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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

Jay Turner Wins Second-Straight IHRA Nitro Harley Race, Takes Commanding Points Lead

Jay Turner raced to his third victory of the season at the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by Good Vibrations while Shawn Bowen captured the AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car title at Castrol Raceway; due to…

IRG Sports + Entertainment Announces Two New Executives to Join Leadership Team

IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRGSE) has announced the appointment of two new executives to its leadership team as part of the reorganization of the company. Aaron Weiss joins Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR) as president and Darren Thompson as International…

IHRA Announces a Partnership with a Major Marketing Company

The International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) and the world’s leading motorsports media and marketing company, Racer Media & Marketing announced a global partnership today. The premiere media outlet will bring drag racing into the homes of hundreds of thousands of…

Top Fuel Harley added to NHRA Vegas Race in April

NHRA officials announced today that the popular Top Fuel Harleys will be added to the competition lineup at the 17th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, April 1-3.   The Top Fuel…

Randal Andras Wins IHRA Nitro Harley Opener

2015 IHRA Nitro Motorcycle World Champion Jay Turner sported a new bike at IHRA’s season-opening AMSOIL Nitro Nationals at Orlando Speed World Dragway, March 5-6, and looked to be continuing his dominate performance from last year as he qualified in…

Nitro Harley Qualifying Results from Orlando, Jay Turner Tops List

The AMSOIL Nitro Nationals season opening qualifying session was fierce among all of the professional classes. The Nitro Motorcycle class saw 2015 IHRA World Champion Jay Turner return to the IHRA season with a new motorcycle and the top spot…

Mike Dunn Set to Make IHRA Presidential Debut, Nitro Motorcycle Ready for 2016

The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) kicks off its 46th season of the IHRA Drag Racing Series this weekend with the AMSOIL Nitro Nationals at Orlando Speed World Dragway. The inaugural event will feature 2015 World Champions, full fields in…

NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Champions Crowned in Las Vegas

With a roar of nitro thunder, season champions in the NHRA® Harley-Davidson® Drag Racing Series were crowned November 8 at the 2015 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Short Line Express Gambler Shootout in Las Vegas.   Dreamchaser Racing/Deschutes Brewery…

2016 NHRA Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Drag Racing Schedule

Officials from NHRA today announced the 2016 NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series schedule. The popular series, highlighted by the Top Fuel and Pro Fuel classes, brings high-energy motorcycle racing to fans nationwide.   The NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series will…

Janette Thornley Announces New Sponsor

Janette Thornley, owner and operator of a nitro burning, carbureted, 121 cid Pro Fuel and Dream Chaser Racin’ is very pleased to announce her association with Deschutes Brewery for her season wrap-up in Las Vegas at the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag…

IHRA Unveils 2016 Drag Racing Series Schedule

International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) officials and IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG) unveiled the 2016 IHRA Drag Racing Series schedule today. The 2016 professional schedule currently features nine-events throughout the United States and Canada. The season will kick off in…

Tommy Grimes Dominates Nitro Harley at The Rock

NHRA champion Tommy Grimes maintained his dominance at Rockingham Dragway Sunday by beating fellow Carolinian and newly-crowned IHRA champion Jay Turner in the final round of the 24th annual AMRA Jim McClure All Harley Nitro Nationals. Grimes qualified No. 1…

Jay Turner Takes Center Stage to Celebrate 2015 IHRA Nitro Harley Championship

The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) racers, sponsors, family and friends gathered Sunday evening to celebrate the 2015 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series season. Champions took to the stage to accept their trophies and reflect on their year. In addition,…

Jay Turner Captures Fourth IHRA Nitro Harley Championship

The 12th and final International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series race of the season took place at Memphis International Raceway. The Summit Racing Equipment World Finals featuring Nitro Jam set the stage to crown four Nitro…

Weekend Preview: Summit Racing Equipment World Finals Featuring Nitro Jam at Memphis International Raceway

The Summit Racing Equipment World Finals featuring Nitro Jam takes place this weekend at Memphis International Raceway (MIR). The final race of the 2015 season will be highlighted by crowning champions in 14 classes in sportsman and professional racing on…

IHRA Nitro Harley Points With One Race Remaining

The San Antonio Nationals Fueled by Sunoco is in the books and only one more race remains to determine the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) World Champions. NITRO HARLEY STANDINGS 1. Jay Turner (Julian, North Carolina) 776 2. Tracy Kile…

