Jack Korpela
4029 Articles40 Comments

McBride Wins Manufacturers Cup

Top Fuel legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride outlasted the quickest Top Field he’s ever seen to win the Manufacturers Cup from Valdosta, Ga. The bump spot for the eight-bike field was an astounding 6.42  Chris Hand was bumped out with a…

Tonglet Wants to End Season on Positive Note

In his two years of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racing, LE Tonglet has experienced the thrilling, unexpected ride into prominence with his fantastic 2010 Countdown to the Championship finish and then a confusing conclusion to the 2011 Full Throttle Racing…

Ray Ready for Pomona and Beyond to 2012

A first round loss in Vegas did not take away all of Michael Rays confidence heading to Pomona, California for the World Finals. “ I am really optimistic about this weekend. We ran really good in Vegas, all three of…

Motorcycle Drag Racing: A History Available from Schnitz

There is a line in a Lovin’ Spoonful song that says, “It’s like trying to tell a stranger about rock ‘n roll.” Motorcycle drag racing is a bit like that. To those who follow it, the sport makes perfect sense.…

2011 SEMDRA Awards Ceremony Celebration

The 2011 SEMDRA awards ceremony celebration will take place Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at the Manufacturers Cup Race after Top Fuel qualifying, at approximately 6 p.m in the concession pavilion of South Georgia Motorsports Park, Adel, Ga. Please come and…

Complete Listing of Amazing Bonuses Available at The Manufacturers Cup, Nov.11-13

The 2nd annual Manufacturers Cup Finals from Valdosta, Ga., Nov. 11-13, will offer racers unprecedented opportunities to win bonus parts and prizes. This extensive list of products adds to an already impressive and lucrative purse.  Dial it in, sharpen up…

SEMDRA Deactivates for the 2012 Race Season

The Southeastern Motorcycle Drag Racing Association (SEMDRA) committee members regret to announce that the organization will not be active for the 2012 drag racing season in the hopes that conditions improve enough over the next year to reactivate the series…

Crazy 8’s Added to Manufacturers Cup, $1,000 to Win

The 8.88-index class designated for quick street bikes, known as Crazy 8s, has been added to the upcoming Manufacturers Cup from Valdosta, Ga., Nov. 11-13 and the winning rider will receive $1,000. The Cup committee is adding the class to…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Points Heading into Final Race

With just one event left, The Auto Club Finals from Pomona, Calif., Nov. 10-13, Vance and Hines V-Rod racer Ed Krawiec enjoys a 69-point lead in the standings. Pro Stock Motorcycle Points 01    Ed Krawiec    2,589 02    Hector Arana Jr   …

Shinko Slicks and Aluminum Swingarms On Sale at Schnitz

Shinko Reactor Slick   Just in time for the cool weather, Shinko’s Reactor Drag Slick offers maximum traction to get you down the track without any tire spin.  This slick has been proven to work on some of the quickest…

The 16th Annual Import vs. Domestic Battle at MIR this Weekend

The 16th Annual U.S. famous Import vs. Domestic battle for the World Championship will take place at Maryland International Raceway on Saturday & Sunday, November 5-6, 2011. The World Cup Finals features a custom car show, bikini contest, a huge…

Keith Browne Thrills Nitro Nationals Crowd Setting a New World Record on Mickey Thompson Tires

Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels congratulates Keith Browne for a stunning performance in the Jim McClure Nitro Nationals presented by The Carolina Harley-Davidson® Dealers Association, Oct. 8-9, at Rockingham Dragway. In the qualifying round, Browne thrilled the crowd in…

Hawaya Racing Nitro Harley Blog

On Tuesday prior to the AHDRA final event of the year, the crew of Hawaya Racing headed to “the Rock” in preparation for the Fall Nitro Bike School. 9 riders and 12 crew chief/members attended the school, including our first…

Disappointing Loss for Ray Who is Already Looking Forward to Pomona

Michael Ray headed into the second to last race of the 2011 NHRA season at Las Vegas with confidence and hoped to go rounds on Sunday. Unfortunately things did not go as planned for this Texas native. “First round did…

