Jack Korpela
2371 Articles40 Comments

L.E. Tonglet Wins Pro Stock Motorcycle in Sonoma

L.E. Tonglet brought home the win in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class after a 6.771 at 198.52 on his Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki to take down points leader Andrew Hines in the final round in front of a sellout crowd…

Racing Community Establishes GoFundMe for Stroke Victim and Longtime MTC Employee Cliff Jones

The dragbike racing community was dealt some unfortunate news about Cliff Jones, longtime MTC Engineering employee, drag racer and fan. Jones suffered a severe stroke on Saturday, July 7th and has been hospitalized ever since.   “He has some good…

Eddie Krawiec Goes to The Top Spot On Day No. 1 at Sonoma

The defending world champion Krawiec currently leads the Pro Stock Motorcycle class after a 6.780 at 198.76 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson during his first pass of the day qualifier at the 31st annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Jerry Savoie Looking to Finish the Job in Sonoma

After a weekend where he admittedly enjoyed some fortunate breaks en route to the finals, Jerry Savoie hopes that luck continues for a second straight Pro Stock Motorcycle race at this weekend’s 31st annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma…

Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey Eager for 31st annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals

The NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class will hit the half way point in their season as they head to Sonoma Raceway for the 31st annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals. CORY REED, FIREADE/TEAM LIBERTY RACING BUELL • 35 Pro Stock Motorcycle…

NHRA 2019 National Event Schedule

NHRA officials announced the 24-race 2019 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 victories…

Eight Pro Stock Motorcycle Racers Competing For $25,000 in Sonoma

LE Tonglet won for the second straight season at Sonoma Raceway a year ago, but the Pro Stock Motorcycle standout’s memorable weekend in 2017 had an added bonus as well. Tonglet also won the Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle,…

Hector Arana Jr. Dominates Pro Stock Motorcycle in Denver to Claim First Win of Season

Team Arana rider Hector Arana Jr. kicked off the Western Swing in style by earning his first win of 2018 at the Mile-High NHRA Nationals. Bandimere Speedway would welcome the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and after knocking on the…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Advances to Final at Rain-Postponed Dragway 42 Event

It was a ritual the team had practiced hundreds of times that culminated with a unique outcome.  Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride and crew made final adjustments to his record-holding, 1,500-horsepower-plus machine and got mentally prepared for what…

Chris Hand Top Fuel Motorcycle Dragway 42 Blog

Longtime Chris Hand crewman Dick Boxell sent along the following blog, detailing the team’s weekend at the ManCup Fast by Gast Nationals from Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio. Dick writes – The crew for this race consisted of Crew…

Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey Ready for 39th Annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals

Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey will be taking their Team Liberty Racing Buells to the mountain to compete in the seventh of 16 events at Bandimere Speedway this weekend for the 39th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals. Sampey is currently…

Man Cup Dragway 42 Fast by Gast Nationals Video Coverage

Enjoy some video coverage from the ManCup Fast by Gast Nationals from Dragway 42. 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.…

Chris Matheson’s Top Fuel Motorcycle Resets Track Record At Darwin’s Nitro Up North

Drag racers attending the 2018 Nitro Up North event enjoyed summer-like conditions with temps in the 30+ degrees and wearing t-shirts and shorts.   The 2018 Nitro Up North is in its fourth running of this drag racing spectacular and…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Returns to Dragway 42 Looking to Gain Points Lead

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 18-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride  is hoping a long-awaited return to a racetrack he has not competed at since the 80s will prove to be a turning point in what has been a challenging Man…

Grothus Dragbikes Adds Special Incentives for Man Cup Racers at Dragway 42

Ed Grothus of respected manufacturer Grothus Dragbikes is offering some fantastic incentives for racers coming to the Fast by Gast Nationals at Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio, July 13-15! Check it out and share! Thank you Grothus Dragbikes!

