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Breaking Down Larry “Spidmerman” McBride’s Shocking Record-Smashing Performance

The world is all-too familiar with the nitromethane fed, in-line four cylinder monsters of Top Fuel Motorcycle. With a good selection of the bikes on hand at the 43rd annual FuelTech World Finals, Nov. 21-24, The Manufacturer’s Cup was setting…

Tommy Grimes Takes the Beast to the Man Cup Winners Circle

The Beast Dragbike team and the owner and former rider Per Bengtsson had a clear ambition when they flew over the bike and equipment to reach the MTC Engineering Nationals at Rockingham Dragway in time as a preparation before the…

AHDRA Harley Drag Racing Schedule, Sponsors Coming Together

Drag racers of American-made V-Twin motorcycles collectively rejoiced two months ago when news broke that beloved racing organization AHDRA was firing back up and heading to the racetrack. Now AHDRA is announcing a complete schedule and class line-up, showing the…

Drag Bike Enthusiast Michael Balch Shares Thrilling Man Cup Finals Experience

It was a long 14 Hour drive to Valdosta Georgia, but……driving to a racetrack never sucks, it’s always the ride home,back to reality that’s the bummer. Dean, Shawn, Keith, and I left Quakertown at 7 AM on Thursday and arrived…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Shatters World Records! 5.50, 264 MPH Stunner!

Less than one month after setting the Top Fuel Motorcycle world record at 5.60 at 263 mph at Rockingham Dragway, 19-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride stunned the drag bike world again with a pass of 5.50 at 264 mph in…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Aiming For Unprecedented 20th Top Fuel Title at Man Cup Finals

Top Fuel Motorcycle 40-plus year veteran and world record holder Larry “Spiderman” McBride could not have asked for a much worse start to his potential 20th championship season. At the Man Cup season opener in April,  McBride suffered his first…

Jianna Salinas Victory Marks First Latina Win in NHRA Professional Class

Jianna Salinas navigated through some of the toughest matchups on race day to claim her first career win at the NHRA Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. She defeated three former World Champions in Andrew Hines, Matt…

Rookie Jianna Salinas Scores First Win in Dramatic Fashion, Andrew Hines Wins Title on Unpredictable Race Day

The 55th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona had more twists and turns than a curly fry. On a wild day in Pro Stock Motorcycle, Andrew Hines ended up with his sixth world championship in…

Matt Smith Qualifies No. 1, Puts Bounty on Andrew Hines

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champ Matt Smith made an impressive statement  at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, vaulting to the No. 1 spot at the Auto Club NHRA Finals. Smith earned his third straight No. 1 qualifier on his Denso…

Andrew Hines Looks to Win Sixth NHRA World Title

Andrew Hines has had a spectacular career filled with the most wins in Pro Stock Motorcycle history. But the five-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world champion has never had a year like he’s enjoyed in 2019, and now…

NHRA Titles On The Line in Pomona

With points-and-a-half in play and world championships on the line, fans can count on the most intense racing action of the season as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series closes out its thrilling 2019 season with the 55th annual…

NHRA Appoints JRL Group For Licensing Management

NHRA has named JRL Group to help manage and develop the ever-growing licensing program. Categories in the NHRA licensing program include apparel, electronics, and housewares, among others. JRL Group, headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, was founded in 1999 to help brands…

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion Matt Smith Wins NHRA Las Vegas Nationals

An impressive weekend for defending NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith ended with a victory at the 19th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Smith picked up his first playoff…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Chris Bostick Purchases Two Billet Monster Cylinder Heads

After the recent approval of the billet, four-valve Monster cylinder head by the NHRA for Pro Stock Motorcycle racing, returning racer Chris Bostick cut a .000 light on his deal with Monster’s Mitch Brown, buying the only two left until…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Jerry Savoie Focused On Winning Vegas

There’s usually a variety of emotions racing at Las Vegas with a potential NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series championship on the line. Relaxed is usually not one of them, but that’s precisely how Jerry Savoie feels heading to one…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship Battle Heads to Las Vegas

