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A Comeback for the Ages – Larry “Spiderman” McBride Reflects on Capturing 16th Career Championship

The look on Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s face after the ManCup season-opener in April said it all –  “This won’t be easy.” Back racing again for the first time since a near career ending explosion and debuting a new motorcycle, more…

Jerry Savoie Interview Following NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship Victory

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

Matt Smith Earns First Victory for Victory Motorcycles

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

Jerry Savoie Wins NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship

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

McBride Wins 16th Championship and Runs Career Best Run on New Bike

Larry “Spiderman” McBride and team made a long night of Thursday maintenance pay off with Star’s best run yet at 5.83 at 247 mph to take the pole during the opening night of qualifying at the ManCup Finals from Valdosta,…

ManCup Dragbike Racing Video Coverage

Enjoy live coverage of the ManCup Mann Hill Garage World Finals from Valdosta, Ga. courtesy of MotormaniaTV.

Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Crew Put in Long Day of Testing and Wrenching Prior to ManCup Finals

Larry “Spiderman” McBride is known as a very punctual racer who arrives to events well in advance. The Spiderman is extremely thankful he decided to depart his Newport News, Va. shop early in the week after a laborious and demanding…

Elmer Trett to be Honored During the 40th annual Mann Hill Garage ManCup World Finals

The ManCup motorcycle drag racing sanction is pleased to announce a new award of high honor available to Top Fuel motorcycle drag racing pilots.  The annual, Elmer Trett Memorial, Top Fuel Motorcycle, Top Performer award has been created in 2016…

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

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

McCarthy’s Take – Clash of Dragbike Titans: Sam Wills Vs. Larry McBride (Kind of)

Dragbike racing journalist and photographer Tom McCarthy gives us his take on the exciting season-sending points battle in Top Fuel Motorcycle. Coming into the weekend of Nov. 11-13 at the event billed as the 40th annual ManCup, Mann Hill Garage,…

Chris Matheson wins IHRA 400 Thunder East Coast Nationals in Australia

Chris Matheson and his Nitro Voodoo Top Fuel Motorcycle Team won the IHRA 400 Thunder East Coast Nationals.  Matheson Top Qualified with a 6.59 to head the field into Eliminations. Matheson struggled in qualifying with his set up, then closed…

Tenacious McBride Fighting for 16th Top Fuel Championship at Season Finale

It’s a comeback that would make Rocky Balboa proud. Dragbike legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride has overcome a mountain of adversity over the past 14 months to put himself in a position to potentially win an unprecedented 16th Top Fuel Motorcycle title…

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

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

Brunson Grothus Riding Momentum into Tight ManCup Pro Mod Points Fight

It’s been a banner year for talented dragbike pilot Brunson Grothus. After securing a pair of wins in the PDRA series, the Grothus Dragbikes-backed rider is hoping to leave the ManCup Finals from Valdosta, Ga., Nov 11-13 with a Pro…

Eric McKinney’s Astounding Pro Extreme Dragbike Championship Streak Extends to Five

Many dragbike racers spend their entire lives tirelessly striving for a coveted and elusive season-championship. A select few are fortunate enough to join the elite back-to-back club. Before even his 32nd birthday, dominant Pro Extreme Motorcycle racer Eric McKinney of…

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

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

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

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

Jerry Savoie Firmly in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship Mix

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

PSE / Star Racing Pumped for NHRA Toyota Nationals

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

Top Fuel Harley Dragbike Legend Larry “Drums” Brancaccio Passes

Cycledrag.com is saddened to report the passing of talented, colorful and memorable Nitro Harley legend Larry “Drums” Brancaccio.  According to friends, the 58-year old former dragbike racing champion suffered a heart attack on October 25. The Nutley N.J.-native spent most…

Peter Geiss Wins Ray Price Top Fuel Title at the Rock

All the big guns went out early and Peter Geiss of Huntington, N.Y., beat Tii Tharpe of East Bend, N.C., to win the AMRA Ray Price Top Fuel championship Sunday in the 25th annual Jim McClure All-Harley Nitro Nationals at…

Krawiec Takes NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Point Lead

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

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

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

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

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

Solid Texas Outing for Star Racing’s Sampey and Reed

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

Tony Ficher Catches IDBL’s Pro Street Dragbike Battle Royale

Tony Ficher was in the final of the very first Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale—the Mickey Thompson Performance Tires International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL)’s $10,000-to-win race for the world’s quickest streetbikes. And even though Ficher and the Eric Paquette-built-and-tuned…