Nitro Harley Championship Comes Down to the Wire

The 2012 International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) World Champion, Jay Turner, is looking to secure his fourth IHRA Championship at the Summit World Finals featuring Nitro Jam on October 9 – 10. Turner has a 67 point lead over Tracy…

Steve Earwood Fires Back at Internet Rumors, Rockingham’s Jim McClure Nitro Harley Nationals is Still On

What does Mark Twain, author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, share with Rockingham Dragway’s biggest motorcycle race?  Both were reported to be deceased at a time when they were very much alive.   After his obituary prematurely was posted…

Current IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series Points

The Mopar Nationals presented by Williams Racing at Grand Bend Motorplex marked the 10th Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series event on the 2015 schedule. With only two events remaining, every team is pushing their limits to gain valuable points and…

Jay Turner Doubles in IHRA Nitro Harley in Martin using APE Wrist Pins

Three Nitro Jam racers scored a pair of victories for the double-event IHRA weekend in Martin, Mich. In the weather delayed President Cup Nationals, Nitro Harley points leader Jay Turner extended his lead with a victory over Rickey House. The…

Mike Pelrine Locks Down Nitro Harley IHRA Victory in Spokane

The final night of the inaugural Nitro Jam Nationals in Spokane, Wash., presented by Good Vibrations, brought with it fast E.T.s and speeds as every professional class winner posted their quickest times in the final round of eliminations to bring…

Mike Pelrine Takes IHRA Nitro Harley Pole in Spokane

Day one of the inaugural Nitro Jam Nationals presented by Good Vibrations at Spokane County Raceway was a success. The track had the largest Friday night crowd to date as people came out to watch two rounds of qualifying. The…

Rain Postpones the IHRA Mopar Nationals

Mother Nature strikes again as the IHRA Mopar Nationals Nitro Jam event has been postponed due to rain.   The Environment Canada is calling for one to two inches of rain in the area and has issued a warning to…

Mike Pelrine Qualifies No. 1 at IHRA Nitro Jam from Canada

The IHRA Mopar Nitro Jam Nationals kicked off at Grand Bend Motorplex for the first Canada race of the 2015 season. Local Nitro Harley favorite, Mike Pelrine took the top spot in the first round of qualifying. The Fort Saskatchewan…

2014 Nitro Harley Champion Returns to Competition at Mopar Nationals this Weekend

The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) drag racing community will see a familiar face this weekend at Grand Bend Motorplex as last year’s Nitro Harley champion, Mike Scott, is scheduled to make his return.   The former champion competed for…

IHRA President’s Cup Nationals Cut Short due to Remnants of Tropical Storm Bill

The President’s Cup Nationals Fueled by Sunoco was in full swing when remnants from Tropical Storm Bill moved into the Southern Maryland area. Shortly after the start of the second round of eliminations, the event was cancelled and will conclude…

Jay Turner Sets MDIR Track Record at President’s Cup

The first day of the President’s Cup Nationals Fueled by Sunoco is in the books with qualifying taking place at Maryland International Raceway. The second session was cut short due to rain showers in the area and will continue tomorrow…

A Bit of Indy Car Comes to Nitro Harley

A bit of Indy car comes to Nitro Harley   Some say necessity is the mother of invention. Not a bad train of thought for John “Red” Rhea, of Nashville, Tennessee, when it comes to his drag bike’s necessities. John…

Nitro Harley’s Rise in Popularity at IHRA Nitro Jam Events

The riders of IHRA’s Nitro Harley class are among the most popular classes this season. With 2,000 horsepower, nitro-burning engines placed just inches beneath their chest, a Nitro Harley covers the quarter-mile in a little over six seconds at more…

Nitro Harley Qualifying Results From IHRA Nitro Jam Summer Nationals

Qualifying results from the IHRA Nitro Jam Summer Nationals at Cordova International Raceway in Cordova, Illinois. NITRO HARLEY — after two rounds 1 Jay Turner (Julian, North Carolina) 6.334 sec./220.66 mph 2 Larry “Drums” Brancaccio (Nutley, New Jersey) 6.377 sec./214.38…

IHRA Palm Beach Nationals Nitro Harley Qualifying

Final qualifying results from the IHRA Nitro Jam Palm Beach Nationals Presented By Sunoco Race Fuels at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida. NITRO HARLEY 1. Rickey House (Humble, Texas) 6.334 sec./217.77 mph 2. Tii Tharpe (East Bend, North…

