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2007 Champ Seeks Sponsorship for 2008

Matt Smith knows the ups and down of racing, from winning his first race at Indy in 2005 then just two days later having it taken away to winning his first NHRA Championship in dramatic style in 2007. Therefore when…

AHDRA Announces Major Changes to 2008 Schedule

The All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) has announced immediate revisions to the 2008 Screamin’ Eagle Performance Parts Championship Series schedule that was originally released in early December. The first announcement affects the Phoenix, AZ, event scheduled on March 29th…

AHDRA – Meet The 2007 Champions

The road to the AHDRA championship certainly wasn’t an easy one.  The nation’s premier V-Twin dragbike racers vied for their category’s coveted No. 1 plate by enduring AHDRA’s ultra-competitive, nine-month, 14-race season. The 2007 championship campaign began in Gainesville, Fla.…

Hogan Reacts to Most Successful Season

Top Fuel Motorcycle racer Korry Hogan has accomplished in a lot in his short drag racing career.  The 30-year-old rider was named AMA/Prostar rookie of the year in 2003 and won back-to-back Funny Bike championships in 2004 and 2005.   However,…

Angelle Sampey To Race Rush Buell in 2008

Ending weeks of speculation, Pro Stock Motorcycle team owners Karl and Kim Klement announced that three-time NHRA POWERade champ Angelle Sampey will pilot their Rush Racing Products Buell in 2008. Rush signed on as Klement’s primary marketing partner just in…

AMA/Prostar Changes Name to AMA Dragbike

Effectively immediately, AMA/Prostar has changed its name to AMA Dragbike. AMA Dragbike is the drag racing division of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the largest all-motorcycle drag racing sanctioning body in the world. The name change is the first…

AHDRA Rush Las Vegas Nationals Recap

Top Fuel Top Fuel Harley-Davidson rider’s Doug Vancil and Takeshi Shigematsu treated fans to one of the most thrilling late-season championship battles in AHDRA history.  Heading into the final race of the year, The Rush Las Vegas Nationals, Vancil was…

Peggy Llewellyn Reacts to Release

NHRA Pro Stock racer Peggy Llewellyn was recently released from the Rush Racing Buell by team owner Karl Klement.  The move came as a shock to many after Llewellyn found such success in her rookie season of 2007, including a…

2008 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Rule Changes

These revisions will be in effect for the 2008 season Cylinder head: Two spark plugs per cylinder on all 4-valve engines permitted. Oil-retention device: NHRA-accepted lower engine oil-retention device, or a belly pan constructed of an NHRA-accepted composite material or…

Llewellyn Released by Klement Racing

Pro Stock Motorcycle Team owner Karl Klement announced that Peggy Llewellyn’s contract will not be renewed to ride his Rush Racing Buell in 2008.  In a press release issued by the team, Klement offered no specific reason for the move.…

Big-Bore Factory Sportbike War Escalates

It has never been more evident that the major motorcycle manufactures are paying close attention to what’s going at the drag strip. Suzuki, creator the 1340 c.c. Hayabusa, and Kawasaki, creator of the 1352 c.c.ZX-14 have become engaged in an…

2007 AHDRA Champs Crowned

The 2007 AHDRA Screamin’ Eagle Championship titles were given out Sunday at the season finale event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Doug Vancil won two events in four final round appearances to earn the Nitro Top Fuel…

Ellis and G-Squared Part Ways

George Smith and George Bryce, G-Squared Motorsports co-owners, have decided to let the contract of rider Chip Ellis expire prior to the 2008 season. The decision comes on the heels of a season in which Ellis finished No. 3 in…

Steve McBride – “Brantley had 5.77 Power”

In 2007 Top Fuel Motorcycle icon Larry “Spiderman” McBride earned an unprecedented eighth AMA/Prostar championship.  One of the men responsible for The Spiderman’s tremendous success is crew chief and brother Steve McBride. Steve McBride has been making the tuning calls…

