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Matt “The Hitman” Smith Wins Mission Challenge

Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Matt Smith earned his second straight in the Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge, defeating Richard Gadson in the final round with a solid run of 6.767 at 200.86 on his Denso Auto Parts/Matt Smith Racing Buell  as part of…

Gaige Herrera Takes No.1 Spot and Track Record at VMP

On the hunt for history this weekend, Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Gaige Herrera threw down something spectacular to open qualifying on Saturday, going 6.703 at 200.83 on his RevZilla/Mission Foods/Vance & Hines Suzuki at the PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals. That set the…

Explaining “PlayNHRA” – Title Sponsor of Virginia Nationals

NHRA officials announced today that PlayNHRA, a new initiative that provides fans opportunities to engage in fantasy games, gaming, and betting for NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series events, has been named the title sponsor for the upcoming Virginia Nationals…

Matt “Hitman” Smith Aims to Protect Bob Glidden’s Win Streak from Vance & Hines

Chasing history has been nothing new for Gaige Herrera the past two seasons, but the reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion has a chance add another incredible mark at this weekend’s PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. Herrera is…

Chris Bostick And The Surf Suzuki Look To Conquer Gremlins At Virginia Nationals

Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Chris Bostick is determined and focused as he prepares to take to the track at Virginia Motorsports Park for the PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals this weekend. The race will be presented in a new, two-day format with…

Hungry XDA Racers Gear Up to Devour Competition at MIR

On June 28-30, 2024, the XDA heads back to Maryland International for the 6th annual Superbike Showdown.  After a two-month hiatus due to the weather-canceled MTC Summer Nationals, racers are eager to return to the track with renewed vigor and…

Brayden Davis Delivers Father’s Gift to Crew Chief with PDRA Win

Racing on Father’s Day weekend at the PDRA North vs. South Shootout presented by Performance Polish, father-son duo of rider Brayden Davis and Funny Bike legend and crew chief Travis Davis got the win Saturday night at Maryland International Raceway.…

Turbo vs. Nitrous Debate Heats Up as Grothus Takes Top Spot in PDRA Qualifying

A few weeks after Brunson Grothus scored his first Pro Extreme Motorcycle win in several years, the Davenport, Iowa-based rider picked up his second No. 1 qualifier award Friday night at the PDRA North vs. South Shootout presented by Performance…

2025 Suzuki GSXR 1000 First Look

Suzuki announced its first wave of exciting 2025 motorcycles and ATVs today. Giving a sample of what’s to come for 2025, today’s announcement covers a selection of models from a wide group of segments. From DualSport, Sport, Cruiser, Scooter, Offroad,…

Motorcycles As Art Exhibit Lineup for Sturgis

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s renowned Motorcycles As Art Exhibit is going big for 2024 with a full roster of celebrated motorcycle builders and artists taking part in the 16th annual show. Carrying on Michael Lichter’s tradition, who established and curated the…

How Gaige Herrera Tied Bob Glidden for Consecutive NHRA Victories

Gaige Herrera extended his perfect season in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle with a fourth-straight victory in 2024.  With the win, Herrera set a new record for consecutive wins for the Pro Stock Motorcycle class, and tied two all-time NHRA records…

Australian Sportsman Motorcycle Racers Shine at Willowbank

The Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship saw its Eastern Conference come to an exciting close at Willowbank Raceway  where the chase was well and truly on for not only the conference victories, but also prestigious Gulf Western Oil Winternationals event wins.…

Two-Time Defending PDRA Champ Chris Garner-Jones Rides Point Lead into MIR

The weather and the competition are heating up as the Red Line Oil PDRA Drag Racing Series rolls into Maryland International Raceway this weekend, June 13-15, for the fourth of eight races on the 2024 schedule. The North vs. South…

Industry Support for SEMA Grows to 5 Year High

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is preparing for a momentous event this year. More than 2,400 brands will exhibit at the 2024 SEMA Show, including hundreds of new companies revealing their products and services.    “The industry continues to…

Gaige Herrera Surpasses Dave Schultz Consecutive Win Streak Record, Ties NHRA Record

Points leader Gaige Herrera enjoyed another record-setting day on Sunday in Pro Stock Motorcycle, winning his ninth straight race and picking up his 35th straight round win after defeating Jianna Evaristo in the final round with a run of 6.818…

“Hogslayer” and Other Famous Machines to Headline Diamond Anniversary of Dragstalgia at Santa Pod

