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Pro Stock Motorcycle World Champion LE Tonglet Returns to White Alligator Racing, Johnson Out

LE Tonglet, the 2010 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion, will return to White Alligator Racing beginning with this weekend’s NKG Spark Plugs Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Tonglet, of Metairie, La., will race the KPK/Nitrofish Suzuki as a teammate to…

Hector Arana Jr. Runs First Official 200 MPH Pro Stock Motorycle Pass!

During the second round of qualifying from the NHRA Gatornationals Hector Arana Jr. made history on his Lucas Oil Buell. With a speed of 200.23 MPH Arana Jr. becomes the first Pro Stock Motorcycle to eclipse 200 mph in official…

NHRA Gatornationals Video Coverage – Pro Stock Motorcycle and Nitro Harley

It’s the NHRA’s East Coast opener – the 49th annual Amalie Oil Gatornationals from beautiful Gainesville Raceway, Fla. This year’s event is especially significant for dragbike fans as it is the first time Pro Stock Motorcycle and Top Fuel Harley…

Denso Pro Stock Motorcycle 200 MPH Club Announced

DENSO Auto Parts will expand upon their involvement with NHRA Championship Drag Racing and create the DENSO Spark Plugs 200 MPH Club for racers in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category. This program will honor the first four racers in the…

Angelle Sampey Aiming for Strong Start at Gatornationals

Racing at Gainesville Raceway, the site of this weekend’s AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals has always been a big deal for three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Angelle Sampey and this year is no different. In addition to it being…

Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed Ready for 49th annual NHRA Gatornationals

Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey will compete for the first race of the 2018 season this weekend at the 49th annual NHRA Gatornationals. With newly painted PSE/Team Liberty Racing Victory Magnum motorcycles and a dyno installed in…

Flyin’ Ryan Oehler is Gassed for the Gators

Two-time American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA) Pro Modified champion Flyin’ Ryan Oehler tested the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) waters last year and found the temperature just right for a full assault on this season’s Road to the Future award—the…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Preview, the Season of 200 MPH? Johnson to Race for Savoie

It’s that time once again. It’s spring break for dragbike racing fans.   The NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class begins its 32nd season of competition at the Amalie Oil Gatornationals from Gainesville, Fla., March 15-18 and there are plenty of…

Kelly Clontz and San Marino Aim for Rookie of the Year

After 14 seasons as a sportsman motorcycle drag racer, Kelly Clontz made her first dip into NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racing last year, qualifying at her debut race in Englishtown and then again at Charlotte and Maple Grove.   Clontz…

Eddie Krawiec Aiming for First 200 MPH Pro Stock Motorcycle Run in Gainesville

As the defending world champion, Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Eddie Krawiec wants to keep that momentum going as the class opens its 2018 season at the 49th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 15-18 at Gainesville Raceway. A five-time event…

DENSO Sponsors Angie and Matt Smith for 2018 NHRA Season

DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., will serve as the primary sponsor for Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angie Smith in the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. DENSO also will…

Andrew Hines Wins Season Finale

Andrew Hines won the Pro Stock Motorcycle portion of the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona to continue his streak of 14 consecutive seasons with at least one victory. He defeated teammate and newly crowned 2017…

Chip Ellis Qualifies No. 1 on Friday on Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Chip Ellis rode to a 6.805 pass at 196.53 to lead the field. Ellis was quickest in both of the qualifying sessions at Pomona history during qualifying at the 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals. Ellis…

Eddie Krawiec Wins Vegas on his Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson

In Pro Stock Motorcycle t the 17th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Oct. 29 category points leader Krawiec rode his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson to a 6.924 at 193.16 defeating Hector…

Eddie Krawiec Striving for Countdown Perfection and Another Vance & Hines Harley V-Rod NHRA Title

Eddie Krawiec’s start to the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship has been nothing short of perfect. He has won the first two Pro Stock Motorcycle events, firmly putting the three-time world champion in the driver’s seat heading to…

Eddie Krawiec Wins Reading

Krawiec rode to the Pro Stock Motorcycle victory with a 6.852 at 196.70 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson to better LE Tonglet on his Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki in the finals, Sunday at the 33rd annual Dodge…

Kerfuffle Aside, Hector Arana Jr. Stays Focused on Big Prize with Another Top Finish

Although fans and the media will likely talk about the starting line kerfuffle between Lucas Oil Racing TV pro rider Hector Arana Jr. and semifinal foe LE Tonglet, the composed 28-year-old will maintain his laser focus on what matters the…

Scotty Pollacheck Snags First Career No. 1 Qualifying Effort in Reading

Scotty Pollacheck moved atop the Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying order with a 6.822 at 196.76 on his Suzuki Extended Protection Suzuki in the final qualifying session on Saturday at the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals in front of a sellout…

Lucas Oil Racing TV Pro Hector Arana Jr. to Start Reading Race from No. 3 position

Hector Arana Jr. further solidified his place among the top riders in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class Saturday by locking down the No. 3 position in the elimination field of the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals.   After leading opening…

