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Unusual First Round Loss For Larry “Spiderman” McBride Sets Up Exciting Man Cup Points Battle

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 19-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride is getting accustomed to pulling off dramatic comebacks. The last four Man Cup Top Fuel championships have come down to the final race. It looks like fans could be in…

After Career-Best Drag Race, Harley Rider Rickey House Looking to Wow Hometown Fans

No professional drag racer on tour is more excited for this weekend’s 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil than Texas native Rickey House, rider of the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Top Fuel Harley-Davidson.   House, who hails…

Hector Arana Shrugs Off 15-Pound Penalty to Win Vegas on Lucas Oil Buell

The 20th annual DENSO Spark Plug NHRA Four-Wide Nationals was a race to remember for Lucas Oil backed Hector Arana Jr., who picked up the win on his EBR amongst a quadrant of champions consisting of reigning champ Matt Smith,…

NHDRO Brings Drag Bikes Back to Gainesville!

Only weeks after record-setting runs at the NHRA Gatornationals, NHDRO opens their 2019 season on the world’s newest, best racing surface at Gainesville Raceway on April 12-14. The sea level, all-concrete, quarter mile in North Florida will get a rare…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Steve Johnson Calls Out Champ Matt Smith With Scathing Hot Take, Smith Responds

There seems to be a perpetual, inherent tension amongst Pro Stock Motorcycle racers. It’s natural considering the ultra-expensive, high-stakes competitive class showcases three very dissimilar, distinct motorcycles. Suzuki GS, Harley Street Rod and EBR Buell racers all strive for parity…

Big Announcement on Man Cup World Finals Coming This Sunday at Spring Cup

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of attending it knows the season-ending dragbike extravaganza that is the Man Cup World Finals is truly something special. In terms of professional entries, it’s the largest all-motorcycle drag race in the world…

World’s Fastest Female Niki Zak Returns to USA for the Man Cup Event in Georgia April 5-7th

The World’s Quickest and Fastest Woman on Two Wheels returns to the US to compete at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Adel Georgia April 5-7th in the Man Cup sanctioned event. Niki, from Sydney Australia will be returning to the…

Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson Sponsors AMRA Super Gas and Top Eliminator for 2019

Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson announced it  will be the title sponsor for The AMRA’s Super Gas 9.90 index and Top Eliminator 9.30 index classes for the 2019 season. “These two classes are a perfect fit for the V Rod engines we build…

Aggressive Development Continues on Chris Matheson’s Nitro Voodoo Top Fuel Motorcycle

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle No.1 plate holder Chris Matheson continues to develop his record holding, nitro-burning 1500hp + machine to try and achieve quicker times over the quarter-mile (400 metres) race distance.   Matheson said, “We have been looking at…

Golden Sponsorship Opportunity – Help Top Fuel Racer Sam Wills Get to Man Cup Opener

Cycledrag.com has a coveted opportunity for any business that ever wanted to get its name on the side of a popular Top Fuel Motorcycle.  Nitro Drag Bike legend, and one of the quickest men in the world,  Sam Wills put…

Future Top Fuel Racer Danny Rickard Looking to Back-Up ANDRA Modified Bike

Danny Rickard is looking to back-up his 2017/2018 Modified Bike title with a 18/19 Competition Bike championship at next weekend’s ANDRA Grand Final in what would be the perfect close to his Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series career. The South…

Angelle Sampey Upgraded to All 16 Races With Vance & Hines Harley Team

The Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson team announced three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Angelle Sampey will compete at all 16 national events on a Harley Street Rod. Initially the deal was for four events with the possibility of more.  “In…

NHRA Adds 15 Pounds To V-Twin Pro Stock Motorcycles, Angie Smith Questions Safety

NHRA has stepped in and adjusted the weight minimums in Pro Stock Motorcycle in a move that appears designed to help the Suzukis stay competitive. The NHRA Technical Department is increasing the minimum weight of the Harley Davidson, Victory, EBR…

Championship Contender Hector Arana Jr. Earns Semi-Final Finish at Gainesville

 Team Arana would begin their quest for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series championship with a solid semi-final finish at the season opening NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida.    After finishing last season with momentum, Hector Arana Jr.…

