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Racer soundoff: Kerker Sportsman Motorcycle Series
11/26/2002

www.nhra.com/ With the 2003 season just around the corner, the NHRA Technical department will be conducting opinion polls throughout the winter, on some of the hottest topics.

This week, the NHRA Technical department is soliciting opinions on the Kerker Sportsman Motorcycle Series. In 2002, the series, which is campaigned in Divisions 4, 5, 6, and 7, was at an all-time high in participants. In an attempt to further the Series, which could expand to the other three divisions in 2003, the Tech department is interesting in racer opinion on the future of the series.

"The basic reason is to allow the racer the opportunity to campaign at out-of-division events without changing anything," said Division 6 Director Mike Rice. "As the program continues to grow, we want to give the racers the freedom to go to any division and just race, without having to worry about which rules that event is run under."

Currently, the Kerker Sportsman Motorcycle Series is campaigned based on rules set by each of the divisions, with Division 4 and 5 allowing all electronics, based on fields 11.99 and faster, and using a .5-tenths Full Tree. On the West Coast, Division 6 and 7 follow the guidelines of no electronics, 10.99 or faster, and a .4-tenths Pro Tree.

In hopes of bringing the entire Kerker Sportsman Motorcycle Series under one set of rules, the NHRA Tech department has developed some proposals for review.

1. Leave the rules the same in each division that was used in 2002.

2. Switch all divisions to the .5-tenths Pro Tree.

3. Allow delay boxes/electronics

4. Follow the 2003 NHRA Rulebook and rules used for Summit Series

5. Reduce the e.t. allowed to 9.99 and quicker only.

"As Division Directors we'd liked to come up with one set of rules and allow the racers to have a voice in which direction this series goes," said Rice. "It's their series and would like nothing better than to tailor the entire program to the racers' wants and needs."

Send your comments on these proposed changes to the Kerker Sportsman Motorcycle Series to [email protected]


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I sent this...

One of the reasons Kerker doesn't have more bikes...

Lucas Oil doesn't post the Motorcycle Champions!

Why would I want to race all year & not get any ink for it?

www.NMRAonline.com (National Motorcycle Racing Association)
Has a Pro E/T class...(with the Largest field of racers.)
Pro. 0.4 tenths tree 7.50 to 12.99 elapsed time limits.
However, this is a sportsman series, 0.5 tenths tree is good.

If you limit the bikes to 9.99 & quicker, there will be less participation...
To include the regular 12.99 & faster bikes will create a bigger field.

Any one would be ashamed to go slower than 13.00 seconds in the 1/4 mile,
However 12.99 seems to be a respectable elapsed time...
You do the math, very few production motorcycles can run under 10.00 seconds.

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Talking Racing with the NHRA...

Does anyone plan on racing with the www.NHRA.com Lucas Oil, Kerker Sportsman Motorcycle Series?

They are asking for input...

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