2014 Mickey Thompson MIRock Superbike Series
Brock's re-Ups with MIRock
Brock’s Performance is proud to announce some exciting news regarding the MIROCK Superbike Series. For 2014, Brock’s Performance will once again sponsor the Street E.T. class. In 2013, this marquee sportsman class received a healthy payout increase and that proved to be very popular among the racers and remains in place for 2014. “The Brock's Performance Street E.T. class is the perfect place for street bike racers to hone their skills, and we e are constantly seeing new faces popping up in this class every event. I would like to thank Brock's Performance for their support of our Street E.T. racers and I can't say enough how much I am looking forward to this season!” stated by Jason Miller (MIROCK Promoter.)
With a strong tradition of top tier racer support, Brock’s Performance is back again as one of the biggest contingency sponsors in the series with a potential payout of $36,000. Brock Davidson had this to say, “I vividly recall my racing days where I scrounged up every available penny to fulfill my drag racing addiction. As racers, we know it’s not about the money, but being able to leave the racetrack on Sunday evening with some extra cash sure never hurt anybody. I am proud to be able to support our customers by rewarding them for their efforts with additional winnings.
Year in and year out, I’m continually impressed with the events that the MIROCK series puts on. The work and effort put into these events is phenomenal, and they somehow manage to keep getting better. I attended the July Bike Fest race last year, and I simply could not believe the amount of motorcycles proudly running our exhaust systems. They continually support our growing company, and our contingency offerings in the MIROCK series is one way for us to say, “Thanks” said Brock Davidson.
Visit the FBR Shop on the MIROCK mfg. midway this racing season for all of your Brock’s Performance products. Brock’s Performance product lines stocked by The FBR Shop include exhaust systems, clutch components, and suspension parts.
Here are the details: To qualify for the Brock's Performance exhaust contingency, a rider must have a Brock's Performance decal on both sides of the bike and must have ANY Brock's Performance exhaust on the bike with the Brock logo plate attached to the exhaust. The contingency pays $150 for a win and $75 for a runner up in every class.
To qualify for the BST wheel contingency, the rider must have BST/Brock decals on both sides of the bike. The full contingency of $150/$75 is paid to racers with two BST wheels on the bike. Having only one wheel on the bike still qualifies for half of the payout.
About Brock's Performance: Brock's Performance leads the way in sportbike innovation for acceleration addicts. From exhaust systems to wheels, this championship-winning company designs, builds and sells more than 3000 products that make it easier and safer for racers and street riders to reach record-breaking results through a never-ending process of research, development and track testing. For more information about BST wheels and other Brock's Performance parts
Cycle Concepts backs MIRock
Cycle Concepts continues their support to the MIROCK racers, and has posted $4,800 in the 2014 MIROCK Contingency Program. Cycle Concepts has been a MIROCK Superbike Series contingency sponsor since 2009, and has continued to payout in all MIROCK classes. All bikes at the strip use a clutch pack, so make the Cycle Concepts Drag Pak your clutch choice and put some extra contingency cash back in your pocket for using it.
Here are the details: Cycle Concepts will be paying $50 to win and $25 to runner-up in every MIROCK class to anyone using a Cycle Concepts Drag Pak Clutch Pak and running decals on both sides of their bike (One claim per weekend in the E.T. classes). Contact Cycle Concepts for full details on this program.
About Cycle Concepts: For more information about Cycle Concepts visit their website at www.cycleconceptsracing.com or give them a call at 803-285-8093.
Nitro comes to MIRock!
The header flames won't be Photoshopped when McBride and Vantine duel at MIRock
The Mickey Thompson Tires MIROCK Superbike Series is pleased to announce that for the first time in MIROCK history our fans will get to witness 5-second, 240mph, nitro burning Top Fuel bikes! Larry "Spiderman" McBride will be taking on Dave Vantine in a side by side Top Fuel match race at three MIROCK events in 2014. These Top Fuel match races will take place at the 14th annual WPGC Bike Fest at MIR on July 25-27, the 45th annual Orient Express Motorcycle U.S. Nationals at Atco on September 5-7, and the 22nd annual Fast by Gast Fall Nationals at MIR on October 3-5.
These 1500hp wild machines will light up the sky with nitro burning 5' tall flames as they hang the front tire all the way to the finish line running speeds over 240mph. If you have never seen Top Fuel bikes before then you do not want to miss the action! "I am beyond excited to finally have Larry "Spiderman" McBride and Dave Vantine with us at MIROCK!" said MIROCK promoter Jason Miller. "This really will be a treat for our MIROCK racers and fans to see firsthand the raw power of these insane machines. We were able to bring Top Fuel to three MIROCK events in 2014 and the decision was quite simple.
