General Regulations

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General Regulations

DIAL-IN: Always be sure to verify your dial-in on the dial-in board in front of the water box. There are no re-runs if you stage to an incorrect dial-in.

MEMBERSHIPS: Man cup does not charge a membership fee, however all bikes must have a Man Cup decal located on both sides of their motorcycle in a visible area.

PIT BIKES:  Anyone who operates a pit bike, bicycle, golf cart, or anything else with wheels must be at least 16 years old with a valid state driver’s license. Anyone operating a pit bike under age or in an unsafe manner is subject to disqualification without a refund.

PRE-REGISTRATION: There is no pre-registration at Man Cup races. You purchase your tickets and tech cards at the event.

QUALIFYING SHEETS & LADDERS: Always be sure to review the qualifying sheets and ladders, located at the Lectron Canopy at registration. Make sure your bike number, name, hometown, and bike information is correct on the day of the race.

RECORD CLAIMS: Any Man Cup racer that wishes to claim a record must notify tech inspection at the scales upon a “record run” or a “back-up run” so an inspection of the bike can be made. All record claims must be made at tech at the conclusion of the run. If the record was not claimed at tech at the conclusion of the run then that run cannot be counted as it was not verified. There is no limit to the amount of “record runs” or a “back-up runs” made at an event. All Manufacturers Cup records must be backed up by 1% on the same weekend during qualifying or eliminations only. Any racer that wishes to claim a record must proceed to tech inspection in order to claim that record.

RIDER AGE: All participants must have be at least 16 years old with a valid state driver’s license. If you do not have a valid state driver’s license then you must be at least 18 years old with proper identification.

SPEED LIMIT IN PITS: The speed limit in the pit area is 10 mph at all times.

STAGING LANES: During eliminations, once you have entered a particular side of the staging lane and come to a stop, you are committed to that side and cannot jump to the other side or move around someone. The bye-run will be pulled with a deck of cards even if there is an even amount of bikes to shuffle the order. Bikes will be run side by side in the lanes. If we run out of bikes in one lane, then they will be run front to back with the front bike having lane choice.

BYE RUN PROCEDURE: Man Cup has adopted of policy of any rider being able to skip his/her legal bye run or competition breakage pass altogether in the interest of saving time and keeping the elimination process moving forward. All Pro, Sportsman and ET riders now have two choices when it comes to a bye run or competition break pass.

  1. Announce to the head of staging that he/she is electing to forego their earned bye or competition break pass. This eliminates the need to take the tree under power. Making this election will assure the said rider of not having lane choice in the next round.
  2. Announce to the head of staging that you intend to make a pass on your legal bye run or competition break pass. If selecting this option, once the rider passes the ready line, he/she is obligated to be able to take the tree under power. Failure to do so will disqualify the rider from further competition.

STARTING LINE: If for some reason you are held up by a track official, such as to change a wrong dial-in, cleaning or getting debris from the track, waiting for slow bikes to turn off of the shut down area, etc., and your engine is too hot to race, or tires to cold, let an official know immediately. Once you stage, it is a race.

TECH INSPECTION: Pro classes will be tech inspected at the scales. Sportsman classes will be tech inspected at the racetracks normal tech location. Tech inspection reserves the right to inspect a motorcycle before, during or after the event is concluded for any reason.

UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT: Any racer that causes physical harm to another person, or acting in an unsportsmanlike manner is subject to be barred from all Man Cup events for up to 1 year, forfeit all season points, and have to pay a $1,000 fine before returning to Man Cup. Please handle yourself like a sportsman.

MALICIOUS CHEATING: Any racer caught maliciously cheating can be barred from all Man Cup events for up to 1 year, forfeit all season points, and have to pay a $1,000 fine before returning to Man Cup. Read the rules and make sure your bike is legal.

GRUDGE RACING: In the event that there is a time slip printer failure and you need to pick up your time slip in the tower, only the rider whose name is on the tech card may pick up the time slip and they must bring their ID to the tower with them. This is done to protect the privacy of your time slip.

CHANGING BIKES: See policies below for changing bikes in different classes:

Pro E.T. & Street E.T: A racer can change his or her bike in time runs or in 1st round (You still need to notify the tower to change). Whichever bike and rider runs first round it is locked and neither the bike nor the rider can be changed for the rest of eliminations for any reason.

Crazy 8’s & Street Fighter: A racer can change his or her bike in qualifying or in 1st round because these are all run fields (You still need to notify the tower to change). Whichever bike and rider runs first round it is locked and neither the bike nor the rider can be changed for the rest of eliminations for any reason.

Top Gas – Super Comp: A racer can change his or her bike in qualifying if there is still another qualifying session for the class, however all previous qualifying data will be erased and the racer must re-qualify the new bike (You still need to notify the tower to change). A racer cannot enter a new bike into 1st round or any other round that was not qualified. Rider cannot be changed either.

