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XDA’s Drag Bike War Machines March to the VMP Battlefield

The Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) takes Motorcycle Drag Racing to Virginia Motorsports Park for the 33rd annual MTC Engineering Summer Nationals on May 31-June 2, 2019.  This family-friendly event features over 700 Professional, Sportsman, and Grudge motorcycle drag racers in…

ManCup World Finals to Air on National TV and Worldwide Video App

The biggest motorcycle drag race of the year, the ManCup World Finals held at South Georgia Motorsports Park outside Valdosta Ga., Nov 21 -24, is about to get even bigger. For the first time since the series’ inception in 2010,…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Ready For Winter Sun And Fast Times

Twelve months ago at the 51st Winternationals Chris Matheson had wrapped up his fifth straight Australian Top Bike Championship. This left the door wide open to focus on hopefully becoming the first rider in the southern hemisphere to break into…

2020 NHRA Schedule Released

NHRA officials announced the 24-race 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, which will again feature intense racing action at tracks across the country. Millions of fans will experience sensory overload at its best with side-by-side racing action where…

Close Look at New Turbo Hayabusa Funny Bike of Mark Rendeluk

There are so many impressive turbo-charged Suzuki Hayabusa wheelie bar bikes surafacing and the race to the first five-second time slip is on. Enjoy a close look at Oklahmona, City native Mark Rendeluk’s new build. There are more videos on…

Drag Bike Save of the Year Candidate!

Take a close look at what has to be one of the most remarkable motorcycle saves and sport bike crash escapes on this 1991 Suzuki Katana at the NHRA Drag Bike Races from Fontana, California’s Auto Club Dragway – Speedway.…

Funny Bike Drag Racing Legend Steve Rice Makes Return

At a drag bike race in Fontana, Calif. in late April one of the legends of the sport Steve Rice made his triumphant return. We are learning you are never too old to go drag racing! Enjoy the videos below…

Chris Matheson Runs 6.0’s With Champ Leading Points Chase Into Finals Fever

When it comes to the explosive world of nitro drag racing, anything can happen. If anyone knows the highs and lows, it would be Australian Top Bike Champion Chis “Nitro Voodoo” Matheson Matheson was certainly looking forward to the Gulf…

Andrew Hines Continues Hot Streak With Atlanta Win

Five-time world champion Andrew Hines rolled to his second straight victory on Sunday with a win at the 39th annual Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Hines earned his second straight victory, third overall of 2019 and 51st in…

“New” AMRA Drag Bike Racing Organization Starts Strong at Beech Bend

The venerable American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA) changed ownership over the winter, landing in the hands of four racers known as “The Pennsylvania Posse.” The new group had the first opportunity to show their skills to the biggest opening field…

Shaking off 15 Pound Penalty Hector Arana Jr. Looking to Ride Momentum into Atlanta on Lucas Oil Buell

A new approach and a calmer demeanor has already paid dividends for Hector Arana Jr. during the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. The Pro Stock Motorcycle standout hopes there are considerable long-term benefits that come from it,…

XDA Grand Slams Bike Count and Records on Opening Weekend, Teasley and Clarke Triumph

It was raining records at the Xtreme Dragbike Association’s 25th annual PFR Spring Nationals this past weekend at Maryland International Raceway™ (MDIR). For those in attendance it felt like we were hitting a milestone or dropping a record every round.…

PDRA Pro Nitrous Motorcycle Season to Begin at VMP Mid-Atlantic Showdown

The Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) is returning home to Virginia Motorsports Park for the first of two races at the series’ home track, and it’s bringing its diverse all-eighth-mile drag racing show with it. The PDRA Mid-Atlantic Showdown presented…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Zeroes In On Finals an Championship

Chris Matheson has always been a man on a mission. He is currently leading the Australian Top Bike Championship, and if all goes well at this weekend’s Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder, he will be well on the way to…

Andrew Hines Collects 50th Win With 4-Wide Victory

The 10th annual NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals was a special event for Andrew Hines.     In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Hines won with his run of 6.831 at 198.17 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Street…

“Fast” Andie Rawlings Shares NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Challenges