McBride Runs Record Speed, Ends Season With a Victory

Top Fuel Motorcycle icon Larry “Spiderman” McBride is like a fine wine.  He just keeps getting better with age. The 49-year-old eight-time AMA/Prostar champion scored his seventh win of the season and recorded a record speed of 246 mph at…

Stoffer Again Ends Season in Top Ten

Karen Stoffer, rider of the Geico-backed Pro Stock Motorcycle, turned in a solid performance at the final NHRA race of the season in Pomona, Calif, to again finish in  the top ten in the hotly contested NHRA PowerAde point series. …

Krawiec Signs Two-Year Extension with Vance & Hines

Eddie Krawiec has signed a contract extension and will continue to be part of the Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Motorsports Pro Stock Motorcycle team for the next two seasons. Krawiec joined the team in February – just in time for…

Steve Johnson Snags Top Ten Finish at Season Finale

The 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing season ended on a high note for Snap-on Tools Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Steve Johnson of Irondale, Alabama when he clinched a ninth place ranking in the prestigious Top 10 points standings. It’s…

Junior Pippin Successful In NHRA Debut

Junior Pippin of Conyers, Ga. made it to the final eliminations in the National Hot Rod Association’s Pro Stock Motorcycle division at the Auto Club of Southern California Finals. Although he was defeated in the first round by Chip Ellis,…

Matt Smith Wins 2007 NHRA PowerAde Championship

Matt Smith knew his chances of winning the POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship coming into Pomona were slim, but he didn’t let that hold him back one bit. He went into race day swinging and came out on top. Running…

NHRA Pro Stock Champion to be Determined at Final Race

It all comes down to this. Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Motorsports rider Andrew Hines has a 39-point lead going into the season finale NHRA POWERade event at the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. This one race will decide the…

Screamin Eagle Performance Parts Nationals RecapScreamin Eagle Performance Parts Nationals Recap

Top Fuel Heading into Rockingham all eyes seemed firmly focused on the season-ending Top Fuel points battle between leader Takeshi Shigematsu and No. 2 in the series Doug Vancil. During the first-half of the season Vancil got off to a…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Veteran Carl Ahlfeldt Passes

Top Fuel Motorcycle veteran racer and crew chief Carl “Big Carl” Ahlfeldt, 65, passed away October 10th at his home in Oklahoma City. Big Carl was involved in motorcycle drag racing for the past forty-some years. He owned and operated…

Webb and Ahlfeldt Run Career Best 6.04

16-year Top Fuel veteran Ron Webb grabbed a fist full of throttle and fought his 1200-plus horsepower Trett/Motorcycle Unlimited machine down the quarter-mile to a near five-second awe-inspiring blast of 6.04 at a blazing 227 mph at the 2003 AMA/Prostar…

Marion Ford Wins First Ever All-Atak Race

Marion Ford, owner of the famed FBR shop, dominated the competition at the first ever all-Atak race at the MIROCK FBR Shop Fall Nationals in Rockingham, NC. Ford’s success should come as little surprise, being that he is the creator…

Norris Sets Record but Hunnicutt Snags Win

Dave Norris qualified No. 1, lowered the MiRock Superbike Series record to 7.027 seconds, increased his Outlaw Pro Street points lead and posted the quickest time in each round of racing during Sunday’s FBR Shop Autumn Nationals at Rockingham Dragway.…

S&S Jim McClure Nationals Recap

Top Fuel The Jim McClure Nationals has become an annual history-making event for Jay Turner Racing.  In 2006 Jay “The Bulldog” Turner conquered the incredibly rare “Nitro Double” by winning both the Top Fuel class and the Pro Fuel category…

U.S. Army to Drop Pro Stock Motorcycle Program

The U.S. Army has announced the decision to step away from it’s sponsorship of the two Pro Stock Motorcycles racing under the Don Schumacher Racing umbrella after 2007. “Given the great pride the program brings our soldiers and everyone associated…

Two-Stroke Dragbike Dream Becomes Reality, World’s Quickest Kawasaki H2 750

Most dragbike racers are always striving to go quicker and faster. Two-cycle enthusiast Bill Baxter, 52, of Dallas, TX, has spent most of his life trying to build the world’s quickest naturally aspirated Kawasaki H2-750.  On September 30th, 2007 Baxter…

