Larry “Spiderman” McBride Wins 19th Championship at Wild, Pressure-Filled Final Race

A nitromethane burner can be more temperamental than a teething baby. Give it just what it wants and it can be beautifully peaceful and harmonious. Upset it and a boisterous, unruly fiasco can break out. Perhaps no one understands this…

Championship at Stake for Larry “Spiderman” McBride at Mammoth Man Cup Finals

No Top Fuel Motorcycle racer has found more success at South Georgia Motorsports Park than 18-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride.  Facing adversity in the championship standings, the legendary racer needs more of the same to collect championship No. 19 at…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Shop Tour and Bench Racing Session

Join us for this interview of 18-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride from his shop in Newport News, Va. While McBride rips apart motors he discusses his Man Cup championship battle with Dave Vanitne and a whole lot…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Advances to Final at Rain-Postponed Dragway 42 Event

It was a ritual the team had practiced hundreds of times that culminated with a unique outcome.  Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride and crew made final adjustments to his record-holding, 1,500-horsepower-plus machine and got mentally prepared for what…

Championship Alert: D-42 – What it Takes to Be a ManCup Motorcycle Drag Racing Champion

Winners win, that’s what they do, champions one and all. Every Man Cup champion in any and every class is a racer who shows up at the Man Cup events and races his or her heart out, because that’s what…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Returns to Dragway 42 Looking to Gain Points Lead

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 18-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride  is hoping a long-awaited return to a racetrack he has not competed at since the 80s will prove to be a turning point in what has been a challenging Man…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Scores Runner-Up Finish at Hot Rock Weekend

Drag racing is an unforgiving sport. One small mistake can drastically change the outcome of the weekend.  Veteran Top Fuel Motorcycle racer and 18-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride knows this all too well. After seemingly gaining control of a scorching…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Returns to High-MPH Rockingham Dragway Aiming to Regain Point Lead

The last time Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride visited famous Rockingham Dragway in the North Carolina sandhills he stunned the two-wheel racing world with unprecedented speed of 255 mph. The rapid run came last Sept., as McBride was…

A Look Back At One Of Dragbike Racing’s Scariest Moments – Larry McBride Goes Down at Over 200 MPH

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 17-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride recently released some rarely seen footage of his infamous top-end crash from a Prostar race at Gainesville Raceway in the spring of 1992. More than 25 years later, McBride still…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Finishes Runner-Up at Chilly Season-Opening Race

Multi-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” began his 2018 campaign with a runner-up performance at a chilly and rain-plagued ManCup Exoticycle Spring Cup from South Georgia Motorsports Park, April 6-8. The weekend’s bright spots for the 18-time champion came…

Valdosta ManCup Video Coverage

Enjoy some video coverage from the ManCup Exoticycle Spring Cup from Valdosta, Ga. April 6-8. Unfortunately Saturday was a washout at the famous South Georgia track. Larry Pre Race Test Session Larry McBride – 5.76 at 251 MPH Frankie Stotz…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride to Begin Bid for 5.50s and 19th Championship

Four-decade Top Fuel Motorcycle veteran Larry “Spiderman” McBride is poised to begin another season of exciting championship chasing and record pursuit at this weekend’s ManCup Spring Cup, April 6-8, from South Georgia Motorsports Park. “I’m ready,” world-record-holder McBride said.  …

Larry “Spideman” McBride Off-Season Interview

The 18-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride is hard at work in preparation of race season. Along with finishing up his 5.61 / 258 mph record-holding motorcycle, McBride is making new bikes for Jimmy “Hulk” Brantley, Dave Vantine…

After Record-Setting Season, What’s Next For Larry “Spiderman” McBride?

What drives a competitor to push for more after already accomplishing so much? It’s a question Tom Brady and other successful athletes are often asked in the latter stages of their career. “The love of the sport,” is a common…

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!

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Top Fuel Motorcycle Start-Up Video

Enjoy the sights and sounds as Larry “Spiderman” McBride and team bring 1,500 horsepower to life in this Top Fuel Motorcycle start-up video.

