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The Lumberjack Report – NHRA UA Supernationals Nationals

“We got West Coast money!” These were the words of a pumped-up Craig Treble from his pit area in Englishtown, NJ, moments after tasting victory for the second time this season. Treble is running on pure adrenaline while his racing…

The Lumberjack Report – NHRA Route 66 Nationals, Weight a minute?

Weight a minute? The NHRA has done a respectable job in regards to maintaining parity between three very distinct brands of Pro Stock Motorcycles. However the organization will soon find simply adding weight to the surging V-twins isn’t going to…

AHDRA Ohio Bikeweek Nationals Recap

The weather was forecasted to be perfect for the weekend at Summit Motorsports Park with only a slight chance of rain late on Sunday, if any at all.  This led to good air quality the whole weekend, enabling racers to…

McBride Wins Michigan

World-record holder Larry “Spiderman” McBride extended his undefeated season by overcoming a mechanical problem to garner his third win of the year at the AMA Dragbike Summer Nationals from US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Mich., June 13-14. “We have…

FBR Shop Putting Hayabusa Motor on the Atak

Welcome to the next era. Dragbike racing has long been dominated by the legendary Kawasaki KZ and Suzuki GS motors of the 70s and 80s.  When Suzuki introduced the ultra-powerful GSXR 1300 Hayabusa in 1999 many longtime racers traded their…

Gulfport All Harley Blowout Recap

Memorial Day Weekend’s 27th Annual “All Harley” Blowout at Gulfport Dragway saw as big a battle getting the race completed as the racers had on the track it’s self. An unusual strom front came across Florida raining 2 foot of…

Chris Streeter Lake Erie Racing Blog

To get you up to speed, here is a quick re-cap of last season. Chris Streeter came out of the gates strong in 2008, winning three of the first five AHDRA races. Young upstart Douglas Horne gradually closed the points…

Stotz Racing Back in the Saddle

Kent Stotz got Back in the Saddle for the first time in almost two years. True to his experience he had reaction times between .023 and .064 which is the best in the class. Stotz wanted to test the new…

NHRA Makes Pro Stock Motorcycle Rule Change

Following a review of recent performances in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category, NHRA has announced that the minimum weight for the Harley-Davidson 160-cid four-valve combinations will increase 20 pounds, from 620 to 640. The increase is part of NHRA’s ongoing…

Jeff Stevens rides to V-Rod Destroyer win at Commerce

Harley-Davidson/Buell of Bloomington/Do-Rock Racing rider Jeff Stevens rode to victory in the Screamin’ Eagle V-Rod Destroyer class at the AHDRA Southern Nationals event at the Atlanta Dragway on April 26th. It was the first V-Rod Destroyer class win for Stevens…

AHDRA Makes Rule Change

HDRA makes changes to 2009 rulebook involving the S&S 124 Challenge class (SSC), Screamin’ Eagle V-Rod Destroyer class (VRD) and the General Rules section. 1-Effective June 1, 2009, the weight specification for SSC Class motorcycles will be changed from 750…

The Lumberjack Report – NHRA O’Reilly Midwest Nationals, Hello Harleys!

Hello Harleys! After a quiet start to the 2009 season the four-time NHRA championship winning Screamin’ Eagle Harley Davidson V-Rod team reasserted its dominance by claiming victories, qualifying on the pole, and setting an elapsed-time record during the last two…

Williford Wins at MIR Opener

Headstrong North Carolinian Rodney Williford loves long bikes that go fast. A few years ago he developed a turbocharged GS-based Suzuki Outlaw Pro Street bike that was the first no-bar bike ever in the 6s, then quickly headed towards the…

AMA Urges Action Against Youth Motorcycle Ban

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is urging AMA members and concerned motorcyclists to push their federal lawmakers to support two letters being circulated by members of Congress that ask the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to exclude youth-model motorcycles and…

New World Record for McBride

Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racing legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride has again made history. At an event dedicated to the Spiderman’s late mentor, the AMA Dragbike Elmer Trett Nationals from Atlanta Dragway, April 4-5, McBride lowered the motorcycle quarter-mile elapsed-time world…

The Lumberjack Report – NHRA O’Reilly Spring Nationals, Treble Scores

Craig Treble has cemented his place as one of the most skilled dragbike racers to ever compete on the NHRA tour. What Tremble accomplished at the O’Reilly Spring Nationals was remarkable. In a category where teams dump tens of thousands…

Is Harley Over the Hill?