Join us for this bench racing session with aspiring NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle contender “Fast” Andie Rawlings. Andie talks about some of the intense challenges that come along with the class and compares naturally aspirated racing to Top Fuel Harley…

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle Event Winner Jerry Savoie Looking For More Charlotte Magic

Jerry Savoie isn’t sure how many events he will race during the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. But there are two definite locations on his list and two races he wasn’t going to miss. The first was…

Orient Express Drag Bike Legends Jon Baugh and Bill Robinson Reminisce at Man Cup

Enjoy this trip down memory lane with two motorcycle drag racing legends, Jon Baugh and Bill Robinson of Robinson Industries. Both legends were with the famous and respected Orient Express RacingTeam. Baugh talks about how the sport has changed and takes us back to…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Makes His Move

Coming into the Super Thunder Good Friday Easter event at Willowbank Raceway, Chris Matheson found himself in the uncomfortable position of sitting third in the 400 Thunder Top Bike Championship.   Having faced a couple of curve balls over the…

Cycledrag Follower Recognizes Rare $700,000 Crocker as Father’s Motorcycle

As motorcycles owners we all have that “one that got away.” It’s that special motorcycle that was sold long ago, which has now skyrocketed in value and collectibility. For many drag bike racers it’s the Kawasaki H2 750 two-stroke triple…

Shawn Gann Update Following Life-Threatening Injury

In December Cycledrag.com reported NHRA Pro Stock Motocycle racer Shawn Gann was invovled in a life-threatening accident while testing a customer’s dirtbike near his shop in Stoneville, N.C. Gann sustained a skull fracture and was on a breathing machine for…

Full Round of Exciting Pro Mod from Man Cup Opener, Gast to Upstage Young Guns?

Enjoy an entire round of high horsepower, nitrous Pro Mod Drag Bike qualifying as these exciting, incredibly fast motorcycles strive to reach the finish line first. Play along and answer our Pro Mod Pro Extreme Motorcycle trivia questions in the…

Crankshaft Filets Eric McKinney’s Pro Mod Drag Bike Motor

Here is one you have to see to believe. Motorcycle drag racing can be very tough on parts, especially when you have more than 500 horsepower and burn about a pound and a half of nitrous oxide on each run.…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racing in Late 60s – A Salute to Chris Hand

Enjoy this salute to Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Chris Hand. This man has been Nitro Drag Bike racing for more than 40 years. Hand talks about the rigors of maintaining one of these bikes and reveals his goals. What the…

Timblin Chassis Shop Tour

Join us on the backroads of Baxley, Ga. as we get a tour of Walt Timblin’s state-of-the-art, highly accomplished and respected Timblin Chassis shop. Timblin continues to build some of the world’s quickest turbo and nitrous drag bikes. From his…

Jay Turner Wins First Race With New Supercharged “Lucky 7” Top Fuel Harley

Multi-time Top Fuel Harley champion Jay “The Bulldog” Turner added another impressive accolade to his resume at the NHRA Spring Nationals from Houston Raceway Park, April 12-14. The Bulldog scored his first win on his brand new, state-of-the-art, Pro Charger,…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Pain Equals Gain for Australian Standout Chris Matheson

Following some major changes and upgrades to his record-holding Nitro Voodoo Top Fuel Motorcycle, Chris Matheson was eagerly looking forward to some track time at the recent Sydney Jamboree. Unfortunately, wet weather stopped any opportunity to test leaving Matheson to…

Unusual First Round Loss For Larry “Spiderman” McBride Sets Up Exciting Man Cup Points Battle

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 19-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride is getting accustomed to pulling off dramatic comebacks. The last four Man Cup Top Fuel championships have come down to the final race. It looks like fans could be in…

After Career-Best Drag Race, Harley Rider Rickey House Looking to Wow Hometown Fans

No professional drag racer on tour is more excited for this weekend’s 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil than Texas native Rickey House, rider of the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Top Fuel Harley-Davidson.   House, who hails…

