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Old 02-19-2009, 02:08 PM   #1
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Bracket Roadracing

WERA co-founder Peter Frank was before my time, but his concept is one that has bounced around many times in some circles I have been in. Anyone that has been bracket racing on the strip knows that consistancy is king, so while this kind of road racing doesn't reward the quickest rider (if he's actually rying to be the quickest), it will reward the one who can run as close to (or right on) their dialed-in lap time without gosing faster (breaking out).


http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/...?article=35614

The article in its entirity reads as follows:

WERA co-founder Peter Frank's idea from the 1970s is reborn...
From a press release issued by TrackAddix:
TrackAddix is pleased to announce the creation of the TrackAddix MotoCup Challenge.

"Fun and Affordable Racing, where even the slow rider has a chance to win!".

* Are you tired of gate fees and high race entry costs?
* Are you tired of spending mega-bucks to race and never have a chance to win?
* Are you tired of racing beyond your riding limits only to end up crashing?
* Do the risks of multi-bike race starts and the turn 1 "crashfest" concern you?
* Do you want to get back to fun, affordable, stress-free racing?
* Are you looking for a new and exciting racing challenge?

OR

* Are you just a track day rider who wants a taste of racing without the financial commitment of a typical club racing series?

Try your hand at racing without having to invest in an all-out race bike. OR Race your buddies for fun. OR Compete to help launch your own racing career. Whatever racing action you're looking for, the TrackAddix MotoCup Challenge is an affordable fun filled way to go.

The MotoCup Challenge is a safer form of racing that uses a "bracket time" concept to create a level playing field where every rider has an equal chance of winning the race regardless of experience level or the type of motorcycle they are riding. Competitors are not only racing against each other, but are also racing against the clock and their own ability to consistently turn laps at a given pace.

There is NO group start and NO turn 1 "crashfest" like in traditional motorcycle roadracing. Riders are started individually based on a "bracket time" they choose. The bracket time is the equivalent of the "total race time" in which the rider expects to complete the entire race. In other words, the lap time you think you can consistently run multiplied by the number of laps in the race.

Slower riders are gridded first and start before faster riders. Slower riders are given a "head start" based on the difference between their chosen bracket time versus the faster riders' chosen bracket time. The faster riders won't be able to catch up to the slower riders until near the end of the race. Ideally, if everyone ran their exact bracket time, all competitors would reach the finish line at the same time. Which will make for a very exciting finish!

You can make the TrackAddix MotoCup Challenge whatever type of race you want it to be! If you're the type of person who wants to ride at 100%, then you simply choose a bracket time that will challenge your riding limits. OR If you just want to ride at a comfortable pace for your abilities, then you choose an appropriate bracket time that will keep you in your comfort zone. Everyone has the same chance to win.
So come on out, enjoy a fun filled day of track riding, and then satisfy your need for competition without breaking your wallet.

Visit TrackAddix.com for complete details on the new MotoCup Challenge.

Also, review our MotoCup Challenge Frequently Asked Questions for further information.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:05 PM   #2
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Pretty interesting idea. If there was such a thing down here i would give it a wirl just for something new.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:15 PM   #3
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:18 PM   #4
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ive done this a few times with scca guys, its actually realy fun.
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Spelling "gay" as "ghey" is GAY!
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i want to buy some brass so I can save a few pounds. these steel things hurt my back..plus i might turn faster lap times
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That's racist. I can't resist.
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