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Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed Team Liberty Racing Qualifying Wrap-Up: NHRA Southern Nationals

Team Liberty Racing’s 2018 season has already gotten off to a stellar start and both Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey are ready to capitalize on recent momentum as they head into raceday at the 38th annual NHRA Southern Nationals. CORY…

XDA Starts 2018 Season by Shattering Records

The long-awaited debut of the Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) and the return of the Millers to motorcycle drag racing finally arrived this past weekend at Maryland International Raceway™ (MDIR). Armed with an elite staff and the best track prep in…

Hector Arana Jr. Looking to Follow Up Historic 200 MPH Milestone with a Victory

With a historic milestone under his belt, Hector Arana Jr. is ready to start winning races and the Pro Stock Motorcycle standout hopes that starts this weekend at the 38th annual NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. At the NHRA…

Trim-Tex Drywall Products Tour and Motorsports Talk with Joe Koenig

One of the most important companies in all of dragbike racing is Joe Koenig’s Trim-Tex Drywall Products in Lincolnwood, Ill. Trim-Tex has a long and storied history in the sport and is the primary sponsor for the world’s quickest motorcycle…

Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey Heading into Atlanta With Renewed Confidence After Buell Switch

Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey will be taking on the competition with a home-court advantage this weekend at the 38th annual NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. With their shop based in Cordele, Georgia, Reed and Sampey…

Adam Layton Looking To Break Australian Dragbike Records

Sydney’s Adam Layton has been burning the midnight oil in the lead up to the 2018 Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder event at Sydney Dragway on 4th & 5th May.   Over the past weeks, Layton has been putting in…

Jerry Savoie Wins NHRA 4-Wides

Jerry Savoie emerged victorious in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class, as he earned his ninth career victory and first at zMAX Dragway when he ran a 6.784 at 195.73 on his White Alligator Racing Suzuki in the final round. He…

Back on Team Savoie, L.E. Tonglet Banking on Another Strong Charlotte 4-Wide Finish

Back with the team he enjoyed so much success with during the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, LE Tonglet is looking forward to putting on another show at this weekend’s NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at…

Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey Ready for Charlotte 4-Wides

After a month-long break since the first race of the season in Gainesville, Florida, Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey have been chomping at the bit to get back to competition in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing…

Pro Stock Motorcycle World Champion LE Tonglet Returns to White Alligator Racing, Johnson Out

LE Tonglet, the 2010 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion, will return to White Alligator Racing beginning with this weekend’s NKG Spark Plugs Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Tonglet, of Metairie, La., will race the KPK/Nitrofish Suzuki as a teammate to…

Small Steps To Make Bigger Steps for Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson

Drag Racing is a sport that has a start and a finish. The aim is to cover the distance in the quickest time possible and cross the line ahead of your opponent. For Brisbane drag racer Chris Matheson he is…

DME Racing Leverages Off-Season Work to Season-Opening Wins

2017 was a breakthrough season for DME Racing. DME owner Dimey Eddinger introduced his first exhaust system product line to the market and it quickly proved to be a highly competitive system with wins spread across pro, sportsman and grudge…

Voodoo Sidewinder Exhaust Systems Available from MPS

MPS is proud to announce the immediate availability of Voodoo Sidewinder Exhaust systems introductory priced at 15% off regular racer prices until May 31, 2018.  Systems are available for 1999-2017 Suzuki Hayabusa (P/N 25-VSEBUSAJ9P), 2007-2016 Suzuki GSXR 1000 (P/N 25-VSEGSXR1K7),…

Grothus Dragbikes Enjoys Successful Debut Weekend Split Across Two Events

More than 5,000 miles of travel and a whole lot of win lights is a succinct way to sum up the opening weekend of racing for Iowa’s Grothus Dragbikes. Splitting its resources between the PDRA and ManCup, the veteran team…

