Cory Reed, Angelle Sampey and Joey Gladstone Talk Pro Stock Motorcycle

In this interview from the pits Team Liberty Pro Stock Motorcycle racing, Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey, talk about the addition of Joey Gladstone to the team and talk about its goals moving forward. We ask Reed what his expectations…

Joey Gladstone Joins Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey on Team Liberty Racing Ahead of U.S. Nationals

Joey Gladstone will be joining forces with Team Liberty Racing for the remainder of the 2018 season. Gladstone will be riding on Cory Reed’s Buell while Reed waits for his new bike to be built.   “I know I’m not…

New Owner Of Former Joey Gladstone Championship-Winning Real Street Hayabusa Revealed, A Champion Returns

A few weeks ago Cycledrag.com reported the IDBL Real Street championship-winning, all-motor Suzuki Hayabusa of Joey and Skip Gladstone, known as “Maggie May” had been sold and would soon resurface. Cycledrag.com is poised to reveal the new owner of this impressive machine, which features a…

Gladstone’s Real Street Championship-Winning Suzuki Hayabusa Sold, Will Resurface Soon

Cycledrag.com has confirmed Skip and Joey Gladstone’s IDBL championship-winning DME Real Street “All-Motor” Suzuki Hayabusa “Maggie May” has been sold and will soon resurface. Much has changed since the last time the bike competed in the IDBL.  On a chilly…

New Car Design Highlights Exciting Weekend of Racing for Trim-Tex Motorsports

The world-famous, 3.4 mile, Austin, Texas racetrack known as Circuit of the Americas (COTA) is a fitting place to show off the patriotic red, white and blue. For the IMSA Continential Tire Advance Autoparts Sportcar Showdown, May 4-6, Trim-Tex Motorsports athlete Trent Hindman…

Thrash and Thrill for Joey Gladstone and San Marino Pro Stock Motorcycle Team

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Joey Gladstone and bike owner/tuner Joe Riccardi planned on shaking out the bugs and getting in some competitive testing before the 2017 season kicked off in Gainesville. What happened instead is that Gladstone himself was…

Winter Excitement for Trim-Tex Motorsports – Trent Hindman, Joey Gladstone and Larry McBride Updates

It has been a monumental winter for the Trim-Tex Motorsports team, producing plenty of news and excitement. “As usual we are always trying to put our best foot forward, work hard, playing even harder,” Trim-Tex president Joe Koenig said.  First sports car racing…

Trim-Tex adds Gladstone to its Team

Drywall bead powerhouse Trim-Tex announces a personal sponsorship for rider Joey Gladstone in his first full year of NHRA Mello Yellow Pro Stock Motorcycle racing. Joey will be showcasing a custom Trim-Tex helmet at all events in 2017.   “I…

Joey Gladstone and San Marino to Race Full NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Season

Gladstone and San Marino are Racing Full-Time in 2017 Rider Joey Gladstone and bike owner/tuner Joe Riccardi are announcing a full-season partnership on Riccardi’s San Marino Excavating Suzuki for the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle season. “This has…

2016 = 4 Dragbike Championships, BAMF for DME

2016 was another dramatically successful year for motorcycle drag racing powerhouse DME Racing, as the Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based team collected two more Pro Street championships and their first two Real Street championships.   For rider Joey Gladstone, that makes eight…

Joey Gladstone, Dustin Lee Double at Hot Maryland IDBL Dragbike Race

The Mickey Thompson Performance Tires International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL) raced for the first time ever at its home base of Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) during the month of September, but the weather was pure July-August! At least it was…

IDBL MetalScorpio East Coast Nationals Pro Street Final – Joey Gladstone vs. Michael Bayes

Enjoy final round Pro Street action from the IDBL MetalScorpio East Coast Nationals from Maryland International Raceway, Sept. 9-11. Multi-time Pro Street champion, fresh off his U.S. Nationals Pro Stock Motorcycle appearance, Joey Gladstone of team DME takes on the…

