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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…

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. …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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!…

Back to Racing! Drag Bike Racers Pack SDBA Debut in Ringgold, GA – Video Coverage

Enjoy some video coverage of the first all-drag bike race of the year, the debut of the Southeastern Drag Bike Racing Association from Brainerd Motorsports Park in Ringgold, Ga. Enjoy and share some video coverage to help your pandemic boredom.…

NHDRO Spring Fling May 15 – 17 Canceled Due to Covid 19 Shutdown

NHDRO’s Season Opener scheduled for May 15th-17th at Lucas Oil Raceway has been canceled due to COVID-19. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our racing community. Staying safe and your health is important to NHDRO! We are a…

PDRA Postpones Mid-Atlantic Showdown at Virginia Motorsports Park

The PDRA Mid-Atlantic Showdown presented by Modern Racing, originally scheduled for May 7-9, is being postponed, series officials announced today. The Virginia Motorsports Park event is now the second PDRA race to be postponed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Harley Drag Bike Races in Rockingham Get New Dates

Spring Race Moves to summer, McClure Memorial to Nov. 13-15 in Wake of Pandemic Scrambling to adjust a 2020 racing schedule thrown into disarray by the coronavirus pandemic, Rockingham Dragway on Tuesday announced new dates for two of the sport’s…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Reveals What He Has Been Doing During Covid 19 Shutdown

62-year-old, 20-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride has been through many hardships throughout his long and storied career. There was the time he nearly lost his life in a high speed, top end crash in Gainesville, Fla. in…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Marc Ingwersen Debuting New Sponsor For 2020 Season

The NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle season opener may have been postponed but for rider Marc Ingwersen the exitement is still off the charts. Along with his JMI Racing Pro Stock Motorcycle team, the squad will introduce FMT, Inc. and their…

AMRA Opener In Orlando Remains On Following Gatornationals Postponement

As of Thursday evening the AMRA is on! Midday Thursday the NHRA announced the postponement of one of its biggest events, The Gatornationals from Gainesville Raceway, after days of standing firm that the race would go on as planned with…

Corona Concerns Postpones NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle and Other Classes at Gatornationals

In consideration of the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with the recommendation of the Florida governor, NHRA officials are postponing a portion of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. The sportsman categories contested on Thursday will complete competition this…

Andrew Hines Begins Quest For Pro Stock Motorcycle Title No. 7

Andrew Hines put together one of the most impressive seasons in Pro Stock Motorcycle history last season, and certainly enjoyed the best year in his remarkable career. In a year where nearly everything went right, Hines won half the races…

NHRA Introduces Wi-Fi For All at Gatornationals

After a successful trial at the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona this year, the NHRA Wi-Fi For All Zone will be featured at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., March 12-15. This is the next step in a…

Top Fuel 4 Cylinder to Return to NHRA? Larry McBride and Dave Vantine in Talks to Run Atlanta and Virginia

2020 is poised to be a monumental year in the annals of Top Fuel Motorcycle.  It’s a reunion that has been long overdue and asked for many times by fans of the world’s quickest and fastest motorcycles. Cycledrag.com is proud…

Chip Ellis to Return to NHRA on a Matt Smith Buell at Gators

Motorcycle drag racing veteran and seven-time NHRA winner Chip Ellis will make his return to the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class on a EBR Buell owned by Matt Smith at the season-opening Gatornationals, Mar. 14-17 from Gainesville, Fla. Three-time series…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Set For Season Debut at NHRA Gatornationals

History and a chance for glory at one of the most historic tracks on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series circuit is on the line at the 51st annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 12-15 at Gainesville Raceway.…

Three NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Riders to Watch In 2020

The NHRA’s 2019 Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) season didn’t disappoint as the competition was fierce. In 2020, fans of the sport should be excited since this season could be the most competitive yet. Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson rider,…

Air Dates and Times for Man Cup Finals on MAVTV!

Make sure to tune in or set the DVR as motorcycle drag racing gets exposure on national television on MAVTV Motorsports Network as part of the popular “On The Edge” series.  A total of three 30-minute shows were produced from…

Vreeland Back on Thornley’s Nitro Harley Hunting Arizona Win

As newest Top Fuel Harley Licensee Janette Thornley learns from teammate and mentor Rich Vreeland, Thornley takes her Dream Chaser Racin’ Top Fuel Harley team to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park to compete in this weekend’s NHRA Arizona Nationals.  …

Former PSM Racer Antron Brown Primed and Ready For Arizona

Last season wasn’t up to the usual impressive standards from Antron Brown, but you won’t find an ounce of discouragement from the three-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world champ. Coming off his first winless season of his career…

Top Fuel Harley Racer Randal Andras Wins NHRA Lucas Oil Winternationals

Top Fuel Harley standout racer Randal Andras picked up where he left off in 2019. Andras, of Jay Turner Racing and winner of the 2019 season-ending U.S. Nationals from Indianapolis, Ind. Labor Day weekend twisted his throttle to a wild…

Fresh New Season of NHRA Top Fuel Harley Kicks Off In Pomona

Snow may be falling in the Northeast but it’s time to kick off a fresh new season of NHRA Top Fuel Harley racing in beautiful, sunny, warm Southern California. There’s something magical, charming and romantic about the inaugural start to…

