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Explaining “PlayNHRA” – Title Sponsor of Virginia Nationals

NHRA officials announced today that PlayNHRA, a new initiative that provides fans opportunities to engage in fantasy games, gaming, and betting for NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series events, has been named the title sponsor for the upcoming Virginia Nationals…

2025 Suzuki GSXR 1000 First Look

Suzuki announced its first wave of exciting 2025 motorcycles and ATVs today. Giving a sample of what’s to come for 2025, today’s announcement covers a selection of models from a wide group of segments. From DualSport, Sport, Cruiser, Scooter, Offroad,…

Motorcycles As Art Exhibit Lineup for Sturgis

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s renowned Motorcycles As Art Exhibit is going big for 2024 with a full roster of celebrated motorcycle builders and artists taking part in the 16th annual show. Carrying on Michael Lichter’s tradition, who established and curated the…

Industry Support for SEMA Grows to 5 Year High

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is preparing for a momentous event this year. More than 2,400 brands will exhibit at the 2024 SEMA Show, including hundreds of new companies revealing their products and services.    “The industry continues to…

“Hogslayer” and Other Famous Machines to Headline Diamond Anniversary of Dragstalgia at Santa Pod

It is Diamond Anniversary time for British drag racing. When Europe’s premier historic drag race, Dragstalgia, takes place at Santa Pod Raceway in July, its focus will fall on the events which gave birth to the sport in Britain six…

Bret Michaels to Play Sturgis

Multi-platinum music icon and reality TV superstar Bret Michaels is coming to the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® for the final Friday of the Sturgis Rally. The world-famous solo artist and frontman for the legendary heavy metal outfit Poison will…

Tony Stewart Partners with Don Shumacher Racing

DSR Performance has partnered with Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series, with the Brownsburg, Indiana-based company providing championship-winning performance parts on Tony Stewart’s Top Fuel Dragster and on the Dodge//SRT Hellcat Funny Car of…

Trim-Tex and Bilick Run Top 3 in NASCAR Debut

It was mission accomplished for Trim-Tex Drywall Solutions as the team’s debut as a primary sponsor in NASCAR went very well with Josh Bilicki climbing up to third in a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. The only downfall for Bilick was…

New Ice Cream Bowl Trophies to Debut in Norwalk

The Ice Cream Scoop trophies given to winners of the annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio are coveted and cherished. Racers who have hoisted them in the winner’s circle are happy to have…

NHRA on Fox TV Team Earns 10 Telly Awards for Video Excellence

The NHRA announced today that its broadcasting team was honored with 10 prestigious Telly awards, including a pair of Gold Tellys.   The 10 overall Telly awards, which honor excellence in video and television across all screens, marks an incredible…

Joey Gladstone Selling His Vance & Hines Pro Stock Suzuki Hayabusa

One of the top motorcycle drag racers in the world has listed his Vance & Hines Pro Stock Suzuki Hayabusa for sale. Gladstone, who built a reputation one of the top no-bar racers in the world, enjoyed a career best…

Life Lessons Learned in Passing of Eddy Kiihnl (1961 – 2024)

I got some bad news when I got back from the NHRA race Chicago. My friend Eddy Kiihnl lost his battle with cancer after a valiant fight. Eddy reached out to me last year after doctors gave him the bad…

Bill Bader Jr. Discusses His Bid For SEMA Board

Bill Bader is both a thinker and a doer. He continuously comes up with ways to make something better and more beneficial, and then he does what needs to be done to make it happen. When it seems impossible or…

Mission Foods Backs Turn 10 at Road America

Mission Foods and Road America announced today that Mission Foods will proudly serve as the Title Sponsor of Road America’s popular Beach Viewing Area and Turn 10 Bridge. The multi-year agreement also names Mission Foods the Official Tortillas and Tortilla…

