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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…

Thornley’s Dream Chaser Racin’ Going to NHRA – Bristol, TN

 After a busy busy August that included the Amsoil Sturgis Nationals August 5-7, the 20th Annual NW Nitro Motorcycle Nationals August 24-25, and the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary celebration, Janette Thornley and team are ready to race again.  This weekend,  Sept.…

Texas Harley Racer’s Reunion Moved

  The Texas Harley Racer’s Reunion “Gathering & Drags” will be held October 12th & 13th at Little River Dragway, by the same folks that for 30 years brought the Labor Day Weekend, Temple “All Harley” Party Drags to “Texas…

AMRA Keeps Tradition Alive with Jim McClure Nitro Nationals at Rockingham

  Rockingham Dragway track owner Steve Earwood  has a new mantra for the October Harley Drag race–different logo, same great race for the Jim McClure Nitro Nationals at the infamous ROCK, Oct. 11-13, 2013.          Earwood said, “The AHDRA…

Dream Chasin’ Racing- Gone Silent? Quite the Contrary

  Does a race team ever really rest? According to Janette Thorney, owner and rider of Dream Chasin’ Racing, “NO, but the team did enjoy a little bit of down time during the month of July to take care of some business,…

15th Annual Griz Robinson Memorial Bike Show

  15th Annual Griz Robinson* Memorial Bike Show will be held again this year on Sunday, August 4th at the VA Black Hills Health Care System, Ft. Mead, SD, between Sturgis and the Sturgis Dragway.    Verl “Smitty” Smith, long…

Tom Cladwell Goes a Round in Ohio

  Tom Caldwell/OLD GUYS DO RULE RACING continues with AMRA Series, running most recently at Xenia, Oh. “Although it wasn’t out best show of the season,in brief, it was a challenge, we and the bike are good and darn it– I did…

Team HeadBlade/Capone Racing Wins Again

  Team HeadBlade/Capone Racing with Frank Capone and guest rider, Sam Hurwitz, Newton, MA, took another Wally for the team at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series New England Dragway, Epping, N.H.      Capone, “Hurwitz has raced at NED for 20 years.…

NHRA Harley Davidson Racing in the Granite State – a Hot One

  The NHRA, Harley Davidson Drag Racing Series, held at New England Dragway, in Epping, NH is in the books.  The race was held on Saturday, July 20, 2013, with weather hovering the high 80’s accompanied by high humidity giving…

Hawaya Racing Nitro Bike School Updated Dates

  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…

Caldwell Wins Summer Shootout

  It was time for Tom Caldwell/OLD GUYS DO RULE RACING to go to the AMRA Summer Shootout in Bowling Green, KY. Caldwell, “Again, we were fortunate to be sponsored by Trammel Creek Cycle Works in Adolphus, KY. Great friends and…

Team Headblade Wins Wally No. 2 at Cordova

  Team HeadBlade/Capone Racing with Frank Capone back in the saddle again, took their 2nd WALLY of the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series at the Cordova Dragway Matco Summer Showdown presented by Clinton Harley-Davidson event   Capone said, “The Cordova…

Dream Chaser Racin’ NHRA Cordova Results

  The Dream Chaser Racin’ team  didn’t run their best numbers but Janette Thornley is riding like a bracket racer on a nitro powered Pro Dragster. Thornley continues to run strong consistent numbers and a #2 qualifying spot is what…

Ironworks to Sponsor Pro Dragster at WMDRA

  The Western Motorcycle Drag Racing Association (WMDRA) is delighted to welcome IronWorks as the presenting Pro Dragster class sponsor for the 2013 AMSOIL Sturgis Nationals August 5-7 during the 73rd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.   The popular Pro Dragster…

Tom Caldwell Wins at Hagerstown and Sets New AMRA Records

  Tom Caldwell is ramping up his program for 2013 and the data he’s gathering is starting to pay offfor his new combination.  At the AMRA Hagerstown, MD event, Caldwell was able to regain his performance edge for the win and…

Team HeadBlade/Capone Racing AMRA Report

  Team HeadBlade/Capone Racing sans Frank Capone attended the AMRA drag race at the Mason Dixon Dragway, near Hagerstown, MD.    Capone said, “Amazingly, I felt very comfortable with my decision for the team to race without me.  We did communicate…

