Celebrating and Reflecting on 30-Plus Exciting Seasons of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Racing

When Pro Stock Motorcycle officially became a professional category in the National Hot Rod Association, Ronald Regan was President, a Ford Mustang could be purchased for less than $10,000 and Lethal Weapon, the original, was one of the most popular…

George Bryce Update on 2017 Plans, Company Name Change

It has been a unique and eventful off-season for George and Jackie Bryce of Star Racing, now known as Star Power.  After nearly 25 consecutive, fast-pace seasons on the NHRA tour, the couple is preparing for what looks like a…

PSE / Star Racing Pumped for NHRA Toyota Nationals

Two races are left in the season and the PSE/Star Racing team is making their way to the 16th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals this weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.   As the points stand today, Angelle…

Trim-Tex’s Joe Koenig Comments on Support of Star Racing Team at NHRA U.S. Nationals

Multiple-time motorsports champion Joe Koenig of Trim-Tex Drywall Products has an affinity for Pro Stock Motorcycle racing and he loves the illustrious NHRA U.S. Nationals. Koenig and Trim-Tex remain heavily-involved with dragbike racing, backing the legendary Top Fuel pilot, Larry…

Star Racing Heads to Wine Country for Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals

With an earlier than predicted exit from the Mopar Mile-High Nationals last weekend at Bandimere Speedway, Star Racing’s Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed are amped up about their next race this weekend for the 29th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.…

The Pioneers of Pro Stock Motorcycle: 1973-2000 – Part 2

Motorcycle drag racing journalist John Stein is back with his multi-part series dedicated to the Pro Stock Motorcycle class. Click here, if you have not checked out Part 1 yet. It’s great reading. Bob Carpenter In many ways Bob Carpenter…

George Bryce and the Never-Ending, Burning Passion for Dragbike Racing Success

For true competitors the appetite for success can be insatiable. The great basketball coach Bob Knight once said, “Your biggest opponent isn’t the other guy. It’s human nature.” Motorcycle drag racing legend and Star Racing team owner George Bryce boldly…

Reggie Showers – A Closer Look the Inspirational, World’s Fastest Amputee

Enjoy a look back at one of the most inspirational men in not only motorcycle drag racing, but in all of sports, Reggie Showers, the world’s fastest amputee. Showers may have taken a break from racing, but as most can…

Star Racing to Enter Vegas with New Rider and Motorcycle, Announces Two Bike Team for 2016

Another “Star” is about to be born in Vegas.   Star Racing has been a significant and powerful force in motorcycle drag racing for over 30 years.   Owners George and Jackie Bryce have captured six NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle…

George Bryce’s Top 5 Indy Wins

Star Racing George Bryce sure knows how to celebrate his birthday. Bryce, who is exactly the same age as the NHRA US Nationals has won the prestigious event multiple times as a racer and team owner. Bryce first won in…

Walt Timblin and Experts Believe a Modern Funny Bike, Built Right, Could Run Fives

Several times in the past on the Cycledrag.com Facebook page (please like and share) the question was raised, how quick could a modern Funny Bike, turbo-charged, wheelie bar machine, run if all of the most modern technology, engineering and data…

George Bryce Reveals Competition for NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Opportunity

Have you ever dreamed of racing a Pro Stock Motorcycle at a NHRA national event?  Star Racing’s George Bryce announced a competition that could crown the winner with an opportunity. On Facebook Bryce wrote, “Just released by Star Racing – The…

The Battle Before the Race – Pro Stock Motorcycle Teams Scramble for Sponsorship

Cutting a light, hitting shift points and going fast and straight are all important factors when it comes to succeeding in the ultra-competitive environment of Mello Yello NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle drag racing. Yet, as is the case with many…

Remembering NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer John Myers

It was on Aug. 9, 1998, that one of the greatest Pro Stock Motorcycle drivers in the history of drag racing passed away – in a street bike accident, nonetheless. It was on that day that John Myers, at the…

Michael Ray Finishes No. 2 in the NHRA Motorcycle Drag Racing Championship

After remaining within the top five Pro Stock Motorcycle competitors for 13 consecutive races of this 16-race season, the Sovereign-Star Racing dragbike team and racer Michael Ray will finish their 2013 season in the No. 2 position of the NHRA…

Sovereign-Star Racing’s New Entry Denied for St. Louis

 According to a decision handed down today (Thursday) by Graham Light of NHRA’s Competition Department, the Sovereign-Star Racing team will not be permitted to enter 19-year-old developmental driver Chaz Kennedy as the replacement racer following Scotty Pollacheck’s resignation from the…

