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Angelle Sampey Wins Bristol

Angelle Sampey powered to an impressive victory on Sunday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Sampey finished off a fantastic day in Pro Stock Motorcycle with her second victory in the Countdown to the Championship. In an…

Matt Smith Hoping to Follow in Father’s Footsteps at Thunder Valley

Matt Smith has never raced at Bristol Dragway, but he doesn’t have to look far to see the impact his family has had at the fan-favorite facility. Smith’s father, Rickie, was named one of the Legends of Thunder Valley in…

Salinas and Underdahl Pro Stock Motorcycle Team to Sit Out Remaining 2021 Events

Jianna Salinas and Jimmy Underdahl, both Pro Stock Motorcycle riders for Scrappers Racing, will sit out the remaining events of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. As team owner, Salinas made the decision to end her season three…

Matt Smith Takes Points Lead Heading Into Final Races

Matt Smith moved into the points lead to finish off a dominating weekend in Pro Stock Motorcycle, beating Hector Arana Jr. in the final round. Arana left too soon on the starting line, while Smith put together a run of…

Angelle Sampey Wins Charlotte

Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran Angelle Sampey rode the victory on Sunday at the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway. After coming close on a couple recent occasions, Sampey broke through with the victory in the final round in Pro…

NHRA 2022 Schedule

NHRA officials announced today the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule to include 22 national events throughout the course of the season. Details on Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle schedules will be announced…

Steve Johnson Wins Maple Grove, Takes Point Lead

Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran Steve Johnson picked up a memorable win on Sunday, powering to the victory at the 36th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Maple Grove Raceway. Johnson finds himself in the points lead…

Jianna and Jasmine Salinas Put in Solid Indy Effort

The Pro Stock Motorcycle class was stacked with 22 entries at the biggest race of the year, the U.S. Nationals and Jianna Salinas qualified thirteenth in the class with her single qualifying run of 7.057. In eliminations Salinas ran close…

How Eddie Krawiec Got His First PSM Win of 2021

Vance & Hines’ Eddie Krawiec won for the first time in 2021 in Pro Stock Motorcycle, and it came through at the biggest event of the season, the prestigious 67th annual Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at…

Matt Smith Wins Pomona Winternationals in July

Matt Smith continued to stay a step ahead of everyone in Pro Stock Motorcycle, picking up his fourth win this season on his Denso Auto Parts/Stockseth/Matt Smith Racing EBR after a pass of 6.828 at 199.52 in the final round…

Karen Stoffer Wins Sonoma

Class veteran Karen Stoffer capped off a resurgent weekend in Pro Stock Motorcycle, winning for the first time since 2019 by taking out Andrew Hines in the final round with a run of 6.798 at 197.36 on her Ray Skillman/Big…

Matt Smith Wins Denver

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Smith capped off a completely dominant weekend on Thunder Mountain by going 7.118 at 189.04 on his Denso Auto Parts/Stockseth/Matt Smith Racing EBR to beat Eddie Krawiec in the final round win on Sunday at the…

Andrew Hines Searching for 6th Denver Win

Not many racers are as eager to test their abilities at challenging Bandimere Speedway more than six-time world champion Andrew Hines. It’s brought out the best in the Pro Stock Motorcycle star and he’ll look to pick up his sixth…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racers to Begin Western Swing in Bandimere

It’s been two years since Pro Stock Motorcycles blasted down Bandimere Speedway due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With so much demand from local fans, the Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil on July 16-18 is sure to deliver a…

Matt Smith Wins Norwalk

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Matt Smith set the track E.T. record in the final round on his Denso Auto Parts/Stockseth/Matt Smith Racing EBR, going 6.782 at 200.56 to beat Steve Johnson at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit…

Steve Johnson Takes Monster 4 Valve to No. 1 Qualifying Spot

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Johnson continued his momentum after winning in Charlotte, earning his first No. 1 qualifier since 2019 with a run of 6.789 at 198.44 on his Slick 50 Suzuki at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at…

Steve Johnson Looking For Back-to-Back Wins After 5 Weeks Off

It’s been more than five weeks since the Pro Stock Motorcycle class last raced, and Steve Johnson still hasn’t stopped celebrating. The class returns this weekend for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park and…

Countdown to Winternationals in July

The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will bring winter to Pomona this summer, and fans are invited to celebrate the summer-themed Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com as it returns to sunny Southern California, July 30 – Aug.…

2021 NHRA Revised TV Schedule

NHRA and FOX Sports announced today the remainder of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series television schedule. The 2021 Camping World Series features eight telecasts on the FOX Broadcast Network (FOX), including the season-opener in Gainesville which saw…

Scrappers Racing Back on Track in Charlotte

Scrappers Racing had a busy weekend on the track during the four-wide competition. Five drivers in four different classes elicited many emotions. Jianna Salinas made a couple smooth passes during qualifying. In the third qualifying session she set a personal…

Steve Johnson Records Quickest Ever Pro Stock Motorcycle Suzuki Pass

On a record-setting day in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the 11th annual NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway, it was Scotty Pollacheck who claimed the No. 1 spot for the second straight race, going 6.736 at 201.16 on…

Joey Gladstone Rebounds From Testing Crash With No. 1 Spot

Just last month Joey Gladstone was recovering from a high speed testing crash at Darlington Dragway. In qualifying on Friday at zMAX Dragway, he powered to the provisional No. 1 spot in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NGK NTK NHRA…

NHRA Pomona Winter Nationals Scheduled for July, Seattle Canceled

NHRA and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona have teamed up to announce July 30 – Aug. 1 as the rescheduled date of the 61st annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.   The Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, which traditionally…

Jianna Salinas and Jimmy Underdahl Looking for Charlotte Wins

The NGK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals will be the second time Jianna Salinas enters the Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte. The first effort she made was in 2019 and it was just the third race in her rookie season. With many more…

Scotty Pollacheck Searching for Back-to-Back Wins

 After winning the most recent race, this weekend’s NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway marks a chance for rising Pro Stock Motorcycle star Scotty Pollacheck to take the point lead. It’s also an opportunity  to get his first…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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. …

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

2020 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Schedule Released

NHRA officials released the 2020 schedule for the Pro Stock Motorcycle category of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Pro Stock Motorcycle riders will once again compete at 16 of the 24 events on the series. This exciting class,…