Remembering: The Big Bang – Marion Owens and Elmer Trett’s Unforgettable Day

There are many memorable moments in motorcycle drag racing that racers talk about, especially when bench racing.  Notable moments in time that everyone seems to know a little about, but not necessarily the correct story of what really happened.  Remembering…

Classic Dragbike Poster and Handout Collection Tour

Enjoy this video which showcases a collection of dragbike racing handouts, posters and diecast models from throughout the years. There are many legendary racers highlighted here including Elmer Trett, Dave Schultz and John Myers.

Elmer Trett to be Honored During the 40th annual Mann Hill Garage ManCup World Finals

The ManCup motorcycle drag racing sanction is pleased to announce a new award of high honor available to Top Fuel motorcycle drag racing pilots.  The annual, Elmer Trett Memorial, Top Fuel Motorcycle, Top Performer award has been created in 2016…

IDBL Top Fuel Shootout Dedicated to Legendary Elmer Trett, July 29-31 at MDIR

The Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League (IDBL) is poised to do something it has never done before when it hosts an exhilarating, ground-pounding Top Fuel Import and Harley Shootout at the tour’s marquee event,  the WPGC Bike Fest from…

Still Influential and Greatly Missed – Elmer Trett

It has been over 19 years since, arguably, the most prominent and esteemed motorcycle drag racer tragically lost his life while competing at the 1996 NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, Ind. Today, Elmer Trett’s tremendous influence and legacy is still…

APE Jay Shares an Elmer Trett Story

As many of you know, APE and Trett Racing were hooked up from the first time he came out west with the Kawasaki until that fateful day in Indy. During that decade plus, virtually everything APE produced for the Kawasaki…

Why Some Dragbike Pros Burnout Across the Starting Line

A racer recently, in social media, posed the question “Why do some professional dragbike racers do burnouts across the starting line?”  An interesting question with a lot of merit in 2014, when now drag bike parts cost more than ever…

Elmer Trett Radio Show Tribute to Air this Saturday Morning

An internet radio show will air Saturday, morning, July 19th, at 9am, EST saluting the life and times of Elmer Trett. Twelve-time Top Fuel motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride and motorcycle drag racing journalist, Tom McCarthy, contributed to the show.…

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…

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…