Sovereign-Star Racing Sets Sights on Winning Rounds at Indy

  After more than a month off for the NHRA Mello Yello Series Pro Stock Motorcycle class, Sovereign-Star Racing drivers Michael Ray and Scotty Pollacheck are ready to hit the track again this weekend Aug. 30 – Sept. 2 for…

Special Pricing on MonStar Cylinder Head in Indy

  During the Indy Manufacturers Cup Event this weekend Aug. 16-18, Star Racing and Monster Race Products will be offering a discount of over $200 off the normal price for a MonStar head. Wrap your hands around one of these…

George Bryce’s Championship Wheel of Success: How to Roll-Over your Opposition

 Have you, as a racer, ever wondered what it takes to win a championship?  Do you know what it takes to roll over your opponents again and again?  Are you out to win a championship in your class, or are…

Gatornationals Foreshadows Season of Parity in Pro Stock Motorcycle

A tradition-rich history is an impormant element of any great motorsports event. The NHRA Gatornationals from Gainesville, Fla. has never lacked in that quality. The event is in its 44th year and has hosted some of the sport’s most memorable moments. It has always been like spring…

Sovereign-Star Racing Announces Three Drivers and Suzuki Program for 2013 Season

After a successful 2012 season as a newly-assembled team, the Sovereign-Star Racing partnership announced plans on Jan. 3 to further expand their National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock Motorcycle program to include a third racer and a Suzuki motorcycle…

Sovereign-Star Racing’s Pollacheck locks into the Countdown for Charlotte

Sovereign-Star Racing’s Scotty Pollacheck locked into the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship after winning in Round 1 against his teammate John Hall at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals. This biggest race of the year,…

Sovereign-Star Racing Teammates Move to Top 10 in Points

The Sovereign-Star Racing Team riders, Scotty Pollacheck and John Hall, not only racked up personal career bests at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals in Houston, Texas, but the duo also advanced to No. 7 and No. 10, respectively,…

Star Racing’s MonStar Head Approved for European Competition

The MonStar billet 4-valve cylinder head, developed by Star Racing and Monster Race Products, has been officially approved for Pro Stock competition in the UEM European Drag Racing Championship. After several weeks of deliberation, the official announcement was delivered to…

Americus Motorsports Complex Completes Topography Fieldwork

Star Racing and the Americus Motorsports Complex (AMC) team announced today that the fieldwork is complete for the topography mapping of the land on South Georgia Tech Parkway. This welcome news marks a significant milestone in the project as local,…

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…

Star Racing to Sponsor Pro Comp at April Manufacturers Cup

The Manufacturers Cup group has announced the first Cup race of the 2012 season on April 13-15 at South Georgia Motorsports Park (SGMP) in Cecil, Ga. (Valdosta). As one of the eight members of the Manufacturers Cup group, Star Racing…

Star Racing Celebrates with 2011 European Championship Team

Star Racing hosted six members of the Hungarian-based Sovereign Racing Team last week as they visited Americus, Ga. While the Europeans were in town, Star Racing also held a celebration in honor of the Sovereign Team’s 2011 European Pro Stock…

Americus Motorsports Complex Receives FAA Approval

Star Racing recently received approval from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) for the future Americus Motorsports Complex (AMC) redesigned site plan. After months of waiting, this news marked another major step in the lengthy planning process for the motorsports complex.…

Star Racing Donates $1,400 to “The Ride Home 2011”

Through T-shirt sales in the Americus community, Star Racing was able to donate $1,400 of the proceeds to “The Ride Home 2011,” which is hosted by the Georgia and Florida chapters of Rolling Thunder each year in Americus, Ga. The…

Star Racing Recognized as Small Manufacturer Nominee

Star Racing of Americus was presented with a plaque recently for their nomination as one of the top 100 small manufacturing companies in Georgia for 2011. Star Racing, a manufacturer of motorcycles and motorcycle parts, was nominated as one of…

George Bryce Finding Success Racing in Europe

Multi-time motorcycle drag racing champion George Bryce, of Star Racing, disappeared from the NHRA earlier this year after competing in a couple events with rider Michael Ray. So where did Bryce go? Bryce packed up and took his tuning skills…

Legendary Star Racing Returns with Ray

In a move befitting the NHRA’s 60th anniversary season, a race team that is a cornerstone of the Pro Stock Motorcycle category will be returning to competition as the Star Racing team and team owners George and Jackie Bryce confirmed…

Star Racing and Michael Ray Await Gators

When George and Jackie Bryce of Star Racing called Michael Ray in late September  2010 and asked if  the AHDRA standout would  like to come do some testing,  Michael had to make sure that it wasn’t a prank call.  After…

