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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,…

Hollywood and Highland to Host 2019 NHRA Awards

NHRA Championship Drag Racing, the world’s fastest motorsport, announced that the 2019 NHRA Awards will once again return to Hollywood’s Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland on Monday, Nov. 18. This invitation-only black-tie affair, where NHRA will honor its…

Harley Davidson Dominance Continues in Pro Stock Motorcycle, Hines Wins $25K Battle and Sonoma

Vance & Hines Harley Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Andrew Hines finished off a standout weekend by racing to another win on Sunday at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway. Five-time champion Hines has won all but two races…

Matt Smith Threatens To Sell Operation Over Harley Political Situation in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Class

Defending NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith was on a major offensive on his personal Facebook page regarding what he feels is longtime, blatant, egregious favoritism for the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson team by the NHRA. The three-time champion…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Racers Prepare to Battle for $25,000 in Sonoma

The field is set for the annual Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle featuring the very best in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category. This race-within-a-race pits the top eight riders in the class against each other as they compete for…

Andrew Hines Wins Denver On New Harley-Davidson FXDR Pro Stock Motorcycle

It did not take long for the brand new, sleek Harley-Davidson FXDR to flex its muscles in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class.  The new V-twin motorcycle captured a Wally in its debut.  Pro Stock Motorcycle Points leader Andrew Hines continued…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Cory Reed to Return to NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Competition, Angelle Sampey Riding Wave of Carolina Nationals Success

Team Liberty Racing rider and team owner Cory Reed will compete in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle for the first time since the Brainerd Nationals in August. Teammate Angelle Sampey had recent success at the Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway when…

Matt Smith Wins Charlotte, Takes NHRA PSM Points Lead With Two Races to Go

Matt Smith took over the Pro Stock Motorcycle points lead after his third victory of 2018 and 21st of his career after a run of 6.830 at 196.64 on his Elite Motorsports Denso Auto Parts EBR against Chip Ellis at…

Eddie Krawiec Takes Charlotte No. 1 Qualifying Position, 6.90 Bump

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Krawiec collected his fourth No. 1 qualifier of 2018 and 43rd of his career with his 6.806 at 197.83 from Friday on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. Krawiec, who trailed points leader…

Harleys Go 1-2-3 in Opeining Charlotte Qualifying

The Vance and Hines Harley-Davidson team took the provisional top three qualifying spots in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category on day No. 1 at the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters at zMAX Dragway. Eddie Krawiec raced to the…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer L.E. Tonglet Looking to Maintain Points Lead in Charlotte

For the third straight NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship race, there was a different points leader by the end of the event in Pro Stock Motorcycle. After winning last weekend in Dallas, former class champ LE Tonglet hopes…

LE Tonglet Wins Texas, Takes NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Points Lead

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Tonglet earned his fourth victory of 2018 and 20th of his career with his run of 6.892 at 194.80 to team owner Jerry Savoie’s 6.907 at 193.88 at the AAA Texas NHRA Nationals at Texas Motorplex.…

NHRA PSM Point Leader Matt Smith Takes No. 1 Spot in Texas Day 1

Matt Smith, current points leaders, finished atop the qualifying order in Pro Stock Motorcycle with a 6.876 at 197.65 on his Elite Motorsports DENSO Auto Parts EBR. He is chasing his fifth No. 1 qualifier of the season and second…

Two-Time NHRA Champ Matt Smith Looks to Maintain Point Lead in Texas

Matt Smith already has a blueprint for success to win a NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series title, and things are going according to plan for the two-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion heading into this weekend’s AAA Texas NHRA…

Matt Smith Takes NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Points Lead With St. Louis Win

Matt Smith earned his second victory of 2018 and 20th of his career with a holeshot win of 6.877 at 198.44 to LE Tonglet’s 6.876 at 196.10 Sunday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals from Gateway International Raceway in…

Harleys Get Top Three Spots On Friday, Eddie Krawiec No. 1 in St. Louis

Eddie Krawiec, defending Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion and current points leader, finished atop the qualifying order in Pro Stock Motorcycle with a 6.820 at 195.56 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson on Friday night at the seventh…

Steve Johnson Continues To Move Up In NHRA Countdown

Steve Johnson Racing is a team doing big things this year in the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series. The independent Pro Stock Motorcycle rider with a single crew person fought his way into the prestigious Countdown to the…

Hector Arana Jr. Begins Countdown With Reading Win

Hector Arana Jr. kicked off the 2018 NHRA Countdown in style by winning the 34th NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. Arana Jr. was on his game all weekend and after cutting a nearly perfect reaction time, would pilot his…

Hector Arana Jr. Wins NHRA Dodge Nationals on Lucas Oil EBR

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Hector Arana Jr. earned his second victory of 2018 and 13th of his career on Sunday at the 34th Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. With a run of 6.842 at 197.74 on his Lucas…

Matt Smith Gets Third Straight NHRA No. 1 Qualifying Position

Two-time world champ Matt Smith grabbed his third straight No. 1 qualifying position in Pro Stock Motorcycle Saturday at the 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway thanks to his 6.828 at 198.20 from Friday on his Elite…