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Locked in Tight Points Battle, Larry “Spiderman” McBride in Search of Championship at ManCup Season Finale

After more than four decades in the sport of dragbike racing and 17 championship titles won, one may question if Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride has the same zeal and enthusiasm he did as a younger man. The…

Larry “Spiderman” Runs Career Best 255 MPH Speed and Wins Rockingham

There is a new speed king in motorcycle drag racing. Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride knew his Trim-Tex-backed team needed to be on its game heading into Rockingham Dragway, Sept. 23-24, to defend a slim five-point lead over veteran Sam Wills in the ManCup…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Ian King Anticipating Rockingham

Following the huge disappointment of the rained out Memphis TN event the Gulf Oil Drag Racing team made the long trip to the inaugural Galot Motorsports Park event in North Carolina with hopes for better luck than the season had…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Rides Slim Point Lead Into Penultimate ManCup Dragbike Race

With just two races to go in the ManCup dragbike series, Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride enters this weekend’s race at Rockingham Dragway, Sept. 23-24, locked in a tight championship battle with veteran Sam Wills.  A mere five…

Larry McBride and Dave Vantine Reflect on Record-Breaking Weekend in the IDBL, Eye World Records Oct. 6-8

The excitement continues to build for the upcoming IDBL DME Fall Nationals from Maryland International Raceway, Oct. 6-8, where world records could fall.  Top Fuel Motorcycle fans were treated to a show for the ages at the IDBL Bike Fest…

Dragbike Community Asking for Prayers for Injured Nitro Harley Racer Dean Comunal – Update

Update – Thursday 8:00 PM – Dean Comunal’s girlfriend Susan Adina writes, “Dean is out of surgery and resting comfortably. The dcotors finally felt comfortable with the healing progress of the organs and damage they were so closely monitoring, to…

Matheson Wrestles Croc at Hidden Valley and Sets New Top Fuel Motorcycle Track Record

Multiple Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion, Chris Matheson has taken home a much sort after Crocodile Skull Trophy and a Thunder 400 Christmas Tree, after the Nitro Voodoo Team efforts at Darwin’s Hidden Valley “Nitro Up North” meeting last weekend…

Larry McBride and Dave Vantine Make Motorsports History With Quickest Side-by-Side Dragbike run

July 29th, 2017 will serve as a footnote in the history of motorcycle racing. At the IDBL WPGC Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway, Top Fuel legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine re-wrote the record book with the quickest…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Takes Pole and Runner-Up Finish at Galot

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 16-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride knew his team would be put to the test under the hot summer sun at the ManCup MTC Nationals, July 15-16, from Galot Motorsports Park in South Dunn, N.C.  In the team’s…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride to Debut New Look on his Trim-Tex Top Fuel Motorcycle at Galot

ManCup Top Fuel Motorcycle point leader and 16-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride is ready to get back to work at this weekend’s, July 15-16, MTC Nationals, from beautiful eighth-mile track, Galot Motorsports Park in South Dunn N.C.  The legendary racer will debut a new…

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Set for Territory

Australia’s current Number 1 Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson and his Nitro Voodoo Team are making final preparations for the Nitro Up North season opener in Darwin later this month.     Matheson said he was eager to continue…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Makes History with 4th Austrailian Title

Chris Matheson and his Nitro Voodoo Team have made Australian History taking out their fourth Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Drag Racing Championship. Matheson is the first to succeed in achieving the milestone and will go down in Drag Racing history…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Qualifies No. 1 Prior to Memphis ManCup Rainout

It’s a young season for the 16-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride, but so far the veteran is pitching a perfect game. The season’s only blemish is a rainstorm which washed out the ManCup Blues City Bash from…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Ian King Ready for Memphis After Strong Performance in Valdosta

The Gulf Oil Dragracing team of Top Fuel Motorcycle pilot Ian King started kicked off their 2017 season at the Manufacturers Cup season opener at South Georgia Motorsports Park, Valdosta GA. With the team operation based out of the impressive…

Larry McBride Takes ManCup Points Lead into Memphis Blues City Bash

With the level of competition in Top Fuel Motorcycle on the rise, 16-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride knows every round win is important and coveted. The Spiderman will ride his ManCup points lead into the Blues City Nationals from Memphis International…

