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Dragbike Community Asking for Prayers for Injured Nitro Harley Racer Dean Comunal – Update

Update – Thursday 8:00 PM – Dean Comunal’s girlfriend Susan Adina writes, “Dean is out of surgery and resting comfortably. The dcotors finally felt comfortable with the healing progress of the organs and damage they were so closely monitoring, to…

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…

Gigantic IDBL Pro Mod Championship Race Moves to Rockingham World Finals, Nov. 3-5

The inaugural IDBL Pro Mod championship chase just got even bigger. After a competitive and successful IDBL debut at the WPGC Bike Fest at Maryland International Raceway, July 28-30, the championship chase moves to the crisp November air of Rockingham Dragway…

IDBL “Paint The 1/4 Pink” Means Green for Cancer Patients

In its fifth year, the International Drag Bike League’s “Paint the 1/4 Pink” program raised over $7,000 to support those who have suffered from cancer.   “Paint the 1/4 Pink” was part of the IDBL’s Bike Fest on July 28-30.…

Joe Ferraro Claims New England Dragway Motorcycle Masters Championship

On Saturday, August 12th, 2017, Joe Ferraro, of RI won the New England Dragway Motorcycle Masters contest on his first try.  Considering he was in competition against the best of the best at New England Dragway, that’s quite an accomplishment.  …

IDBL WPGC Bike Fest Pro Eliminations Video Broadcast

Below you can relive the record-setting IDBL WPGC Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway, July 28-30. The outstanding coverage from MotormaniaTV features Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine’s world record-run in Pingel and APE Top Fuel, along with exciting action from…

IDBL WPGC Bike Fest Shatters Records, Quickest Side-by-Side Run in Dragbike History Recorded

The International Drag Bike League’s premier event, the WPGC Bike Fest lived up to its year-long hype with multiple record-setting performances. Thousands of racers, riders and fans packed Maryland International Raceway to produce one of the biggest motorcycle drag races…

Matheson Wrestles Croc at Hidden Valley and Sets New Top Fuel Motorcycle Track Record

Multiple Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion, Chris Matheson has taken home a much sort after Crocodile Skull Trophy and a Thunder 400 Christmas Tree, after the Nitro Voodoo Team efforts at Darwin’s Hidden Valley “Nitro Up North” meeting last weekend…

Larry McBride and Dave Vantine Make Motorsports History With Quickest Side-by-Side Dragbike run

July 29th, 2017 will serve as a footnote in the history of motorcycle racing. At the IDBL WPGC Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway, Top Fuel legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine re-wrote the record book with the quickest…

Maryland Dragbike Fest Aiming to Break Records and Raise Money for Breast Cancer

The International Drag Bike League (IDBL) invades Maryland International Raceway this weekend, July 28-30, hoping to smash records and raise money for those suffering from breast cancer.  With world-famous bike builder Paul Teutul Sr. from television’s Orange County Choppers (OCC)…

Everything You Need to Know About the Gigantic, Can’t-Miss IDBL WPCG Bike Fest, July 28-30 at MDIR

We are quickly approaching what has become one of the largest motorcycle races and festivals of the year – the much, anticipated IDBL WPGC Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway (MDIR), July 28-30.  This page is designed to provide you…

New Owner Of Former Joey Gladstone Championship-Winning Real Street Hayabusa Revealed, A Champion Returns

A few weeks ago Cycledrag.com reported the IDBL Real Street championship-winning, all-motor Suzuki Hayabusa of Joey and Skip Gladstone, known as “Maggie May” had been sold and would soon resurface. Cycledrag.com is poised to reveal the new owner of this impressive machine, which features a…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Takes Pole and Runner-Up Finish at Galot

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 16-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride knew his team would be put to the test under the hot summer sun at the ManCup MTC Nationals, July 15-16, from Galot Motorsports Park in South Dunn, N.C.  In the team’s…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride to Debut New Look on his Trim-Tex Top Fuel Motorcycle at Galot

ManCup Top Fuel Motorcycle point leader and 16-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride is ready to get back to work at this weekend’s, July 15-16, MTC Nationals, from beautiful eighth-mile track, Galot Motorsports Park in South Dunn N.C.  The legendary racer will debut a new…

Paul Teutul Sr. and Orange County Choppers to Take Part in IDBL Bike Fest, July 30 at Maryland International Raceway

He entertained millions on his hit reality show and even sat in the board room with President Trump. Now he’s on his way to one of the biggest motorcycle drag races and festivals of the year. The International Drag Bike League (IDBL) is proud…

IDBL Tech Official Will King Issues Reminder for 600 Supersport Racers – Fuel Protocol

One of the most exciting and competitive classes in all of drag racing makes its return to the sport for the first time in more than a decade July 28-30 at the IDBL WPGC Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway .…