Like many Americans in their 40s, Michael Bogart is thinking about aging. In the 1980s, when Bogart first started working at the Harley-Davidson (HOG, news, msgs) motorcycle dealership in Long Island City, N.Y., his average customer was between 25 and…

Star Racing Announces Additional Date for Drag School

Due to overwhelming demand, Star Racing is proud to announce the addition of another Pro Stock Motorcycle class to their regular lineup at Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School in Gainesville, FL. The class is scheduled for April 23 -24 and…

The Lumberjack Report – NHRA Gatornationals

After one round of racing we’ve learned the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class is certainly not immune to the harsh economy of 2009. For the past five seasons the category has enjoyed unprecedented growth and exploded with new teams, fresh…

Texas Scooter Times All Bike Campout

Texas Scooter Times will host an “All Bike” Dragstrip Campout Saturday April 25th at Little River Dragway. Nestled along the banks of the Little River 9 miles south of Temple Texas, Little River Dragway is perfectly suited for motorcycle racers…

McBride Wins Season-Opener

World record holder and nine-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride began his 31st season of racing with a victory at the AMA Dragbike Bikeweek Nationals from Valdosta, Ga., March 7-8. “When I first started I never dreamed I…

Stotz Racing Gets Bang for the Buck

Wow! I am just now realizing the impact of winning the World Finals. Without the win, Stotz Racing would have had an interesting article in Cycle World about ProStreet and our awesome Turbo CBR1000RR. Great exposure for Stotz Racing and…

Troubled Economy Claims Another Racer

The economy has taken Greg Krenik and the Desert Dawgs out of competition for the 2009 All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) Pro Modified Championship chase. “It’s such a shame too, just after we got the bike ready for the…

MPS Joins Rob Bush’s Pro Mod Hayabusa Effort

MPS is very proud to announce our partnership with Rob Bush on his Ron Clark piloted Pro Mod Hayabusa.  We achieved positive results from the EFI and fuel system we installed last season when Ron ran a best ever ET…

Milestone Year for Veteran Joe DeSantis

Veteran drag racer Joe DeSantis, 66, of Rootstown, Ohio enjoyed one of the most meaningful seasons of his career in 2008. DeSantis achieved a long, sought-after goal by garnering his first ever sub-seven-second run with a 6.995 at the O’Reilly…

Stoffer Caps Off 2008 With Fifth Straight Top-Ten Finish

In what proved to be a season marked by unprecedented competitiveness in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle category, Karen Stoffer and her GEICO Suzuki team battled its way to a fifth straight top-ten finish. “To end up with a single…

Honda Wins the AMA/Dragbike Pro Street Finals

The Stotz Racing-Honda Drag Race team finished off the season with an amazing ProStreet win on the little cbr1000rr. The win was just a matter of time considering the Honda’s record setting ways since the U S Nationals. The most…

World’s Quickest Grampa

Cycledrag.com would like to congratulate Top Fuel Motorcycle racing legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride on the birth of his first grandchild, Emma Nicole Ward.  Emma arrived on November 11th, 2008 at a height of 20 inches and a weight of 7.3…

Joe Koenig Parlays Motorcycle Success to Four Wheel Triumph

In 2008 longtime dragbike racer Joe Koenig added another championship to his impressive racing resume.  However this time it wasn’t on a Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle, it was at the wheel of a BMW M3 in the Sports Car Club…