With championships on the line, the high-stakes action of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will reach thrilling levels at the penultimate race of the 2019 season and the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, the Dodge NHRA Nationals…

Former Nitro Harley Racer Steve Huff Goes For 200 MPH in Electric Dragster This Weekend in Fontana

Former Nitro Harley racer and 20-year-plus racing veteran Steve Huff of Huff Motorsports and his brain child e-Spec Racecars are headed south to Fontana, Ca. Nov. 2-3 where Carrell, Huff, & Barger AC Electric dragster “Current Technology 2.0” will make…

New World Records For Larry “Spiderman” McBride, 5.60, 263 MPH!

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 40-plus year veteran Larry “Spiderman” McBride of Team Trim-Tex has once again entered uncharted territory. On Saturday Oct. 26 McBride recorded the quickest and fastest drag bike pass of all-time with a 5.607, 263 mph…

Chris Matheson Begins 7th National Top Fuel Motorcycle Championship Chase

There is nothing quite like the start of a new championship drag racing season to get the blood pumping. In the case of 6 x Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson, he’s feeling like a teenager again about to…

Drag Racing Mourns the Loss of Nitro Harley Racer Kevin Boyer

Cycledrag.com is saddened to report the passing of longtime Top Fuel Harley racer Kevin Boyer.  The talented Edmonton, Alberta, Canada native and 40-year drag racing veteran, Boyer, 56, passed on Friday Oct. 18. Cycledrag.com was blessed to have had the…

The Comeback Continues – Larry “Spiderman” McBride Heads to Rockingham 9 Points Down

Trim-Tex backed Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride has taken fans and followers on a thrill ride in 2019, striving for a momentous milestone, a 20th career championship. After starting out with a three-round deficit McBride has powered back…

Arnold, Deck and Lee are Big NHDRO Drag Bike Racing Winners

Doubling up wins on an NHDRO race weekend is a big enough achievement, but doubling up AND securing a championship at the Midwest’s largest all-motorcycle drag racing series is something else all together! But three of the world’s toughest sportsman…

Travis Davis Completes Comeback to Win Second PDRA Championship Title

Newly crowned world champions Jim Halsey and Travis Davis capped off their championship seasons with victories at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Brian Olson Memorial World Finals presented by Pro Line Racing and $hameless Racing at Virginia Motorsports Park.…

Jerry Savoie Wins Texas, Climbs to Third in Points

The 34th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals belonged to the Gator Man. Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Jerry Savoie went 6.881 at 195.90 in the final round on his White Alligator Racing Suzuki to knock off Eddie Krawiec and claim his…

Eddie Krawiec Looking For Breakout Performance at AAA Texas Nationals

A solid, consistent 2019 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season has Eddie Krawiec in contention for another world championship. But the three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champ knows he has to be great the rest of the way for that…

Pro Nitrous Motorcycle Championship on the Line at PDRA World Finals

The season-long championship battles in the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) will come to a dramatic close this weekend when the all-eighth-mile series heads to Virginia Motorsports Park for the PDRA Brian Olson Memorial World Finals presented by Pro Line…

Andrew Hines Builds On NHRA Championship Lead With Charlotte Win

Point leader Andrew Hines rose to the occasion at the 12th annual NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway, the third of six races in the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs. It is also the 21st…

It’s Win of Bust for Defending NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion Matt Smith

With four races remaining in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, Matt Smith is 61 points out of first in Pro Stock Motorcycle, leaving him right in the mix of the title hunt. But the defending world champion…

Excitement Building for AMRA Jim McClure All Harley Nitro World Finals

On Friday October 11th, 2019, the 28th Annual Jim McClure Nationals, hosted by the AMRA will kick off with a test & tune from 2-8PM to kick off the weekend with the sounds and smells of Nitromethane in the air…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship Pressure Mounts Heading Into ZMax Dragway

With the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship reaching the halfway point, expect NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series competitors to leave it all on the line when they visit state-of-the-art zMAX Dragway for a second time in 2019 for…

