Weepers Wrap-Up AHDRA Gainesville Opener

Much like the life of nitro Harley tuner Don “DJ” Johnson, the all-American motorcycle drag race named in his honor ended too soon on April 3rd. Saturday rain shut down qualifying for the AHDRA Don “DJ” Johnson Nitro Spring Nationals sponsored by MTC and Gainesville Harley-Davidson, and dreaded weepers finished…

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Weather Stages Spectacular One-Day AHDRA Finals

The 2021 AHDRA all-American Motorcycle Nitro World Finals at Gainesville Raceway began in a Florida equivalent of a blizzard—high winds, pouring rain, and temperatures in the 40s. Friday’s testing and Saturday’s qualifying were completely wiped out. But Florida got back to being Florida on Sunday, with sunny skies and warm…

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Peery Win Streak Continues at AHDRA

From the U.S. Nationals in Indy to AHDRA’s Southern Nationals in Orangeburg, Ryan Peery is enjoying a streak like few other racers ever. Heat and humidity, cool and dry, quarter mile or South Carolina Motorplex’s eighth—Peery has mastered them all in 2021 as he wins Top Fuel Harley races one…

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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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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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