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Z1 900 Smashes World Record and Sells for $50K at Mecum Motorcycle Auction!

The vintage motorcycle collector market has been on a sharp rise for the past decade but even the most knowledgeable insiders could not have predicted what happened at South Point Casino in late January. The market for the iconic 1973…

NHRA Introduces Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge

NHRA and Mission Foods, the world’s leading brand for tortillas and wraps, have partnered together for the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge, an exciting new race program for the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. Beginning at the NHRA…

A Valuable Lesson to Be Learned on Social Media

Here is a story I would like to share for everyone’s benefit. I got a call this week and was informed a NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle team was potentially searching for a rider to add to the team and completely…

Should NHRA Require Pro Stock Motorcycle Racers to Wear Boots?

NHRA has always been an organization focused on safety. It was the highest priority  for the league’s late founder, the great Wally Parks.  Perhaps one weakness of the primarily four-wheeled organization is understanding the niche nuisances of the motorcycle classes.…

Rockingham Dragway Resurfacing Project Moving Along

One of the most historic and legendary drag strips in the world, Rockingham Dragway is in the process of getting a major upgrade.  The new owners of the facility are working to add 800 feet of fresh concrete to the…

Keystone Raceway Goes to Work on Major Upgrade

Over the past two decades Keystone Raceway in New Alexandria, Pa. has seen some significant upgrades.  Hats off to track president Greg Miller who is continuing the process by working to replace the guardrails with concrete retaining walls. This is…

zMAX Dragway and Chicagoland to Host First-Ever SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff Rounds

The new SuperMotocross League announced that zMAX Dragway and Chicagoland Speedway will host the first-ever SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff Rounds in September after the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship and AMA Pro Motocross Championship both conclude. SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff…

Telling the Trick-Tools Story with NHRA and White Alligator Racing

Iowa-based metal fabrication tool specialists Trick-Tools is looking to NHRA, Pro Stock Motorcycle, White Alligator Racing (WAR), and rookie rider Chase Van Sant to spread the word about their business. “We are super-excited to race the 2023 season with Trick-Tools…

Is 2023 the Winter for Your Project Build?

New year, new goals, new opportunities, and new builds baby! Not sure we could find too many people to lament the passing of 2022, but everyone can look forward to new builds for a new year. There’s no time like…

Sturgis Motorcycles as Art Exhibit Changes Direction

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycles As Art Exhibition is changing format for its upcoming 15th anniversary as the exhibition’s curator, photographer Michael Lichter, moves into an advisory role. Following an incredible run of 14 themed exhibitions at the Sturgis Buffalo…

Will the New Electric “Harley” Livewire S2 Del Mar Be the Hottest Bike of 2023?

Harley-Davidson spun off its electric motorcycle operations into a dedicated EV brand last year with its big LiveWire launch. LiveWire inherited the LiveWire One electric motorcycle from Harley, which made LiveWire’s second model its first to actually be developed under…

Rest in Peace Motorsports Icon Ken Block

The new year is off to a rough start for the motorsports community who must mourn the loss of action sports megastar Ken Block. Davey Coombs President of MX Sports Pro Racing wrote, “Everything that Ken Block did in his…

Flyin Ryan Oehler’s Annual Tampa Bay Race Rental Party Sees Rookie Shine

We take you to Showtime Dragstrip near Clearwater, FL, where first time drag racer Adam Regan earns the respect of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer “Flyin” Ryan Oehler at the annual party at the Tampa Bay Race Rentals headquarters. There…

Summit Motorsports Park Named 2022 Track of the Year by NHRA

Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio has been named 2022 Track of the Year by the National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) and the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) North Central Division. The NMCA Track of the Year honor was presented…

Drag Illustrated World Series of Pro Mod to Air on CBS Sports

The 2023 Drag Illustrated World Series of Pro Mod will air on CBS Sports, event officials announced Thursday during a press conference at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show in Indianapolis. Masters Entertainment Group will produce the show covering the…

AHDRA Increasing Hawaya Racing Pro Fuel Purse

The AHDRA All-American motorcycle drag racing series is proud to announce an increase in the guaranteed winner’s purse from $1600.00 to $2000.00 per event for the Hawaya Racing Pro Fuel class for the 2023 race season. “Big thanks to Johnny…

2023 Man Cup Schedule

The 2023 Man Cup schedule has been released, minus an event to be announced. It will be a year of transition for the series as “Hollywood” Broderick Jackson officially takes ownership from founder Jay Regan.  New this year will be…

