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Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey Gather Valuable Data in Englishtown

The Team Liberty Racing duo fell in the first round of eliminations but both gained major performance strides at both ends of the racetrack this weekend at the 48th annual NHRA Summernationals. 2016 Rookie of the Year Cory Reed qualified…

Runner-up Finish Advances Lucas Oil Racing TV Pro Hector Arana Jr. from Ninth to Sixth

Hector Arana Jr.’s 20th final-round appearance in his powerful Lucas Oil Racing TV Buell lifted him from ninth to sixth in the Mello Yello championship points standings and made his 100th career NHRA start a memorable one Sunday at Old…

Hector Arana Jr. Gets First Round Win of ’17; Father Hector Arana Sr. Still Searching for Answers

Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Hector Arana Jr. recorded his first elimination-round win of the young season with a quarterfinal finish at Sunday’s 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals. Despite his Lucas Oil Buell being set up exactly the same…

Team Liberty – Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed Make Progress at NHRA Southern Nationals

Team Liberty Racing duo Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey qualified in the uber-competitive Pro Stock Motorcycle class at the 37th annual NHRA Southern Nationals but unfortunately, both competitors fell in the first round of eliminations.   Reed qualified No. 15…

Eddie Krawiec Tops Atlanta Pro Stock Motorcycle Qualifying

Krawiec raced his Screamin’ Eagle / Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson to a 6.849 pass at 194.21 to secure his first No. 1 qualifier of the season and 34th of his career.   “This is a big race for us, the…

Angelle Sampey Focused on Good Atlanta Pro Stock Motorcycle Memories

Headed to a track that has brought Angelle Sampey so much success might be just the thing to get some positive momentum on her side. Sampey, a three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion, is a four-time winner at Atlanta Dragway,…

White Alligator Racing – Jerry Savoie and L.E. Tonglet – Sweep Pro Stock Motorcycle Four-Wide

The White Alligator Racing (WAR) team swept number one qualifier and the Pro Stock Motorcycle win at NHRA’s unique and difficult Four-Wide Nationals at Concord, North Carolina’s zMAX Dragway. Champion Jerry Savoie started things off by riding his Suzuki TL1000…

Team Liberty Victory – Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed Ready for Atlanta

Team Liberty Victory Magnum riders Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey will be racing at their new home track this weekend. The newly built Team Liberty Racing shop is located in Cordele, Georgia and is only three hours away from this…

Hector Arana Sr. Busier than Expected in Lead-in to NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

With six weeks off between the season-opening Gatornationals and this weekend’s eighth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, most Pro Stock Motorcycle teams had a chance to not only get some work done, but enjoy a few days off. That wasn’t the…

Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey Attaining Confidence on Victory Magnums as NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Approaches

Team Liberty Racing teammates Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey are headed to zMAX Dragway this weekend for the eighth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. The second of 16 events for the Pro Stock Motorcycle class, the duo made their team debut…

DENSO Sponsors NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Angie Smith

DENSO Products and Services Americas, an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., has partnered with Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angie Smith as her lead sponsor for four weekend contests of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racers Prepare for Round No. 2 – Charlotte Four-Wides

The biggest spectacle in drag racing and one of the most unique experiences in all of motorsports will take place when the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series again returns to zMAX Dragway for the eighth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals,…

Thrash and Thrill for Joey Gladstone and San Marino Pro Stock Motorcycle Team

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Joey Gladstone and bike owner/tuner Joe Riccardi planned on shaking out the bugs and getting in some competitive testing before the 2017 season kicked off in Gainesville. What happened instead is that Gladstone himself was…

Jerry Savoie’s No. 1 Qualifier is Gators Highlight for WAR Pro Stock Motorcycle Team

After a strong off-season of testing, Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Jerry Savoie hit Florida’s Gainesville Raceway hot with a 6.75 at 198.99 mph for number one qualifier at the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Savoie’s new White Alligator…

