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For Sale – The Quickest Dragbike in the World

Jimmy “The Hulk” Brantley is taking a hiatus from racing and putting his 5.80-proven Top Fuel dragbike up for sale. 2005 AMA/Prostar Top Fuel Champion Jimmy Brantley has decided to sell his Cycle Specialist/McBride-built record smashing nitro Kawasaki.  Last November…

McBride Victorious at AMA/Prostar Opener

Larry “Spiderman” McBride added yet another win to his impressive resume at the AMA/Prostar Bikeweek Nationals.  Here, McBride gives us some insight into the season-opening race and brings us up-to-date on Jimmy Brantley. Larry “Spiderman” McBride, seven-time AMA/Prostar Top Fuel…

Malloy, Turner and Ellis Shine at AHDRA Opener

Persistent rains forced AHDRA officials to cancel the Friday night and Saturday pro qualifying sessions. On a beautiful sunny race day Bob Malloy captured his first AHDRA Top Fuel win since 2001, G-Squared rider and Pro Gas winner Chip Ellis…

Armon Furr’s Most Valuable Tool – His Father

After winning the 2006 AHDRA Pro Fuel Championship, Armon Furr says his greatest asset in the pits isn’t in his tool box, or the laptop in the trailer – it’s his father After a tremendously successful championship season in AHDRA…

Pippin Scores Fifth AHDRA Dragbike Championship

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

Huffman Wins Fifth Dragbike Championship in Three Years

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

Top Fuel Dragbike Crewchief Steve McBride Hospitalized

On Tuesday December 5th crew chief and brother of multi-time AMA/Prostar Top Fuel champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride, Steve McBride underwent an emergency surgery to have his appendix removed. The operation was a success and after spending a few days in…

Rick Moore Wins Pro Dragbike Championship in Rookie Year

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

Romine’s Less Aggressive Top Fuel Dragbike Tune-ups Pay Off in 2006

Mike Romine won back-to-back AHDRA Top Fuel championships by learning to ignore his desire to go faster. Consistency wins championships – It is that drag racing cliché which best sums up Mike Romine’s second consecutive title run in 2006. Romine…

Kile Finishes Strong

Nitro Harley racer Tracy “The Bad Apple” Kile assembled a successful late season charge that helped him to land the No. 6 spot in the  competitive AHDRA points chase and post a career best 6.27 in October. After a dismal…

2006 AHDRA Dragbike Special Recognition Awards

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

Romine – Take Two – Nitro Harley Dragbike Championships

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

McBride on Dragbike Championship No. 7 – “This one is the sweetest.”

“Hello, this is the fastest man in the world and I need to talk to the quickest man in the world?” That’s how the conversation started when newly-crowned seven-time AMA/Prostar Top Fuel champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride called Jimmy “The Hulk”…

Steve Speaks on Top Fuel Dragbike Weekend

An interview with Team Spiderman crew chief Steve McBride following the team’s record performance at the AMA/Prostar National Finals, Nov. 3-5, 2006. CycleDrag – Your team recorded an astonishing nine five-second runs, and Jimmy Brantley ran the quickest pass ever. …

Monumental Top Fuel Dragbike Weekend for Team Spiderman at Prostar Finale

Team Spiderman put on a show at the AMA/Prostar finale that won’t soon be forgotten. Larry “Spiderman” McBride earned an unprecedented seventh career Top Fuel championship and teammate Jimmy ‘The Hulk” Brantley recorded the quickest dragbike run to-date with a…

McBride Fueled by Racing – A Profile on the World’s Quickest Dragbike Racer

“I love the thrill. I love the rush.” – Larry McBride It takes a courageous and tenacious type of individual to throw a leg over a 240-mph, nitro-guzzling Top Fuel motorcycle. Six-time AMA/Prostar champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride has been piloting…

Rain Halts Record-breaking Harley Race at Cecil County

There’s no question the Northeast was the place to be for making horsepower during the last weekend of September.  The NHRA Pro Stock motorcycle field was the quickest ever in Reading, Pa., and just an hour south in Rising Sun,…

Jay Turner Doubles in Virginia Nitro Categories

The true mark of excellence and consistency for any drag racer is to win two classes at the same event. Typically, although rare, the feat is accomplished by sportsman racers competing in index classes and ET. However it’s even more…

Takeshi Shigematsu Runs Quickest Nitro Harley Pass Ever

It was during the opening round of qualifying at the AHDRA S&S Jim McClure Nationals that Ehime, Japan-based Top Fuel rider Takeshi Shigematsu memorized fans with the quickest Nitro Harley run ever at 6.245 at 212 mph. “I knew we…

AHDRA to Pay Homage to the Late Jim McClure

One of the all-time greats of motorcycle drag racing will be honored this weekend at one of AHDRA’s most important events of the year. As the Screamin’ Eagle Performance Parts Championship Series prepares for the upcoming national event at Virginia…

Pole-sitter McBride runs first Atco Five – Gast and Stoll also No. 1

This year’s 40th running of the Orient Express US Nationals from Atco, NJ, includes everything that has made it one of the most popular races of the season – record smashing performances, beautiful South Jersey weather, and one of the…

McBride Anticipating Return to Atco

Five-time AMA/Prostar Top Fuel champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride is eagerly anticipating his return to the fabled Atco Raceway in New Jersey for the 40th running of the all-motorcycle US Nationals. “I’ve always loved Atco,” McBride said. “There is so much…