M3-Mad Monkey Motorsports, AHDRA Draggin Bagger class sponsor for 2020

M3-Mad Monkey Motorsports announced it’s support of the AHDRA Draggin Bagger class for 2020. “We are very excited to back involved with the AHDRA” commented Branon White, owner of M3, Mad Monkey Motorsports. “We feel like the timing is right…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Engineers Remarkable Comeback in Championship Series

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride must appreciate a captivating story.  Famous movie director Steven Spielberg would endorse the rollercoaster thrill ride the 40-year-plus nitro veteran is making his drive for an unprecedented 20th championship. Down three rounds of…

PDRA Pro Nitrous Drag Bike Racers Return to Championship Battles at Fall Nationals

The tense championship battles in the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) will tighten up this weekend as the all-eighth-mile series heads to Darlington Dragway for the penultimate race on the 2019 Road to the Finals, the Fall Nationals presented by…

XDA Delivers Record Breaking Action at Season Finale

The 27th annual DME Racing Fall Nationals concluded the 2019 race season and crowned twelve champions at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR). The second year of XDA was filled with boundless excitement, drama, and more intense racing than anyone could have…

With Suzukis Hot, Karen Stoffer Aims For Win at AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals

Racing with a new team in 2019, Karen Stoffer already accomplished one major goal this season qualifying for the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. But the Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran now wants something she hasn’t had since 2015 and…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine Rivalry Resumes in Darlington

The thrilling and unpredictable Man Cup Top Fuel Motorcycle championship battle between veteran Larry “Spiderman” McBride and point leader Dave Vantine resumes this weekend at stop No. 3 of the 2019 campaign, the Rob Bush Motorsports 190 Hookup Nationals from…

AHDRA Back on Track in 2020

There’s good news for drag racers of American-made V-Twin motorcycles. The AHDRA (All Harley Drag Racing Association) has been purchased by Pulse Marketing, the Pennsylvania-based motorsports promotion company run by veteran drag racer Bill Rowe Jr. and family. AHDRA was…

NHRA Giving Serious Consideration to Monster Four-Valve Suzuki Head Approval for PSM

According to sources close to the situation, Cycledrag can confirm the NHRA technical department is giving serious consideration to approving the billet Monster four-valve Suzuki cylinder head for Pro Stock Motorcycle racing. The potential NHRA approval of the George Bryce…

Grothus Dragbikes Big Money Ultra 4.60 Rider Challenge Returns to the Man Cup World Finals

ManCup has decided to throw the playbook, and the checkbook out the window for Grothus Dragbikes Ultra 4.60 racers for the upcoming World Finals in November. After a wildly successful debut of the Rider Challenge at the 2018 Finals, ManCup…

A Fresh Prospective – Thornley and Vreeland Team Up on Top Fuel Harley

Janette Thornley is familiar with the term “Beating the Odds” as throughout her life she’s faced many challenges. One of those has been competing in a sport dominated by male competitors. Thornley has beaten those odds and has won a…

Man Cup Darlington Race Moved to 1/8th Mile

Man Cup Motorcycle drag racing has announced that race No. 3 of the 2019 season, the Rob Bush Motorsports 190 Hookup Nationals, Sept. 27-29 from Darlington Dragway has been moved to an eighth-mile race.  “Initially we planned only to run…

Jerry Savoie Wins Second Consecutive Race, Takes Over Pro Stock Motorcycle Point Lead

In sports and racing it’s the team that gets hot at the right time who wins the championship title, not necessarily who has the best regular season. Former class champion Jerry Savoie is thriving after one of his worst regular…

Andrew Hines Looking to Keep Pro Stock Motorcycle Hot Streak Going Into NHRA Playoffs

Andrew Hines and Bo Butner are in similar situations heading into the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, as both have been the points leader in their respective classes for the entire NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular season.…

Chris Matheson Looking For Australia’s First Top Fuel Motorcycle Five at World Fuel Altered Challenge

