Man Cup Adds 4.60 Challenge Specialty Race to 2018 World Finals

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Man Cup Adds 4.60 Challenge Specialty Race to 2018 World Finals

Man Cup, North America’s premier all motorcycle drag racing organization is proud to announce it has established the 4.60 Challenge, a unique race within a race at the World Finals.

Like the wildly popular Pingel Top Fuel World Cup and DME Racing All-Star Shootout specialty events already in place at the World Finals, the 4.60 Challenge is a Man Cup initiative dedicated this time to Sportsman’s quickest category.

“Our primary goal of the 4.60 Challenge is to crown a true national champion in 4.60 competition. This specialty event will be our first, of which I hope will become many, specialty competitions dedicated to Sportsman racers” beamed an elated Man Cup Principal Jay Regan. “Our Man Cup World Finals is already hands down the most spectacular motorcycle drag race of the season, and the addition of the 4.60 Challenge will certainly add to it being the very best event of the season, period.”

“The initial concept was born in the staging lanes of the 2017 Mann Hill Garage World Finals presented by Kibblewhite Precision Machine. Since then, a steady flow of dialogue, ideas, brainstorming and repeated trips back to the drawing board have got us to where we are thrilled with the final recipe,” stated Regan.

Ronald Procopio

The inaugural 4.60 Challenge, debuting at the 2018 World Finals, will feature a unique team-based concept that will reward not only the overall winner but also the best performing team of the competition. The field will be made up of four teams of four. Invites will go out to top points earning riders in XDA, I-65, NHDRO, and Man Cup. A rider will be eligible to participate from whichever series he or she is highest in points and can only compete on one team. Spots on all four teams will be offered to points earners from first on down the line and will be filled once all four slots are taken.

Chase Morris

“This will be a great event to showcase the incredible talents of sixteen very hard-working Sportsman racers. It will not only be a race for bragging rights for the overall winner, but also one where team, as well as I, will be the mantra. I expect a great showing of series partisanship and pride to be on tap.” concluded Regan. Stay tuned for the complete schedule, entry fee, purse, eliminations ladder and run schedule will be released in the very near future.

With the addition of the 4.60 Challenge, the 2018 edition of the Man Cup World Finals is assured to be bigger and better than ever. It is strongly suggested you make this the “must attend” event on your 2018 schedule.

EVENT UPDATE

Event Details & Schedule:
$250 entry; $4,000 winner take all in the 16 bike field

Thursday 11/15:
Man Cup operated Open Testing 10:00am – 5:30pm @ 150.00 per bike

Friday 11/16:
Man Cup operated Tune-n-Test program 9:00am – 3:15pm @ 75.00 per bike
E1 following Pro Round 1 qualifying starting at 5pm
E2 following completion of Sportsman Q1

Saturday 11/17:
E3 & E4 TBD

As you know, Sportsman racers are the heart & soul of Grothus Dragbikes, so it’s only right the pot is sweetened some more…

  • Eight 1st round losers will receive $50 GDB credit.
  • Four 2nd round losers will receive $100 GDB credit.
  • The better semi-final package loss will receive a billet throttle assembly ($450 value), with the other semi-final loser receiving $250 GDB credit.
  • The runner-up will receive an 18” Front Wheel Legacy Series GDB wheel ($715 value)
  • The winner will ride away with a pocket full of $4,000 and the 4.60 challenge championship!

The bracket is going to be created before the event, hopefully before the end of this month (!) with commitments (via PayPal down payment). We’ll do a Facebook live random draw with only 1 representative per race organization in each of the 4 quadrants. Moreover, the earliest 2 racers from the same organization could meet would be the semi-finals. Outside of that, it will be random.

Let’s get a roll call and find out who will be crowned the 4.60 champion!

XDA
#1 Richard Gadson (*In)
#2 Michael Thyen (*In)
#3 Mac McAdams (out, bump)
#4 Mike Ostrowski (out, bump)
#5 Boo Brown (Mr. Fo60 on the DL)
#6 Wes Hawkins (*In)
#7 Diane Reitz Hollins (out, bump)
#8 Ron Bonitatis (out, bump)
#9 Kenny Cornnell (out, bump)
#10 Ronald Procopio JR (*In)

I-65
#1 Smokin Joe Rodney (*In)
#2 Hollywood Broderick Jackson (*In)
#3 Mantez Thompson (*In)
#4 Rock Sanders (*In)

NHDRO 
#1 Jeff Lindeman
#2 Jimmy Muntain
#3 Dan McCarten (out, bump)
#4 Les Stimac (*In)
#5 Johnny Bond (*In)

Man Cup
#1 Tony Mullen (*In)
#2 Hollywood (representing I-65, bump)
#3 Butch Schwartz (*In)
#4 Brody Grothus (*In)
#5 Jimmy Muntain (representing NHDRO, bump)
#6 Alan Fields (*In)

Remember, this is all going down prior to the Sunday Man Cup Grothus Dragbikes Ultra 4.60 series race that will pay up to $5k!!


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 7 2 7 – 7 4 2 – 5 2 4 5 voice/text.