Crazy, Showery Day at Norwalk

In a lifetime of motorsports involvement, I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a day so punctuated with downpours and promise (or tidbits) of racing. Such was Saturday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Norwalk. At the end of the day, Matt Smith remained on top of Pro Stock Motorcycle…

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Tharpe Tops Friday Charts at Bristol

Tii Tharpe rode his Specvo-sponsored, Jay Turner Racing-owned and operated “Maddy” to the top of Friday’s Top Fuel Harley qualifying at the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Tennessee’s Bristol Dragway. Tharpe’s lap of 6.491 at 219.51 miles per hour came in the 6:00pm session—much cooler than the one at…

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That Winter VooDoo Down Under

Chris Matheson and his “Nitro Voodoo” Top Fuel Motorcycle dominated the Gulf Western Oil 51st Winternationals with a clean sweep in the Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson Top Bike category at Willowbank Raceway. Matheson officially wrapped up his 5th Top Bike Drag Racing Championship on his first pass on Saturday morning and went on…

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Arnold Takes NHDRO’s Big Money at Gateway

Multi-class racer Ron “Ju-Jitsu” Arnold won the one to win if you’re only gonna win one—the $5000 M2.Shocks/Millennium Trailers Crazy Comp at NHDRO’s Kenneth R. Schwartz attorney at law Motorcycle Madness Nationals. It was the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series’ annual visit to Gateway Motorsports Park just outside of…

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