Arana Jr.’s Win Streak Snapped

Lucas Oil Buell riders Hector Arana Sr. and Hector Arana Jr. tried to double-down on Sunday at the Big O Tires NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but instead, they busted in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Lucas…

Michael Ray Hoping to Shake Up the Countdown

Michael Ray, who we have not seen race since Dallas, has been busy working his day job at Gruene Harley Davidson and is hoping to shake up the countdown in Las Vegas, a track that has been very good to…

Frank Capone Continues Second Season Success with AHDRA

Frank Capone came into the Jim McClure Nationals presented by the Carolina-Harley-Davidson Dealers Assoc. at Rockingham Dragway in the Piedmont area of N.C. in the sixth spot nationally.  His goal, after winning Pro Rookie of the Year in 2010, was…

Verl “Smitty” Smith VSR4VETS-Biker’s Choice 2011 Season Wrap UP

Verl “Smitty” Smith has taken the VSR4VETS-Biker’s Choice Pro Street powerhouse to a  top 5 in the nation although competition opportunities were a little slimmer this season. As the economy continues to crunch, racers tighten their belts and racing budgets.  Although…

McBride Pushes New Bike Debut to 2012

Top Fuel Motorcycle icon Larry “Spiderman” McBride reported earlier this year that he hoped to debut his new motorcycle at the end of the 2011 season. McBride now plans to unveil his fresh, state-of-the-art ride sometime in 2012. “We will…

Rockingham and ADRL End Relationship

Rockingham Dragway owner Steve Earwood bid farewell Wednesday to one of the most successful events in his track’s long history, citing changes in both the marketplace and the series itself as reasons for his decision to amicably end an six-year…

McBride Expecting Plenty of Competition at The Manufacturers Cup

Top Fuel legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride can’t wait to race again, even though the ten-time champion knows winning will not be easy. McBride has been busy overhauling his world record-holding motorcycle and servicing what he calls a “trailer full of…

The Hottest Rider in Pro Stock Motorcycle, Arana Jr. Ready to Torch Phoenix

No one has been better in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class during the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship playoffs than Lucas Oil rider Hector Arana Jr. Now the question is, can he turn that momentum into a championship and the…

Horne Doubles In Rockingham

Douglas Horne applied an exclamation point to an already spectacular season Sunday with a pair of national records and a double-up victory in the Jim McClure Nitro Nationals presented by the Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealers Association at Rockingham Dragway. Horne swept…

Pictures of the New Kawasaki ZX-14

Most drag racers agree, Kawasaki’s ZX-14 is the best quarter-mile motorcycle the esteemed manufacturer has ever produced. Get ready, because the 2012 ZX-14R will be even better. The biggest change comes through a 4mm stroke addition to give the ’12…

Brock Weighs in on Ryan Schnitz’s First Six-Second Pro Street Motorcycle Pass

Ryan Schnitz has made history, becoming the first rider to record a six-second run on a street-tire bike at the MIROCK ‘Fast by Gast’ Fall Nationals at Maryland International Raceway.  Riding the nitrous-injected HTP Suzuki of Cecil Towner, Schnitz recorded…

Ian King Finishes in Top Three

Despite heading the championship chase going into the final round of the 2011 European Top Fuel Bike Championship the Gulf Oil – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel Bike team knew that their slender lead was probably not enough to ensure…

Schnitz Makes History, First Street Bike Six at 6.90!

