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Michael Mans Gets Super Stock Jeg's All-Stars Win at Route 66 Raceway

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The win was Mans' second national event victory at Route 66 Raceway.
The win was Mans' second national event victory at Route 66 Raceway.
Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois is considered the first "True Stadium" of drag racing and it was there, in that electrifying stadium atmosphere, that the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series hosted the 14th annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals. Going seven rounds and coming out uncut with the win in Super Stock was K&N sponsored Michael Mans. Mans took out Chris Chaney in the final pass with a 9.570 ET at 138.86 mph.
In round 7 eliminations in Super Stock at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series it was K&N sponsored Michael Mans taking the win.
In round 7 eliminations in Super Stock at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series it was K&N sponsored Michael Mans taking the win.


Mans told K&N Race News "This was just a great weekend for us in Joliet. Competing in the Jeg's All-Stars event on Saturday, and picking up a 60th Anniversary Wally on Sunday made for one of our most memorable weekends ever!"

"Our car was just unbelievably consistent and predictable all weekend long, and as a driver, that gives you a huge boost in confidence. The track was great, my parents did a terrific job between rounds with cooling everything down, and keeping the car prepped and ready, and I was lucky to find the groove that all of us drivers are searching for every week."

Mans never forgets to credit his parents, from his perspective they have seemly always been heavily involved in drag racing, and they are the reason that he is flourishing with racing today. Mans' father, Randy, started racing in the Stock Eliminator class back in the late '70's and he still successfully races in Super Stock today as well. At a point where most high school seniors are fumbling with peer acceptance and parallel parking, Man's was already winning his first big Stock/Super Stock event.
Mans' mother Dawn and his father Randy are his biggest fans. Jubilation overcame them when they heard the results in the final run.
Mans' mother Dawn and his father Randy are his biggest fans. Jubilation overcame them when they heard the results in the final run.


The win at Route 66 Raceway was Mans second national event victory at the renowned track, commenting on that, Mans stated "It is totally unexplainable, but Route 66 is just one of those places that I really enjoy going to and it seems to have a certain luck factor for me. The facility is great, the people are fun, and winning there is really special."

"After going to just five events so far this year, and picking up two wins, we couldn't be happier with how the hard work is paying off. We are in the top five on the Divisional point's side, and in the top 30 nationally, so it's shaping up to be a decent year for sure."

Mans is race savvy enough to avoid putting a bad mojo on things by declaring his intentions on chasing any type of championship at this point, adding, "It's far too early to ever make that claim. But I will tell you that every race we go to, we are there to win. If we do well, the points will take care of themselves. I can tell you though that we are extremely excited to get down to Cordova, Illinois for the LODRS race in August, and to perhaps start off a four to six week racing streak! Hopefully we can pick up some luck along the way and collect a few more Wally's before the summer winds down."

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