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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…

Team Half Fast Welcomes Lucas Oil, Accel, Goodson Tools, and PBI Sprockets for 2012, and Welcomes Back Sponsors from 2011

Team Half Fast Drag Bike Racing of Ypsilanti, Michigan is proud to welcome Lucas Oil Corporation, (www.LucasOil.com), Accel Motorcycle (www.accel-motorcycle.com), Goodson Tools and Supplies (www.Goodson.com), and PBI Sprockets (www.pbisprockets.com) to the Half Fast Family! “We’ve been working with the Lucas…

Huge Field Expected at AHDRA Opener April 21-22

AHDRA announced today the signing of Gainesville Harley-Davidson as the Presenting Sponsor of the AHDRA-Florida Nitro Nationals, which is expected to be the largest season opener ever for AHDRA. Gainesville Harley-Davidson, General Manager, Kevin Lytle says he and his staff…

Capone Racing Enterprise at Harley-Davidson of Boston Open House

Frank Capone and Capone Racing Enterprise will be taking their record breaking race team to Harley-Davidson of Boston for a huge open house this Saturday from 9-5. For the non-locals in search of some race chatter you can find Harley-Davidson…

AHDRA names Vicci as Official Apparel Supplier

AHDRA is proud to announce the signing of Vicci Fashion Group as their Official Apparel Supplier for the 2012 race season. Vicci will work closely with AHDRA to supply crew and retail apparel to the series as well as to the…

AHDRA Banquet to be Held in Gainesville

The All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) has announced that the 2011 “Night of Champions” Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2012, beginning at 5:00pm, at the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites in the Bivens Ballroom. Racers,…

Krawiec Eclipses 200 MPH and Betters NHRA ET Record in Testing, Riders Crash

Two-time NHRA Full Throttle champion, Ed Krawiec, unofficially,  became the first Pro Stock Motorcycle rider to surpass the 200 mph mark with a sensational run of 6.771 at 200.08 in a pre-GatorNationals test session at South Georgia Motorsports Park in…

Amazon Racing Goes Nitro

Amazon Racing’s Carrie Seifert Tate, a.k.a. The Amazon is going to be competing in the All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) Pro Drag Class in 2012.  She’ll be piloting her brand new 2012 Hawaya Racing Pro Dragster Nitro Harley-Davidson this…

Find Out How You Can Race ET for Free in 2012

Planning to race or attend an upcoming AHDRA event? “We would like to give anyone wishing to race in the AHDRA/Screamin’ Eagle Performance Parts Series, an opportunity in 2012, to be able to race.  Therefore, if you have never raced…

AHDRA Contingency Program Coming Together for 2012

After a busy winter of meeting with two-wheeled manufacturers across the U.S., AHDRA is proud to announce the following 2012 contingency sponsors, on board and ready to reward racers for using their products. Our plan is to educate the racers,…

Capone Racing to start 2012 Season With New List of Goals

Frank Capone has completed all the goals he had set in his 2nd season with the AHDRA (All Harley Drag Racing Assoc.). After winning Pro Rookie of the Year in 2010, Capone and team, Mark Godin, Richard Murray, Lorne Buchanan…

Hawaya Racing Announces Venom Sponsorship

Johnny Vickers, the president of Hawaya Racing Products (HRP) announced today that they have attained sponsorship of Venom-Group International (VGI) for 2012. “We have reached an agreement with Venom-Group International to come on board as the official battery of the…

PAC Racing Spring 2012 AHDRA Contingency Fund

PAC Racing Spring will pay $50.00 to the winners in the following classes at each 2012 AHDRA Official Event:  Pro Drag, Pro Mod and Super Gas. To be eligible, you simply need to purchase a PAC Racing Spring product from…

AHDRA Giving Free Tickets to Military and Reserve Personnel

AHDRA has announced an open invitation to all active U.S. Military and Reserve Personnel to attend any 2012 AHDRA event, free of charge with valid military identification. AHDRA President, Craig Tharpe said, “that he and the AHDRA staff are proud…

Harley-Davidson Renews AHDRA Title Sponsorship for 2012

Harley-Davidson Motor Company is pleased to announce the renewal of its title sponsorship of the All Harley Drag Racing Association’s Screamin’ Eagle Performance Parts Championship Series for the 2012 racing season. “From 230mph nitro-burning Top Fuel Harleys to the Draggin’…

Hawaya Racing Now a Dealer for Lenco Transmission

Hawaya Racing, Inc. is proud to announce they are now a dealer for Lenco Transmission. “We have had a long relationship with Lenco over the years in the manufacturing of our shafts, sprockets and gears, says Johnny Vickers, president of…

