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Chris Matheson Races to Victory in Sydney

Six-time Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion and his Nitro Voodoo Team scored at the Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder Championship round at Sydney Dragway on Saturday May 8th.    Matheson was testing modifications he had made to his machine in…

NHDRO’s Big Bracket Shootout is $67K Strong

Talk about starting your season with the Super Bowl, NHDRO is going straight to the Olympics with their $67,000 Big Bracket Shootout Season Opener presented by Liguori Drag Racing on May 13-16 at famed National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio.…

Andrew Hines Aiming to Defend Charlotte Title on New Motorcycle

The sport’s ultimate thrill ride started at zMAX Dragway and the excitement of four-wide drag racing returns to the Bellagio of drag strips for the upcoming NGK NTK NHRA Four-Nationals, which takes place May 14-16. Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Andrew Hines…

NHRA Virginia Postponed, Bristol Added

NHRA and Bristol Dragway are pleased to announce the addition of the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals to the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. The fan-favorite event will be held October 15-17, during the heat of the NHRA…

Scotty Pollacheck Wins Final Atlanta Dragway Pro Stock Motorcycle Race

Scotty Pollacheck couldn’t have dreamed of a better way to close out the famed Atlanta Dragway on Sunday, by scoring a victory at the 40th and final Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals.  In an all-Matt Smith Racing final round, Scotty…

Scotty Pollacheck Takes Top Spot in Final Atlanta Dragway Qualifier

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Pollacheck continued the strong start to his 2021 season, picking up his first No. 1 qualifier on his DENSO/Strutmasters/Matt Smith Racing EBR with a run of 6.779 at 199.20 at the 40th and final Lucas Oil…

XDA 2021 Comes Out of the Gate Quick and Fast

The weather forecasted rain for Saturday and Sunday, but the XDA racers know that when the Miller Brothers say they will get the race completed despite the forecast, you can bank on that statement. And with a short 2020 season…

Andrew Hines Aiming For Comeback Win in Atlanta

Andrew Hines knows what it feels like to taste success at Atlanta Dragway, doing it three times in his Pro Stock Motorcycle career, including the most recent visit to the track. But to win the 40th and final race in…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racers Prepare to Compete in Atlanta for Final Time

 Andrew Hines picked up the most recent Pro Stock Motorcycle victory at Atlanta Dragway, doing so at the track in 2019. The returning former world champion also hopes to be the final PSM winner in Atlanta. This weekend’s Lucas Oil…

Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec to Return to Pro Stock Motorcycle on V-Twins

Vance & Hines announced six-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) drag racing champion Andrew Hines and four-time champion Eddie Krawiec will return to the track for the remainder of the 2021 season after sitting out the first two PSM events.…

Flyin Ryan Oehler Takes NHRA Point Lead With Vegas Win

Flyin’ Ryan Oehler went from nearly not making the call for Round No. 2 of eliminations to collecting his second career NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series victory Sunday at the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip…

Matt and Angie Smith Go 1-2 in Vegas Qualifying

Matt and Angie Smith know how to step up at their sponsor’s race , powering to the No. 1 and No. 2 spots at the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. M.…

Matt Smith Takes Top Spot in Vegas in Opening Session

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith put together a standout performance on Friday, racing to the provisional No. 1 spot in NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series action at the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip…

XDA Warriors Prepare for Another Year-Long Battle

On April 23-25, the XDA will ignite the 2021 motorcycle drag racing season next weekend with the 27th annual PFR Spring Nationals at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) The biggest news for this season is that spectators are now welcomed back…

Angie Smith Looking to Win Second Consecutive Vegas Race

After closing out her 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series with an impressive performance at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Angie Smith is returning to the track with hopes of an even bigger victory.   The Pro…

Matt Smith Takes PSM Point Lead Into Sin City

It isn’t a stretch to say not many people are looking forward to the return of this weekend’s DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway more than defending NHRA world champ Matt Smith.…

Wild Racing at SDBA Season Opener

The Southeastern Drag Bike Association, sponsored by Schnitz Racing, hosted the VooDoo Season Opener at Brainerd Motorsports Park in Ringgold Georgia on April 11th, 2021. All SDBA events in 2021 are presented by Evil Swing Arms. All-day testing went well…

Scrappers Racing to Miss Las Vegas

Shortly after the Gatornationals, the Salinas family contracted COVID-19 and suffered many of the typical symptoms. Although they have begun to feel better and have returned to work, the family decided to stay home another weekend before continuing their race…