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…

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Set for Territory

Australia’s current Number 1 Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson and his Nitro Voodoo Team are making final preparations for the Nitro Up North season opener in Darwin later this month.     Matheson said he was eager to continue…

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…

Gladstone’s Real Street Championship-Winning Suzuki Hayabusa Sold, Will Resurface Soon

Cycledrag.com has confirmed Skip and Joey Gladstone’s IDBL championship-winning DME Real Street “All-Motor” Suzuki Hayabusa “Maggie May” has been sold and will soon resurface. Much has changed since the last time the bike competed in the IDBL.  On a chilly…

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. …

International Drag Bike League (IDBL) to Raise Money for those Battling Breast Cancer with All-Female Race, July 28-30

Racing for a good cause – it’s time to once again Paint the Quarter Pink! One of the world’s largest all-motorcycle drag races/festivals, the International Drag Bike League (IDBL) WPGC Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway, July 28-30, will again…

International Drag Bike League (IDBL) WPGC Bike Fest To Include Huge Bike Show July 30th

The largest all-motorcycle drag racing event in the world keeps getting bigger and better.   The famous International Drag Bike League (IDBL) WPGC Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway on July 28-30, to be broadcast on ESPN3, will now include…

Legendary Motorcycle Bracket Racer Bruce Sauer Contemplating Going No-Box Racing

Despite being somewhat of a niche sport, preferences for dragbike racing can vary greatly by region.  For instance, some dragbike bracket racing programs prefer delay boxes, some don’t.  In short, a delay box is a timer that enables a racer to leave…

ESPN to Cover Huge IDBL Bike Fest at Maryland International Raceway, July 28-30

The largest all-motorcycle drag race in the world is about to go to the next level! The International Drag Bike League’s (IDBL) popular WPGC Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway will receive several hours of live-streaming coverage on ESPN 3…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Makes History with 4th Austrailian Title

Chris Matheson and his Nitro Voodoo Team have made Australian History taking out their fourth Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Drag Racing Championship. Matheson is the first to succeed in achieving the milestone and will go down in Drag Racing history…

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…

Travis Davis and Eric McKinney Make Dragbike History, Maryland International Raceway Garners Another Accolade

Standout Pro Extreme / Pro Mod dragbike racers Travis Davis and Eric McKinney made motorcycle drag racing history with the category’s first side-by-side three-second pass at the PDRA North-South Shootout from Maryland International Raceway, June 3-4. The milestone run came in…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Qualifies No. 1 Prior to Memphis ManCup Rainout

It’s a young season for the 16-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride, but so far the veteran is pitching a perfect game. The season’s only blemish is a rainstorm which washed out the ManCup Blues City Bash from…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Ian King Ready for Memphis After Strong Performance in Valdosta

The Gulf Oil Dragracing team of Top Fuel Motorcycle pilot Ian King started kicked off their 2017 season at the Manufacturers Cup season opener at South Georgia Motorsports Park, Valdosta GA. With the team operation based out of the impressive…

Larry McBride Takes ManCup Points Lead into Memphis Blues City Bash

With the level of competition in Top Fuel Motorcycle on the rise, 16-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride knows every round win is important and coveted. The Spiderman will ride his ManCup points lead into the Blues City Nationals from Memphis International…

Dragbike Legend Terry Kizer Preparing for Top Fuel Motorcycle Debut, Talks About Visionary Ideas

With multiple championships, records and a successful and innovative business, the great Terry Kizer has certainly accomplished enough in the sport of dragbike racing to be considered a legend. From the genesis of his dragbike racing career back in 1978,…

IDBL Claims Quickest Pro Street Run at Record-Breaking MTC Summer Nationals

The International Drag Bike League (IDBL) is again home to the world’s quickest Pro Street drag bike pass after last weekend’s record-breaking MTC Summer Nationals at Maryland International Raceway. Orient Express Pro Street racers Rodney Williford and Richard Gadson made…

New IDBL Pro ET and Street ET Rule Gives Riders More Opportunities to Win

In the International Drag Bike League’s (IDBL) ultra-competitive Shinko Pro ET and Lady Law Street ET categories, a rider is now permitted to enter up to two separate entries. Each motorcycle must be uniquely numbered, corresponding to each respective tech card.…

Chris Matheson Sets Sights on Top Fuel Dragbike Winternational Finals

Chris Matheson and his Nitro Voodoo Top Fuel Motorcycle Team have continued to dominate the 400 Thunder Australian Championship, racking up yet another race final appearance last weekend at Sydney Dragway. Matheson said he was a little nervous when he…

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…

Angelle Sampey Collects 400th Career Round Win For Team Liberty at 4-Wides

Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey fought it out with the best of them in Pro Stock Motorcycle in eliminations at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX DRAGWAY.   First round, Reed and Sampey took on Andrew Hines…

Seeking Rhythm in the Seat, Hector Arana Jr. Happy to be Back in the Saddle

Although fans won’t be able to see it under his Shoei helmet, seventh-year Pro Stock Motorcycle professional Hector Arana Jr. will be smiling ear to ear when he fires up his Lucas Oil Racing TV Buell for the first time…

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.…

Rain Postpones IDBL Pingel Spring Nationals – MTC Summer Nationals, May 18-21, to Host Three, $3,000 to-win Pro ET Races!