S&S Sponsors WMDRA

  The Western Motorcycle Drag Racing Association (WMDRA) is thrilled to welcome S&S Cycle as the Pro Gas sponsor for the 2013 AMSOIL Sturgis Nationals August 5-7 during the 73rd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.   In recognition of the 10th anniversary…

Team Headblade Racing with a Heavy Heart

  Frank Capone of Team HeadBlade/Capone Racing finally quit showing off his Wally from Norwalk and was ready to race again this weekend, but sometimes things change. One of Capone’s long time buddy’s, Jamie Filosa passed away on Tues after a 2 1/2 yr…

Dream Chaser Racin’ NHRA Atlanta Wrap up

  After a great weekend in Norwalk, the Dream Chaser Racin’ team struggled in Atlanta.  Racing back to back weekends, the team traveled to Atlanta Dragway for NHRA’s Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series, NHRA Southeast Division 2 event.    “We came…

Larry Brancaccio Makes Quick 8 in Norwalk

  Larry “Drums” Brancaccio and Bammer Racing shook out all the cobwebs for their first event of the season. Not only did they perform with their standard flash, they made the quick eight out of 15 of America’s finest nitro powered…

Dream Chaser Racin’ Brings Home a Wally

  Dream Chaser Racin’, Janette Thornley is excited about their first win and first Wally as they appeared in NHRA’s Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series at the “The Mickey Mart Rewards Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser”, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports…

Verl “Smitty” Smith Back on Track

  Verl “Smitty” Smith of VSR4VETS went to the semi-finals at the NW Drag Bike Season Opener in Woodburn, OR. Smitty says, “We ran our best time ever in the 1/8th mile @ 5.72 @ 126 MPH, & ¼ mile @ 8.89…

Team HeadBlade/Capone Racing Wins a Wally at Norwalk

  Frank Capone of Team HeadBlade/Capone Racing took all that anxiety about NHRA’s Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series  at the“The Mickey Mart Rewards Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser”, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Oh.by bringing home a WALLY, the…

Thank you and Retirement Announcement from Shaun Reno-National Champion

  I would first like to start by saying thanks to the race fans, sponsors, and the racing community as a whole. I’ve been racing in the AHDRA for 12 seasons now and I think the time has come for…

Bammer Racing Shines in National Magazine–Hot Rods and Harleys

  Larry “Drums” Brancaccio and Bammer Racing is ready to go racing but one of their winter projects involved a full photo shoot and after press time, you can find Drums in Issue 2 of Hot Rods and Harleys Magazine. page…

Harley-Davidson to Sponsor WMDRA Top Fuel Class at Sturgis Drags

The Western Motorcycle Drag Racing Association is pleased to announce a partnership with Harley-Davidson Motor Company to sponsor the Top Fuel class at the WMDRA Sturgis Nationals August 5-7 during the 73rd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Harley-Davidson will offer a…

Cox Qualified in Quickest Top Fuel Field in History

  Mark Cox competed in hisfirst race of the season for Team owner Steve Horne in the 2013 NHRA Harley-Davidson Racing Series on April 12-13 at Virginia Motorsports Park in Petersburg (Richmond), Virginia. He and Douglas Horne ride the Romine…

Janette Thornley’s Personal Best 7.302 ET and 1st NHRA Appearance

  The Dream Chaser Racin’ team continues to work out some of the kinks of a newly formed race team.   A busy schedule of April appearances at the Manufactures Cup Series April 6-7 in Bradenton Florida and the NHRA Harley-Davidson…

Dream Chaser Racin’ Season Opener

Dream Chaser Racin’, Janette Thornley kicked off her second season of racing at an American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA) event at the State Capital Dragway in Baton Rouge, LA. It was an exciting weekend for the Dream Chaser Racin’ team,…

Team HeadBlade/Capone Racing Singing the Bayou Blues

Frank Capone of Team HeadBlade/Capone Racing went to the bayous of Louisiana to hang out in the rain, have ignition issues and tear up transmissions – not exactly what he had in mind for his season kickoff with the AMRA…

Pro Dragster – Top Fuel Roots Keeping the Lineage True to Course

It’s great from time to time, to look back on where a racing class originated from.  A bit of historic perspective instills a sense of pride when heritage enters into the view upon looking back on one’s roots.  Pro Dragster,…

MIROCK Paying $1,000 to First Harley Win in Any Class

The Mickey Thompson Tires MIROCK Superbike Series has posted a $1,000 Cash Bonus to the first Harley Davidson motorcycle that wins in any class at a MIROCK event. The MIROCK Superbike Series offers nine different classes that many v-twins may…