Harley-Davidson Stock Drops 10%, Plans to Reduce Production

Harley-Davidson Inc. is scaling back motorcycle production as it loses sales to rivals offering discounts of as much as $3,000 a bike. Shares of the Milwaukee-based company dropped sharply on Tuesday after it reported a 1.3% drop in first quarter…

IHRA Nitro Harleys Headed to Palm Beach International Raceway

The IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series has invaded Florida and following a spectacular show at Bradenton it now is headed to West Palm Beach. The IHRA Nitro Jam Palm Beach Nationals Presented By Sunoco Race Fuels will take place…

IHRA Nitro Harley Points After Bradenton

The IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series points battles were shuffled after drivers encountered luck, both good and bad, at last weekend’s IHRA Nitro Jam Southern Nationals in Bradenton, Florida. Randal Andras of Amelia, Louisiana, moved into first place in…

Larry Brancaccio Teams up with Jims

Larry “Drums” Brancaccio of Bammer Racing, Nutley, NJ,  is pleased to announce that JIMS will be on board as a product sponsor as they compete in 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Spring Nationals Harley Series.   Looking to take his 97th career win…

Quicksilver Powersports Lubricants Partners With Valerie Thompson Racing Land Speed Racing Team

In 2015, Quicksilver Powersports Lubricants will help power seven-time land speed record holder Valerie Thompson on her quest to reach record speeds at the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA), East Coast Timing Association (ECTA) and Utah Salt Flats Racing Association…

2015 IHRA Nitro Jam and Nitro Harley Class Kick Off This Weekend

 The International Hot Rod Association’s 2015 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series season will open this weekend at Southwestern International Raceway in Tucson, Ariz.   The fifth annual Good Vibrations Motorsports Southwestern Nationals presented by Budweiser – featuring the fastest cars…

S&S Cycle Inc. Joins PMRA as Nitro Pro Dragster Class Sponsor

Professional Motorcycle Racing Association (PMRA) is pleased to announce that S&S Cycle is the new class sponsor for the Nitro Pro Dragster class for 2015. Nitro Pro Dragster was a new class in 2014, competing at only three out of…

Johnny Vickers Becomes First NHRA Pro Fuel Champion

Hawaya Racing Team made the 3 ½ day trip to “The Strip” in Las Vegas, Nevada for the Harley Davidson Racing Series finals at the NHRA Lucas Oil event. Johnny Vickers in his eighth NHRA event this year, decided it…

Rain Silences Nitro Harleys at The Rock

The 23rd annual Jim McClure Nitro Nationals made it down to the last couple of Top Fuel Harley-Davidsons in the third and final qualifying round before a heavy storm, followed by persistent drizzles, soaked Steve Earwood’s legendary Rockingham Dragway on…

Ron Gledhill Motorcycle Drag Racing Ready for Vegas

Below is a blog from Ron Gledhill’s Nitro Harley Team. Ron Gledhill Motorcycle Drag Racing has struggled most of the 2014 race season. Every race we were spinning the tire at the same point of the race track. It didn’t…

Jay Turner Wins Memphis, Mike Scott Wins Championship

By far the most exciting battle of the weekend at the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals at Memphis International Raceway was in the Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series Nitro Harley, with four riders entering the event within reach of…

Grimes Faces 220 MPH Nitro Harley Shark Attack

If he is to repeat as Top Fuel champion at this week’s 23rd annual Jim McClure All-Harley Nitro Nationals at Rockingham Dragway, American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA) world record-holder Tommy Grimes may have to stave off a “Shark” attack. Texan…

Freddie Robbins Wins Top Fuel at Amsoil WMDRA Sturgis Nationals

When Mike Bahnmaier Racing Team’s pulls into a track, they’re there to make a statement. This powerhouse team brought five Nitro bikes for their 2014 trip to Sturgis for the Amsoil WMDRA Nationals. Bahnmaier’s team started as it has for almost…

WMDRA Sturgis Motorcycle Drag Racing Recap

Sturgis Dragway was the perfect backdrop for the grass roots motorcycle drag racing of the 3rd Annual AMSOIL Sturgis Nationals, held August 5 and 6 during the 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Not only did racers have to battle the…

