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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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

CatSpot Top Fuel Harley rider Ricky House Hopes to Shine Brightest at his Title Sponsor’s Main Event

Top Fuel Harley-Davidson rider Ricky House has one goal left in his 2018 campaign — win this weekend’s 31st annual CatSpot Organic Cat Litter NHRA Northwest Nationals and present the trophy to his friend and sponsor, Tommy Thompson, founder of…

Hector Arana Jr. Sets Track Speed Record at Sonoma Nationals

Team Arana would conclude their NHRA Western Swing with a new track speed record to go along with first and second round finishes at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals. One week removed from claiming their first win of the season in…

XDA Bike Fest Video Coverage

Enjoy some video coverage and photos from the XDA Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway, July 27-29. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and the Cycledrag.com Facebook page (Please like here) and more will…

XDA Dragbike Racers Bring the Heat to Bike Fest

This past weekend it wasn’t the weather gods that brought the heat to Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) for the 18th annual WPGC Bike Fest, it was the racers that showed up with their best tune-ups ready for serious competition. With…

L.E. Tonglet Wins Pro Stock Motorcycle in Sonoma

L.E. Tonglet brought home the win in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class after a 6.771 at 198.52 on his Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki to take down points leader Andrew Hines in the final round in front of a sellout crowd…

NHDRO Brings Big Money Back to Indy for APE Summer Nationals

NHDRO comes back home to Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis in Big Style on August 3-5, paying Big Money to bracket racers. The APE Summer Nationals continues NHDRO’s tradition of shining their Big Money spotlight on selected classes at nearly…

Eddie Krawiec Goes to The Top Spot On Day No. 1 at Sonoma

The defending world champion Krawiec currently leads the Pro Stock Motorcycle class after a 6.780 at 198.76 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson during his first pass of the day qualifier at the 31st annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Jerry Savoie Looking to Finish the Job in Sonoma

After a weekend where he admittedly enjoyed some fortunate breaks en route to the finals, Jerry Savoie hopes that luck continues for a second straight Pro Stock Motorcycle race at this weekend’s 31st annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma…

Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey Eager for 31st annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals

The NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class will hit the half way point in their season as they head to Sonoma Raceway for the 31st annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals. CORY REED, FIREADE/TEAM LIBERTY RACING BUELL • 35 Pro Stock Motorcycle…

NHRA 2019 National Event Schedule

NHRA officials announced the 24-race 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, which will again feature intense racing action at tracks across the country. Millions of fans will experience sensory-overload at its best with side-by-side racing action where victories…

Eight Pro Stock Motorcycle Racers Competing For $25,000 in Sonoma

LE Tonglet won for the second straight season at Sonoma Raceway a year ago, but the Pro Stock Motorcycle standout’s memorable weekend in 2017 had an added bonus as well. Tonglet also won the Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle,…

Hector Arana Jr. Dominates Pro Stock Motorcycle in Denver to Claim First Win of Season

Team Arana rider Hector Arana Jr. kicked off the Western Swing in style by earning his first win of 2018 at the Mile-High NHRA Nationals. Bandimere Speedway would welcome the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and after knocking on the…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Advances to Final at Rain-Postponed Dragway 42 Event

It was a ritual the team had practiced hundreds of times that culminated with a unique outcome.  Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride and crew made final adjustments to his record-holding, 1,500-horsepower-plus machine and got mentally prepared for what…

NHDRO Reschedules Louisville Race to September 7-9

NHDRO is rescheduling an event for the first time in the history of the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing organization. A forecast heavy with rain has forced the postponement of the CC Powersports NHDRO Mid Season Nationals—originally scheduled for this…

Chris Hand Top Fuel Motorcycle Dragway 42 Blog

Longtime Chris Hand crewman Dick Boxell sent along the following blog, detailing the team’s weekend at the ManCup Fast by Gast Nationals from Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio. Dick writes – The crew for this race consisted of Crew…

Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey Ready for 39th Annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals

Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey will be taking their Team Liberty Racing Buells to the mountain to compete in the seventh of 16 events at Bandimere Speedway this weekend for the 39th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals. Sampey is currently…

Chris Matheson’s Top Fuel Motorcycle Resets Track Record At Darwin’s Nitro Up North

Drag racers attending the 2018 Nitro Up North event enjoyed summer-like conditions with temps in the 30+ degrees and wearing t-shirts and shorts.   The 2018 Nitro Up North is in its fourth running of this drag racing spectacular and…

4.60 Dragbike Racing Gets NHDRO’s Big Money Treatment at The ‘Ville

NHDRO likes to go Big—racing at Big Tracks, getting Big Media attention, awarding Big Checks, and singling out one class for Big Money at nearly every event. So with the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series coming to their smallest…

Championship Alert: D-42 – What it Takes to Be a ManCup Motorcycle Drag Racing Champion

Winners win, that’s what they do, champions one and all. Every Man Cup champion in any and every class is a racer who shows up at the Man Cup events and races his or her heart out, because that’s what…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Returns to Dragway 42 Looking to Gain Points Lead

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 18-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride  is hoping a long-awaited return to a racetrack he has not competed at since the 80s will prove to be a turning point in what has been a challenging Man…

Grothus Dragbikes Adds Special Incentives for Man Cup Racers at Dragway 42

Ed Grothus of respected manufacturer Grothus Dragbikes is offering some fantastic incentives for racers coming to the Fast by Gast Nationals at Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio, July 13-15! Check it out and share! Thank you Grothus Dragbikes!

