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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…

Larry McBride Back to Work, New Perspective on Safety after Accident

It’s been a rough month-and-a-half for Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride following his devastating, high-speed, fiery explosion at the IDBL Orient Express U.S. Nationals from Atco, N.J., Sept. 13. After being confined to his house for several weeks…

Dave Vantine Explains the Road to a Personal Best 5.88 Run

The IDBL Fall Nationals from Maryland International Raceway, Oct. 16-18 was an event to remember for talented, third-year Top Fuel racer Dave Vantine. The Hamilton, N.Y.-native moved up to sixth on the all-time quickest list with an astounding 5.88. Vantine was…

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…

Larry McBride Confined to Home While Wounds Heal, Valdosta Unlikely

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride has been confined to his home for the past week under doctor’s orders. The 14-time Top Fuel champion continues to recover from burns to his lower body sustained at the IDBL Orient Express…

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…

Larry McBride’s Burns Worse than Initially Thought, Likely to Miss Season

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride received some unfortunate news that the burns he sustained during a wild explosion at the IDBL U.S. Nationals from Atco, N.J., Sept. 13, 2015 are worse than initially thought.  McBride’s burns have been…

Jim Doyle Injured in Top Fuel Harley Crash

On Sunday, Sept. 20, just after 2:30, Jim Doyle of Springfield, Mass. was injured when his AMRA F/B Fuel Harley crashed at New England Dragway in Epping, NH. Jim was at the track testing in preparation for some important races…

McBride Walks Away From Frightening Top End Explosion and Fire, Historic Motorcycle Finished

It was a day at the races no one will ever forget. The 14-time Top Fuel motorcycle champion, Larry “Spiderman” McBride, and his talented and experienced crew have over 100 years of racing experience combined.  They’ve seen just about everything.…

McBride and Vantine Poised for Entertaining Top Fuel Battle at Historic U.S. Motorcycle Nationals

Most veteran motorcycle drag racers get sentimental and can’t help reminiscing when it’s time to race the famous South Jersey launchpad late in the season. Just about everyone has fond memories there. The Orient Express U.S. Nationals from Atco Dragway,…

Still Influential and Greatly Missed – Elmer Trett

It has been over 19 years since, arguably, the most prominent and esteemed motorcycle drag racer tragically lost his life while competing at the 1996 NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, Ind. Today, Elmer Trett’s tremendous influence and legacy is still…

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…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Gains Costly Rockingham Victory

When it comes to winning, many racers live by the cliché, “whatever it takes.” Four motors, three drive chains, three sprockets and a whole pile of broken parts was the price of victory for 14-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman”…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Returns to Rockingham

Top Fuel Motorcycle 14-time champion Larry “Spiderman” will make his return to the famous Rockingham, N.C. dragstrip for the first time in over 20 years for the Manufacturers Cup DME Nationals, Aug. 22-23. “It’s been a long time,” McBride said.…

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…

McBride and Vantine Sacrifice Equipment to Excite Maryland Top Fuel Motorcycle Fans

Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine’s exciting Top Fuel Motorcycle match race battle at the WPGC Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway, July 24-26, was a lot like a demolition derby. There was smoke, fire, sparks, lots of noise, a…

McBride and Vantine to Begin Exciting Top Fuel Motorcycle Match Race Series

During last year’s three-event match race series between Top Fuel legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride and impressive third-year nitro racer Dave Vantine, many would agree, the real winners were the fans. The talented duo brought the crowd to its feet and…

Ian King’s Top Fuel Motorcycle Team Impresses at Goodwood, UK

Following the The Gulf Oil Dragracing team’s inaugural and award winning appearance at the 2013 event they were unable to accept their invite last year due to a clash of racing commitments. However there were no such issues this year and…

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…

Larry “Drums” Brancaccio Continues to Improve Following Nitro Harley Crash

Larry “Drums” Brancaccio continues to recover from an accident where he ran off the end of the drag strip during Nitro Harley qualifying at the Nitro Jam Summer Nationals at Cordova International Raceway in Cordova, Ill., May 29. The dragike…

Dave Vantine Looking to Build on Strong Memphis Numbers

The HTP Performance Man Cup Nationals from Memphis, Tenn., June 20-21, proved to be a challenging event for riders and tuners in all categories.  The scorching hot sun, high humidity and temperatures in the mid-90s had elapsed-times down and engines…

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…

Larry McBride and Crew Endure Memphis Heat for First Win of the Season

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride is in his 37th year of professional drag racing. He’s done it all. Yet he still cherishes each coveted event victory as if it’s his first. It’s appropriate considering it’s certainly not getting…

Chris Hand Blows Cylinder off in Memphis

The following is a weekend blog from the HTP/Motec Manufacturers Cup, June 20-21 by Chris Hand crewman Dick Boxell. Boxwell writes; The crew for this race consisted of crew chief Sharon Hand, Steve Legendre and his son , Dick Boxell,…

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…

Chris Matheson’s Jack Hammer Top Three in ANDRA Championship

Chris Matheson’s Top Fuel Nitro Harley Team ended the Australian National Championship season in third position on 203 points, some eleven points behind closest rival Chris Porter on 214. Matheson said, “it had been a real challenge to us all…

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…

Ian King Impresses at Season Opener

Following the amazing run of success for the Gulf Oil Dragracing – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel team in the FIM European Championship, hopes were high for continued success at this, their home track of Santa Pod Raceway, UK. However,…