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Larry “Spiderman” McBride Engineers Remarkable Comeback in Championship Series

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride must appreciate a captivating story.  Famous movie director Steven Spielberg would endorse the rollercoaster thrill ride the 40-year-plus nitro veteran is making his drive for an unprecedented 20th championship. Down three rounds of…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine Rivalry Resumes in Darlington

The thrilling and unpredictable Man Cup Top Fuel Motorcycle championship battle between veteran Larry “Spiderman” McBride and point leader Dave Vantine resumes this weekend at stop No. 3 of the 2019 campaign, the Rob Bush Motorsports 190 Hookup Nationals from…

AHDRA Back on Track in 2020

There’s good news for drag racers of American-made V-Twin motorcycles. The AHDRA (All Harley Drag Racing Association) has been purchased by Pulse Marketing, the Pennsylvania-based motorsports promotion company run by veteran drag racer Bill Rowe Jr. and family. AHDRA was…

A Fresh Prospective – Thornley and Vreeland Team Up on Top Fuel Harley

Janette Thornley is familiar with the term “Beating the Odds” as throughout her life she’s faced many challenges. One of those has been competing in a sport dominated by male competitors. Thornley has beaten those odds and has won a…

Chris Matheson Looking For Australia’s First Top Fuel Motorcycle Five at World Fuel Altered Challenge

Australia’s quickest and fastest Top Fuel Motorcycle is heading to the Aeroflow World Fuel Altered Challenge-presented by Gulf Western Oil on September 21st. The mission is to record the first five-second motorcycle time in the Southern Hemisphere. Chris Matheson’s “Nitro…

Fast Filippos Papafillippou Wins Second Consecutive European Top Fuel Championship

There have been some quick learners in the unforgiving and daunting sport of Top Fuel Motorcycle racing. Jimmy “Hulk” Brantley and Dave Vantine come to mind as a pair of individuals who make what is seemingly impossible for many look…

Dennis “The Nitro Menace” Fisher Announces Partnership with Cycle Gear for the World’s Biggest Drag Race in Top Fuel Harley Category

Missouri native Dennis “The Nitro Menace” Fisher is slated to run the Cycle Gear Nitro Harley during this year’s Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Labor Day weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana. For Fisher, the partnership between Cycle Gear…

Vancil and Tharpe Bring NHRA Top Fuel Harley Championship Down To The Wire Again!

Here we go again Nitro Harley fans!  If you are a fan of razor-close, compelling, thrilling championship battles, (who isn’t?), Vance & Hines-backed Top Fuel Harley veteran Doug Vancil’s victory at the 38th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd…

Nitro Harley Racer Mike Scott Announces Abrupt Retirement, Tyler Wilson to Take Over on Jay Turner Racing

In a seemingly abrupt announcement with just two races left to go in the NHRA Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley championship series, seventh-ranked Mike Scott has decalred his departure from Jay Turner Racing and his outright retirement from the sport…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Scores Man Cup Victory at Dragway 42

Top Fuel Motorcycle virtuoso Larry “Spiderman” McBride got the bounce back performance he was hoping for at the Man Cup Fast by Gast Nationals from Central Ohio’s Dragway 42, qualifying on the pole, winning the event and closing the points…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Eager for Redemption at Dragway 42 Man Cup Showdown

Top Fuel Motorcycle sensation Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s 2019 quest for an unprecedented 20th title got off to an inauspicious start when the veteran suffered a first round loss for the first time in more than 15 years. After a long…

Red Hot Nitro Racer Tii Tharpe Wins Third Consecutive Thunder Valley Nationals

Two NHRA Top Fuel Harley wins in eight days is a damn good result for defending champion rider Tii Thape, associate sponsor Samson Exhaust, and the Jay Turner Racing team. Maybe an even more impressive result is that Tharpe’s win…

AMRA All Harley Drag Racing Rocks Orlando

Hot temps and Love Bugs could not keep the racers from Orlando Speed World May 18th & 19th as Top Fuel classes down to the Sportsman racers showed from as far as Wisconsin to Michigan, & even from their home…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Ready For Winter Sun And Fast Times

