Excitement Building for AMRA Jim McClure All Harley Nitro World Finals

On Friday October 11th, 2019, the 28th Annual Jim McClure Nationals, hosted by the AMRA will kick off with a test & tune from 2-8PM to kick off the weekend with the sounds and smells of Nitromethane in the air…

AMRA All Harley Drag Racing Rocks Orlando

Hot temps and Love Bugs could not keep the racers from Orlando Speed World May 18th & 19th as Top Fuel classes down to the Sportsman racers showed from as far as Wisconsin to Michigan, & even from their home…

AMRA Brings Nitro Harleys to Orlando

The thunder around Orlando this weekend will not be storms in the air, but instead the rolling nitro Harley thunder of American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA) drag racing. The nation’s premier all-American motorcycle drag racing organization is bringing their high-speed,…

“New” AMRA Drag Bike Racing Organization Starts Strong at Beech Bend

The venerable American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA) changed ownership over the winter, landing in the hands of four racers known as “The Pennsylvania Posse.” The new group had the first opportunity to show their skills to the biggest opening field…

AMRA Takes On New Management

For a legacy to endure there comes a time when a transition is necessary. Entering into the 2019 season, the American Motorcycle Racing Association finds itself in this position. For the past 18 years, Marty and Jayne VandenHeuvel have devoted…

AMRA Vreeland’s Harley Davidson Nitro Nationals Video Coverage

Enjoy some video coverage from the AMRA Vreeland’s Nitro Nationals from Catawissa, Pa . There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and the Cycledrag.com Facebook page (Please like here) and more will be coming soon.…

Samson Exhaust Salutes Outstanding AMRA Harley Dragbike Racers

Samson Exhaust proudly salutes some standout Harley dragbike racers who excelled at the AMRA Michigan All Harley Nationals from Martin. Mich, at US 131 Motorsports Park, July 28-29.  Words by: Lu Ann Topovski Nitro Funny Bike   Dennis “The Nitro…

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…

Remembering Larry “Drums” Brancaccio

The motorcycle drag racing community was stunned when it suddenly lost one of its most successful and colorful racers, Larry “Drums” Brancaccio.  The 14-time national champion Brancaccio, who was a mainstay in the sport for more than three decades, a…

AMRA Pro Mod Enjoys Successful Season-Opener from Cajun Country

Winter is over and the AMRA Pro Mod’s laid down some serious rubber this past weekend at State Capitol Raceway’s AMRA 6th Annual Cajun Blowout.   Weather is always a cause for concern when traveling into Cajun country for the spring…

All Harley Drag Racing Alive and Well with the AMRA

On October 15 -16, 2016, I had the pleasure of attending the 25th Annual AMRA, Jim McClure/Ray Price, Nitro Nationals, as sanctioned by the American Motorcycle Racing Association.  This was my first attendance to an AMRA event and I hope…

AMRA Pro Mod Dragbikes Hot Heading Into Final Race

Holy Hot, for a fall race at Kentucky’s Beech Bend Raceway the ProMod class made it even hotter.  The ProMod class of the AMRA continues to put on a show no matter what the conditions.  This past weekend proved to…

Keeping up with AMRA ProMod Dragbike

The month of August gives a little break to many of the classes of the AMRA, but there is no rest for the members of ProMod.  With the end to the 2016 season on the horizon, several teams have rented…

AMRA ProMod Dragbikes Survive Bowling Green’s Summer Shootout Heat Wave

June 25-26 marked the halfway point of the season for the AMRA’s ProMod series and also showed its biggest field of bikes this class has seen in several years. Ryan Oehler laid down his third win in a row and stretched…

AMRA Pro Gas Recap from Rockingham’s Jim McClure Nitro Nationals

The Pro Gas set their sights high at Rockingham Dragway for the AMRA finals, Oct. 17-18. This class showcases the AMRA’s fastest and quickest gas powered drag bikes and put on one hell of a show. Mike Pearce set the…

AMRA Pro Mod Jim McClure Nationals Recap

The season finale for the AMRA Pro Mod class ended with a bang and for some competitors a literal bang! Great weather and cool air made for perfect race conditions at the legendary Rockingham Dragway. Both the Pro Mod and…

AMRA Pro Mod and Pro Gas put on a Show in Martin, Michigan

AMRA Racer Ryan Oehler brings us up to speed on the series – Another exciting weekend of Harley drag racing is in the bag after a few hot days at US 131 Raceway, July 25-26, located in Martin, Michigan. The…

Largest Payout in History for AMRA Pro Mod Class in Martin, Mich.