HTP Performance owner, Cecil Towner said if team rider Ryan Schnitz left straight, the first ever six-second Pro Street run would appear on the scoreboard. He was right. Schnitz, who has accrued multiple wins and records in MIROCK, AMA Prostar and…

Ron Procopio Resets MIROCK Pro Mod Record to 4.06

After waiting out a six-hour rain delay at the MIROCK Fall Nationals from Maryland International Raceway, Oct 1-2, multi-time MIROCK champion Ronnie Procopio reset the Pro Mod record to 4.067. Procopio ran a 4.067 in the opening round of qualifying…

Star Racing Donates $1,400 to “The Ride Home 2011”

Through T-shirt sales in the Americus community, Star Racing was able to donate $1,400 of the proceeds to “The Ride Home 2011,” which is hosted by the Georgia and Florida chapters of Rolling Thunder each year in Americus, Ga. The…

Detour Instructiuons for this Weekend’s MIROCK Fall Nationals

The bridge over Allens Fresh Run on Budds Creek Road in Charles County will remain closed to traffic until mid-November after being destroyed by flooding during Tropical Storm Lee, according to a news release from the Maryland State Highway Administration.…

Huge Clearance Sale at Schnitz Racing

Dave Schnitz of Schnitz Racing says it’s time to make some more room in the warehouse.   Take advantage of huge saving from Schnitz’s invetory reduction sale. Check out the sale by clicking here

Harley Road Tour Will Be at AHDRA Jim McClure Nationals, Oct 7-9

As the Screamin’ Eagle Performance Parts Championship Series prepares for our upcoming national event at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, N.C., there is excitement in the air.  We are pleased to announce that Harley-Davidson Motor Company will be among the list…

Joe Koenig Injured in Road Racing Accident

Former AMA Prostar Pro Stock world record holder and NHRA champion, “7-0” Joe Koenig was injured in an accident on Sept. 23 while racing his Trim-Tex BMW M3 in a SCCA road racing event at Road America in Elkhart Lake,…

Phillips Robs Championship Contenders in Texas

After nearly 20 seasons in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle category, crafty privateer Michael Phillips has earned a reputation as being the racer who does the most with the least. Phillips overachieved once again at the NHRA AAA Fall Nationals…

Teasley Captures ADRL Victory in Only Second Attempt

One of the most successful MIROCK no-bar racers of the last five years, young Jeremy Teasley continued to solidify his reputation as a rising star in the drag bike community with an impressive victory in Pro Extreme Motorcycle at ADRL’s…

Gadson Crashes in Vegas

Multi-time motorcycle drag racing champion Rickey Gadson sustained a concussion after crashing in Las Vegas while participating in a Kawasaki promotional shoot on Friday, Sept. 23. On his Facebook page Gadson posted the following, “Thanks everyboby for there well wishes.…

Exploring the Vance and Hines V-Rod Monopoly

Ever since the inception of the Vance and Hines Harley-Davidson V-Rod in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class, the unique marvel of engineering has been a major topic of conversation and controversy. In the V-Rod’s infancy in the early 2000s,…

Father-Son Duo Prep in Distinctly Different Ways

Lucas Oil Buell riders Hector Arana Sr. and Hector Arana Jr. will prepare for this weekend’s AAA of Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex in different locations this week. Arana Sr. and the Lucas Oil Pro Stock Motorcycle team…

Save Big This Week With Brock’s 25% Off Super Sale

Take advantage of huge savings this week from one of the premiere drag bike and sport bike performance companies, Brock’s Performance Products.  Don’t delay.  This offer expires on September 23rd.   Click here to save big.

GEICO’s Stoffer Moves to Second in Points After Runner-up Finish

Karen Stoffer and the GEICO Suzuki team kicked off the Countdown to the Championship by racing all the way to the final round of the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Stoffer moved up to second in the…

Stoffer Stays Steady as Playoffs Begin

GEICO pro Karen Stoffer has spent enough time leading the Full Throttle championship points this season to know she likes the view from the top. Although in her typical understated way, she refuses to look beyond the next round of…

Hiro Koiso’s FXD Becomes Worlds Fastest Street Legal Harley-Davidson

Hiro Koiso Racing returned to the salt at the 2011 BUB Speed Trials, August 27th -Sep.1, at the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah and garnered four new AMA records and two new FIM World Records: 3000 M-PBG 188.509mph,…

AHDRA Headed to Great Bend, Kansas on September 23-24, 2011.