Timblin Chassis Backed Travis Davis Wins PDRA Opener

In a quest for improved performance, three-time and defending Pro Nitrous Motorcycle world champion Travis Davis  upgraded the engine management technology in his Timblin Chassis ’18 Hayabusa over the winter. The work resulted in a career-best performance and a win…

Krawiec and Hines on Vance & Hines 4-Valve Success

There was a lot to talk about in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class at the Gators. We catch up with multiple time NHRA champions Eddie Krawiec and Andrew Hines of team Vance & Hines to talk about the new…

NHRA Pomona Postponed, Racing Resumes in Las Vegas

NHRA officials announced today the postponement of the 61st annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, originally scheduled for April 9-11.   NHRA and track officials will continue to look to state and…

Matt Smith Wins Gatornationals

It was an outstanding start to a title defense season for Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Matt Smith, as he made multiple runs of 200 mph or faster on his Denso Auto Parts/Stockseth/Matt Smith Racing EBR, including the final round when he…

Rocky Start at Gators For Scrappers Racing

Scrappers Racing entered race day with just two vehicles in competition. Mike Salinas qualified seventh in Top Fuel and Jimmy Underdahl qualified fifteenth in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Jianna Salinas did not qualify, missing the 16- motorcycle field by 0.05 seconds.…

Angelle Sampey Clocks First PSM Suzuki 200 MPH Run

Debuting a new four-valve Vance & Hines/Mission Foods Suzuki, Angelle Sampey impressed immediately in Pro Stock Motorcycle, jumping to the top spot with a stellar debut run of 6.746 at 196.67. The three-time champion followed it up with a historic…

Matt Smith Poised to Begin NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Title Defense

Matt Smith is the defending Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion and he won in Gainesville last September, which helped spur his run to a fourth world title on his Denso/Stockseth/MSR EBR. Matt Smith Racing expanded to four bikes this off-season,…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Season To Kick Off at Gatornationals

Pro Stock Motorcycle racers will look to start the 2021 season impressively at this weekend’s 52nd annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at historic Gainesville Raceway. Matt Smith impressed in Gainesville last year en route to the world title and…

Man Cup Drops Pro Fuel Harley From Lineup

Man Cup motorcycle drag racing announced the Pro Fuel class will be cut from the 2021 class line-up, citing lack of  sponsorship.   “We thank Hawaya Racing and Sam White for their support of the Pro Fuel class through the years,”…

Kelly Clontz Renews Sponsorship Steamfitters UA Local #602

Steamfitters UA Local #602, located in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, renew their partnership for the fourth c onsecutive season with husband-and-wife pro stock motorcycle team, Chris and Kelly Clontz ahead of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Series season opener…

Hogs Gone Wild Set to Kick Off Motorcycle Drag Racing Season

It’s a new day.  2020 will forever be remembered as the year of the pandemic. It was a brutal and devastating year for so many, especially those in motorsports, which falls under the nearly-squeezed-to-death live event umbrella.  Yet there is…

2021 XDA Program Changes Announced

The XDA’s Jason and Chris Miller released the following letter, outlining some changes to the XDA program –  Dear XDA Racers, Fans, Sponsors, Media and Staff, We are excited to kick-off the 2021 XDA Season in just a few short…

Sam Wills Confirmed for Norwalk Night Under Fire

The list of motorcycle racers confirmed for the big Cycledrag motorcycle shootout at the Norwalk Night Under Fire, Aug. 7, now grows to five with the addition of nitro legend Sam “Nitro Conspiracy” Wills. The veteran rider joins a field…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Confirmed for Norwalk Night Under Fire Motorcycle Shootout

As it has for so many events, the pandemic of 2020 cancelled the popular Kelly Night Under at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. It’s the largest independent drag race in the world and regularly includes mega stars like John…

New Speed Record to Close Out 2020 for Larry “Spiderman” McBride

For Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride a new world record of 265 mph and a commanding victory at the Man Cup Finals from South Georgia Motorsports Park could not have been a better crescendo to what was a…

Back in the Saddle for World’s Quickest Motorcycle Racer

As is the case for most everyone in the world, 2020 has been chock full of the unexpected for the world’s quickest and fastest motorcycle drag racer Larry “Spiderman” McBride. There is light on the horizon as the veteran is…