McBride Captures Eighth Career Championship with Atco Win

The world’s fastest motorcycle drag racer Larry “Spiderman” McBride dominated the competition at the AMA/Prostar U.S. Nationals from Atco, NJ, winning the event and securing an unprecedented eighth Top Fuel championship. “I’m very proud of No. 8,” McBride said.  “It…

Henson Shatters Street Bike Shootout Record

Velocity Racing’s Barry Henson made the run of his short drag racing career when he shattered the Street Bike Shootout record with a track-blistering 7.52 at 192.6 mph at the 2003 AMA/Prostar World Finals from Gainesville, Fla. The rapid lap…

Henson Qualifies for NHRA US Nationals

Has the Velocity Racing era officially begun in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle? Former two-time AMA/Prostar Street Bike Shootout champion and Velocity owner Barry Henson, who turned to the NHRA Pro Stock ranks over the winter, scored a huge moral victory…

Treble Wins Coveted US Nationals

NHRA Pro Stock veteran Craig Treble captured the victory of his career on Labor Day by winning the world’s most famous and prestigious drag race – the NHRA US Nationals in Indianapolis, Ind. The win was Treble’s 11th of his…

Salem Harley-Davidson Northwest Nationals

Top Fuel After an impressive outing in Bristol, TN, Japan-based Nitro Harley-Davidson racer Takeshi Shigematsu just couldn’t resist making the long trek back over to the states to compete at the tour’s next race in Woodburn, OR. “We decided to…

Stotz Racing Heats up at AMA/Prostar Pingel Thunder Nationals

The Pingel Thunder Nationals in Indianapolis was a very hot place to be, both weather wise and racing. The Honda team of Stotz Racing put their hot track tune up in the bike but found the track to be better…

AHDRA Midseason Report

Near the midpoint of the 2007 AHDRA season heavy rains fell from the sky in Seattle, forcing AHDRA President Craig Tharpe to cancel the remainder of the Kresto Pacific Nationals on July 23rd. The rain may have washed out what…

Thru the Hayes – Oh Calcutta!

Murdoch Racing Enterprises (MRE) owner Jimmy “Hayes” Regan is back in print again with his popular column “Thru the Hayes” originally made popular in the now defunct Prostar report in the early nineties. Regan is a devout supporter of motorcycle…

Connie Cohen Recovering From Crash

During the incident the bike came in contact with the retaining wall at the end of the shut down area.  Cohen and her motorcycle were flung into the sand pit and the bike slid into the safety net beyond the…

Marlowe Racing To Sell Entire Operation

Mitch Marlowe owner of Marlowe Racing is putting up his entire race program for sale at the end of the 2007 Screamin’ Eagle Nitro Harley AHDRA season. Marlowe’s teams have been recognized as serious contenders which Marlowe says makes the…

Tommy Smith Explains Rigors of Nitro Racing

Tommy Smith is exactly the type of rider the anemic import Top Fuel motorcycle class is crying out for.  He’s got over 27 years of motorcycle drag racing experience and machinery formerly owned and ridden by a legend.  So what’s…

Johnson Set For New Gold Rush in California

Snap-on Tools Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Steve Johnson knows his American history – and intends to begin reliving it this coming weekend. “I think Sutter’s Mill, where the California Gold Rush began, is pretty close to Infineon Raceway in…

Unblemished McBride Wins Career First Columbus

Seven-time Top Fuel motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride maintained his unbeaten season with his fifth consecutive victory of the season, and first ever at National Trail Raceway, during the AMA/Prostar Cyclefest from Columbus, Ohio. With three races left to go…

AHDRA Imposes New Regulations On Pre-Event Testing

In the interest of providing level competition, AHDRA has placed a ban on private competitor testing sessions at facilities secured for AHDRA events (5) days prior to competition. The regulation is effective July 2nd, 2007. The ban does not include…