Dragbike Legend Terry Kizer Preparing for Top Fuel Motorcycle Debut, Talks About Visionary Ideas

With multiple championships, records and a successful and innovative business, the great Terry Kizer has certainly accomplished enough in the sport of dragbike racing to be considered a legend. From the genesis of his dragbike racing career back in 1978,…

Chris Matheson Sets Sights on Top Fuel Dragbike Winternational Finals

Chris Matheson and his Nitro Voodoo Top Fuel Motorcycle Team have continued to dominate the 400 Thunder Australian Championship, racking up yet another race final appearance last weekend at Sydney Dragway. Matheson said he was a little nervous when he…

Top Fuel Dragbike Legend Larry McBride Wins Season-Opening Race

You could say it’s familiar territory. Top Fuel Dragbike legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride began his 39th season of racing the way he has begun so many – with a trip to the winner’s circle. The 16-time champion swept through the…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Ready to Begin 39th Season of Top Fuel Dragbike Racing

It’s time once again.  Another season of Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racing is here. Few have been involved in any type of motorsports, or any competition for that matter, longer than 16-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride, who has been racing a…

Chris Matheson Set to Run Santo’s Super Thunder Down Under on Top Fuel Dragbike

Australia’s quickest man on two wheels has been quietly working behind the scenes with his Team to perfect his Nitro Voodoo Top Fuel Motorcycle. Matheson said “we have had a couple of wins in the Thunder 400 Series Championship points…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Peter Svensson Update

No dragbike racer has ever been quicker than Top Fuel Motorcycle pilot Peter Svensson, who  recorded a 5.709 seconds at Tierp Arena, Sweden, in Q2 on the afternoon of August 24, 2012.  But where has he been? Since a trip…

European Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Ian King Hoping To Run Entire 2017 U.S. Season

2016 was a momentous year for Ian King and his King Racing – Gulf Oil Drag Racing team. Another record setting 10th FIM European Championship was won, and in doing so Team Principal and rider Ian King became the most…

Swedish Super Twin Bike Rider Per Bengtsson and Tommy Grimes Team up

Swedish Super Twin Bike rider Per Bengtsson has teamed up with the 16-time NHRA Wally winner Tommy Grimes to ride the famous parallel twin “the Beast” during the 2017 season. Grimes, who made an European debut at the Tierp Arena…

Chris Matheson’s Nitro Voodoo Top Fuel Motorcycle Takes Out Santo’s Summernationals

Chris Matheson and his Nitro Voodoo Team have won two from two Top Fuel Championship rounds at Sydney Dragway, the latest at the 400 Thunder Santo’s Summernationals on Saturday 21 January 2017. Matheson said “it was a week of ups…

Mitch Brown Announces Dennis Bradley’s 2017 Top Fuel Motorcycle Team

Longtime motorcycle drag racing veteran Mitch Brown is realizing a dream. “I’m very happy to announce the formation of the new Dennis Bradley Racing Top Fuel Motorcycle Team,” Brown said. The team owner is Dennis Bradley from Pine Bluff, Ark.…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Ian King Gets Magazine Coverage

The 10 time European Championship and now World Land Speed Record holding Gulf Oil Dragracing team enjoyed extensive coverage in the press this month with the publication of the latest editions of Fast Bikes Magazine and Fast Facts. Fast Bikes…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chris Matheson wins IHRA 400 Thunder East Coast Nationals in Australia

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

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

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

Top Fuel Harley Dragbike Legend Larry “Drums” Brancaccio Passes

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

Peter Geiss Wins Ray Price Top Fuel Title at the Rock

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

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

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

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Ian King Secures 10th European Championship

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

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Captures First Victory on New Motorcycle

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

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

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

Silver for Ian King in NitrOlympX

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

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

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

More Top Fuel Motorcycle Fives, Another Win for Dave Vantine

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

The Sturgis Celebration Lives On

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

Jay Turner Wins IHRA Nitro Harley Championship Despite Not Qualifying

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

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…

After Taking New Bike to First Final, Larry “Spiderman” McBride Makes Triumphant IDBL Return at Maryland International Raceway, July 29-31

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s first back-to-back race weekends got off to a successful start at the ManCup HTP Nationals from Memphis International Raceway, July 23-24, where McBride took his new, state-of-the-art “Star” to its first final round.…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Set to Begin First Back-to-Back Stretch with New Bike

