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Elusive First Win In Sight For Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Scotty Pollacheck

Thanks to a fast start to open his 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran Scotty Pollacheck appears closer than ever to his first career win heading to this weekend’s JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals…

Home Track Race for R.O.Y. Candidate Flyin’ Ryan Oehler

Bloomington, Illinois’ “Flyin’ Ryan” Oehler remembers very well his first competitive pass at Joliet’s Route 66 Raceway—the Chicago area’s fabulous stadium of speed. “My first time up there was with a buddy,” said Oehler. “I was 16 and had a…

Team Liberty Pro Stock Motorcycle Racing Event Preview: 21st annual Jegs Route 66 NHRA Nationals

This weekend Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey will head to Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. for the fourth of 16 races in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season for the Pro Stock Motorcycle category. With…

Vantine Takes Winning Start and “For Sale” Top Fueler to The Rock

Sure, it may be only one race into the season, but David Vantine and his screaming yellow Vantine Nitrosports bike are undefeated so far this year. And even better, you can buy 2018’s winningest, blown, North American, Top Fuel motorcycle—it’s…

Chris Matheson Set To Become Five-Time Australian Drag Racing Champion At Winternationals

The first time Chris Matheson brings his 1500 plus horsepower “Nitro Voodoo” Top Fuel Motorcycle to the start line at the 2018 Gulf Western Oil Winternationals, he will officially have wrapped up his fifth Australian Top Bike Championship. This is…

Jay Turner Wins NHRA Heartland Nationals

It was an all Jay Turner Racing final in the Nitro Harley category at the rain-postponed NHRA Heartland Nationals from Topeka, KS. May 18-21. In the final round Turner defeated his teammate Tii Tharpe with a 6.26 at 226 MPH…

Classic Top Fuel Motorcycle Race – Atlanta 1987

Enjoy some historic dragbike racing footage in the Cycledrag.com Classic Top Fuel Motorcycle Fantasy Challenge – Comment With Your Picks! Cycledrag.com has uncovered a gem. The field is set for this classic Top Fuel Motorcycle race. The race took place…

Good Times and Old School Harley Drag Racing in Bowling Green

The AMRA (American Motorcycle Racing Association) is “Old School” fun drag racing, as evidenced by the April 28-29, Spring Rally and Drags, held at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green KY. For the most part this is the last remaining…

Rain Nips NHDRO at the Stripe in Ohio

A massive oildown delayed the finish of NHDRO’s Liguori Drag Racing May Bike Fest right into a line of advancing thunderstorms that washed out the last few pairs of competition. It was a dramatic ending to an otherwise beautiful weekend…

A Look Back At One Of Dragbike Racing’s Scariest Moments – Larry McBride Goes Down at Over 200 MPH

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 17-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride recently released some rarely seen footage of his infamous top-end crash from a Prostar race at Gainesville Raceway in the spring of 1992. More than 25 years later, McBride still…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Nitro Voodoo Comes To Life in Sydney

Australia’s National Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson has taken yet another step in the right direction to improve on his performance following the Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder event at Sydney Dragway. The Brisbane-based racer is the quickest man…

Eddie Krawiec Scores Second Pro Stock Motorcycle Win of 2018 at Atlanta

Defending world champion Eddie Krawiec rode his motorcycle to winner’s circle with a pass of 6.922 at 194.91 on his Screamin’ Eagles Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. This is his fourth event victory at the NHRA Southern Nationals and 45th of…

Angelle Sampey Leads Team Liberty Racing to a Semifinal Appearance at NHRA Southern Nationals

Angelle Sampey powered her Team Liberty Racing Buell to her first semifinal appearance of the 2018 season at the 38th annual NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Teammate Cory Reed qualified in the top half but fell in the first…

Eric McKinney Wins PDRA North-South Shootout

A mix of first-time winners and past world champions collected victories Saturday night at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) North-South Shootout at Maryland International Raceway. The all-eighth-mile series crowned winners in six professional categories and seven sportsman classes at…

Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed Team Liberty Racing Qualifying Wrap-Up: NHRA Southern Nationals

