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Eperjesi Headlines PMRA Tulsa Results

Professional Motorcycle Racers Association (PMRA) ran its first race of 2020—and its first under new director Shannon Mendenhall—this past Saturday, June 27, at hot and windy Tulsa Raceway in Oklahoma. And right at the hit, Shane “Showboat” Eperjesi set the…

NHDRO Postpones to One BIG Weekend

Although NHDRO’s Mid-Season Sizzle at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana, this past weekend turned out to be more Drizzle than Sizzle, postponing it to a two-race, four-day weekend on July 30-August 2 creates a full-on hurricane of motorcycle drag…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride to Sit Out Man Cup Dragway 42 Race, July 11-12

Sidelined since November, Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride can’t wait for better days and a chance to climb back aboard his record-setting, 5.50, 264 mph “Star.” Unfortunately McBride says that opportunity won’t come at the upcoming Man Cup…

Pandemic Complications Force Team Vantine to Miss Man Cup Race at Dragway 42

It’s been a strange, difficult and confusing year for just about everyone in motorsports, including quickly-rising Top Fuel Motorcycle star Dave Vantine who tells Cycledrag he will be unable to attend the upcoming Man Cup race at Dragway 42 in…

Fireworks on the Dragstrip! AHDRA to Light Up Cordova

American-made V-Twin motorcycles and the leather-tough men and women who ride them will thunder to life, lift the front wheel, and lightning-strike to the finishline like an earthbound fireworks display. The long-awaited return of the beloved AHDRA American motorcycle drag…

XDA PFR Bike Fest at MDIR on July 24-26

The XDA is back at Maryland International Raceway located in Mechanicsville, Maryland with the 20th annual Platinum Fleet Repair Bike Fest on July 24-26, 2020!   The event features the Orient Express Pro Street class that run speeds over230 mph…

NHRA Northwest Nationals Cancelled

The Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals, originally scheduled for July 31–Aug. 2 outside of Seattle, has been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions in Washington state and King County that would not allow fans to attend the event. NHRA made this difficult…

Green Light for PMRA in Tulsa This Weekend

Professional Motorcycle Racers Association (PMRA) returns to the track this Saturday, June 27, at Tulsa Raceway in Oklahoma. New PMRA director Shannon Mendenhall looks forward to welcoming all racers old and new, and sharing with them his vision for the…

NHDRO Kicks Off Motorcycle Drag Racing Season

NHDRO’s previously named Mid-Season Sizzle gets it half-right—June 26-28 at Lucas Oil Raceway will totally sizzle! With a late start because of COVID-19 restrictions, the Midwest’s largest all-motorcycle drag racing series kicks off the season with the first big race…

PDRA Maryland Race Moves to Virginia With New Date

The Professional Drag Racers Association’s (PDRA) third race of its revised seven-race 2020 season is moving from Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) to Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP), series officials announced today. The PDRA North-South Shootout presented by Frederick Line-X, originally scheduled…

Full 4.60 Coverage From SDBA Tennessee Bike Rumble

Enjoy one of the most thrilling and unpredictable 4.60 nitrous motorcycle drag bike races we have ever seen as some of the best drag racers in the world compete in an emotionally charged 4.60 Father’s Day showdown from Round No.…

SDBA Tennesse Bike Rumble Delievers

The stars have aligned perfectly for the new Southeastern Drag Bike Association  (SDBA) to debut in stellar fashion. The series premier last month in Ringgold, Ga. marked the first all-motorcycle drag race since the pandemic shutdown, during a time when…

XDA’s FuelTech Superbike Showdown Cancelled Due to Weather

XDA’s FuelTech Superbike Showdown this weekend at Maryland International Raceway has been cancelled due to the weather. With 80% chance of rain forecasted for Friday and Saturday, and 50% chance on Sunday we feel that there will not be enough…

NHRA Roars Back To Action July 11-12

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will roar back into action at famed Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, July 11-12, with Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle competition in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing…

