Championships and Battle Royale Share IDBL Spotlight at MDIR

The Mickey Thompson Tires International Drag Bike League returns home to Maryland International Raceway to wrap up its 2015 season with what promises to be it’s largest racer participation event of the year—the 23rd annual DME Racing Fall Nationals and…

Andrew Hines Holds NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Point Lead

Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines leads the battle for the 2015 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship after two of six events in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Flexing the motor-muscle of a Harley-Davidson® V-Rod motorcycle,…

Hector Arana Jr. Defeats Father in NHRA St. Louis Pro Stock Motorcycle Final

Hector Arana Jr. raced to his second Pro Stock Motorcycle win of the season when he defeated his father Hector Arana in the finals of  the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals. Arana Jr. raced his Lucas Oil Buell to a…

Jerry Savoie Snags St. Louis NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Pole

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle event winner Jerry Savoie raced to his first No. 1 qualifying position of the season and second of his career with his Friday run of 6.832 at 196.50 on his Savoie Alligator Farms Suzuki at the…

IDBL Tournament of Champions Ladders

The Shinko Tires Pro E.T. Tournament of Champions race and the Brock’s Performance Street E.T. Tournament of Champions race will both be placed on a ladder. First round eliminations of the T.O.C. will start at 6pm on Saturday Night, October…

IDBL DME Real Street Rule Revision

DME Racing Real Street Rule Revision. Effective Immediately for DME Racing Fall Nationals. 235 lbs. and up weight row added to chart for nitrous bikes/liter bikes: http://www.raceidbl.com/rulebook/2015_idbl_rulebook_realstreet.pdf

Suzukis Lead Qualifying in St. Louis

In Pro Stock Motorcycle at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis.,  Jerry Savoie grabbed the day No. 1 qualifying lead with a 6.832 at 196.50 on his Savoie’s Alligator Farm Suzuki. Savoie, who…

Jerry Savoie Approaching New Goals

When Jerry Savoie started his Pro Stock Motorcycle career, he had only one specific goal: to win a race in the class.   Then, in St. Louis last year, Savoie accomplished that goal, and now, in the midst of a…

Larry McBride’s Burns Worse than Initially Thought, Likely to Miss Season

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride received some unfortunate news that the burns he sustained during a wild explosion at the IDBL U.S. Nationals from Atco, N.J., Sept. 13, 2015 are worse than initially thought.  McBride’s burns have been…

Grudge, Finals, August Make-up—NHDRO Bustin’ Loose with Huge Weekend at Indy

Just break your watches now, because this weekend’s NHDRO World Finals and Grudge Spectacular is gonna be long and action packed. “Your money’s worth” won’t even begin to describe what this motorcycle drag racing speedfest will deliver for fans and…

Jim Doyle Injured in Top Fuel Harley Crash

On Sunday, Sept. 20, just after 2:30, Jim Doyle of Springfield, Mass. was injured when his AMRA F/B Fuel Harley crashed at New England Dragway in Epping, NH. Jim was at the track testing in preparation for some important races…

Jerry Savoie .001 too Quick in Charlotte

My buddy Paul Miller texted me and said ‘-.001 red and you’re a zero, .001 green and you’re a hero. I’d like for someone to be able to tell me they can see the difference,’” NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer…

Nitro Harley Racer Jay “Bulldog” Turner Steps in for McBride at IDBL Finals

Top Fuel Harley rider and current IHRA Nitro Harley points leader; Jay “The Bulldog” Turner of North Carolina is stepping in to fill Larry “The Spiderman” McBride’s shoes and match race against Dave Vantine at the 23rd Annual IDBL Fall…

Charlotte Ends Too Soon for Chip Ellis

Rider Chip Ellis and the Junior Pippin/PiranaZ Pro Stock Motorcycle team were just getting on top of their Buell’s tuning when the NHRA Carolina Nationals ended much too soon for them. Ellis came up .008 of a second short against…

Andrew Hines Captures NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Point Lead

Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines opened the defense of his NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle title at zMax Dragway with a final-round win at the NHRA Carolina Nationals, the first race in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship…