Australia’s quickest and fastest Top Fuel Motorcycle is heading to the Aeroflow World Fuel Altered Challenge-presented by Gulf Western Oil on September 21st. The mission is to record the first five-second motorcycle time in the Southern Hemisphere. Chris Matheson’s “Nitro…

XDA Drag Bike Racing Sets Stage for Epic Final Showdown

The 2019 Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) ultimate battle between the fiercest motorcycle drag racers in the country is scheduled for Armageddon on September 20-22, at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) for the 27th annual DME Racing Fall Nationals. In the sixth…

2020 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Schedule Released

NHRA officials released the 2020 schedule for the Pro Stock Motorcycle category of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Pro Stock Motorcycle riders will once again compete at 16 of the 24 events on the series. This exciting class,…

Fast Filippos Papafillippou Wins Second Consecutive European Top Fuel Championship

There have been some quick learners in the unforgiving and daunting sport of Top Fuel Motorcycle racing. Jimmy “Hulk” Brantley and Dave Vantine come to mind as a pair of individuals who make what is seemingly impossible for many look…

Steve Venables Records European Street Tire Record on Turbo Hayabusa

It’s been a benchmark year for Pro Street racing manufacturer DME with Jeremy Teasley setting a new Pro Street record at Maryland International Raceway at 6.42 on his GSXR 1000. The team’s success reached across the pond at the FIA…

“Fast” Filippos Papafilippou Becomes Second Drag Bike Racer in 5.60-zone

Top Fuel Motorcycle racer “Fast” Filippos Papafilippou of Greece made history at the FIM FIA European Drag Racing Championships at Santa Pod Raceway in England by shattering the European motorcycle record and becoming only the second drag bike racer to…

PDRA Drag Wars Canceled Due to Hurricane Dorian

PDRA Drag Wars presented by Pro Line Racing, Sept. 5-7 at GALOT Motorsports Park in Benson, N.C., has been canceled, race officials announced today. The path of Hurricane Dorian changed since the PDRA’s original decision to move forward with the…

Three-Time NHRA Champion Angelle Sampey Looking to Win Big Go on Her Harley

The three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion has faced a new challenge this year on a new bike, but she’s hoping it all comes together at the Big Go, where Sampey has two career wins The 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag…

XDA’s Motorcycle Drag Racing Horsepower Unleashed in Virginia

For the second time this year, the Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) brought the best show in motorcycle drag racing to Virginia Motorsports Park for the Inaugural Bike Bash. The event featured Live music, a Freestyle Motocross show, Baggers vs. Slingshot…

Dennis “The Nitro Menace” Fisher Announces Partnership with Cycle Gear for the World’s Biggest Drag Race in Top Fuel Harley Category

Missouri native Dennis “The Nitro Menace” Fisher is slated to run the Cycle Gear Nitro Harley during this year’s Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Labor Day weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana. For Fisher, the partnership between Cycle Gear…

Vancil and Tharpe Bring NHRA Top Fuel Harley Championship Down To The Wire Again!

Here we go again Nitro Harley fans!  If you are a fan of razor-close, compelling, thrilling championship battles, (who isn’t?), Vance & Hines-backed Top Fuel Harley veteran Doug Vancil’s victory at the 38th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd…

Hollywood and Highland to Host 2019 NHRA Awards

NHRA Championship Drag Racing, the world’s fastest motorsport, announced that the 2019 NHRA Awards will once again return to Hollywood’s Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland on Monday, Nov. 18. This invitation-only black-tie affair, where NHRA will honor its…

Nitro Harley Racer Mike Scott Announces Abrupt Retirement, Tyler Wilson to Take Over on Jay Turner Racing

In a seemingly abrupt announcement with just two races left to go in the NHRA Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley championship series, seventh-ranked Mike Scott has decalred his departure from Jay Turner Racing and his outright retirement from the sport…

Ida Zetterström, Thomas Pettersson and Greger Johansson winners at Gardermoen Drag Bike Challenge

