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Man Cup World Finals 2018 – a Race to Remember

The Man Cup 42nd annual Man Hill Garage World Finals, presented by Kibblewhite Precision Machine, held at South Georgia Motorsports Park, in Adel, Georgia, from November 15-18, was a race to remember from the 2018 racing season. The event, attended…

Man Cup 2019 Schedule

Man Cup has released four races for 2019 with two more still to come.  “We have had many requests for race dates next year, however, we are still in the process of working on contracts and dates for some of…

Man Cup Finals Live Coverage

Enjoy some live coverage from the Kibblewhite Man Cup Finals, Nov. 16-18. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and the Cycledrag.com Facebook page (Please like here) and more will be coming soon. Friday  

Racers and Tuners Salivate at Cool, Horsepower Making Forecast for Man Cup Finals

The biggest motorcycle drag race of the season got a much appreciated gift from Mother Nature with an exceptional forecast. Already revered as a record-setting event, this year’s Mann Hill Garage / Kibblewhite World Finals from South Georgia Motorsports Park,…

Grothus Bonus Puts $9,000 Up For Grabs For 4.60 Racers at Man Cup Finals, Pairings Announced

Grothus Dragbikes is adding even more excitement to one of the biggest races of the year, the Man Cup Finals, Nov. 15-18 at South Georgia Motorsports Park. On Friday and Saturday the inaugural Man Cup Grothus Dragbikes Ultra 4.60 Challenge…

ManCup Galot Canceled, Rain Washes Out Motorcycle Drag Racing For Second Consecutive Weekend

The soggy weather in the Midwest and on the East Coast has been relentless. After NHDRO was forced to reschedule its event last weekend, ManCup was forced to cancel the MTC Nationals from Galot Motorsports Park in Benson, N.C. due…

ManCup Galot MTC Nationals Headquarters Hotel Information

ManCup has partnered with the Hampton Inn Dunn to serve as headquarters hotel for the MTC Nationals. The inaugural MTC Nationals at the all-new GALOT Motorsports Park is the penultimate event of the five race, 2018 ManCup Drag Racing Series…

Championship Alert: D-42 – What it Takes to Be a ManCup Motorcycle Drag Racing Champion

Winners win, that’s what they do, champions one and all. Every Man Cup champion in any and every class is a racer who shows up at the Man Cup events and races his or her heart out, because that’s what…

Grothus Dragbikes Adds Special Incentives for Man Cup Racers at Dragway 42

Ed Grothus of respected manufacturer Grothus Dragbikes is offering some fantastic incentives for racers coming to the Fast by Gast Nationals at Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio, July 13-15! Check it out and share! Thank you Grothus Dragbikes!

Grothus Dragbikes Adds Special Incentives to Man Cup Dragway 42 Race, July 13-15

Check out the incentives the Grothus Dragbike racing team has added for competitors entering the Man Cup Fast by Gast Nationals at Dragway 42, July 13-15.  

Valdosta ManCup Video Coverage

Enjoy some video coverage from the ManCup Exoticycle Spring Cup from Valdosta, Ga. April 6-8. Unfortunately Saturday was a washout at the famous South Georgia track. Larry Pre Race Test Session Larry McBride – 5.76 at 251 MPH Frankie Stotz…

Pingel Top Fuel Twin Five Second Club Announced

ManCup is pleased to announce that longtime Top Fuel sponsor Pingel Enterprise will reward Pingel Top Fuel Twin riders with induction into Nitro immortality via the exclusive Pingel Top Fuel Twin five second club. Riders will have the opportunity to…

Classic Two-Stroke and More Drag Racing, Super Eliminator Season Recap

Super Eliminator ran three races in 2017 and the only way to describe the season is Wow !!  The core of racers has grown into a very tight-knit group of hardcore racers that know how to step up performance with…

DME Congratulates MANCUP All-Star Shootout Winner Rodney Williford

For the second straight year, motorcycle drag racing fabrication powerhouse DME Racing partnered with Dave and Jason Dunigan’s Dunigan Racing, and Chris Connelly and his Pro Stock Inc., to put on the DME Racing All-Star Pro Street Shootout. This $10,000-to-win…

ManCup Dragbike Racing Video Coverage

Enjoy live coverage of the ManCup Mann Hill Garage World Finals from Valdosta, Ga. courtesy of MotormaniaTV.