It is Diamond Anniversary time for British drag racing. When Europe’s premier historic drag race, Dragstalgia, takes place at Santa Pod Raceway in July, its focus will fall on the events which gave birth to the sport in Britain six…

World’s Fastest Amputee Benny Stevens Wins Australian Winternationals

Four days of history-making Australian drag racing has come to a thrilling conclusion today as the inaugural National Drag Racing Championship (NDRC) champions were crowned alongside event winners and Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship Eastern Conference victors at the season-ending Gulf…

Matt “The Hitman” Smith Says Memorable Day in Bristol

Matt Smith enjoyed an incredible day in Pro Stock Motorcycle, taking the No. 1 qualifier and his first Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge win of the season with a pair of standout runs. He picked up the bonus victory over his wife,…

Matt “The Hitman” Smith Sets Track Record in Bristol to Take Top Spot

Making the quickest run of both sessions in Pro Stock Motorcycle, six-time world champion Matt Smith made a strong statement on Friday, taking the No. 1 spot with a run of 6.788 at 198.52 on his Denso Auto Parts/Matt Smith…

Perfect Motorcycle Start to Australia’s Winternats

A full day of Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship qualifying has provided the perfect start to the four-day (6 – 9 June) Gulf Western Oil Winternationals – the largest championship drag racing event held outside of the US – at Willowbank…

Bret Michaels to Play Sturgis

Multi-platinum music icon and reality TV superstar Bret Michaels is coming to the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® for the final Friday of the Sturgis Rally. The world-famous solo artist and frontman for the legendary heavy metal outfit Poison will…

Tony Stewart Partners with Don Shumacher Racing

DSR Performance has partnered with Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series, with the Brownsburg, Indiana-based company providing championship-winning performance parts on Tony Stewart’s Top Fuel Dragster and on the Dodge//SRT Hellcat Funny Car of…

Steve Johnson Looks to Break Gaige Herrera’s Win Streak with Back-to-Back Bristol Wins

Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran Steve Johnson looks to become the first repeat rider at Bristol Dragway at this weekend’s 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and turn around his 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season in…

Trim-Tex and Bilick Run Top 3 in NASCAR Debut

It was mission accomplished for Trim-Tex Drywall Solutions as the team’s debut as a primary sponsor in NASCAR went very well with Josh Bilicki climbing up to third in a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. The only downfall for Bilick was…

World’s Largest Two Stroke Rally!

Enjoy this look at the 25th annual Eastern Two Stroke meet at Deals Gap, NC where we get a close view of some of the most impressive two strokes ever.    There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel…

Australian Eastern Conference Motorcycle Champions to Be Crowned This Weekend

The NDRC’s Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship will celebrate its first ever Eastern Conference winners at Willowbank Raceway’s Gulf Western Oil Winternationals this weekend (June 6-9). Event success will be important not only for the deciding the Eastern Conference winners, but…

New Ice Cream Bowl Trophies to Debut in Norwalk

The Ice Cream Scoop trophies given to winners of the annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio are coveted and cherished. Racers who have hoisted them in the winner’s circle are happy to have…

NHRA on Fox TV Team Earns 10 Telly Awards for Video Excellence

The NHRA announced today that its broadcasting team was honored with 10 prestigious Telly awards, including a pair of Gold Tellys.   The 10 overall Telly awards, which honor excellence in video and television across all screens, marks an incredible…

NHRA Garners Sell Out Crowd in New England

NHRA and New England Dragway teamed up to announce a second day of sellout crowds at the 11th annual NHRA New England Nationals on Sunday. The New England-based NHRA fans came in droves all weekend and sold out New England…

Trim-Tex Goes After NASCAR Win in Bilicki’s First Race with Joe Gibbs Racing

Last week, Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Josh Bilicki will drive their No. 19 Toyota GR Supra at multiple NASCAR Xfinity Series races throughout the remainder of the 2024 schedule. Bilicki, 29, has nearly 100 Cup and 100 Xfinity starts,…

XDA Heads to MIR on June 28-30 for the Superbike Showdown

The XDA heads back to Maryland International Raceway located in Mechanicsville, Maryland for the 6th annual Superbike Showdown on June 28-30, 2024! The event features the Orient Express Pro Street class that run speeds over 230 mph in only 6-seconds,…

Joey Gladstone Selling His Vance & Hines Pro Stock Suzuki Hayabusa

One of the top motorcycle drag racers in the world has listed his Vance & Hines Pro Stock Suzuki Hayabusa for sale. Gladstone, who built a reputation one of the top no-bar racers in the world, enjoyed a career best…

NHRA Virginia to Showcase 2-Day Event Format

After a year away from Virginia Motorsports Park, NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series teams are eager to return to the standout facility for a unique two-day event format featuring three qualifying rounds on Saturday for the upcoming Virginia NHRA…

Can Hector Arana Jr. Win Norwalk Again?