Video Coverage from The 30th Annual PRI Show

Enjoy some great motorcycle coverage from the 2017 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show from Indianapolis, Ind.  Check the Cycledrag.com Facebook page daily for more videos still to come. Featured Videos – PDRA Makes a Huge Announcement About the Pro Extreme…

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…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Shatters World Records, Wins 18th Championship

After nearly four decades of fearless, record-setting motorcycle drag racing, Larry “Spiderman” McBride put in the performance of his career, shattering world records with a 5.61 elapsed-time and 258 mph speed at the ManCup Finals, Nov. 17-19, from South Georgia…

Locked in Tight Points Battle, Larry “Spiderman” McBride in Search of Championship at ManCup Season Finale

After more than four decades in the sport of dragbike racing and 17 championship titles won, one may question if Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride has the same zeal and enthusiasm he did as a younger man. The…

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 “Spiderman” Runs Career Best 255 MPH Speed and Wins Rockingham

There is a new speed king in motorcycle drag racing. Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride knew his Trim-Tex-backed team needed to be on its game heading into Rockingham Dragway, Sept. 23-24, to defend a slim five-point lead over veteran Sam Wills in the ManCup…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Rides Slim Point Lead Into Penultimate ManCup Dragbike Race

With just two races to go in the ManCup dragbike series, Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride enters this weekend’s race at Rockingham Dragway, Sept. 23-24, locked in a tight championship battle with veteran Sam Wills.  A mere five…

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…

IDBL WPGC Bike Fest Shatters Records, Quickest Side-by-Side Run in Dragbike History Recorded

The International Drag Bike League’s premier event, the WPGC Bike Fest lived up to its year-long hype with multiple record-setting performances. Thousands of racers, riders and fans packed Maryland International Raceway to produce one of the biggest motorcycle drag races…

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…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Takes Pole and Runner-Up Finish at Galot

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 16-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride knew his team would be put to the test under the hot summer sun at the ManCup MTC Nationals, July 15-16, from Galot Motorsports Park in South Dunn, N.C.  In the team’s…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride to Debut New Look on his Trim-Tex Top Fuel Motorcycle at Galot

ManCup Top Fuel Motorcycle point leader and 16-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride is ready to get back to work at this weekend’s, July 15-16, MTC Nationals, from beautiful eighth-mile track, Galot Motorsports Park in South Dunn N.C.  The legendary racer will debut a new…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Qualifies No. 1 Prior to Memphis ManCup Rainout

It’s a young season for the 16-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride, but so far the veteran is pitching a perfect game. The season’s only blemish is a rainstorm which washed out the ManCup Blues City Bash from…

Larry McBride Takes ManCup Points Lead into Memphis Blues City Bash

With the level of competition in Top Fuel Motorcycle on the rise, 16-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride knows every round win is important and coveted. The Spiderman will ride his ManCup points lead into the Blues City Nationals from Memphis International…

Top Fuel Dragbike Legend Larry McBride Wins Season-Opening Race

You could say it’s familiar territory. Top Fuel Dragbike legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride began his 39th season of racing the way he has begun so many – with a trip to the winner’s circle. The 16-time champion swept through the…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Ready to Begin 39th Season of Top Fuel Dragbike Racing

It’s time once again.  Another season of Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racing is here. Few have been involved in any type of motorsports, or any competition for that matter, longer than 16-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride, who has been racing a…

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…

A Comeback for the Ages – Larry “Spiderman” McBride Reflects on Capturing 16th Career Championship

The look on Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s face after the ManCup season-opener in April said it all –  “This won’t be easy.” Back racing again for the first time since a near career ending explosion and debuting a new motorcycle, more…

McBride Wins 16th Championship and Runs Career Best Run on New Bike

Larry “Spiderman” McBride and team made a long night of Thursday maintenance pay off with Star’s best run yet at 5.83 at 247 mph to take the pole during the opening night of qualifying at the ManCup Finals from Valdosta,…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Crew Put in Long Day of Testing and Wrenching Prior to ManCup Finals

Larry “Spiderman” McBride is known as a very punctual racer who arrives to events well in advance. The Spiderman is extremely thankful he decided to depart his Newport News, Va. shop early in the week after a laborious and demanding…

