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S&S Jim McClure Nationals Recap

Top Fuel The Jim McClure Nationals has become an annual history-making event for Jay Turner Racing.  In 2006 Jay “The Bulldog” Turner conquered the incredibly rare “Nitro Double” by winning both the Top Fuel class and the Pro Fuel category…

U.S. Army to Drop Pro Stock Motorcycle Program

The U.S. Army has announced the decision to step away from it’s sponsorship of the two Pro Stock Motorcycles racing under the Don Schumacher Racing umbrella after 2007. “Given the great pride the program brings our soldiers and everyone associated…

Two-Stroke Dragbike Dream Becomes Reality, World’s Quickest Kawasaki H2 750

Most dragbike racers are always striving to go quicker and faster. Two-cycle enthusiast Bill Baxter, 52, of Dallas, TX, has spent most of his life trying to build the world’s quickest naturally aspirated Kawasaki H2-750.  On September 30th, 2007 Baxter…

McBride Captures Eighth Career Championship with Atco Win

The world’s fastest motorcycle drag racer Larry “Spiderman” McBride dominated the competition at the AMA/Prostar U.S. Nationals from Atco, NJ, winning the event and securing an unprecedented eighth Top Fuel championship. “I’m very proud of No. 8,” McBride said.  “It…

Henson Shatters Street Bike Shootout Record

Velocity Racing’s Barry Henson made the run of his short drag racing career when he shattered the Street Bike Shootout record with a track-blistering 7.52 at 192.6 mph at the 2003 AMA/Prostar World Finals from Gainesville, Fla. The rapid lap…

Henson Qualifies for NHRA US Nationals

Has the Velocity Racing era officially begun in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle? Former two-time AMA/Prostar Street Bike Shootout champion and Velocity owner Barry Henson, who turned to the NHRA Pro Stock ranks over the winter, scored a huge moral victory…

Treble Wins Coveted US Nationals

NHRA Pro Stock veteran Craig Treble captured the victory of his career on Labor Day by winning the world’s most famous and prestigious drag race – the NHRA US Nationals in Indianapolis, Ind. The win was Treble’s 11th of his…

Salem Harley-Davidson Northwest Nationals

Top Fuel After an impressive outing in Bristol, TN, Japan-based Nitro Harley-Davidson racer Takeshi Shigematsu just couldn’t resist making the long trek back over to the states to compete at the tour’s next race in Woodburn, OR. “We decided to…

Stotz Racing Heats up at AMA/Prostar Pingel Thunder Nationals

The Pingel Thunder Nationals in Indianapolis was a very hot place to be, both weather wise and racing. The Honda team of Stotz Racing put their hot track tune up in the bike but found the track to be better…

AHDRA Midseason Report

Near the midpoint of the 2007 AHDRA season heavy rains fell from the sky in Seattle, forcing AHDRA President Craig Tharpe to cancel the remainder of the Kresto Pacific Nationals on July 23rd. The rain may have washed out what…

Thru the Hayes – Oh Calcutta!

Murdoch Racing Enterprises (MRE) owner Jimmy “Hayes” Regan is back in print again with his popular column “Thru the Hayes” originally made popular in the now defunct Prostar report in the early nineties. Regan is a devout supporter of motorcycle…

Connie Cohen Recovering From Crash

During the incident the bike came in contact with the retaining wall at the end of the shut down area.  Cohen and her motorcycle were flung into the sand pit and the bike slid into the safety net beyond the…

Marlowe Racing To Sell Entire Operation

Mitch Marlowe owner of Marlowe Racing is putting up his entire race program for sale at the end of the 2007 Screamin’ Eagle Nitro Harley AHDRA season. Marlowe’s teams have been recognized as serious contenders which Marlowe says makes the…

Tommy Smith Explains Rigors of Nitro Racing

Tommy Smith is exactly the type of rider the anemic import Top Fuel motorcycle class is crying out for.  He’s got over 27 years of motorcycle drag racing experience and machinery formerly owned and ridden by a legend.  So what’s…

Johnson Set For New Gold Rush in California

Snap-on Tools Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Steve Johnson knows his American history – and intends to begin reliving it this coming weekend. “I think Sutter’s Mill, where the California Gold Rush began, is pretty close to Infineon Raceway in…