Ida Zetterström made history by claiming the victory in Super Street Bike at the Drag Challenge at Gardermoen Raceway, round three of the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship. Zetterström is the first female rider to win a race in the…

XDA Brings Excitement to the Summer’s Biggest Motorcycle Drag Racing Party

Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) hosted the 19th annual WPGC Bike Fest with the Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) delivering the best motorcycle drag racing party available. The event featured Live music, a Freestyle Motocross show, Baggers vs. Slingshot Sound Off, custom…

Harley Davidson Dominance Continues in Pro Stock Motorcycle, Hines Wins $25K Battle and Sonoma

Vance & Hines Harley Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Andrew Hines finished off a standout weekend by racing to another win on Sunday at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway. Five-time champion Hines has won all but two races…

Matt Smith Threatens To Sell Operation Over Harley Political Situation in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Class

Defending NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith was on a major offensive on his personal Facebook page regarding what he feels is longtime, blatant, egregious favoritism for the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson team by the NHRA. The three-time champion…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Racers Prepare to Battle for $25,000 in Sonoma

The field is set for the annual Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle featuring the very best in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category. This race-within-a-race pits the top eight riders in the class against each other as they compete for…

Andrew Hines Wins Denver On New Harley-Davidson FXDR Pro Stock Motorcycle

It did not take long for the brand new, sleek Harley-Davidson FXDR to flex its muscles in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class.  The new V-twin motorcycle captured a Wally in its debut.  Pro Stock Motorcycle Points leader Andrew Hines continued…

WPGC Emcee’s Hottest Event of the XDA Motorcycle Drag Racing Season

There is only one race you can’t miss this year, and that’s the 19th annual WPGC Bike Fest on July 26-28, 2019 at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) located in Mechanicsville, Maryland. This huge event is hosted by the Xtreme Dragbike…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Scores Man Cup Victory at Dragway 42

Top Fuel Motorcycle virtuoso Larry “Spiderman” McBride got the bounce back performance he was hoping for at the Man Cup Fast by Gast Nationals from Central Ohio’s Dragway 42, qualifying on the pole, winning the event and closing the points…

Matt Smith Heating Up Heading Into $25,000 Pro Bike Battle

Matt Smith wrapped up his third career NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championship with a record-breaking performance on the final day of the 2018 season in Pomona. But the Pro Stock Motorcycle standout fully believes that championship run…

Man Cup Dragway 42 Update

Enjoy some highlights and updates from Man Cups second race of the season, The Fast by Gast Nationals from Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio. Check back for more. Top Fuel qualifying update   LARRY MCBRIDE PRE RACE REPORT Photos…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Eager for Redemption at Dragway 42 Man Cup Showdown

Top Fuel Motorcycle sensation Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s 2019 quest for an unprecedented 20th title got off to an inauspicious start when the veteran suffered a first round loss for the first time in more than 15 years. After a long…

Man Cup Dragway 42 Schedule

Below is an event schedule for the ManCup presented by Vance & Hines 38th annual FBG Nationals presented by Advanced Sleeve and Mickey Thompson Tires at Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio July 12 – 14 2019. EVENT SCHEDULE Thursday…

History Made at XDA Drag Bike Racing Superbike Showdown

Racers and fans have come to expect record-breaking performances when they attend an Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) event. And the 2nd annual Superbike Showdown at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) delivered just that and more with breakthrough ET and MPH records.…

Street Tire Drag Bike Reaches 6.42! Jeremy Teasley and Company Stun at XDA Superbike Showdown

Enjoy this video recap of what was a record-smashing Pro Street final at the XDA Superbike Showdown from Maryland International Raceway. Jeremy Teasley and Frankie Stotz make history with the quickest street tire pass ever and the quickest Pro Street…

Red Hot Nitro Racer Tii Tharpe Wins Third Consecutive Thunder Valley Nationals

Two NHRA Top Fuel Harley wins in eight days is a damn good result for defending champion rider Tii Thape, associate sponsor Samson Exhaust, and the Jay Turner Racing team. Maybe an even more impressive result is that Tharpe’s win…

