NHRA Gatornationals: Pro Stock Motorcycle

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith’s accomplishments—and his personality—are the stuff of legend. Both were in full bloom during NHRA’s spring classic Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. I left the track right after PSM’s Friday evening qualifying session—electing to beat the crowd while the cars were still running and get…

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NHRA Gatornationals: Top Fuel Harley

While the Top Fuel Harley final round at the NHRA season opening Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway ended up like a 2020 season deja vu—Randal “Fast Coon Ass” Andras (photo above) winning against ’18-’19 champ Tii Tharpe—the 2021 vibe was totally different. Mickey Thompson declining to renew their TFH sponsorship has…

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NHRA Gatornationals: Top Fuel

Josh Hart made his Top Fuel Camping World Drag Racing Series debut at the season-opening 52nd annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. Hart qualified eighth, with “Anything Can Happen” emblazoned across the back of his car’s rear wing. But even Hart probably didn’t expect a win to…

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Sampey, Vreeland Lead in Gainesville

Pretty impressive when a brand new combination goes straight to number one in the first qualifying round of the season. But that’s what three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champ Angelle Sampey did with her new Vance & Hines/Mission Foods four-valve Suzuki today at the 52nd annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA…

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JFR Comes Out Strong After ’20 Sabbatical

John Force Racing raised a lot of eyebrows when they sat out NHRA’s return to 2020 racing after the COVID shutdown. Eyebrows have been raised again, but this time for entirely positive—and perhaps surprising—reasons. The team wrapped three days of testing at the PRO Winter Warm-Up at Palm Beach International Raceway…

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What’s it Take to Sponsor NHRA Top Fuel Harley?

With Mickey Thompson deciding to sit this one out, you may be checking your GameStop or cryptocurrency holdings and thinking “What exactly does it take to sponsor NHRA Top Fuel Harley?” Actually, with Harley seemingly taking a backseat, you might be thinking “What’s it take to sponsor NHRA Top Fuel V-Twin…

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