LE Tonglet Wins Texas, Takes NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Points Lead

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Tonglet earned his fourth victory of 2018 and 20th of his career with his run of 6.892 at 194.80 to team owner Jerry Savoie’s 6.907 at 193.88 at the AAA Texas NHRA Nationals at Texas Motorplex.…

A Look Back at A Thrilling NHRA Top Fuel Nitro Harley Season

On September 3rd, 2018, the NHRA Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley season concluded with the drama and performance we have all come to expect from the big thunder bikes. On the last pass during the last race of 2018…

Sportsman Motorcycle Racing Recap from NHRA Dodge Nationals

Enjoy some videos and photos from the sportsman motorcycle racing at the NHRA Dodge Nationals from Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa. Sept 13-16. Four motorcycle racers were given the opportunity to compete on the big stage, in front of…

NHRA Maple Grove Pro Stock Motorcycle Video and Photo Coverage

Enjoy some videos and photos from the Dodge Nationals from Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa. Sept 13-16. It’s the first race of the championship Countdown and we will hear from many of the players involved. The big storylines of…

2019 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Schedule

NHRA officials announced the 16-race 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule for the Pro Stock Motorcycle class, which will once again feature exhilarating drag racing at a variety of scenic tracks across the country. The intense racing action…

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…

NHRA 2019 National Event Schedule

NHRA officials announced the 24-race 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, which will again feature intense racing action at tracks across the country. Millions of fans will experience sensory-overload at its best with side-by-side racing action where victories…

NHRA Headquarters Tour

Join us for this behind-the-scenes tour of the NHRA headquarters from beautiful Glendora, Calif.

Englishtown to Cease Drag Racing Operations, NHRA Reacts

Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, the Napp family owned and operated business announced today a reorganization of the company’s business operations. To achieve this goal, Raceway Park will no longer conduct quarter mile or eighth mile drag racing events effective…

Bench Racing With Pro Stock Motorcycle Competitor Fred Camarena

Join us for this in-depth interview with longtime NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Fred Camarena and his crew chief Warren Myers from their shop in Norco, Calif. Camarena shows us his new motorcycle, voted best engineered by the NHRA, talks…

A Salute to the Great One-Hit Wonders, One-Time Champs in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

One-Time Champs in Pro Stock Motorcycle? Their Reunions Are Very Small. You hear the term “one and done” a lot these days in almost every sports community. That appellation refers to a single instance of noteworthy achievement which fails to…

NHRA Countdown Playoffs Change for 2018

The complexion of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship will take a new form as four of the national events will change dates for the upcoming season.   The Dodge NHRA Nationals will kick…

Mickey Thompson to Back Pro Bike Battle All-Star Race

Mickey Thompson Tires has been named the official sponsor of the Pro Bike Battle event held at Sonoma Raceway, NHRA officials announced today. The multi-year agreement will feature the top motorcycle competitors in the country battling for a lucrative purse. …

A Look Back at the Unusual Wins of Pro Stock Motorcycle Veteran Steve Johnson

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle year veteran Steve Johnson has a longer run history than anyone in the class.  He made his professional debut in 1987 by airfreighting his bike to the race track and pitting out of crate for the entire…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycles Head to Brainerd and the “Zoo”

NHRA’s version of a weeklong campout, this event is a popular stop due to the area’s recreational opportunities. The huge on-site campground known as “The Zoo” provides nightly camaraderie for race goers and the annual Saturday Night Team Underdahl Fish…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Fan Appreciation at NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals

This event at fan-friendly Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park ends the first half of the season and features a large fan draw, world famous $1 a pound ice cream, fireworks, and other promotions in addition to the competition in the…

NHRA Releases 2017 Schedule

The 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule was announced today by NHRA officials. The 24-race circuit continues to reach more U.S. markets than any other major motorsports series and will once again thrill millions of fans with its…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Englishtown Preview

