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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,…

A Bit of Indy Car Comes to Nitro Harley

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

Larry McBride Returns to Action With “Blue”

Dragbike racing fans have not seen the last of one of the sport’s most famous and accomplished motorcycles. Top Fuel legend and 14-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride planned to retire his storied and iconic 21-year-old motorcycle following the season opening…

Korry Hogan and Team Alwine Return to Competition at the HTP Performance Man Cup in Memphis

It’s race week for the Korry Hogan – Alewine team as they eagerly prepare for their season debut at the Manufacturers Cup HTP Performance nationals (June 19-21st) in Memphis, TN. While the team recently tested at US131 Motorsports Park two…

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

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

Larry “Drums” Brancaccio’s Surgery Successful Following High Speed Crash

Nitro Harley dragike legend Larry “Drums” Brancaccio, 57, of Nutley, N.J. underwent successful surgery to repair fractures sustained during a high speed crash May 29th at the IHRA Nitro Jam at Cordova International Raceway, in Cordova, Ill.  After an impressive…

Larry “Drums” Brancaccio in Stable Condition Following Top End Accident

Larry “Drums” Brancaccio was involved in an accident after running off the end of the drag strip during the second round of Nitro Harley qualifying Friday night at the Nitro Jam Summer Nationals at Cordova International Raceway in Cordova, Ill.,…

Nitro Harley Qualifying Results From IHRA Nitro Jam Summer Nationals

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

Video of Ian King’s 5.83

Check out a clip of European Top Fuel Motorcycle racer Ian King’s career best 5.83 at 232 mph at Santa Pod Raceway.

APE Jay Shares an Elmer Trett Story

As many of you know, APE and Trett Racing were hooked up from the first time he came out west with the Kawasaki until that fateful day in Indy. During that decade plus, virtually everything APE produced for the Kawasaki…

Hawaya Racing First Nitro School of the Year Recap

This past week, HRP held the first Nitro Bike School of 2015. This was our first outing since restructure of the school programs inception in 2010. Two riders and their crew personnel met at our facility in NC for the…

Australia’s Chris Matheson Looking for Top Fuel Record

Australia’s quickest man on two wheels will be attempting to set another Australian record, however, this time on his Nitro Harley V-Twin at the upcoming Winternationals.  Matheson holds the outright Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Record on his Four Cylinder Nitro…

Brian and Ann Johnson – a Dragbike Marriage, Together Forever

By all accounts, Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Brian Johnson and his supportive, loving wife Ann were inseparable.  The tight-knit couple was so close and in such unison, perhaps it’s apropos they passed within a month of one other. Ann left…

Larry ‘Spiderman’ McBride to Attend British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Gala Awards

The news about the VIP guest list for the 2015 British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) Gala Awards Dinner at the Savill Court Hotel, Windsor Great Park, on November 21st 2015 just keeps on coming. Following announcements about the…

Terry Kizer to Race a Top Fuel Motorcycle

There is more good news for fans, racers and supporters of the Top Fuel Motorcycle class.  A category, which some feared was headed for extinction after the collapse of the economy a few years back, has been significantly solidified with…

The Story of Sam Wills’ Top Fuel Motorcycle Five in Testing

On April 28th Top Fuel Motorcycle racer Sam Wills entered the desirable, rare and precious five second zone with a swift 5.97 at 243 mph during a test session at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston, Texas. It’s an accomplishment of a lifetime…

Spiderman’s “Blue” Not Through? Steve McBride Comments

Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s crew chief and brother, Steve, let it be known before the ManCup Spring Nationals, April 10-12, with the team’s new bike nearing completion, Valdosta would likely be the last race for the Spiderman’s beloved and record-setting motorcycle…

IHRA Palm Beach Nationals Nitro Harley Qualifying

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

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

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

IHRA Nitro Harleys Headed to Palm Beach International Raceway

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

IHRA Nitro Harley Points After Bradenton

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

Chris Matheson Wired For Top Fuel Motorcycle Success

After starting on a high winning Round One of the Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Championship earlier this year, Multiple Australian Champion and current National Record holder Chris Matheson has come back to Earth with a thud. Matheson said “we basically…

Remembering Top Fuel Motorcycle Legend Brian Johnson – 1948 to 2015

It was with a large measure of sadness that on April 13th, 2015 I read of the passing of British Top Fuel motorcycle drag racing legend Brian Johnson, via social media.  I had to read and re-read the posting to…