The first event that the Top Fuel match race will take place will be at the most heavily attended motorcycle drag race in the country, the 14th annual WPGC Bike Fest at MIR on July 25-27, 2014. The event features drag racing, live music, stunt bike competition, bike show, bikini contest, vendor midway and more drawing in over 7,000 fans each year. At this event we will be able to expose the best our sport has to over to thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts!
The next Top Fuel Match race will be held at the historic 45th annual Orient Express Motorcycle U.S. Nationals at Atco Dragway on September 5-7, 2014. With the long history of Top Fuel at Atco Dragway under the AMA Dragbike banner, it was a natural decision to bring them back. Seeing Top Fuel bikes has been a long tradition for fans in the Jersey and Pennsylvania area and we are glad to nitro back! A special thanks goes out to Atco Dragway's owner Len Capone for helping to make this happen, and we look forward to seeing Top Fuel light up the Jersey sky once again!
The last Top Fuel match race will take place at the 22nd annual Fast by Gast Fall Nationals at MIR on October 3-5, 2014. This event has been dubbed the quickest and fastest motorcycle drag race anywhere because of the cool fall conditions and MIR's unparalleled track prep! This event also hosts the $10,000 to win Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale with the biggest Pro Street field in history. With these unreal conditions, it was only natural to bring Top Fuel to this event to see if Larry or Dave can reset a new national Top Fuel record."
"I am very excited and honored to be alongside The Spiderman as the first pair of Top Fuel bikes to ever run at a MIROCK event," said Vantine. "I have raced with MIROCK series on my Pro Mod for many years and I know it to be at first rate facilities and that the track preparation is top notch as well. This made the decision to ride a Top Fuel bike at MIROCK an easy one. At 1500 horsepower these bikes can only be run on the best tracks.
"I've been drag racing motorcycles since 1987 and have had much success along the way but I am the new kid on the block in Top Fuel so I need as much seat time as I can get and this is the perfect opportunity for me. I have the privilege of having Larry McBride who has been riding these monsters for 36 years and is a 12 time Top Fuel champion as my riding coach so anytime we can be in the same place at the same time gives Larry the opportunity to critique my riding which is a big help."
"I'm really looking forward to putting on a good show and tossing those spectacular Nitro flames into the night sky for the MIROCK fans," said Larry "Spiderman" McBride stated. “It’s going to be very cool. MIR is an awesome track and Jason Miller makes sure the prep is outstanding. Also, I could talk for days about all the memories I have from Atco Dragway. It has always been one of my favorite tracks and I’m excited to be going back.”
So plan now to attend and witness for yourself the Top Fuel action at MIROCK!
MIRock Rolls with Worldwide Bearings
Worldwide Bearings has posted $8,400 in the 2014 MIROCK Contingency Program. Worldwide Bearings has been a MIROCK Contingency Sponsor since the program started in 2008. Worldwide Bearings is still here supporting the MIROCK racers. When you are looking for that extra mph on the track with ceramic bearings be sure to make Worldwide Bearings your choice!
Here are the details: Worldwide Bearings will be paying $100 to win and $50 to runner-up in Pro Street, Real Street, Top Sportsman, and Crazy 8's to racers using their world famous "ceramic bearings" and running Worldwide Bearings decals on both sides of their bike. Worldwide Bearings will also be paying $50 to win and $25 to runner-up in 4.60 Index, 5.60 Index, Pro E.T., and Street E.T. to racers using their world famous "ceramic bearings" and running Worldwide Bearings decals on both sides of their bike.
About Worldwide Bearings: Worldwide Bearings was created in 1994. We are the world's largest supplier of bearings for the powersport industries. Motorcycle, ATV, Snowmobile, Go-Kart, and Watercraft. We specialize in high performance applications as well as everyday rebuilds. No order is too large or too small for us to handle. We work closely with a few bearing factories and are happy to quote on special sizes made to order. Worldwide Bearings can be reached at 800-575-3220 or you can visit them at www.worldwidebearings.com
JRI back with MIRock Contingency
JRI Shocks has posted $3,600 in the 2014 MIROCK Contingency Program. JRI Shocks has been a MIROCK contingency sponsor for the last 4 years, and MIROCK would like to thank them for their loyal support. Make JRI Shocks your choice for the edge on the competition and get cash back.
Here are the details: JRI Shocks will be paying $100 to win and $50 to runner-up in Pro Street, Real Street, and Crazy 8's to all racers utilizing a JRI aftermarket shock and running JRI decals on both sides of their bike.
