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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Tharpe Thrilled with McClure Win

“What an honor to win the Jim McClure Nationals on the Jay Turner Racing ‘Throwback to the Judge’ while Phillis McClure was in attendance!” Tii Tharpe said after winning the Ray Price Top Fuel Shootout portion of AMRA’s 29thannual Jim McClure All-Harley Nitro World Finals.  NC homeboy Tharpe (of Pfafftown) beat MILFord,…

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AMRA Jim McClure Nationals at The Rock

Persistent rain showers washed out the 28th annual Jim McClure Memorial All-Harley Nitro World Finals Sunday at Rockingham Dragway, but not before Randal “Fast Coonass” Andras won the Top Fuel championship for himself and Jay Turner Racing, and definitely not before I got some good snaps and video on Saturday.…

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AMRA back in Bowling Green

The American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA) started the first season with their new ownership team at Bowling Green, Kentucky’s Beech Bend Raceway in April, and returned there this past weekend for the third time this year. This time around, though, the field was packed with Top Fuel—including Jay Turner and…

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AMRA Brings Nitro to Orlando

The thunder around Orlando this weekend will not be storms in the air, but instead the rolling nitro Harley thunder of American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA) drag racing. The nation’s premier all-American motorcycle drag racing organization is bringing their high-speed, two-wheeled, V-twin action to Orlando Speed World Nationals on May…

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Wild Day of McClure Nationals at The Rock

I took Saturday to skip NHRA qualifying and go to Rockingham Dragway for the AMRA Jim McClure Memorial All-Harley Nitro World Finals. My camera found some grinding crashes, nitro explosions, and sweet new bikes—including Jay Turner’s new ProCharged Top Fuel Harley. NHRA Top Fuel Harley championship runner-up Doug Vancil, making…

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