Dasha Added to Music Lineup at Sturgis Buffalo Chip

One of the most anticipated nights of the rally just got a whole lot more star-studded with up-and-coming country star Dasha performing live at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® on Tuesday, Aug. 6 prior to a performance from the…

NHRA Fans Will Be Able to Legally Gamble on Races in Bristol

NHRA announced today an exciting and landmark step forward for the company with the launch of PlayNHRA, an innovative new initiative that will provide fans opportunities to engage in fantasy games, gaming, and betting for NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing…

Norwalk Ready to Host Summit Racing Series Team Finals

NHRA North Central Division is home to some of the finest racers in the region, and that is one of the reasons it is known as the Land of the Winners. They put in the work and they are passionate,…

NHRA Enters Exclusive Global Sports Betting Data Agreement

NHRA officials announced today an exclusive partnership with ALT Sports Data, a leading provider of cutting-edge sports data and analytics solutions. As part of the agreement, ALT Sports Data will become the sole distributor of sports betting data for NHRA…

Norwalk’s Bill Bader Begins Campaign for SEMA Board

Summit Motorsports Park president Bill Bader is officially beginning his campaign for a seat with the SEMA Board of Directors, and by all means, he would make the most of his time in that seat and the benefits to the…

Upgrade Your Hayabusa Cush Damper from Voodoo

Rob Uecker of Voodoo Custom Motorcycle components has done an amazing job producing a multitude of quality components for sport bike performance enthusiasts and drag bike racers. Uecker is at it again with these slick polyurethane cush dampers to replace…

Another Big Name Added to Sturgis Buffalo Chip Music Lineup

The Best Party Anywhere® is calling in a “Metal Health” day on Monday, Aug. 5 with ‘80s heavy metal gods Quiet Riot performing on the legendary Wolfman Jack main stage prior to a performance from Aaron Lewis. The Sturgis Rally…

Chris Bostick Welcomes The Surf to NHRA in Style

With a new sponsor and several updates to his Pro Stock Motorcycle, Chris Bostick left the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway just outside of Charlotte feeling optimistic about the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season before him.  The…

Amkus Named Official Rescue Tools of NHRA

NHRA officials announced today that AMKUS Rescue Systems, which has been an industry leader in motorsports for more than 40 years, will continue as the “Official Rescue Tools of NHRA” as part of a multi-year agreement. It continues a lengthy…

Bates Leathers Hall of Fame Showroom and New Nitro Harley Boots

It was great to catch up with the ladies from Bates Leathers Dana and Dawn Grindle from Bates Leathers at the headquarters in Long Beach, Calif. to get a close look at the Bates Hall of Fame showroom and the…

Godspeed “APE” Jay Eshbach

The motorcycle drag racing community was dealt a crushing blow when the founder of APE (American Performance Engineering) Raceparts passed away this past Friday. Eshbach built a motorcycle drag racing empire in the Mohave Desert, right across from legendary Willow…

Godspeed Chris Miller of the XDA and Maryland International Raceway

On Thursday April 11th Maryland International Raceway announced the passing of Chris Miller, son of MIR owner Royce Miller and co-owner of the XDA with his brother Jason. I spent so many hours in the tower working with Chris over…

Introducing the NHRA Pingel Top Fuel Motorcycle Series

It is perhaps the biggest announcement in the history of Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racing. With the addition of Pingel Enterprise as a class sponsor, Top Fuel Motorcycles will officially compete for championship points at four NHRA Mission Food National…

Hayabusa 25th Anniversary Celebration Set for NHRA Charlotte Race

Coming off the success of the inaugural Hayabusa Homecoming held at the National Hot Rod Association’s Pomona World Finals in November, Suzuki Motor USA invites Suzuki owners to join another Hayabusa Homecoming, a commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the…

Kawasaki Celebrates 40th Anniversary of The Ninja With Striking Livery

Kawasaki has attracted a ton of attention with their new, striking livery to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Ninja. Check it out. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and like the Cycledrag Facebook…

