Man Cup World Finals 2019 Spencer Claycomb RECAP:
“We spent five days! At the biggest motorcycle race I have ever been to, and it was like groundhog day every time I rolled into the water box, I couldn’t get the crash from earlier this year out of my head, and it was throwing me off all weekend.
Me and dad decided to try a new combo for next year since we didn’t have a chance really at the championship, so we went for it. Thursday, coming off the trailer we broke the clutch cover and had to get pushed off the track; we fixed it and went back up and made a decent hit with a very safe tuneup and went 7.65, but it blew a head gasket.
Then we pulled our 20111596cc Hayabusa apart and worked till three in the morning Thursday night to get it done. Replacing the block and head but kept with the new setup thinking it was a parts failure, well on the first hit Friday it left good 1.2x 60ft but spun at 300ft and blew the throttle body off burnt the harness and blew the head gasket again and had to get pushed off again because we got a 2inch bolt in the rear tire. So at that point, we said let us go back to what we know, so we swapped the entire setup down to even the radiator and mounts, and my better judgment plugged the rear tire ha. We made the first qualifier, and we put an extremely safe tuneup in it, and it was making a lot more power in the cold air and it wheelie bad but still went 7.90.
Saturday was cut short from rain, and we spun the two qualifiers, so we came into 1st round with basically no tune, and a big old hand full of “JUST GUNA SEND IT,” and it went 7.59@184 on only two systems and a 1.36 60ft. We won 2nd round from a broke bye and shut it off early to save parts after it blew through the clutch when I left. We lost in the semi-final to AM. I leaned on the tuneup to try and swing for the 40s instead of just doing the smart thing and leaving it alone but idle instead Go fast, and it bit me, and we wheeled out the gate and went hard left and almost brushed the wall and lifted cause it was washing the front end out and didn’t need another one of them again ha. We lost 4th round on Monday on the super-comp bike just hogged the stripe and broke out, but I think we won the super-comp championship, so we didn’t do the greatest, but we learned a lot, so it was a good weekend for us.
Thank you to everyone that helps us out; it means a lot! – Spencer Claycomb
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