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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…

L.E. Tonglet to Cut Back to Four-to-Six NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Races in 2019

The “toolbox shuffle” and “silly season” is in full effect in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class.  Former series champion and serious contender for last season’s title L.E. Tonglet announced that he will be running a limited schedule in 2019,…

Dreams Come True At Emotional Nitro Harley Test Session

When asked who he pulls for, an experienced sports journalist once passed on the wisdom, “you always root for the story.” At first glance this early December, chilly Nitro Harley, Calif. test session at Famoso Dragway, near Bakersfield may have…

Discounts Offered to Cycledrag.com Followers on Amazing Helmet Painting

Cycledrag.com is pleased to share we  have cut an amazing deal for loyal followers as a thank you. The legendary Tagger Designs is offering Cycledrag.com followers discounts on first-rate custom helmet painting for a limited time. Take advantage of it…

Should Terry Schweigert’s 6.19 Catapult Turbo Bikes Into Top Fuel? Experts Debate

Turbo racers are hoping winds of change blow into the Top Fuel Motorcycle class. Many were watching closely as a fresh, new, innovative, modern turbo Funny Bike made its quarter mile debut at the Man Cup Finals, Nov. 16-18 from…

PDRA Bans Turbos From Pro Extreme Motorcycle in 2019

After a season of controversy following the inclusion of turbo-charged dragbikes into the PDRA’s Pro Extreme Motorcycle class, the category will return to nitrous only in 2019. PDRA President Bob Harris says the change is due to popular demand.  “I…

Angelle Sampey Departs from Liberty Racing

Three-time NHRA champion Angelle Sampey announced her departure from Cory Reed’s Team Liberty Racing Pro Stock Motorcycle team.  Sampey says a lack of funding is preventing her from being able to compete on the squad in 2019. Reed plans to…

HaulBikes Motorcycle Shipping Review

Cycledrag.com is always striving to connect readers and followers with the best products and services.  Recently we put the door-to-door, first-class motorcycle shipping service HaulBikes to the test and could not have been more pleased with result. If you need…

Drag Illustrated to Release Fourth Annual ’30 Under 30’ List at Performance Racing Industry Show

Drag Illustrated’s annual 30 Under 30 list will be revealed during its official press conference and magazine cover reveal at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.   The…

Mark Paquette Excited For Sophomore Season in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Even though he is still in the early stages of his NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle career, Mark Paquette is no rookie when it comes to competing on two-wheels. Paquette boasts more than 20 years of motorcycle experience as both a…

Man Cup 2019 Schedule

Man Cup has released four races for 2019 with two more still to come.  “We have had many requests for race dates next year, however, we are still in the process of working on contracts and dates for some of…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Wins 19th Championship at Wild, Pressure-Filled Final Race

A nitromethane burner can be more temperamental than a teething baby. Give it just what it wants and it can be beautifully peaceful and harmonious. Upset it and a boisterous, unruly fiasco can break out. Perhaps no one understands this…

Man Cup World Finals Video and Photo Coverage

The biggest motorcycle drag race of the year, the Man Cup Finals from South Georgia Motorsports Park, once again lived up to its billing. It was one of the most impressive turnouts in the history of the sport. The weather…

Brian Lohnes Replaces Dave Rieff As Lead Announcer for NHRA TV, Exclusive Pro Stock Motorcycle Show Planned

FOX Sports and NHRA announced today the release of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. Most notably, the 2019 schedule includes additional live coverage on the FOX broadcast network for the NHRA SpringNationals in Houston. The schedule…

Man Cup Finals Live Coverage

Enjoy some live coverage from the Kibblewhite Man Cup Finals, Nov. 16-18. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and the Cycledrag.com Facebook page (Please like here) and more will be coming soon. Friday  

Championship at Stake for Larry “Spiderman” McBride at Mammoth Man Cup Finals

No Top Fuel Motorcycle racer has found more success at South Georgia Motorsports Park than 18-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride.  Facing adversity in the championship standings, the legendary racer needs more of the same to collect championship No. 19 at…

Hector Arana Jr. Secures Third Place in Standings

Hector Arana Jr. would close his 2018 season strong with a semi-final finish at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona and earn the third position in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock…