Top Fuel Twin Fuel, Pro Mod, Pro Street, Pro Open and Real Street: A racer can change his or her bike in qualifying if there is still another qualifying session for the class, however all previous qualifying data will be erased and the racer must re-qualify the new bike (You still need to notify the tower to change). A racer cannot enter a new bike into 1st round or any other round that was not qualified. Rider cannot be changed either.

MINIMUM PRO FIELD SIZE: Any Pro class that does not have at least three legitimate entries thru tech at the conclusion of qualifying for said class will not be contested as a class at that event. Should this occur, any riders participating in said class will be refunded their tech card cost and offered additional free event testing via a test pass with each pro elimination session as supplementary compensation.

1>    A racer has one minute to pre-stage their bike after the burnout is completed. The starter will warn the racer when there is 30 seconds remaining to pre-stage. If a racer is unable to pre-stage in the allotted time

2>    Deep staging is permitted but will not be honored, the tree will not be held, and cannot be displayed on your bike. The starter will not make any changes to the starting line procedure for those deep staging.

3>    Courtesy staging is mandatory in all classes. Failure to courtesy stage will result in disqualification at the discretion of the starter.

Courtesy Staging: Both bikes must pre-stage before either bike stages. A bike that accidentally activates both lights may be allowed to back up and pre-stage if time allows. If the tree is activated during this process, and the entry is not re-staged, they will be eliminated.

Electronics in Street ET type classes – MSD SB6, Schnitz Ignitions, stand alone ECU, ECU editors, etc are permitted in Crazy 8, Street Fighter and Street ET classes. The 2 step feature cannot be used. Though, and if certain wires can be unhooked they need to be. In other words, there clutch switch should not be wired to a 2 step input on the box if there is a designated input for that. If someone had a MSD 2-step, or MSD 4350 which sole’s purpose is for a 2 step, then it must be removed. Any other box that has other functions is permitted. There really is no way to outlaw everything, as technology keeps progressing, but it will be monitored

Policies

REFUNDS: There are no refunds for disqualified racers

SCHEDULE: Schedule may be changed due to weather or other circumstances

TECH: Fuel and Weight – Cup reserves the right to conduct random fuel and or weight checks at any time and without prior notice. Failure to provide a fuel sample or scale the bike and or rider when requested is grounds for disqualification.

LEGITIMATE PRO ENTRIES: Man Cup will not accept entries deemed to be field fillers in the interest of meeting minimum pro field size nor entries to push a class to another payout level. Each and every Pro entry needs to be legitimate and be a viable entry for the class entered. ManCup reserves the right to exclude any entry deemed a field filler.

PAYOUTS: All payouts will be made directly to the rider unless alternate arrangements with Cup officials are made prior to eliminations. Any participant experiencing irreparable damage and is unable to make the next round call will be paid (if applicable) only through the last round of competition won.

RAINOUT: The Man Cup will do everything possible to complete the event in a timely manner. In the event of adverse conditions beyond our control, the Cup reserves the right to finish the event whatever it takes, including early start times, running late, canceling a qualifying session(s), or finishing the event the following day(s). If the Cup has determined that it is no longer prudent to continue to wait to finish an event that event will be considered complete and the following policies will remain in effect.

If any eliminations rounds are complete prior to an event being declared a rainout, points and payouts will be awarded to that point in the contest under the normal system and the event will be declared complete.

ELIMINATIONS: In order to be a legitimate race winner of a particular round, a competitor’s motorcycle must self stage under its own power and take the start signal.  Any motorcycle unable to self-stage under its own power to take the start signal , for any reason, will be declared the loser of that round of competition.

Crossing the centerline, touching the guard wall or the outer boundary line or impacting any timing equipment is ground for disqualification.  Payout is based on the last round won.

LADDERS: Any errors on the ladder must be brought to the attention of the Race Director in a timely fashion after the ladder has been posted.

PRO CLASSES: No Pro Entry already on an elimination ladder is allowed to make a Sunday morning “test pass” in any of the classes during their Sunday morning test pass.

DEEP STAGING: Deep staging is permitted but will not be honored, the tree will not be held, and cannot be displayed on your bike.  The starter will not make any changes to the starting line procedure for those deep staging.

FACILITY RENTAL: ManCup, in cooperation with each event facility, has established the following facility usage protocols prior to a ManCup event;
Competitors, and potential competitors, of the coming Man Cup event will find the host facility of said Man Cup event NOT to be available to book any type of testing for any Man Cup legal entry in the days preceding that Man Cup event. Those days are defined as Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in advance of a Man Cup event that coming weekend. All Man Cup events include pre-event testing as part of the overall event and the purpose of this rule is to establish and maintain a fair and level playing field for all event competitors at each Man Cup event by not allowing ManCup event participant testing at that facility in the days leading up to an event.

updated 10/26/20

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