A Trip Back in Time with Motorcycle Legend Rob Muzzy

Join us for this in-depth interview with motorcycle legend and AMA Hall-of-Famer Rob Muzzy. We discuss how Muzzy got started, tell many stories about his amazing, yet held back, dragbikes and talk about what’s next for the 21-time national champion.

Catching Up With AMA Prostar Founder Keith “Scooter” Kizer

For more than 15 years AMA Prostar was the gold standard in dragbike racing. It was the only organization to ever attract all four major Japanese motorcycle manufacturers. No dragbike league has ever attracted more media attention or drawn more…

Rickey House’s Semifinal Finish Highlights CatSpot Race Team’s Outing in New England

Rickey House powered his CatSpot Organic Cat Litter Top Fuel Harley-Davidson to the semifinals of the sixth annual NHRA New England Nationals Sunday at New England Dragway to pace the efforts of CatSpot Racing, which include Top Fuel dragster pilots…

Filippos Papafilippou Finding Success on Ian King’s Former Gulf Oil Drag Racing Top Fuel Motorcycle

Gulf Oil Drag Racing kicks off the season with a bang! After their foray in the USA Manufacturers Cup series in 2017 the Gulf Oil Top Fuel Motorcycle team returned to the opening round of the FIM European Championship with…

CatSpot Top Fuel Harley Rider Rickey House Already Has His Hands Full in New England

A perennial title contender in the Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley Series, Texan Rickey House has proven to be calm under pressure on his 225-mph CatSpot Organic Cat Litter Harley-Davidson. But even a drag racing veteran like House can be…

Grothus Dragbikes Adds Special Incentives to Man Cup Dragway 42 Race, July 13-15

Check out the incentives the Grothus Dragbike racing team has added for competitors entering the Man Cup Fast by Gast Nationals at Dragway 42, July 13-15.  

Honda to Bring Monkey and Super Cub C125 to U.S. Market, Who Wants One?

American Honda recently announced that the legendary Monkey and Super Cub C125 ABS models will be made available to U.S. customers for the 2019 model year. First unveiled in concept form last September at the Tokyo Motor Show, the models…

Chris Matheson Ready To Turn Up The Heat At Nitro Up North

Fresh off his dominating performance at the season-ending Gulf Western Oil Winternationals, Chris Matheson is ready to turn up the heat on his 5 x Championship-winning “Nitro Voodoo” Top Bike, and kick-start a possible sixth title at Hidden Valley’s Nitro…

What Does The Latest War of Words Between President Trump and Harley-Davidson Mean for the Motorcycle Industry?

 In a country that has been so sharply divided over politics, the motorcycle industry, for the most part, has been left out of the discussion. Generally speaking, the two-wheel world has continued to be a pleasurable escape for most, free…

Hector Arana Jr. Sets Top Speed in Second-Round Finish at Norwalk

Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park would be unkind to Team Arana as both Hector Arana Sr. and Hector Arana Jr. would have their race day end early due to red-lights. Arana Jr. set Top Speed of the event at 196.02…

Eddie Krawiec Wins Norwalk

Eddie Krawiec secured his third Pro Stock Motorcycle victory at Summit Motorsports Park with his pass of 6.923 at 195.05 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson to defeat Jerry Savoie at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Team Arana Battles the Rain at Norwalk

After persistent weather delays, Team Arana would comfortably put themselves in the field after the first day of qualifying for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Rain would delay qualifying for several hours but the NHRA officials worked diligently to…

Norwalk Brings Out The Best in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Andrew Hines

Five-time Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) world champ Andrew Hines has a strong comfort level at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, the site of this weekend’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Hines has four wins at the facility, which means it…

Lucas Oil TV-backed Team Arana Carries Momentum into Norwalk

With momentum on the strength of three consecutive semi-final appearances, Team Arana looks to continue their progress as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series heads to Norwalk, Ohio for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.   The annual visit…

Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey Ready For Breakout Performance at Norwalk

Team Liberty Racing duo Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey are headed to Summit Motorsports Park this weekend for the 12th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in hopes of turning their luck around as the season heads towards the half-way…

