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WPGC Emcee’s Hottest Event of the XDA Motorcycle Drag Racing Season

There is only one race you can’t miss this year, and that’s the 19th annual WPGC Bike Fest on July 26-28, 2019 at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) located in Mechanicsville, Maryland. This huge event is hosted by the Xtreme Dragbike…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Scores Man Cup Victory at Dragway 42

Top Fuel Motorcycle virtuoso Larry “Spiderman” McBride got the bounce back performance he was hoping for at the Man Cup Fast by Gast Nationals from Central Ohio’s Dragway 42, qualifying on the pole, winning the event and closing the points…

Matt Smith Heating Up Heading Into $25,000 Pro Bike Battle

Matt Smith wrapped up his third career NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championship with a record-breaking performance on the final day of the 2018 season in Pomona. But the Pro Stock Motorcycle standout fully believes that championship run…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Eager for Redemption at Dragway 42 Man Cup Showdown

Top Fuel Motorcycle sensation Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s 2019 quest for an unprecedented 20th title got off to an inauspicious start when the veteran suffered a first round loss for the first time in more than 15 years. After a long…

Man Cup Dragway 42 Schedule

Below is an event schedule for the ManCup presented by Vance & Hines 38th annual FBG Nationals presented by Advanced Sleeve and Mickey Thompson Tires at Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio July 12 – 14 2019. EVENT SCHEDULE Thursday…

History Made at XDA Drag Bike Racing Superbike Showdown

Racers and fans have come to expect record-breaking performances when they attend an Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) event. And the 2nd annual Superbike Showdown at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) delivered just that and more with breakthrough ET and MPH records.…

Street Tire Drag Bike Reaches 6.42! Jeremy Teasley and Company Stun at XDA Superbike Showdown

Enjoy this video recap of what was a record-smashing Pro Street final at the XDA Superbike Showdown from Maryland International Raceway. Jeremy Teasley and Frankie Stotz make history with the quickest street tire pass ever and the quickest Pro Street…

Red Hot Nitro Racer Tii Tharpe Wins Third Consecutive Thunder Valley Nationals

Two NHRA Top Fuel Harley wins in eight days is a damn good result for defending champion rider Tii Thape, associate sponsor Samson Exhaust, and the Jay Turner Racing team. Maybe an even more impressive result is that Tharpe’s win…

XDA Motorcycle Drag Racing Hot Streak Fires Into Maryland

The Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) heads back to Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) located in Mechanicsville, Maryland for the 2nd annual Superbike Showdown on June 21-23, 2019! This event features the Orient Express Pro Street class running at speeds over 230…

Matt Smith’s “Red Rocket” Gets First Win of the Season

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle defending champ Matt  Smith piloted his Denso EBR to a victory for his first win since the Auto Club NHRA Finals last season in wild final round at the 22nd annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals at…

Ronnie “Pro Mod” Smith Shatters PDRA Pro Nitrous Record, Wins North-South Shootout

An eventful weekend of racing at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) North-South Shootout presented by Line-X at Maryland International Raceway was highlighted by a drag bike performance by Ronnie “Pro Mod” Smith. Defending world champion Smith picked up his…

Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle Standouts Looking To Cool Off Hot Leaders

There is no denying the fact that Bo Butner has made the most of his opportunities to open the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. The 2017 Pro Stock world champion has put together four wins in the…

CycleDrag Heading Down Under to Cover Drag Bikes at Aussie Winternationals with Mitch Brown and Katie Sullivan

CycleDrag.com is coming to Australia for the first time to cover motorcycle drag racing at the biggest and best drag racing event in the southern hemisphere – the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals. Cycledrag will be joined by successful American drag…

AMRA All Harley Drag Racing Rocks Orlando

Hot temps and Love Bugs could not keep the racers from Orlando Speed World May 18th & 19th as Top Fuel classes down to the Sportsman racers showed from as far as Wisconsin to Michigan, & even from their home…