Brunson Grothus Riding Momentum into Tight ManCup Pro Mod Points Fight

It’s been a banner year for talented dragbike pilot Brunson Grothus. After securing a pair of wins in the PDRA series, the Grothus Dragbikes-backed rider is hoping to leave the ManCup Finals from Valdosta, Ga., Nov 11-13 with a Pro…

Sam Wills Aiming for ManCup Championship

When Sam Wills won the season-opening ManCup motorcycle race last month at Valdosta, Ga., in the process covering the drag racing quarter mile at a personal best 5.88 seconds with a booming speed of 243 miles per hour, it was…

Hot Paquette Takes Dragbike Streak to Muggy Memphis, Record Breaking Pro Street Hayabusa is For Sale

The Mark Paquette/McIntosh Machine & Fabrication Pro Street racing team of Mark Paquette and Bud Yoder are on a major win and number one qualifying streak in 2016, as their 700 horsepower, turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusas have torn up dragstrips from…

ManCup Expecting Most Exciting Season Yet With Top Fuel Parity, McBride’s New Bike and Vance & Hines Series Backing

ManCup motorcycle drag racing is about a month away from kicking off its sixth season – one many feel could be its most successful and exciting yet.  The anticipation of 15-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s race debut of his new,…

Another all-RS Dragbike Motorsports Final for Teasley

Roger Starrette’s RS Motorsports stable of nitrous-huffing Kawasaki ZX14s returned to the track in a big way at the Kibblewhite/Mann Hill Garage Manufacturers Cup World Finals at South Georgia Motorsports Park.   Starrette qualified number 2 just behind number 1…

Did You Notice? Dragbike Observations at the MANCUP World Finals

Here’s a few observations from my various wanderings about the track and grounds of the South Georgia Motorsports Park during the MANCUP World Finals, presented by Kibblewhite Precision Machine and the Mann Hill Garage on November 12/13/14, 2015. Please note…

DME Shatters World Record— Again!

The 2015 Kibblewhite/Mann Hill Garage Manufacturers Cup World Finals is becoming known as the record-shattering showcase for DME Racing’s hell-on-wheels, 2-tone flat gray, big turbo, Suzuki Hayabusa. The bike known as “Tink Tink” blistered South Georgia Motorsports Park’s quarter mile…

Video Coverage from ManCup World Finals

Enjoy this feed of the Manufacturers Cup World Finals from Valdosta, Ga. Nov. 13-15.

Coverage of the HTP Performance Motec Man Cup Nationals from Memphis, Tenn.

Enjoy coverage of the HTP Performance- Motec Manufacturers Cup Nationals from Memphis International Raceway, June 20-21. This marks the return of national event motorcycle drag racing to Memphis for the first time since 2009. Top Fuel Recap –  Session 1…

Tommy Bolton Bringing Seven Motorcycles to Memphis Man Cup

Respected engine builder and 25-time dragbike racing champion Tommy “Tombo” Bolton of Oklahoma City, Okla., has been waiting a long time for an all-motorcycle national event to return to his vicinity.  He gets his long-awaited opportunity at round No. 2…

Dave Schnitz Comments on SGMP Ownership Change

The motorcycle drag racing world was a bit stunned at the recent and sudden ownership change at South Georgia Motorsports Park. In recent years SGMP has become arguably the nation’s most popular venue for dragbike racing. The track is home…

ManCup Changes Pro Comp back to Pro Mod, Turbos Out

After more than eighteen months of discussion, ManCup management has decided to change Pro Comp, a mixture of Funny Bikes and nitrous machines,  back to the traditional Pro Mod class, a category which does not allow turbo-charged entries.  It was…