After debuting a new motorcycle for the first time in more than 20-years, 2016 has been a season of milestones for Top Fuel dragbike legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride. McBride’s new “Star” has already captured its first five-second run and pair…

Chris Hand to Undergo Back Surgery, Likely to Miss Remainder of Season

Top Fuel veteran Chris Hand will undergo lower back surgery on Friday July, 22nd. The procedure will likely cause the pilot of the “Redneck Express” to miss the remainder of the season.  Hand remains optimistic and is not ruling out…

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…

Ian King’s Record Breaking 5 x 5’s

The Gulf Oil Top Fuel Motorcycle Dragracing team kicked off their new season in style with consistency of the highest order, a new European Record and an event win to take an early lead in the 2016 FIM European Dragracing…

Bob Malloy Win IHRA President’s Cup Nationals Fueled by Sunoco

Bob Malloy set the IHRA elapsed time national record on his way to the winner’s circle at the IHRA President’s Cup Nationals from Maryland International Raceway, June 17-18. After defeating Jake Stordeur in the first round, he posted a 6.204-second…

McBride Scores Star’s Second Round Win, Applauds Longtime Friend Chris Hand’s Victory

For Top Fuel legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s team, this past weekend marked another positive step forward; another race with a five-second time slip and a round win. Heading into the ManCup DME Nationals in Rockingham, N.C., June 10-12, 15-time Top…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Working Hard in Preparation of Star’s Second Race, Signs New Sponsor

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 15-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride is making some final adjustments to his beloved motorcycle “Star” before he enters it in only its second ever race,  The ManCup DME Summer Nationals, June 11-12, from Rockingham Dragway. “I…

Gulf Oil International Extend Agreement with King Racing

The Gulf Oil International Group has announced an extension to its agreement for multi European Champions and Record Holders King Racing to manage the operations of the Gulf Oil Top Fuel Motorcycle Dragracing team in 2016. In an exciting year…

Larry and Steve McBride Making Valuable Use of Downtime Between Races

The machine shop at 15-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champions Larry and Steve McBride’s Newport News-Va. speed shop has seen almost daily use following the debut of the brothers’ new nitro dragbike at the ManCup Spring Cup in Valdosta, Ga., April…

IDBL WPGC Bike Fest and Elmer Trett Top Fuel Shootout Confirmed Racers – July 29-31, MDIR

The Mickey Thompson IDBL series is poised for a record-breaking, can’t-miss, exhilarating event when it does something it has never done before by hosting a full-field, Top Fuel import and Harley Shootout dedicated to late legend Elmer Trett at the…

IDBL Top Fuel Shootout Dedicated to Legendary Elmer Trett, July 29-31 at MDIR

The Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League (IDBL) is poised to do something it has never done before when it hosts an exhilarating, ground-pounding Top Fuel Import and Harley Shootout at the tour’s marquee event,  the WPGC Bike Fest from…

Top Fuel Import and Harley Shootout Added to IDBL WPGC Bike Fest, July 29-31

The 2016 IDBL Season off to a Record Setting Start Exciting $10,000 Top Fuel Import/Harley race added to the WPGC Bike Fest Race The Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League (IDBL) is poised to move to the next level by…

Shield Bright Coatings Top Fuel Harley Team Optimistic First Outing

The Shield Bright Coatings, Top Fuel Harley Team, had an optimistic first outing on April 8-10, at the MANCUP Exoticycle Roaring Toyz, Spring Cup race. The event, held at the prestigious South Georgia Motorsports Park near Valdosta, Georgia is the…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Successfully Debuts New Top Fuel Motorcycle at Spring Cup

Imagine spending more than seven years of difficult, precise labor crafting a masterpiece, only to rip it all back apart shortly after it’s finished. Welcome to the demanding, unforgiving world of Top Fuel Motorcycle and team Larry “Spiderman” McBride. After…

Larry McBride Debuts “Star” with a Five and a Win, Sam Wills Gets First Event Win on New Bike

It was an exciting weekend at the ManCup Spring Cup from Valdosta, Ga., April 8-10. Larry “Spiderman” McBride successfully debuted his new motorcycle with a five-second run and a win in round No. 1. Veteran Sam Will and crew chief…

The Debut Looms – Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s “Star” is Born