XDA’s Drag Bike War Machines March to the VMP Battlefield

The Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) takes Motorcycle Drag Racing to Virginia Motorsports Park for the 33rd annual MTC Engineering Summer Nationals on May 31-June 2, 2019.  This family-friendly event features over 700 Professional, Sportsman, and Grudge motorcycle drag racers in…

Rebound Stories Headline at NHDRO Drag Bike Racing in Morocco

Two sportsman racers that suffered recent, heavy setbacks collected big wins at NHDRO’s May Bike Fest as the Midwest’s largest all-motorcycle drag racing series spiced up Dragway 41 in Morocco, Indiana.   Ohio racer Jeremy England usually trailers two bikes…

ManCup World Finals to Air on National TV and Worldwide Video App

The biggest motorcycle drag race of the year, the ManCup World Finals held at South Georgia Motorsports Park outside Valdosta Ga., Nov 21 -24, is about to get even bigger. For the first time since the series’ inception in 2010,…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Ready For Winter Sun And Fast Times

Twelve months ago at the 51st Winternationals Chris Matheson had wrapped up his fifth straight Australian Top Bike Championship. This left the door wide open to focus on hopefully becoming the first rider in the southern hemisphere to break into…

John Hall Racing with White Alligator in Virginia

For the last few years, 2016 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) champ Jerry Savoie has talked about reducing his schedule. The busy alligator farmer is finally going to do it, and 2013 U.S. Nationals winner John Hall will be the…

2020 NHRA Schedule Released

NHRA officials announced the 24-race 2020 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…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Kelly Clontz Returns Home to Virginia Motorsports Park

Husband and wife pro stock motorcycle team made up of Chris and Kelly Clontz has been drag racing motorcycles together for years. Hailing from the great state of Maryland, from a young age, both Chris and Kelly would load their…

NHDRO Brings the Drag Bike Action Back North

NHDRO’s Florida vacation is now a memory as the Midwest’s largest all-motorcycle drag racing series returns north with the spring sun on May 17-19 to their heartland base at fabled Dragway 41 in Morocco, Indiana. Will the NHDRO regulars who…

Chris Matheson Runs 6.0’s With Champ Leading Points Chase Into Finals Fever

When it comes to the explosive world of nitro drag racing, anything can happen. If anyone knows the highs and lows, it would be Australian Top Bike Champion Chis “Nitro Voodoo” Matheson Matheson was certainly looking forward to the Gulf…

Andrew Hines Continues Hot Streak With Atlanta Win

Five-time world champion Andrew Hines rolled to his second straight victory on Sunday with a win at the 39th annual Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Hines earned his second straight victory, third overall of 2019 and 51st in…

“New” AMRA Drag Bike Racing Organization Starts Strong at Beech Bend

The venerable American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA) changed ownership over the winter, landing in the hands of four racers known as “The Pennsylvania Posse.” The new group had the first opportunity to show their skills to the biggest opening field…

Shaking off 15 Pound Penalty Hector Arana Jr. Looking to Ride Momentum into Atlanta on Lucas Oil Buell

A new approach and a calmer demeanor has already paid dividends for Hector Arana Jr. during the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. The Pro Stock Motorcycle standout hopes there are considerable long-term benefits that come from it,…

XDA Grand Slams Bike Count and Records on Opening Weekend, Teasley and Clarke Triumph

It was raining records at the Xtreme Dragbike Association’s 25th annual PFR Spring Nationals this past weekend at Maryland International Raceway™ (MDIR). For those in attendance it felt like we were hitting a milestone or dropping a record every round.…

PDRA Pro Nitrous Motorcycle Season to Begin at VMP Mid-Atlantic Showdown

The Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) is returning home to Virginia Motorsports Park for the first of two races at the series’ home track, and it’s bringing its diverse all-eighth-mile drag racing show with it. The PDRA Mid-Atlantic Showdown presented…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Zeroes In On Finals an Championship