Hector Arana Shrugs Off 15-Pound Penalty to Win Vegas on Lucas Oil Buell

The 20th annual DENSO Spark Plug NHRA Four-Wide Nationals was a race to remember for Lucas Oil backed Hector Arana Jr., who picked up the win on his EBR amongst a quadrant of champions consisting of reigning champ Matt Smith,…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Begins Emotional Quest for Championship No. 20

A storied racing career that began back in the mid-seventies is about to embark on a new chapter. When the layers are peeled back, the four decades of Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racing is about much more than thousands of…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Steve Johnson Calls Out Champ Matt Smith With Scathing Hot Take, Smith Responds

There seems to be a perpetual, inherent tension amongst Pro Stock Motorcycle racers. It’s natural considering the ultra-expensive, high-stakes competitive class showcases three very dissimilar, distinct motorcycles. Suzuki GS, Harley Street Rod and EBR Buell racers all strive for parity…

Big Announcement on Man Cup World Finals Coming This Sunday at Spring Cup

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of attending it knows the season-ending dragbike extravaganza that is the Man Cup World Finals is truly something special. In terms of professional entries, it’s the largest all-motorcycle drag race in the world…

World’s Fastest Female Niki Zak Returns to USA for the Man Cup Event in Georgia April 5-7th

The World’s Quickest and Fastest Woman on Two Wheels returns to the US to compete at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Adel Georgia April 5-7th in the Man Cup sanctioned event. Niki, from Sydney Australia will be returning to the…

Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson Sponsors AMRA Super Gas and Top Eliminator for 2019

Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson announced it  will be the title sponsor for The AMRA’s Super Gas 9.90 index and Top Eliminator 9.30 index classes for the 2019 season. “These two classes are a perfect fit for the V Rod engines we build…

Aggressive Development Continues on Chris Matheson’s Nitro Voodoo Top Fuel Motorcycle

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle No.1 plate holder Chris Matheson continues to develop his record holding, nitro-burning 1500hp + machine to try and achieve quicker times over the quarter-mile (400 metres) race distance.   Matheson said, “We have been looking at…

Golden Sponsorship Opportunity – Help Top Fuel Racer Sam Wills Get to Man Cup Opener

Cycledrag.com has a coveted opportunity for any business that ever wanted to get its name on the side of a popular Top Fuel Motorcycle.  Nitro Drag Bike legend, and one of the quickest men in the world,  Sam Wills put…

Amazing Revamped Nitro Harley Rolls Out of Larry “Spidermam” McBride’s Shop

If you think the Spiderman doesn’t know his v-twins, think again.  The world’s quickest Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racer Larry “Spiderman” McBride and talented tool and die maker, brother Steve, are known as meticulous, perfectionist motorcycle builders, whether they are…

Rickey Gadson’s Road to Becoming One of the Most Successful Dragbike Racers of All-Time

You could say Rickey Gadson is a two-wheel prodigy. The legendary dragbike pilot starting riding motorcycles at about the same time he learned to walk. At the young age of nine, astoundingly, he could operate a heavy, powerful and massive Kawasaki Z900,…

Future Top Fuel Racer Danny Rickard Looking to Back-Up ANDRA Modified Bike

Danny Rickard is looking to back-up his 2017/2018 Modified Bike title with a 18/19 Competition Bike championship at next weekend’s ANDRA Grand Final in what would be the perfect close to his Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series career. The South…

Suzuki Champ Jerry Savoie Not Satisfied With PSM Rule Change, Wants Fuel or Four-Valve

The jury is out on NHRA’s latest move.  The last Suzuki racer to win a Pro Stock Motorcycle championship, “Alligator Man” Jerry Savoie commends NHRA’s effort and intention in trying to even the playing field by adding 15 pounds to…

Angelle Sampey Upgraded to All 16 Races With Vance & Hines Harley Team

The Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson team announced three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Angelle Sampey will compete at all 16 national events on a Harley Street Rod. Initially the deal was for four events with the possibility of more.  “In…

NHRA Adds 15 Pounds To V-Twin Pro Stock Motorcycles, Angie Smith Questions Safety

NHRA has stepped in and adjusted the weight minimums in Pro Stock Motorcycle in a move that appears designed to help the Suzukis stay competitive. The NHRA Technical Department is increasing the minimum weight of the Harley Davidson, Victory, EBR…

