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Big Money, Great Champions at NHDRO Dragbike Racing Finals

The tree finally came down on NHDRO’s twice rain-delayed CC Powersports World Finals on October 19-21 at Ohio Valley Dragway near Louisville, Kentucky. When the final stripe was taken, it was Fast Times Motorsports’ Jeff Jones who took home some…

Full Story Behind Tii Tharpe’s Top Fuel Harley Championship

Drama was served up in spades as the 2018 Top Fuel Harley championship was decided between Doug Vancil and Spevco-sponsored Tii Tharpe in a final round run-off for at the National Hot Rod Association’s U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway…

Lee, Damewood Take NHDRO Big Money Home from Indy

Big Money payouts continue to flow from the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—NHDRO—into the hands of winning racers. This past weekend it was the bracket racers’ turn during the APE Summer Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis, Indiana.…

NHDRO Brings Big Money Back to Indy for APE Summer Nationals

NHDRO comes back home to Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis in Big Style on August 3-5, paying Big Money to bracket racers. The APE Summer Nationals continues NHDRO’s tradition of shining their Big Money spotlight on selected classes at nearly…

NHDRO Reschedules Louisville Race to September 7-9

NHDRO is rescheduling an event for the first time in the history of the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing organization. A forecast heavy with rain has forced the postponement of the CC Powersports NHDRO Mid Season Nationals—originally scheduled for this…

4.60 Dragbike Racing Gets NHDRO’s Big Money Treatment at The ‘Ville

NHDRO likes to go Big—racing at Big Tracks, getting Big Media attention, awarding Big Checks, and singling out one class for Big Money at nearly every event. So with the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series coming to their smallest…

Rain Nips NHDRO at the Stripe in Ohio

A massive oildown delayed the finish of NHDRO’s Liguori Drag Racing May Bike Fest right into a line of advancing thunderstorms that washed out the last few pairs of competition. It was a dramatic ending to an otherwise beautiful weekend…

Midwest May-nia for NHDRO Dragbike Racing at Dragway 42

The Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—NHDRO—returns to its heartland base May 4-6 for the Liguori Drag Racing May Bike Fest at Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio. It’s the first time that NHDRO has raced at the historic, newly…

“Cash is King” at NHDRO Dragbike Racing Opener

Cash is King” but a check will work too, especially when it’s an NHDRO “Big Check” for $13,000. That’s what Chris Moore earned for winning NHDRO’s Last Man Standing Grudge Spectacular Saturday night at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia. It…

NHDRO Motorcycle Drag Racing Kicks Off Big in Atlanta

America’s fastest growing motorcycle drag racing series—NHDRO—launches its 2018 season in enormous fashion with the 190hookup.com NHDRO Season Opener/Last Man Standing Grudge Spectacular. And it all happens at one of the most legendary and popular motorcycle drag venues of all…

Kelly Clontz and San Marino Aim for Rookie of the Year

After 14 seasons as a sportsman motorcycle drag racer, Kelly Clontz made her first dip into NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racing last year, qualifying at her debut race in Englishtown and then again at Charlotte and Maple Grove.   Clontz…

Motorcycle Drag Racing Set to Kick off at the Mardi Gras

The 2018 motorcycle drag racing southeastern season kicks off with Christopher Mark’s annual Mardi Gras Explosion, held once again in Cajun country at No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, Louisiana. The action gets under way on Friday, February 23 with…

DME Congratulates MANCUP All-Star Shootout Winner Rodney Williford

For the second straight year, motorcycle drag racing fabrication powerhouse DME Racing partnered with Dave and Jason Dunigan’s Dunigan Racing, and Chris Connelly and his Pro Stock Inc., to put on the DME Racing All-Star Pro Street Shootout. This $10,000-to-win…

White Alligator Racing – Jerry Savoie and L.E. Tonglet – Sweep Pro Stock Motorcycle Four-Wide

The White Alligator Racing (WAR) team swept number one qualifier and the Pro Stock Motorcycle win at NHRA’s unique and difficult Four-Wide Nationals at Concord, North Carolina’s zMAX Dragway. Champion Jerry Savoie started things off by riding his Suzuki TL1000…