The All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) has announced they will sanction a two-day regional style event at SRCA Drag Strip in Great Bend, Kansas on September 23-24, 2011. AHDRA has joined forces with Big Bend Bike Rally to bring…

Hogan Crashes at 246 MPH, Declares Retirement

Top Fuel Motorcycle world record holder, Korry Hogan, was seemingly blown off of his motorcycle shortly after crossing the finish line at over 246 MPH during a test run in Martin, Mich., this past Sunday, Sept. 11. Hogan’s elapsed time…

AHDRA Fires up Action at No Problem Raceway for Cajun Nationals

The All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) is headed for No Problem Raceway, September 17th and 18th, for the fastest Nitro-Harley action on earth at the Cajun Nitro Nationals. Fans will see tire-smoking, fire-breathing, 230mph Screamin’ Eagle Nitro Harleys conquer…

Arana Jr. Wins First Race at NHRA’s Biggest Event

Hector Arana Jr. is 22 years old, a college student and a rookie on the NHRA Full Throttle Series Pro Stock Motorcycle tour. Now he’s a U.S. Nationals champion. Arana, rider of the Lucas Oil Buell, won his first career…

Ray Price Suffers Heart Attack

Cycledrag.com has learned that legendary Top Fuel Harley rider and tuner, Ray Price has suffered a heart attack. Price’s good friend Mary Lou Brewer sent the following update, “Ray is resting comfortably. I talked with him and Jean. The doctors…

Antron Brown and Hetor Arana Jr. Win Big Go

Congratulations to former Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Antron Brown for winning the NHRA U.S. Nationals in the Top Fuel category and Hector Arana Jr. for winning Pro Stock Motorcycle. Brown becomes the first driver to win NHRA’s premier event in…

No. 14 Qualifier Savoie Ready to Take on No. 3 qualifier Stoffer

If there was a weekend to test the resolve of Jerry Savoie and his White Alligator Racing team this would be the race. Beside the extreme heat and the long hours of racing at the 57th annual Mac Tools US…

Karen Stoffer Surges to No. 3

GEICO Suzuki rider Karen Stoffer surged to the No. 3 spot Sunday in the final session of Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying at the 57th Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil. Stoffer and the GEICO team look to continue…

Smith Stays No. 1

Former NHRA Full Throttle Series Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith maintained his provisional No. 1 qualifier status Saturday at the end of Day 2 of the Mac Tools NHRA U.S. Nationals. The 6.954 second ET from Friday continued to…

Tonglet Pulls into Provisional No. 5 Berth

LE Tonglet took advantage of lower track temperatures on Saturday’s final qualifying run to ride into the provisional No. 5 starting position for Monday’s U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. The thermometer hovered around 100 degrees until welcomed clouds moved…

Angie Smith Improves on Day No. 2

On Day 1 of qualifying for the 57th annual Mac Tools NHRA U.S. Nationals, Full Throttle Series Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Angie Smith laid down a lap of 7.140 seconds, putting her on the bubble at 12th. On Saturday, the…

Former Event Champ Smith Atop the Charts

On a brutally hot day at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis, former NHRA Full Throttle Series Pro Stock Motorcycle champ and U.S. Nationals winner Matt Smith threw down the gauntlet in the form of a 6.954 second run at 190.97…

Brock’s Labor Day Super Sale

Don’t miss out on Brock’s Performance Labor Day Super Sale.  The sale features the lowest prices of the season.  Check it out. Click here to take advantage of Brock’s special prices.