Keith “Scooter” Kizer Comments on the Passing of Brian Johnson – Calls Him UK’s Elmer Trett

Keith “Scooter” Kizer served as the president and guiding force of AMA/Prostar from 1989 to 2006.  Kizer worked closely with Top Fuel racer Brian Johnson, who unexpectedly passed away earlier this week. “Brian Johnson was the Elmer Trett of the…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Legend Brian Johnson Passes

Brian Johnson, a legend of Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racing has unexpectedly passed away. Cycledrag.com sends its deepest condolences to all of Johnson’s friends and family.   On Facebook, Top Fuel Motorcycle racer Ian King wrote, “We just heard the…

Last Race for Larry McBride’s Legendary “Blue” Top Fuel Motorcycle?

When a collegiate wrestler finishes a marvelous career with a victory, he often leaves his shoes in the middle of the mat and walks off for the final time. Perhaps Larry “Spiderman” McBride should leave one of “Blue’s” massive Mickey…

Help Design Larry McBride’s New Top Fuel Dragbike Paint Scheme

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 14-time national champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride needs your creative input. McBride is inching closer to debuting his much-anticipated, state-of-the-art, nitro-fueled dragbike. McBride and his brother Steve encountered several obstacles to overcome in constructing the one-off machine,…

Larry Brancaccio Teams up with Jims

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

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

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

Larry McBride Recalls Humorous Jim Kizer Story

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of his respected friend, longtime AMA/Prostar top-end official Jim Kizer. So often, McBride relied on Kizer and his watchful eyes. Kizer was there to take…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Rescues Jack Hammer

Legendary 14 time Top Fuel AMA Motorcycle Champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride to the Rescue. After winning Round One of the Australian National Drag Racing championship, Nitro Harley rider and Multiple Australian National Champion Chris Matheson needed some clutch spares in…

Matheson’s Noisy Bar Stool !

After a win in Round One of the Pro-Series Australian Drag Racing Championship, Multiple Australian Champion and current Record Holder Chris Matheson is hoping to back up his Nitro Slam winning performance. Matheson a Brisbane based Top Fuel Motorcycle racer…

Jay Turner Wins IHRA Nitro Jam Opener

The first race of the 2015 International Hot Rod Association’s Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series season now is in the record books. Fans at Southwestern International Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., were treated to an exciting show as Mike McIntire (AMSOIL…

Capone Ready to Step Up to Top Fuel

Team HeadBlade and Capone Racing are ready to announce their 2015 Drag race schedule. During the winter break after numerous phone conversations resulting in a trip to the sunny South to test ride for Tracy Kile’s Bad Apple racing’s Top…

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

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

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

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

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Inspired by Bluebird

Australian Multiple Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson has taken out the first round of the Australian National Drag Racing Championship at Kwinana Perth Motorplex. Matheson said he had inspiration from English land and water speed record holder Donald Campbell,…

Dave Vantine Season Wrap-Up

David Vantine and the Pollard Nitrosports team finished off 2014 with a consistent, if not earth-rotating, weekend at the Manufacturers Cup World Finals at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta. The yellow, Greg Pollard-built Top Fuel motorcycle outlasted Sam Wills…

Ray Price Racing Wins 2014 NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series Championship

After capturing the teams fifth NHRA win at Mission Raceway Park back in September, the Akea/Ray Price Racing team was excited about their chances of winning the championship. The team prepared for the upcoming NHRA Las Vegas final by competing…

Johnny Vickers Becomes First NHRA Pro Fuel Champion

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

Larry McBride Earns 14th Championship and New World Record

One event after one of the most frustrating outings of his career, Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride rebounded with one of his best.  McBride exited the Motec MANCUP World Finals from Valdosta, Ga., Nov. 14-16 with his 14th championship…

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen to Visit MANCUP World Finals

On the weekend of the fastest, quickest, motorcycle drag race of 2014, MTC Engineering will host a gathering of the elite eight members of the official “MTC 5 Second Club” during the running of the MANCUP World Finals. On November…

Rain Silences Nitro Harleys at The Rock

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

Ron Gledhill Motorcycle Drag Racing Ready for Vegas

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

Jay Turner Wins Memphis, Mike Scott Wins Championship

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

McBride Endures Thrash of his Career at MIROCK Fall Nationals, Still Puts on a Show

