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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…

MIR’s WPGC Dragbike Fest goes NITRO!

What makes the most anticipated event on the motorcycle drag racing and culture calendar better? Nitro! For the first time ever at a Mickey Thompson MIROCK Superbike Series event, Top Fuel motorcycles will light the sky and rotate the earth…

WMDRA Introduces Motorcycle Drag Racing 101 for Media

The Western Motorcycle Drag Racing Association (WMDRA) is excited to add a Drag Racing 101 clinic to their popular drag racing school at Sturgis, to be presented exclusively for members of the press and media. Race School Director Mark E.…

Exciting Nitro Harley Category Takes Stronghold in IHRA

With interest in motorcycle drag racing dwindling in some areas of the country, the sport needs all the support it can get. Fans of Top Fuel Harley-Davidson dragbike racing were left to lament when the AHDRA (All Harley Drag Racing…

Cowden Wins IHRA Rocky Mountain Nationals

Damian Cownden, from Victoria, B.C., won the Drag Specialties Nitro Bike category, meeting up with Nate Gagnon, from Qualican Beach, B.C. in the final. Gagnon, who won IHRA’s most recent race in Grand Bend,Ontario just two weeks ago, had the…

Ray Price Racing Captures Third NHRA Nitro Harley Win

Whenever Ray Price Racing brings the 1,000 horsepower Top Fuel Harley Akea Express, the crowds are always in for the ride-of-their-lives. And at the NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series event at Bristol Dragway, the team certainly did just that…

Vintage Top Fuel Drag Bikes Come To St. Johns

For more than three decades, the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. Johns has showcased some of America’s finest vintage cars. This year, they’ll also be showcasing some of the country’s finest vintage motorcycles. Not just any motorcycles but Top…

Nitro Vodoo Top Fuel Dragbike Heading to Croc Country, 75 Hours of Driving

Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson and his Nitro Voodoo Team are preparing to travel across the outback North from their Brisbane base in Queensland to Hidden Valley, Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. Matheson said the trip is…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s New Top Fuel Dragbike Comes to Life

After over five years of incredibly thoughtful and meticulous labor, Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s new, cutting-edge, mostly handmade motorcycle is nearly complete. In early June the beastly 1,200 horsepower-plus motor fired-up for the very first time. “It sounds sharp,” McBride said.…

All Hawaya Racing Final in Bristol

Hawaya Racing Team headed to Bristol, Tennessee this past weekend for the NHRA Lucas Oil Screamin Eagle Series race presented by Harley Davidson Motor Company. Johnny Vickers in his fourth NHRA event this year, was riding the #1 school bike,…

Capone Racing Stepping up to Nitro Dragbikes

Team HeadBlade and Capone Racing are no strangers around the drag strips of America. After racing for almost a decade, winning championships, setting and re-setting records in The Street, Pro Gas and Pro Mod classes, yep, it’s happening—NITRO NITRO NITRO.…

McBride Wins Home Track East Coast Cup With a 5.84

Prior to the final round of the East Coast Cup at Virginia Motorsports Park, June 20-22, Larry “Spiderman” McBride and his crew put what they deemed to be a low-5.90 tune-up in the 12-time champion’s record-breaking Top Fuel dragbike. The…

Nitro Voodoo Top Fuel Dragbike Takes the Gold at the Winternationals

Australia’s quickest Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson has taken the Gold Christmas Tree at the 40th Australian Winternationals held at Willowbank in Queensland, Australia last weekend. Matheson, Australian Multiple Champion was ecstatic after the win. My Team are the…

Team Half Fast Dragbike Racing Rumbles to the Final at The Rock

The Discount Tire-Lucas Oil-Wheels Through Time-Sponsored Sportster raced hard and fast to the Final Round at AMRA’s Nitro Nationals at The Rock in Rockingham, North Carolina on June 1, 2014. The Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, North Carolina…

Team HeadBlade Dragbike Racing Goes Red in Rockingham

Well, the shiny new graphics on the Team HeadBlade/ Capone Racing rig did look awesome in the pits, even when the puddles were up to the axles. Mark Godin, crew chief, and Capone pulled out last season’s new and improved…