Thrash and Thrill for Joey Gladstone and San Marino Pro Stock Motorcycle Team

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Joey Gladstone and bike owner/tuner Joe Riccardi planned on shaking out the bugs and getting in some competitive testing before the 2017 season kicked off in Gainesville. What happened instead is that Gladstone himself was…

Jerry Savoie’s No. 1 Qualifier is Gators Highlight for WAR Pro Stock Motorcycle Team

After a strong off-season of testing, Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Jerry Savoie hit Florida’s Gainesville Raceway hot with a 6.75 at 198.99 mph for number one qualifier at the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Savoie’s new White Alligator…

Trim-Tex adds Gladstone to its Team

Drywall bead powerhouse Trim-Tex announces a personal sponsorship for rider Joey Gladstone in his first full year of NHRA Mello Yellow Pro Stock Motorcycle racing. Joey will be showcasing a custom Trim-Tex helmet at all events in 2017.   “I…

Joey Gladstone and San Marino to Race Full NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Season

Gladstone and San Marino are Racing Full-Time in 2017 Rider Joey Gladstone and bike owner/tuner Joe Riccardi are announcing a full-season partnership on Riccardi’s San Marino Excavating Suzuki for the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle season. “This has…

NHDRO Champ, Top of the G.O.A.T List— Paquette Looks Back on Successful ‘16

With or without wheelie bars, Mark Paquette has always been known for setting dragstrips on fire with blistering performance. But in 2016, Paquette—also the tuner on his 700 horsepower, turbocharged, Pro Street Suzuki Hayabusa—added season dominating consistency to his resume.…

2016 = 4 Dragbike Championships, BAMF for DME

2016 was another dramatically successful year for motorcycle drag racing powerhouse DME Racing, as the Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based team collected two more Pro Street championships and their first two Real Street championships.   For rider Joey Gladstone, that makes eight…

Championship, Wins, Records for Dragbike Racing’s McKinney Motorsports

The McKinney Motorsports team rolled into Valdosta’s South Georgia Motorsports Park with a third straight Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) championship for rider Eric McKinney already notched on their trailer wall. They left with a Pro Mod win for rider/tuner…

John Hall Gets Early Start to 2017 Dragbike Season

You look like you’re packed in a sausage casing!” quipped three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Eddie Krawiec. He was directing his humor towards 2013 U.S. Nationals winner John Hall, sitting in the staging lanes at an NHRA Mello Yello race…

Joey Gladstone, Dustin Lee Double at Hot Maryland IDBL Dragbike Race

The Mickey Thompson Performance Tires International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL) raced for the first time ever at its home base of Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) during the month of September, but the weather was pure July-August! At least it was…

Joey Gladstone’s U.S. Nationals Weekend

Joey Gladstone has won multiple Pro Street championships in the MIRock Superbike Series, International Dragbike League, and Manufacturers’ Cup. Pushing 700 turbocharged horsepower through street legal rubber to almost 220 mph in 6.74 seconds on the quarter mile while winning…

Jerry Savoie Still on Top in Pro Stock Motorcycle at U.S. Nationals

Despite spinning in leaked fuel at the starting line in the third qualifying session, Jerry Savoie and the White Alligator Racing (WAR) Pro Stock Motorcycle team retained their qualifying lead for the NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. With WAR crew…

More Top Fuel Motorcycle Fives, Another Win for Dave Vantine

For three years in a row, David Vantine and his screaming yellow Vantine Nitrosports bike have laid down three 5-second passes in the heat at Maryland International Raceway during IDBL’s WPGC Bike Fest. “Apparently, the yellow bike likes MDIR,” said…

Atco’s Motorcycle U.S. Nationals are on as Non-IDBL Event, Top Fuel to Sit Out

Motorcycle drag racing’s own version of “The Big Go” returns to New Jersey’s historic and bike-friendly Atco Dragway for the 47th annual Orient Express Motorcycle U.S. Nationals on September 2-4.  Unlike the past the three seasons, the race will be…

IDBL’s Bike Fest Hotter Than Usual

The Mickey Thompson Performance Tires International Drag Bike League’s™ (IDBL) WPGC Bike Fest is always known for it’s good times and stirring performances in the summer heat at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR). With everything from DC’s hottest live music, custom…