From Concept to Winner’s Cirlce

On May 9th, 2010, Star Racing’s George Bryce drew the sketch below of a new concept in motorcycle drag racing – the “Drag Bagger,” to compete in the ADRL Pro Extreme Motorcycle (PXM) class. Nine short months later, 2009 NHRA…

Plans For Star Racing’s $12 Million Dollar Motorsports Facility

A $12-million motorsports complex is coming to Americus. The developer says it will rival an Atlanta track. Star Racing’s George and Jackie Bryce released a site plan for the complex that will include a quarter mile concrete drag strip, a…

Star Racing Announces Plans for $12 Million Motorsports Facility

George and Jackie Bryce of Star Racing Inc. announced plans to bring a world-class motorsports racing facility to Americus. The $12 million facility is expected to attract as much as $75 million annually for the community and to create more…

Spy Photos – Bryce’s New Head Design

George Bryce of Star Racing is known as an innovator in the motorcycle drag racing community. The 56-year-old, six-time NHRA champion is at it again. Along with Mitch Brown of Monster Race Products, Bryce has been devoting his time to…

George Bryce Takes Part in Pass Time

Recently Star Racing’s George Bryce took part in a taping of the SPEED Channel’s popular show, Pass Time, at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta, Ga. After a John Force-esque burnout, Bryce motored his V-twin to an elapsed-time of 10.91.…

Bryce Wants a Vance and Hines V-Rod

Star Racing owner and NHRA legend George Bryce, 56, is calling for change in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Bryce has started a movement asking NHRA and its fans why he can’t purchase the same equipment Vance and Hines have won four…

Hot Time in the Alabama Summertime

Despite sweltering heat and 150° track temperatures, the Star Racing/ Daytona Twin Tec, Pro Mod Suzuki beat the competition to win the Pro Mod class at the Lucky 7-11 Motor Cycle, 34th Annual “King of the Hill Showdown,” July 23-25.…

Star Racing Announces Additional Date for Drag School

Due to overwhelming demand, Star Racing is proud to announce the addition of another Pro Stock Motorcycle class to their regular lineup at Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School in Gainesville, FL. The class is scheduled for April 23 -24 and…

Rivas to Ride G-Squared/Drag Specialities S&S Buell in 2008

Chris Rivas will ride the Drag Specialties S&S Cycle Proven Performance-powered Buell for G Squared (G2) Motorsports in the 2008 NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle drag-racing series. Rivas will represent Drag Specialties, the motorcycle parts distribution powerhouse, which returns for…

Up To Speed with George Bryce on Eventful Off-Season

The NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class has never been more competitive and the off-seasons have never been this laden with news. Since the end of the 2007 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle season a great deal has occurred. Teams have released…

Ellis and G-Squared Part Ways

George Smith and George Bryce, G-Squared Motorsports co-owners, have decided to let the contract of rider Chip Ellis expire prior to the 2008 season. The decision comes on the heels of a season in which Ellis finished No. 3 in…

Star/G2 Nominated for Georgia’s Small Business of the Year

Star Racing/G2 Motorsports of Americus was one of the top 100 companies from across Georgia recognized at the 2007 Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week Manufacturers of the Year Governor’s Award Luncheon in Atlanta, Georgia. Governor Sonny Perdue was the keynote speaker.…

Bryce Discusses Rivalry with Vance and Hines

George Bryce and Byron Hines have produced one of the greatest rivalries in the history of dragbike racing.  In this article Bryce talks about what it’s like to compete against the intensity of Vance and Hines and discusses his chances…

Exploring Pro Stock Motorcycle Parity

Parity? The media has continually pointed out the improved parity and seemingly leveled playing field which has manifested itself in NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle class. But let’s face it – a closer look reveals not much has changed and the…

Llewellyn to Race a Bryce-Tuned Pro Stock Motorcycle in 2007

Six-time NHRA champion crew chief George Bryce has built a reputation for discovering talent, hiring greats like John Myers and Angelle Sampey.  Has he found another? The NHRA’s first female African-American Pro competitor Peggy Llewellyn announced she will run the…

Bryce Cements Indy Legacy

Star Racing/G-Squared’s George Bryce sure knows how to celebrate his birthday. Bryce, who is exactly the same age as the NHRA US Nationals,52, has now won the prestigious event a total of eight times. Bryce first won in Indy as…

Five Questions with George Bryce

While we were waiting for the track to dry on Friday for the student’s sixth and final pass at the George Bryce Drag Racing School , I had the opportunity to engage in a candid conversation with one of the…

Holeshot 101: George Bryce Drag School

After attending Frank Hawley’s Funny Car school in 1985, as a present for winning the Funny Bike championship, Star Racing owner George Bryce wanted to create a similar school focusing on the intricacies of two-wheel racing. Hawley agreed that a…