The Price of Greatness in Motorcycle Drag Racing

At the NHRA Lucas Oil Winter Nationals on the weekend of February 10/11, 2018, Tak Shigematsu, the 53 year old Top Fuel motorcycle pilot from Japan looked a bit rough around the edges on Sunday morning and he had every…

NHRA Lucas Oil Winternationals Nitro Harley Coverage and More

Its time to go racing! The 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season kicked with the returning Doug Vancil powering to the Nitro Harley qualifying lead at the 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto…

Will it be the Year of the Supercharger in Top Fuel Harley?

Racers and fans are poised for what could be a ground-breaking, revolutionary season for the always-popular Top Fuel Harley category. The biggest question is – will this season bring the first Nitro Harley five-second run? One of the most significant…

NHRA Harley Davidson Racing in the Granite State – a Hot One

  The NHRA, Harley Davidson Drag Racing Series, held at New England Dragway, in Epping, NH is in the books.  The race was held on Saturday, July 20, 2013, with weather hovering the high 80’s accompanied by high humidity giving…

McBride Overcomes Adversity to Win Wild Manufacturers Cup Top Fuel Race

Larry “Spiderman” didn’t become a 10-time world champion without learning how to overcome hardship. However, it has been a long time since the Top Fuel elapsed-time record holder played the role of the underdog. In a gung-ho, eight-bike Top Fuel…

New Nitro Harley World Record, Hogan Still No. 1

Manufacturers Cup Top Fuel Saturday Notes The first day of Top Fuel qualifying from the Manufacturers Cup in Valdosta, Ga. belonged to Korry Hogan.  Day two belonged to the nitro Harleys. Tommy Grimes, aboard the 6.14-capable Ray Price V-twin, and…

Shigematsu Has Career Best Event in St. Louis

Veteran Nitro Harley racer Takeshi Shigematsu of Ehime, Japan, assembled a career-best outing at the AHDRA Rendez-Vous Nationals from St. Louis, MO, April 19-20.  Here Shigematsu won the Pro Fuel category and finished runner-up in Top Fuel, while resetting a…

Broken Wire Halts Shigematsu’s Impressive Season Debut

Screamin Eagle Nitro Harley racer Tak Shigematsu enjoyed a solid first event of 2007, qualifying No. 2 and advancing to the second round at the AHDRA Arizona Bikeweek Nationals. A broken wire halted the success. After missing the AHDRA season…

Jay Turner Doubles in Virginia Nitro Categories

The true mark of excellence and consistency for any drag racer is to win two classes at the same event. Typically, although rare, the feat is accomplished by sportsman racers competing in index classes and ET. However it’s even more…

Takeshi Shigematsu Runs Quickest Nitro Harley Pass Ever

It was during the opening round of qualifying at the AHDRA S&S Jim McClure Nationals that Ehime, Japan-based Top Fuel rider Takeshi Shigematsu memorized fans with the quickest Nitro Harley run ever at 6.245 at 212 mph. “I knew we…