MANCUP Motorcycle Drag Racing World Finals Coverage

Check back and refresh for coverage of the Motec MANCUP Motorcycle Drag Racing World Finals from South Georgia Motorsports Park all weekend long. Live Feed – Larry “Spiderman” McBride Avenges Miserable MIROCK Outing After spending over 60 hours repairing the…

Excitement Aplenty for MANCUP Dragbike Finals

Yes it’s true, a few dozen racers showed up early the SGMP to test early for the Mickey Thompson, MoTech World Finals at Valdosta. A cold front came in early in the afternoon and by sundown temps were dropping fast.…

ManCup DME Summer Nationals Moved

In a stunning announcement to most, ManCup Motorcycle Drag Racing informed racers the DME Summer Nationals, Aug. 1-3, originally scheduled to take place at Atlanta Dragway, will now be held at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Cecil, Ga. In a…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Chasing Dragbike History at Hometown Race

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 12-time champion, Larry “Spiderman” McBride knows his time aboard his world-record capturing machine of the past 20 seasons is quickly coming to an end. The Spiderman recently fired his latest, cutting-edge race masterpiece, a motorcycle…

Ashley Owens Back in the Winners Circle

It’s A.O. Time,” Eric McKinney said on his way to the South Georgia Motorsports Park winners circle. His McKinney Motorsports teammate Ashley Owens (A.O.) had just won APE Pro Comp at the Exoticycle/Roaring Toyz Spring Cup and it was time…

MANCUP 2014 Motorcycle Drag Racing Schedule Announced

The 2014 season schedule for the Manufactures Cup racing series was announced today.  Once again they will host 4 races, with the first and last race of the 2014 season slated for South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta, Georgia.  The…

Hawaya Motorcycle Drag Racing Excels at Manufacturers Cup

MANUFACTURERS CUP FINALS PRO DRAGSTER At the Manufacturers Cup Finals at Bradenton Florida, 12 Pro Dragsters showed up to compete in the final race of the year. Rocky Jackson qualified #1 with a 7.208 ET, Rebel Glover was second with…

Under Construction – MANCUP and the SGMP Drag Bike Nationals

Someone once wrote, “The road to success is always under construction.”  I certainly am not the first person to make note of this cliché.  But if today is cliché day, I say if the shoe fits, feel free to lace…

Vance and Hines Adds to Pro Street Dragbike Purse at the Cup

Vance and Hines has jumped on board to support the Pro Street class at the Manufacturers Cup finals in Bradenton, Fla.  Sharpen up those reaction times!

Bradenton Motor Sports Park: Changing With the Times

  It’s not easy owning a motorsports racing facility.  When your income depends on mother nature not being angry with you, life in the fast lane can be about as comfortable as a cat on a hot tin roof.  You…

Indy Pro Street win prepares Gladstone and DME for Battle Royale

  Dimey Eddinger’s DME Racing team rolled from Winston-Salem, NC into Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis for the NHDRO/Manufacturers Cup Pingel Thundernationals expecting a tough race, but not a weekend of hard knocks off the track and a raging gangfight…

Thundernationals Electrify Indy’s Motorcycle Weekend

  Of all the events going on during this past weekend’s massive motorcycle festival in Indianapolis, nothing—not MotoGP, not AMA Flat Track, not the XDL stunt competition—attracted nearly as many competitive motorcycles as the 684 entries at the NHDRO/Manufacturers Cup…

Special Pricing on MonStar Cylinder Head in Indy

  During the Indy Manufacturers Cup Event this weekend Aug. 16-18, Star Racing and Monster Race Products will be offering a discount of over $200 off the normal price for a MonStar head. Wrap your hands around one of these…

Rush Racing Products to Sponsor Pro Dragster Class For Manufacturers Cup Race at Indy 2013