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride hasn’t remembered being this busy in a long time. As his 38th season of racing quickly approaches the 15-time champion is using every possible second to prepare and finalize what is considered by…

Larry McBride’s New Leathers – Epic Epidermis Ready for War

With the season opening Exoticycle, Roaring Toyz, 2016, MANCUP, event presented by Vance & Hines Racing, less than a week away; Larry McBride will be relieved to know his latest leathers are race ready.  This epic new epidermis for America’s…

Australia’s Quickest Man Targets ANDRA Finals

Australia’s quickest man on two wheels, multiple-time Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle champion and national record holder Chris Matheson, has his sights firmly set on the ANDRA finals in early April. Matheson said, “We trail by a handful of points, however,…

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…

Mike Beland to Race Nitro Harley with Don Johnson sponsored by Shield Bright 2016

Nitro Harley Top Fuel pilot Mike Beland will race in all the 2016 MANCUP races sponsored by Shield Bright, of West Palm Beach, Florida. Mike has inked a deal with Shield Bright and will pilot DJ’s T/F bike for all…

6.30s Not Good Enough For Top Fuel Racer Chris Matheson

The upcoming BlackAdda Top Bike double round of the Santos Super 3 Extreme 400 Thunder Series is expected to deliver! Current National Record holder with a 6.04 at 241.8mph (389kph) Chris Matheson said, “we set the National Record at Willowbank…

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…

Chris Matheson Chasing 4th Australian National Drag Racing Championship after Nitro Max Win

With three consecutive Australian Championships under his belt and multiple National Records, Chris Matheson has his sights on number 4. With one round remaining in the ANDRA Series to decide the Championship, Matheson said it just can’t come quickly enough.…

Tommy Grimes Remembers Ray Price at one of the Most Sentimental Races of his Career

Sometimes the most memorable and sentimental races have little to do with what happens on the track. Two-time defending NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series champion Tommy Grimes of Winston-Salem, N.C. was moved to tears at the Carquest Auto Parts Nationals…

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…

Sponsor Steps Up to Help Australian Motorcycle Drag Racing Class

BlackAdda have teamed up with IHRA 400 Thunder Series & Willowbank Raceway to sponsor the Top Bike category at the Santo’s Super 3 Extreme event, to be held over the Easter weekend on 25th & 26th March 2016. BlackAdda Director…

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…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride New Bike Testing Numbers Revealed

15-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride was very pleased with his new motorcycle’s debut performance. On its very first pass it went 3.94 at 195 mph followed by a stellar 3.82 at 205 mph “We are very happy. We are…

McBride Smokes Tire in Final Test Pass, Vantine Runs 3.98 1/8th

Top Fuel motorcycle standouts Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine wrapped up successful preseason testing at Orlando Speed World in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 22-23. After making passes for a day-and-a-half, the duo was rained out on Tuesday afternoon. “We wanted to make more runs…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Successfully Debuts New Motorcycle in front of Jay Leno

After seven years of arduous, precise labor Larry “Spiderman” McBride and his team debuted what many consider the world’s most technologically-advanced Top Fuel motorcycle. At a drag strip in Florida, the 14-time champion, an icon of motorcycle drag racing debuted the bike…

Top Fuel Motorcycle University – Team McBride Produces Record-Setters

Learning to race a nitro methane-fueled, 240-plus mph Top Fuel Motorcycle is daunting and unforgiving.  A mistake could be a matter of life and death.  Few individuals are even willing, or brave enough, to take the task on. Top Fuel…

Chris Matheson Makes Top Fuel Motorcycle Championship Intentions Clear

Australia’s quickest man on two wheels has made his 2016 Championships season intentions clear. Matheson a multiple Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion has been testing his new Top Fuel Motorcycle since late last year and is already getting results. Matheson…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride 2016 Schedule

Make your plans to see 15-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride in person this season. With McBride debuting a brand new, state-of-the-art motorcycle, more than seven years in the making, and rolling out an exciting new look and…

Chris Matheson Breaks 15-Year Old Track Record at Australian Nationals

Multiple Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson shined at the Australian Nationals at Calder Park Raceway in Melbourne last weekend. Matheson top-qualified with a 6.662, then beat rival Chris Porter clocking a 6.587 in the final to Porter’s 7.05.…