AHDRA Gainesville Spectacular Finishes Off 2020

When Bill Rowe purchased the assets of the inert AHDRA All-American motorcycle drag racing series late in 2019, the challenges before him and his family staff were daunting enough. But when 2020 came along and the event landscape went haywire,…

Harley-Davidson Pulls Out Of Vance & Hines NHRA Pro Stock Program

It was  announced this week that Harley Davidson will no longer field factory teams in American Flat Track and Drag Racing. The announcement ends a two-decade relationship between Harley and Vance & Hines, that saw the duo revolutionize the once…

FuelTech World Finals Pro Stock Bike Field Preview

When ManCup, in conjunction with South Georgia Motorsports Park added Pro Stock Bike to the  44th annual FuelTech World Finals presented by Wiseco lineup, it was hoped that a solid field would attend. As the NHRA season ended earlier than…

Racing Icon TT Jones to be Memorialized at FuelTech World Finals

ManCup will honor the late TT Jones by declaring the JE Piston Pro Mod class at the Finals to be dedicated in the memory of TT Jones. Mr. Jones, a longtime and fierce competitor in the uber competitive JE Piston…

Robert A. Tull Inc. to Sponsor Pro Stock Bike Class at Man Cup Finals

Robert A. Tull Inc. has committed funding for the Pro Stock Bike category at the upcoming 44 th annual FuelTech World Finals presented by Wiseco. The NHRA Pro Stock Bike season closed out this past weekend with Matt Smith winning…

Matt Smith Reflects on Capturing 4th NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship

Matt Smith Racing blazed to victory this weekend at the Dodge NHRA Finals in Las Vegas, with Matt Smith crowned the 2020 Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion, the fourth time he has captured the prestigious trophy. After Matt Smith was…

Matt Smith Wins NHRA Title! Wife Angie Smith Wins Race

All four points leaders in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series finished the job on Sunday, as Steve Torrence, Matt Hagan, Erica Enders and Matt Smith claimed world championships during the 20th annual Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil…

Eddie Krawiec Grabs Top Spot as Championship Hangs In Balance in Vegas

Eddie Krawiec powered to the top spot on Saturday during qualifying at the 20th annual Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Following his win last weekend, Krawiec continues to stay hot in…

Sportsman Motorcycle National Champion to Be Crowned in Vegas

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

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship Rolls Into Vegas

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

AHDRA Nitro Keeping the Florida Autumn Blazing Hot!

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

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

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

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

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

Eddie Krawiec Wins Houston

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

Matt Smith Builds on Point Lead With 4th Straight Pole

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

Ashely Owens Takes Top Spot at PDRA Finals

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

Travis Davis Rides Another Timblin Chassis Championship into PDRA Finals

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

Angie Smith Reacts to Breaking the 200 MPH Barrier

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

Jerry Savoie Wins NHRA Fall Nationals

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

AHDRA Bringing Nitro to Orlando

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

Travis Davis Wins Another Championship For Timblin Chassis

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

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

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

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Battle Moves to Texas

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

Big Payback Caps Off Short-but-Awesome NHDRO Season

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

2021 NHRA Schedule Released

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

How Matt Smith Took The Wally at the NHRA Gatornationals

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

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

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

NHDRO Finishes Off 2020 with the Big Payback

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

Matt Smith Wins NHRA Gatornationals in September

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

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

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

2021 Drag Bike Racing Schedules

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

XDA’s Season Finale Delivers New Winners and Champions

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

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

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

70-Year-Old Gast Leads Man Cup Rockingham Winners

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

2021 XDA Schedule Released

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

How Scotty Pollacheck Won Indianapolis Riding on DENSO Spark Plugs

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

XDA Season Finale Guaranteed to be Saucy

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

Scotty Pollacheck Wins NHRA US Nationals

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

Malloy and Winters lead AHDRA Harley Drag Racing Numidia Winners

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

NHRA Cancels Charlotte, Bristol, Pomona – Releases Revised Schedule

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

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racers Poised for Big Go Battle

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

Gast Races to Victory at PDRA Summer Shootout

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

XDA Delivers Proven Records at VMP

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

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

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

XDA Royal Rumble Predicts Staggering Performance at VMP

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

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

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

Turner, Beland and AHDRA Beat the Heat at The Rock

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

Hall of Famer Hagadorn Cashes NHDRO’s Biggest Check

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

NHDRO “Big Show” $50K Race Video Coverage

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

XDA Ignites with First Time Winners at Bike Fest

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

AHDRA Nitro Headed to The Rock

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

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

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

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

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

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…