McBride Shatters World Record

For the second time in 2008, nine-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride recorded the world’s quickest dragbike run.  McBride’s unprecedented 5.74 elapsed-time came in the final round of the season-ending AMA Dragbike National Finals from Valdosta, Ga., November…

Winters Racing 2008 Season Report

After a long season of determination and focus, Kevin Winters of Winters Racing has earned his first AHDRA National Championship in the Pingel SE Super Eliminator 10.90 index class.  It was a season long, hard fought battle between Kevin and…

McBride Avenges Atco Loss

One event after being handed his first defeat of the year, Top Fuel motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride reasserted his class dominance with a final round victory over rival Korry Hogan at the AMA Dragbike Fall Nationals from Norwalk, Ohio,…

Team Trim-Tex Drive for 25 Report

Trim-Tex/Hoosier/Fall-Line achieved most of our goals at the very challenging 25 hours of Thunderhill race December 6-7 in Willows, California. Our plan was to show up with a competitive Fall-Line race car with Chicago area drivers and a hard working…

Joe Koenig To Endurance Race for Charity in Drive for 25

Trim-Tex, the premier manufacturer of vinyl drywall beads, along with partners Hoosier Tire, and Fall-Line Motorsports will be competing in the National Auto Sports Association’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill in California early next month. This will be a drive for…

McBride and Colleagues Dazzle Fans in Atco

Eight-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride and friendly rival Korry Hogan treated AMA Dragbike fans to arguably one of the organization’s greatest final round races at the Orient Express U.S. Nationals from Atco, NJ, September 12-14. The only…

Stoffer Snags Final Countdown Spot in Dramatic Fashion

Heading into the illustrious NHRA Mac Tool U.S. Nationals from Indianapolis, Ind. on Labor Day weekend, Geico-backed Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Karen Stoffer knew exactly what had to be done for her season title quest to continue.  In order to…

First Win for Frank Stotz Comes with New ET and MPH Records

Little Frankie Stotz gets into the record books with his Turbo CBR1000RR setting the new track record of 7.37 ET @ 197 MPH and his first Win! The Hyabusa has ruled the Hardcore Drag Race series until the Stotz Racing-Honda…

The Resurrection of a Kaw

It all started in the Spring of 2001, late in my senior year of high school in Pittsburgh, Pa.  I was a few months away from graduation and I had the burning desire to be a badass.  It is an…

Jimmy Brantley’s Motorcycle Sold

Larry “Spiderman” McBride is reporting that Jimmy Brantley’s “Hulk” Top Fuel bike has been sold to a buyer in Australia. “This buyer was very interested in the machine, so he flew over and we showed him how to take it…

Stoffer Battles Back into Championship Contention

Heading into the NHRA Toyo Tires Nationals from Reading, Pa., Aug. 14-17, Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Karen Stoffer had but one goal – get back into the top ten.  Stoffer entered the event ranked 11th in the PowerAde Point Series,…

McBride’s Dominance Continues

Eight-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride perpetuated his dragbike dominance by garnering his fourth win of the season at the fifth stop on the AMA Dragbike tour, The Pingel Thunder Nationals from Indianapolis, Ind., August 1st-3rd. As usual…

Grimes’ Hot Streak Continues

Tommy Grimes and Mid-Continent Motorsports Team made it to the finals of the 27th Annual Truett and Osborn Drag Race at Wichita, KN.  This race was in team owner Mike Bahnmaier’s back yard (almost) and an event Bahnmaier just can’t…

Grimes Wins Race at the Rally

Tommy Grimes, former NHRA Screamin’ Eagle Nitro Harley champion and the Mid-Continent Motorsports Team added another title to their list, Top Fuel winner at the AHDRA Screamin’ Eagle Race at The Rally Presented by Pingel.   This wildly popular event is…