Team Liberty Racing’s 2018 season has already gotten off to a stellar start and both Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey are ready to capitalize on recent momentum as they head into raceday at the 38th annual NHRA Southern Nationals. CORY…

XDA Starts 2018 Season by Shattering Records

The long-awaited debut of the Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) and the return of the Millers to motorcycle drag racing finally arrived this past weekend at Maryland International Raceway™ (MDIR). Armed with an elite staff and the best track prep in…

Hector Arana Jr. Looking to Follow Up Historic 200 MPH Milestone with a Victory

With a historic milestone under his belt, Hector Arana Jr. is ready to start winning races and the Pro Stock Motorcycle standout hopes that starts this weekend at the 38th annual NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. At the NHRA…

Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey Heading into Atlanta With Renewed Confidence After Buell Switch

Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey will be taking on the competition with a home-court advantage this weekend at the 38th annual NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. With their shop based in Cordele, Georgia, Reed and Sampey…

Midwest May-nia for NHDRO Dragbike Racing at Dragway 42

The Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—NHDRO—returns to its heartland base May 4-6 for the Liguori Drag Racing May Bike Fest at Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio. It’s the first time that NHDRO has raced at the historic, newly…

Adam Layton Looking To Break Australian Dragbike Records

Sydney’s Adam Layton has been burning the midnight oil in the lead up to the 2018 Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder event at Sydney Dragway on 4th & 5th May.   Over the past weeks, Layton has been putting in…

Jerry Savoie Wins NHRA 4-Wides

Jerry Savoie emerged victorious in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class, as he earned his ninth career victory and first at zMAX Dragway when he ran a 6.784 at 195.73 on his White Alligator Racing Suzuki in the final round. He…

Back on Team Savoie, L.E. Tonglet Banking on Another Strong Charlotte 4-Wide Finish

Back with the team he enjoyed so much success with during the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, LE Tonglet is looking forward to putting on another show at this weekend’s NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at…

Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey Ready for Charlotte 4-Wides

After a month-long break since the first race of the season in Gainesville, Florida, Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey have been chomping at the bit to get back to competition in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing…

Pro Stock Motorcycle World Champion LE Tonglet Returns to White Alligator Racing, Johnson Out

LE Tonglet, the 2010 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion, will return to White Alligator Racing beginning with this weekend’s NKG Spark Plugs Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Tonglet, of Metairie, La., will race the KPK/Nitrofish Suzuki as a teammate to…

Small Steps To Make Bigger Steps for Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson

Drag Racing is a sport that has a start and a finish. The aim is to cover the distance in the quickest time possible and cross the line ahead of your opponent. For Brisbane drag racer Chris Matheson he is…

“Cash is King” at NHDRO Dragbike Racing Opener

Cash is King” but a check will work too, especially when it’s an NHDRO “Big Check” for $13,000. That’s what Chris Moore earned for winning NHDRO’s Last Man Standing Grudge Spectacular Saturday night at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia. It…

DME Racing Leverages Off-Season Work to Season-Opening Wins

2017 was a breakthrough season for DME Racing. DME owner Dimey Eddinger introduced his first exhaust system product line to the market and it quickly proved to be a highly competitive system with wins spread across pro, sportsman and grudge…

NHDRO Motorcycle Drag Racing Kicks Off Big in Atlanta

America’s fastest growing motorcycle drag racing series—NHDRO—launches its 2018 season in enormous fashion with the 190hookup.com NHDRO Season Opener/Last Man Standing Grudge Spectacular. And it all happens at one of the most legendary and popular motorcycle drag venues of all…

Rodney Williford Wins Season-Opening PDRA Event on New Bike

Competitors from the Tar Heel State nearly swept the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) East Coast Spring Nationals as Jay Cox led a host of fellow North Carolinians into the winner’s circle at GALOT Motorsports Park.   Pro Extreme Motorcycle…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Finishes Runner-Up at Chilly Season-Opening Race

Multi-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” began his 2018 campaign with a runner-up performance at a chilly and rain-plagued ManCup Exoticycle Spring Cup from South Georgia Motorsports Park, April 6-8. The weekend’s bright spots for the 18-time champion came…

