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McBride Racing Continues on in Light of AMA Dragbike Closure

Last week Top Fuel dragbike legend, Larry “Spiderman” McBride received the kind of news a racer never wants to receive. The organization he had competed in for over 20 years, AMA Dragbike, has ceased operations. “We could sense it coming…

AMA Dragbike Ceases Operations

Effectively immediately, AMA Dragbike will cease operations indefinitely. Regretfully, today’s economic climate, rising costs and decreasing revenue makes it fiscally irresponsible to continue doing business. The final details are being worked out at this time. “Motorcycle Drag Racing has been…

Unbeaten McBride Wins Alabama

Top Fuel dragbike legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride has yet to taste his first defeat of the 2010 season. The 10-time national champion collected his fourth victory of the year at the sweltering hot AMA Dragbike Portable Shade Nationals from Montgomery,…

Rain Cools Hot Maryland Action

It’s only fitting that the skies above Budd’s Creek burst open at the very start of Maryland International Raceway’s famous bikini contest. No sooner than the first contestant reached the end of the runway did the rains start pelting down…

Stoffer Digging Deep

There’s nothing like familiar surroundings to help turn a season around. Since setting the national elapsed time record in Pro Stock Motorcycle’s season-opening Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway in March, Karen Stoffer and her GEICO Powersports Suzuki teammates…

Another Teasley Win Initiates Bounty

With two wins this past weekend at Rockingham Dragway, Jeremy Teasley and the Adams Performance/RS Motorsports Kawasaki ZX14 made it three for three HTP Performance Real Street victories so far in 2010. In response, the Mickey Thompson Performance Tires MiRock…

Problem Solved For World’s Quickest Motorcycle?

After an elusive mechanical problem hindered Top Fuel dragbike legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride for over 14 months, the ten-time world champion believes the team has solved the mystery after a wildly successful outing at the AMA Dragbike Spring Nationals from…

Slowe Leads Maryland Winners

It was a gamble when perennial champion Mike Slowe parked his familiar navy blue, Orient Express Pro Street championship winning Suzuki Hayabusa and climbed onto the tiny PTR GSX-R1000. After all, the ‘Busa was still getting quicker, running teens last…

Arana Surges to a 101 Point Lead

Reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Hector Arana raced to his third final-round appearances of the 2010 season to pad his lead in the Full Throttle standings to 101 points with five of 17 races completed. “The points are adding up…

Slowe Taking Charge in Orient Express Pro Street

Perennial Orient Express Pro Street champ Mike Slowe has started winning on his new ride, and the rest of the class is in deep trouble. Slowe and PTR Racing builder/tuner Anthony Navarro have the class’s smallest bike hooked up and…

Teasley and Adams Performance in the CrosshairsTeasley and Adams Performance in the Crosshairs

Jeremy Teasley and his Adams Performance/RS Motorsports Kawasaki ZX14 are a runaway train, and the MiRock Superbike Series is targeting the 19 year-old rider with an escalating bounty. The bounty is open to anyone outside of the Adams Performance/RS Motorsports…

What’s Ailing the World’s Quickest Motorcycle?

What’s wrong with the world’s quickest motorcycle? That’s the question Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride and his crew chief/brother Steve have been trying to answer for over a year. McBride’s AMA Dragbike record-holding (5.79, 245 mph) motorcycle hasn’t…

McBride Wins Opener, Aims for 5.60s in 2010

Experts agree fine wine gets better with age. Clearly the career of legendary Top Fuel Motorcycle racer Larry “Spiderman” McBride also gets better as time goes by. McBride began his 32nd season of competition with a commanding and consistent performance…

Resourceful Phillips Finds Success on His Own

It has been said that Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran racer Michael Phillips does the most with the least. The resourceful privateer further established that reputation by assembling arguably the greatest season of his career in 2009. Phillips’ success often requires…

Big Tire ZX-14

Recently the Cycledrag.com cameras caught a few images of a very impressive, tricked-out Kawasaki ZX-14, sitting on a monster 360 rear tire. As most in attendance were saying while gazing on, wow.

