Cycledrag.com Hayabusa Project Bike – The Ultimate Street – Strip Machine, A Rookie Learns to Race

Is it still possible to ride your race entry to the drag strip? Can a rookie pull it off? Strap on your helmet and come along for this ride because Cycledrag.com’s Jack Korpela has a lot to learn. This project…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Jerry Savoie Looking to Finish the Job in Sonoma

After a weekend where he admittedly enjoyed some fortunate breaks en route to the finals, Jerry Savoie hopes that luck continues for a second straight Pro Stock Motorcycle race at this weekend’s 31st annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma…

Projack Bike Lift from Hawaya Racing

Hawaya Racing Products recently contacted Projack about building a totally new type of bike lift. After several months of design and testing, here is the result. The perfect bike lift. The Projack bike lift is a work of art. We…

Motorcycle Drag Racing : A History – Book Review

  Thinking of something for that motorcycle speed junkie in your life for Christmas? John Stein’s self-published, hardcover book, Motorcycle Drag Racing: A History hit the book stores in 2011.  This enormous coffee table book covers the full range of…

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…

Dragbike Track Records Fall at The Rock

  The Mickey Thompson MIRock Superbike Series blistered legendary Rockingham Dragway this past weekend, as the world’s largest motorcycle drag racing organization concluded it’s 2013 season with the Lee’s Performance World Finals on November 1-3. Mother Nature made it a…

Build Now, Pay Later with Schnitz Racing

We know that performance parts can be expensive. Engine upgrades, shocks, swingarms, exhaust systems and even tires can break the bank account. This is especially true if you just got a new or “new to you” bike and want to…

Announcer Joe Plug Passes

Cycledrag.com is saddened to learn of the passing of longtime Maryland International Raceway announcer Joe Plug.  God bless Joe and his family. The first few times I announced dragbike events at Maryland International Raceway in 2002, Joe Plug was my…

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…

Ray No. 2 NHRA PSM Points, Kennedy Runs First Dragbike Six

  Sovereign-Star Racing’s Michael Ray moved up to the No. 2 position in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Series Pro Stock Motorcycle overall points standings after advancing to his third semifinal round in a row and claiming…

Tough Luck For Arana’s Dragbike Team in Vegas

The Arana Racing team figures now is the time to place their bets in Las Vegas casinos because their luck is bound to change after a tough Sunday in the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor…

Hawaya Nitro Dragbike School a Huge Suceess – Two Classes Set for 2014

On Tuesday prior to the AMRA final event of the year, the crew of Hawaya Racing headed to “the Rock” in preparation for the Fall Nitro Bike School. 9 riders and 4 crew chief/members attended the school, including 1 female…

Quickest Dragbike Run Ever – Peter Svensson Number 1 With a Bullet

  On August 24th, 2012, Top Fuel motorcycle drag racer Peter Svensson, of Sweden, while racing during the Scandinavian Internationals, fired a shot heard round the drag racing world when he became the quickest drag bike pilot on the planet. …

Troy Bayliss Dymag Motorcycle Drag Racing Wheel Promotion

Dymag Wheels U.K. is pleased to announce a special offer on all Carbon CA5 wheel sets to celebrate the recently announced partnership with Troy Bayliss. Pairs of Dymag Carbon CA5 wheels are on sale for $2995 – an $800 savings…

Sovereign-Star Racing betting on Vegas Pro Stock Motorcyclevictory

With only two races left in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Series Countdown to the Championship, No. 3 competitor Michael Ray and his Sovereign-Star Racing team are fighting for every possible point that can boost them up…

Caldwell Wins AMRA Dragbike Championship

Tom Caldwell/OLD GUYS DO RULE Dragbike RACING made a clean sweep at the AMRA Jim McClure Nitro Nationals finals at Rockingham race last weekend, winning the 2013 AMRA Pro Gas Championship, winning the event, and resetting 3 of his records!…

MIROCK- the World’s Largest Dragbike League—Ends 2013 at The Rock

  The world’s largest motorcycle drag racing organization—the Mickey Thompson MIRock Superbike Series—concludes it’s 2013 season with the Lee’s Performance World Finals, November 1-3 at legendary Rockingham Dragway. This Hustler’s Paradise is the traditional end of the motorcycle drag racing…

Lee’s Performance MIROCK Motorcycle Drag Racing World Finals

The Mickey Thompson Tires MIROCK Superbike Series wraps up it’s amazing 2013 season at Rockingham Dragway with the Lee’s Performance World Finals on November 1-3, 2013. This is the race where the championships are decided! The event will feature Orient…

Vance and Hines Adds to Pro Street Dragbike Purse at the Cup

Vance and Hines has jumped on board to support the Pro Street class at the Manufacturers Cup finals in Bradenton, Fla.  Sharpen up those reaction times!

