Classes
& Rules
General
The General Rules apply to all racers, classes and events. In the event of a conflict the class specific rule takes precedent. You can download the full 2023 Man Cup rule book below or use the tabs for class specific rules.

Our contingency program, points systems and media policy guidelines are also available below.
Bike Show
Introducing the ultimate bike show experience, where motorcycle enthusiasts come together to admire, vote and celebrate the latest and greatest in motorcycle technology and engineering. This bike show will feature an extensive array of custom-built bikes, factory-backed machines, and classic motorcycles, all on display for fans to admire and vote on their favorites.

The show will feature a variety of categories to cater to different types of motorcycles, from classic to modern, from custom-built to factory-backed.
Grudge
Designation: GB

Grudge is open to all 2-wheel motorcycles and snowmobiles. 3-wheel or 4- wheel vehicles are prohibited.

Format

This is Quick 16, 1/8 mile class run on a .400 pro tree. Shootout Style Chip Draw every round of qualifying (if more than 16 entries) and eliminations. Lock-in required. 8 bike min.

Pro Bagger
Designation: POB

Turbos, Superchargers, Nitrous & All Motor, this class has everything! The fastest baggers in the world race here for a no holds barred no-excuses racing style. Only the strong survive!

Format

This is a 1/4 mile heads-up class run on a .400 pro tree. Guaranteed purse with 8 or more entries.

Designation: P/ET

Pro E.T. is open to all drag bikes, street bikes, and snowmobiles. The class is run in an E.T. bracket racing format, allowing bracket racers to compete for larger purses.

Format

This is a 1/4 mile E.T. bracket class run on a .500 full tree. This is an all-run field. All bikes must be 15.99 & quicker.

Pro Mod
Designation: PM

Format

This is a 1/8 mile heads-up class run on a .400 pro tree. 16 bike qualified field. Less than 9 entries will be an 8 bike field. Runs on a Pro Ladder.

Designation: PO

This class will showcase the most diverse array of drag bikes the sport can provide! Pro Open is open, actually WIDE open to ANY combination you want to bring out. All motor, nitrous injected, turbocharged, injected or even blown nitro bikes. The diverse field of machines should prove to quickly become a crowd favorite. These purpose-built machines will attempt to put their massive amounts of horsepower to the ground and propel them through the 1/8 mile in search of a quick ET and high MPH.

Format

1/8 MILE – .400 PRO TREE – ALL RUN FIELD – OPEN TO ALL ENTRIES ABLE TO PASS SAFETY INSPECTION

Pro Stock Limited
Designation: PSL

This class is an introduction to the Pro Stock Motorcycle Class.

Format

This is a 1/4 mile 7.20 Index class (Index can be adjusted by ManCup), run on a .400 pro tree. The class will be a 16-bike field and placed on a pro ladder.

Pro Street
Designation: PST

Format

This is a 1/4-mile heads-up class run on a .400 pro tree. The class will qualify a 16-bike field and be placed on a pro ladder. There will also be a "B Class" for riders that qualified 17th – 32nd, and they will be placed on a separate pro ladder. No alternates will be used in either class if a rider is broken.

Designation: PU

4.60 Index is open to all bikes, and will run on a 4.60 Index.

Format

This is an 1/8 mile 4.60 Index class run on a .400 pro tree. The class will be a 32 or 64 bike field depending on attendance and placed on a pro ladder. Lane choice is given to the rider with the better qualifying position when the ladder is generated, and still applies to all subsequent rounds.

Designation: RST

Designed for street-legal sport bikes with limited modifications. Parity is maintained among diverse rider sizes with a series of wheelbases based on rider weight. In an effort to both control costs and to keep the visual appearance as close to the original production design, the rules in Real Street restrict the use of aftermarket components and require the retention of the OEM components whenever practical. Typically, if the OEM parts will perform their required tasks sufficiently and safely, aftermarket replacement parts are discouraged. Racers should construct their bikes with the spirit and intent of these goals in mind.

