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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…

Matt Smith Qualifies No. 1, Puts Bounty on Andrew Hines

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champ Matt Smith made an impressive statement  at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, vaulting to the No. 1 spot at the Auto Club NHRA Finals. Smith earned his third straight No. 1 qualifier on his Denso…

Andrew Hines Looks to Win Sixth NHRA World Title

Andrew Hines has had a spectacular career filled with the most wins in Pro Stock Motorcycle history. But the five-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world champion has never had a year like he’s enjoyed in 2019, and now…

NHRA Titles On The Line in Pomona

With points-and-a-half in play and world championships on the line, fans can count on the most intense racing action of the season as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series closes out its thrilling 2019 season with the 55th annual…

NHRA Appoints JRL Group For Licensing Management

NHRA has named JRL Group to help manage and develop the ever-growing licensing program. Categories in the NHRA licensing program include apparel, electronics, and housewares, among others. JRL Group, headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, was founded in 1999 to help brands…

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion Matt Smith Wins NHRA Las Vegas Nationals

An impressive weekend for defending NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith ended with a victory at the 19th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Smith picked up his first playoff…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Chris Bostick Purchases Two Billet Monster Cylinder Heads

After the recent approval of the billet, four-valve Monster cylinder head by the NHRA for Pro Stock Motorcycle racing, returning racer Chris Bostick cut a .000 light on his deal with Monster’s Mitch Brown, buying the only two left until…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Jerry Savoie Focused On Winning Vegas

There’s usually a variety of emotions racing at Las Vegas with a potential NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series championship on the line. Relaxed is usually not one of them, but that’s precisely how Jerry Savoie feels heading to one…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship Battle Heads to Las Vegas

With championships on the line, the high-stakes action of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will reach thrilling levels at the penultimate race of the 2019 season and the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, the Dodge NHRA Nationals…

Former Nitro Harley Racer Steve Huff Goes For 200 MPH in Electric Dragster This Weekend in Fontana

Former Nitro Harley racer and 20-year-plus racing veteran Steve Huff of Huff Motorsports and his brain child e-Spec Racecars are headed south to Fontana, Ca. Nov. 2-3 where Carrell, Huff, & Barger AC Electric dragster “Current Technology 2.0” will make…

New World Records For Larry “Spiderman” McBride, 5.60, 263 MPH!

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 40-plus year veteran Larry “Spiderman” McBride of Team Trim-Tex has once again entered uncharted territory. On Saturday Oct. 26 McBride recorded the quickest and fastest drag bike pass of all-time with a 5.607, 263 mph…

Chris Matheson Begins 7th National Top Fuel Motorcycle Championship Chase

There is nothing quite like the start of a new championship drag racing season to get the blood pumping. In the case of 6 x Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson, he’s feeling like a teenager again about to…

Drag Racing Mourns the Loss of Nitro Harley Racer Kevin Boyer

Cycledrag.com is saddened to report the passing of longtime Top Fuel Harley racer Kevin Boyer.  The talented Edmonton, Alberta, Canada native and 40-year drag racing veteran, Boyer, 56, passed on Friday Oct. 18. Cycledrag.com was blessed to have had the…

The Comeback Continues – Larry “Spiderman” McBride Heads to Rockingham 9 Points Down

Trim-Tex backed Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride has taken fans and followers on a thrill ride in 2019, striving for a momentous milestone, a 20th career championship. After starting out with a three-round deficit McBride has powered back…

Arnold, Deck and Lee are Big NHDRO Drag Bike Racing Winners

Doubling up wins on an NHDRO race weekend is a big enough achievement, but doubling up AND securing a championship at the Midwest’s largest all-motorcycle drag racing series is something else all together! But three of the world’s toughest sportsman…

Travis Davis Completes Comeback to Win Second PDRA Championship Title

Newly crowned world champions Jim Halsey and Travis Davis capped off their championship seasons with victories at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Brian Olson Memorial World Finals presented by Pro Line Racing and $hameless Racing at Virginia Motorsports Park.…

