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Sportsman Motorcycle National Champion to Be Crowned in Vegas

The top Super Pro Motorcycle racers from NHRA’s seven geographical divisions will journey to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to vie for national titles in the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship. The national champion will be decided…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship Rolls Into Vegas

In what has been a remarkably successful year for Matt Smith Racing in Pro Stock Motorcycle, the team knows it will have a great shot at a 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series world title. But it will take…

AHDRA Nitro Keeping the Florida Autumn Blazing Hot!

All-American motorcycle drag racing series AHDRA is keeping it hot with some serious action in the Sunshine State. October 17-18 saw AHDRA’s MTC Engineering Sunshine Nationals at Florida’s Orlando Speed World, which will be followed up by the MTC Engineering…

$5,000 to win Liska Racing Street ET added to Man Cup FuelTech World Finals

Not to be outdone by big brother MPS Racing Pro ET, Liska Racing Street ET riders will be vying for a cool five thousand dollars to win at the 44 th annual FuelTech World Finals presented by Wiseco. That is…

Man Cup FuelTech World Finals Paying 10,000 to win MPS Pro ET

Here are ten thousand more reasons for you to attend the 44th annual FuelTech World Finals presented by Wiseco. MPS Racing Pro ET will feature a Ten Thousand dollar to win purse! As well, it, and all ManCup classes, will…

SDBA Rob Bush Motorsports 190Hookup.com Finals Results

The Southeastern Drag Bike Association, presented by Rob Bush Motorsports 190HookUp.com, hosted the Allstate Down Home Agency Scenic City Rumble at Brainerd Motorsports Park in Ringgold Georgia on October 25th 2020. At 696 ft elevation, the air density was set…

Eddie Krawiec Wins Houston

Multi-time NHRA world champion Eddie Krawiec picked up his first victory in more than two years, powering to the win in a thrilling side-by-side duel with Ryan Oehler in the final round of Sunday’s 33rd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA…

Matt Smith Builds on Point Lead With 4th Straight Pole

Looking for a Texas sweep, Pro Stock Motorcycle points leader Matt Smith made the quickest run on Saturday, powering to the No. 1 spot at the 33rd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park. …

Ashely Owens Takes Top Spot at PDRA Finals

The Pro Nitrous Motorcycle riders are racing for win lights, records and a trophy without championship pressures, as Timblin Chassis backed Travis Davis clinched his third title at the last race. Ashley Owens almost set a new E.T. record on…

Motorcycle Drag Racing Community Asking For Prayers For Burn Victim James Rogers

On October 11, James Rogers, son of longtime motorcycle drag racer Jay Rogers, was life flighted to the University of Iowa burn ward after being involved in a serious burn accident and is currently in a medically induced coma, but…

Travis Davis Rides Another Timblin Chassis Championship into PDRA Finals

A 2020 season shortened and shifted by the COVID-19 public health crisis will conclude this weekend as the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) will crown its world champions at the Proline Racing Brian Olson Memorial World Finals, Oct. 22-25 at…

Angie Smith Reacts to Breaking the 200 MPH Barrier

Racer Angie Smith roared into motorsports history Saturday as the first woman to break the 200-mph barrier in NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle class. Smith rocketed into the coveted DENSO 200-mph Pro Stock Motorcycle Club in the first qualifying round of the AAA Texas FallNationals, tearing across the finish line at 200.89 mph in 6.809 seconds. “My heart is still racing!’ said Smith, after burning…

Jerry Savoie Wins NHRA Fall Nationals

In Pro Stock Motorcycle on Sunday at the 35th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, Texas Motorplex continued to be very good to Jerry Savoie, as he picked up his second straight win at the track by going 6.910 at 191.16…

AHDRA Bringing Nitro to Orlando

AHDRA is bringing all-American motorcycle drag racing and the smell and fury of nitro to Florida’s Orlando Speed World with their MTC Engineering Sunshine Nationals on October 17-18.     That follows up a successful weekend of V-twin drag racing…

