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Matt Smith Takes Top Spot in St. Louis Day No. 1

After a year away from World Wide Technology raceway, the Pro Stock Motorcycle class returned with a vengeance on Friday, with defending world champ Matt Smith making an impressive run of 6.709 at 202.82 on his Denso Auto Parts Buell…

Pro Stock Motorcycles Return to Action in St. Louis

Pro Stock Motorcycle also returns to action in St. Louis to this weekend’s NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway and Joey Gladstone brings plenty of momentum with him after his victory in Reading. That sent him back into…

2023 XDA Schedule Released

Here is a look at your 2023 XDA schedule. The series will make five stops on the 2023 campaign, with two at Virginia Motorsports Park and three at Maryland International Raceway. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel…

Jianna Evaristo Runs Career Best

Pro Stock Motorcycle up-and-comer Jianna Evaristo powered to the quickest elapsed time of her career in qualifying this weekend with a scorching pass of 6.870 at 194.86, putting her in the No. 13 qualifying position to face Angelle Sampey. Sampey…

Joey Gladstone Wins Reading

It was a dominant start for Joey Gladstone to open the Countdown to the Championship playoffs, powering to a win on Sunday in front of a capacity crowd at Maple Grove Raceway at the 37th annual Pep Boys NHRA Nationals.…

Cycledrag Motorcycle Classes and Information, US 131, Sept 16-18

Here is everything you need to know heading into a thrilling weekend of drag racing at US 131 Motorsports Park. As you will see we have a class for every combination and every budget. All motorcycles are welcome to compete…

XDA Season Finale Ready to Roll

On September 23-25, the XDA concludes its 2022 motorcycle drag racing season at Maryland International Raceway with the 30th annual DME Racing Fall Nationals.    The sixth and final battle of the 2022 XDA season will feature 6-second, 230+mph Pro…

Angelle Sampey out for Redemption in Reading

Three-time NHRA champion Angelle Sampey can’t wait for another shot at the tree after a tough first round loss at the US Nationals. Sampey begins her hunt for championship No. 4 as the Countdown to the Championship playoffs open this…

Tony Stewart Returns To NHRA Broadcast Booth This Weekend

Hall of Fame driver and team owner Tony Stewart is returning to the FOX broadcast booth this weekend as the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series kicks off its Countdown to the Championship playoffs with the Pep Boys NHRA Nationals…

Jianna Evaristo Poised for Pennsylvania Magic

The Scrappers Racing team is looking forward to wowing the crowd in their Pep Boys machines at their sponsor’s title event, the Pep Boys NHRA Nationals. Mike Salinas (Top Fuel), Jianna Evaristo (Pro Stock Motorcycle), and Jasmine Salinas (Top Alcohol…

Road to NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship to Begin This Weekend

The road to the championship starts at this weekend’s 37th annual Pep Boys NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, the first of six races during the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs. In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Matt Smith will look…

McBride, Vantine and Multiple Maple Grove Updates to be Showcased at NHRA Reading Race

The nitro drag bike world takes its spot on the big stage as Top Fuel Motorcycle stars Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine will be in action in Reading, Pa. as part of the 37th annual Pep Boys NHRA Nationals…

Matt Smith Wins US Nationals

Defending  NHRA world champ Matt Smith may be getting hot at the perfect time in Pro Stock Motorcycle, rolling to the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals victory in impressive fashion. He went 6.872 at 195.99 on his Denso Auto…

Jianna Evaristo Races to Quarterfinal Finish at US Nationals

Pro Stock Motorcycle up-and-comer Jianna Evaristo powered her Pep Boys/Scrappers Racing Suzuki to an exciting quarterfinal finish today at the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park. The talented young racer harnessed the power of her Matt…

XDA’s Bike Bash Delivers Big Numbers this Summer

For the second time this race season, the XDA brought the best show in motorcycle drag racing to Virginia Motorsports Park for the 5th Annual Bike Bash. This event paid out over $80,000 to Pro, Sportsman, and Grudge racers over…

Angelle Sampey Secures 57th Career No. 1 Qualifier

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Angelle Sampey held onto her No. 1 spot from Saturday, clinching her fourth top qualifier of the season thanks to her run of 6.796 at 199.88 on her Mission Foods/Vance & Hines Suzuki. It’s also the…

Angelle Sampey No. 1 at the Big Go on Saturday

Angelle Sampey put together a pair of impressive runs on Saturday, rolling to the top spot at Lucas Oil Raceway as part of this weekend’s prestigious 68th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals, In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Sampey jumped…