Valdosta ManCup Video Coverage

Enjoy some video coverage from the ManCup Exoticycle Spring Cup from Valdosta, Ga. April 6-8. Unfortunately Saturday was a washout at the famous South Georgia track. Larry Pre Race Test Session Larry McBride – 5.76 at 251 MPH Frankie Stotz…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Standout Dave Vantine Aiming for 5.60s

Competitive and talented motorcycle drag racing veteran Dave Vantine has a lofty goal for 2018. The Hamilton, N.Y. based Top Fuel Motorcycle pilot is aspiring to be the second competitor to reach the much admired and celebrated 5.60 zone.  …

Larry “Spiderman” McBride to Begin Bid for 5.50s and 19th Championship

Four-decade Top Fuel Motorcycle veteran Larry “Spiderman” McBride is poised to begin another season of exciting championship chasing and record pursuit at this weekend’s ManCup Spring Cup, April 6-8, from South Georgia Motorsports Park. “I’m ready,” world-record-holder McBride said.  …

Matheson Goes Wild at Santo’s Super Thunder

With no Top Bike championship points on the line at the Santo’s Super Thunder event, Chris Matheson and his crew were able to focus on the “Nitro Voodoo” Top Fuel Motorcycle and attempt to make his bike respond quicker. “We…

Dustin Lee Reducing Travel Schedule After Third Straight National Title

        Dustin Lee, a motorcycle drag racer from Morristown, Tennessee, started off his 2017 racing season in a polar opposite from how he’s approaching the new 2018 season. Here’s an example of that. During 2017, this is…

NHRA Gatornationals Raceday Coverage, Krawiec and Tharpe Score

The 49th running of the Gatornationals from Gainesville, Fla. lived up to the hype. Although motorsports is struggling to draw fans in some parts of the country, clearly drag racing is alive and well in north-central Florida. The NHRA announced…

Chris Matheson Staying Focused on Winning Championship

After taking out the much-coveted MacTrack Westernationals event earlier this month at Perth Motorplex in Western Australia, No.1 plate holder Chris Matheson is not letting up on his focus on continuing his lead in the Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle 400…

Hector Arana Jr. Runs First Official 200 MPH Pro Stock Motorycle Pass!

During the second round of qualifying from the NHRA Gatornationals Hector Arana Jr. made history on his Lucas Oil Buell. With a speed of 200.23 MPH Arana Jr. becomes the first Pro Stock Motorcycle to eclipse 200 mph in official…

NHRA Gatornationals Video Coverage – Pro Stock Motorcycle and Nitro Harley

It’s the NHRA’s East Coast opener – the 49th annual Amalie Oil Gatornationals from beautiful Gainesville Raceway, Fla. This year’s event is especially significant for dragbike fans as it is the first time Pro Stock Motorcycle and Top Fuel Harley…

Denso Pro Stock Motorcycle 200 MPH Club Announced

DENSO Auto Parts will expand upon their involvement with NHRA Championship Drag Racing and create the DENSO Spark Plugs 200 MPH Club for racers in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category. This program will honor the first four racers in the…

Angelle Sampey Aiming for Strong Start at Gatornationals

Racing at Gainesville Raceway, the site of this weekend’s AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals has always been a big deal for three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Angelle Sampey and this year is no different. In addition to it being…

Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed Ready for 49th annual NHRA Gatornationals

Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey will compete for the first race of the 2018 season this weekend at the 49th annual NHRA Gatornationals. With newly painted PSE/Team Liberty Racing Victory Magnum motorcycles and a dyno installed in…

Flyin’ Ryan Oehler is Gassed for the Gators

Two-time American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA) Pro Modified champion Flyin’ Ryan Oehler tested the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) waters last year and found the temperature just right for a full assault on this season’s Road to the Future award—the…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Preview, the Season of 200 MPH? Johnson to Race for Savoie

It’s that time once again. It’s spring break for dragbike racing fans.   The NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class begins its 32nd season of competition at the Amalie Oil Gatornationals from Gainesville, Fla., March 15-18 and there are plenty of…