Twelve months ago at the 51st Winternationals Chris Matheson had wrapped up his fifth straight Australian Top Bike Championship. This left the door wide open to focus on hopefully becoming the first rider in the southern hemisphere to break into…

Chris Matheson Runs 6.0’s With Champ Leading Points Chase Into Finals Fever

When it comes to the explosive world of nitro drag racing, anything can happen. If anyone knows the highs and lows, it would be Australian Top Bike Champion Chis “Nitro Voodoo” Matheson Matheson was certainly looking forward to the Gulf…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Zeroes In On Finals an Championship

Chris Matheson has always been a man on a mission. He is currently leading the Australian Top Bike Championship, and if all goes well at this weekend’s Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder, he will be well on the way to…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Makes His Move

Coming into the Super Thunder Good Friday Easter event at Willowbank Raceway, Chris Matheson found himself in the uncomfortable position of sitting third in the 400 Thunder Top Bike Championship.   Having faced a couple of curve balls over the…

Winning Start to 2019 for Dave Vantine Top Fuel Motorcycle Nitrosports

Just like last year, David Vantine and his screaming yellow Vantine Nitrosports bike have started off 2019 undefeated with the Top Fuel win at the Manufacturers Cup Spring Cup at South Georgia Motorsports Park near Valdosta. But the winning weekend…

Jay Turner Wins First Race With New Supercharged “Lucky 7” Top Fuel Harley

Multi-time Top Fuel Harley champion Jay “The Bulldog” Turner added another impressive accolade to his resume at the NHRA Spring Nationals from Houston Raceway Park, April 12-14. The Bulldog scored his first win on his brand new, state-of-the-art, Pro Charger,…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Pain Equals Gain for Australian Standout Chris Matheson

Following some major changes and upgrades to his record-holding Nitro Voodoo Top Fuel Motorcycle, Chris Matheson was eagerly looking forward to some track time at the recent Sydney Jamboree. Unfortunately, wet weather stopped any opportunity to test leaving Matheson to…

Unusual First Round Loss For Larry “Spiderman” McBride Sets Up Exciting Man Cup Points Battle

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 19-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride is getting accustomed to pulling off dramatic comebacks. The last four Man Cup Top Fuel championships have come down to the final race. It looks like fans could be in…

After Career-Best Drag Race, Harley Rider Rickey House Looking to Wow Hometown Fans

No professional drag racer on tour is more excited for this weekend’s 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil than Texas native Rickey House, rider of the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Top Fuel Harley-Davidson.   House, who hails…

Aggressive Development Continues on Chris Matheson’s Nitro Voodoo Top Fuel Motorcycle

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle No.1 plate holder Chris Matheson continues to develop his record holding, nitro-burning 1500hp + machine to try and achieve quicker times over the quarter-mile (400 metres) race distance.   Matheson said, “We have been looking at…

Golden Sponsorship Opportunity – Help Top Fuel Racer Sam Wills Get to Man Cup Opener

Cycledrag.com has a coveted opportunity for any business that ever wanted to get its name on the side of a popular Top Fuel Motorcycle.  Nitro Drag Bike legend, and one of the quickest men in the world,  Sam Wills put…

Magic Dry’s Rickey House knocks off Doug Vancil with Career-Best Pass

Rickey House used a remarkable career-best elapsed time of 6.205 seconds to record a huge upset win over series leader Doug Vancil in the opening round of the Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series Sunday at…

Tak Shigematsu’s 6.10 and Matt Smith’s 201 MPH Pass Highlight Gatornationals Qualifying

It was an unforgettable start to the 50th annual NHRA Gatornationals for motorcycle fans.  Making his season debut, Japan’s Takeshi Shigematsu rode to a jaw-dropping new NHRA Top Fuel Harley record with a 6.10 at 233 mph in Q2 aboard…

Historic Value of 50th Gatornationals Not Lost on Top Fuel Harley Rider Rickey House

Even though the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series is a relatively new addition to the NHRA schedule, the historical implications of racing at the upcoming 50th anniversary Amalie Oil Gatornationals has not been lost on Magic Dry Harley…

Nitro Harley Racer Beau Layne Lands Dixxon Flannel Sponsorship Heading Into Gators

