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New Switzerland Team Debuts Exotic Honda VTR 1000

We – that’s Michel Schmidlin (rider/mechanic) and Sebastian Lindau (mechanic) – are a newly formed drag bike team from Switzerland. I need to say one of the few down here – if I think a little moment about it I…

Great Start to the Season for Nitro Harley Racer Rickey House

Rickey House knew he’d need a very quick elapsed time to beat top qualifier Doug Vancil in the semifinal round of Monday’s rain-delayed 59th annual Lucas Oil Winternationals, and he did manage to tune his Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Top…

Reading Motorcycle Club’s Cool 480-Foot Track Ready For Another Great Season

As spring draws near we are excited for another great year of motorcycle drag racing at Reading Motorcycle Club Raceway, the 480’ motorcycle drag strip situated on the property of Reading Motorcycle Club in the beautiful Oley Valley Pennsylvania. 2019…

Rain Pushes NHRA Winternationals to Monday

NHRA officials postponed eliminations for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway until Monday, February 11, following a day of lengthy rain delays. Officials worked during the course of the day to dry the track…

Motorcycle Legend Terry Vance Donates 1 Million to BRAKES Teen Defensive Driving Charity

Two of drag racing’s legendary champions – one on two wheels and one on four – led a special ceremony at the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) Lucas Oil Winternationals today to announce a $1 million donation to B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be…

Career Best in Testing Energizing Nitro Harley Sophomore Beau Layne

There are a lot of tough racers to keep an eye on in this season’s NHRA Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley field. One unsung pilot who should be on everyone’s radar is second-year racer Beau Layne, 43, of Redding, Calif.…

Rickey House Sets Sights on 2019 NHRA Nitro Harley Title

Rickey House has been a multi-time national event winner and solid title contender in the two years since the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series has competed on the NHRA stage. This season he wants to add “world champion”…

Denso to Back NHRA Champion Matt Smith as Primary Sponsor in 2019

Defending NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith got some great off-season news as DENSO has decided to step up as the primary sponsor on Smith’s Buell for the 2019 campaign. DENSO, an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO…

NHRA Launches New Online Video and Streaming Service

NHRA fans will experience the thrill of live drag racing action on a new platform for the 2019 season. The service formerly known as “NHRA All Access” is shifting gears to become NHRA.TV. Current NHRA All Access subscribers will be…

NHRA President Glen Cromwell Elected to Board

NHRA president Glen Cromwell has been elected to the NHRA Board of Directors, announced NHRA Chairman of the Board, Dallas Gardner. Cromwell joined NHRA in 1997 and became president at the start of 2018. He rose through the ranks from…

Supercharged Takeshi Shigematsu to Make NHRA Season Debut in Gainesville

With the news surfacing that Jay Turner will enter his supercharged Nitro Harley “Lucky 7” in the season-opening NHRA Winternationals from Pomona, Calif. Feb. 8-10, Cycledrag.com checked in with fellow supercharged racer Takeshi Shigematsu to see if there would be…

Jay “Bulldog” Turner to Enter Pomona on Supercharged Nitro Harley – Blown V-Twin Battle Intensifies

The race to the first Harley-Davidson five-second run is heating up.  Cycledrag.com has learned legendary Nitro Harley racer Jay “The Bulldog” Turner will enter his brand new, innovative, supercharged Nitro Harley in the season-opening NHRA Winternationals from Pomona, Calif. Feb.…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Hand Charges Into 40th Season of Competition

Chris Hand crewman, the talented Dick Boxell fills us in on what is going on with the Redneck Express team this off-season. A little background, Chris and Sharon have been running Top Fuel motorcycles since 1979 and have remained true…

A Close Look at New 2019 Man Cup Track Darlington Dragway

The Man Cup motorcycle drag racing series will host its first ever event at Darlington Dragway in 2019. This race, round No. 3 of the series, will take place on the weekend of Sept. 27-29 and replaces Galot Motorsports Park…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Sizzles at Santo’s Summer Thunder With 6.08