Pro Stock Motorcycle will make its fourth appearance of the 2016 season. Last year, Louisiana alligator farmer Savoie raced to his first victory of the season and finished a career-high third in points. Three-time world champion and 2012 Summernationals winner…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Fan Appreciation Event On Saturday Of Englishtown Event by Pro 2

The NHRA Summer Nationals is scheduled for Friday June 10th – Sunday June 12th and PRO 2 will once again present Pro Stock Motorcycle Fan Appreciation on Saturday June 11th in the pro stock motorcycle pit area. All fans at…

NHRA TV Viewership Up With Fox Sports 1

NHRA’s revamped race coverage on FOX Sports earned more than 300,000 additional viewers through the first two Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events of the season, which included the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Pomona, Calif. on Feb. 14 and…

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…

NHRA Announces Live Streaming Program for 2016

NHRA will launch a premium live streaming service, anticipated to start in March 2016, which will deliver live video streams from NHRA Mello Yello Series events to internet-connected devices, including mobile devices. This subscription service will give NHRA fans around…

NHRA About to Usher in a New Era

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will venture boldly into a brand new era when the tradition-rich Circle K NHRA Winternationals gets underway Feb. 11-14, at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Celebrating its 56th running, the iconic season-opener…

NHRA Names New Vice President of Sales

Brad Gerber, a skilled sales executive with vast experience in the world of automotive publishing and digital media, has been named NHRA vice president of sales and chief development officer.   Gerber will lead NHRA’s sales and business development team…

2016 Motorcycle Drag Racing Schedule

Please find below a list of some of the biggest motorcycle drag racing events in 2016. Please feel free to comment with addition dates and race information. DATE SANCTION TRACK Feb 11-14 NHRA Circle K WinterNationals (HD TF) Pomona CA…

New NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Logo Unveiled

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series logo is getting a bold new makeover in 2016.   In coordination with Mello Yello’s recent unveiling of a modern logo design and packaging, NHRA and Mello Yello have constructed a new primary…

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series to Air on Fox Sports 1 and 2

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, where the future stars of NHRA Drag Racing are born, will be showcased in 16 races throughout the season on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) and FOX Sports 2 (FS2), it was announced today…

Southland Truck & Trailer Named the Official Heavy Duty Truck Dealership of NHRA

NHRA officials announced today that Southland Truck & Trailer, a leading distributor of high-quality heavy duty trucks and trailers, has been named the Official Heavy Duty Truck Dealership of NHRA.   “Through this great sponsorship we hope to bring people…

Tucson Dragway Goes NHRA

NHRA officials announced today that Tucson Dragway, in Tucson, Ariz., has joined the NHRA Member Track Network as part of Division 7, the Pacific Division. Located just south of Interstate 10 on the Pima County Fair Grounds, Tucson Dragway is…

NHRA Announces Broadcast Team for 2016

Bringing NHRA into an exciting new television era, officials from NHRA and FOX Sports today announced the members of the broadcast team that will cover the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series for FOX Sports. The NHRA Mello Yello…

Fox to Replace ESPN as NHRA TV Coverage Provider in 2016

The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and ESPN have mutually agreed to end their television coverage agreement following the 2015 season. NHRA and FOX Sports officials jointly announced that starting in 2016 the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will…

Peter Clifford to Take Over as NHRA President

The National Hot Rod Association today announced that Peter Clifford, the organization’s longtime executive vice president and general manager, has been promoted to president. Clifford succeeds Tom Compton, who announced his retirement from the NHRA following 15 years as president.…

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…

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…

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…

Sovereign-Star Racing turns up the competition at Epping

  Following their win at Englishtown, the Sovereign-Star Racing team continued to dominate the competition this past weekend at the inaugural Auto Plus NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway and Motorsports Park in Epping, N.H. Michael Ray, the…