A dismal forecast, providing little chance of racing, has forced the postponement of the IDBL season-opening Pingel Spring Nationals from Maryland International Raceway, April 21-23. The Weather Channel has forecasted rain for each of the three days of the event,…

Exciting IDBL Championship Set to Begin at this Weekend’s 20th Annual Pingel Spring Nationals

It’s time! The bitter winter has come to an end and spring is again ushering in the promise of tire smoke and record-shattering motorcycle drag racing action on the East Coast. The nation’s largest all-motorcycle drag racing series, the Mickey…

Dragbike Legend Rickey Gadson Shares Land Speed Experience on Kawasaki H2

Over the last 30 years my followers have known me to be into quarter-mile drag racing only.   Since the 2015 release of the most powerful production motorcycle on the planet, the Kawasaki Ninja H2, I’ve decided to take on a…

MTC Summer Nationals, May 18-21, Shaping Up To Be One of The Biggest IDBL Races Ever

The MTC Summer Nationals on May 18-21 at Maryland International Raceway is the season-opening race for the International Drag Bike League (IDBL) championship points chase. For ET racers, there are more chances to win than ever before. The recommendation is…

Top Fuel Dragbike Legend Larry McBride Wins Season-Opening Race

You could say it’s familiar territory. Top Fuel Dragbike legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride began his 39th season of racing the way he has begun so many – with a trip to the winner’s circle. The 16-time champion swept through the…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Ready to Begin 39th Season of Top Fuel Dragbike Racing

It’s time once again.  Another season of Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racing is here. Few have been involved in any type of motorsports, or any competition for that matter, longer than 16-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride, who has been racing a…

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…

Chris Matheson Set to Run Santo’s Super Thunder Down Under on Top Fuel Dragbike

Australia’s quickest man on two wheels has been quietly working behind the scenes with his Team to perfect his Nitro Voodoo Top Fuel Motorcycle. Matheson said “we have had a couple of wins in the Thunder 400 Series Championship points…

AMRA Pro Mod Enjoys Successful Season-Opener from Cajun Country

Winter is over and the AMRA Pro Mod’s laid down some serious rubber this past weekend at State Capitol Raceway’s AMRA 6th Annual Cajun Blowout.   Weather is always a cause for concern when traveling into Cajun country for the spring…

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…

MPS Sponsoring $10K IDBL Bracket Race and Preparing for an Exciting Year of Dragbike Racing

Motorcycle Performance Specialties continues to support motorcycle drag racers with its sponsorship programs and “Private Label” contingency program.  The Manufacturers Cup, the NHDRO, and the Southeast Dragbike Racers Series will all continue to feature the MPS Pro ET Series in…

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…

Mardi Gras on the Bayou Dragbike Race

Mardi Gras the First Race of 2017 Mardi Gras on the Bayou took the tree as the first motorcycle drag race of the new year. This time the Mardi Gras went down in cajun country at No Problem Raceway in…

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…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Peter Svensson Update

No dragbike racer has ever been quicker than Top Fuel Motorcycle pilot Peter Svensson, who  recorded a 5.709 seconds at Tierp Arena, Sweden, in Q2 on the afternoon of August 24, 2012.  But where has he been? Since a trip…

Yamaha Mourns The Passing Of Dragbike Racing Legend Jay “PeeWee” Gleason

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., is sad to learn that Jay “PeeWee” Gleason, an iconic dragbike racer and member of its Yamaha family of racers, passed away over the weekend. Bob Starr, General Manager of Communication at Yamaha Motor U.S., said,…

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…

European Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Ian King Hoping To Run Entire 2017 U.S. Season

2016 was a momentous year for Ian King and his King Racing – Gulf Oil Drag Racing team. Another record setting 10th FIM European Championship was won, and in doing so Team Principal and rider Ian King became the most…

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…

Swedish Super Twin Bike Rider Per Bengtsson and Tommy Grimes Team up

Swedish Super Twin Bike rider Per Bengtsson has teamed up with the 16-time NHRA Wally winner Tommy Grimes to ride the famous parallel twin “the Beast” during the 2017 season. Grimes, who made an European debut at the Tierp Arena…

Chris Matheson’s Nitro Voodoo Top Fuel Motorcycle Takes Out Santo’s Summernationals