NHRA Summit Sportsman National Championship to Again Take Place in Las Vegas

A chance to race for a national championship in Las Vegas is again on the line for competitors in the NHRA Summit Racing Series, the world’s largest motorsports program when it comes to racer participation, as the 2024 Summit E.T.…

NHRA Ticketing Team Wins Award For Innovation

NHRA was recently awarded with the “Innovation of the Year” at the PACnet Annual Star Awards in Los Angeles following the creation of its new Team Ticket & Credential Ordering Portal. The PACnet Annual Star Awards honors top performers within…

Sturgis Residents Will Have Opportunity to Vote on Proposed Street Race

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the Black Hills of South Dakota is no doubt one of the biggest and most iconic motorcycle gatherings of the year. In our ever changing and competitive world of live events, officials continue to search…

Another Rare Kawasaki Z2 About to Go Up For Bid

This past January an ultra-rare 1974 Kawasaki Z2 750 hit the auction at Mecum Motorcycle Auction in Las Vegas, Nev. and was covered extensively by Cycledrag.  Unfortunately a problem with the V.I.N., prevented the authenticity of the motorcycle from being…

How Josh Herrin Was Able to Capture Back-to-Back Daytona 200 Victories

A nearly perfect race by Josh Herrin and his No. 2 Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati team gave him a dominant performance in winning his second straight and third overall DAYTONA 200 at Daytona International Speedway.   Herrin had to wait…

NHRA Makes Triumphant Return to Arizona After Event’s Tumultuous History

After a banner event in 2023, NHRA officials and teams were prepared to bid goodbye to the fan-favorite NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix. It was the second consecutive season where race fans though they were perhaps attending tehur very last…

Matt Smith Reveals Inside Information on the Pro Stock Motorcycle Class in Scathing Hot Take

Cycledrag caught up with six-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith after his runner-up performance at the NHRA Gatornationals where he saw his Buell get outrun by about a tenth by the Vance & Hines Suzuki of Gaige Herrera.…

PRO Announces the Formation of PRO Promotions, LLC, a For-Profit Business Entity

On the heels of its successful PRO Superstar Shootout event in Bradenton, Florida (February 8-10, 2024), The Professional Racers Owners Organization, Inc. (PRO), a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) business organization whose membership consists of the most popular and prestigious drag racing teams…

Suzuki Kicks Off 2024 Demo Tour in Daytona

Suzuki Motor USA LLC (Suzuki) has kicked off its 2024 Demo Tour with a full range of exciting 2024 models to demo ride and will be on the scene at some of motorcycling’s highest-profile events, as well as visiting Suzuki…

Suzuki Reorganizes Business

Suzuki Motor USA, LLC (SMO) announces that Suzuki Manufacturing of America Corporation, (SMAC) has become a 100% subsidiary of SMO effective, March 1, 2024. SMAC, founded in 2001 and based in Rome, Georgia, is Suzuki’s All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) manufacturing facility. For over…

Special Tribute to Legendary Team Owner Don Schumacher Planned for this Season

NHRA officials announced a special celebration of life for motorsports icon Don Schumacher will take place at his home track, Route 66 Raceway in Chicago, on Friday, May 17 during the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented…

NHRA Announces New Program to Salute Vets

NHRA announced today a special “NHRA Honors” program that will take place during the 2024 season, beginning with the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on March 7-10. The program will honor all military members, veterans, first responders and…

Massive Party at Buffalo Chip Planned for Sturgis Kick Off

The Best Party Anywhere® will launch the 84th annual Sturgis Rally with a party unlike any other on earth. The annual Buffalo Chip Official Sturgis Rally Kickoff Party™ will start the rally with a day packed with fun events Friday,…

Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) Gets New Board Memeber

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Drady to its board of directors. Drady has been a lifetime supporter of drag racing and directly involved for the past 15 years through not…