Drag Racing is a sport of extremes. High horsepower is the name of the game; however, it is largely governed by weather conditions. The track conditions at Sydney Dragway were certainly on the extreme side in the week leading up…

Ryan Oehler Lands New Sponsor for 2019 NHRA Season

After a rookie-of-the-year candidate season that saw 34-year-old Ryan Oehler finish 13th in the ultra-competitive NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle season, the Illinois-native will have some extra support to help him try to net a top 10 this season.  Over Kill…

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champ Chris Matheson Ready For Return After Back Injury

Australia’s No.1 Top Fuel Champion has been notably quiet since his spinal injury at last November’s East Coast Thunder championship round.   Chris Matheson injured his spine on his first pass at Sydney Dragway and was sidelined from further competition.…

Adam Layton Aiming To Break Nitro Harley World Record in 2019

Australian Nitro Harley racer Adam Layton will be continuing his quest to break the world record and inch closer to the five-second zone this weekend at Sydney Drag Way and the first event in the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series…

Team Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson Racing Announces 2019 Rider Line Up

Team Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson Racing is proud to announce multi-time national champion Dennis Waldron has come out of retirement to rejoin Team Vreeland’s. The bracket racing champ will make a big step up to nitro by piloting Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson’s 2010 Pro…

AMRA Takes On New Management

For a legacy to endure there comes a time when a transition is necessary. Entering into the 2019 season, the American Motorcycle Racing Association finds itself in this position. For the past 18 years, Marty and Jayne VandenHeuvel have devoted…

2019 Man Cup Drag Racing Schedule

The Man Cup has announced its complete 2019 schedule. The championship chase will again be a five-event battle, with the series potentially expanding to six events in 2020. New to the schedule in 2019 is Darlington Dragway, which replaces Galot.…

Vance & Hines Harley Team Welcomes Angelle Sampey

Three-time Pro Stock World Champion Angelle Sampey will join the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle team for the opening four rounds of the 2019 NHRA season as a showcase rider, competing alongside team veterans Andrew Hines and…

Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Takes Title Position on Rickey House’s Top Fuel Harley

Midwest Organics will promote Magic Dry Organic Absorbent on Rickey House’s Top Fuel Harley in 2019, it was announced Thursday. House, a two-time national event winner in the NHRA’s Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series, was supported by CatSpot…

A Look Back at Ian King of Gulf Oil Drag Racing’s Successful Trip to the States

Following their success in securing an outstanding 11th FIM European Top Fuel Bike Championship with new rider Filippos Papafilippou from Greece, the team rounded off their season with a successful return to the US with former rider and continuing Team Principal Ian King in the seat…

Motorcycle Drag Racer Lucky to Be Alive Shares Chilling Crash Story

It’s been an agonizing few months for motorcycle drag racer Steve Watson after suffering a life-threatening accident at Byron Dragway in Byron, Ill. on Sept. 8. In fact for some scary few minutes, Watson was dead. Don’t fret, this tale…

Santa’s Honda Gold Wing! A Generous Motorcycle Rider’s Way to Celebrate Christmas

Merry Christmas from Cycledrag.com! Check out this festive Christmas-themed Honda Gold Wing we spotted out on the road. It belongs to Roger Taylor, member of the Gold Angels Motorcycle Drill Team, of Anahiem, Ca. Kids absolutely love this bike. The…

Pro Xtreme Coming to XDA

This all new 1/8 mile heads-up class will feature Turbocharged, Supercharged, and/or Nitrous Injected dragbikes on gasoline or methanol, along with nitro injected dragbikes. Minimum weight for the class will be 700 lbs. for all combinations. Complete rules for PX…

Motorcycle Drag Racing Community Asking For Prayers For Shawn Gann Following Accident

Cycledrag.com has learned that longtime NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Shawn Gann was involved in a serious motorcycle accident. The dragbike community is asking for prayers during this difficult time.  Sources say it was a non-racing related accident and Gann…