At some point, nearly every drag racer experiences one of those trying, demoralizing weekends where nothing seems to go right.  For some it occurs multiple times a season. Larry “Spiderman” McBride, a 12-time world champion and multi-time record holder has not had many downers…

Grimes Faces 220 MPH Nitro Harley Shark Attack

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

McBride and Vantine Aiming for More Motorcycle Drag Racing History at MIR

The last time Top Fuel dragbike racers Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine met at Maryland International Raceway history was made. At the WPGC Bike Fest, July 25-27, the duo produced motorcycle drag racing’s first side-by-side five second pass when McBride accelerated…

King Wins 8th European Dragbike Championship

The Gulf Oil Dragracing – Grand Prix Originals continued their amazing win record in the FIM European Championship when rider Ian King clinched his 8th European Championship at his home track of Santa Pod Raceway, UK, and the team’s third…

Motorcycle Drag Racing’s “King” of Mosten

The Gulf Oil Dragracing – Grand Prix Originals took time out from their European Championship schedule to participate in the unique Mosten Raceday in Ørsted, Denmark. The event staged by the British and American motorcycle club Mosten MC is a…

Ray Price Racing Travels to Canada’s West Coast to Capture Fifth Win

Ray Price racing traveled all the way to Mission Raceway in Mission, British Columbia, Canada, to attend the eighth race in the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series this past weekend. The team tested on Thursday to prepare the 1,000 horse…

McBride and Vantine Enthrall Atco Fans

When MIROCK motorcycle drag racing booked Top Fuel superstars Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine for a three-event match race series in 2014, the idea was to put on the best show possible for the fans. After the penultimate nitro…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Returns to Fabled Atco Raceway

The address 1000 Jackson Rd, Atco, N.J., is a footnote in the history of motorcycle drag racing. For decades Atco Raceway’s U.S. Motorcycle Nationals was arguably the world’s premiere dragbike race. It’s where AMA Prostar was born in 1989. Throughout his…

Gulf Oil Top Fuel Motorcycle Drag Racing Tame German Track

The Gulf Oil Dragracing – Grand Prix Originals team headed to the penultimate race of the 2014 FIM European Dragracing Championship with some trepidation. Despite its status as the biggest event on the European tour with an estimated 50,000 spectators…

Freddie Robbins Wins Top Fuel at Amsoil WMDRA Sturgis Nationals

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

WMDRA Sturgis Motorcycle Drag Racing Recap

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

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

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

Two Weeks of Dragbike Dominance for Larry “Spiderman” McBride

Facing back-to-back races 750 miles apart can be a challenging experience. Top Fuel Motorcycle virtuoso Larry “Spiderman” McBride made the most of the arduous work and travel it took to pull off consecutive race weekends. After winning a match race series and recording…

Ray Price Racing Collects Fourth Win in Columbus

If there was ever a time when everything just worked in their favor, it was at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at National Trail Raceway for the Buckeye Fuel Wars event. From the time the team made their…

2 x 5 = Top Fuel History at MIR

For the first time ever at a Mickey Thompson MIROCK Superbike Series event, Top Fuel motorcycles took to the meticulously prepped quarter mile at Maryland International Raceway. It was the WPGC Bike Fest this past weekend, July 25-27, and while…

McBride Comments on Producing Dragbike Racing’s First Side-by-side 5 with Vantine

Drag racing history was made at the MIROCK WPGC Bike Fest at Maryland International Raceway, July 25-27. Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride and sophomore nitro racer Dave Vantine mesmerized fans with the sport’s quickest side-by-side pass during a…

Shocking Scare for Top Fuel Racer Chris Matheson

Multiple Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson took the full brunt of a freak accident in Round 5 of the Australian Pro-Series Championship, held at Hidden Valley Dragstrip in Darwin over the weekend of 11-12 July. Matheson received a full…

Team HeadBlade/Capone Racing Headed to Ohio

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

Gulf Oil Dragracing Breaks Record, Take Honors in Finland

The Gulf Oil Dragracing – Grand Prix Originals team headed to the second race 2014 FIM European Dragracing Championship calendar with a slim Championship lead and with the comfort of an unusually optimistic weather forecast. The `Nitro Nationals’ were hosted…

Mike Scott Leads IHRA Nitro Harley Qualifying on Friday in Cordova

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