Gatornationals Photos From the Pits

Enjoy some images from the 44th annual Amalie Oil Gatornationals from Gainesville, Fla., March 14-17. It’s the season-opening race for the Pro Stock Motorcycle class. Click here to check out the gallery

NHRA Gatornationals Entry List

Here is who is entered for the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle category’s season-opening race, the 2013 Amalie Oil Gatornationals from Gainesville, Fla., March 15-17. Pro Stock Motorcycle # Cls Driver Hometown Make Eng Entry 1 PSM Ed Krawiec Avon IN…

Update on the New NHRA Harley Series

I continue to talk w NHRA track managers, they all seem very excited about having Harley’s in the Show and are agreeable w most questions (especially since I’ve told ’em I’m NOT official in any capacity).   In brief, the…

Dave Rieff Named to Anchor Role for ESPN NHRA Drag Racing Coverage

When the newly re-named NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series begins its 13th season on ESPN later this month, a name and voice familiar to fans of the series will be in a new role on ESPN’s television coverage team.…

Harley Davidson and NHRA Ready to Rumble in 2013, Pro Dragster Hoping to Make Cut

The National Hot Rod Association and the Harley Davidson Motor Company are ready to rumble in more ways than one.  The rules are up, and the racing schedule is posted for the inaugural NHRA – Harley Davidson Drag Racing Series…

2013 Motorcycle Drag Racing Schedule

March 1-3 NHRA  Screamin’ Eagle Championship, Houston, TX March 9-10 AHDRA Florida Nitro Nationals, Gainesville, FL March 9-10 ADRL Dragpalooza IX, Rockingham, NC March 10 Little River Dragway Motorcycle Sunday-Texas Scooter Times, Temple, TX March 14-17 – NHRA PSM, Gatornationals,…

NHRA PSM Post Playoff Field Set

The Screamin Eagle V-Rod team and the Arana family lead the field into the NHRA’s six-race battle for the championship.  The Chase begins this weekend in Charlotte, NC. 1) Eddie Krawiec 2110 2) Andrew Hines 2080 3) Hector Arana Jr.…

Rain postpones 58th Annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals One Week

Persistent rains have forced NHRA officials to postpone the 58th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Auto-Plus at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis to Sept. 8-9. “The persistent weather has affected the racing surface and we have chosen to…

NHRA Screamin’ Eagle Championship Motorcycle Series Unveiled for 2013

NHRA has announced the formation of the NHRA Screamin’ Eagle Championship Motorcycle Series, a 10-race series at NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional events beginning in 2013. The NHRA Screamin’ Eagle Championship Motorcycle Series will offer a total purse…

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…

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  …

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Points Heading into Final Race

With just one event left, The Auto Club Finals from Pomona, Calif., Nov. 10-13, Vance and Hines V-Rod racer Ed Krawiec enjoys a 69-point lead in the standings. Pro Stock Motorcycle Points 01    Ed Krawiec    2,589 02    Hector Arana Jr   …

Will zMax Again Be z-best for Johnson?

There’s no discussion. Nothing to talk about. No doubt about it. zMax Dragway in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the finest purpose-built motorsports facilities in North America. From its unique four-lane capability, to its glass-smooth racing surface, to its superior…

Unheralded Tonglet Continues Unexpected Title Run

Nine days after his stunning Pro Stock Motorcycle victory at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals – NHRA’s preeminent event at Indianapolis – newcomer LE Tonglet marveled at what it meant to his family’s race team. “When we went to our…

Defending Race Champion Arana on a Mission

After leading the Full Throttle points for much of the 2010 season, reigning series titlist Hector Arana suddenly finds himself 105 points off the frantic pace recently set by past champ Andrew Hines. Between Hines’ sudden resurgence and the resetting…

Smith’s ‘Hometown’ Race Comes at Good Time

In the last four months, Angie Smith’s travels have taken her to Joliet, Ill., Englishtown, N.J., Norwalk, Ohio, Sonoma, Calif., Denver, Brainerd, Minn., and Indianapolis – all stops in NHRA’s Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. This week, Smith and her…