XDA Motorcycle Drag Racing Hot Streak Fires Into Maryland

The Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) heads back to Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) located in Mechanicsville, Maryland for the 2nd annual Superbike Showdown on June 21-23, 2019! This event features the Orient Express Pro Street class running at speeds over 230…

Kalifornia Katie Heading to Australia Chasing History, Mitch Brown and Cycledrag.com to Join

Several Americans will be travelling around the world to compete at the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway, with Ashley Sanford (Speedflow Top Fuel) and Katie Sullivan (Serco Pro Bike) ready to take on Australia’s best drag racers. Top…

First Timers Conquer Virginia at MTC Summer Nationals

The Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) delivered another exciting round of Motorcycle Drag Racing to Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) with the 33rd annual MTC Engineering Summer Nationals. And for the second year in a row, the weather did not slow down…

Matt Smith’s “Red Rocket” Gets First Win of the Season

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle defending champ Matt  Smith piloted his Denso EBR to a victory for his first win since the Auto Club NHRA Finals last season in wild final round at the 22nd annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals at…

Ronnie “Pro Mod” Smith Shatters PDRA Pro Nitrous Record, Wins North-South Shootout

An eventful weekend of racing at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) North-South Shootout presented by Line-X at Maryland International Raceway was highlighted by a drag bike performance by Ronnie “Pro Mod” Smith. Defending world champion Smith picked up his…

Richard Gadson Suffers Shut Down Area Crash on Nitrous Pro Street Suzuki GS

One of the world’s most talented no-bar drag racers Richard Gadson suffered an unusual top end crash on the fan-favorite, Brad Mummert-owned nitrous, Suzuki GS Pro Street Bike at Virginia Motorsports Park during XDA testing on Friday evening.   Fortunately…

Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle Standouts Looking To Cool Off Hot Leaders

There is no denying the fact that Bo Butner has made the most of his opportunities to open the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. The 2017 Pro Stock world champion has put together four wins in the…

CycleDrag Heading Down Under to Cover Drag Bikes at Aussie Winternationals with Mitch Brown and Katie Sullivan

CycleDrag.com is coming to Australia for the first time to cover motorcycle drag racing at the biggest and best drag racing event in the southern hemisphere – the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals. Cycledrag will be joined by successful American drag…

AMRA All Harley Drag Racing Rocks Orlando

Hot temps and Love Bugs could not keep the racers from Orlando Speed World May 18th & 19th as Top Fuel classes down to the Sportsman racers showed from as far as Wisconsin to Michigan, & even from their home…

XDA’s Drag Bike War Machines March to the VMP Battlefield

The Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) takes Motorcycle Drag Racing to Virginia Motorsports Park for the 33rd annual MTC Engineering Summer Nationals on May 31-June 2, 2019.  This family-friendly event features over 700 Professional, Sportsman, and Grudge motorcycle drag racers in…

Rebound Stories Headline at NHDRO Drag Bike Racing in Morocco

Two sportsman racers that suffered recent, heavy setbacks collected big wins at NHDRO’s May Bike Fest as the Midwest’s largest all-motorcycle drag racing series spiced up Dragway 41 in Morocco, Indiana.   Ohio racer Jeremy England usually trailers two bikes…

ManCup World Finals to Air on National TV and Worldwide Video App

The biggest motorcycle drag race of the year, the ManCup World Finals held at South Georgia Motorsports Park outside Valdosta Ga., Nov 21 -24, is about to get even bigger. For the first time since the series’ inception in 2010,…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Ready For Winter Sun And Fast Times

Twelve months ago at the 51st Winternationals Chris Matheson had wrapped up his fifth straight Australian Top Bike Championship. This left the door wide open to focus on hopefully becoming the first rider in the southern hemisphere to break into…

John Hall Racing with White Alligator in Virginia

For the last few years, 2016 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) champ Jerry Savoie has talked about reducing his schedule. The busy alligator farmer is finally going to do it, and 2013 U.S. Nationals winner John Hall will be the…