Championship Contender Hector Arana Jr. Earns Semi-Final Finish at Gainesville

 Team Arana would begin their quest for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series championship with a solid semi-final finish at the season opening NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida.    After finishing last season with momentum, Hector Arana Jr.…

Flashback – Hello Harleys! Andrew Hines Scores First Pro Stock Motorcycle Win at 2004 Gatornationals

In honor of Andrew Hines winning the 2019 NHRA Gatornationals, enjoy this 15-year flashback to an article by Cycledrag (yes, we have been doing this for a long time) covering Hines’ very first win, at that 2004 Gatornationals. Not only…

Harley Racers Beau Layne and Andrew Hines Score Gatornationals Victories

It was an event to remember for NHRA motorycle fans.  Top Fuel Harley pilot Beau Layne secured back-to-back event victories Sunday at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. In the final second-year racer Layne defeated…

Magic Dry’s Rickey House knocks off Doug Vancil with Career-Best Pass

Rickey House used a remarkable career-best elapsed time of 6.205 seconds to record a huge upset win over series leader Doug Vancil in the opening round of the Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series Sunday at…

Tak Shigematsu’s 6.10 and Matt Smith’s 201 MPH Pass Highlight Gatornationals Qualifying

It was an unforgettable start to the 50th annual NHRA Gatornationals for motorcycle fans.  Making his season debut, Japan’s Takeshi Shigematsu rode to a jaw-dropping new NHRA Top Fuel Harley record with a 6.10 at 233 mph in Q2 aboard…

Defending NHRA PSM Champion Matt Smith Eyes First Gatornationals Win

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Matt Smith has never won at Gainesville Raceway in his standout career. But after a thrilling finish to his 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season ended with his third world title, the…

U.S. Households with a Motorcycle Climbs to Record 8 Percent in 2018

If you’ve noticed more motorcycles tucked inside garages across the country, or parked out front, you’re not imagining things. Eight percent of U.S. households had at least one bike in 2018, the most ever recorded in decades of polling by…

Australian Mod Dragbike Series Coming Down to Wire in Perth

At the upcoming ANDRA Grand Final (Perth Motorplex, April 6-7) the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Championship battle for the Modified Bike bracket will come all the way down to the wire. The 2016 and 2017 champion Bryan Finn…

Historic Value of 50th Gatornationals Not Lost on Top Fuel Harley Rider Rickey House

Even though the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series is a relatively new addition to the NHRA schedule, the historical implications of racing at the upcoming 50th anniversary Amalie Oil Gatornationals has not been lost on Magic Dry Harley…

Six Electric Motorcycles You Can Buy This Year

2019 will be a breakthrough year for electric motorcycles—here are some two-wheel offerings from six companies for commuting, work, and play. Electric vehicles (EVs) are grabbing headlines as offerings from Tesla, BMW, Nissan, and Chevrolet, are being joined in 2019…

PDRA Champ Ronnie “Pro Mod” Smith Moves To FuelTech

Innovative Performance Racer and PDRA 2018 Pro ExtremeMotorcycle World Champion, Ronnie “ProMod” Smith announced that he has switched to FuelTech for the upcoming 2019 race season. After an extremely successful breakout season, Smith along with Team Manager/Lead Engineer, William Cavallo…

Nitro Harley Racer Beau Layne Lands Dixxon Flannel Sponsorship Heading Into Gators

Coming off of a first time Top Fuel Harley victory at the Arizona Nationals, Beau Layne of NitroLayne Racing announces his partnership with one race primary sponsor Dixxon Flannel Co. for the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 14-17,…

Karen Stoffer Joins Jerry Savoie’s White Alligator Racing Suzuki Team

It’s been one of the busiest off-seasons of change in Pro Stock Motorcycle history. The latest episode of the tool box shuffle sends veteran racer Karen Stoffer to the team of 2016 class champion Jerry Savoie.  Stoffer, who was unsure…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Season Set to Begin at 50th Anniversary of Gatornationals

One of the most legendary races on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series circuit will get even bigger in 2019 as the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals celebrates its 50th anniversary on March 14-17 at Gainesville Raceway. Pro Stock…