Steve Johnson’s First Win – 18 Years in the Making

Steve Johnson sacrificed everything for 18 years to achieve a dream 2004 was the year of broken curses for the Boston Red Sox and Steve Johnson. The Sox won its first World Series title in 86 years and Johnson took…

Brock’s Performance Congratulates 2009 Team Riders

Dragbike.com SuperSport Dragbike.com SuperSport is the ultimate finesse class in motorcycle drag racing. With strict rules limiting modifications, the machines and riding techniques must be finely tuned within tight tolerances with little margin for error – just the lab that…

Gadson Leads Team Brock to Supersport Domination

Headed up by title winner Rickey Gadson, Brock’s Performance-equipped riders dominated the 2009 AMA Dragbike SuperSport Championship, taking seven of the top 10 overall positions. For Brock’s Performance, SuperSport is more than a high-profile forum in which to accrue bragging…

Karen Stoffer Captures Sixth Consecutive Top Ten Finish

In an ultra-competitive category such as NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle, Karen Stoffer and her GEICO Powersports team have found a reliable formula for success. In 2009 Stoffer amassed her sixth consecutive top ten finish, capturing the No. 7 spot. “It’s…

McBride Captures Unprecedented Tenth Championship

Top Fuel dragbike living legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride is accustomed to being first. He was the initial motorcycle drag racer to break into the five-second barrier and on a regular basis he’s the first to the finish line with his…

Perfect Weather, Perfect Racing at The Rock

Fabulous weather, large fields, a huge crowd, and tight points battles made for a perfect finish to the Mickey Thompson MiRock Superbike Series at Steve Earwood’s Rockingham Dragway in the sand hills of North Carolina. Jeremy Teasley beat Adams Performance…

2010 AHDRA Schedule

Feb. 27 – 28 Orlando, FL March 27 – 28 Belle Rosa, LA April 17 – 18 Phoenix, AZ May 1 – 2 Commerce, GA May 22 – 23 Numidia, PA June 5 – 6 Norwalk, OH June 26 –…

Don Schumacher Acquires Matco Top Fuel Team

Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) has acquired the racing assets of the Antron Brown-driven Matco Tools Top Fuel team from Mike Ashley Racing. The sale is effective immediately and continues the long-standing relationship between Matco Tools and Don Schumacher Racing. The…

MPS Conquers Headwinds in Valdosta

Blog by Dan Rudd, MPS Gusty fifteen mile per hour headwinds and chilly temperatures greeted the MPS crew on Saturday morning of the SEMDRA MPS Finals at South Georgia Motorsports Park. Damp track conditions cancelled the Friday test session. “I…

McBride Finishes Runner-up in Norwalk

The AMA Dragbike Track or Treat Nationals from Norwalk, Ohio, 10-11, proved to be a bit tricky for Top Fuel motorcycle legend and nine-time class champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride. McBride encountered challenging, cold weather, the likes of which the team…

Smith Eyes Pomona Victory

Matt Smith, in his first year riding the Nitro Fish Ultimate Gear Suzuki for Don Schumacher Racing in the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, has just one goal before the season ends at this weekend’s 45th annual Auto…

The Lumberjack NHRA PSM Report – It All Comes Down to This

And the 2009 champion is….. After 15 wild and unpredictable rounds of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle drag racing, the coveted championship comes down to the tour’s final event, in what has become a two horse race. NHRA veteran Hector Arana…

Yoder Records Quickest Ever Street Bike Run

The crisp, cool air and low corrected altitude at Maryland International Raceway in early autumn for the MIROCK Fast by Gast Superbike Finals, Oct. 2-3, had fans and racers alike anticipating unprecedented elapsed-times. Orient Express Pro Street racer Bud Yoder…

New Winners at Rockingham

The MiRock series faithful who braved misleading weather forecasts were rewarded with a weekend of nonstop racing, surprising results, and all-important points toward season championships. Wild card Mark Billiter took a surprising HTP Performance Real Street win over HTP’s own…

John Force Fined

Funny Car racer John Force has been fined $10,000 by NHRA for an incident involving physical contact with an NHRA official Monday, Sept. 7, during the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis.…

Matt Guidera Suspended

Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Matt Guidera has been disqualified from this event and suspended for a period of one year it was announced today by NHRA officials. Guidera failed to comply with the NHRA’s drug testing policy within the required…

Ellis to return at Indy aboard Vance & Hines Suzuki

Popular rider Chip Ellis will return to the Pro Stock Motorcycle class at next weekend’s Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil for a one-race stint aboard a Vance & Hines-powered Suzuki. Ellis has been working in the Brownsburg,…

McBride Finishes Runner-Up in Indy, Uncovers Problem

Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racing legend, Larry “Spiderman” McBride, believes his team may have solved what proved to be a mysterious and lingering malady on his record-breaking machine at the AMA Dragbike Pingel Thunder Nationals from Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 1-2.…