Arana Falls in Quarters

Lucas Oil teammate Hector Arana made it to the quarterfinals but lost ground to points leader and eventual race runner-up, Andrew Hines. Arana and the Lucas Oil Buell beat Redell Harris in the first round with a pass of 6.965…

Smith Goes to Quarterfinals

Matt Smith advanced to Monday’s Pro Stock Motorcycle quarterfinals of NHRA’s Mac Tools U.S. Nationals and the opening race in the Countdown to 1 title playoffs before losing to Eddie Krawiec at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis. “I knew we…

Hines Sets E.T. Record, Takes 88-point Lead

Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines opened the first round of the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship playoffs by dominating qualifying, setting a new Pro Stock Motorcycle national elapsed time (E.T.) record, and advancing to the final…

Indy Represents a Fresh Start for GEICO Powersports Rider Stoffer

The Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil carries a different meaning for every drag racer. This year’s 56th edition of the NHRA’s most cherished event represents a clean slate for Karen Stoffer, rider of the GEICO Powersports Suzuki.…

2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Schedule

2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Schedule 60th Anniversary Celebration 51st annual Kragen O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals     Feb. 24-27     Pomona 42nd annual Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals     March 10-13     Gainesville (PSM) 12th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA…

Arana Surges to a 101 Point Lead

Reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Hector Arana raced to his third final-round appearances of the 2010 season to pad his lead in the Full Throttle standings to 101 points with five of 17 races completed. “The points are adding up…

Resourceful Phillips Finds Success on His Own

It has been said that Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran racer Michael Phillips does the most with the least. The resourceful privateer further established that reputation by assembling arguably the greatest season of his career in 2009. Phillips’ success often requires…

Steve Johnson’s First Win – 18 Years in the Making

Steve Johnson sacrificed everything for 18 years to achieve a dream 2004 was the year of broken curses for the Boston Red Sox and Steve Johnson. The Sox won its first World Series title in 86 years and Johnson took…

Karen Stoffer Captures Sixth Consecutive Top Ten Finish

In an ultra-competitive category such as NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle, Karen Stoffer and her GEICO Powersports team have found a reliable formula for success. In 2009 Stoffer amassed her sixth consecutive top ten finish, capturing the No. 7 spot. “It’s…

Don Schumacher Acquires Matco Top Fuel Team

Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) has acquired the racing assets of the Antron Brown-driven Matco Tools Top Fuel team from Mike Ashley Racing. The sale is effective immediately and continues the long-standing relationship between Matco Tools and Don Schumacher Racing. The…

Smith Eyes Pomona Victory

Matt Smith, in his first year riding the Nitro Fish Ultimate Gear Suzuki for Don Schumacher Racing in the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, has just one goal before the season ends at this weekend’s 45th annual Auto…

The Lumberjack NHRA PSM Report – It All Comes Down to This

And the 2009 champion is….. After 15 wild and unpredictable rounds of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle drag racing, the coveted championship comes down to the tour’s final event, in what has become a two horse race. NHRA veteran Hector Arana…

John Force Fined

Funny Car racer John Force has been fined $10,000 by NHRA for an incident involving physical contact with an NHRA official Monday, Sept. 7, during the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis.…

Matt Guidera Suspended

Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Matt Guidera has been disqualified from this event and suspended for a period of one year it was announced today by NHRA officials. Guidera failed to comply with the NHRA’s drug testing policy within the required…

Ellis to return at Indy aboard Vance & Hines Suzuki

Popular rider Chip Ellis will return to the Pro Stock Motorcycle class at next weekend’s Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil for a one-race stint aboard a Vance & Hines-powered Suzuki. Ellis has been working in the Brownsburg,…

Rapid Brown Conquers Ultimate Speed

Antron Brown has been fast his entire life and he’s getting quicker with age. The former indoor track and field competitor and motocross racer was a mainstay in the lighting-quick NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class for over a decade. After…

The Lumberjack Report – NHRA UA Supernationals Nationals

“We got West Coast money!” These were the words of a pumped-up Craig Treble from his pit area in Englishtown, NJ, moments after tasting victory for the second time this season. Treble is running on pure adrenaline while his racing…

The Lumberjack Report – NHRA Route 66 Nationals, Weight a minute?

