Top Fuel Motorcycle University – Team McBride Produces Record-Setters

Learning to race a nitro methane-fueled, 240-plus mph Top Fuel Motorcycle is daunting and unforgiving.  A mistake could be a matter of life and death.  Few individuals are even willing, or brave enough, to take the task on. Top Fuel…

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…

The Battle of Bradenton, a clash of Top Fuel Dragbike Titans

  On Friday, November 8th, 2013, at a drag strip located in Bradenton, Florida in the USA, a clash of Top Fuel motorcycle teams will occur.  The two quickest Top Fuel motorcycles on planet earth will meet for the first…

Dave Vantine’s Rapid Transition to a Top Fuel Dragbike

When college football players transition into the NFL, many express how it’s an overwhelming challenge, adapting to how much quicker the game moves at the highest level. Longtime dragbike racer Dave Vantine is saying the same thing about his recent…

Quickest Dragbike Run Ever – Peter Svensson Number 1 With a Bullet

  On August 24th, 2012, Top Fuel motorcycle drag racer Peter Svensson, of Sweden, while racing during the Scandinavian Internationals, fired a shot heard round the drag racing world when he became the quickest drag bike pilot on the planet. …

Hail Hogan!

There’s a new speed king in the world of drag bike racing. Heading into the Spring Manufacturers Cup at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Cecil, Ga., April 8-10, Korry Hogan had been over 250 mph once before, but the fearless pilot…

McBride to be Featured on TLC’s American Chopper

Drag racing legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride is used to being the quickest. The 10-time world champion has held the Top Fuel Motorcycle elapsed time record for over a decade.  Recently Spiderman, along with Paul Teutul Sr. and his Orange County…

Regan to the Rescue

A troubled economy, soaring fuel prices and the abrupt closure of the sport’s last remaining national series in late June, are all reasons why 2010 looked to be one of motorcycle drag racing’s gloomiest and pessimistic years. Longtime Murdoch Racing…

What’s Ailing the World’s Quickest Motorcycle?

What’s wrong with the world’s quickest motorcycle? That’s the question Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride and his crew chief/brother Steve have been trying to answer for over a year. McBride’s AMA Dragbike record-holding (5.79, 245 mph) motorcycle hasn’t…

McBride Wins Opener, Aims for 5.60s in 2010

Experts agree fine wine gets better with age. Clearly the career of legendary Top Fuel Motorcycle racer Larry “Spiderman” McBride also gets better as time goes by. McBride began his 32nd season of competition with a commanding and consistent performance…

McBride Finishes Runner-up in Norwalk

The AMA Dragbike Track or Treat Nationals from Norwalk, Ohio, 10-11, proved to be a bit tricky for Top Fuel motorcycle legend and nine-time class champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride. McBride encountered challenging, cold weather, the likes of which the team…

McBride Finishes Runner-Up in Indy, Uncovers Problem

Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racing legend, Larry “Spiderman” McBride, believes his team may have solved what proved to be a mysterious and lingering malady on his record-breaking machine at the AMA Dragbike Pingel Thunder Nationals from Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 1-2.…

Mini Top Fuel Motorcycle?

Check out this very cool miniature Top Fuel Motorcycle that was recently catching a ton of attention at Englishtown Raceway Park.

McBride Wins Michigan

World-record holder Larry “Spiderman” McBride extended his undefeated season by overcoming a mechanical problem to garner his third win of the year at the AMA Dragbike Summer Nationals from US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Mich., June 13-14. “We have…

New World Record for McBride

Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racing legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride has again made history. At an event dedicated to the Spiderman’s late mentor, the AMA Dragbike Elmer Trett Nationals from Atlanta Dragway, April 4-5, McBride lowered the motorcycle quarter-mile elapsed-time world…

McBride Wins Season-Opener

World record holder and nine-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride began his 31st season of racing with a victory at the AMA Dragbike Bikeweek Nationals from Valdosta, Ga., March 7-8. “When I first started I never dreamed I…

McBride Shatters World Record

For the second time in 2008, nine-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride recorded the world’s quickest dragbike run.  McBride’s unprecedented 5.74 elapsed-time came in the final round of the season-ending AMA Dragbike National Finals from Valdosta, Ga., November…

McBride Avenges Atco Loss

One event after being handed his first defeat of the year, Top Fuel motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride reasserted his class dominance with a final round victory over rival Korry Hogan at the AMA Dragbike Fall Nationals from Norwalk, Ohio,…

McBride and Colleagues Dazzle Fans in Atco

Eight-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride and friendly rival Korry Hogan treated AMA Dragbike fans to arguably one of the organization’s greatest final round races at the Orient Express U.S. Nationals from Atco, NJ, September 12-14. The only…

Jimmy Brantley’s Motorcycle Sold

Larry “Spiderman” McBride is reporting that Jimmy Brantley’s “Hulk” Top Fuel bike has been sold to a buyer in Australia. “This buyer was very interested in the machine, so he flew over and we showed him how to take it…

McBride’s Dominance Continues

Eight-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride perpetuated his dragbike dominance by garnering his fourth win of the season at the fifth stop on the AMA Dragbike tour, The Pingel Thunder Nationals from Indianapolis, Ind., August 1st-3rd. As usual…

Portable Shade and King Racing set new UK record

After the rain curtailed European Championship opener the Portable Shade Top Fuel Bike team elected to run the UK Summernationals to test their new components prior to the Nordic tour. With the Nitro Nationals in Finland fast approaching they needed…