About JRI Shocks: JRI Shocks takes traction to a new level, with its high frequency piston design. JRI shocks has the highest quality product, and offers superior performance than the competition. Combine that with the lightest and most economical shocks on the market you have win for everyone. Visit your local JRI shocks dealer for more information, and we will see you at the track. You can give JRI Shocks a call at 704-660-8346 or check them out on their website: www.jrishocks.com
Trac King/APE keep MIRock in their Clutches
Trac King Clutches has renewed their sponsorship of the Top Sportsman class for the third straight year in the MIROCK Superbike Series. The Trac King Clutches Top Sportsman class contests the quickest bracket racers in the country, and is filled with Pro ET bikes, Top Gas bikes, Ex Pro Stock style all shooting for those coveted 32 qualifying spots per event. “APE and the Trac King Clutches brand is very excited to bring our sponsorship program back once again to MIROCK to support the sportsman racers," said Jay Eshbach of APE.
About Trac King Clutches / APE: Although APE has been a leading supplier of clutch kits for the extreme high performance motorcycles for over 30 years, we have made the decision to brand that part of our product line. Trac King Clutches is so named because our clutches have been the kings on the track for decades. For more information visit Trac King Clutches and APE
Shinko sticks with MIRock
Shinko Tires has renewed their contingency sponsorship once again in the MIROCK Superbike Series. Shinko Tires are distributed in the U.S. by WPS (www.wps-inc.com). Shinko Tires has posted $7,200 in the 2014 contingency program, and will also have a spot on the vendor midway selling Shinko tires at all MIROCK events. So make Shinko your tire choice and earn extra cash back.
Here are the details: Shinko Tires will be paying $100 to win and $50 to runner-up in Pro Street and Real Street and will be paying $50 to win and $25 to runner-up in Top Sportsman, Crazy 8's, 4.60 Index, 5.60 Index, Pro E.T. and Street E.T. to any racer utilizing a Shinko rear drive tire and running Shinko decals on both sides of the bike.
About Shinko: You can find out more about Shinko Tires by visiting their website
Motec plugged into MIRock
Motec has renewed their MIROCK contingency program for the 4th straight year and is continuing to give back to their racers with a whopping total of $13,200 in MIROCK contingency postings. Motec will once again be paying in all classes on Motec ECU's and Motec dashes.
Here are the details: Motec will be paying out $100 to win and $50 to runner-up in Pro Street and Real Street and $50 to win and $25 to runner-up in Top Sportsman, Crazy 8's, 4.60 Index, 5.60 Index, Pro E.T., and Street E.T. to all racers utilizing a Motec M84, M400, M600, M800, M880, or M130 ECU and running Motec decals on both sides of their bike. Motec will also be paying out $50 to win and $25 to runner-up in all classes to racers utilizing a Motec CDL3, SDL3, ADL3, D153, and C (color dash) and running Motec decals on both sides of their bike.
About Motec: With its distinctive gold ECUs and a philosophy of engineering excellence, MoTeC has grown from a modest home workshop producing a screwdriver-adjusted ECU in the late 1980s to a world leader in twenty-first century motorsport technology. Now boasting a network of over two hundred authorised dealers worldwide, and with main offices in Europe and the USA, this innovative Australian brand has become synonymous with motor racing success in almost every category across the globe.
Initially adopted by sport sedans and road-registered vehicles, the demand for MoTeC technology spread quickly. Today it is difficult to find an avenue of motorsport untouched by the brand, with customers in such series as Le Mans, ALMS, NASCAR, FIA GT, Australian V8 Supercars, Indy Car, Dakar Rally, World Superbikes, Professional Drag Racing including Top Fuel and Sport Compact, Porsche Carerra Cup, Star Mazda USA, TC2000 Argentina, World Rally, Group N Rally, GP Masters, Formula 4000, Formula Ford, Toyota Racing Series New Zealand, Formula Campus China, V8 Jetboats, F1/Offshore Powerboats and all manner of club competition. MoTeC systems have also been put to use in military vehicles and commercial automotive test facilities. You can find out more about Motec by visiting their website at: www.motec.com
Penske still smooth with MIRock
Penske Racing Shocks has posted $5,600 in the 2014 MIROCK Contingency Program. Penske Racing Shocks has been a MIROCK contingency sponsor since 2008 and MIROCK would like to thank them for their loyal support. When you are looking to put the power to the ground make sure you have a Penske Racing Shock or Penske Front Fork Service on your motorcycle.