Big Money up for Grabs at NHDRO

The Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series is putting on what might be the world’s most lucrative motorcycle bracket race. Brian and Niki Welch are excited to announce the NHDRO Summer Celebration and BIG MONEY ET Throwdown on the quarter…

Brown Doubles, Paquette Streaks at NHDRO Louisville Dragbike Race

The Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series delivered a strong weekend of pro, sportsman, and grudge action in brilliant sunshine when the NHDRO visited Louisville’s full concrete, eighth mile Ohio Valley Raceway for the Mid Season Sizzle on July 8-10.…

Chip Ellis Packing Pippin Power in Norwalk

Chip Ellis has ridden a lot of sweet bikes in his long motorcycle drag racing career, but none as smooth as Junior Pippin’s PiranaZ EBR1190RX. “As long as I’ve been racing Pro Stock Motorcycle, this is the best motorcycle I’ve…

IDBL Dragbike Racing Back on Black

After a disappointing rainout in May, the Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL) returns to action with the MTC Engineering Summer Nationals on June 24-26. And Maryland International Raceway’s new smooth, black asphalt back half that the bikes barely…

Paquette, Teasley and NHDRO Dragbikes Blister Gateway

It was no surprise that when the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—NHDRO—brought its high-horsepower, 2-wheeled road show to the St. Louis area’s Gateway Motorsports Park for June 3-5’s Motorcycle Madness, sparks would fly.   But heavy overnight and Saturday…

Despite Herculean Effort by IDBL Staff, Rain Takes the Win at MDIR

The Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL)’s Inaugural Dragbike.com All-Star Shootout was cancelled due to persistent wet weather that plagued the East Coast.   Since the event was canceled, Friday’s qualifying was a moot point—other than proving that MDIR’s…

NHDRO Thrills in the Indy Chill

NHDRO—the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—powered through unseasonably cold and windy weather with the May Bike Fest on May 13-15 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis.   Sportsman qualifying and eliminations were shortened to the eighth mile because of…

Record-Breaking IDBL Show Back on Fresh Asphalt

As if the record-breaking tarmac at Maryland International Raceway™ (MDIR) wasn’t good enough, IRG Sports + Entertainment (IRGSE) has replaced the 16 year old asphalt portions of the track since the Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL) ran there…

IDBL Busts Open with Pro Street Records

The finest two-wheel racing surface and most organized staff are a given when the Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL) brings the world’s largest motorcycle drag racing series to Maryland International Raceway™ (MDIR). But when unanticipated rain and an…

Final Round Upsets at NHDRO’s Huntsville Debut

The crisp spring weather couldn’t have been better as the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series took over T.T. Jones’ Huntsville Dragway for the NHDRO April Season Opener. A lively crowd from all over northern Alabama and south Tennessee came…

IDBL Motorcycle Drag Racing Launching Hard into 2016

The world’s largest motorcycle drag racing series kicks off its 2016 season April 22-24 at Maryland International Raceway™ (MDIR) with the Pingel Spring Nationals—opener of the Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL).   Huge fields of the world’s quickest…

NHDRO Uncorks 2016 Dragbike Racing at Huntsville Dragway

The Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series is dipping into warm Southern waters to kick off 2016 with the NHDRO April Season Opener. T.T. Jones’ Huntsville Dragway welcomes NHDRO’s Brian and Niki Welch for the first time, and the combination…

Eric McKinney Celebrates 4th Straight Pro Extreme Motorcycle Championship

Eric McKinney celebrated his second straight Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) championship at the organization’s lavish 2015 banquet, held in conjunction with the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) expo in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.   It’s the 5th Pro Extreme Motorcycle (PXM)…

Another all-RS Dragbike Motorsports Final for Teasley

Roger Starrette’s RS Motorsports stable of nitrous-huffing Kawasaki ZX14s returned to the track in a big way at the Kibblewhite/Mann Hill Garage Manufacturers Cup World Finals at South Georgia Motorsports Park.   Starrette qualified number 2 just behind number 1…

DME Shatters World Record— Again!