Harley-Davidson Dominates Pro Stock Motorcycle Season-Opener in Gainesville

The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines drag racing team dominated the opening round of the 2017 Pro Stock Motorcycle series at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Screamin’ Eagle teammates Ed Krawiec and Andrew Hines tore through the field in…

Team Liberty Racing Leaves Gainesville Raceway in High Spirits After Early Exit at Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

By the way Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey are departing from Gainesville Raceway today, you’d think they won the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. With an all-around team effort displayed in the last few months…

Cory Reed Proves Victory Magnum’s Consistency All Weekend, Sampey Makes the Field with One Shot Left

After three short months of preparing for the first race of the season as a new team and a new racing operation, Team Liberty Racing got both of their Victory Magnum Pro Stock Motorcycles in the field at the 48th…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Race Jerry Savoie Ready to Defend Title

An alligator farmer doing well at the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals just seems to make sense. But for whatever reason, Pro Stock Motorcycle standout Jerry Savoie hasn’t been able to enjoy much success at the famed race. This season…

Screamin Eagle Harley Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle Team Thunders into Gainesville Raceway

The grandstands will quake to a ground-pounding Harley-Davidson® V-Twin cadence when the Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines drag racing team lines up to open the Pro Stock Motorcycle season at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 17-19. The weekend…

All Eyes on Team Liberty Racing, Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey, as They Enter First Race of Season

Team Liberty Racing riders Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey will be making their 2017 debut this weekend at the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. The popular duo has been burning the midnight oil all winter long creating their…

Ryan Oehler Set For Pro Stock Motorcycle Debut at GatorNationals

The off season has been very exciting for two-time AMRA Pro Mod Champion Ryan Oehler, especially with the teams announcement of their intentions to compete in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class this 2017 season.  The team has been testing privately…

Matt Smith’s Polaris Program Coming Together

In late February, the 2007 and 2013 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith announced that despite the closure of his sponsor Victory Motorcycles, Smith will continue his racing efforts with backing from the parent company and will represent the Polaris brand.…

New Team Entry for the 2017 NHRA Mello Yellow T/F Harley Dragbike Series: Horne/Romine/Scott Racing

Mike Scott Racing is pleased to announce the formation of a new Top Fuel Harley team that will enter the 2017, NHRA Mellow Yellow series at the next race.  They will compete in the remaining six events of the NHRA…

Joey Gladstone and San Marino to Race Full NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Season

Gladstone and San Marino are Racing Full-Time in 2017 Rider Joey Gladstone and bike owner/tuner Joe Riccardi are announcing a full-season partnership on Riccardi’s San Marino Excavating Suzuki for the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle season. “This has…

High Performance Lubricants Links Up with Angelle Sampey, Cory Reed and Team Liberty Racing

High Performance Lubricants announced that they will be continuing their partnership with three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion rider Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed with Team Liberty Racing. “David Ward and High Performance Lubricants approached me with open arms…

Nitro Harleys Added to NHRA Tour

NHRA officials announced that the popular Top Fuel Harley motorcycle category will compete at eight events on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The first race of the season will take place at the season opening Circle…

What Does the End of the Victory Brand Mean for the Pro Stock Motorcycle Teams of Matt Smith and Cory Reed?

After decades of producing Victory Motorcycles, Polaris Industries announced this week it would be shutting down the production of the Victory brand  due to what the company called competitive pressures and lack of marketshare. The immediate question among dragbike fans was…

Jerry Savoie Proves You Can Have Strength Without Numbers

When Jerry Savoie, the affable, unassuming drag racer and alligator farmer from the bayous of Louisiana, won the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle championship, he fulfilled a dream that began when he was a young motorcycle enthusiast not…

Victory Motorcycles Returns to Partner with Matt Smith Racing for 2017

Victory Motorcycles will return to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in 2017, as the company will again partner with two-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith and his successful Matt Smith Racing team.   Victory Motorcycles, a division…