Australian Nitro Harley Drag Racer Adam Layton Selected A GoPro Ambassador

When was the last time you met an ambassador in the sport of drag racing? It’s a title normally reserved for an accredited diplomat who works in a foreign country representing his or her country. However, in the case of…

Kelly Clontz and San Marino Aim for Rookie of the Year

After 14 seasons as a sportsman motorcycle drag racer, Kelly Clontz made her first dip into NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racing last year, qualifying at her debut race in Englishtown and then again at Charlotte and Maple Grove.   Clontz…

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson Extends Points Lead With Westernationals Top Bike Win

The 2018 MacTrack Westernationals was certainly an event that had plenty of nail-biting excitement, especially in the 400 Thunder Championship Pro classes. For Chris Matheson, the current Top Fuel Motorcycle champ came into the event with a to-do list and…

Eddie Krawiec Aiming for First 200 MPH Pro Stock Motorcycle Run in Gainesville

As the defending world champion, Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Eddie Krawiec wants to keep that momentum going as the class opens its 2018 season at the 49th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 15-18 at Gainesville Raceway. A five-time event…

After Record-Setting Season, What’s Next For Larry “Spiderman” McBride?

What drives a competitor to push for more after already accomplishing so much? It’s a question Tom Brady and other successful athletes are often asked in the latter stages of their career. “The love of the sport,” is a common…

Chris Matheson On a Mission To Break Australian 6.04 Top Fuel Motorcycle Record

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson is closing in on Perth, Western Australia to try and break his national record of 6.04 seconds, a record he has held since 2013. A four-time Australian drag racing champion, Matheson is on…

Motorcycle Drag Racing Set to Kick off at the Mardi Gras

The 2018 motorcycle drag racing southeastern season kicks off with Christopher Mark’s annual Mardi Gras Explosion, held once again in Cajun country at No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, Louisiana. The action gets under way on Friday, February 23 with…

Autralian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Preparing For Westernationals

Chris Matheson – Australia’s quickest and fastest man on a motorcycle, and current Top Fuel motorcycle champion is preparing to travel from his home base in Brisbane to Perth to compete at the 47th annual Mac Track Westernationals on March…

Doug Vancil and Terry Vance React to Victorious Nitro Harley Debut

After nearly a decade hiatus as a rider, multi-time champion Doug Vancil looked as if he never took a break, motoring his brand new, Vance & Hines / Tucker Rocky Nitro Harley to a debut victory at the NHRA Lucas…

NHRA Lucas Oil Winternationals Nitro Harley Coverage and More

Its time to go racing! The 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season kicked with the returning Doug Vancil powering to the Nitro Harley qualifying lead at the 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto…

Pingel Top Fuel Twin Five Second Club Announced

ManCup is pleased to announce that longtime Top Fuel sponsor Pingel Enterprise will reward Pingel Top Fuel Twin riders with induction into Nitro immortality via the exclusive Pingel Top Fuel Twin five second club. Riders will have the opportunity to…

DENSO Sponsors Angie and Matt Smith for 2018 NHRA Season

DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., will serve as the primary sponsor for Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angie Smith in the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. DENSO also will…

Samson Exhaust Teams Up With Nitro Harley Racer Dennis Fisher

Samson Exhaust is excited to announce its partnership with Championship Nitro Harley rider Dennis Fisher (“Dennis The Nitro Menace”) at select NHRA events and six AMRA events in 2018. The Samson Exhaust Top Fuel Harley makes its debut at Daytona…

Meet the Dragbike Racers of Wild Horse Motorsports Park Plus Race Coverage

Cycledrag.com made an impromptu trip to beautiful Wild Horse Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz. to cover dragbike racing at a Summit points event. Seeing trailers and tire smoke from I-10 was just too much to resist. Enjoy getting to know…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson’s Runs 6.10 En Route to Victory

It was a fine balancing act for current 400 Thunder Top Bike Champion Chris Matheson at the Santo’s Summer Thunder event at Sydney Dragway. High temperatures made it difficult and uncomfortable for everyone, but in the end, the “Nitro Voodoo”…

Englishtown to Cease Drag Racing Operations, NHRA Reacts

Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, the Napp family owned and operated business announced today a reorganization of the company’s business operations. To achieve this goal, Raceway Park will no longer conduct quarter mile or eighth mile drag racing events effective…

Will it be the Year of the Supercharger in Top Fuel Harley?