Format

This is a 1/4 mile heads-up class run on a .400 pro tree. The class will qualify on a 16-bike field and be placed on a pro ladder. There will also be a “B Class” for riders that qualified 17th – 32nd and they will be placed on a separate pro ladder. No alternates will be used in either class if a rider is broke.

Street Bagger
Designation: SB

Where the fastest stock-appearing baggers come to race!

Format

This is a 1/4 mile heads-up class run on a .400 pro tree. Guaranteed purse with 8 or more entries.

Designation: S/ET

Street E.T. is open to street legal bikes only. The class is run in an E.T. bracket racing format and is a great class for the novice racer to gain valuable racing experience. Double entering a class will no longer be allowed in any class. A rider can not ride the same, nor a different, bike in one class. Nominal increases to both the entry fees and the purses will be implemented. Specific details of such will be announced upon finalization.

Format

This is a 1/4 mile E.T. The bracket class runs on a .500 full tree. This is an all run field. All bikes must be 18.99 & quicker.

Designation: SC

Super Comp is open to all drag bikes and street bikes. This class is designed for drag bikes and street bikes that want to run on a 5.60/8.90 index.

Format

This is a 5.60 (⅛ mile) 8.90 (¼ mile) Index class run on a .400 pro tree. This class is an all-run field. The #1 Qualifier will get the bye run in 1st round if there are an odd number of bikes. Pairings for all racers will be done by the Man Cup computer system and placed on a Sportsman ladder. See ladders section of rules for a complete list of ladders.

Super Eliminator
Super Eliminator is perhaps the most intricate of all motorcycle drag racing eliminators. It is certainly one of the most competitive. The Super Eliminator (Semi-Pro Division) consists of more than 180 classes, grouped in Modified, Experimental, Fuel, Gas, Altered, Dragster and Stock Classes, with Nitrous Oxide or Turbo Boost sub class.

Format

Super Eliminator is run on a 32 bike (or all run) tournament style ladder with riders qualified based on runs nearest to, or furthest under their class records or Tech Committee set standards going into an event. It is run from a Pro-Tree (instant three amber).

Super Stock
Designation: SS

Super Stock motorcycles are 4-stroke naturally aspirated production machines sold for street use.

Format

This is a 1/4 mile heads-up class run on a .400 pro tree. The class will qualify a 32-bike field and be placed on a pro ladder.

Top Fuel
Designation: TF

The Top Fuel class is the pinnacle of motorcycle drag racing performance. Top Fuel is currently reserved for the quickest and fastest motorcycles in competition.
Top Gas
Designation: TG

Top Gas is open to all drag bikes and street bikes. This class is designed for drag bikes and street bikes that want to run on a 5.10/8.20 index.

Format

This is a 5.10 (⅛ mile) 8.20 (¼ mile) Index class run on a .400 pro tree. This class is an all-run field. The #1 Qualifier will get the bye run in 1st round if there are an odd number of bikes. Pairings for all racers will be done by the Man Cup computer system and placed on a Sportsman ladder. See ladders section of rules for a complete list of ladders.

Designation: TS

Format

This is a 1/4 mile E.T. bracket class run on a .500 full tree. The class will be a 32-bike field.

Ultra Sportsman (Formerly Street Fighter)
Designation: U/S

Ultra Sportsman is open to all drag bikes and street bikes. This class is designed for the drag bikes and street bikes that want to run on a 6.00/9.50 index.

Format

This is a 6.00 (1/8 mile) 9.50 (1/4 MILE) Index class run on a .400 pro tree. This class is an all-run field. The #1 Qualifier will get the bye run in 1st round if there are an odd number of bikes. Pairings for all racers will be done by the MAN CUP computer system and placed on a Sportsman ladder. See ladders section of rules for a complete list of ladders.

V-Twin
Designation: VT/ET

V-TWIN is open to all drag bikes and street bikes. The class is run in an E.T. bracket racing format.

Format

This is a 1/8 mile and 1/4 mile E.T. bracket class run on a .500 full tree. This is an all run field. All bikes must be 9.99 & quicker in the 1/8 and 18.99 & quicker in the 1/4 mile.