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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…

Cory Reed Scores Big Holeshot Win at K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals

Star Racing/PSE Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Cory Reed appears to be on a mission to achieve a milestone at every event he attends and this weekend at the 19th annual K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals was no different. Reed…

Matt Smith Takes NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Pole in Chicago

Matt Smith rode to his first No. 1 qualifying position of the season, 24th of his career and second at Chicago in Pro Stock Motorcycle as no one was able to better his Friday track record time of 6.842 at…

Hector Arana Jr. Looks Back to Move Forward in Chicago

There are times in your life when you wish you could bottle up memories and tuck them away somewhere special so they can last forever.   Lucas Oil Racing TV Buell rider Hector Arana Jr. has a place on a…

Hector Arana Sr. Concentrating on Quality of Racing and Life in Chicago

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Hector Arana Sr., rider of the Lucas Oil Buell, has gained immense amounts of wisdom about blasting down the quarter-mile in his almost three decades between the centerline and the retaining wall.   He has…

Matt Smith Expects to Continue Midseason Surge on Victory Gunner

For many, July is the start of the dog days of summer, when heat saps enthusiasm and dwindles excitement, but for Victory Motorcycles rider Matt Smith, the opposite is true. This time last year, Smith began a surge that led…

Victory Motorcycle rider Angie Smith’s Fitness Routines Help Her be a Better Racer

When Victory Motorcycles rider Angie Smith battles the Pro Stock Motorcycle field at the K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals this weekend at Route 66 Raceway, one aspect she won’t have to worry about is her physical fitness. That’s because…

2-Wheel Professional Racers Organization (PRO2) Ready for K & N Filters Route 66 Nationals

Stadium-like Route 66 Raceway, which opened in 1998 just outside of the Windy City, has regularly been the site of astounding performances and one of PRO2’s favorite pre-race parties, Nitro Night in downtown Joliet IL This year’s Nitro Night event…

Rookie of the Year Contender Cory Reed’s Two Wheel Experience Off Asphalt, Secret Weapon in Angelle Sampey

Cory Reed is one of the new young faces in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class. The 23-year-old former professional motocross racer is turning heads with his quick progression in the class and much of it can be attributed to…

Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson V-Rod Team Sweep Norwalk

Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines racer Ed Krawiec swept the Pro Stock Motorcycle field at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Aboard a thundering Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® drag bike, Krawiec was the top qualifier for the event and then blasted through…

Star Racing Puts in a Strong Performance in Norwalk

Star Racing/Precision Service Equipment riders Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed celebrated their best weekend yet since joining forces at the beginning of 2016. Reed got his first career win and Sampey reached her third semifinal round in 2016. Sampey reached…

Karen Stoffer Aiming to Defend Norwalk Pro Stock Motorcycle Title

It has been a far different start to the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season than it was a year ago for Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Karen Stoffer. The class veteran put together two early-season wins in 2015,…

Angie Smith Feels Her Victory Gunner is Close to a Making a Big Breakthrough

NHRA Drag Racing star Angie Smith loves riding her 2016 Victory Gunner around her home state of North Carolina. Whether she’s leisurely rolling down the scenic coastline or charging over the Tail of the Dragon, she has come to count…

Chip Ellis Packing Pippin Power in Norwalk

Chip Ellis has ridden a lot of sweet bikes in his long motorcycle drag racing career, but none as smooth as Junior Pippin’s PiranaZ EBR1190RX. “As long as I’ve been racing Pro Stock Motorcycle, this is the best motorcycle I’ve…

Star Racing Race Preview: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

Star Racing/Precision Service Equipment Pro Stock Buell racers Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed make their way to the 10th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals this weekend for their fifth of 16 races in 2016. After a very successful Englishtown…

Lucas Oil Racing TV rider Hector Arana Jr. Would Love to Follow Dad to Norwalk Winner’s Circle

The first victory of Lucas Oil Racing TV racer Hector Arana Jr.’s riding career came at the U.S. Nationals in 2011, but the first professional win of his career came in 2008 at Summit Motorsports Park, site of this weekend’s…

