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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…

GB Racing Motorcycle Protection

Orient Express is excited to present GB Racing Motorcycle Protection systems to the U.S.A.! GB Racing, manufactured in the U.K., provides the finest protection kits available for a wide range of Japanese and European sport motorcycles. Protection bundles can include…

Regan to the Rescue

A troubled economy, soaring fuel prices and the abrupt closure of the sport’s last remaining national series in late June, are all reasons why 2010 looked to be one of motorcycle drag racing’s gloomiest and pessimistic years. Longtime Murdoch Racing…

Hot Time in the Alabama Summertime

Despite sweltering heat and 150° track temperatures, the Star Racing/ Daytona Twin Tec, Pro Mod Suzuki beat the competition to win the Pro Mod class at the Lucky 7-11 Motor Cycle, 34th Annual “King of the Hill Showdown,” July 23-25.…

Procopio Dominates MIR Homecoming

There’s no place like home. Motorcycle drag racing standout, Ronnie Procopio, is a firm believer in those words made famous by Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. For the majority of his life, “home” to Pro Comp racer Procopio, now…

Ellis Breaks Real Street Record, Collects Bounty

Multi-time motorcycle drag racing champion Chip Ellis sure didn’t make any new friends during his return to the MIROCK series at the WPGC Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway, July 17-18. Ellis ran the table in HTP Performance Real Street…

Pro Comp Added to MIROCK Superbike Finals

Due to the success of the Pro Comp class at the MIROCK FBG / WPGC Bike Fest, MIR has is pleased to announce that the Pro Comp class will also be run at the Fast by Gast Superbike Finals on…

McBride Racing Continues on in Light of AMA Dragbike Closure

Last week Top Fuel dragbike legend, Larry “Spiderman” McBride received the kind of news a racer never wants to receive. The organization he had competed in for over 20 years, AMA Dragbike, has ceased operations. “We could sense it coming…

AMA Dragbike Ceases Operations

Effectively immediately, AMA Dragbike will cease operations indefinitely. Regretfully, today’s economic climate, rising costs and decreasing revenue makes it fiscally irresponsible to continue doing business. The final details are being worked out at this time. “Motorcycle Drag Racing has been…

Unbeaten McBride Wins Alabama

Top Fuel dragbike legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride has yet to taste his first defeat of the 2010 season. The 10-time national champion collected his fourth victory of the year at the sweltering hot AMA Dragbike Portable Shade Nationals from Montgomery,…

Stoffer Digging Deep

There’s nothing like familiar surroundings to help turn a season around. Since setting the national elapsed time record in Pro Stock Motorcycle’s season-opening Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway in March, Karen Stoffer and her GEICO Powersports Suzuki teammates…

Problem Solved For World’s Quickest Motorcycle?

After an elusive mechanical problem hindered Top Fuel dragbike legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride for over 14 months, the ten-time world champion believes the team has solved the mystery after a wildly successful outing at the AMA Dragbike Spring Nationals from…

Arana Surges to a 101 Point Lead

Reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Hector Arana raced to his third final-round appearances of the 2010 season to pad his lead in the Full Throttle standings to 101 points with five of 17 races completed. “The points are adding up…

What’s Ailing the World’s Quickest Motorcycle?

What’s wrong with the world’s quickest motorcycle? That’s the question Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride and his crew chief/brother Steve have been trying to answer for over a year. McBride’s AMA Dragbike record-holding (5.79, 245 mph) motorcycle hasn’t…

McBride Wins Opener, Aims for 5.60s in 2010

Experts agree fine wine gets better with age. Clearly the career of legendary Top Fuel Motorcycle racer Larry “Spiderman” McBride also gets better as time goes by. McBride began his 32nd season of competition with a commanding and consistent performance…

Resourceful Phillips Finds Success on His Own

It has been said that Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran racer Michael Phillips does the most with the least. The resourceful privateer further established that reputation by assembling arguably the greatest season of his career in 2009. Phillips’ success often requires…

Big Tire ZX-14

Recently the Cycledrag.com cameras caught a few images of a very impressive, tricked-out Kawasaki ZX-14, sitting on a monster 360 rear tire. As most in attendance were saying while gazing on, wow.

