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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…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Hector Arana Sr. Looking For Breakout Weeeknd on Lucas Oil Buell

The season has not gone as planned for Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Hector Arana Sr. as he works through a frustrating stretch heading into this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. But the longtime rider continues to…

Blowout Deal on Brand New 2017 Suzuki Hayabusa from Five Star Powersports!

On Cycledrag.com we are always on the hunt for great deals for you.  If anyone is looking for an outstanding deal on a brand new Suzuki Hayabusa, check out this beautiful Blue 2017 leftover at Five Star Powersports in Duncansville,…

Samson Exhaust Salutes Outstanding AMRA Harley Dragbike Racers

Samson Exhaust proudly salutes some standout Harley dragbike racers who excelled at the AMRA Michigan All Harley Nationals from Martin. Mich, at US 131 Motorsports Park, July 28-29.  Words by: Lu Ann Topovski Nitro Funny Bike   Dennis “The Nitro…

Carpenter Racing Shop Tour and Interview with Legendary Bob Carpenter

Enjoy this shop tour and interview as we catch up with a man who has been involved in motorcycle drag racing for more than 45 years, the legendary Bob Carpenter. From his classis battles with Terry Vance in Pro Stock…

CatSpot Nitro Harley Racer Rickey House Races to Semis

CatSpot Organic Cat Litter Top Fuel Harley racer Rickey House raced to the semifinals of his sponsor’s race, the 31st annual CatSpot Organic Cat Litter NHRA Northwest Nationals on Sunday at Pacific Raceways. House’s CatSpot teammate, Top Fuel dragster driver…

CatSpot Top Fuel Harley rider Ricky House Hopes to Shine Brightest at his Title Sponsor’s Main Event

Top Fuel Harley-Davidson rider Ricky House has one goal left in his 2018 campaign — win this weekend’s 31st annual CatSpot Organic Cat Litter NHRA Northwest Nationals and present the trophy to his friend and sponsor, Tommy Thompson, founder of…

Hector Arana Jr. Sets Track Speed Record at Sonoma Nationals

Team Arana would conclude their NHRA Western Swing with a new track speed record to go along with first and second round finishes at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals. One week removed from claiming their first win of the season in…

XDA Bike Fest Video Coverage

Enjoy some video coverage and photos from the XDA Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway, July 27-29. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and the Cycledrag.com Facebook page (Please like here) and more will…

XDA Dragbike Racers Bring the Heat to Bike Fest

This past weekend it wasn’t the weather gods that brought the heat to Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) for the 18th annual WPGC Bike Fest, it was the racers that showed up with their best tune-ups ready for serious competition. With…

NJK Leathers Tour

Enjoy this tour of NJK Leathers, located in San Clemente, Calif. Owner Kelcey Gordon shows us some of his favorite suits, explains how they are made and talks about his involvement in motorcycle drag racing.

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…