Unblemished McBride Wins Career First Columbus

Seven-time Top Fuel motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride maintained his unbeaten season with his fifth consecutive victory of the season, and first ever at National Trail Raceway, during the AMA/Prostar Cyclefest from Columbus, Ohio. With three races left to go…

AHDRA Imposes New Regulations On Pre-Event Testing

In the interest of providing level competition, AHDRA has placed a ban on private competitor testing sessions at facilities secured for AHDRA events (5) days prior to competition. The regulation is effective July 2nd, 2007. The ban does not include…

AHDRA Roeder Harley Davidson Ohio Bikeweek Nationals

After five rounds of thrilling, action-packed Harley-Davidson drag racing the AHDRA tour moved north to one its most anticipated races of the year – The Roeder Harley-Davidson Ohio Bikeweek Nationals. The event was run in conjunction with the popular Ohio…

Hines Perpetuates Summer Hot Streak

Three-time defending NHRA champion Andrew Hines, appearing in his third straight final, won his second straight event by defeating point leader Matt Smith in the Norwalk final.  After a sluggish start can Hines reclaim the top spot in the points?…

AHDRA Super Sport Champ Julia Holliday Aiming For Three-Peat

Following her victory at AHDRA’s Gypsy Redezvous Nationals in St. Louis, Julia Holliday looked like she was back into championship form for the 2007 season. The North Springfield, PA resident is defending her back to back Super Sport championships in…

Up to Speed With Connie Cohen

Longtime NHRA Pro Stock racer and 2006 AMDRAGS champion Connie Cohen fills us in on the recent sale of her Buell and brings us up to speed on the world of Pro Stock racing. Memorial Day has come and gone. …

Horne Wins Pro Fuel

It took AHDRA Pro Fuel rookie Douglas Horne a mere five races to garner the first Nitro victory of his career. AHDRA’s youngest pro rider, Douglas Horne, 19,  didn’t wait long to make a name for himself in the daunting…

NHRA Adjusts Buell Weight in Pro Stock Motorcycle

The NHRA has made it clear that they will step in and adjust the rules in Pro Stock Motorcycle whenever they deem necessary to maintain parity between the three primary makes in the class, Suzuki, Harley, and Buell.  This week’s…

AHDRA Gypsy Rendezvous Nationals

St. Louis is known as the Gateway to the west. For several AHDRA competitors St. Louis was a Gateway to a first ever win. Apparently the sprit of St. Louis mixes well with Harley fever as over thirty Nitro Harleys…

Jim Carroll’s Perfect Season

In 2002 Jim Carroll went an amazing 30-0 in round competition in the now defunct Formula Superbike Series. 2002 was a storybook season for Jim Carroll of Mechanicsville, VA, who captured his first AMA/Prostar Formula Superbike championship aboard the Adams…

Joe Holt Brings Atco Crowd to Its Feet

Joe Holt, the 350-pound Hayabusa bracket racer from Ohio, proved that big guys can race too at the 2003 AMA/Prostar US Nationals from Atco, NJ. A huge Street ET field consisting of over 80 top-notch riders gathered at the 2003…

Hurbert Ellis Beaten to Death

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle standout Chip Ellis received the tragic news that his grandfather Hubert Ellis had been murdered during a robbery in his Aiken, SC home on May 3rd. Cycledrag.com sends its deepest sympathy to Chip and the entire…

AHDRA Lonestar Nationals

Notes and quotes from stop No. 4 on the AHDRA tour, The Rucker Performance Lonestar Nationals from the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, TX. Entering Texas The AHDRA is coming off a monumental weekend in St. Louis.  Drums Brancaccio took control…

The Flaming Crash of J.P Mattox

There was a scary moment at the AMA/Prostar Lucas Oil Spring Nationals from Petersburg, VA, on April 28th, when Pro Mod racer JP Mattox’s motorcycle burst into flames at the 1000-foot mark and he was forced to get off at…

Fast Women of the NHRA

In case you haven’t noticed, the women are suddenly wearing the pants in the NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle brigade. If you’re a confirmed male chauvinist, this is not good news. But if you’re a dyed-in-the-wool diversity freak, you’ve got to…