Mike Slowe Wins Homecoming

At the conclusion of the MIROCK WPGC Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway July 19-20, sport bike specialist Mike Slowe stood victorious in the winner’s circle.  In was not unfamiliar territory for Slowe, it had just been quite a while…

Procopio Solidifies Outlaw Pro Street Point Lead

MIROCK Outlaw Pro Street racer Ronnie Procopio continued to build on his point lead by capturing his third win of season at the WPGC Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway, July 19-20. Procopio has been racing dragbikes for the last…

Slowe Wins on his Old Playground

Two time AMA Dragbike Pro Street champion Mike Slowe earned his reputation in the MiRock Superbike series, winning two 60 Inch titles a few years ago. The 60 Inch class morphed into today’s Orient Express Pro Sportbike class, and Slowe…

McBride Overcomes Engine Explosion To Win Third of the Year

Everything was going according to plan for eight-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride at the AMA Dragbike Summer Nationals from Bristol, Tenn, June 20-22. The Spiderman dazzled spectators with an initial run of 5.94 in testing prior to…

AMA Dragbike Cancels Pro Stock For Remainder of 2008

AMA Dragbike announces that they will not compete the Pro Stock class for the remainder of the season.  The decision affects the next race on the schedule, the Pingel Thunder Nationals at Indy. “This was a difficult decision because we…

Portable Shade and King Racing set new UK record

After the rain curtailed European Championship opener the Portable Shade Top Fuel Bike team elected to run the UK Summernationals to test their new components prior to the Nordic tour. With the Nitro Nationals in Finland fast approaching they needed…

King Racing on Quest for Fourth Championship Crown

King Racing are set to take on the best that Europe can offer with their strongest team ever in their quest for a fourth European Championship crown. An exciting line up of team partners and associates are headed by South…

Cycledrag.com Ask an Expert

Our question comes to us from Eugene A. Llewellyn Jr. of San Antonio, TX. Eugene writes “I raced from 1992 to 1998 at Alamo Raceway, and I am currently in the process of trying to get back out there.  I…

Johnson Trying Way Too Hard?

Johnson, Trying “Way Too Hard,” Redlights in First Round In Chicago Steve Johnson of Irondale, Al, had high hopes for a strong finish in the NHRA Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 Nationals, but those hopes were dashed by an untimely…

Rivas Records First Career Victory

Chris Rivas rode the G2 Motorsports/Drag Specialties/S&S Cycle V- Twin from his first pole-qualifying position to his first career NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle win today with a victory in the Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals here at…

McBride Racing Through Rough Economy

For racers these are indeed hard times. Eight-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride has battled his share of adversity throughout his storied and world record-setting career.  But never before has the Spiderman experienced a more difficult time to…

Foo Fighters to Play at Harley-Davidson’s 105th Anniversary

Harley-Davidson announced that the iconic rock band Foo Fighters has been added to the already stellar line-up of musical talent performing during the Motor Company’s 105th Anniversary Celebration in Milwaukee. Foo Fighters, along with special guest Three Days Grace, will…

Australia’s Upton in Pursuit of World Record

For Top Fuel Motorcycle fans there is no mistaking the one-of-a-kind record setting machine of Australian nitro racer Jay Upton.  With an aerodynamic full fiberglass body, which even covers the front tire, Upton recorded the quickest dragbike pass in Australia…

KZ Motocrosser?