Chris Matheson has always been a man on a mission. He is currently leading the Australian Top Bike Championship, and if all goes well at this weekend’s Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder, he will be well on the way to…

Andrew Hines Collects 50th Win With 4-Wide Victory

The 10th annual NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals was a special event for Andrew Hines.     In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Hines won with his run of 6.831 at 198.17 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Street…

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle Event Winner Jerry Savoie Looking For More Charlotte Magic

Jerry Savoie isn’t sure how many events he will race during the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. But there are two definite locations on his list and two races he wasn’t going to miss. The first was…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Makes His Move

Coming into the Super Thunder Good Friday Easter event at Willowbank Raceway, Chris Matheson found himself in the uncomfortable position of sitting third in the 400 Thunder Top Bike Championship.   Having faced a couple of curve balls over the…

Shawn Gann Update Following Life-Threatening Injury

In December Cycledrag.com reported NHRA Pro Stock Motocycle racer Shawn Gann was invovled in a life-threatening accident while testing a customer’s dirtbike near his shop in Stoneville, N.C. Gann sustained a skull fracture and was on a breathing machine for…

Winning Start to 2019 for Dave Vantine Top Fuel Motorcycle Nitrosports

Just like last year, David Vantine and his screaming yellow Vantine Nitrosports bike have started off 2019 undefeated with the Top Fuel win at the Manufacturers Cup Spring Cup at South Georgia Motorsports Park near Valdosta. But the winning weekend…

NHDRO Opener in Gainesville Featured Tough Dragbike Bracket Racing Field

“This is the toughest bracket field—ever!” Dan Rudd said. The long-time racer and owner of Motorcycle Performance Specialties (MPS) was on his way to the Buy Back window on Saturday morning so he could take another licking. “Whoever wins this…

Jay Turner Wins First Race With New Supercharged “Lucky 7” Top Fuel Harley

Multi-time Top Fuel Harley champion Jay “The Bulldog” Turner added another impressive accolade to his resume at the NHRA Spring Nationals from Houston Raceway Park, April 12-14. The Bulldog scored his first win on his brand new, state-of-the-art, Pro Charger,…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Pain Equals Gain for Australian Standout Chris Matheson

Following some major changes and upgrades to his record-holding Nitro Voodoo Top Fuel Motorcycle, Chris Matheson was eagerly looking forward to some track time at the recent Sydney Jamboree. Unfortunately, wet weather stopped any opportunity to test leaving Matheson to…

Unusual First Round Loss For Larry “Spiderman” McBride Sets Up Exciting Man Cup Points Battle

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 19-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride is getting accustomed to pulling off dramatic comebacks. The last four Man Cup Top Fuel championships have come down to the final race. It looks like fans could be in…

After Career-Best Drag Race, Harley Rider Rickey House Looking to Wow Hometown Fans

No professional drag racer on tour is more excited for this weekend’s 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil than Texas native Rickey House, rider of the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Top Fuel Harley-Davidson.   House, who hails…

Hector Arana Shrugs Off 15-Pound Penalty to Win Vegas on Lucas Oil Buell

The 20th annual DENSO Spark Plug NHRA Four-Wide Nationals was a race to remember for Lucas Oil backed Hector Arana Jr., who picked up the win on his EBR amongst a quadrant of champions consisting of reigning champ Matt Smith,…

NHDRO Brings Drag Bikes Back to Gainesville!