NHRA World Finals Photo and Video Coverage

There is something special about the mystique of the Pomona Fairplex in November. The NHRA World Finals once again lived up to its billing with a jam-packed crowd and an exciting fight to the finish in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Enjoy…

Matt Smith Wins Third NHRA Championship

Matt Smith secured his third NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship in the final round of eliminations Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.   He powered his Elite Motorsports…

NHRA Vance & Hines Harley Team Finishes Successful Season With Runner-Up

Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines riders Ed Krawiec and Andrew Hines capped another successful season on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series with a strong run in Pro Stock Motorcycle final eliminations at the 2018 Auto Club NHRA…

Matt Smith Strikes First In Championship Battle, Takes Friday Pole

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Smith rode to a track record speed at 200.65 at 6.774 to lead the field on his Elite Motorsports DENSO Auto Parts EBR at the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway. Smith…

A Wounded Chris Matheson Withdraws in Sydney

Coming into the recent 2018 East Coast Thunder event, 5 x Australian Top Bike champ Chris Matheson knew he was behind in the championship and needed to make a move in order to keep a potential sixth title alive.  …

Racers and Tuners Salivate at Cool, Horsepower Making Forecast for Man Cup Finals

The biggest motorcycle drag race of the season got a much appreciated gift from Mother Nature with an exceptional forecast. Already revered as a record-setting event, this year’s Mann Hill Garage / Kibblewhite World Finals from South Georgia Motorsports Park,…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Sam Wills Shop Tour

Join us for this tour of legendary racer Sam Wills’ shop in Oklahoma City, OK. Along with being one of the quickest men to ever race a dragbike, Wills has a long and storied history of building outstanding chassis for…

Tombo Racing Engines and Baggers Shop Tour with Tommy Bolton

Enjoy this tour of Tombo Racing Engines and Baggers from Oklahoma City, Ok. We catch up with legendary racer and builder Tommy Bolton. We do some bench racing and take a close look at a lot of cool bikes. Check…

The Race to the First Turbo-Charged Five Spools Up, New Innovative Bike Surfaces

Backed by the brain power of some of the most knowledgeable and talented dragbike racing veterans, an innovative, custom, Timblin Chassis turbo GS dragbike with big expectations has surfaced – a modern-day Funny Bike is born. 30-year-plus nitrous loyalist Dan “the…

West Coast Motorcycle Drag Racing from Fontana, Calif

Enjoy some West Coast motorcycle drag racing coverage from beautiful AAA Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, Calif. At this SCEDA race you will see Nitro Harleys, Turbo Hayabusa Funny Bikes, Baggers and a whole lot more. <br /> &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href=”http://www.m2shocks.com/”&gt;&lt;br…

Inspection of Saftey Gear Following Ken Schwartz’s 150 Mph-Plus Crash

As motorcycle racers and riders we never want to think about crashing. The harsh reality is it happens often. It’s important we learn all we can from the incidents and share the information with one another to spread awareness and…

Grothus Bonus Puts $9,000 Up For Grabs For 4.60 Racers at Man Cup Finals, Pairings Announced

Grothus Dragbikes is adding even more excitement to one of the biggest races of the year, the Man Cup Finals, Nov. 15-18 at South Georgia Motorsports Park. On Friday and Saturday the inaugural Man Cup Grothus Dragbikes Ultra 4.60 Challenge…

The Cycle Den Vintage Motorcycle Tour

Enjoy this tour of a very cool motorcycle shop called The Cycle Den in Columbia, Pa. Jeff shows us some of the company’s amazing, vintage motorcycles. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and the…

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Jay Upton Ready for Sydney Dragway’s East Coast Thunder

With an exciting new look and three new corporate partners, its game-on for Top Fuel Motorcycle racer Jay Upton. After an extended break from championship racing, Upton and the ‘Big White Bike’ have been testing at their home track with…

Talking Drag Racing with Legendary Historian Bret Kepner

Join us for this bench racing session with drag racing historian Bret Kepner. It’s a unique, but appropriate, setting in the front seat of Kepner’s championship-winning car. Yes Bret beats box dragsters in this cool Grand Marquis daily driver. We…