Hinder Added to Sturgis Buffalo Chip 2024 Festival Lineup

The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® adds post-grunge hit-makers Hinder to a killer 2024 Sturgis Rally lineup that includes Jelly Roll, Kid Rock and many other top acts. Hinder opens the night of Wednesday, Aug. 7 with a performance prior…

Promoter Paul Watson Previews His Motorcycle Drag Racing Series

Promoter Paul Watson previews his motorcycle drag racing series “The All Harley World Shootout” which is also open to metric bikes. Make your plans to attend a race. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here)…

Pingel Steps Up to Back the XDA Racers

Pingel continues their support as a Supporting Associate Sponsor at the XDA! Pingel Enterprise, Inc. founded in 1967, is owned by Wayne and Donna Pingel and is a manufacturer and distributor of Motorcycle Performance Products. Wayne became a motorcyclist when…

NHRA Youth and Education Services to Take Place at all 21 National Events

NHRA officials are pleased to announce the NHRA Youth and Education Services (YES) Program will host 15 live events during the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season, as well as six virtual programs during the summer portion of…

Trim-Tex Racing to Debut New Sportscar Program in Collaboration with Round 3 Racing

Trim-Tex Drywall Solutions, a world recognized manufacturer of drywall bead and accessories, is no stranger to the motorsports industry. Along with their CEO, Joe Koenig, Trim-Tex has been involved in the motorsports industry as a sponsor, team owner, and a…

Bad Wolves to lead Jelly Roll & Kid Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll” Party Week Kickoff at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Buffalo Chip fans who want even more Rock ‘N’ Roll for the 2024 Sturgis Rally will get what they’re asking for with the addition of Bad Wolves. This modern hard rock powerhouse joins the lineup on Friday, Aug. 2 for…

GETTRX Signs Multi-Year Partnership with NHRA

NHRA officials announced today that GETTRX™, powered by Global Electronic Technology and the fastest name in credit card processing, has been named the Official Credit Card Processor of NHRA as part of a multi-year agreement. GETTRX™ was founded by Steve…

Popular Swamp Rat Alley to Return at NHRA Gatornationals

One of the marquee attractions from last year’s Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals is back in 2024, as the special “Swamp Rat Alley” returns to Gainesville Raceway on March 7-10 for the 55th edition of the race, featuring historic cars…

NHRA to Hold First Eastern Canadian ET Finals

The NHRA announced today that the NHRA Summit Racing Series, the world’s largest motorsports program when it comes to racer participation, will hold its first Eastern Canadian E.T. Finals in 2024, with the race taking place Sept. 6-8 at Napierville…

Rockingham Dragway Continues Facility Improvements

The new ownership at group at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, NC continues to be aggressive with its improvement of the facility and sent along some photos of the pit paving project. This comes after the racing surface was was upgraded…

Lucas Oil and NHRA Sign Multi-Year Extension

NHRA officials announced today that Lucas Oil Products, the world leader and distributor of high-performance automotive additives and lubricants, have signed a long-term extension to continue as the sponsor of the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and “Official Oil of…

Hard Knocks Moto Fest Set for New Jersey, June 21-23

Hard Knocks Unlimited is thrilled to announce the launch of the HARD KNOCKS MOTO FEST, scheduled from June 21-23, 2024, at the renowned New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP). This electrifying event promises a weekend filled with vintage AHRMA Racing, a…

Jelly Roll, Kid Rock and Multi-Platinum Rockers Added to Sturgis Buffalo Chip Summer Festival Lineup

The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® expands the 2024 Sturgis Rally concert lineup with a performance from the multi-platinum selling hard rock force Theory of a Deadman Wednesday, Aug. 7. Theory of a Deadman joins an exciting Sturgis Rally lineup…

New Drag strip Set for Northeast Florida

In an era where news of a drag strip closing seems to be common place, it’s refreshing to hear of a new one being built. Callahan Speedway in Nassau County, Northeast Florida is slated to add a drag strip to…