Weight a minute? The NHRA has done a respectable job in regards to maintaining parity between three very distinct brands of Pro Stock Motorcycles. However the organization will soon find simply adding weight to the surging V-twins isn’t going to…

NHRA Makes Pro Stock Motorcycle Rule Change

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 combinations will increase 20 pounds, from 620 to 640. The increase is part of NHRA’s ongoing…

The Lumberjack Report – NHRA O’Reilly Midwest Nationals, Hello Harleys!

Hello Harleys! After a quiet start to the 2009 season the four-time NHRA championship winning Screamin’ Eagle Harley Davidson V-Rod team reasserted its dominance by claiming victories, qualifying on the pole, and setting an elapsed-time record during the last two…

The Lumberjack Report – NHRA O’Reilly Spring Nationals, Treble Scores

Craig Treble has cemented his place as one of the most skilled dragbike racers to ever compete on the NHRA tour. What Tremble accomplished at the O’Reilly Spring Nationals was remarkable. In a category where teams dump tens of thousands…

The Lumberjack Report – NHRA Gatornationals

After one round of racing we’ve learned the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class is certainly not immune to the harsh economy of 2009. For the past five seasons the category has enjoyed unprecedented growth and exploded with new teams, fresh…

Milestone Year for Veteran Joe DeSantis

Veteran drag racer Joe DeSantis, 66, of Rootstown, Ohio enjoyed one of the most meaningful seasons of his career in 2008. DeSantis achieved a long, sought-after goal by garnering his first ever sub-seven-second run with a 6.995 at the O’Reilly…

Stoffer Caps Off 2008 With Fifth Straight Top-Ten Finish

In what proved to be a season marked by unprecedented competitiveness in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle category, Karen Stoffer and her GEICO Suzuki team battled its way to a fifth straight top-ten finish. “To end up with a single…

Stoffer Snags Final Countdown Spot in Dramatic Fashion

Heading into the illustrious NHRA Mac Tool U.S. Nationals from Indianapolis, Ind. on Labor Day weekend, Geico-backed Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Karen Stoffer knew exactly what had to be done for her season title quest to continue.  In order to…

Stoffer Battles Back into Championship Contention

Heading into the NHRA Toyo Tires Nationals from Reading, Pa., Aug. 14-17, Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Karen Stoffer had but one goal – get back into the top ten.  Stoffer entered the event ranked 11th in the PowerAde Point Series,…

Johnson Trying Way Too Hard?

Johnson, Trying “Way Too Hard,” Redlights in First Round In Chicago Steve Johnson of Irondale, Al, had high hopes for a strong finish in the NHRA Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 Nationals, but those hopes were dashed by an untimely…

Rivas Records First Career Victory

Chris Rivas rode the G2 Motorsports/Drag Specialties/S&S Cycle V- Twin from his first pole-qualifying position to his first career NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle win today with a victory in the Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals here at…

Steve Johnson Picks up Win in Houston

Snap-on Tools Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Steve Johnson of Irondale, Ala., “can’t wait for this month to be over. Bring on April!” he said after scoring a quarter final round finish at the NHRA O’Reilly Spring Nationals at Houston…

Hines Makes Statement with 6.84 in Valdosta

Racers in at least two Professional classes produced unofficial record times, and track records took a beating during the ninth annual CSR Eastern Spring Test Nationals presented by Torco’s CompetitionPlus.com at South Georgia Motorsports Park near Valdosta, Ga. Andrew Hines…