Chris Matheson Set For Epic Nitro Top Bike Battle At East Coast Thunder

Heading into next weekends East Coast Thunder championship drag racing event at Sydney Dragway, five-time Top Bike champ Chris Matheson finds himself in a somewhat uncomfortable position. Following the opening Darwin round in July, Perth’s Jay Upton picked up 116…

Cory Reed to Return to NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Competition, Angelle Sampey Riding Wave of Carolina Nationals Success

Team Liberty Racing rider and team owner Cory Reed will compete in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle for the first time since the Brainerd Nationals in August. Teammate Angelle Sampey had recent success at the Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway when…

Paul Gast Wins PDRA Finals, Ronnie Smith Wins Championship

Pro Extreme Motorcycle veteran Paul Gast made the most of his second PDRA appearance of the season, as he defeated a string of the class’s toughest riders en route to a final-round win over first-time finalist Ricardo Knights at the…

Drag Racing Legend Mike Dunn Interview

Join us for this bench racing session with drag racing legend Mike Dunn.  The 22-time NHRA National event winner and longtime color commentator shares his expertise, talks about bicycle drag racing, tells some great stories, including a must hear John…

Ronnie Smith Takes Friday PDRA Pole, Beats Out Turbo Bike

Points leader Ronnie “Pro Mod” Smith added to his reputation as the quickest nitrous-assisted Pro Extreme Motorcycle as he rode his Innovative Performance ’16 Hayabusa to a 3.975 at 175.41, nearly beating his own national record of 3.973 during Friday…

Rich Vreeland Wins AMRA Nitro Funny Bike Championship at The Rock

Nitro Harley veteran Rich Vreeland of Team Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson/ Numidia Dragway headed to Rockingham Dragway with only one goal: finish strong. “Having never won the season finale at the Rock we headed to North Carolina with the goal of winning…

Matt Smith Wins Charlotte, Takes NHRA PSM Points Lead With Two Races to Go

Matt Smith took over the Pro Stock Motorcycle points lead after his third victory of 2018 and 21st of his career after a run of 6.830 at 196.64 on his Elite Motorsports Denso Auto Parts EBR against Chip Ellis at…

Eddie Krawiec Takes Charlotte No. 1 Qualifying Position, 6.90 Bump

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Krawiec collected his fourth No. 1 qualifier of 2018 and 43rd of his career with his 6.806 at 197.83 from Friday on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. Krawiec, who trailed points leader…

Harleys Go 1-2-3 in Opeining Charlotte Qualifying

The Vance and Hines Harley-Davidson team took the provisional top three qualifying spots in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category on day No. 1 at the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters at zMAX Dragway. Eddie Krawiec raced to the…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer L.E. Tonglet Looking to Maintain Points Lead in Charlotte

For the third straight NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship race, there was a different points leader by the end of the event in Pro Stock Motorcycle. After winning last weekend in Dallas, former class champ LE Tonglet hopes…

PDRA Changes Motorcycle Class Rules, Wagner Says Nitrous and Turbo Separate in 2019

All eyes and social media comments have been pointed at the PDRA Pro Extreme Motorcycle class as of late. It’s another episode in dragbike racing’s longstanding, quarrelsome turbo vs. nitrous rivalry. The uproar is in the wake of expert builder…

New Turbo Bike’s 3.91 Ignites PDRA Nitrous vs. Turbo Controversey, Nitrous Team Threatens Boycott

When mentioning the great rivalries of motorcycle drag racing one may think; Kawasaki vs. Suzuki, Harley vs. import, Dave Schultz vs. John Myers; the list goes on. Perhaps the most hotly-debated and reoccurring rivalry over the years has been nitrous…

LE Tonglet Wins Texas, Takes NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Points Lead

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Tonglet earned his fourth victory of 2018 and 20th of his career with his run of 6.892 at 194.80 to team owner Jerry Savoie’s 6.907 at 193.88 at the AAA Texas NHRA Nationals at Texas Motorplex.…