Grimes Puts on the Miles

Tommy Grimes and the Mid Continent drag race team have put over 4,000 miles under their belts to compete with AHDRA’s the most strenuous week of the season. Grimes and Freddie Robbins left Pfafftown, NC early last week for the…

2009 MIROCK SCHEDULE

MIROCK Honda-Suzuki of Sanford Spring Bike Open Rockingham Dragway March 28-29, 2009 MIROCK Fast by Gast Spring Bike Classic Maryland International Raceway April 25-26, 2009 MIROCK Fast by Gast Summer Showdown Maryland International Raceway June 6-7, 2009 MIROCK FBR Shop…

Brock’s Performance Eager for Indy Following Successful Martin

Following a record-shattering and tremendously successful weekend for his team at the AMA Dragbike Summer Nationals from Martin, Mich., June 13-14, Brock’s Performance Products owner, Brock Davidson is eagerly anticipating the upcoming AMA Dragbike Pingel Thunder Nationals from Indianapolis, Ind.,…

MIR’s Bikefest a Stroke of Brilliance

The annual all-out motorcycle party known as the Fast By Gast / WPGC Bikefest played out in unseasonably perfect weather at Royce Miller’s Maryland International Raceway. The event’s largest crowd ever gathered for record-breaking motorcycle drag racing, crazy stunts, gorgeous…

Rapid Brown Conquers Ultimate Speed

Antron Brown has been fast his entire life and he’s getting quicker with age. The former indoor track and field competitor and motocross racer was a mainstay in the lighting-quick NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class for over a decade. After…

Mini Top Fuel Motorcycle?

Check out this very cool miniature Top Fuel Motorcycle that was recently catching a ton of attention at Englishtown Raceway Park.

Thompson Smashes Seven-Second Barrier

Brock’s Performance-equipped Keith Thompson set a major drag-racing milestone at the AMA Dragbike Summer Nationals, becoming the first racer to reach the 7s in the BST Real Street class. Thompson scored the record-setting 7.98/172.39 pass on his HTP Cycles-prepared 2007…

The Lumberjack Report – NHRA UA Supernationals Nationals

“We got West Coast money!” These were the words of a pumped-up Craig Treble from his pit area in Englishtown, NJ, moments after tasting victory for the second time this season. Treble is running on pure adrenaline while his racing…

The Lumberjack Report – NHRA Route 66 Nationals, Weight a minute?

Weight a minute? The NHRA has done a respectable job in regards to maintaining parity between three very distinct brands of Pro Stock Motorcycles. However the organization will soon find simply adding weight to the surging V-twins isn’t going to…

AHDRA Ohio Bikeweek Nationals Recap

The weather was forecasted to be perfect for the weekend at Summit Motorsports Park with only a slight chance of rain late on Sunday, if any at all.  This led to good air quality the whole weekend, enabling racers to…

McBride Wins Michigan

World-record holder Larry “Spiderman” McBride extended his undefeated season by overcoming a mechanical problem to garner his third win of the year at the AMA Dragbike Summer Nationals from US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Mich., June 13-14. “We have…

FBR Shop Putting Hayabusa Motor on the Atak

Welcome to the next era. Dragbike racing has long been dominated by the legendary Kawasaki KZ and Suzuki GS motors of the 70s and 80s.  When Suzuki introduced the ultra-powerful GSXR 1300 Hayabusa in 1999 many longtime racers traded their…

Gulfport All Harley Blowout Recap

Memorial Day Weekend’s 27th Annual “All Harley” Blowout at Gulfport Dragway saw as big a battle getting the race completed as the racers had on the track it’s self. An unusual strom front came across Florida raining 2 foot of…

Chris Streeter Lake Erie Racing Blog

To get you up to speed, here is a quick re-cap of last season. Chris Streeter came out of the gates strong in 2008, winning three of the first five AHDRA races. Young upstart Douglas Horne gradually closed the points…

Stotz Racing Back in the Saddle

Kent Stotz got Back in the Saddle for the first time in almost two years. True to his experience he had reaction times between .023 and .064 which is the best in the class. Stotz wanted to test the new…

NHRA Makes Pro Stock Motorcycle Rule Change

Following a review of recent performances in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category, NHRA has announced that the minimum weight for the Harley-Davidson 160-cid four-valve combinations will increase 20 pounds, from 620 to 640. The increase is part of NHRA’s ongoing…

Jeff Stevens rides to V-Rod Destroyer win at Commerce

Harley-Davidson/Buell of Bloomington/Do-Rock Racing rider Jeff Stevens rode to victory in the Screamin’ Eagle V-Rod Destroyer class at the AHDRA Southern Nationals event at the Atlanta Dragway on April 26th. It was the first V-Rod Destroyer class win for Stevens…

AHDRA Makes Rule Change

HDRA makes changes to 2009 rulebook involving the S&S 124 Challenge class (SSC), Screamin’ Eagle V-Rod Destroyer class (VRD) and the General Rules section. 1-Effective June 1, 2009, the weight specification for SSC Class motorcycles will be changed from 750…

The Lumberjack Report – NHRA O’Reilly Midwest Nationals, Hello Harleys!