Capone Racing Partners with Team HeadBlade

Frank Capone of Capone Racing is now going to represent Team HeadBlade for the 2013 drag race season. “During the winter, Shaun Reno and I had many conversations about the 2013 season. Shaun is not going to race full time…

Destination Daytona Bike Week Gallery

Right up the road from Daytona, Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona in Ormond Beach Fla. hosts one of Bike Week’s biggest events. The complex showcased several top aftermarket companies, a Wyotech Brute Horsepower Shootout on the dyno and a ton of…

Dream Chaser Racin’s Janette Thornley Ready for Racing and Talk Radio Kick off

Janette Thornley’s ready to go racing.  “Since I am now officially hooked on Nitro and my rookie year is under my belt, I felt it was time to do some more research and discover ways other women racers find support.  During…

Cox and Horne Team Up for 2013 Harley-Davidson Championship

Mark Cox has joined the Horne Racing Team for the 2013 NHRA Harley-Davidson Racing Series. He and Douglas Horne will be competing on Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the Top Fuel class in a two-bike effort. Mike Romine of Romine Racing, who…

Pro Dragster is Racing in the New NHRA, Harley Davidson Series

It’s now official, the National Hot Rod Association has officially announced that the former AHDRA class of Pro Dragster, P/D will be contested during the new NHRA, Harley Davidson – Drag Racing Series (HD-DRS) events. This is great news for…

Harley-Davidson Expands NHRA Drag Racing Series Classes Pro Dragster to Join Top Fuel and Others in New Sportsman Racing Series

Harley-Davidson Motor Company is pleased to announce that it has worked with NHRA to include the popular nitromethane-burning Pro Dragster class in the newly formed NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series.   Pro Dragster joins the previously announced classes that will…

Update on the New NHRA Harley Series

I continue to talk w NHRA track managers, they all seem very excited about having Harley’s in the Show and are agreeable w most questions (especially since I’ve told ’em I’m NOT official in any capacity).   In brief, the…

AMRA Keeps Tradition Alive at Rockingham Dragway

Different logo, same great race.  That’s Rockingham Dragway track owner Steve Earwood’s mantra for the AMRA  Nitro Harley Nationals to be contested at his racetrack, Oct. 11-13, 2013.   It took little time for American Motorcycle Racing Association President Marty…

Harley Davidson and NHRA Ready to Rumble in 2013, Pro Dragster Hoping to Make Cut

The National Hot Rod Association and the Harley Davidson Motor Company are ready to rumble in more ways than one.  The rules are up, and the racing schedule is posted for the inaugural NHRA – Harley Davidson Drag Racing Series…

AMRA Ready to Race, Will Attend V-twin Show

Marty and Jayne VandenHeuvel are getting primed up for the 2013 AMRA race season, adding a couple events to their already busy schedule to meet the needs of those who are joining the AMRA.   Marty, “We feel bad that AHDRA…

Frank Capone and Shaun Reno 2013 Schedule

Off season from racing is not a time for meditation and relaxation, it’s time to get new parts, sometimes new paint, make deals with sponsors, and set the season’s calendar.   In 2012 Frank Capone of Capone Racing won his…

Tom Caldwell/Old Guys Do Rule Racing Announce Plans for 2013

Tom Caldwell’s Old Guys Do Rule Racing proved the point in 2012 as Caldwell finished 2nd in Pro Gas with the AMRA with the new 1/8 and ¼ ET and  MPH records.  He went on to win the AHDRA Pro Stock…

Janette Thornley Leaves Ray Price Team

It was an interesting rookie year for Janette Thornley. In her first ever drag race season, she finished 5th in two very competitive Pro Dragster fields.  Now it’s time to set a schedule for 2013 and she’s up to the…

Harley Racer Verl Smith Reloading for 2013

Harley-Davidson drag bike veteran, Verl “Smitty” Smith  and his VSR4VETS team were pleased with their progress in 2012. Smith did a lot of testing and development which translated  into consistent eight second passes at well over 150 mph. Smith is…

New Rocker Arm Assembly For UPM HD Heads by Hawaya

Finally, a solution for the weak valve train system used on most Harley Davidson style race bikes. This new system keeps the same 1.74 rocker ratio, but addresses the problems like rocker arm breakage, pushrod galling and wear on the…