Racers and fans are poised for what could be a ground-breaking, revolutionary season for the always-popular Top Fuel Harley category. The biggest question is – will this season bring the first Nitro Harley five-second run? One of the most significant…

Vance & Hines Announces Top Fuel Harley Team, Doug Vancil Returns

Vance & Hines is proud to announce a return to Top Fuel racing with rider Doug Vancil and tuner Mike Romine to compete in the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley category of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Matheson On The Right Path For Santo’s Summer Thunder Success

Two weeks ago at Willowbank’s New Years Thunder event Australian Top Bike champion Chris Matheson saw significant improvements in the performance of his Nitro Voodoo V2 Top Fuel Motorcycle.   Matheson had the opportunity to match-race in a nitro dual…

Classic Two-Stroke and More Drag Racing, Super Eliminator Season Recap

Super Eliminator ran three races in 2017 and the only way to describe the season is Wow !!  The core of racers has grown into a very tight-knit group of hardcore racers that know how to step up performance with…

Another Chapter in the Turbo vs. Nitrous Rivalry – Nitrous Teams Weigh-in on PDRA Rule Change

It’s time to write another chapter in dragbike racing’s longstanding, contentious turbo vs. nitrous rivalry. This time the battleground is the PDRA (Professional Drag Racing Association). For the 2018 season PDRA announced a major change to its Pro Extreme Motorcycle…

30 Quickest Motorcycle Drag Racers in the World

Here is the updated list of the 30 quickest dragbike racers of all-time. Congratulations to all the outstanding riders on this list.  1. Larry McBride,USA, 5.611, Man Cup, SGMP, 11/19/17 2. Peter Svensson, SWE, 5.709, UEM,Tierp Arena, 08/24/12 3. David…

Travis Davis Dedicates PDRA Championship to his Late Mother

Last season, when veteran dragbike racer Travis Davis of Douglas, Ga. dreamed of adding a PDRA Pro Extreme Motorcycle championship to his resume, he knew he would have a mountain of adversity to climb. The class has been growing increasingly…

DME Congratulates MANCUP All-Star Shootout Winner Rodney Williford

For the second straight year, motorcycle drag racing fabrication powerhouse DME Racing partnered with Dave and Jason Dunigan’s Dunigan Racing, and Chris Connelly and his Pro Stock Inc., to put on the DME Racing All-Star Pro Street Shootout. This $10,000-to-win…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Shatters World Records, Wins 18th Championship

After nearly four decades of fearless, record-setting motorcycle drag racing, Larry “Spiderman” McBride put in the performance of his career, shattering world records with a 5.61 elapsed-time and 258 mph speed at the ManCup Finals, Nov. 17-19, from South Georgia…

“Rookie to Champ” In Less Than A Year! – Dennis Fisher Recaps his Memorable Nitro Harley Season

So You Want To Ride Top Fuel/Nitro Funny Bike?   Talk about a wild year!  A couple of years ago I wrote an article about my experience riding a Pro Fuel Nitro Harley.  For those of you that recall that…

Andrew Hines Wins Season Finale

Andrew Hines won the Pro Stock Motorcycle portion of the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona to continue his streak of 14 consecutive seasons with at least one victory. He defeated teammate and newly crowned 2017…

Locked in Tight Points Battle, Larry “Spiderman” McBride in Search of Championship at ManCup Season Finale

After more than four decades in the sport of dragbike racing and 17 championship titles won, one may question if Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride has the same zeal and enthusiasm he did as a younger man. The…

Chip Ellis Qualifies No. 1 on Friday on Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Chip Ellis rode to a 6.805 pass at 196.53 to lead the field. Ellis was quickest in both of the qualifying sessions at Pomona history during qualifying at the 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals. Ellis…