Coming off of a first time Top Fuel Harley victory at the Arizona Nationals, Beau Layne of NitroLayne Racing announces his partnership with one race primary sponsor Dixxon Flannel Co. for the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 14-17,…

Thrilling Start for NHRA Top Fuel Harley Class

Getting the pleasure of being in the pits with some of the craziest coolest guys on the planet at Round 2 of the NHRA Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels Magic Dry Top Fuel Nitro Harley series at Wild Horse Pass…

Dream Come True – Beau Layne Wins First Wally at NHRA Arizona Nationals

The unpredictability of nitro racing is beyond captivating and the talent level in the NHRA Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley category continues to elevate. With many focused on the fierce Tii Tharpe vs. Doug Vancil rivalry, the innovative Jay Turner…

Samson Exhaust Helping Power NHRA Top Fuel Harley Champ Tii Tharpe

When two skilled American manufacturing companies join forces, success is likely to follow. And even better when one of those companies is run by the NHRA Top Fuel Harley champion. Tii Thape is making room on his Spevco-sponsored mount for…

Past Arizona Winner Rickey House has Magic Dry Nitro Harley Set up for Big Weekend

Rickey House knows what it takes to win at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park having conquered the track on his Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Top Fuel Harley just two years ago. Now, with his main supporter also serving as the…

Great Start to the Season for Nitro Harley Racer Rickey House

Rickey House knew he’d need a very quick elapsed time to beat top qualifier Doug Vancil in the semifinal round of Monday’s rain-delayed 59th annual Lucas Oil Winternationals, and he did manage to tune his Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Top…

Rain Pushes NHRA Winternationals to Monday

NHRA officials postponed eliminations for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway until Monday, February 11, following a day of lengthy rain delays. Officials worked during the course of the day to dry the track…

Career Best in Testing Energizing Nitro Harley Sophomore Beau Layne

There are a lot of tough racers to keep an eye on in this season’s NHRA Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley field. One unsung pilot who should be on everyone’s radar is second-year racer Beau Layne, 43, of Redding, Calif.…

Rickey House Sets Sights on 2019 NHRA Nitro Harley Title

Rickey House has been a multi-time national event winner and solid title contender in the two years since the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series has competed on the NHRA stage. This season he wants to add “world champion”…

Supercharged Takeshi Shigematsu to Make NHRA Season Debut in Gainesville

With the news surfacing that Jay Turner will enter his supercharged Nitro Harley “Lucky 7” in the season-opening NHRA Winternationals from Pomona, Calif. Feb. 8-10, Cycledrag.com checked in with fellow supercharged racer Takeshi Shigematsu to see if there would be…

Jay “Bulldog” Turner to Enter Pomona on Supercharged Nitro Harley – Blown V-Twin Battle Intensifies

The race to the first Harley-Davidson five-second run is heating up.  Cycledrag.com has learned legendary Nitro Harley racer Jay “The Bulldog” Turner will enter his brand new, innovative, supercharged Nitro Harley in the season-opening NHRA Winternationals from Pomona, Calif. Feb.…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Hand Charges Into 40th Season of Competition

Chris Hand crewman, the talented Dick Boxell fills us in on what is going on with the Redneck Express team this off-season. A little background, Chris and Sharon have been running Top Fuel motorcycles since 1979 and have remained true…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Sizzles at Santo’s Summer Thunder With 6.08

Drag Racing is a sport of extremes. High horsepower is the name of the game; however, it is largely governed by weather conditions. The track conditions at Sydney Dragway were certainly on the extreme side in the week leading up…

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champ Chris Matheson Ready For Return After Back Injury

Australia’s No.1 Top Fuel Champion has been notably quiet since his spinal injury at last November’s East Coast Thunder championship round.   Chris Matheson injured his spine on his first pass at Sydney Dragway and was sidelined from further competition.…

Adam Layton Aiming To Break Nitro Harley World Record in 2019

Australian Nitro Harley racer Adam Layton will be continuing his quest to break the world record and inch closer to the five-second zone this weekend at Sydney Drag Way and the first event in the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series…

Team Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson Racing Announces 2019 Rider Line Up

