Jack Korpela
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Top Ten Stories of the 2005 Dragbike Season

The stunning 2005 dragbike  season was loaded with stories – recording setting performances, death defying crashes, and of course controversy.  Let’s look back at the top ten stories that defined last season. 1)  U.S. Nationals Finish Line Controversy In my…

Brock-backed Gadson Wins Championship No. 8

After a second consecutive All-Brock’s Performance Products final, team riders Rickey Gadson and Vince Woska finished No. 1 and No. 2 in the points chase respectively following the season’s final event, the AMA/Prostar World Finals, from Gainesville, FL, Nov. 11th-13th,…

Stoffer Recovering from Season Ending Accident

Sometimes terrible things happen to good people.  Such was the case Sunday October 23rd, when kind-hearted, fan-friendly NHRA Pro Stock bike racer Karen Stoffer was violently driven into the ground by the top of her transporter’s heavy back door, which…

Super Street Challenge

To say the Super Street class has a low turnout would be a gross understatement. On this particular weekend you could count the number of entries on just one hand – even if you cut off three of your fingers.…

Hello Harleys! – 2004 Gatornationals

Who says the Harley-import rivalry is dead? The NHRA Pro Stock Bike season-opening Mac Tools Gatornationals from Gainesville, FL, saw the Harley Davidson V-Rod’s dominate their 29 inline-four cylinder counterparts, by producing the first all-Harley final, Harley’s first event win, …

The Lumberjack Report – First-Half Standouts

There have been some pretty impressive two-wheeled accomplishments over the last few months that have more than made up for the rain-plagued, slow start to this year’s motorcycle drag racing season.  Now that we are already at the midpoint, let’s…

POWERade Prophecies

After four rounds of racing, this year’s NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Bike series has produced three different winners and five different finalists. The class displayed incredible parity and set a new record for the quickest field in the history of…

Fast by Gast Superbike Showdown Preview

After a record-setting dynamic “no-bar” season-opener at the Rock, competitors are preparing for round two this weekend at Maryland International Raceway. As always the Fast by Gast MIR Showdown Series will be running Schnitz Outlaw Pro Street, Mickey Thompson 60-Inch,…

Five Questions with George Bryce

While we were waiting for the track to dry on Friday for the student’s sixth and final pass at the George Bryce Drag Racing School , I had the opportunity to engage in a candid conversation with one of the…

Holeshot 101: George Bryce Drag School

After attending Frank Hawley’s Funny Car school in 1985, as a present for winning the Funny Bike championship, Star Racing owner George Bryce wanted to create a similar school focusing on the intricacies of two-wheel racing. Hawley agreed that a…