200: Victory Motorcycles rider Matt Smith will reach milestone in Norwalk

Victory Motorcycles rider Matt Smith will reach a career milestone in the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals this weekend at Summit Motorsports Park, as the two-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champ will compete in the 200th race of his NHRA career.…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Fan Appreciation at NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals

This event at fan-friendly Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park ends the first half of the season and features a large fan draw, world famous $1 a pound ice cream, fireworks, and other promotions in addition to the competition in the…

Angelle Sampey Brings Home Win at NHRA Summernationals for Daughter Ava

  Angelle Sampey outdrove the entire NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class on her way to the winner circle at the 47th annual NHRA Summernationals. In her 70th final round of her career, Sampey wanted to hoist the Wally at the…

Savoie’s Summernationals Springboard, Englishtown Runner-up on Solid Ground for Countdown

A runner-up finish at the Summernationals is just what Jerry Savoie and the White Alligator Racing Pro Stock Motorcycle team needed as the NHRA Mello Yello schedule gets serious in the heat of summer. Despite changing weather at the venerable…

Lucas Oil Rider Hector Arana Sr. Shakes off First-Round Defeat in Englishtown

Lucas Oil Buell rider Hector Arana Sr. shook off a first-round exit in the NHRA Summernationals on Sunday at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, perhaps knowing better times are ahead for the veteran Pro Stock Motorcycle racer.   Arana, the…

First Round-Win of 2016 has Lucas Oil Racing TV Rider Hector Arana Jr. Pumped about Future

Lucas Oil Racing TV rider Hector Arana Jr. knocked one monkey off his back in the NHRA Summernationals on Sunday at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, and he’d love to knock another off soon.   Arana beat Jim Underdahl to…

Angie Smith looks Forward to Positive Englishtown Result on her Victory Gunner

Victory Motorcycles rider Angie Smith maintains a positive outlook on life in general, so a slow start to the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season isn’t about to get her down.   The veteran racer failed to qualify…

Victory Motorcycles’ Matt Smith Heads Back to Site of First Career Victory

Even though Victory Motorcycles rider Matt Smith celebrated winning the 2005 U.S. Nationals, the 2006 NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park was officially the first of his 18 Pro Stock Motorcycle victories.   Smith, who returns for the…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Englishtown Preview

Pro Stock Motorcycle will make its fourth appearance of the 2016 season. Last year, Louisiana alligator farmer Savoie raced to his first victory of the season and finished a career-high third in points. Three-time world champion and 2012 Summernationals winner…

Lucas Oil rider Hector Arana Sr. Ready to Get ‘crank’ing at NHRA Summernationals

Although Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Hector Arana Sr. is a lofty third in the NHRA Mello Yello standings after three national events, the past world champion knows he could be doing better. But some late-arriving and then ultimately unreliable parts…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Fan Appreciation Event On Saturday Of Englishtown Event by Pro 2

The NHRA Summer Nationals is scheduled for Friday June 10th – Sunday June 12th and PRO 2 will once again present Pro Stock Motorcycle Fan Appreciation on Saturday June 11th in the pro stock motorcycle pit area. All fans at…

Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed Shine in Atlanta

The Precision Service Equipment/Star Racing team made their presence known this weekend at the 36th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals. Three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle World Champ Angelle Sampey made her way to the semifinals from the No.…

Victory’s Matt Smith Puts Scare in Points Leader, But Drops Close Battle by Inches

Victory Motorcycles factory rider Matt Smith gave season-long points leader Eddie Krawiec his hardest challenge of the year but ultimately came up a few inches short of winning his first race at Atlanta Dragway. Smith used a massive .023-second reaction-time…

Ed Krawiec Wins Atlanta

Three-time series champ Ed Krawiec raced to his second victory of the season Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Krawiec rode his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson to a 6.824 at 196.66 to…

Victory Motorcycles Rider Angie Smith ready for Atlanta Turnaround

If Victory Motorcycles rider Angie Smith has a turnaround anything like her husband, she’s in for a terrific race at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals this weekend at Atlanta Dragway. Husband Matt failed to qualify at the season…