Team Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson Racing is proud to announce multi-time national champion Dennis Waldron has come out of retirement to rejoin Team Vreeland’s. The bracket racing champ will make a big step up to nitro by piloting Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson’s 2010 Pro…

Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Takes Title Position on Rickey House’s Top Fuel Harley

Midwest Organics will promote Magic Dry Organic Absorbent on Rickey House’s Top Fuel Harley in 2019, it was announced Thursday. House, a two-time national event winner in the NHRA’s Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series, was supported by CatSpot…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Wins 19th Championship at Wild, Pressure-Filled Final Race

A nitromethane burner can be more temperamental than a teething baby. Give it just what it wants and it can be beautifully peaceful and harmonious. Upset it and a boisterous, unruly fiasco can break out. Perhaps no one understands this…

Championship at Stake for Larry “Spiderman” McBride at Mammoth Man Cup Finals

No Top Fuel Motorcycle racer has found more success at South Georgia Motorsports Park than 18-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride.  Facing adversity in the championship standings, the legendary racer needs more of the same to collect championship No. 19 at…

A Wounded Chris Matheson Withdraws in Sydney

Coming into the recent 2018 East Coast Thunder event, 5 x Australian Top Bike champ Chris Matheson knew he was behind in the championship and needed to make a move in order to keep a potential sixth title alive.  …

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Jay Upton Ready for Sydney Dragway’s East Coast Thunder

With an exciting new look and three new corporate partners, its game-on for Top Fuel Motorcycle racer Jay Upton. After an extended break from championship racing, Upton and the ‘Big White Bike’ have been testing at their home track with…

Chris Matheson Set For Epic Nitro Top Bike Battle At East Coast Thunder

Heading into next weekends East Coast Thunder championship drag racing event at Sydney Dragway, five-time Top Bike champ Chris Matheson finds himself in a somewhat uncomfortable position. Following the opening Darwin round in July, Perth’s Jay Upton picked up 116…

Rich Vreeland Wins AMRA Nitro Funny Bike Championship at The Rock

Nitro Harley veteran Rich Vreeland of Team Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson/ Numidia Dragway headed to Rockingham Dragway with only one goal: finish strong. “Having never won the season finale at the Rock we headed to North Carolina with the goal of winning…

Full Story Behind Tii Tharpe’s Top Fuel Harley Championship

Drama was served up in spades as the 2018 Top Fuel Harley championship was decided between Doug Vancil and Spevco-sponsored Tii Tharpe in a final round run-off for at the National Hot Rod Association’s U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway…

A Look Back at A Thrilling NHRA Top Fuel Nitro Harley Season

On September 3rd, 2018, the NHRA Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley season concluded with the drama and performance we have all come to expect from the big thunder bikes. On the last pass during the last race of 2018…

Filippos Papafilippou Caps Off Stellar Season With Championship on Former Ian King Top Fuel Motorcycle

Filippos Papafilippou of Athens, Greece knew he was in for a daunting challenge when he purchased the Gulf Oil-backed Top Fuel Motorcycle of 10-time champion Ian King.   The young and talented rider exceeded all expectations in his first year…

Flashback – Nitro Harley Front Runners Update

Check out the following article originally published by Cycledrag.com prior to the 2007 season. We stumbled on this right after the 2018 NHRA U.S. Nationals and found it pretty cool that the players all the same. Back then the top…

NHRA U.S. Nationals Video and Photo Coverage

Enjoy some videos and photos from the biggest drag race in the world, the NHRA U.S. Nationals from Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind. on Labor Day Weekend. The was the second time NHRA showcased Pro Stock Motorcycles and Nitro…

Veteran Top Fuel Harley Rider Rickey House Thrilled for His First U.S. Nationals

Rickey House has been drag racing motorcycles for years but it wasn’t until the NHRA added the eight-race Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley class to the yearly schedule in 2017 that the humble rider from Humble, Texas, had a…

NHRA Releases 2019 Top Fuel Harley 10-Race Schedule

NHRA officials announced the schedule for the 10-race 2019 Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series, which is set to feature the sport’s only nitromethane-powered two-wheeled bikes at some of the most breathtaking racing facilities across the…

The Dragbike Runs Heard Round the World – First V-Twin Fives!