Brunson Grothus Wins PDRA Fall Nationals, Terry Schweigert Backs Up 3.91

Winless in PDRA Pro Extreme Motorcycle since late 2016, Brunson Grothus was eager to fight through an ultra-competitive field of motorcycles to earn the Fall Nationals victory. His 4.016 at 175.99 on his Indocil Art ’15 Suzuki defeated first-time finalist…

It is On! Terry Schweigert Smashes PDRA Record on Brand New Turbo Dragbike

Drag 965 Pro Extreme Motorcycle low qualifier Terry Schweigert obliterated both ends of the PXM record with his 3.914-second blast at 184.58 aboard a new turbocharged motorcycle. Schweigert topped the final qualifying order in Pro Extreme Motorcycle for the third…

NHRA PSM Point Leader Matt Smith Takes No. 1 Spot in Texas Day 1

Matt Smith, current points leaders, finished atop the qualifying order in Pro Stock Motorcycle with a 6.876 at 197.65 on his Elite Motorsports DENSO Auto Parts EBR. He is chasing his fifth No. 1 qualifier of the season and second…

Two-Time NHRA Champ Matt Smith Looks to Maintain Point Lead in Texas

Matt Smith already has a blueprint for success to win a NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series title, and things are going according to plan for the two-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion heading into this weekend’s AAA Texas NHRA…

Jeremy Teasley, 8 Below are NHDRO Big Money Winners at Performance Racing Products Showdown

Jeremy Teasley collected some NHDRO Big Money when the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series hit Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis for this past weekend’s Performance Racing Products Showdown in Naptown. Teasley rode his ridiculously fast Suzuki Hayabusa past Deadly…

480-Foot Reading Motorcycle Club Race Coverage, Jr. Dragbikes and More

Enjoy some videos and photos from the Reading Motorcycle Club in Oley, Pa, from the Sept. 30th event. This one-of-a-kind, 480-foot long dragstrip has an impressive following and brings out some rarely seen, old school dragbikes. Even the popular and…

US 131 Dash For Cash Coverage

Enjoy some videos and photos from the AmSnow Dash for Cash at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Mich., Sept. 21-23. This longstanding event is dedicated to the late Tim Mills, who started the race at Muncie Dragway in Albany,…

Matt Smith Takes NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Points Lead With St. Louis Win

Matt Smith earned his second victory of 2018 and 20th of his career with a holeshot win of 6.877 at 198.44 to LE Tonglet’s 6.876 at 196.10 Sunday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals from Gateway International Raceway in…

Top Dollar for Top Gas at NHDRO in Indy

Top Gas gets NHDRO’s Big Money treatment when the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series returns to Lucas Oil Raceway just outside of Indianapolis, Indiana, for the Performance Racing Products Showdown in Naptown. NHDRO is paying $4000 to win—sure to…

Filippos Papafilippou Caps Off Stellar Season With Championship on Former Ian King Top Fuel Motorcycle

Filippos Papafilippou of Athens, Greece knew he was in for a daunting challenge when he purchased the Gulf Oil-backed Top Fuel Motorcycle of 10-time champion Ian King.   The young and talented rider exceeded all expectations in his first year…

Harley-Davidson York Open House, 2019 Model Lineup

Enjoy some videos and photos from the Harley-Davidson open house at the factory in York, Pa. We take a look at all the 2019 models, see some cool burnouts and get an up-close look at the first Harley ever assembled…

Harleys Get Top Three Spots On Friday, Eddie Krawiec No. 1 in St. Louis

Eddie Krawiec, defending Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion and current points leader, finished atop the qualifying order in Pro Stock Motorcycle with a 6.820 at 195.56 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson on Friday night at the seventh…

Steve Johnson Continues To Move Up In NHRA Countdown

Steve Johnson Racing is a team doing big things this year in the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series. The independent Pro Stock Motorcycle rider with a single crew person fought his way into the prestigious Countdown to the…

A Close Look at The World’s Quickest Suzuki GS Street Bike

Enjoy a close look at a marvel of engineering, the world’s quickest Suzuki GS street bike, owned by Brad Mummert and ridden by Richard Gadson. With the help of Web-Camshafts, Grothus Dragbikes, M2 Shocks, Brock’s Performance, Lectron Fuel Systems and…

