PDRA 2020 Schedule

The 2020 Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) schedule will feature new stops at Summit Motorsports Park and Maple Grove Raceway, in addition to four returning venues, race officials announced Friday morning. The schedule was revealed to drivers and teams during…

Travis Davis Completes Comeback to Win Second PDRA Championship Title

Newly crowned world champions Jim Halsey and Travis Davis capped off their championship seasons with victories at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Brian Olson Memorial World Finals presented by Pro Line Racing and $hameless Racing at Virginia Motorsports Park.…

Pro Nitrous Motorcycle Championship on the Line at PDRA World Finals

The season-long championship battles in the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) will come to a dramatic close this weekend when the all-eighth-mile series heads to Virginia Motorsports Park for the PDRA Brian Olson Memorial World Finals presented by Pro Line…

PDRA Pro Nitrous Drag Bike Racers Return to Championship Battles at Fall Nationals

The tense championship battles in the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) will tighten up this weekend as the all-eighth-mile series heads to Darlington Dragway for the penultimate race on the 2019 Road to the Finals, the Fall Nationals presented by…

PDRA Drag Wars Canceled Due to Hurricane Dorian

PDRA Drag Wars presented by Pro Line Racing, Sept. 5-7 at GALOT Motorsports Park in Benson, N.C., has been canceled, race officials announced today. The path of Hurricane Dorian changed since the PDRA’s original decision to move forward with the…

Ronnie “Pro Mod” Smith Shatters PDRA Pro Nitrous Record, Wins North-South Shootout

An eventful weekend of racing at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) North-South Shootout presented by Line-X at Maryland International Raceway was highlighted by a drag bike performance by Ronnie “Pro Mod” Smith. Defending world champion Smith picked up his…

PDRA Pro Nitrous Motorcycle Season to Begin at VMP Mid-Atlantic Showdown

The Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) is returning home to Virginia Motorsports Park for the first of two races at the series’ home track, and it’s bringing its diverse all-eighth-mile drag racing show with it. The PDRA Mid-Atlantic Showdown presented…

Bob Harris Stepping Down as PDRA Race Director, Tyler Crossnoe Named Interim

Veteran motorsports professional Bob Harris announced he will step down from his position as the Professional Drag Racers Association’s (PDRA) race director at the end of the year.  Serving as race director since the PDRA was formed in 2014, Harris…

PDRA Bans Turbos From Pro Extreme Motorcycle in 2019

After a season of controversy following the inclusion of turbo-charged dragbikes into the PDRA’s Pro Extreme Motorcycle class, the category will return to nitrous only in 2019. PDRA President Bob Harris says the change is due to popular demand.  “I…

Paul Gast Wins PDRA Finals, Ronnie Smith Wins Championship

Pro Extreme Motorcycle veteran Paul Gast made the most of his second PDRA appearance of the season, as he defeated a string of the class’s toughest riders en route to a final-round win over first-time finalist Ricardo Knights at the…

Ronnie Smith Takes Friday PDRA Pole, Beats Out Turbo Bike

Points leader Ronnie “Pro Mod” Smith added to his reputation as the quickest nitrous-assisted Pro Extreme Motorcycle as he rode his Innovative Performance ’16 Hayabusa to a 3.975 at 175.41, nearly beating his own national record of 3.973 during Friday…

PDRA Changes Motorcycle Class Rules, Wagner Says Nitrous and Turbo Separate in 2019

All eyes and social media comments have been pointed at the PDRA Pro Extreme Motorcycle class as of late. It’s another episode in dragbike racing’s longstanding, quarrelsome turbo vs. nitrous rivalry. The uproar is in the wake of expert builder…

New Turbo Bike’s 3.91 Ignites PDRA Nitrous vs. Turbo Controversey, Nitrous Team Threatens Boycott

When mentioning the great rivalries of motorcycle drag racing one may think; Kawasaki vs. Suzuki, Harley vs. import, Dave Schultz vs. John Myers; the list goes on. Perhaps the most hotly-debated and reoccurring rivalry over the years has been nitrous…

Brunson Grothus Wins PDRA Fall Nationals, Terry Schweigert Backs Up 3.91

Winless in PDRA Pro Extreme Motorcycle since late 2016, Brunson Grothus was eager to fight through an ultra-competitive field of motorcycles to earn the Fall Nationals victory. His 4.016 at 175.99 on his Indocil Art ’15 Suzuki defeated first-time finalist…

Ronnie Smith Wins PDRA Pro Extreme Motorcycle at Galot

Pro Extreme Motorcycle No. 1 qualifier Ronnie “Pro Mod” Smith charged to a win Saturday night at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Drag Wars at GALOT Motorsports Park. Smith went wire-to-wire to enjoy his career-best weekend in the PDRA’s…

Rodney Williford Wins Season-Opening PDRA Event on New Bike

Competitors from the Tar Heel State nearly swept the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) East Coast Spring Nationals as Jay Cox led a host of fellow North Carolinians into the winner’s circle at GALOT Motorsports Park.   Pro Extreme Motorcycle…

Another Chapter in the Turbo vs. Nitrous Rivalry – Nitrous Teams Weigh-in on PDRA Rule Change

It’s time to write another chapter in dragbike racing’s longstanding, contentious turbo vs. nitrous rivalry. This time the battleground is the PDRA (Professional Drag Racing Association). For the 2018 season PDRA announced a major change to its Pro Extreme Motorcycle…

Vance & Hines to Reward PDRA PXM Qualifiers

Vance & Hines will reward Pro Extreme Motorcycle number one qualifiers at 2015 Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) events with a $500 bonus. Amongst other products for high performance motorcycles, Vance & Hines produces a crankshaft used in the large…