Father’s Day Bristol Win is Special for Nitro Harley Racer Tii Tharpe

When the Winners’ Circle photos were taken, the media interviews complete, the steaks cooked and the beer drank, there was one thing on Tii Tharpe’s mind. “I want that video,” he said to anyone that seemed able to find it.…

Tii Tharpe Wins Tricky Bristol Thunder Valley Nationals

Tii Tharpe collected his third NHRA Wally of 2018 after a final round triumph over point leader Doug Vancil at the Fitzgerald USA Thunder Valley Nationals, June 17, from Bristol, Tenn. Tharpe crossed the line with a rapid 6.49 at…

CatSpot Top Fuel Harley Racer Ricky House takes Battle for Points Lead to Bristol

Ricky House and the CatSpot Organic Cat Litter Top Fuel Harley team take the battle for the class championship to Bristol Dragway this weekend for the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. House currently sits fourth on the Mickey Thompson…

Chris Matheson Sweeps Winternationals With Top Fuel Motorcycle

Chris Matheson and his “Nitro Voodoo” Top Fuel Motorcycle dominated the Gulf Western Oil 51st Winternationals with a clean sweep in the Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson Top Bike category at Willowbank Raceway.   Matheson officially wrapped up his 5th Top Bike…

LE Tonglet Wins NHRA Virginia Nationals

LE Tonglet earned his first victory of the season in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Virginia Nationals, June 10, using a 6.841 at 196.76 on his Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki to take down points leader Andrew Hines in the…

Lucas Oil Backed Team Arana Excited for Pr Stock Motorcycle Return to Virginia

After a quick turnaround, Team Arana heads to Virginia for the Virginia NHRA Nationals, the fifth round of the 2018 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship. Virginia Motorsports Park plays host the the NHRA circuit for the first time in nine…

Two-Time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champ Matt Smith Making Progress

After picking up his first victory of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season and also his first since 2016, two-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Matt Smith is hopeful it is just the start of a memorable…

Paul “Fast by” Gast Talks About How Dragbike Racing Keeps Him Young

In this interview 69-year-old motorcycle drag racing legend Paul Gast of Fast by Gast talks about how the sport keeps him young following his Pro Mod victory in Rockingham. Gast also talks about how the sport has changed over the…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Scores Runner-Up Finish at Hot Rock Weekend

Drag racing is an unforgiving sport. One small mistake can drastically change the outcome of the weekend.  Veteran Top Fuel Motorcycle racer and 18-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride knows this all too well. After seemingly gaining control of a scorching…

Nitro Voodoo Chris Matheson is Prepped and Primed for Winternationals Glory

The lead up to the Gulf Western Oil 51st Winternationals for Chris Matheson and his “Nitro Voodoo” crew has seen a concentrated effort to make things happen. In the lead up to the Winternationals Warm Up, Matheson switched off his…

Adam Layton Looking To Finish 400 Thunder Season On a High at Winternationals

It was 12 months ago Adam Layton attended his first Winternationals. It was his first interstate trip and the sheer size of the event left a huge impression on the Sydney-based rider. “In my rookie Top Bike season I wanted…

NHRA Rookie Flyin’ Ryan Oehler is For Real

National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock Motorcycle racer “Flyin’ Ryan” Oehler had planned on his home track race being a bit more of a laid-back, social affair than the Jegs Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Joliet, Illinois, turned out…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Returns to High-MPH Rockingham Dragway Aiming to Regain Point Lead

The last time Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride visited famous Rockingham Dragway in the North Carolina sandhills he stunned the two-wheel racing world with unprecedented speed of 255 mph. The rapid run came last Sept., as McBride was…

Elusive First Win In Sight For Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Scotty Pollacheck

Thanks to a fast start to open his 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran Scotty Pollacheck appears closer than ever to his first career win heading to this weekend’s JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals…