Jerry Savoie Wins Texas, Climbs to Third in Points

The 34th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals belonged to the Gator Man. Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Jerry Savoie went 6.881 at 195.90 in the final round on his White Alligator Racing Suzuki to knock off Eddie Krawiec and claim his…

Eddie Krawiec Looking For Breakout Performance at AAA Texas Nationals

A solid, consistent 2019 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season has Eddie Krawiec in contention for another world championship. But the three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champ knows he has to be great the rest of the way for that…

Pro Nitrous Motorcycle Championship on the Line at PDRA World Finals

The season-long championship battles in the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) will come to a dramatic close this weekend when the all-eighth-mile series heads to Virginia Motorsports Park for the PDRA Brian Olson Memorial World Finals presented by Pro Line…

Andrew Hines Builds On NHRA Championship Lead With Charlotte Win

Point leader Andrew Hines rose to the occasion at the 12th annual NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway, the third of six races in the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs. It is also the 21st…

It’s Win of Bust for Defending NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion Matt Smith

With four races remaining in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, Matt Smith is 61 points out of first in Pro Stock Motorcycle, leaving him right in the mix of the title hunt. But the defending world champion…

Excitement Building for AMRA Jim McClure All Harley Nitro World Finals

On Friday October 11th, 2019, the 28th Annual Jim McClure Nationals, hosted by the AMRA will kick off with a test & tune from 2-8PM to kick off the weekend with the sounds and smells of Nitromethane in the air…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship Pressure Mounts Heading Into ZMax Dragway

With the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship reaching the halfway point, expect NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series competitors to leave it all on the line when they visit state-of-the-art zMAX Dragway for a second time in 2019 for…

M3-Mad Monkey Motorsports, AHDRA Draggin Bagger class sponsor for 2020

M3-Mad Monkey Motorsports announced it’s support of the AHDRA Draggin Bagger class for 2020. “We are very excited to back involved with the AHDRA” commented Branon White, owner of M3, Mad Monkey Motorsports. “We feel like the timing is right…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Engineers Remarkable Comeback in Championship Series

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride must appreciate a captivating story.  Famous movie director Steven Spielberg would endorse the rollercoaster thrill ride the 40-year-plus nitro veteran is making his drive for an unprecedented 20th championship. Down three rounds of…

PDRA Pro Nitrous Drag Bike Racers Return to Championship Battles at Fall Nationals

The tense championship battles in the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) will tighten up this weekend as the all-eighth-mile series heads to Darlington Dragway for the penultimate race on the 2019 Road to the Finals, the Fall Nationals presented by…

XDA Delivers Record Breaking Action at Season Finale

The 27th annual DME Racing Fall Nationals concluded the 2019 race season and crowned twelve champions at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR). The second year of XDA was filled with boundless excitement, drama, and more intense racing than anyone could have…

With Suzukis Hot, Karen Stoffer Aims For Win at AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals

Racing with a new team in 2019, Karen Stoffer already accomplished one major goal this season qualifying for the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. But the Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran now wants something she hasn’t had since 2015 and…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine Rivalry Resumes in Darlington

The thrilling and unpredictable Man Cup Top Fuel Motorcycle championship battle between veteran Larry “Spiderman” McBride and point leader Dave Vantine resumes this weekend at stop No. 3 of the 2019 campaign, the Rob Bush Motorsports 190 Hookup Nationals from…

AHDRA Back on Track in 2020

There’s good news for drag racers of American-made V-Twin motorcycles. The AHDRA (All Harley Drag Racing Association) has been purchased by Pulse Marketing, the Pennsylvania-based motorsports promotion company run by veteran drag racer Bill Rowe Jr. and family. AHDRA was…

NHRA Giving Serious Consideration to Monster Four-Valve Suzuki Head Approval for PSM

According to sources close to the situation, Cycledrag can confirm the NHRA technical department is giving serious consideration to approving the billet Monster four-valve Suzuki cylinder head for Pro Stock Motorcycle racing. The potential NHRA approval of the George Bryce…

Grothus Dragbikes Big Money Ultra 4.60 Rider Challenge Returns to the Man Cup World Finals