Hello Harleys! After a quiet start to the 2009 season the four-time NHRA championship winning Screamin’ Eagle Harley Davidson V-Rod team reasserted its dominance by claiming victories, qualifying on the pole, and setting an elapsed-time record during the last two…

Williford Wins at MIR Opener

Headstrong North Carolinian Rodney Williford loves long bikes that go fast. A few years ago he developed a turbocharged GS-based Suzuki Outlaw Pro Street bike that was the first no-bar bike ever in the 6s, then quickly headed towards the…

AMA Urges Action Against Youth Motorcycle Ban

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is urging AMA members and concerned motorcyclists to push their federal lawmakers to support two letters being circulated by members of Congress that ask the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to exclude youth-model motorcycles and…

New World Record for McBride

Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racing legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride has again made history. At an event dedicated to the Spiderman’s late mentor, the AMA Dragbike Elmer Trett Nationals from Atlanta Dragway, April 4-5, McBride lowered the motorcycle quarter-mile elapsed-time world…

The Lumberjack Report – NHRA O’Reilly Spring Nationals, Treble Scores

Craig Treble has cemented his place as one of the most skilled dragbike racers to ever compete on the NHRA tour. What Tremble accomplished at the O’Reilly Spring Nationals was remarkable. In a category where teams dump tens of thousands…

Is Harley Over the Hill?

Like many Americans in their 40s, Michael Bogart is thinking about aging. In the 1980s, when Bogart first started working at the Harley-Davidson (HOG, news, msgs) motorcycle dealership in Long Island City, N.Y., his average customer was between 25 and…

Star Racing Announces Additional Date for Drag School

Due to overwhelming demand, Star Racing is proud to announce the addition of another Pro Stock Motorcycle class to their regular lineup at Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School in Gainesville, FL. The class is scheduled for April 23 -24 and…

The Lumberjack Report – NHRA Gatornationals

After one round of racing we’ve learned the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class is certainly not immune to the harsh economy of 2009. For the past five seasons the category has enjoyed unprecedented growth and exploded with new teams, fresh…

Texas Scooter Times All Bike Campout

Texas Scooter Times will host an “All Bike” Dragstrip Campout Saturday April 25th at Little River Dragway. Nestled along the banks of the Little River 9 miles south of Temple Texas, Little River Dragway is perfectly suited for motorcycle racers…

McBride Wins Season-Opener

World record holder and nine-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride began his 31st season of racing with a victory at the AMA Dragbike Bikeweek Nationals from Valdosta, Ga., March 7-8. “When I first started I never dreamed I…

Stotz Racing Gets Bang for the Buck

Wow! I am just now realizing the impact of winning the World Finals. Without the win, Stotz Racing would have had an interesting article in Cycle World about ProStreet and our awesome Turbo CBR1000RR. Great exposure for Stotz Racing and…

Troubled Economy Claims Another Racer

The economy has taken Greg Krenik and the Desert Dawgs out of competition for the 2009 All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) Pro Modified Championship chase. “It’s such a shame too, just after we got the bike ready for the…

MPS Joins Rob Bush’s Pro Mod Hayabusa Effort

MPS is very proud to announce our partnership with Rob Bush on his Ron Clark piloted Pro Mod Hayabusa.  We achieved positive results from the EFI and fuel system we installed last season when Ron ran a best ever ET…

Milestone Year for Veteran Joe DeSantis

Veteran drag racer Joe DeSantis, 66, of Rootstown, Ohio enjoyed one of the most meaningful seasons of his career in 2008. DeSantis achieved a long, sought-after goal by garnering his first ever sub-seven-second run with a 6.995 at the O’Reilly…

Stoffer Caps Off 2008 With Fifth Straight Top-Ten Finish

In what proved to be a season marked by unprecedented competitiveness in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle category, Karen Stoffer and her GEICO Suzuki team battled its way to a fifth straight top-ten finish. “To end up with a single…