On Saturday, August 25, 2018, at about 3:30PM, local time, at Tierp Arena in Sweden, Vesa Lipponen of Truku, Finland ran a 5.9205 elapsed time @ 350.65Kpm (217.88 mph) to officially run the first ever 5 second elapsed time in…

CatSpot Nitro Harley Racer Rickey House Races to Semis

CatSpot Organic Cat Litter Top Fuel Harley racer Rickey House raced to the semifinals of his sponsor’s race, the 31st annual CatSpot Organic Cat Litter NHRA Northwest Nationals on Sunday at Pacific Raceways. House’s CatSpot teammate, Top Fuel dragster driver…

CatSpot Top Fuel Harley rider Ricky House Hopes to Shine Brightest at his Title Sponsor’s Main Event

Top Fuel Harley-Davidson rider Ricky House has one goal left in his 2018 campaign — win this weekend’s 31st annual CatSpot Organic Cat Litter NHRA Northwest Nationals and present the trophy to his friend and sponsor, Tommy Thompson, founder of…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Advances to Final at Rain-Postponed Dragway 42 Event

It was a ritual the team had practiced hundreds of times that culminated with a unique outcome.  Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride and crew made final adjustments to his record-holding, 1,500-horsepower-plus machine and got mentally prepared for what…

Chris Hand Top Fuel Motorcycle Dragway 42 Blog

Longtime Chris Hand crewman Dick Boxell sent along the following blog, detailing the team’s weekend at the ManCup Fast by Gast Nationals from Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio. Dick writes – The crew for this race consisted of Crew…

Chris Matheson’s Top Fuel Motorcycle Resets Track Record At Darwin’s Nitro Up North

Drag racers attending the 2018 Nitro Up North event enjoyed summer-like conditions with temps in the 30+ degrees and wearing t-shirts and shorts.   The 2018 Nitro Up North is in its fourth running of this drag racing spectacular and…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Returns to Dragway 42 Looking to Gain Points Lead

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 18-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride  is hoping a long-awaited return to a racetrack he has not competed at since the 80s will prove to be a turning point in what has been a challenging Man…

Rickey House’s Semifinal Finish Highlights CatSpot Race Team’s Outing in New England

Rickey House powered his CatSpot Organic Cat Litter Top Fuel Harley-Davidson to the semifinals of the sixth annual NHRA New England Nationals Sunday at New England Dragway to pace the efforts of CatSpot Racing, which include Top Fuel dragster pilots…

Filippos Papafilippou Finding Success on Ian King’s Former Gulf Oil Drag Racing Top Fuel Motorcycle

Gulf Oil Drag Racing kicks off the season with a bang! After their foray in the USA Manufacturers Cup series in 2017 the Gulf Oil Top Fuel Motorcycle team returned to the opening round of the FIM European Championship with…

CatSpot Top Fuel Harley Rider Rickey House Already Has His Hands Full in New England

A perennial title contender in the Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley Series, Texan Rickey House has proven to be calm under pressure on his 225-mph CatSpot Organic Cat Litter Harley-Davidson. But even a drag racing veteran like House can be…

Chris Matheson Ready To Turn Up The Heat At Nitro Up North

Fresh off his dominating performance at the season-ending Gulf Western Oil Winternationals, Chris Matheson is ready to turn up the heat on his 5 x Championship-winning “Nitro Voodoo” Top Bike, and kick-start a possible sixth title at Hidden Valley’s Nitro…

Father’s Day Bristol Win is Special for Nitro Harley Racer Tii Tharpe

When the Winners’ Circle photos were taken, the media interviews complete, the steaks cooked and the beer drank, there was one thing on Tii Tharpe’s mind. “I want that video,” he said to anyone that seemed able to find it.…

Tii Tharpe Wins Tricky Bristol Thunder Valley Nationals

Tii Tharpe collected his third NHRA Wally of 2018 after a final round triumph over point leader Doug Vancil at the Fitzgerald USA Thunder Valley Nationals, June 17, from Bristol, Tenn. Tharpe crossed the line with a rapid 6.49 at…

CatSpot Top Fuel Harley Racer Ricky House takes Battle for Points Lead to Bristol