Joey Gladstone’s U.S. Nationals Weekend

Joey Gladstone has won multiple Pro Street championships in the MIRock Superbike Series, International Dragbike League, and Manufacturers’ Cup. Pushing 700 turbocharged horsepower through street legal rubber to almost 220 mph in 6.74 seconds on the quarter mile while winning…

Ah, September Dragbike Racing in Maryland for IDBL

The Mickey Thompson Performance Tires International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL) races for the first time ever at its home base of Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) during the beautiful month of September. The inaugural MetalScorpio East Coast Nationals scream down the…

Joey Gladstone to Enter Pro Stock Motorcycle at NHRA U.S. Nationals

One of the nation’s top no-bar racers is headed to the world’s most prestigious drag race. After a test session in Indianapolis Joey Gladstone announced on Facebook that he will enter Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA U.S. Nationals  at…

Ostrowski and Lee Double at IDBL MTC Summer Nationals

Two of the Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL)’s most active sportsman racers were the big news of the MTC Engineering Summer Nationals on June 24-26 at Maryland International Raceway. Long Island’s Mike Ostrowski and Dustin “Bring Biscuits” Lee…

IDBL Dragbike Racing Back on Black

After a disappointing rainout in May, the Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL) returns to action with the MTC Engineering Summer Nationals on June 24-26. And Maryland International Raceway’s new smooth, black asphalt back half that the bikes barely…

Despite Herculean Effort by IDBL Staff, Rain Takes the Win at MDIR

The Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL)’s Inaugural Dragbike.com All-Star Shootout was cancelled due to persistent wet weather that plagued the East Coast.   Since the event was canceled, Friday’s qualifying was a moot point—other than proving that MDIR’s…

Record-Breaking IDBL Show Back on Fresh Asphalt

As if the record-breaking tarmac at Maryland International Raceway™ (MDIR) wasn’t good enough, IRG Sports + Entertainment (IRGSE) has replaced the 16 year old asphalt portions of the track since the Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL) ran there…

That .70s Show for DME Dragbike Racing

Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based DME Racing LOVES Maryland International Raceway in April. The team, with rider Joey Gladstone on the Vance&Hines-sponsored, turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa known as “Black Betty,” ran stunning new records of 6.720 and 221 mph at MDIR in April…

IDBL Motorcycle Drag Racing Launching Hard into 2016

The world’s largest motorcycle drag racing series kicks off its 2016 season April 22-24 at Maryland International Raceway™ (MDIR) with the Pingel Spring Nationals—opener of the Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL).   Huge fields of the world’s quickest…

DME Shatters World Record— Again!

The 2015 Kibblewhite/Mann Hill Garage Manufacturers Cup World Finals is becoming known as the record-shattering showcase for DME Racing’s hell-on-wheels, 2-tone flat gray, big turbo, Suzuki Hayabusa. The bike known as “Tink Tink” blistered South Georgia Motorsports Park’s quarter mile…

DME Pro Street Three-peat Third Straight Pro Street Championship, Battle Royale

If there were any doubts that Winston-Salem, North Carolina based DME Racing had a firm grasp on the world’s quickest streetbikes of Orient Express Pro Street, they were put to rest once again at the International Drag Bike League’s DME…

Big Entries, Big Motorcycle Drag Racing Wins at MDIR

Jason Miller’s Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League— the world’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, with each event drawing significantly more entries than in previous years. Traditionally a smaller event on the IDBL schedule,…

DME Shatters Pro Street Records

As early as Friday afternoon, DME Racing showed that the Pingel Spring Nationals—opening round of the 2015 Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League season—wasn’t going to be just another race. Two-time Orient Express Pro Street champion Joey Gladstone blazed the…

Opening IDBL Dragbike Round a Knockout

Moving with the skill and agility of a prizefighter (but without the $100 PPV charge), Jason Miller’s Maryland International Raceway crew bobbed and weaved around unexpected showers, covered up against the ropes during the forecast overnight rain, then delivered a…