Eddie Krawiec Takes Top Spot in Opening US Nationals Qualifying

Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Eddie Krawiec delivered a strong performance under the lights at the prestigious 68th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals, racing to the provisional No. 1 position on Friday at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. Looking for…

Eddie Krawiec Eyes 50th Career Win at NHRA US Nationals

The next victory for Pro Stock Motorcycle standout Eddie Krawiec would be a big one, as the four-time world champion is a win away from his 50th career victory. The fact that the milestone victory could come at the biggest…

Eddie Krawiec Looks to Repeat as US Nationals Champion

As a multi-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Eddie Krawiec knows all about racing in big moments. Perhaps none of them can top winning at the prestigious 68th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals, which takes place this weekend…

Tony Stewart Added to Broadcast Booth for U.S. Nationals

Legendary championship-winning racecar driver and team owner Tony Stewart is headed to the FOX broadcast booth for the biggest race of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, this weekend’s prestigious Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas…

Eddyville’s MotorcycleMania a Classic in the Making

It’s become a new tradition. Major League Baseball plays its “Field of Dreams” game in Dyersville, Iowa, on Thursday, and just down the road the Trick-Tools MotorcycleMania lights up Eddyville Raceway Park on the weekend. Emerging out of Iowa’s tall,…

McBride and Vantine to Help Kick Off NHRA Playoffs in Reading

Playoff action in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will heat up in a hurry as the NHRA Countdown to the Championship begins at one of the fastest tracks on the circuit with the 37th annual Pep Boys NHRA…

Cycledrag $10K Bracket Race, Sept 17, US 131, Pre Entry Now Open

As a special racer appreciation event, motorcycle drag racers will battle for a hefty $10,000 purse at the Cycledrag Box and No Box Shootout, Sept. 17 at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan. A limited number of spots will…

XDA Heads to Virginia for the Bike Bash

On August 26-28, XDA takes Motorcycle Drag Racing back to Virginia Motorsports Park for the 4th annual Bike Bash. XDA offers a quality show with over 700 professional, sportsman, and grudge motorcycle drag racers in competition. This season XDA will…

Joey Gladstone Wins Back-to-Back NHRA Races

Reed Motorsports Joey Gladstone enjoyed a monumental day at Heartland Motorsports Park, picking up his second consecutive NHRA win with his memorable triumph on Sunday at the 33rd annual Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor. Gladstone wrapped up a perfect…

Joey Gladstone In Search of Back-to-Back Wins as PSM Returns to Topeka

 Pro Stock Motorcycle will make its first appearance at Heartland Motorsports Park since 1997 for this weekend’s Menards NHRA Nationals, meaning Joey Gladstone will race in Topeka for the first time in the class.   But Gladstone has enjoyed at…

Larry McBride Wins Thrilling Night Under Fire With 257 mph Blast

After a year of planning, a production full of pomp and circumstance was presented to a packed house at the 45th Annual Cornwell Tools Night Under Fire on Aug. 6, 2022 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. In the Pingel Top…

Kile Leads Milan Dragway AHDRA Winners

AHDRA All-American motorcycle drag racing provided the mid summer thunder with the Southern Michigan Bike Fest at reborn Milan Dragway on July 29-31, and Bad Apple Racing’s Tracy Kile thundered the longest. Top Fuel winner Kile wasn’t the fastest dog…

Pingel Top Fuel Motorcycles Ready to Invade Norwalk Night Under Fire

The world’s quickest and most powerful, nitro-burning motorcycles are poised to put on a thrill show at the largest and most illustrious independent drag racing showcase, the Cornwell Tools Night Under Fire from Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, Sat.…

Steve Huff’s Electric Dragster Rockets to 202-mph Pass at Northwest Nationals

Steve Huff had his eyes on breaking his own electric vehicle speed record on Friday during a Pep Boys Electric Vehicle Service exhibition pass at the Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals, but fell just shy of his 202.82-mph goal, rocketing to…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Makes First Trip to Heartland Motorsports Park in 25 years

Known as the House of Speed, Heartland Motorsports Park is again set to host the exciting, must-see action of 11,000-horsepower, 330-mph racing from the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series at the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor on Aug.…

NHDRO Motorcycle Action Coming Back to Edgewater

Racing so nice they’re doing it twice. The Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—NHDRO—is coming right down the return road to the head of Edgewater Sports Park’s staging lanes for the Summer Nationals presented by Page Racing on August 5-7.…