There have not been many racers other than Gaige Herrera to win a NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle race this past year but Hector Arana Jr. is one of them. Always a major highlight on the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing…

Former Pro Stock Motorcycle Star Antron Brown Looks for NHRA Win No. 76 in Epping

Antron Brown has done a little bit of everything during the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season, winning the Pep Boys Top Fuel All-Star Callout, a Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge event and, in Chicago, his first event race win…

Life Lessons Learned in Passing of Eddy Kiihnl (1961 – 2024)

I got some bad news when I got back from the NHRA race Chicago. My friend Eddy Kiihnl lost his battle with cancer after a valiant fight. Eddy reached out to me last year after doctors gave him the bad…

How Dave Vantine Captured His First NHRA Wally

Top Fuel Motorcycle superstar Dave Vantine called it the greatest day of his 40-year-plus racing career when he won his first coveted NHRA Wally at the very first NHRA Pingel Top Fuel Motorcycle race from Route 66 Raceway near Chicago,…

Wolf Motorsports Tour

We found a very cool oasis of speed right down the way from famous Road America, known as Wolf Motorsports. This awesome place houses a ton of modern and vintage race cars and motorcycles. Enjoy these photos and videos from…

The Throttle Stop Motorcycle Collection Tour

If you are ever passing through the Elkhart, Wisc. region make sure you make plans to visit The Throttestop, which is a museum, a consignment dealer and an all around cool motorcycle and car hangout. Enjoy some photos and a…

Best of Myrtle Beach Bike Week 2024

Enjoy the absolute best of the wild and crazy Myrtle Beach Bike Week 2024 from Murrells Inlet, S.C. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and like the Cycledrag Facebook page (Please like here) and…

Brunson Grothus Takes Turbo Bike to PDRA Winner’s Circle

Multi-time Pro Extreme Motorcycle winner Brunson Grothus and the Grothus Drag Bikes team have spent the last few seasons away from PDRA competition to focus on business and life events, including the passing of Brunson’s mother following a cancer battle,…

Brayden Davis Takes Top Spot at PDRA Norwalk

Third-generation Pro Extreme Motorcycle rider Brayden Davis may have missed the season opener, but the 2023 Pro Jr. Dragster world champion didn’t miss a beat in his first PDRA race of the season back on his Timblin Chassis ’18 Hayabusa…

How Gaige Herrera Tied Dave Schultz Win Streak at 8

Gaige Herrera (1) remains perfect this season after winning his third race of the year, and tying the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class record with eight consecutive wins on his RevZilla/Motul/Vance & Hines Suzuki Hayabusa at the Gerber Collision and…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycles Reload for Next Race in Bristol

The NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series returns to Thunder Valley for another year of intense racing action at the 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway on June 7-9. A highlight on the NHRA circuit,…

NHRA St. Louis National to Feature Four Rounds of Qualifying

Officials from NHRA and World Wide Technology Raceway announced today that the 13th annual NHRA Midwest Nationals, the third of six races in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs, will feature four qualifying sessions during the event, which takes place…

Bill Bader Jr. Discusses His Bid For SEMA Board

Bill Bader is both a thinker and a doer. He continuously comes up with ways to make something better and more beneficial, and then he does what needs to be done to make it happen. When it seems impossible or…

Mission Foods Backs Turn 10 at Road America

Mission Foods and Road America announced today that Mission Foods will proudly serve as the Title Sponsor of Road America’s popular Beach Viewing Area and Turn 10 Bridge. The multi-year agreement also names Mission Foods the Official Tortillas and Tortilla…

Dasha Added to Music Lineup at Sturgis Buffalo Chip

One of the most anticipated nights of the rally just got a whole lot more star-studded with up-and-coming country star Dasha performing live at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® on Tuesday, Aug. 6 prior to a performance from the…

Gaige Herrera Ties Dave Schultz Win Streak at 8

Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Gaige Herrera found another level on Sunday in Chicago, winning his eighth straight race to tie Dave Schultz for the most consecutive wins in class history at the 24th annual Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA…

Gaige Herrera Wins Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle Gaige Herrera stayed perfect in the Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge in 2024, winning for the third straight time with a run of 6.733 at 201.16 on his RevZilla/Mission Foods/Vance & Hines Suzuki. The victory came against teammate…

