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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All Muscle No Hustle Finals from Ohio Valley

“Saturday was the last race on our schedule this year, and man was it a good one,” said Louisville motorcycle drag racing promoter Bird Man. “Terron Babbage (featured photo above) took out Ralph C. Beavers Jr. in the final of Middleweight for the win. Even though Ralph didn’t get the…

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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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KOG at XRP was HOT

My Dallas NHRA weekend roommate John Hall and I were fortunate to be able to take in some Saturday night Kings of Grudge action at Xtreme Raceway Park, only 25 minutes from where John was racing Pro Stock Motorcycle at the Texas Motorplex. From the moment we cruised onto the…

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Hoosier Herrera Miles Ahead at Indy

Like Jeff Gordon and Kyle Larson, Gaige Herrera moved from California to Indiana to further his racing career. In Herrera’s case, NHDRO Pro Street was still a thing at the time and his nitrous Suzuki Hayabusa was a series regular. The Pro Street center of the universe moved East, and…

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Did the Herrera/V&H Combination Peak Too Soon?

Did they peak too soon? The chink in the Gaige Herrera/Vance & Hines armor widened at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park—AKA Norwalk. At the previous NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle race at Bristol Dragway, the generally unflappable Herrera made an unforced error when he redlit by…

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Herrera Leads NHRA Gators Winners

Gaige Herrera finished off a near-perfect weekend with a dominant performance in NHRA Gatornationals eliminations, going 6.706 at 202.15 on his Vance & Hines/Mission Foods Suzuki to beat Angie Smith in the final and earn his first career NHRA victory. It was also Herrera’s first career race with Vance &…

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