Matt Smith Hopes to Stay Hot in Texas

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

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

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

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

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

IDBL DME Fall Nationals 2016 Video Highlights

Congratulations to all of the 2016 IDBL champions and thank you to everyone who took part in what was a memorable season. Enjoy some video highlights from the DME Fall Nationals and Pro Street Battle Royale at Maryland International Raceway,…

John Hall Gets Early Start to 2017 Dragbike Season

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

Tamar Braxton Joins Nick Carter, Chaka Khan & Andy

The dancing competition show, which will not see Len Goodman come back to sit at the judges’ table with Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, will return with Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews as co-hosts. Dancing With the…

Rickey Gadson Invites you to the IDBL DME Fall Nationals, Oct 7-9 at Maryland International Raceway

Motorcycle drag racing legend and multi-time champion Rickey Gadson invites you to the IDBL DME Fall Nationals, featuring the Pro Street Battle Royale, at Maryland International Raceway, Oct. 7-9!

IDBL Top Fuel Grudge Race On – McBride and Vantine Welcoming Another Opportunity at Dragbike Racing History

July 27th, 2014 is a footnote in motorcycle drag racing history. Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride and then second-year racer Dave Vantine roared down Maryland International Raceway in unison, producing the sport’s first side-by-side five-second run, with McBride…

IDBL Top Fuel Match Race and $10,000 to Win Pro Street Battle Royale Confirmed Riders

The Mickey Thompson Performance Tires International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL) polishes off its 2016 season with the DME Fall Nationals at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) on October 8-9, 2016. In addition to deciding champions in all classes, the Fall Nationals…

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

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

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

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

Victory Motorcycles Team Still Searching for Luck After Stumble in Reading

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

Harley Dominance Continues in NHRA Countdown

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

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

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

AMRA Pro Mod Dragbikes Hot Heading Into Final Race

Holy Hot, for a fall race at Kentucky’s Beech Bend Raceway the ProMod class made it even hotter.  The ProMod class of the AMRA continues to put on a show no matter what the conditions.  This past weekend proved to…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jerry Savoie Scores First NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Win of 2016

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

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Ian King Secures 10th European Championship

Despite the final round exit in the previous German round the Gulf Oil Dragracing team entered the final and home round of the FIM European Dragbike Championship with a small lead over nearest rivals the RG Engineering team of Rikard…

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

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

Trent Hindman Aiming to Cap Off a Summer of Success for Trim-Tex Motorsports

Talented, Trim-Tex Drywall Products-backed sports car racer Trent Hindman knows exactly what he wants for his 21st birthday – a victory at the 53rd SCCA National Championship Runoffs, presented by Garmin VIRB, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. …

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Captures First Victory on New Motorcycle

The ManCup MTC Nationals from Rockingham, N.C, Sept. 17-18, could not have gone much better for Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride. After more than eight years of precise, careful labor on a new, state-of-the-art motorcycle, McBride’s “Star” finally…

Perry’s Performance to Race Pro Mod

Dalton Perry and Leah Spivey of successful, upstart dragbike speed shop Perry’s Performance are thrilled to realize a dream and enter the competitive and exciting world of Pro Mod.   The squad will compete in the popular, nitrous-powered category at…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Striving to End Win Drought in Rockingham

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride is not accustomed to being in this position. Heading into the ManCup MTC Nationals, Sept. 17-18, the ever-dominant, 15-time champion has not reached the winner’s circle in more than a year.  In fact…

Sam Wills Aiming for ManCup Championship

When Sam Wills won the season-opening ManCup motorcycle race last month at Valdosta, Ga., in the process covering the drag racing quarter mile at a personal best 5.88 seconds with a booming speed of 243 miles per hour, it was…

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

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

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Playoffs Set To Begin in Charlotte

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

Star Racing Heads to Charlotte With Two Riders in Pro Stock Motorcycle Countdown

It’s the best case scenario for the PSE/Star Racing Buell team of Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed. Both have raced their way to the Countdown to the Championship and with the points reset coming into effect this weekend at the…

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

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

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

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

Joey Gladstone, Dustin Lee Double at Hot Maryland IDBL Dragbike Race

The Mickey Thompson Performance Tires International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL) raced for the first time ever at its home base of Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) during the month of September, but the weather was pure July-August! At least it was…

IDBL MetalScorpio East Coast Nationals Pro Street Final – Joey Gladstone vs. Michael Bayes

Enjoy final round Pro Street action from the IDBL MetalScorpio East Coast Nationals from Maryland International Raceway, Sept. 9-11. Multi-time Pro Street champion, fresh off his U.S. Nationals Pro Stock Motorcycle appearance, Joey Gladstone of team DME takes on the…