Joe Koenig Comments On Successful Sports Car Racing Season

Former AMA Prostar Pro Stock world record holder and NHRA champion, “7.0” Joe Koenig just completed his first season as a major sponsor on the #46 GRAND-AM sports car, driven by Bryan Sellers and Mark Boden.  Despite an ill-fated start…

Teasley and RS Motorsports Back on Top in Real Street

Multi-time DME Real Street champ Jeremy Teasley and his Roger Starrette owned and tuned, nitrous-huffing Kawasaki ZX14 had found themselves shut out of the winners circle the previous couple of races, but worked their way back in at the Mickey…

Remember When This Was Fast?

Check out this classic KZ ad.  Remember when guys had to made a ton of modifications to get into the high-8s? Now a racer can practically do it on the way home from the dealership. My how times have changed.…

DME’s Terence Angela talks about his Battle Royale Win

Dimey Eddinger’s DME Racing team came to Maryland International Raceway fully intending to win Orient Express Pro Street’s biggest payout ever—the $10,000 to win Battle Royale—but so did everyone else in that class of the Mickey Thompson MIRock Superbike Series.…

Grimes takes Ray Price Nitro Harley to Big Win at Rockingham

  In an event that included riders from Germany, Australia and Canada as well as from California and Colorado, it was local favorite Tommy Grimes who rode to victory Sunday in the featured Top Fuel category at the 22nd annual…

McBride Establishes New World Record on Electric Motorcycle at 6.94

Top Fuel motorcycle icon, Larry “Spiderman” McBride has yet another world record to add to his impressive resume. During a test session at Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie, Va., May 4th, 2012, Spiderman piloted the innovative Lawless electric dragbike to…

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,…

Nitro Harley Racer Larry “Drums” Brancaccio Lands New Sponsor

Larry “Drums” Brancaccio has been moving fast down 1/4 mile dragstrips throughout the US and Canada for over 25 years. Yep, that’s impressive but it seems dimmed by the history of his new sponsor Anthony Augliera, Inc., a diverse trucking…

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.…

Dream Chaser Racin’ Janette Thornley Opener Season With Impressive Cup Run

Dream Chaser Racin’, Janette Thornley kicked off her first season of drag racing at a Manufacture’s Cup held in Valdosta, Georgia, April 13-15. It was exciting weekend as Thornley, owner and operator of her nitro burning, carbureted, 121 ci Pro…

Vickers Dominates The Cup

Hawaya Racing headed to South Georgia Motorsports Park to kick off the 2012 racing season at the Manufactures Cup race in Valdosta Georgia. 12 AHDRA legal Pro Dragsters showed up for the 8 bike field sponsored by Royal Purple Lubricants.…

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…

Richard Gadson Crashes at Atco Test Session

Manufacturers Cup and MIROCK racer Richard Gadson suffered a top-end crash while testing in Atco, NJ, Tuesday April 24th.  The good news is Gadson escaped without suffering any major injuries. On his Facebook page Gadson wrote, “Well I had my…

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…

WMDRA (Western Motorcycle Drag Race Association) Starts Season at Speedworld with Happy Racers and Big Fun

Partnership and fast bikes combined for a successful weekend at Speedworld Dragstrip in Wittmann, Arizona according to Sandra Alberti, Operations Director of the WMDRA, LLC. The WMDRA found an interesting and untapped partner with Misbehavin Motorsports for the kick-off event…

Friday Testing at MIR before MIROCK Events

 The Fridays before MIROCK events at MIR in 2012 will now be an “OPEN” test session from 9am-5pm with no limit on entries anymore. The cost is $100 per bike (not per rider). You will not need to sign up…

Stoffer Keeping an Eye on Weather as Race Approaches

Karen Stoffer and the GEICO Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle team are keeping an eye on this weekend’s weather forecast for the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Stoffer and the team are hoping for hot weather…