Jerry Savoie Interview Following NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship Victory

Please enjoy a teleconference interview of newly-crowned NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Jerry Savoie. THE MODERATOR: We’ll take questions for Jerry.   Jerry, I have to ask you, you became such a great story not only this year but through…

Matt Smith Earns First Victory for Victory Motorcycles

The celebration began before Matt Smith and his Victory Motorcycles Gunner crossed the finish line.   Smith earned his first victory of the season and the first for Victory Motorcycles when Angelle Sampey went red in the final round of…

Jerry Savoie Wins NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship

At the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle season finale from Pomona, Calif., Jerry Savoie earned his first career world championship after he advanced to the semifinals while his nearest contenders, Eddie Krawiec and Andrew Hines, were knocked out in the quarterfinals.…

Thrilling Pro Stock Motorcycle Race between Hines, Krawiec and Savoie to be Decided at NHRA Finals

Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec are used to competing against one another for NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships, as the Pro Stock Motorcycle teammates have won four of the past five world titles in the class.  …

Hines and Krawiec Prepare for NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship Battle at Final Race

For Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines riders Andrew Hines and Ed Krawiec, the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series has come down to the wire in a dead heat. After 15 events and 60 furious elimination rounds of competition,…

Victory Motorcycle’s Matt Smith Gets Some luck in Vegas, Reaches Semifinals

All Victory Motorcycles racer Matt Smith wanted was the absence of bad luck. That finally happened at the NHRA Toyota Nationals this weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and Smith took his Victory Gunner to the semifinal.…

Vegas a “Turnaround” Race for Lucas Oil Racing TV’s Hector Arana Jr.

Lucas Oil Racing TV racer Hector Arana Jr. has had an un-Arana Jr.-like season in 2016, but he was back to normal at the NHRA Toyota Nationals this weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.   Arana Jr.…

Jerry Savoie Firmly in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship Mix

Jerry Savoie heads to this weekend’s 16th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in nearly an identical situation as he was in a year ago. The Pro Stock Motorcycle standout trails Eddie Krawiec by…

PSE / Star Racing Pumped for NHRA Toyota Nationals

Two races are left in the season and the PSE/Star Racing team is making their way to the 16th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals this weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.   As the points stand today, Angelle…

Krawiec Takes NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Point Lead

Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec stormed to the lead in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship standings with a big win in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA AAA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. Racing a…

Perfection Achieved: .000 Light Propels Matt Smith to Round 1 Win in Dallas

Victory Motorcycles racer Matt Smith was sharp during final eliminations of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday at Texas Motorplex, but he couldn’t get his Gunner past the second round.   Smith had a perfect reaction time in the first…

Lucas Oil’s Hector Arana Sr. Finds it Hard to Celebrate Dallas Win over Son

Lucas Oil Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Hector Arana Sr. takes no pride in improving to 5-1 against one of the best riders in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.   Arana Sr. beat son Hector Arana Jr. in the…

Solid Texas Outing for Star Racing’s Sampey and Reed

PSE/Star Racing duo Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey qualified in the top half of the field and entered into raceday with lane choice. Sampey made her way to the semifinals and Reed unfortunately fell short in the first round of…

Matt Smith Hopes to Stay Hot in Texas

Maybe Victory Motorcycles racer Matt Smith has gotten his bad luck out of the way early. Smith, who will race in the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals this weekend at Texas Motorplex, has been snakebit all season, suffering myriad misfortunes despite…

Lucas Oil Pro Hector Arana Sr. Sets Goals High for Dallas

There are three races left in the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, beginning with this weekend’s 31st annual AAA Texas NHRA Fallnationals at Texas Motorplex, and Lucas Oil racer Hector Arana Sr. has a simple goal: Win them…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Star Hector Arana Jr. Working on Personal Improvement