Star Racing Recognized as Small Manufacturer Nominee

Star Racing of Americus was presented with a plaque recently for their nomination as one of the top 100 small manufacturing companies in Georgia for 2011. Star Racing, a manufacturer of motorcycles and motorcycle parts, was nominated as one of…

White Alligator Racings Jerry Savoie and His Team Ready For The Big Go

There is nothing but excitement in White Alligator Racings Jerry Savoie’s voice as he talked about racing at the Big Go (Mac Tools U.S. Nationals) in Indianapolis Indiana. “Itis the biggest race of the year, just to be here it…

Stoffer Aims at Indy with Holster Full of Horsepower

GEICO Suzuki rider Karen Stoffer is eager to revert to early season form this weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway, and if she does, the reward could be a win in the 57th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas…

Past Champ Arana Would Love to Have a Repeat Performance

Hector Arana, rider of the Lucas Oil Buell, knows what it’s like to be the last man standing at drag racing’s biggest race, and it’s a feeling he’d like to experience again this weekend at the 57th annual Mac Tools…

Arana Jr. Declares, ‘Don’t Forget About Me’

Lucas Oil Buell rookie rider Hector Arana Jr. raced to the final of a Pro Stock Motorcycle race for the first time in his career in the most recent NHRA national event in Brainerd, Minn. Now, the 22-year-old from Corydon,…

Tonglet in High Gear

Much has happened since LE Tonglet, his dad Gary, and brother GT astounded the tough Pro Stock Motorcycle field by winning the 2010 Mac Tools U.S. Nationals and then went on a six-race tear that catapulted the rookie rider, Team…

MIROCK Fast by Gast Fall Nationals October 1-2 at MIR

The Mickey Thompson Tires MIROCK Superbike Series heads to Maryland International Raceway for the last MIROCK event of the year in Maryland, at the Fast by Gast Fall Nationals on October 1 – 2, 2011. The event will feature Mickey…

Larry “Drums” Branccacio to be Inducted to the Nutley Hall of Fame 

It’s been a heck of a season for Larry “Drums” Brancaccio of the Bammer/Starlight Tattoo bike in the Screamin’ Eagle Top Fuel Class. Earlier this season he earned his 95th WIN of his drag racing career. BUT last week a simple envelope and letter ROCKED…

King’s Gulf Oil Team Suffers Another Rough Outing

The team arrived in Oslo to find a country still numb with shock at the terrible events in this very city where 77 people lost their lives less than two weeks before. In a strangely peaceful moment at the racetrack…

MIROCK Schnitz Summer Sizzler Cancelled

The 16th annual Schnitz Summer Sizzler, the rain-plagued MIRock Superbike Series event originally re-scheduled for Labor Day weekend at Rockingham Dragway, has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts, according to track owner Steve Earwood. “With any re-scheduled event, you have…

Tonglet Claims Third Victory in Last Four Races

Five races after he failed to qualify for a Full Throttle Drag Racing event at Norwalk, Ohio, Pro Stock Motorcycle reigning champion LE Tonglet continues to make amends in winning fashion. Tonglet won for the second consecutive time Sunday and…

Savoie Grabs the Ninth Spot at BIR

Qualifying for the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway (BIR) may have not gone as good as Jerry Savoie and his team White Alligator Racing hoped it would have, but they are in high spirits for tomorrows eliminations. “We…

George Bryce Finding Success Racing in Europe

Multi-time motorcycle drag racing champion George Bryce, of Star Racing, disappeared from the NHRA earlier this year after competing in a couple events with rider Michael Ray. So where did Bryce go? Bryce packed up and took his tuning skills…

Brock’s New BST Wheels Now Available

Click here to find out more about these new amazing wheels

Hot Deals From Schnitz Racing

Michelin Power One 190/50ZR-17 – Just $199 The Michelin Power One Tire has proven to be a top performer in the drag racing world from stock Hayabusa’s to 500+ HP Pro Street Motorcycles. Great for those with race and ride…

AHDRA Northwest Nitro Nationals Aug. 27-28

The All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) is approaching the final four events of the 2011 Screamin’ Eagle Performance Parts Championship Series.  We are expecting fierce competition at the upcoming AHDRA-Northwest Nitro Nationals Presented by Team Latus Motors Harley Davidson.…

Ashley Owens Runs First Pro Mod Three

Congratulations to Fast by Gast-backed Pro Mod racer Ashley Owens, who recorded the categories first sub four-second pass at the ADRL Speedtech U.S. Drags IV at Virginia Motorsports Park, Aug. 13, with a run of 3.989 at 177 mph. “The…

Rockingham Summer Sizzler Postponed

A heavy rain shower washed out round No. 5 of the MIROCK Series, the Schnitz Summer Sizzler from Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina. MIROCK released the following information, “Regretfully we must announce that the Schnitz Racing Summer Sizzler has been…

Electric Motorcycles – The Future of Racing?