Ian King’s Top Fuel Dragbike Takes Point Lead

Following the Gulf Oil Dragracing – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel team success at the opening round of the USA Championship in June they headed to the opening round of the 2014 European Championship `Main Event’ at Santa Pod Raceway,…

Cox Moves to Fourth in Nitro Harley Dragbike IHRA Points at Rockingham Dragway

After not competing in the first two International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Nitro Jam Series events of 2014, Mark Cox on the No. 41 Romine-prepared Harley-Davidson has managed to climb to fourth in the point standings in the Nitro Harley…

World’s Quickest and Fastest Harley Dragbikes at The Rock This Weekend

The world’s quickest and fastest Harley-Davidson motorcycles, including the national record-holding Top Fuel bike of Harley legend Ray Price, descend on Rockingham Dragway this weekend for the American Motorcycle Racing Association’s All-Harley Nitro Nationals. An international lineup of bikes and…

Janette Thornley and Her Harley Dragbike Headed to the Rock

Dream Chaser Racin’s, Janette Thornley and her Harley Dragbike have kicked off her third season, running just fine and getting stronger each event. After four events, she has two finals appearances. Thornley says, “We’re really pleased with our first few…

Nitro Harleys Return to Rockingham Dragway

May 31-June 1st is when track owner Steve Earwood will welcome back the Harley Nation to Rockingham Dragway for the AMRA Nitro Naitonals. This weekend you can see hear and smell nitro and ground pounding smoking burnouts. This all-Harley Davidson…

Frank Capone to Show New Trailer and Revamped Dragbikes at the Rock

Team HeadBlade/Capone Racing with Frank Capone are in transit with shiny new graphics on their Team HeadBlade race rig. Anything else new? We think you’ll be surprised as Capone pulls out last season’s new and improved Pro Gas and Pro…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Up For Winters Redemption

Australian Multiple Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion and National Record holder Chris Matheson and his Nitro Voodoo Team are aiming to right his wrongs after red lighting at the recent X Champs in Sydney earlier this month. Matheson said s#*t happens,…

IHRA Nitro Harley Points Tighten

IHRA’s closest competition this season resides in the Nitro Harley ranks as Louisiana rider Randal Andras sits atop the standings with three others hot on his heels. Reaching the semifinals in every race this season with one win, Andras currently…

Ian King Begins Top Fuel Motorcycle Title Defense

The Gulf Oil Dragracing – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel Motorcycle team start their defense of their 2013 European Championship Crown at the season opening Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway, UK this weekend. Along with the usual members the…

Nitro Harley Dragbike Racer Larry “Drums” Brancaccio “Locked Up”

Drums Brancaccio made some strange moves this weekend at Rockingham Dragway. from sliding down the wall on Saturday to stopping at half track to leaving early. Larry, Drums, Brancaccio of Bammer Racing out of Nutley, NJ is completing with the…

Weber Grills and Harley-Davidson™ Team Up for Big Burger Battle

To announce their new partnership with Harley-Davidson, Weber-Stephen Products LLC, the company that ignited the backyard grilling revolution more than 60 years ago, is kick-starting a burger competition that invites grillers to submit their best burger recipe for a chance…

Matheson’s Top Fuel Dragbike Sees Red in Sydney

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson was eliminated with a red light at the X Champs at Sydney Dragway last weekend. In an eventful round of the A.N.D.R.A. Championship, Matheson, along with most of the field of 10 Top…

Rupert, Hoerner, Turner, Maroney, Larsen top qualifying at IHRA Palm Beach Nationals

Up until the final pass of the night, it was beginning to look like another Goforth, DeFlorian showdown in Mountain Motor Pro Stock.   That was until Todd Hoerner pulled to the line.   With teammate Cary Goforth and rival…

Bammer Top Fuel Harley Racing Ready for IHRA Night of Fire

Larry “Drums” Brancaccio of Bammer Racing is flying solo this weekend at Moroso Motorsports Park, near West Palm Beach, FL. BUT he is NOT alone. Brancaccio’s crew was unable to attend the IHRA Night of Fire celebration, but Drums couldn’t…