Angie McBride to Compete at Gators

Angie McBride may not be a household name, but she is determined to change all of that in the upcoming season. Teaming up with the 2007 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion at the end of last year, McBride has her…

Matt Guidera Impressive in Vegas Test Session

With less than perfect conditions Matt Guidera and the Mohegan Sun/Rocklin Motorsports team broke the Las Vegas Pro Stock Motorcycle track record with an impressive 7.013 at 189.36 MPH on the Saturday test session. The previous Las Vegas track record…

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…

Ellis Signs With Schumacher Racing

Don Schumacher announced that Chip Ellis will join the Don Schumacher Racing stable for the 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing season in the ultra-competitive Pro Stock Motorcycle class. Ellis will begin his fourth full season in that category. The team,…

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…

Angelle Sampey To Race Rush Buell in 2008

Ending weeks of speculation, Pro Stock Motorcycle team owners Karl and Kim Klement announced that three-time NHRA POWERade champ Angelle Sampey will pilot their Rush Racing Products Buell in 2008. Rush signed on as Klement’s primary marketing partner just in…

Peggy Llewellyn Reacts to Release

NHRA Pro Stock racer Peggy Llewellyn was recently released from the Rush Racing Buell by team owner Karl Klement.  The move came as a shock to many after Llewellyn found such success in her rookie season of 2007, including a…

2008 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Rule Changes

These revisions will be in effect for the 2008 season Cylinder head: Two spark plugs per cylinder on all 4-valve engines permitted. Oil-retention device: NHRA-accepted lower engine oil-retention device, or a belly pan constructed of an NHRA-accepted composite material or…

Llewellyn Released by Klement Racing

Pro Stock Motorcycle Team owner Karl Klement announced that Peggy Llewellyn’s contract will not be renewed to ride his Rush Racing Buell in 2008.  In a press release issued by the team, Klement offered no specific reason for the move.…

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…

Stoffer Again Ends Season in Top Ten

Karen Stoffer, rider of the Geico-backed Pro Stock Motorcycle, turned in a solid performance at the final NHRA race of the season in Pomona, Calif, to again finish in  the top ten in the hotly contested NHRA PowerAde point series. …

Krawiec Signs Two-Year Extension with Vance & Hines

Eddie Krawiec has signed a contract extension and will continue to be part of the Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Motorsports Pro Stock Motorcycle team for the next two seasons. Krawiec joined the team in February – just in time for…

Steve Johnson Snags Top Ten Finish at Season Finale

The 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing season ended on a high note for Snap-on Tools Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Steve Johnson of Irondale, Alabama when he clinched a ninth place ranking in the prestigious Top 10 points standings. It’s…

Junior Pippin Successful In NHRA Debut

Junior Pippin of Conyers, Ga. made it to the final eliminations in the National Hot Rod Association’s Pro Stock Motorcycle division at the Auto Club of Southern California Finals. Although he was defeated in the first round by Chip Ellis,…

Matt Smith Wins 2007 NHRA PowerAde Championship

Matt Smith knew his chances of winning the POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship coming into Pomona were slim, but he didn’t let that hold him back one bit. He went into race day swinging and came out on top. Running…

NHRA Pro Stock Champion to be Determined at Final Race

It all comes down to this. Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Motorsports rider Andrew Hines has a 39-point lead going into the season finale NHRA POWERade event at the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. This one race will decide the…

U.S. Army to Drop Pro Stock Motorcycle Program

The U.S. Army has announced the decision to step away from it’s sponsorship of the two Pro Stock Motorcycles racing under the Don Schumacher Racing umbrella after 2007. “Given the great pride the program brings our soldiers and everyone associated…

Henson Qualifies for NHRA US Nationals

Has the Velocity Racing era officially begun in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle? Former two-time AMA/Prostar Street Bike Shootout champion and Velocity owner Barry Henson, who turned to the NHRA Pro Stock ranks over the winter, scored a huge moral victory…