IDBL Era Begins in Maryland

A new era in motorcycle drag racing begins April 24-26 on the meticulously prepped quarter mile in Budds Creek as Maryland International Raceway welcomes the opener of the 2015 Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League event—the Pingel Spring Nationals. The…

DME Dragbike Racing Sizzles in Mid Summer Heat

Winston-Salem, North Carolina based DME Racing blistered through four straight Orient Express Pro Street wins in the mid-summer heat, starting with the WPGC Bike Fest at Maryland International Raceway in late July and continuing to the DME Summer Nationals Manufacturers…

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…

The Race to the Pro Street Dragbike 6.80-Zone at a Crescendo

Dragbike racers and fans tend to love milestones. However, the sport’s apparent next performance barrier, the Pro Street Motorcycle 6.80-zone, is starting to irk Vance and Hines/DME-backed rider Joey Gladstone. “Dimey (Eddinger/DME Team Owner) and I feel the same way…

High Pro Street Motorcycle MPH Surprises at MIROCK FBG Summer Nationals

The great expectation when the Mickey Thompson MIROCK Superbike Series hit Maryland International Raceway for the Fast by Gast Summer Nationals on May 30-June 1, was the world’s first 6.80something street tire pass. And when Orient Express Pro Street champion…

MIROCK Motorcycle Drag Racing 2014 Spring Nationals Photo Gallery

MIR opened the northern leg of the MIROCK dragbike tour, the Fast by Gast Spring Nationals, April 25-27, with an astounding 844 entries. All eyes were on Joey Gladstone and his immaculate DME/Vance and Hines Pro Street bike as he…

Gladstone Wins all-DME Final at MIR’s First Dragbike Race of 2014

When champion Joey Gladstone pulled his turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa out of the DME Racing trailer and popped off a 6.91 right away at, it seemed a forgone conclusion that the first 6.80 Orient Express Pro Street pass would happen during…

Mind-blowing MIROCK Motorcycle Drag Racer Support at MIR

The world’s largest motorcycle drag racing series ramped up the boost and added another jet of nitrous with this past weekend’s 17th Annual Fast by Gast Spring Nationals at Maryland International Raceway in Budds Creek, MD. A mind-blowing 844 entries…

Impressive Turnout and Performances at MIR’s First Dragbike Race of 2014

If early-season bike counts are telling metrics, 2014 should be a record-breaking season for the MIROCK dragbike series. After what was dubbed a “Rockingham Revival,” the season-opening Adams Spring Bike Open, March 21-23, where Rockingham Dragway enjoyed its best turnout in…

DME Breaking Dragbike Records and Winning Races From Manufacturers Cup to MIRock

The DME team of riders Joey Gladstone, Jason Dunigan, Terence Angela and Ehren Litten rolls into Maryland International Raceway this weekend after winning Orient Express Pro Street at the Exoticycle/Roaring Toyz Spring Cup race in Valdosta, setting both ends of…

Two Dragbike Championships Cap Off DME’s Best Year Ever

Dragbike Rider Joey Gladstone and Dimey Eddinger’s DME Racing team finished off 2013 with two Orient Express Pro Street championships—one in the Mickey Thompson MIRock Superbike Series and the other in the Manufacturers Cup. Sealing the deal in style, Gladstone…

2013 MIROCK Motorcycle Drag Racing Champions

Cycledrag would like to congratulate the 2013 MIROCK motorcycle drag racing champions. It was a long and challenging season, which included an event at Atco Raceway, the tour’s first ever stop at a track other than Maryland International Raceway or…

Indy Pro Street win prepares Gladstone and DME for Battle Royale

  Dimey Eddinger’s DME Racing team rolled from Winston-Salem, NC into Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis for the NHDRO/Manufacturers Cup Pingel Thundernationals expecting a tough race, but not a weekend of hard knocks off the track and a raging gangfight…

