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XDA 2021 Comes Out of the Gate Quick and Fast

The weather forecasted rain for Saturday and Sunday, but the XDA racers know that when the Miller Brothers say they will get the race completed despite the forecast, you can bank on that statement. And with a short 2020 season…

Andrew Hines Aiming For Comeback Win in Atlanta

Andrew Hines knows what it feels like to taste success at Atlanta Dragway, doing it three times in his Pro Stock Motorcycle career, including the most recent visit to the track. But to win the 40th and final race in…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racers Prepare to Compete in Atlanta for Final Time

 Andrew Hines picked up the most recent Pro Stock Motorcycle victory at Atlanta Dragway, doing so at the track in 2019. The returning former world champion also hopes to be the final PSM winner in Atlanta. This weekend’s Lucas Oil…

Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec to Return to Pro Stock Motorcycle on V-Twins

Vance & Hines announced six-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) drag racing champion Andrew Hines and four-time champion Eddie Krawiec will return to the track for the remainder of the 2021 season after sitting out the first two PSM events.…

AHDRA Opens at the Closing of Atlanta Dragway

The AHDRA All-American motorcycle drag racing series gave Atlanta Dragway a flaming, thundering, nitro Harley send-off, as the AHDRA opened its 2021 campaign at the soon-to-be-razed Commerce, Georgia speed facility on April 17-18, TKR & Associates Top Fuel The biggest…

Flyin Ryan Oehler Takes NHRA Point Lead With Vegas Win

Flyin’ Ryan Oehler went from nearly not making the call for Round No. 2 of eliminations to collecting his second career NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series victory Sunday at the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip…

Matt and Angie Smith Go 1-2 in Vegas Qualifying

Matt and Angie Smith know how to step up at their sponsor’s race , powering to the No. 1 and No. 2 spots at the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. M.…

Matt Smith Takes Top Spot in Vegas in Opening Session

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith put together a standout performance on Friday, racing to the provisional No. 1 spot in NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series action at the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip…

XDA Warriors Prepare for Another Year-Long Battle

On April 23-25, the XDA will ignite the 2021 motorcycle drag racing season next weekend with the 27th annual PFR Spring Nationals at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) The biggest news for this season is that spectators are now welcomed back…

Angie Smith Looking to Win Second Consecutive Vegas Race

After closing out her 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series with an impressive performance at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Angie Smith is returning to the track with hopes of an even bigger victory.   The Pro…

Matt Smith Takes PSM Point Lead Into Sin City

It isn’t a stretch to say not many people are looking forward to the return of this weekend’s DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway more than defending NHRA world champ Matt Smith.…

Wild Racing at SDBA Season Opener

The Southeastern Drag Bike Association, sponsored by Schnitz Racing, hosted the VooDoo Season Opener at Brainerd Motorsports Park in Ringgold Georgia on April 11th, 2021. All SDBA events in 2021 are presented by Evil Swing Arms. All-day testing went well…

DENSO Revs Up its Sponsorship Engine for Las Vegas NHRA Race

DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., has supercharged its sponsorships for the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas. In addition to serving as the event’s title sponsor and…

Scrappers Racing to Miss Las Vegas

Shortly after the Gatornationals, the Salinas family contracted COVID-19 and suffered many of the typical symptoms. Although they have begun to feel better and have returned to work, the family decided to stay home another weekend before continuing their race…

AHDRA Set to Burn Atlanta Dragway

It’s historic Atlanta Dragway’s last season before being turned into a shopping center or housing development or whatever, and massive fields of thundering, flaming, AHDRA nitro bikes plan to leave little left standing in their wake. More than 20 of…

Timblin Chassis Backed Travis Davis Wins PDRA Opener

In a quest for improved performance, three-time and defending Pro Nitrous Motorcycle world champion Travis Davis  upgraded the engine management technology in his Timblin Chassis ’18 Hayabusa over the winter. The work resulted in a career-best performance and a win…