Steve Johnson’s First Win – 18 Years in the Making

Steve Johnson sacrificed everything for 18 years to achieve a dream 2004 was the year of broken curses for the Boston Red Sox and Steve Johnson. The Sox won its first World Series title in 86 years and Johnson took…

Brock’s Performance Congratulates 2009 Team Riders

Dragbike.com SuperSport Dragbike.com SuperSport is the ultimate finesse class in motorcycle drag racing. With strict rules limiting modifications, the machines and riding techniques must be finely tuned within tight tolerances with little margin for error – just the lab that…

Gadson Leads Team Brock to Supersport Domination

Headed up by title winner Rickey Gadson, Brock’s Performance-equipped riders dominated the 2009 AMA Dragbike SuperSport Championship, taking seven of the top 10 overall positions. For Brock’s Performance, SuperSport is more than a high-profile forum in which to accrue bragging…

Karen Stoffer Captures Sixth Consecutive Top Ten Finish

In an ultra-competitive category such as NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle, Karen Stoffer and her GEICO Powersports team have found a reliable formula for success. In 2009 Stoffer amassed her sixth consecutive top ten finish, capturing the No. 7 spot. “It’s…

McBride Captures Unprecedented Tenth Championship

Top Fuel dragbike living legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride is accustomed to being first. He was the initial motorcycle drag racer to break into the five-second barrier and on a regular basis he’s the first to the finish line with his…

2010 AHDRA Schedule

Feb. 27 – 28 Orlando, FL March 27 – 28 Belle Rosa, LA April 17 – 18 Phoenix, AZ May 1 – 2 Commerce, GA May 22 – 23 Numidia, PA June 5 – 6 Norwalk, OH June 26 –…

Don Schumacher Acquires Matco Top Fuel Team

Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) has acquired the racing assets of the Antron Brown-driven Matco Tools Top Fuel team from Mike Ashley Racing. The sale is effective immediately and continues the long-standing relationship between Matco Tools and Don Schumacher Racing. The…

MPS Conquers Headwinds in Valdosta

Blog by Dan Rudd, MPS Gusty fifteen mile per hour headwinds and chilly temperatures greeted the MPS crew on Saturday morning of the SEMDRA MPS Finals at South Georgia Motorsports Park. Damp track conditions cancelled the Friday test session. “I…

McBride Finishes Runner-up in Norwalk

The AMA Dragbike Track or Treat Nationals from Norwalk, Ohio, 10-11, proved to be a bit tricky for Top Fuel motorcycle legend and nine-time class champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride. McBride encountered challenging, cold weather, the likes of which the team…

Smith Eyes Pomona Victory

Matt Smith, in his first year riding the Nitro Fish Ultimate Gear Suzuki for Don Schumacher Racing in the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, has just one goal before the season ends at this weekend’s 45th annual Auto…

The Lumberjack NHRA PSM Report – It All Comes Down to This

And the 2009 champion is….. After 15 wild and unpredictable rounds of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle drag racing, the coveted championship comes down to the tour’s final event, in what has become a two horse race. NHRA veteran Hector Arana…

Yoder Records Quickest Ever Street Bike Run

The crisp, cool air and low corrected altitude at Maryland International Raceway in early autumn for the MIROCK Fast by Gast Superbike Finals, Oct. 2-3, had fans and racers alike anticipating unprecedented elapsed-times. Orient Express Pro Street racer Bud Yoder…

John Force Fined

Funny Car racer John Force has been fined $10,000 by NHRA for an incident involving physical contact with an NHRA official Monday, Sept. 7, during the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis.…

Matt Guidera Suspended

Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Matt Guidera has been disqualified from this event and suspended for a period of one year it was announced today by NHRA officials. Guidera failed to comply with the NHRA’s drug testing policy within the required…

Ellis to return at Indy aboard Vance & Hines Suzuki

Popular rider Chip Ellis will return to the Pro Stock Motorcycle class at next weekend’s Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil for a one-race stint aboard a Vance & Hines-powered Suzuki. Ellis has been working in the Brownsburg,…