Only weeks after record-setting runs at the NHRA Gatornationals, NHDRO opens their 2019 season on the world’s newest, best racing surface at Gainesville Raceway on April 12-14. The sea level, all-concrete, quarter mile in North Florida will get a rare…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Steve Johnson Calls Out Champ Matt Smith With Scathing Hot Take, Smith Responds

There seems to be a perpetual, inherent tension amongst Pro Stock Motorcycle racers. It’s natural considering the ultra-expensive, high-stakes competitive class showcases three very dissimilar, distinct motorcycles. Suzuki GS, Harley Street Rod and EBR Buell racers all strive for parity…

Big Announcement on Man Cup World Finals Coming This Sunday at Spring Cup

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of attending it knows the season-ending dragbike extravaganza that is the Man Cup World Finals is truly something special. In terms of professional entries, it’s the largest all-motorcycle drag race in the world…

World’s Fastest Female Niki Zak Returns to USA for the Man Cup Event in Georgia April 5-7th

The World’s Quickest and Fastest Woman on Two Wheels returns to the US to compete at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Adel Georgia April 5-7th in the Man Cup sanctioned event. Niki, from Sydney Australia will be returning to the…

Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson Sponsors AMRA Super Gas and Top Eliminator for 2019

Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson announced it  will be the title sponsor for The AMRA’s Super Gas 9.90 index and Top Eliminator 9.30 index classes for the 2019 season. “These two classes are a perfect fit for the V Rod engines we build…

Aggressive Development Continues on Chris Matheson’s Nitro Voodoo Top Fuel Motorcycle

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle No.1 plate holder Chris Matheson continues to develop his record holding, nitro-burning 1500hp + machine to try and achieve quicker times over the quarter-mile (400 metres) race distance.   Matheson said, “We have been looking at…

Golden Sponsorship Opportunity – Help Top Fuel Racer Sam Wills Get to Man Cup Opener

Cycledrag.com has a coveted opportunity for any business that ever wanted to get its name on the side of a popular Top Fuel Motorcycle.  Nitro Drag Bike legend, and one of the quickest men in the world,  Sam Wills put…

Angelle Sampey Upgraded to All 16 Races With Vance & Hines Harley Team

The Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson team announced three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Angelle Sampey will compete at all 16 national events on a Harley Street Rod. Initially the deal was for four events with the possibility of more.  “In…

NHRA Adds 15 Pounds To V-Twin Pro Stock Motorcycles, Angie Smith Questions Safety

NHRA has stepped in and adjusted the weight minimums in Pro Stock Motorcycle in a move that appears designed to help the Suzukis stay competitive. The NHRA Technical Department is increasing the minimum weight of the Harley Davidson, Victory, EBR…

Championship Contender Hector Arana Jr. Earns Semi-Final Finish at Gainesville

 Team Arana would begin their quest for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series championship with a solid semi-final finish at the season opening NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida.    After finishing last season with momentum, Hector Arana Jr.…

Flashback – Hello Harleys! Andrew Hines Scores First Pro Stock Motorcycle Win at 2004 Gatornationals

In honor of Andrew Hines winning the 2019 NHRA Gatornationals, enjoy this 15-year flashback to an article by Cycledrag (yes, we have been doing this for a long time) covering Hines’ very first win, at that 2004 Gatornationals. Not only…

Harley Racers Beau Layne and Andrew Hines Score Gatornationals Victories

It was an event to remember for NHRA motorycle fans.  Top Fuel Harley pilot Beau Layne secured back-to-back event victories Sunday at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. In the final second-year racer Layne defeated…

Magic Dry’s Rickey House knocks off Doug Vancil with Career-Best Pass

Rickey House used a remarkable career-best elapsed time of 6.205 seconds to record a huge upset win over series leader Doug Vancil in the opening round of the Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series Sunday at…

Tak Shigematsu’s 6.10 and Matt Smith’s 201 MPH Pass Highlight Gatornationals Qualifying

It was an unforgettable start to the 50th annual NHRA Gatornationals for motorcycle fans.  Making his season debut, Japan’s Takeshi Shigematsu rode to a jaw-dropping new NHRA Top Fuel Harley record with a 6.10 at 233 mph in Q2 aboard…

Defending NHRA PSM Champion Matt Smith Eyes First Gatornationals Win

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Matt Smith has never won at Gainesville Raceway in his standout career. But after a thrilling finish to his 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season ended with his third world title, the…