Timblin Chassis’ Travis Davis Gets Top PDRA Spot

Defending PDRA world champion Travis Davis picked up right where he left off at the end of the 2020 season by qualifying No. 1  at the season-opening Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) East Coast Nationals presented by FuelTech.  Three-time Pro…

Defending Champion Travis Davis and Company Ready to Kick Off PDRA 2021

During this weekend’s Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) East Coast Nationals presented by FuelTech, the all-eighth-mile series will officially celebrate its 2020 world champions before kicking off the eight-race 2021 PDRA season. The PDRA Championship Banquet will take place following…

XDA DME Racing Real Street Rule Revision

The XDA’s Jason Miller passed along the following – Due to safety concerns arising from an improper fit between the factory fork leg outer diameter dimensions and the factory triple clamp bore dimensions, the following rule addendum will be effective…

End of an Era – Final Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway

NHRA and Atlanta Dragway announced today that the 2021 NHRA Southern Nationals, April 30-May 2, will be the final NHRA national event at the historic track. As this chapter of drag racing history comes to a close, Atlanta Dragway invites…

Krawiec and Hines on Vance & Hines 4-Valve Success

There was a lot to talk about in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class at the Gators. We catch up with multiple time NHRA champions Eddie Krawiec and Andrew Hines of team Vance & Hines to talk about the new…

NHRA Pomona Postponed, Racing Resumes in Las Vegas

NHRA officials announced today the postponement of the 61st annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, originally scheduled for April 9-11.   NHRA and track officials will continue to look to state and…

Matt Smith Wins Gatornationals

It was an outstanding start to a title defense season for Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Matt Smith, as he made multiple runs of 200 mph or faster on his Denso Auto Parts/Stockseth/Matt Smith Racing EBR, including the final round when he…

Rocky Start at Gators For Scrappers Racing

Scrappers Racing entered race day with just two vehicles in competition. Mike Salinas qualified seventh in Top Fuel and Jimmy Underdahl qualified fifteenth in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Jianna Salinas did not qualify, missing the 16- motorcycle field by 0.05 seconds.…

Angelle Sampey Clocks First PSM Suzuki 200 MPH Run

Debuting a new four-valve Vance & Hines/Mission Foods Suzuki, Angelle Sampey impressed immediately in Pro Stock Motorcycle, jumping to the top spot with a stellar debut run of 6.746 at 196.67. The three-time champion followed it up with a historic…

XDA Season Opener April 23-25

The XDA kicks off the season at Maryland International Raceway located in Mechanicsville, Maryland with the 27th annual PFR Spring Nationals and Awards Ceremony on April 23-25, 2021!   Spectators are welcome!   The event features the Orient Express Pro…

Matt Smith Poised to Begin NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Title Defense

Matt Smith is the defending Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion and he won in Gainesville last September, which helped spur his run to a fourth world title on his Denso/Stockseth/MSR EBR. Matt Smith Racing expanded to four bikes this off-season,…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Season To Kick Off at Gatornationals

Pro Stock Motorcycle racers will look to start the 2021 season impressively at this weekend’s 52nd annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at historic Gainesville Raceway. Matt Smith impressed in Gainesville last year en route to the world title and…

Nitro Harley Racer “Bad Apple” Tracy Kile Confirmed for Norwalk Night Under Fire

We have another name to announce for the Night Under Fire at Summit Motorsports Park , and it’s none other than Nitro Harley racer “The Bad Apple” Tracy Kile! This Nitro Harley legend has a message for Larry “Spiderman” McBridem…

Scrappers Racing Returns 15 Months After Incredible Jianna Salinas Upset

Scrappers Racing will start the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series with a three team lineup at the Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida. Mike Salinas will return to the seat of the Top Fuel Dragster, Jasmine Salinas will step into…

Flyin Ryan Soars Off of The Track with Tampa Bay Race Rentals

National Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion Ryan Oehler brings the excitement of drag racing to Showtime Dragstrip this coming Spring. As the co-owner of newly founded Tampa Bay Race Rental, the general public will get to experience the thrill of the…