The AMRA Pro Mod class will race for its all-time largest payout in history in Martin, Mich AMRA at the all Harley drags on July 25-26. The AMRA Pro Mod class has been on a sponsor rampage for this 2015…

Ryan Oehler Racing and Mike Pearce Win at Beach Bend Raceway

June27-28 at Beech Bend Raceway Park was nothing short of exciting for the AMRA Pro Mod and Pro Gas classes. The entire weekend several of the riders were only thousands of a second apart during qualifying and eliminations.   These classes…

Bill Doherty Wins AMRA ProGas at KilKare Raceway

The AMRA race in Xenia, Ohio, May 29-30 was nothing short of exciting for the ProGas class. Billy Doherty started this season out with a new machine and has been shaking it down and working on some gremlins. With the…

Oehler Wins Second AMRA Pro Mod Race

Ryan Oehler has shared the following report about his successful weekend at the AMRA race in Xenia, Ohio, May 29-30. The AMRA put on a serious show this weekend at Kil-Kare raceway in Xenia Ohio for the 3rd annual Spring…

AMRA Pro Mod, A Class Really on The Move

Top AMRA Pro Mod racer and recent Star Racing Rider’s challenge finalist Ryan Oehler sent along the following update. The AMRA Pro Mod class has been a very exciting and extremely competitive class for the last 10 years.  Just a…

Mike Pearce Racing wins in AMRA Pro Gas at Baton Rouge

Mike Pearce captured the event victory in the Pro Gas category at the AMRA Nationals in Baton Rouge, La., March 28-29. Pearce said, “What a way to open the 2015 season at the AMRA Cajun Blowout!  Qualifying No. 1, setting…

Jim Doyle Sets AMRA Nitro Funnybike Record

Jim Doyle had a weekend to remember at the AMRA Cajun Blowout Nationals from State Capitol Raceway in Baton Rouge, La., March 28-29. “After finishing runner up in the 2014 AMRA Nitro Funny Bike points, I was really looking to…

Ryan Oehler Comments on Successful Weekend at AMRA Cajun Blowout Nationals

AMRA Pro Mod motorcycle racer Ryan Oehler sent along the following after his successful weekend at the 4th Annual AMRA Cajun Blowout Nationals at State Capitol Raceway, in Baton Rouge Louisiana, March 28-29. “What an amazing weekend at State capitol…

Championship Rings for Pro Gas and Pro Mod AMRA 2015 Champions

Camelot Jewelers, of Dunwoody, GA, is proud to present Championship Rings as an incentive for the 2 top gas powered classes.  The rings are exclusively for AMRA Pro Gas and Pro Mod and the value of each ring is $2100.00.     There will…

Rain Silences Nitro Harleys at The Rock

The 23rd annual Jim McClure Nitro Nationals made it down to the last couple of Top Fuel Harley-Davidsons in the third and final qualifying round before a heavy storm, followed by persistent drizzles, soaked Steve Earwood’s legendary Rockingham Dragway on…

Nitro Harleys Return to Rockingham Dragway

May 31-June 1st is when track owner Steve Earwood will welcome back the Harley Nation to Rockingham Dragway for the AMRA Nitro Naitonals. This weekend you can see hear and smell nitro and ground pounding smoking burnouts. This all-Harley Davidson…

Frank Capone to Show New Trailer and Revamped Dragbikes at the Rock

Team HeadBlade/Capone Racing with Frank Capone are in transit with shiny new graphics on their Team HeadBlade race rig. Anything else new? We think you’ll be surprised as Capone pulls out last season’s new and improved Pro Gas and Pro…

Caldwell Wins AMRA Dragbike Championship

Tom Caldwell/OLD GUYS DO RULE Dragbike RACING made a clean sweep at the AMRA Jim McClure Nitro Nationals finals at Rockingham race last weekend, winning the 2013 AMRA Pro Gas Championship, winning the event, and resetting 3 of his records!…

Grimes takes Ray Price Nitro Harley to Big Win at Rockingham

  In an event that included riders from Germany, Australia and Canada as well as from California and Colorado, it was local favorite Tommy Grimes who rode to victory Sunday in the featured Top Fuel category at the 22nd annual…

AMRA Keeps Tradition Alive with Jim McClure Nitro Nationals at Rockingham

  Rockingham Dragway track owner Steve Earwood  has a new mantra for the October Harley Drag race–different logo, same great race for the Jim McClure Nitro Nationals at the infamous ROCK, Oct. 11-13, 2013.          Earwood said, “The AHDRA…

AMRA Keeps Tradition Alive at Rockingham Dragway

Different logo, same great race.  That’s Rockingham Dragway track owner Steve Earwood’s mantra for the AMRA  Nitro Harley Nationals to be contested at his racetrack, Oct. 11-13, 2013.   It took little time for American Motorcycle Racing Association President Marty…

AMRA Ready to Race, Will Attend V-twin Show

Marty and Jayne VandenHeuvel are getting primed up for the 2013 AMRA race season, adding a couple events to their already busy schedule to meet the needs of those who are joining the AMRA.   Marty, “We feel bad that AHDRA…

Tom Caldwell/Old Guys Do Rule Racing, locked and loaded for Bowling Green

Tom Caldwell/Old Guys Do Rule Racing is locked and loaded for the AMRA National Finals at Bowling Green KY, this weekend. This event is always fun, exciting and packed with spectators.   After winning the AHDRA Numidia Nitro Nationals;  Caldwell is confident,…

Punisher Racing Reloaded for Numidia

Punisher Racing and Dale Nilles is back to his old form on his new ProDrag bike with his win at the Northwest Nitro Nationals in Woodburn, Oregon.  This was his 5th final in a row winning 2 of them. Dale…

2012 Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Schedule

April 21-22 AHDRA Florida Nitro Nationals, Gainesville, FL April 28-29 AMRA Bowling Green, KY May 5-6 AHDRA Carolina Spring Nitro Nationals, Rockingham, NC May 19-20 AHDRA- Northeast Nitro Nationals- Atco, NJ June 9-10 AHDRA- Ohio Bike Week Nationals, Summit Racing…