AHDRA Roeder Harley Davidson Ohio Bikeweek Nationals

After five rounds of thrilling, action-packed Harley-Davidson drag racing the AHDRA tour moved north to one its most anticipated races of the year – The Roeder Harley-Davidson Ohio Bikeweek Nationals. The event was run in conjunction with the popular Ohio…

Hines Perpetuates Summer Hot Streak

Three-time defending NHRA champion Andrew Hines, appearing in his third straight final, won his second straight event by defeating point leader Matt Smith in the Norwalk final.  After a sluggish start can Hines reclaim the top spot in the points?…

AHDRA Super Sport Champ Julia Holliday Aiming For Three-Peat

Following her victory at AHDRA’s Gypsy Redezvous Nationals in St. Louis, Julia Holliday looked like she was back into championship form for the 2007 season. The North Springfield, PA resident is defending her back to back Super Sport championships in…

Up to Speed With Connie Cohen

Longtime NHRA Pro Stock racer and 2006 AMDRAGS champion Connie Cohen fills us in on the recent sale of her Buell and brings us up to speed on the world of Pro Stock racing. Memorial Day has come and gone. …

Horne Wins Pro Fuel

It took AHDRA Pro Fuel rookie Douglas Horne a mere five races to garner the first Nitro victory of his career. AHDRA’s youngest pro rider, Douglas Horne, 19,  didn’t wait long to make a name for himself in the daunting…

NHRA Adjusts Buell Weight in Pro Stock Motorcycle

The NHRA has made it clear that they will step in and adjust the rules in Pro Stock Motorcycle whenever they deem necessary to maintain parity between the three primary makes in the class, Suzuki, Harley, and Buell.  This week’s…

AHDRA Gypsy Rendezvous Nationals

St. Louis is known as the Gateway to the west. For several AHDRA competitors St. Louis was a Gateway to a first ever win. Apparently the sprit of St. Louis mixes well with Harley fever as over thirty Nitro Harleys…

Jim Carroll’s Perfect Season

In 2002 Jim Carroll went an amazing 30-0 in round competition in the now defunct Formula Superbike Series. 2002 was a storybook season for Jim Carroll of Mechanicsville, VA, who captured his first AMA/Prostar Formula Superbike championship aboard the Adams…

Joe Holt Brings Atco Crowd to Its Feet

Joe Holt, the 350-pound Hayabusa bracket racer from Ohio, proved that big guys can race too at the 2003 AMA/Prostar US Nationals from Atco, NJ. A huge Street ET field consisting of over 80 top-notch riders gathered at the 2003…

Hurbert Ellis Beaten to Death

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle standout Chip Ellis received the tragic news that his grandfather Hubert Ellis had been murdered during a robbery in his Aiken, SC home on May 3rd. Cycledrag.com sends its deepest sympathy to Chip and the entire…

AHDRA Lonestar Nationals

Notes and quotes from stop No. 4 on the AHDRA tour, The Rucker Performance Lonestar Nationals from the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, TX. Entering Texas The AHDRA is coming off a monumental weekend in St. Louis.  Drums Brancaccio took control…

The Flaming Crash of J.P Mattox

There was a scary moment at the AMA/Prostar Lucas Oil Spring Nationals from Petersburg, VA, on April 28th, when Pro Mod racer JP Mattox’s motorcycle burst into flames at the 1000-foot mark and he was forced to get off at…

Marion Ford Wins ATCO NOPI With New ATAK

The FBR Shop’s Marion Ford won the NDRA NOPI Nationals from Atco Raceway, NJ, April 28th-29th, on his state-of-the-art ZX-12 powered ATAK bike. Marion Ford of the FBR Shop entered his new ATAK Kawasaki ZX-12 bike in the Atco NOPI…

McBride Doubles At Hometown Race

Larry ‘Spiderman” McBride took home a pair of event victories in front of dozens of friends and family members at the AMA/Prostar Lucas Oil Spring Nationals/ MTC Elmer Trett Nationals from Petersburg, Va, April 28-29. It wasn’t the first time…

