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Feb 7, 2002

Over $500,000 In Cash And Contingency Available Racing With CMRA In 2002

Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>By David Swarts<BR><BR>The Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association (CMRA), the South Central affiliate of CCS, has over $500,000 available in cash, contingencies and prizes for the 2002 racing season.<BR><BR>According to CMRA Assistant Race Director Eric Kelcher, the CMRA Sprint series features $16,500 in purses for the year in the Shogun Motorsports Unlimited Grand Prix Expert class; $11,000 in Shogun Motorsports Middleweight Supersport Expert Shootout; $4500 available from Lockhart-Phillips in the Expert GT/solo endurance races; $5500 cash from Cyclewerkz in the Amateur Unlimited Grand Prix and another $5500 in gift certificates from Cyclewerkz to Amateur Middleweight Supersport racers.<BR><BR>Cyclewerkz is also sponsoring the CMRA Endurance series with a cash purse total of $12,000.<BR><BR>The CMRA itself will pay out $5808 in cash in Expert classes during 2002 in addition to over $30,000 in Championship jackets and entry-fee discounts for the following season.<BR><BR>CMRA Experts who finish in the top 10 in any class will receive entries into a prize raffle to be held at season's end. Race winners will receive three raffle entries, runners-up will receive two entries and third through tenth-place finishers will get a single entry in the drawing. The total value of the raffle prizes is close to $8000. Prizes include a brand new Yamaha TT-R125 from Blockworks and K&N Motorcycle and ATV Centers, a M4 racing exhaust system, leathers and gloves from, an Arai helmet from Northwest Honda, Multi-Tech race bodywork, a custom paint job courtesy of Kinesis Cycle Sports, EBC brake rotors and pads, Traxxion Dynamics suspension work from Shogun Motorsports, a new chain and sprocket set from Vortex and Team Backbone and more.<BR><BR>Another opportunity unique to CMRA racers is Blockworks' "Race To The Beach" prize. One top Expert and one top amateur racer, as decided by a points system that counts their three best finishes each race weekend, get free bike transportation, hotel room, set of tires of their choice and entry fees for up to five classes to attend the CCS Race of Champions at Daytona International Speedway in October 2002. The prize, which basically gives the club's top Expert and Amateur a sponsored ride to the CCS National Championship runoffs, is valued at $3000.<BR><BR>Together with announced contingency programs from Michelin and Aprilia, and expected contingencies from other bike and tire manufacturers, over $500,000 is available to CMRA racers in 2002.