McBride Finishes Runner-Up in Indy, Uncovers Problem

Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racing legend, Larry “Spiderman” McBride, believes his team may have solved what proved to be a mysterious and lingering malady on his record-breaking machine at the AMA Dragbike Pingel Thunder Nationals from Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 1-2.…

Grimes Puts on the Miles

Tommy Grimes and the Mid Continent drag race team have put over 4,000 miles under their belts to compete with AHDRA’s the most strenuous week of the season. Grimes and Freddie Robbins left Pfafftown, NC early last week for the…

2009 MIROCK SCHEDULE

MIROCK Honda-Suzuki of Sanford Spring Bike Open Rockingham Dragway March 28-29, 2009 MIROCK Fast by Gast Spring Bike Classic Maryland International Raceway April 25-26, 2009 MIROCK Fast by Gast Summer Showdown Maryland International Raceway June 6-7, 2009 MIROCK FBR Shop…

Brock’s Performance Eager for Indy Following Successful Martin

Following a record-shattering and tremendously successful weekend for his team at the AMA Dragbike Summer Nationals from Martin, Mich., June 13-14, Brock’s Performance Products owner, Brock Davidson is eagerly anticipating the upcoming AMA Dragbike Pingel Thunder Nationals from Indianapolis, Ind.,…

MIR’s Bikefest a Stroke of Brilliance

The annual all-out motorcycle party known as the Fast By Gast / WPGC Bikefest played out in unseasonably perfect weather at Royce Miller’s Maryland International Raceway. The event’s largest crowd ever gathered for record-breaking motorcycle drag racing, crazy stunts, gorgeous…

Rapid Brown Conquers Ultimate Speed

Antron Brown has been fast his entire life and he’s getting quicker with age. The former indoor track and field competitor and motocross racer was a mainstay in the lighting-quick NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class for over a decade. After…

Mini Top Fuel Motorcycle?

Check out this very cool miniature Top Fuel Motorcycle that was recently catching a ton of attention at Englishtown Raceway Park.

Thompson Smashes Seven-Second Barrier

Brock’s Performance-equipped Keith Thompson set a major drag-racing milestone at the AMA Dragbike Summer Nationals, becoming the first racer to reach the 7s in the BST Real Street class. Thompson scored the record-setting 7.98/172.39 pass on his HTP Cycles-prepared 2007…

The Lumberjack Report – NHRA UA Supernationals Nationals

“We got West Coast money!” These were the words of a pumped-up Craig Treble from his pit area in Englishtown, NJ, moments after tasting victory for the second time this season. Treble is running on pure adrenaline while his racing…

The Lumberjack Report – NHRA Route 66 Nationals, Weight a minute?

Weight a minute? The NHRA has done a respectable job in regards to maintaining parity between three very distinct brands of Pro Stock Motorcycles. However the organization will soon find simply adding weight to the surging V-twins isn’t going to…

AHDRA Ohio Bikeweek Nationals Recap

The weather was forecasted to be perfect for the weekend at Summit Motorsports Park with only a slight chance of rain late on Sunday, if any at all.  This led to good air quality the whole weekend, enabling racers to…

McBride Wins Michigan

World-record holder Larry “Spiderman” McBride extended his undefeated season by overcoming a mechanical problem to garner his third win of the year at the AMA Dragbike Summer Nationals from US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Mich., June 13-14. “We have…

FBR Shop Putting Hayabusa Motor on the Atak

Welcome to the next era. Dragbike racing has long been dominated by the legendary Kawasaki KZ and Suzuki GS motors of the 70s and 80s.  When Suzuki introduced the ultra-powerful GSXR 1300 Hayabusa in 1999 many longtime racers traded their…

Gulfport All Harley Blowout Recap

Memorial Day Weekend’s 27th Annual “All Harley” Blowout at Gulfport Dragway saw as big a battle getting the race completed as the racers had on the track it’s self. An unusual strom front came across Florida raining 2 foot of…

Chris Streeter Lake Erie Racing Blog

To get you up to speed, here is a quick re-cap of last season. Chris Streeter came out of the gates strong in 2008, winning three of the first five AHDRA races. Young upstart Douglas Horne gradually closed the points…