Silver for Ian King in NitrOlympX

The Gulf Oil Dragracing team entered the penultimate road of the FIM European Dragbike Championship with a slender lead over their closest rivals but experienced a less than smooth path towards their goal of securing another Championship crown due to…

Joey Gladstone’s U.S. Nationals Weekend

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

Andrew Hines Reflects on U.S. Nationals Victory

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

Matt Smith Clinches Playoff Berth for Victory Motorcycles

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

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

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

Keeping up with AMRA ProMod Dragbike

The month of August gives a little break to many of the classes of the AMRA, but there is no rest for the members of ProMod.  With the end to the 2016 season on the horizon, several teams have rented…

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…

Atco’s U.S. Motorcycle Nationals Canceled

Atco Raceway released the following statement on the U.S. Motorcycle Nationals scheduled for Sept. 2-4, – “Due to the recent shift in weather we have decided to make an early call in order to give all of our bike racers…

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…

Ah, September Dragbike Racing in Maryland for IDBL

The Mickey Thompson Performance Tires International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL) races for the first time ever at its home base of Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) during the beautiful month of September. The inaugural MetalScorpio East Coast Nationals scream down the…

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…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Ian King Smokes Goodwood Festival of Speed – Wild Burnout

The Gulf Oil Dragracing team were once again honoured to be invited by the Earl of March and Kinrara to appear at the world’s biggest and most diverse motorsport event – the Goodwood Festival of Speed within the grounds of…

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…

More Top Fuel Motorcycle Fives, Another Win for Dave Vantine

For three years in a row, David Vantine and his screaming yellow Vantine Nitrosports bike have laid down three 5-second passes in the heat at Maryland International Raceway during IDBL’s WPGC Bike Fest. “Apparently, the yellow bike likes MDIR,” said…

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…

Brunson Grothus Wins Pro Extreme Motorcycle at Memphis PDRA

After qualifying on the pole in a very tough field that included defending champion Eric McKinney, Brunson Grothus of Grothus Dragbikes swept through the Memphis PDRA Pro Extreme Motorcycle bracket, Aug. 14. “It really was a dream weekend,” Grothus said…

The Sturgis Celebration Lives On

Mix nitrous oxide with a healthy dose of tattoos and testosterone, then liberally apply the concoction to high-dollar motorcycles and men, and you have all the ingredients for a cocktail of drag racing, accompanied by clouds of smoke, roars of…

Jay Turner Wins IHRA Nitro Harley Championship Despite Not Qualifying

The Northern Nationals was not short on suspense and unexpected twists and turns throughout the day and night. The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) season-ending professional finale came down to the final runs and teams having to overcome some challenging…

Atco’s Motorcycle U.S. Nationals are on as Non-IDBL Event, Top Fuel to Sit Out

Motorcycle drag racing’s own version of “The Big Go” returns to New Jersey’s historic and bike-friendly Atco Dragway for the 47th annual Orient Express Motorcycle U.S. Nationals on September 2-4.  Unlike the past the three seasons, the race will be…

Jay Turner Closing in on Fifth Nitro Harley Championship, Bob Malloy Still in Contention

The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Drag Racing Series will wrap up the 2016 season with four championship titles yet to be determined in the final event of the year at the Northern Nationals at US 131 Motorsports Park in…

Markham Scores Twice at Big NHDRO Dragbike Race

The Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series swelled even bigger this past weekend with the NHDRO Summer Celebration and Big Money ET Throwdown at Lucas Oil Raceway (LOR) in Brownsburg, Indiana on August 5-7. With $5,000 to win in MPS…

Ray Price’s History Featured in Harley-Davidson Museum Exhibit “Drag Racing: America’s Fast Time”

The drag bike that earned Ray Price the 1979-‘80 NHRA championship is on display during a special summer exhibition at Milwaukee’s Harley-Davidson Museum. “Drag Racing: America’s Fast Time” runs through September 5, 2016.     Motorsports racing legend and hall…

IDBL’s Bike Fest Hotter Than Usual

The Mickey Thompson Performance Tires International Drag Bike League’s™ (IDBL) WPGC Bike Fest is always known for it’s good times and stirring performances in the summer heat at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR). With everything from DC’s hottest live music, custom…

Big Money up for Grabs at NHDRO

The Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series is putting on what might be the world’s most lucrative motorcycle bracket race. Brian and Niki Welch are excited to announce the NHDRO Summer Celebration and BIG MONEY ET Throwdown on the quarter…