Man Cup: 190hookup.com Nationals will be an 1/8-mile Event

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Man Cup

38th annual 190hookup.com Nationals
presented by Rob Bush Motorsports
Darlington Dragway
September 27-29, 2019

190hookup.com Nationals will be an 1/8-mile Event

Man Cup today announced that the upcoming 38th annual 190hookup.com Nationals presented by Rob Bush Motorsports will be run across the 1/8 mile in all categories.

“Initially we planned only to run Falicon Pro Mod and Grothus Dragbike Ultra 4.60 across the 1/8 mile but a recent Pingel Top Fuel test session at Darlington Dragway raised concerns about the ability to stop these 250mph land missiles safely. I was contacted by perennial Pingel Top Fuel champion Larry McBride about these concerns and it became a very simple fix to me. I conferred with Darlington Track Manager Rhett Gardner as well as event sponsor Rob Bush. Both parties agreed, we always have to put rider safety above all else. Thus, the decision to run ALL categories across the 1/8 mile at Darlington was made, “explained Man Cup Principal Jay Regan.”





At Man Cup, we have always prided ourselves on being willing to adapt to whatever challenges come our way and I believe this decision, albeit late, continues that mantra. We do realize that this late change may impact a very small portion of our Sportsman index class racers having to scramble a bit to make adjustments, but in the immortal words of Man Cup stalwart Paul Gast, “just turn it up a bit or turn it on a bit sooner” to hit those indexes! Paul has even offered his services on-site at Darlington for any racer in need of more performance, and, free of charge! “The 190hookup.com Nationals at Darlington Dragway is going to be a very exciting ManCup event, you can count on that!”

The mid-season 190hookup.com Nationals runs across the weekend of September 27-29 at the award-winning Darlington Dragway. 1/8-mile records and valuable record points are up for grabs in all Pro categories. Star Racing Top Gas will run on a 5.10 index. MTC Engineering Super Comp will run on a 5.60 index and Wiseco Street Fighter will be on a 6.20 index. All racers and fans are encouraged to visit, and bookmark, the official Man Cup website at ManCup.info for the latest Man Cup news.


About Man Cup Motorcycle Drag Racing : Headquartered in Safety Harbor, Florida, Man Cup motorcycle drag racing is North America’s largest professional motorcycle drag racing sanctioning body. Man Cup promotes motorcycle drag racing on a national event basis for professional, sportsman and ET bracket racers alike and is open to riders of all skill and experience levels. The Man Cup Series is the only national event style motorcycle drag racing series comprised of events throughout the eastern half of the United States. For marketing opportunities with the Man Cup as well as more information on Man Cup Motorcycle Drag Racing, please visit www.mancup.info on the web or 727-742-5245 voice/text.

2019 Schedule

  • April 5-7 / SGMP Spring Cup
  • July 12-14 / Dragway 42
  • September 27-29 / Darlington Dragway
  • October 26-27 / Rockingham Dragway
  • November 21-24 / SGMP World Finals

The Man Cup Series is brought to you by our sponsors :  Adams Performance – APE – Bates Leathers – Carolina Cycle – Cometic – Cooper Performance – D&G Chassis – DME Racing – Daytona Senors – Dragbike.com – Exotic Cycle – Falicon Performance – Galot Motorsports Park – Grothus Dragbike – Hawaya Racing – Hot Rod Chrissy Photos – HTP Performance – JRI Shocks – Lectron – McIntosh Machine and Fabrication – Memphis International Raceway – MoTec – MPS – MRE – MTC – Muzzys – Penske Shocks – Pingel Enterprises – Portable Shade – PR Factory Store – RCC Turbo – Roaring Toyz – Rob Bush Motorsports – Rockingham Dragway – S&S Cycle – Schnitz Racing – Shinko – Star Racing – Western Power Sports – South Georgia Motorsports Park – Trac Dynamics – Vance & Hines – Ward Performance – Web Cam – Wiseco Pistons – World Wide Bearing – Wossner Pistons