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$210,000 in 2011 Season Purse up for grabs at MIROCK

The 2011 MIROCK Superbike Series has over $210,000 in season purse up for grabs to motorcycle racers, making it one of the richest motorcycle drag race series in the country! The Pro Mod class has been added to the 2011…

MTC Engineering Posts $7,200 in the MIROCK Contingency Program

MTC Engineering has posted $7,200 in the 2011 MIROCK Contingency Program. MTC Engineering has been a MIROCK Superbike Series contingency sponsor since 2008, and is expanding their contingency program to the Pro Mod class in addition to the Pro Street…

2011 PMRA Racing Schedule

April 30th, TVRP, Noble, OK Gates @ 10:00 pm, Qualifying11:00 pm, Elim 3:00 May 14th, TVRP, Noble, OK Gates @ 1:00 pm, Qualifying 2:00 pm, Elim 6:00 June 25th, TVRP, Noble, OK Gates @ 1:00 pm, Qualifying 2:00 pm, Elim…

Cycle Concepts posts $8,400 in the MIROCK Contingency Program

Cycle Concepts has posted $8,400 in the 2011 MIROCK Contingency Program. Cycle Concepts has been a MIROCK Superbike Series contingency sponsor since 2009, and is expanding their contingency payout to all classes in the MIROCK Superbike Series (Pro ET and…

Mickey Thompson and Penske Add to MIROCK Contingency

Mickey Thompson Tires has posted $10,800 in the 2011 MIROCK Contingency Program. Mickey Thompson has been the MIROCK Superbike Series Title Sponsor for the last 7 years and has been a contingency sponsor since 2009. Mickey Thompson will be paying…

Worldwide Bearings posts $3, 600 in the MIROCK Contingency Program

Worldwide Bearings has posted $3,600 in the 2011 MIROCK Contingency Program. Worldwide Bearings has been a MIROCK Contingency Sponsor since the MIROCK Contingency Program started in 2008, and is still here supporting the MIROCK racers. Worldwide Bearings  will be paying…

DME Racing posts $15,000 in MIROCK Contingency

DME Racing has posted $15,000 in the 2011 MIROCK Contingency Program. DME Racing has been a MIROCK supporter for the last decade and has really stepped up their program for the upcoming season. They are now the famous Real Street…

Hector Arana Jr. to Join Father on NHRA Tour

Hector Arana Jr. will ride an identical Lucas Oil Buell on the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series alongside his championship-winning father Hector Sr. The 21-year-old from Milltown, Tenn., should be a contender from the season-opening 42nd annual Tire…

K-Tech Suspension Partners With Celtic Racing/Fast By Ferracci For 2011 Season

Orient Express of Brentwood New York, the official U.S. importer and distributor of K-Tech Suspension components from the U.K., is pleased to announce continued support of Celtic/Fast By Ferracci Racing over the 2011 AMA Pro Racing season. After an encouraging…

HTP’s 7.12 a 2010 Highlight, Looking Forward to 2011

The HTP Performance team ended the 2010 racing season on the highest of notes, obliterating the nitrous Pro Street record. Almost immediately afterward, HTP tuner/builder Cecil Towner III announced the team’s 2011 assault on Pro Extreme Motorcycle (AKA Pro Mod)…

Fast by Gast Pro E.T. class at MIR upped to $2,000 to Win

Fast by Gast has renewed their class sponsorship program for the Pro E.T. class at MIR in the MIROCK Superbike Series. The Pro E.T. class has always had the strongest bike count of any class in the MIROCK Superbike Series,sometimes…

McBride Conquers Unpredictable Season, Targets 5.60s in 2011

In his 32 years of racing, Top Fuel legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride had never experienced a season quite like the 2010 campaign. After battling an elusive mechanical problem on the motorcycle for 14 months, which was believed to be a…

Fast by Gast Renews MIROCK Sponsorship

Fast by Gast has renewed their event title sponsorship of the MIROCK Superbike Series events at MIR for the 10th straight year. Fast by Gast is one of the longest running sponsors in the MIROCK Series and MIR is very…

Top Fuel Points Race Intensifies in Australia

The Nitro Voodoo Team made the long trek across Australia to the Perth Motorplex to compete in the second round of the Pro-Series Championship. The Perth Rounds carry 50 percent bonus points and can provide the opportunity for competitors to…