XDA Wednesday Weather Update

Jason Miller of the XDA passed on the following regarding this weekend’s FuelTech Superbike Showdown at Maryland International Raceway “This weekend’s event is ON SCHEDULE, and we are still watching the weather forecast for this weekend’s XDA event. The event…

Travis Davis Picks Up PDRA Carolina Showdown Victories

Even though he won the East Coast Nationals at GALOT Motorsports Park in late May, defending world champion Travis Davis wanted to make some changes to his Timblin-built Hayabusa for the Carolina Showdown. When those changes didn’t work, Davis returned…

Garner-Jones Leads Field at PDRA Carolina Showdown

A pair of past Pro Nitrous world champions highlighted Friday qualifying at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Carolina Showdown presented by ProCharger at Darlington Dragway. Two-time world champion Jason Harris qualified No. 1 in just his second race in…

XDA 2 Decades Strong, Racers Ready

The Xtreme Dragbike Association launches the 2020 season at Maryland International Raceway with the 3rd annual FuelTech Superbike Showdown on June 19-21, 2020. XDA is known as the premier sanction to showcase the quickest and fastest street bikes the world…

NHRA Pro Bike Battle Moves to Indy

The Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle event, which annual pits eight of the class’ best riders in head to head competition for a $25,000 winner payout, will take place this season at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals.…

XDA Makes Changes to the Bike Fest & Bike Bash in 2020

The year 2020 has thrown everyone a lot of curve balls due to COVID-19, but we all continue to adjust to the changes the best that we can and keep on rolling. We are excited to get our first XDA…

PDRA Welcomes Limited Spectators to Carolina Showdown at Darlington Dragway

After a number of long discussions with state and local government officials, the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) and Darlington Dragway officials announced today the series will be able to welcome spectators to the Carolina Showdown presented by ProCharger, June…

PMRA Race Cancelled at Thunder Valley

First the bad news: Professional Motorcycle Racers Association (PMRA) has decided to cancel it’s first race of the season, originally scheduled June 21 at Thunder Valley Raceway Park in Noble, Oklahoma.   Repercussions from a different race canceled by the…

NHRA Releases Revised Top Fuel Harley Schedule

After announcing a revised Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national event schedule yesterday, NHRA officials announced today the schedule for the Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Series. The revised schedule will consist of 10 total events for the…

Norwalk Cancels Its Season

Bill Bader Jr. of Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio shared the following on social media – While planning what was to be a standout season of racing at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, the Coronavirus hit. Our country…

NHRA Returns With Two Indianapolis Events in July, Updated Schedule

NHRA Drag Racing will return to the world stage in a major way in mid-July, relaunching its Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and associated programs with events on back-to-back weekends at famed Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. The two events…

Travis Davis Wins Season-Opening PDRA East Coast Nationals

A two-month delay was worth the wait for PDRA’s Travis Davis, as he opened the 2020 Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) season with a victory on his nitrous Suzuki.  The Pro Nitrous Motorcycle class had an unusually small field, with…

Travis Davis Leads First-Round Winners of Rain-Shortened Saturday at PDRA East Coast Nationals

The Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) was in the middle of professional class eliminations at the East Coast Nationals presented by FuelTech when a lengthy oildown and popup rain shower halted the action Saturday night. The race is slated to…

Norwalk Night Under Fire 2020 Canceled

Adding to what has been a tremendously disappointing year for motorsports fans, Cycledrag has learned Bill Bader of Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio has made the difficult decision to cancel one of the biggest independent drag races in the…

Friday Qualifying Rained Out at PDRA East Coast Nationals

Thunderstorms and rain showers kept racers in the pits Friday at the season-opening Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) East Coast Nationals presented by FuelTech at GALOT Motorsports Park. Race officials called off the day’s qualifying sessions later in the evening.…