2023 NHDRO Schedule

The 2023 NHDRO schedule is out and features three weekends, with two races slated for each event.  There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and the Cycledrag Facebook page (Please like here) and more will…

NHRA Announces Call Out Event for Pro Stock Motorcycle

NHRA has unveiled the category schedule for the four professional categories in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series for the 2023 season, as well as the announcement of highly-anticipated NHRA All-Star Callout events in both Pro Stock and Pro…

5 Miles of Bikers Make Christmas Miracles Happen with Bert’s Toy Run

Ride along with us as Paul Teutul Sr. from Orange Choppers leads this massive line of motorcycles through St. Petersburg, Fla for Bert’s Toy run. It’s all to benefit children in need. The full 2-hour broadcast There are more videos…

Old-School Muncie Dragway Extends Partnership with IHRA

Muncie Dragway is far from a cookie-cutter race track. The Albany, Indiana drag strip, which opened on Easter Sunday 1960, still has an old-school feel. Those who race there love its character and that it takes a different skill set…

NHRA Announces Multiple Promotions, Three New Division Directors

NHRA officials announced the promotion of Mike Rice to Senior Director of Competition and the addition of Matt DeYoung as Division Director of the Pacific Division (Division 7).   Rice, who started with NHRA in 2001, served as the Division…

New IHRA Owner Larry Jeffers’ Letter to Members and Member Tracks

New IHRA owner Larry Jeffers sent the following letter to his members and member tracks ahead of the thanksgiving holiday – Since we’ve become owners of the IHRA, we’ve emphasized how committed we are to the grassroots, Sportsman racing. But,…

Vance & Hines and Angelle Sampey Part Ways

The Vance & Hines NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle team announced today that it has parted ways with three-time world champion Angelle Sampey after three seasons. “Vance & Hines has a heritage of success on the track, and 2022 was a…

A1 Cycles Shop Tour

Join us for this inside look at top Harley Bagger racer and Nitro Harley racer Mike Beland of A1 Cycles There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and the Cycledrag Facebook page (Please like here)…

What Paul Teutul Sr. Is Up to Now

We caught up with legendary Orange County Chopper builder Paul Teutul Sr. during the St. Pete Bike Fest to see what he’s up to now. In this Paul Teutul Sr. Interview we talk about the new home of Orange County…

Matt Smith Reaches Hallowed Ground With 6th NHRA Title

With three championships in four years entering the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, Matt Smith had already put together an impressive recent run in Pro Stock Motorcycle. But the veteran standout had even more history on his…

Karen Stoffer Announces Pro Stock Motorcycle Retirement after 17 Years in Class

After 17 years in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class Karen Stoffer’s husband Gary made her retirement from the class official with this post on Facebook.   “Well… That’s a rap! 17 full seasons with 14 top 10. We have…

Lucas Oil Signs Multi-Year Extension With NHRA

NHRA officials announced today that Lucas Oil Products, the world leader and distributor of high-performance automotive additives and lubricates, will continue as the sponsor of the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and “Official Oil of NHRA” as part of a…

AMRA 2023 Schedule

The AMRA (American Motorcycle Racing Association) released its 2023 schedule. The six-race tour gets started in late March and again concludes in October at Rockingham Dragway. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and the…

2023 NHRA on Fox TV Schedule

Starting with a must-see FOX broadcast to open the 2023 season in Gainesville, NHRA and FOX Sports today announced the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule for the upcoming season. All 21 races, plus the two Pep Boys NHRA…

NHRA and Pro Stock Motorcycle Class Anticipating Return to Chicago in 2023

With excitement high for the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series’ return to Route 66 Raceway during the 2023 season, tickets are now on sale for the upcoming 23rd annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance, which takes…

A1 Cycles Shop Tour

Enjoy this inside look at the shop of Nitro Harley racer Michael Beland and his A1 Cycles headquarters. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and the Cycledrag Facebook page (Please like here) and more…

NHRA and Pomona Fairplex Reach Longterm Deal Through 2033 Season

Officials at NHRA and the Fairplex today announced an exciting long-term extension between the two longtime partners, ensuring NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series action will take place at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip through at least the 2033 season. The…

In-N-Out Burger Named Title Sponsor of NHRA Finals and Pomona Drag Strip

NHRA and In-N-Out Burger announced today that In-N-Out Burger, California’s first drive-thru hamburger stand, has been named the title sponsor of both the In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip and the In-N-Out NHRA Finals as part of an exciting multi-year partnership that…