Matt “The Hitman” Smith Snaps Herrera’s 11-Race No. 1 Qualifier Streak

Matt Smith broke Gaige Herrera’s record streak of 11 straight No. 1 qualifiers in Pro Stock Motorcycle, as his 6.708 at 201.40 was more than enough on his Denso Auto Parts/Matt Smith Racing Buell was more than enough to stay…

Matt “The Hitman” Smith Takes Top Spot on Day 1 in Chicago

Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Matt Smith impressed during both sessions to kick off the weekend, making the quickest run each time, including a Friday-best 6.708 at 201.40 on his Denso Auto Parts/Matt Smith Racing Buell at Route 66 Raceway, taking the…

Motorcycles to Do Battle in Sydney Australia This Weekend

The next two days at Sydney Dragway will bring NDRC history to the fore with double the nitro to hit the track across Saturday and Sunday for the Gulf Western Oil Nitro Champs. A packed house is set to be…

NHRA Fans Will Be Able to Legally Gamble on Races in Bristol

NHRA announced today an exciting and landmark step forward for the company with the launch of PlayNHRA, an innovative new initiative that will provide fans opportunities to engage in fantasy games, gaming, and betting for NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing…

Norwalk Ready to Host Summit Racing Series Team Finals

NHRA North Central Division is home to some of the finest racers in the region, and that is one of the reasons it is known as the Land of the Winners. They put in the work and they are passionate,…

425 MPH Twin Turbo Suzuki Hayabusa!

You have got to get a good look at the amazing engineering on this twin turbo Suzuki Hayabusa that Randy Nelson of MDR and Kent Riches of Air-Tech hope to record a 425 mph run on at Bonneville or El…

Southern Powersports Dirt Drag Racing Series

Enjoy some of the wildest dirt drag racing machines we have ever seen at the Southern Powersports Dirt Drag Racing Series from Maxton, NC. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and like the Cycledrag…

Z1 Parts Tour

Enjoy this behind the scenes tour from Z1 Parts in Oceanside, Ca. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and like the Cycledrag Facebook page (Please like here) and more will be coming soon. Also…

Myrtle Beach Bike Week 2024

Enjoy this look around Myrtle Beach Bike Week on the opening weekend of the 2024 spring rally. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and like the Cycledrag Facebook page (Please like here) and more…

NHRA Enters Exclusive Global Sports Betting Data Agreement

NHRA officials announced today an exclusive partnership with ALT Sports Data, a leading provider of cutting-edge sports data and analytics solutions. As part of the agreement, ALT Sports Data will become the sole distributor of sports betting data for NHRA…

Former Class Champion Geno Scali Makes Return to NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

It’s a comeback story for the ages. For the first time in nearly two decades 2003 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Geno Scali will make his triumphant return to the class he loves so dearly just a few months shy…

XDA Ready to Roll into Virginia

On May 17-19, the 38th annual MTC Engineering Summer Nationals returns to Virginia Motorsports Park. With a promise to uphold a tradition of high-speed excitement, this event will feature more than 700 professional, sportsman, and grudge motorcycle racers. XDA is…

NHRA Adds 4th Qualifier to Chicago Event

Following a successful return to Route 66 Raceway last year, the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series is bringing a massive show to Chicago in 2024, including four overall qualifying sessions, for the 24th annual Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA…

Norwalk’s Bill Bader Begins Campaign for SEMA Board

Summit Motorsports Park president Bill Bader is officially beginning his campaign for a seat with the SEMA Board of Directors, and by all means, he would make the most of his time in that seat and the benefits to the…

Pingel NHRA Top Fuel Motorcycle Series Ready to Begin in Chicago

The NHRA Top Fuel Motorcycle Series has quickly become a fan-favorite and NHRA officials announced that Pingel Enterprise, Inc., a longtime manufacturer of high-quality motorcycle performance parts, has been named the title sponsor for the series, which will make four…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Star Dave Vantine Aiming for Best Season Yet

In about a decade of Top Fuel Motorcycle racing the fearless and ever-improving Dave Vantine has carved out his spot as one of the greatest two-wheel nitro racers of all-time. He has made the daunting transition from Pro Mod to…

Upgrade Your Hayabusa Cush Damper from Voodoo

Rob Uecker of Voodoo Custom Motorcycle components has done an amazing job producing a multitude of quality components for sport bike performance enthusiasts and drag bike racers. Uecker is at it again with these slick polyurethane cush dampers to replace…