XDA is On, MDIR Granted Permission to Race Without Spectatos

Maryland International Raceway has finally been granted permission by the St. Mary’s County Health Department to open and we thank them for working with us. XDA will officially kick off the season with the FuelTech Superbike Showdown at MDIR on…

XDA Set To Open Season June 19 – 21

The XDA heads back to Maryland International Raceway located in Mechanicsville, Maryland for the 3rd annual FuelTech Superbike Showdown on June 19-21,2020! The event features the Orient Express Pro Street class that run speeds over 230 mph in only 6-seconds!…

PDRA to Kick Off 2020 Season at East Coast Nationals

Almost two full months after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) 2020 season opener, the all-eighth-mile series is set to get back to racing at the East Coast Nationals presented by FuelTech this…

Remembering Motorcycle Legend William “Bill” Whisenant

Cycledrag.com thanks contributor Adam Weege for submitting this heartfelt tribute on a true innovator of motorcycle racing. Godspeed Bill Whisenant. As most of you have heard by now William “Bill” Whisenant passed away last Thursday due to health complications. If…

PDRA Releases Seven-Race Revised 2020 Schedule

Just over a week away from the delayed start of the 2020 Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) season, the series announced Wednesday night its revised schedule. Six other PDRA races will join next week’s East Coast Nationals presented by FuelTech…

Tentative Adjusted NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Schedule

Sources have revealed to Cycledrag.com the proposed schedule for the Pro Stock Motorcycle class if and when the NHRA can resume this season. There is a lot of uncertainty but the tentative plan is to have the motorcycles compete at…

Remembering Shawn Gann – 1978 – 2020

Enjoy our heartfelt tribute to drag bike racer and NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer competitor Shawn Gann who passed away on May 16th, 2020. In this video, courtesy of NHRA, we take a look back at his last win, Denver…

Shocker! Huff Claims First Electric Dragster 200 MPH Run!

If the electric age of motorsports wasn’t already here, experienced multi-discipline racer Steve Huff emphatically ushered it in with the first 200 mph electric dragster run at Tucson Dragway, Ariz., just after midnight, Thursday May 14. Huff’s 7.52 at 201.07…

PDRA Returning to Racing May 29-30 at GALOT Motorsports Park

As states begin to loosen restrictions set in place to control the spread of COVID-19, the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) is preparing to start its 2020 season, nearly two months later than planned. The PDRA East Coast Nationals presented…

Back to Racing! Drag Bike Racers Pack SDBA Debut in Ringgold, GA – Video Coverage

Enjoy some video coverage of the first all-drag bike race of the year, the debut of the Southeastern Drag Bike Racing Association from Brainerd Motorsports Park in Ringgold, Ga. Enjoy and share some video coverage to help your pandemic boredom.…

XDA Adjusts Championship Award Policy

In an open letter Jason Miller of the XDA wrote the following concerning his series’ championship structure Dear XDA Racers and Community, I hope everyone is safe and healthy as we all navigate through this pandemic and these challenging times.…

Back To Racing – Southeastern Drag Bike Association Kicks Off This Weekend

While most drag strips and sanctions in the country, and the world for that matter, are closed, the timing of the debut event for the Southeastern Drag Bike Association, the Custom Croz’s Cycles I-75 Classic at Brainerd Motorsports Park in…

AMAZING MPS / MTC May Discount

These clutches represent the state of the art in drag race motorcycle clutches. They are used by the quickest and fastest racers! Available for: Hayabusa, GSXR1000, and ZX14. The Gen 2 Clutch significantly reduces clutch lever efforts and yet improves…

NHRA Revised Schedule After June and July Cancellations

NHRA officials announced today that they are working with state and local officials as well as host tracks and teams on a revised Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, which will be announced soon. The season is expected to resume,…

NHRA Crew Chief Gary Stoffer on When NHRA Will Resume, What Covid Shutdown Means For Teams and Jianna Win

Join us for this in-depth interview with NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle crew chief Gary Stoffer who talks about what the shutdown has been like for his team, what it was like to get the news in the pits of the…