The 2015 Kibblewhite/Mann Hill Garage Manufacturers Cup World Finals is becoming known as the record-shattering showcase for DME Racing’s hell-on-wheels, 2-tone flat gray, big turbo, Suzuki Hayabusa. The bike known as “Tink Tink” blistered South Georgia Motorsports Park’s quarter mile…

Consistently Quick Terry Schweigert Wins Pro Extreme Dragbike at VMP

Canadian dairy farmer and Pro Extreme Motorcycle racer Terry “Milkman” Schweigert delivered a remarkably consistent series of quick laps to take the win at the Professional Drag Racing Association’s Brian Olson Memorial and World Finals at Virginia Motorsports Park.  …

3×5=a Great Top Fuel Motorcycle Weekend for Dave Vantine

David Vantine scorched Maryland International Raceway’s quarter mile in Budds Creek with three 5 second passes in Top Fuel exhibition match races against local hero Bob “Opie” Malloy. It was a near mirror image of the Vantine Nitrosports team’s performance…

Van Hook Pitching in with Ellis and Pippin

When Chip Ellis quit his job out in Montana to finish the NHRA Mello Yello season and work fulltime with the Junior Pippin/PiranaZ Pro Stock Motorcycle team, he was a little afraid his former employer Barry Van Hook would be…

DME Pro Street Three-peat Third Straight Pro Street Championship, Battle Royale

If there were any doubts that Winston-Salem, North Carolina based DME Racing had a firm grasp on the world’s quickest streetbikes of Orient Express Pro Street, they were put to rest once again at the International Drag Bike League’s DME…

IDBL Battle Royale to Angela, Championships to Many

The two-week delay—caused by Hurricane Joaquin—of the Mickey Thompson Tires International Drag Bike League’s 23rd annual DME Racing Fall Nationals and Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale, may have dropped Maryland International Raceway’s temperatures to bone-chilling, but the pre-Halloween on-track…

Mark Paquette and Bud Yoder Peaking at Season’s End

It’s the right time of year to get hot. Teammates Mark Paquette and Bud Yoder swept the McIntosh Machine & Fabrication Pro Street table on their turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusas at the double-race NHDRO World Finals on September 25-27 at Lucas…

Big Timers Rule NHDRO Motorcycle Drag Racing Finals

Over the course of a double race weekend, the cream rose to the top at the NHDRO World Finals and Grudge Spectacular. Having most of Sunday’s competition at August’s Summer Celebration washed out and postponed gave Big Timers like Mark…

Championships and Battle Royale Share IDBL Spotlight at MDIR

The Mickey Thompson Tires International Drag Bike League returns home to Maryland International Raceway to wrap up its 2015 season with what promises to be it’s largest racer participation event of the year—the 23rd annual DME Racing Fall Nationals and…

Grudge, Finals, August Make-up—NHDRO Bustin’ Loose with Huge Weekend at Indy

Just break your watches now, because this weekend’s NHDRO World Finals and Grudge Spectacular is gonna be long and action packed. “Your money’s worth” won’t even begin to describe what this motorcycle drag racing speedfest will deliver for fans and…

Jerry Savoie .001 too Quick in Charlotte

My buddy Paul Miller texted me and said ‘-.001 red and you’re a zero, .001 green and you’re a hero. I’d like for someone to be able to tell me they can see the difference,’” NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer…

Charlotte Ends Too Soon for Chip Ellis

Rider Chip Ellis and the Junior Pippin/PiranaZ Pro Stock Motorcycle team were just getting on top of their Buell’s tuning when the NHRA Carolina Nationals ended much too soon for them. Ellis came up .008 of a second short against…

Chip Ellis Ready to “Pin the Tail” at zMAX

U.S. Nationals performance leader Chip Ellis has not been at the top of the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying order this weekend the way he’d like to be on Junior Pippin’s PiranaZ Buell. Sitting 7th for Sunday’s NHRA Carolina Nationals…

Jerry Savoie Starts zMAX WAR in Second

Friday Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying leader Jerry Savoie and his White Alligator Racing (WAR) Suzuki TL1000 will start Sunday’s NHRA Carolina Nationals from second in the qualifying order. The U.S. Nationals winner is seeking his second straight Wally and a…

Jerry Savoie Leads NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Qualifying at zMAX