Motorcycle Restoration Mastery

Go inside the shop of top motorcycle restorer Nori Miyata and his partner Scott MacAdam in Escondido, Ca. as they give us inside insight into how their Mecum Motorcycle Auction record-breaking bikes are made. There are more videos on the…

Matt Smith Explains What Went Wrong in Charlotte

Six-time NHRA Champion Matt Smith explains to us what went wrong in Charlotte and covers many other topics in this 90-minute live interview.  There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and like the Cycledrag Facebook…

How Gaige Herrera Won his 7th Straight Event

Gaige Herrera extended his dominant streak over the Pro Stock Motorcycle class by delivering a repeat victory aboard his RevZilla/Motul/Vance & Hines Suzuki Gen III Hayabusa at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, NC, on Sunday. Race…

Another Big Name Added to Sturgis Buffalo Chip Music Lineup

The Best Party Anywhere® is calling in a “Metal Health” day on Monday, Aug. 5 with ‘80s heavy metal gods Quiet Riot performing on the legendary Wolfman Jack main stage prior to a performance from Aaron Lewis. The Sturgis Rally…

Inside the Race Shop of RJ and Ronnie Anderson

Enjoy this behind the scenes tour of the race shop of top racers RJ and Ronnie Anderson in Riverside, Ca. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and like the Cycledrag Facebook page (Please like…

XDA Heads to Virginia Motorsports Park

The XDA heads to Virginia Motorsports Park located in Dinwiddie, Virginia for the 38th annual MTC Engineering Summer Nationals on May 17-19, 2024!   The event features the Orient Express Pro Street class that run speeds over 230 mph in…

Gaige Herrera Extends Unbeaten Streak to 28-0 with 7th Straight NHRA Event Win

A prolonged break did nothing to slow down the dominant defending world champion in Pro Stock Motorcycle, as Gaige Herrera rolled to his second straight win this season on his RevZilla/Mission Foods/Vance & Hines Suzuki with a run of 6.684…

Vance & Hines’ Gaige Herrera Takes No. 1 Spot From Matt Smith

Gaige Herrera’s qualifying dominance in Pro Stock Motorcycle continued on Saturday in Charlotte, but it took until the final session when the defending world champ put together a track-record run of 6.671 at 202.70 on his RevZilla/Mission Foods/Vance & Hines…

Testing Pays Off For Provisional No. 1 Matt “The Hitman” Smith

In Pro Stock Motorcycle’s first race back since the season-opener in Gainesville, six-time world champ Matt Smith made a strong opening statement on Friday, blistering the track record with a standout run of 6.685 at 201.61 on his Denso Auto…

XDA Delivers a Platinum Performance Season Opener

The 30th annual Platinum General Services event, proudly presented by the XDA, took on a bittersweet tone this past weekend at the Maryland International Raceway. As engines thundered against the backdrop of spring skies, the event unfolded with a poignant…

How Rickey Gadson Broke 200 MPH on a Real Street ZX-10

Here is the inside story on how motorcycle drag racing legend Rickey Gadson was able to break 200 mph on his turbo Kawasaki Real Street ZX-10 at the XDA opener at Maryland International Raceway.  There are more videos on the…

Amkus Named Official Rescue Tools of NHRA

NHRA officials announced today that AMKUS Rescue Systems, which has been an industry leader in motorsports for more than 40 years, will continue as the “Official Rescue Tools of NHRA” as part of a multi-year agreement. It continues a lengthy…

Bates Leathers Hall of Fame Showroom and New Nitro Harley Boots

It was great to catch up with the ladies from Bates Leathers Dana and Dawn Grindle from Bates Leathers at the headquarters in Long Beach, Calif. to get a close look at the Bates Hall of Fame showroom and the…

Matt “The Hitman” Smith Aims to Win Hometown Race

After a six-week hiatus from the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series schedule, the competitive Pro Stock Motorcycle class returns to action at this weekend’s NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Atop the list of riders ready to hit the…

Remembering Lance Brown and his “221” Drag Bike: A Legacy of Speed

Lance Brown, a drag racing enthusiast, ignited his passion in the late 1970s, eventually leading to the creation of his iconic “221” Drag Bike. While his drag racing journey began in the late 1970s, it was in the late 1980s…

Tony Stewart Goes For First NHRA Win in NASCAR County

After a strong weekend advancing to the Finals at the last Four-Wide Nationals event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, motorsports legend is in search of his first NHRA win Charlotte “It definitely gives me a bunch of…

Jonathan Johnson Joins NHRA as South Central Division Director

NHRA officials announced today that Jonathan Johnson has been named the Division Director of the South Central Division (Division 4), where he will oversee NHRA member tracks in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi.   Prior to being…

Motorcycle Racer Ida Zetterstrom Ready for NHRA Top Fuel Debut

For the second time in as many events, European FIA Top Fuel champion Ida Zetterström took part in a Monday test session following an NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series event. In Las Vegas, Zetterström drove teammate Tony Schumacher’s Okuma…

John Hall Renews Support of Doug Herbert’s B.R.A.K.E.S.