XDA & VMP Cancel MTC Summer Nationals on May 15-17

After careful deliberation and to remain compliant with Virginia’s continued stay at home order regarding COVID-19, the XDA & VMP have made the difficult decision to cancel the MTC Engineering Summer Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park on May 15-17th.  …

NHDRO Spring Fling May 15 – 17 Canceled Due to Covid 19 Shutdown

NHDRO’s Season Opener scheduled for May 15th-17th at Lucas Oil Raceway has been canceled due to COVID-19. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our racing community. Staying safe and your health is important to NHDRO! We are a…

The Holeshot Heard Around The World! Epic USA vs. England Top Fuel Motorcycle Final

It’s not often that a Top Fuel Nitro Motorcycle race comes down to a holeshot but that is exactly what happened when England’s Ian King lined up against American legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride at the Man Cup Finals at NHRA’s…

PDRA Postpones Mid-Atlantic Showdown at Virginia Motorsports Park

The PDRA Mid-Atlantic Showdown presented by Modern Racing, originally scheduled for May 7-9, is being postponed, series officials announced today. The Virginia Motorsports Park event is now the second PDRA race to be postponed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Man Cup MTC Nationals at SGMP Cancelled Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

Man Cup, together with South Georgia Motorsports Park canceled the MTC Nationals due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “The last five weeks have been unprecedented times for all of us” stated Man Cup Principal Jay Regan. “We were hoping to…

Motorcycle Drag Racing Mourns the Loss of Hayabusa Racer Shawn “F-Bomb” Welch

Cycledrag.com is saddened to report the sudden passing of nitrous HAYABUSA drag bike racer and all around great guy, Shawn Welch, who rode the popular “F-Bomb” no wheelie bar drag bike. As a tribute we will take you back to…

Harley Drag Bike Races in Rockingham Get New Dates

Spring Race Moves to summer, McClure Memorial to Nov. 13-15 in Wake of Pandemic Scrambling to adjust a 2020 racing schedule thrown into disarray by the coronavirus pandemic, Rockingham Dragway on Tuesday announced new dates for two of the sport’s…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Reveals What He Has Been Doing During Covid 19 Shutdown

62-year-old, 20-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride has been through many hardships throughout his long and storied career. There was the time he nearly lost his life in a high speed, top end crash in Gainesville, Fla. in…

2020 ZX10R vs. GSXR 1000 – Previewing Gadson vs. Moore

Enjoy this in-depth feature and your chance to vote on who will win this 2020 street tire motorcycle drag race grudge match – Rickey Gadson on the 2020 Kawasaki ZX10R vs. Chris Moore on the 2020 Suzuki GSXR 1000! We…

NHRA Releases Revised Top Fuel Harley Schedule

After announcing a revised national event schedule last week, NHRA officials announced today the schedule for the Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Series. The revised schedule will consist of 10 total events for Top Fuel Harley (the category…

XDA Opener, PFR Spring Nationals April 24-26 Cancelled

The XDA is ready for the 2020 racing season to start, but unfortunately, we must cancel the Platinum Fleet Repair Spring Nationals at Maryland International Raceway on April 24-26th. This event will not be rescheduled. This action has been taken…

Matt and Angie Smith Interview On Covid-19 Race Shutdown

The Covid 19 / Corona virus shutdown has affected millions, including professional race teams like the husband and wife NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle team of Matt and Angie Smith. In this video we catch up with the NHRA Pro Stock…

NHRA Extends Shutdown to June 5th, Updates Schedule

In consideration of the COVID-19 global pandemic, NHRA officials announced today revisions to the 2020 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The series is tentatively planned to resume June 5-7 with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.…

XDA Hoping to Hold Opener, PFR Spring Nationals, April 24-26 as Planned

The XDA kicks off the season at Maryland International Raceway located in Mechanicsville, Maryland with the 26th annual PFR Spring Nationals and Awards Ceremony on April 24-26, 2020! The XDA will provide it’s next Covid-19 update on Monday March 30th…