40 Riders Confirmed for IDBL Battle Royale

40 riders are now confirmed for the Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale at Maryland International Raceway on October 2-4 during the 23rd annual DME Racing Fall Nationals! Confirmed Riders: 1- Drew Tolliver – Ilinois – Hayabusa – Turbo 2-…

Andrew Hines Wins Pro Stock Motorcycle in Charlotte, Takes Point Lead

In Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Carolina Nationals, defending world champ Hines won this event for the third time, clocking a winning run of 6.880 at 195.11 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson to Smith’s losing 6.910…

Chip Ellis Ready to “Pin the Tail” at zMAX

U.S. Nationals performance leader Chip Ellis has not been at the top of the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying order this weekend the way he’d like to be on Junior Pippin’s PiranaZ Buell. Sitting 7th for Sunday’s NHRA Carolina Nationals…

Jerry Savoie Starts zMAX WAR in Second

Friday Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying leader Jerry Savoie and his White Alligator Racing (WAR) Suzuki TL1000 will start Sunday’s NHRA Carolina Nationals from second in the qualifying order. The U.S. Nationals winner is seeking his second straight Wally and a…

Jerry Savoie Leads NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Qualifying at zMAX

Recent NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals winner Jerry Savoie came off the trailer as hot as the Charlotte afternoon weather, finishing Friday’s Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at the top of the order. Savoie’s White Alligator Racing…

Joe Koenig Overcoming Adversity to Race in Texas

Successful motorcycle and car racer, “7.0” Joe Koenig is a proven winner in overcoming obstacles and adversity. “Always be productive,” Koenig likes to say. It’s the attitude and philosophy the drywall product mogul has used not only to elevate his…

Two-Time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion Matt Smith Aiming for Charlotte Win

In his first year on a new Victory Factory Racing Gunner, two-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Matt Smith already considers his 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season a success by securing a top 10 spot and a…

McBride Walks Away From Frightening Top End Explosion and Fire, Historic Motorcycle Finished

It was a day at the races no one will ever forget. The 14-time Top Fuel motorcycle champion, Larry “Spiderman” McBride, and his talented and experienced crew have over 100 years of racing experience combined.  They’ve seen just about everything.…

IDBL Weathers Atco Drama

Plagues of rain and fire—along with hordes of high-horsepower motorcycles yearning to be freed—could not deter the Mickey Thompson Tires International Drag Bike League from completing the 46th annual Orient Express Motorcycle U.S. Nationals at New Jersey’s historic and bike-friendly…

McBride and Vantine Poised for Entertaining Top Fuel Battle at Historic U.S. Motorcycle Nationals

Most veteran motorcycle drag racers get sentimental and can’t help reminiscing when it’s time to race the famous South Jersey launchpad late in the season. Just about everyone has fond memories there. The Orient Express U.S. Nationals from Atco Dragway,…

NHRA Points Leader Ed Krawiec Shares Thoughts Heading into Countdown

The following are excerpts from a teleconference featuring NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series driver Eddie Krawiec.   MODERATOR: Thank you for joining us for today’s teleconference. We’ll start our call today with Eddie Krawiec. Eddie is the rider of…

Crew Chief Tim Kulungian Comments on Jerry Savoies U.S. Nationals Victory

It was an emotional Jerry Savoie that addressed the crowd and media following his Pro Stock Motorcycle win at the NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals on a day that—according to Statman Lewis Bloom—all pro class winners collected U.S. Nationals Wallys…

Jerry Savoie Wins NHRA U.S. Nationals

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Savoie took home his second victory of the season with a 7.011 at 193.02 on his Savoie’s Alligator Farm Suzuki, beating No. 1 qualifier Chip Ellis who fouled out at the start on his PiranaZ/Pippin Motorsports…

Ellis and Pippin Qualify No. 1 for NHRA U.S. Nationals

Chip Ellis qualified the Junior Pippin/PiranaZ Buell number one in Pro Stock Motorcycle for Labor Day’s 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis, Indiana—his third number one qualifier of the season and 16th of his…