McBride Displays Dominance with Six “Fives” and Defeats Familiar Foe to Win Manufacturers Cup

The world’s quickest motorcycle drag racer, Larry “Spiderman” McBride, opened his 34th season of competition with remarkable consistency and dominance over a full field of Top Fuel racers to win the Manufacturers Cup from South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta, Ga., April 13-15.  McBride…

McBride Takes the Pole on Day No. 1 of Manufacturers Cup at 5.86/241 MPH

Larry “Spiderman” McBride showed no signs of “taking it easy” on his first official run of 2012. The Spiderman soared to the No. 1 qualifying position on Friday, April 13th at the Manufacturers Cup from South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta,…

McBride Poised for Success and Speed and Season-Opening Manufacturers Cup

Top Fuel legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride feels like a kid counting down the days until Christmas morning. The world’s quickest motorcycle drag racer (5.79) is eager and poised to begin his 34th season of competition at the Manufacturers Cup from Valdosta, Ga.,…

McIntosh Machine Posts $16,200 in the MIROCK Contingency Program

McIntosh Machine & Fabrication has posted $16,200 in the 2012 MIROCK Contingency Program. McIntosh Machine & Fabrication has been a MIROCK Superbike Series contingency sponsor since 2008, and has quadrupled their postings for the 2012 season. So make McIntosh your…

Hawaya Announes Autolite as Official Nitro Bike School Spark Plug

Hawaya Racing is proud to announce Autolite as the Official Spark Plug of the Hawaya Racing Nitro Bike School. We have used Autolite spark plugs for years, with record setting success. It is very exciting to have a company like…

Manufacturer’s Cup Series Adds Points System and Summer Race in Indy

The Manufacturers Cup and NHDRO have reached a historic agreement to join forces in an effort to present the largest motorcycle drag race the Midwest has ever seen to the legendary Indianapolis, Indiana Lucas Oil Raceway the weekend of August…

CP-Carrillo posts $4,000 in the MIROCK Contingency Program

CP-Carrillo has renewed  their sponsorship for the second year in a row in the MIROCK Superbike Series contingency program, and has posted $4,000 in payouts. So make CP Pistons your choice for high performance pistons and make extra cash at…

APE Wrist Pins Withstand McBride’s Horrific Explosion

The world’s quickest motorcycle drag racer, Larry “Spiderman” McBride suffered the worst engine explosion of his 34-year career at last year’s Manufacturer’s Cup Finals from Valdosta, Ga., in November.  Thanks to outstanding components by APE (www.aperaceparts.com), the physical and financial…

No Joke Racing Takes Two at The Rock

While his hometown of Sebring, Florida, basked in the annual glory of its 12 hour sports car race, Ken Edwards took his No Joke motorcycle drag racing team up to Rockingham, North Carolina to claim it’s own slice of success.…

Spy Photos – McBride’s New Bike Close To Completion, Tinwork Done

Top Fuel Motorcycle 10-time champion, Larry “Spiderman” McBride, continues to push forward on the development of his cutting-edge race bike. Randy Randazzo, a protege of McBride’s late, legendary chassis builder, James “Puppet” DiTullio, completed the tinwork, which will serve as…

HTP Battles Difficult Track Conditions at MIROCK Opener

Richard Gadson joined the team this year with his nitrous Kawasaki ZX-14 Real Street bike.  HTP recently added a MoTeC M84 standalone ECU and custom nitrous kit.  Danny Cox and Ryan Schnitz are back with their nitrous Suzuki Hayabusa Pro…

NHRA Adds Weight to V-Rods

Following a review of recent performances in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category, NHRA has announced that the minimum weight for the Harley-Davidson 160-cid, four-valve combination will increase 20 pounds, from 640 to 660. The adjustment is part of NHRA’s ongoing…

NHRA Speaks on Pro Stock Motorcycle Pairity

NHRA’s Vice President of Technical Operations, Glen Gray spoke on Vance & Hines’ excluse ownership of the Harley-Davidson V-Rod program in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class. “There has never been a rule against it, and I will give you an…

Team Half Fast Welcomes Lucas Oil, Accel, Goodson Tools, and PBI Sprockets for 2012, and Welcomes Back Sponsors from 2011