What would it be like to have a KZ-style engine in a dirtbike? Would it work? Why would anyone do something like that? After all the KZ motor is not the lightest power plant in the world – just ask…

AMA Dragbike Announces New Exhibition Class

AMA Dragbike announces a new heads-up exhibition class, Factory Extreme. The class will showcase modern production motorcycles outfitted as dragbike’s with a slick and wheelie bar. Factory Extreme is being billed as a grass-roots Pro Stock for the 21st century.…

MIROCK True Street Rule Revision

“From now on in True Street 1000cc bikes are the same exact wheelbase as Busas and 14s,” reports MIROCK official Jason Miller “The only difference in wheelbase is from a turbo bike to a nitrous bike. Turbo bikes are 2″…

Verl Smith Wins in Texas

Verl “Smitty” Smith Racing for Vets took a win in the Cutter’s Foam Pro Street division of the AHDRA’s Lonestar Nationals presented by Kresto at Texas Motoplex near Dallas, TX. Smith defeated Danny Worth in the first round, and went…

Shigematsu Has Career Best Event in St. Louis

Veteran Nitro Harley racer Takeshi Shigematsu of Ehime, Japan, assembled a career-best outing at the AHDRA Rendez-Vous Nationals from St. Louis, MO, April 19-20.  Here Shigematsu won the Pro Fuel category and finished runner-up in Top Fuel, while resetting a…

McBride Eyeing Memphis Milestone

The bar has been set. And rather high it is. Larry “Spiderman” McBride, eight-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion, aims to rewrite the record books yet again at the AMA Dragbike Spring Nationals from Memphis, Tenn. May 3-4.  Here McBride will…

Ian King Among New Puma Engineering Management

ragbike engine manufacturer Puma Engineering is to pass into new management under an agreement brokered between Puma Engineering founder Pete Davies, Gerard Willemse and Ian King. The primary assets and intellectual property rights will transfer to Amersfoort, Holland based company…

Playthings Racing Atlanta Team Report

Fresh off the stunning debut of the Playthings Racing, Exoticycle prepped GSXR 1000 Turbo in Valdosta a month ago, Nick and Johnny are ready for Round 2 in Atlanta, but Atlanta is not ready for AMA Dragbike, rain Saturday and…

Moore Wins Pro Drag at Arizona Bike Week Nationals

The Screamin’ Eagle Performance Parts Arizona Bike Week Nationals were held Saturday and Sunday, March 29th & 30th, at the Speedworld Dragstrip in Wittmann, Arizona.  Rick Moore competed in AHDRA’s Pro-Drag and Pro-Fuel classes at this event. After three rounds…

Steve Johnson Picks up Win in Houston

Snap-on Tools Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Steve Johnson of Irondale, Ala., “can’t wait for this month to be over. Bring on April!” he said after scoring a quarter final round finish at the NHRA O’Reilly Spring Nationals at Houston…

Norris Runs 6.92 Record at Rain-Postponed MIROCK Opener

The Honda-Suzuki of Sanford Spring Bike Open, first event in the 2008 Mickey Thompson Performance Tires MiRock Superbike Series, was rained out Sunday at Rockingham Dragway and re-scheduled for completion May 2-4 during the FBR Shop Nationals at the same…

Stotz Racing: Valdosta Race Report Blog

Wow! What a great way to start a race season. The Stotz Racing Honda Drag Race team built a new bike over the winter. Kent’s personal turbo cbr1000rr daily driver ran some 8.30’s playing around last year. They took that…

Drag Racing Mourns Loss of “Bubba” Barnes

Television producer and videographer Timothy Scott “Bubba” Barnes, whose career in motorsports spanned thirty years, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2008, after battling cancer since the summer of 2007. A long time racing enthusiast, Barnes began his television career…

Hines Makes Statement with 6.84 in Valdosta

Racers in at least two Professional classes produced unofficial record times, and track records took a beating during the ninth annual CSR Eastern Spring Test Nationals presented by Torco’s CompetitionPlus.com at South Georgia Motorsports Park near Valdosta, Ga. Andrew Hines…

McBride Runs Quickest Ever Pass in Valdosta

Before the start of the season Larry “Spiderman” McBride said one of his 2008 goals was to be the first to run in the 5.70-zone. He didn’t say he’d do it at the very first race. McBride recorded the quickest…

Angie McBride to Compete at Gators

Angie McBride may not be a household name, but she is determined to change all of that in the upcoming season. Teaming up with the 2007 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion at the end of last year, McBride has her…