Steve Johnson’s State of the Union Address

Not only is Steve Johnson the most experienced rider in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class, he also represents the category in an organization entitled Pro2. In this article Johnson converses on the drastic changes the class has undergone and…

Star/G2 Nominated for Georgia’s Small Business of the Year

Star Racing/G2 Motorsports of Americus was one of the top 100 companies from across Georgia recognized at the 2007 Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week Manufacturers of the Year Governor’s Award Luncheon in Atlanta, Georgia. Governor Sonny Perdue was the keynote speaker.…

Simplot Wins by Disqualification

AHDRA Kresto Pro Drag competitor Will Simplot earned his first win of the new season at the Arizona Bikeweek Nationals, even though he was second to cross the finish line in the final. After winning a pair of races in…

Bryce Discusses Rivalry with Vance and Hines

George Bryce and Byron Hines have produced one of the greatest rivalries in the history of dragbike racing.  In this article Bryce talks about what it’s like to compete against the intensity of Vance and Hines and discusses his chances…

Broken Wire Halts Shigematsu’s Impressive Season Debut

Screamin Eagle Nitro Harley racer Tak Shigematsu enjoyed a solid first event of 2007, qualifying No. 2 and advancing to the second round at the AHDRA Arizona Bikeweek Nationals. A broken wire halted the success. After missing the AHDRA season…

“Chicago” Joe Released From Hospital

After coming off his motorcycle at the AHDRA Bikeweek Nationals in Phoenix, Ariz. on April 2nd, Cycledrag.com is pleased to report that veteran Nitro Harley racer “Chicago” Joe has been released from the hospital and is resting comfortably at his…

Breckenridge Scores in Phoenix

2006 West Coast Pro Fuel champion John Breckenridge was eager for a trip to the winner’s circle after being defeated by Jay Turner in the Gainesville final a month prior. “I’m very happy. We’re trying out a new motor and…

Vancil Hungry for Championship

Rider of the Vance and Hines/Drag Specialties Nitro Harley Doug Vancil came one step closer to earning a career first AHDRA championship in three years with a win at round No. 2 of the series, The Arizona Bikeweek Nationals the…

Norris and Eddinger Prevail at MIROCK Opener

Dave Norris of Bryans Road, Maryland, and Dimey Eddinger of Winston Salem won the top two Pro categories Sunday at Rockingham Dragway during the Velocity Racing Spring Bike Open. This was the first race of seven events in the Mickey…

Douglas Horne Impressive on New Pro Fuel Bike

After a tremendously successful rookie season in AHDRA’s V-Rod Destroyer category it seems Douglas Horne’s success has followed him into the Pro Fuel category. 2006 AHDRA Sportsman Rookie of the Year Douglas Horne made the daunting jump to the nitro…

AHDRA Contingency Grows Higher Than Ever

In 2007 there will be over one-million dollars in cash and prizes available in contingency  to AHDRA racers. After a busy winter of meeting with two-wheeled manufacturers across the U.S., AHDRA Contingency Program Manager Karen Raffa is pleased to announce…

Stoffer Wins from No. 16 Spot, Sampey Resets Record to 6.91

hree-time NHRA champion Angelle Sampey led final qualifying at the season-opening Gatornationals with a record pass of 6.911, surpassing her previous record of 6.939.  But it was No. 16 qualifier Karen Stoffer, who held the bump spot at 7.03, who…

For Sale – The Quickest Dragbike in the World

Jimmy “The Hulk” Brantley is taking a hiatus from racing and putting his 5.80-proven Top Fuel dragbike up for sale. 2005 AMA/Prostar Top Fuel Champion Jimmy Brantley has decided to sell his Cycle Specialist/McBride-built record smashing nitro Kawasaki.  Last November…

Karen Stoffer Wins NHRA Opener and Takes Points Lead

Stoffer claims the first point lead of her career after an improbable win from the No. 16 spot. March Madness is the season for upsets. GEICO-sponsored Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Karen Stoffer caught a little of that aforementioned madness and…