Recent NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals winner Jerry Savoie came off the trailer as hot as the Charlotte afternoon weather, finishing Friday’s Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at the top of the order. Savoie’s White Alligator Racing…

IDBL Weathers Atco Drama

Plagues of rain and fire—along with hordes of high-horsepower motorcycles yearning to be freed—could not deter the Mickey Thompson Tires International Drag Bike League from completing the 46th annual Orient Express Motorcycle U.S. Nationals at New Jersey’s historic and bike-friendly…

Crew Chief Tim Kulungian Comments on Jerry Savoies U.S. Nationals Victory

It was an emotional Jerry Savoie that addressed the crowd and media following his Pro Stock Motorcycle win at the NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals on a day that—according to Statman Lewis Bloom—all pro class winners collected U.S. Nationals Wallys…

Ellis and Pippin Qualify No. 1 for NHRA U.S. Nationals

Chip Ellis qualified the Junior Pippin/PiranaZ Buell number one in Pro Stock Motorcycle for Labor Day’s 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis, Indiana—his third number one qualifier of the season and 16th of his…

Chip Ellis and Junior Pippin Lead Qualifying at Indy

Chip Ellis rode the Junior Pippin/PiranaZ Buell straight to number one in Saturday’s second round (third round overall) of Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying for Labor Day’s 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis, Indiana. If…

Mummert and Gadson Win Maryland, Run 6.89 at Indy

Bike owner Brad Mummert, rider Richard Gadson, and their crew brought their crowd favorite Pro Street motorcycle to the IDBL’s 2015 WPGC Bike Fest at Maryland International Raceway, as they’d done many times before. But this time was different—very different.…

NHDRO Pro Streeters Blister Indy Dragbike Race

Rain may have postponed Sunday’s entire day of competition at the NHDRO Dragbike Summer Celebration, but Saturday was enough time for McIntosh Machine & Fabrication Pro Street bikes to put on a blistering show at Lucas Oil Raceway’s famous quarter…

Jeremy Teasley Takes All-RS Motorsports Final

Multi-time DME Racing Real Street champ Jeremy Teasley scored perhaps his closest win ever in a 7.80 to 7.80 final against his RS Motorsports owner/tuner/teammate Roger Starrette. Teasley was actually .006 slower from point to point but got a .029…

NHDRO Brings it Back to Indy

After a two-race road stint to the St. Louis area’s Gateway International and Louisville’s Ohio Valley Dragway, Brian and Niki Welch welcome the NHDRO family back to Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis, Indiana, for the NHDRO Summer Celebration on August…

IDBL’s WPGC Bike Fest Blows Up Big

Maryland International Raceway’s 15th annual WPGC Bike Fest on July 24-26 blew all previous iterations of this always-big event right out of the water. It was Bike Fest on steroids as the world’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—the Mickey Thompson…

NHDRO Dragbike Racing Has Successful Race in Louisville

Louisville is a sports city. The Kentucky Derby, the Doctors of Dunk, Muhammad Ali, and more recently Teddy Bridgewater—all are signatures of the River City’s sports style. But the ‘Ville had never seen anything like NHDRO’s Grudge Reunion—nor has any…

NHDRO Brings the Thrill to the ‘Ville

The Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—NHDRO—is making its first trip to Louisville’s legendary Ohio Valley Dragway one for the ages. Added to July 10-12’s Mid-Season Sizzle is what promises to be the world’s biggest motorcycle grudge race ever—the NHDRO…

Norwalk was the one that Got Away for Ellis and Pippin

Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Chip Ellis and his Junior Pippin-owned PiranaZ Buell were one of the two quickest combinations all weekend at the 9th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. And when numbers one and three qualifiers Hector Arana Jr.…

Ellis and Pippin Start Norwalk in Second

Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Chip Ellis will start Sunday’s 9th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals from the second qualifying position aboard Junior Pippin’s black and pink PiranaZ Buell.   After Ellis led the first round on Friday at Summit…

Chip Ellis and Junior Pippin Take No. 1 Performance to Norwalk

Junior Pippin has long talked about how much power the S&S Pro Stock Motorcycle motors that come out of his shop make. Showing that power on track, though, took a backseat to life and his wife Lisa’s ongoing battle with…