Travis Davis Wins Another Championship For Timblin Chassis

Defending PDRA world champion Travis Davis was dealing with a gremlin in Friday qualifying at DragWars presented by Modern Racing, but the Georgia rider got his Timblin-built Suzuki figured out for race day. A little luck helped, too. Davis ended…

McKinney Motorsports Ashley Owens Takes No.1 Spot at PDRA Drag Wars

In just his second appearance of the season, veteran rider Ashley Owens rode his self-tuned, McKinney Motorsports Hayabusa to a class-leading 4.037 at 176.21 Friday night at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) DragWars presented by Modern Racing at GALOT…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Battle Moves to Texas

The upcoming 35th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, which takes place Oct. 14-18, will provide drag racing fans with plenty of excitement.  In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Andrew Hines is still looking for his first victory of 2020 on his Harley-Davidson…

Big Payback Caps Off Short-but-Awesome NHDRO Season

NHDRO’s 2020 season was short on events but huge on Big Money payouts. The Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series finished off this strange year with the CC Powersports NHDRO World Finals and Big Payback on at October 2-4 at…

2021 NHRA Schedule Released

NHRA officials announced a 22-race 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule. Details on Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying days as well as special exhibitions and specialty series that compete at national events…

How Matt Smith Took The Wally at the NHRA Gatornationals

Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Matt Smith rocketed to his latest victory Sunday at the Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida. The Sept. 25-27 contest marks the three-time world champion’s first win at Gainesville Raceway out of 25 wins in NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series finals.   Sharing the spotlight with this father, Rickie Smith, who captured the…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship Chase Revs Up in St. Louis

With only four races remaining in the 2020 season when the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series arrives at World Wide Technology Raceway on Oct. 2-4 for the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil, championship contenders know…

NHDRO Finishes Off 2020 with the Big Payback

NHDRO—the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—follows up their wildly successful $62,000 BB Racing Bracket Shootout—the biggest-ever payout in motorcycle drag racing history—with the CC Powersports NHDRO World Finals and Big Payback on at October 2-4 at Lucas Oil Raceway…

Matt Smith Wins NHRA Gatornationals in September

Three-time NHRA world champion Matt Smith vaulted into the points lead on Sunday at Gainesville Raceway, powering past Andrew Hines in the final round to win the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals. Smith finished off a dominant weekend with his first…

Gatornationals – Take 2! Pro Stock Motorcycle Racers Ready to Battle

The way Scotty Pollacheck sees it, he has a chance to score big in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series at the upcoming 51st annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, which takes place Sept. 25-27 at historic Gainesville Raceway.…

2021 Drag Bike Racing Schedules

While not all the organizations have released their 2021 schedules, drag bike racers are starting to get a picture of what next season will look like with the XDA, SDBA and Man Cup schedules. Here’s hoping 2021 is a much…

XDA’s Season Finale Delivers New Winners and Champions

The 28th annual DME Racing Fall Nationals concluded the 2020 race season, crowning twelve champions at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR). The third year of XDA faced a pandemic, mother nature, and decrees that did not allow spectators at two of…

Coca-Cola Ends Relationship With NHRA, Lawsuit Filed by NHRA

In yet another example of the unprecedented and destructive nature of 2020, NHRA’s longtime sponsor Coca-Cola, who has been with the drag racing organization since 2002, has notified NHRA it will immediately end its sponsorship deal that was contractually slated…

SDBA Round 4 Thrills, Dustin Lee Becomes First No Bar Racer to Win Top Gas on 1/8th

The Southeastern Drag Bike Association, presented by Rob Bush Motorsports 190HookUp.com, hosted the BB Racing Fall Smackdown at Crossville Dragway on September 5th 2020. At 1854 ft elevation, the air density was over 3000 at times but it didn’t stop…