Home Track Race for R.O.Y. Candidate Flyin’ Ryan Oehler

Bloomington, Illinois’ “Flyin’ Ryan” Oehler remembers very well his first competitive pass at Joliet’s Route 66 Raceway—the Chicago area’s fabulous stadium of speed. “My first time up there was with a buddy,” said Oehler. “I was 16 and had a…

Team Liberty Pro Stock Motorcycle Racing Event Preview: 21st annual Jegs Route 66 NHRA Nationals

This weekend Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey will head to Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. for the fourth of 16 races in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season for the Pro Stock Motorcycle category. With…

Vantine Takes Winning Start and “For Sale” Top Fueler to The Rock

Sure, it may be only one race into the season, but David Vantine and his screaming yellow Vantine Nitrosports bike are undefeated so far this year. And even better, you can buy 2018’s winningest, blown, North American, Top Fuel motorcycle—it’s…

Chris Matheson Set To Become Five-Time Australian Drag Racing Champion At Winternationals

The first time Chris Matheson brings his 1500 plus horsepower “Nitro Voodoo” Top Fuel Motorcycle to the start line at the 2018 Gulf Western Oil Winternationals, he will officially have wrapped up his fifth Australian Top Bike Championship. This is…

Peggy Llewellyn Reflects on Historic Pro Stock Motorcycle Victory

It has already been more than ten years since Peggy Llewellyn became the first woman of color in the world to win a professional motorsports event, collecting a coveted NHRA Wally in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class.  “What is so…

Jay Turner Wins NHRA Heartland Nationals

It was an all Jay Turner Racing final in the Nitro Harley category at the rain-postponed NHRA Heartland Nationals from Topeka, KS. May 18-21. In the final round Turner defeated his teammate Tii Tharpe with a 6.26 at 226 MPH…

Classic Top Fuel Motorcycle Race – Atlanta 1987

Enjoy some historic dragbike racing footage in the Cycledrag.com Classic Top Fuel Motorcycle Fantasy Challenge – Comment With Your Picks! Cycledrag.com has uncovered a gem. The field is set for this classic Top Fuel Motorcycle race. The race took place…

Brock’s Performance Shop Tour and Bench Racing

Join us for this tour of one of the most popular and respected manufacturers in the motorcycle world, Brock’s Performance in Beavercreek, Ohio. Company founder and the first man to put a street bike in the sevens, Brock Davidson gives…

McIntosh Grayson Motorsports Shop Tour

Join us near Cincinnati, Ohio as we catch up with Glenn Grayson and Terry McIntosh of respected manufacturer McIntosh Grayson Motorsports. In this interview we will hear more about what is a staple of the the company, the extended motorcycle…

Rabid Customs Shop Tour With Former Dragbike Racer Pete Ricart

Join us for this tour of one of the most amazing custom shops on the east coast. Former v-twin and Fairlane drag racer Pete Ricart is our tour guide. This amazing facility in Columbus, Ohio can help with any of…

Who Will Be the Next Owner of Dave Vantine’s 5.77 Yellow Top Fuel Rocketship? Only $165K!

At the 2017 PRI show Dave Vantine’s Top Fuel Motorcycle team made a huge announcement by declaring their 5.77 yellow rocketship is for sale. As crew member “Nitro” Joe says, “This is the quickest motorcycle you can buy.” For the…

A Look Back At One Of Dragbike Racing’s Scariest Moments – Larry McBride Goes Down at Over 200 MPH

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 17-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride recently released some rarely seen footage of his infamous top-end crash from a Prostar race at Gainesville Raceway in the spring of 1992. More than 25 years later, McBride still…

New Era of Monster Energy Supercross Racing Ushers in First-Time Champions, Record-Setting Growth and Introduction of Supercross Futures

Upon crowning three new champions at an electrifying 2018 season finale in Las Vegas on May 5, Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, experienced a record-setting season of spectacular, edge-of-your seat racing that resulted in impressive growth across…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Nitro Voodoo Comes To Life in Sydney