Flashback – Hello Harleys! Andrew Hines Scores First Pro Stock Motorcycle Win at 2004 Gatornationals

In honor of Andrew Hines winning the 2019 NHRA Gatornationals, enjoy this 15-year flashback to an article by Cycledrag (yes, we have been doing this for a long time) covering Hines’ very first win, at that 2004 Gatornationals. Not only…

Harley Racers Beau Layne and Andrew Hines Score Gatornationals Victories

It was an event to remember for NHRA motorycle fans.  Top Fuel Harley pilot Beau Layne secured back-to-back event victories Sunday at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. In the final second-year racer Layne defeated…

Magic Dry’s Rickey House knocks off Doug Vancil with Career-Best Pass

Rickey House used a remarkable career-best elapsed time of 6.205 seconds to record a huge upset win over series leader Doug Vancil in the opening round of the Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series Sunday at…

Tak Shigematsu’s 6.10 and Matt Smith’s 201 MPH Pass Highlight Gatornationals Qualifying

It was an unforgettable start to the 50th annual NHRA Gatornationals for motorcycle fans.  Making his season debut, Japan’s Takeshi Shigematsu rode to a jaw-dropping new NHRA Top Fuel Harley record with a 6.10 at 233 mph in Q2 aboard…

Defending NHRA PSM Champion Matt Smith Eyes First Gatornationals Win

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Matt Smith has never won at Gainesville Raceway in his standout career. But after a thrilling finish to his 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season ended with his third world title, the…

Australian Mod Dragbike Series Coming Down to Wire in Perth

At the upcoming ANDRA Grand Final (Perth Motorplex, April 6-7) the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Championship battle for the Modified Bike bracket will come all the way down to the wire. The 2016 and 2017 champion Bryan Finn…

Historic Value of 50th Gatornationals Not Lost on Top Fuel Harley Rider Rickey House

Even though the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series is a relatively new addition to the NHRA schedule, the historical implications of racing at the upcoming 50th anniversary Amalie Oil Gatornationals has not been lost on Magic Dry Harley…

Ryan Oehler and his EBR are Trimmed for the NHRA Gatornationals

National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) racer “Flyin’ Ryan” Oehler kicks off his sophomore season at the Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals, and he can’t freakin’ wait! The Illinois-based racer is ready for Gainesville Raceway’s Florida weather with…

PDRA Champ Ronnie “Pro Mod” Smith Moves To FuelTech

Innovative Performance Racer and PDRA 2018 Pro ExtremeMotorcycle World Champion, Ronnie “ProMod” Smith announced that he has switched to FuelTech for the upcoming 2019 race season. After an extremely successful breakout season, Smith along with Team Manager/Lead Engineer, William Cavallo…

Nitro Harley Racer Beau Layne Lands Dixxon Flannel Sponsorship Heading Into Gators

Coming off of a first time Top Fuel Harley victory at the Arizona Nationals, Beau Layne of NitroLayne Racing announces his partnership with one race primary sponsor Dixxon Flannel Co. for the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 14-17,…

Karen Stoffer Joins Jerry Savoie’s White Alligator Racing Suzuki Team

It’s been one of the busiest off-seasons of change in Pro Stock Motorcycle history. The latest episode of the tool box shuffle sends veteran racer Karen Stoffer to the team of 2016 class champion Jerry Savoie.  Stoffer, who was unsure…

Thrilling Start for NHRA Top Fuel Harley Class

Getting the pleasure of being in the pits with some of the craziest coolest guys on the planet at Round 2 of the NHRA Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels Magic Dry Top Fuel Nitro Harley series at Wild Horse Pass…

Racers Take the Tree at Kuwait Motor Town

The drag racing-crazed nation of Kuwait finally saw the opening of its long awaited new dragstrip at Kuwait Motor Town last week, and the result was an over-the-top festival of big horsepower and good times. Fans overfilled the temporary bleachers…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Season Set to Begin at 50th Anniversary of Gatornationals

