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McBride Overcomes Engine Explosion To Win Third of the Year

Everything was going according to plan for eight-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride at the AMA Dragbike Summer Nationals from Bristol, Tenn, June 20-22. The Spiderman dazzled spectators with an initial run of 5.94 in testing prior to…

AMA Dragbike Cancels Pro Stock For Remainder of 2008

AMA Dragbike announces that they will not compete the Pro Stock class for the remainder of the season.  The decision affects the next race on the schedule, the Pingel Thunder Nationals at Indy. “This was a difficult decision because we…

Portable Shade and King Racing set new UK record

After the rain curtailed European Championship opener the Portable Shade Top Fuel Bike team elected to run the UK Summernationals to test their new components prior to the Nordic tour. With the Nitro Nationals in Finland fast approaching they needed…

King Racing on Quest for Fourth Championship Crown

King Racing are set to take on the best that Europe can offer with their strongest team ever in their quest for a fourth European Championship crown. An exciting line up of team partners and associates are headed by South…

Cycledrag.com Ask an Expert

Our question comes to us from Eugene A. Llewellyn Jr. of San Antonio, TX. Eugene writes “I raced from 1992 to 1998 at Alamo Raceway, and I am currently in the process of trying to get back out there.  I…

Johnson Trying Way Too Hard?

Johnson, Trying “Way Too Hard,” Redlights in First Round In Chicago Steve Johnson of Irondale, Al, had high hopes for a strong finish in the NHRA Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 Nationals, but those hopes were dashed by an untimely…

Rivas Records First Career Victory

Chris Rivas rode the G2 Motorsports/Drag Specialties/S&S Cycle V- Twin from his first pole-qualifying position to his first career NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle win today with a victory in the Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals here at…

McBride Racing Through Rough Economy

For racers these are indeed hard times. Eight-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride has battled his share of adversity throughout his storied and world record-setting career.  But never before has the Spiderman experienced a more difficult time to…

Foo Fighters to Play at Harley-Davidson’s 105th Anniversary

Harley-Davidson announced that the iconic rock band Foo Fighters has been added to the already stellar line-up of musical talent performing during the Motor Company’s 105th Anniversary Celebration in Milwaukee. Foo Fighters, along with special guest Three Days Grace, will…

Australia’s Upton in Pursuit of World Record

For Top Fuel Motorcycle fans there is no mistaking the one-of-a-kind record setting machine of Australian nitro racer Jay Upton.  With an aerodynamic full fiberglass body, which even covers the front tire, Upton recorded the quickest dragbike pass in Australia…

KZ Motocrosser?

What would it be like to have a KZ-style engine in a dirtbike? Would it work? Why would anyone do something like that? After all the KZ motor is not the lightest power plant in the world – just ask…

AMA Dragbike Announces New Exhibition Class

AMA Dragbike announces a new heads-up exhibition class, Factory Extreme. The class will showcase modern production motorcycles outfitted as dragbike’s with a slick and wheelie bar. Factory Extreme is being billed as a grass-roots Pro Stock for the 21st century.…

MIROCK True Street Rule Revision

“From now on in True Street 1000cc bikes are the same exact wheelbase as Busas and 14s,” reports MIROCK official Jason Miller “The only difference in wheelbase is from a turbo bike to a nitrous bike. Turbo bikes are 2″…

Verl Smith Wins in Texas

Verl “Smitty” Smith Racing for Vets took a win in the Cutter’s Foam Pro Street division of the AHDRA’s Lonestar Nationals presented by Kresto at Texas Motoplex near Dallas, TX. Smith defeated Danny Worth in the first round, and went…

Shigematsu Has Career Best Event in St. Louis

Veteran Nitro Harley racer Takeshi Shigematsu of Ehime, Japan, assembled a career-best outing at the AHDRA Rendez-Vous Nationals from St. Louis, MO, April 19-20.  Here Shigematsu won the Pro Fuel category and finished runner-up in Top Fuel, while resetting a…

McBride Eyeing Memphis Milestone

The bar has been set. And rather high it is. Larry “Spiderman” McBride, eight-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion, aims to rewrite the record books yet again at the AMA Dragbike Spring Nationals from Memphis, Tenn. May 3-4.  Here McBride will…

Ian King Among New Puma Engineering Management

ragbike engine manufacturer Puma Engineering is to pass into new management under an agreement brokered between Puma Engineering founder Pete Davies, Gerard Willemse and Ian King. The primary assets and intellectual property rights will transfer to Amersfoort, Holland based company…

Playthings Racing Atlanta Team Report

Fresh off the stunning debut of the Playthings Racing, Exoticycle prepped GSXR 1000 Turbo in Valdosta a month ago, Nick and Johnny are ready for Round 2 in Atlanta, but Atlanta is not ready for AMA Dragbike, rain Saturday and…