Rockingham Legend Steve Earwood Reflects on 30 Years Of Ownership on Final Weekend

Steve Earwood has owned Rockingham Dragway for nearly 31 years and at this weekend’s AMRA AHDRA Jim McClure Nationals he says goodbye, as the track will officially be sold following the event. During a rain delay, we catch up with…

PDRA 2023 Schedule, Celebrating 10 Years of Racing

The Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) will celebrate 10 years of all-eighth-mile championship drag racing with an eight-race tour in 2023. The 2023 schedule includes stops at staple PDRA facilities like Virginia Motorsports Park and GALOT Motorsports Park, as well…

Chris Moore Makes History With First No-Bar 5 Second Run

Chris Moore made history when he put his turbo GSXR 1000 grudge bike in the five-second zone at the Horsepower Hustle at Virginia Motorsports Park. It marks the first time a non-Top Fuel Motorcycle hit the fives. Even more impressive…

Electric Vehicles to Compete For NHRA National Championships

It’s a huge weekend for the NHRA Summit Racing Series, the world’s largest motorsports program, and electric drag racing, when it comes to racer participation, as 40 standout competitors will race for a national championship as part of the NHRA…

Legendary Owner Steve Earwood Nearing the Finish Line at Rockingham Dragway

It’s the end of an era.  Steve Earwood has owned Rockingham Dragway for more than 30 years and will step away on Oct. 31, closing out a career at Rockingham that has transformed the dragstrip. The wood paneling in Steve…

Why They Don’t Build Double Engine Drag Bikes Anymore

We take you to one of the most special motorcycle drag races and in existence, the 50th running of the Truett and Osborn Bike Drags from Kansas International Dragway, to see the amazing Top Fuel Harleys, Turbo Hayabusa and ZX14r…

What It Costs to Build a 7-Second Street Tire Harley

In the world of high performance Harley Davidson motorcycle drag racing a 7 second street tire motorcycle takes a lot of money, know how and talent to build. In this video we take you to the 6th annual Kadafe Bike…

2022 XDA Champions Crowned

XDA Champions Win Battle with Mother Nature The 30th annual DME Racing Fall Nationals concluded the 2022 motorcycle drag racing season at Maryland International Raceway. XDA’s fifth season crowned thirteen champions as the MIROCK-IDBL-XDA legacy continues to evolve and grow.…

Cycledrag Motorcycle Race Provides Big Thrills at US 131 Motorsports Park

If you build it, they will come.  The biggest Harley-Davidson pro bagger field in history, a full slate of wickedly fast vintage two strokes, and thrilling side-by-side racing by some of the most talented motorcycle drag racers in the Midwest…

World’s Fastest Baggers to Battle for $10K at US 131 Michigan Sept. 17

The world’s quickest and fastest Harley Davidson Baggers will be making their way to Martin, Michigan for one of the richest and most exciting races in history.  As if the weekend of Sept. 16-18 at US 131 Motorsports Park was…

IHRA Continuing Sportsman Programs for 2023 and Beyond

The Ironman trophy is the ultimate prize for IHRA-member racers.    It symbolizes the best of the best at International Hot Rod Association special events like the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Hagerty and Moser Engineering, the IHRA Ironman Classic,…

NHRA Releases Full 2023 Schedule

NHRA officials today announced the details of the full 2023 Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule, which will include a pair of Pep Boys NHRA All-Star Callout races in Gainesville and Indianapolis, as well as a return to the fan-favorite…

Chris “Nitro Voodoo” Matheson Championship Season Recap

Please join us in congratulating Chris “Nitro Voodoo” Matheson on an 8th Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle championship. Here is a full recap of his wild and exciting season. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here)…

“Flyin” Ryan Oehler Partners with El Bandido Yankee Tequila for Remaining 2022 Season

NHRA Camping World Pro Stock Motorcycle National Event Champion and owner of Flyin Ryan Racing, Ryan Oehler announces Wednesday he will partner with El Bandido Yankee Tequila for the remaining of the 2022 season with the debut of the partnership…

NHRA to Open 2023 Season in Gainesville

NHRA officials announced the dates for the first four races for the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule today, as the upcoming season will open March 9-12 with the 54th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville…

Cycledrag Facebook Live Video Gets 31 Million Views and Counting at James Surber Race

The social media algorithm gods smiled on Cycledrag as a live broadcast on the Cycledrag.com Facebook page at the James Surber All Bike Shootout from Samoa Drag Strip in Eureka, Ca., Sunday July 10 soared to over 31 million views…

NHRA on Fox Team Wins Six Telly Awards

NHRA and its broadcasting team was recently honored with six prestigious Telly awards for video excellence during the 2021 season and the beginning of the 2022 campaign. The team has now been recognized with 25 Telly awards over the past…

Drag Racing Mourns Loss of Legendary Promoter Bill Bader Sr.