McBride Victorious at AMA/Prostar Opener

Larry “Spiderman” McBride added yet another win to his impressive resume at the AMA/Prostar Bikeweek Nationals.  Here, McBride gives us some insight into the season-opening race and brings us up-to-date on Jimmy Brantley. Larry “Spiderman” McBride, seven-time AMA/Prostar Top Fuel…

Malloy, Turner and Ellis Shine at AHDRA Opener

Persistent rains forced AHDRA officials to cancel the Friday night and Saturday pro qualifying sessions. On a beautiful sunny race day Bob Malloy captured his first AHDRA Top Fuel win since 2001, G-Squared rider and Pro Gas winner Chip Ellis…

Warning to Race Teams Headed to Gainesville

NHRA has been informed by the Interstate Registration Service that Florida is requiring any vehicle with an overall length (truck and trailer) of more than 65 feet or a trailer length of more than 28 feet to have a Special…

Donnie Huffman – AHDRA’s Busiest Racer

Multi-time champion Donnie Huffman entered a staggering five classes at the season-opening Bikeweek Nationals from Gainesville, Fla. It’s not uncommon for some talented sportsman racers to compete in two or even three classes at the same event, to increase their…

The Professor’s Plans – A Talk with Paul Gast

Cycledrag.com spoke with motorcycle drag racing icon Paul Gast about his plans for the 2007 season, his first six-second run, AMA/Prostar, what it takes to be competitive in the NHRA and more. Cycledrag – It’s been quite an eventful off-season…

Sauer ‘s Sensational Comeback

The following article chronicles AMA/Prostar Drag Race Manager Bruce Sauer’s incredible comeback in 2003, when the multi-time champ battled back from serious health complications to win the Norwalk 10K Payday. Over the last three decades Kawasaki specialist Bruce Sauer has…

Hammer Motorsports Purchases AMA/Prostar

A Cincinnati-based contingent of Scott McKinney, Scott Valetti, and Brandi Neithamer have acquired AMA/Prostar. Effective Friday February 9, 2007 Prostar Motorcycle Drag Racing, operators of the AMA/Prostar U.S. Drag Racing Series, has been purchased by Hammer Motorsports of Cincinnati, Ohio.…

Racer on the Rise – Chris Rivas

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle standout and rider of the Mohegan Sun-backed Buell, Chris Rivas is anticipating an extraordinarily prosperous season in 2007 after a tremendously eventful off-season. In early January Rivas announced his team’s acquisition of former G-Squared Motorsports crew…

Ed Krawiec Named Second Rider of Screamin Eagle Team

Eddie Krawiec has been named as the second rider on the Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson factory supported NHRA team, it was announced today. Krawiec, 30, will join Andrew Hines, 23, on the team that is coming off a third…

Bruce Sauer Discusses Prostar

CycleDrag.com caught up with newly-appointed AMA/Prostar Drag Race Manager Bruce Sauer for an exclusive interview.  Here Sauer discusses how he landed the job, where the series is headed, and the obstacles he now faces. Bruce Sauer started drag racing in…

Stotz Clarifies Testing Mishap

Four-time AMA/Prostar champion Kent Stotz continues to work feverishly on developing his new Pro Street and Super Street Hondas for the 2007 season.  In this article Stotz addresses the rumors swirling around about his recent testing mishap. Even a veteran…

Fast By Gast to Sponsor AMA/Prostar Top Gas Series

Multi-time AMA/Prostar Pro Stock Champion Paul Gast continues his long term support of the series in 2007 by backing the ever popular Top Gas (8.20) series.  Gast also sponsors the MIROCK, and ADRL series. As a founding member and supporter…

2006 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Stats by Brand

With several new teams and different brands of motorcycles expected to join the NHRA PSM ranks in 2007, let’s take one more close look at how things ended up in 2006 before the recent pro-inline four cylinder rule change. Round…

Exploring Pro Stock Motorcycle Parity

Parity? The media has continually pointed out the improved parity and seemingly leveled playing field which has manifested itself in NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle class. But let’s face it – a closer look reveals not much has changed and the…