George Bryce’s Top 5 Indy Wins

Star Racing George Bryce sure knows how to celebrate his birthday. Bryce, who is exactly the same age as the NHRA US Nationals has won the prestigious event multiple times as a racer and team owner. Bryce first won in…

Veteran Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Joe DeSantis Hits the Wall in Indy

Veteran rider Joe DeSantis, 73,  went for a wild ride when his Suzuki went out of control and crashed near the finish line during his first qualifying attempt of the weekend at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals from Indianapolis, Ind.,…

Former Pro Stock Motorcycle Standout Brown Claims $100K in Traxxas Nitro Shootout

Antron Brown raced to victory in the Traxxas Nitro Shootout on Saturday , earning a $100,000 payday during an action packed Saturday at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.   Brown, the 2012 Top Fuel world champ, took the victory at…

Chip Ellis and Junior Pippin Lead Qualifying at Indy

Chip Ellis rode the Junior Pippin/PiranaZ Buell straight to number one in Saturday’s second round (third round overall) of Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying for Labor Day’s 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis, Indiana. If…

NHRA Unveils 2016 Schedule

NHRA officials unveiled the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule today during the running of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. The 23-race series remains motorsports’ most geographically dispersed U.S. touring circuit and…

Motorcycle Clubs to Clash in Dragbike Race at Atco’s U.S. Nationals

With the hopes of keeping a long-standing tradition going where motorcycle clubs can have some friendly competition on the drag strip, Club Clash 2015 will take place at the IDBL U.S. Nationals from Atco, NJ, Sept. 11-13. Bracket Race Information…

Cool IDBL Atco U.S. Nationals T-Shirt Available from Orient Express Trackside

Orient Express is pleased to return as the title sponsor of the 46th Annual Orient Express IDBL U.S. Nationals at Atco Dragway, September 11-13th 2015. In conjunction with the event, Orient Express wanted to do something more, something to show…

Hawaya Racing Dominating from Coast to Coast

August was a very busy and exciting month for Hawaya Racing,  from coast to coast. In Seattle, the Dream Chaser team of Buddy and Janette Thornley continued living the dream, qualifying #1 and taking the win over Dennis Fisher for…

Orient Express Motorcycle U.S. Nationals Rolls into Atco Dragway for the 46th Time

The Mickey Thompson Tires IDBL Series heads North to Atco Dragway in New Jersey for the historic 46th annual Orient Express Motorcycle U.S. Nationals on September 11-13, 2015.   The Orient Express Motorcycle U.S. Nationals will feature a special 5-second,…

Dunigan Racing Adds $1,000 Bonus to IDBL Top Fuel Purse

Dave Dunigan of Dunigan Racing announced he is posting a $1,000 Cash Bonus to the winner of the 3 out of 4 Top Fuel Match Race between Larry “The Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine at the 46th annual Orient Express…

Persistent Rain Cancels Friday’s NHRA U.S. Nationals Qualifying

Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel Friday’s professional qualifying session at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Rain started just as qualifying for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series began and continued into the night. Pro Stock Motorcycle’s…

The 46th Annual IDBL U.S. Motorcycle Nationals about to Hit Atco, NJ.

The world’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—the Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League—follows up the monster WPGC Bike Fest event by hitting the road to New Jersey’s historic and bike-friendly Atco Dragway for the 46th annual Orient Express Motorcycle U.S.…

Still Influential and Greatly Missed – Elmer Trett

It has been over 19 years since, arguably, the most prominent and esteemed motorcycle drag racer tragically lost his life while competing at the 1996 NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, Ind. Today, Elmer Trett’s tremendous influence and legacy is still…

Nitro Harley Championship Comes Down to the Wire

The 2012 International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) World Champion, Jay Turner, is looking to secure his fourth IHRA Championship at the Summit World Finals featuring Nitro Jam on October 9 – 10. Turner has a 67 point lead over Tracy…

Terry McIntosh Machine and Bud Yoder Planning for Another Record Performance

Where will the Pro Street record stand at the end of 2015? There are some races known for record-setting performances on the horizon. In the first half of the season in 2014, Pro Street competitors were racing to be the…