Ray Price Racing Nitro Harley Captures Second Win in a Row

The Ray Price Harley-Davidson drag race team captured its second win in a row this past weekend as part of the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series at Royal Purple Raceway, Houston, TX as part of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag…

Valdosta Was a Fairytale Weekend for Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Ian King

In what was a truly transatlantic team effort, the Gulf Oil Dragracing Top Fuel team in conjunction with John and Dea Morgan Racing and BlackCat Motorsports made history at the opening round of the 2014 Manufacturers Cup event at South…

Huge Top Fuel Dragbike Showdown Forthcoming in Australia

The upcoming X Champs at Sydney Dragway is shaping up to be a big Top Fuel Motorcycle showdown, with an oversized field of Top Fuel Motorcycle entries, all vying for the title. Perth-based Mark Drew will make the long haul…

Mark Cox Collects Back-to-back Nitro Harley IHRA Wins 12 Years Apart, Rides Record Books

Mark Cox wants to win an IHRA championship.   Over the past several years the 55-year-old North Carolinian has won championships in just about everything on two wheels, but an IHRA title and, more importantly, a Top Fuel Harley title,…

King Moves Up on All-time Quickest Dragbike Racer List

Top Fuel Motorcycle racer Ian King secured the final spot of the eight-member, MTC 5 Second Club with a personal best of 5.87 at the 2014 Spring Cup in Valdosta, Ga. King also cracked into the top-five on the all-time…

IHRA Nitro Harley Dragbikes Preparing for South Florida

It is known throughout the drag racing world as one of the fastest, most pristine tracks in all of racing. And now, the International Hot Rod Association’s best racers will travel to Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR) for two thrilling…

Vantine’s Explosive Top Fuel Motorcycle Weekend

David Vantine and the Pollard Nitrosports team rolled into the Manufacturers Cup Exoticycle/Roaring Toyz Spring Cup race at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta with the expressed aim of collecting the last jacket remaining in the MTC 5 Top Fuel…

Ray Price Racing Captures First Win of 2014 NHRA Harley-Davidson Dragbike Racing Series

The Ray Price Harley-Davidson drag race team captured its first NHRA Harley-Davidson Dragbike Racing Series win at Virginia Motorsports Park, Dinwiddie, VA as part of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on April 4 – 5, 2014. With the…

McBride Records Low Elapsed Time at the Cup, Advances to Semis

Top Fuel Dragbike 12-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride was the quickest of the more than 500 motorcycle racers at the MANCUP Spring Nationals, April 11-14, from South Georgia Motor Sports Park in Adel, Ga. During Friday night qualifying McBride seized…

Ian King Wins Top Fuel Motorcycle at The Cup and Joins 5 Second Club

Congratulations to Ian King who won Top Fuel Motorcycle at the MANCUP, April 11-13, from Adel, Ga., with a run of 5.87 at 225 mph to defeat Chris Hand in the final.

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Begins 36th Motorcycle Drag Racing Season with a 5.79

Top Fuel Dragbike legend and 12-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride began his 36th season of motorcycle drag racing in style. In Friday night qualifying at the MANCUP Spring Nationals, April 11-14, from South Georgia Motor Sports Park in Adel, Ga.,…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride to Begin 36th Season of Top Fuel Dragbike Racing

Top Fuel Dragbike legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride is poised to begin his 36th season of motorcycle drag racing at this weekend’s MANCUP Spring Nationals, April 11-14, from South Georgia Motor Sports Park in Adel, Ga. McBride will run the entire ManCup series…

Jay Turner Leads IHRA Nitro Harley Dragbikes into Bradenton

If there is one thing to be said for the upcoming IHRA Southern Nationals at Bradenton Motorsports Park it is this – fans can bet on history being made.   Coming off of two record-breaking weekends to start the 2014…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Drag Racer Chris Matheson Set to Light Up Santos Super 3 Extreme

Multiple Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Dragbike Champion and National record holder Chris Matheson and his Nitro Voodoo Team plan to excite the fans at the upcoming Santos Super 3 Extreme Drag Race event on 18-19 April at Willowbank Raceway in…