One of the most legendary races on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series circuit will get even bigger in 2019 as the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals celebrates its 50th anniversary on March 14-17 at Gainesville Raceway. Pro Stock…

Dream Come True – Beau Layne Wins First Wally at NHRA Arizona Nationals

The unpredictability of nitro racing is beyond captivating and the talent level in the NHRA Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley category continues to elevate. With many focused on the fierce Tii Tharpe vs. Doug Vancil rivalry, the innovative Jay Turner…

Samson Exhaust Helping Power NHRA Top Fuel Harley Champ Tii Tharpe

When two skilled American manufacturing companies join forces, success is likely to follow. And even better when one of those companies is run by the NHRA Top Fuel Harley champion. Tii Thape is making room on his Spevco-sponsored mount for…

Past Arizona Winner Rickey House has Magic Dry Nitro Harley Set up for Big Weekend

Rickey House knows what it takes to win at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park having conquered the track on his Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Top Fuel Harley just two years ago. Now, with his main supporter also serving as the…

New Switzerland Team Debuts Exotic Honda VTR 1000

We – that’s Michel Schmidlin (rider/mechanic) and Sebastian Lindau (mechanic) – are a newly formed drag bike team from Switzerland. I need to say one of the few down here – if I think a little moment about it I…

Great Start to the Season for Nitro Harley Racer Rickey House

Rickey House knew he’d need a very quick elapsed time to beat top qualifier Doug Vancil in the semifinal round of Monday’s rain-delayed 59th annual Lucas Oil Winternationals, and he did manage to tune his Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Top…

Reading Motorcycle Club’s Cool 480-Foot Track Ready For Another Great Season

As spring draws near we are excited for another great year of motorcycle drag racing at Reading Motorcycle Club Raceway, the 480’ motorcycle drag strip situated on the property of Reading Motorcycle Club in the beautiful Oley Valley Pennsylvania. 2019…

Rain Pushes NHRA Winternationals to Monday

NHRA officials postponed eliminations for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway until Monday, February 11, following a day of lengthy rain delays. Officials worked during the course of the day to dry the track…

Motorcycle Legend Terry Vance Donates 1 Million to BRAKES Teen Defensive Driving Charity

Two of drag racing’s legendary champions – one on two wheels and one on four – led a special ceremony at the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) Lucas Oil Winternationals today to announce a $1 million donation to B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be…

Career Best in Testing Energizing Nitro Harley Sophomore Beau Layne

There are a lot of tough racers to keep an eye on in this season’s NHRA Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley field. One unsung pilot who should be on everyone’s radar is second-year racer Beau Layne, 43, of Redding, Calif.…

Rickey House Sets Sights on 2019 NHRA Nitro Harley Title

Rickey House has been a multi-time national event winner and solid title contender in the two years since the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series has competed on the NHRA stage. This season he wants to add “world champion”…

Denso to Back NHRA Champion Matt Smith as Primary Sponsor in 2019

Defending NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith got some great off-season news as DENSO has decided to step up as the primary sponsor on Smith’s Buell for the 2019 campaign. DENSO, an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO…

NHRA Launches New Online Video and Streaming Service

NHRA fans will experience the thrill of live drag racing action on a new platform for the 2019 season. The service formerly known as “NHRA All Access” is shifting gears to become NHRA.TV. Current NHRA All Access subscribers will be…

NHRA President Glen Cromwell Elected to Board

NHRA president Glen Cromwell has been elected to the NHRA Board of Directors, announced NHRA Chairman of the Board, Dallas Gardner. Cromwell joined NHRA in 1997 and became president at the start of 2018. He rose through the ranks from…

Supercharged Takeshi Shigematsu to Make NHRA Season Debut in Gainesville

With the news surfacing that Jay Turner will enter his supercharged Nitro Harley “Lucky 7” in the season-opening NHRA Winternationals from Pomona, Calif. Feb. 8-10, Cycledrag.com checked in with fellow supercharged racer Takeshi Shigematsu to see if there would be…

Jay “Bulldog” Turner to Enter Pomona on Supercharged Nitro Harley – Blown V-Twin Battle Intensifies