As I entered the motorcycle pits at the the world’s largest independent drag race last season, the illustrious Norwalk Night Under Fire, I was overcome with excitement as Bill Bader Jr. and his team gave Cycledrag a coveted opportunity to…

Fueled by Disrespect, Larry “Spiderman” McBride Wins Big at Mid West Drag Racing Series

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride dominated his first appearance in the brand new Nitro Bike, eighth-mile class at the Mid West Drag Racing Series at World Wide Technology Park near St. Louis, Mo., June 17-18, qualifying No. 1…

NHRA Draws Large TV Audience for Bristol Race

The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series broadcast on the FOX network yielded impressive results on Sunday, as nearly 900,000 viewers tuned in for NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals eliminations at Bristol Dragway.   FOX’s NHRA coverage of eliminations in Bristol…

Chris “Nitro Voodoo” Matheson Among Australian Drag Racing Greats With 8th Top Fuel Championship

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Chris “Nitro Voodoo” Matheson is continuing to cement his place in motorcycle drag racing history after securing the Inaugural Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Championship, crowning “Matho” an eight-time national champion.    Matheson…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine Added to NHRA Maple Grove Race

NHRA officials announced Top Fuel Motorcycle Superstars Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vanitne have been added to the upcoming Pep Boys NHRA Nationals on Sept. 15-18 at Maple Grove Raceway. Pro Stock car has also been added as the track…

Top Fuel Harley Behind The Scenes

In NHRA Top Fuel Nitro Harley motorcycle drag racing, things can go wrong and fail when you have a 1,000 pound drag bike with 1,000 horsepower running on nitromethane. In this video we take you to the NHRA Virginia Nationals…

How Spiderman Shattered the Speed Record and Got Back to the NHRA

Larry “Spiderman” McBride made the most of his first NHRA drag racing appearance in nearly 20 years as he set a world record for speed on Top Fuel Motorcycle at a staggering 268 mph. In this video we explain how…

West Coast Motorcycle Scene Comes Alive at Motorcycle Mania

Motorcycle Mania in Sacramento, CA is like a rally and a drag bike race all rolled into one with a bike show, stunt contest where tires get destroyed, and a competitive and entertaining motorcycle drag race. In this video we…

50th Running of the Truett and Osborn Bike Drags, Aug. 20-21

Fifty years. Half a century, it is an amount of time said to put anything through the roughest trials. The Truett and Osborn All-Motorcycle Drags is a testament to this fact. One of the longest, if not the longest running…

Mady Ayesh Named First Female Director in NHRA History with South Central Division Appointment

NHRA officials announced today that Mady Ayesh has been named the NHRA’s South Central Division (Division 4) Division Director, becoming the first female Division Director in NHRA history. Division 4 serves member tracks in Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma,…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Believes He Can Go 270 MPH

In an incredible showcase of speed, Larry “Spiderman” McBride delivered the fastest motorcycle pass in drag racing history on Saturday at Virginia Motorsports Park, making a historic Top Fuel Motorcycle run during the weekend’s Virginia NHRA Nationals. McBride’s spectacular blast…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Shatters Speed Record with 268 MPH NHRA Blast

Drag bike legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride made the most of his first appearance at a NHRA national event in nearly 20 years with the fastest run in the history of motorcycle drag racing at a staggering 268 mph. “It’s kind…

Rockingham Dragway Getting Major Upgrade to Timing System

Rockingham Dragway owner Steve Earwood has announced the latest in a series of upgrades to the venerable Division 2 track: a complete electronic makeover. Through an agreement with Bob Brockmeyer, founder and CEO of Compulink, the existing Compulink scoring and…

Electric Drag Racing Class Added to Summit National Championship Program

Already the world’s largest motorsports program when it comes to racer participation, the NHRA Summit Racing Series is set to grow even more during the 2022 season with the addition of the new electric vehicle (EV) class.   Boasting as…

Orange County Choppers Next Big Project Announced at OCC Bike Night

There is some big Orange County Choppers news and we get it straight from the man himself Paul Teutul Sr. at an entertaining and wild bike night at his new OCC Roadhouse and Museum in the St. Petersburg / Clearwater…