Man Cup Drops Pro Fuel Harley From Lineup

Man Cup motorcycle drag racing announced the Pro Fuel class will be cut from the 2021 class line-up, citing lack of  sponsorship.   “We thank Hawaya Racing and Sam White for their support of the Pro Fuel class through the years,”…

Hogs Gone Wild Star Racing Season-Opener Finals

Enjoy video coverage of some of the final rounds from the first race of the year, the Hogs Gone Wild Star Racing Season Opener from Reynolds, Ga., Feb 26-27. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe…

Kelly Clontz Renews Sponsorship Steamfitters UA Local #602

Steamfitters UA Local #602, located in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, renew their partnership for the fourth c onsecutive season with husband-and-wife pro stock motorcycle team, Chris and Kelly Clontz ahead of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Series season opener…

Gadson and Beland Take Turbo Bagger to a 8.07

The race to the first FLH frame, Harley Bagger seven-second run is heating up and Michael Beland and his team are trying to get it done at the first race of the year. After Beland went 8.14, under the official…

Hogs Gone Wild Set to Kick Off Motorcycle Drag Racing Season

It’s a new day.  2020 will forever be remembered as the year of the pandemic. It was a brutal and devastating year for so many, especially those in motorsports, which falls under the nearly-squeezed-to-death live event umbrella.  Yet there is…

Pablo Gonzalez to Race Pro Stock Motorcycle at Gators on Shawn Gann Tribute

Motorcycle bracket racing standout Pablo Gonzalez of Orlando, Fla. is stepping up to the pro ranks and will compete in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the season-opening NHRA Gatornationals from Gainesville, Fla., March 11-14. Gonzalez will honor his late friend, longtime…

Roy Hagadorn to be Inducted Into NHRA Div. 2 Hall of Fame

The man with more than 40 track championships and more than 100 event victories, bracket racing ace Roy Hagadorn, 61,  of Venice, Fla. will be inducted into the NHRA Div. 2 Hall of Fame at the upcoming Gatornationals. “It’s unreal.…

Sam Wills Recovering After Successful Surgery, Aims to Race This Season

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Sam Wills remains in Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City following a surgery this past Saturday to repair a fractured fibula, suffered in a shop accident. Wills says he is “hurting” but takes solace in hearing doctors…

NHRA Atlanta National Rescheduled

NHRA and Atlanta Dragway have teamed up to announce the new dates for the 40th annual NHRA Southern Nationals. The fan-favorite event will be moved to April 30-May 2.   “We are looking forward to celebrating the 40th NHRA Southern…

2021 XDA Program Changes Announced

The XDA’s Jason and Chris Miller released the following letter, outlining some changes to the XDA program –  Dear XDA Racers, Fans, Sponsors, Media and Staff, We are excited to kick-off the 2021 XDA Season in just a few short…

Angelle Sampey to Return to NHRA PSM on a Suzuki

Don’t call it a comeback. The NHRA’s winningest female, Angelle Sampey announced she will return to teh NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class to ride Vance & Hines’s new four-valve Suzuki-powered race bike in the 2021 Camping World series. Sampey’s quest…

PDRA Announces Summit Racing Equipment ProStars Specialty Race

The best racers in the PDRA’s professional and sportsman classes will get the chance to square off in a brand-new event, the Summit Racing Equipment ProStars, series officials announced today. The specialty race will take place during Virginia Motorsports Park’s…

Travis Davis Collects Third PDRA Pro Nitrous Motorcycle World Championship

It was an unusual year for the PDRA’s Drag 965 Pro Nitrous Motorcycle class, with short fields at most races and an entire race taken off the schedule. But what wasn’t out of the ordinary was Travis Davis putting on…