70-Year-Old Gast Leads Man Cup Rockingham Winners

Defending champions Sam White and Mark Rendeluk came up short in their bids to repeat but Pablo Gonzalez and a seemingly ageless Paul Gast avoided similar fates in the 39th running of the 190Hookup.com Nationals Sunday at Rockingham Dragway. https://www.cycledrag.com/…

Turbo Hayabusa Racer Craig Brown Holds Off Nitrous Bikes to Win West Title

On the strength of a win at the season-ending Western Pro Extreme Race in Sonoma, Calif., turbo Hayabusa racer Craig Brown claimed his first championship, holding off the fast-charging nitrous Pro Mod drag bikes of No. 2 Mike Ramirez, and…

2021 XDA Schedule Released

The XDA’s Jason Miller writes, “It is with great pleasure that we release our 2021 XDA Season Schedule. Racers have been asking XDA for an October event, and that is exactly what they are going to get. We have added…

SDBA Round No. 4 4.60 Drag Bike Racing Thriller

Join us at Crossville Dragway for round No. 4 of the Southeastern Drag Bike Racing Association as the top nitrous oxide 4.60 drag bike racers from around the region battle in this thrilling full event motorcycle drag racing coverage. We…

Hogs Gone Wild Pittsburgh Live Race Videos

Enjoy some of the many hours of live coverage from the Big Hogs Gone Wild motorcycle drag race at Keystone Raceway Park. The event featured the world’s fastest Harley Davidson Bagger motorcycles and a $4,000 ET race. Additional race coverage…

SDBA Fall Smackdown Live Video Coverage

Enjoy some of the many hours of live coverage from the SDBA BB Fall Smackdown at Crossville Dragway in Tenn. The event featured Super Stock, 4.60, Top Gas and many other loaded classes of racing. Additional race coverage can be…

How Scotty Pollacheck Won Indianapolis Riding on DENSO Spark Plugs

Flying at a head-spinning 200.53 mph in the final round, Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Scotty Pollacheck rocketed to the winner’s circle for the first time in his career at the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. Pollacheck captured…

XDA Season Finale Guaranteed to be Saucy

The Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) concludes its season of motorcycle drag racing on September 18-20, at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) for the 28th annual DME Racing Fall Nationals.  This will be the third and final event of a shortened year…

Scotty Pollacheck Wins NHRA US Nationals

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Pollacheck capped off his dream weekend with his first career victory in the class, beating Andrew Hines in the final round with a 6.790 at 200.53 on his Strutmasters.com EBR, breaking the track speed record he…

Malloy and Winters lead AHDRA Harley Drag Racing Numidia Winners

The revived AHDRA all-American motorcycle drag racing series thundered into the bucolic countryside of Numidia, Pennsylvania this past weekend, August 29-30, for the Numidia Nitro presented by Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson. Delaware legend Bob “Opie” Malloy led pro class winners, while Illinois…

NHRA Cancels Charlotte, Bristol, Pomona – Releases Revised Schedule

NHRA announced today the remainder of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. In collaboration with all stakeholders, NHRA plans to hold six national events to complete the 2020 season. The 2020 NHRA season has looked very different…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racers Poised for Big Go Battle

It’s the biggest weekend of the NHRA Mello Yello Series season and defending event champion Jerry Savoie is feeling plenty of momentum as he prepares to race on the sport’s grandest stage. The former Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion is…

XDA Orient Express Pro Street Rule Revisions

Over a decade ago the Pro Street class was run almost exclusively by Hayabusas. The class needed some diversity and class rules for the liter bikes were opened up to try and encourage liter bikes to join the party. This…

Gast Races to Victory at PDRA Summer Shootout

Two-time and defending world champion Travis Davis has owned Pro Nitrous Motorcycle this season with wins at both races the class attended before the Summer Shootout. Drag bike veteran Paul Gast broke the streak, though, earning a wire-to-wire victory over…

