NHRA U.S. Nationals Video and Photo Coverage

Enjoy some videos and photos from the biggest drag race in the world, the NHRA U.S. Nationals from Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind. on Labor Day Weekend. The was the second time NHRA showcased Pro Stock Motorcycles and Nitro…

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…

Crew Chief Tim Kulungian Comments on Jerry Savoies U.S. Nationals Victory

It was an emotional Jerry Savoie that addressed the crowd and media following his Pro Stock Motorcycle win at the NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals on a day that—according to Statman Lewis Bloom—all pro class winners collected U.S. Nationals Wallys…

Persistent Rain Cancels Friday’s NHRA U.S. Nationals Qualifying

Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel Friday’s professional qualifying session at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Rain started just as qualifying for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series began and continued into the night. Pro Stock Motorcycle’s…

Sovereign-Star Racing teammates enter Countdown in Top 6 after Semifinal Appearance at Indy

  Sovereign-Star Racing driver Scotty Pollacheck advanced to the semifinal round of competition this past weekend at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind., as he and teammate Michael Ray both entered the NHRA Mello…

John Hall WINS all-MSR/Viper US Nationals Final

  Second year NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle racer John Hall raced from the 15th starting position all the way to the win at the 59th annual Chevrolet Performance NHRA U.S. Nationals. Making the triumph even sweeter for the…

John Hall Wins U.S. Nationals

John Hall thought getting the first NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle win of his career would be the highlight of his season. Being wrong never felt so good. Hall rode his Viper Motorcycle Co. Buell to a 7.03 to 7.06 victory over his…

Antron Brown and Hetor Arana Jr. Win Big Go

Congratulations to former Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Antron Brown for winning the NHRA U.S. Nationals in the Top Fuel category and Hector Arana Jr. for winning Pro Stock Motorcycle. Brown becomes the first driver to win NHRA’s premier event in…

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…

Stoffer Can’t Overcome Issues

GEICO Powersports racer Karen Stoffer had various issues surrounding her team this weekend. She chased parts problems during qualifying and in the first round Monday against Steve Johnson, Stoffer jumped the start by -.007 seconds. “That right lane felt like…

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…

Krawiec Reaches Semifinals

Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Eddie Krawiec, who started the Countdown in sixth place, moved through the first two rounds of eliminations with wins over Horne Racing Buell rider Doug Horne and Al-Anabi Racing Buell rider Matt Smith, who fouled…

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…

Arana Aims to Regain Top Spot ASAP

Since missing out on the No. 1 spot for the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship in Pro Stock Motorcycle by just a few points, defending class champion Hector Arana has been a man of singular focus — getting his Lucas…

Good Start Smith’s Goal as Countdown Begins

Six races and nine other NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle drivers stand between Matt Smith and another Full Throttle Drag Racing Series championship. Smith, the 2007 titleholder, takes the first step toward achieving his goal this weekend in the 56th annual…

Johnson Ready for Countdown, Six Races to Determine His Fate

Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Steve Johnson of Irondale, Alabama  is the kind of solid, sober, serious, mature…  Wait a second.  Are we talking about Steve Johnson, the guy who races on the National Hot Rod Association’s Full Throttle Series tour? …

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.…

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,…

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…

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…

Treble Wins Coveted US Nationals

NHRA Pro Stock veteran Craig Treble captured the victory of his career on Labor Day by winning the world’s most famous and prestigious drag race – the NHRA US Nationals in Indianapolis, Ind. The win was Treble’s 11th of his…

Bryce Cements Indy Legacy

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

Matt Smith wins Indy

Matt Smith very well could have celebrated the highlight of his career at the 2006 Mac Tools US Nationals. Smith, son of well noted Pro Stock car racer “Tricky” Rickie Smith, has been racing motorcycles since 1996 and has garnered…

Top Ten Stories of the 2005 Dragbike Season

The stunning 2005 dragbike  season was loaded with stories – recording setting performances, death defying crashes, and of course controversy.  Let’s look back at the top ten stories that defined last season. 1)  U.S. Nationals Finish Line Controversy In my…