NHRA World Finals Photo and Video Coverage

There is something special about the mystique of the Pomona Fairplex in November. The NHRA World Finals once again lived up to its billing with a jam-packed crowd and an exciting fight to the finish in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Enjoy…

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.…

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…

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…

Several Pro Stock Motorcycle Riders Gunning for Playoff Spots

Talented riders like two-time Indy winner Steve Johnson, Jimmy Underdahl, Joey Gladstone and rookie Ryan Oehler hope to jump into top 10 with big performance at the Big Go Steve Johnson has tasted victory twice at the prestigious Chevrolet Performance…

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…

Eight Pro Stock Motorcycle Racers Competing For $25,000 in Sonoma

LE Tonglet won for the second straight season at Sonoma Raceway a year ago, but the Pro Stock Motorcycle standout’s memorable weekend in 2017 had an added bonus as well. Tonglet also won the Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle,…

NHRA Gatornationals Raceday Coverage, Krawiec and Tharpe Score

The 49th running of the Gatornationals from Gainesville, Fla. lived up to the hype. Although motorsports is struggling to draw fans in some parts of the country, clearly drag racing is alive and well in north-central Florida. The NHRA announced…

NHRA Gatornationals Video Coverage – Pro Stock Motorcycle and Nitro Harley

It’s the NHRA’s East Coast opener – the 49th annual Amalie Oil Gatornationals from beautiful Gainesville Raceway, Fla. This year’s event is especially significant for dragbike fans as it is the first time Pro Stock Motorcycle and Top Fuel Harley…

Denso Pro Stock Motorcycle 200 MPH Club Announced

DENSO Auto Parts will expand upon their involvement with NHRA Championship Drag Racing and create the DENSO Spark Plugs 200 MPH Club for racers in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category. This program will honor the first four racers in the…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Preview, the Season of 200 MPH? Johnson to Race for Savoie

It’s that time once again. It’s spring break for dragbike racing fans.   The NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class begins its 32nd season of competition at the Amalie Oil Gatornationals from Gainesville, Fla., March 15-18 and there are plenty of…

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…

Celebrating and Reflecting on 30-Plus Exciting Seasons of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Racing

When Pro Stock Motorcycle officially became a professional category in the National Hot Rod Association, Ronald Regan was President, a Ford Mustang could be purchased for less than $10,000 and Lethal Weapon, the original, was one of the most popular…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Racers Prepare for Round No. 2 – Charlotte Four-Wides

The biggest spectacle in drag racing and one of the most unique experiences in all of motorsports will take place when the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series again returns to zMAX Dragway for the eighth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals,…

IDBL Announces Pro Stock Motorcycle Testing Takeover at MDIR’s MTC Summer Nationals May 19-21

The International Drag Bike League (IDBL) is proud to announce the creation of the Pro Stock Motorcycle testing takeover – a fun-for-all celebration of the sport of motorcycle drag racing.   All Pro Stock Motorcycle racers and crews, past and present,…

The Pioneers of Pro Stock Motorcycle: 1973-2000 – Part 2

Motorcycle drag racing journalist John Stein is back with his multi-part series dedicated to the Pro Stock Motorcycle class. Click here, if you have not checked out Part 1 yet. It’s great reading. Bob Carpenter In many ways Bob Carpenter…

Burnouts and Balance Sheets – Steve Johnson Explains the Business Side of Pro Stock Motorcycle Racing

In racing there is a saying – speed costs money. You don’t have to remind Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Steve Johnson. Perhaps no other competitor is savvier when it comes to the ins and outs of dragbike racing than veteran…

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…

The Birth of Pro Stock Motorcycle: Part 1

Although not the fastest or loudest or flashiest form of motorcycle drag racing, Pro Stock Motorcycle has nevertheless become synonymous with the sport. News organizations as prestigious as the “New York Times” cover it, and companies as large Fortune 500…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Maple Grove Interviews

Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel Friday’s racing action at the NHRA Keystone Nationals. Rain started in the morning and showers fell  throughout the day at Maple Grove Raceway.   On Saturday Eddie Krawiec earned his fourth No.…

Weather Moves Up Friday Start Time at Keystone Nationals

Due to the inclement weather forecast Friday in the eastern Pennsylvania region, the NHRA has moved up the starting times for the first two NHRA Mello Yello Series qualifying sessions on Friday, Oct. 2, of the NHRA Keystone Nationals at…

NHRA Unveils 2016 Schedule

NHRA officials unveiled the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule today during the running of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. The 23-race series remains motorsports’ most geographically dispersed U.S. touring circuit and…

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Points Race Heads to Denver

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, the Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson team has had major success in the Rockies and hopes to continue that trend in 2015. Matt Hines, Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec have combined for nine wins on…