Chris Matheson and his Nitro Voodoo Team have won two from two Top Fuel Championship rounds at Sydney Dragway, the latest at the 400 Thunder Santo’s Summernationals on Saturday 21 January 2017. Matheson said “it was a week of ups…

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…

Mitch Brown Announces Dennis Bradley’s 2017 Top Fuel Motorcycle Team

Longtime motorcycle drag racing veteran Mitch Brown is realizing a dream. “I’m very happy to announce the formation of the new Dennis Bradley Racing Top Fuel Motorcycle Team,” Brown said. The team owner is Dennis Bradley from Pine Bluff, Ark.…

IDBL Pro Street Tire Rule Revision

The International Drag Bike League (IDBL) announced today a rule revision in the Pro Street category for the 2017 season. The adjustment allows riders to use any DOT approved front or rear tire.  Previously only two rear tires were approved…

Pro Street Tire Talk – No-Bar Dragbike Racer Andy Leslie Testing New Michelin Power RS Tire

Perhaps a long-awaited solution to a Pro Street tire controversy? Pro Street dragbike racer Andy Leslie has announced he will be testing Michelin’s new Power RS tire. Leslie says he will be using the tire in competition at an upcoming…

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…

Polaris Announces They Will Wind Down Victory Motorcycles

Polaris Industries will exit the Victory Motorcycle brand it started from scratch 18 years ago, company officials announced Monday, citing a mix of competitive pressures and lack of marketshare. The announcement will not affect Polaris’s fast growing Indian Motorcycle brand…

IDBL Announces Pro Stock Motorcycle Testing Takeover at MDIR’s MTC Summer Nationals May 19-21

The International Drag Bike League (IDBL) is proud to announce the creation of the Pro Stock Motorcycle testing takeover – a fun-for-all celebration of the sport of motorcycle drag racing.   All Pro Stock Motorcycle racers and crews, past and present,…

Dimey Eddinger Honoring Father’s Legacy with DME Success

Sometimes the most meaningful, significant gifts are given after one passes on. The late Phillip “Mickey” Eddinger shared his love and passion for motorcycles with his son Dimey.   Following Mickey’s untimely death in 2012, DME went on to become…

Quickest-Ever Pro Street Bike is For Sale! Mark Paquette’s 6.70 Hayabusa Can be Yours

Why build a new Pro Street bike when the world’s quickest is for sale? Mark Paquette is selling his turbocharged, McIntosh Machine & Fabrication-equipped Suzuki Hayabusa. This is the same bike that ran a 6.70 in Valdosta to top the…

IDBL Announces the Addition of Two New Categories to the Tour’s Two Biggest Events

The International Drag Bike League (IDBL) is proud to announce the addition of two new categories to the tour’s two biggest events, the WPGC Bike Fest, July 28-30and the DME Fall Nationals Oct. 6-8, both taking place at beautiful Maryland…

Save 10% on All Tools from Schnitz Racing

Save 10% on all Tools now through years end. Hand Tools, Speciality Sockets and Engine Tools all on Sale! Schnitz Racing offers many of the specialty tools you just can find at the local hardware store. Engine Compression Test Kits,…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Ian King Gets Magazine Coverage

The 10 time European Championship and now World Land Speed Record holding Gulf Oil Dragracing team enjoyed extensive coverage in the press this month with the publication of the latest editions of Fast Bikes Magazine and Fast Facts. Fast Bikes…

IDBL Real Street Category Rule Revisions; $5,000 to Win Race

The International Drag Bike League (IDBL) announces rule revisions in the Real Street category for the 2017 season. The adjustment is specifically for the all-motor category in an effort to maintain parity and give more wheelbase to heavier riders. “DME…

NHDRO Champ, Top of the G.O.A.T List— Paquette Looks Back on Successful ‘16

With or without wheelie bars, Mark Paquette has always been known for setting dragstrips on fire with blistering performance. But in 2016, Paquette—also the tuner on his 700 horsepower, turbocharged, Pro Street Suzuki Hayabusa—added season dominating consistency to his resume.…

2016 = 4 Dragbike Championships, BAMF for DME

2016 was another dramatically successful year for motorcycle drag racing powerhouse DME Racing, as the Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based team collected two more Pro Street championships and their first two Real Street championships.   For rider Joey Gladstone, that makes eight…

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…

Championship, Wins, Records for Dragbike Racing’s McKinney Motorsports

The McKinney Motorsports team rolled into Valdosta’s South Georgia Motorsports Park with a third straight Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) championship for rider Eric McKinney already notched on their trailer wall. They left with a Pro Mod win for rider/tuner…

2017 IDBL Schedule, a Thrilling, Five-Race, East Coast Championship Chase

The International Drag Bike League (IDBL) announced today the 2017 season schedule. The 2017 tour will include five events with four taking place at its flagship location, Maryland International Raceway (MDIR), and the addition of a race at Rockingham Dragway.…

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…