The 2012 Manufacturers Cup championship chase kicked off this past weekend at South Georgia Motorsports Park with just shy of 500 entries, a record for the Spring event, in attendance. The teams and vendors that turned out were blessed with fantastic weather for the entire event.
The Cup would like to congratulate all the event finalists.
PR Factory Store Top Fuel winner: Larry McBride and runner-up Tommy Grimes
Star Racing Pro Comp winner: Keith Lynn and runner-up: Japel Heard
Royal Purple Pro Dragster winner: Johnny Vickers and runner-up: Janette Thornley
Orient Express Pro Street winner: Jeremy Teasley and runner-up: Frankie Stotz
Shinko/WPS Real Street winner: Johnny Dorbrin and runner-up: David Merks
Fast By GastTop Gas winner: Mike Lingo and runner-up: Chad Otts
World Wide Bearing Crazy 8’s winner: Brandon Pellichinno and runner-up: Danny Ingram
MTC Engineering Super Comp winner: Ken Chapman and runner-up: Gary Russell
Tiger Racing Street Fighter winner: Charlie Tyre and runner-up: James Hendricks
MPS Pro ET Saturday winner: Chad Otts and runner-up: Jerry Turner
MPS Pro ET Sunday Quick 16 winner: Ken Chapman and runner-up: Chad Otts
MPS Pro ET Sunday winner: Frank Linders and runner-up: Ken Chapman
Brock’s Performance Street ET Saturday winner: Dusty Brazel and runner-up: Randall Cross
Brock’s Performance Street ET Sunday winner: John Markham and runner-up: Jason Rearick
Top Fuel – Sponsored by PR Factory Store
Pro Comp – Sponsored by Star Racing
Pro Street – Sponsored by Orient Express
Real Street – Sponsored by Shinko/WPS
|Pro Dragster – Sponsored by Royal Purple|
Street Fighter – Sponsored by Tiger Racing
|Crazy 8’s – Presented by World Wide Bearing|
Top Gas – Sponsored by Fast By Gast
Super Comp – Sponsored by MTC
|Pro ET – Sponsored by MPS|
|Street ET – Sponsored by Brock’s Performance|
Sincere thanks go out to all who helped make the event the huge success it was;
Track owners Kim + Roland Wood, SGMP General manager Tim Fleming, Dragstrip manager Wade Rich, SGMP super staffers Jimmy and Joseph along with the rest of the SGMP staff.
Cup staff of Rich and Larry at registration along with Kevin at the gate, tech director Phil Davis, the lively “Hill” and Bill Hahn on the PA
The Cup moves up to the Midwest for event number two of the 2012 three race series. Indianapolis will come to life August 17,18,19 when the Cup, in conjunction with NHRDO, expect some 500 entries vying for the coveted event titles and valuable points towards the class championships of both NHDRO and the Cup series.
The Manufacturers Cup Motorcycle Drag Racing Series is dedicated to providing the Professional, the Sportsman and the ET Bracket Racer access to the very best facilities. Cup events consistently feature the largest fields in the sport of motorcycle drag racing. Top Fuel is our premier class, where we showcase 5 second, 250 mph action! The quickest side by side Top Fuel passes in history have been run, you guessed it, at a Cup event. With three events on the 2012 schedule, a points earning program has been put in place and the Cup Series will crown it’s first ever series champions in all classes come November.