Parity? Sandbagging? Ice Cream Ballast? NHRA at Norwalk

Gaige Herrera and his Vance & Hines Suzuki again laid a stronger hand on the raceday table than what they showed in qualifying, perhaps taking better advantage of Sunday’s improved weather than their opponents at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio. Or, suggested Matt Smith in a…

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NHRA PSM after the Gators: a Vision or Mirage?

Now that time has passed and rules have changed, what are your thoughts about the Gatornationals NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) opener and the coming season? Gaige Herrera (featured photo above) came away with another win in Gainesville, and yes, he did lead qualifying throughout the weekend, but the event…

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Pingel Saves Top Fuel Motorcycle

Pingel Enterprise owners Donna and Wayne Pingel have signed the check that will save Top Fuel Motorcycle in the USA. Wisconsin-based otorcycle performance parts manufacturer Pingel will sponsor the blown nitro bikes at four NHRA races in the 2024 season. Those events will be at Route 66 Raceway, Virginia Motorsports…

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Pro Stock Motorcycle’s WAR Introducing Reddy Parts to NHRA

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle’s White Alligator Racing (WAR) is making big moves, as the popular team recently changed ownership. Today the team announces Alabama-based Reddy Parts as its first ever primary partner. “Reddy Parts is a resourceful company whose product line is perfect for the NHRA drag racing community,” said…

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Gaige Now the Gauge by which All are Measured

We’ve watched it coming at us like a train headlight since Gainesville but it’s finally a done deal: Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Gaige Herrera clinched his first career NHRA world championship on Saturday at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip, wrapping up his dominant title run to close out qualifying at the 58th…

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V&H Dallas Performance Sparks Boycott Discussion

Let’s be clear, Vance & Hines rolled their sleeves up to their shoulders and put on a Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) gun show at the Dallas NHRA Stampede of Speed last weekend. V&H phenom Gaige Herrera led Friday’s qualifying sessions, of course, as he has nearly every day of qualifying…

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Gaige Wins Race, Concern for Angie Steals Show

Now that we’ve all seen smiling Angie Smith on Tony Stewart’s plane, it’s important not to forget the very real and grave concern that spread across World Wide Technology Raceway following her brutal—though mostly unseen at the time—top end accident on early Saturday afternoon. Angie and Cory Reed were the…

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Herrera Dominates Maple Grove Qualifying

Gaige Herrera ended qualifying on another massive note in Pro Stock Motorcycle on Saturday at Maple Grove Raceway, powering to the No. 1 position in front of a sellout crowd at the 38th annual Pep Boys NHRA Nationals, the first race in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs. It…

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Sharp Smith Takes Advantage of Opponent Failures

We’re a long way from deciding the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship, and Gaige Herrera is clearly the runaway dominator so far this year. But wily 6X champ and defending U.S. Nationals winner Matt Smith showed why you can never count him out. As his primary challengers fell by the…

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Antron Brown Talks About Getting Today’s Youth into Drag Racing

Antron Brown is arguably the most magnetic drag racing personality since John Force. As he followed the Ron Capps/Don Prudhomme press conference on Monday at the 69th annual NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, I wondered how he could tap his charisma to bring youth into the…

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