Dream Come True – Beau Layne Wins First Wally at NHRA Arizona Nationals

The unpredictability of nitro racing is beyond captivating and the talent level in the NHRA Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley category continues to elevate. With many focused on the fierce Tii Tharpe vs. Doug Vancil rivalry, the innovative Jay Turner…

Past Arizona Winner Rickey House has Magic Dry Nitro Harley Set up for Big Weekend

Rickey House knows what it takes to win at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park having conquered the track on his Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Top Fuel Harley just two years ago. Now, with his main supporter also serving as the…

Classic Kawasaki Motorcycle Photo and Video Gallery

If you love classic Kawasaki motorcycles this photo and video gallery is for you. If you know any fellow vintage Kaw maniacs, please share it with them and please feel free to share a photo or a story involving your…

New Switzerland Team Debuts Exotic Honda VTR 1000

We – that’s Michel Schmidlin (rider/mechanic) and Sebastian Lindau (mechanic) – are a newly formed drag bike team from Switzerland. I need to say one of the few down here – if I think a little moment about it I…

NHRA Winternationals Nitro Harley Coverage

New bikes, new teams, new riders and the burning desire of the veterans to win a coveted championship title are all factors that make for a thrilling start to the NHRA Top Fuel Harley season at the Winternationals from the…

Great Start to the Season for Nitro Harley Racer Rickey House

Rickey House knew he’d need a very quick elapsed time to beat top qualifier Doug Vancil in the semifinal round of Monday’s rain-delayed 59th annual Lucas Oil Winternationals, and he did manage to tune his Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Top…

Reading Motorcycle Club’s Cool 480-Foot Track Ready For Another Great Season

As spring draws near we are excited for another great year of motorcycle drag racing at Reading Motorcycle Club Raceway, the 480’ motorcycle drag strip situated on the property of Reading Motorcycle Club in the beautiful Oley Valley Pennsylvania. 2019…

Rain Pushes NHRA Winternationals to Monday

NHRA officials postponed eliminations for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway until Monday, February 11, following a day of lengthy rain delays. Officials worked during the course of the day to dry the track…

Motorcycle Legend Terry Vance Donates 1 Million to BRAKES Teen Defensive Driving Charity

Two of drag racing’s legendary champions – one on two wheels and one on four – led a special ceremony at the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) Lucas Oil Winternationals today to announce a $1 million donation to B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be…

Career Best in Testing Energizing Nitro Harley Sophomore Beau Layne

There are a lot of tough racers to keep an eye on in this season’s NHRA Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley field. One unsung pilot who should be on everyone’s radar is second-year racer Beau Layne, 43, of Redding, Calif.…

Rickey House Sets Sights on 2019 NHRA Nitro Harley Title

Rickey House has been a multi-time national event winner and solid title contender in the two years since the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series has competed on the NHRA stage. This season he wants to add “world champion”…

Tii Tharpe’s Quest to Win Back-to-Back Nitro Harley Championships on New Bike for Spevco

How can one top a magical, dream season? New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been asked that question quite a few times in his career. Somehow the legendary signal caller has been able to continually one-up himself.  The 2018…

Denso to Back NHRA Champion Matt Smith as Primary Sponsor in 2019

Defending NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith got some great off-season news as DENSO has decided to step up as the primary sponsor on Smith’s Buell for the 2019 campaign. DENSO, an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO…

NHRA Launches New Online Video and Streaming Service

NHRA fans will experience the thrill of live drag racing action on a new platform for the 2019 season. The service formerly known as “NHRA All Access” is shifting gears to become NHRA.TV. Current NHRA All Access subscribers will be…

NHRA President Glen Cromwell Elected to Board

NHRA president Glen Cromwell has been elected to the NHRA Board of Directors, announced NHRA Chairman of the Board, Dallas Gardner. Cromwell joined NHRA in 1997 and became president at the start of 2018. He rose through the ranks from…

NJK Leathers New Suit for Standout Dragbike Racer Derek Cesari – Take Advantage of Discounts

Kelcey Gordon’s NJK Leathers in San Clemente, Calif. has long been one of the most popular and respected manufacturers in flat track, downhill skate boarding, road racing and more. As of late NJK has been putting out some amazing drag…

Supercharged Takeshi Shigematsu to Make NHRA Season Debut in Gainesville

With the news surfacing that Jay Turner will enter his supercharged Nitro Harley “Lucky 7” in the season-opening NHRA Winternationals from Pomona, Calif. Feb. 8-10, Cycledrag.com checked in with fellow supercharged racer Takeshi Shigematsu to see if there would be…

HaulBikes Ships $700,000 Motorcycle!