Tenacious XDA Competitors Win in the Summer Heat

This past weekend Maryland International Raceway hosted the 22nd annual WPGC Bike Fest with the XDA delivering the best motorcycle drag racing has to offer. The event featured Live music by New Impressionz, Baggers vs. Slingshots Sound Off, custom bike…

AHDRA Nitro Harleys Coming to Milan Dragway

AHDRA All-American motorcycle drag racing is bringing their big-time nitro Harley show to reborn Milan Dragway on July 29-31. The Southern Michigan Bike Fest will see Top Fuel Harleys, Nitro Funnybikes, Pro Fuel, all the gas classes, and even the…

Joey Gladstone Scores First NHRA Victory

On a day that included a barrage on the Sonoma Raceway record books, Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Joey Gladstone rolled to his first win of the 2022 season on Sunday and moved into the points lead in front of a…

Steve Huff to Attempt Electric Dragster Record at NHRA Seattle

Steve Huff Motorsports set a 202.82mph new electric car world record in the Faster Than Cancer electric dragster at Sonoma Raceway during the Holley High Voltage Experience event earlier this month. Now the team returns to their home track, Pacific…

Flyin’ Ryan Racing Supports Second Pro Stock Motorcycle With the help of Burromax Electric Mini Bikes.

NHRA Camping World Pro Stock Motorcycle team Flyin Ryan Racing supports an additional pro stock motorcycle entry in Lance Bonham at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway with the help of Burromax Electric Mini Bikes July…

Two out of Three ain’t bad for NHDRO at Edgewater

NHDRO’s three races in one weekend format has the added advantage of completing races despite weather curveballs. While the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series provided the Edge at Edgewater Sports Park on Friday and Saturday, Sunday rains brought in…

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle Champ Matt Smith Looks for Two in a Row in Sonoma

The trip out West has already been a good one for defending Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Matt Smith, who blistered the track record book in Denver en route to a win last weekend.   But now the five-time world…

Travis Davis Wins PDRA Summer Shootout

Pro Mod and Funny Bike legend Travis Davis scored yet another Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) win Sunday night at the Drag 965 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Graphix at Virginia Motorsports Park. Multi-time Pro Nitrous Motorcycle world champion Davis…

Matt Smith Wins Mile High Nationals on “Red Rocket” Buell

Defending NHRA champion Matt Smith’s decision to roll out his v-twin proved to be the right as he powered to the victory on Sunday at the 42nd annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Smith capped off…

Opting to Run Buell, Matt Smith Qualifies No. 1 in Denver

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith raced to the provisional No. 1 spot at the 42nd annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, after opting to park his new Suzuki and roll out his “Red Rocket”…

Another Round of Rain Showers Pushes PDRA Summer Shootout Into Sunday, Garner-Jones No. 1

After rain put a stop to Friday qualifying, additional thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon forced Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) officials to postpone eliminations to Sunday at the Drag 965 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Graphix at Virginia Motorsports Park. All…

Mark Tattingham Scores Australian Drag Bike Victory

The first ANDRA Christmas Tree trophies for the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series season have been hoisted at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip this evening, following the conclusion of the season-opening Top End Nationals event. Making the most of…

Matt Smith Takes Top Spot in Denver on Friday

Matt Smith raced to the provisional No. 1 spot in Pro Stock Motorcycle, powering to the top positions at the 42nd annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Smith, the defending world champ and event winner, made…

Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association (CMDRA) Joins Rocky Mountain Nationals

The Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association (CMDRA) joined the full line-up of professional and Amateur Car & Bike Class competitors from throughout Northwestern Canada and the United States. The organization was excited to be a part of the largest drag…

Australian Series Roars Into Action in Darwin

The new Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series season has burst into life at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip this evening, with the first qualifying passes of the Top End Nationals event completed. At…

The WPGC Bike Fest is Back and It’s Time to Party

On July 22-24, the Biggest Motorcycle Drag Race of the year returns with the 22nd annual WPGC Bike Fest at Maryland International Raceway in Mechanicsville, Maryland. Over 700 Professional, Sportsman, and Grudge motorcycle drag racers will compete for over $80,000…

James Surber All Bike Shootout Final Round

It’s Harley-Davidson vs. Metric in this final round from Somoa Drag Strip as Greg Pfau lines his Sportster up against the ZX10 of Ed Bradell. It’s one of the biggest all motorcycle races on the West Coast, kept alive by…

NHDRO’s Three Race Weekend Coming to Edgewater

NHDRO—the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—is making racing economical again in 2022 by giving competitors three days of winning at every event. Already racing in your own Midwestern backyard, NHDRO wants to make sure racers get More Big Checks…

