BMW S1000RR

General Safety: All bikes must be approved during NHRA technical inspection.

Frame: Cut seat rails allowed. Short necking allowed. Subframes may be modified/aftermarket.

Wheelbase: Unlimited.

Bodywork/Wheels: Any bodywork/wheels are acceptable.

Suspension: Any aftermarket front/rear suspension acceptable. No minimum ground clearance.

Electrical: 2-step rev limiters ALLOWED. Headlight/taillight are not required.

Starting System: Functional on-board starting systems required.

Brakes: At least one front and one rear brake required. All brakes must be functional.

Exhaust: Any exhaust accepted.

Clutch: Slider clutches prohibited. Hand-sliders allowed(multistage lockups). Clutch engagement and disengagement must be controlled by conventional cable or hydraulic‐actuated clutch lever. With the engine off and the bike in gear, the clutch must have sufficient engagement force to prevent the bike from being rolled without either sliding the rear tire or rotating the engine. With the brakes locked or the bike otherwise blocked from rolling, the clutch system must have sufficient engagement force at idle to kill the engine if the clutch lever is released. Idle may be set between 1000‐2500rpm for this test. The use of ECU mapping or electrical system functions to simulate the positive results of this test is not allowed, engine kill must be as a direct result of clutch engagement drag.

Tires: No flat slicks. Roadrace slicks ok.

Wheelie Bars: Wheelie bars prohibited.

Fuel: Any fuel accepted.

Transmissions: Air/Electric shifters are allowed. No auto transmissions.

Internal Motor Work: Any level of engine modification is allowed. The original displacement of the bike is used for classification.

Forced Induction: Forced induction is not allowed.

 

7-9-16 Qualifying

1. Ryan Schumaker, Suzuki Hayabusa, 9.41

2. Duane Burckhard, Kawasaki ZX-12R, 9.46

3. Jason Sieling, Suzuki Hayabusa, 9.88

 

 

7-9-16 Semi-Finals

(3)Sieling DEF. (2)Burckhard

 

 

7-9-16 Final

(1)Schumaker, 9.536 (0.131 R/T) DEF. (3)Sieling, 9.686 (0.177 R/T)

 

 

Big Bore Points Standings as of 7-9-16

1. Ryan Schumaker, Suzuki Hayabusa, 30 points (15/12/15) (9.41)

2. Dale Anderson, Kawasaki ZX-14, 15 points (0/15/0) (9.31)

3. Jason Sieling, Suzuki Hayabusa, 11 points (0/0/11) (9.88)

4. Duane Burckhard, Kawasaki ZX-12R, 10 points (0/0/10) (9.46)

5. Bryce Pageler, Kawasaki ZX-14R, 9 points (0/9/0) (9.56)

 

 

 

Unlimited (UL) - 2015 Champion - Andy Doffing

Class description:

Forced Induction Hayabusa-ZX14/12, 1000cc Typical ETs in this class are 7.80-9.50 Typically accepted Models: Suzuki Hayabusa, Kawasaki ZX-14R/12R, Yamaha R1, Kawasaki ZX10R & ZX11, Suzuki GSXR1000, Honda CBR1000RR & 1100XX

General Safety: All bikes must be approved during NHRA technical inspection.

Frame: Cut seat rails allowed. Short necking allowed. Subframes may be modified/aftermarket.

Wheelbase: Unlimited.

Bodywork/Wheels: Any bodywork/wheels are acceptable.

Suspension: Any aftermarket front/rear suspension acceptable. No minimum ground clearance.

Electrical: 2-step rev limiters ALLOWED. Headlight/taillight are not required.

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Starting System: Functional on-board starting systems required.

Brakes: At least one front and one rear brake required. All brakes must be functional.

Exhaust: Any exhaust accepted.

Clutch: Slider clutches prohibited. Hand-sliders allowed(multistage lockups). Clutch engagement and disengagement must be controlled by conventional cable or hydraulic‐actuated clutch lever. With the engine off and the bike in gear, the clutch must have sufficient engagement force to prevent the bike from being rolled without either sliding the rear tire or rotating the engine. With the brakes locked or the bike otherwise blocked from rolling, the clutch system must have sufficient engagement force at idle to kill the engine if the clutch lever is released. Idle may be set between 1000‐2500rpm for this test. The use of ECU mapping or electrical system functions to simulate the positive results of this test is not allowed, engine kill must be as a direct result of clutch engagement drag.

Tires: No flat slicks. Roadrace slicks ok.

Wheelie Bars: Wheelie bars prohibited.

Fuel: Any fuel accepted.

Transmissions: Air/Electric shifters are allowed. No auto transmissions.

Internal Motor Work: Any level of engine modification is allowed. The original displacement of the bike is used for classification

Forced Induction: Any forced induction is ALLOWED, and in any combination.

 

7-9-16 Qualifying

1. Noah Metzger, Suzuki Hayabusa, 8.89

 

2. Deanna Metzger, Suzuki GSXR-1000, 9.31

 

 

 

7-9-16 Final

(1)N. Metzger, 8.837 (0.244 R/T) DEF. (2)D. Metzger, 10.057 (0.159 R/T)

 

 

Unlimited Points Standings as of 7-9-16

1. Noah Metzger, Suzuki Hayabusa, 30 points (12/15/15) (8.58)

2. Dave Hodgman, Suzuki Hayabusa, 15 points (15/0/0) (8.88)

3. Deanna Metzger, Suzuki GSXR-1000, 12 points (0/0/12) (9.31)

4. Nate Bremer, Suzuki GSXR-1000, 9 points (9/0/0) (9.18)

 

 

 

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