Rodney Williford Wins Season-Opening PDRA Event on New Bike

Competitors from the Tar Heel State nearly swept the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) East Coast Spring Nationals as Jay Cox led a host of fellow North Carolinians into the winner’s circle at GALOT Motorsports Park.   Pro Extreme Motorcycle…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Finishes Runner-Up at Chilly Season-Opening Race

Multi-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” began his 2018 campaign with a runner-up performance at a chilly and rain-plagued ManCup Exoticycle Spring Cup from South Georgia Motorsports Park, April 6-8. The weekend’s bright spots for the 18-time champion came…

Valdosta ManCup Video Coverage

Enjoy some video coverage from the ManCup Exoticycle Spring Cup from Valdosta, Ga. April 6-8. Unfortunately Saturday was a washout at the famous South Georgia track. Larry Pre Race Test Session Larry McBride – 5.76 at 251 MPH Frankie Stotz…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Standout Dave Vantine Aiming for 5.60s

Competitive and talented motorcycle drag racing veteran Dave Vantine has a lofty goal for 2018. The Hamilton, N.Y. based Top Fuel Motorcycle pilot is aspiring to be the second competitor to reach the much admired and celebrated 5.60 zone.  …

Larry “Spiderman” McBride to Begin Bid for 5.50s and 19th Championship

Four-decade Top Fuel Motorcycle veteran Larry “Spiderman” McBride is poised to begin another season of exciting championship chasing and record pursuit at this weekend’s ManCup Spring Cup, April 6-8, from South Georgia Motorsports Park. “I’m ready,” world-record-holder McBride said.  …

Matheson Goes Wild at Santo’s Super Thunder

With no Top Bike championship points on the line at the Santo’s Super Thunder event, Chris Matheson and his crew were able to focus on the “Nitro Voodoo” Top Fuel Motorcycle and attempt to make his bike respond quicker. “We…

Larry “Spideman” McBride Off-Season Interview

The 18-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride is hard at work in preparation of race season. Along with finishing up his 5.61 / 258 mph record-holding motorcycle, McBride is making new bikes for Jimmy “Hulk” Brantley, Dave Vantine…

MRE Shop Tour and MANCUP Talk with Jay Regan

Join us for this tour of MRE Racing by owner Jay Regan. We also talk about Regan’s ManCup series. Check it out

Top Fuel Motorcycle Legend Jimmy “Hulk” Brantley Interview and Return Details

Join us for this sit down interview of one of the most successful Top Fuel Motorcycle racers ever, Jimmy “Hulk” Brantley. Although he only raced for a few seasons, Brantley made history by becoming the second dragbike racer to reach…

MTC Engineering Shop Tour

Join us for this live tour of one of the oldest and most respected manufacturers in all of dragbike racing, MTC Engineering. Knowledgeable owner Eric Hochstetler walks us through the Cocoa, Florida-based shop and explains how many of the MTC…

MPS Facility Tour

Join us for this live tour of one of the most comprehensive and customer-friendly companies in all of motorcycle drag racing – MPS (Motorcycle Performance Specialties) in Casselberry, Florida. Dan “The Man” Rudd has dedicated his career to dragbike racing…

NHRA Gatornationals Raceday Coverage, Krawiec and Tharpe Score

The 49th running of the Gatornationals from Gainesville, Fla. lived up to the hype. Although motorsports is struggling to draw fans in some parts of the country, clearly drag racing is alive and well in north-central Florida. The NHRA announced…

Chris Matheson Staying Focused on Winning Championship

After taking out the much-coveted MacTrack Westernationals event earlier this month at Perth Motorplex in Western Australia, No.1 plate holder Chris Matheson is not letting up on his focus on continuing his lead in the Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle 400…

Hector Arana Jr. Runs First Official 200 MPH Pro Stock Motorycle Pass!