Amazing Body Shop Fixes Motorcycle Scratches

Does your bike have any scratches? Check out this amazing before and after as we put a man who knows bikes, Michael Sancho to the test at NuFinish Body Shop. The end result is amazing and we even get some…

Pro Stock Motorcycles Head to Wine Country, July 22-24

With a breathtaking backdrop in the heart of wine country, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series is set to deliver an incredible weekend of 11,000-horsepower, 330-mph action at Sonoma Raceway during the 34th annual Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals on…

66 Year Old Australian Drag Bike Racer Making a Big Impact

Allan Henry is looking forward to taking on the interstate visitors at the Top End Nationals next weekend, as he seeks to secure back-to-back ANDRA Christmas Trees in Modified Bike. The July 15/16 event at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip…

Winners from the Iowa Hog and Nostalgia Drags

Here are your 2022 Iowa Hog Drags and Nostalgia Reunion results from Humboldt County Dragway, July 1-2.  “Thank you to everyone, that in spite of current economic conditions and fuel prices, still made the trip to spend the weekend with…

Pro Stock Motorcycles Ready to Kick off Western Swing

Boasting one of the most unique challenges in motorsports, legendary Bandimere Speedway once again plays host to the upcoming 42nd annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals as the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to Thunder Mountain on…

Angelle Sampey Wins Norwalk

A week after going red in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle final round, Angelle Sampey more than made up for it on Sunday in Norwalk, knocking off Joey Gladstone in the championship round with a standout pass of 6.861 at…

Travis Davis Claims PDRA North vs. South Shootout Win at Maryland

The Pro Nitrous Motorcycle final round featured a side-by-side, 3.99-second battle between two of the toughest competitors in the PDRA’s lone two-wheeled class, multi-time world champion Travis Davis and veteran rider Paul Gast. Davis grabbed a starting line advantage on…

Chris Hand and Redneck Express Top Fuel Motorcycle Overcome Adversity in St. Louis

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Chris Hand had a successful outing at the Mid West Drag Racing Series Summer Spectactular at World Wide Technology Raceway Park, where the “Redneck Express” team overcame adversity. Crewman Dick Boxell sent along the following synopsis…

XDA Winners Shine at Mid Season Maryland Spectacular

Racers and fans expect record-breaking performances when they attend an XDA event. And the 5th annual Superbike Showdown at Maryland International Raceway delivered just that and more on Father’s day weekend.  Over 560 entries were on hand to witness history…

PDRA Hitting Halfway Point of 2022 Season at North vs. South Shootout in Maryland

The competition is heating up as the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) rolls into the halfway point in its eight-race 2022 season this weekend at the North vs. South Shootout presented by Line-X and Iron Man Quick Connect Push Bar,…

Can Jerry Savoie Make it Two in A Row in Norwalk?

Can Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Jerry Savoie score his second consecutive NHRA win at the upcoming Summit Racing Equipment Nationals, June 23-26 from Norwak, Ohio? Last weekend in Bristol, after a mad dash to the starting line after an engine…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Heads to First Competition Since Nov. 2020

Fresh off his 268-mph record-smashing exhibition in the NHRA, Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride is ready to enter his first race since the 20-time champion won the Man Cup Finals at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Nov. 2020.…

Angelle Sampey Looks to Go Back-to-Back In Bristol

Angelle Sampey is looking to go two for two at Thunder Valley.   The three-time world champion would also love to continue to be the only Pro Stock Motorcycle competitor to win in Bristol, something she’ll try to achieve weekend…

Chris Nitro Voodoo Matheson wins the Australian 54 running of the Winternationals

‘”Matho” did it again. The eight-time Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson ,took the win at Australia’s biggest Drag racing event, the 54th Winternationals from Willowbank Raceway, June 10-12. The illustrious race saw some 300+ entries ranging from Top…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Anticipating Return to Norwalk

The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to one of drag racing’s premier facilities, bringing its must-see 11,000-horsepower, 330-mph action to Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park on June 23-26 for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. It is the…

Paul Gast Wins PDRA Norwalk

Motorcycle drag racing legend Paul Gast put together a streak of 3-second passes aboard his Fast By Gast Hayabusa to pick up the win in his first PDRA Pro Nitrous Motorcycle appearance of the season in Norwalk, Ohio, May 29-30.…