Caldwell Joins 7 Second Club At The Rock

Tom Caldwell/Old Guys Do Rule Racing  with a #2 in National points, after a short season with the AMRA (American Motorcycle Racing Assoc) under his belt, Caldwell was totally ready to ROCK at the ROCK.   “Dana Eckhardt and I…

Tom Caldwell/Old Guys Do Rule Racing, locked and loaded for Bowling Green

Tom Caldwell/Old Guys Do Rule Racing is locked and loaded for the AMRA National Finals at Bowling Green KY, this weekend. This event is always fun, exciting and packed with spectators.   After winning the AHDRA Numidia Nitro Nationals;  Caldwell is confident,…

King wins Finals, Secures Sixth Championship Crown

The Gulf Oil – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel team rider Ian King secured the 2012 European Dragracing Championship crown in style at the final round of the Championship at Santa Pod, UK at the weekend, a record breaking sixth…

Carrie Seifert Tate and Amazon Racing Celebrate Their First AHDRA Nitro Harley Win

Carrie Seifert Tate a.k.a. “The AMAZON” goes to the Winner’s Circle at the AHDRA Liberty Nitro Nationals in Catawissa, PA, September 9, 2012. Seifert Tate is currently Number 2 in National Points in the AHDRA Pro Drag Nitro Harley Class.…

Capone Racing Blog

Capone Racing, Team HeadBlade and Bammer Racing continue to gather championship points at the Numidia Raceway for the Liberty Nitro Nationals Presented by Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson.   Capone Racing’s Frank Capone was runner up against point leader Keith Browne in the Rush Pro…

Janette Thornley Gets Treed

Dream Chaser Racin’, Janette Thornley continues to make the program and earn points in the AHDRA Championship Series in the Hawaya Racing/Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson Pro Drag class.   After qualifying 4th in a tight Pro Drag field at Numidia Raceway for the Liberty Nitro Nationals…

Tom Cladwell/Old Guys Racing Blog

The season’s winding down and Tom Caldwell’s just hitting his stride. It was another win for Tom Caldwell Racing/Old Guys Do Rule Racing andqualifying #1 at 8.17 @ 161.83 mph and won with another 8.17, at the latestAHDRA race in…

Punisher Racing Reloaded for Numidia

Punisher Racing and Dale Nilles is back to his old form on his new ProDrag bike with his win at the Northwest Nitro Nationals in Woodburn, Oregon.  This was his 5th final in a row winning 2 of them. Dale…

Team Headblade Ready for Numidia

Capone Racing, Team HeadBlade and Bammer Racing are leaving this evening for Numidia, PA to begin their final assault on Championship points at the Numidia Raceway for the Liberty Nitro Nationals Presented by Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson. With only two more events…

Dream Chaser Racin’ Signs with LAT Racing Oil

Janette Thornley, owner and operator of a nitro burning, carbureted, 121 cid Pro Dragster and Dream Chaser Racin’ is very pleased to announce her association with LAT Racing Oil. LAT high performance synthetic oil products have multiple applications but it’s…

Cox Advances to Semi-Finals in Pro Fuel Class at Bristol

Mark Cox had a good showing on the Jack Romine Racing Pro Fuel dragster at the All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) Thunder in the Valley Nationals Presented by 95.9 The HOG and 93.9 FM94 this past weekend at Bristol…

NHRA Screamin’ Eagle Championship Motorcycle Series Unveiled for 2013

NHRA has announced the formation of the NHRA Screamin’ Eagle Championship Motorcycle Series, a 10-race series at NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional events beginning in 2013. The NHRA Screamin’ Eagle Championship Motorcycle Series will offer a total purse…

Capone Racing Moves Ahead in AHDRA Pro Mod with a Win and Reno Hits Top Five

Frank Capone continues to maintain the points leads in the AHDRA Pro Mod Class. He advanced his points lead with a win at the AHDRA Ohio Bike Week Nationals presented by Ohio Harley Dealers Assoc. And teammate, Shaun Reno of Team Headblade was…

Verl “Smitty” Smith VSR4VETS Makes NWDB FINALS

After a rainout, the North West Drag Bike Assoc fought the weather but completed their 1st race of the 2012 race series at Woodburn Dragstrip!   “Saturday qualifing was cold & wintery and the VSR4VETS race teams struggled all day. BUT after much discussions and cussing…

