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CHAPTER 5 - COMPETITION CATEGORIES

CHAPTER 5 COMPETITION CATEGORIES


5.1 Competition Categories

  • 600 SS - 640cc or less (twins up to 750cc, triples up to 680cc, singles - Open)
  • Open Sportbike – No minimum or maximum displacement
  • Superbike
  • 600 Superbike
  • Lightweight Superbike
  • Formula 112
  • Sportsman
  • Senior Open
  • Formula Thunder
  • Expert Middleweight Twins
  • Intermediate Middleweight Twins
  • Novice Open
  • Women’s Open
  • Fast 25
  • Lightweight Open - 390cc or less for singles, 325cc or less for twins.

5.2 Equipment Standards – General

  • Turn signals, mirrors and headlight glass parts must be removed.
  • Taillight/brake light must be removed or disabled (lens may be taped).
  • Horn must be removed or disabled.
  • Safety wire as per Appendix B
  • Coolant must not contain ethylene glycol (most standard anti-freeze contains this). Distilled water is preferred, and may be mixed with products such as water-wetter, maxima cool-aid, or ethylene glycol free coolants such as engine ice.
  • Route all vent, breather, or overflow tubes coming from the engine, transmission, or radiator into either a heat-resistant catch can of at least 350cc capacity, or the air box, which must be sealed to prevent fluid leakage. The airbox may remain unsealed provided the bike is fitted with a closed belly pan.
  • Engine case covers must be suitably reinforced, or be of heavy duty type specifically intended for racing use. Alternate suitable protection for engine cases, such as frame mounted sliders, may be permitted (subject to suitability and at the discretion of the Chief Technical Inspector) where suitable aftermarket reinforcement or race specific covers are not commercially available.
  • Remove all stands.
  • Either tape up, or use a terrycloth wristband to cover the front brake master cylinder to prevent brake fluid from leaking.
  • Apply a bead of silicone to all brake banjo bolts (to prevent loosening).
  • Tire valve caps must be of metal construction.
  • All bikes must meet course mandated noise level restrictions
  • Motorcycles must be equipped with front brake lever protection, intended to protect the handlebar brake lever from being accidentally activated in case of collision with another motorcycle.
  • Aftermarket brakes are allowed, provided they are mounted in a safe, secure manner.
  • Motorcycles must have rear guard to prevent trapping between lower drive chain run & final drive sprocket at rear wheel. (shark guard)

5.3 Sportbike

  • Sportbike racing class machines must be standard models as catalogued by the original equipment manufacturers and sold to the general public in Canada or U.S.A. for street use and available from all of their authorized dealers.
  • Motard style bikes are also eligible for this class within their respective classes.
  • Tires – DOT or slicks.
  • Front Suspension - fork internals may be modified, OEM fork tubes are not required and may be substituted.
  • Rear Suspension must retain the original swing arm and the swing arm must be left unchanged. The rear shock linkage may be substituted. The rear shock may be modified or replaced.
  • The original frame must be retained. Unnecessary brackets may be removed.
  • Engine modifications are unlimited except for the following
    • Stock cases, barrels, cylinder heads and throttle bodies must be used but may be altered.
    • Stock carb bodies or fuel injection systems must be used but carb internals; velocity stacks and injection management systems may be altered or replaced.
    • Aftermarket exhaust systems may be used, but must meet course mandated noise restrictions.
    • Clutch actuation may be modified to a racing kit type.
    • Dry clutches are only permitted if used on the stock motorcycle.
    • Stock air box is not required but an air box is required. An air filter is not required. Larger air boxes may be used but the stock tank and tank placement/mounts must be used. Ram air systems, including ducts and scoops, must be identical in spec to the OE fitment.
    • Engine capacity must fall within class size as follows. There are no horsepower limits for these classes.

Classes:

    • - 600 SS - 640cc or less (twins up to 750cc, triples up to 680cc, singles - Open)
    • - Open Sportbike – open displacement
    • - Lightweight Open - Singles up to 390cc, Twins up to 325cc

5.4 Superbike

  • Superbike is open to any motorcycle type.
  • Tires - DOT or slicks.
  • Unlimited modifications

5.5 600 Superbike

  • Engine displacement: four cylinders: 640cc or less, triples up to 680cc, twins up to 750cc, single cylinder – no restriction.
  • Tires – DOT or slicks
  • Must meet 5.3 Sportbike rules
  • No external timing devices (Lap timers, Pit boards)
  • Open to all Intermediate or Expert riders

