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Man Cup: Lovingood Repeats as Pro Open Champ

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Lovingood Repeats as Man Cup Pro Open Champ

Wynn, Sperlock, Otts Among Other Winners at Rock’s 190hookup.com Nationals

Leland’s Bobby Lovingood was among a quartet of North Carolina winners and Terry Wynn of Jacksonville, Fla., got a free pass to victory in the featured Pro Mod class Sunday in the 41st annual 190hookup.com Nationals at Rockingham Dragway, part of the Man Cup Motorcycle Series.

In the absence of defending champ Paul Gast, Wynn beat Tyron Lemons of Atlanta in the Pro Mod semifinals before cruising to the title when final round opponent Gerald Smith was guilty of a final round foul start.





Lovingood beat former ManCup champ Robert Giard of Gainesboro, Tenn., in the final to win for the second straight year in Pro Open. He shared the winners’ circle with fellow Carolinians Doug Laughey of Farmville, Blair Fields of Denver and Russell Dennison Jr. of Youngsville.

Scott Delong of Citra, Fla., repeated in Super Comp, as did Barry Pryer of Chesapeake, Va., in Street Fighter. Other winners included Dystany Sperlock of Goldvein, Va., in the 4.60 class and ManCup triple threat Chad Otts of Olive Branch, Miss., who won in Pro Gas but failed to reach the final round in either of the categories in which he is vying for the championship – 4.60 and Super Comp.

Johnny Ard of Indianapolis and Casey Smith of Musella, Ga., were the V-Twin winners and Chris Sulkowski of Canfield, Ohio prevailed in Saturday’s Gamblers Race.

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Results from the 41st annual 190hookup.com Nationals at Rockingham Dragway, next-to-last event in the 2022 ManCup Motorcycle Series presented by Vance and Hines. Hometowns are North Carolina unless otherwise indicated. Results include reaction time, track time, target time (when applicable) and finish line speed:

PRO MOD
Semifinals – Gerald Smith, Savannah, Ga., .096, 5.201, 127.16 mph, def. Connell Smith, Lenox, Ga., .077, 5.771, 81.93 mph; Terry Wynn, Jacksonville, Fla., .070, 4.364, 164.31 mph, def. Tyron Lemons, Atlanta, Ga., .057, 4.974, 146.67 mph.

FINAL – Terry Wynn, Jacksonville, Fla., .054, 5.829, 82.95 mph, def Gerald Smith, Savannah, Ga., foul.

Terry Wynn

PRO OPEN
Semifinals – Bobby Lovingood, Leland, .135, 5.381, 104.98 mph, def. Larry Hayes, Dothan, Ala., .072, 7.050, 91.31 mph; Robert Giard, Gainesboro, Tenn., bye.

FINAL – Bobby Lovingood, Leland, .095, 4.970, 135.76 mph, def. Robert Giard, Gainesboro, Tenn., .109, 5.258, 140.33 mph.

Bobby Lovingood

4.60 INDEX
Semifinals – Dystany Spurlock, Goldvein, Va., .028, 4.635, 144.10 mph, def. Ronnie Procopio, Wake Forest, .019, 4.657, 156.61 mph; Deshawn Wheeler, Louisville, Ky., bye.

FINAL – Dystany Spurlock, Goldvein, Va., .061, 4.623, 145.56 mph, def. Deshawn Wheeler, Louisville, Ky., .065, 4.642, 152.88 mph.

Dystany Spurlock

TOP GAS (8.20 target)
Semifinals – Josie Brooks, Arkona, Ontario, Canada, bye; Chad Otts, Olive Branch, Miss., .022, 8.231, 155.99 mph, def. Carlo Testa, Akron, Ohio, .075, 8.334, 162.31 mph.

FINAL – Chad Otts, Olive Branch, Miss., .045, 8.207, 159.64 mph, def. Josie Brooks, Arkona, Ontario, Canada, .128, 8.109 breakout foul, 165.15 mph.

Josie Brooks

SUPER ELIMINATOR
FINAL – Douglas Laughey, Farmville, .074, 10.192 on a 9.460, 93.51 mph, def. Casey Smith, Musella, Ga., .216, 11.631 on an 11.040, 117.22 mph.

SUPER COMP (8.90 target)
FINAL – Scott Delong, Citra, Fla., .039, 8.908, 145.38 mph, def. Russell Dennison Jr., Youngsville, .110, 8.838 breakout, 136.75 mph.

Scott Delong

STREET FIGHTER (9.50 target)
FINAL – Barry Pryer, Chesapeake, Va., .037, 9.508, 133.38 mph, def. Marcus Queen, .226, 9.293 breakout, 134.79 mph.

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SATURDAY V-TWIN
FINAL – Casey Smith, Musella, Ga., .078, 15.625 on a 10.670, 60.76 mph, def. Barry Pryer, Chesapeake, Va., foul.

Casey Smith

SUNDAY V-TWIN
FINAL – Jonny Ard, Indianapolis, Ind., .038, 14.692 on a 14.640, 87.55 mph, def. Scott Delong, Citra, Fla., .043, 12.680 on a 12.,600, 101.33 mph.

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GAMBLERS RACE
FINAL — Chris Sulkowski, Canfield, Ohio, .005, 8.424 on an 8.330, 149.98 mph, def. Michael McAllister, Jacksonville, .021, 10.730 on a 10.590, 123.08 mph.

PRO ET
Semifinals – Blair Field, Denver, .029, 8.903 on an 8.860, 147.60 mph, def. Duane Schmidt Jr., Citra, Fla., foul (-.004); Carlo Testa, Akron, Ohio, .017, 8.819 on an 8.250, 123.95 mph, def. Russell Dennison, Youngsville, .066, 12.196 on an 8.720, 71.73 mph.

FINAL – Blair Field, Denver, .044, 8.899 on an 8.880, 148.02 mph, def. Carlo Testa, Akron, Ohio, foul (-.004).

STREET ET
Semifinals – Wardell Pinkney, Sterling, Va., .086, 9.412 on a 9.400, 137.39 mph, def. Wilbur Mummey, Saint Cloud, Fla., .138, 13.786 on a 13.700, 95.64 mph; Russell Dennison Jr., Youngsville, .178, 8.706 on an 8.720, 151.68 mph, def. Chuck Woolam, Reddick, Fla., foul.

FINAL – Russell Dennison Jr., Youngsville, .234, 10.417 on an 8.680, 86.12 mph, def. Wardell Pinkney, Sterling, Va., foul.

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