Here are the details: Penske Racing Shocks will be paying $150 to win and $50 to runner-up in Pro Street and Real Street to racers running a Penske Rear Shock and running Penske decals on both sides of the bike. Penske Racing Shocks will also be paying $100 to win and $50 to runner-up in Pro Street and Real Street to racers running front forks serviced by Penske and running Penske decals on both sides of the bike.
About Penske Shocks: Penske Shocks hold both end of the records in Pro Street "The World's Fastest Streetbike Class" with Rodney Williford's E.T. record of 6.913 and Joey Gladstone's record of 213.87mph. Penske Racing Shocks can be reached at 610-375-6180 or you can find them on the web at www.penskeshocks.com
M/T renews MIRock sponsorship
Mickey Thompson Tires has renewed their title sponsorship of the MIROCK Superbike Series for an amazing 14 years in a row. Mickey Thompson Tires has been an important partner in growth of the series over the last decade, and MIROCK would like to thank them for their loyalty to the series and our racers.
Jason Miller of MIROCK, states “Tommy Kundrik and the Mickey Thompson Tires team are an absolute pleasure to work, and we are so thankful for their loyal support. Our racers can readily purchase Mickey Thompson Tires on the vendor midway at every event. Mickey Thompson is responsible for all of the Championship Jackets, Championship Cash Bonuses, and Trophies along with all of the Top 10 Plaques. Their support is also the reason why MIROCK can keep our entry fees low and payout over $400,000 in cash and contingencies during the year. We are very fortunate to have them involved in our sport. So be sure to show them your support when making your tire purchases."
EARLIER: 2014 MIRock Purses and Entries
The payouts & entry fees for the Mickey Thompson Tires MIRock Superbike Series 2014 season are now posted. All MIROCK events will now have the same purse structure at each event regardless of what track you are racing at. The most notable change is that the purse in Top Sportsman and Pro E.T. at Rockingham Dragway has been upped from $1,500 to win last season to now $2,000 this season to match the rest of the series. Also, by the request of the 4.60 Index racers the entry fee has gone from $75 to $150, but racers now have a shot at a cool $2,000 to win instead of $1,000 like last season. I look forward to seeing all of our MIROCK racers this season and hopefully Jason Miller is shaking your hand in the winner’s circle with a big pile of cash!
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EARLIER: Final MIRock Rulebook
The 2014 MIRock Rulebook is now online. Competition in the Mickey Thompson Tires MIROCK Superbike Series has never been tighter. Our sport is seeing some of the closest racing in the last few years than it has in the last decade and MIROCK is always looking to keep everyone on an even playing field. There has been a few minor tweaks to this year’s rulebook, and all revisions from last year’s rules are colored in “blue” to make them easier for you to find.
The only notable change in the Sportsman classes is the change to a .400 Pro Tree in the Crazy 8’s class. This has been requested by the majority of racers in the class who use this class as a stepping stone into the more advanced classes.
The Orient Express Pro Street class has seen a few small adjustments, but the biggest change has been in DME Racing Real Street class. Riders in the Real Street class with power adders can now use the aid of a single stage lock-up clutch with a wheelbase penalty, and naturally aspirated bikes may use multi-stage clutches without a wheelbase penalty.
“I hope that everyone had a great holiday season, and is ready for an exciting 2014 racing season! Bike counts were up at the end of the year, there is a lot of positive buzz from the racers over the winter, and I am looking forward to seeing all of our MIROCK racers and welcoming new teams heading to our series as well”, stated Jason Miller, Promoter of the MIROCK Superbike Series.
Yo, date change at The Rock!
Because Pinehurst National Golf Club will serve this year as host to both the men’s and women’s U.S. Open Golf Championships, Rockingham Dragway owner Steve Earwood has been compelled to make some adjustments to his summer schedule. To avoid conflicts with his Pinehurst neighbor, Earwood has moved the annual FBR Shop Summer Sizzler, one of the anchors of the Mickey Thompson Tires MIRock Super Bike Series, to the weekend of August 15-17. “Because of the two tournaments and all the people they draw to the area, we’ve been trying to juggle the schedule so that we can accommodate our racers and fans,” Earwood said. “Although having two of the biggest tournaments in the world right in our own backyard is really exciting, it has created some interesting challenges.”
The FBR Shop Summer Sizzler event on August 15-17, one of eight in the Mickey Thompson Tires MIRock Superbike Series events will feature all MIROCK class plus the largest purse ever offered in the Pro E.T. category in which one rider will walk away with a $5,000 winner’s check after the conclusion of racing on Saturday, August 16.
The next event for the Mickey Thompson Tires MIRock Superbike Series will be the Adams Performance Spring Bike Open at Rockingham Dragway on March 21-23, 2014.