Rich Vreeland to Enter Pomona, Janette Thornley to Continue Developmental Program

Newest Top Fuel Harley Licensee and Team Owner Janette Thornley will sit on the sidelines cheering on teammate Rich Vreeland during this weekend’s 60th annual Winternationals.   As rider Janette Thornley continues her Top Fuel Harley developmental program, she will…

Top Fuel Harley Great Doug Vancil Will Not Return in 2020

A Nitro Harley legend is hanging up the leathers. At least for the 2020 season anyhow. After finishing second in points in the NHRA Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley category for the past two seasons, multi-time champ Doug Vancil says…

More Than $160,000 Posted in 2020 XDA Drag Bike Racing Contingency Program

The XDA would like to thank Bates Leathers, Brock’s Performance, Cycle Concepts, DME Racing, MTC Engineering, Penske Racing Shocks, Vance & Hines, Voodoo Custom Motorcycle Components, and Worldwide Bearings for putting $160,000+ of extra cash and gift certificates in the…

An Inside Look at The Cajun Renaissance Man Jerry Savoie

You could call Jerry Savoie a motorcycle drag racer, alligator farmer, cattle rancher, boat launch owner, airplane pilot, entrepreneur or Doosan® equipment owner – and you’d be right each time. Jerry takes on no debt for his business, builds everything…

Kelly Clontz to Again Compete Under Steamfitters UA Local #602 Banner

With two full NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle seasons now under their belts, the husband and wife team of Kelly Clontz Racing has begun to showcase the invaluable partnership NHRA drag racing is able to provide. “We are thrilled…

Dennis “Nitro Menace” Announced Retirement From Drag Bike Racing

In a letter to the media Nitro Harley racer Dennis Fisher wrote –  The off-season has been one of reflection that has resulted in the decision to hang up the leathers and liquidate the race team. And no, this wasn’t…

World’s Quickest and Fastest Drag Bike Female Returns Home to Australia

The world’s quickest and fastest woman on two wheels, Sydney’s own Niki Zak (Niki Taube Zakrzewski), is set to return to Australia from the United States to race her Nitrous Oxide (Nos) Motorcycle next month. The US-based Australian will contest…

NHRA Announces Changes To Championship Countdown For Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pros

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship will see some new elements this year. Competitors in the premier series may earn their way into the Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s version of the playoffs, by one…

Australian Drag Bike Racers Shine in Round No. 7

The past weekend’s South Coast 660 at South Coast Raceway has provided a perfect start to 2020’s Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series action for more than 150 competitors.   The event marked round seven of the 2019/2020 Series and the…

Sportsman Standout Tony Mullen Announces Departure From Man Cup Series

There is sad news to report today on CycleDrag.com as one of the greatest drag bike racers of all-time, 12-time national champion and two-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle winner Tony Mullen has told us that he has sold both of…

Proof Foam Blocks Can Hurt at 230 MPH+, Dave Vantine Runs Career Best!

Enjoy a look at the daunting world of Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racing as the 4th quickest man in the world, second quickest in the United States, Dave Vantine crashes his Top Fuel Nitro Bike into a cone at 230…

Australian Sportsman Motorcycle Champion Looking For Back-to-Back Wins

2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Competition Bike Champion Tony Frost took out the victory at last month’s South Coast Nationals and now he is hoping to do it all again at this weekend’s South Coast 660 at the same…

NHRA Season Opener Quickly Approaching, Feb 6-9, Tii Tharpe Begins Three-Peat Quest

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series starts its 2020 season in memorable fashion, as the annual iconic opener, the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, will celebrate its 60th rendition Feb. 6-9 at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.…

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

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

Tommy Grimes Takes the Beast to the Man Cup Winners Circle

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

AHDRA Harley Drag Racing Schedule, Sponsors Coming Together

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

Drag Bike Enthusiast Michael Balch Shares Thrilling Man Cup Finals Experience

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

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

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

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

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

Jianna Salinas Victory Marks First Latina Win in NHRA Professional Class

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

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

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

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

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

Andrew Hines Looks to Win Sixth NHRA World Title

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

NHRA Titles On The Line in Pomona

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship Battle Heads to Las Vegas

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

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

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

Chris Matheson Begins 7th National Top Fuel Motorcycle Championship Chase

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

Drag Racing Mourns the Loss of Nitro Harley Racer Kevin Boyer

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

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

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

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

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

Travis Davis Completes Comeback to Win Second PDRA Championship Title

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

Jerry Savoie Wins Texas, Climbs to Third in Points

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

Eddie Krawiec Looking For Breakout Performance at AAA Texas Nationals

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

Andrew Hines Builds On NHRA Championship Lead With Charlotte Win

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

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

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

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship Pressure Mounts Heading Into ZMax Dragway

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

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Engineers Remarkable Comeback in Championship Series

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

XDA Delivers Record Breaking Action at Season Finale

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

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

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

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

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

AHDRA Back on Track in 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man Cup Darlington Race Moved to 1/8th Mile

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

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

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

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

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

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

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