Kenny Koretsky Purchases Maple Grove Raceway

The Koretsky family are now proud owners of a drag strip, as veteran NHRA racer Kenny Koretsky and his family, which includes his sons Kenny Jr. and current Pro Stock driver Kyle, has officially purchased Maple Grove Raceway, which is…

Milan Dragway Joins NHRA Member Track Lineup

 NHRA officials announced Michigan’s Milan Dragway as the latest addition to the NHRA Member Track roster.   Located in Milan, Mich., Milan Dragway is co-owned and operated by Perry Merlo and Harold Bullock.   Merlo and Bullock obtained ownership of…

NHRA to Hold Final Wild Horse Pass National Event in 2023

The final NHRA Arizona Nationals will take place during the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season as Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park finishes its run on the NHRA circuit.   After providing nearly 40 years of drag racing…

Steve Huff Sets New Electric Vehicle Speed Record

March 15th, 2022 at Orlando Speed World Dragway during a private test session, Team Carrell, Huff & Barger became the World’s Fastest electric vehicle in the ¼ mile setting the record at 202.52mph.  This is an increase of the record…

Trick-Tools and White Alligator Racing Partner-Up for Success

Metal fabrication tool and equipment retailing powerhouse Trick-Tools is excited to announce their partnership with Jerry Savoie’s White Alligator Racing (WAR) Pro Stock Motorcycle Team for the 2022 racing season. Trick-Tools made the announcement on social media during the NHRA…

New Electric Speed Record Established

Leading electric dragster racer and cancer survivor Steve Huff left his Seattle, Wash. shop in mid-February with one goal in mind – run over 201.37 mph to take the overall electric speed record.  The first stop was NHRA’s Arizona Nationals…

Don Garlits International Hall of Fame Ceremony, Force Cracks up Crowd

Enjoy some photos from “Big Daddy” Don Garlits 2022 International Drag Racing Hall of Fame ceremony from Gainesville, Fla. In this video, colorful legends Garlits and John Force crack up the crowd. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube…

XDA Pit Bike Policy For 2022

In an effort to keep its racers safe, XDA sent out the following information –  Attention in the Pits… We MUST correct the behavior of the few that are putting the XDA in jeopardy, so that we can continue to…

Nitro Harleys Cancelled for NHRA Gainesville, Could Still Appear This Season

The two-wheel drag racing world was dealt some bad news when Cycledrag announced the Nitro Harley NHRA season-opener, slated for the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., March 10-13 had been cancelled due to lack of participation. The category has suffered…

Sampey and Krawiec to Race V&H Suzukis, New Role for Hines

Vance & Hines today announced details of its 2022 campaign to earn the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship, with a trio of former NHRA champions leading the charge. Andrew Hines will step up to the role of full-time Crew Chief…

Mecum Las Vegas 2022 Motorcycle Auction Takes January Sales to $239 Million

With January 2022 now in the rearview, Mecum Auctions has once again put its official stamp of unparalleled success into the record books with total sales from the world’s largest collector car auction and the world’s largest motorcycle auction reaching…

Pomona Gets a Fresh New Surface

Racers attending the 62nd Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona will be able to enjoy a freshly ground, polished, and prepped racing surface at the first race of the 2022 NHRA Camping World…

New Logo and Return to MIR Acronym for Maryland International Raceway

Maryland International Raceway is reviving the MIR acronym after Royce Miller’s recent purchase of the famed facility from IRG Sports & Entertainment (IRGSE). For the past five years the facility operated under the MDIR moniker.  This change brings a new…

The Loss of a Nitro Harley Legend, Godspeed Donald “DJ” Johnson

Motorcycle drag racing lost one of its greatest and most colorful and influential tuners and builders of all-time when Donald “DJ” Johnson passed away on Saturday January 15th.  With his signature “Nitro Santa” beard, laid back demeanor and perpetual cigarette…

World’s Largest Vintage Motorcycle Auction Returns to Las Vegas

Since 1992, the global vintage and antique motorcycle community has associated Las Vegas in January with one thing: the annual Mecum motorcycle auction, and this year will be no exception as 1,750 collectible motorcycles cross the auction block at the…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racers Come out for Tampa Bay Race Rental Grand Opening

What will happen when average Joes take on NHRA drag racing pros in brand new Ford Mustangs in this fun big money shootout at the launch of Tampa Bay Race Rentals at Showtime Dragstrip in Clearwater, Fla – a spot…