Last year Top Fuel legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride stunned the world of drag bike racing when he was able to motor the Shawn Lawless/Orange County Chopper’s electric drag bike to a world record elapsed-time and speed, 7.24 at 185 mph.…

Tonglet Captures Victory

With the regular season winding down, reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle champion LE Tonglet looked every bit like a solid title contender again Sunday when he defeated Michael Phillips to win the FRAM/Autolite Nationals at Infineon Raceway. It was his third…

Stoffer Goes Red in Quarterfinals

GEICO Suzuki rider Karen Stoffer was knocked out of the quarterfinal round Sunday at the FRAM/Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway with her first red-light start of the season. Stoffer, the Pro Stock Motorcycle points leader, had not gone red…

Arana Sr. and Jr. Can’t Leave the Wine Country Soon Enough

Lucas Oil Buell riders Hector Arana Sr. and Hector Arana Jr. would like to soon forget the FRAM/Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway. After qualifying No. 1 in Pro Stock Motorcycle for the third time in four races, Arana Jr.…

Not the Outcome Matt Smith Wanted

Matt Smith went into Sonoma with his Best Tech Brands/FastSharkSupply.com Buell and was hauling the mail right from the start. Running incredible numbers during the weekend, Smith looked to be one of the top contenders come race day. However during…

Smith Fights Her Way to the Semi’s

Angie Smith redeemed herself this weekend in Sonoma. After not qualifying for her first race of the season last time out in Denver, Smith and her team tested and dug deep to get their Buell running strong. After making numerous…

Points Leader Stoffer Earns Another Top-Half Berth for Team GEICO

Pro Stock Motorcycle points leader Karen Stoffer has been playing musical motors with her GEICO Suzuki at this weekend’s 24th annual FRAM/Autolite NHRA Nationals. But showing championship mettle, she still managed to earn the No. 7 position on the elimination…

Pastranathon Over on First Night?

Freestyle and motorsports superstar Travis Pastrana didn’t begin his self-proclaimed “Pastranathon” the way he had hoped.  Pastrana planned to compete in the X-Games in Los Angeles, Calif. in the Freestyle Moto X Best Trick on Thursday before flying to Indianapolis…

Points Leader Stoffer Sizes up Her Chances at ‘Home’ Track

Things are going extremely well for Pro Stock Motorcycle favorite Karen Stoffer. The popular rider from Reno, Nevada, is coming off her first victory of the season, which returned her to the No. 1 spot in the world rankings. Now…

Matt Smith Looking for a Win

Sitting third in the NHRA Full Throttle Championship point standings, Matt Smith has one win this year and this weekend at the 24th annual FRAM Autolite NHRA Nationals he is hoping to make it two. With his Best Tech Brands/FastSharkSupply.com…

Back at Sea Level, Tonglet Aiming for Good Performance

His sophomore season in NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle category has been a roller-coaster-like ride, but it won’t keep LE Tonglet from earning a position in the Countdown to the Championship line-up. Tonglet became the youngest series champion (20 years old)…

Countdown Pressure in On for Underdahl

After a frustrating weekend in Denver, Jim Underdahl is feeling the pressure of securing a Countdown berth after losing two spots and falling to 9th in the points chase.  This weekend’s FRAM/Autolite NHRA Nationals needs to be time to make…

Arana Jr. Makes Sonoma Debut with Trusty ‘Gracie’

ector Arana Jr. is very glad to get his “Gracie” back this weekend for the 24th annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway. “Gracie” is the engine in Arana Jr.’s Lucas Oil Buell Pro Stock Motorcycle, named after his mother…

