Top Fuel Motorcycle Racing in Late 60s – A Salute to Chris Hand

Enjoy this salute to Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Chris Hand. This man has been Nitro Drag Bike racing for more than 40 years. Hand talks about the rigors of maintaining one of these bikes and reveals his goals. What the…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Chris Hand Charges Into 40th Season of Competition

Chris Hand crewman, the talented Dick Boxell fills us in on what is going on with the Redneck Express team this off-season. A little background, Chris and Sharon have been running Top Fuel motorcycles since 1979 and have remained true…

Chris Hand Top Fuel Motorcycle Dragway 42 Blog

Longtime Chris Hand crewman Dick Boxell sent along the following blog, detailing the team’s weekend at the ManCup Fast by Gast Nationals from Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio. Dick writes – The crew for this race consisted of Crew…

A Look At Chris Hand’s More than 40-Year Journey to the Five Second Zone

Redneck Express Top Fuel bike pilot Chris Hand knew the importance and significance of a five-second time slip long ago. To the fearless veteran the feat meant everything.       After decades of unrelenting labor, long nights in the…

Chris Hand to Undergo Back Surgery, Likely to Miss Remainder of Season

Top Fuel veteran Chris Hand will undergo lower back surgery on Friday July, 22nd. The procedure will likely cause the pilot of the “Redneck Express” to miss the remainder of the season.  Hand remains optimistic and is not ruling out…

Chris Hand Blows Cylinder off in Memphis

The following is a weekend blog from the HTP/Motec Manufacturers Cup, June 20-21 by Chris Hand crewman Dick Boxell. Boxwell writes; The crew for this race consisted of crew chief Sharon Hand, Steve Legendre and his son , Dick Boxell,…

The Top Fuel Motorcycle Battle in Bradenton – One for the Dragbike Record Books

The much vaunted Battle of Bradenton, a clash of Top Fuel motorcycle titans took place just a week ago at the Bradenton Motorsports Park, track in Bradenton, Florida. The hype and close to a half a million dollars in track…

Larry McBride Wins International Top Fuel Dragbike Showdown and 12th Championship

Who is the quickest and most tenacious Top Fuel dragbike racer in the world? Fans sought the answer at one of the most highly anticipated international Top Fuel motorcycle confrontations ever, the Man Cup Haltech World Finals from Bradenton, Fla.,…

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…

Chris Hand Dragbike Team Report from Indy

The following was written by Chris Hand’s crewman, Dick Boxell, about Hand’s first five second run in Indianapolis on August, 17th, 2013. Top Fuel bikes show up in force to Indy with 4 blown Imports on the grounds. The crew…

Thundernationals Electrify Indy’s Motorcycle Weekend

  Of all the events going on during this past weekend’s massive motorcycle festival in Indianapolis, nothing—not MotoGP, not AMA Flat Track, not the XDL stunt competition—attracted nearly as many competitive motorcycles as the 684 entries at the NHDRO/Manufacturers Cup…

Hand Joins Five Second Club, Advances to Final with McBride

At the Man Cup/NHDRO Pingel Thunder Nationals from Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 16-18, Top Fuel veteran Chris Hand realized a life-long dream by becoming the eighth member of the exclusive MTC Five Second Club. In final qualifying, Hand recorded a 5.89…

McBride Overcomes Adversity to Win Wild Manufacturers Cup Top Fuel Race

Larry “Spiderman” didn’t become a 10-time world champion without learning how to overcome hardship. However, it has been a long time since the Top Fuel elapsed-time record holder played the role of the underdog. In a gung-ho, eight-bike Top Fuel…

Top Ten Stories of the 2005 Dragbike Season

The stunning 2005 dragbike  season was loaded with stories – recording setting performances, death defying crashes, and of course controversy.  Let’s look back at the top ten stories that defined last season. 1)  U.S. Nationals Finish Line Controversy In my…