Dave Vantine Looking to Build on Strong Memphis Numbers

The HTP Performance Man Cup Nationals from Memphis, Tenn., June 20-21, proved to be a challenging event for riders and tuners in all categories.  The scorching hot sun, high humidity and temperatures in the mid-90s had elapsed-times down and engines…

Must See, Must Have Motorcycle Wheels and Hubs from Rad Manufacturing

Striking, glossy, vivid wheels, shiny powder coated spokes, gleaming anodized spoke nipples and slick, sparkling laser-etched hubs; yes welcome to a motorcycle wheel utopia – Rad Manufacturing. One of the easiest and most effective ways to upgrade the appearance of…

Rain Postpones the IHRA Mopar Nationals

Mother Nature strikes again as the IHRA Mopar Nationals Nitro Jam event has been postponed due to rain.   The Environment Canada is calling for one to two inches of rain in the area and has issued a warning to…

Mike Pelrine Qualifies No. 1 at IHRA Nitro Jam from Canada

The IHRA Mopar Nitro Jam Nationals kicked off at Grand Bend Motorplex for the first Canada race of the 2015 season. Local Nitro Harley favorite, Mike Pelrine took the top spot in the first round of qualifying. The Fort Saskatchewan…

Larry McBride and Crew Endure Memphis Heat for First Win of the Season

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride is in his 37th year of professional drag racing. He’s done it all. Yet he still cherishes each coveted event victory as if it’s his first. It’s appropriate considering it’s certainly not getting…

Chris Hand Blows Cylinder off in Memphis

The following is a weekend blog from the HTP/Motec Manufacturers Cup, June 20-21 by Chris Hand crewman Dick Boxell. Boxwell writes; The crew for this race consisted of crew chief Sharon Hand, Steve Legendre and his son , Dick Boxell,…

2014 Nitro Harley Champion Returns to Competition at Mopar Nationals this Weekend

The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) drag racing community will see a familiar face this weekend at Grand Bend Motorplex as last year’s Nitro Harley champion, Mike Scott, is scheduled to make his return.   The former champion competed for…

Mark Rendeluk Comments on Successful Memphis Weekend

Pro Open racer Mark Rendeluk sent along the following blog after his impressive weekend and 6.65 final round victory over Vince Testa’s 6.95 at the HTP/Motec Man Cup Nationals from Memphis, Tenn., June 20-21. “We started our journey off wanting…

Chris Matheson’s Jack Hammer Top Three in ANDRA Championship

Chris Matheson’s Top Fuel Nitro Harley Team ended the Australian National Championship season in third position on 203 points, some eleven points behind closest rival Chris Porter on 214. Matheson said, “it had been a real challenge to us all…

Coverage of the HTP Performance Motec Man Cup Nationals from Memphis, Tenn.

Enjoy coverage of the HTP Performance- Motec Manufacturers Cup Nationals from Memphis International Raceway, June 20-21. This marks the return of national event motorcycle drag racing to Memphis for the first time since 2009. Top Fuel Recap –  Session 1…

IHRA President’s Cup Nationals Cut Short due to Remnants of Tropical Storm Bill

The President’s Cup Nationals Fueled by Sunoco was in full swing when remnants from Tropical Storm Bill moved into the Southern Maryland area. Shortly after the start of the second round of eliminations, the event was cancelled and will conclude…

Jay Turner Sets MDIR Track Record at President’s Cup

The first day of the President’s Cup Nationals Fueled by Sunoco is in the books with qualifying taking place at Maryland International Raceway. The second session was cut short due to rain showers in the area and will continue tomorrow…

Sam Wills named Grand Marshal of WMDRA S&S Cycle Proven Performance Nationals, July 24-25

The Western Motorcycle Drag Racing Association (WMDRA) is excited to announce that drag racing legend Sam Wills has been named Grand Marshal of this year’s S&S Cycle Proven Performance® Nationals set for July 24 and 25 at Eddyville Raceway Park.…

Ian King Impresses at Season Opener

Following the amazing run of success for the Gulf Oil Dragracing – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel team in the FIM European Championship, hopes were high for continued success at this, their home track of Santa Pod Raceway, UK. However,…

A Bit of Indy Car Comes to Nitro Harley

A bit of Indy car comes to Nitro Harley   Some say necessity is the mother of invention. Not a bad train of thought for John “Red” Rhea, of Nashville, Tennessee, when it comes to his drag bike’s necessities. John…

Chip Ellis and Junior Pippin Take No. 1 Performance to Norwalk

Junior Pippin has long talked about how much power the S&S Pro Stock Motorcycle motors that come out of his shop make. Showing that power on track, though, took a backseat to life and his wife Lisa’s ongoing battle with…

Larry McBride Returns to Action With “Blue”

Dragbike racing fans have not seen the last of one of the sport’s most famous and accomplished motorcycles. Top Fuel legend and 14-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride planned to retire his storied and iconic 21-year-old motorcycle following the season opening…

Tommy Bolton Bringing Seven Motorcycles to Memphis Man Cup

Respected engine builder and 25-time dragbike racing champion Tommy “Tombo” Bolton of Oklahoma City, Okla., has been waiting a long time for an all-motorcycle national event to return to his vicinity.  He gets his long-awaited opportunity at round No. 2…

Korry Hogan and Team Alwine Return to Competition at the HTP Performance Man Cup in Memphis

