Jay “Bulldog” Turner to Enter Pomona on Supercharged Nitro Harley – Blown V-Twin Battle Intensifies

The race to the first Harley-Davidson five-second run is heating up.  Cycledrag.com has learned legendary Nitro Harley racer Jay “The Bulldog” Turner will enter his brand new, innovative, supercharged Nitro Harley in the season-opening NHRA Winternationals from Pomona, Calif. Feb.…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Hand Charges Into 40th Season of Competition

Chris Hand crewman, the talented Dick Boxell fills us in on what is going on with the Redneck Express team this off-season. A little background, Chris and Sharon have been running Top Fuel motorcycles since 1979 and have remained true…

Mecum Motorcycle Auction Coverage

The Mecum Motorcycle auction from South Point Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. is a must attend for any two-wheel enthusiast. The event runs from Tuesday to Saturday with an estimated 1,750 motorcycles from all different eras rolling across the famous…

A Close Look at New 2019 Man Cup Track Darlington Dragway

The Man Cup motorcycle drag racing series will host its first ever event at Darlington Dragway in 2019. This race, round No. 3 of the series, will take place on the weekend of Sept. 27-29 and replaces Galot Motorsports Park…

Could Harley-Davidson’s New LiveWire Lead to Rise in Electric Drag Racing?

Electric motorcycle drag racing?  Just those four words together seem like an unheard of and far-fetched concept, doesn’t it?  Dare we say, “shocking.” But then again who ever thought Harley-Davidson, an iconic motorcycle manufacturer for the past 116 years known…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Sizzles at Santo’s Summer Thunder With 6.08

Drag Racing is a sport of extremes. High horsepower is the name of the game; however, it is largely governed by weather conditions. The track conditions at Sydney Dragway were certainly on the extreme side in the week leading up…

Ryan Oehler Lands New Sponsor for 2019 NHRA Season

After a rookie-of-the-year candidate season that saw 34-year-old Ryan Oehler finish 13th in the ultra-competitive NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle season, the Illinois-native will have some extra support to help him try to net a top 10 this season.  Over Kill…

Remembering Jim McClure – Godfather and Master of the Nitro Harley Dragbike

On Friday, April 2nd, 2004, the heart of Jim McClure stopped beating ending his time on this earth.  Yet his legendary exploits as a Harley Davidson Dragbike fuel bike pilot will live on for all time.  This is the legacy…

The First Dragbike Slick

Motorcycle drag racing historian John Stein offers this interesting lesson. Racing tires sure have come a long way.  The Long Beach Night Drags in 1956 marked the appearance of a new type of tire from the Cadet Tire Company of…

McIntosh Grayson Motorsports Off-Season Blowout Sale

Cycledrag.com is always on the lookout for ways to save dragbike racers money. Cincinnati, Ohio-based performance company, McIntosh Grayson Motorsports is gearing up for a big 2019 and is offering some big off-season discounts as a thank you to the…

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champ Chris Matheson Ready For Return After Back Injury

Australia’s No.1 Top Fuel Champion has been notably quiet since his spinal injury at last November’s East Coast Thunder championship round.   Chris Matheson injured his spine on his first pass at Sydney Dragway and was sidelined from further competition.…

Adam Layton Aiming To Break Nitro Harley World Record in 2019

Australian Nitro Harley racer Adam Layton will be continuing his quest to break the world record and inch closer to the five-second zone this weekend at Sydney Drag Way and the first event in the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series…

Team Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson Racing Announces 2019 Rider Line Up

Team Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson Racing is proud to announce multi-time national champion Dennis Waldron has come out of retirement to rejoin Team Vreeland’s. The bracket racing champ will make a big step up to nitro by piloting Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson’s 2010 Pro…

AMRA Takes On New Management

For a legacy to endure there comes a time when a transition is necessary. Entering into the 2019 season, the American Motorcycle Racing Association finds itself in this position. For the past 18 years, Marty and Jayne VandenHeuvel have devoted…

2019 Man Cup Drag Racing Schedule

The Man Cup has announced its complete 2019 schedule. The championship chase will again be a five-event battle, with the series potentially expanding to six events in 2020. New to the schedule in 2019 is Darlington Dragway, which replaces Galot.…

Vance & Hines Harley Team Welcomes Angelle Sampey

Three-time Pro Stock World Champion Angelle Sampey will join the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle team for the opening four rounds of the 2019 NHRA season as a showcase rider, competing alongside team veterans Andrew Hines and…

Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Takes Title Position on Rickey House’s Top Fuel Harley

Midwest Organics will promote Magic Dry Organic Absorbent on Rickey House’s Top Fuel Harley in 2019, it was announced Thursday. House, a two-time national event winner in the NHRA’s Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series, was supported by CatSpot…

The First Car-Engine Drag Bike – A Tribute to “Michigan Madman” E.J. Potter

Drag racers—especially during the sport’s early and less restrictive years–would try anything that made sense. And not surprisingly, they looked in all sorts of places to find them. While motorcycle guys have often borrowed technology from car guys, some have…