Kawasaki H2 750 Breaks Record at Mecum Motorcycle Auction

At the Mecum Motorcycle Auction this finely restored 1972 Kawasaki H2 750 two stroke “Widowmaker” broke a world record when it beat the previous mark for an H2 at $34,000. We catch up with builder Nori Miyata and also see…

Suzuki’s New GSX-8R About to Hit The Track

Suzuki announced it has homologated its brand new GSX-8R sport motorcycle for 2024 MotoAmerica Twins Cup championship competition. The 2024 GSX-8R sportbike features a completely new compact, yet powerful parallel-twin engine cradled in a performance-oriented chassis. The result is a…

Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts Reunite for Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycles 2024

Among a record-breaking 2,000 motorcycle consignments slated for the auction block at Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycles 2024 are 30 private collections comprising 500 lots, including 277 to be offered at no reserve. The 33rd annual auction will once again claim…

RevZilla to Take Over As Primary Sponsor on New Gadson and Herrera Pro Stock Motorcycle Team

Not only is the Vance & Hines Motorsports Pro Stock Motorcycle Team getting a new rider in Richard Gadson, it’s also getting a new primary sponsor.  Motorcycle gear, parts and accessories leader RevZilla is set to be the title sponsor…

Richard Gadson Announced as Rider of Vance & Hines NHRA Team, Ed Krawiec Moves to Tuner Role

With a new sponsor and the addition of another acclaimed rider, the defending champs appear to be getting even stronger.  2023 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Gaige Herrera will be paired with Richard Gadson on the RevZilla/Mission/Vance & Hines…

New “Golden Gator” Gatornationals Trophy Revealed

The countdown to the start of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season is on, with the NHRA announcing a number of exciting additions leading up to and during the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on March 7-10…

Future of Sturgis Dragway on Shaky Ground

Cycledrag has voiced concern in articles and videos about the alarming high number of drag strips that have been lost in the last few years. The trend was accentuated this past summer with the sudden and unceremonious closure of one…

NHRA’s Indianapolis Raceway Park Getting Major Upgrade

The home of drag racing’s most illustrious event, the U.S. Nationals, Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis, Ind. will see some upgrades for the 2024 season including a new timing tower.  Demolition of the tower that has stood on the right…

Electric Motorcycle Company to Make U.S. Debut

Horwin America Inc. (“Horwin”), a global mobility company revolutionizing the electric motorcycle industry, is proudly making its U.S. brand debut at CES 2024 with the launch of the SENMENTI series, a dynamic new line of EV motorcycles born of the…

Virginia Motorsports Park Names New Dragstrip Manager

Gavin Carter, a rising young talent in the race direction side of the drag racing industry, has been named the new Dragstrip Manager at Virginia Motorsports Park, the track announced today. Carter will work closely with VMP Vice President Tyler…

2023 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Charity Events Raise Nearly $370,000

A total of $369,273 has made its way into the hands of worthy causes from 2023 Sturgis Buffalo Chip charity events thanks to the extreme generosity of the motorcycling community. The grand total raised for charity during the Sturgis Rally…

Daytona Bike Week “Women’s Ride” Returns in 2024

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip Biker Belles is continuing a dynamic collaboration with Harley-Davidson for the third annual The Morning Ride Daytona, an empowering event celebrating women in motorcycling and raising funds for charitable causes at the 83rd annual Daytona Bike…

2024 Motorcycle Drag Racing Schedule

2024 Cycledrag Event Schedule There are a lot of events and rallies for motorcycle drag racing fans to participate in this year. Enjoy a look at some of the notable events in 2024.  Jan 21 – Baker Act Custom Open…

Complete List of NHRA “Silly Season” Moves

The NHRA “Silly Season” is in full effect with lots of off-season news as racers move in and move up.  The start of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series is more than two months away, but excitement for…

XDA Real Street Excitement Builds with Addition of World’s Fastest Street Tire Harleys