Matt Smith Aiming for Atlanta Victory with Victory Gunner

Victory Motorcycles rider Matt Smith has done a lot in his stellar career in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class. He is a two-time champion, having won 17 races in a career that started in 2003; however, he hasn’t won at…

Star Racing Heads Home for NHRA Southern Nationals

The Precision Service Equipment/Star Racing Pro Stock Motorcycle team will be on home turf this weekend at the 36th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals. With the Atlanta, Georgia-based racetrack being only a few hours away from Star Racing…

Andrew Hines Reflects on Winning Four-Wide Nationals

Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines scorched the Pro Stock Motorcycle final to win the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods at zMAX Dragway. Competing in a unique four-wide format aboard a Harley-Davidson V-Rod® motorcycle, Hines finished…

Red-light a Surprising End to Lucas Oil rider Hector Arana Sr.’s Four-Wide Race

The last thing Lucas Oil Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Hector Arana Sr. expected was a red-light, but that’s what the 2009 champion saw as he left in the semifinal round of the seventh annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes…

Matt Smith Takes His Victory Pro Stock Motorcycle to the Final

The first race of the season for Victory Motorcycles racer Matt Smith went about as well as it could for the two-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion. Smith, who unexpectedly failed to qualify for the race in Gainesville, Fla., qualified No.…

Andrew Hines Wins Four-Wide Nationals

Andrew Hines raced to his first victory of the season Sunday at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods. Hines continued his mastery of the Four-Wide Nationals in Pro Stock Motorcycle and held off top qualifier Eddie Krawiec, Chip…

Victory Motorcycles Team Sees Highs and Lows in Charlotte

The Victory Motorcycles team of Matt and Angie Smith faced the gamut of emotions after qualifying on Saturday at the seventh annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods. Matt Smith had the quickest Pro Stock Motorcycle on the property…

One Streak Continues, One Streak Ends for Lucas Oil Pro Stock Motorcycle Team

While one big qualifying streak continued for Arana Racing, another came to an unexpected end. Lucas Oil Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Hector Arana Sr. qualified for his 140th consecutive race, which is the seventh-longest active streak in the NHRA Mello…

Star Racing Excited for NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods

Precision Service Equipment/Star Racing teammates Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed hit the road for the second of 16 events for Pro Stock Motorcycle class and land at zMAX Dragway in Concord, North Carolina for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by…

Victory Motorcycles Rider Matt Smith Ready to Rebound at Home Track

After an unfortunate start to the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Victory Motorcycles rider Matt Smith is ready for a rebound at this weekend’s seventh annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods at zMax Dragway.   The…

Angie Smith Feels at Home at zMax Dragway with Victory Motorcycles Entry

For Victory Motorcycles rider Angie Smith, the best way to deal with the seventh annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods this weekend at zMax Dragway is to not think of it any different. Instead of racing one other Pro…

Lucas Oil Rider Hector Arana Sr. Primed for Big Weekend in Charlotte

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season has started well for Lucas Oil rider Hector Arana Sr., and now he heads to a track where his team holds the record for elapsed time and speed.   Son Hector Jr.…

Past Four-Wide Winner Hector Arana Jr. Ready for More Charlotte NHRA Success

While some racers in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series may look at the seventh annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods this weekend with apprehension and dismay, Lucas Oil Racing TV rider Hector Arana Jr. welcomes the…

World Champion Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Team Powers into Gainesville

With a rumble of Harley-Davidson® V-Rod thunder the world champion Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines drag racing team will open the defense of its latest title at the 47th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., March 17-20.…

Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed Begin Quest for Star Racing’s 7th NHRA Championship

The first of 16 events for the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class brings us to Gainesville Raceway this weekend. The 47th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals will be opening race for Star Racing’s Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed to…

Off-season Gains Have Victory’s Matt and Angie Smith Primed for Gatornationals Victory

There may not be a Pro Stock Motorcycle racer more excited for the season-opener than Victory Motorcycles Gunner rider Matt Smith. The two-time champion made solid improvement in the off-season after his first year about the Victory Gunner, and he’s…