ManCup has decided to throw the playbook, and the checkbook out the window for Grothus Dragbikes Ultra 4.60 racers for the upcoming World Finals in November. After a wildly successful debut of the Rider Challenge at the 2018 Finals, ManCup…

A Fresh Prospective – Thornley and Vreeland Team Up on Top Fuel Harley

Janette Thornley is familiar with the term “Beating the Odds” as throughout her life she’s faced many challenges. One of those has been competing in a sport dominated by male competitors. Thornley has beaten those odds and has won a…

Man Cup Darlington Race Moved to 1/8th Mile

Man Cup Motorcycle drag racing has announced that race No. 3 of the 2019 season, the Rob Bush Motorsports 190 Hookup Nationals, Sept. 27-29 from Darlington Dragway has been moved to an eighth-mile race.  “Initially we planned only to run…

Jerry Savoie Wins Second Consecutive Race, Takes Over Pro Stock Motorcycle Point Lead

In sports and racing it’s the team that gets hot at the right time who wins the championship title, not necessarily who has the best regular season. Former class champion Jerry Savoie is thriving after one of his worst regular…

Andrew Hines Looking to Keep Pro Stock Motorcycle Hot Streak Going Into NHRA Playoffs

Andrew Hines and Bo Butner are in similar situations heading into the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, as both have been the points leader in their respective classes for the entire NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular season.…

Chris Matheson Looking For Australia’s First Top Fuel Motorcycle Five at World Fuel Altered Challenge

Australia’s quickest and fastest Top Fuel Motorcycle is heading to the Aeroflow World Fuel Altered Challenge-presented by Gulf Western Oil on September 21st. The mission is to record the first five-second motorcycle time in the Southern Hemisphere. Chris Matheson’s “Nitro…

XDA Drag Bike Racing Sets Stage for Epic Final Showdown

The 2019 Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) ultimate battle between the fiercest motorcycle drag racers in the country is scheduled for Armageddon on September 20-22, at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) for the 27th annual DME Racing Fall Nationals. In the sixth…

2020 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Schedule Released

NHRA officials released the 2020 schedule for the Pro Stock Motorcycle category of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Pro Stock Motorcycle riders will once again compete at 16 of the 24 events on the series. This exciting class,…

Fast Filippos Papafillippou Wins Second Consecutive European Top Fuel Championship

There have been some quick learners in the unforgiving and daunting sport of Top Fuel Motorcycle racing. Jimmy “Hulk” Brantley and Dave Vantine come to mind as a pair of individuals who make what is seemingly impossible for many look…

Steve Venables Records European Street Tire Record on Turbo Hayabusa

It’s been a benchmark year for Pro Street racing manufacturer DME with Jeremy Teasley setting a new Pro Street record at Maryland International Raceway at 6.42 on his GSXR 1000. The team’s success reached across the pond at the FIA…

“Fast” Filippos Papafilippou Becomes Second Drag Bike Racer in 5.60-zone

Top Fuel Motorcycle racer “Fast” Filippos Papafilippou of Greece made history at the FIM FIA European Drag Racing Championships at Santa Pod Raceway in England by shattering the European motorcycle record and becoming only the second drag bike racer to…

PDRA Drag Wars Canceled Due to Hurricane Dorian

PDRA Drag Wars presented by Pro Line Racing, Sept. 5-7 at GALOT Motorsports Park in Benson, N.C., has been canceled, race officials announced today. The path of Hurricane Dorian changed since the PDRA’s original decision to move forward with the…

Three-Time NHRA Champion Angelle Sampey Looking to Win Big Go on Her Harley

The three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion has faced a new challenge this year on a new bike, but she’s hoping it all comes together at the Big Go, where Sampey has two career wins The 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag…

XDA’s Motorcycle Drag Racing Horsepower Unleashed in Virginia

For the second time this year, the Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) brought the best show in motorcycle drag racing to Virginia Motorsports Park for the Inaugural Bike Bash. The event featured Live music, a Freestyle Motocross show, Baggers vs. Slingshot…

Dennis “The Nitro Menace” Fisher Announces Partnership with Cycle Gear for the World’s Biggest Drag Race in Top Fuel Harley Category

Missouri native Dennis “The Nitro Menace” Fisher is slated to run the Cycle Gear Nitro Harley during this year’s Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Labor Day weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana. For Fisher, the partnership between Cycle Gear…

Vancil and Tharpe Bring NHRA Top Fuel Harley Championship Down To The Wire Again!