Dale Hamilton Dominates the Rock’s IDBL World Finals

Fog Forces Four to Split the Big Money; Litten, Teasley Among Other Winners Rockingham Dragway owner Steve Earwood called the IDBL World Finals, Nov. 3-5, the best all-motorcycle race the Rock has seen in more than 15 years. Hundreds of…

Conditions Perfect for IDBL World Finals

With picture-perfect conditions forecasted throughout the weekend, it’s the perfect opportunity to get those drag bikes cranked up one last time this season at the International Drag Bike League (IDBL) World Finals on Nov. 3-5 at Rockingham (N.C.) Dragway.  …

Eddie Krawiec Wins Vegas on his Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson

In Pro Stock Motorcycle t the 17th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Oct. 29 category points leader Krawiec rode his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson to a 6.924 at 193.16 defeating Hector…

MPS $10,000 Bracket Race to be part of IDBL World Finals Weekend

Calling All Drag Bike Racers: Don’t miss the opportunity to compete in the richest race of the year with the biggest purse of the year, the $10,000-to-win MPS High-Stakes Bracket Race, at the International Drag Bike League (IDBL) World Finals…

Records and Personal Bests Expected to Fall as Pro Street Racers Gather for Exciting Weekend at IDBL World Finals at the Rock

How quick will the popular Orient Express Pro Street Bikes go in the cool November air at the IDBL World Finals, Nov. 3-5? Several racers expect to leave this event with a new personal best and a new ranking on…

IDBL Tournament of Champions Standings Heading Into World Finals, Nov. 3-5 at Rockingham Dragway

IDBL Tournament of Champions!   On Sunday November 5th at Rockingham Dragway we will hold our Tournament of Champions to crown Pro ET and Street ET season champs. To qualify you must have won a Pro ET or Street ET…

DME Nationals at Rockingham Dragway: a Historical event Builds Excitement for IDBL World Finals, Nov. 3-5

The Man Cup 2017 DME Nationals, held at Rockingham Dragway, September, 23-24 2017, was a historical event to be sure.  The race was full of great side-by-side drag racing at a first class racing facility and the on track performance…

Record-Breaking IDBL Fall Nationals Moves to World Finals, Nov. 3-5 at the Rock

Overcast conditions helped produce record-setting runs at the International Drag Bike League (IBDL) DME Fall Nationals held at Maryland International Raceway last weekend. However, those conditions also produced rain late Sunday, meaning eliminations in four divisions – the Orient Express $10,000-to…

IDBL Fall Nationals Moves to World Finals, Nov. 3-5 at the Rock

If racers and fans of Maryland International Raceway have learned one thing it’s never trust the forecast. In the week leading up to the IDBL DME Fall Nationals presented by All-State the weatherman showed little hope of getting any racing…

Rickey Gadson Impressive in NHDRO Debut, Looking Forward to IDBL Race Oct. 6-8 at MDIR

Motorcycle drag racing veteran Rickey Gadson enjoyed a successful NHDRO debut at the DME / Pro Stock Inc. World Finals from Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind. Sept 29 – Oct. 1. Gadson, an accomplished pro racer, threw his Kawasaki…

IDBL Fall Nationals Motorcycle Poised to be a Record-Breaker this Weekend at Maryland International Raceway

Calling all racers and fans of incredibly fast, high performance motorcycles, do not miss what is likely to be a record-breaking event, The IDBL DME Fall Nationals, this weekend, Oct. 6-8 at Maryland International Raceway.  A great weekend forecast in…

IDBL Bike Fest Sets Up Huge Nitro Harley and Pro Fuel Dragbike Race, Oct. 6-8 at Maryland International Raceway

Who will be the IDBL’s first Trim-Tex Nitro Harley champion?  We will find out in the cool autumn air, Oct. 6-8, at Maryland International Raceway at the popular DME Fall Nationals. This epic and thrilling race is one not to be…

Chip Ellis to Enter $10K IDBL Pro Street Battle Royale, Oct. 6-8 at Maryland International Raceway