Paul Gast Shoots to No. 1 Spot at PDRA Summer Shootout

70-year-legend Paul “Fast by”Gast secured the Professional Drag Racers Association’s (PDRA) low qualifier award Friday night when he topped the  field at the PDRA Summer Shootout presented by Callies Performance.   A computer gremlin prevented Gast from putting up representative…

XDA Delivers Proven Records at VMP

The Xtreme Dragbike Association’s 2nd Annual MTC Engineering Bike Bash at Virginia Motorsports Park was nothing short of legendary. The world-renowned facility owned by Tommy and Judy Franklin, along with VP Tyler Crossnoe, welcomed the XDA for what was to…

How the Nitrous Bikes Owned the Turbo and Nitro Boys on the West Coast

Join us for full event coverage of a special motorcycle drag racing $10,000 West Coast shootout featuring incredible diversity with one four-Cylinder Top Fuel Nitro Motorcycle of Ron Meyer, one Top Fuel Nitro Harley of Greg Justice, three wheelie bar,…

NHRA Maple Grove Canceled, Series Says Optimistic on Rest of Season

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NHRA and Maple Grove Raceway have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil. “We are extremely disappointed to announce the cancellation of the September national event,…

XDA Royal Rumble Predicts Staggering Performance at VMP

The Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) takes Motorcycle Drag Racing to Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) for the 2nd Annual MTC Engineering Bike Bash on August 21-23, 2020 and all spectators are welcome!   With only one event in the books for…

NHRA Atlanta Southern Nationals Canceled

The NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway, scheduled for Aug. 28-30, has been canceled due the current COVID-19 pandemic. NHRA made this difficult decision after exhaustive deliberation with track representatives, health officials and government authorities. NHRA and Atlanta Dragway came…

Angelle Sampey Reaches Winner’s Circle For First Time on Harley

The winningest female NHRA racer Angelle Sampey picked up her first career win on a Harley-Davidson at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, racing to the Pro Stock Motorcycle winner’s circle on Sunday at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by…

Turner, Beland and AHDRA Beat the Heat at The Rock

The new AHDRA all-American motorcycle drag racing series returned to its former North Carolina home this past weekend for the Nitro Spring Nationals, presented by Cox Double Eagle Harley-Davidson. And when the nitro smoke had cleared and the thunder receded…

Hall of Famer Hagadorn Cashes NHDRO’s Biggest Check

It was a straight-up bracket hustler’s convention. The most dangerous motorcycle bracket racers in the nation converged on Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana, for the $62,000 BB Racing Bracket Shootout—the biggest-ever payout in motorcycle drag racing history. It was…

NHDRO “Big Show” $50K Race Video Coverage

It s the richest price in the history of sportsman motorcycle drag racing – $50,000 to the winner of a 128 competitor field, slit evenly between box and no box. The race initially called for a 64-bike field, but after…

XDA Ignites with First Time Winners at Bike Fest

This past weekend 799 motorcycle drag racers ran down the Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) quarter mile for the 20th annual Platinum Fleet Repair Bike Fest with the Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA). Only 1 shy of that round number of 800.…

AHDRA Nitro Headed to The Rock

AHDRA brings thrilling, all-American motorcycle drag racing to the spiritual home of nitro Harley—North Carolina’s fabled Rockingham Dragway—with the Nitro Spring Nationals, presented by Cox Double Eagle Harley-Davidson.   Clearly, this race has been delayed from its original spring date…

$110,000 BIG Money, BIG Weekend for NHDRO at Indy

With over $110,000 in payout—including the $62,000 BB Racing Bracket Shootout on Saturday—and two full races on tap, NHDRO’s Big Show brings the Midwest’s biggest motorcycle action to drag racing’s best track—Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana.   The four-days…

PDRA, Virginia Motorsports Park Get Permission to Allow Fans at Mid-Atlantic Showdown

Spectators will be allowed to attend the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Proline Racing Mid-Atlantic Showdown presented by Frederick Line-X, July 23-25 at Virginia Motorsports Park, the series announced today. The track was granted the ability to allow fans just…