Vickers Runs the Table and Takes 4th Dragbike Wally at Cecil County

Hawaya Racing Team headed to Cecil County Dragway in Maryland this past weekend for the NHRA Lucas Oil Screamin Eagle Series race presented by Harley Davidson Motor Company. Johnny Vickers in his sixth NHRA event this year, was riding the…

Team HeadBlade/Capone Racing Headed to Ohio

Now that Team HeadBlade and Capone Racing have made their big Nitro announcement, some folks thought or hoped they were done this season with the Pro Mod and Pro Gas program. Well get ready because they’re making plans for the…

Mike Scott Leads IHRA Nitro Harley Qualifying on Friday in Cordova

In Nitro Harley, Canadian Mike Scott led the way with a 6.617-second pass at 180.24 mph. Alvin Kobernusz, from nearby Manly, Iowa, was second with a 7.103 at 187.50 and Rocky Jackson was third. Nitro Harley – 1. Mike Scott…

WMDRA Introduces Motorcycle Drag Racing 101 for Media

The Western Motorcycle Drag Racing Association (WMDRA) is excited to add a Drag Racing 101 clinic to their popular drag racing school at Sturgis, to be presented exclusively for members of the press and media. Race School Director Mark E.…

Capone Racing Stepping up to Nitro Dragbikes

Team HeadBlade and Capone Racing are no strangers around the drag strips of America. After racing for almost a decade, winning championships, setting and re-setting records in The Street, Pro Gas and Pro Mod classes, yep, it’s happening—NITRO NITRO NITRO.…

Team Half Fast Dragbike Racing Rumbles to the Final at The Rock

The Discount Tire-Lucas Oil-Wheels Through Time-Sponsored Sportster raced hard and fast to the Final Round at AMRA’s Nitro Nationals at The Rock in Rockingham, North Carolina on June 1, 2014. The Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, North Carolina…

Team HeadBlade Dragbike Racing Goes Red in Rockingham

Well, the shiny new graphics on the Team HeadBlade/ Capone Racing rig did look awesome in the pits, even when the puddles were up to the axles. Mark Godin, crew chief, and Capone pulled out last season’s new and improved…

Janette Thornley and Her Harley Dragbike Headed to the Rock

Dream Chaser Racin’s, Janette Thornley and her Harley Dragbike have kicked off her third season, running just fine and getting stronger each event. After four events, she has two finals appearances. Thornley says, “We’re really pleased with our first few…

Frank Capone to Show New Trailer and Revamped Dragbikes at the Rock

Team HeadBlade/Capone Racing with Frank Capone are in transit with shiny new graphics on their Team HeadBlade race rig. Anything else new? We think you’ll be surprised as Capone pulls out last season’s new and improved Pro Gas and Pro…

Nitro Harley Dragbike Racer Larry “Drums” Brancaccio “Locked Up”

Drums Brancaccio made some strange moves this weekend at Rockingham Dragway. from sliding down the wall on Saturday to stopping at half track to leaving early. Larry, Drums, Brancaccio of Bammer Racing out of Nutley, NJ is completing with the…

Weber Grills and Harley-Davidson™ Team Up for Big Burger Battle

To announce their new partnership with Harley-Davidson, Weber-Stephen Products LLC, the company that ignited the backyard grilling revolution more than 60 years ago, is kick-starting a burger competition that invites grillers to submit their best burger recipe for a chance…

Rupert, Hoerner, Turner, Maroney, Larsen top qualifying at IHRA Palm Beach Nationals

Up until the final pass of the night, it was beginning to look like another Goforth, DeFlorian showdown in Mountain Motor Pro Stock.   That was until Todd Hoerner pulled to the line.   With teammate Cary Goforth and rival…

IHRA Nitro Harley Dragbikes Preparing for South Florida

It is known throughout the drag racing world as one of the fastest, most pristine tracks in all of racing. And now, the International Hot Rod Association’s best racers will travel to Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR) for two thrilling…

Jay Turner Leads IHRA Nitro Harley Dragbikes into Bradenton

If there is one thing to be said for the upcoming IHRA Southern Nationals at Bradenton Motorsports Park it is this – fans can bet on history being made.   Coming off of two record-breaking weekends to start the 2014…

Johnny Vickers Nitro Harley Takes Pole in Texas

Hawaya Racing Team headed to Baytown, Texas weekend before last, for the NHRA Lucas Oil Screamin Eagle Series race presented by Harley Davidson Motor Company. Johnny Vickers in his first NHRA event this year, was riding the #1 school bike,…