Book Review: Pete Hill A legend on Two Wheels , by Jackie Hill

Cycledrag.com contributor Tom McCarthy offers this great review of Pete Hill’s new book – a great gift idea by the way!   As of December, 2018, there is a new book out and available to the general public called Pete…

Bob Harris Stepping Down as PDRA Race Director, Tyler Crossnoe Named Interim

Veteran motorsports professional Bob Harris announced he will step down from his position as the Professional Drag Racers Association’s (PDRA) race director at the end of the year.  Serving as race director since the PDRA was formed in 2014, Harris…

Own A Piece Of Motorcycle Drag Racing History – Dave Schultz’s 1991 NHRA Championship Jacket

Cyceldrag.com is always on the lookout for great opportunities for its readers and followers, and we have uncovered a true gem for collectors. This ultra-rare collectible is for sale from the personal collection of one of the greatest motorcycle drag…

L.E. Tonglet to Cut Back to Four-to-Six NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Races in 2019

The “toolbox shuffle” and “silly season” is in full effect in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class.  Former series champion and serious contender for last season’s title L.E. Tonglet announced that he will be running a limited schedule in 2019,…

Dreams Come True At Emotional Nitro Harley Test Session

When asked who he pulls for, an experienced sports journalist once passed on the wisdom, “you always root for the story.” At first glance this early December, chilly Nitro Harley, Calif. test session at Famoso Dragway, near Bakersfield may have…

Man Cup World Finals 2018 – a Race to Remember

The Man Cup 42nd annual Man Hill Garage World Finals, presented by Kibblewhite Precision Machine, held at South Georgia Motorsports Park, in Adel, Georgia, from November 15-18, was a race to remember from the 2018 racing season. The event, attended…

PDRA Bans Turbos From Pro Extreme Motorcycle in 2019

After a season of controversy following the inclusion of turbo-charged dragbikes into the PDRA’s Pro Extreme Motorcycle class, the category will return to nitrous only in 2019. PDRA President Bob Harris says the change is due to popular demand.  “I…

Angelle Sampey Departs from Liberty Racing

Three-time NHRA champion Angelle Sampey announced her departure from Cory Reed’s Team Liberty Racing Pro Stock Motorcycle team.  Sampey says a lack of funding is preventing her from being able to compete on the squad in 2019. Reed plans to…

Drag Illustrated to Release Fourth Annual ’30 Under 30’ List at Performance Racing Industry Show

Drag Illustrated’s annual 30 Under 30 list will be revealed during its official press conference and magazine cover reveal at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.   The…

Mark Paquette Excited For Sophomore Season in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Even though he is still in the early stages of his NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle career, Mark Paquette is no rookie when it comes to competing on two-wheels. Paquette boasts more than 20 years of motorcycle experience as both a…

Man Cup 2019 Schedule

Man Cup has released four races for 2019 with two more still to come.  “We have had many requests for race dates next year, however, we are still in the process of working on contracts and dates for some of…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Wins 19th Championship at Wild, Pressure-Filled Final Race

A nitromethane burner can be more temperamental than a teething baby. Give it just what it wants and it can be beautifully peaceful and harmonious. Upset it and a boisterous, unruly fiasco can break out. Perhaps no one understands this…

Brian Lohnes Replaces Dave Rieff As Lead Announcer for NHRA TV, Exclusive Pro Stock Motorcycle Show Planned

FOX Sports and NHRA announced today the release of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. Most notably, the 2019 schedule includes additional live coverage on the FOX broadcast network for the NHRA SpringNationals in Houston. The schedule…

Man Cup Finals Live Coverage

Enjoy some live coverage from the Kibblewhite Man Cup Finals, Nov. 16-18. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and the Cycledrag.com Facebook page (Please like here) and more will be coming soon. Friday  

Championship at Stake for Larry “Spiderman” McBride at Mammoth Man Cup Finals

No Top Fuel Motorcycle racer has found more success at South Georgia Motorsports Park than 18-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride.  Facing adversity in the championship standings, the legendary racer needs more of the same to collect championship No. 19 at…