Ricky House and the CatSpot Organic Cat Litter Top Fuel Harley team take the battle for the class championship to Bristol Dragway this weekend for the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. House currently sits fourth on the Mickey Thompson…

Chris Matheson Sweeps Winternationals With Top Fuel Motorcycle

Chris Matheson and his “Nitro Voodoo” Top Fuel Motorcycle dominated the Gulf Western Oil 51st Winternationals with a clean sweep in the Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson Top Bike category at Willowbank Raceway.   Matheson officially wrapped up his 5th Top Bike…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Scores Runner-Up Finish at Hot Rock Weekend

Drag racing is an unforgiving sport. One small mistake can drastically change the outcome of the weekend.  Veteran Top Fuel Motorcycle racer and 18-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride knows this all too well. After seemingly gaining control of a scorching…

Nitro Voodoo Chris Matheson is Prepped and Primed for Winternationals Glory

The lead up to the Gulf Western Oil 51st Winternationals for Chris Matheson and his “Nitro Voodoo” crew has seen a concentrated effort to make things happen. In the lead up to the Winternationals Warm Up, Matheson switched off his…

Adam Layton Looking To Finish 400 Thunder Season On a High at Winternationals

It was 12 months ago Adam Layton attended his first Winternationals. It was his first interstate trip and the sheer size of the event left a huge impression on the Sydney-based rider. “In my rookie Top Bike season I wanted…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Returns to High-MPH Rockingham Dragway Aiming to Regain Point Lead

The last time Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride visited famous Rockingham Dragway in the North Carolina sandhills he stunned the two-wheel racing world with unprecedented speed of 255 mph. The rapid run came last Sept., as McBride was…

Vantine Takes Winning Start and “For Sale” Top Fueler to The Rock

Sure, it may be only one race into the season, but David Vantine and his screaming yellow Vantine Nitrosports bike are undefeated so far this year. And even better, you can buy 2018’s winningest, blown, North American, Top Fuel motorcycle—it’s…

Chris Matheson Set To Become Five-Time Australian Drag Racing Champion At Winternationals

The first time Chris Matheson brings his 1500 plus horsepower “Nitro Voodoo” Top Fuel Motorcycle to the start line at the 2018 Gulf Western Oil Winternationals, he will officially have wrapped up his fifth Australian Top Bike Championship. This is…

Jay Turner Wins NHRA Heartland Nationals

It was an all Jay Turner Racing final in the Nitro Harley category at the rain-postponed NHRA Heartland Nationals from Topeka, KS. May 18-21. In the final round Turner defeated his teammate Tii Tharpe with a 6.26 at 226 MPH…

Classic Top Fuel Motorcycle Race – Atlanta 1987

Enjoy some historic dragbike racing footage in the Cycledrag.com Classic Top Fuel Motorcycle Fantasy Challenge – Comment With Your Picks! Cycledrag.com has uncovered a gem. The field is set for this classic Top Fuel Motorcycle race. The race took place…

A Look Back At One Of Dragbike Racing’s Scariest Moments – Larry McBride Goes Down at Over 200 MPH

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 17-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride recently released some rarely seen footage of his infamous top-end crash from a Prostar race at Gainesville Raceway in the spring of 1992. More than 25 years later, McBride still…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Nitro Voodoo Comes To Life in Sydney

Australia’s National Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson has taken yet another step in the right direction to improve on his performance following the Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder event at Sydney Dragway. The Brisbane-based racer is the quickest man…

Adam Layton Looking To Break Australian Dragbike Records

Sydney’s Adam Layton has been burning the midnight oil in the lead up to the 2018 Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder event at Sydney Dragway on 4th & 5th May.   Over the past weeks, Layton has been putting in…

Small Steps To Make Bigger Steps for Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson

Drag Racing is a sport that has a start and a finish. The aim is to cover the distance in the quickest time possible and cross the line ahead of your opponent. For Brisbane drag racer Chris Matheson he is…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Finishes Runner-Up at Chilly Season-Opening Race

Multi-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” began his 2018 campaign with a runner-up performance at a chilly and rain-plagued ManCup Exoticycle Spring Cup from South Georgia Motorsports Park, April 6-8. The weekend’s bright spots for the 18-time champion came…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Standout Dave Vantine Aiming for 5.60s