During the second round of qualifying from the NHRA Gatornationals Hector Arana Jr. made history on his Lucas Oil Buell. With a speed of 200.23 MPH Arana Jr. becomes the first Pro Stock Motorcycle to eclipse 200 mph in official…

NHRA Gatornationals Video Coverage – Pro Stock Motorcycle and Nitro Harley

It’s the NHRA’s East Coast opener – the 49th annual Amalie Oil Gatornationals from beautiful Gainesville Raceway, Fla. This year’s event is especially significant for dragbike fans as it is the first time Pro Stock Motorcycle and Top Fuel Harley…

Denso Pro Stock Motorcycle 200 MPH Club Announced

DENSO Auto Parts will expand upon their involvement with NHRA Championship Drag Racing and create the DENSO Spark Plugs 200 MPH Club for racers in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category. This program will honor the first four racers in the…

Roland and Chuck Stuart Shop Tour and Interview

Join us for this tour of Stuart’s Cycle in Gainesville, Fla. along with an interview of legendary racer and longtime crewman for Larry “Spiderman” McBride Roland Stuart and his son Chuck. We talk Top Fuel, McBride’s 5.61, when Chuck will…

Angelle Sampey Aiming for Strong Start at Gatornationals

Racing at Gainesville Raceway, the site of this weekend’s AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals has always been a big deal for three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Angelle Sampey and this year is no different. In addition to it being…

Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed Ready for 49th annual NHRA Gatornationals

Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey will compete for the first race of the 2018 season this weekend at the 49th annual NHRA Gatornationals. With newly painted PSE/Team Liberty Racing Victory Magnum motorcycles and a dyno installed in…

Flyin’ Ryan Oehler is Gassed for the Gators

Two-time American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA) Pro Modified champion Flyin’ Ryan Oehler tested the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) waters last year and found the temperature just right for a full assault on this season’s Road to the Future award—the…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Preview, the Season of 200 MPH? Johnson to Race for Savoie

It’s that time once again. It’s spring break for dragbike racing fans.   The NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class begins its 32nd season of competition at the Amalie Oil Gatornationals from Gainesville, Fla., March 15-18 and there are plenty of…

Australian Nitro Harley Drag Racer Adam Layton Selected A GoPro Ambassador

When was the last time you met an ambassador in the sport of drag racing? It’s a title normally reserved for an accredited diplomat who works in a foreign country representing his or her country. However, in the case of…

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Extends Points Lead With Westernationals Top Bike Win

The 2018 MacTrack Westernationals was certainly an event that had plenty of nail-biting excitement, especially in the 400 Thunder Championship Pro classes. For Chris Matheson, the current Top Fuel Motorcycle champ came into the event with a to-do list and…

Eddie Krawiec Aiming for First 200 MPH Pro Stock Motorcycle Run in Gainesville

As the defending world champion, Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Eddie Krawiec wants to keep that momentum going as the class opens its 2018 season at the 49th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 15-18 at Gainesville Raceway. A five-time event…

After Record-Setting Season, What’s Next For Larry “Spiderman” McBride?

What drives a competitor to push for more after already accomplishing so much? It’s a question Tom Brady and other successful athletes are often asked in the latter stages of their career. “The love of the sport,” is a common…

Pro Extreme Motorcycle Racer Eric McKinney’s Plan For Climbing Back to No. 1, Balancing Professional and Personal Life

Oftentimes a racer’s most fierce opponent is himself. The immense amount of pressure that comes with success and sustaining it can be overpowering.    Pro Extreme Motorcycle standout racer Eric McKinney knows the feeling all too well after watching his…

Chris Matheson On a Mission To Break Australian 6.04 Top Fuel Motorcycle Record

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson is closing in on Perth, Western Australia to try and break his national record of 6.04 seconds, a record he has held since 2013. A four-time Australian drag racing champion, Matheson is on…

A Close Look at a Rare 1978 Kawasaki Z1R-TC Turbo

Enjoy this up close look at a classic and racer 1978 Kawasaki Z1R-TC Turbo. Mecum’s John Kraman offers some valuable information.