Harley re-signs Hines and Krawiec

Harley-Davidson Motor Company is proud to announce that all three of its factory sponsored riders will be returning to their respective race teams to compete under the Harley-Davidson Bar and Shield banner in 2011. In the National Hot Rod Association’s…

K-Tech Releases New DDS Series Rear Shock

K-Tech Suspension DDS series fork cartridges and shocks contributed to tremendous racing success over the 2010 season. Multiple victories, podiums, and championships were scored in AMA Pro Racing, Canadian and British Superbike, as well as Isle of Man TT, Northwest 200 and German Supersport…

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Spy Photos – Bryce’s New Head Design

George Bryce of Star Racing is known as an innovator in the motorcycle drag racing community. The 56-year-old, six-time NHRA champion is at it again. Along with Mitch Brown of Monster Race Products, Bryce has been devoting his time to…

2011 MIROCK Schedule

The fast and furious action of the MIROCK Series returns in 2011 with another exciting eight races, split evenly between Rockingham Dragway and Maryland International Raceway. March 19-20, 2011 Spring Bike Open Rockingham, NC April 30 – May 1, 2011…

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Brock’s Performance-equipped Jeremy Toye takes Podium Finish at the Legendary Macau Grand Prix

Brock’s Performance, the exclusive North American distributor for BST Wheels, would like to congratulate Jeremy Toye on his podium finish at the legendary Macau Grand Prix, Saturday, November 20th. Toye, racing the Lee’s Cycles Racing BMW S1000RR, emerged on top…

K&N Filters for BMW S1000RR

The highly anticipated BMW S1000RR motorcycle is finally here and to make this extremely fast bike even faster, the K&N race spec filter (1011-2323) is available. The S1000 is Europe’s answer to a production world superbike bike. The first of…

Schweigert Wins Round No. 1 in Qatar

Terry “Milkman” Schweigert and the DTM Performance team took the opening Pro Extreme Motorcycle round of the Arabian Drag Racing League’s 2010 season at the Qatar Racing Club in Doha. The final round with Robbie Hunnicutt featured the event’s only…

2011 AHDRA Schedule

2011 AHDRA Screamin’ Eagle Championship Series Tentative Schedule March 5,6 – Florida Bike Week Nationals, Orlando, FL April 16,17 – Mid-West Nationals, Tulsa, OK April 30-May1  – Carolina Spring Nationals, Rockingham, NC May 21,22  – Liberty Nationals, Numidia, PA June…

Schnitz Racing Penske Lightweight Dragshocks

The Best Just Got Better! No longer are hoses and remote canisters required to get the benefits of a Penske Racing double adjustable drag shock. With 40+ clicks of compression and 40+ clicks of rebound, the new in-line 8975 shock…

Two Manufacturers Cup Races Planned for 2011

After an overwhelming show of support at the inaugural Manufacturers Cup this past November, in Valdosta, Ga., two more races are scheduled to take place at South Georgia Motorsports Park in 2011. The Manufacturers Cup was made possible by nine…

Grimes Sets World Record

In case you haven’t heard– Tommy Grimes riding the Ray Price Racing Screamin’ Eagle Top Fuel motorcycle has re-taken his quickest naturally aspirated motorcycle in the world title back home again. Please keep in mind at this event, multi-cylinder metric…

Tagger Designs Sponsorship Opportunity

Tagger Designs is now accepting applications for its 2011 rider-support program. Résumés must be received by December 31, 2010 for sponsorship consideration on Team Tagger in 2011. Headed by chief artist Tag Gasparian, Tagger Designs has designed replica helmet-paint schemes…

McBride Overcomes Adversity to Win Wild Manufacturers Cup Top Fuel Race

Larry “Spiderman” didn’t become a 10-time world champion without learning how to overcome hardship. However, it has been a long time since the Top Fuel elapsed-time record holder played the role of the underdog. In a gung-ho, eight-bike Top Fuel…

New Nitro Harley World Record, Hogan Still No. 1

Manufacturers Cup Top Fuel Saturday Notes The first day of Top Fuel qualifying from the Manufacturers Cup in Valdosta, Ga. belonged to Korry Hogan.  Day two belonged to the nitro Harleys. Tommy Grimes, aboard the 6.14-capable Ray Price V-twin, and…

Manufacturers Cup Friday Top Fuel Notes

Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racing is alive and well in Valdosta, Ga. A full field of eight Top Fuel bikes headlined Friday’s Pro qualifying. Korry Hogan, fresh out of retirement, set the pace with a career-best 5.84. Hogan reports the…

McBride Welcoming Old Friends and Record Runs in Valdosta

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride found himself in an unfamiliar position this past summer when the organization he spent much of his career competing in, AMA Dragbike, formerly AMA Prostar, ceased operations.  The world-record holder, who normally only worries…

Manufacturers Cup Preview

The biggest motorcycle drag race of the year is next weekend. Featuring more than $50,000 in purse money up for grabs in ten exciting classes, the Manufacturers Cup Finals will take place on November 12-14 at South Georgia Motorsports Park,…

George Bryce Takes Part in Pass Time

Recently Star Racing’s George Bryce took part in a taping of the SPEED Channel’s popular show, Pass Time, at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta, Ga. After a John Force-esque burnout, Bryce motored his V-twin to an elapsed-time of 10.91.…

Gateway International Raceway Closing Down

Dover Motorsports Inc. [NYSE/DVD] announced today that it was ceasing all operations at its multi-purpose facility. “Gateway is a tremendous racing facility in a great racing community, but we are simply unable to operate it with an acceptable return,” said…

Hines Heading to NHRA Finals with a 34 Point Lead

With one event left in the season, Screamin’ EagleR/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines holds a 34-point lead in the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Hines, who races a Harley-DavidsonR V-RodR, advanced to the semi-final round of…

Tonglet Adds Another Win; Stays in Title Contention

LE Tonglet had a real treat on Halloween night – a trip to the winner’s circle at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that included a move to within 34 points of first place in NHRA’s bona fide two-driver…

Stoffer Goes Two Rounds

GEICO Powersports rider Karen Stoffer rode her Suzuki to a quarterfinal finish during the 10th running of the NHRA Las Vegas Fall Nationals on Sunday. Stoffer qualified in the third spot and really thought it was going to be her…

Arana Reaches Second Round

Hector Arana reached the second round in Pro Stock Motorcycle on the Lucas Oil Buell. He beat Scotty Pollachek with a lap of 6.993 at 188.41 mph to Pollachek’s 7.286 at 178.19 mph. In the second round, Arana crossed paths…

Underdahl Pleased Following Vegas

Suzuki Extended Protection Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Jim Underdahl raced from the No. 4 qualifying spot to a semifinal finish in the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 24-year-old racer from Minnesota dispatched…

Bryce Wants a Vance and Hines V-Rod

Star Racing owner and NHRA legend George Bryce, 56, is calling for change in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Bryce has started a movement asking NHRA and its fans why he can’t purchase the same equipment Vance and Hines have won four…

World’s Fastest Streetbike Goes 278.6 MPH at the Texas Mile

Editorial Brief: Continuing to push the performance envelope and boundaries of two-wheeled insanity that is land-speed racing, Bill Warner muscled his turbocharged, 1299cc Wild Brothers Racing Suzuki Hayabusa to 278.6 mph at the Texas Mile on October 25, a new…

Teasley Gunning for Three Championships at The Rock

How about a threepeat all in one year? No one has ever won two Pro championships in the same year in the Mickey Thompson Performance Tires MiRock Superbike Series before. Not only does 20 year-old Ohio rider Jeremy Teasley have…

Sullivan Ready to Cast a New Spell on Vegas

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Katie Sullivan loves Halloween. At this year’s 10th annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, her new magic broom just may be both “trick” and “a treat”. The 2010…

Tonglet Resumes Quest for Title

The fact he’s 20 years old and a rookie in NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle series doesn’t mean LE Tonglet is a newbie when it comes to getting the most out of a competitive Pro Stock drag bike. Born into a racing…

Stoffer Ready for Treats, Not Tricks, in Las Vegas

Some four hours north of the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Karen Stoffer lives a pretty quiet life in the quaint little town on Minden, Nev. But get the girl out of her country surroundings…

Lucas Oil Buell Finally Behaving Well

For the last few races, the Lucas Oil Buell did its best to put a few more gray hairs on the top of Hector Arana’s head, but all of that is in the past. Heading into this weekend’s NHRA Las…

Valdosta Manufacturers Cup Hotel Information

The La Quinta Inn & Suites Valdosta is back again this year offering a tremendous value for attendees of the Manufacturers Cup, Nov. 12-14. Located conveniently at exit 18, which by the way is the exit you will want to…

Tribute Planned for Puppet at Manufacturers Cup

October 18 2010 will go down in the motorcycle drag racing history books as yet another dark day marked by the loss of an icon. Sadly, we lost Jim “Puppet” DiTullio, the legendary chassis builder who hailed from the Buffalo…

James “Puppet” DiTullio Passes

One of the world’s most accomplished and skilled chassis builders, James “Puppet” DiTullio passed away today. DiTullio succumbed after a long and hard-fought battle in the hospital for the past several weeks. Puppet had been building dragbike frames since the…

Stevens Takes AHDRA V-Rod Destroyer National Championship

Harley-Davidson of Bloomington/Do-Rock Racing Rider Jeff Stevens finished the 2010 AHDRA season atop the national points standings in the Screamin’ Eagle, V-Rod Destroyer class. “We got off to a great start early in the season with some VRD wins and…

Hines Adds To Point Lead

Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines rode a Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® to his fifth NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle event win of the season at the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. Making his seventh consecutive final-round appearance, Hines…

Johnson Out But Not Down

Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Steve Johnson of Irondale, Al. may very well be one of the most colorful competitors on the very difficult NHRA Full Throttle Series tour, but behind that often outrageous exterior beats the heart of a realist.…

Lucas And Stoffer Head To GEICO Garage Early

GEICO Powersports teammates Morgan Lucas and Karen Stoffer both exited the 26th annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway Sunday in the first round of eliminations. Lucas was beaten by seven-time and reigning series champion Tony Schumacher, while…

Tonglet’s Win Streak Ended by Hines

The law of averages caught up with LE Tonglet and his Nitro Fish Suzuki GSXR Pro Stock Motorcycle team Sunday in the title round of the Toyo Tires Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. Tonglet’s remarkable rookie streak of three consecutive…

Stoffer Fouls Out in Round One

GEICO Powersports rider Karen Stoffer exited the 26th annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway Sunday in the first round of eliminations. Stoffer red-lighted against red-hot rider L.E. Tonglet Stoffer knew she had a tough opponent in Tonglet,…

Arana Out in Second Round

Top qualifier Hector Arana crushed Connie Cohen before red-lighting against red-hot pro L.E. Tonglet, the winner of the last three national events. Arana started the day as the man to beat on his Lucas Oil Buell and his 6.861-second, 192.99-mph…

Tonglet Qualified Third

There was a new Vance and Hines power plant in the Tonglet family Suzuki Friday and it showed its potential in the second session after Gary Tonglet tuned it up for LE, his youngest son. LE proceeded to cover the…

Tonglet Seeks Fourth Straight Win

Nine days after winning his third consecutive NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle race, LE Tonglet still finds his startling run for the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series championship a bit mind boggling. “It is unbelievable,” said the 20-year-old rookie…

Stoffer Says E.T. Record Could Be Had

Karen Stoffer is intimately familiar with Maple Grove Raceway, the site of this weekend’s 26th annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals, and speaks with some authority when asked about the possibilities of this weekend’s Countdown to 1 playoff race. “We definitely…

Keith Lynn Gains Meaningful MIROCK Victory

Photos courtesy of Teesphotoshop.com A few months ago 37-year motorcycle drag racing veteran, Keith Lynn, wasn’t sure if he’d ever have a place to race his turbocharged, nitrous-oxide fed Kawasaki Funny Bike again. Now he’s back in the winner’s circle.…

McBride to Again Appear on TLC’s American Chopper

The world’s quickest motorcycle drag racer, Larry “Spiderman” McBride will again be featured on TLC’s American Chopper, Thursday, Oct. 7. Last week’s episode will air at 8 PM ET and a new episode, highlighting the 10-time world champion and the…

Brancaccio Wins AMRA 2010 Top Fuel Championship

Nutley, NJ’s native son and Harley Davidson Top Fuel drag racer, Larry “Drums” Brancaccio has been notified that he is the AMRA (American Motorcycle Racing Assoc) Top Fuel Champion. He will receive his Championship award at Bowling Green, KY, Nov.…

McBride to be Featured on TLC’s American Chopper

Drag racing legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride is used to being the quickest. The 10-time world champion has held the Top Fuel Motorcycle elapsed time record for over a decade.  Recently Spiderman, along with Paul Teutul Sr. and his Orange County…

Tonglet Boosts Amazing Win Streak to Three

LE Tonglet continued his storybook Pro Stock Motorcycle season Sunday when he wrapped up his third consecutive victory – and second in two weeks in NHRA’s Countdown to 1 – in the Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex to move…

Smith Reaches Semis

He reached the semifinals of Sunday’s Fall National at the Texas Motorplex, but it wasn’t enough to keep Matt Smith’s Al-Anabi Racing V-Twin in contention for NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle championship. Smith, who began eliminations from the No. 1 position,…

Stoffer Pleased With Performance

After making six solid passes on the GEICO Powersports Suzuki during the weekend at the O’Reilly Super Start Batteries Fall Nationals and advancing to the second round, Karen Stoffer gave her team’s overall effort an above average grade. “I thought…

Arana Bows Out Early

Lucas Oil rider Hector Arana had a shorter weekend. Arana has been chasing engine troubles the past few races and lost in the first round on Sunday. Arana and the Lucas Oil Buell squared off against David Hope in the…

Smith Qualifies No. 1

Matt Smith surprised himself — and probably some other Pro Stock Motorcycle drivers — Saturday evening when he jumped to the top of the starting lineup for Sunday’s Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. “I didn’t believe it when they told me that I…

Smith Wants to Pick Up Pace

Troubled by a trio of seven-second qualifying runs last weekend, Matt Smith made one or two new tuning touches to his Al-Anabi Racing Pro Stock V-Twin and got a welcomed performance boost. He will be relying on that and looking…

Arana Anxious to Exorcise Demons

Defending world champion Hector Arana was so confounded by the gremlins effecting his Lucas Oil Buell V-Twin that he was asked if he thought his bike might be possessed. He didn’t hesitate in his reply — “Yes.” “There’s something going…

Tonglet Continues Winning Ways

LE Tonglet served notice Sunday that his U.S. Nationals Pro Stock Motorcycle win two weeks ago was no accident when he methodically drove his way to victory in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Tonglet, in his first…

Angie Bounces Back with Semifinal Finish

Angie Smith’s Pro Stock Motorcycle team picked a perfect place to pick up its performance – zMax Dragway, her home track – and she responded Sunday with a semifinals finish. Smith’s Karl and Kim Clement-owned Coffman Tank Trucks V-Twin was…

Smith Reaches Quarterfinals

Matt Smith picked up some tuning tips on Saturday’s final qualifying run and they helped him advance to Sunday’s quarterfinals in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Nationals at zMax Dragway. Smith’s Al-Anabi Racing Pro Stock V-Twin ran well on Saturday’s last…

Johnson – “There’d Be Days Like This”

Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Steve Johnson of Irondale, Alabama knew there’d be days like this – but that doesn’t make ‘em any easier to take. Johnson lost in the second round of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Nationals at Zmax Dragway…

Stoffer Kicks Off Personal Redemption Tour

Popular Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Karen Stoffer has dubbed the last four races of the 2010 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series as her “Redemption Tour” after a season that began with so much promise but has seen more than its…

Hines Reaches Fifth-Straight Final

Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines defended his lead in the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship playoffs at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, winning three rounds in Sunday eliminations aboard a Harley-Davidson V-Rod while advancing to…

Brock’s Performance-Equipped Tim Hunt Wins WERA National Title

Adding to the list of great riders who have lit up hundreds of win lights and brought a dozen national championships to Brock’s Performance at the highest levels of motorcycle dragracing, Tim Hunt delivered its first national roadrace title–in the…

Stoffer Working Hard to Climb up Championship Standings

Karen Stoffer is higher in the Full Throttle championship points standings then she’s been since mid May, but the rider of the GEICO Powersports Suzuki says she wants to feel more like she’s earned her position than had it given…

Will zMax Again Be z-best for Johnson?