Honda Wins the AMA/Dragbike Pro Street Finals

The Stotz Racing-Honda Drag Race team finished off the season with an amazing ProStreet win on the little cbr1000rr. The win was just a matter of time considering the Honda’s record setting ways since the U S Nationals. The most…

World’s Quickest Grampa

Cycledrag.com would like to congratulate Top Fuel Motorcycle racing legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride on the birth of his first grandchild, Emma Nicole Ward.  Emma arrived on November 11th, 2008 at a height of 20 inches and a weight of 7.3…

Joe Koenig Parlays Motorcycle Success to Four Wheel Triumph

In 2008 longtime dragbike racer Joe Koenig added another championship to his impressive racing resume.  However this time it wasn’t on a Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle, it was at the wheel of a BMW M3 in the Sports Car Club…

McBride Shatters World Record

For the second time in 2008, nine-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride recorded the world’s quickest dragbike run.  McBride’s unprecedented 5.74 elapsed-time came in the final round of the season-ending AMA Dragbike National Finals from Valdosta, Ga., November…

Winters Racing 2008 Season Report

After a long season of determination and focus, Kevin Winters of Winters Racing has earned his first AHDRA National Championship in the Pingel SE Super Eliminator 10.90 index class.  It was a season long, hard fought battle between Kevin and…

McBride Avenges Atco Loss

One event after being handed his first defeat of the year, Top Fuel motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride reasserted his class dominance with a final round victory over rival Korry Hogan at the AMA Dragbike Fall Nationals from Norwalk, Ohio,…

Team Trim-Tex Drive for 25 Report

Trim-Tex/Hoosier/Fall-Line achieved most of our goals at the very challenging 25 hours of Thunderhill race December 6-7 in Willows, California. Our plan was to show up with a competitive Fall-Line race car with Chicago area drivers and a hard working…

Joe Koenig To Endurance Race for Charity in Drive for 25

Trim-Tex, the premier manufacturer of vinyl drywall beads, along with partners Hoosier Tire, and Fall-Line Motorsports will be competing in the National Auto Sports Association’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill in California early next month. This will be a drive for…

McBride and Colleagues Dazzle Fans in Atco

Eight-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride and friendly rival Korry Hogan treated AMA Dragbike fans to arguably one of the organization’s greatest final round races at the Orient Express U.S. Nationals from Atco, NJ, September 12-14. The only…

Stoffer Snags Final Countdown Spot in Dramatic Fashion

Heading into the illustrious NHRA Mac Tool U.S. Nationals from Indianapolis, Ind. on Labor Day weekend, Geico-backed Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Karen Stoffer knew exactly what had to be done for her season title quest to continue.  In order to…

First Win for Frank Stotz Comes with New ET and MPH Records

Little Frankie Stotz gets into the record books with his Turbo CBR1000RR setting the new track record of 7.37 ET @ 197 MPH and his first Win! The Hyabusa has ruled the Hardcore Drag Race series until the Stotz Racing-Honda…

The Resurrection of a Kaw

It all started in the Spring of 2001, late in my senior year of high school in Pittsburgh, Pa.  I was a few months away from graduation and I had the burning desire to be a badass.  It is an…

Jimmy Brantley’s Motorcycle Sold

Larry “Spiderman” McBride is reporting that Jimmy Brantley’s “Hulk” Top Fuel bike has been sold to a buyer in Australia. “This buyer was very interested in the machine, so he flew over and we showed him how to take it…

Stoffer Battles Back into Championship Contention

Heading into the NHRA Toyo Tires Nationals from Reading, Pa., Aug. 14-17, Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Karen Stoffer had but one goal – get back into the top ten.  Stoffer entered the event ranked 11th in the PowerAde Point Series,…

McBride’s Dominance Continues

Eight-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride perpetuated his dragbike dominance by garnering his fourth win of the season at the fifth stop on the AMA Dragbike tour, The Pingel Thunder Nationals from Indianapolis, Ind., August 1st-3rd. As usual…

Grimes’ Hot Streak Continues

Tommy Grimes and Mid-Continent Motorsports Team made it to the finals of the 27th Annual Truett and Osborn Drag Race at Wichita, KN.  This race was in team owner Mike Bahnmaier’s back yard (almost) and an event Bahnmaier just can’t…

Grimes Wins Race at the Rally

Tommy Grimes, former NHRA Screamin’ Eagle Nitro Harley champion and the Mid-Continent Motorsports Team added another title to their list, Top Fuel winner at the AHDRA Screamin’ Eagle Race at The Rally Presented by Pingel.   This wildly popular event is…