NHDRO Dragbike Racing Gets on the Good Foot at Gateway

NHDRO—the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—brings its track-blistering, good time, high-speed circus to the St. Louis area’s Gateway Motorsports Park for the first time ever. Gateway will thrill to the spectacle of two wheeled speed and culture in a…

Big Entries, Big Motorcycle Drag Racing Wins at MDIR

Jason Miller’s Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League— the world’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, with each event drawing significantly more entries than in previous years. Traditionally a smaller event on the IDBL schedule,…

IDBL Clicks it Up a Gear at MDIR

One month following its breakout 2015 season opener, the 2015 Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League shifts into second with the 29th annual MTC Summer Nationals May 29-31 at Maryland International Raceway. Jason Miller’s crew will have the Budds Creek…

From Dinner to Winner – RS Motorsports Qualifies No. 1 and Wins at MDIR

Multi-time DME Racing Real Street champ Jeremy Teasley showed up for the International Drag Bike League’s Pingel Spring Nationals at Maryland International Raceway without a ride in the class. Bike owner Roger Starrette had decided he was sitting out the…

NHDRO Dragbike Racing Family is Back in Action

The long winter for the NHDRO family is finally over, as the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series officially kicks off a wild fifth season with the May Bike Fest on the super-fine quarter mile at Lucas Oil Raceway in…

DME Shatters Pro Street Records

As early as Friday afternoon, DME Racing showed that the Pingel Spring Nationals—opening round of the 2015 Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League season—wasn’t going to be just another race. Two-time Orient Express Pro Street champion Joey Gladstone blazed the…

IDBL Era Begins in Maryland

A new era in motorcycle drag racing begins April 24-26 on the meticulously prepped quarter mile in Budds Creek as Maryland International Raceway welcomes the opener of the 2015 Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League event—the Pingel Spring Nationals. The…

Big Money Up for Grabs at The Rock’s Spring Motorcycle Drag Race

The Sand Hills of North Carolina will turn green with cold, hard cash when Steve Earwood’s Rockingham Dragway hosts a big money motorcycle drag race on April 17-19, 2015. This race essentially takes the stars and bikes of the most…

A 3.99 and a Win for McKinney in Dallas

“Man, I really want our bike to run a 3,” Scott McKinney said last week. His McKinney Motorsports team was on their way to the Texas Motorplex near Dallas for the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) season opener.   There…

McKinney Collects PDRA Dragbike Spoils

Fresh off their dominating performance at the Manufacturers Cup World Finals at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta, the McKinney Motorsports dragbike team picked up the impressive hardware given out by the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) at their inaugural…

Paquette Motorcycle Drag Racing Winning With and Without Bars

With wheelie bars or without, in Pro Comp or Pro Street, the Mark Paquette Racing team proved up to the task of breaking records and winning in 2014. Everybody knows that Paquette’s turbo-methanol Kawasaki Funnybike is an absolute monster. When…

Dave Vantine Season Wrap-Up

David Vantine and the Pollard Nitrosports team finished off 2014 with a consistent, if not earth-rotating, weekend at the Manufacturers Cup World Finals at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta. The yellow, Greg Pollard-built Top Fuel motorcycle outlasted Sam Wills…

Scary Great MIROCK Season Closes at The Rock

This Halloween weekend will be like no other, as the frighteningly good 2014 Mickey Thompson MIROCK Superbike Series comes to a close with the 16th Annual Lee’s Performance World Finals at Steve Earwood’s Rockingham Dragway in the autumn-cloaked Sand Hills…

Rain Silences Nitro Harleys at The Rock

The 23rd annual Jim McClure Nitro Nationals made it down to the last couple of Top Fuel Harley-Davidsons in the third and final qualifying round before a heavy storm, followed by persistent drizzles, soaked Steve Earwood’s legendary Rockingham Dragway on…

6.83, 10K, 801—it’s in the Dragbike Numbers at MIR

Shattered records are the new normal when the Mickey Thompson MIROCK Superbike Series unloads at Maryland International Raceway, and those records aren’t confined to Budd’s Creek’s super-sticky quarter mile. Huge payouts and stunning entry totals are all part of the…