Australia’s National Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson has taken yet another step in the right direction to improve on his performance following the Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder event at Sydney Dragway. The Brisbane-based racer is the quickest man…

Eddie Krawiec Scores Second Pro Stock Motorcycle Win of 2018 at Atlanta

Defending world champion Eddie Krawiec rode his motorcycle to winner’s circle with a pass of 6.922 at 194.91 on his Screamin’ Eagles Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. This is his fourth event victory at the NHRA Southern Nationals and 45th of…

Angelle Sampey Leads Team Liberty Racing to a Semifinal Appearance at NHRA Southern Nationals

Angelle Sampey powered her Team Liberty Racing Buell to her first semifinal appearance of the 2018 season at the 38th annual NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Teammate Cory Reed qualified in the top half but fell in the first…

Eric McKinney Wins PDRA North-South Shootout

A mix of first-time winners and past world champions collected victories Saturday night at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) North-South Shootout at Maryland International Raceway. The all-eighth-mile series crowned winners in six professional categories and seven sportsman classes at…

Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed Team Liberty Racing Qualifying Wrap-Up: NHRA Southern Nationals

Team Liberty Racing’s 2018 season has already gotten off to a stellar start and both Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey are ready to capitalize on recent momentum as they head into raceday at the 38th annual NHRA Southern Nationals. CORY…

XDA Starts 2018 Season by Shattering Records

The long-awaited debut of the Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) and the return of the Millers to motorcycle drag racing finally arrived this past weekend at Maryland International Raceway™ (MDIR). Armed with an elite staff and the best track prep in…

Hector Arana Jr. Looking to Follow Up Historic 200 MPH Milestone with a Victory

With a historic milestone under his belt, Hector Arana Jr. is ready to start winning races and the Pro Stock Motorcycle standout hopes that starts this weekend at the 38th annual NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. At the NHRA…

Trim-Tex Drywall Products Tour and Motorsports Talk with Joe Koenig

One of the most important companies in all of dragbike racing is Joe Koenig’s Trim-Tex Drywall Products in Lincolnwood, Ill. Trim-Tex has a long and storied history in the sport and is the primary sponsor for the world’s quickest motorcycle…

Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey Heading into Atlanta With Renewed Confidence After Buell Switch

Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey will be taking on the competition with a home-court advantage this weekend at the 38th annual NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. With their shop based in Cordele, Georgia, Reed and Sampey…

Adam Layton Looking To Break Australian Dragbike Records

Sydney’s Adam Layton has been burning the midnight oil in the lead up to the 2018 Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder event at Sydney Dragway on 4th & 5th May.   Over the past weeks, Layton has been putting in…

Jerry Savoie Wins NHRA 4-Wides

Jerry Savoie emerged victorious in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class, as he earned his ninth career victory and first at zMAX Dragway when he ran a 6.784 at 195.73 on his White Alligator Racing Suzuki in the final round. He…

Back on Team Savoie, L.E. Tonglet Banking on Another Strong Charlotte 4-Wide Finish

Back with the team he enjoyed so much success with during the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, LE Tonglet is looking forward to putting on another show at this weekend’s NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at…

Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey Ready for Charlotte 4-Wides

After a month-long break since the first race of the season in Gainesville, Florida, Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey have been chomping at the bit to get back to competition in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing…

Pro Stock Motorcycle World Champion LE Tonglet Returns to White Alligator Racing, Johnson Out

LE Tonglet, the 2010 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion, will return to White Alligator Racing beginning with this weekend’s NKG Spark Plugs Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Tonglet, of Metairie, La., will race the KPK/Nitrofish Suzuki as a teammate to…

Small Steps To Make Bigger Steps for Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson

Drag Racing is a sport that has a start and a finish. The aim is to cover the distance in the quickest time possible and cross the line ahead of your opponent. For Brisbane drag racer Chris Matheson he is…