Lucas Oil Racing TV racer Hector Arana Jr. spent the days before the AAA Texas NHRA Fallnationals this weekend at Texas Motorplex in quiet reflection. No, Arana Jr. wasn’t thinking about his stellar career, which includes 11 victories and finishing…

John Hall Gets Early Start to 2017 Dragbike Season

You look like you’re packed in a sausage casing!” quipped three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Eddie Krawiec. He was directing his humor towards 2013 U.S. Nationals winner John Hall, sitting in the staging lanes at an NHRA Mello Yello race…

Rookie of the Year Contender Cory Reed Powers to First Final of Career from Bottom Half

Precision Service Equipment/Star Racing Buell rider Cory Reed raced to his first final ever this afternoon at the 32nd annual Dodge Nationals. Reed defeated Melissa Surber, Hector Arana, and Andrew Hines on his way to the finals at Maple Grove…

Father Beats Son in Battle of Lucas Oil Pro Stock Motorcycle Riders

Lucas Oil rider Hector Arana Sr. improved to 4-1 this season against one of the top Pro Stock Motorcycle competitors in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Unfortunately, it’s his son, Lucas Oil Racing TV rider Hector Arana Jr.…

Victory Motorcycles Team Still Searching for Luck After Stumble in Reading

The dark cloud that has followed the Victory Motorcycles team of Matt and Angie Smith this season wasn’t swept aside by all the clouds over Maple Grove Raceway this weekend at the Dodge NHRA Nationals. Husband defeated wife in the…

Harley Dominance Continues in NHRA Countdown

Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec charges within 38 points of championship contention with a big Pro Stock Motorcycle win at the Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. Krawiec powered through the field on a Harley-Davidson® V-Rod®…

Reading Brings All-Arana First Round for Fifth Time in 2016 season

For the fifth time this season, father and son will have to race each other in the first round of Pro Stock Motorcycle.   Hector Arana Jr. qualified his Lucas Oil Racing TV bike in the No. 5 spot, and…

Another ‘Home Race’ has Lucas Oil Pro Hector Arana Jr. Pumped up to Perform

He may hail from Miami, but for the last year and a half, Hector Arana Jr. has called East Northport, Long Island, home, making this weekend’s 32nd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals another “home race” for the established star in the…

Graybeard Hector Arana Sr. Still as Giddy as a Kid when he Thinks About Reading Race

World champion Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Hector Arana Sr. maybe be one of the longest-tenured riders in the world’s quickest and fastest two-wheel category of racing, but that doesn’t stop the 58-year-old from acting like a kid at Christmas every…

Angie Smith Excited to Pick up the Pace in Reading with Victory Gunner

After scorching temperatures at Gateway Motorsports Park last weekend, cooler weather for the Dodge NHRA Nationals this weekend at Maple Grove Raceway will be a welcome relief for NHRA competitors, and so will the higher speeds that accompany the cooler…

Jerry Savoie Scores First NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Win of 2016

Alligator farmer and Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Jerry Savoie rode to his first victory of 2016 with a 6.933 at 189.36 on his White Alligator Racing Suzuki, defeating Angelle Sampey’s 6.852 at 195.85 on her Star Racing / Precision Service…

Matt Smith rides Victory Motorcycles Gunner to No. 5 qualifying spot in St. Louis

Matt Smith and his Victory Motorcycles team showed championship mettle by bouncing back from a difficult first day of qualifying to snare a top-half spot for the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals on Saturday at Gateway Motorsports Park.   Smith…

Hector Arana Sr., Matt and Angie Smith visit Salisbury VA Medical Center

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle riders Hector Arana Sr. and Matt and Angie Smith visited the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center on Thursday in support of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Million Veteran Program. The Million Veteran Program (http://www.research.va.gov/mvp/default.cfm) is…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Playoffs Set To Begin in Charlotte

In addition to the spectacular four-wide event in the spring, one of the newer facilities in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series hosts a crucial spot on the schedule as the first event in the Countdown to the Championship…