Florida Nitro Harley / Bagger Test Yields Amazing Results

“Hard work pays off” is a cliche that certainly rings true in the world of Top Fuel Harley and motorcycle drag racing as proven by this top secret NHRA Nitro Harley and turbo Harley Bagger winter test session at IHRA’s…

Sam Wills Confirmed for Norwalk Night Under Fire

The list of motorcycle racers confirmed for the big Cycledrag motorcycle shootout at the Norwalk Night Under Fire, Aug. 7, now grows to five with the addition of nitro legend Sam “Nitro Conspiracy” Wills. The veteran rider joins a field…

Hawaya Backing AHDRA Pro Fuel and Nitro Funnybike

AHDRA Pro Fuel racers will have some extra financial security this year, and Nitro Funnybike racers will have a class sponsor—all courtesy of Johnny Vickers and Hawaya Racing. Pro Fuel (formerly called Pro Dragster) racers will know before their trailers…

Jimmy “Hulk” Brantley First Top Fuel Motorcycle Fire Up!

After several years of hard work by Larry and Steve McBride, Jimmy “Hulk” Brantley’s Top Fuel Motorcycle is ready to roar to life. Watch the brothers crank up their masterpiece for the very first time. There are more videos on…

Mitch Brown Confirmed For Norwalk Night Under Fire

Following the confirmations of Top Fuel Motorcycle greats Larry “Spiderman” McBride, Dave Vantine and Chris Hand, 2020 Man Cup Top Fuel champion Mitch Brown has now brought the total up to four confirmed racers for the Kelly Night Under Fire…

NHRA Cancels Arizona Nationals

NHRA and Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park have made the difficult decision to not host the 2021 NHRA Arizona Nationals, leaving an opening on the 2021 schedule which NHRA is optimistic will be filled with an event at a facility…

Dave Vantine Confirmed For Norwalk Night Under Fire

We now have our 2nd rider confirmed for the Cycledrag motorcycle shootout Aug. 7 2021 at Summit Motorsports Park and it’s the 4th quickest man of all-time, Dave Vantine! Look out, here comes the “Yellow Bullet” to the Night Under…

Vreeland Reflects on AHDRA Top Fuel Championship

“When I got my first AHDRA license in 1992, I never dreamed I would be Top Fuel champion 28 years later!” said Pennsylvania Harley-Davidson dealer and Top Fuel Motorcycle pilot, Rich Vreeland. At that time, Vreeland and his brother Ray…

Chris Moore Gets DQed from $90K Grudge Race in Controversial Decision

The richest purse in grudge bike racing history, the $90K Kings of Grudge Grinchmas at Orlando Speed World drag way was bound to have some motorcycle drag racing fails, smack talk, fighting and controversy when 16 of the fastest, yet…

Fastest Grudge Bikes Show Out in Orlando for $90K

Grudge bike racing went to a whole new level in 2020 as Kings of Grudge and Orlando Speed World Dragway posted the largest single class purse in motorcycle drag racing / grudge racing history at astounding $90,000. The race unprecedented…

NHRA to Sell Atlanta Dragway

On a conference call today NHRA President Glen Cromwell revealed the series’ plans to sell Atlanta Dragway. Currently the NHRA owns three tracks, Atlanta, Gainesville and Indy, and leases one, Pomona. Cromwell says various improvements are planned for Gainesville and…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Confirmed for Norwalk Night Under Fire Motorcycle Shootout

As it has for so many events, the pandemic of 2020 cancelled the popular Kelly Night Under at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. It’s the largest independent drag race in the world and regularly includes mega stars like John…

New Speed Record to Close Out 2020 for Larry “Spiderman” McBride

For Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride a new world record of 265 mph and a commanding victory at the Man Cup Finals from South Georgia Motorsports Park could not have been a better crescendo to what was a…

Back in the Saddle for World’s Quickest Motorcycle Racer

As is the case for most everyone in the world, 2020 has been chock full of the unexpected for the world’s quickest and fastest motorcycle drag racer Larry “Spiderman” McBride. There is light on the horizon as the veteran is…