Damon Motors New 170mph HyperFighter Colossus Electric Motorcycle

CES 2022, the premier consumer technology showcase event saw a lot of innovative offerings. Canadian company Damon Motors is not to be left out of the shindig as it showcased its new lineup of super-fast electric motorcycles called the HyperFighter…

New Grudge Series Announced

Cecil Towner has released the dates for a new grudge series coming this year, the Horsepower Hustle.  “I’m really excited for this,” Towner said. “We are going to some great tracks.” March 18-19 / Galot Motorsports April 8-9 / South…

Drag Bike Racing Mourns the Loss of Charlie Prophit

Motorcycle drag racing was dealt a crushing blow with the passing of kind-hearted Pro Mod racer Charlie Profit. Profit fell from his roof and later succumbed to his injuries. On Facebook his wife Virginia Smith Profit wrote, “This was my…

Two Stroke World Record Broken

It’s a two stroke drag bike race gone wrong…and right, that we will never forget. You will see plenty of drag bike fails but you will also see a 2 stroke drag racing world record as the nitrous Kawasaki H2…

A Walk Around PRI 2021

Come with Larry “Spiderman “ McBride and Cycledrag as we take you on a tour of the people, parts, businesses and more of the world’s largest Motorsports trade show, the Performance Racing Industry PRI Show from the Indiana Convention Center.…

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Championship Gets Global Coverage

Top Fuel Australia has today announced that Burson Auto Parts has agreed to a minimum two year deal to become naming rights partner of the Australian Top Fuel Championship (ATFC). The deal helps boosts the exposure of prominent Australian Top…

Drag Bike Racing Mourns the Loss of Rich Regan

One of the nicest men you could ever meet at the motorcycle drag races was Rich Regan, brother of Man Cup owner Jay Regan. Rich could be often found at the man Cup registration trailer, eager to assist customers in…

Kawasaki to Launch Electric Motorcycle Line

The is some news coming out of Kawasaki that may downright shock you.  At the start of October, Kawasaki officially reformed its motorcycle business—previously called “Kawasaki Heavy Industries Motorcycle & Engine”—into a new company simply called Kawasaki Motors, and now…

MTC’s New Air Assist Clutch Explained

Here Eric Hochstetler of MTC Engineering explains the new Gen 2 air assist clucth that is helping many racers reach new heights. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and the Cycledrag.com Facebook page (Please…

Watch Andy Simon Shatter Harley Bagger World Record

The great Andy Simon did it again, this time crushing the Harley Davidson Street Bagger drag racing world record with a stunning pass of 7.70 at the All Harley Drag Racing World Finals From Gainesville raceway! Enjoy the sound and…

The Pioneers of Pro Stock Motorcycle: 1973-2000 – Part 2

Motorcycle drag racing journalist John Stein is back with his multi-part series dedicated to the Pro Stock Motorcycle class. Click here, if you have not checked out Part 1 yet. It’s great reading. Bob Carpenter In many ways Bob Carpenter…

The Birth of Pro Stock Motorcycle: Part 1

Although not the fastest or loudest or flashiest form of motorcycle drag racing, Pro Stock Motorcycle has nevertheless become synonymous with the sport. News organizations as prestigious as the “New York Times” cover it, and companies as large Fortune 500…

Royce Miller Enters Agreement to Reacquire Maryland International Raceway

The Miller family owned and operated Maryland International Raceway for 25 years, from 1990 to 2014 and then sold the facility to IRG Sports & Entertainment in 2015. Royce stayed on with IRG for the last seven years as the…

Major Announcement on the Future of Harley Bagger Drag Racing

If you are competitor, builder or fan in the Harley Bagger drag racing world check out what Andy Simon Jr, Paul Watson of Lumbee Racing and Bill Rowe of the AHDRA announced in the media suite at Gainesville Raceway. There…

SEMA 2021 – Everything You Need to See

Join us for a VIP behind the scenes look at the 2021 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We speak with Motorsports announcers Ralph Sheheen and Joe Castello about what makes SEMA so special, talk to NHRA Pro…

Harley Pan America Review

As of late Harley Davison has taken some big departures from the norm to held aid slowing motorcycle sales, i.e. the electric Harley Livewire that never seemed to catch on. In this video we explain why Harley got it right…

Sportsman Summit National Championship

It’s an old school Kawasaki KZ drag bike vs. a stretched Suzuki Hayabusa for the NHRA Summit Sportsman drag racing championship from the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The toughest racers in the country are ready to battle for…