XDA Real Street is one of the most diverse categories in all of racing. The class showcases primarily late model street bikes, allows for various power-adders and invites riders of all different body weights by offering the heavier guys extra…

DME’s Dimey Eddinger Explains Importance of Penske Shocks

It’s truly amazing how fast motorcycles are able run on the drag strip without the use of a wheelie bar or slick. In this video DME’s Dimey Eddinger talks about the importance of Penske Racing shocks for his team’s stellar…

A Walk Around PRI – World’s Largest Motorsports Trade Show

Enjoy this walk around the world’s largest motorsports trade show, the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show from the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. We also get some big new regarding the NHRA Top Fuel Motorcycle Series in 2024. The…

IHRA Giving Away a New Ford Truck

Actions speak louder than words as the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) is providing a unique opportunity for its member tracks! Thanks to IHRA partners Morrow Brothers Ford of Greenfield, Illinois and Extreme Racing Oils, IHRA member tracks will be…

NHRA to Return to Phoenix, Track Name Returns to Firebird Raceway

NHRA officials and the Gila River Indian Community are excited to announce that NHRA will return to Phoenix for the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season, heading to the newly-renamed Firebird Motorsports Park for the 39th annual NHRA…

Kid Rock to Play Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in 2024

Kid Rock joins a Sturgis Motorcycle Rally lineup at the famous Buffalo Chip that already includes top artists Jelly Roll, Travis Tritt and Aaron Lewis. More entertainment announcements for the 2024 Sturgis Rally are coming soon. Passes are available now…

Santa Pod Announces 2024 Special Events

 Santa Pod Raceway in Wellingborough, England has announced its special events fro 2024.    The calendar offers 62 spectator and participant events from January to December, a mixture of national and international championship drag races on two and four wheels,…

Dave Vantine Welcomes Geoff Pollard Back to “Yellow Bullet” Top Fuel Motorcycle

With his new motorcycle complete, the second quickest active Top Fuel Motorcycle racer in the world, Dave Vantine welcomed the former rider of his “Yellow Bullet” motorcycle, Geoff Pollard, back to riding duties. This team plans to run a two-bike…

Iowa Dragstrip Once For Sale Joins NHRA

NHRA and Onawa Dragway, Iowa teamed up to welcome the Iowa track to the network of NHRA Member Tracks, within the thriving NHRA West Central Division (Division 5).   Onawa Dragway, which opened in 2018, was purchased by the Richards…

NHRA 2024 TV Schedule

All 21 races, plus the Pep Boys NHRA All-Star Callout events in Top Fuel and Funny Car, and the GETTRX NHRA All-Star Callout events in Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle, will be broadcast on either FOX or FS1. The…

NHRA North Central Division Summit ET Racing Series Team Finals Moves to Norwalk

Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio is proud to announce that it is the new home of the NHRA North Central Division Summit ET Racing Series Team Finals beginning in 2024. Racers who qualify to represent their member track will…

Chase Van Sant Wins NHRA Rookie of the Year Award

After a successful debut NHRA season, Pro Stock Motorcycle standout Chase Van Sant has been named the 2023 NHRA Rookie of the Year in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. The four other NHRA pros eligible for the award…

Gettrx Steps Up to Back 2024 Pro Stock Motorcycle All-Star Call Out Races

NHRA officials announced a multi-year agreement today that GETTRX, powered by Global Electronic Technology and the fastest name in credit card processing, has been named the title sponsor for the NHRA All-Star Callout specialty races in both Pro Stock and…

NHRA to Return to Virginia Motorsports Park in 2024

NHRA officials announced today a return to Virginia Motorsports Park, regarded as one of the quickest and fastest tracks on the circuit, for the upcoming 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season. The Richmond-area facility will play host to…

Remembering Legendary Announcer Art Eckman (1942-2023)

The motorsports community and the motocross industry as a whole is deeply saddened by the passing of broadcast icon Art Eckman. Best known in the racing world as the voice of the formative years of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross…