Tommy Grimes Seeking Ride in 2016, Stunned at Retirement of Ray Price Racing

The past few months have been an unmitigated emotional roller coaster for talented Nitro Harley racer Tommy Grimes. After another dominant season, Grimes, 47, Winston-Salem, N.C.  and his team embraced the euphoria of garnering a second-consecutive NHRA Harley-Davidson Top Fuel…

Chris Matheson Ominous in Top Fuel Motorcycle

Australia’s quickest man on two wheels has sent a clear message to his competitors at the opening round of the new Thunder 400 Series at Perth in December 2015. Matheson a multiple Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion has not raced…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s Cause of Near-Career Ending Explosion Revealed

At the IDBL U.S. Nationals from Atco, N.J., on Sept. 13, Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride suffered a near-career ending explosion while engaged in a wild, on-and-off the throttle, tire-smoking match race with Dave Vantine. Initially the team…

Ray Price Motorcycle Drag Racing Team Announces Retirement

The motorcycle drag strip dominated by the Ray Price Motorsports Racing Team will go quiet with the official announcement of the team’s retirement. In recent years, Ray Price Racing won back-to-back championships in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Harley-Davidson…

Exciting Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Trim-Tex Race Program Starting to Take Shape

It’s all coming together. In early December at the Performance Racing Industry show from Indianapolis, Ind., 15-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride announced an exciting, new partnership with longtime sponsor Trim-Tex Drywall products. At the time the agreement…

Dave Vantine says Larry McBride’s Fire Hit Close to Home, Vantine Aiming for 5.60s in 2016

It was like a bad dream. Sunday of the IDBL U.S. Nationals from Atco, N.J., Sept. 13, 2015 is a day that will forever stand out in the careers of 37-year Top Fuel Motorcycle veteran Larry “Spiderman” McBride and his…

Dragbike Legend Ray Price Passes at Age 78

It is with a great measure of sadness Cycledrag.com reports the passing of one of the true pioneers and icons of the sport of dragbike racing, Ray Price. According to spokesperson David Chatham, Price, 78, died in his sleep Wednesday…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Trim-Tex Announce Major Sponsorship for 2016, Two-Bike Team Coming

After suffering a near career-ending explosion, 2015 is a year Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride is happy to put behind him. Now the 15-time champ has reason to eagerly count down the days until the start of the 2016 season. McBride…

Dave Vantine’s 5.77 Among World’s Quickest Top Fuel Motorcycle Runs

David Vantine and the Canadian/American Vantine Nitrosports Top Fuel motorcycle team continues to rise in the echelon of Pingel Top Fuel history, running a 5.77 at 239 mph to win the Kibblewhite/Mann Hill Garage Manufacturers Cup World Finals at South…

Larry McBride Reflects on Unusual Season, 15th Championship and Teases Major 2016 Announcement

Drag racing sure can be unpredictable. Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride was recently reminded. In his 37 years of racing McBride has never had a season quite like 2015.  The veteran racer suffered a near-career ending explosion, won a…

Could Dave Vantine’s 5.77 Have Been Even Quicker?

Dave Vantine sure knows how to end a season on a high note. In just his third full year aboard a daunting and unforgiving Top Fuel Motorcycle, Vantine became the third quickest two-wheel nitro racer ever with a stellar 5.77…

Larry McBride Comments on Dave Vantine’s 5.77 at ManCup World Finals
The dragbike world is still abuzz over Top Fuel Motorcycle racer Dave Vantine's 5.77 final round performance at the ManCup World Finals from Valdosta, Ga. Nov. 13-15. The stellar run moves Vantine up to No. 3 on the list of…
Dave Vantine Runs 5.77 to Defeat Sam Wills in ManCup Final

A big congratulations to third-year nitro racer Dave Vantine, who recorded a jaw-dropping 5.77 in the final round of the ManCup World Finals from Valdosta, Ga., Nov.15, to defeat Sam Wills. The stellar run moves Vantine up to No. 3…

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…

3×5=a Great Top Fuel Motorcycle Weekend for Dave Vantine

David Vantine scorched Maryland International Raceway’s quarter mile in Budds Creek with three 5 second passes in Top Fuel exhibition match races against local hero Bob “Opie” Malloy. It was a near mirror image of the Vantine Nitrosports team’s performance…