Autralian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Preparing For Westernationals

Chris Matheson – Australia’s quickest and fastest man on a motorcycle, and current Top Fuel motorcycle champion is preparing to travel from his home base in Brisbane to Perth to compete at the 47th annual Mac Track Westernationals on March…

Supercross Star Malcolm Stewart Wants to Race A Top Fuel Dragster, Says James Will Return

Supercross and motocross star Malcolm Stewart recently made an appearance at the NHRA Winternationals where he told the crowd he would love to race a Top Fuel Dragster someday. The talented, young racer also says his brother James will return…

Doug Vancil and Terry Vance React to Victorious Nitro Harley Debut

After nearly a decade hiatus as a rider, multi-time champion Doug Vancil looked as if he never took a break, motoring his brand new, Vance & Hines / Tucker Rocky Nitro Harley to a debut victory at the NHRA Lucas…

NHRA Lucas Oil Winternationals Nitro Harley Coverage and More

Its time to go racing! The 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season kicked with the returning Doug Vancil powering to the Nitro Harley qualifying lead at the 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto…

Former WWE Superstar Tyler Reks Shows Off His Bike and Offers Fitness Tips and More

Join us for this in-depth interview with former WWE Superstar Gabe Tuft, aka Tyler Reks, the “Dreadlock Demoltion Man.” Tuft shows us his awesome Yamaha R-1 and talks about his new company Body Spartan, designed to help people reach their…

Trac Dynamics Shop Tour

Join us for this tour of one of the top chassis and chassis component manufacturers in dragbike racing, Trac Dynamics in Valencia, Calif. Owner and former Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Dave Earll shows us his impeccably clean shop, shows how…

Kibblewhite Precision Machining Shop Tour

Join us for this tour of one of the world’s top valve and valve train component manufacturer, Kibblewhite Precision Machining in Pacifica, Calif. Owner William Kibblewhite shows his impressive collection of machines, gives us some company history and introduces us…

DENSO Sponsors Angie and Matt Smith for 2018 NHRA Season

DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., will serve as the primary sponsor for Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angie Smith in the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. DENSO also will…

Monster Energy Supercross Oakland Post Race Press Conference

Enjoy the post race press conference from round No. 5 of Monster Energy Supercross from Oakland, Calif. Speaking are 450 podium finishers – 3) Blake Bagget 2) Ken Roczen and 1) Jason Anderson.

Samson Exhaust Teams Up With Nitro Harley Racer Dennis Fisher

Samson Exhaust is excited to announce its partnership with Championship Nitro Harley rider Dennis Fisher (“Dennis The Nitro Menace”) at select NHRA events and six AMRA events in 2018. The Samson Exhaust Top Fuel Harley makes its debut at Daytona…

Trim-Tex West Tour, Motorsports Team Talk

Join us for this tour of the West Coast headquarters of top vinyl drywall product and drywall accessory manufacturer Trim-Tex. Along with seeing some of the top-notch products the company has to offer we talk about the ultra-successful Trim-Tex Motorsports…

1973 Z1-900 and 1978 Z1-R Side-by-Side Comparison

Join us for the side-by-side comparison of two of the most classic, legendary motorcycles of all-time. Mecum Auction’s John Kraman helps us highlight the 1973 Z1-900 and 1978 Z1-R 1000

Dragbike Legend Nigel Patrick Interview

Join us for this interview of motorcycle drag racing legend Nigel Patrick. We talk about Patrick’s illustrious career, look at some classic photos and discuss Patrick being the first to create a cylinder head on the CNC machine.

Chad Reed Talks About Overcoming an Injury, His Fans and Supercross Streak

Cycledrag.com caught up with Supercross / Motocross standout Chad Reed to ask him about overcoming a painful injury, his fans and the opportunity to break the all-time Supercross start streak.

Meet the Dragbike Racers of Wild Horse Motorsports Park Plus Race Coverage

Cycledrag.com made an impromptu trip to beautiful Wild Horse Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz. to cover dragbike racing at a Summit points event. Seeing trailers and tire smoke from I-10 was just too much to resist. Enjoy getting to know…

Mecum Motorcycle Auction Behind the Scenes Tour – KZ, Z1, H2s and more!