DME Racing Leverages Off-Season Work to Season-Opening Wins

2017 was a breakthrough season for DME Racing. DME owner Dimey Eddinger introduced his first exhaust system product line to the market and it quickly proved to be a highly competitive system with wins spread across pro, sportsman and grudge…

Voodoo Sidewinder Exhaust Systems Available from MPS

MPS is proud to announce the immediate availability of Voodoo Sidewinder Exhaust systems introductory priced at 15% off regular racer prices until May 31, 2018.  Systems are available for 1999-2017 Suzuki Hayabusa (P/N 25-VSEBUSAJ9P), 2007-2016 Suzuki GSXR 1000 (P/N 25-VSEGSXR1K7),…

Grothus Dragbikes Enjoys Successful Debut Weekend Split Across Two Events

More than 5,000 miles of travel and a whole lot of win lights is a succinct way to sum up the opening weekend of racing for Iowa’s Grothus Dragbikes. Splitting its resources between the PDRA and ManCup, the veteran team…

Rodney Williford Wins Season-Opening PDRA Event on New Bike

Competitors from the Tar Heel State nearly swept the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) East Coast Spring Nationals as Jay Cox led a host of fellow North Carolinians into the winner’s circle at GALOT Motorsports Park.   Pro Extreme Motorcycle…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Finishes Runner-Up at Chilly Season-Opening Race

Multi-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” began his 2018 campaign with a runner-up performance at a chilly and rain-plagued ManCup Exoticycle Spring Cup from South Georgia Motorsports Park, April 6-8. The weekend’s bright spots for the 18-time champion came…

Valdosta ManCup Video Coverage

Enjoy some video coverage from the ManCup Exoticycle Spring Cup from Valdosta, Ga. April 6-8. Unfortunately Saturday was a washout at the famous South Georgia track. Larry Pre Race Test Session Larry McBride – 5.76 at 251 MPH Frankie Stotz…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Standout Dave Vantine Aiming for 5.60s

Competitive and talented motorcycle drag racing veteran Dave Vantine has a lofty goal for 2018. The Hamilton, N.Y. based Top Fuel Motorcycle pilot is aspiring to be the second competitor to reach the much admired and celebrated 5.60 zone.  …

Larry “Spiderman” McBride to Begin Bid for 5.50s and 19th Championship

Four-decade Top Fuel Motorcycle veteran Larry “Spiderman” McBride is poised to begin another season of exciting championship chasing and record pursuit at this weekend’s ManCup Spring Cup, April 6-8, from South Georgia Motorsports Park. “I’m ready,” world-record-holder McBride said.  …

Matheson Goes Wild at Santo’s Super Thunder

With no Top Bike championship points on the line at the Santo’s Super Thunder event, Chris Matheson and his crew were able to focus on the “Nitro Voodoo” Top Fuel Motorcycle and attempt to make his bike respond quicker. “We…

Larry “Spideman” McBride Off-Season Interview

The 18-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride is hard at work in preparation of race season. Along with finishing up his 5.61 / 258 mph record-holding motorcycle, McBride is making new bikes for Jimmy “Hulk” Brantley, Dave Vantine…

MRE Shop Tour and MANCUP Talk with Jay Regan

Join us for this tour of MRE Racing by owner Jay Regan. We also talk about Regan’s ManCup series. Check it out

Top Fuel Motorcycle Legend Jimmy “Hulk” Brantley Interview and Return Details

Join us for this sit down interview of one of the most successful Top Fuel Motorcycle racers ever, Jimmy “Hulk” Brantley. Although he only raced for a few seasons, Brantley made history by becoming the second dragbike racer to reach…

MTC Engineering Shop Tour

Join us for this live tour of one of the oldest and most respected manufacturers in all of dragbike racing, MTC Engineering. Knowledgeable owner Eric Hochstetler walks us through the Cocoa, Florida-based shop and explains how many of the MTC…

MPS Facility Tour

Join us for this live tour of one of the most comprehensive and customer-friendly companies in all of motorcycle drag racing – MPS (Motorcycle Performance Specialties) in Casselberry, Florida. Dan “The Man” Rudd has dedicated his career to dragbike racing…

