Catching Up With AMA Prostar Founder Keith “Scooter” Kizer

For more than 15 years AMA Prostar was the gold standard in dragbike racing. It was the only organization to ever attract all four major Japanese motorcycle manufacturers. No dragbike league has ever attracted more media attention or drawn more…

Dragbike Legend Nigel Patrick Interview

Join us for this interview of motorcycle drag racing legend Nigel Patrick. We talk about Patrick’s illustrious career, look at some classic photos and discuss Patrick being the first to create a cylinder head on the CNC machine.

The First Time I Met Jim Kizer

Cycledrag.com is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jim Kizer, father of AMA Prostar founder Keith “Scooter” Kizer. Jim Kizer was a fixture at AMA Prostar events, assisting his son in many capacities. He was known for his…

Racers Reminisce about Dragbike legend Elmer Trett

On September 1, 1996 motorcycle drag racing lost perhaps the greatest Top Fuel rider in the sport’s history when Elmer Trett came off his motorcycle at the top end of Indianapolis Raceway Park. Trett was a trendsetting genius in the…

The Battle of Bradenton, a clash of Top Fuel Dragbike Titans

  On Friday, November 8th, 2013, at a drag strip located in Bradenton, Florida in the USA, a clash of Top Fuel motorcycle teams will occur.  The two quickest Top Fuel motorcycles on planet earth will meet for the first…

Photo Flashback – Star Racing

Before Star Racing’s George and Jackie Bryce competed with 18-wheelers, multi-rider teams and a trailer full of spare engines and parts, like most others, the duo began modestly.  Here George and Jackie prepare for a run in 1979 at Memphis…

Hogan Reacts to Most Successful Season

Top Fuel Motorcycle racer Korry Hogan has accomplished in a lot in his short drag racing career.  The 30-year-old rider was named AMA/Prostar rookie of the year in 2003 and won back-to-back Funny Bike championships in 2004 and 2005.   However,…

AMA/Prostar Changes Name to AMA Dragbike

Effectively immediately, AMA/Prostar has changed its name to AMA Dragbike. AMA Dragbike is the drag racing division of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the largest all-motorcycle drag racing sanctioning body in the world. The name change is the first…

Steve McBride – “Brantley had 5.77 Power”

In 2007 Top Fuel Motorcycle icon Larry “Spiderman” McBride earned an unprecedented eighth AMA/Prostar championship.  One of the men responsible for The Spiderman’s tremendous success is crew chief and brother Steve McBride. Steve McBride has been making the tuning calls…

McBride Runs Record Speed, Ends Season With a Victory

Top Fuel Motorcycle icon Larry “Spiderman” McBride is like a fine wine.  He just keeps getting better with age. The 49-year-old eight-time AMA/Prostar champion scored his seventh win of the season and recorded a record speed of 246 mph at…

Webb and Ahlfeldt Run Career Best 6.04

16-year Top Fuel veteran Ron Webb grabbed a fist full of throttle and fought his 1200-plus horsepower Trett/Motorcycle Unlimited machine down the quarter-mile to a near five-second awe-inspiring blast of 6.04 at a blazing 227 mph at the 2003 AMA/Prostar…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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”…

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…

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…

Upset-laden Atco Held Many Surprises

The 40th annual AMA/Prostar US Nationals from Atco, NJ didn’t go according to plan. Well, at least for a select few that is. Of the three professional classes, all of the top qualifiers were forced to watch the finals from…

Final Round Results from 2006 AMA Prostar US Nationals

The big news of the weekend came when AMA/Prostar CEO Keith “Scooter” Kizer announced that AMA/Prostar will be back next season and it will taken over by a motorsports management group. Kizer refused to give anymore details until the deal…

Pole-sitter McBride runs first Atco Five – Gast and Stoll also No. 1

This year’s 40th running of the Orient Express US Nationals from Atco, NJ, includes everything that has made it one of the most popular races of the season – record smashing performances, beautiful South Jersey weather, and one of the…

Street Bike Scrutiny

The first man to put a street bike in the sevens, Brock Davidson, talks about the current state of heads-up no-bar racing, who the most talented rider is, and how a single run changed his life. It’s been over six…

Brock-backed Gadson Wins Championship No. 8

After a second consecutive All-Brock’s Performance Products final, team riders Rickey Gadson and Vince Woska finished No. 1 and No. 2 in the points chase respectively following the season’s final event, the AMA/Prostar World Finals, from Gainesville, FL, Nov. 11th-13th,…