AHDRA Gainesville Spectacular Finishes Off 2020

When Bill Rowe purchased the assets of the inert AHDRA All-American motorcycle drag racing series late in 2019, the challenges before him and his family staff were daunting enough. But when 2020 came along and the event landscape went haywire,…

Harley-Davidson Pulls Out Of Vance & Hines NHRA Pro Stock Program

It was  announced this week that Harley Davidson will no longer field factory teams in American Flat Track and Drag Racing. The announcement ends a two-decade relationship between Harley and Vance & Hines, that saw the duo revolutionize the once…

FuelTech World Finals Pro Stock Bike Field Preview

When ManCup, in conjunction with South Georgia Motorsports Park added Pro Stock Bike to the  44th annual FuelTech World Finals presented by Wiseco lineup, it was hoped that a solid field would attend. As the NHRA season ended earlier than…

Racing Icon TT Jones to be Memorialized at FuelTech World Finals

ManCup will honor the late TT Jones by declaring the JE Piston Pro Mod class at the Finals to be dedicated in the memory of TT Jones. Mr. Jones, a longtime and fierce competitor in the uber competitive JE Piston…

Chris Moore Reacts to Breaking Street Tire World Record

Pro Street drag bikes continue to advance at a staggering pace and that trend continued at the Hail Mary Derby exhibition race from Maryland International Raceway Nov. 4-8, where Chris Moore took over the top spot in the no-bar, street…

NHRA Announces Complete 2021 Class Schedule

NHRA officials announced the details of the 2021 Camping World Drag Racing Series 23-event season, revealing national event pro category qualifying days and specialty series schedules. Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series categories will be contested at all national events.  …

First-Time Stops at Norwalk, Maple Grove and Bowling Green Highlight 2021 PDRA Schedule

The Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) will hold eight championship events during its eighth season, as the all-eighth-mile drag racing series revealed its 2021 event schedule today. The season will kick off at GALOT Motorsports Park in Benson, North Carolina,…

Robert A. Tull Inc. to Sponsor Pro Stock Bike Class at Man Cup Finals

Robert A. Tull Inc. has committed funding for the Pro Stock Bike category at the upcoming 44 th annual FuelTech World Finals presented by Wiseco. The NHRA Pro Stock Bike season closed out this past weekend with Matt Smith winning…

Matt Smith Reflects on Capturing 4th NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship

Matt Smith Racing blazed to victory this weekend at the Dodge NHRA Finals in Las Vegas, with Matt Smith crowned the 2020 Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion, the fourth time he has captured the prestigious trophy. After Matt Smith was…

Matt Smith Wins NHRA Title! Wife Angie Smith Wins Race

All four points leaders in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series finished the job on Sunday, as Steve Torrence, Matt Hagan, Erica Enders and Matt Smith claimed world championships during the 20th annual Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil…

Eddie Krawiec Grabs Top Spot as Championship Hangs In Balance in Vegas

Eddie Krawiec powered to the top spot on Saturday during qualifying at the 20th annual Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Following his win last weekend, Krawiec continues to stay hot in…

Sportsman Motorcycle National Champion to Be Crowned in Vegas

The top Super Pro Motorcycle racers from NHRA’s seven geographical divisions will journey to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to vie for national titles in the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship. The national champion will be decided…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship Rolls Into Vegas

In what has been a remarkably successful year for Matt Smith Racing in Pro Stock Motorcycle, the team knows it will have a great shot at a 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series world title. But it will take…

AHDRA Nitro Keeping the Florida Autumn Blazing Hot!