PDRA Postpones Season-Opening East Coast Nationals in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) has decided to postpone the series’ season-opening East Coast Nationals presented by FuelTech at GALOT Motorsports Park in Benson, N.C, series officials announced today. Originally scheduled for April…

NHRA Suspends Season At Least 30 Days

At this time, NHRA is suspending all NHRA drag racing for 30 days in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This suspension includes events at all NHRA-owned tracks and any NHRA-sanctioned events such as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Marc Ingwersen Debuting New Sponsor For 2020 Season

The NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle season opener may have been postponed but for rider Marc Ingwersen the exitement is still off the charts. Along with his JMI Racing Pro Stock Motorcycle team, the squad will introduce FMT, Inc. and their…

AMRA Opener In Orlando Remains On Following Gatornationals Postponement

As of Thursday evening the AMRA is on! Midday Thursday the NHRA announced the postponement of one of its biggest events, The Gatornationals from Gainesville Raceway, after days of standing firm that the race would go on as planned with…

Corona Concerns Postpones NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle and Other Classes at Gatornationals

In consideration of the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with the recommendation of the Florida governor, NHRA officials are postponing a portion of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. The sportsman categories contested on Thursday will complete competition this…

Andrew Hines Begins Quest For Pro Stock Motorcycle Title No. 7

Andrew Hines put together one of the most impressive seasons in Pro Stock Motorcycle history last season, and certainly enjoyed the best year in his remarkable career. In a year where nearly everything went right, Hines won half the races…

NHRA Introduces Wi-Fi For All at Gatornationals

After a successful trial at the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona this year, the NHRA Wi-Fi For All Zone will be featured at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., March 12-15. This is the next step in a…

Top Fuel 4 Cylinder to Return to NHRA? Larry McBride and Dave Vantine in Talks to Run Atlanta and Virginia

2020 is poised to be a monumental year in the annals of Top Fuel Motorcycle.  It’s a reunion that has been long overdue and asked for many times by fans of the world’s quickest and fastest motorcycles. Cycledrag.com is proud…

Chip Ellis to Return to NHRA on a Matt Smith Buell at Gators

Motorcycle drag racing veteran and seven-time NHRA winner Chip Ellis will make his return to the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class on a EBR Buell owned by Matt Smith at the season-opening Gatornationals, Mar. 14-17 from Gainesville, Fla. Three-time series…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Set For Season Debut at NHRA Gatornationals

History and a chance for glory at one of the most historic tracks on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series circuit is on the line at the 51st annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 12-15 at Gainesville Raceway.…

Three NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Riders to Watch In 2020

The NHRA’s 2019 Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) season didn’t disappoint as the competition was fierce. In 2020, fans of the sport should be excited since this season could be the most competitive yet. Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson rider,…

Air Dates and Times for Man Cup Finals on MAVTV!

Make sure to tune in or set the DVR as motorcycle drag racing gets exposure on national television on MAVTV Motorsports Network as part of the popular “On The Edge” series.  A total of three 30-minute shows were produced from…

Vreeland Back on Thornley’s Nitro Harley Hunting Arizona Win

As newest Top Fuel Harley Licensee Janette Thornley learns from teammate and mentor Rich Vreeland, Thornley takes her Dream Chaser Racin’ Top Fuel Harley team to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park to compete in this weekend’s NHRA Arizona Nationals.  …

Former PSM Racer Antron Brown Primed and Ready For Arizona

Last season wasn’t up to the usual impressive standards from Antron Brown, but you won’t find an ounce of discouragement from the three-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world champ. Coming off his first winless season of his career…

NHRA and Motorcycle Legend Terry Vance Announce NHRA Launch Program

The National Hot Rod Association along with Pro Stock Motorcycle legend Terry Vance and the Vance Family Foundation are happy to announce the official start of NHRA Launch Motorsports Careers, NHRA’s motorsports career portal.    NHRA Launch Motorsports Careers will…