Hector Arana Jr. Secures Third Place in Standings

Hector Arana Jr. would close his 2018 season strong with a semi-final finish at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona and earn the third position in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock…

Matt Smith Wins Third NHRA Championship

Matt Smith secured his third NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship in the final round of eliminations Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.   He powered his Elite Motorsports…

NHRA Vance & Hines Harley Team Finishes Successful Season With Runner-Up

Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines riders Ed Krawiec and Andrew Hines capped another successful season on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series with a strong run in Pro Stock Motorcycle final eliminations at the 2018 Auto Club NHRA…

Matt Smith Strikes First In Championship Battle, Takes Friday Pole

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Smith rode to a track record speed at 200.65 at 6.774 to lead the field on his Elite Motorsports DENSO Auto Parts EBR at the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway. Smith…

A Wounded Chris Matheson Withdraws in Sydney

Coming into the recent 2018 East Coast Thunder event, 5 x Australian Top Bike champ Chris Matheson knew he was behind in the championship and needed to make a move in order to keep a potential sixth title alive.  …

Racers and Tuners Salivate at Cool, Horsepower Making Forecast for Man Cup Finals

The biggest motorcycle drag race of the season got a much appreciated gift from Mother Nature with an exceptional forecast. Already revered as a record-setting event, this year’s Mann Hill Garage / Kibblewhite World Finals from South Georgia Motorsports Park,…

Grothus Bonus Puts $9,000 Up For Grabs For 4.60 Racers at Man Cup Finals, Pairings Announced

Grothus Dragbikes is adding even more excitement to one of the biggest races of the year, the Man Cup Finals, Nov. 15-18 at South Georgia Motorsports Park. On Friday and Saturday the inaugural Man Cup Grothus Dragbikes Ultra 4.60 Challenge…

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Jay Upton Ready for Sydney Dragway’s East Coast Thunder

With an exciting new look and three new corporate partners, its game-on for Top Fuel Motorcycle racer Jay Upton. After an extended break from championship racing, Upton and the ‘Big White Bike’ have been testing at their home track with…

Chris Matheson Set For Epic Nitro Top Bike Battle At East Coast Thunder

Heading into next weekends East Coast Thunder championship drag racing event at Sydney Dragway, five-time Top Bike champ Chris Matheson finds himself in a somewhat uncomfortable position. Following the opening Darwin round in July, Perth’s Jay Upton picked up 116…

Big Money, Great Champions at NHDRO Dragbike Racing Finals

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

Cory Reed to Return to NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Competition, Angelle Sampey Riding Wave of Carolina Nationals Success

Team Liberty Racing rider and team owner Cory Reed will compete in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle for the first time since the Brainerd Nationals in August. Teammate Angelle Sampey had recent success at the Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway when…

Paul Gast Wins PDRA Finals, Ronnie Smith Wins Championship

Pro Extreme Motorcycle veteran Paul Gast made the most of his second PDRA appearance of the season, as he defeated a string of the class’s toughest riders en route to a final-round win over first-time finalist Ricardo Knights at the…

Ronnie Smith Takes Friday PDRA Pole, Beats Out Turbo Bike

Points leader Ronnie “Pro Mod” Smith added to his reputation as the quickest nitrous-assisted Pro Extreme Motorcycle as he rode his Innovative Performance ’16 Hayabusa to a 3.975 at 175.41, nearly beating his own national record of 3.973 during Friday…

Rich Vreeland Wins AMRA Nitro Funny Bike Championship at The Rock

Nitro Harley veteran Rich Vreeland of Team Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson/ Numidia Dragway headed to Rockingham Dragway with only one goal: finish strong. “Having never won the season finale at the Rock we headed to North Carolina with the goal of winning…

Matt Smith Wins Charlotte, Takes NHRA PSM Points Lead With Two Races to Go

Matt Smith took over the Pro Stock Motorcycle points lead after his third victory of 2018 and 21st of his career after a run of 6.830 at 196.64 on his Elite Motorsports Denso Auto Parts EBR against Chip Ellis at…

Eddie Krawiec Takes Charlotte No. 1 Qualifying Position, 6.90 Bump

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Krawiec collected his fourth No. 1 qualifier of 2018 and 43rd of his career with his 6.806 at 197.83 from Friday on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. Krawiec, who trailed points leader…

Harleys Go 1-2-3 in Opeining Charlotte Qualifying

The Vance and Hines Harley-Davidson team took the provisional top three qualifying spots in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category on day No. 1 at the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters at zMAX Dragway. Eddie Krawiec raced to the…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer L.E. Tonglet Looking to Maintain Points Lead in Charlotte

For the third straight NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship race, there was a different points leader by the end of the event in Pro Stock Motorcycle. After winning last weekend in Dallas, former class champ LE Tonglet hopes…

LE Tonglet Wins Texas, Takes NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Points Lead

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Tonglet earned his fourth victory of 2018 and 20th of his career with his run of 6.892 at 194.80 to team owner Jerry Savoie’s 6.907 at 193.88 at the AAA Texas NHRA Nationals at Texas Motorplex.…

Brunson Grothus Wins PDRA Fall Nationals, Terry Schweigert Backs Up 3.91

Winless in PDRA Pro Extreme Motorcycle since late 2016, Brunson Grothus was eager to fight through an ultra-competitive field of motorcycles to earn the Fall Nationals victory. His 4.016 at 175.99 on his Indocil Art ’15 Suzuki defeated first-time finalist…

It is On! Terry Schweigert Smashes PDRA Record on Brand New Turbo Dragbike

Drag 965 Pro Extreme Motorcycle low qualifier Terry Schweigert obliterated both ends of the PXM record with his 3.914-second blast at 184.58 aboard a new turbocharged motorcycle. Schweigert topped the final qualifying order in Pro Extreme Motorcycle for the third…

NHRA PSM Point Leader Matt Smith Takes No. 1 Spot in Texas Day 1

Matt Smith, current points leaders, finished atop the qualifying order in Pro Stock Motorcycle with a 6.876 at 197.65 on his Elite Motorsports DENSO Auto Parts EBR. He is chasing his fifth No. 1 qualifier of the season and second…

Two-Time NHRA Champ Matt Smith Looks to Maintain Point Lead in Texas

Matt Smith already has a blueprint for success to win a NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series title, and things are going according to plan for the two-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion heading into this weekend’s AAA Texas NHRA…

Jeremy Teasley, 8 Below are NHDRO Big Money Winners at Performance Racing Products Showdown

Jeremy Teasley collected some NHDRO Big Money when the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series hit Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis for this past weekend’s Performance Racing Products Showdown in Naptown. Teasley rode his ridiculously fast Suzuki Hayabusa past Deadly…

Full Story Behind Tii Tharpe’s Top Fuel Harley Championship

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

A Look Back at A Thrilling NHRA Top Fuel Nitro Harley Season

On September 3rd, 2018, the NHRA Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley season concluded with the drama and performance we have all come to expect from the big thunder bikes. On the last pass during the last race of 2018…

Matt Smith Takes NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Points Lead With St. Louis Win

Matt Smith earned his second victory of 2018 and 20th of his career with a holeshot win of 6.877 at 198.44 to LE Tonglet’s 6.876 at 196.10 Sunday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals from Gateway International Raceway in…

Top Dollar for Top Gas at NHDRO in Indy

Top Gas gets NHDRO’s Big Money treatment when the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series returns to Lucas Oil Raceway just outside of Indianapolis, Indiana, for the Performance Racing Products Showdown in Naptown. NHDRO is paying $4000 to win—sure to…

Filippos Papafilippou Caps Off Stellar Season With Championship on Former Ian King Top Fuel Motorcycle

Filippos Papafilippou of Athens, Greece knew he was in for a daunting challenge when he purchased the Gulf Oil-backed Top Fuel Motorcycle of 10-time champion Ian King.   The young and talented rider exceeded all expectations in his first year…

Harleys Get Top Three Spots On Friday, Eddie Krawiec No. 1 in St. Louis

Eddie Krawiec, defending Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion and current points leader, finished atop the qualifying order in Pro Stock Motorcycle with a 6.820 at 195.56 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson on Friday night at the seventh…

Steve Johnson Continues To Move Up In NHRA Countdown

Steve Johnson Racing is a team doing big things this year in the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series. The independent Pro Stock Motorcycle rider with a single crew person fought his way into the prestigious Countdown to the…

Sportsman Motorcycle Racing Recap from NHRA Dodge Nationals

Enjoy some videos and photos from the sportsman motorcycle racing at the NHRA Dodge Nationals from Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa. Sept 13-16. Four motorcycle racers were given the opportunity to compete on the big stage, in front of…

Hector Arana Jr. Begins Countdown With Reading Win

Hector Arana Jr. kicked off the 2018 NHRA Countdown in style by winning the 34th NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. Arana Jr. was on his game all weekend and after cutting a nearly perfect reaction time, would pilot his…

Hector Arana Jr. Wins NHRA Dodge Nationals on Lucas Oil EBR

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Hector Arana Jr. earned his second victory of 2018 and 13th of his career on Sunday at the 34th Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. With a run of 6.842 at 197.74 on his Lucas…

Matt Smith Gets Third Straight NHRA No. 1 Qualifying Position

Two-time world champ Matt Smith grabbed his third straight No. 1 qualifying position in Pro Stock Motorcycle Saturday at the 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway thanks to his 6.828 at 198.20 from Friday on his Elite…

Matt Smith Goes to the Top in Opening Pro Stock Motorcycle Qualifying at Maple Grove

Matt Smith, a two-time world champ, finished atop the qualifying order in Pro Stock Motorcycle with a 6.828 at 198.20 on his Elite Motorsports Denso Auto Parts EBR on Friday at the 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove…

Defending Pro Stock Motorcyle Champion Eddie Krawiec Looking to Continue Maple Grove Success

Racing at Maple Grove Raceway, the site of this weekend’s 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals, has seemed to always bring out the best in defending Pro Stock Motorcycle world champ Eddie Krawiec. Now that the race serves as the kickoff…

WAR Peaking for Countdown, Building Foundation for Future Without Jerry Savoie

Jerry Savoie’s White Alligator Racing (WAR) continues to show that it is the strongest Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) team in National Hot Rod Association Mello Yello drag racing, and maybe the strongest team overall. Rider LE Tonglet took the…

ManCup Galot Canceled, Rain Washes Out Motorcycle Drag Racing For Second Consecutive Weekend

The soggy weather in the Midwest and on the East Coast has been relentless. After NHDRO was forced to reschedule its event last weekend, ManCup was forced to cancel the MTC Nationals from Galot Motorsports Park in Benson, N.C. due…

Flashback – Nitro Harley Front Runners Update

Check out the following article originally published by Cycledrag.com prior to the 2007 season. We stumbled on this right after the 2018 NHRA U.S. Nationals and found it pretty cool that the players all the same. Back then the top…

Ronnie Smith Wins PDRA Pro Extreme Motorcycle at Galot

Pro Extreme Motorcycle No. 1 qualifier Ronnie “Pro Mod” Smith charged to a win Saturday night at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Drag Wars at GALOT Motorsports Park. Smith went wire-to-wire to enjoy his career-best weekend in the PDRA’s…

NHRA U.S. Nationals Video and Photo Coverage

Enjoy some videos and photos from the biggest drag race in the world, the NHRA U.S. Nationals from Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind. on Labor Day Weekend. The was the second time NHRA showcased Pro Stock Motorcycles and Nitro…

NHDRO Race Rains Out, ManCup Honoring NHDRO Gold Cards at Galot, 4.60 Bonus

NHDRO racers were dealt some unfortunate news when sanction owner Brian Welch was forced to cancel the Mid-Season Nationals at Ohio Valley Dragway, Sept. 7-9 due to a pessimistic forecast.   On Facebook Welch wrote, “The weather reports are getting…

Cory Reed, Angelle Sampey and Joey Gladstone Talk Pro Stock Motorcycle

In this interview from the pits Team Liberty Pro Stock Motorcycle racing, Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey, talk about the addition of Joey Gladstone to the team and talk about its goals moving forward. We ask Reed what his expectations…

Several Pro Stock Motorcycle Riders Gunning for Playoff Spots

Talented riders like two-time Indy winner Steve Johnson, Jimmy Underdahl, Joey Gladstone and rookie Ryan Oehler hope to jump into top 10 with big performance at the Big Go Steve Johnson has tasted victory twice at the prestigious Chevrolet Performance…

Veteran Top Fuel Harley Rider Rickey House Thrilled for His First U.S. Nationals

Rickey House has been drag racing motorcycles for years but it wasn’t until the NHRA added the eight-race Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley class to the yearly schedule in 2017 that the humble rider from Humble, Texas, had a…

NHRA Releases 2019 Top Fuel Harley 10-Race Schedule

NHRA officials announced the schedule for the 10-race 2019 Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series, which is set to feature the sport’s only nitromethane-powered two-wheeled bikes at some of the most breathtaking racing facilities across the…

New Sponsor Heating Up Ryan Oehler’s NHRA Rookie Bid

Heating and cooling manufacturing giant Armstrong Air is stepping up to the sponsorship plate to ensure that National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock Motorcycle racer “Flyin’ Ryan” Oehler’s season continues through the Countdown to One—NHRA’s championship playoff.   The…

ManCup Galot MTC Nationals Headquarters Hotel Information

ManCup has partnered with the Hampton Inn Dunn to serve as headquarters hotel for the MTC Nationals. The inaugural MTC Nationals at the all-new GALOT Motorsports Park is the penultimate event of the five race, 2018 ManCup Drag Racing Series…

Vance and Hines Harley-Davidson NHRA Team Expands to Three With Addition of Chip Ellis

Veteran Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Chip Ellis will join the Vance & Hines factory Harley-Davidson team as a racer at the upcoming Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals from Indianapolis, Ind. The squad now expands to three riders with defending champion Eddie Krawiec…

Joey Gladstone Joins Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey on Team Liberty Racing Ahead of U.S. Nationals

Joey Gladstone will be joining forces with Team Liberty Racing for the remainder of the 2018 season. Gladstone will be riding on Cory Reed’s Buell while Reed waits for his new bike to be built.   “I know I’m not…

The Dragbike Runs Heard Round the World – First V-Twin Fives!

On Saturday, August 25, 2018, at about 3:30PM, local time, at Tierp Arena in Sweden, Vesa Lipponen of Truku, Finland ran a 5.9205 elapsed time @ 350.65Kpm (217.88 mph) to officially run the first ever 5 second elapsed time in…

2019 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Schedule

NHRA officials announced the 16-race 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule for the Pro Stock Motorcycle class, which will once again feature exhilarating drag racing at a variety of scenic tracks across the country. The intense racing action…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Hector Arana Sr. Looking For Breakout Weeeknd on Lucas Oil Buell

The season has not gone as planned for Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Hector Arana Sr. as he works through a frustrating stretch heading into this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. But the longtime rider continues to…

Samson Exhaust Salutes Outstanding AMRA Harley Dragbike Racers

Samson Exhaust proudly salutes some standout Harley dragbike racers who excelled at the AMRA Michigan All Harley Nationals from Martin. Mich, at US 131 Motorsports Park, July 28-29.  Words by: Lu Ann Topovski Nitro Funny Bike   Dennis “The Nitro…

Lee, Damewood Take NHDRO Big Money Home from Indy

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

CatSpot Nitro Harley Racer Rickey House Races to Semis

CatSpot Organic Cat Litter Top Fuel Harley racer Rickey House raced to the semifinals of his sponsor’s race, the 31st annual CatSpot Organic Cat Litter NHRA Northwest Nationals on Sunday at Pacific Raceways. House’s CatSpot teammate, Top Fuel dragster driver…