All-American motorcycle drag racing series AHDRA is keeping it hot with some serious action in the Sunshine State. October 17-18 saw AHDRA’s MTC Engineering Sunshine Nationals at Florida’s Orlando Speed World, which will be followed up by the MTC Engineering…

$5,000 to win Liska Racing Street ET added to Man Cup FuelTech World Finals

Not to be outdone by big brother MPS Racing Pro ET, Liska Racing Street ET riders will be vying for a cool five thousand dollars to win at the 44 th annual FuelTech World Finals presented by Wiseco. That is…

Man Cup FuelTech World Finals Paying 10,000 to win MPS Pro ET

Here are ten thousand more reasons for you to attend the 44th annual FuelTech World Finals presented by Wiseco. MPS Racing Pro ET will feature a Ten Thousand dollar to win purse! As well, it, and all ManCup classes, will…

SDBA Rob Bush Motorsports 190Hookup.com Finals Results

The Southeastern Drag Bike Association, presented by Rob Bush Motorsports 190HookUp.com, hosted the Allstate Down Home Agency Scenic City Rumble at Brainerd Motorsports Park in Ringgold Georgia on October 25th 2020. At 696 ft elevation, the air density was set…

Eddie Krawiec Wins Houston

Multi-time NHRA world champion Eddie Krawiec picked up his first victory in more than two years, powering to the win in a thrilling side-by-side duel with Ryan Oehler in the final round of Sunday’s 33rd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA…

Matt Smith Builds on Point Lead With 4th Straight Pole

Looking for a Texas sweep, Pro Stock Motorcycle points leader Matt Smith made the quickest run on Saturday, powering to the No. 1 spot at the 33rd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park. …

Ashely Owens Takes Top Spot at PDRA Finals

The Pro Nitrous Motorcycle riders are racing for win lights, records and a trophy without championship pressures, as Timblin Chassis backed Travis Davis clinched his third title at the last race. Ashley Owens almost set a new E.T. record on…

Motorcycle Drag Racing Community Asking For Prayers For Burn Victim James Rogers

On October 11, James Rogers, son of longtime motorcycle drag racer Jay Rogers, was life flighted to the University of Iowa burn ward after being involved in a serious burn accident and is currently in a medically induced coma, but…

Travis Davis Rides Another Timblin Chassis Championship into PDRA Finals

A 2020 season shortened and shifted by the COVID-19 public health crisis will conclude this weekend as the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) will crown its world champions at the Proline Racing Brian Olson Memorial World Finals, Oct. 22-25 at…

Angie Smith Reacts to Breaking the 200 MPH Barrier

Racer Angie Smith roared into motorsports history Saturday as the first woman to break the 200-mph barrier in NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle class. Smith rocketed into the coveted DENSO 200-mph Pro Stock Motorcycle Club in the first qualifying round of the AAA Texas FallNationals, tearing across the finish line at 200.89 mph in 6.809 seconds. “My heart is still racing!’ said Smith, after burning…

Jerry Savoie Wins NHRA Fall Nationals

In Pro Stock Motorcycle on Sunday at the 35th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, Texas Motorplex continued to be very good to Jerry Savoie, as he picked up his second straight win at the track by going 6.910 at 191.16…

AHDRA Bringing Nitro to Orlando

AHDRA is bringing all-American motorcycle drag racing and the smell and fury of nitro to Florida’s Orlando Speed World with their MTC Engineering Sunshine Nationals on October 17-18.     That follows up a successful weekend of V-twin drag racing…

Travis Davis Wins Another Championship For Timblin Chassis

Defending PDRA world champion Travis Davis was dealing with a gremlin in Friday qualifying at DragWars presented by Modern Racing, but the Georgia rider got his Timblin-built Suzuki figured out for race day. A little luck helped, too. Davis ended…

McKinney Motorsports Ashley Owens Takes No.1 Spot at PDRA Drag Wars

In just his second appearance of the season, veteran rider Ashley Owens rode his self-tuned, McKinney Motorsports Hayabusa to a class-leading 4.037 at 176.21 Friday night at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) DragWars presented by Modern Racing at GALOT…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Battle Moves to Texas

The upcoming 35th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, which takes place Oct. 14-18, will provide drag racing fans with plenty of excitement.  In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Andrew Hines is still looking for his first victory of 2020 on his Harley-Davidson…