NHRA racer John Hall today announced plans to renew his support for Doug Herbert’s national pro-active teen defensive driving program B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe), donating signage on his Buell Pro Stock motorcycle for the 2024 racing season. Competing with…

Looking Inside a Kawasaki H1 500 Triple Engine

If you ever wondered what the inside of a engine looks like and exactly how it works on classic motorcycles like the Kawasaki H1 500 two stroke triple, the BSA motorcycle and the classic Moto Guzzi this video from the…

Remembering Larry “Drums” Brancaccio

The motorcycle drag racing community was stunned when it suddenly lost one of its most successful and colorful racers in 2017, Larry “Drums” Brancaccio.  The 14-time national champion Brancaccio, who was a mainstay in the sport for more than three…

Australian National Drag Racing Association Hires News Office Manager

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) is pleased to welcome Tammy Brown to the team as its new Office Manager. Brown is based in ANDRA’s Royston Park (SA) Head Office, working five days a week. With 35 years of…

Godspeed “APE” Jay Eshbach

The motorcycle drag racing community was dealt a crushing blow when the founder of APE (American Performance Engineering) Raceparts passed away this past Friday. Eshbach built a motorcycle drag racing empire in the Mohave Desert, right across from legendary Willow…

Ken Koby Wins Three Classes on a Chopper!

Further proof that if you are consistent and can cut a good light, you can win on just about anything in bracket racing. At the All Harley World Shootout from Farmington Dragway, NC, this past weekend, “Chopper Man” Ken Koby…

NHRA’s Most Iconic Race Turns 70

NHRA’s most iconic race turns 70 in 2024. The NHRA U.S. Nationals, the world’s biggest drag race, will celebrate its 70th anniversary this year, as The Big Go will put all the stars of the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing…

Godspeed Chris Miller of the XDA and Maryland International Raceway

On Thursday April 11th Maryland International Raceway announced the passing of Chris Miller, son of MIR owner Royce Miller and co-owner of the XDA with his brother Jason. I spent so many hours in the tower working with Chris over…

Joey Gladstone and Cory Reed Reveal Future Plans for Pro Stock Motorcycle

Two of the brightest, young stars in drag racing Joey Gladstone and Cory Reed share their future plans for the Pro Stock Motorcycle class. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and like the Cycledrag…

Angelle Sampey Talks About Transition into Top Fuel

The NHRA’s winningest female, three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Angelle Sampey explains her transition into the four-wheel world. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and like the Cycledrag Facebook page (Please like here) and…

Best of Arizona Bike Week

Enjoy the absolute best of Cave Creek Bike Week, part of Arizona Bike Week. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and like the Cycledrag Facebook page (Please like here) and more will be coming…

XDA Racers Ready to Eclipse Competition at the 2024 Season Opener

Set to unfold April 19-21 at the renowned Maryland International Raceway (MIR), The Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) is on the throttle, accelerating into the 2024 motorcycle drag racing season. The season opener is poised to kick off another unforgettable year…

Birthday Boy Eric McKinney Shines at PDRA Opener

One of the most dominant Pro Mod racers ever, Eric McKinney celebrated his birthday with an emphatic statement that he’s back at at the season-opening Summit Racing Equipment East Coast Nationals presented by FuelTech at GALOT Motorsports Park. Multi-time Pro…

Motorsports Legend Tony Stewart Looking for NHRA Vegas Victory

Returning to the site of his first victory as an NHRA competitor, racing legend and Top Fuel rookie Tony Stewart also enters this weekend’s NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with some newfound momentum. The…

Despite Toe Injury Chirs Garner-Jones Takes Top Spot on PDRA Opening Day

Two-time and reigning Pro Extreme Motorcycle world champion Chris Garner-Jones had an eventful day of qualifying aboard his T.T. Jones Racing ‘18 Hayabusa at the PDRA Summit Racing Equipment East Coast Nationals presented by FuelTech at GALOT Motorsports Park. The…