MIR’s Raging Bike Fest Delivers

  Like the postman, Maryland International Raceway’s WPGC Bike Fest always delivers the goods. A rain shower on Saturday only served to cool the racing surface for the world’s quickest streetbikes of the Mickey Thompson MIRock Superbike Series. By the…

Gladstone takes all-DME Pro Street Final

Dimey Eddinger’s DME Racing team set a new standard for itself at the most recent MIRock Superbike Series event at Maryland International Raceway on May 31-June 2, locking down both lanes in the Orient Express Pro Street final round.  …

Teasley Doubles, DME Dominates at MIR

  There appears to be no class that Jeremy Teasley can’t win. The young Ohio racer doubled last time out in the Mickey Thompson MIRock Superbike Series, winning DME Real Street and Crazy 8s. This time, at the Fast By…

DME Brings Their MPH Record Act Back to MIR

  DME Racing owner Dimey Eddinger, rider Joey Gladstone, tuner Andy Sawyer and the rest of the team are bringing their MPH record-setting performance back to Maryland International Raceway on May 31-June 2 for the next MIRock Superbike Series event.…

Bayonets Attached for MIRock War at MIR

  The stars of the Mickey Thompson MIRock Superbike Series return to action May 31-June 2 for the Fast By Gast Summer Nationals at Maryland International Raceway in Budd’s Creek, MD. And with the $10,000 Pro Street “Battle Royale” coming…

Gladstone/DME Take Second Straight at 213 MPH

Rider Joey Gladstone and DME Racing aren’t just winning Orient Express Pro Street races, they’re setting milestone performance standards along the way. Last time out in the Mickey Thompson MIRock Superbike Series, the team broke into the elite 6 Second…

Pro Street Rules Change Delivers at MIR

A mid-season tweak to the Orient Express Pro Street rules delivered exactly the kind of parity between turbo and nitrous bikes that the Mickey Thompson MIRock Superbike Series was looking for. Giving the nitrous bikes back some of what was…

Pro Street Bringin’ the Action to MIR

A mid-season Orient Express Pro Street rule change, giving the nitrous bikes back some of what was taken away at the start of the year, promises to give the blue bottle crowd ammunition for revenge against the 6 second turbo…

Six and a Win for Gladstone

When longtime Mickey Thompson MIRock Superbike Series racer Dimey Eddinger decided to step out of the seat of his DME Racing sponsored Orient Express Pro Street bike, he probably didn’t expect the move to pay off so quickly. But new…

Sixes Rain Down on Maryland International Raceway

Showers that cancelled Saturday night’s program failed to dampen the high-horsepower action when the Mickey Thompson MIRock Superbike Series opened the Maryland International Raceway portion of its season with the Fast By Gast Spring Nationals this past weekend, April 28-29.…

Rodney Williford and Joey Gladstone Join Pro Street Six Second Club

At the MIROCK Fast by Gast Spring Nationals, Apr. 28-29, Rodney Williford became the third Pro Street rider to record a six-second elapsed time with a 6.95 at 204 mph in the second session of qualifying. Williford ran another 6.95…

Krawiec Eclipses 200 MPH and Betters NHRA ET Record in Testing, Riders Crash

Two-time NHRA Full Throttle champion, Ed Krawiec, unofficially,  became the first Pro Stock Motorcycle rider to surpass the 200 mph mark with a sensational run of 6.771 at 200.08 in a pre-GatorNationals test session at South Georgia Motorsports Park in…

Ron Procopio Resets MIROCK Pro Mod Record to 4.06

After waiting out a six-hour rain delay at the MIROCK Fall Nationals from Maryland International Raceway, Oct 1-2, multi-time MIROCK champion Ronnie Procopio reset the Pro Mod record to 4.067. Procopio ran a 4.067 in the opening round of qualifying…