Past Champ Hector Arana Sr. Ready to Make Another Title Run

The pressure of racing for an NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series championship is nothing new for Lucas Oil Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Hector Arana Sr.   As the Countdown to the Championship begins with the NHRA Carolina Nationals this…

Victory Motorcycles Rider Matt Smith Knows the Countdown Is the Time to ‘Get Hot’

Victory Motorcycles rider Matt Smith isn’t worried at all about the deficit he faces as the Countdown to the Championship begins this weekend at the NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte.   Smith begins the playoffs in ninth place in the…

Joey Gladstone’s U.S. Nationals Weekend

Joey Gladstone has won multiple Pro Street championships in the MIRock Superbike Series, International Dragbike League, and Manufacturers’ Cup. Pushing 700 turbocharged horsepower through street legal rubber to almost 220 mph in 6.74 seconds on the quarter mile while winning…

Andrew Hines Reflects on U.S. Nationals Victory

Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines charged from the middle of the pack to earn a hard-fought Pro Stock Motorcycle victory at the NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. After qualifying seventh, Hines battled his…

Matt Smith Clinches Playoff Berth for Victory Motorcycles

All Victory Motorcycles racer Matt Smith needs is a little luck to battle for victories and the Pro Stock Motorcycle championship.   Smith, though, got no luck at all in the first round of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals on…

Hector Arana Jr. Continues Late-Season Surge, Races to U.S. Nationals Final

Lucas Oil Racing TV rider Hector Arana Jr. is getting hot at the right time of the season.   Arana raced to the final round of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals on Monday at Lucas Oil Raceway, surging to seventh…

Successful Indy Weekend for Star Racing

PSE/Star Racing teammates Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey both had successes this weekend at the 62nd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Sampey entered raceday in the No. 1 qualifying position and Reed raced to his first semifinals of his rookie…

Jerry Savoie Defending U.S. Nats Title From No. 2

Defending NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Pro Stock Motorcycle winner Jerry Savoie will start eliminations from second on the ladder. Savoie and his White Alligator Racing (WAR) TL1000 bodied Suzuki led qualifying on Friday and Saturday, but gave up the…

Angelle Sampey Starts U.S. Nationals from No. 1 Position

Angelle Sampey’s 2016 full-time return to NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle has been one for the history books. After five rounds of qualifying, Sampey nabbed her third consecutive number one qualifying position at the 62nd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. In…

Jerry Savoie Still on Top in Pro Stock Motorcycle at U.S. Nationals

Despite spinning in leaked fuel at the starting line in the third qualifying session, Jerry Savoie and the White Alligator Racing (WAR) Pro Stock Motorcycle team retained their qualifying lead for the NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. With WAR crew…

Jerry Savoie Leads Indy Pro Stock Motorcycle Qualifying

Jerry Savoie and the White Alligator Racing (WAR) Pro Stock Motorcycle team said before qualifying for the NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals that they would “Swing for the fence” and try to “Knock one out of the park on the…

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle U.S. Nats Winner Savoie is Golden at Indy

The salient fact: Jerry Savoie and the White Alligator Racing(WAR) Pro Stock Motorcycle team have been to the NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals four times in four appearances, and are the defending champions after scoring this most prized win last…

Trim-Tex’s Joe Koenig Comments on Support of Star Racing Team at NHRA U.S. Nationals

Multiple-time motorsports champion Joe Koenig of Trim-Tex Drywall Products has an affinity for Pro Stock Motorcycle racing and he loves the illustrious NHRA U.S. Nationals. Koenig and Trim-Tex remain heavily-involved with dragbike racing, backing the legendary Top Fuel pilot, Larry…

The U.S. Nationals Has Even More Meaning for Angelle Sampey

A year ago, three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Angelle Sampey competed at the prestigious Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals for the first time since 2008. It was a thrilling return for the class standout, but her excitement is now at…