Suzuki Announces Pomona Homecoming Celebration for 25th Anniversary of Hayabusa

Suzuki Motor USA invites Suzuki owners to join the Hayabusa Homecoming, a commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the legendary Suzuki Hayabusa during the In-N-Out Burger Finals at the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. Happening November 11th at one…

Mission Foods Announced as New NHRA Series Sponsor

The NHRA and Mission Foods, the world’s leading brand for tortillas and wraps, announced today that Mission Foods has been named the title sponsor of the NHRA’s premier professional series, which will be known as the NHRA Mission Foods Drag…

NHRA to Announce New Title Sponsor, Retains Camping World as Marketing Partner

The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and Camping World, the World’s Largest Recreational Vehicle Dealer, announced today a multi-year extension of their partnership, with Camping World becoming a premier partner for the 2024 race season. NHRA has procured a new…

NHRA SEMA Breakfast to Showcase Crew Chiefs Who Drove

The popular NHRA Breakfast is set to return to the SEMA Show on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the Westgate Las Vegas Casino Paradise Events Center, hosting four NHRA legends as part of a must-see show and topic. The NHRA Breakfast,…

New Goal Set for Australia’s First Five-Second Motorcycle Racer

Last spring Chris “Nitro Voodoo” Matheson made history and realized a dream a decade in the making when he became the first Australian to put a drag bike in the five-second zone. Now the accomplished pilot has his mind set…

Matt Smith Gets Crashed Bike Back, Recalls Worst Day of Racing Career

Not only was it the worst day of defending NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith’s nearly three-decade racing career, it was one of the worst days of his life. “When you see your wife crash,” said Smith, pausing to…

Suzuki Introduces 2024 V-Strom 800

Suzuki Motor USA (Suzuki) welcomes two new V-STROM 800 models that build on the momentum from the successful, off-road-focused adventure motorcycle, the V-STROM 800DE. The 2024 V-STROM 800 and 800 Touring leverage the DE’s stellar engine and chassis platform while…

Suzuki Announces Limited Run 2024 Katana

Suzuki Motor USA (Suzuki) is pleased to announce a return of the distinctive KATANA sport bike. Through a limited release, owners can reserve one of a few and have the opportunity to elevate their collection with the technically-updated KATANA. Securing…

From Disney Screens to Speed Queens

Fans of the Disney Channel Original Movie “Right On Track” are eagerly anticipating the launch of a new documentary that will give viewers unfettered access to two of the most recognized figures in the sport of drag racing, Erica Enders…

Sellout Crowd Announced For NHRA St. Louis Race

For the third straight year and the seventh time in the past eight seasons, the NHRA and officials at World Wide Technology Raceway announced a sellout crowd for Saturday’s qualifying action at the NHRA Midwest Nationals. The standout fanbase once…

2024 XDA Schedule Released, Back to Six Events

The 2024 XDA season schedule is out and includes six events, up from five in 2023.  The series will visit Maryland International Raceway four times.  There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and the Cycledrag…

New SEMA Program to Empower Women in Motorsports

The 2023 SEMA Show, the world’s leading automotive trade show taking place October 31-November 3 in Las Vegas, will feature a new program designed to help women advance their careers in the automotive aftermarket. The inaugural SEMA Women in Automotive Symposium…

How Mike Salinas Became First to Hit 300 MPH in 660 Feet

With a track-record run on Saturday at zMAX Dragway, Top Fuel’s Mike Salinas became the first member of the “Phillips Connect 300 at the 1/8” club, going 300.80-mph in the 1/8-mile during the final round of qualifying at the 15th…

Maple Grove Draws Largest Countdown TV Audience

The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series enjoyed its most-watched weekend of Countdown to the Championship telecasts in the NHRA on FOX era, as more than 2.1 million viewers tuned in to original airings of last weekend’s 38th annual Pep…