Man Cup: MPS Racing Nationals Event Schedule

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Man Cup

Man Cup presented by Vance & Hines
39th annual MPS Racing Nationals
presented by Exoticycle

Orlando Speed World
April 3-5, 2020

MPS Racing

MPS Racing Nationals Event Schedule

On April 3-5, 2020, the Man Cup, presented by Vance & Hines, will begin its tenth year of operations beginning with the 39th annual MPS Nationals, presented by Exoticycle at Orlando Speed World, located in Bithlo, Florida. In November of 2020, the sanction will eclipse ten years of competition, with the very first event being held in November of 2010, back when nine manufacturers banded together to hold the first Manufacturer’s Cup event.






Wednesday

Pit gate opens at 12:00pm for early arriving racers and sponsors. It will close for the night promptly at 7:00pm.

Racers arriving after the gate closes will be asked to stage at the pit entry gate overnight.


Thursday

Pit Gate opens at 8:00 am and will close at 9:00pm

Man Cup operated Open Testing 12:00pm – 7:00pm  / $150.00 per bike.

Racers arriving after the gate closes will be asked to stage at the pit entry gate overnight.


Friday

Pit Gate opens at 7:00 am and will close at 11:00 pm

Man Cup Tune-n-Test 09:00am – 3:30pm / $75.00 per bike
The rear of the lanes will close promptly at 3:30 in an attempt to run out all bikes in the lanes by 4:30pm deadline. The front of the lanes will close at 4:30 regardless of who or how many are still remaining in the lanes. If there are bikes left in the lanes upon closing, they will be afforded a time after round 1 of Sportsman qualifying

Pro Round 1 qualifying 5:00 pm: Top Fuel / Pro Fuel / Pro Mod / Pro Open / Pro Street / Real Street / Grudge

Sportsman Q1 – Ultra 4.60 / Super Comp / Street Fighter / Top Gas

Tune-n-Test pass (one per entry) for any bikes left in the lanes at 4:30 ONLY

ET Time Runs / Street ET / Pro ET / V-Twin ET  – one per entry

10:00 pm target secure event for the day, close gates at 11:00 pm. Gate will be staffed overnight and only those with armbands will be allowed back in. Racers without armbands arriving after the gate closes will be asked to stage outside the pit gate overnight.


Saturday

Pit Gate opens: 07:00 and will close at 11:00 pm

9:00am ET Time Runs / Street ET / Pro ET / V-Twin ET 

ET Eliminations Round 1 – Street ET / Pro ET / V-Twin ET 

Sportsman Q2 – Ultra 4.60 / Super Comp / Street Fighter / Top Gas

Pro Round 2 qualifying 12:30 pm: Top Fuel / Pro Fuel / Pro Mod / Pro Open / Pro Street / Real Street / Grudge

ET Eliminations Round 2 – Street ET / Pro ET / V-Twin ET 

Sportsman Q3 – Ultra 4.60 / Super Comp / Street Fighter / Top Gasas

ET Eliminations Round 3 – Street ET / Pro ET / V-Twin ET 

Continued ET Eliminations until Pro Q3

NEXT UP: Ceremony to recognize 2019 Man Cup class champions

Pro Round 3 Qualifying 6:00pm:  Top Fuel / Pro Fuel / Pro Mod / Pro Open / Pro Street / Real Street / Grudge

Continued ET Eliminations until completion

GRUDGEFEST: Will continue to run until 10:30 only with 12 or more paid Grudge entries by 7:00pm Saturday. If less than 12 entries, the Grudge program will end promptly when ET elimination rounds are completed.

10:55 pm secure event. Gates close at 11:0pm. Gate will be staffed overnight and only those with armbands will be allowed in. Racers without armbands arriving after the gate closes will be asked to stage outside the pit gate overnight.

Saturday scheduling notes:

  • Every effort within reason will be made to run the Pro rounds on time regardless of where we are at in the program.
  • In the event we are running markedly ahead of schedule, Pro, Street and V-Twin ET elimination rounds will happen at any time. Please keep a keen ear open for PA announcements regarding schedule changes across the day!!

Sunday

Pit Gate opens: 7:00 Chapel Service 7:45 – 8:30

9:00am ET Time Runs / Street ET / Pro ET / V-Twin ET 

ET Eliminations Round 1 – Street ET / Pro ET / V-Twin ET 

Opening ceremonies: Immediately following ET round #2 – approx 11:00

Top Fuel E1 11:30 am: Pro Fuel / Pro Mod / Pro Open / Pro Street / Real Street

Sportsman E1: Ultra 4.60 / Super Comp / Street Fighter / Top Gas

Pro’s E2:  MUST round for 16 bike fields, IF round for 8 bike fields

Continued rounds of Sportsman and ET Eliminations as time, will allow leading up to Pro E3

Pro’s E3: 4:00

Continued rounds of Sportsman and ET Eliminations as time will allow leading up to Pro Finals

Pro Finals: 6:00

Run out subsequent rounds of Sportsman and ET Eliminations to completion

Target to secure Sunday 7:30 pm

Sunday scheduling notes:

  • All Pro Rounds will attempt to be run on time regardless of where we are at in the schedule. Pro 8 bike fields will run semi-final round with Pro round two eliminations ONLY if all competitors still in are ready to go at that time. If not, they must run with round three regardless of being ready.
  • There will no availability for any “time only” passes on Sunday afternoon, regardless of class nor any Grudge passes, please do not ask!
  • The ManCup’s goal on Sunday is to get the event completed and get all racers, win or lose, on the road toward home at a reasonable time. All elimination rounds of Pro ET, Street ET and all Sportsman classes will be run as time allows. If you continue to win in any ET or Sportsman class after first round, please get your bike back to the lanes and be ready to go. ALL ET + Sportsman round winners are on notice that you class may run AT ANY TIME across Sunday afternoon and it is your obligation to be ready to go at ALL times!
  • We will do the very best we can to accommodate riders who have multiple entries but it is also your obligation to let the officials know what other classes you are still in and how much time you need. Communication and additional Pit help are both tremendously important for all entries running in multiple classes!
  • This schedule is done in an effort to try to constantly keep bikes going down the track and to have the event conclude at a reasonable time.

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.

2020 Schedule

  • April 3-5 / Orlando Speed World
  • May 1-3 / South Georgia Motorsports Park
  • July 10-12 / Dragway 42
  • Sept 11-13 / Rockingham Dragway
  • November 18-22 / SGMP World Finals

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