Two Riders, One Goal: Take a Victory Gunner to Indy’s Winner’s Circle

Matt and Angie Smith, the only husband/wife duo in the professional ranks of NHRA Drag Racing, may occasionally have to race each other on the track. But aside from those rare instances, the pair of factory Victory Motorcycles Pro Stock…

Lucas Oil Racing TV’s Hector Arana Jr. Would Love Another U.S. Nationals Title

Lucas Oil Racing TV rider Hector Arana Jr. accomplished a goal during his 2011 rookie season that many NHRA competitors never get a chance to achieve: He won the U.S. Nationals, and it was his first victory and it jump-started…

Lucas Oil Rider Hector Arana Sr. Wants to Add to His U.S. Nationals Legacy with Another Victory

The times when Lucas Oil Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Hector Arana Sr. doesn’t have a smile on his face are rare, and when he thinks about the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals this weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, the…

Anthony Vanetti Gets Another Shot Aboard Protect The Harvest/Lucas Oil bike

Anthony Vanetti has one goal for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals this weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis: Qualify. Vanetti returns to the Pro Stock Motorcycle class for the biggest race of the season, riding the Protect The Harvest/Lucas…

Joey Gladstone to Enter Pro Stock Motorcycle at NHRA U.S. Nationals

One of the nation’s top no-bar racers is headed to the world’s most prestigious drag race. After a test session in Indianapolis Joey Gladstone announced on Facebook that he will enter Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA U.S. Nationals  at…

Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey Score Wins at Lucas Oil Nationals

PSE/Star Racing riders Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed both raced to the second round of eliminations this afternoon at the 35th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. In the first round, Cory Reed had his choice of lane after qualifying in…

Lucas Oil’s Hector Arana Jr. Dials Up Another Semifinal Finish

Lucas Oil Racing TV rider Hector Arana Jr. continued to serve notice that he’s a threat in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class, and his dad, Lucas Oil racer Hector Arana Sr., isn’t far behind. In the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals…

Victory Motorcycles Riders Matt and Angie Smith Leave Brainerd Wanting More

Cheered on by an enthusiastic group of Polaris employees up for the Twin Cities, Victory Motorcycles factory riders Matt and Angie Smith did their best to show off in front of their title sponsors during Sunday’s eliminations of the 35th…

Victory Motorcycles pros Matt and Angie Smith Trying Hard to Impress Bosses in Brainerd

With more than 180 Polaris and Victory Motorcycle employees visiting from the Twin Cities, Victory Motorcycles factory riders Matt and Angie Smith are doing all they can to impress their team sponsors at this weekend’s 35th annual Lucas Oil NHRA…

Sponsor’s Race a Special Event for Lucas Oil Veteran Hector Arana Sr.

The Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals this weekend at Brainerd International Raceway is a special event for every racer backed by the company founded by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, but the race is even more special to Hector Arana Sr., the…

Matt Smith Ready for Change in Fortune at Victory Motorcycles’ Home Race

Victory Motorcycles rider Matt Smith wants to win every race he enters. That kind of desire has made him a two-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion and one of the racers to beat every week on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag…

Hector Arana Jr. Hopes to use Momentum to Reach Lucas Oil Nationals Winner’s Circle

Lucas Oil Racing TV rider Hector Arana Jr. is hoping momentum from the most recent NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event will carry him all the way to the winner’s circle at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals this weekend…

Victory Motorcycles Pro Angie Smith Ready to Show Off in Sponsor’s Home State

Victory Motorcycles factory rider Angie Smith strives to win every NHRA drag race she enters. That will especially be true at this weekend’s 35th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway, which is situated less than 100 miles…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycles Head to Brainerd and the “Zoo”

NHRA’s version of a weeklong campout, this event is a popular stop due to the area’s recreational opportunities. The huge on-site campground known as “The Zoo” provides nightly camaraderie for race goers and the annual Saturday Night Team Underdahl Fish…