Pro Stock Motorcycle Returns to Atlanta Dragway

Pro Stock Motorcycle will return to Atlanta Dragway in 2014 for the first time since 2012. Eddie Krawiec, a three-time world champ, won this event in 2012 and has a second victory in 2009. Steve Johnson (Gainesville) and Andrew Hines…

The Battle Before the Race – Pro Stock Motorcycle Teams Scramble for Sponsorship

Cutting a light, hitting shift points and going fast and straight are all important factors when it comes to succeeding in the ultra-competitive environment of Mello Yello NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle drag racing. Yet, as is the case with many…

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…

Michael Ray Finishes No. 2 in the NHRA Motorcycle Drag Racing Championship

After remaining within the top five Pro Stock Motorcycle competitors for 13 consecutive races of this 16-race season, the Sovereign-Star Racing dragbike team and racer Michael Ray will finish their 2013 season in the No. 2 position of the NHRA…

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…

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…

John Hall Racing – Let’s Fund Kyle to Cali

Everybody knows NHRA’s biggest fan, Kyle Keck. You may know that Kyle has Cerebral Palsy, a non-progressive disorder of movement and posture caused by abnormal development of, or damage to, motor control centers of the brain, and Scoliosis, a curvature…

Gatornationals Foreshadows Season of Parity in Pro Stock Motorcycle

A tradition-rich history is an impormant element of any great motorsports event. The NHRA Gatornationals from Gainesville, Fla. has never lacked in that quality. The event is in its 44th year and has hosted some of the sport’s most memorable moments. It has always been like spring…

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…

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…

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…

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   …

Rookie Savoie is Sixth and Climbing Heading to Englishtown

As the NHRA Full Throttle season heads to the SuperNationals at legendary Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey, Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Jerry Savoie sits a surprising sixth in points. Surprising to everyone, perhaps, but Savoie. Most…

Current NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Points

Pro Stock Motorcycle Position      Driver     Points 01    Ed Krawiec     202 02    Andrew Hines     184 03    Karen Stoffer     179 04    Hector Arana     141 05    Louis Tonglet     116 06    Michael Phillips     107 06    Gerald Savoie     107 08    Shawn Gann     105…

Angie Smith’s Day Ends Bittersweet

Well this time around was a different outcome for the husband and wife duo. Angie Smith and her Team Safety Sentry Motorsports Buell had a bittersweet weekend in Gainesville, Florida. Smith struggled a bit the first day of qualifying, but…

Angie Smith Teams with Safety Sentry

Team Safety Sentry Motorsports has teamed up with 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock runner-up Greg Stanfield to contest the series in 2011. Team Safety Sentry also will attack the 2011 Pro Stock Motorcycle competition with the addition of rider…

Hector Arana Jr. to Join Father on NHRA Tour

Hector Arana Jr. will ride an identical Lucas Oil Buell on the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series alongside his championship-winning father Hector Sr. The 21-year-old from Milltown, Tenn., should be a contender from the season-opening 42nd annual Tire…

Harley re-signs Hines and Krawiec

Harley-Davidson Motor Company is proud to announce that all three of its factory sponsored riders will be returning to their respective race teams to compete under the Harley-Davidson Bar and Shield banner in 2011. In the National Hot Rod Association’s…

Stoffer Working Hard to Climb up Championship Standings

Karen Stoffer is higher in the Full Throttle championship points standings then she’s been since mid May, but the rider of the GEICO Powersports Suzuki says she wants to feel more like she’s earned her position than had it given…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Joe Koenig Parlays Motorcycle Success to Four Wheel Triumph

In 2008 longtime dragbike racer Joe Koenig added another championship to his impressive racing resume.  However this time it wasn’t on a Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle, it was at the wheel of a BMW M3 in the Sports Car Club…

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,…

AMA Dragbike Cancels Pro Stock For Remainder of 2008

AMA Dragbike announces that they will not compete the Pro Stock class for the remainder of the season.  The decision affects the next race on the schedule, the Pingel Thunder Nationals at Indy. “This was a difficult decision because we…

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…

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…

Connie Cohen Recovering From Crash

During the incident the bike came in contact with the retaining wall at the end of the shut down area.  Cohen and her motorcycle were flung into the sand pit and the bike slid into the safety net beyond the…

Johnson Set For New Gold Rush in California

Snap-on Tools Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Steve Johnson knows his American history – and intends to begin reliving it this coming weekend. “I think Sutter’s Mill, where the California Gold Rush began, is pretty close to Infineon Raceway in…

Up to Speed With Connie Cohen

Longtime NHRA Pro Stock racer and 2006 AMDRAGS champion Connie Cohen fills us in on the recent sale of her Buell and brings us up to speed on the world of Pro Stock racing. Memorial Day has come and gone. …

NHRA Adjusts Buell Weight in Pro Stock Motorcycle

The NHRA has made it clear that they will step in and adjust the rules in Pro Stock Motorcycle whenever they deem necessary to maintain parity between the three primary makes in the class, Suzuki, Harley, and Buell.  This week’s…