Llewellyn to Race a Bryce-Tuned Pro Stock Motorcycle in 2007

Six-time NHRA champion crew chief George Bryce has built a reputation for discovering talent, hiring greats like John Myers and Angelle Sampey.  Has he found another? The NHRA’s first female African-American Pro competitor Peggy Llewellyn announced she will run the…

19 Combinations to Choose From in Pro Sport Bike

The MIROCK Series has continued to adjust the rules of one of its marquee classes, Pro Sportbike, to maintain parity and allow for all types of motorcycles and riders.  In 2007 the number of possible combinations reaches an all-time high…

Chris Rivas Acquires New Crew Chief

After a 17th place finish in the 2006 POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle points standings third-year racer Chris Rivas and his Mohegan Sun team have hired Rick Maney as a new crew chief.  Maney comes from an extensive background of engine-building…

Armon Furr’s Most Valuable Tool – His Father

After winning the 2006 AHDRA Pro Fuel Championship, Armon Furr says his greatest asset in the pits isn’t in his tool box, or the laptop in the trailer – it’s his father After a tremendously successful championship season in AHDRA…

Rob Muzzy to Build ZX-14 NHRA Pro Stock Bike for 2007

After a two year hiatus from his long time racing partner Kawasaki Motors Corporation, Rob Muzzy will again field a Team Green Pro Stock Motorcycle in 2007. Muzzy with rider Ryan Schnitz opted to run a Buell for the last…

Screamin Eagle Pro Stock Team Close to Adding Additional Rider

Defending three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Andrew Hines reports his Screamin’ Eagle Harley Davidson Team is close to naming a replacement for GT Tonglet, who was released from the squad in early December.  Hines stated that of the large…

AMA/Prostar Motorcycle Drag Racing Announces 2007 Class Changes

Pro Stock, Hot Rod Cruiser, and Super Gas cut from the program for 2007 and Super Comp index readjusted. Starting in 2007, the AMA/Prostar drag racing series will feature 10 classes and one exhibition class, down from the current structure…

Pippin Scores Fifth AHDRA Dragbike Championship

AHDRA Pro Mod Racer Junior Pippin has been virtually unstoppable for the last three seasons. With another title added to his resume in 2006 Junior Pippin has become one of the most successful AHDRA racers of the new millennium. Pippin…

Brown Admits Electrical Problems Cost Him NHRA Dragbike Title

At mid-season it appeared as if 2006 would be the year Army Suzuki jockey and nine-year veteran Antron Brown claimed his first NHRA No. 1 plate.  When the smoke cleared at the final race in Pomona Brown fell a painstaking…

Huffman Wins Fifth Dragbike Championship in Three Years

In 2006 AHDRA standout bracket racer Donnie Huffman won two champions in a single season for the second consecutive year. Prominent AHDRA sportsman Donnie Huffman’s drag racing career is like a fine wine.  It keeps getting better as time goes…

MIROCK Miller Reminisces on Record Pro Street Dragbike Run

At the final MIROCK race of the season retirement-bound Jason Miller captured a new 60-Inch Pro Sport Bike elapsed-time record. MIROCK 60-Inch Pro Sportbike racer Jason Miller “Time”, in perhaps his final season,  fell just short of his goal for…

Top Fuel Dragbike Crewchief Steve McBride Hospitalized

On Tuesday December 5th crew chief and brother of multi-time AMA/Prostar Top Fuel champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride, Steve McBride underwent an emergency surgery to have his appendix removed. The operation was a success and after spending a few days in…

Rick Moore Wins Pro Dragbike Championship in Rookie Year

Some try for an entire lifetime to win a national championship.  Rick Moore did it in his very first year as a Pro. After a stellar season that included six wins, two runner-ups and a quarter-mile ET record of 7.13…

Romine’s Less Aggressive Top Fuel Dragbike Tune-ups Pay Off in 2006

Mike Romine won back-to-back AHDRA Top Fuel championships by learning to ignore his desire to go faster. Consistency wins championships – It is that drag racing cliché which best sums up Mike Romine’s second consecutive title run in 2006. Romine…