Man Cup Season Opener Report
The 2015 season opening event for Ben Knight Racing was a race against the clock in more ways than one. As one might expect, building a Real Street bike was quite the undertaking and with some big last minute obstacles to overcome (including the engine sitting on the bench just 4 days prior to leaving) it was a tough go.
However, with some late night/early morning overtime in the garage and some great help from our friends and sponsors the bike was in Georgia on Friday morning for Darren Burnett to throw a leg over. Unfortunately the first Man Cup race was also our first “test” session so we slowly started to get the bike dialed in. With only a handful of passes during the Friday test session and two qualifying shots we were unable to record the times we know the bike is capable of, but it was an extremely important weekend and we learned a lot. We’ll now take what we learned and work on improving for the next few events.
With the big task of maintaining the Real Street bike for Burnett, Knight was seen running around almost frantically…. Embarking on a “light” weekend of racing in just 3 classes (known to normally enter 4 or 5 classes) Ben battled a few issues with his main bracket bike but was able to recover and win a few rounds in between the rain delays.
BKR would like to give a big thanks to their teammates and sponsors for the extra help provided over the race weekend. We look forward to the first IDBL race in Budds Creek in less than two weeks.
Ben Knight Racing would like to thank our awesome sponsors and supporters; Web-Cam, Robinson Industries, Rob Bush Motorsports, Heads Up Performance, Micro Blue Racing, Daytona Sensors, and Blackstone Tek, Quantum Motorsports, WorldWide Bearings, Brock’s Performance, Montgomery Motorsports, McIntosh Machine & Fabrication, Schnitz Racing, HTP Racing, and Knight Communications, D.C.P. Tool & Mfg., Dragbike.com, Alisyn Lubricants, Vanson Leathers, FoxFire Coatings, Hays Machine Works, The FBR Shop, MPS, Fun For All Motorsports, and Pro-Coat Custom Powder Coating.