Join expert analyst John Kraman and Cycledrag.com as they give you a behind the scenes look at some of the outstanding motorcycles at the Mecum Motorcycle Auction in Las Vegas, Nevada. Watch as a KZ 1300, an S2 350 triple…

Mecum Motorcycle Auction Bike Features – Z1, H1, Z1-R, KZ 1300 and more

Enjoy these classic motorcycle features from day No. 1 of the Mecum Motorcycle Auction from South Pointe Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Jan. 23-27. The incredibly knowledgeable John Kraman helps us take a close look at a Z1-B, H1,…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson’s Runs 6.10 En Route to Victory

It was a fine balancing act for current 400 Thunder Top Bike Champion Chris Matheson at the Santo’s Summer Thunder event at Sydney Dragway. High temperatures made it difficult and uncomfortable for everyone, but in the end, the “Nitro Voodoo”…

Anaheim 2 Supercross Coverage

Enjoy some video coverage from Round No. 3 of Supercross from Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. Post Race Press Conference Justin Brayton Talks New Format A Walk Around the Pits Privateer Team Talks About Difficulties of Supercross

Web Camshafts Shop Tour

Check out this tour of one of the top camshaft manufacturers in the world, Web Cam in Riverside, Calif. Owner Laurie Dunlap shows us how the cams are made and gives us a look at her amazing racing photo collection.…

Kawasaki Headquarters Museum Tour

Join us for this amazing tour of Kawasaki’s headquarters in Foothill Ranch, Calif. We take a close look at the new Z900RS and compare it to the legendary 1973 Z900. We also look at some classic two-strokes, dirtbikes and more.…

Wossner Pistons Tour with John Noonan

Join us for this behind-the-scenes look at Wossner Pistons in Huntington Beach, Calif. Wossner’s John Noonan shows us all of his great products and makes a special promise to Pro Street racers at the end.

NHRA Headquarters Tour

Join us for this behind-the-scenes tour of the NHRA headquarters from beautiful Glendora, Calif.

Englishtown to Cease Drag Racing Operations, NHRA Reacts

Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, the Napp family owned and operated business announced today a reorganization of the company’s business operations. To achieve this goal, Raceway Park will no longer conduct quarter mile or eighth mile drag racing events effective…

Will it be the Year of the Supercharger in Top Fuel Harley?

Racers and fans are poised for what could be a ground-breaking, revolutionary season for the always-popular Top Fuel Harley category. The biggest question is – will this season bring the first Nitro Harley five-second run? One of the most significant…

Vance & Hines Announces Top Fuel Harley Team, Doug Vancil Returns

Vance & Hines is proud to announce a return to Top Fuel racing with rider Doug Vancil and tuner Mike Romine to compete in the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley category of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson On The Right Path For Santo’s Summer Thunder Success

Two weeks ago at Willowbank’s New Years Thunder event Australian Top Bike champion Chris Matheson saw significant improvements in the performance of his Nitro Voodoo V2 Top Fuel Motorcycle.   Matheson had the opportunity to match-race in a nitro dual…

APE Race Parts Tour

Join us for a tour of the legendary APE Race Parts in Rosamond, Calif. We tour the facility and get to bench race with man himself “A.P.E.” Jay Eshbach.

Bench Racing With Pro Stock Motorcycle Competitor Fred Camarena

Join us for this in-depth interview with longtime NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Fred Camarena and his crew chief Warren Myers from their shop in Norco, Calif. Camarena shows us his new motorcycle, voted best engineered by the NHRA, talks…

Dragbike Legend Steve Rice Interview

Join us for this sit-down interview with Funny Bike legend Steve Rice from his garage in Costa Mesa, Calif. Rice shares some great stories, talks about factory involvement in motorcycle drag racing and reveals what is next for him.

CP-Carrillo Facility Tour

Join us for this in-depth tour of CP-Carrillo in Irvine, Calif. The man himself, CP President Peter “Snake” Calvert shows us all three of his buildings and the amazing, cutting-edge technology that helps make CP-Carrillo an industry leader.