The race to the first Harley-Davidson five-second run is heating up.  Cycledrag.com has learned legendary Nitro Harley racer Jay “The Bulldog” Turner will enter his brand new, innovative, supercharged Nitro Harley in the season-opening NHRA Winternationals from Pomona, Calif. Feb.…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Hand Charges Into 40th Season of Competition

Chris Hand crewman, the talented Dick Boxell fills us in on what is going on with the Redneck Express team this off-season. A little background, Chris and Sharon have been running Top Fuel motorcycles since 1979 and have remained true…

A Close Look at New 2019 Man Cup Track Darlington Dragway

The Man Cup motorcycle drag racing series will host its first ever event at Darlington Dragway in 2019. This race, round No. 3 of the series, will take place on the weekend of Sept. 27-29 and replaces Galot Motorsports Park…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Sizzles at Santo’s Summer Thunder With 6.08

Drag Racing is a sport of extremes. High horsepower is the name of the game; however, it is largely governed by weather conditions. The track conditions at Sydney Dragway were certainly on the extreme side in the week leading up…

Ryan Oehler Lands New Sponsor for 2019 NHRA Season

After a rookie-of-the-year candidate season that saw 34-year-old Ryan Oehler finish 13th in the ultra-competitive NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle season, the Illinois-native will have some extra support to help him try to net a top 10 this season.  Over Kill…

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champ Chris Matheson Ready For Return After Back Injury

Australia’s No.1 Top Fuel Champion has been notably quiet since his spinal injury at last November’s East Coast Thunder championship round.   Chris Matheson injured his spine on his first pass at Sydney Dragway and was sidelined from further competition.…

Adam Layton Aiming To Break Nitro Harley World Record in 2019

Australian Nitro Harley racer Adam Layton will be continuing his quest to break the world record and inch closer to the five-second zone this weekend at Sydney Drag Way and the first event in the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series…

Team Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson Racing Announces 2019 Rider Line Up

Team Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson Racing is proud to announce multi-time national champion Dennis Waldron has come out of retirement to rejoin Team Vreeland’s. The bracket racing champ will make a big step up to nitro by piloting Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson’s 2010 Pro…

AMRA Takes On New Management

For a legacy to endure there comes a time when a transition is necessary. Entering into the 2019 season, the American Motorcycle Racing Association finds itself in this position. For the past 18 years, Marty and Jayne VandenHeuvel have devoted…

2019 Man Cup Drag Racing Schedule

The Man Cup has announced its complete 2019 schedule. The championship chase will again be a five-event battle, with the series potentially expanding to six events in 2020. New to the schedule in 2019 is Darlington Dragway, which replaces Galot.…

Vance & Hines Harley Team Welcomes Angelle Sampey

Three-time Pro Stock World Champion Angelle Sampey will join the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle team for the opening four rounds of the 2019 NHRA season as a showcase rider, competing alongside team veterans Andrew Hines and…

Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Takes Title Position on Rickey House’s Top Fuel Harley

Midwest Organics will promote Magic Dry Organic Absorbent on Rickey House’s Top Fuel Harley in 2019, it was announced Thursday. House, a two-time national event winner in the NHRA’s Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series, was supported by CatSpot…

A Look Back at Ian King of Gulf Oil Drag Racing’s Successful Trip to the States

Following their success in securing an outstanding 11th FIM European Top Fuel Bike Championship with new rider Filippos Papafilippou from Greece, the team rounded off their season with a successful return to the US with former rider and continuing Team Principal Ian King in the seat…

Motorcycle Drag Racer Lucky to Be Alive Shares Chilling Crash Story

It’s been an agonizing few months for motorcycle drag racer Steve Watson after suffering a life-threatening accident at Byron Dragway in Byron, Ill. on Sept. 8. In fact for some scary few minutes, Watson was dead. Don’t fret, this tale…

Santa’s Honda Gold Wing! A Generous Motorcycle Rider’s Way to Celebrate Christmas

Merry Christmas from Cycledrag.com! Check out this festive Christmas-themed Honda Gold Wing we spotted out on the road. It belongs to Roger Taylor, member of the Gold Angels Motorcycle Drill Team, of Anahiem, Ca. Kids absolutely love this bike. The…