Rickey House’s Semifinal Finish Highlights CatSpot Race Team’s Outing in New England

Rickey House powered his CatSpot Organic Cat Litter Top Fuel Harley-Davidson to the semifinals of the sixth annual NHRA New England Nationals Sunday at New England Dragway to pace the efforts of CatSpot Racing, which include Top Fuel dragster pilots…

Filippos Papafilippou Finding Success on Ian King’s Former Gulf Oil Drag Racing Top Fuel Motorcycle

Gulf Oil Drag Racing kicks off the season with a bang! After their foray in the USA Manufacturers Cup series in 2017 the Gulf Oil Top Fuel Motorcycle team returned to the opening round of the FIM European Championship with…

CatSpot Top Fuel Harley Rider Rickey House Already Has His Hands Full in New England

A perennial title contender in the Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley Series, Texan Rickey House has proven to be calm under pressure on his 225-mph CatSpot Organic Cat Litter Harley-Davidson. But even a drag racing veteran like House can be…

Grothus Dragbikes Adds Special Incentives to Man Cup Dragway 42 Race, July 13-15

Check out the incentives the Grothus Dragbike racing team has added for competitors entering the Man Cup Fast by Gast Nationals at Dragway 42, July 13-15.  

Chris Matheson Ready To Turn Up The Heat At Nitro Up North

Fresh off his dominating performance at the season-ending Gulf Western Oil Winternationals, Chris Matheson is ready to turn up the heat on his 5 x Championship-winning “Nitro Voodoo” Top Bike, and kick-start a possible sixth title at Hidden Valley’s Nitro…

Hector Arana Jr. Sets Top Speed in Second-Round Finish at Norwalk

Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park would be unkind to Team Arana as both Hector Arana Sr. and Hector Arana Jr. would have their race day end early due to red-lights. Arana Jr. set Top Speed of the event at 196.02…

Eddie Krawiec Wins Norwalk

Eddie Krawiec secured his third Pro Stock Motorcycle victory at Summit Motorsports Park with his pass of 6.923 at 195.05 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson to defeat Jerry Savoie at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Team Arana Battles the Rain at Norwalk

After persistent weather delays, Team Arana would comfortably put themselves in the field after the first day of qualifying for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Rain would delay qualifying for several hours but the NHRA officials worked diligently to…

Norwalk Brings Out The Best in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Andrew Hines

Five-time Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) world champ Andrew Hines has a strong comfort level at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, the site of this weekend’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Hines has four wins at the facility, which means it…

Lucas Oil TV-backed Team Arana Carries Momentum into Norwalk

With momentum on the strength of three consecutive semi-final appearances, Team Arana looks to continue their progress as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series heads to Norwalk, Ohio for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.   The annual visit…

Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey Ready For Breakout Performance at Norwalk

Team Liberty Racing duo Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey are headed to Summit Motorsports Park this weekend for the 12th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in hopes of turning their luck around as the season heads towards the half-way…

Father’s Day Bristol Win is Special for Nitro Harley Racer Tii Tharpe

When the Winners’ Circle photos were taken, the media interviews complete, the steaks cooked and the beer drank, there was one thing on Tii Tharpe’s mind. “I want that video,” he said to anyone that seemed able to find it.…

Tii Tharpe Wins Tricky Bristol Thunder Valley Nationals

Tii Tharpe collected his third NHRA Wally of 2018 after a final round triumph over point leader Doug Vancil at the Fitzgerald USA Thunder Valley Nationals, June 17, from Bristol, Tenn. Tharpe crossed the line with a rapid 6.49 at…

CatSpot Top Fuel Harley Racer Ricky House takes Battle for Points Lead to Bristol

Ricky House and the CatSpot Organic Cat Litter Top Fuel Harley team take the battle for the class championship to Bristol Dragway this weekend for the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. House currently sits fourth on the Mickey Thompson…

Chris Matheson Sweeps Winternationals With Top Fuel Motorcycle

Chris Matheson and his “Nitro Voodoo” Top Fuel Motorcycle dominated the Gulf Western Oil 51st Winternationals with a clean sweep in the Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson Top Bike category at Willowbank Raceway.   Matheson officially wrapped up his 5th Top Bike…