Brock’s Performance Preseason Team Report

With the 2008 motorcycle drag racing season about to get under way, Team Brock’s Performance is making final preparations for their championship challenge. New faces join longtime Brock racers as they take aim at AMA Dragbike, MIROCK and regional race…

Team Velocity Suzuki Embarks on New Ventures

Velocity Racing owner Barry Henson will make the unprecedented move into the AMA Dragbike Funnybike class aboard a customers Suzuki Hayabusa powered machine. “I had a customer in South Africa who wanted to build a Funnybike, in an effort to…

McBride Reloads for Shot at Ninth Championship

In 2008 motorcycle drag racing icon Larry “Spiderman” McBride is aiming to further cement himself among the all-time greats. This season McBride will vie for an unprecedented ninth Top Fuel Motorcycle championship. “This is why we race, to win,” McBride…

Rickey Gadson Joins 2Wheel Tuner

Drag racing star Rickey Gadson is the newest member of the 2Wheel Tuner Magazine staff, joining the team as Contributing Editor, Drag Racing. The formal announcement was made this week during the Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, where Gadson was on…

Matt Guidera Impressive in Vegas Test Session

With less than perfect conditions Matt Guidera and the Mohegan Sun/Rocklin Motorsports team broke the Las Vegas Pro Stock Motorcycle track record with an impressive 7.013 at 189.36 MPH on the Saturday test session. The previous Las Vegas track record…

More Money and New Classes For 2008 MIROCK Season

The Mickey Thompson Performance Tires MIRock Superbike Series, one of the most successful independent motorcycle drag racing series in the nation, will return in 2008 with eight events, a 35 per cent increase in purse money and a new racing…

MIR Continues Improving Facility for 2008

Maryland Int’l Raceway launched its next phase of construction with the demolition of the concession and restroom facilities on the pit side of the raceway. These facilities have served racers and fans for 40 years, since the very first event…

Rivas to Ride G-Squared/Drag Specialities S&S Buell in 2008

Chris Rivas will ride the Drag Specialties S&S Cycle Proven Performance-powered Buell for G Squared (G2) Motorsports in the 2008 NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle drag-racing series. Rivas will represent Drag Specialties, the motorcycle parts distribution powerhouse, which returns for…

Ellis Signs With Schumacher Racing

Don Schumacher announced that Chip Ellis will join the Don Schumacher Racing stable for the 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing season in the ultra-competitive Pro Stock Motorcycle class. Ellis will begin his fourth full season in that category. The team,…

Up To Speed with George Bryce on Eventful Off-Season

The NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class has never been more competitive and the off-seasons have never been this laden with news. Since the end of the 2007 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle season a great deal has occurred. Teams have released…

2007 Champ Seeks Sponsorship for 2008

Matt Smith knows the ups and down of racing, from winning his first race at Indy in 2005 then just two days later having it taken away to winning his first NHRA Championship in dramatic style in 2007. Therefore when…

AHDRA Announces Major Changes to 2008 Schedule

The All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) has announced immediate revisions to the 2008 Screamin’ Eagle Performance Parts Championship Series schedule that was originally released in early December. The first announcement affects the Phoenix, AZ, event scheduled on March 29th…

AHDRA – Meet The 2007 Champions

The road to the AHDRA championship certainly wasn’t an easy one.  The nation’s premier V-Twin dragbike racers vied for their category’s coveted No. 1 plate by enduring AHDRA’s ultra-competitive, nine-month, 14-race season. The 2007 championship campaign began in Gainesville, Fla.…

Hogan Reacts to Most Successful Season

Top Fuel Motorcycle racer Korry Hogan has accomplished in a lot in his short drag racing career.  The 30-year-old rider was named AMA/Prostar rookie of the year in 2003 and won back-to-back Funny Bike championships in 2004 and 2005.   However,…

