“Johnny Balls” Hall Racing with White Alligator in Virginia

For the last few years, 2016 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) champ Jerry Savoie has talked about reducing his schedule. The busy alligator farmer is finally going to do it, and 2013 U.S. Nationals winner John “Johnny Balls” Hall will be the first rider to race Savoie’s White Alligator Racing…

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Winning Start to 2019 for Vantine Nitrosports

Just like last year, David Vantine and his screaming yellow Vantine Nitrosports bike have started off 2019 undefeated with the Top Fuel win at the Manufacturers Cup Spring Cup at South Georgia Motorsports Park near Valdosta. But the winning weekend started off with a destructive struggle. “We had a hard-to-find…

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Oehler’s NHRA Rookie Year Coming to Quick, Fast Close

National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock Motorcycle racer “Flyin’ Ryan” Oehler’s rookie season is quickly coming to a close—in fact, more quickly than ever as Oehler’s EBR made his personal best laps at the most recently completed event in Charlotte. Now with two events left on the calendar, Oehler…

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Oehler’s NHRA Rookie Bid Heating Up for Indy

Heating and cooling manufacturing giant Armstrong Air is stepping up to the sponsorship plate to ensure that National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock Motorcycle racer “Flyin’ Ryan” Oehler’s season continues through the Countdown to One—NHRA’s championship playoff. The most solid bet for the NHRA’s Auto Club Road to the…

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Father’s Day Bristol Win is Special for Tharpe

When the Winners’ Circle photos were taken, the media interviews complete, the steaks cooked and the beer drank, there was one thing on Tii Tharpe’s mind. “I want that video,” he said to anyone that seemed able to find it. He was talking about video of his interview with NHRA’s…

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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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NHRA Rookie Flyin’ Ryan Oehler is For Real

National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock Motorcycle racer “Flyin’ Ryan” Oehler had planned on his home track race being a bit more of a laid-back, social affair than the Jegs Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Joliet, Illinois, turned out to be. But a pre-race thrash, a solid mid-pack qualifying…

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Home Track Race for R.O.Y. Candidate Flyin’ Ryan Oehler

Bloomington, Illinois’ “Flyin’ Ryan” Oehler remembers very well his first competitive pass at Joliet’s Route 66 Raceway—the Chicago area’s fabulous stadium of speed. “My first time up there was with a buddy,” said Oehler. “I was 16 and had a Camaro SS. I did a big burnout all the way…

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