Historic Value of 50th Gatornationals Not Lost on Top Fuel Harley Rider Rickey House

Even though the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series is a relatively new addition to the NHRA schedule, the historical implications of racing at the upcoming 50th anniversary Amalie Oil Gatornationals has not been lost on Magic Dry Harley…

Ryan Oehler and his EBR are Trimmed for the NHRA Gatornationals

National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) racer “Flyin’ Ryan” Oehler kicks off his sophomore season at the Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals, and he can’t freakin’ wait! The Illinois-based racer is ready for Gainesville Raceway’s Florida weather with…

PDRA Champ Ronnie “Pro Mod” Smith Moves To FuelTech

Innovative Performance Racer and PDRA 2018 Pro ExtremeMotorcycle World Champion, Ronnie “ProMod” Smith announced that he has switched to FuelTech for the upcoming 2019 race season. After an extremely successful breakout season, Smith along with Team Manager/Lead Engineer, William Cavallo…

Nitro Harley Racer Beau Layne Lands Dixxon Flannel Sponsorship Heading Into Gators

Coming off of a first time Top Fuel Harley victory at the Arizona Nationals, Beau Layne of NitroLayne Racing announces his partnership with one race primary sponsor Dixxon Flannel Co. for the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 14-17,…

Karen Stoffer Joins Jerry Savoie’s White Alligator Racing Suzuki Team

It’s been one of the busiest off-seasons of change in Pro Stock Motorcycle history. The latest episode of the tool box shuffle sends veteran racer Karen Stoffer to the team of 2016 class champion Jerry Savoie.  Stoffer, who was unsure…

Thrilling Start for NHRA Top Fuel Harley Class

Getting the pleasure of being in the pits with some of the craziest coolest guys on the planet at Round 2 of the NHRA Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels Magic Dry Top Fuel Nitro Harley series at Wild Horse Pass…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Season Set to Begin at 50th Anniversary of Gatornationals

One of the most legendary races on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series circuit will get even bigger in 2019 as the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals celebrates its 50th anniversary on March 14-17 at Gainesville Raceway. Pro Stock…

Dream Come True – Beau Layne Wins First Wally at NHRA Arizona Nationals

The unpredictability of nitro racing is beyond captivating and the talent level in the NHRA Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley category continues to elevate. With many focused on the fierce Tii Tharpe vs. Doug Vancil rivalry, the innovative Jay Turner…

Samson Exhaust Helping Power NHRA Top Fuel Harley Champ Tii Tharpe

When two skilled American manufacturing companies join forces, success is likely to follow. And even better when one of those companies is run by the NHRA Top Fuel Harley champion. Tii Thape is making room on his Spevco-sponsored mount for…

Past Arizona Winner Rickey House has Magic Dry Nitro Harley Set up for Big Weekend

Rickey House knows what it takes to win at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park having conquered the track on his Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Top Fuel Harley just two years ago. Now, with his main supporter also serving as the…

Great Start to the Season for Nitro Harley Racer Rickey House

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

Rain Pushes NHRA Winternationals to Monday

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

Career Best in Testing Energizing Nitro Harley Sophomore Beau Layne

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

Rickey House Sets Sights on 2019 NHRA Nitro Harley Title

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

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

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

Supercharged Takeshi Shigematsu to Make NHRA Season Debut in Gainesville

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

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

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

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

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

A Close Look at New 2019 Man Cup Track Darlington Dragway

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

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

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

Ryan Oehler Lands New Sponsor for 2019 NHRA Season

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

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

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

Adam Layton Aiming To Break Nitro Harley World Record in 2019

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

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

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

2019 Man Cup Drag Racing Schedule

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

Vance & Hines Harley Team Welcomes Angelle Sampey

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

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

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

Pro Xtreme Coming to XDA

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

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

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

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,…