Stotz Racing Back in the Saddle

Kent Stotz got Back in the Saddle for the first time in almost two years. True to his experience he had reaction times between .023 and .064 which is the best in the class. Stotz wanted to test the new…

NHRA Makes Pro Stock Motorcycle Rule Change

Following a review of recent performances in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category, NHRA has announced that the minimum weight for the Harley-Davidson 160-cid four-valve combinations will increase 20 pounds, from 620 to 640. The increase is part of NHRA’s ongoing…

Jeff Stevens rides to V-Rod Destroyer win at Commerce

Harley-Davidson/Buell of Bloomington/Do-Rock Racing rider Jeff Stevens rode to victory in the Screamin’ Eagle V-Rod Destroyer class at the AHDRA Southern Nationals event at the Atlanta Dragway on April 26th. It was the first V-Rod Destroyer class win for Stevens…

AHDRA Makes Rule Change

HDRA makes changes to 2009 rulebook involving the S&S 124 Challenge class (SSC), Screamin’ Eagle V-Rod Destroyer class (VRD) and the General Rules section. 1-Effective June 1, 2009, the weight specification for SSC Class motorcycles will be changed from 750…

The Lumberjack Report – NHRA O’Reilly Midwest Nationals, Hello Harleys!

Hello Harleys! After a quiet start to the 2009 season the four-time NHRA championship winning Screamin’ Eagle Harley Davidson V-Rod team reasserted its dominance by claiming victories, qualifying on the pole, and setting an elapsed-time record during the last two…

Williford Wins at MIR Opener

Headstrong North Carolinian Rodney Williford loves long bikes that go fast. A few years ago he developed a turbocharged GS-based Suzuki Outlaw Pro Street bike that was the first no-bar bike ever in the 6s, then quickly headed towards the…

AMA Urges Action Against Youth Motorcycle Ban

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is urging AMA members and concerned motorcyclists to push their federal lawmakers to support two letters being circulated by members of Congress that ask the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to exclude youth-model motorcycles and…

New World Record for McBride

Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racing legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride has again made history. At an event dedicated to the Spiderman’s late mentor, the AMA Dragbike Elmer Trett Nationals from Atlanta Dragway, April 4-5, McBride lowered the motorcycle quarter-mile elapsed-time world…

The Lumberjack Report – NHRA O’Reilly Spring Nationals, Treble Scores

Craig Treble has cemented his place as one of the most skilled dragbike racers to ever compete on the NHRA tour. What Tremble accomplished at the O’Reilly Spring Nationals was remarkable. In a category where teams dump tens of thousands…

Is Harley Over the Hill?

Like many Americans in their 40s, Michael Bogart is thinking about aging. In the 1980s, when Bogart first started working at the Harley-Davidson (HOG, news, msgs) motorcycle dealership in Long Island City, N.Y., his average customer was between 25 and…

Star Racing Announces Additional Date for Drag School

Due to overwhelming demand, Star Racing is proud to announce the addition of another Pro Stock Motorcycle class to their regular lineup at Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School in Gainesville, FL. The class is scheduled for April 23 -24 and…

The Lumberjack Report – NHRA Gatornationals

After one round of racing we’ve learned the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class is certainly not immune to the harsh economy of 2009. For the past five seasons the category has enjoyed unprecedented growth and exploded with new teams, fresh…

Texas Scooter Times All Bike Campout

Texas Scooter Times will host an “All Bike” Dragstrip Campout Saturday April 25th at Little River Dragway. Nestled along the banks of the Little River 9 miles south of Temple Texas, Little River Dragway is perfectly suited for motorcycle racers…

McBride Wins Season-Opener

World record holder and nine-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride began his 31st season of racing with a victory at the AMA Dragbike Bikeweek Nationals from Valdosta, Ga., March 7-8. “When I first started I never dreamed I…

Stotz Racing Gets Bang for the Buck

Wow! I am just now realizing the impact of winning the World Finals. Without the win, Stotz Racing would have had an interesting article in Cycle World about ProStreet and our awesome Turbo CBR1000RR. Great exposure for Stotz Racing and…