Caldwell Sweeping Through AHDRA Pro Stock

After winning  the AHDRA Pro Stock race at Rockingham Dragway, Tom Caldwell returned to Knoxville and  prepped his  121” S&S based Sportster AHDRA Buell Pro Stocker. But His crew member had a prior commitment  and his backup person also has…

Carrie Seifert Climbing AHDRA Pro Drag Point Standings

Carrie Seifert Tate a.k.a. “The AMAZON” is currently Number 2 in national points with the AHDRA Pro Drag Nitro Harley Class.  She has had two back-to-back runner up finishes.  The first at the Northeast Nitro Nationals in Atco, New Jersey,…

S&S Partners with WMDRA for Sturgis

The Western Motorcycle Drag Racing Association (WMDRA) is proud to welcome S&S Cycle, Inc. as a Performance Partner for the 2012 Sturgis Nationals. “S&S has been in the v-twin high performance parts business for over 50 years, and we just…

AHDRA’s Janette Thornley Poised for Norwalk

Janette Thornley is hungry for a solid performance in Norwalk Ohio,after a long weekend in Atco, New Jersey and not qualifying due to a mechanical problem, Dream Chaser Racin’  Janette, Freddie Robbins, and the entire Ray Price Race Team worked…

WMDRA Vegas Report

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway did not disappoint as the WMDRA pulled into town on Saturday, May 19th for the second race of their 2012 season. The weather was hot in the low-90’s but cooled off into the…

Verl “Smitty” Smith Rained out in Woodburn

Verl “Smitty” Smith and the VSR4VETS-Biker’s Choice Pro Street team was thrilled with test passes on Saturday at the Northwest Dragbike’s season opener at Woodburn Dragway, outside of Portland. The plans were for a test & tune session will be Friday from 3-6,…

Shaun Reno Has Rough Outing at The Rock

Shaun Reno’s smooth racing style with Team HeadBlade was somewhat quieted at Rockingham Dragway at the AHDRA’s Nitro Nationals presented by the Carolina Dealers Assoc. There’s nothing a drag racer dislikes more than running a team mate in the first round of…

Caldwell Breaks AMRA Record

Tennessee native and national champion Pro Stock racer Tom Caldwell has sat out several seasons, career changes got in the way of completing his newest Pro Stock race ride. But he’s come out of semi-retirement with a vengeance. Caldwell brought…

Capone Racing Maintains AHDRA Pro Mod Points Lead

Frank Capone cut an almost perfect light, .004 in the first round against team mate Shaun Reno to take a win and advance to the 2nd round on elimination’s on Sunday at the AHDRA Carolina Spring Nationals presented by Carolina…

Dream Chaser Racin’ Performs Well at The Rock

Dream Chaser Racin’, Janette Thornley continued her rookie season at the AHDRA Carolina Nitro Nationals held in Rockingham North Carolina May 5-6. Qualifying in the #6 position, Janette ran consistently and continues to develop her skills as a rookie rider.…

Bammer Racing Qualifies after Scary Ride to the Track

Larry “Drums” Brancaccio and Bammer Racing had one of their more exciting races with the AHDRA and most of the excitement was in transit TO the track.  Even if you’re a serious nitro fan, sometimes we don’t realize how much is…

Nitro Harley Racer Larry “Drums” Brancaccio Lands New Sponsor

Larry “Drums” Brancaccio has been moving fast down 1/4 mile dragstrips throughout the US and Canada for over 25 years. Yep, that’s impressive but it seems dimmed by the history of his new sponsor Anthony Augliera, Inc., a diverse trucking…

Dream Chaser Racin’ Janette Thornley Opener Season With Impressive Cup Run

Dream Chaser Racin’, Janette Thornley kicked off her first season of drag racing at a Manufacture’s Cup held in Valdosta, Georgia, April 13-15. It was exciting weekend as Thornley, owner and operator of her nitro burning, carbureted, 121 ci Pro…

Vickers Dominates The Cup

Hawaya Racing headed to South Georgia Motorsports Park to kick off the 2012 racing season at the Manufactures Cup race in Valdosta Georgia. 12 AHDRA legal Pro Dragsters showed up for the 8 bike field sponsored by Royal Purple Lubricants.…

NHRA Speaks on Pro Stock Motorcycle Pairity

NHRA’s Vice President of Technical Operations, Glen Gray spoke on Vance & Hines’ excluse ownership of the Harley-Davidson V-Rod program in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class. “There has never been a rule against it, and I will give you an…