  Hawaya Racing Products is proud to announce that Rush Racing Products will return as the title sponsor of the popular Pro Dragster class, in the up coming Manufacturers Cup race to be held August 16-17-18, 2013 at the legendary…

Rain halts Manufacturers Cup Virginia East Coast Cup, cash refunds provided

By: Jay Regan, Manufacturers Cup Race Director The Manufacturers Cup Motorcycle Drag Racing Series rolled into Virginia Motorsports Park this past weekend for the HTP Performance / Southside Harley Davidson East Coast Cup, the second stop of the 2013 season.…

Videos From The Dragbike Nationals at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta, Ga.

On the weekend of April 5-7, 2013, motorcycle drag racers on the east coast had two races to choose from within 400 miles. Many, including icons of the sport Paul Gast and Rickey Gadson, chose the Dragbike Nationals due to…

DME Reduces The Price of a Man Cup Pro Street Tech Card

DME has chosen a unique way to support the Pro Street class at the Manufacturers Cup in Bradenton, Fla. Instead of adding to the purse, DME wanted to help all the racers by lowering the price of a tech card…

Racers Could Capitalize On the SGMP/Manufacturers Cup Dispute

Motorcycle drag racing’s most recent dispute between South Georgia Motorsports Park and the Manufacturers Cup committee can be simplified to, “We don’t need you, you need us.” There are many different interpretations of this ongoing disagreement, but at the root…

Schnitz Racing Excited for 2013

There was a time when Schnitz Racing founder Dave Schnitz was so busy traveling to motorcycle drag races, he barely found time to stop by his Decatur, Ind., headquarters to change his clothes.  As Schnitz Racing’s mail order business grew…

McBride Takes the Pole on Day No. 1 of Manufacturers Cup at 5.86/241 MPH

Larry “Spiderman” McBride showed no signs of “taking it easy” on his first official run of 2012. The Spiderman soared to the No. 1 qualifying position on Friday, April 13th at the Manufacturers Cup from South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta,…

McBride Poised for Success and Speed and Season-Opening Manufacturers Cup

Top Fuel legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride feels like a kid counting down the days until Christmas morning. The world’s quickest motorcycle drag racer (5.79) is eager and poised to begin his 34th season of competition at the Manufacturers Cup from Valdosta, Ga.,…

Manufacturer’s Cup Series Adds Points System and Summer Race in Indy

The Manufacturers Cup and NHDRO have reached a historic agreement to join forces in an effort to present the largest motorcycle drag race the Midwest has ever seen to the legendary Indianapolis, Indiana Lucas Oil Raceway the weekend of August…

Star Racing to Sponsor Pro Comp at April Manufacturers Cup

The Manufacturers Cup group has announced the first Cup race of the 2012 season on April 13-15 at South Georgia Motorsports Park (SGMP) in Cecil, Ga. (Valdosta). As one of the eight members of the Manufacturers Cup group, Star Racing…

Royal Purple Continues to Back Manufacturers Cup Pro Drag

Hawaya Racing Products and Purvis Motorsports are proud to announce that Royal Purple Lubricants has agreed to continue sponsorship of the Pro Dragster class in the up coming Manufacturers Cup races. “We are very excited to have the folks from…

Manufacturers Cup Spring Race Confirmed, April 13-15, Series News

The Manufacturers Cup event will return to South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta, Ga., for a fourth time on the weekend of April 13-15. The release date of the spring race came later than expected due to a brief stalemate…

Spiderman Endures Harley Onslaught to Win Manufacturers Cup

Top Fuel superstar Larry “Spiderman” McBride triumphed in opposition to one of the toughest fields the 33-year veteran had ever seen at the Manufacturers Cup in Valdosta, Ga., Nov. 11- 13. Import rival Chris Hand and nine of the world’s…

McBride Wins Manufacturers Cup

Top Fuel legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride outlasted the quickest Top Field he’s ever seen to win the Manufacturers Cup from Valdosta, Ga. The bump spot for the eight-bike field was an astounding 6.42  Chris Hand was bumped out with a…