NHRA Gatornationals Raceday Coverage, Krawiec and Tharpe Score

The 49th running of the Gatornationals from Gainesville, Fla. lived up to the hype. Although motorsports is struggling to draw fans in some parts of the country, clearly drag racing is alive and well in north-central Florida. The NHRA announced…

Chris Matheson Staying Focused on Winning Championship

After taking out the much-coveted MacTrack Westernationals event earlier this month at Perth Motorplex in Western Australia, No.1 plate holder Chris Matheson is not letting up on his focus on continuing his lead in the Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle 400…

Hector Arana Jr. Runs First Official 200 MPH Pro Stock Motorycle Pass!

During the second round of qualifying from the NHRA Gatornationals Hector Arana Jr. made history on his Lucas Oil Buell. With a speed of 200.23 MPH Arana Jr. becomes the first Pro Stock Motorcycle to eclipse 200 mph in official…

NHRA Gatornationals Video Coverage – Pro Stock Motorcycle and Nitro Harley

It’s the NHRA’s East Coast opener – the 49th annual Amalie Oil Gatornationals from beautiful Gainesville Raceway, Fla. This year’s event is especially significant for dragbike fans as it is the first time Pro Stock Motorcycle and Top Fuel Harley…

Denso Pro Stock Motorcycle 200 MPH Club Announced

DENSO Auto Parts will expand upon their involvement with NHRA Championship Drag Racing and create the DENSO Spark Plugs 200 MPH Club for racers in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category. This program will honor the first four racers in the…

Roland and Chuck Stuart Shop Tour and Interview

Join us for this tour of Stuart’s Cycle in Gainesville, Fla. along with an interview of legendary racer and longtime crewman for Larry “Spiderman” McBride Roland Stuart and his son Chuck. We talk Top Fuel, McBride’s 5.61, when Chuck will…

Angelle Sampey Aiming for Strong Start at Gatornationals

Racing at Gainesville Raceway, the site of this weekend’s AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals has always been a big deal for three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Angelle Sampey and this year is no different. In addition to it being…

Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed Ready for 49th annual NHRA Gatornationals

Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey will compete for the first race of the 2018 season this weekend at the 49th annual NHRA Gatornationals. With newly painted PSE/Team Liberty Racing Victory Magnum motorcycles and a dyno installed in…

Flyin’ Ryan Oehler is Gassed for the Gators

Two-time American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA) Pro Modified champion Flyin’ Ryan Oehler tested the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) waters last year and found the temperature just right for a full assault on this season’s Road to the Future award—the…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Preview, the Season of 200 MPH? Johnson to Race for Savoie

It’s that time once again. It’s spring break for dragbike racing fans.   The NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class begins its 32nd season of competition at the Amalie Oil Gatornationals from Gainesville, Fla., March 15-18 and there are plenty of…

Australian Nitro Harley Drag Racer Adam Layton Selected A GoPro Ambassador

When was the last time you met an ambassador in the sport of drag racing? It’s a title normally reserved for an accredited diplomat who works in a foreign country representing his or her country. However, in the case of…

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Extends Points Lead With Westernationals Top Bike Win

The 2018 MacTrack Westernationals was certainly an event that had plenty of nail-biting excitement, especially in the 400 Thunder Championship Pro classes. For Chris Matheson, the current Top Fuel Motorcycle champ came into the event with a to-do list and…

Eddie Krawiec Aiming for First 200 MPH Pro Stock Motorcycle Run in Gainesville

As the defending world champion, Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Eddie Krawiec wants to keep that momentum going as the class opens its 2018 season at the 49th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 15-18 at Gainesville Raceway. A five-time event…

After Record-Setting Season, What’s Next For Larry “Spiderman” McBride?

What drives a competitor to push for more after already accomplishing so much? It’s a question Tom Brady and other successful athletes are often asked in the latter stages of their career. “The love of the sport,” is a common…