Have you ever had to transport a valuable motorcycle? It can be quite nerve-wracking. For many, even taking their prized two-wheeled possession on a long trip to the drag strip can cause some anxiety. The motorcycle and any contents surrounding…

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…

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…

A Look Back at Ian King of Gulf Oil Drag Racing’s Successful Trip to the States

Following their success in securing an outstanding 11th FIM European Top Fuel Bike Championship with new rider Filippos Papafilippou from Greece, the team rounded off their season with a successful return to the US with former rider and continuing Team Principal Ian King in the seat…

Motorcycle Drag Racer Lucky to Be Alive Shares Chilling Crash Story

It’s been an agonizing few months for motorcycle drag racer Steve Watson after suffering a life-threatening accident at Byron Dragway in Byron, Ill. on Sept. 8. In fact for some scary few minutes, Watson was dead. Don’t fret, this tale…

Santa’s Honda Gold Wing! A Generous Motorcycle Rider’s Way to Celebrate Christmas

Merry Christmas from Cycledrag.com! Check out this festive Christmas-themed Honda Gold Wing we spotted out on the road. It belongs to Roger Taylor, member of the Gold Angels Motorcycle Drill Team, of Anahiem, Ca. Kids absolutely love this bike. The…

SPY PHOTOS Jimmy Brantley and Nitro Harley Builds Nearing Completion at Busy Larry McBride Shop

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride and his brother Steve are accustomed to being incredibly busy at their Newport News, Va. high-performance headquarters, Cycle Specialist. Competing in one of drag racing’s most demanding categories requires long hard hours. However…

Pro Xtreme Coming to XDA

This all new 1/8 mile heads-up class will feature Turbocharged, Supercharged, and/or Nitrous Injected dragbikes on gasoline or methanol, along with nitro injected dragbikes. Minimum weight for the class will be 700 lbs. for all combinations. Complete rules for PX…

Motorcycle Drag Racing Community Asking For Prayers For Shawn Gann Following Accident

Cycledrag.com has learned that longtime NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Shawn Gann was involved in a serious motorcycle accident. The dragbike community is asking for prayers during this difficult time.  Sources say it was a non-racing related accident and Gann…

Can Funny Bike Make A Comeback? Legendary Racers Steve Rice and Dave Vantine Weigh-In

Lately there has been a lot of fiery discussion and impassioned debate over whether turbo-charged motorcycles should be allowed to enter Top Fuel. Historically, turbos have raced in dragbike racing’s quickest and fastest class in the past, perhaps most notably…

Bob Harris Stepping Down as PDRA Race Director, Tyler Crossnoe Named Interim

Veteran motorsports professional Bob Harris announced he will step down from his position as the Professional Drag Racers Association’s (PDRA) race director at the end of the year.  Serving as race director since the PDRA was formed in 2014, Harris…

Down to $140,000 Dave Vantine Gives You A Tour of the Quickest Motorcycle You Can Own!

Update – Dave Vantine’s  5.77,”Yellow Bullet” Top Fuel Motorcycle has been reduced in price once again! It is almost unconscionable that one of the world’s quickest and fastest motorcycles can be had for this steal.  Please spread the word.  Vantine…

Own A Piece Of Motorcycle Drag Racing History – Dave Schultz’s 1991 NHRA Championship Jacket

Cyceldrag.com is always on the lookout for great opportunities for its readers and followers, and we have uncovered a true gem for collectors. This ultra-rare collectible is for sale from the personal collection of one of the greatest motorcycle drag…