Big Payback Caps Off Short-but-Awesome NHDRO Season

NHDRO’s 2020 season was short on events but huge on Big Money payouts. The Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series finished off this strange year with the CC Powersports NHDRO World Finals and Big Payback on at October 2-4 at…

2021 NHRA Schedule Released

NHRA officials announced a 22-race 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule. Details on Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying days as well as special exhibitions and specialty series that compete at national events…

How Matt Smith Took The Wally at the NHRA Gatornationals

Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Matt Smith rocketed to his latest victory Sunday at the Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida. The Sept. 25-27 contest marks the three-time world champion’s first win at Gainesville Raceway out of 25 wins in NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series finals.   Sharing the spotlight with this father, Rickie Smith, who captured the…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship Chase Revs Up in St. Louis

With only four races remaining in the 2020 season when the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series arrives at World Wide Technology Raceway on Oct. 2-4 for the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil, championship contenders know…

NHDRO Finishes Off 2020 with the Big Payback

NHDRO—the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—follows up their wildly successful $62,000 BB Racing Bracket Shootout—the biggest-ever payout in motorcycle drag racing history—with the CC Powersports NHDRO World Finals and Big Payback on at October 2-4 at Lucas Oil Raceway…

Matt Smith Wins NHRA Gatornationals in September

Three-time NHRA world champion Matt Smith vaulted into the points lead on Sunday at Gainesville Raceway, powering past Andrew Hines in the final round to win the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals. Smith finished off a dominant weekend with his first…

Gatornationals – Take 2! Pro Stock Motorcycle Racers Ready to Battle

The way Scotty Pollacheck sees it, he has a chance to score big in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series at the upcoming 51st annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, which takes place Sept. 25-27 at historic Gainesville Raceway.…

2021 Drag Bike Racing Schedules

While not all the organizations have released their 2021 schedules, drag bike racers are starting to get a picture of what next season will look like with the XDA, SDBA and Man Cup schedules. Here’s hoping 2021 is a much…

XDA’s Season Finale Delivers New Winners and Champions

The 28th annual DME Racing Fall Nationals concluded the 2020 race season, crowning twelve champions at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR). The third year of XDA faced a pandemic, mother nature, and decrees that did not allow spectators at two of…

Coca-Cola Ends Relationship With NHRA, Lawsuit Filed by NHRA

In yet another example of the unprecedented and destructive nature of 2020, NHRA’s longtime sponsor Coca-Cola, who has been with the drag racing organization since 2002, has notified NHRA it will immediately end its sponsorship deal that was contractually slated…

SDBA Round 4 Thrills, Dustin Lee Becomes First No Bar Racer to Win Top Gas on 1/8th

The Southeastern Drag Bike Association, presented by Rob Bush Motorsports 190HookUp.com, hosted the BB Racing Fall Smackdown at Crossville Dragway on September 5th 2020. At 1854 ft elevation, the air density was over 3000 at times but it didn’t stop…

70-Year-Old Gast Leads Man Cup Rockingham Winners

Defending champions Sam White and Mark Rendeluk came up short in their bids to repeat but Pablo Gonzalez and a seemingly ageless Paul Gast avoided similar fates in the 39th running of the 190Hookup.com Nationals Sunday at Rockingham Dragway. https://www.cycledrag.com/…

Turbo Hayabusa Racer Craig Brown Holds Off Nitrous Bikes to Win West Title

On the strength of a win at the season-ending Western Pro Extreme Race in Sonoma, Calif., turbo Hayabusa racer Craig Brown claimed his first championship, holding off the fast-charging nitrous Pro Mod drag bikes of No. 2 Mike Ramirez, and…

2021 XDA Schedule Released

The XDA’s Jason Miller writes, “It is with great pleasure that we release our 2021 XDA Season Schedule. Racers have been asking XDA for an October event, and that is exactly what they are going to get. We have added…