Here we go again Nitro Harley fans!  If you are a fan of razor-close, compelling, thrilling championship battles, (who isn’t?), Vance & Hines-backed Top Fuel Harley veteran Doug Vancil’s victory at the 38th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd…

Hollywood and Highland to Host 2019 NHRA Awards

NHRA Championship Drag Racing, the world’s fastest motorsport, announced that the 2019 NHRA Awards will once again return to Hollywood’s Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland on Monday, Nov. 18. This invitation-only black-tie affair, where NHRA will honor its…

Nitro Harley Racer Mike Scott Announces Abrupt Retirement, Tyler Wilson to Take Over on Jay Turner Racing

In a seemingly abrupt announcement with just two races left to go in the NHRA Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley championship series, seventh-ranked Mike Scott has decalred his departure from Jay Turner Racing and his outright retirement from the sport…

Ida Zetterström, Thomas Pettersson and Greger Johansson winners at Gardermoen Drag Bike Challenge

Ida Zetterström made history by claiming the victory in Super Street Bike at the Drag Challenge at Gardermoen Raceway, round three of the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship. Zetterström is the first female rider to win a race in the…

XDA Brings Excitement to the Summer’s Biggest Motorcycle Drag Racing Party

Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) hosted the 19th annual WPGC Bike Fest with the Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) delivering the best motorcycle drag racing party available. The event featured Live music, a Freestyle Motocross show, Baggers vs. Slingshot Sound Off, custom…

Harley Davidson Dominance Continues in Pro Stock Motorcycle, Hines Wins $25K Battle and Sonoma

Vance & Hines Harley Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Andrew Hines finished off a standout weekend by racing to another win on Sunday at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway. Five-time champion Hines has won all but two races…

Matt Smith Threatens To Sell Operation Over Harley Political Situation in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Class

Defending NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith was on a major offensive on his personal Facebook page regarding what he feels is longtime, blatant, egregious favoritism for the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson team by the NHRA. The three-time champion…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Racers Prepare to Battle for $25,000 in Sonoma

The field is set for the annual Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle featuring the very best in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category. This race-within-a-race pits the top eight riders in the class against each other as they compete for…

Andrew Hines Wins Denver On New Harley-Davidson FXDR Pro Stock Motorcycle

It did not take long for the brand new, sleek Harley-Davidson FXDR to flex its muscles in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class.  The new V-twin motorcycle captured a Wally in its debut.  Pro Stock Motorcycle Points leader Andrew Hines continued…

WPGC Emcee’s Hottest Event of the XDA Motorcycle Drag Racing Season

There is only one race you can’t miss this year, and that’s the 19th annual WPGC Bike Fest on July 26-28, 2019 at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) located in Mechanicsville, Maryland. This huge event is hosted by the Xtreme Dragbike…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Scores Man Cup Victory at Dragway 42

Top Fuel Motorcycle virtuoso Larry “Spiderman” McBride got the bounce back performance he was hoping for at the Man Cup Fast by Gast Nationals from Central Ohio’s Dragway 42, qualifying on the pole, winning the event and closing the points…

Matt Smith Heating Up Heading Into $25,000 Pro Bike Battle

Matt Smith wrapped up his third career NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championship with a record-breaking performance on the final day of the 2018 season in Pomona. But the Pro Stock Motorcycle standout fully believes that championship run…

Man Cup Dragway 42 Update

Enjoy some highlights and updates from Man Cups second race of the season, The Fast by Gast Nationals from Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio. Check back for more. Top Fuel qualifying update   LARRY MCBRIDE PRE RACE REPORT Photos…