Arana Sr. Feels He’s Found the Right Powerplant

Lucas Oil Buell rider Hector Arana Sr. had a dilemma after the Mopar Mile-High Nationals in Denver. Does he take the engine he used with great success at Bandimere Speedway to this weekend’s 24th annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon…

G.T. Tonglet Hopes to Get Rid of New Bike ‘Gremlins’

After dealing with unknown gremlins – the kind that usually create problems in new Pro Stock Motorcycles – GT Tonglet, his dad Gary and brother LE are just about out of options on the new Nitro Fish/Tonglet Racing Suzuki GSXR…

Angie Smith is Ready for Redemption

Angie Smith had a rough time out last weekend in Denver. Not qualifying for her first time this season, Smith hopes to put all that behind her and redeem herself in Sonoma. With numerous electrical issues over the last few…

Dick Fish Passes

Cycledrag.com is saddened to report the passing of AHDRA V-Rod Destroyer racer Dick Fish.  Fish, 70, of Cardston,  Alberta, Canada was killed in a street bike accident on Saturday July 23rd while participating in a motorcycle rally.  An investigating officer…

AHDRA Returning to Bristol August 6-7

The AHDRA is geared up and ready to rock fans with a powerful show at Bristol Dragway, August 6th and 7th, with Nitro Harleys “Racing Under The Lights”. With the arrival of the mid-season mark in AHDRA’s Sceamin’ Eagle Championship…

Former NHRA Champ Koenig Climbing the Ranks in Sports Car Racing

Joe Koenig may have disappeared from the world of drag bike racing, but his racing program hasn’t slowed down one bit. The former NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship-winning team owner and AMA Prostar Pro Stock record-holder is seriously considering a…

Smith is Excited to be Racing out West

Even though the 2007 NHRA Full Throttle champion, Matt Smith is third in the Pro Stock Motorcycle point standings, Smith needed sponsorship to keep going. After losing his main sponsor Al-Anabi Racing less than a month ago, Smith knew without…

Tonglet Hopes to Continue Winning Ways

In six Pro Stock Motorcycle races this season, LE Tonglet has visited the emotional heights of victory twice and the depths of not qualifying for a NHRA Full Throttle Series event for the first time. This weekend, the reigning PSM…

Stoffer Happy NHRA Tour is Heading Westward

For most NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle riders, this weekend’s Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway starts the Western Swing. But for GEICO Suzuki rider Karen Stoffer, the Western Swing could be called the “Home Swing.” That’s because Stoffer lives…

Underdahl Climbing a Mountain

This weekend’s Mopar Mile High Nationals in Morrison, Colorado represents the season for Forest Lake, Minnesota’s Jim Underdahl.  “We started this season with high hopes, after ending with back to back semi-final finishes at Vegas and Pomona, and we planned…

Reaching the Top of Thunder Mountain on Arana Jr.’s Mind

Lucas Oil Buell rider Hector Arana Jr. heads to Bandimere Speedway for the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals on a roll. The 22-year-old rookie has qualified No. 1 in the last two Pro Stock Motorcycle races, all with a new engine,…

Mountain Air Will Clear Arana

Keeping an open mind and making adjustments are always crucial to success in any form of motorsports. For this weekend’s Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, Lucas Oil Buell Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Hector Arana Sr. believes those characteristics…

Tonglet Says it’s Time to Move Up

After spending several races fighting for one of the few remaining Pro Stock Motorcycle starting positions, GT Tonglet is ready to step up and move up. “We have struggled just to qualify,” said the driver of the new Nitro Fish/Tonglet…

Riding Alfresco, Motorcyclist Sets Record With 311.94 M.P.H. Run

By DEXTER FORD,  New York Times Until recently, going faster than 300 miles per hour on two wheels required stuffing oneself feet-first into a torpedo-shaped, outrigger-equipped streamliner motorcycle. But on Sunday, Bill Warner, a Florida fish farmer, logged a record-breaking…