XDA Racers Beat the Heat at the MTC Summer Nationals

The XDA’s 36th Annual MTC Engineering Summer Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park was hot on and off the track this past weekend, with temperatures in the high 90s.    XDA racers got the Trifecta in track prep at VMP’s world-renowned…

PDRA Motorcycles Returning to Norwalk for American Doorslammer Challenge

After making its long-awaited debut at Summit Motorsports Park in 2021, the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) returns to the popular northern Ohio track this weekend, May 26-28, for the DeCerbo Construction American Doorslammer Challenge presented by Callies Performance. A…

Three Big Motorcycle Drag Racing Stories Heading into Santa Pod

Three stories illuminate the feast of motorcycle drag racing promised for The Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway, 26th-29th May: It may be the last time that Eric Teboul’s astounding, 280mph rocket bike traverses the Santa Pod quarter-mile Hans-Henrik Thomsen aims…

Matt Smith Gets Win on Suzuki

Matt Smith achieved a personal milestone Sunday at Virginia Motorsports Park, winning on his brand new Suzuki at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.   In Pro Stock Motorcycle, defending world champ Smith denied Steve Johnson his third straight win, adding another…

Angie Smith Improves to Retain No. 1 Qualifying Position

Angie Smith was part of another record-setting day at Virginia Motorsports Park, running the fastest pass in track history on Saturday to qualify No. 1 at the Virginia NHRA Nationals. After setting track records on Friday in Pro Stock Motorcycle,…

Angie Smith Takes Top Spot With 200 MPH Run

Angie Smith closed out the day at Virginia Motorsports Park, racing to the provisional No. 1 qualifier on Friday at the Virginia NHRA Nationals with a pair of track records in Pro Stock Motorcycle, making her own bit of history…

XDA Rolls Into Virginia to Heat Things Up

On May 20-22, XDA takes Motorcycle Drag Racing back to Virginia Motorsports Park for the 36th annual MTC Engineering Summer Nationals. XDA offers a quality show with over 700 professional, sportsman, and grudge motorcycle drag racers in competition. This season…

Jianna Salinas Evaristo Returns to Pro Stock Motorcycle With New Name

Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Jianna Evaristo (formerly Jianna Salinas) is returning to NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series action this weekend at the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. Evaristo sustained injuries from an on-site incident during testing prior…

Angie Smith Excited For Return to Virginia Motorsports Park

A self-described slow starter in her Pro Stock Motorcycle career, Angie Smith has been determined to change that to open the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. She’s done just that through the first three events for the…

Three Races, One Weekend for NHDRO at Dragway 42

Whether it’s Big Money or Big Fun, the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—NHDRO—knows how to pile it on. The NHDRO family is kicking off their 2022 season with the Midwest Race Trilogy—three full races over three days at West…

How Steve Johnson Won Back-to-Back Races

Steve Johnson and his Slick 50 / USA Electric Suzuki enjoyed a banner two weeks in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. On Sunday, April 24th at the NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park, Johnson picked up his first…

Larry McBride vs. Dave Vantine Discount Ticket Code, May 13-15 Virginia Motorsports Park

The two quickest active motorcycle drag racers in the world are about to meet on the big stage, the NHRA Virginia Nationals May 13-15 and Cycledrag has your opportunity to save on tickets by purchasing from teh link below. It…

Excitement Builds for NHRA’s Return to Richmond

For the first time since 2019, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series is set to return to Virginia Motorsports Park for the Virginia NHRA Nationals on May 13-15.   It marks the seventh of 22 races during the 2022…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride to Return to NHRA National Event For First Time in 20 Years, May 13-15 for Race with Dave Vantine

It’s an incredibly special year for Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racing. At the upcoming NHRA Virginia Nationals, May 13-15, Top Fuel four-cylinder motorcycles will make their return to a NHRA National event for the first time in decades as world-record-holder…

Steve Johnson Wins 4-Wides

Steve Johnson finished off a dominating weekend with his second consecutive victory of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season on Sunday at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. The Charlotte four-wide event continues to…

Steve Johnson Looking to Win Second Consecutive Charlotte 4-Wide

Steve Johnson enjoyed the best season of his NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series career in 2021 and the resurgence all started with his spectacular performance in Pro Stock Motorcycle a year ago at zMAX Dragway. Johnson impressed throughout the…

XDA Serves up another Spicy Season-Opener

This past weekend nearly 700 XDA motorcycle drag racers ran down the Maryland International Raceway quarter-mile for the 28th annual Platinum General Services Spring Nationals.    With a beautiful weather forecast and racers eager to resume racing after two years…