Pro Xtreme Coming to XDA

This all new 1/8 mile heads-up class will feature Turbocharged, Supercharged, and/or Nitrous Injected dragbikes on gasoline or methanol, along with nitro injected dragbikes. Minimum weight for the class will be 700 lbs. for all combinations. Complete rules for PX…

Motorcycle Drag Racing Community Asking For Prayers For Shawn Gann Following Accident

Cycledrag.com has learned that longtime NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Shawn Gann was involved in a serious motorcycle accident. The dragbike community is asking for prayers during this difficult time.  Sources say it was a non-racing related accident and Gann…

Book Review: Pete Hill A legend on Two Wheels , by Jackie Hill

Cycledrag.com contributor Tom McCarthy offers this great review of Pete Hill’s new book – a great gift idea by the way!   As of December, 2018, there is a new book out and available to the general public called Pete…

Bob Harris Stepping Down as PDRA Race Director, Tyler Crossnoe Named Interim

Veteran motorsports professional Bob Harris announced he will step down from his position as the Professional Drag Racers Association’s (PDRA) race director at the end of the year.  Serving as race director since the PDRA was formed in 2014, Harris…

Own A Piece Of Motorcycle Drag Racing History – Dave Schultz’s 1991 NHRA Championship Jacket

Cyceldrag.com is always on the lookout for great opportunities for its readers and followers, and we have uncovered a true gem for collectors. This ultra-rare collectible is for sale from the personal collection of one of the greatest motorcycle drag…

L.E. Tonglet to Cut Back to Four-to-Six NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Races in 2019

The “toolbox shuffle” and “silly season” is in full effect in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class.  Former series champion and serious contender for last season’s title L.E. Tonglet announced that he will be running a limited schedule in 2019,…

Dreams Come True At Emotional Nitro Harley Test Session

When asked who he pulls for, an experienced sports journalist once passed on the wisdom, “you always root for the story.” At first glance this early December, chilly Nitro Harley, Calif. test session at Famoso Dragway, near Bakersfield may have…

Man Cup World Finals 2018 – a Race to Remember

The Man Cup 42nd annual Man Hill Garage World Finals, presented by Kibblewhite Precision Machine, held at South Georgia Motorsports Park, in Adel, Georgia, from November 15-18, was a race to remember from the 2018 racing season. The event, attended…

PDRA Bans Turbos From Pro Extreme Motorcycle in 2019

After a season of controversy following the inclusion of turbo-charged dragbikes into the PDRA’s Pro Extreme Motorcycle class, the category will return to nitrous only in 2019. PDRA President Bob Harris says the change is due to popular demand.  “I…

Angelle Sampey Departs from Liberty Racing

Three-time NHRA champion Angelle Sampey announced her departure from Cory Reed’s Team Liberty Racing Pro Stock Motorcycle team.  Sampey says a lack of funding is preventing her from being able to compete on the squad in 2019. Reed plans to…

Drag Illustrated to Release Fourth Annual ’30 Under 30’ List at Performance Racing Industry Show

Drag Illustrated’s annual 30 Under 30 list will be revealed during its official press conference and magazine cover reveal at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.   The…

Mark Paquette Excited For Sophomore Season in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Even though he is still in the early stages of his NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle career, Mark Paquette is no rookie when it comes to competing on two-wheels. Paquette boasts more than 20 years of motorcycle experience as both a…

Man Cup 2019 Schedule

Man Cup has released four races for 2019 with two more still to come.  “We have had many requests for race dates next year, however, we are still in the process of working on contracts and dates for some of…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Wins 19th Championship at Wild, Pressure-Filled Final Race

A nitromethane burner can be more temperamental than a teething baby. Give it just what it wants and it can be beautifully peaceful and harmonious. Upset it and a boisterous, unruly fiasco can break out. Perhaps no one understands this…

Brian Lohnes Replaces Dave Rieff As Lead Announcer for NHRA TV, Exclusive Pro Stock Motorcycle Show Planned

