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Mike Mans Notches a Wire-to-Wire Victory in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series race at BIR

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The wire-to-wire win at Brainerd International Raceway had been a long time coming for the hard working Mans Racing team and it was well deserved.
The wire-to-wire win at Brainerd International Raceway had been a long time coming for the hard working Mans Racing team and it was well deserved.
Mans Racing traveled to Brainerd International Raceway (BIR) for round two of the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and they left with a dominating win. Mike Mans qualified number one with a 9.35 second run, .949 seconds under the SS/CS National Index, then battled through five rounds of eliminations before posting a perfect .000 reaction time in the final.
Mike Mans qualified in first place, weeded through five rounds of eliminations, then posted a perfect .000 reaction time in Sunday's final.
Mike Mans qualified in first place, weeded through five rounds of eliminations, then posted a perfect .000 reaction time in Sunday's final.


"We were having some issues with our reaction times being inconsistent and actually too fast," explained Mans. "So after testing on Thursday we decided to change a few things inside the transmission as well as my transbrake button in the car. It made all the difference in the world, I was able to get the car in a window of .020 lights for eliminations and stay where I wanted to be."

Mans said that this win had been a long time coming for the team. They came up to BIR on Thursday and tested all day, and found a few changes that needed to be made and it paid off for them. The biggest struggle had been getting their reaction times in a good window. Mans’ final run proved yet again that luck favors the prepared.

"My .000 reaction time in the final was definitely not intentional, it was just a bit of unbelievable luck that it didn't turn red when I let go," remarked Mans.

"The car actually picked the tires out of the beams instead of using the rollout of the tire, so my light picked up from the .015 I was set for. It was the best scenario from an error in the car I've had in a long time. Getting back on top of the qualifying sheet was a testament to the power my dad Randy can make; it was a real morale booster heading into that final on Sunday," added Mans.

"Our car was flawless and incredibly consistent and dial-able all weekend. It seems to be rare to have a car that makes you so confident, but this weekend everything seemed to fall into place for us."

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