Manufacturers Cup World Finals

November 19, 2018 @ 11:30 AM

Cecil, GA


To say Grothus Dragbikes (GDB) was busy at the 2018 season finale at South Georgia Motorsports Park (SGMP) would be putting it quite mildly. GDB was setup on Manufactures midway assisting customers & fans with their world class product along with a wide variety of apparel. Known throughout the motorcycle drag racing community from the business side of the house, GDB is just as well known for being racers themselves. They brought a total of eight drag bikes (yes 8) between five total riders & a very large support staff. To make sense of all of the ontrack results of the GDB riders, each will be broken down into a short summary.

Tom Klemme, owner & operator of Klemme Performance Motorcycles, attended his second ...
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PDRA World Finals

October 22, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Petersburg, VA
 

Coming off back to back wins & a career best run of 3.998 just two weeks prior, the Grothus Dragbikes (GDB) crew was excited entering the final PDRA race of the year with a shot of capturing their ultimate goal of the 2018 Pro Extreme Motorcycle (PXM) Championship. However, GDB knew it would be a tall task considering they needed to go two rounds farther than the points leader (or one round farther & set the PXM nitrous record) & GDB’s best career finish to date at Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) was a semifinal appearance.

There were a total of 15 PXMs on the property vying for the coveted World Finals event win (both turbos & nitrous applications) & four riders with a mathematical shot ...
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PDRA Fall Nationals

October 8, 2018 @ 6:30 PM

Hartsville, SC

 

Coming off the Fall King of the Crown Pro Extreme Motorcycle (PXM) win two weeks prior, the Grothus Dragbikes (GDB) crew was encouraged about their recent performance but also realistic about their chances of overcoming the 5.5 round points deficit they faced in the PDRA. Only two events remained in the PDRA season & it would take a near miracle to leapfrog the current points leader who was coming off a PDRA win himself. Nonetheless, Ed, Bradley, Brunson & Graham loaded up Honcho in the mini bus & bear'ed down for the southeast coast.

 

  


GDB arrived Friday morning just as the gates were opening & were able to secure a spot right at the 660 ft mark next to their good friend, ............

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King of the Crown - Fall Edition

September 24, 2018 @ 5:32 PM

Huntsville, AL

Rolling through the gates a day prior to an event to test isn’t the norm for Grothus Dragbikes (GDB) but after a somewhat disappointing prior event with “Lucy” & a dissatisfied prior event with “Honcho,” testing seemed imminent for GDB. Testing was short lived for Lucy as the motor broke a camshaft coming out of the water box after the first burnout. Then Brunson threw his leg over Honcho with a brand near rear hide on it the first time since the bike was built new in the fall of 2014. The first lap was a planned shutoff after going thru all five gears & the second lap on the brand- new tire showed some promise with a slightly de-tuned 4.107 at 172.61 mph.

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PDRA Drag Wars

September 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Dunn, NC

After a two month break from racing (due to being in a wedding & the PDRA Super Strip Nationals event being rained out), Brunson was eager to get back on his beloved GDB/Indocil Art backed PXM "Ed Honcho." Brunson was extra juiced to be back in the seat for PDRA Drag Wars at his favorite track, Galot Motorsports Park. Still within the thick of the points battle but several rounds back, Brunson & the GDB team needed a big event to have a shot at the title going into the remaining two events of the season.

A total of 12 bikes were on the property including a second GDB entry "Lucy" ridden by Shane "Showboat" Eperjesi of Lake Dallas, TX. In the nearly 3000 feet of air (compared to the air that .........

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PDRA Firecracker Nationals

July 1, 2018 @ 11:30 AM

Richmond, VA

After back to back PDRA quarter final losses from the number two and three qualifying positions, Grothus Dragbikes headed into the last race of the first half of the season with high hopes of going rounds & collecting valuable championship points. GDB rolled through the gates Friday morning & quickly setup for round one of qualifying. With ten bikes on the property, GDB knew getting off to a good start could be crucial in securing a spot in the always tough 8 bike PDRA field.

Q1 Brunson squared off with current points leader Ronnie Smith & Brunson led from start to finish stopping the clocks with a solid 4.115 to put him in the number two position. After leaking the bike down & not being happy with the ............

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PDRA Summer Drags, DME Nationals

June 5, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Martin, MI

Grothus Dragbikes entered their “home race” at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, MI, (just a short 315 mile jaunt from Davenport, IA) in the number two points position & looking to carry some momentum heading into the hot summer months. After shaking down “Canadian Express 2.0” owned by GDB supporter Jean Gosselin of Gosselin Motorsports on Thursday, it was “Ed Honcho’s” turn for first round of qualifying early Friday afternoon. With a new slick on the back of Honcho, Brunson made an A-B lap of 4.19 to put him in the number 9 position of the 10 bikes on the property & currently not qualified for the 8 bike field.

After making a few changes, GDB pushed up to the lanes for ......
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PDRA North South Shootout

May 7, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Budds Creek, MD

Coming into the event in the #2 points position & fresh off a PXM win at the King of the Crown less than two weeks prior, Grothus Dragbikes had high aspirations when pulling through the gate early Friday morning. After a quick setup from the “Assault Vehicle,” GDB pushed up to the lanes at the spotless Maryland International Raceway for qualifying session number one. Brunson was the last pair of the session alongside points leader Rodney Williford of Williford Racing. Both Brunson & Rodney clicked off a pair of side by side 4.11s for the number 8 & 9 respective qualifying positions after session one. After reviewing the run download & making a few adjustments, Brunson improved to a 4.075 to move .........

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Grothus Named King of the Crown, Klemme Atop Too

April 23, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Coming off a season opening runner-up finish in the Professional Drag Racing Association, Grothus Dragbikes headed to Huntsville Dragway for the 2018 King of the Crown. In addition to Brunson racing "Ed Honcho" in Pro Extreme Motorcycle & "The Governor" in 4.60, Multi-time National Champion & owner of Klemme Performance Motorcycle (KPM), Tom Klemme made the trip for his 2018 debut in Top Gas (5.10 index). Tom started off the race weekend & Friday afternoon test session by making several laps on his "Sweet Potato" 1570 Suzuki GS gathering valuable data & making minor adjustments to dial into the 5.10 index. While Tom was busy wearing out the right lane groove, Brunson made a couple hits on GDB&#.........

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GDB Rider Brunson Grothus Caps 2017 Season with ManCup Pro Mod Title

November 26, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

If you were to ask GDB multi-class rider, Brunson Grothus, if backing up a title is harder than getting the first one, he would most likely say yes. Since Brunson won his first Mancup Pro Comp and Pro ET titles back in 2013 at Bradenton Motorsports Park, he had been unable to put his name back on any national championship trophy, that was until a week ago.

The Manufacturers' Cup World Finals was really an exceptional event for the Pro-Mod bikes, and the performances seen all the way from first round of qualifying to the final round of competition was nothing short of mind boggling. Almost all of today's heavy hitters were in attendance other than the Canadian duo of Terry Schweigert and Burke Forester; all of the Mancup regulars ...

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