Mike Slowe Wins Homecoming

At the conclusion of the MIROCK WPGC Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway July 19-20, sport bike specialist Mike Slowe stood victorious in the winner’s circle.  In was not unfamiliar territory for Slowe, it had just been quite a while…

Procopio Solidifies Outlaw Pro Street Point Lead

MIROCK Outlaw Pro Street racer Ronnie Procopio continued to build on his point lead by capturing his third win of season at the WPGC Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway, July 19-20. Procopio has been racing dragbikes for the last…

Slowe Wins on his Old Playground

Two time AMA Dragbike Pro Street champion Mike Slowe earned his reputation in the MiRock Superbike series, winning two 60 Inch titles a few years ago. The 60 Inch class morphed into today’s Orient Express Pro Sportbike class, and Slowe…

McBride Overcomes Engine Explosion To Win Third of the Year

Everything was going according to plan for eight-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride at the AMA Dragbike Summer Nationals from Bristol, Tenn, June 20-22. The Spiderman dazzled spectators with an initial run of 5.94 in testing prior to…

AMA Dragbike Cancels Pro Stock For Remainder of 2008

AMA Dragbike announces that they will not compete the Pro Stock class for the remainder of the season.  The decision affects the next race on the schedule, the Pingel Thunder Nationals at Indy. “This was a difficult decision because we…

Portable Shade and King Racing set new UK record

After the rain curtailed European Championship opener the Portable Shade Top Fuel Bike team elected to run the UK Summernationals to test their new components prior to the Nordic tour. With the Nitro Nationals in Finland fast approaching they needed…

King Racing on Quest for Fourth Championship Crown

King Racing are set to take on the best that Europe can offer with their strongest team ever in their quest for a fourth European Championship crown. An exciting line up of team partners and associates are headed by South…

Cycledrag.com Ask an Expert

Our question comes to us from Eugene A. Llewellyn Jr. of San Antonio, TX. Eugene writes “I raced from 1992 to 1998 at Alamo Raceway, and I am currently in the process of trying to get back out there.  I…

Johnson Trying Way Too Hard?

Johnson, Trying “Way Too Hard,” Redlights in First Round In Chicago Steve Johnson of Irondale, Al, had high hopes for a strong finish in the NHRA Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 Nationals, but those hopes were dashed by an untimely…

Rivas Records First Career Victory

Chris Rivas rode the G2 Motorsports/Drag Specialties/S&S Cycle V- Twin from his first pole-qualifying position to his first career NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle win today with a victory in the Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals here at…

McBride Racing Through Rough Economy

For racers these are indeed hard times. Eight-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride has battled his share of adversity throughout his storied and world record-setting career.  But never before has the Spiderman experienced a more difficult time to…

Foo Fighters to Play at Harley-Davidson’s 105th Anniversary

Harley-Davidson announced that the iconic rock band Foo Fighters has been added to the already stellar line-up of musical talent performing during the Motor Company’s 105th Anniversary Celebration in Milwaukee. Foo Fighters, along with special guest Three Days Grace, will…

Australia’s Upton in Pursuit of World Record

For Top Fuel Motorcycle fans there is no mistaking the one-of-a-kind record setting machine of Australian nitro racer Jay Upton.  With an aerodynamic full fiberglass body, which even covers the front tire, Upton recorded the quickest dragbike pass in Australia…

KZ Motocrosser?

What would it be like to have a KZ-style engine in a dirtbike? Would it work? Why would anyone do something like that? After all the KZ motor is not the lightest power plant in the world – just ask…

AMA Dragbike Announces New Exhibition Class

AMA Dragbike announces a new heads-up exhibition class, Factory Extreme. The class will showcase modern production motorcycles outfitted as dragbike’s with a slick and wheelie bar. Factory Extreme is being billed as a grass-roots Pro Stock for the 21st century.…

MIROCK True Street Rule Revision

“From now on in True Street 1000cc bikes are the same exact wheelbase as Busas and 14s,” reports MIROCK official Jason Miller “The only difference in wheelbase is from a turbo bike to a nitrous bike. Turbo bikes are 2″…

Verl Smith Wins in Texas

Verl “Smitty” Smith Racing for Vets took a win in the Cutter’s Foam Pro Street division of the AHDRA’s Lonestar Nationals presented by Kresto at Texas Motoplex near Dallas, TX. Smith defeated Danny Worth in the first round, and went…