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Man Cup: Ageless Paul Gast Tries To Extend Rock Streak

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Ageless Paul Gast Tries To Extend Rock Streak

Seeks Fourth Straight JE Piston Pro Mod Win in Man Cup’s 190hookup.com Nationals

With the clock ticking on his competitive career, 73-year-old Paul Gast will try to muscle his 170 mile-an-hour Suzuki to a fourth consecutive Rockingham Dragway Pro Modified victory this week (October 7-9) in the 41st renewal of the 190hookup.com Nationals, next-to-last event in the 2022 Man Cup Motorcycle Series season.

Rockingham Dragway

The Man Cup series is unique insomuch that it is open to all makes and models of motorcycle, from American-built Harley Davidsons and Indians to Kawasakis, Suzukis, Hondas, BMWs, Husqvarnas, Ducatis, Victorys, Nortons and anything else with two wheels and pegs.

While Gast is trying to extend his Rockingham winning streak against riders half his age, he also is seeking a fourth straight ManCup series championship for himself and his iconic “Fast by Gast” brand.

2021 Man cup Paul Gast

Overall, the two-day event will crown champions in 13 classes including Pro Street, Pro Open, Pro Mod, Top Gas and Pro Ultra 4.60. Pro ET and Street ET will be contested as well. There will be Saturday qualifying for the previously mentioned categories along with more qualifying in Street Fighter and Super Comp with V-Twin ET racing both days.

Sunday eliminations will be critical to the double-up plans of veteran Chad Otts of Olive Branch, Miss., who currently leads in both Pro Ultra 4.60 and Super Comp. Among those who could block his path in Pro Ultra is Maegen Bowers-Petway of Nashville, Tenn., who, as one of the nation’s most prominent black female motorcycle riders, was runner-up at the spring ManCup race at Valdosta, Ga.

Also racing for a championship will be Pablo Gonzalez, the Street ET point leader from Puerto Rico who, two years ago, had a career weekend at The Rock where he won two Pro ET titles and the Street Fighter trophy.

Adult spectator admission is $25 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children under six are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult and parking is free in Rockingham’s main lot. Discounts are available on multi-day ticket purchases.

Man Cup 2022 Rockingham

Man Cup Points

Unofficial Man Cup point leaders entering the 41st annual 190hookup.com Nationals at Rockingham Dragway. Hometowns are North Carolina unless otherwise indicated.

PRO MODIFIED – 1. Connell Smith, Lenox, Ga.; 2. Jeff House, Keller, Texas; 3. Terry Wynn, Jacksonville, Fla.; 4. Travis Davis, Douglas, Ga.; 5. Paul Gast, Grand Island, N.Y.

PRO OPEN – 1. Rob Giard, Ware, Mass.; 2. Connell Smith, Lenox, Ga.; 3. Travis Davis, Douglas, Ga.; 4. Larry Hays, Dothan, Ala.; 5. Tommy Saxon, Bogart, Ga.

PRO ULTRA 4.60 – 1. Chad Otts, Olive Branch, Miss.; 2. Spencer Allen, Wheeling, West Va.; 3. John Schwartz, West Seneca, N.Y.; 4. Brandon Elliott, Atlanta, Ga.; 5. Chase Van Sant, Pella, Iowa.

TOP GAS – 1. Chad Otts, Olive Branch, Miss.; 2. Seth Bucurrie, Loxahatchee, Fla.; 3. Richard Holder, Jacksonville, Fla.; 4. Carlo Testa, Akron, Ohio; 5. Shawn Rainey, Jupiter, Fla.

SUPER COMP – 1. Larry Bradley, Unknown; 2. Gary Russell, Englewood, Fla.
3. Mike Konopacki, Hampton, Ontario, Canada; 4. David Fletcher, Plant City, Fla.; 5. Dwayne Leachman, Ocala, Fla.

PRO ET – 1. Mike Lakoskey, Fleming Island, Fla.; 2. Shawn Rainey, Jupiter, Fla.; 3. Dennis Stewart, St. Petersburg, Fla.; 4. Mike Konopacki, Hampton, Ontario, Canada; 5. Kelly McDaniel, Unknown.

STREET ET – 1. Pablo Gonzalez, Carolina, Puerto Rico; 2. Landon Noble, Zachary, La.; 3. Chuck Woolam, Reddick, Fla.; 4. Ariel Carter-Cross, Conyers, Ga.;
5. Scott Delong, Citra, Fla.

V-TWIN – 1. Stacy Smith, Lizelle, Ga.; 2. Scott DeLong, Citra, Fla.; 3. Eric Nettles, Lutz, Fla.; 4. Michael Thompson, Unknown; 5. Jimmy Smith, Unknown.


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.

2022 Schedule

  • March 4-6 / Orlando Speed World Dragway
  • April 29 -May 1 / MTC Engineering Nationals / South Georgia Motorsports Park
  • July 29-31 / Fast By Gast Nationals / Dragway 42
  • October 7-9 / 190Hookup.com Nationals / Rockingham Dragway
  • November 17-20 / FuelTech World Finals / South Georgia Motorsports Park

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