5.6 Lightweight Superbike (Combined class Intermediate-Expert)

  • 420cc or less multi cylinder, 680cc or less twin and single cylinder engines.
  • Any motorcycle type.
  • Tires – DOT or slicks
  • Unlimited modifications
  • Any motorcycle type
  • Unlimited modifications
  • Tires – DOT or slicks

5.7 Formula 112 (Combined class Intermediate-Expert)

  • Any motorcycle type
  • Unlimited modifications
  • Tires – DOT or slicks
  • No external timing devices (Lap timers, Pit boards)
  • Open to all Intermediate or Expert riders
  • Any rider recording a lap time shorter than 112% of the cut off time, as recorded by the EMRA timing system will be disqualified at the end of the race. If you are disqualified, you will not be able to re-enter the class for the rest of the season.
  • The cut off time is 1:28.2, based on the current lap record of 1:18.7. The cut off time is set at the start of the year and will not change until the race season is over, at which time it will be reviewed for the following year.

5.8 Sportsman (Combined class Intermediate-Expert)

  • Chassis (frame) and engine cases must be 10 years old or more.
  • Motorcycle must meet Superbike technical requirements.
  • Tires – DOT or slicks.

5.9 Senior Open (Combined class Intermediate-Expert)

  • Rider must be 35 years old or older on that race day.
  • Motorcycle must meet Superbike technical requirements

5.10 Formula Thunder (Combined class Intermediate-Expert)

  • Open to all motorcycles with no more than 3 cylinders, otherwise all “Superbike” rules apply.
  • Motorcycles with V4 engine configurations are also legal for this class.
  • Open to Expert racers running 4 stroke 2 cylinder motorcycles up to 750cc and single cylinder motorcycles of any displacement.
  • Tires – DOT or slicks
  • Unlimited modifications
  • Open to Intermediate racers running 4 stroke 2 cylinder motorcycles up to 750cc and single cylinder motorcycles of any displacement.
  • Tires – DOT or slicks
  • Unlimited modifications

5.11 Middleweight Twins

  • Open to Intermediate and Expert racers running 4 stroke 2 cylinder motorcycles up to 750cc and single cylinder motorcycles of any displacement.
  • Tires – DOT or slicks
  • Unlimited modifications

5.12 Novice Open

  • Novice riders are permitted to use any type or size of motorcycle.
  • The choice of motorcycle must then fit into one of the competition categories.
  • Tires – DOT or slicks

5.13 Women’s Open (Combined class, Novice, Intermediate, Expert)

  • Open to all women 16 years of age or older
  • Motorcycle must meet Superbike technical requirements
  • Open to all Intermediate and Expert racers.
  • Motorcycle must meet Superbike technical requirements.

5.14 Fast 25 (Combined class Intermediate-Expert)

  • Open to all Intermediate and Expert racers.
  • Motorcycle must meet Superbike technical requirements.
  • Entrants will be restricted to the fastest 25 racers from the Saturday (or Friday) Practice day as recorded by the EMRA timing system.
  • Gridding will be determined by lap times (as recorded by the club timing system) the fastest lap time will be gridded first and so on. If there is no practice day; gridding will be by points.
  • If there are more than 25 entries then those that qualify 26th or lower will not race but they will have their entry fee refunded.

    There is a cash payout to the top 5 finishers based on a percentage of the ‘Fast25’ entrance money. The payout schedule is as follows: the entrance money collected from the first 12 riders entered in the ‘Fast 25’ will be paid out to top 5 riders of that Fast 25 race. 30% to first place, 25% to second place, 20% to third place, 15% to fourth place and 10% to fifth place. Any remaining entrance money collected after the 12th rider entered into the Fast 25 will go to the year-end championship pay out. The year-end Championship payout is based on points collected in the Fast 25 throughout the year. The payout schedule is: 30% to first place in points, 25% to second place in points, 20% to 3rd place in points, 15% to fourth place in points and 10% to fifth place in points. See chart below:

Fast 25 Payout Schema

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Fourth Place

Fifth Place

Race Round Payout: $ collected from first 12 racers (paid out by round)

30%

25%

20%

15%

10%

Championship Payout: $ collected if more than 12 riders (paid out at end of season based on points)

30%

25%

20%

15%

10%

5.15 Lightweight Open (Combined class, Novice, Intermediate, Expert)

  • Open to all racers with a Novice, Intermediate or Expert race license.
  • All motorcycles must be production based street legal motorcycles that meet the equipment standards in Chapter 5.2 and 5.3
  • Engine displacement must not exceed: Single cylinders up to 390cc, Twin cylinders up to 325cc
  • Tires – DOT or slicks