Crazy 8’s Added to Manufacturers Cup, $1,000 to Win

The 8.88-index class designated for quick street bikes, known as Crazy 8s, has been added to the upcoming Manufacturers Cup from Valdosta, Ga., Nov. 11-13 and the winning rider will receive $1,000. The Cup committee is adding the class to…

McBride Expecting Plenty of Competition at The Manufacturers Cup

Top Fuel legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride can’t wait to race again, even though the ten-time champion knows winning will not be easy. McBride has been busy overhauling his world record-holding motorcycle and servicing what he calls a “trailer full of…

Controversy at The Cup?

Was there foul play at The Cup?  Official tech director Phil Davis found a lead bar in the vicinity of the top-end scales during the Manufacturers Cup at South Georgia Motorsports Park, April 8-10. Some competitors are required to compete…

Hail Hogan!

There’s a new speed king in the world of drag bike racing. Heading into the Spring Manufacturers Cup at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Cecil, Ga., April 8-10, Korry Hogan had been over 250 mph once before, but the fearless pilot…

“The Nine” Prove Drag Bike Racing is Alive and Well and Now Face New Challenges

The Manufacturers Cup proved drag bike racing is alive and well The economy may be slow to fully recover, but fear not, motorcycle drag racing is alive and well.  Truth be told, drag bike racing was never really close to…

Stand up and be Counted

This article is dedicated to the memory of its late author Aaron Green. Hey, motorcycle enthusiasts and ET bracket drag racers! It is time to stand up and be counted! Yeah, that means YOU! It is no secret that local…

McBride Conquers Unpredictable Season, Targets 5.60s in 2011

In his 32 years of racing, Top Fuel legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride had never experienced a season quite like the 2010 campaign. After battling an elusive mechanical problem on the motorcycle for 14 months, which was believed to be a…

Two Manufacturers Cup Races Planned for 2011

After an overwhelming show of support at the inaugural Manufacturers Cup this past November, in Valdosta, Ga., two more races are scheduled to take place at South Georgia Motorsports Park in 2011. The Manufacturers Cup was made possible by nine…

McBride Overcomes Adversity to Win Wild Manufacturers Cup Top Fuel Race

Larry “Spiderman” didn’t become a 10-time world champion without learning how to overcome hardship. However, it has been a long time since the Top Fuel elapsed-time record holder played the role of the underdog. In a gung-ho, eight-bike Top Fuel…

New Nitro Harley World Record, Hogan Still No. 1

Manufacturers Cup Top Fuel Saturday Notes The first day of Top Fuel qualifying from the Manufacturers Cup in Valdosta, Ga. belonged to Korry Hogan.  Day two belonged to the nitro Harleys. Tommy Grimes, aboard the 6.14-capable Ray Price V-twin, and…

Manufacturers Cup Friday Top Fuel Notes

Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racing is alive and well in Valdosta, Ga. A full field of eight Top Fuel bikes headlined Friday’s Pro qualifying. Korry Hogan, fresh out of retirement, set the pace with a career-best 5.84. Hogan reports the…

Manufacturers Cup Preview

The biggest motorcycle drag race of the year is next weekend. Featuring more than $50,000 in purse money up for grabs in ten exciting classes, the Manufacturers Cup Finals will take place on November 12-14 at South Georgia Motorsports Park,…

Valdosta Manufacturers Cup Hotel Information

The La Quinta Inn & Suites Valdosta is back again this year offering a tremendous value for attendees of the Manufacturers Cup, Nov. 12-14. Located conveniently at exit 18, which by the way is the exit you will want to…

Tribute Planned for Puppet at Manufacturers Cup

October 18 2010 will go down in the motorcycle drag racing history books as yet another dark day marked by the loss of an icon. Sadly, we lost Jim “Puppet” DiTullio, the legendary chassis builder who hailed from the Buffalo…