Marion Ford Wins ATCO NOPI With New ATAK

The FBR Shop’s Marion Ford won the NDRA NOPI Nationals from Atco Raceway, NJ, April 28th-29th, on his state-of-the-art ZX-12 powered ATAK bike. Marion Ford of the FBR Shop entered his new ATAK Kawasaki ZX-12 bike in the Atco NOPI…

McBride Doubles At Hometown Race

Larry ‘Spiderman” McBride took home a pair of event victories in front of dozens of friends and family members at the AMA/Prostar Lucas Oil Spring Nationals/ MTC Elmer Trett Nationals from Petersburg, Va, April 28-29. It wasn’t the first time…

Steve Johnson’s State of the Union Address

Not only is Steve Johnson the most experienced rider in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class, he also represents the category in an organization entitled Pro2. In this article Johnson converses on the drastic changes the class has undergone and…

Star/G2 Nominated for Georgia’s Small Business of the Year

Star Racing/G2 Motorsports of Americus was one of the top 100 companies from across Georgia recognized at the 2007 Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week Manufacturers of the Year Governor’s Award Luncheon in Atlanta, Georgia. Governor Sonny Perdue was the keynote speaker.…

Simplot Wins by Disqualification

AHDRA Kresto Pro Drag competitor Will Simplot earned his first win of the new season at the Arizona Bikeweek Nationals, even though he was second to cross the finish line in the final. After winning a pair of races in…

Bryce Discusses Rivalry with Vance and Hines

George Bryce and Byron Hines have produced one of the greatest rivalries in the history of dragbike racing.  In this article Bryce talks about what it’s like to compete against the intensity of Vance and Hines and discusses his chances…

Broken Wire Halts Shigematsu’s Impressive Season Debut

Screamin Eagle Nitro Harley racer Tak Shigematsu enjoyed a solid first event of 2007, qualifying No. 2 and advancing to the second round at the AHDRA Arizona Bikeweek Nationals. A broken wire halted the success. After missing the AHDRA season…

“Chicago” Joe Released From Hospital

After coming off his motorcycle at the AHDRA Bikeweek Nationals in Phoenix, Ariz. on April 2nd, Cycledrag.com is pleased to report that veteran Nitro Harley racer “Chicago” Joe has been released from the hospital and is resting comfortably at his…

Breckenridge Scores in Phoenix

2006 West Coast Pro Fuel champion John Breckenridge was eager for a trip to the winner’s circle after being defeated by Jay Turner in the Gainesville final a month prior. “I’m very happy. We’re trying out a new motor and…

Vancil Hungry for Championship

Rider of the Vance and Hines/Drag Specialties Nitro Harley Doug Vancil came one step closer to earning a career first AHDRA championship in three years with a win at round No. 2 of the series, The Arizona Bikeweek Nationals the…

Norris and Eddinger Prevail at MIROCK Opener

Dave Norris of Bryans Road, Maryland, and Dimey Eddinger of Winston Salem won the top two Pro categories Sunday at Rockingham Dragway during the Velocity Racing Spring Bike Open. This was the first race of seven events in the Mickey…

Douglas Horne Impressive on New Pro Fuel Bike

After a tremendously successful rookie season in AHDRA’s V-Rod Destroyer category it seems Douglas Horne’s success has followed him into the Pro Fuel category. 2006 AHDRA Sportsman Rookie of the Year Douglas Horne made the daunting jump to the nitro…

AHDRA Contingency Grows Higher Than Ever

In 2007 there will be over one-million dollars in cash and prizes available in contingency  to AHDRA racers. After a busy winter of meeting with two-wheeled manufacturers across the U.S., AHDRA Contingency Program Manager Karen Raffa is pleased to announce…

Stoffer Wins from No. 16 Spot, Sampey Resets Record to 6.91

hree-time NHRA champion Angelle Sampey led final qualifying at the season-opening Gatornationals with a record pass of 6.911, surpassing her previous record of 6.939.  But it was No. 16 qualifier Karen Stoffer, who held the bump spot at 7.03, who…