Angie Smith Comments on Matt Smith Switching Bikes in Eliminations

Wife of defending NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith posted a message on Facebook to those objecting to her husband starting the NHRA Spring Nationals on a Suzuki and finishing it on a Buell, en route to a runner-up…

MWDRS Memphis Nationals Motorcycle Final Moves to St. Louis

Moisture on the racing surface prevented the Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Drag Racing Series (MWDRS) presented by J&A Service from completing Saturday eliminations at the MWDRS Memphis Nationals at Memphis International Raceway (MIR). Eliminations will be contested at the next…

Frankie Stotz Crash Update

The motorcycle drag racing world got a scare on Saturday night when no-bar racer Frankie Stotz crashed his DME turbo bike on Saturday night at the XDA Spring Nationals at Maryland International Raceway.  Fortunately Stotz was not seriously injured and…

Steve Johnson Wins Final NHRA National in Houston

Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Steve Johnson closed out Houston Raceway Park in style, picking up the win in front of a sold-out crowd on Sunday at the 35th and final NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park. Johnson enjoyed a banner…

Richard Gadson to Miss Fayetteville, Chip Ellis to Ride 187 Bagger

“Adulting” is finally catching up with Richard Gadson. The busy motorcycle drag racing rider/tuner is one-by-one cutting back on his dragstrip duties to focus on business and family. Last week Gadson announced that Jordan Angelo would be riding the famous,…

Mid-West Drag Racing Series Heads to Memphis One Last Time for Memphis Nationals

The Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Drag Racing Series (MWDRS) presented by J&A Service is set to make one last mark at Memphis International Raceway this weekend, April 22-23, at the MWDRS Memphis Nationals during the 35th annual Memphis Chevy Show.…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride to Miss Mid-West Season-Opener With Illness

Top Fuel Motorcycle world record-holder and 20-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride is eagerly awaiting some good luck to come his way after what has been a trying stretch. Sidelined since Nov. of 2020 with a knee replacement, followed by a…

Jimmy “Hulk” Brantley Talks About Return to Top Fuel Motorcycle

Former Top Motorcycle champion and one of the quickest drag bike racers of all-time, Jimmy “Hulk” Brantley gave us an update on his upcoming return to Top Fuel Motorcycle on a brand new McBride-built motorcycle. There are more videos on…

Excitement Builds for NHRA 4-Wides in Charlotte

The signature event at zMAX Dragway is also one of the most incredible experiences in motorsports, as the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to the “Bellagio of drag strips” on April 29-May 1 for the thrill ride known…

XDA Launches the 2022 Motorcycle Drag Racing Season

With a pandemic behind us and the Spring weather coming to bloom, the XDA racers are eager to get back to racing and give the fans a show that will keep them glued to their seats. The 2022 XDA season…

AHDRA Remembers “Nitro Santa” with Gainesville Opener

Much like the life of nitro Harley tuner Don “DJ” Johnson, the all-American motorcycle drag race named in his honor ended too soon on April 3rd. Saturday rain shut down qualifying for the AHDRA Don “DJ” Johnson Nitro Spring Nationals…

Chris Garner Jones Wins PDRA Season-Opener

As the defending world champion in Pro Nitrous Motorcycle, all eyes were on Chris Garner-Jones and his T.T. Jones Racing Hayabusa to see if he would continue his championship performance. Garner-Jones and his family-based team delivered, qualifying No. 3 and…

AHDRA “DJ” Spring Nationals Video Coverage

Enjoy some video coverage from the AHDRA Don “DJ” Johnson Nationals from Gainesville Raceway, April 1-3. Nitro Qualifying Round No. 1 There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and the Cycledrag.com Facebook page (Please like…

A New Era for Top Fuel Motorcycles About to Begin

Top Fuel motorcycles will have an active year in 2022, with a new look to the old class. The world’s most powerful motorcycles will begin a new season of competition with a three-race points season this year, sponsored by Pingel…

AHDRA to Remember “Nitro Santa” with Gainesville Opener

Only a legend like the late Don “D.J.” Johnson could bring out the Top Fuel Harley-Davidson community like what is expected at the AHDRA season opener at Gainesville Raceway. Named in honor of the man known worldwide as the “Nitro…

XDA Season to Kick Off April 22-24

The XDA kicks off the season at Maryland International Raceway located in Mechanicsville, Maryland with the 28th annual Platinum General Services Spring Nationals and Awards Ceremony on April 22-24, 2022!    Spectators are welcome!   The event features the Orient Express…