Big Money, Big Egos at MIR for Battle Royale

There are a lot of Orient Express Pro Street bikes sprinkled all around the US and Caribbean islands that can’t make the trip to Maryland International Raceway for every Mickey Thompson MIROCK Superbike Series event. But when MIR promoter Jason…

NHDRO Finals to Double Up on Action

The silver lining to a rained out event is the promise of two races in one weekend, and the pot of gold at the end of NHDRO’s Summer Celebration rainbow is 2XL action at the Fall Fury Finale. All classes…

RS Dragbike Motorsports Own the Finals

Although they let one win slip away, South Carolina trucker, racer and team owner Roger Starrette’s RS Dragbike Motorsports team has owned the finals during a stretch that started with the Manufacturers Cup DME Summer Finals in Valdosta, continued through…

Another All-DME Pro Street Final at Atco

North Carolina-based DME Racing traveled a little further north than usual last weekend, to New Jersey’s legendary Atco Dragway for the MIROCK Superbike Series’ 45th annual Orient Express Motorcycle U.S. Nationals. But the result was the same—another all-DME, Orient Express…

MIROCK Scorches Atco’s Quarter Mile

New Jersey’s legendary Atco Dragway ranks as one of the world’s spiritual homes of motorcycle drag racing, and the 45th annual Orient Express Motorcycle U.S. Nationals is the nation’s oldest two wheeled, quarter mile event. So when the Mickey Thompson…

Big Dragbike Cash, Big Crash, Low ETs at The Rock

Big money, track records, a dramatic high speed crash, and quickest-ever side-by-sides were all part of the show when the Mickey Thompson MIROCK Superbike Series rolled into Steve Earwood’s Rockingham Dragway for the 18th annual FBR Shop Summer Sizzler on…

NHDRO Thrashes to Race the Rain

NHDRO, the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series, took over the legendary quarter mile of Lucas Oil Raceway for the Summer Celebration during Indy’s Motorcycle Weekend on August 8-10. But just like in Columbus, NHDRO was racing the weather on…

Big Money at Stake in MIROCK’s Return to The Rock

Riding its biggest wave ever, the already huge Mickey Thompson MIROCK Superbike Series makes its return to legendary Rockingham Dragway for the 18th annual FBR Shop Summer Sizzler on August 15-17. And Rockingham owner Steve Earwood is welcoming everyone back…

Indy’s Fastest Motorcycles are at NHDRO this Weekend

Of all the bikes blazing concrete, asphalt, and clay at Indy’s Motorcycle Weekend on August 8-10, the absolute quickest, fastest and loudest will be tearing up Lucas Oil Raceway at NHDRO’s Summer Celebration. Everything from the world’s quickest streetbikes to…

2 x 5 = Top Fuel History at MIR

For the first time ever at a Mickey Thompson MIROCK Superbike Series event, Top Fuel motorcycles took to the meticulously prepped quarter mile at Maryland International Raceway. It was the WPGC Bike Fest this past weekend, July 25-27, and while…

MIR’s WPGC Dragbike Fest goes NITRO!

What makes the most anticipated event on the motorcycle drag racing and culture calendar better? Nitro! For the first time ever at a Mickey Thompson MIROCK Superbike Series event, Top Fuel motorcycles will light the sky and rotate the earth…

Teasley, Knight Double at NHDRO Dragbike Sizzle

Jeremy Teasley took two McIntosh Machine & Fabrication Pro Street wins as the NHDRO Mid Season Sizzle went off cleanly despite intermittent rain delays this past weekend, July 11-13, at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. With three-time MIRock…

NHDRO Dragbikes Back Home Again in Indy

Following its annual journey to legendary National Trail Raceway, the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—NHDRO—returns home to Indianapolis and the Big Daddy track of them all. NHDRO’s Mid Season Sizzle will positively scorch Lucas Oil Raceway on the west…

Pro Extreme Motorcycle Champion Eric McKinney Wins Martin

Pro Extreme Motorcycle champion Eric McKinney won the PDRA Summer Drags at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, MI on June 27-28, 2014. McKinney qualified second with a 4.075 in a tight field behind Terry Schweigert’s 4.072. Eric’s McKinney Motorsports…