Team Half Fast Drag Bike Racing of Ypsilanti, Michigan is proud to welcome Lucas Oil Corporation, (www.LucasOil.com), Accel Motorcycle (www.accel-motorcycle.com), Goodson Tools and Supplies (www.Goodson.com), and PBI Sprockets (www.pbisprockets.com) to the Half Fast Family! “We’ve been working with the Lucas…

Capone Racing Enterprise at Harley-Davidson of Boston Open House

Frank Capone and Capone Racing Enterprise will be taking their record breaking race team to Harley-Davidson of Boston for a huge open house this Saturday from 9-5. For the non-locals in search of some race chatter you can find Harley-Davidson…

Star Racing Returns Strong After Three-Year NHRA Absence

After a three-year absence from fulltime NHRA racing, George Bryce and the Star Racing team were very proud to gain their first round win since 2008 and to qualify both racers in one of the toughest fields yet in Pro…

AHDRA Banquet to be Held in Gainesville

The All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) has announced that the 2011 “Night of Champions” Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2012, beginning at 5:00pm, at the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites in the Bivens Ballroom. Racers,…

Savoie Accepts Challenge of New Beast in Season Debut

Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Jerry Savoie took on a new challenge at the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals this weekend at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville when he hopped aboard his new White Alligator Racing (WAR) S&S Buell after racing a Suzuki…

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…

Krawiec Aiming to Win Third Straight GatorNationals

The NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class begins its season this Friday at the GatorNationals from Gainesville, Fla.  Reining class champion Ed Krawiec looks to accomplish what few racers have by winning an event for the third consecutive year. “Having the…

Gulf Oil Motorsports Fielding Several Teams in 2012

2012 could well be the busiest and most exciting year yet for Gulf in International Motorsport, with a massive Gulf representation in top-flight endurance racing across four different teams and more European championship drag racing.   ASTON MARTIN RACING Gulf…

Amazon Racing Goes Nitro

Amazon Racing’s Carrie Seifert Tate, a.k.a. The Amazon is going to be competing in the All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) Pro Drag Class in 2012.  She’ll be piloting her brand new 2012 Hawaya Racing Pro Dragster Nitro Harley-Davidson this…

Find Out How You Can Race ET for Free in 2012

Planning to race or attend an upcoming AHDRA event? “We would like to give anyone wishing to race in the AHDRA/Screamin’ Eagle Performance Parts Series, an opportunity in 2012, to be able to race.  Therefore, if you have never raced…

FBR Shop to sponsor 5.60 Index class at all MIROCK events

The 5.60 Index class has been growing and growing the last few years at Rockingham Dragway and there has been a demand from racers to see the class expand to Maryland International Raceway as well so it could be run…

Mickey Thompson Tires Re-signs as MIROCK Series Title and Pro Mod Sponsor

Mickey Thompson Tires has renewed their title sponsorship of the MIROCK Superbike Series for the 12th year in a row, and has been an important partner in growth of the series in the last decade. In addition to their title…

AHDRA Contingency Program Coming Together for 2012

After a busy winter of meeting with two-wheeled manufacturers across the U.S., AHDRA is proud to announce the following 2012 contingency sponsors, on board and ready to reward racers for using their products. Our plan is to educate the racers,…

Updated 2012 Motorcycle Drag Racing Schedule

2012 Drag Race Schedule March 24 – 25 WRMDA Speedworld Raceway Park, Phoenix, AZ March 31 – April 1 AMRA State Capital Raceway, Baton Rouge, LA. April 13-15 Manufacturers Cup Race at South Georgia Motorsports Park, Valdosta, GA April 21-22…

Star Racing Announces Riders, Plans Full NHRA Circuit

The Star Racing team has announced that they will run a full NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) circuit with two riders for the 2012 season, after several years of sporadic participation in the series. In addition to this news, Star…

Numidia Dragway/Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson Run for 2012 the AHDRA Pro Drag Championship

Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson is proud to announce that Numidia Dragway (Home of the Guaranteed Payout) has returned as the primary sponsor of The Numidia Dragway/Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson Nitro Pro Dragster piloted by Rich Vreeland. The Numidia Dragway/Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson Nitro Pro Dragster will…

See Larry “Spiderman” McBride at the Indy Motorcycle Dealer Expo

Top Fuel legend and 10-time national champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride will be at this weekend’s, Feb. 17-19,  International Powersports Expo at the Indiana Convention Center. The Spiderman will be mingling and signing autographs at the Web-Cam/Kibblewhite booth. “I always have…