McCarthy’s Take – Clash of Dragbike Titans: Sam Wills Vs. Larry McBride (Kind of)

Dragbike racing journalist and photographer Tom McCarthy gives us his take on the exciting season-sending points battle in Top Fuel Motorcycle. Coming into the weekend of Nov. 11-13 at the event billed as the 40th annual ManCup, Mann Hill Garage,…

Tenacious McBride Fighting for 16th Top Fuel Championship at Season Finale

It’s a comeback that would make Rocky Balboa proud. Dragbike legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride has overcome a mountain of adversity over the past 14 months to put himself in a position to potentially win an unprecedented 16th Top Fuel Motorcycle title…

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…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Captures First Victory on New Motorcycle

The ManCup MTC Nationals from Rockingham, N.C, Sept. 17-18, could not have gone much better for Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride. After more than eight years of precise, careful labor on a new, state-of-the-art motorcycle, McBride’s “Star” finally…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Striving to End Win Drought in Rockingham

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride is not accustomed to being in this position. Heading into the ManCup MTC Nationals, Sept. 17-18, the ever-dominant, 15-time champion has not reached the winner’s circle in more than a year.  In fact…

After Taking New Bike to First Final, Larry “Spiderman” McBride Makes Triumphant IDBL Return at Maryland International Raceway, July 29-31

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s first back-to-back race weekends got off to a successful start at the ManCup HTP Nationals from Memphis International Raceway, July 23-24, where McBride took his new, state-of-the-art “Star” to its first final round.…

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…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Set to Begin First Back-to-Back Stretch with New Bike

After debuting a new motorcycle for the first time in more than 20-years, 2016 has been a season of milestones for Top Fuel dragbike legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride. McBride’s new “Star” has already captured its first five-second run and pair…

IDBL WPGC Bike Fest Shaping Up to be Biggest Yet! July 29-31 Maryland International Raceway

Please make your plans now to be apart of history! The IDBL WPGC Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway, July 29-31 will have a little something for everyone. All motorcycle clubs are welcome. Please spread the word. See you there!

McBride Scores Star’s Second Round Win, Applauds Longtime Friend Chris Hand’s Victory

For Top Fuel legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s team, this past weekend marked another positive step forward; another race with a five-second time slip and a round win. Heading into the ManCup DME Nationals in Rockingham, N.C., June 10-12, 15-time Top…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Working Hard in Preparation of Star’s Second Race, Signs New Sponsor

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 15-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride is making some final adjustments to his beloved motorcycle “Star” before he enters it in only its second ever race,  The ManCup DME Summer Nationals, June 11-12, from Rockingham Dragway. “I…

Larry and Steve McBride Making Valuable Use of Downtime Between Races

The machine shop at 15-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champions Larry and Steve McBride’s Newport News-Va. speed shop has seen almost daily use following the debut of the brothers’ new nitro dragbike at the ManCup Spring Cup in Valdosta, Ga., April…

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…

Trim-Tex Continues Tradition of Motorsports Excellence

Successful motorsports marketing can have a tremendous impact on image. For years, when race fans saw DuPont products, they thought about NASCAR icon Jeff Gordon just as much, if not more, than they thought about paint. For drag racing fans,…

Top Fuel Import and Harley Shootout Added to IDBL WPGC Bike Fest, July 29-31

The 2016 IDBL Season off to a Record Setting Start Exciting $10,000 Top Fuel Import/Harley race added to the WPGC Bike Fest Race The Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League (IDBL) is poised to move to the next level by…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Successfully Debuts New Top Fuel Motorcycle at Spring Cup

Imagine spending more than seven years of difficult, precise labor crafting a masterpiece, only to rip it all back apart shortly after it’s finished. Welcome to the demanding, unforgiving world of Top Fuel Motorcycle and team Larry “Spiderman” McBride. After…

Larry McBride Debuts “Star” with a Five and a Win, Sam Wills Gets First Event Win on New Bike

It was an exciting weekend at the ManCup Spring Cup from Valdosta, Ga., April 8-10. Larry “Spiderman” McBride successfully debuted his new motorcycle with a five-second run and a win in round No. 1. Veteran Sam Will and crew chief…

