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Tom McCarthy Bio

Cycledrag.com  contributing writer/photographer Tom McCarthy is the author and publisher of Elmer Trett’s biography, Elmer Trett and the Gods of Thunder.  Mr. McCarthy’s background in motorcycle drag racing both as a journalist and sportsman racer span 1981 to present.  …

A Look Back at the World’s First Six Second Streetbike Pass

The wait for the world’s first 6 second streetbike pass emded, 10 years after Brock Davidson ran the first 7 second one. It’s not insignificant that both runs were made at the two tracks that make up the world’s premier…

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,…

Attaining Sponsorship: “Ask for the Order”

So you want to be a racer?  Great. It takes money to do it. Odds are you will never make money racing. Some do make money, but very few. You can work real hard and spend your own money on racing.…

Crashing is No Fun – A Story Shared by the Late Aaron Green

The article is dedicated to its late author Aaron Green. The following is about a topic that I never intended to do any “research” on, but I did end up with some “research” on the subject, even though I did…

How Many Classes is Too Many?

The article is dedicated to its late author Aaron Green. This is just an observation, something I have thought about many times over the years. Readers may agree with me, then again they may not. How many classes is too…

Local Motorcycle ET Bracket Racing Can It Be Saved?

The article is dedicated to its late author Aaron Green. For the last several years around North America it has been pretty obvious that local motorcycle ET bracket racing has been in a state of decline. Having been around ET…

Exploring Brand Rivalry in NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle Class

Bill Stephens is a guest columnist for CycleDrag.com. Stephens has been involved in the motorsports media for over 30 years and has compiled a lengthy resume of accomplishments. Most notably he has hosted NHRA Today, NHRA Heat, and served as…