King Racing on Quest for Fourth Championship Crown

King Racing are set to take on the best that Europe can offer with their strongest team ever in their quest for a fourth European Championship crown. An exciting line up of team partners and associates are headed by South…

McBride Racing Through Rough Economy

For racers these are indeed hard times. Eight-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride has battled his share of adversity throughout his storied and world record-setting career.  But never before has the Spiderman experienced a more difficult time to…

Australia’s Upton in Pursuit of World Record

For Top Fuel Motorcycle fans there is no mistaking the one-of-a-kind record setting machine of Australian nitro racer Jay Upton.  With an aerodynamic full fiberglass body, which even covers the front tire, Upton recorded the quickest dragbike pass in Australia…

McBride Eyeing Memphis Milestone

The bar has been set. And rather high it is. Larry “Spiderman” McBride, eight-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion, aims to rewrite the record books yet again at the AMA Dragbike Spring Nationals from Memphis, Tenn. May 3-4.  Here McBride will…

Ian King Among New Puma Engineering Management

ragbike engine manufacturer Puma Engineering is to pass into new management under an agreement brokered between Puma Engineering founder Pete Davies, Gerard Willemse and Ian King. The primary assets and intellectual property rights will transfer to Amersfoort, Holland based company…

McBride Runs Quickest Ever Pass in Valdosta

Before the start of the season Larry “Spiderman” McBride said one of his 2008 goals was to be the first to run in the 5.70-zone. He didn’t say he’d do it at the very first race. McBride recorded the quickest…

McBride Reloads for Shot at Ninth Championship

In 2008 motorcycle drag racing icon Larry “Spiderman” McBride is aiming to further cement himself among the all-time greats. This season McBride will vie for an unprecedented ninth Top Fuel Motorcycle championship. “This is why we race, to win,” McBride…

Hogan Reacts to Most Successful Season

Top Fuel Motorcycle racer Korry Hogan has accomplished in a lot in his short drag racing career.  The 30-year-old rider was named AMA/Prostar rookie of the year in 2003 and won back-to-back Funny Bike championships in 2004 and 2005.   However,…

Webb and Ahlfeldt Run Career Best 6.04

16-year Top Fuel veteran Ron Webb grabbed a fist full of throttle and fought his 1200-plus horsepower Trett/Motorcycle Unlimited machine down the quarter-mile to a near five-second awe-inspiring blast of 6.04 at a blazing 227 mph at the 2003 AMA/Prostar…

McBride Captures Eighth Career Championship with Atco Win

The world’s fastest motorcycle drag racer Larry “Spiderman” McBride dominated the competition at the AMA/Prostar U.S. Nationals from Atco, NJ, winning the event and securing an unprecedented eighth Top Fuel championship. “I’m very proud of No. 8,” McBride said.  “It…

Tommy Smith Explains Rigors of Nitro Racing

Tommy Smith is exactly the type of rider the anemic import Top Fuel motorcycle class is crying out for.  He’s got over 27 years of motorcycle drag racing experience and machinery formerly owned and ridden by a legend.  So what’s…

Unblemished McBride Wins Career First Columbus

Seven-time Top Fuel motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride maintained his unbeaten season with his fifth consecutive victory of the season, and first ever at National Trail Raceway, during the AMA/Prostar Cyclefest from Columbus, Ohio. With three races left to go…

McBride Doubles At Hometown Race

Larry ‘Spiderman” McBride took home a pair of event victories in front of dozens of friends and family members at the AMA/Prostar Lucas Oil Spring Nationals/ MTC Elmer Trett Nationals from Petersburg, Va, April 28-29. It wasn’t the first time…

For Sale – The Quickest Dragbike in the World

Jimmy “The Hulk” Brantley is taking a hiatus from racing and putting his 5.80-proven Top Fuel dragbike up for sale. 2005 AMA/Prostar Top Fuel Champion Jimmy Brantley has decided to sell his Cycle Specialist/McBride-built record smashing nitro Kawasaki.  Last November…

McBride Victorious at AMA/Prostar Opener

Larry “Spiderman” McBride added yet another win to his impressive resume at the AMA/Prostar Bikeweek Nationals.  Here, McBride gives us some insight into the season-opening race and brings us up-to-date on Jimmy Brantley. Larry “Spiderman” McBride, seven-time AMA/Prostar Top Fuel…

McBride on Dragbike Championship No. 7 – “This one is the sweetest.”

“Hello, this is the fastest man in the world and I need to talk to the quickest man in the world?” That’s how the conversation started when newly-crowned seven-time AMA/Prostar Top Fuel champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride called Jimmy “The Hulk”…

Steve Speaks on Top Fuel Dragbike Weekend

An interview with Team Spiderman crew chief Steve McBride following the team’s record performance at the AMA/Prostar National Finals, Nov. 3-5, 2006. CycleDrag – Your team recorded an astonishing nine five-second runs, and Jimmy Brantley ran the quickest pass ever. …

Monumental Top Fuel Dragbike Weekend for Team Spiderman at Prostar Finale

Team Spiderman put on a show at the AMA/Prostar finale that won’t soon be forgotten. Larry “Spiderman” McBride earned an unprecedented seventh career Top Fuel championship and teammate Jimmy ‘The Hulk” Brantley recorded the quickest dragbike run to-date with a…