The Debut Looms – Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s “Star” is Born

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride hasn’t remembered being this busy in a long time. As his 38th season of racing quickly approaches the 15-time champion is using every possible second to prepare and finalize what is considered by…

Larry McBride’s New Leathers – Epic Epidermis Ready for War

With the season opening Exoticycle, Roaring Toyz, 2016, MANCUP, event presented by Vance & Hines Racing, less than a week away; Larry McBride will be relieved to know his latest leathers are race ready.  This epic new epidermis for America’s…

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…

ManCup Expecting Most Exciting Season Yet With Top Fuel Parity, McBride’s New Bike and Vance & Hines Series Backing

ManCup motorcycle drag racing is about a month away from kicking off its sixth season – one many feel could be its most successful and exciting yet.  The anticipation of 15-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s race debut of his new,…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride New Bike Testing Numbers Revealed

15-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride was very pleased with his new motorcycle’s debut performance. On its very first pass it went 3.94 at 195 mph followed by a stellar 3.82 at 205 mph “We are very happy. We are…

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…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Successfully Debuts New Motorcycle in front of Jay Leno

After seven years of arduous, precise labor Larry “Spiderman” McBride and his team debuted what many consider the world’s most technologically-advanced Top Fuel motorcycle. At a drag strip in Florida, the 14-time champion, an icon of motorcycle drag racing debuted the bike…

Five Star Powersports and Cycledrag.com Join Forces to Bring Dragbike Racers Unbeatable Deals

As a leader in motorcycle racing and performance news and entertainment, Cycledrag.com is proud to announce a partnership with Five Star Powersports, a premier motorcycle, and more, dealer in Duncansville, Pa., designed to offer dragbike racers unbeatable deals. “There are…

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…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride 2016 Schedule

Make your plans to see 15-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride in person this season. With McBride debuting a brand new, state-of-the-art motorcycle, more than seven years in the making, and rolling out an exciting new look and…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s Cause of Near-Career Ending Explosion Revealed

At the IDBL U.S. Nationals from Atco, N.J., on Sept. 13, Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride suffered a near-career ending explosion while engaged in a wild, on-and-off the throttle, tire-smoking match race with Dave Vantine. Initially the team…

Exciting Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Trim-Tex Race Program Starting to Take Shape

It’s all coming together. In early December at the Performance Racing Industry show from Indianapolis, Ind., 15-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride announced an exciting, new partnership with longtime sponsor Trim-Tex Drywall products. At the time the agreement…

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…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Trim-Tex Announce Major Sponsorship for 2016, Two-Bike Team Coming

After suffering a near career-ending explosion, 2015 is a year Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride is happy to put behind him. Now the 15-time champ has reason to eagerly count down the days until the start of the 2016 season. McBride…

Larry McBride Reflects on Unusual Season, 15th Championship and Teases Major 2016 Announcement

Drag racing sure can be unpredictable. Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride was recently reminded. In his 37 years of racing McBride has never had a season quite like 2015.  The veteran racer suffered a near-career ending explosion, won a…

Larry McBride and Others Honored at British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Dinner

The 10th annual British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) Gala Awards Dinner held on November 21st 2015 at the Savill Court Hotel, Windsor Great Park once again showed that this occasion is the most prestigious social gathering on the…

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…
Larry McBride Back to Work, New Perspective on Safety after Accident

It’s been a rough month-and-a-half for Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride following his devastating, high-speed, fiery explosion at the IDBL Orient Express U.S. Nationals from Atco, N.J., Sept. 13. After being confined to his house for several weeks…

Larry McBride Confined to Home While Wounds Heal, Valdosta Unlikely

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride has been confined to his home for the past week under doctor’s orders. The 14-time Top Fuel champion continues to recover from burns to his lower body sustained at the IDBL Orient Express…

Larry McBride’s Burns Worse than Initially Thought, Likely to Miss Season

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride received some unfortunate news that the burns he sustained during a wild explosion at the IDBL U.S. Nationals from Atco, N.J., Sept. 13, 2015 are worse than initially thought.  McBride’s burns have been…

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,…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Gains Costly Rockingham Victory