For Sale – The Quickest Dragbike in the World

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

Karen Stoffer Wins NHRA Opener and Takes Points Lead

Stoffer claims the first point lead of her career after an improbable win from the No. 16 spot. March Madness is the season for upsets. GEICO-sponsored Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Karen Stoffer caught a little of that aforementioned madness and…

McBride Victorious at AMA/Prostar Opener

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

Malloy, Turner and Ellis Shine at AHDRA Opener

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

Warning to Race Teams Headed to Gainesville

NHRA has been informed by the Interstate Registration Service that Florida is requiring any vehicle with an overall length (truck and trailer) of more than 65 feet or a trailer length of more than 28 feet to have a Special…

Donnie Huffman – AHDRA’s Busiest Racer

Multi-time champion Donnie Huffman entered a staggering five classes at the season-opening Bikeweek Nationals from Gainesville, Fla. It’s not uncommon for some talented sportsman racers to compete in two or even three classes at the same event, to increase their…

The Professor’s Plans – A Talk with Paul Gast

Cycledrag.com spoke with motorcycle drag racing icon Paul Gast about his plans for the 2007 season, his first six-second run, AMA/Prostar, what it takes to be competitive in the NHRA and more. Cycledrag – It’s been quite an eventful off-season…

Sauer ‘s Sensational Comeback

The following article chronicles AMA/Prostar Drag Race Manager Bruce Sauer’s incredible comeback in 2003, when the multi-time champ battled back from serious health complications to win the Norwalk 10K Payday. Over the last three decades Kawasaki specialist Bruce Sauer has…

Hammer Motorsports Purchases AMA/Prostar

A Cincinnati-based contingent of Scott McKinney, Scott Valetti, and Brandi Neithamer have acquired AMA/Prostar. Effective Friday February 9, 2007 Prostar Motorcycle Drag Racing, operators of the AMA/Prostar U.S. Drag Racing Series, has been purchased by Hammer Motorsports of Cincinnati, Ohio.…

Racer on the Rise – Chris Rivas

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle standout and rider of the Mohegan Sun-backed Buell, Chris Rivas is anticipating an extraordinarily prosperous season in 2007 after a tremendously eventful off-season. In early January Rivas announced his team’s acquisition of former G-Squared Motorsports crew…

Ed Krawiec Named Second Rider of Screamin Eagle Team

Eddie Krawiec has been named as the second rider on the Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson factory supported NHRA team, it was announced today. Krawiec, 30, will join Andrew Hines, 23, on the team that is coming off a third…

Bruce Sauer Discusses Prostar

CycleDrag.com caught up with newly-appointed AMA/Prostar Drag Race Manager Bruce Sauer for an exclusive interview.  Here Sauer discusses how he landed the job, where the series is headed, and the obstacles he now faces. Bruce Sauer started drag racing in…

Stotz Clarifies Testing Mishap

Four-time AMA/Prostar champion Kent Stotz continues to work feverishly on developing his new Pro Street and Super Street Hondas for the 2007 season.  In this article Stotz addresses the rumors swirling around about his recent testing mishap. Even a veteran…

Fast By Gast to Sponsor AMA/Prostar Top Gas Series

Multi-time AMA/Prostar Pro Stock Champion Paul Gast continues his long term support of the series in 2007 by backing the ever popular Top Gas (8.20) series.  Gast also sponsors the MIROCK, and ADRL series. As a founding member and supporter…

2006 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Stats by Brand

With several new teams and different brands of motorcycles expected to join the NHRA PSM ranks in 2007, let’s take one more close look at how things ended up in 2006 before the recent pro-inline four cylinder rule change. Round…

Exploring Pro Stock Motorcycle Parity

Parity? The media has continually pointed out the improved parity and seemingly leveled playing field which has manifested itself in NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle class. But let’s face it – a closer look reveals not much has changed and the…

Llewellyn to Race a Bryce-Tuned Pro Stock Motorcycle in 2007

Six-time NHRA champion crew chief George Bryce has built a reputation for discovering talent, hiring greats like John Myers and Angelle Sampey.  Has he found another? The NHRA’s first female African-American Pro competitor Peggy Llewellyn announced she will run the…