Sportsman Motorcycle Racing Recap from NHRA Dodge Nationals

Enjoy some videos and photos from the sportsman motorcycle racing at the NHRA Dodge Nationals from Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa. Sept 13-16. Four motorcycle racers were given the opportunity to compete on the big stage, in front of…

Hector Arana Jr. Begins Countdown With Reading Win

Hector Arana Jr. kicked off the 2018 NHRA Countdown in style by winning the 34th NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. Arana Jr. was on his game all weekend and after cutting a nearly perfect reaction time, would pilot his…

NHRA Maple Grove Pro Stock Motorcycle Video and Photo Coverage

Enjoy some videos and photos from the Dodge Nationals from Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa. Sept 13-16. It’s the first race of the championship Countdown and we will hear from many of the players involved. The big storylines of…

Ocean City Maryland OC and Delmarva Bike Fest Coverage – Weather Man Misses Again

Enjoy some videos and photos from the OC Bike Fest / Delmarva Bike Fest from Ocean City, MD. Sept 13-16. Initially most forecasts had this event being a total washout in the beginning of the week due to Hurricane Florence.…

Hector Arana Jr. Wins NHRA Dodge Nationals on Lucas Oil EBR

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Hector Arana Jr. earned his second victory of 2018 and 13th of his career on Sunday at the 34th Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. With a run of 6.842 at 197.74 on his Lucas…

Matt Smith Gets Third Straight NHRA No. 1 Qualifying Position

Two-time world champ Matt Smith grabbed his third straight No. 1 qualifying position in Pro Stock Motorcycle Saturday at the 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway thanks to his 6.828 at 198.20 from Friday on his Elite…

Matt Smith Goes to the Top in Opening Pro Stock Motorcycle Qualifying at Maple Grove

Matt Smith, a two-time world champ, finished atop the qualifying order in Pro Stock Motorcycle with a 6.828 at 198.20 on his Elite Motorsports Denso Auto Parts EBR on Friday at the 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove…

Defending Pro Stock Motorcyle Champion Eddie Krawiec Looking to Continue Maple Grove Success

Racing at Maple Grove Raceway, the site of this weekend’s 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals, has seemed to always bring out the best in defending Pro Stock Motorcycle world champ Eddie Krawiec. Now that the race serves as the kickoff…

WAR Peaking for Countdown, Building Foundation for Future Without Jerry Savoie

Jerry Savoie’s White Alligator Racing (WAR) continues to show that it is the strongest Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) team in National Hot Rod Association Mello Yello drag racing, and maybe the strongest team overall. Rider LE Tonglet took the…

ManCup Galot Canceled, Rain Washes Out Motorcycle Drag Racing For Second Consecutive Weekend

The soggy weather in the Midwest and on the East Coast has been relentless. After NHDRO was forced to reschedule its event last weekend, ManCup was forced to cancel the MTC Nationals from Galot Motorsports Park in Benson, N.C. due…

Flashback – Nitro Harley Front Runners Update

Check out the following article originally published by Cycledrag.com prior to the 2007 season. We stumbled on this right after the 2018 NHRA U.S. Nationals and found it pretty cool that the players all the same. Back then the top…

Ronnie Smith Wins PDRA Pro Extreme Motorcycle at Galot

Pro Extreme Motorcycle No. 1 qualifier Ronnie “Pro Mod” Smith charged to a win Saturday night at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Drag Wars at GALOT Motorsports Park. Smith went wire-to-wire to enjoy his career-best weekend in the PDRA’s…

NHRA U.S. Nationals Video and Photo Coverage

Enjoy some videos and photos from the biggest drag race in the world, the NHRA U.S. Nationals from Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind. on Labor Day Weekend. The was the second time NHRA showcased Pro Stock Motorcycles and Nitro…

NHDRO Race Rains Out, ManCup Honoring NHDRO Gold Cards at Galot, 4.60 Bonus

NHDRO racers were dealt some unfortunate news when sanction owner Brian Welch was forced to cancel the Mid-Season Nationals at Ohio Valley Dragway, Sept. 7-9 due to a pessimistic forecast.   On Facebook Welch wrote, “The weather reports are getting…