Tom Caldwell Retires from Motorcycle Drag Racing after 50 Year Career

Tom Caldwell of OLD GUYS DO RULE RACING is retiring from ownership of his Pro Gas Harley-Davidson dragbike program. After racing for some 50 years and Pro Gas/Pro Stock Harleys for the last 28 years, including winning 4 National Championships,…

Janette Thornley and Dream Chaser Racin’ Ready for 2014 Dragbike Season

Dream Chaser Racin’s, Janette Thornley is excited to kick off her dragbike third season on March 7 in Houston Texas where she will compete at the Royal Purple Raceway in the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series.   “I can feel the knots in…

2014 Harley-Davidson Dragbike Schedule

2014 Harley-Davidson Dragbike Schedule March 7-9 NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series-Royal Purple Raceway, Houston, Tx March 21-22  IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series Southwestern-Nationals  SW International Raceway, Tucson, AZ March 28-29  IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series San Antonio Nationals-San Antonio…

Caldwell Wins AMRA Dragbike Championship

Tom Caldwell/OLD GUYS DO RULE Dragbike RACING made a clean sweep at the AMRA Jim McClure Nitro Nationals finals at Rockingham race last weekend, winning the 2013 AMRA Pro Gas Championship, winning the event, and resetting 3 of his records!…

Grimes takes Ray Price Nitro Harley to Big Win at Rockingham

  In an event that included riders from Germany, Australia and Canada as well as from California and Colorado, it was local favorite Tommy Grimes who rode to victory Sunday in the featured Top Fuel category at the 22nd annual…

Harley Nation Back At The Rock For Jim McClure Nationals

A Top Fuel showdown between North Carolinians Tommy Grimes and Jay Turner, reigning series champion Randal Andras and Texan Rick “Sharky” House will be among the features Oct. 11-13 when track owner Steve Earwood welcomes the Harley Nation to Rockingham…

Tom Cladwell Ready for Bowling Green and The Rock

  It is time for Tom Caldwell  to prepare for final races of 2013. Old Guys Do Rule Racing will enjoy the great air and the lower temps at Rockingham, NC  for the Jim McClure Nitro Nationals. Caldwell says,  “We have…

Capone Captures Another Wally at Bowling Green

  Team HeadBlade/Capone Racing with Frank Capone brought home another Wally after the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series presented by Frito Lay at Thunder Valley, Bristol, Tn.    Capone says, “The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Seires and Harley-Davidson Drag Racing…

Harley to Build a 500 c.c. Motorcycle?

  Rumors are swirling of a 500cc Harley that will likely be produced in India, which would expand the V-Twin giant’s reach to newer riders and additional overseas markets.   What do you think about a 500cc Harley? Is there a…

Vickers Two for Two in NHRA

Hawaya Racing Team headed to Bristol, Tennessee this past weekend for the NHRA Lucas Oil Screamin Eagle Series race presented by Harley Davidson Motor Company. Johnny Vickers in his second NHRA event this year, was riding the #1 school bike,…

Learn to Ride a Nitro Bike with Hawaya Racing

  Hawaya Racing is proud to announce the dates for the 2014 Spring Nitro Bike School, as well as the dates for the return of the Spring Rockingham race, now under the AMRA banner. This is great news for our…

Verl Smith – 3 Weeks, 3 Races, 3 Wins.

  Verl “Smitty” Smith’s Racing 4 VETS has been staying home, testing tuning and getting ready to peroform locally AND PERFORM he did.  In the last few weekend it’s been back to back events with great results.   According to…

Tom Caldwell Heading to Bristol

  Tom Caldwell/OLD GUYS DO RULE RACING has an action packed Fall planned and amazingly this month he’s mostly near home.    After surviving yet ANOTHER Birthday, he has been testing is ready for Thunder Valley!    Sept. 5-6 Friday and Saturday-Old…

Mike Bahnmaier Racing Has Busy August

The Mike Bahnmaier Racing Team opened their 2013 trip to Sturgis by displaying several drag bikes at the Fort Meade VA Medical Center on August 4th.   A tradition started by Verl Smith, who was unable to attend this year,…

Capone Racing Preparing for Bristol

You might have been worried about Team HeadBlade/Capone Racing with Frank Capone since you haven’t heard from them in a month. But never fear, Team HeadBlade has been in the air conditioned garage getting ready for Sept. 5-6-7th NHRA Lucas Oil…