NHRA Indy Race Gets Rain Postponed, Turner and Andras to Meet in Final

The final rounds of the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals at Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Raceway have been delayed due to inclement weather. After a lengthy rain delay before the finals in Top Fuel and Funny Car, NHRA Mello Yello Drag…

Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series Roars Back into Life this Weekend

The Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series will roar back into action at the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals at Indianapolis, resuming a season that, like their nitro-powered Top Fuel and Funny Car cousins, was paused after just two events. …

Drag Bike Racing Mourns The Loss of T.T. Jones

Cycledrag.com is saddened to report the loss of successful Pro Mod drag bike racer, family man, and all-around great guy T.T. Jones. Jones passed away June 15th after a valiant health battle. An accomplished promoter and advocate for drag racing,…

How Flyin’ Ryan Outraced Indy Field for First Win

Clearly, no National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) team spent the COVID19 delay better than “Flyin’ Ryan” Oehler and his small, independent team. His B&K Cylinder Heads EBR hit the ground at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis…

XDA Motorcycle Drag Racers Finally Unleash for Battle

The Xtreme Dragbike Association is ready to perform at Maryland International Raceway with the 20th annual Platinum Fleet Repair Bike Fest on July 24-26, 2020.  The quickest and fastest street bikes in the world were sidelined last month after the…

Ryan Oehler Scores First Pro Stock Motorcycle Victory

The E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis was the perfect start to the Pro Stock Motorcycle season for Ryan Oehler, who won his first career NHRA race in his first final round, going 6.974 at…

Ian King to be Inducted into British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Ian King is a record-breaking, multiple European Drag Racing champion. Ian has won twelve FIM European Championships – 10 as rider, two as Team Principal – plus two ACU British and one MCUI Irish Championships and has broken various track…

AHDRA Fires Off First Race of New Era

The long-awaited return of the beloved AHDRA American motorcycle drag racing series lit up Illinois’ Cordova International Raceway on the most American of days—July 4. Pennsylvania Harley-Davidson dealer Rich Vreeland had the honor of taking the new AHDRA’s first Top…

Sportsman No. 1 Qualifier Bonuses Available at Man Cup Fast by Gast Nationals

Next weekend’s ManCup FBG Nationals presented by Advanced Sleeve and Mickey Thompson Tire now has even more bonus money up for grabs. “Since Dragway 42 owners Ron and MayAnne Matchum boosted up the MPS Racing Pro ET purse to five…

Eperjesi Headlines PMRA Tulsa Results

Professional Motorcycle Racers Association (PMRA) ran its first race of 2020—and its first under new director Shannon Mendenhall—this past Saturday, June 27, at hot and windy Tulsa Raceway in Oklahoma. And right at the hit, Shane “Showboat” Eperjesi set the…

NHDRO Postpones to One BIG Weekend

Although NHDRO’s Mid-Season Sizzle at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana, this past weekend turned out to be more Drizzle than Sizzle, postponing it to a two-race, four-day weekend on July 30-August 2 creates a full-on hurricane of motorcycle drag…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride to Sit Out Man Cup Dragway 42 Race, July 11-12

Sidelined since November, Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride can’t wait for better days and a chance to climb back aboard his record-setting, 5.50, 264 mph “Star.” Unfortunately McBride says that opportunity won’t come at the upcoming Man Cup…

Pandemic Complications Force Team Vantine to Miss Man Cup Race at Dragway 42

It’s been a strange, difficult and confusing year for just about everyone in motorsports, including quickly-rising Top Fuel Motorcycle star Dave Vantine who tells Cycledrag he will be unable to attend the upcoming Man Cup race at Dragway 42 in…

Fireworks on the Dragstrip! AHDRA to Light Up Cordova

American-made V-Twin motorcycles and the leather-tough men and women who ride them will thunder to life, lift the front wheel, and lightning-strike to the finishline like an earthbound fireworks display. The long-awaited return of the beloved AHDRA American motorcycle drag…

XDA PFR Bike Fest at MDIR on July 24-26

The XDA is back at Maryland International Raceway located in Mechanicsville, Maryland with the 20th annual Platinum Fleet Repair Bike Fest on July 24-26, 2020!   The event features the Orient Express Pro Street class that run speeds over230 mph…

NHRA Northwest Nationals Cancelled

The Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals, originally scheduled for July 31–Aug. 2 outside of Seattle, has been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions in Washington state and King County that would not allow fans to attend the event. NHRA made this difficult…

Green Light for PMRA in Tulsa This Weekend

Professional Motorcycle Racers Association (PMRA) returns to the track this Saturday, June 27, at Tulsa Raceway in Oklahoma. New PMRA director Shannon Mendenhall looks forward to welcoming all racers old and new, and sharing with them his vision for the…

NHDRO Kicks Off Motorcycle Drag Racing Season

NHDRO’s previously named Mid-Season Sizzle gets it half-right—June 26-28 at Lucas Oil Raceway will totally sizzle! With a late start because of COVID-19 restrictions, the Midwest’s largest all-motorcycle drag racing series kicks off the season with the first big race…

PDRA Maryland Race Moves to Virginia With New Date

The Professional Drag Racers Association’s (PDRA) third race of its revised seven-race 2020 season is moving from Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) to Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP), series officials announced today. The PDRA North-South Shootout presented by Frederick Line-X, originally scheduled…

Full 4.60 Coverage From SDBA Tennessee Bike Rumble

Enjoy one of the most thrilling and unpredictable 4.60 nitrous motorcycle drag bike races we have ever seen as some of the best drag racers in the world compete in an emotionally charged 4.60 Father’s Day showdown from Round No.…

SDBA Tennesse Bike Rumble Delievers

The stars have aligned perfectly for the new Southeastern Drag Bike Association  (SDBA) to debut in stellar fashion. The series premier last month in Ringgold, Ga. marked the first all-motorcycle drag race since the pandemic shutdown, during a time when…

XDA’s FuelTech Superbike Showdown Cancelled Due to Weather

XDA’s FuelTech Superbike Showdown this weekend at Maryland International Raceway has been cancelled due to the weather. With 80% chance of rain forecasted for Friday and Saturday, and 50% chance on Sunday we feel that there will not be enough…

NHRA Roars Back To Action July 11-12

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will roar back into action at famed Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, July 11-12, with Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle competition in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing…

XDA Wednesday Weather Update

Jason Miller of the XDA passed on the following regarding this weekend’s FuelTech Superbike Showdown at Maryland International Raceway “This weekend’s event is ON SCHEDULE, and we are still watching the weather forecast for this weekend’s XDA event. The event…

Travis Davis Picks Up PDRA Carolina Showdown Victories

Even though he won the East Coast Nationals at GALOT Motorsports Park in late May, defending world champion Travis Davis wanted to make some changes to his Timblin-built Hayabusa for the Carolina Showdown. When those changes didn’t work, Davis returned…

Garner-Jones Leads Field at PDRA Carolina Showdown

A pair of past Pro Nitrous world champions highlighted Friday qualifying at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Carolina Showdown presented by ProCharger at Darlington Dragway. Two-time world champion Jason Harris qualified No. 1 in just his second race in…

XDA 2 Decades Strong, Racers Ready

The Xtreme Dragbike Association launches the 2020 season at Maryland International Raceway with the 3rd annual FuelTech Superbike Showdown on June 19-21, 2020. XDA is known as the premier sanction to showcase the quickest and fastest street bikes the world…

NHRA Pro Bike Battle Moves to Indy

The Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle event, which annual pits eight of the class’ best riders in head to head competition for a $25,000 winner payout, will take place this season at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals.…

XDA Makes Changes to the Bike Fest & Bike Bash in 2020

The year 2020 has thrown everyone a lot of curve balls due to COVID-19, but we all continue to adjust to the changes the best that we can and keep on rolling. We are excited to get our first XDA…

PDRA Welcomes Limited Spectators to Carolina Showdown at Darlington Dragway

After a number of long discussions with state and local government officials, the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) and Darlington Dragway officials announced today the series will be able to welcome spectators to the Carolina Showdown presented by ProCharger, June…

PMRA Race Cancelled at Thunder Valley

First the bad news: Professional Motorcycle Racers Association (PMRA) has decided to cancel it’s first race of the season, originally scheduled June 21 at Thunder Valley Raceway Park in Noble, Oklahoma.   Repercussions from a different race canceled by the…

NHRA Releases Revised Top Fuel Harley Schedule

After announcing a revised Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national event schedule yesterday, NHRA officials announced today the schedule for the Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Series. The revised schedule will consist of 10 total events for the…

Norwalk Cancels Its Season

Bill Bader Jr. of Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio shared the following on social media – While planning what was to be a standout season of racing at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, the Coronavirus hit. Our country…

NHRA Returns With Two Indianapolis Events in July, Updated Schedule

NHRA Drag Racing will return to the world stage in a major way in mid-July, relaunching its Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and associated programs with events on back-to-back weekends at famed Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. The two events…

Travis Davis Wins Season-Opening PDRA East Coast Nationals

A two-month delay was worth the wait for PDRA’s Travis Davis, as he opened the 2020 Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) season with a victory on his nitrous Suzuki.  The Pro Nitrous Motorcycle class had an unusually small field, with…

Travis Davis Leads First-Round Winners of Rain-Shortened Saturday at PDRA East Coast Nationals

The Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) was in the middle of professional class eliminations at the East Coast Nationals presented by FuelTech when a lengthy oildown and popup rain shower halted the action Saturday night. The race is slated to…

Norwalk Night Under Fire 2020 Canceled

Adding to what has been a tremendously disappointing year for motorsports fans, Cycledrag has learned Bill Bader of Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio has made the difficult decision to cancel one of the biggest independent drag races in the…

Friday Qualifying Rained Out at PDRA East Coast Nationals

Thunderstorms and rain showers kept racers in the pits Friday at the season-opening Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) East Coast Nationals presented by FuelTech at GALOT Motorsports Park. Race officials called off the day’s qualifying sessions later in the evening.…

XDA is On, MDIR Granted Permission to Race Without Spectatos

Maryland International Raceway has finally been granted permission by the St. Mary’s County Health Department to open and we thank them for working with us. XDA will officially kick off the season with the FuelTech Superbike Showdown at MDIR on…

XDA Set To Open Season June 19 – 21

The XDA heads back to Maryland International Raceway located in Mechanicsville, Maryland for the 3rd annual FuelTech Superbike Showdown on June 19-21,2020! The event features the Orient Express Pro Street class that run speeds over 230 mph in only 6-seconds!…

PDRA to Kick Off 2020 Season at East Coast Nationals

Almost two full months after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) 2020 season opener, the all-eighth-mile series is set to get back to racing at the East Coast Nationals presented by FuelTech this…

Remembering Motorcycle Legend William “Bill” Whisenant

Cycledrag.com thanks contributor Adam Weege for submitting this heartfelt tribute on a true innovator of motorcycle racing. Godspeed Bill Whisenant. As most of you have heard by now William “Bill” Whisenant passed away last Thursday due to health complications. If…

PDRA Releases Seven-Race Revised 2020 Schedule

Just over a week away from the delayed start of the 2020 Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) season, the series announced Wednesday night its revised schedule. Six other PDRA races will join next week’s East Coast Nationals presented by FuelTech…

Tentative Adjusted NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Schedule

Sources have revealed to Cycledrag.com the proposed schedule for the Pro Stock Motorcycle class if and when the NHRA can resume this season. There is a lot of uncertainty but the tentative plan is to have the motorcycles compete at…