Unmasking Spiderman – The Tale of Larry McBride

Newport News, Virginia is like many small American cities. Fairly quiet, unassuming, full of hardworking people trying to get by. We’re known for the Newport News Shipyard as well as being home to many military families. There isn’t much past…

Cycle Concepts posts $9,600 in MIROCK Contingency

Cycle Concepts has posted $9,600 in the 2012 MIROCK Contingency Program. Cycle Concepts has been a MIROCK Superbike Series contingency sponsor since 2009, and has continued to payout in all classes. All drag bikes and street bikes use a clutch…

Hot Deals From Schnitz Racing

 Click here to visit the  Schnitz Racing Website FMU Raising Rate Fuel Pressure Regulator Rising Rate Fuel Pressure Regulator FMU Boost dependent and fully adjustable (both base pressure and rate of rise). Go from 30 psi to 125 psi and…

Capone Racing to start 2012 Season With New List of Goals

Frank Capone has completed all the goals he had set in his 2nd season with the AHDRA (All Harley Drag Racing Assoc.). After winning Pro Rookie of the Year in 2010, Capone and team, Mark Godin, Richard Murray, Lorne Buchanan…

Mickey Thompson Posts $12,000 in MIROCK Contingency

Mickey Thompson Tires has posted $12,000 in the 2012 MIROCK Contingency Program. Mickey Thompson has been the MIROCK Superbike Series Title Sponsor for the last 8 years and has been a contingency sponsor since 2009. When you are looking for…

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…

Royal Purple Continues to Back Manufacturers Cup Pro Drag

Hawaya Racing Products and Purvis Motorsports are proud to announce that Royal Purple Lubricants has agreed to continue sponsorship of the Pro Dragster class in the up coming Manufacturers Cup races. “We are very excited to have the folks from…

Hawaya Racing Announces Venom Sponsorship

Johnny Vickers, the president of Hawaya Racing Products (HRP) announced today that they have attained sponsorship of Venom-Group International (VGI) for 2012. “We have reached an agreement with Venom-Group International to come on board as the official battery of the…

PAC Racing Spring 2012 AHDRA Contingency Fund

PAC Racing Spring will pay $50.00 to the winners in the following classes at each 2012 AHDRA Official Event:  Pro Drag, Pro Mod and Super Gas. To be eligible, you simply need to purchase a PAC Racing Spring product from…

Manufacturers Cup Spring Race Confirmed, April 13-15, Series News

The Manufacturers Cup event will return to South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta, Ga., for a fourth time on the weekend of April 13-15. The release date of the spring race came later than expected due to a brief stalemate…

Orient Express Renews MIROCK Pro Street Sponsorship

Once again, Orient Express has renewed their sponsorship contract for the famous Pro Street class featuring the World’s Fastest Streetbikes in the MIROCK Superbike Series. Orient Express has been the class sponsor of the Pro Street ever since its inception…

2012 MIROCK Contingeny Program

The MIROCK contingency program is better than ever in 2012. Click here for full details.

Stoffer and GEICO Poised for Title Run in 2012

Karen Stoffer has finished 11th or better in the Pro Stock Motorcycle points standings all nine seasons her and her teammates have been together in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Seven of those seasons, the Doug and Debbie…

Hawaya Racing Now a Dealer for Lenco Transmission

Hawaya Racing, Inc. is proud to announce they are now a dealer for Lenco Transmission. “We have had a long relationship with Lenco over the years in the manufacturing of our shafts, sprockets and gears, says Johnny Vickers, president of…

Hawaya Racing and Vreeland’s H-D to Sponsor AHDRA Pro Drag

AHDRA Headquarters is pleased and proud to announce that Hawaya Racing/Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson will sponsor the Pro Drag Class for 2012. We appreciate our long time relationship with Hawaya Racing and Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson and look forward to working with both organizations…

2012 Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Schedule

April 21-22 AHDRA Florida Nitro Nationals, Gainesville, FL April 28-29 AMRA Bowling Green, KY May 5-6 AHDRA Carolina Spring Nitro Nationals, Rockingham, NC May 19-20 AHDRA- Northeast Nitro Nationals- Atco, NJ June 9-10 AHDRA- Ohio Bike Week Nationals, Summit Racing…