AMRA Brings Nitro Harleys to Orlando

The thunder around Orlando this weekend will not be storms in the air, but instead the rolling nitro Harley thunder of American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA) drag racing. The nation’s premier all-American motorcycle drag racing organization is bringing their high-speed,…

2020 NHRA Schedule Released

NHRA officials announced the 24-race 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, which will again feature intense racing action at tracks across the country. Millions of fans will experience sensory overload at its best with side-by-side racing action where…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Kelly Clontz Returns Home to Virginia Motorsports Park

Husband and wife pro stock motorcycle team made up of Chris and Kelly Clontz has been drag racing motorcycles together for years. Hailing from the great state of Maryland, from a young age, both Chris and Kelly would load their…

NHDRO Brings the Drag Bike Action Back North

NHDRO’s Florida vacation is now a memory as the Midwest’s largest all-motorcycle drag racing series returns north with the spring sun on May 17-19 to their heartland base at fabled Dragway 41 in Morocco, Indiana. Will the NHDRO regulars who…

Chris Matheson Runs 6.0’s With Champ Leading Points Chase Into Finals Fever

When it comes to the explosive world of nitro drag racing, anything can happen. If anyone knows the highs and lows, it would be Australian Top Bike Champion Chis “Nitro Voodoo” Matheson Matheson was certainly looking forward to the Gulf…

Andrew Hines Continues Hot Streak With Atlanta Win

Five-time world champion Andrew Hines rolled to his second straight victory on Sunday with a win at the 39th annual Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Hines earned his second straight victory, third overall of 2019 and 51st in…

“New” AMRA Drag Bike Racing Organization Starts Strong at Beech Bend

The venerable American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA) changed ownership over the winter, landing in the hands of four racers known as “The Pennsylvania Posse.” The new group had the first opportunity to show their skills to the biggest opening field…

Shaking off 15 Pound Penalty Hector Arana Jr. Looking to Ride Momentum into Atlanta on Lucas Oil Buell

A new approach and a calmer demeanor has already paid dividends for Hector Arana Jr. during the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. The Pro Stock Motorcycle standout hopes there are considerable long-term benefits that come from it,…

XDA Grand Slams Bike Count and Records on Opening Weekend, Teasley and Clarke Triumph

It was raining records at the Xtreme Dragbike Association’s 25th annual PFR Spring Nationals this past weekend at Maryland International Raceway™ (MDIR). For those in attendance it felt like we were hitting a milestone or dropping a record every round.…

PDRA Pro Nitrous Motorcycle Season to Begin at VMP Mid-Atlantic Showdown

The Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) is returning home to Virginia Motorsports Park for the first of two races at the series’ home track, and it’s bringing its diverse all-eighth-mile drag racing show with it. The PDRA Mid-Atlantic Showdown presented…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Zeroes In On Finals an Championship

Chris Matheson has always been a man on a mission. He is currently leading the Australian Top Bike Championship, and if all goes well at this weekend’s Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder, he will be well on the way to…

Andrew Hines Collects 50th Win With 4-Wide Victory

The 10th annual NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals was a special event for Andrew Hines.     In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Hines won with his run of 6.831 at 198.17 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Street…

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle Event Winner Jerry Savoie Looking For More Charlotte Magic

Jerry Savoie isn’t sure how many events he will race during the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. But there are two definite locations on his list and two races he wasn’t going to miss. The first was…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Makes His Move

Coming into the Super Thunder Good Friday Easter event at Willowbank Raceway, Chris Matheson found himself in the uncomfortable position of sitting third in the 400 Thunder Top Bike Championship.   Having faced a couple of curve balls over the…

Shawn Gann Update Following Life-Threatening Injury

In December Cycledrag.com reported NHRA Pro Stock Motocycle racer Shawn Gann was invovled in a life-threatening accident while testing a customer’s dirtbike near his shop in Stoneville, N.C. Gann sustained a skull fracture and was on a breathing machine for…