2018 Kawasaki Z900RS

Enjoy a close look at the brand new, retro Kawasaki Z900RS created in the image of the iconic 1973 Kawasaki Z900.

Marvin Musquin Reacts to Winning A1, Post-Race Press Conference

KTMs Marvin Musquin reacts to winning the 2018 Supercross opener in Anaheim, Calif. Post-race press confernce featuring the top three finishers from the 250 and 450 class.

Anaheim 1 Supercross Pre-Race Coverage

More than 500 loads of prime dirt have once again converted Angel Stadium into the annual kick-off extravaganza for the popular Supercross series. Enjoy some coverage and bits from the pits from Anaheim. Pre Race Press Conference

NHRA Senior Writer Kevin McKenna Picks L.E. Tonglet to Win 2018 PSM Title, Talks Harleys

National Dragster Senior Editor Kevin McKenna is about as knowledgeable as it gets when it comes to the NHRA series. Cycledrag.com recently sat down with the talented, veteran journalist to talk Pro Stock Motorcycles and Nitro Harleys. McKenna explains why…

Successful Comeback Season for Del Flores and his CP-Carrillo-Backed Real Street Hayabusa

2017 was a great comeback season for longtime motorcycle drag racer Del Flores of New Jersey. After a hiatus as a competitor, Flores, along with crew chief Phil Davis, unleased a CP-Carrillo Real Street Suzuki program in the IDBL. The…

Side-by-Side Five! Dave Vantine and Larry McBride

Top Fuel Motorcycle racers Dave Vantine and Larry “Spiderman” McBride made history in 2014 when they became the first duo to record a side-by-side five. Here they do in for a third time in October of 2017.  5.93 to 5.79!

Classic Kawasaki H-2 750 Triple Race

A loyal group of two-stroke enthusiasts have kept the sweet sound of Kawasaki H-2 triples and other chainsaw-sounding machines alive in ManCup’s Super Eliminator class. Watch as two legendary triples battle it out. One of the men responsible for bringing…

Classic Dragbike Poster and Handout Collection Tour

Enjoy this video which showcases a collection of dragbike racing handouts, posters and diecast models from throughout the years. There are many legendary racers highlighted here including Elmer Trett, Dave Schultz and John Myers.

World’s Quickest Nitrous Suzuki GS Street Bike

2017 was a banner year for the popular, nitrous Suzuki GS Pro Street Bike of Brad Mummert. With Richard Gadson in the saddle the duo ripped off an unbeleievable 6.65 in testing at Maryland International Raceway in October. We have…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Top Fuel Motorcycle Start-Up Video

Enjoy the sights and sounds as Larry “Spiderman” McBride and team bring 1,500 horsepower to life in this Top Fuel Motorcycle start-up video.

Trim-Tex’s Joe Koenig Talks About His Team of Sponsored Racers

In this interview Trim-Tex Drywall Products CEO Joe Koenig talks about the relationship his business has with sponsored racers Larry “Spiderman” McBride, Trent Hindman and Ian King. Koenig also talks about how the challenges of racing are very similar to…

Another Chapter in the Turbo vs. Nitrous Rivalry – Nitrous Teams Weigh-in on PDRA Rule Change

It’s time to write another chapter in dragbike racing’s longstanding, contentious turbo vs. nitrous rivalry. This time the battleground is the PDRA (Professional Drag Racing Association). For the 2018 season PDRA announced a major change to its Pro Extreme Motorcycle…

Video Coverage from The 30th Annual PRI Show

Enjoy some great motorcycle coverage from the 2017 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show from Indianapolis, Ind.  Check the Cycledrag.com Facebook page daily for more videos still to come. Featured Videos – PDRA Makes a Huge Announcement About the Pro Extreme…