2012 Motorcycle Drag Racing Schedule

In addition to the schedule below, the Manufacturers Cup committee is expected to release three dates and venues for the 2012 season. 2012 Motorcycle Race Schedule March 8-11    NHRA    Gainesville March 17-18    Mirock    Rockingham March 30-31    ADRL    Houston April 20-21  …

Rush Named the Official Exhaust of AHDRA

AHDRA Headquarters is pleased to announce that Rush Racing Products has just announced that they will continue their support of the 2012 AHDRA Screamin’ Eagle Championship Series.  It’s great to have Rush back on board for 2012 as the “Official…

Royal Purple Confirms Pro Dragster Sponsorship for 2012 Manufacturers Cup Races

The 2012 Manufacturers Cup schedule has yet to be released, but no matter when and where these races take place, Royal Purple Pro Dragster will likely be back as a category. Class organizer and racer Johnny Vickers of Hawaya Racing…

Decisions, Decisions – Which 2012 Motorcycle to Buy?

Happy New Year!  Now which motorcycle are you going to buy? A trip to a dealer with a comprehensive inventory of 2012s will leave most shoppers with a multitude of factors to consider.  Even drag racing enthusiasts need to carefully…

Clean Vintage Norton For Sale

  Cycledrag.com reader Wayne needs some help finding a home for his immaculate 1978 Norton.  Are you interested?  Email Wayne at NCDragster@nc.rr.com Wayne writes,  “Here are some pics of my 74 850 Norton.  It is for sale, my knee can’t not take the kicking (I…

New AMC Signs Show Motorsports Complex Features

Since the February 9, 2011, announcement of the Americus Motorsports Complex (AMC), the Star Racing team has been working tirelessly on the lengthy planning and approval process required for such a large facility. After more than 30 years in the…

Three Championship Year for RMR

No one raced a Pro Street bike as often, as hard, and as winningly as Ronnie Mitchell Racing did in 2011. Riding the hot pink Suzuki Hayabusa known as Rizzo, Bud Yoder took both the Milan Dragway and NHDRO (No…

Is the First Five-Second Motorcycle Finished?

Has Top Fuel dragbike legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s iconic, world record-holding motorcycle made its final pass down the quarter-mile? McBride plans to retire his legendary race bike when his longer and more modern motorcycle debuts in 2012. The new machine…

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.…

Chris Matheson wind Round No. 2 of Australian Championship

Australian multiple Top Bike Champion, Chris Matheson and his Nitro Voodoo Team won at Round 2 of the ANDRA Pro-Series Championship at the Perth Motorplex last weekend. Matheson top qualified with a 6.403 at almost 200mph on a challenging track. …

Schnitz Racing Carrillo Pistons and Price Match Special

  Piston Kit, Kawasaki ZX-12 – CP $721.05 Piston Kit, Kawasaki ZX-14 – CP $721.05 Piston Kit, Suzuki GSXR1000 – CP $721.05 – $805.60 Piston Kit, Suzuki Hayabusa 08-12 – CP $721.05 Piston Kit, Suzuki Hayabusa 99-07 – CP $721.05…

King Ends Season on a High

Following their impressive top three European Championship finish in their very first year on the all new Gulf Oil – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel Bike, the team elected to compete in the British season finale, the ACU / UK…

Bill Warner Crash Video

Recently land speed racer Bill Warner had an unfortunate crash at about 110 mph at the Texas Mile.  Warner issued the following statement on his condition – “First of all, I want to thank everyone for their faithful prayers and…

Brock’s Performance Hits the Dyno With the 2012 Kawasaki ZX14R

Brock Davidson of Brock’s Performance has been making parts for the new 2012 Kawasaki ZX14R, but until the November Manufacturer’s Cup event he’d never actually laid his hands on one. There he got to put Robert Fisher’s Roaring Toyz 2012…

Spiderman Endures Harley Onslaught to Win Manufacturers Cup

Top Fuel superstar Larry “Spiderman” McBride triumphed in opposition to one of the toughest fields the 33-year veteran had ever seen at the Manufacturers Cup in Valdosta, Ga., Nov. 11- 13. Import rival Chris Hand and nine of the world’s…

Multi-Time Bracket Racing Champion Konopacki Fractures Skull

Perhaps the most successful dragbike bracket racer ever, Mike Konopacki, recently fractured his skull while playing hockey in his home country of Canada.  The multi-time champion was struck in the head with a stick and had to undergo surgery. Konopacki,…