When it comes to winning, many racers live by the cliché, “whatever it takes.” Four motors, three drive chains, three sprockets and a whole pile of broken parts was the price of victory for 14-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman”…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Returns to Rockingham

Top Fuel Motorcycle 14-time champion Larry “Spiderman” will make his return to the famous Rockingham, N.C. dragstrip for the first time in over 20 years for the Manufacturers Cup DME Nationals, Aug. 22-23. “It’s been a long time,” McBride said.…

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…

Larry McBride and Crew Endure Memphis Heat for First Win of the Season

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride is in his 37th year of professional drag racing. He’s done it all. Yet he still cherishes each coveted event victory as if it’s his first. It’s appropriate considering it’s certainly not getting…

Larry McBride Returns to Action With “Blue”

Dragbike racing fans have not seen the last of one of the sport’s most famous and accomplished motorcycles. Top Fuel legend and 14-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride planned to retire his storied and iconic 21-year-old motorcycle following the season opening…

Larry ‘Spiderman’ McBride to Attend British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Gala Awards

The news about the VIP guest list for the 2015 British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) Gala Awards Dinner at the Savill Court Hotel, Windsor Great Park, on November 21st 2015 just keeps on coming. Following announcements about the…

Last Race for Larry McBride’s Legendary “Blue” Top Fuel Motorcycle?

When a collegiate wrestler finishes a marvelous career with a victory, he often leaves his shoes in the middle of the mat and walks off for the final time. Perhaps Larry “Spiderman” McBride should leave one of “Blue’s” massive Mickey…

Larry McBride Recalls Humorous Jim Kizer Story

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of his respected friend, longtime AMA/Prostar top-end official Jim Kizer. So often, McBride relied on Kizer and his watchful eyes. Kizer was there to take…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Rescues Jack Hammer

Legendary 14 time Top Fuel AMA Motorcycle Champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride to the Rescue. After winning Round One of the Australian National Drag Racing championship, Nitro Harley rider and Multiple Australian National Champion Chris Matheson needed some clutch spares in…

Larry McBride Earns 14th Championship and New World Record

One event after one of the most frustrating outings of his career, Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride rebounded with one of his best.  McBride exited the Motec MANCUP World Finals from Valdosta, Ga., Nov. 14-16 with his 14th championship…

McBride Endures Thrash of his Career at MIROCK Fall Nationals, Still Puts on a Show

At some point, nearly every drag racer experiences one of those trying, demoralizing weekends where nothing seems to go right.  For some it occurs multiple times a season. Larry “Spiderman” McBride, a 12-time world champion and multi-time record holder has not had many downers…

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…

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…

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.…

MIROCK – Dragbike Racing WPGC Bike Fest at MIR on July 25-27 Approaching

The Mickey Thompson Tires MIROCK Superbike Series returns to Maryland International Raceway for the biggest and best MIROCK event of the year at the 14th annual WPGC Bike Fest on July 25-27, 2014. For the first time ever at MIROCK…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s New Top Fuel Dragbike Comes to Life

After over five years of incredibly thoughtful and meticulous labor, Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s new, cutting-edge, mostly handmade motorcycle is nearly complete. In early June the beastly 1,200 horsepower-plus motor fired-up for the very first time. “It sounds sharp,” McBride said.…

McBride Wins Home Track East Coast Cup With a 5.84

Prior to the final round of the East Coast Cup at Virginia Motorsports Park, June 20-22, Larry “Spiderman” McBride and his crew put what they deemed to be a low-5.90 tune-up in the 12-time champion’s record-breaking Top Fuel dragbike. The…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Chasing Dragbike History at Hometown Race

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and 12-time champion, Larry “Spiderman” McBride knows his time aboard his world-record capturing machine of the past 20 seasons is quickly coming to an end. The Spiderman recently fired his latest, cutting-edge race masterpiece, a motorcycle…

McBride Records Low Elapsed Time at the Cup, Advances to Semis

Top Fuel Dragbike 12-time champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride was the quickest of the more than 500 motorcycle racers at the MANCUP Spring Nationals, April 11-14, from South Georgia Motor Sports Park in Adel, Ga. During Friday night qualifying McBride seized…