19 Combinations to Choose From in Pro Sport Bike

The MIROCK Series has continued to adjust the rules of one of its marquee classes, Pro Sportbike, to maintain parity and allow for all types of motorcycles and riders.  In 2007 the number of possible combinations reaches an all-time high…

Chris Rivas Acquires New Crew Chief

After a 17th place finish in the 2006 POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle points standings third-year racer Chris Rivas and his Mohegan Sun team have hired Rick Maney as a new crew chief.  Maney comes from an extensive background of engine-building…

Armon Furr’s Most Valuable Tool – His Father

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

Rob Muzzy to Build ZX-14 NHRA Pro Stock Bike for 2007

After a two year hiatus from his long time racing partner Kawasaki Motors Corporation, Rob Muzzy will again field a Team Green Pro Stock Motorcycle in 2007. Muzzy with rider Ryan Schnitz opted to run a Buell for the last…

Screamin Eagle Pro Stock Team Close to Adding Additional Rider

Defending three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Andrew Hines reports his Screamin’ Eagle Harley Davidson Team is close to naming a replacement for GT Tonglet, who was released from the squad in early December.  Hines stated that of the large…

AMA/Prostar Motorcycle Drag Racing Announces 2007 Class Changes

Pro Stock, Hot Rod Cruiser, and Super Gas cut from the program for 2007 and Super Comp index readjusted. Starting in 2007, the AMA/Prostar drag racing series will feature 10 classes and one exhibition class, down from the current structure…

Pippin Scores Fifth AHDRA Dragbike Championship

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

Brown Admits Electrical Problems Cost Him NHRA Dragbike Title

At mid-season it appeared as if 2006 would be the year Army Suzuki jockey and nine-year veteran Antron Brown claimed his first NHRA No. 1 plate.  When the smoke cleared at the final race in Pomona Brown fell a painstaking…

Huffman Wins Fifth Dragbike Championship in Three Years

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

MIROCK Miller Reminisces on Record Pro Street Dragbike Run

At the final MIROCK race of the season retirement-bound Jason Miller captured a new 60-Inch Pro Sport Bike elapsed-time record. MIROCK 60-Inch Pro Sportbike racer Jason Miller “Time”, in perhaps his final season,  fell just short of his goal for…

Top Fuel Dragbike Crewchief Steve McBride Hospitalized

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

Rick Moore Wins Pro Dragbike Championship in Rookie Year

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

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

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

GT Tonglet Released from Screamin’ Eagle Harley DragbikeTeam

Harley-Davidson Motor Company announced today that riders GT Tonglet and Rich King have been released from their Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson race team contracts. Veteran AMA Flat Track racer Rich King recently completed his seventh season with the Screamin’ Eagle team,…

Kile Finishes Strong

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

Time to Put a Single Digit on the GEICO Bike

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle standout Karen Stoffer will have some extra space on her wheelie-bar panels for 2007. Stoffer, who finished tenth in the POWERade point series the last two seasons, assembled a career-best effort in 2006, concluding the season…

Zittle wins MIROCK Quick 32 on an FBR ATAK Hayabusa

Most of the victors in MIROCK Quick 32 have been powered by one of two engine combinations – the classic Kawasaki Z/KZ and the Suzuki GS. Jason Zittle of Hanover, Pa. scored a victory for the late-model fans when he…

2006 AMA/Prostar National Champions

Top Fuel – Larry McBride Funnybike – Keith Lynn Pro Mod – James Rester Pro Stock – Dean Frantz Pro Street – Mike Slowe 1000 SuperSport – Vince Woska Hot Rod Cruiser – Jeremy English Super Street – Mike Slowe…

2007 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Rule Revisions

GENERAL RULE UPDATES Scalloping, notching, etc. of brake rotors prohibited. Flat shield must be incorporated into front wheel, minimum of 5 1/2 inches from the ground. (aka The Steve Johnson Rule) ENGINE (For four-valve, four cylinder configurations) * * Maximum…

2006 AHDRA Dragbike Special Recognition Awards

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

Simon Overcomes Dragbike Allegations and Claims Championship

After a season of record smashing performance Andy Simon vindicated himself from the rumors that he had been cheating. As any true racer knows, winning can provide some tremendous benefits. However success can sometimes have its downfalls as well. In…