Memorable weekend ends in record fashion in San Antonio with new IHRA world records

– Big crowds, great racing and a tremendous show were only part of the storyline coming out of this past weekend’s IHRA San Antonio Nationals presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports at San Antonio Raceway.   Two records fell by the…

Randal Andras Wins IHRA Nitro Harley in San Antonio

Randal Andras collected the win in Nitro Harley over Jay Turner in an upset-filled bracket. Andras qualified near the top of the field in second, but Turner saw two poor runs turn into a spot in eighth on the ladder.…

Mike Scott Takes the IHRA Nitro Harley Pole in San Antonio

In Nitro Harley, Mike Scott once again took the lead, blasting through the traps with a 6.402, 221.35 to lead the two-wheel class. Randal Andras was second with a 6.816, 158.06, followed by Steve Dorn, Rickey House and Mike Pelrine.…

PMRA Dragbike Racing Announces New Competitive Class – Nitro Pro Dragster!

PMRA dragbike racing is pleased to announce that Pingel Enterprise has signed on to be the Class Sponsor of the newly formed PMRA Nitro Pro Dragster Harley Class for the 2014 season! We are super excited to have Pingel expand their…

Tommy Grimes Rockets Nitro Harley Dragbike to a 6.190 at 235 mph

The Ray Price Harley-Davidson drag race team launched the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series with impressive runs at Royal Purple Raceway in Texas on March 7 – 9 to start the teams 2014 race year. The Akea / Ray Price…

Famous International Top Fuel Worthy Drag Strip Sold, Tierp Arena

International drag racing news broke from Sweden, the magnificent facility known as Tierp Arena, located 120 kilometers from Stockholm, Sweden was sold at auction today for 20 million SEK (Swedish Kronor).  The principle purchase was accomplished by Mr. Cemoni Ohlsson…

IHRA Nitro Jam Series Top Fuel Harley Racing Set for Exciting Season

On the weekend of March 21, 2014, the Top Fuel Harley racing season for the IHRA Nitro Jam series will commence in Tucson Arizona at the Southwestern International Raceway, under the banner of the IHRA Southwestern Nationals, presented by Good…

Johnny Vickers Nitro Harley Takes Pole in Texas

Hawaya Racing Team headed to Baytown, Texas weekend before last, for the NHRA Lucas Oil Screamin Eagle Series race presented by Harley Davidson Motor Company. Johnny Vickers in his first NHRA event this year, was riding the #1 school bike,…

More Bike Week Updates From Larry “Spiderman” McBride

Top Fuel Dragbike legend and 12-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride is serving as the master of ceremonies for the the annual Brute Horsepower Shootout and the 2nd annual Bike Build off at the Wyotech Daytona campus in Ormond Beach, Fla. …

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Hosting Wyotech Horsepower Shootout

There isn’t a motorcycle racer who knows more about horsepower than the “Spiderman” Larry McBride, who has won a staggering total of 12 Top Fuel Motorcycle championships and set a bunch of records along the way. This week the Spiderman…

The Birth of the “Modern Era” Top Fuel Motorcycle

While evolution implies a continual movement in one forward direction, it can mean returning to where you began if that proves better—which is exactly what happened with Top Fuel motorcycles. When Marion Owens’ twin-engine Harley-Davidson didn’t win at Bowling Green…

Tom Caldwell Retires from Motorcycle Drag Racing after 50 Year Career

Tom Caldwell of OLD GUYS DO RULE RACING is retiring from ownership of his Pro Gas Harley-Davidson dragbike program. After racing for some 50 years and Pro Gas/Pro Stock Harleys for the last 28 years, including winning 4 National Championships,…

Ian King and Gulf Oil Dragbike Team to Compete in The U.S.

