Mother Nature Smiling upon Man Cup World Finals Event

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Man Cup presented by Vance & Hines
42nd annual Mann Hill Garage World Finals
presented by Kibblewhite Precision Machining, Inc.
South Georgia Motor Sports Park
November 15- 18, 2018

Mother Nature Smiling upon Man Cup World Finals Event

by Tom McCarthy

On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 when the Man Cup motorcycle drag racing sanction, presented by Vance & Hines Racing, begins its set-up for the 42nd Annual, Mann Hill Garage, World Finals, presented by Kibblewhite Precision Machine, it will do so under sunny skies with cool temps forecast and a great weather outlook ahead for the race. An open test session begins at 11 AM.

These are the same cool, dry conditions that made Tak Shigematsu’s famous 6.0 run last year possible. Also Kirby Apathy’s stunning 6.855 @ 183 MPH pass was a direct result of the “Mine Shaft” air that comes to South Georgia Motorsports Park every fall. This year looks to be no different. Man Cup President and sanctioning body founder Jay Regan is excited about this.

“We are in for another record-breaking race this year, I can feel it” commented Jay in a recent media exchange. “The world got to witness Tak and Kirby run the big numbers last year during this event and then the “Spiderman” blew everyone away on Sunday, with his 5.61 elapsed time, which still stands as the quickest elapsed time in the history of motorcycle drag racing. I strongly believe we will see new world records set once again this year.”

The weather forecast, one week out as of this writing; looks ahead to cool dry temperatures and sunny skies to start off the four day race weekend. While weather patterns do shift and things change, cool conditions that feed top performance are expected throughout the race weekend.

Tak Shigematsu has confirmed he will be at this event with DJ tuning once again, looking to improve on last year’s numbers. Likewise, Kirby Apathy has assured us he has freshened up his OCR Pro Fuel bike and is race ready. Jay Turner has his new Pro Charger equipped Top Fuel Harley ready for battle as does Spencer Claycomb who is out to curb-stomp the existing Real Street record of 7.69 @ 193MPH set by David Merks in 2014, at this same event.

The 42nd Annual, Man Cup, Mann Hill Garage, World Finals, will take place at the South Georgia Motorsports Park complex, in Adel, Georgia on November 15-18, presented by Kibblewhite Precision Machine. The racing action will begin on Thursday with the 5th annual DME Pro Street All Star Shootout. Qualifying for the Pingel Top Fuel Twin bikes and all professional classes will begin on Friday, evening.

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