Ray Price Harley-Davidson and Triumph Dealership Has a New Owner

The family of hall-of-fame motorcycle racing legend Ray Price has announced its decision to sell Ray Price Harley-Davidson/Triumph to John Morotti, an experienced businessman from Arizona who owns and operates three motorcycle dealerships in that state. “The Price family has…

Rob Muzzy Recalls Greatest Motorcycle Drag Racing Memories

Rob Muzzy of Muzzy Performance is one of the most accomplished engine builders and tuners in motorcycle racing history. The two-wheel icon with the signature carny mustache has amassed a staggering total of 21 AMA National Championships. Along with drag…

Projack Bike Lift from Hawaya Racing

Hawaya Racing Products recently contacted Projack about building a totally new type of bike lift. After several months of design and testing, here is the result. The perfect bike lift. The Projack bike lift is a work of art. We…

Timblin Chassis Describes the Framework for Motorcycle Drag Racing Success

Walt Timblin describes the art of building a motorcycle drag racing chassis as a “moving target.” He has operated Timblin Chassis since 1994 and has produced hundreds of high-quality racing frames. Timblin says it’s rare for two chassis to be…

The Quickest Lawyer on Two Wheels – Dragbike Racer Ken Schwartz

Good lawyers offer clients a swift and successful verdict. Attorney Ken Schwartz of St. Louis, Mo., is accustomed to getting rapid, rewarding results. Not only is he good in the courtroom, he regularly turns on win lights in about eight…

Celebrating and Reflecting on 30-Plus Exciting Seasons of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Racing

When Pro Stock Motorcycle officially became a professional category in the National Hot Rod Association, Ronald Regan was President, a Ford Mustang could be purchased for less than $10,000 and Lethal Weapon, the original, was one of the most popular…

From a Burnout Box Hand to the Winner’s Circle – Eddie Krawiec

Eddie Krawiec wasn’t even old enough to get his driver’s license when he began his first job in drag racing in 1992 at New Jersey’s storied Raceway Park in Englishtown. Krawiec’s first assignment was to man the burnout box, a…

30 Quickest Motorcycle Drag Racers in the World

Here is the updated list of the 30 quickest dragbike racers of all-time. Congratulations to all the outstanding riders on this list.  1. Larry McBride,USA, 5.611, Man Cup, SGMP, 11/19/17 2. Peter Svensson, SWE, 5.709, UEM,Tierp Arena, 08/24/12 3. David…

Trim-Tex Racing Survives and Wins the 25 hours of Thunderhill

It was a victory a year in the making.   After a third place finish last season in one of the world’s most demanding sports car endurance races, the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill from Willows, Calif., Team Trim-Tex never…

Mike Dunn Named IHRA Senior Consultant

IRG Sports + Entertainment (IRGSE), a leading promoter of sports and live entertainment experiences, announced today that Mike Dunn has been named senior consultant for the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA). One of the most accomplished figures in drag racing,…

Travis Davis Dedicates PDRA Championship to his Late Mother

Last season, when veteran dragbike racer Travis Davis of Douglas, Ga. dreamed of adding a PDRA Pro Extreme Motorcycle championship to his resume, he knew he would have a mountain of adversity to climb. The class has been growing increasingly…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Shatters World Records, Wins 18th Championship

After nearly four decades of fearless, record-setting motorcycle drag racing, Larry “Spiderman” McBride put in the performance of his career, shattering world records with a 5.61 elapsed-time and 258 mph speed at the ManCup Finals, Nov. 17-19, from South Georgia…

“Rookie to Champ” In Less Than A Year! – Dennis Fisher Recaps his Memorable Nitro Harley Season

So You Want To Ride Top Fuel/Nitro Funny Bike?   Talk about a wild year!  A couple of years ago I wrote an article about my experience riding a Pro Fuel Nitro Harley.  For those of you that recall that…

Andrew Hines Wins Season Finale

Andrew Hines won the Pro Stock Motorcycle portion of the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona to continue his streak of 14 consecutive seasons with at least one victory. He defeated teammate and newly crowned 2017…