There’s no discussion. Nothing to talk about. No doubt about it. zMax Dragway in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the finest purpose-built motorsports facilities in North America. From its unique four-lane capability, to its glass-smooth racing surface, to its superior…

Unheralded Tonglet Continues Unexpected Title Run

Nine days after his stunning Pro Stock Motorcycle victory at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals – NHRA’s preeminent event at Indianapolis – newcomer LE Tonglet marveled at what it meant to his family’s race team. “When we went to our…

Defending Race Champion Arana on a Mission

After leading the Full Throttle points for much of the 2010 season, reigning series titlist Hector Arana suddenly finds himself 105 points off the frantic pace recently set by past champ Andrew Hines. Between Hines’ sudden resurgence and the resetting…

Smith’s ‘Hometown’ Race Comes at Good Time

In the last four months, Angie Smith’s travels have taken her to Joliet, Ill., Englishtown, N.J., Norwalk, Ohio, Sonoma, Calif., Denver, Brainerd, Minn., and Indianapolis – all stops in NHRA’s Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. This week, Smith and her…

Spy Photos – Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s New Top Fuel Dragbike

The dragbike of the future has arrived. Motorcycle drag racing world record-holder Larry “Spiderman” McBride and his brother Steve McBride have been busy building a cutting-edge Top Fuel dragbike the duo hopes to debut sometime in 2011.  Cycledrag.com was fortunate…

Arana Falls in Quarters

Lucas Oil teammate Hector Arana made it to the quarterfinals but lost ground to points leader and eventual race runner-up, Andrew Hines. Arana and the Lucas Oil Buell beat Redell Harris in the first round with a pass of 6.965…

Stoffer Can’t Overcome Issues

GEICO Powersports racer Karen Stoffer had various issues surrounding her team this weekend. She chased parts problems during qualifying and in the first round Monday against Steve Johnson, Stoffer jumped the start by -.007 seconds. “That right lane felt like…

Smith Goes to Quarterfinals

Matt Smith advanced to Monday’s Pro Stock Motorcycle quarterfinals of NHRA’s Mac Tools U.S. Nationals and the opening race in the Countdown to 1 title playoffs before losing to Eddie Krawiec at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis. “I knew we…

Krawiec Reaches Semifinals

Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Eddie Krawiec, who started the Countdown in sixth place, moved through the first two rounds of eliminations with wins over Horne Racing Buell rider Doug Horne and Al-Anabi Racing Buell rider Matt Smith, who fouled…

Hines Sets E.T. Record, Takes 88-point Lead

Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines opened the first round of the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship playoffs by dominating qualifying, setting a new Pro Stock Motorcycle national elapsed time (E.T.) record, and advancing to the final…

Arana Aims to Regain Top Spot ASAP

Since missing out on the No. 1 spot for the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship in Pro Stock Motorcycle by just a few points, defending class champion Hector Arana has been a man of singular focus — getting his Lucas…

Good Start Smith’s Goal as Countdown Begins

Six races and nine other NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle drivers stand between Matt Smith and another Full Throttle Drag Racing Series championship. Smith, the 2007 titleholder, takes the first step toward achieving his goal this weekend in the 56th annual…

Johnson Ready for Countdown, Six Races to Determine His Fate

Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Steve Johnson of Irondale, Alabama  is the kind of solid, sober, serious, mature…  Wait a second.  Are we talking about Steve Johnson, the guy who races on the National Hot Rod Association’s Full Throttle Series tour? …

Smith Hopes to Combine Winning with Experience and Testing

While her husband Matt Smith is contending for the Full Throttle Drag Racing series Pro Stock Motorcycle championship during the final six races of the season, Angie Smith unofficially begins her quest for a berth in the 2011 top 10…

Indy Represents a Fresh Start for GEICO Powersports Rider Stoffer

The Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil carries a different meaning for every drag racer. This year’s 56th edition of the NHRA’s most cherished event represents a clean slate for Karen Stoffer, rider of the GEICO Powersports Suzuki.…

McBride puts on a Show at PINKS

PINKS All Out has become one of the most popular televised spectacles in all of motorsports.  Combine PINKS with the superior showmanship of Bill Bader and his Summit Motorsports Park, and fans are treated to a tremendously entertaining event. Now…

Henson Relinquishing Velocity, Not His Racing Affinity

Prudent businessmen know when it’s time to move on.  Experienced entrepreneur and Velocity Racing creator, Barry Henson, feels it’s time to part with his beloved turbo and swingarm business. “Selling Velocity wasn’t an easy decision.  I’ll always love the sport,”…

2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Schedule

2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Schedule 60th Anniversary Celebration 51st annual Kragen O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals     Feb. 24-27     Pomona 42nd annual Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals     March 10-13     Gainesville (PSM) 12th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA…

McBride Mingles in the Mainstream

Don’t try telling Top Fuel dragbike legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride  it’s been a slow year for motorcycle drag racing. He won’t have time to listen because the 10-time champion is busier than ever. This coming weekend, August 27-28, McBride will…