Hector Arana Jr. Secures Provisional Pro Stock Motorcycle Pole in Reading

There was no chance of running the first 200-mph Pro Stock Motorcycle pass Friday at the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals, so Lucas Oil Racing TV pro Hector Arana Jr. did the next best thing by claiming the provisional pole…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer L.E. Tonglet Believes He Can Recreate Regular Season Success at Dodge Nationals

A class-best five wins during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular season showed the type of performance Pro Stock Motorcycle’s LE Tonglet is capable of this year. It’s also why Tonglet won’t let a slow start to the…

Eddie Krawiec Wins Pro Stock Motorcycle in Charlotte

Eddie Krawiec took home the Pro Stock Motorcycle victory with a 6.850 at 196.87 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson to take down his teammate Andrew Hines in the final round. Krawiec took over the points lead as…

Andrew Hines Takes Pro Stock Motorcycle Pole in Charlotte

Andrew Hines finished atop the Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying order with a 6.825 at 196.50 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson in his first pass on Friday. He locked down his 39th career No. 1 qualifier and first…

Lucas Oil Racing TV Rider Hector Arana Jr. Beginning ‘Best Chance Ever’ at NHRA Title

Lucas Oil Racing TV pro Hector Arana Jr. has piloted great motorcycles in the past, finishing second-through-fifth in the final world rankings in five of his six pro campaigns, but he says he’s never started the Countdown to the Championship…

Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed to Step Back and Invest in Team’s Future, Return to Competition in Las Vegas

Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey announced today that they will be taking time off the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing circuit to focus on their engine program and will return to Pro Stock Motorcycle competition at the…

NHRA Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley Series Expands to 10 Events in 2018

NHRA officials announced today that the popular Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series category will expand and compete at 10 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The first race of the season…

Eddie Krawiec Takes U.S. Nationals Pole into Race Day

Eddie Krawiec secured his third Pro Stock Motorcycle No. 1 qualifier of the season, 36th of his career and second at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals with his 6.822 pass at 196.62 on his Screamin’ Eagle / Vance & Hines…

Andrew Hines Tops Day No.1 of U.S. Nationals Pro Stock Motorcycle Qualifying

Defending event winner Andrew Hines is at the top of the Pro Stock Motorcycle order with a 6.825 pass a 194.74 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson on Friday of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s biggest…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Andrew Hines Understands How Special Indy Is

Andrew Hines remembers begging his father, Byron, to take him to the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals for as long as he can remember. Nearly three decades later, the five-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion gets just as excited for the…

Lucas Oil Racing TV’s Hector Arana Jr.  Hopes to Heal Wounds in ‘Hometown’ of Indy

During last year’s installment of the biggest drag racing event in the world, Arana piloted his Lucas Oil Racing TV Buell to the final round, but he came up just short of capturing his second “Wally” trophy in Indy. Although…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Defending Champion Jerry Savoie Wins Brainered

Jerry Savoie, the Pro Stock Motorcycle reigning world champion, defeated teammate and points leader LE Tonglet in the finals at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainered International Raceway.   Savoie, the Pro Stock Motorcycle reigning world champion, defeated teammate…

Red Hot Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer L.E. Tonglet Wins Chicago

L.E Tonglet outlasted the Pro Stock Motorcycle field at the 20th annual Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N Filters at Route 66 Raceway.   Points leader Tonglet secured his fourth Pro Stock Motorcycle victory in six events…

Dragbike Veteran Steve Johnson to Enter 400th NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Race in Chicago

Steve Johnson will reach an impressive accomplishment at this weekend’s 20th annual Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N at Route 66 Raceway, as the Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran will compete at his 400th NHRA event.   The…

Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey Focusing on One Round at a Time Heading into Chicago

On the horizon of the second half of the season, it would be easy to look too far ahead of oneself and let it hinder a race weekend’s performance but not Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey. In…

Allegany Motor & Pump Service Jumps on Board with Angelle Sampey and Team Liberty Racing

It was announced today that Allegany Motor & Pump Service, Inc. is joining forces with Angelle Sampey as an associate sponsor on her 2017 PSE/Team Liberty Racing Victory Magnum Pro Stock Motorcycle.     “Determination, dedication, and family are some…

Tonglet’s Norwalk Pro Stock Motorcycle Win Keeps the WAR Machine Rolling

No two-car or two-bike NHRA team is dominating a class the way White Alligator Racing (WAR) is in Pro Stock Motorcycle. The Louisiana-based Suzuki team has won four straight races in the Mello Yello series and qualified number one in…

L.E Tonglet Wins Norwalk, Takes Pro Stock Motorcycle Point Lead

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, L.E Tonglet emerged victorious with a 6.824 at 195.76 in his Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki to defeat Matt Smith’s pass of 6.882 at 195.31 in his Victory Polaris Magnum at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals…

Mickey Thompson to Back Pro Bike Battle All-Star Race

Mickey Thompson Tires has been named the official sponsor of the Pro Bike Battle event held at Sonoma Raceway, NHRA officials announced today. The multi-year agreement will feature the top motorcycle competitors in the country battling for a lucrative purse. …

Jerry Savoie Wins Englistown

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion Jerry Savoie emerged victorious with a 6.918 at 192.85 to defeat Hector Arana Jr’s pass of 6.862 at 195.62. Savoie notched his seventh career victory and first of the season.   “I’ve had some struggles…

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…