Lucas Oil’s Hector Arana Jr. and Sr. Have ‘Big Expectations’ for 2016 Pro Stock Motorcycle Season

The wait has been long and trying for Lucas Oil Buell rider Hector Arana Jr., but the Pro Stock Motorcycle star doesn’t have to wait in the cold and snow of his home state of New York any longer because…

Burnouts and Balance Sheets – Steve Johnson Explains the Business Side of Pro Stock Motorcycle Racing

In racing there is a saying – speed costs money. You don’t have to remind Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Steve Johnson. Perhaps no other competitor is savvier when it comes to the ins and outs of dragbike racing than veteran…

NHRA TV Viewership Up With Fox Sports 1

NHRA’s revamped race coverage on FOX Sports earned more than 300,000 additional viewers through the first two Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events of the season, which included the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Pomona, Calif. on Feb. 14 and…

Andrew Hines Teleconference

The following are excerpts from a teleconference featuring NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series driver Andrew Hines. THE MODERATOR: Gainesville does mark the start of your season. Where are you guys in preparations after you left Pomona back in November?…

George Bryce and the Never-Ending, Burning Passion for Dragbike Racing Success

For true competitors the appetite for success can be insatiable. The great basketball coach Bob Knight once said, “Your biggest opponent isn’t the other guy. It’s human nature.” Motorcycle drag racing legend and Star Racing team owner George Bryce boldly…

Nitro Fish Returns to Support Two-time Pro Stock Motorcycle Champ Matt Smith

Two-time world champion Matt Smith has re-signed Nitro Fish Ultimate Gear as a major associate sponsor of his eye-catching Victory Gunner Pro Stock Motorcycle. Owned by former Top Fuel and Pro Stock driver Kenny “Capt. Chaos” Koretsky, Nitro Fish Ultimate…

NHRA Announces Live Streaming Program for 2016

NHRA will launch a premium live streaming service, anticipated to start in March 2016, which will deliver live video streams from NHRA Mello Yello Series events to internet-connected devices, including mobile devices. This subscription service will give NHRA fans around…

Some of NHRA’s Fastest Racers React to New Rule Concerning Records

Reaction by some of the fastest racers in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series to the new rule eliminating the need for a 1 percent backup of a national record was generally positive. NHRA announced Monday that a backup…

NHRA About to Usher in a New Era

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will venture boldly into a brand new era when the tradition-rich Circle K NHRA Winternationals gets underway Feb. 11-14, at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Celebrating its 56th running, the iconic season-opener…

NHRA Names New Vice President of Sales

Brad Gerber, a skilled sales executive with vast experience in the world of automotive publishing and digital media, has been named NHRA vice president of sales and chief development officer.   Gerber will lead NHRA’s sales and business development team…

New NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Logo Unveiled

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series logo is getting a bold new makeover in 2016.   In coordination with Mello Yello’s recent unveiling of a modern logo design and packaging, NHRA and Mello Yello have constructed a new primary…

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series to Air on Fox Sports 1 and 2

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, where the future stars of NHRA Drag Racing are born, will be showcased in 16 races throughout the season on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) and FOX Sports 2 (FS2), it was announced today…

Southland Truck & Trailer Named the Official Heavy Duty Truck Dealership of NHRA

NHRA officials announced today that Southland Truck & Trailer, a leading distributor of high-quality heavy duty trucks and trailers, has been named the Official Heavy Duty Truck Dealership of NHRA.   “Through this great sponsorship we hope to bring people…

Victory Motorcycles, Matt Smith Racing Ready for Another Big Step in 2016

The year-old partnership between Victory Motorcycles and Matt Smith Racing is ready to reap some big benefits in 2016. Matt Smith and wife Angie Smith introduced Victory Motorcycles to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in 2015, making a…

Tucson Dragway Goes NHRA

NHRA officials announced today that Tucson Dragway, in Tucson, Ariz., has joined the NHRA Member Track Network as part of Division 7, the Pacific Division. Located just south of Interstate 10 on the Pima County Fair Grounds, Tucson Dragway is…