Moore Wins Pro Drag at Arizona Bike Week Nationals

The Screamin’ Eagle Performance Parts Arizona Bike Week Nationals were held Saturday and Sunday, March 29th & 30th, at the Speedworld Dragstrip in Wittmann, Arizona.  Rick Moore competed in AHDRA’s Pro-Drag and Pro-Fuel classes at this event. After three rounds…

Steve Johnson Picks up Win in Houston

Snap-on Tools Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Steve Johnson of Irondale, Ala., “can’t wait for this month to be over. Bring on April!” he said after scoring a quarter final round finish at the NHRA O’Reilly Spring Nationals at Houston…

Norris Runs 6.92 Record at Rain-Postponed MIROCK Opener

The Honda-Suzuki of Sanford Spring Bike Open, first event in the 2008 Mickey Thompson Performance Tires MiRock Superbike Series, was rained out Sunday at Rockingham Dragway and re-scheduled for completion May 2-4 during the FBR Shop Nationals at the same…

Stotz Racing: Valdosta Race Report Blog

Wow! What a great way to start a race season. The Stotz Racing Honda Drag Race team built a new bike over the winter. Kent’s personal turbo cbr1000rr daily driver ran some 8.30’s playing around last year. They took that…

Drag Racing Mourns Loss of “Bubba” Barnes

Television producer and videographer Timothy Scott “Bubba” Barnes, whose career in motorsports spanned thirty years, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2008, after battling cancer since the summer of 2007. A long time racing enthusiast, Barnes began his television career…

Hines Makes Statement with 6.84 in Valdosta

Racers in at least two Professional classes produced unofficial record times, and track records took a beating during the ninth annual CSR Eastern Spring Test Nationals presented by Torco’s CompetitionPlus.com at South Georgia Motorsports Park near Valdosta, Ga. Andrew Hines…

McBride Runs Quickest Ever Pass in Valdosta

Before the start of the season Larry “Spiderman” McBride said one of his 2008 goals was to be the first to run in the 5.70-zone. He didn’t say he’d do it at the very first race. McBride recorded the quickest…

Angie McBride to Compete at Gators

Angie McBride may not be a household name, but she is determined to change all of that in the upcoming season. Teaming up with the 2007 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion at the end of last year, McBride has her…

Brock’s Performance Preseason Team Report

With the 2008 motorcycle drag racing season about to get under way, Team Brock’s Performance is making final preparations for their championship challenge. New faces join longtime Brock racers as they take aim at AMA Dragbike, MIROCK and regional race…

Team Velocity Suzuki Embarks on New Ventures

Velocity Racing owner Barry Henson will make the unprecedented move into the AMA Dragbike Funnybike class aboard a customers Suzuki Hayabusa powered machine. “I had a customer in South Africa who wanted to build a Funnybike, in an effort to…

McBride Reloads for Shot at Ninth Championship

In 2008 motorcycle drag racing icon Larry “Spiderman” McBride is aiming to further cement himself among the all-time greats. This season McBride will vie for an unprecedented ninth Top Fuel Motorcycle championship. “This is why we race, to win,” McBride…

Rickey Gadson Joins 2Wheel Tuner

Drag racing star Rickey Gadson is the newest member of the 2Wheel Tuner Magazine staff, joining the team as Contributing Editor, Drag Racing. The formal announcement was made this week during the Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, where Gadson was on…

Matt Guidera Impressive in Vegas Test Session

With less than perfect conditions Matt Guidera and the Mohegan Sun/Rocklin Motorsports team broke the Las Vegas Pro Stock Motorcycle track record with an impressive 7.013 at 189.36 MPH on the Saturday test session. The previous Las Vegas track record…

More Money and New Classes For 2008 MIROCK Season

The Mickey Thompson Performance Tires MIRock Superbike Series, one of the most successful independent motorcycle drag racing series in the nation, will return in 2008 with eight events, a 35 per cent increase in purse money and a new racing…

MIR Continues Improving Facility for 2008

Maryland Int’l Raceway launched its next phase of construction with the demolition of the concession and restroom facilities on the pit side of the raceway. These facilities have served racers and fans for 40 years, since the very first event…

Rivas to Ride G-Squared/Drag Specialities S&S Buell in 2008

Chris Rivas will ride the Drag Specialties S&S Cycle Proven Performance-powered Buell for G Squared (G2) Motorsports in the 2008 NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle drag-racing series. Rivas will represent Drag Specialties, the motorcycle parts distribution powerhouse, which returns for…

Ellis Signs With Schumacher Racing

Don Schumacher announced that Chip Ellis will join the Don Schumacher Racing stable for the 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing season in the ultra-competitive Pro Stock Motorcycle class. Ellis will begin his fourth full season in that category. The team,…

Up To Speed with George Bryce on Eventful Off-Season

The NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class has never been more competitive and the off-seasons have never been this laden with news. Since the end of the 2007 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle season a great deal has occurred. Teams have released…

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…