Top Fuel Harley Racer Randal Andras Wins NHRA Lucas Oil Winternationals

Top Fuel Harley standout racer Randal Andras picked up where he left off in 2019. Andras, of Jay Turner Racing and winner of the 2019 season-ending U.S. Nationals from Indianapolis, Ind. Labor Day weekend twisted his throttle to a wild…

Fresh New Season of NHRA Top Fuel Harley Kicks Off In Pomona

Snow may be falling in the Northeast but it’s time to kick off a fresh new season of NHRA Top Fuel Harley racing in beautiful, sunny, warm Southern California. There’s something magical, charming and romantic about the inaugural start to…

Rich Vreeland to Enter Pomona, Janette Thornley to Continue Developmental Program

Newest Top Fuel Harley Licensee and Team Owner Janette Thornley will sit on the sidelines cheering on teammate Rich Vreeland during this weekend’s 60th annual Winternationals.   As rider Janette Thornley continues her Top Fuel Harley developmental program, she will…

Top Fuel Harley Great Doug Vancil Will Not Return in 2020

A Nitro Harley legend is hanging up the leathers. At least for the 2020 season anyhow. After finishing second in points in the NHRA Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley category for the past two seasons, multi-time champ Doug Vancil says…

More Than $160,000 Posted in 2020 XDA Drag Bike Racing Contingency Program

The XDA would like to thank Bates Leathers, Brock’s Performance, Cycle Concepts, DME Racing, MTC Engineering, Penske Racing Shocks, Vance & Hines, Voodoo Custom Motorcycle Components, and Worldwide Bearings for putting $160,000+ of extra cash and gift certificates in the…

Scrappers Racing to Miss the Lucas Oil NHRA WinterNationals, Will Start 2020 Season in April

The start of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is a little under two weeks away. As teams head to Las Vegas, Nevada for pre-season testing, Scrappers Racing remains in Brownsburg, Indiana preparing for a later start to…

An Inside Look at The Cajun Renaissance Man Jerry Savoie

You could call Jerry Savoie a motorcycle drag racer, alligator farmer, cattle rancher, boat launch owner, airplane pilot, entrepreneur or Doosan® equipment owner – and you’d be right each time. Jerry takes on no debt for his business, builds everything…

Kelly Clontz to Again Compete Under Steamfitters UA Local #602 Banner

With two full NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle seasons now under their belts, the husband and wife team of Kelly Clontz Racing has begun to showcase the invaluable partnership NHRA drag racing is able to provide. “We are thrilled…

Dennis “Nitro Menace” Announced Retirement From Drag Bike Racing

In a letter to the media Nitro Harley racer Dennis Fisher wrote –  The off-season has been one of reflection that has resulted in the decision to hang up the leathers and liquidate the race team. And no, this wasn’t…

World’s Quickest and Fastest Drag Bike Female Returns Home to Australia

The world’s quickest and fastest woman on two wheels, Sydney’s own Niki Zak (Niki Taube Zakrzewski), is set to return to Australia from the United States to race her Nitrous Oxide (Nos) Motorcycle next month. The US-based Australian will contest…

NHRA Announces Changes To Championship Countdown For Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pros

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship will see some new elements this year. Competitors in the premier series may earn their way into the Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s version of the playoffs, by one…

Australian Drag Bike Racers Shine in Round No. 7

The past weekend’s South Coast 660 at South Coast Raceway has provided a perfect start to 2020’s Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series action for more than 150 competitors.   The event marked round seven of the 2019/2020 Series and the…

Sportsman Standout Tony Mullen Announces Departure From Man Cup Series

There is sad news to report today on CycleDrag.com as one of the greatest drag bike racers of all-time, 12-time national champion and two-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle winner Tony Mullen has told us that he has sold both of…

Proof Foam Blocks Can Hurt at 230 MPH+, Dave Vantine Runs Career Best!