It’s race week for the Korry Hogan – Alewine team as they eagerly prepare for their season debut at the Manufacturers Cup HTP Performance nationals (June 19-21st) in Memphis, TN. While the team recently tested at US131 Motorsports Park two…

Nitro Harley’s Rise in Popularity at IHRA Nitro Jam Events

The riders of IHRA’s Nitro Harley class are among the most popular classes this season. With 2,000 horsepower, nitro-burning engines placed just inches beneath their chest, a Nitro Harley covers the quarter-mile in a little over six seconds at more…

IDBL Pro Street and Real Street Rules Draft Revisions

IDBL promoter Jason Miller writes – The Pro Street and Real Street rulebooks from time to time need to be revised to maintain parity in competition. We have drafted some small revisions mid-season to maintain parity that our racers and…

Kuwait’s Mohammed Bourashid Poised for United States Racing

After an ultra-successful season in the Middle East, which included winning the Bahrain Drag Race Championship and joining the exclusive Pro Extreme, eighth-mile three-second club, Drag 965’s Mohammed Bourashid is now poised for continued success in the United States. Bourashid will soon…

It’s All In the Name. Kobernusz. Alvin Kobernusz.

Throughout the history of motorcycle drag racing, there have been a fair number of riders with names that reverberate with the thrill, excitement, and spine-tingling drama one would expect to find in such a power-hungry category, from the Sportsman level…

Krawiec and Hines Out-Pace Rivals in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Eliminations

Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines riders Ed Krawiec and Andrew Hines hold a firm grip on the Pro Stock Motorcycle points lead following the Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Krawiec leads the series but Hines rode his…

Teasley Tops NHDRO Pro Street Dragbike Fisticuffs

No one knew exactly what would happen when the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—NHDRO—made it’s first trip to one of the Midwest’s largest racing facilities—St. Louis area’s Gateway Motorsports Park. What broke out was intensely close Pro Street racing…

Veteran Dragbike Racer Rob Bush Offering Great Prices on Parts and Personal Attention at the Track

Rob Bush, 46, of Columbia, S.C. has been drag racing motorcycles since the early days of the Suzuki GSXR in 1986.  The talented racer and business owner boasts an impressive drag strip resume, highlighted by being the first to put a…

Jerry Savoie Wins Englishtown

Louisiana alligator farmer Jerry Savoie earned his second career Pro Stock Motorcycle victory when second-time finalist Jim Underdahl turned on the red-light in the final round.  Savoie rode his Savoie’s Alligator Farm Suzuki to a 6.794 at 197.71, earning his…

Larry “Drums” Brancaccio’s Surgery Successful Following High Speed Crash

Nitro Harley dragike legend Larry “Drums” Brancaccio, 57, of Nutley, N.J. underwent successful surgery to repair fractures sustained during a high speed crash May 29th at the IHRA Nitro Jam at Cordova International Raceway, in Cordova, Ill.  After an impressive…

Walt Timblin and Experts Believe a Modern Funny Bike, Built Right, Could Run Fives

Several times in the past on the Cycledrag.com Facebook page (please like and share) the question was raised, how quick could a modern Funny Bike, turbo-charged, wheelie bar machine, run if all of the most modern technology, engineering and data…

Angelle Sampey Welcomes New Sponsor for Englishtown

The Star Racing team, in preparations for this weekend’s NHRA race in Englishtown, New Jersey, is looking forward to racing with an additional name displayed on three-time NHRA world champion Angelle’s motorcycle. The team is pleased to announce that Platinum…

Hundreds of Scooterists around the World Headed to Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Race cars aren’t the only vehicles hitting the world-famous oval track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year. For the first time, the Racing Capital of the World welcomes the 23rd annual national motor scooter rally, Amerivespa, from June 11-14.…

Hudson Valley Motorcycles Seizes May 2015 Ducati Sales Crown For North America

Hudson Valley Motorcycles, the only Ducati dealer in Westchester County New York, is pleased to announce that Ducati motorcycle sales for the month of May 2015 surpassed all other Ducati dealers in North America! To become the top selling Ducati…

NHDRO Dragbike Racing Gets on the Good Foot at Gateway

NHDRO—the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—brings its track-blistering, good time, high-speed circus to the St. Louis area’s Gateway Motorsports Park for the first time ever. Gateway will thrill to the spectacle of two wheeled speed and culture in a…

IHRA Ownership Group Adds New CFO from Florida Panthers

IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG), a leading marketer and promoter of sports and live entertainment experiences in the United States and Canada announced today that Lou Partenza has joined the company as its new Chief Financial Officer.   In his…

Bill Doherty Wins AMRA ProGas at KilKare Raceway

The AMRA race in Xenia, Ohio, May 29-30 was nothing short of exciting for the ProGas class. Billy Doherty started this season out with a new machine and has been shaking it down and working on some gremlins. With the…

Big Entries, Big Motorcycle Drag Racing Wins at MDIR

Jason Miller’s Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League— the world’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, with each event drawing significantly more entries than in previous years. Traditionally a smaller event on the IDBL schedule,…

Oehler Wins Second AMRA Pro Mod Race

Ryan Oehler has shared the following report about his successful weekend at the AMRA race in Xenia, Ohio, May 29-30. The AMRA put on a serious show this weekend at Kil-Kare raceway in Xenia Ohio for the 3rd annual Spring…

Garltis to Present at British Drag Racing Hall of Fame

More good news has followed the announcement about Mopar being presented with the Lucas Oil Global Achievement Award during the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) Gala Awards Dinner at the Savill Court Hotel, Windsor Great Park, on November…