A Chat With Legendary Motorcycle Bracket Racer and Mechanic Bruce Sauer

Enjoy this in-depth interview from the shop of one of the most successful motorcycle bracket racers of all-time, Bruce Sauer from his Power by Sauer shop in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Sauer talks about his remarkable run on his “ATM Machine” Kawasaki…

Cory Reed, Angelle Sampey and Joey Gladstone Talk Pro Stock Motorcycle

In this interview from the pits Team Liberty Pro Stock Motorcycle racing, Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey, talk about the addition of Joey Gladstone to the team and talk about its goals moving forward. We ask Reed what his expectations…

AMA Museum and Hall of Fame Tour

Enjoy and share this tour of the AMA Museum and Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, just outside of Columbus. There are some truly amazing, historic motorcycles on display. The AMA’s James Holter is our tour guide. Enjoy!

Several Pro Stock Motorcycle Riders Gunning for Playoff Spots

Talented riders like two-time Indy winner Steve Johnson, Jimmy Underdahl, Joey Gladstone and rookie Ryan Oehler hope to jump into top 10 with big performance at the Big Go Steve Johnson has tasted victory twice at the prestigious Chevrolet Performance…

Veteran Top Fuel Harley Rider Rickey House Thrilled for His First U.S. Nationals

Rickey House has been drag racing motorcycles for years but it wasn’t until the NHRA added the eight-race Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley class to the yearly schedule in 2017 that the humble rider from Humble, Texas, had a…

NHRA Releases 2019 Top Fuel Harley 10-Race Schedule

NHRA officials announced the schedule for the 10-race 2019 Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series, which is set to feature the sport’s only nitromethane-powered two-wheeled bikes at some of the most breathtaking racing facilities across the…

New Sponsor Heating Up Ryan Oehler’s NHRA Rookie Bid

Heating and cooling manufacturing giant Armstrong Air is stepping up to the sponsorship plate to ensure that National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock Motorcycle racer “Flyin’ Ryan” Oehler’s season continues through the Countdown to One—NHRA’s championship playoff.   The…

ManCup Galot MTC Nationals Headquarters Hotel Information

ManCup has partnered with the Hampton Inn Dunn to serve as headquarters hotel for the MTC Nationals. The inaugural MTC Nationals at the all-new GALOT Motorsports Park is the penultimate event of the five race, 2018 ManCup Drag Racing Series…

Vance and Hines Harley-Davidson NHRA Team Expands to Three With Addition of Chip Ellis

Veteran Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Chip Ellis will join the Vance & Hines factory Harley-Davidson team as a racer at the upcoming Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals from Indianapolis, Ind. The squad now expands to three riders with defending champion Eddie Krawiec…

Joey Gladstone Joins Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey on Team Liberty Racing Ahead of U.S. Nationals

Joey Gladstone will be joining forces with Team Liberty Racing for the remainder of the 2018 season. Gladstone will be riding on Cory Reed’s Buell while Reed waits for his new bike to be built.   “I know I’m not…

Cycledrag.com Hayabusa Project Bike – The Ultimate Street – Strip Machine, A Rookie Learns to Race

Is it still possible to ride your race entry to the drag strip? Can a rookie pull it off? Strap on your helmet and come along for this ride because Cycledrag.com’s Jack Korpela has a lot to learn. This project…

AMRA Vreeland’s Harley Davidson Nitro Nationals Video Coverage

Enjoy some video coverage from the AMRA Vreeland’s Nitro Nationals from Catawissa, Pa . There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and the Cycledrag.com Facebook page (Please like here) and more will be coming soon.…

Ohio Vintage Dragbike Nationals at Quaker City Dragway

Enjoy some videos and photos from the Ohio Vintage Dragbike Nationals at Quaker City Dragway in Salem, Ohio . There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and the Cycledrag.com Facebook page (Please like here) and…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Shop Tour and Bench Racing Session

Join us for this interview of 18-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride from his shop in Newport News, Va. While McBride rips apart motors he discusses his Man Cup championship battle with Dave Vanitne and a whole lot…

2019 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Schedule

NHRA officials announced the 16-race 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule for the Pro Stock Motorcycle class, which will once again feature exhilarating drag racing at a variety of scenic tracks across the country. The intense racing action…