Enjoy a look at the daunting world of Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racing as the 4th quickest man in the world, second quickest in the United States, Dave Vantine crashes his Top Fuel Nitro Bike into a cone at 230…

Australian Sportsman Motorcycle Champion Looking For Back-to-Back Wins

2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Competition Bike Champion Tony Frost took out the victory at last month’s South Coast Nationals and now he is hoping to do it all again at this weekend’s South Coast 660 at the same…

NHRA Season Opener Quickly Approaching, Feb 6-9, Tii Tharpe Begins Three-Peat Quest

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series starts its 2020 season in memorable fashion, as the annual iconic opener, the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, will celebrate its 60th rendition Feb. 6-9 at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.…

Three Drag Strips Renew IHRA Sanctioning Agreements

The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and three premier drag racing facilities — Dragway 42, Maryland International Raceway and Palm Beach International Raceway — have renewed sanctioning agreements. Both Dragway 42 and Maryland International have strong ties to the motorcycle…

NHRA 2020 TV Schedule

FOX Sports and NHRA today announce the release of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series television schedule, highlighted by live FOX broadcast network coverage of four consecutive summer events, including the “Western Swing” (Denver, Sonoma and Seattle), as well…

Steve Reintjes Named NHRA Vice President of Broadcasting

Steve Reintjes, who has served as NHRA’s Coordinating Producer for the past two years, has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Broadcasting.   In his new role, Reintjes will continue to oversee the NHRA’s production of all…

Breaking Down Larry “Spidmerman” McBride’s Shocking Record-Smashing Performance

The world is all-too familiar with the nitromethane fed, in-line four cylinder monsters of Top Fuel Motorcycle. With a good selection of the bikes on hand at the 43rd annual FuelTech World Finals, Nov. 21-24, The Manufacturer’s Cup was setting…

Tommy Grimes Takes the Beast to the Man Cup Winners Circle

The Beast Dragbike team and the owner and former rider Per Bengtsson had a clear ambition when they flew over the bike and equipment to reach the MTC Engineering Nationals at Rockingham Dragway in time as a preparation before the…

AHDRA Harley Drag Racing Schedule, Sponsors Coming Together

Drag racers of American-made V-Twin motorcycles collectively rejoiced two months ago when news broke that beloved racing organization AHDRA was firing back up and heading to the racetrack. Now AHDRA is announcing a complete schedule and class line-up, showing the…

Drag Bike Enthusiast Michael Balch Shares Thrilling Man Cup Finals Experience

It was a long 14 Hour drive to Valdosta Georgia, but……driving to a racetrack never sucks, it’s always the ride home,back to reality that’s the bummer. Dean, Shawn, Keith, and I left Quakertown at 7 AM on Thursday and arrived…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Shatters World Records! 5.50, 264 MPH Stunner!

Less than one month after setting the Top Fuel Motorcycle world record at 5.60 at 263 mph at Rockingham Dragway, 19-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride stunned the drag bike world again with a pass of 5.50 at 264 mph in…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Aiming For Unprecedented 20th Top Fuel Title at Man Cup Finals

Top Fuel Motorcycle 40-plus year veteran and world record holder Larry “Spiderman” McBride could not have asked for a much worse start to his potential 20th championship season. At the Man Cup season opener in April,  McBride suffered his first…

Jianna Salinas Victory Marks First Latina Win in NHRA Professional Class

Jianna Salinas navigated through some of the toughest matchups on race day to claim her first career win at the NHRA Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. She defeated three former World Champions in Andrew Hines, Matt…

Rookie Jianna Salinas Scores First Win in Dramatic Fashion, Andrew Hines Wins Title on Unpredictable Race Day

The 55th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona had more twists and turns than a curly fry. On a wild day in Pro Stock Motorcycle, Andrew Hines ended up with his sixth world championship in…