Angie Smith Anxious to ride her Victory Motorcycle into California’s Biker Paradise

Victory Motorcycles factory rider Angie Smith has clear designs on the title of this weekend’s Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals, and when she gets to work on the dragstrip at Sonoma Raceway, she already knows she and her Pro Stock Motorcycle…

Star Racing Heads to Wine Country for Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals

With an earlier than predicted exit from the Mopar Mile-High Nationals last weekend at Bandimere Speedway, Star Racing’s Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed are amped up about their next race this weekend for the 29th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.…

Harley V-Rods Sweep Denver, Andrew Hines Collects Record-Setting 45th Win

Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines motorcycle rider Andrew Hines overwhelmed the Pro Stock Motorcycle field with a record-setting performance at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals. Hines rode a thundering Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® drag bike to lead qualifying, re-set the track Elapsed…

Andrew Hines Matches Dave Schultz to Lead Pro Stock Motorcycle All-time Wins List

Andrew Hines became the winningest Pro Stock Motorcycle rider in history, capturing his 45th career win by outrunning teammate Eddie Krawiec in the final round at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway near Denver. Hines took his third…

One of Hector Arana Jr.’s Favorite Tracks Awaits Him in Denver

For many in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, the thought of racing in the mile-high altitude strikes fear in their hearts, but for Lucas Oil Racing TV Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Hector Arana Jr., the chance to race…

Lucas Oil rider Hector Arana Sr.: Preparation is Key for Denver and Beyond

The Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals this weekend at Bandimere Speedway kicks off the two-race Western Swing for the Pro Stock Motorcycle class, taking Lucas Oil rider Hector Arana Sr. far from his home base. For that reason, Arana has been…

Two-time World Champion Matt Smith Ready to Continue Love Affair with Bandimere

The first time Victory Motorcycles factory rider Matt Smith won an NHRA national event on Thunder Mountain in 2007, he went on to claim his first world championship. The following year, he raced to Bandimere Speedway’s podium once again, helping…

Victory Motorcycles Pro Rider Angie Smith Has Big Plans for her Time in Colorado

Angie Smith plans to get plenty of seat time on her Victory Motorcycles bikes when the NHRA tour arrives in Colorado, both at Bandimere Speedway when she competes at this weekend’s Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals and in the days surrounding…

2-Wheel Professional Racers Organization (PRO2) to Celebrate at Mopar Mile-High Nationals

The PRO2 Pro Stock Motorcycle teams travel high and deep into the Rocky Mountains to more than 5,800 feet, where the altitude affects everything from engine tune-ups to aerodynamics, to kick off the traditional two-week pro stock motorcycle Western Swing.…

Andrew Hines Sets New Track Elapsed Time Record and Wins His Second Season Final

Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines charged to a final-round Pro Stock Motorcycle win at the K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. Hines blazed through the field on a Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® drag bike to…

Misfortune Strikes Again for No. 1 Qualifier Matt Smith

Victory Motorcycles rider Matt Smith thought his luck was changing, but misfortune bit the two-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion again in the first round of the K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals on Sunday at Route 66 Raceway. Smith qualified…

Lucas Oil Father and Son, Teammates Hector Arana Sr. and Jr. Make Gains in Chicago

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Hector Arana Sr., rider of the Lucas Oil Buell, and his son Hector Arana Jr., rider of the Lucas Oil Racing TV Buell, feel like they gained invaluable amounts of data even though they had…

Andrew Hines Wins Chicago

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Hines claimed his second victory of the season and 44th of his career, tying him for most victories in the history of the two-wheel class with the late Dave Schultz. He outran Angelle Sampey in the…

Angelle Sampey Blazes to Second Final of 2016 at K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals

Angelle Sampey reached her second final round of the 2016 season this weekend at the 19th annual K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals. She took out Jim Underdahl, teammate Cory Reed, and Eddie Krawiec before she came up short against…