2012 Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Schedule

April 21-22 AHDRA Florida Nitro Nationals, Gainesville, FL April 28-29 AMRA Bowling Green, KY May 5-6 AHDRA Carolina Spring Nitro Nationals, Rockingham, NC May 19-20 AHDRA- Northeast Nitro Nationals- Atco, NJ June 9-10 AHDRA- Ohio Bike Week Nationals, Summit Racing…

Brancaccio Inducted into Hometown Hall Of Fame

Reigning champion in the American Motorcycle Racing Association, Larry “Drum” Brancaccio has been enshrined in the Nutley, N.J. Hall of Fame. Among those enjoying Brancaccio’s remarks are U.S. Senator Frank A.Lautenberg, a 1941 Nutley High School graduate; Scoutmaster and adventurer…

Keith Browne Thrills Nitro Nationals Crowd Setting a New World Record on Mickey Thompson Tires

Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels congratulates Keith Browne for a stunning performance in the Jim McClure Nitro Nationals presented by The Carolina Harley-Davidson® Dealers Association, Oct. 8-9, at Rockingham Dragway. In the qualifying round, Browne thrilled the crowd in…

Hawaya Racing Nitro Harley Blog

On Tuesday prior to the AHDRA final event of the year, the crew of Hawaya Racing headed to “the Rock” in preparation for the Fall Nitro Bike School. 9 riders and 12 crew chief/members attended the school, including our first…

Frank Capone Continues Second Season Success with AHDRA

Frank Capone came into the Jim McClure Nationals presented by the Carolina-Harley-Davidson Dealers Assoc. at Rockingham Dragway in the Piedmont area of N.C. in the sixth spot nationally.  His goal, after winning Pro Rookie of the Year in 2010, was…

Verl “Smitty” Smith VSR4VETS-Biker’s Choice 2011 Season Wrap UP

Verl “Smitty” Smith has taken the VSR4VETS-Biker’s Choice Pro Street powerhouse to a  top 5 in the nation although competition opportunities were a little slimmer this season. As the economy continues to crunch, racers tighten their belts and racing budgets.  Although…

Horne Doubles In Rockingham

Douglas Horne applied an exclamation point to an already spectacular season Sunday with a pair of national records and a double-up victory in the Jim McClure Nitro Nationals presented by the Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealers Association at Rockingham Dragway. Horne swept…

Harley Road Tour Will Be at AHDRA Jim McClure Nationals, Oct 7-9

As the Screamin’ Eagle Performance Parts Championship Series prepares for our upcoming national event at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, N.C., there is excitement in the air.  We are pleased to announce that Harley-Davidson Motor Company will be among the list…

Viper Powersports Announces: Colbert Seagraves Joins Viper Motorcycle Company as VP Racing Operations

Viper Powersports Inc (OTCBB: VPWI), designer and manufacturer of Viper Motorcycles, announced that Colbert Seagraves has joined the Viper management team as VP Racing Operations. Colbert’s background includes R.J. Reynolds Sports Marketing, Team Manager at Junior Johnson & Associates (Driver:…

Verl Smith Featured in April Issue of American Iron

Verl “Smitty” Smith has started off the 2011 season by having his AHDRA Pro Street racer  ready for the dyno , the races and the race season is still around the corner. Smitty is the first to admit that without…

Pippin Scores Fifth AHDRA Dragbike Championship

AHDRA Pro Mod Racer Junior Pippin has been virtually unstoppable for the last three seasons. With another title added to his resume in 2006 Junior Pippin has become one of the most successful AHDRA racers of the new millennium. Pippin…

Huffman Wins Fifth Dragbike Championship in Three Years

In 2006 AHDRA standout bracket racer Donnie Huffman won two champions in a single season for the second consecutive year. Prominent AHDRA sportsman Donnie Huffman’s drag racing career is like a fine wine.  It keeps getting better as time goes…

Rick Moore Wins Pro Dragbike Championship in Rookie Year

Some try for an entire lifetime to win a national championship.  Rick Moore did it in his very first year as a Pro. After a stellar season that included six wins, two runner-ups and a quarter-mile ET record of 7.13…

2006 AHDRA Dragbike Special Recognition Awards

Mac Tools Sportsman Wrench of the Year     Bob Drapp Mac Tools Pro Wrench of the Year     Dale Nungesser Sportsman Rookie of the Year     Douglas Horne Pro Rookie of the Year     Jim Fagan AHDRA Lady of the…

Romine – Take Two – Nitro Harley Dragbike Championships

Mike Romine’s early to mid-season consistency earned him a second straight AHDRA Nitro Harley championship. It’s good to be king. When Mike Romine won the opening round of this year’s AHDRA series in Gainesville, Fla. he effectively began 2006 the…