Angelle Sampey To Race Rush Buell in 2008

Ending weeks of speculation, Pro Stock Motorcycle team owners Karl and Kim Klement announced that three-time NHRA POWERade champ Angelle Sampey will pilot their Rush Racing Products Buell in 2008. Rush signed on as Klement’s primary marketing partner just in…

AMA/Prostar Changes Name to AMA Dragbike

Effectively immediately, AMA/Prostar has changed its name to AMA Dragbike. AMA Dragbike is the drag racing division of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the largest all-motorcycle drag racing sanctioning body in the world. The name change is the first…

AHDRA Rush Las Vegas Nationals Recap

Top Fuel Top Fuel Harley-Davidson rider’s Doug Vancil and Takeshi Shigematsu treated fans to one of the most thrilling late-season championship battles in AHDRA history.  Heading into the final race of the year, The Rush Las Vegas Nationals, Vancil was…

Peggy Llewellyn Reacts to Release

NHRA Pro Stock racer Peggy Llewellyn was recently released from the Rush Racing Buell by team owner Karl Klement.  The move came as a shock to many after Llewellyn found such success in her rookie season of 2007, including a…

2008 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Rule Changes

These revisions will be in effect for the 2008 season Cylinder head: Two spark plugs per cylinder on all 4-valve engines permitted. Oil-retention device: NHRA-accepted lower engine oil-retention device, or a belly pan constructed of an NHRA-accepted composite material or…

Llewellyn Released by Klement Racing

Pro Stock Motorcycle Team owner Karl Klement announced that Peggy Llewellyn’s contract will not be renewed to ride his Rush Racing Buell in 2008.  In a press release issued by the team, Klement offered no specific reason for the move.…

Big-Bore Factory Sportbike War Escalates

It has never been more evident that the major motorcycle manufactures are paying close attention to what’s going at the drag strip. Suzuki, creator the 1340 c.c. Hayabusa, and Kawasaki, creator of the 1352 c.c.ZX-14 have become engaged in an…

2007 AHDRA Champs Crowned

The 2007 AHDRA Screamin’ Eagle Championship titles were given out Sunday at the season finale event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Doug Vancil won two events in four final round appearances to earn the Nitro Top Fuel…

Ellis and G-Squared Part Ways

George Smith and George Bryce, G-Squared Motorsports co-owners, have decided to let the contract of rider Chip Ellis expire prior to the 2008 season. The decision comes on the heels of a season in which Ellis finished No. 3 in…

Steve McBride – “Brantley had 5.77 Power”

In 2007 Top Fuel Motorcycle icon Larry “Spiderman” McBride earned an unprecedented eighth AMA/Prostar championship.  One of the men responsible for The Spiderman’s tremendous success is crew chief and brother Steve McBride. Steve McBride has been making the tuning calls…

McBride Runs Record Speed, Ends Season With a Victory

Top Fuel Motorcycle icon Larry “Spiderman” McBride is like a fine wine.  He just keeps getting better with age. The 49-year-old eight-time AMA/Prostar champion scored his seventh win of the season and recorded a record speed of 246 mph at…

Stoffer Again Ends Season in Top Ten

Karen Stoffer, rider of the Geico-backed Pro Stock Motorcycle, turned in a solid performance at the final NHRA race of the season in Pomona, Calif, to again finish in  the top ten in the hotly contested NHRA PowerAde point series. …

Krawiec Signs Two-Year Extension with Vance & Hines

Eddie Krawiec has signed a contract extension and will continue to be part of the Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Motorsports Pro Stock Motorcycle team for the next two seasons. Krawiec joined the team in February – just in time for…

Steve Johnson Snags Top Ten Finish at Season Finale

The 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing season ended on a high note for Snap-on Tools Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Steve Johnson of Irondale, Alabama when he clinched a ninth place ranking in the prestigious Top 10 points standings. It’s…