2006 Pro Stock Motorcycle Final Points Standings

01 Andrew Hines 1,099 02 Antron Brown 1,076 03 Angelle Sampey 999 04 Chip Ellis 892 05 Matt Smith 857 06 Karen Stoffer 814 07 Ryan Schnitz 771 08 Tom Bradford 721 09 Geno Scali 705 10 Craig Treble 675…

Brown Humble in Pro Stock Motorcycle Defeat

U.S. Army Pro Stock Motorcycle pilot Antron Brown was beaten in the second round of eliminations and thus lost his shot at the 2006 NHRA POWERade world championship. Brown, who came into race day having to advance three rounds further…

Romine – Take Two – Nitro Harley Dragbike Championships

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

Records Fall, Champions Crowned at Final MIROCK Event

Ralph Medrano Jr. of Miami spoiled the going away party for Rodney Williford and his turbocharged Suzuki Sunday, beating the MIROCK Superbike Series champion in the final round of the Lee’s Performance Fall Bike Nationals at Steve Earwood’s Rockingham Dragway.…

AMA Dragbike Racing Brings Drag Racing In-House, Bruce Sauer Hired as Drag Race Manager

“Bruce is a good guy who knows the business. I don’t think Scooter could have made a better decision. It’s a great change and I’m very excited.” – Eight- time Top Fuel Champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride “I think it’s a…

Andrew Hines’ Rocky Road to a Third Straight NHRA Dragbike Title

No one said it was going to be easy In one of the most competitive NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle seasons yet, Harley Davidson-backed Andrew Hines entered the AAA Auto Club NHRA Finals, clinging to a mere 37-point lead over US…

Brock-backed Woska Wins Super Sport Dragbike Title

Brock Davidson, owner of Brock’s Performance Products and the first man to put a street bike in the sevens, and Vince Woska, a young aspiring rider climbing the no-bar ranks, accomplished what they intended to do when they first teamed…

Dragbike Racer Stoffer Looking to Finish Strong

After a successful string of late-season races Pro Stock Motorcycle standout Karen Stoffer finds herself just three points shy of a top-five ranking in the POWERade points series heading into the final NHRA event of the season – The AAA…

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

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

Steve Speaks on Top Fuel Dragbike Weekend

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

Monumental Top Fuel Dragbike Weekend for Team Spiderman at Prostar Finale

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

Frustrating Defeat for Steve Johnson in Vegas

I Feel Like A Rookie” – 20-Year Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Steve Johnson After Redlighting In Las Vegas “I’ve ‘thrown away’ more trophies this year than I’ve ever had a chance to win,” said Snap-on Tools Suzuki racer Steve Johnson…

All-Harley Final in Vegas Leaves Andrew Hines in Control of His Destiny

After a clutch win at the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals, the tour’s next to last event, Andrew Hines and the Screamin Eagle Harley Team don’t need any help from the competition to take a third straight championship. Andrew Hines and…

Karen Stoffer Scores Moral Victory in Las Vegas

What a difference a year makes. Last season GEICO-backed NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Karen Stoffer was involved in a near-career-ending accident in the pits of the NHRA AC Delco Las Vegas Nationals.  This year she is enjoying the most successful…

Dan DeGood’s Road to Retirement

Over the past several seasons seven-time AHDRA national champion Dan DeGood, of Mountain Top, Pa. has cemented his place in history of one of the greatest dragbike bracket racers ever. Now in the stretch-run of his farewell, retirement-bound season DeGood…

This Year’s Competitive PSM Title Chase – Just What the Class Needs

Bill Stephens is a guest columnist for CycleDrag.com.  Stephens has been involved in the motorsports media for over 30 years and has compiled a lengthy resume of accomplishments.  Most notably he has hosted NHRA Today, NHRA Heat, and served as…

Rickey Gadson aiming for championship at AMA/Prostar National Finals

The AMA/Prostar National Finals marks the last race of the season for The Kawasaki/Adams Performance/Sportbike Zone team and the excitement and growth that has happened in Super Street can be largely credited to the simplicity of the class and the…