FOX Sports and NHRA announced today the release of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. Most notably, the 2019 schedule includes additional live coverage on the FOX broadcast network for the NHRA SpringNationals in Houston. The schedule…

Man Cup Finals Live Coverage

Enjoy some live coverage from the Kibblewhite Man Cup Finals, Nov. 16-18. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and the Cycledrag.com Facebook page (Please like here) and more will be coming soon. Friday  

Championship at Stake for Larry “Spiderman” McBride at Mammoth Man Cup Finals

No Top Fuel Motorcycle racer has found more success at South Georgia Motorsports Park than 18-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride.  Facing adversity in the championship standings, the legendary racer needs more of the same to collect championship No. 19 at…

Hector Arana Jr. Secures Third Place in Standings

Hector Arana Jr. would close his 2018 season strong with a semi-final finish at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona and earn the third position in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock…

Matt Smith Wins Third NHRA Championship

Matt Smith secured his third NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship in the final round of eliminations Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.   He powered his Elite Motorsports…

NHRA Vance & Hines Harley Team Finishes Successful Season With Runner-Up

Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines riders Ed Krawiec and Andrew Hines capped another successful season on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series with a strong run in Pro Stock Motorcycle final eliminations at the 2018 Auto Club NHRA…

Matt Smith Strikes First In Championship Battle, Takes Friday Pole

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Smith rode to a track record speed at 200.65 at 6.774 to lead the field on his Elite Motorsports DENSO Auto Parts EBR at the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway. Smith…

A Wounded Chris Matheson Withdraws in Sydney

Coming into the recent 2018 East Coast Thunder event, 5 x Australian Top Bike champ Chris Matheson knew he was behind in the championship and needed to make a move in order to keep a potential sixth title alive.  …

Racers and Tuners Salivate at Cool, Horsepower Making Forecast for Man Cup Finals

The biggest motorcycle drag race of the season got a much appreciated gift from Mother Nature with an exceptional forecast. Already revered as a record-setting event, this year’s Mann Hill Garage / Kibblewhite World Finals from South Georgia Motorsports Park,…

Grothus Bonus Puts $9,000 Up For Grabs For 4.60 Racers at Man Cup Finals, Pairings Announced

Grothus Dragbikes is adding even more excitement to one of the biggest races of the year, the Man Cup Finals, Nov. 15-18 at South Georgia Motorsports Park. On Friday and Saturday the inaugural Man Cup Grothus Dragbikes Ultra 4.60 Challenge…

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Jay Upton Ready for Sydney Dragway’s East Coast Thunder

With an exciting new look and three new corporate partners, its game-on for Top Fuel Motorcycle racer Jay Upton. After an extended break from championship racing, Upton and the ‘Big White Bike’ have been testing at their home track with…

Chris Matheson Set For Epic Nitro Top Bike Battle At East Coast Thunder

Heading into next weekends East Coast Thunder championship drag racing event at Sydney Dragway, five-time Top Bike champ Chris Matheson finds himself in a somewhat uncomfortable position. Following the opening Darwin round in July, Perth’s Jay Upton picked up 116…

Big Money, Great Champions at NHDRO Dragbike Racing Finals

The tree finally came down on NHDRO’s twice rain-delayed CC Powersports World Finals on October 19-21 at Ohio Valley Dragway near Louisville, Kentucky. When the final stripe was taken, it was Fast Times Motorsports’ Jeff Jones who took home some…

Cory Reed to Return to NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Competition, Angelle Sampey Riding Wave of Carolina Nationals Success

Team Liberty Racing rider and team owner Cory Reed will compete in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle for the first time since the Brainerd Nationals in August. Teammate Angelle Sampey had recent success at the Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway when…

Paul Gast Wins PDRA Finals, Ronnie Smith Wins Championship

Pro Extreme Motorcycle veteran Paul Gast made the most of his second PDRA appearance of the season, as he defeated a string of the class’s toughest riders en route to a final-round win over first-time finalist Ricardo Knights at the…