Many of the top motorcycle drag racers in the world assemble at Maryland International Raceway in the Fall for the grand, $10,000-to win Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale. For this year’s fifth annual race, Oct. 6-8, successful team owner…

Eddie Krawiec Striving for Countdown Perfection and Another Vance & Hines Harley V-Rod NHRA Title

Eddie Krawiec’s start to the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship has been nothing short of perfect. He has won the first two Pro Stock Motorcycle events, firmly putting the three-time world champion in the driver’s seat heading to…

NHRA Countdown Playoffs Change for 2018

The complexion of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship will take a new form as four of the national events will change dates for the upcoming season.   The Dodge NHRA Nationals will kick…

A Big Weeknd for Rockingham Dragway Builds Excitement for IDBL World Finals, Nov. 3-5

In the wake of last weekend’s ManCup Fall Nationals at Rockingham Dragway, track owner Steve Earwood admitted that he was both amused and confused by suggestions that his track “was back” after Niki “Niki Zak” Zakrzewski, Rodney Williford and Larry…

Larry “Spiderman” Runs Career Best 255 MPH Speed and Wins Rockingham

There is a new speed king in motorcycle drag racing. Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride knew his Trim-Tex-backed team needed to be on its game heading into Rockingham Dragway, Sept. 23-24, to defend a slim five-point lead over veteran Sam Wills in the ManCup…

Eddie Krawiec Wins Reading

Krawiec rode to the Pro Stock Motorcycle victory with a 6.852 at 196.70 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson to better LE Tonglet on his Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki in the finals, Sunday at the 33rd annual Dodge…

Kerfuffle Aside, Hector Arana Jr. Stays Focused on Big Prize with Another Top Finish

Although fans and the media will likely talk about the starting line kerfuffle between Lucas Oil Racing TV pro rider Hector Arana Jr. and semifinal foe LE Tonglet, the composed 28-year-old will maintain his laser focus on what matters the…

Scotty Pollacheck Snags First Career No. 1 Qualifying Effort in Reading

Scotty Pollacheck moved atop the Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying order with a 6.822 at 196.76 on his Suzuki Extended Protection Suzuki in the final qualifying session on Saturday at the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals in front of a sellout…

Lucas Oil Racing TV Pro Hector Arana Jr. to Start Reading Race from No. 3 position

Hector Arana Jr. further solidified his place among the top riders in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class Saturday by locking down the No. 3 position in the elimination field of the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals.   After leading opening…

Niki Zakrzewski Becomes First Female Motorcycle Drag Racer to Eclipse 200 MPH!

Niki Taube Zakrzewski carved out her place in motorcycle drag racing history, by running a stunning 6.51 at an historic 200.65 MPH, Sat., Sept. 23, at Rockingham Dragway.  This is the first time in motorcycle drag racing competition that a…

Hector Arana Jr. Secures Provisional Pro Stock Motorcycle Pole in Reading

There was no chance of running the first 200-mph Pro Stock Motorcycle pass Friday at the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals, so Lucas Oil Racing TV pro Hector Arana Jr. did the next best thing by claiming the provisional pole…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer L.E. Tonglet Believes He Can Recreate Regular Season Success at Dodge Nationals

A class-best five wins during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular season showed the type of performance Pro Stock Motorcycle’s LE Tonglet is capable of this year. It’s also why Tonglet won’t let a slow start to the…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Ian King Anticipating Rockingham

Following the huge disappointment of the rained out Memphis TN event the Gulf Oil Drag Racing team made the long trip to the inaugural Galot Motorsports Park event in North Carolina with hopes for better luck than the season had…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Rides Slim Point Lead Into Penultimate ManCup Dragbike Race

With just two races to go in the ManCup dragbike series, Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride enters this weekend’s race at Rockingham Dragway, Sept. 23-24, locked in a tight championship battle with veteran Sam Wills.  A mere five…

Eddie Krawiec Wins Pro Stock Motorcycle in Charlotte

Eddie Krawiec took home the Pro Stock Motorcycle victory with a 6.850 at 196.87 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson to take down his teammate Andrew Hines in the final round. Krawiec took over the points lead as…