Competitive and talented motorcycle drag racing veteran Dave Vantine has a lofty goal for 2018. The Hamilton, N.Y. based Top Fuel Motorcycle pilot is aspiring to be the second competitor to reach the much admired and celebrated 5.60 zone.  …

Larry “Spiderman” McBride to Begin Bid for 5.50s and 19th Championship

Four-decade Top Fuel Motorcycle veteran Larry “Spiderman” McBride is poised to begin another season of exciting championship chasing and record pursuit at this weekend’s ManCup Spring Cup, April 6-8, from South Georgia Motorsports Park. “I’m ready,” world-record-holder McBride said.  …

Matheson Goes Wild at Santo’s Super Thunder

With no Top Bike championship points on the line at the Santo’s Super Thunder event, Chris Matheson and his crew were able to focus on the “Nitro Voodoo” Top Fuel Motorcycle and attempt to make his bike respond quicker. “We…

Chris Matheson Staying Focused on Winning Championship

After taking out the much-coveted MacTrack Westernationals event earlier this month at Perth Motorplex in Western Australia, No.1 plate holder Chris Matheson is not letting up on his focus on continuing his lead in the Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle 400…

Australian Nitro Harley Drag Racer Adam Layton Selected A GoPro Ambassador

When was the last time you met an ambassador in the sport of drag racing? It’s a title normally reserved for an accredited diplomat who works in a foreign country representing his or her country. However, in the case of…

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Extends Points Lead With Westernationals Top Bike Win

The 2018 MacTrack Westernationals was certainly an event that had plenty of nail-biting excitement, especially in the 400 Thunder Championship Pro classes. For Chris Matheson, the current Top Fuel Motorcycle champ came into the event with a to-do list and…

After Record-Setting Season, What’s Next For Larry “Spiderman” McBride?

What drives a competitor to push for more after already accomplishing so much? It’s a question Tom Brady and other successful athletes are often asked in the latter stages of their career. “The love of the sport,” is a common…

Chris Matheson On a Mission To Break Australian 6.04 Top Fuel Motorcycle Record

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson is closing in on Perth, Western Australia to try and break his national record of 6.04 seconds, a record he has held since 2013. A four-time Australian drag racing champion, Matheson is on…

Autralian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Preparing For Westernationals

Chris Matheson – Australia’s quickest and fastest man on a motorcycle, and current Top Fuel motorcycle champion is preparing to travel from his home base in Brisbane to Perth to compete at the 47th annual Mac Track Westernationals on March…

Doug Vancil and Terry Vance React to Victorious Nitro Harley Debut

After nearly a decade hiatus as a rider, multi-time champion Doug Vancil looked as if he never took a break, motoring his brand new, Vance & Hines / Tucker Rocky Nitro Harley to a debut victory at the NHRA Lucas…

NHRA Lucas Oil Winternationals Nitro Harley Coverage and More

Its time to go racing! The 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season kicked with the returning Doug Vancil powering to the Nitro Harley qualifying lead at the 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto…

Samson Exhaust Teams Up With Nitro Harley Racer Dennis Fisher

Samson Exhaust is excited to announce its partnership with Championship Nitro Harley rider Dennis Fisher (“Dennis The Nitro Menace”) at select NHRA events and six AMRA events in 2018. The Samson Exhaust Top Fuel Harley makes its debut at Daytona…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson’s Runs 6.10 En Route to Victory

It was a fine balancing act for current 400 Thunder Top Bike Champion Chris Matheson at the Santo’s Summer Thunder event at Sydney Dragway. High temperatures made it difficult and uncomfortable for everyone, but in the end, the “Nitro Voodoo”…

Will it be the Year of the Supercharger in Top Fuel Harley?

Racers and fans are poised for what could be a ground-breaking, revolutionary season for the always-popular Top Fuel Harley category. The biggest question is – will this season bring the first Nitro Harley five-second run? One of the most significant…

Vance & Hines Announces Top Fuel Harley Team, Doug Vancil Returns

Vance & Hines is proud to announce a return to Top Fuel racing with rider Doug Vancil and tuner Mike Romine to compete in the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley category of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing…