Larry “Spiderman” McBride vs. Dave Vantine Behind The Scenes

If you are a fan of Top Fuel Motorcycles enjoy this in-depth, 90 minute behind-the-scenes feature on the tight points battle between Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine at the Man Cup Rob Bush 190 Hookup Nationals From legendary Darlington…

Man Cup Dragway 42 Update

Enjoy some highlights and updates from Man Cups second race of the season, The Fast by Gast Nationals from Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio. Check back for more. Top Fuel qualifying update   LARRY MCBRIDE PRE RACE REPORT Photos…

Winning Start to 2019 for Dave Vantine Top Fuel Motorcycle Nitrosports

Just like last year, David Vantine and his screaming yellow Vantine Nitrosports bike have started off 2019 undefeated with the Top Fuel win at the Manufacturers Cup Spring Cup at South Georgia Motorsports Park near Valdosta. But the winning weekend…

Unusual First Round Loss For Larry “Spiderman” McBride Sets Up Exciting Man Cup Points Battle

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 19-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride is getting accustomed to pulling off dramatic comebacks. The last four Man Cup Top Fuel championships have come down to the final race. It looks like fans could be in…

Can Funny Bike Make A Comeback? Legendary Racers Steve Rice and Dave Vantine Weigh-In

Lately there has been a lot of fiery discussion and impassioned debate over whether turbo-charged motorcycles should be allowed to enter Top Fuel. Historically, turbos have raced in dragbike racing’s quickest and fastest class in the past, perhaps most notably…

Down to $140,000 Dave Vantine Gives You A Tour of the Quickest Motorcycle You Can Own!

Update – Dave Vantine’s  5.77,”Yellow Bullet” Top Fuel Motorcycle has been reduced in price once again! It is almost unconscionable that one of the world’s quickest and fastest motorcycles can be had for this steal.  Please spread the word.  Vantine…

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…

Who Will Be the Next Owner of Dave Vantine’s 5.77 Yellow Top Fuel Rocketship? Only $165K!

At the 2017 PRI show Dave Vantine’s Top Fuel Motorcycle team made a huge announcement by declaring their 5.77 yellow rocketship is for sale. As crew member “Nitro” Joe says, “This is the quickest motorcycle you can buy.” For the…

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.  …

Side-by-Side Five! Dave Vantine and Larry McBride

Top Fuel Motorcycle racers Dave Vantine and Larry “Spiderman” McBride made history in 2014 when they became the first duo to record a side-by-side five. Here they do in for a third time in October of 2017.  5.93 to 5.79!

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…

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…

Larry McBride and Dave Vantine Reflect on Record-Breaking Weekend in the IDBL, Eye World Records Oct. 6-8

The excitement continues to build for the upcoming IDBL DME Fall Nationals from Maryland International Raceway, Oct. 6-8, where world records could fall.  Top Fuel Motorcycle fans were treated to a show for the ages at the IDBL Bike Fest…

Larry McBride and Dave Vantine Make Motorsports History With Quickest Side-by-Side Dragbike run

July 29th, 2017 will serve as a footnote in the history of motorcycle racing. At the IDBL WPGC Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway, Top Fuel legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine re-wrote the record book with the quickest…

IDBL Top Fuel Grudge Race On – McBride and Vantine Welcoming Another Opportunity at Dragbike Racing History

July 27th, 2014 is a footnote in motorcycle drag racing history. Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride and then second-year racer Dave Vantine roared down Maryland International Raceway in unison, producing the sport’s first side-by-side five-second run, with McBride…

IDBL Top Fuel Match Race and $10,000 to Win Pro Street Battle Royale Confirmed Riders

The Mickey Thompson Performance Tires International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL) polishes off its 2016 season with the DME Fall Nationals at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) on October 8-9, 2016. In addition to deciding champions in all classes, the Fall Nationals…

More Top Fuel Motorcycle Fives, Another Win for Dave Vantine

For three years in a row, David Vantine and his screaming yellow Vantine Nitrosports bike have laid down three 5-second passes in the heat at Maryland International Raceway during IDBL’s WPGC Bike Fest. “Apparently, the yellow bike likes MDIR,” said…

WPGC Bike Fest Ready to Rock MDIR

The nation’s biggest motorcycle drag racing and culture event has one-upped its game. The always mega-huge WPGC Bike Fest will feature ear-splitting, eye-burning nitro bikes in full-on competition for the first time—not just a match race. It’s the Mickey Thompson…

IDBL WPGC Bike Fest and Elmer Trett Top Fuel Shootout Confirmed Racers – July 29-31, MDIR

The Mickey Thompson IDBL series is poised for a record-breaking, can’t-miss, exhilarating event when it does something it has never done before by hosting a full-field, Top Fuel import and Harley Shootout dedicated to late legend Elmer Trett at the…

McBride Smokes Tire in Final Test Pass, Vantine Runs 3.98 1/8th

Top Fuel motorcycle standouts Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine wrapped up successful preseason testing at Orlando Speed World in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 22-23. After making passes for a day-and-a-half, the duo was rained out on Tuesday afternoon. “We wanted to make more runs…

Top Fuel Motorcycle University – Team McBride Produces Record-Setters

Learning to race a nitro methane-fueled, 240-plus mph Top Fuel Motorcycle is daunting and unforgiving.  A mistake could be a matter of life and death.  Few individuals are even willing, or brave enough, to take the task on. Top Fuel…

Dave Vantine says Larry McBride’s Fire Hit Close to Home, Vantine Aiming for 5.60s in 2016

It was like a bad dream. Sunday of the IDBL U.S. Nationals from Atco, N.J., Sept. 13, 2015 is a day that will forever stand out in the careers of 37-year Top Fuel Motorcycle veteran Larry “Spiderman” McBride and his…

Dave Vantine’s 5.77 Among World’s Quickest Top Fuel Motorcycle Runs

David Vantine and the Canadian/American Vantine Nitrosports Top Fuel motorcycle team continues to rise in the echelon of Pingel Top Fuel history, running a 5.77 at 239 mph to win the Kibblewhite/Mann Hill Garage Manufacturers Cup World Finals at South…

Could Dave Vantine’s 5.77 Have Been Even Quicker?

Dave Vantine sure knows how to end a season on a high note. In just his third full year aboard a daunting and unforgiving Top Fuel Motorcycle, Vantine became the third quickest two-wheel nitro racer ever with a stellar 5.77…

Larry McBride Comments on Dave Vantine’s 5.77 at ManCup World Finals
The dragbike world is still abuzz over Top Fuel Motorcycle racer Dave Vantine's 5.77 final round performance at the ManCup World Finals from Valdosta, Ga. Nov. 13-15. The stellar run moves Vantine up to No. 3 on the list of…
Dave Vantine Runs 5.77 to Defeat Sam Wills in ManCup Final

A big congratulations to third-year nitro racer Dave Vantine, who recorded a jaw-dropping 5.77 in the final round of the ManCup World Finals from Valdosta, Ga., Nov.15, to defeat Sam Wills. The stellar run moves Vantine up to No. 3…

3×5=a Great Top Fuel Motorcycle Weekend for Dave Vantine

David Vantine scorched Maryland International Raceway’s quarter mile in Budds Creek with three 5 second passes in Top Fuel exhibition match races against local hero Bob “Opie” Malloy. It was a near mirror image of the Vantine Nitrosports team’s performance…

Dave Vantine Explains the Road to a Personal Best 5.88 Run

The IDBL Fall Nationals from Maryland International Raceway, Oct. 16-18 was an event to remember for talented, third-year Top Fuel racer Dave Vantine. The Hamilton, N.Y.-native moved up to sixth on the all-time quickest list with an astounding 5.88. Vantine was…

Nitro Harley Racer Jay “Bulldog” Turner Steps in for McBride at IDBL Finals

Top Fuel Harley rider and current IHRA Nitro Harley points leader; Jay “The Bulldog” Turner of North Carolina is stepping in to fill Larry “The Spiderman” McBride’s shoes and match race against Dave Vantine at the 23rd Annual IDBL Fall…

McBride Walks Away From Frightening Top End Explosion and Fire, Historic Motorcycle Finished

It was a day at the races no one will ever forget. The 14-time Top Fuel motorcycle champion, Larry “Spiderman” McBride, and his talented and experienced crew have over 100 years of racing experience combined.  They’ve seen just about everything.…

McBride and Vantine Poised for Entertaining Top Fuel Battle at Historic U.S. Motorcycle Nationals

Most veteran motorcycle drag racers get sentimental and can’t help reminiscing when it’s time to race the famous South Jersey launchpad late in the season. Just about everyone has fond memories there. The Orient Express U.S. Nationals from Atco Dragway,…

McBride and Vantine Sacrifice Equipment to Excite Maryland Top Fuel Motorcycle Fans

Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine’s exciting Top Fuel Motorcycle match race battle at the WPGC Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway, July 24-26, was a lot like a demolition derby. There was smoke, fire, sparks, lots of noise, a…

McBride and Vantine to Begin Exciting Top Fuel Motorcycle Match Race Series

During last year’s three-event match race series between Top Fuel legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride and impressive third-year nitro racer Dave Vantine, many would agree, the real winners were the fans. The talented duo brought the crowd to its feet and…

Dave Vantine Looking to Build on Strong Memphis Numbers

The HTP Performance Man Cup Nationals from Memphis, Tenn., June 20-21, proved to be a challenging event for riders and tuners in all categories.  The scorching hot sun, high humidity and temperatures in the mid-90s had elapsed-times down and engines…

Dave Vantine Season Wrap-Up

David Vantine and the Pollard Nitrosports team finished off 2014 with a consistent, if not earth-rotating, weekend at the Manufacturers Cup World Finals at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta. The yellow, Greg Pollard-built Top Fuel motorcycle outlasted Sam Wills…

MIROCK’s Dragbike Battle Royale – a Record Breaker

The MIROCK Fast by Gast Fall Nationals, featuring the $10,000 Pro Street Battle Royale, Oct. 3-5, from Maryland International Raceway, amidst cool Autumn air, lush surroundings and an expert track prep, was expected to be a record-breaker. The event still managed to…

McBride and Vantine Aiming for More Motorcycle Drag Racing History at MIR

The last time Top Fuel dragbike racers Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine met at Maryland International Raceway history was made. At the WPGC Bike Fest, July 25-27, the duo produced motorcycle drag racing’s first side-by-side five second pass when McBride accelerated…

McBride and Vantine Enthrall Atco Fans

When MIROCK motorcycle drag racing booked Top Fuel superstars Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine for a three-event match race series in 2014, the idea was to put on the best show possible for the fans. After the penultimate nitro…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Returns to Fabled Atco Raceway

The address 1000 Jackson Rd, Atco, N.J., is a footnote in the history of motorcycle drag racing. For decades Atco Raceway’s U.S. Motorcycle Nationals was arguably the world’s premiere dragbike race. It’s where AMA Prostar was born in 1989. Throughout his…

Two Weeks of Dragbike Dominance for Larry “Spiderman” McBride

Facing back-to-back races 750 miles apart can be a challenging experience. Top Fuel Motorcycle virtuoso Larry “Spiderman” McBride made the most of the arduous work and travel it took to pull off consecutive race weekends. After winning a match race series and recording…

2 x 5 = Top Fuel History at MIR

For the first time ever at a Mickey Thompson MIROCK Superbike Series event, Top Fuel motorcycles took to the meticulously prepped quarter mile at Maryland International Raceway. It was the WPGC Bike Fest this past weekend, July 25-27, and while…

McBride Comments on Producing Dragbike Racing’s First Side-by-side 5 with Vantine

Drag racing history was made at the MIROCK WPGC Bike Fest at Maryland International Raceway, July 25-27. Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride and sophomore nitro racer Dave Vantine mesmerized fans with the sport’s quickest side-by-side pass during a…

Vantine’s Explosive Top Fuel Motorcycle Weekend

David Vantine and the Pollard Nitrosports team rolled into the Manufacturers Cup Exoticycle/Roaring Toyz Spring Cup race at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta with the expressed aim of collecting the last jacket remaining in the MTC 5 Top Fuel…

Dave Vantine’s #1 Qualifying Pro Extreme Dragbike Motorcycle FOR SALE

The Suzuki Dragbike that won the pole at the September 2013 ADRL race at Rockingham (this bike’s most recent event) is for sale. “I’ve come to the conclusion that I am now a Top Fuel racer,” said Vantine. “It’s time…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride vs Dave Vantine Top Fuel Motorcycle Match Race at MIROCK

The Mickey Thompson Tires MIROCK Superbike Series is pleased to announce that for the first time in MIROCK history our fans will get to witness 5-second, 240mph, nitro burning Top Fuel bikes! Larry “Spiderman” McBride will be taking on Dave…

Dave Vantine to Match Race Larry McBride at Three MIROCK Events

Top Fuel Motorcycle competitor Dave Vantine will match race his mentor Larry “Spiderman” McBride at three MIROCK events this season. The duo will compete at Maryland International Raceway, July 25-27 and Oct. 3-5, and at Atco Raceway in N.J., Sept.…

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…

Dave Vantine’s Rapid Transition to a Top Fuel Dragbike

When college football players transition into the NFL, many express how it’s an overwhelming challenge, adapting to how much quicker the game moves at the highest level. Longtime dragbike racer Dave Vantine is saying the same thing about his recent…

Vantine Takes Pole, Races Deep at Rock

  Veteran Pro Extreme Motorcycle racer David Vantine came to the American Drag Racing League’s marquee Dragstock X race at Rockingham Dragway fresh off his sparkling Top Fuel Motorcycle debut a couple weeks earlier at Indianapolis. That nitro momentum carried…

Vantine’s Top Fuel Debut a Good One

  Veteran Pro Mod motorcycle racer David Vantine made his Top Fuel debut aboard the Pollard Nitrosports bike at the NHDRO/Manufacturers Cup Pingel Thundernationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, and very nearly knocked off his mentor—Larry “Spiderman” McBride—along the…

Dave Vantine Being Groomed to Race Pollard Top Fuel Bike

Top Fuel motorcycle drag racing is starving for more competitors. A very talented racer appears to be on his way to joining the exclusive club. Pro Mod veteran Dave Vantine tested the five-second, Greg Pollard-owned Top Fueler at Virginia Motorsports…