The Gulf Oil Dragbike racing – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel team are pleased to announce that they will be competing in the opening round of the premier series for motorcycle dragracing in the USA, the Manufacturers Cup. The Exoticycle…

Janette Thornley and Dream Chaser Racin’ Ready for 2014 Dragbike Season

Dream Chaser Racin’s, Janette Thornley is excited to kick off her dragbike third season on March 7 in Houston Texas where she will compete at the Royal Purple Raceway in the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series.   “I can feel the knots in…

Dave Vantine to Match Race Larry McBride at Three MIROCK Events

Top Fuel Motorcycle competitor Dave Vantine will match race his mentor Larry “Spiderman” McBride at three MIROCK events this season. The duo will compete at Maryland International Raceway, July 25-27 and Oct. 3-5, and at Atco Raceway in N.J., Sept.…

Larry McBride to Run Three MIROCK Events and Full ManCup Schedule in 2014

  Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s 36th year of drag racing will be unlike any he has had before. For the first time in his career the 56-year-old, 12-time champion will race at the widely popular MIROCK series.…

Top Fuel Motorcycle 1000’ Drag Racing: When is now?

If we value human life as much as we do this sport, it’s time we rethink where to put the finish line when Top Fuel motorcycles are on the drag strips.  Top Fuel motorcycles that once covered the ¼ mile…

Alwine Racing Top Fuel Motorcycle Debut at PRI

On Thursday, December 12, 2013, at 9:30am, the doors will open to the annual Performance Racing Industry show, held in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As it has since 1986, the racing industry will view the latest in “what’s new” for high performance…

Photos of Larry McBride’s New Top Fuel Motorcycle

Top Fuel Motorcycle 11-time champion, Larry “Spiderman” McBride is getting closer to unveiling his brand new, state-of-the-art nitro dragbike. “We are almost done,” McBride said. “I’m getting really excited. This bike uses a lot of new technology.” One of the…

Dale Nilles and Punisher Racing Finished with 4 Dragbike Championships

Dale Nilles finished the weekend with a win and the championship for the Manufactures Cup Series. Dale won 2 of the events summer and fall and runner up in the spring event, giving dale 304 points to win this year’s…

Dream Chaser Dragbike Racing – “We’ve come a long way, baby!”

Not only did Janette Thornley and the Dream Chaser Dragbike Racin’ team go a lot of miles to race, but they came a long way in performance.  Although the team didn’t bring home a win during the last three appearances…

The Top Fuel Motorcycle Battle in Bradenton – One for the Dragbike Record Books

The much vaunted Battle of Bradenton, a clash of Top Fuel motorcycle titans took place just a week ago at the Bradenton Motorsports Park, track in Bradenton, Florida. The hype and close to a half a million dollars in track…

Larry McBride Wins International Top Fuel Dragbike Showdown and 12th Championship

Who is the quickest and most tenacious Top Fuel dragbike racer in the world? Fans sought the answer at one of the most highly anticipated international Top Fuel motorcycle confrontations ever, the Man Cup Haltech World Finals from Bradenton, Fla.,…

Chris Matheson Back in The Saddle after Top Fuel Motorcycle Crash

  Three time Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion returned to the scene of one of the more spectacular high speed crashes in history earlier this month to compete in the Australian Nationals. Matheson had been recovering since his 231 MPH…

2014 Harley-Davidson Dragbike Schedule

2014 Harley-Davidson Dragbike Schedule March 7-9 NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series-Royal Purple Raceway, Houston, Tx March 21-22  IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series Southwestern-Nationals  SW International Raceway, Tucson, AZ March 28-29  IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series San Antonio Nationals-San Antonio…

The Battle of Bradenton, a clash of Top Fuel Dragbike Titans

  On Friday, November 8th, 2013, at a drag strip located in Bradenton, Florida in the USA, a clash of Top Fuel motorcycle teams will occur.  The two quickest Top Fuel motorcycles on planet earth will meet for the first…

Dave Vantine’s Rapid Transition to a Top Fuel Dragbike

When college football players transition into the NFL, many express how it’s an overwhelming challenge, adapting to how much quicker the game moves at the highest level. Longtime dragbike racer Dave Vantine is saying the same thing about his recent…

Hawaya Nitro Dragbike School a Huge Suceess – Two Classes Set for 2014

On Tuesday prior to the AMRA final event of the year, the crew of Hawaya Racing headed to “the Rock” in preparation for the Fall Nitro Bike School. 9 riders and 4 crew chief/members attended the school, including 1 female…