Ronnie Smith Takes Friday PDRA Pole, Beats Out Turbo Bike

Points leader Ronnie “Pro Mod” Smith added to his reputation as the quickest nitrous-assisted Pro Extreme Motorcycle as he rode his Innovative Performance ’16 Hayabusa to a 3.975 at 175.41, nearly beating his own national record of 3.973 during Friday…

Rich Vreeland Wins AMRA Nitro Funny Bike Championship at The Rock

Nitro Harley veteran Rich Vreeland of Team Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson/ Numidia Dragway headed to Rockingham Dragway with only one goal: finish strong. “Having never won the season finale at the Rock we headed to North Carolina with the goal of winning…

Matt Smith Wins Charlotte, Takes NHRA PSM Points Lead With Two Races to Go

Matt Smith took over the Pro Stock Motorcycle points lead after his third victory of 2018 and 21st of his career after a run of 6.830 at 196.64 on his Elite Motorsports Denso Auto Parts EBR against Chip Ellis at…

Eddie Krawiec Takes Charlotte No. 1 Qualifying Position, 6.90 Bump

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Krawiec collected his fourth No. 1 qualifier of 2018 and 43rd of his career with his 6.806 at 197.83 from Friday on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. Krawiec, who trailed points leader…

Harleys Go 1-2-3 in Opeining Charlotte Qualifying

The Vance and Hines Harley-Davidson team took the provisional top three qualifying spots in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category on day No. 1 at the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters at zMAX Dragway. Eddie Krawiec raced to the…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer L.E. Tonglet Looking to Maintain Points Lead in Charlotte

For the third straight NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship race, there was a different points leader by the end of the event in Pro Stock Motorcycle. After winning last weekend in Dallas, former class champ LE Tonglet hopes…

LE Tonglet Wins Texas, Takes NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Points Lead

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Tonglet earned his fourth victory of 2018 and 20th of his career with his run of 6.892 at 194.80 to team owner Jerry Savoie’s 6.907 at 193.88 at the AAA Texas NHRA Nationals at Texas Motorplex.…

Brunson Grothus Wins PDRA Fall Nationals, Terry Schweigert Backs Up 3.91

Winless in PDRA Pro Extreme Motorcycle since late 2016, Brunson Grothus was eager to fight through an ultra-competitive field of motorcycles to earn the Fall Nationals victory. His 4.016 at 175.99 on his Indocil Art ’15 Suzuki defeated first-time finalist…

It is On! Terry Schweigert Smashes PDRA Record on Brand New Turbo Dragbike

Drag 965 Pro Extreme Motorcycle low qualifier Terry Schweigert obliterated both ends of the PXM record with his 3.914-second blast at 184.58 aboard a new turbocharged motorcycle. Schweigert topped the final qualifying order in Pro Extreme Motorcycle for the third…

NHRA PSM Point Leader Matt Smith Takes No. 1 Spot in Texas Day 1

Matt Smith, current points leaders, finished atop the qualifying order in Pro Stock Motorcycle with a 6.876 at 197.65 on his Elite Motorsports DENSO Auto Parts EBR. He is chasing his fifth No. 1 qualifier of the season and second…

Two-Time NHRA Champ Matt Smith Looks to Maintain Point Lead in Texas

Matt Smith already has a blueprint for success to win a NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series title, and things are going according to plan for the two-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion heading into this weekend’s AAA Texas NHRA…

Jeremy Teasley, 8 Below are NHDRO Big Money Winners at Performance Racing Products Showdown

Jeremy Teasley collected some NHDRO Big Money when the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series hit Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis for this past weekend’s Performance Racing Products Showdown in Naptown. Teasley rode his ridiculously fast Suzuki Hayabusa past Deadly…

Full Story Behind Tii Tharpe’s Top Fuel Harley Championship

Drama was served up in spades as the 2018 Top Fuel Harley championship was decided between Doug Vancil and Spevco-sponsored Tii Tharpe in a final round run-off for at the National Hot Rod Association’s U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway…

A Look Back at A Thrilling NHRA Top Fuel Nitro Harley Season

On September 3rd, 2018, the NHRA Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley season concluded with the drama and performance we have all come to expect from the big thunder bikes. On the last pass during the last race of 2018…