VIDEO: Man Cup World Finals Top Fuel Twin – All Qualifying and Eliminations

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Man Cup presented by Vance & Hines
43rd annual FuelTech World Finals
presented by Kibblewhite and Wiseco
South Georgia Motorsports Park
November 20-25, 2019

Pingel Top Fuel Twin
Winner – Tommy Grimes 6.606
Runner-up – Jason Pridemore 6.917
#1 Qualifier – Jason Pridemore 6.178

Pingel Top Fuel Twin at this event delivered a great field of racers from as far away as Sweden for the Per Bengtsson team, with Tommy Grimes driving for the unique Top fuel vertical twin known as “The Beast.” With nine bikes entered, the number one qualifier was Jason Pridemore of Ohio with his immaculate “Gunslinger” Top Fuel Harley. Jason delivered a solid 6.17 elapsed time that was a stunner and Tommy Grimes, driving for Per Bengtsson on the Beast stopped the clocks with a 6.20, showing they were indeed up for the challenge. Other qualifiers were: Tii Tharpe 6.30, Rickey House 6.49, Tyler Wilson 6.54, Rich Vreeland 6.81, Tim Kerrigan 6.88, Tadashi Sato 7.27, and Don Becker 7.48.

During eliminations, Pridemore and Grimes made their way through the field to meet up in the final round fora much-anticipated matchup between The Beast and The Gunslinger. Tommy’s .180 RT to Jason’s .203 gave him a decided head start, and Jason was in hot pursuit until he broke traction early and Tommy thundered on to victory, 6.60 to 6.91 respectively. This race was a great victory for the Swedish racing team, who traveled a great distance to race against the best in the USA. They came into the event with a best of 6.19, and they bettered that to a 6.18 in testing to achieve not only victory but a new personal record for the team and the bike, which is a one-of-a-kind, vertical, parallel-twin — a magnificent machine.

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